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Going Way Out With Heavy Trash

Heavy Trash Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 4, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • ASIN: B000T2OMTO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The bastard cousin to Spencer's genre-demolishing Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash features Speedball Baby's guitar brawler and producer extraordinaire Matt Verta-Ray in a project that drinks down the best of roots, R&B and rock-a-billy. Going Way Out with Heavy Trash, the second offering from these kings of buzz saw guitars and late night incantations, was recorded in three different countries and features an international cast of musicians - Canada's The Sadies, members of Denmark's Tremolo Beer Gut and Powersolo, and New York City's Simon Chardiet and Phil Hernandez. Heavy Trash is what the name implies - filthy and hard - the soundtrack to the strung-out road trip from which there can be no return. To properly translate the future-vintage attitude of these two greasy heart attackers, Yep Roc is offering a vinyl package containing a double vinyl/gatefold LP version of Going Way Out containing three bonus tracks and a copy of the CD version of the album.

Once again, Jon Spencer (of the Blues Explosion) and Matt Verta-Ray (of Madder Rose) dive into the deep cesspool of rock'n'roll ooze, but this time they have plenty of company. The Sadies support the duo on five tracks, including the surprisingly melodic pop of "Outside Chance," while musicians from Denmark and New York guest on others. The results range wider musically than Heavy Trash have previously, without compromising the sonic squawl and psychobilly vocals that have long provided the duo's signature sound. The blast furnace of "I Want Oblivion" combines an etiquette lesson with a nervous breakdown, "Way Out" channels the primal doom of the Cramps, "Crazy Pritty Baby" draws inspiration from Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues," and "They Were the Kings" pays tribute to some unsung heroes of rock'n'roll. A good time is guaranteed for all who have a taste for trash culture. --Don McLeese

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twisted rockabilly, blues and rock from Jon Spencer September 6, 2007
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Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray's latest opens with a crazed rockabilly tune that stomps, sputters and echoes like Charlie Feathers caught on a distant late night AM radio skip signal. It's distorted and twisted by the atmosphere, but comes blasting right through. The electric blast of edgy rock lunacy defines a crucial element Heavy Trash vibe, and even when their rockabilly is more straightforward walking bass lines and drumsticks-on-the-rim, they turn psychobilly for the Cramps-meet-fratrock "Way Out" and the Ramones-ish of "I Want Oblivion."

But demented rockabilly isn't this duo's only forte. "Outside Chance" kicks up the mid-60s British invasion riffs of the Pretty Things and Kinks, and the "They Were Kings" rides the nitro-fueled blues of The Gories, Cheater Slicks or less recent antecedents like George Thorogood. Eddie Cochran runs headlong into Buddy Holly and Bobby Fuller on "Crazy Pritty Baby," and the tic-tac guitar and slapback echo of "That Ain't Right" are pure Johnny Cash. "Double Line" is deconstructed swamp blues with acoustic and electric guitars intertwining like '70s Stones, and the sermon of "I Want Refuge" gives way to an energetic 30-seconds of Bo Diddley beat before the downbeat soul ballad "Crying Tramp" emerges from a hail of feedback. The album closes with an impressionistic Tom Waits styled slow blue monologue.

What ties all these sounds and eras together is a certain elementalness; Heavy Trash plays upon the turning points and critical confluences of rock and it's various tributary inputs. Recorded in three studios with three different backing bands (including The Sadies in Boston, a studio full of Danes in London, and a regular New York crew in the Big Apple), the foundational rockabilly of Spencer and Verta-Ray are both indulged and stretched beyond recognition, making these sides even wilder and more adventurous than their 2005 debut. [©2007 hyperbolium dot com]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spence just keeps improving with age September 18, 2007
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In general, I'm of the opinion that most musicians shoot their load early on in their lives and then just spend the rest of their time trying to re-capture the magic they once had. Look at Presley and The Stones, the two major influences on this recording. Did they ever match the magic of the Sun Sessions or Have You Seen Your Mother ever again? Yet Spencer seems to buck this seemingly unshifting rule. Fine though JSBX was, there's a greater musicality and truth to Heavy Trash. Approaching middle age now, Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray appear to be moving away from cleverness and concepts and more towards expressing a loose and unrestrained passion for the music that fired them up to begin with.

Although Sun Records and Exile On Main Street tend be the reference points here, Going Way Out.. is not a retro record, at least not to my ears. Too much has happened since those days and it's all reflected in the subtle nuances in this record. It's broader and more ambitious than their first album and really may be the best thing Spencer's ever done. Of course, Rockabilly is the central influence and this record will appeal to fans of such things. A special mention must go to the actual SOUND of this record. Get it on vinyl is all I can say. It really does sound tight and magnificent, guitars screech and bite, rhythms pound with authority, the bass pumps. Best album of the 2000's? I fail to see many other contenders for that role. It's equal parts Garage Rock and tight musicianship.

On a final note, I get increasingly tired of people trashing The Spence for being "ironic" and supposedly a dilettante.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jon Spencer has left the building September 4, 2007
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These guys are all about fun,games,girls and booze.Things I live by, when I can.Not a band for everybody but a band for me.I like there approach,and the way the music is delivered.kinda like elvis meets john cash alternative rockabilly in 2007. Straight between the ears, ya I said the ears.The words speak for themselvies.Go way out and Check them out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If the KING were alive, this would be his sound January 14, 2008
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This made a number of different critics' "Best of 2007" list.

After giving it a few spins, it sounds nothing so much as the way Elvis his big bad self would sound if he were alive (please don't start with the "I done seen him at the Waffle House" routine) today and had found his old mojo.

So buy this CD, and play it often. Because, you know what the KING himself said:

The more you praise me, the more will I protect you.

If you listen to this and Dread Zeppelin, YOU will be protected in large quantities friends.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Listen December 5, 2012
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This album is really awesome. I have listened to their others and feel this is the best one. It really is Elvis meets the modern age. Great guitar work and some really catchy tunes. Check it out if you are a fan of rocknroll.
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