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