EDGAR WINTER’S WHITE TRASH Edgar Winter’s White Trash
From page 69 of Classic Rock Magazine September 2006
A paler shade of White. Full-blooded, spine-tremoring funk. Massive, Blood Sweat & Tears-style horns. A bass that’s a throbbing, purple monster. Keyboards that twitch and shudder like dying sharks on a trawler’s deck. Ultra-slick, super-soulful vocal interplay between Edgar Winter and Jerry LaCroix.
The 1971 debut from Edgar’s White Trash begins in delirious fashion with Give It Everything You Got but struggles to scale those heights again. A gospel vibe takes over – notably on the overwrought Save The Planet – which robs the album of momentum. Edgar pulls a magnificent ballad – Dying To Live – out of the bag, but it’s a belated effort.
The majority of this record has dated badly and sounds too Saturday night showband for comfort.