Trash Company - Earle Hotel Tapes
[Peoples Potential Unlimited,¬†Steady Sounds Records 2012]
I LIKE ELECTRA GLIDE. Very cool and damaged collection of underheard demo cassettes.
'Max Monroe has spent the last three decades making music. This ‚Ä®collection focuses on a specific period from his prolific and widely‚Ä® varied output, a time when Monroe was diligently mailing demo‚Ä®cassettes to record labels in the hopes of making it as a songwriter. ‚Ä®One such tape, sent to Capitol Records in the early 90's, garnered‚Ä® this curt response from then President of the R&B Division, Joy‚Ä®Bailey: "Some music was never meant to be heard." In hind sight, the ‚Ä®odds were more than stacked against Max and his songs, but there is‚Ä®something undeniable about these recordings, starkly honest, deeply‚Ä®personal, yet demanding attention. The story behind these tapes is one ‚Ä®of conviction and persistence in the face of rejection and‚Ä®indifference. It is time for this music to be heard."