Spencer Dickinson & Jon Spencer
Includes 7 previously-unavailable tracks not on the original Japanese import!
Jon Spencer, heart-attack front man of the Blues Explosion and shudder-and-shake specialist of rockabilly wildmen Heavy Trash,takes on Luther and Cody Dickinson, masterminds of the North Mississippi All-Stars, in a no-holds-barred-Mississippi mud fight, and the result is a rock’n’roll rumble and a darker shade of soul!!!
The resulting CD, The Man Who Lives For Love is a torrid mess of trouble, twang, and twisted blues.
“I was a little messed up in the head anyway,” confesses Spencer, telling the tale of this backwoods electric throw-down. Recordedwith producer, wizard, and legendary Memphis musician Jim Dickinson at his Zebra Ranch. “It was freezing cold. It was tough,just a barn with a space heater. We got that freak element. We got the groovy hate vibe. We got weird.”
Indeed! The Man Who Lives For Love casts a long shadow of psychedelic rage and hotted-up rhythm workouts. Ass-kickerslike “That’s a Drag” and “Why!?” burn with party-stomping aggression, and songs such as “I’m Not Ready” simmer with a febrileanimosity rarely achieved in even the most mean-spirited punk rock. Bubbling beneath the surface are sui generis explorations like”Primitive” and “Flood” that capture the frightening collision of the Mississippi Hill Country and New York City.
Originally issued only in Japan, the original Spencer/Dickinson CD has become the stuff of legend. Relentlessly pirated throughoutthe rock’n’roll underground, it is finally available to Western audiences, re-mastered with seven additional, previously unavailabletracks. Get ready to take a hard look inside the mind and heart of Jon Spencer and his World Boogie Assassins, Luther and CodyDickinson. You’d be surprised what you might find.