Lost in the shuffle.
mcvamp2001 | Los Angeles, CA (Capitol of America) | 08/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Between the end of the late-80's Hollywood hair band scene and the rise of what became called "Grunge," a lot of bands with a lot of talent slipped in the mass-marketing cracks. One of those bands was NYC's WHITE TRASH. After a hot Buzz-Bin video on MTV (APPLE PIE,) suddenly WHITE TRASH found themselves unfairly lumped in with the hair bands, and soon, the only airplay they got on MTV was "The Crawl" being used as the theme to Jon Stewart's old show (not that anyone really knew who did it anyway.) This album deserves better. Considering it's 10 years old, it's amazing how fresh it sounds, and it's entirely possible that if this band had come out of Southern Cali in 1997 rather than out of NY in 1990, their outlook might have been a little brighter. Although vocalist Dave Alvin's voice occasionally hit dogs-only range, the talent of this group was unquestionable. The original lineup of WHITE TRASH (and their accompaniment, THE BADASS BRASS,) brought out what I would best describe as the stepchildren of THE BLUES BROTHERS and AC/DC. Although the core group was overhauled for the next (final) album, "SI O SI, QUE?," WHITE TRASH retained a spark and talent that should have made them, if not the biggest band in the world, then at least a band that could have afforded to quit their day jobs. Top to bottom, WHITE TRASH's self-titled major label debut is worth a listen, and has been a staple of my personal collection since the month it was released."
Very Underated to say this least.
Thomas Provencher | Pittsfield, MA United States | 11/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this cd back in 1991 when it was first released. From that moment on, I was hooked, but I somehow knew that this album would be blown off as it with the case for many other great albums. White Trash, is one of my all time favorite cd's. I am a 33 year old musician " drummer" and this album has inspired me for years. It totally makes me sad that this album got swept under the carpet. The creative genuis behind this band blows my mind even today. I will start of the bottom end " the rythim section" The slap/pop bass through-out the album is awesome. I can really live the groove and it gives me inspiration to write. The drum tracks are so solid and groove/funk that it is almost impossible not to feel them. Very creative powerfull and pure genuis form thier drummer. The vocals at times are a bit out of my comfort range, but then Dave brings them right back down low, to come back with timing and placement that totally brings the groove right back together. Guys a pure talent. The horn section, is done so well on this cd. Its not this over powering ear piercing section that makes your ears bleed. It is very well writtien and placed just in the right spot to bring in a bigger band sound and make you feel like your on the streets of New orleans, knock em back and having a great time. This is my second favorite album of all time only to take a back seat to Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime. Sorry this review was so long. but I have a lot to say about this masterpiece album from NYC."
Mixture of jazz, blues, & rock and roll. Before it's time..
Thomas Provencher | 07/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not the bands first endevor, but it is the best. Before "alternative" was mainstream, they were doing what they do best, and its all here on this album. Can be described as pre-ska (sp?) type music, once you listen you will hear many bands today with the same type of sound. Great mix of brass and rockand roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!"