“The Trashed Romeos have a pretty straightforward mission statement on their debut record `Where Dreamers Never Go`, paying homage to their late friend Jim Dickinson and to focus attention on some of their hometowns unsung psychedelic garage rock heroes. A Memphis super group of the highest order, the band was born out of the ashes of Greg Roberson’s band, Snake Eyes, featuring legendary producer/session man Jim Dickinson (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Big Star, The Replacements, Ry Cooder). Four months after Snake Eyes called it quits, Roberson and Dickinson began songwriting sessions at Dickinson’s Zebra Ranch Studios with Roberson’s Tiger High band mates Jake and Toby Vest. The band recorded 16 of 24 original songs written that spring. In May of 2009, three days after recording for the album concluded, Dickinson had his first in a series of heart attacks. In August of 2009 Dickinson passed away, and the finished album was shelved and, according to Roberson, will never be released”.
Memphis based Garage-Rock icons `The Trashed Romeos` have recorded one of the most engaging mixes of 60`s Freakbeat, Garage, Soul and Psychedelic Rock this side of the first lunar landing. Not content with simple studio inspiration or a single musical formula, each individual track seems to pay homage to vibrant sub-genres that flourished during this era. Boisterous guitar Pop meets an uncontrollable swirling Hammond, the fleeting stabs at pre-Prog Psychedelia produce satisfyingly upbeat sugar-lump flashbacks. You`ll adore the brilliantly conceived arrangements which create an air of intimacy akin to The Moody Blues, Procol Harum and The Zombies paired with the most meticulous and adoring rhythm section, the overall sound is a buzz of extravagance fabulously delivering a well aimed kick in the pants – An album release that tentatively sparkles, a social commentary spanning musical milestones guided by a pile of kerouac paperbacks.
“Both the CD and Cassette packages for `Where Dreamers Never Go` include a 1968 photo of Jim Dickinson by Jim Marshall. Marshall is responsible for such iconic images as Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at Monterey Pop and Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin”.
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