Boss Hog

Recent postee Jon Spencer has had a variety of projects outside his Blues Explosion, the most commercial being  Boss Hog, a band formed with his wife Cristina Martinez. They still play the punk blues, it’s just got some of the rough edges smoothed out. Jon and Cristina met at a Jesus And Mary Chain gig.


It Came From Outer Space

Camping companero H tipped me off about this one which I completely missed last year. Jon Spencer (who has featured here before with his Blues Explosion and with his Heavy Trash) also has an on-off side project (Boss Hog) with his wife, Cristina Martinez (that’s her up above). I’ve got an album of theirs which I haven’t played for years but may go back to. Last year they teamed up with Solex to make an album called Amsterdam Throwdown and this was the freebie mp3 to promote it- Galaxy Man. Super funky, sexy, blues with modern beats, filtered through 1950s science fiction movies. It’s as good as that sounds.