TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Now I Got Worry’ – By… THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION

Remarkable albums from the past

‘Now I Got Worry’
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION

Released: 15 October 1996
Fifth longplayer

PITCHFORK wrote: “What’s most remarkable about ‘Now I Got Worry’ is that the Blues Explosion’s grimiest record was also their most sonically ambitious. Recorded in the wake
of the band’s 1996 collaboration with R.L. Burnside (A Ass Pocket of Whiskey), ‘Now I Got
‘ sees the trio adapting to the bluesman’s brand of hypnotic, in-the-pocket electric blues,
but filtering it through the cut-and-paste funk aesthetic favored by contemporaries like
Beck, the Beastie Boys, and Cibo Matto. Spencer, of course, had been flirting with hip-hop
since his Pussy Galore days, but here the abrupt breakbeat edits and dubby textures feel
less like tentative dabbles and more like strategic devices used to better convey the songs’ anxious energy
.” – Score: 8.5/10 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favorite tracks: steamy beastsWail and Chicken Dog

* WAIL

* CHICKEN DOG

Album in full
(original tracklist: #1 – #16)

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