I swear I’m not solely posting the clip for the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Talk About The Blues”–which stars Winona Ryder in the role of the band’s titular leader–because of the fact that it’s Ryder’s birthday today (although, OK, that’s probably a good 60% of the reason.). But it’s also a convenient excuse to point you to James Montgomery’s CMJ-inspired musings from last week on whether or not a band like the Blues Explosion–which, as he notes, had a mid-’90s career arc that resembled, well, an arc, and not a cliff–could have existed, and evolved as they did, in the Black Kids/Vampire Weekend/oh man are we living during the Best Week Ever or what era, since that whole topic was so much fun to chat about last time out. Anyway, as another piece of evidence for you to chew on, check out their (“Weird Al” Yankovic-directed) video for “Wail” after the jump.
Talk About The Blues Explosion
Oct 29th, 2007 // 8 Comments