Jon Spencer – Do the Trash Can (Shove Records / In the Red Records)

The one and only Jon Spencer is back with new track Do The Trash Can from his forthcoming debut solo album Spencer Sings The Hits! The Pussy Galore / Boss Hog / Heavy Trash main man is a hero in these four walls and my love was firmly cemented on seeing Spencer work the theremin with The Blues Explosion in 1990-something. I swear I’ve never been the same since.

Now, I’ve done the mashed potato, the twist, the dog, the clam, but never the trash can. Step forward Mr. Spencer to show us how it’s done with a “BING! BANG! BOOM! BING! BANG! BAM! BOOM! BOOM! BANG! BAM A LAMA BOOM BANG!” You listening, Dr. Seuss? There’s primitive drumming over an über cool lo-fi fuzzed-up guitar and a wail to match Lux Interior; i.e. everything you’d expect from the New Hampshire legend. Oh, and there’s the smashing of a trash can too. I don’t think I’m gonna be able to recreate the grooves on my recycling bags off the council. Bah!

Spencer Sings The Hits! lands this autumn so dig out your dancing shows, load up on your video nasties over the summer and get ready for the inevitable forthcoming soul shakedown. Ginge Knievil

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