Video: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Talk About The Blues Video Clip

Take 3 great actors (Giovanni Ribisi, John C. Reilly & Winona Ryder) and cast them as look-a-likes in a music clip for the frenetic Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Result = pure genius! Sometimes I can’t tell the difference between the actors and JSBX!

  • Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, Friends) = Judah Bauer
  • John C. Reilly (Wreck-It Ralph, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) = Russell Simins
  • Winona Ryder + 5 o’clock shadow (Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Reality Bites) = Jon Spencer

I’m sure Judah even lent out his trusty brown leather jacket to Giovanni for authenticity. And is that Russell’s tiny drum kit that John’s pounding?

The tables are turned and Jon, Judah and Russell play as extremely bad actors in their own video clip.

Directed by Evan Bernard (Beastie Boys: Video Anthology, Green Day: International Supervideos!)

BTW, did I forget to tell you – the blues is number one! Yeah!

Judah Bauer, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer

Judah Bauer, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer

About noisynoodle

I am a noisy noodle hailing from Melbourne, Australia who loves listening to noise in all forms, but preferably in music, TV and film. I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”. My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!

2 responses »

  1. Blathering says:

    Enjoyed that a LOT! Brother, that band are cool. Nice edgy touch, having Winona Ryder play Jon Spencer. Gonna have to rummage through the CD collection and pull out the old JSBE albums I haven’t listened to for a long time now! Thanks for enlightening the world to that clip!

    • noisynoodle says:

      Cheers Blathering! I definitely think you should pull out your old albums for another listen. I did the same thing the other day, and discovered not only are Giovanni, John & Winona in this video clip – but they are all over the CD artwork of Xtra-Acme with Winona posing as Jon on the cover! It’s been so long, I completely forgot about this nice touch!

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