Now I Got Worry

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Now I Got Worry
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-Now I Got Worry (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Released October 15, 1996
Genre Punk blues, alternative rock, low-fi
Length 45:15
Label United States Matador/Capitol
United Kingdom Mute
Australia Au Go Go
Japan Toy's Factory
Producer Jon Spencer, Jim Waters
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
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Now I Got Worry
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Now I Got Worry is a 1996 studio album by the American punk blues band The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The album opens up with Spencer screaming. "Fuck Shit Up" is a cover of a Dub Narcotic song.[4] The man depicted on the cover is Jon Spencer. "Wail" became a brief hit for the band and its music video was directed by "Weird Al" Yankovic.[5]


The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Skunk" Spencer/Explosion 2:39
2. "Identify" Spencer/Explosion 3:08
3. "Wail" Spencer/Explosion 3:09
4. "Fuck Shit Up" Dub Narcotic 3:08
5. "2Kindsa Love" Spencer/Explosion 3:02
6. "Love All of Me" Spencer/Explosion 1:58
7. "Chicken Dog" (featuring Rufus Thomas) Explosion/Thomas 3:01
8. "Rocketship" Spencer/Explosion 3:14
9. "Dynamite Lover" Spencer/Explosion 2:58
10. "Hot Shot" Spencer/Explosion 2:09
11. "Can't Stop" Explosion/Mark Ramos Nishita 2:53
12. "Firefly Child" Spencer/Explosion 3:24
13. "Eyeballin" Spencer/Explosion 3:17
14. "R.L. Got Soul" Spencer/Explosion 4:05
15. "Get Over Here" Spencer/Explosion 2:09
16. "Sticky" Spencer/Explosion 2:54


  • Judah Bauer - guitar, voice
  • Russell Simins - drums
  • Jon Spencer - voice, guitar
  • Mark Ramos Nishita - clavinet on "Chicken Dog", piano on "Can't Stop", organ on "Firefly Child"
  • Rufus Thomas - voice on "Chicken Dog"
  • Justin Berry - sax on "Firefly Child"
  • Thermos Malling - bang on "2Kindsa Love" and "Sticky"


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The - Now I Got Worry at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  5. ^ ""Weird Al" Yankovic: Video Facts". Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  6. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 

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