Check out this video of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performing “Strange Baby” live at Brooklyn’s Red Lotus Room this past June 8. According to, the event was taped for a pilot of a TV show tentatively titled The Birthday Party, which was conceived to be “American Bandstand meets Soul Train in a loft with underground music.” The clip features a lot of quick cuts and some special effects, but there are some fun glances at Simins, who recently posted a blog at The studio version of “Strange Baby” is included on the Blues Explosion’s new album, Meat and Bone.