(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Punk-blues power trio Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, which created the musical template upon which Jack White built the White Stripes and which influenced an entire subsequent generation of punk-infused garage rock, comes to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, November 2, 2012, at 9p.m., in support of its new studio album, Meat and Bone.
Meat and Bone comes on the heels of the meticulous and loving 2010 reissues of the band’s Matador albums, including the classics Extra Width, Orange, and Now I Got Worry. It was amid this period of looking back, that Spencer, Simins and Bauer began the process of moving forward. Meat and Bone was mixed by Spencer himself, recorded on Sly Stone’s “Riot” Flickinger console at the legendary Key Club Recording Studio in Benton Harbor, Mich., and mixed in the jungles of New York City.
On stage and in the studio, Judah Bauer, Russell Simins and Jon Spencer have destroyed and rebuilt American roots music with such ferocity and wild abandon that it’s hard to believe there is anything left. It’s been twenty years since The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first pressed ‘record’, and twenty years since Spencer and his A-Team of sonic terrorists tore up the indie-rock landscape with fever and a visceral, untouchable vision of rock ‘n’ roll that did for a new wave of blues-punk primitivisms what Helen of Troy’s face did for the armada.
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