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  • Audio CD (19 Oct. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bronzerat
  • ASIN: B002NLRDX6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Gee, I Really Love You 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. The Pill 5:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. (Sometimes You Got To Be) Gentle 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Isolation 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bedevilment 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sweet Little Bird 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. That's What Your Love Gets 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. In My Heart 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

The point at which Jon Spencer truly crafted his own identity was with his Blues Explosion band. As the name suggests, their music was frequently loud, bombastic and loose limbed, as well as having the sense of adventure to strip to the bone and put themselves back together again, most notably with their Acme Plus remix album.

With Heavy Trash now on their third album, it can no longer be considered a side project. Spencer’s collaboration with New York alt-rock veteran Matt Verta-Ray was always destined to be a slightly different beast, but still one that retains enough of his hangdog charm and swagger to delight critics and his pre-existing fanbase. Midnight Soul Serenade continues Spencer’s ever-present trend of storytelling and effortlessly switching from upbeat moments that propel themselves with their own momentum to quieter, more introspective numbers where the vocals almost become a voiceover. The Pill barely registers a pulse, but carries enough ominous atmospherics under a squealing guitar line to sound like the opening number of a well-thumbed pulp fiction pot boiler turned into a musical. That’s not to say that Midnight Soul Serenade sounds phoned in, though. Instead, each number is breezed through with laconic charm; they’re still, in essence, singing the blues, but wear its tell-tale signs like a well-fitting curse.

What they do lack is the low-end rumble and foul-mouthed charm that Spencer is capable of howling out when the mood takes him. The return of John ‘Speedo’ Reis with The Night Marchers last year shared that common trait, so perhaps this is just what happens when bluesmen who understand punk rock grow older and wiser. Isolation isn’t a Joy Division cover, preferring instead to be a strange mix of rousing and disorientating instead. It’s no longer necessary to strap yourself in to keep pace with them, but there’s enough strum und drang peeking around the edges for those who want to hark back in time for that kind of freewheeling hybrid guitar music. They’re nothing if not true to themselves; the rest just seems to follow. --Alistair Lawrence

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Franco on 5 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
A fan, me? of course.
Jon spencer is a man of virtue, talent and stamina.
If you look him up I'm sure you'll be surprised with the amount of colaborations outside the Blues xplosion.
Also nice to see Matt hasn't left the Speedball Baby days behind.
Great guitars, a lot of gut and honesty.
What music should sound like.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
They are Kings, Living in our Life Time 13 Dec. 2009
By Mark Donovan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Jon Spencer has been a Rock God in my book for a long time. I loved Going Way out With Heavy Trash, but this one is even better. There are more straight up rock songs, that make you want to shake your ass and pogo around with your fists in the air. This Album has it all , Jon Spencer is an amazing vocalist, and he is hilarious, but Matt Verta-Ray, also turns in a great lead vocal on one of the best songs on the album "Good Man". Their voices work great together, and the female backing vocals are also fantastic. The guitar playing is phenomenal , both Spencer and Ray, Shred the tastiest licks. But what really stands out to me is the production. The clarity and the dispersion is perfect. Spencer and Ray are studio masters. The song "The Pill" is headphones master piece. It's a mind bender that will make you question yours and their sanity. Great Songs, Great Playing, Great Production, They are Kings living in our Life Time.
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YES!!! 10 Mar. 2010
By N. Mensinga - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
heavy thrash, a great band! this 3rd record is again a great one. better then the 2nd, not as good as the 1st! so there you know it. if you have the first 2, you can't miss out on this one! bumble b is my favorite track for sure!!
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