The recent return of The Rolling Stones brought with it an advertising onslaught.
The iconic group were – if we were to believe the hype – the great rock 'n' roll band on the planet, an institution which simply does not conform to static industry rules.
Watching The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in a sweaty London venue last year, though, Clash were struck by the sheer potency, the virility on show. The New Yorkers appeared to have swallowed rock's mythology whole, turning overblown rumour and speculation into a way of life. Born with an innate swagger, their raucous, fatback style embodied the tight but loose style that the Stones at their peak could only strive for.
Dripping with perspiration, you came close to the rock nirvana which seemingly only exists in Jon Spencer's soul. 'Bag Of Bones' is a stand out track from last year's album 'Meat And Bone'. Given the visual treatment, the endearingly bizarre video features The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion battling against the living dead in a colour washed psychedelic shoot.
Directed by Australian freakoid artist Lucy Dyson and animator Joseph Jensen, you can watch it now.
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