Trashcan Darlings “Real Fucking Make-Up”

“Real Fucking Make-Up”!… That’s what the back of my TRASHCAN DARLINGS shirt says and no need to tell you that it already amused more than a few people in the past especially when I was wearing it in the US! Ironically, I remember that some guy from Norway came and talk to me in a record store in Los Angeles because he recognized the shirt! We’ve been following the TRASHCAN DARLINGS for a long time now, but I’m still getting happy every time I’m get something new from them! This is a A+B side and rarities compilation starting with the 5 song CD “Gore Gore Boys & Splatter Pussies” and its classics such as the self-destructive glam punk anthem “I Just Wanna Die (On A Chemical High)”, the glammy “Angel Lost”, one of my favourite DARLINGS song or the punked-up “Johnny Is A Drag Queen” with its SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK guitar gimmicks. It’s great to also be able to find the B-side of “Johnny Is A Drag Queen”, a pure Chuck Berry style rock’n’roll song called “Barbed Wire Boogie”! You’ll also find the “Holiday In My Head” EP with its fantastic self-titled song. “Criminal Porn” is another song I didn’t ear before, a cool rock’n’roll tune with a catchy glitter punk chorus. If you already have the “Tunes From The Trashcan” CD, you’ll find an unreleased version of “Electric Vampires” with new wavish synth, and I must say that it goes well with the song. Then if you had the “10 Years Of Trash” DVD and wondered why the song “European Suicide Bombers” was not appearing on any CD before, then here is a live version for you! There’s also a speed-up demo version of “Bad Reputation” and 5 previously unreleased tracks that will satisfy those who already had most of the songs: “Fed Up”, a classic TRASHCAN DARLINGS glam punk hit that I liked a lot when listening to it on their MySpace page, so much that I had to listen to it again and again until I got this CD; “Intergalactic Silence”, a ballad that will bring silver glitter and DOLLS images to your mind ; “22 & Trash”, a song that I’ve loved live; “No Fun Without You”, a killer track with great melody and a bit of a Californian glam metal feel and one of the first songs of the band: “Low Dancing Girl”. A die-hard fan like me could complain about the absence of “Tumble With Me” (HOLLYWOOD BRATS cover), “Tragedy” (HANOI ROCKS cover) or “Yesterday’s Fools” (Revolvers cover) but it probably has something to do with copyrights… Or maybe the band is planning to release a cover CD some day? I should add that this CD has a cool colourful cartoonesque cover and a great booklet with notes and pics, which is always a plus in this downloading age. So this new CD is a perfect occasion to get all these rarities you were looking for or just hear new stuff from our favourite Norwegian DARLINGS!/Laurent C.http://www.trashcandarlings.com
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