New York sleaze merchants, The Erotics have returned with a new eight song EP, titled Rubbish. Their 2007 disc, 30 Seconds Over You, was one of my favorite new compact discs last year, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Rubbish.
Once again, Mike Trash and company delivers the goods! Singer Mike Trash has an Alice Cooper-like growl that is well tailored for The Erotics’ style of punk meets sleaze, rock and roll.
“Dead Last in The Rat Race” is an infectious tune that will immediately get you rocking. Some of the guitar riffs on this song, reminds me of Metallica’s cover of Queen’s Stone Cold Crazy.
The Erotics change up their sound a little bit with the addition of some cow bells, and use of the voice box in the tune “Push Comes To Death“. This is one of my favorites on Rubbish.
“Get Away From Me” has some really cool slide guitar by Rachel Toxic. The Yankees in the Erotics somehow pull off a catchy tune that sounds like it ought to be on a southern rock album.
Rubbish closes out with a really cool cover of the classic AC/DC tune, “Walk All Over You“. I never expected to hear The Erotics cover AC/DC, but they do a really good job on this tune.
The Erotics sound like they had a good time when they recorded these tunes, and the end result are eight very cool and very fun songs to listen to. Someone needs to get smart and put the Erotics on the Cruefest bill, and take this bands’ career to the next level. The Erotics have the talent, the look and the sound to make it on the big stage. Rubbish ought to open up some new doors for the Erotics. If you are a fan of sleazy good rock and roll, you need to pick this up.
01. Dead Last In The Rat Race
02. Terrorize You
03. Push Comes To Death
04. Get Away From Me (Mother F*cker)
05. Nobody Wants You Around
06. Born To Let You Down
08. Walk All Over You
The Erotics are:
Mike Trash – lead vocals and rhythm,lead guitar
Rachel Toxic – lead, rhythm, slide guitar and talk box
Billy Beer – bass
Johnny Riott – drums and percussion