TRASH was an experimental band that performed from 1982 – 1983 of primarily original music and several twisted versions of cover tunes. Xtine wrote songs, sang and played bass. The late Paul Tatara was extraordinarily gifted at interpreting the original music on his guitar and accordion in this unusual musical group.
Jan Linendoll always knew just what to do when a new creative song project was underway on his drums. Fleenor Gray who owned a trumpet and trombone, didn’t officially know how to play either of them but that’s why he was selected for this band. Then there’s “Armando,” aka Brian DiBello who didn’t know how to play guitar but did so anyway with a slide on his finger.
TRASH was the opening act for bands like Carsickness from Pittsburgh, and the Adults from Cleveland.
Enjoy this “acting out” song, “Kiss the Darkness,” which was written in 1982 by Xtine, and is copyright 2013 by Christine Lorraine Mankowski.
During the first minute or so the music plays in mono, but then it kicks into stereo for the rest of the song. It was recorded with microphones dangling from beams in the basement. of 916 Wayne St., Erie in one take during practice on November 5, 1982.
Video by Vacationing Parakeet Productions c. 2013.