• Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. The whole album is a barn rattler from top to bottom. Play this for anyone who thinks rock & roll is dead and gone. Heavy Trash again prove that theory dead wrong.
  2. The results range wider musically than Heavy Trash have previously, without compromising the sonic squawl and psychobilly vocals that have long provided the duo's signature sound.
  3. 80
    They've delivered highly re-playable 13 song study in the G blues chord's progression, spanning '50s hillbilly rock, '60s garage and '70s glam and punk. [Sep/Oct 2007, p.129]
  4. 80
    Overall, Going Way Out is much like Heavy Trash’s self-titled 2005 debut, as the duo continues to find ample inspiration from the past.
  5. The album has a smooth flow, using careful production and consistent guitar tones to blend the different musical influences and varied performances into a piece.
  6. Some things, like this album, are best left unanalyzed and simply enjoyed for their own bone-headed dedication to rockin’ out like a motherfucking banshee. Which Going Way Out does in spades and diamonds.
  7. There may be too much "because we can" to Heavy Trash's music, which raises questions about the band's conviction. But it's hard to argue with a song like 'They Were Kings,' a straight-up raver, only partly in quotes.
  8. Going Way Out With Heavy Trash is a lot of things-- wild, aged, loose, dangerous, ridiculous, respectful-- but it's not a joke. Even if it is kinda funny.
  9. It’s too much, for sure, but sometimes too much is just about right.
  10. The band's sophomore CD contains the straightest garage-blues nuggets he's ever sung. [7 Sep 2007, p.78]
  11. Like his fellow goth-punk godfather Nick Cave, Spencer is a master of the offhandedly irreverent blues move, turning riffs like 'Crazy Pritty Baby' into prime perversion.
  12. 60
    Oodles of unashamed, unabashed fun, Going Way Out is perfect music to sculpt pompadours to. [Oct 2007, p.99]
  13. At points it gets too much, but Heavy Trash's steel-toed pillaging of the past still makes them a punk-rock Time Team.
  14. The rock 'n' role playing of Going Way Out isn't really as satisfying on disc as it may have seemed in the planning stages.
  15. 40
    As an exercise in historical re-enactment it works just fine, but not everyone will want to stick around until Going Way Out...comes around again. [Nov 2007, p.104]
  16. Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray go even farther into chugging rockabilly riffs and hiccupping Elvis poses they explored on their 2006 debut. [Summer 2007, p.90]

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