TRASH CAN SCHOOL: Big Bang Radiation Blues: CD

Dec 01, 2009

For those unacquainted with TrashCanSchool, they were an ‘80s/’90s band with members hailing from the four corners of Los AngelesCounty. While most decidedly punk in intent, they weren’t afraid to pummel listeners with a three-guitar attack and some wailin’ sax. Collected here are two live performances circa 1991/’92 from Gilman Streetand the Whisky. You get straight-off-the-board sound quality of popular tunes like “Silver Surfer,” “Satan’s Favorite Groupie” and “Everything Must Go,” as well as solid thrashings of Patti Smith’s “Horses” and Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla.” Long has it been since I heard anything from this legendary group of malcontents and this is a welcome respite from the glut of color-by-numbers punk that is flooding the market.

 –jimmy (Jinx)