The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion were never big rock stars in the traditional sense of the word. But over the course of their eight studio records and a reputation for being a must-see live act, they built a devoted following of fans and left cities destroyed in the wake of their live show. Dirty Shirt Rock N Roll assembles 22 tracks from the raucous punk-blues-indie rockers first decade together and is an excellent starting point for those who might not be familiar with the group’s unique, brash style.
This compilation actually marks the beginning of an extensive reissue campaign for the band whose catalogue has been out of print for years. Dirty Shirt Rock N Roll lands in stores on March 30.