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
“There are few things in life that make me hum and haw in eager anticipation, and one of them is hearing a new batch of fuck tunes from the slimy superman of sensational sleaze, Mike Trash” Sleazegrinder – Classic Rock
TRASHPIT RECORDS is very proud to announce that it will be releasing the new CD from New York’s finest merchants of sleaze driven Rock n Roll THE EROTICS.
The 8 Track CD simply titled ‘RUBBISH’ will be available this September.
Advance Pre-Orders will come with a LIMITED EDITION ‘RUBBISH’ PACK!!(Includes, Photo, Pins, Stickers.
TRASHPIT has a long relationship with the US based band after working alongside them on no less than 5 UK and USA Tours and featured the band as it’s cover stars in Issue 8 of TRASHPIT MAGAZINE.
For the last decade THE EROTICS have delivered raw rock-n-roll with unabashed reality, infectious hooks and a sly knack for sarcasm. From the punk rock beginnings of their debut release ‘Born To Destroy’ through the decadent and delinquent bluesy releases ’21st Century S.O.B.’ and ‘All That Glitters Is Dead’ and on to the diseased and depraved ‘Rock N Roll Killing Machine’ and last years highly acclaimed ’30 Second Over You’ (Voted # 30 in Classic Rock’s 50 Best Albums of 2007) the band are already set to return with a new collection of rock anthems with their new CD simply titled ‘RUBBISH’.
This time around the band have adapted an unapologetic darker side to their already infectious tunes.
From the bitter angst of opener ‘Dead Last In The Rat Race’, the pop fuelled ‘Born To Let You Down’ or even the country tinged soon to be classic ‘Get Away From Me Motherfucker’, The Erotics once again prove they are the unsung Kings of Gutter Rock!!
As one of the best kept (not-so) secrets in rock, The Erotics are riding the wave of the new rock-n-roll resurgence and are leading the charge, poised to expose themselves and sleazy, kick-ass rock-n-roll to the entire world.
“Mike Trash not only has the best Alice Cooper snarl this side of 1972 and the kind of million dollar guitar riffs Hardcore Superstar sold their first-born for, but his stellar songwriting skills and knack for pulling insanely catchy pop-hooks right out of the gutter is unparalleled.
He’s the fuckin’ Desmond Child of degenerate rock!”