Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Still the sexiest couple in rock and/or roll.

Boss Hog, photo by Jeri Lampert
I was supposed to see Boss Hog last weekend but life and work got in the way. I haven’t seen the band since they played The Metro in the late ‘90s (1995? 1996?) and I was really looking forward to it. But hey, what can you do. Hopefully they’ll come around when the release their next album in another 17 years.*

The band still has it on the new album Brood X, and Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer sparks are still white hot. You have to love a couple that has been together this long as both lovers and collaborators, and still vibe off each other with such heat. And for such a public duo, the two are still shrouded in mystery and cool and attitude and that whole inscrutable and impenetrable layer that seems to settle over anyone who is a living legend.

Let’s get down and get gritty.

*This is a joke. Their last album came out in 2000. That would be lost on anyone not already a fan. Sorry 'bout that!

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