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Cats in the Trash

by Cats in the Trash

Graham Parker, Matchbox 20 and John Mellencamp blended into an eclectic-electric-funky-folk-pop cocktail with a soul twist.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Get Out of Town
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4:35 album only
2. Big Bad
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3:29 album only
3. Stories
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4:11 album only
4. Drivin'
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4:59 album only
5. Artchick
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4:31 album only
6. Do the Do
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3:36 album only
7. Damn the Workin' Blues
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4:05 album only
8. Don' T Mess With a Memory
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6:11 album only
9. Use Me
B. Withers
4:25 album only
10. Before You See the Money
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3:43 album only
11. Waitin' For the Summer
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2:50 album only
12. Won't Be Long
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4:32 album only
13. California
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4:02 album only


Album Notes
The lead track “Get Out of Town” by this L.A. songwriting tandem of Chris Millner and Mike Curry makes you think of Bono’s voice over Dickey Bett’s styled guitars. As you delve further, you hear more stripped-down Allman-esque influences along with bands like the Eagles and a bit of Mick Jagger vocal inflections, but there is a definite personality all their own with the knack to make catchy tunes with solid blues, rock and country roots, and spice them up with solid musicianship and foot-stompin' song structures.

Many chords ago the songwriting /guitar nucleus of Mike Curry and Chris Millner joined forces in Los Angeles. Together they formed several bands with various musicians over the years playing their original blend of music in the local bar/club/cafe circuit. Hard to pin down with songs ranging from rock to soul-folk and blues interspersed with humorous and thought provoking lyrics their collaboration eventually culminated in the release of their eponymous titled Cats in the Trash CD.

GRATUITIOUS CELEBRITY FOOTNOTE:Back -Up Vocals Guest Appearances by three members of 98 Degrees (billed as JustUs) occur on two tracks ... hear em' before they were rich & famous!



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Highly enjoyable debut album whets appetite for more.
This band sounds at home in a variety of musical formats.
Mike Curry is a mesmerizing vocalist, and his lyrics demonstrate a sensibility not too far removed from early Springsteen, from the dreamy "Drivin'" to the sly "Artchick." A terrific, entertaining debut.

Bob Mania

"Captivated me from start to finish."
Tell ya' what, here's an instantly likable record that's full of
clever and colorful word play, can't get 'em out of your head
hummable melodies, and a dizzying array of song styles that
captivated me from start to finish, three spins in a row. As a singer,
Mike Curry's got some pipes and great presence.
Tracks 1 and 3 remind me of the very best of Gregg Allman/Dicky Betts,
thanks in equal parts to his (sweeter and clearer than Greg's)
growl and CD co-writer Chris Millner's fluid and stinging guitar
work. Track 4, the haunting and beautiful Drivin' will resonate deeply with
anyone who's ever taken that final long drive
away from the person who just drove away from you.
Interesting time and chord changes and quirky cornerings
abound here on "Cats," all anchored impressively by Curry's
always compelling vocal take on each song. Ya' got
some cool funk n' soul on here, some workin' man blues, groovy grooves
a-plenty (like, everywhere), many splashed with a
twist of pathos that evokes early Tom Waits. This is a great Sounding disc
too, mixed and mastered skillfully, yet transparently. Don't miss Track 5,
ArtChick, the most ambitious (and deliciously funny) song on here, in
my opinion. Overall Rating: Extremely Highly Recommended. "Cats" is a
great record.


WOW and thank you to Cats in the Trash for moving forward to write/produce more in addition to these great works which are poetic and reflect every man's and every woman's reality of life. Chris Millner's guitar is SEXY, emotional, thoughtful, and simply right on! Move over Springsteen; here is a band who can match, word for word, and note for note, the American persona. Oh, and did I say that Chris Millner is an amazing guitarist as well as songwriter! I should know...


Great CD
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