Apr 25, 2015
Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 25
This week we welcome very special guest co-host Jon Spencer. With a musical career that spans 24 years, Jon has been in bands like Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, The Honeymoon Killers and Heavy Trash - but is still probably best known as the front-man for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. But in addition to his innovative music and creative videos, Jon also grew up as a big movie fan, and was inspired equally as much by filmmakers. So we discuss his early influences in both music and movies, and along the way we assemble our own impressive collection of songs.
And as we are quietly shaped by the counter-culture filtered through capitalism, we also mention Hanna Barbara cartoons, Devo, Herschell Gordon Lewis, music videos, Russ Meyer, CGI effects, Josie and the Pussycats, punk rock, duck and cover, the ABC movie of the week, John Waters, Heavy Metal magazine, James Bond, what kind of font he would use, just simply said... less notes, Kurt Russell, the shadow of the golden American boom, The Gun Club, The Munsters, he was doing his own thing, Throbbing Gristle, Night Flight, Planet of the Apes, film and television from an early age definitely had a grip on me, new wave,trombone, reading about music... has always been a big thing for me, old safety films, Cabaret Voltaire, Gilligan's Island, the way I way it... just banging things around, Star Trek, yeah we have three... nobody ever rents them, The Residents, I used to make film... before I started playing music I studied filmmaking and that's what I wanted to do, They Live, 60's garage punk, The Banana Splits, Stanley Kubrick, there weren't a lot of people who were into this stuff, Kraftwerk, The Monkees, Escape from New York and hard-fought information.
"...and that's really at the heart of rock 'n roll. Rock 'n roll is an opportunity... to recreate yourself."
For more on Jon, go to: http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/