Posted in music on December 26, 2012

Russell Simins

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion released a new album, Meat and Bone, this year and we spoke to drummer Russell Simins to see what his favorite albums of the year were. There is some new stuff there, but a good chunk of the list is made up of reissues and uncovered lost recordings, and he's got some really interesting inclusions. Check out his full list below.

As mentioned, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will play a WFMU benefit (to help WFMU recover from Sandy damages) in NYC on January 13 at The Bell House with Jonathan Toubin, legendary Texas gospel funk group The Relatives (who also play Joe's Pub a day later with Debo Band), Dot Wiggin, and Di Dionyso. Tickets for that show are still available.

Russell's list below...


Russell SImins Top Albums of 2012
Can - Lost Tapes
Die Antwoord - Ten$ion
B Music of Jean Rollin - "Horrerotic" film composer from late 60's 70's
Joseph Arthur - Redemption City
Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
Country Funk '69 - '75 - comp on Light in the Attic
The Pitch/Gussman Records Story - Fat Possum (ESSENTIAL!)
Alex Chilton - Free Again: The 1970 Sessions Reissue
Cat Power - Sun
Boddie Recording Company, Cleveland Ohio - more rare sou/lfunk/ gospel/ roots from the great Numero Group
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light



Comments (7)


Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2012 9:32 PM

Here's mine:

My Best of 2012:

- Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat The Factory
- Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
- Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times And The Tides
- Moe Tucker - I Feel So Far Away
- Karen Dalton - 1966
- Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
- Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver...
- The Cleaners From Venus - Vol.1
- Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots A UFO
- Ray Brown and Brian Fitzsousa - Orchids
- Ray Brown - Canyon
- Spectre Folk - The Ancient Storm
- Chris Lee - Bury The Kings
- Titus Andronicus - Local Business
- Mission Of Burma - Unsound
- Brook Pridemore - Gory Details
- Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
- Joe Crow Ryan - This Machine Kills Purists III
- The Telethons/Kung Fu Crimewave - Split 7 inch record
- Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
- Sonic Youth - Smart Bar Chicago 1985
- Giant Crab - A Giant Crab Comes Forth

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2012 9:42 PM

my top 8 top 10 lists of 2012

1. that guy from that band in queens
2. that other band from queens with 2 girls
3. russels simmons
4. russell simins
5. joe biden
6. the ugly guy from other music
7. that fat girl who goes to 285 kent
8. my land lord

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2012 12:35 AM


Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2012 4:19 AM

I like the lists. Why wouldn't you care about your fav artists' lists?

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2012 9:43 AM

hey guys, I'm really going out on a limb here, but I would venture to say that Eugene might have been joking around just a little bit. I could be wrong though.

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