Thee Trash Brats “American Disaster” (2001)

It seems like nothing can stop the Detroit BRATS from rocking, and it's like they're becoming better and better as the years go by. Indeed, "American Disaster" is a first class TRASH BRATS album, it has the maturity as well as the wildness of their first recordings. Some songs like "Rocket To Heaven", "Imitation Generation",... Continue Reading →

Brian McCarty “Lover Forget Me Not”

At heart, Mister Entertainment, Brian McCarty, is Show-People. An icon of the underground punk, and trashy-glam scene, the former Trash Brat is equally adept at writing tear-in-your-beer, old time country. This record spills over with weary nods to "real folks" storytellers like, Seger, Kristofferson, Prine, and Willie Nelson. Other tunes are shot-through with vivid bursts... Continue Reading →

Ricky Rat “Crossfire Summer” 7″

TRASH BRATS' guitar player Ricky Rat has just released his first solo album "Songs in C Major Love" and elegantly introduces it with the single "Crossfire Summer"(vinyl on New Fortune Records), a great power pop tune with a well-dosed mix of early KISS and HEARTBREAKERS guitar riffs emphasized by a melodic and catchy chorus. Ricky... Continue Reading →

Fillmore Slim “S/T”

Anyone remember this band from Detroit? I reviewed their first demo years ago and at the time they were sounding very promising, a bit like a punker version of FASTER PUSSYCAT. It's 2011 and here they are back with a new line-up and a new 10 song album. They now have a girl singer (Nikki... Continue Reading →

Ricky Rat

"PLANET BOY!" ...Veglam Cub Reporter, Anguish Young, Catches Up With Free-Style, Rock'n'Roll Super Hero, the amazing, RICKY RAT! Detroit Rock City's always been home to loads of internationally-celebrated musicians, but few still fly the flag for "That Old Time Rock'n'roll", like Motown's own, charismatic guitar-star, Ricky Rat. He's still playing his Andy McCoy/Johnny Thunders/Bob "Derwood"... Continue Reading →

Trash Brats (1999)

The TRASH BRATS really succeed in mixing the punk rock authenticity and state of mind with the glam image. These guys are not here to compromise, rock'n'roll is in their hearts and they will keep the flame burning, come hell or high water ! Ricky Rat talks... Can you give us a summary of the... Continue Reading →

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