Heavy Trash – Midnight Soul Serenade (CD, UK)

17 October 2009 Bronzerat Records BR18
01. Gee, I Really Love You
02. Good Man
03. Bumble Bee
04. The Pill
05. Pimento
06. (Sometimes You Got to Be) Gentle
07. Isolation
08. Bedevilment
09. Sweet Little Bird
10. That’s What Your Love Gets
11. In My Heart
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NOTES:
Bronzerat CD issue of the third Heavy Trash album, issued in DigiPak.

In Europe this album was released on CD by Bronzerat (UK) and Crunchy Frog (DK) with the labels co-releasing a vinyl edition. In the US it was issued by Fat Possum / Big Legal Mess on Vinyl and CD.

Sweet Little Bird features and was co-written by Charlie Spencer (who also performed on 6×3 by The King Brothers).

The Pill was originally released by Heavy Trash on the EP Favoritenserie no. 2 and Bumble Bee is a cover of a song originally released by Lavern Baker in 1960.

The artwork is by Jean-Luc Navette.

PRESS INFORMATION:
“New York, NY: On their third full-length record, Midnight Soul Serenade, American rock’n’roll revolutionaries Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray) continue their journey, delivering a stunning portrait of love and devotion gone good, gone wrong, and just gone, gone, gone.

Recorded at NY HED Studios in the Lower East Side and Toe Rag in London, Mssrs. Spencer and Verta-Ray are joined by an all-star team featuring New York roots-rock champion Simon Chardiet (Simon & the Bar Sinisters, James Chance, Joey Miserable & the Worms, Bo Diddley) on double bass, Sam Baker (Lambchop) on drums, and numerous guests, including Danish rockers PowerSolo, piano ace Mickey Finn (who has also held down that job for Motown legends The Miracles and Barrett Strong), Daniel Collas (The Phenomenal Handclap Band) on organ, and Tennessee sweethearts Those Darlins. Additional mixing was done with Scott Harding (New Kingdom) and Alap Momin (Dalek).

From the brooding promise of “Good Man” to the subtle brutality of “(You’ve Got to Be) Gentle,” the outer-space terror of “Isolation,” and the lysergic balladry of “That’s What Your Love Gets,” this is the sound of two men, souls stripped bare, transmogrified.

Midnight Soul Serenade is a slightly darker, barrel-fermented, and brilliantly matured dose of Heavy Trash. On every track Verta-Ray’s guitars pulsate, ooze, and percolate, while Spencer croons and twangs, shakes and shudders, with raw power and passion. There are more switch-blade riffs, crazy rhythms, sexual tension, and mind-blowing moments of palpable release on this record than ever before.

Heavy Trash are risk takers, rockabilly daredevils flirting with fate. As with all Heavy Trash productions, Midnight Soul Serenade embraces both the future and the past. Backed by their troupe of veteran tricksters, road dogs, blues wizards, punks, and evil geniuses, they have created a new kind of groove, a soundtrack suitable for haunted bordellos and hedonistic ho-downs. There are surprises around every corner — sounds no one else would even dare to create.

Is this the world of two men keeping their psychosis at bay, or have they found true peace of mind and discovered the meaning of love? The answer lies within. Welcome to the Midnight Soul Serenade”

SONG CREDITS:
01. Gee, I Really Love You
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Scott Harding at Duro of Brooklyn and at NY Hed by Jon Spencer / Matt Verta-Ray
Vocal/Acoustic Guitar: Jon Spencer
Electric Guitar: Matt Verta-Ray
Drums/Clave: Sam Baker
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet & Matt Goldpaugh
Piano: Micky Finn
Vocals: Christina Campanella & John Rose

02. Good Man
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Vocal/Electric Guitar/Organ: Matt Verta-Ray
Acoustic & Annoying Electric Guitar: Jon Spencer
Drums: Sam Baker
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet
Vocals: Those Darlins

03. Bumble Bee
Writers: Leeroy Fullylove and LaVern Baker
Published: Debra Music Corp. / Unichappel Music Inc., BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Vocal/Acoustic & Baritone Fuzz Guitar: Jon Spencer
Electric & Bass Guitar, Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray
Drums: Sam Baker

04. The Pill
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City NJ and NY Hed by Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Vocal/Hammond L111 Organ/Wurlitzer Piano/Percussion/Vibes: Jon Spencer
Baritone/Bass & Acoustic Guitar/Beats/RTG Cirtcele: Matt Verta-Ray

05. Pimento
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Ed Turner at Toe Rag Studio, London
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Acoustic Guitar/Vocals/Continental Organ/Reverb Tank/Piano/Vocal/Handclaps: Jon Spencer
Electric Guitar/Piano/Vocal/Handclaps: Matt Verta-Ray
Double Bass: Kim Kix
Baritone Guitar, Vocal: Jelly Brian
Drums: J.C. Play

06. (Sometimes You Got to Be) Gentle
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Vocal/Monkey Drums/Acoustic & Electric Guitar: Jon Spencer
Electric/Acoustic & Bass Guitar/Lap Steel/Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray
Acetone Organ: Daniel Collas

07. Isolation
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Mixed with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City NJ
Vocal/Acousitc Guitar/Wurlitzer Piano: Jon Spencer
Electric/Acoustic & Bass Guitar/Lap Steel/Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray
Drums: Sam Baker
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet
Hammond L111 Organ: Daniel Collas
Vocals: Christina Campanella & John Rose

08. Bedevilment
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Ed Turner at Toe Rag Studio, London
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Vox Continental Organ/Percussion: Jon Spencer
Electric Guitar/Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray
Double Bass: Kim Kix
Baritone Guitar, Vocal: Jelly Brian
Drums: J.C. Play

09. Sweet Little Bird
Writers: Charlie Spencer, Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Mixed with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City NJ
Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Vibes: Jon Spencer
Electric & Baritone Guitar and Lap Steel: Matt Verta-Ray
Drums: Charlie Spencer
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet
Hammond L111 Organ: Daniel Collas
Percussion: Sam Baker
Turntables: Dalek

10. That’s What Your Love Gets
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Vocal/Acoustic Guitar: Jon Spencer
Electric & Baritone Guitar/Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray
Drums: Sam Baker
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet & Matt Goldpaugh
Vocals: Christina Campanella & John Rose
Piano: Micky Finn

11. In My Heart
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Mixed with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City NJ
Vocal/Baritone Guitar/Space Organ/Wurlitzer Piano/Percussion: Jon Spencer
Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Hammond L111 Organ, Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray

Mastered: Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering Inc., NYC
Legal: Loren Chodosh, PC
Money: Jen Czin at RZO
Booking: Jon Barry at CNL for Europe and David T. Viecelli at Billions for the rest of the world

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Thank You: Xavier Benoit, Boche, Marcos Bofa, Angie Carlson, The Cha Cha Chicas, Creative Man, Fergus Denham, Glenn Dicker, Mike Edison, The Great Nalna, Charles Hall, Phil Hernandez, Ivan Julian, Jens Jurgensen, Michael Lavine, Torn Lezaire, Sarah Lowe, Cristina Martinez, Micragirls, and Smi, Peter Norrman Matthew Porter, PowerSolo, Radical Production, The Sadies, Rich Sandrok at Shure, The Silver Fox, Jim Spring, Michael Stuart, Mort Todd, Kurt Wolf, Xtina AND Yebo.”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK: Jean-Luc Navette at VivaDolor
Design: Jeffrey Kurtz and Jon Spencer

BARCODE: 5 060130 500400

MATRIX: “DISC MANUFACTURING SERVICES IFPILD02 V90984”

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