"Trash Wednesday" (CTP Records)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Trash Wednesday are closer to the classic "new wave" Duran Duran kind of rock'n'roll sound than to the popular pop-punk sounds of, say, Blink 182. But the band's unique sound owes something to both genres. They're edgier than Duran Duran and far more original than Blink 182. Unfortunately, that also means that they may be too edgy for fans of classic rock and not edgy enough for fans of the punk d'jour. 

The one major factor in Trash Wednesday's favor is that their music is perfect for radio airplay. If this band gets any, chances are they'll catch on in a big way. For the most part, their songs are well-written, radio-friendly ditties that should generate a lot of interest and records sales. The CD's opening tunes, "Stop Tina Modotti" and "Song of Love" both have the goods to become at least minor radio hits. "Love Ain't So Pretty (Anymore)" comes pretty damn close to classic punk rock.

My guess is that this stuff sounds a lot more raw in a live performance but, as recorded, it may not have that rough edge that some are looking for. Still, Trash Wednesday have plenty to offer and their self-titled CD is certainly entertaining.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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