Friday, 23 May 2014

"Elvis is on the guest list" - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gijon, Spain 22/05/2014

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion put in a thunderous 90 minute set in Gijon, Spain last night. Although I must admit I have never been a massive fan - there just aren't the songs there for me - they are definitely a band to be experienced live. 90 minutes of non-stop relentless blues-storming punk'n'roll feedback-drenched pneumatic guitar riffage played at brain-piercing volume and blood-draining speed left those still standing at the end of the set numb, dazed and dumbstruck.

There were few technical issues - lights, dodgy sound and the band came on later than expected - but the last 30 or 40 minutes were intense and exhilarating. And proof that primordial is also eternal.

And Elvis was on the guest list. You know he was there...

Take a listen


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