Nothing is perfect in this world, but The Trashed Romeos´s “Where Dreamers Never Go” a homage record to Memphis´s heroe Jim Dickinson , came pretty damn close to it. A highly addictive, and strangely accessible album, brimming with good vibes and plenty of weird jaunts. I can’t put it down, and I don’t really want to either.
Could this band get any better? This Greg Roberson´s project, has morphed into a time machine, and each monstrous song gives off a totally different vibe. Deeply personal and painfully intricate, they’ve become a psych garage-entity very special to me….
“I’m just dead, I’m not gone”.
James Luther Dickenson (1941-2009)
THE TRASHED ROMEOS
Greg Roberson – Drums, Percussion, Backup Vocals
Jake Vest – Lead Vocals & Backup , Guitars, Piano, Organ, Percussion
Toby Vest – Guitars, Lead & Backup Vocals, Percussion
Adam Hill – Bass, Lead & Backup Vocals, Guitars, Percussion
Rick Steff – Organ, Mellotron, Harpsichord, Theremin, Noise
Jim Dickinson – Guitar & Vocals on “Where Dreamers Never Go”
The Trashed Romeo Horns are:
Jim Spake – Tenor & Baritone Sax
Scott Thompson – Trumpets
“Where Dreamers Never Go” (Cassette)
Release Date: December 30th 2012
Burger Records BRGR 158/Trashy Creatures Records TCRCS 003 (Limited Edition Cassette)
“Where Dreamers Never Go” (CD)
Release Date: October 30th 2012
Trashy Creatures Records TCRCD 003 (Limited Editon)
The Trashed Romeos, led by Greg Roberson (Tiger High, Reigning Sound, Arthur Lee’s Love, Compulsive Gamblers), hail from the very epicenter of rock- n -roll, Memphis, Tn. Roberson has a pretty straight forward mission with his bands debut record Where Dreamers Never Go, to pay homage to his late friend Jim Dickinson (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Big Star, The Replacements, Ry Cooder) and to focus attention on some of his hometown heroes and the obscure psychedelic garage rock 45’s they released in the mid 6o’s.
The Trashed Romeos feature, Roberson’s Tiger High band mates, Jake and Toby Vest, Rick Steff (Lucero, Cat Power) , and multi-instrumentalist and engineer Adam Hill (Big Star, Alex Chilton, White Stripes, The Raconteurs).
“Where Dreamers Never Go” is a love letter to Memphis and to Dickinson’s legacy.
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.
“Boasting members of Tiger High and Lucero, The Trashed Romeos have taken the spirit of 1960’s rock and soul and funneled it through the musical heritage of their hometown Memphis, TN. Where Dreamers Never Go could have easily been released in the ‘60’s and played along side the likes of The Beatles, The Kinks, Ray Charles, and Otis Redding. In fact, this record sounds like the perfect marriage of southern soul and the British Invasion. One thing The Trashed Romeos are not is a purely nostalgia act . . . what makes this band and this record great is their ability to take those classic sounds and give them a modern voice. This is great, great stuff. “
Oklahoma Lefty January 2013
“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.”
Mojophenia October 2012
The Trashed Romeos – Where Dreamers Never Go
released 30 October 2012
Produced By: Greg Roberson with The Trashed Romeos
Engineered By: Toby Vest with The trashed Romeos
Mixed By: Adam Hill with Toby Vest
Mastered By: Brad Blackwood at Euphonics Masters
1.Gotta Find a New Love 02:52
2.Halfway Down The Stairs 02:44
3.Be Good While I’m Gone 01:36
4.The Grass Is Never Greener 03:31
5.Hold It Baby 02:27
6.Leaning On To You 02:20
7.(You Can’t Blow) Smoke Rings 02:41
8.My Way Of Thinking 02:36
9.If You Want Me You Can Find Me 04:51
10.I SIt And Cry 02:19
11.Crying All Over My Time 02:52
12.Uptight Tonight 02:43
14.Where Dreamers Never Go 01:57