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October 24, 1994 | LORRAINE ALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion played a show in Minnesota recently, the trio was confronted by an irate audience member. "He was ranting. 'You're not a blues band. I've been playing blues for 20 years, and you're definitely not a blues band!' " recalls Jon Spencer, the trio's 29-year-old leader. The incensed club-goer was sort of right. The Blues Explosion doesn't hail from the Mississippi Delta or the smoky dives of Chicago.
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April 14, 2002 | NATALIE NICHOLS
A loud, rude sound blasts out the open door of the El Rey Theatre, spilling onto Wilshire Boulevard and mingling with the noise of cars and buses roaring past. It's sound-check time for New York punk-blues trio the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and singer-guitarist Spencer is messing around with his trademark theremin, a vintage electronic instrument. "It can be louder in both of these," he tells the sound man, indicating the monitors at his feet. "Just let it rip."
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