Sunday, August 24, 2008

Boss Hog - Boss Hog (1995)

While living in Taiwan I strangely managed to see one band I'd always wanted to see for free on a beach. I saw The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion play with Andrew W.K., The Dirty Three and the 5,6,7,8's. The Taiwanese audience seemed to enjoy Andrew W.K but seemed somewhat confused by The Dirty Three. I guess an instrumental rock band with a violin following Andrew W.K is somewhat confusing. But this post isn't about any of the afore mentioned artists although Jon Spencer is a somewhat integral part of Boss Hog. The band's music is close to Jon's band however Christina Martinez's voice gives this band a different feel. In some ways the Boss Hog sound is similar to the stripped back rock of the White Stripes but these guys pre-dated them by a number of years.

The above Youtube clip was the single on Boss Hog's first and only album on Geffen.

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Punk Rock Daddy said...

nobody bothered to comment on this classic record, but I bet a lot of people already downloaded this gem!!!

Chris said...

It's already my third most downloaded mediafire file. Not really surprising.

Anonymous said...

thanx you, i remenber cruising through Amsterdam with this one coming out of the speakers.
Stuiterballen, holland

Anonymous said...

I was there, too, dude. Tainan represent! And JSBX was #1 on my list of bands to see at the time ... a great day and great memory.

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