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Cracker — Euro-Trash Girl
Album: Kerosene Hat
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Released: 1993
Length: 7:53
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Well I've been up to Paris
And I've slept in a park
Went down to Barcelona
Someone broke in my car
And I'll search the world over
For my angel in black
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For a Euro-trash Girl

Took the train down to Athens
And I slept in a fountain
Some Swiss junkie in Turin
Ripped me off for my cash
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For my angel in black
Yeah, search the world over
For a Euro-trash Girl

The CRS on the metro
Shook me down for a bribe
On my knees for the sergeant
When my passport arrived
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For my angel in black
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For a Euro-trash Girl

Euro-trash Girl, Euro-trash girl
Euro-trash Girl, Euro-trash girl

Called my mom from a payphone
I said "I'm down to my last."
She said "I sent you to college
Now go call your dad."
And the waitress that he married
Well she hung up the phone
You know she never did like me
But I can stand on my own

Sold my plasma in Amsterdam
Spent it all in a night
Buying drinks at the Melk Weg
For a soldier in drag
And I'll search the world over
For my angel in black
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For a Euro-trash Girl

Euro-trash Girl, Euro-trash girl
Euro-trash Girl, I'm a Euro-trash girl

Yeah, I'll search the world over
For my angel in black
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For a Euro-trash Girl

Solo Johnny

Got a tattoo in Berlin
And a case of the crabs
A rose and a dagger
On the palm of my hand
And I'll search the world over
For my angel in black
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For a Euro-trash Girl

Euro-trash Girl, Euro-trash girl
Euro-trash Girl, Euro-trash girl

Yeah, I'll search the world over
For my angel in black
Yeah, I'll search the world over
For a Euro-trash Girl
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Love the collaboration with Leftover Salmon and Cracker doing all these tunes.  Very awesome.
saw them play at City Winery in Atlanta in 2016. Glad I went. They sound great! Johnny is a great guitarist and showman too!
I know Bill loves a good bass line, and this song certainly has one. Played by Davey Faragher (who is part of Elvis Costello's backing band, The Imposters). 
I'd heard the F.S.K. version before (it was produced by David Lowery, from Cracker)
 charliedancey wrote:
and another one in London . . . pxd

Good old Radio Paradise. Hadn't heard that one before - and loved it. So I bought it and hopefully Bill and Rebecca get a little bump on the money side. Can I just say that there is a little posse of Paradise fans here around Bath in the UK who all feel that RP is almost always just about the sort of music you can totally live with.

Thanks a whole huge bunch RP for being so brilliant and we really, really appreciate it.
 

In spite of #MeToo, I would love a Euro Trash Girl. I would search the world over for her. Haven't heard a song I instantly loved the first time I heard it, in a long time. My only disappointment to the song is, he doesn't find her.We need Euro-Trash Girl2.
This song is so funny.

Reminds me of the young American and French tourists in Bolivia who basically showed up to get high.   Some of them established close bonds with folks doing multi-year prison sentences in La Paz for trafficking.  Back then, the jail was the best place to score cocaine according to many.   (Yes, I know.... totally dumbass.)

From what I heard, young French tourists touching down in Peru were asking where they could buy cocaine before leaving the tarmac.  
I prefer the Chicks on Speed version
Could pass for Marcy Playground.
No, you're a trash girl!
 theirongiant wrote:
Reposting this because comments on the iPhone app seem to be broken...

As an introduction to this song, Bill shared a funny anecdote about his days in radio.  A woman called the listener request line to complain about this song, and the following exchange ensued:

Caller: “Ugh!  Why are you playing this song?  The title, ‘You’re a Trash Girl...’ it’s so disrespectful of women!”

Bill: “It’s not ‘You’re a Trash Girl...’, it’s EURO Trash Girl.”

Caller: “Oh, and that’s any better?!” 

Stay classy! 
 
I just heard this intro theirongiant mentioned above.  I guess stupidity is good for a good laugh :-)
You Americans are just jealous!!

;-)
"You're trash girl"
Thanks Bill for the anecdote on live stream about the misanderstanding of a listener
"Called my mom from a payphone
I said "I'm down to my last."
She said
"I sent you to college
Now go call your dad."
And the waitress that he married

Well she hung up the phone
You know she never did like me
But I can stand on my own"

 
Very nice Bill!
And this is my point - great songs like this don't mix well with top 40 junk like John Cougar or Counting Crows. Please delete those artists from your fantastic radio station.
Good one Bill. 
Regarding Mr. Bill's commentary about the caller complaining about RP playing a song titled "Euro-Trash Girl" just now, even with trust funds provided for an education, it doesn't guarantee my cousins' kids show up anywhere other than a University of Alabama frat house.  
 westslope wrote:
If nothing else, this song is funnier than hell.

