Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: alternative post-punk indie indie rock seen live rock alternative rock noise rock female vocalists garage rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The soul-inspired punk rock creation of Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer, Boss Hog’s intermittent recording history has often led to the band being viewed as an ad hoc side project of the couple’s involvement in the better known Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. In fact, Boss Hog predates the Blues Explosion and by the mid-90s had finally settled on a stable line-up and begun to release albums that are arguably more inspired than those of the Blues Explosion. Martinez and Spencer have been romantic partners since the mid-80s and were also briefly musical partners in ‘scum rock’ legends Pussy Galore. In 1989, following the messy break-up of Pussy Galore, Martinez and Spencer hastily formed Boss Hog (named after the biking magazine and not the Dukes Of Hazzard character) to fulfil a live date at CBGB’s. The couple went on to record the Drinkin, Lechin’ & Lyin’ EP for the hip Amphetamine Reptile label, with help from a stellar list...

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