Now I Got Worry

Now I Got Worry is the fifth studio album by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. It was released via Matador Records on October 15, 1996.[1] "Fuck Shit Up" is a cover of a Dub Narcotic song.[1] "Weird Al" Yankovic directed the music video for "Wail".[2]

Now I Got Worry
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-Now I Got Worry (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1996 (1996-10-15)
GenrePunk blues, alternative rock
Length45:15
LabelMatador
ProducerJon Spencer, Jim Waters
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
(1996)
Now I Got Worry
(1996)
Controversial Negro
(1997)
Singles from Now I Got Worry
  1. "2Kindsa Love"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Wail"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Rocketship"
    Released: 1997

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
Alternative Press5/5[4]
Chicago Tribune    [5]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[6]
Mojo     [7]
NME5/10[8]
The Philadelphia Inquirer    [9]
Pitchfork8.5/10[10]
Rolling Stone     [11]
Spin7/10[12]

Mark Deming of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "Now I Got Worry may not be JSBX's best album, but it does capture their taut, blazing, live sound and their eccentric studio approach with a better balance than anything else in their catalog; if you want to get slapped upside the head while you boogie all night long, this is the album for you."[3]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[13]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Skunk"Spencer, Explosion2:39
2."Identify"Spencer, Explosion1:08
3."Wail"Spencer, Explosion3:09
4."Fuck Shit Up"Dub Narcotic3:08
5."2Kindsa Love"Spencer, Explosion3:02
6."Love All of Me"Spencer, Explosion1:58
7."Chicken Dog"Explosion, Thomas3:01
8."Rocketship"Spencer, Explosion3:14
9."Dynamite Lover"Spencer, Explosion2:58
10."Hot Shot"Spencer, Explosion2:09
11."Can't Stop"Explosion, Mark Ramos Nishita2:53
12."Firefly Child"Spencer, Explosion3:24
13."Eyeballin"Spencer, Explosion3:17
14."R.L. Got Soul"Spencer, Explosion4:05
15."Get Over Here"Spencer, Explosion2:09
16."Sticky"Spencer, Explosion2:54
2010 reissue edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
17."Cool Vee"4:10
18."Fish Sauce"3:28
19."Yellow Eyes"3:57
20."Turn Up Greene"2:52
21."Buscemi"1:42
22."Get with It"1:34
23."Let's Smerf"2:12
24."Down Low"2:02
25."Chocolate Joe"2:32
26."Judah Love Theme"1:26
27."Dig My Shit"1:38
28."Roosevelt Hotel Blues"3:23
29."Radio Ad - Announcer #1"1:09
30."Radio Ad - Ernie Eddie"0:31
31."Radio Ad - Announcer #2"0:50
32."Radio Ad - Street Sez-Me"0:40

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Blues Explosion

  • Judah Bauer – guitar, vocals
  • Russell Simins – drums
  • Jon Spencer – vocals, guitar

Guests

  • Mark Ramos Nishita – clarinet (on "Chicken Dog"), piano (on "Can't Stop"), organ (on "Firefly Child")
  • Rufus Thomas – vocals (on "Chicken Dog")
  • Justin Berry – saxophone (on "Firefly Child")
  • Thermos Malling – bang (on "2Kindsa Love" and "Sticky")

ChartsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[14] 80
Scottish Albums (OCC)[15] 59
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 25
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 50
US Billboard 200[18] 121
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[19] 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry – This Day In Matador History". Matador Records. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Scordelis, Alex (February 5, 2014). "Jon Spencer's Classic Blues-Punk Video Directed By ... Weird Al??". Paper. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Now I Got Worry – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion". AllMusic. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry". Alternative Press. No. 101. December 1996. p. 80.
  5. ^ Ryan, Mo (October 18, 1996). "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry (Matador)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Browne, David (October 18, 1996). "Now I Got Worry". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  7. ^ Chick, Stevie (January 2011). "The big bang". Mojo. No. 206. p. 112.
  8. ^ Moody, Paul (September 29, 1996). "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  9. ^ Sherr, Sara (October 20, 1996). "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry (Matador)". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  10. ^ Berman, Stuart (May 21, 2010). "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry / Controversial Negro". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  11. ^ Diehl, Matt (October 3, 1996). "Now I Got Worry : Blues Explosion". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  12. ^ Margasak, Peter (November 1996). "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry". Spin. Vol. 12 no. 8. pp. 121–22. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  13. ^ Dimery, Robert, ed. (2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  18. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  19. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2017.

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