Heavy Trash – BizarreMag.com: 100 Club [Review] (PRESS, UK)

24 January 2008 Bizarre Mag
Heavy Trash - BizarreMag.com: 100 Club [Review] (PRESS, UK)
Short review of Heavy Trash live show at 100 Club, London from BizarreMag.com.

Review: Kate Hodges / Photo: Valerio Berdini.

For more photos by Valerio Berdini and an extensive article on this show check out the following feature on ‘Live on 35mm’ here: http://liveon35mm.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/heavy-trash/

“Heavy Trash
100 Club, London

It’s as if Elvis Presley’s stillborn twin was cryogenically frozen and later resuscitated as Jon Spencer.

So inevitably Heavy Trash’s demented rockabilly blues – equal parts Spencer (of Blues Explosion infamy) and Matt Verta-Ray (from Speedball Baby) – is very ’50s rockabilly as if it was created by MC5 and James Brown in the 1960s. The duelling guitars, harmonica, fiddle, double-bass, and splurges of Hammond organ are the perfect bedrock for Spencer’s wailing. He doesn’t manage the splits while the Sadies approximate Eddie Cochran’s ‘Summertime Blues’, but’s close. Sweat literally pours off the walls. – Dele Fadele”