Thursday, 21 July 2011

Boss Hog

All-star NYC blues-punk combo Boss Hog was helmed by the husband-and-wife team of singer Cristina Martinez and singer/guitarist Jon Spencer, who previously teamed in the legendary cult band Pussy Galore. The duo formed Boss Hog to fill a last-minute cancellation at the famed CBGB's, earning instant notoriety when Martinez performed their debut show au naturel; guitarists Jerry Teel and Kurt Wolf, bassist Pete Shore, and drummer Charlie Ondras completed the line-up for 1989's cassette-only Drinkin', Lechin' and Lyin'. In the wake of 1990's Cold Hands, Spencer formed the Blues Explosion, forcing Boss Hog on the backburner; by the time the group returned in 1993 with Girl +, only Martinez and Spencer remained from the original lineup, with ex-Swan Jens Jürgensen assuming bass duties and Hollis Queens joining on drums. The record's success in indie circles resulted in a deal with major label Geffen which yielded a self-titled 1995 LP; little was heard from Boss Hog throughout the remainder of the decade (although Spencer and Martinez had a baby), but in early 2000 the group finally resurfaced with Whiteout, featuring ex-Goats keyboardist Mark Boyce.
~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

Cold Hands (1990)

192kbps mp3

Boss Hog (1995)

320kbps mp3

Whiteout (2000)

VBR mp3

3 EPs & 7 singles

1. Drinkin' Lechin' & Lyin' EP (1989)
2. Action Box EP (1991)
3. Girl + EP (1993)
4. Winn Coma single (1996)
5. I Dig You single (1996)
6. Whiteout single (1999)
7. Old School single (1999)
8. Itchy + Scratchy single (2000)
9. Get It While You Wait single (2000)
10. Porn 4 single (split w/Cows, 1996)

variable bitrate mp3


David Snusgrop said...


Anonymous said...

thanks, great compilation, but 'whiteout' is totally frakked unfixable -both tracks

edison61 said...

Just came across your blog. Thanks for the Boss Hog/JS-related stuff!

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Oh wow, just found this post... Any chance of a re-upload? Rapidshare seems to hate anything and everything these days!

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