From about 1999 until about 2004 we played in a band that was really influenced by AC/DC, Guns N Roses and Aerosmith called American Trash. We made two records – “The Bourbon Experiment” and “Element of Doom” that caught this kind of reckless abandon, authentic real deal rawwwcckk and the live shows were ferocious. The group started to get all this attention from music industry heavy weights who worked with the bands mentioned above and the major record labels at the time. Between all the contracts and the “by the way which one’s Pink” legalese it looked like it was going to fly and start to tour nationally. So close and yet……..so close. What ended up happening instead was all this focus and manipulation on image and photo shoots and marketing concepts instead of playing live and sadly the whole thing imploded and didn’t get off the ground. This one had a certain spark, the goods. We all played with a lot of bands that got to open up for legends and they always smoked us, with American Trash – we put the fear of god into the headliners, be good or be smoked.
The records still sound great and we all stayed friends and if Guns N Roses not in this lifetime is back (3/5ths at least), we gotta be back too.
To be continued….