And to all the proud white trash out there.... Howdy!   

Us trashy white folks got to stick together.    -hehe-
 

How--deee!
 kylieh wrote:
These lyrics crack me up. Rick Steves it ain't.
 
I thought Lowery may have consulted him for help with the lyrics.
Makes me want to grab my old backpack and hit the backpacker/gringo/farang/muzungu trail again, sigh
If nothing else, this song is funnier than hell.

And to all the proud white trash out there.... Howdy!   

Us trashy white folks got to stick together.    -hehe-
love the banter, keep it up
Wow...that's the most I've ever heard Bill say...ever!
Reposting this because comments on the iPhone app seem to be broken...

As an introduction to this song, Bill shared a funny anecdote about his days in radio.  A woman called the listener request line to complain about this song, and the following exchange ensued:

Caller: “Ugh!  Why are you playing this song?  The title, ‘You’re a Trash Girl...’ it’s so disrespectful of women!”

Bill: “It’s not ‘You’re a Trash Girl...’, it’s EURO Trash Girl.”

Caller: “Oh, and that’s any better?!” 

Stay classy! 
I absolutely love this song! My favourite Cracker song for sure. What a blast from the past! Now c'mon, sing it....SING IT! "EUROTRASH GIRL! {#Roflol}{#Cheesygrin}
I love this song and the group. Sorry for all you people that hate it. It is awesome and makes me laugh.
 siriuss wrote:

the worst tune I've heard since a long time. Old style stuff that resemble 100 others of the same type. And it is way too long, it never seem to end, What a torture. Redneck stuff from a garage band.  But don't worry in Quebec we also have this type of music from those bands that are starting and don't know much about music.  I've been in a band for too long to appreciate this overplayed type of song. Please loose the t{#Iamwithstupid}

Another brilliant work of art by Dave and Johnny.{#Bananajam}
American trash song.
I just love the dual-blues thing going with Davey's pained vocals and Johnny's WILD GUITAR! Still one of my faves from a classic disc!
 LowPhreak wrote:
Why does this never play when it comes up on PSD?
 
I guess you're just lucky.  ; )
 Shmelo wrote:
This song is offensively horrible.

Sucko

Barfo.

Crappo.

 
LOL.  Yea, this band annoys me, too.  My friend begged me to go see them with him and was offended that I thought they sounded like watered down Tom Petty.  Our drunken friend kept shouting for "Skynyrd!!" and "Free Bird" in between songs.  Good times.
Why does this never play when it comes up on PSD?
 deepwoodskev wrote:
I'd argue this is one of the ten best rock albums from the early to mid '90s.

 
Now don't forget the debut albums by 4 Non Blondes and The Spin Doctors.
{#Propeller}
Brilliant, back packing through Europe in 93 and 95.  Do all backpackers in Europe have these similar experiences, Euro rail pass headaches, Swedish junkie singing Satellite of love to my future wife and I in Granada, it all puts a huge smile on my face.  Thanks Bill.
 ScottN wrote:

Perhaps the best album released on August 23rd, 1993.  Perhaps.

 
the worst tune I've heard since a long time. Old style stuff that resemble 100 others of the same type. And it is way too long, it never seem to end, What a torture. Redneck stuff from a garage band.  But don't worry in Quebec we also have this type of music from those bands that are starting and don't know much about music.  I've been in a band for too long to appreciate this overplayed type of song. Please loose the tape. 
 deepwoodskev wrote:
I'd argue this is one of the ten best rock albums from the early to mid '90s.

 
Perhaps the best album released on August 23rd, 1993.  Perhaps.
I'd argue this is one of the ten best rock albums from the early to mid '90s.
 aelfheld wrote:

Why do you hate 5 year-olds?

 
Those little fingers freak me right out.
Thank you Bill for not just playing perfectly crafted music that appeals to EVERYONE.
This is what makes RP so great!
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
 TheCore wrote:
As an european - we love this one, specially in Scandinavia. It has a very high beer-factor, also among the girls. {#War}
 

 
Yeah somebody who gets it.  I love the country twang guitar as I grew up deep in the Appalachians.  I envision us and your euro girls doing a slow motion mosh pit around a camp fire.  Searching for our Angel in Black.{#Wink} 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I get that people have differed tastes and this track may not be for everybody. But offensive? 



 
Willie,  I have joked on an occasion or two that my wife and I are 'trash'.  You should see the negative looks from other pasty-faced folks.  Wow!

I suspect that some folks feel incredibly insecure about their socio-economic status.  

Great song for today.  Possibly the 'trashiest' person to become president of the USA during my lifetime is now in power. 
 Shmelo wrote:

Offensive in the fact that it's absolute drivel. Sounds like something a 5yr old would write.

