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The second session was recorded by Steve Albini at the Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ in November/December 1991.
Tracks from both the Kramer and Albini sessions were then officially issued on the Caroline (US) / Hut (UK) release The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; in larger amounts by Crypt Records as Crypt Style ; and in an alternate version of Crypt Style by 1 2 Records (Japan), including the track "Colty" which was unavailable elsewhere until the 2010 Shout!
As band lore has it, Caroline never sprang for the set, and the Blues Explosion's tenure there was short-lived and acrimonious." The first single release was "Shirt Jac" on In The Red Records (1992) also from the second recording session with Steve Albini.
It has been suggested that the source of the bootleg was a dubbed copy of a cassette that Jon Spencer let somebody copy during a tour with the Gibson Bros. The front cover image on the album is a negative of Clarence Thomas, his wife, and George Bush at Thomas' swearing in ceremony for the Supreme Court on October 19, 1991, with the title and artist written in a typewriter style font.The band had been playing together for six months when they had their first recording session with Kramer at Noise NY, New York in July 1991 and recorded fourteen songs over the course of three hours, "only doing second takes here and there, we didn't even go to the mixing board".This session was issued in its entirety as the first album by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, A Reverse Willie Horton.It was with Jerry Teel’s Honeymoon Killers that Bauer, Simins and Spencer would all perform and record and from which they would go on to form The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.The sound of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was informed by previous bands with influence taken from working with the Gibson Bros.
The band consists of Judah Bauer on guitar, backing vocals, harmonica and occasional lead vocals, Russell Simins on drums and Jon Spencer on vocals, guitar and theremin.