During the summer of 1989 The Ex record another double-LP, Joggers & Smoggers, at Amsterdam’s squatted ADM-complex, an old shipyard. The Ex are supported by a whole slew of guest musicians, such as Ab Baars (who will also perform at Incubate 2010), Wolter Wierbos, Wilf Plum from Dog Faced Hermans, and Sonic Youth‘s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore. The album is slightly reminiscent of 1984′s Blueprints For A Blackout, but the musical palette is even more extreme, jazzy and experimental.
In October they tour the US East coast for the first time, and the three week tour is filmed by Jan-Karel Lameer and broadcast on Dutch television later that year. Back in Holland they perform the Joggers & Smoggers album live on stage with guests, as The Ex Colossus Big Band at the Dissonanten festival in Rotterdam.
Listen to the superb track Gentlemen with guest musician Thurston Moore taken from Joggers & Smoggers here below or download the track at The Ex’ site here.