Thursday, February 03, 2005


Spencer's Baaaaack! With Heavy Trash

Matt Verta-Ray and Jon Spencer: "Rockabilly got Soooooouuuuuuul" Heavy Trash: Lover Street (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) R.L. Burnside (Featuring the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion): The Criminal Inside Me (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) Speedball Baby: Toss My Salad (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray are Heavy Trash. Heavy Trash are a two-headed rockabilly monster. A diesel spittin', meat eatin', ass shakin' pimptacular love machine! Spencer's best known for his work in the nineties* with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. People should, however, take more notice of the verrrry heavy afternoon in 1996 JSBX spent with blues legend RL Burnside. That afternoon turned into the juke joint holler of Burnside's A Ass Pocket of Whiskey (sic). Spencer's partner in crime in Heavy Trash, Verta-Ray, used to play jerky, spooky lead guitar for Speedball Baby (imagine Jeff Tweedy's solos on A Ghost is Born. . . now Mexify them 10% and add heroin). Good times, friends. Good times. Buy the Speedball Petite EP Buy A Ass Pocket of Whiskey Pre-order Heavy Trash * A turbulent decade . . . the candidacy of Ross Perot, the rise of Roxette. It was an exciting time to be young. (much love, Homer)
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