Jon Spencer

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Jon Spencer
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Jon Spencer performing with Heavy Trash in 2009
Background information
Birth name Jonathan Spencer
Born 1965
Hanover, New Hampshire
Genres Noise rock, punk blues, garage rock, blues rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, theremin
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts The Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Heavy Trash, Pussy Galore

Jon Spencer is an American vocalist, composer and guitarist. He has been involved in multiple musical acts, such as Pussy Galore, Boss Hog and The Blues Explosion.

History[edit]

Jon Spencer was born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1965 to a university professor and a cardiology technician.[1] He attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he was part of the noise rock band Shithaus, which included future Cop Shoot Cop vocalist Tod Ashley.[2] The band was short lived and had a musical style reminiscent to the industrial music of Einstürzende Neubauten.[3] He moved to Washington, D.C., there he formed band Pussy Galore, who quickly relocated to New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music 64. Gale. August 12, 2005. p. 107. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Black, Art; Sprague, David (2007). "Cop Shoot Cop". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kugelberg, Johan (July 1992). "Punk Rock Anthems". Spin (SPIN Media LLC) 8 (4): 81. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 

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