form one of New York’s longest-running rock ’n’ roll couples. “In the years since we put an album out, there’s been a lot of #tumult
in our lives,” Ms. Martinez said. “It’s like, how do you describe that?” #Credit
Stephanie Diani for #TheNewYorkTimes
is an American #punkblues
band including the husband and wife duo of Jon Spencer (guitar) and Cristina Martinez (vocals) along with Jens Jurgensen (bass), Hollis Queens (drums) and Mickey Finn (keyboard). The band achieved some notoriety, not only due to their #abrasive
sound, but more to Martinez's #confrontational
use of nudity on the band's record sleeves. In their 27-year history the band's releases have been relatively sporadic, but comprised four full-length albums, a mini-album, three EP's and several singles. Between 2008 and 2010 the band played live and toured Europe and the US.
Boss Hog officially announced their return in May 2016 with details of US tour dates along with an EP, Brood Star, released by In the Red Records in July 2016. A new song, "17", was released in January 2017 to herald the band's first full-length album in 17 years – #BroodX
, released in March 2017.
Jon Spencer's other bands include #PussyGalore
, of which Martinez became a peripheral member, and #theJonSpencerBluesExplosion
both of which existed in parallel to Boss Hog.