With Heavy Trash and its rockabilly gait, an older Spencer decides to hug the roadside. Verta-Ray has mined similar territory for years with Speedball Baby, and he makes for a ready companion. Their second album together, Going Way Out With Heavy Trash, is a fine, surprisingly catholic release. There's plenty of hip-swiveling, old-time rock and roll action, as well as a few hints of country and bluegrass.
Verta-Ray and Spencer share deft harmonies. Their voices -- reedy and robust, respectively -- complement each other nicely, particularly on the catchy rave-up "Outside Chance." Still, the main attraction is two guys who can really play guitar and know where to tap the genre's wellspring.
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