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Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray, of Blues Explosion and Speedball Baby, respectively, teamed up to cut a record as Heavy Trash, a project that brings a contemporary twist to the sound of classic rockabilly. There is little evidence of the distortion-heavy noise-rock of either member's main outfit here, yet there is a fair bit of sleazy punk attitude, evident in the songs' amped-up swagger and suggestive lyrics. The result sounds like what Sun Studios might have produced had it been located on New York City's Lower East Side in the 1980s.

This is a world of stripped-down boogie-blues progressions, chugging drum beats, twangy vocals, and tremolo-heavy guitar solos. Spencer handles the vocal duties, and his blustery croons and wails are remarkably well suited to traditional rock & roll. "Justine Alright," "Gatorade," and "The Hump" motor along with immediately catchy hooks, while the creepy "Under the Waves" is a murder ballad complete with wiry guitar lines a la the Shadows. Heavy Trash wraps the whole package with enough tongue-in-cheek attitude and style to provide a potent dose of old-fashioned rock & roll fun.

Track Listing:

1. Dark Hair'd Rider
2. Lover Street
3. The Loveless
4. Walking Bum
5. Justine Alright
6. Under The Waves
7. The Hump
8. Mr. K.I.A.
9. Gatorade
10. This Day Is Mine
11. Fix These Blues
12. Take My Hand
13. Yeah Baby

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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