And another Thing, although there is no time for Things of The Day today, paint to throw and such, here’s a second rather rushed Thing of The Day jsut ’cause it will do your soul some good.
Jon Spencer & the HITmakers are back, and well here’s what the hype sheet just said about things, ” The indelible legend that is Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Pussy Galore, Heavy Trash) is back with a new incendiary album from his latest band Jon Spencer & the HITmakers entitled Spencer Gets It Lit“. The album is out on April 1st, the details are on Bandcamp, we’ve always had time for Mr Spencer and his variopus bands, indeed we did an interview or two in one or two choice back street hotels back in the day, good to have this land here today to bust some sense on to the slant of things
His second album with the HITmakers — who, along with Jon (guitar and vocal), are Sam Coomes (synth and vocal), M. Sord (drums), and Bob Bert (trash) — Spencer Gets It Lit is classic Jon Spencer taken to the extreme: electro-boogie, constructivist art pop, a high-voltage cocktail of industrial sleaze and futurist elegance, a masterwork of freak beat from the world’s weirdest garage. Spencer croons and rhapsodizes across layers of big beats, fuzz guitar, and a battery of phaser blasts and otherworldly sounds, making Spencer Gets It Lit his most complex and groovy record in years, a dark, danceable odyssey, a studied take-down of the early 21st century, and a celebration of the place were electricity meets the mind.
Thirteen wicked songs of love, loss, lust, life — from the Farfisa-fueled psycho-punk of “Junk Man”, to the intimate lover’s plea of “My Hit Parade”, to the outer-space end-of-days country funk of “Worm Town” — Spencer Gets It Lit delivers all the excitement and post-modern depravity one could ask for.
Or as Jon Spencer himself puts it, “Send out the HIT Signal! This is the most uncompromising album I’ve ever made!”
Taking over drum duties for the Jon Spencer & the HITmakers on their upcoming spring tour will be Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, The Jicks), with her band Quasi opening every show. UK and European tour dates are to be announced for June 2022
Here’s some classic Quasi live action