Punk veteran Steve "Trash" Fishman brings together some well-known friends to crank out some glammy garage rock.
Hilariously masquerading as a sampler, Bubbling Up From Underground: The State of the Art-Rock Pt 1 is in actuality a collection of wide-ranging tunes helmed by veteran punk bassist Steve "Trash" Fishman and featuring a host of guest musicians including Hugh Cornwell (Stranglers), Clem Burke (Blondie), and Pamela Hitchinson (The Emotions).
Trashbeat, one of several bands formed by Fishman for this project, features himself, Burke, Richie Ramone (Ramones), and the one and only Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols. A blast of raucous garage rock mixed with the swagger of early '70s glam rock, the David Bowie influence is easy to detect, and which Fishman confirms.
"This song was written to David Bowie primarily," says Fishman. "But it's about any of your heroes not creating work thats as relevant or powerful as it was in their peak. It implores them to get out of their safety zone and come slumming with me and revive the passion, attitude, balls, trash, weird etc. And then, Mr. Jones's last album had some vibrant and edgy stuff that was back on point. I reckon he must have heard an early version of the song. I know he spies on me…"
Bubbling Up From Underground: The State of the Art-Rock Pt 1 is out now.