Royal Trux reissues

Without wanting to come on all Rock Family Trees, there was a band called Pussy Galore. In it were people who rocked, including men called Jon Spencer and Neil Hagerty. By the time Pussy Galore ended in a shower of recrimination and Spanish best-of parody art, new bands had already risen like pre-emptive phoenixes: BossContinue reading “Royal Trux reissues”

The Howling Hex – Earth Junk

(2008, Drag City) There is no foundation, and that is what is so discomfiting about Earth Junk. Opener ‘Big Chief Big Wheel’ lacks that solid bass line, the catchy riff, the vocal hook. The melodies whose constituent notes seem to bear little relation to each other seem to spiral in and out like bees emergingContinue reading “The Howling Hex – Earth Junk”