 
Why do you hate 5 year-olds?
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I get that people have differed tastes and this track may not be for everybody. But offensive? 



 
Offensive in the fact that it's absolute drivel. Sounds like something a 5yr old would write.
 Shmelo wrote:
This song is offensively horrible.

Sucko

Barfo.

Crappo.

 
Is it really "barfo"?
These lyrics crack me up. Rick Steves it ain't.
 Shmelo wrote:
This song is offensively horrible.

Sucko

Barfo.

Crappo.
 

I get that people have differed tastes and this track may not be for everybody. But offensive? 


Far too long. Redefines adequate. An easy 2.
 yofitofu wrote:

Schmelo

 
coolio too
C'mon, haters.....doesn't this solo at least nudge your crusty old soul?
hush hush ! Udine.
 TheCore wrote:
As an european - we love this one, specially in Scandinavia. It has a very high beer-factor, also among the girls. {#War}
 

 

{#High-five}
I was so pleased to be informed of this secret song — & fellow buried gem I Drive My Car — when I got this CD in '95 in Guam that I spread the word. The expat buddies and I in Ishikawa sure jammed it up, from Ken's Bar and Un Poco in Kanazawa to Wakura Onsen.
Tedious in the extreme. And that's not just the chorus.
As an european - we love this one, specially in Scandinavia. It has a very high beer-factor, also among the girls. {#War}
 
 moodfood wrote:
my favorite Cracker song.. {#Cheesygrin}

 me too!
 


 Shmelo wrote:
This song is offensively horrible.

Sucko

Barfo.

Crappo.

 
Schmelo
This song is offensively horrible.

Sucko

Barfo.

Crappo.
I've always loved that twangy guitar solo.

The entire album features some fantastic bass playing by Davey Faragher.
My anthem on a euro back packing trip some 15 years ago. Takes me there every time I hear it.
YER A BADASS GIRL ~ take it away Johnny {#Guitarist}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Painful.

 

On_The_Beach, you disappoint me.  {#War}


 martinc wrote:
American Woman ... stay away from me..

 
Exactly.  What goes around comes around.
I dig how they take such a great, fun foray in the Country genre, a la Stones' Girl With the — well, YOU know what kinda eyes she got!
I give this a 9 just for originality!  LOL  :)
As with most songs played on RP, it depends in what kind of mood one is.
 LowPhreak wrote:
Go take an aspirin and quit whining. You'll live.
 
Aspirin won't help with this dreck. PSD is the perfect prescription.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Painful.

 
Go take an aspirin and quit whining. You'll live.
Painful.
my favorite Cracker song.. {#Cheesygrin}
EVERYBODY NOW!  "EURO-TRASH GIRL, EURO-TRASH GIRL, YOUR MY EURO-TRASH GIRL ... "

This song was hidden on the CD on number 99.... days of driving around smoking (what is now legal in some states) and listening to this album...over and over! Those were some times... I'm thinking about you Liz.{#Bounce} 


Just think of the unlikelihood of a very country-sounding band playing a song called Euro-Trash Girl. Found treasure, for sure....
Ah, yes... The story of my early 20s as they unfolded in Western Europe the mid-90s... I still can't decide if this song holds up over time, but I always turn it up when it comes on... Thanks, Bill!! : )
{#Bananajumprope} I like it......


HAHAHAHAHA!  Went to Europe for 3 weeks (France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK) in the late 1990s with my twenty-year-old sons, and this was our theme song!
 
Thanks for the warm memory, Bill and Rebecca!
 charliedancey wrote:
Good old Radio Paradise. Hadn't heard that one before - and loved it. So I bought it and hopefully Bill and Rebecca get a little bump on the money side. Can I just say that there is a little posse of Paradise fans here around Bath in the UK who all feel that RP is almost always just about the sort of music you can totally live with.

Thanks a whole huge bunch RP for being so brilliant and we really, really appreciate it.

 
And you're contributors too!  {#Dancingbanana_2}  Awesome!!!!  {#Dancingbanana} 
Good old Radio Paradise. Hadn't heard that one before - and loved it. So I bought it and hopefully Bill and Rebecca get a little bump on the money side. Can I just say that there is a little posse of Paradise fans here around Bath in the UK who all feel that RP is almost always just about the sort of music you can totally live with.

Thanks a whole huge bunch RP for being so brilliant and we really, really appreciate it.
 

Ericocean wrote:
Go Johnny Go.  Great song and never miss a chance to see these guys low.  A really good band.

....they will be playing a free show at The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk a Fri. in July.  I'm gonna have to take your advise....
 Ballzak wrote:
Got a tattoo in Berlin
And a case of the crabs
A rose and a dagger
On the palm of my hand

Uh... ouch?
Still, I think I know the feeling to fall in love
   with them Euro-Trash girls...


