Jon Spencer

Spencer Sings the Hits by Jon Spencer (8/10)

Garage rock/punk/blues godfather and innovator Spencer takes a sabbatical from his trio Blues Explosion to venture out on this solo debut. Recording in Michigan at Key Club Recording Company, Spencer retains his street cred for delivering visceral and immediate sounding rock. The grooves are solid, with the assistance of keyboardist Sam Coomes and studio drummer M. Sord. Spencer’s underground cool and lo-fi guitars are defined by tunes like “I Got the Hits” and “Do the Trash Can.” The former features a declarative hook that connects with the heart and feet, while the latter recalls backing to a “Something Weird” video.

Rating: 8/10

In the Red Records
Producer: Bill Skibbe