Heavy Trash Biography

This US band was formed in 2005 as a collaborative venture between Jon Spencer (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA) of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Matt Verta-Ray (b. USA) of Madder Rose and Speedball Baby. The project was intended to be a continuation of the two men’s fascination with American roots music and punk, and the common ground to be found between the two genres. Heavy Trash’s self-titled debut album veered away from the blues punk of the duo’s parent bands in favour of a collection of frantic honky tonk and rockabilly numbers. The resulting concoction was a highly enjoyable and seriously rocking album that was a vital addition to both men’s résumés. Going Way Out With Heavy Trash, released in 2007, was a fine, rollicking follow-up, with Canadian roots rockers the Sadies and Danish rock ‘n’ rollers Powersolo and Tremolo Beer Gut drafted in for additional support.


Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.


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