From Drag City: Royal Trux weren’t thinking about one single place in time – no, they saw ALL of them instead – all the…Read More
From the noisy demise of underground kingpins Pussy Galore came two interesting bands. The first was Jon Spencer’s blues deconstruction unit, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; the second was Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema’s dissonant junkie nightmare known as Royal Trux. Interestingly, both bands started out as avant-noise combos playing little that resembled traditional rock & roll. That doesn’t mean the music they made was bad; it was rather a little difficult to figure out when they were really into it or simply pulling your chain. What’s amazing is that after a protracted period of making harsh, nearly inaccessible records, both bands, by the mid-’90s, were making records that sounded like ’70s rock, only with gobs more attitude and noise.
Back in play just to celebrate 14 years, 2 months and 12 days since it’s original release is Royal Trux‘s penultimate album, Veterans of…Read More
According to the press, in 1998, Royal Trux were back in action. The Virgin years, regarded as a wilderness period by some, were brought to a definitive close with the release of Accelerator back on Drag City and DominoRead More