Heavy Trash

May 18, 2005

Steeped in pithy slapback echo, bellowing tremolo, and fuzz tones that would make Davie Allan blush, Heavy Trash is a collaboration between Blues Explosion founder Jon Spencer and rockabilly weirdo/guitarist Matt Verta-Ray. The duo’s take on rockabilly isn’t exactly by the book, as many of the tunes sport more complexity than your average ’billy fare. But Verta-Ray’s sonic trip is clearly informed by the giants of raw rockabilly tone such as Paul Burlison and Link Wray. When you find anything wrong with that, please let me know. Yep Roc. —Darrin Fox

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