20 Miles: All The Everything Pt.2

Mr. Judah Bauer! Damn! The blues is #1!

Yup, I sure do love me some Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. And for as exciting and explosive as Mr. Spencer is, to me there’s equal importance placed on his guitar master, Mr. Judah Bauer (and JSBX drummer Russell Simmons too, natch). Bauer is blues to the bone, raunchy and tight and greasebucket gorgeous.

So when he and his brother Donovan launched 20 Miles as a solo project 20 Years ago (see what I did there), I was in ASAP. I’ve bought everything as it came out, though I never did get the EP* that’s on my grail list…

Anyway, I don’t even have to write up each individual record here – I’ve already done it. Each title is a link (below) to my previous KMA reviews. They still stand.

Which simply left me with the joy of re-listening to all of these glorious records. It’s blues, funk, punk, Velvets, and garage rock all wrapped up into disc after disc of glory.

Oh yeah, and if it wasn’t obvious already, these are all Hits, no Quits in the bunch.

Yowza!

1997 – Twenty Miles: R.L. Boyce Othar Turner Fife & Drum Spam (CD)

1998 – Sinful Tunes & Spirituals: split EP with Doo Rag (CD)

1998 – I’m A Lucky Guy (CD)

2002 – Keep It Coming (CD)

2003 – Life Doesn’t Rhyme (CD)

 

Series Stats:

2 posts
8 albums

5 hit
3 quit

7 CD
0 LP
1 CS

 

* Their 2000 split EP with Bob Log III, entitled Let Every Town Furnish Its Own Women, is on my Grail List!

I wants one!

 

8 thoughts on “20 Miles: All The Everything Pt.2

  1. stephen1001 says:

    Aaron I’m sure you can relate – I hear the distance ’20 miles’ and I immediately start singing, ’20 miles before the crash that’s your style for a while and man I think it’s gonna last!’

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      We’re all just waitin’ on the trickle down, well-played Geoff! 🙂

      As for this band, though it has nothing to do with the Hip, I highly recommend all of their output. I mean, it’s Judah Bauer. On Fat Possum Records. How could one go wrong? Answer: You can’t!

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Man, if there was anybody in this binch to whom I’d recommend this motley pair, it’d be you and Bop for sure. I think you’ll really like these guys. Check out East St. Louis on Youtube, then go down the rabbit hole from there!

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