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Live at Elm Street Rock Cafe,
something very special and very dear to me about Trashcan Darlings. I
remember very well the first time I heard their music. I can tell you
the exact date and time when I first laid my hands on one of their
releases. The first Trashcan gig I went to is still one of my best
concert-memories. When you love a band like this, there’s always that
small worry when they are about to release a new album. I’m always
somewhat concerned that they’ll release something crap. (Like Hanoi
Rocks did last year.) Something that’ll reduce my love and respect for
them. That, and the fact that this was their first gig with their new
Q. Ken Rockers, made this night special. This was a ”let’s see what our fans think
of our new songs (and new bassist)”-gig.
Well, I’m one of their fans, and this is what I think ;
Q. Ken Rockers (Pic taken by GlamGirl)
First of all, Q. Ken Rockers rocks. Although I miss Dee, it sort of felt like Ken’s always been playing with the band. He looks good too, my guess is that he’ll give the rest of them a good run for the groupies. No need to fight guys, there’s probably more than enough groupies for everyone..
This gig were
origianlly supposed to be at Rock Bottom thursday night. But Rock Bottom
suddenly decided to close down, and the gig was moved. The band seemed a
bit worried that maybe people wouldn’t get the message, and not turn up
at ElmStreet. There were no need to worry. A lot of people turned up.
And they all looked like they were having a blast!
Chris Damien Doll (Pic by GlamGirl)
included seven unreleased songs. Two of which already have become live
hits; ”Me Punk, You Fuck”, and ”From Purity To Pain”. They’re both
catchy songs with an easy sing-along chorus. The rest of the new songs
are maybe not instant hits, but they will grow on me, I know. Because
they are all great tunes. I’ve heard rumors about Trashcan going
rockabilly, and moving towards harder rock. The new album is supposedly
going to have a little bit of everything on it. If this is true, I’m a
bit worried about how they’re going to get it all to fit together as a
whole on the album. The new songs they played were neither rockabilly or
hard rock. They were good old Trashcan Darlings songs. Just the way we
like’em; catchy, fun and with great guitar-riffs. Maybe I haven’t been
paying enough attention before, but the skills of Chris Damien Doll is
He is highly underrated as a guitarist.
Inbetween the new
songs, some old classics. Personally, I missed ”Chemical High” and
”Holiday In My Head”. But if they were to play all my favourites, they’d
be playing all night, and all morning too.
So no complaints here.
It is always fun
to watch the crowd at Trashcan-shows. It seems like they have a solid
and very loyal group of fans. A lot of the same people tend to show up
every time. That’s good, you know there’ll be dancing, singing and fun
up-front. I’d hate to be at a Trashcan-gig where everyone just stood
there, nodding their heads. The crowd is doing half the work at shows
like this. The Darlings seems to be appreciating their
fans just as much as their fans appreciate them.
Strange? Gentle (Pic by GlamGirl)
My ears are still ringing. My throat is still sore from singing. I’m looking forward to this release. I’m not worried anymore. And what’s even better, a new album means a new tour. Because Trashcan Darlings is first and foremost a live act. If the Darlings play anywhere near you, go see them! Please, darling, please.
For more glam-tastic photos, go here: Trashcan Darlings photo album
27. march, 2006