 
{#Notworthy}
 stecka wrote:
Love Radio Paradise but I hope I don't have to sit through this song again in my life

 

{#Nyah}
Got a tattoo in Berlin
And a case of the crabs
A rose and a dagger
On the palm of my hand

Uh... ouch?
Still, I think I know the feeling to fall in love
   with them Euro-Trash girls...

Love it!  Great version with Leftover Salmon out there somewhere too

Love the version with Leftover Salmon backing Cracker too.........very nice!{#Music}


Go Johnny go!  A great song, never miss a chance to see these guys live.
Go Johnny Go.  Great song and never miss a chance to see these guys low.  A really good band.
 stecka wrote:
Love Radio Paradise but I hope I don't have to sit through this song again in my life
 
Seconded.
Love Radio Paradise but I hope I don't have to sit through this song again in my life
If you ever get the chance to see them live, do it!  They turn this thing into a sing-along JAM-FEST! and Johnny TEARS IT UP on ol' Lucky No. 7!
...sounds like 21st century 'blues' to me!
Classic roadside joint kick back with some longnecks listening music.
johnjconn wrote:
Do they sing
"Euro Trash Girl"
or
"Your a Trash Girl"

Sounds like the later to me
  BOTH!

^^
..you're attract grrl?..
 
..funny story:  i found my ETG in the States..she dumped me like hog-swill
  out the back end..so who's the trash?..(i'm still pondering)..

{#Devil_pimp} 
 johnjconn wrote:
Do they sing
"Euro Trash Girl"
or
"Your a Trash Girl"

Sounds like the later to me
  BOTH!

"Case of the crabs" makes it an 8.  What's wrong w/ the 20-somethings that they can't appreciate really good lyrics?
I'm surprised at the negative comments.  I'm too old to know these guys, but this song has genuine wit.  Sounds like a theme for an entire generation of post-adolescents.  I'm gonna give it a 7, at least, maybe an 8.
 fredriley wrote:
Crackers singing about euro-trash? Hmm. Cracker have done some excellent rockin' numbers, but this one isn't one of them. Bloody goes on a long time, too.
 
American sarcasm Fred!
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
Finally...a really good song!  Appropriate for the London 2012 games...
 
LOL... From a facebook post: 

Will you still medal in the morning?

The real games in the Olympic Village will not be televised


The complexity of simplicity is a beautiful thing.
Love it!  -  Good pull RP!
Finally...a really good song!  Appropriate for the London 2012 games...
Props to Lowery, one of the best artists of GenX.
I generally like Cracker, but this song is just waaaaay too long.
American Woman ... stay away from me..
Where can I get me one of them there you're a trash girls?


Okay. Now, this was just hilarious to hear for the first time. Definitely not Cake, but I can see how some would consider one to be derivative of the other. Whatever, I say. Have your fun where and while you can get it. Life's too short. This was a moment I thoroughly enjoyed. 

This one deserves a: RELISH! 

fredriley wrote: Crackers singing about euro-trash? Hmm. Cracker have done some excellent rockin' numbers, but this one isn't one of them. Bloody goes on a long time, too.

Stingray wrote:
Bloody...?

Bloody: bloody,
Sod: Sod
Bugger off: bugger off
Bugger off you bloody sod: bugger off you bloody sod.
Saw Cracker Acoustic live in Columbus and they did this song.  Great band, going to see them in Philly Jan 13.  Terrific guitar solo, reminds me of my summer in Europe, 1983.  From Richmond Va, great band.

A great story in a great song with some great lines . . .

Called my mom from a payphone 
I said "I'm down to my last." 
She said "I sent you to college... 
now go call your dad." 
And the waitress that he married, 
well she hung up the phone. 
You know she never did like me, 
but I can stand on my own.


I LOVE this song.
One of their best.
 lmic wrote:
Snotty and condescending in the vein of "Waitress in the Sky." Why I like both tunes so much is a mystery to me. {#Stupid}
 
A whole lot of rock tunes are "snotty and condescending".  It's not always a bad thing.

"On my knees for the sargeant". I hope that doesn't mean what I think it means.

I am working on trying to get a job in Europe right now. Fitting song for that!

still going huh?


 fredriley wrote:
Crackers singing about euro-trash? Hmm. Cracker have done some excellent rockin' numbers, but this one isn't one of them. Bloody goes on a long time, too.
 

Bloody...?
Great song - incredible album, possibly their best!

But why in the world this song was inspired by images of Poland?

Was their truck stolen there...?

The lyrics are great, but have nothing-nothing at all to do with
Poland!

WEIRD!!
One of my favorite Cracker tunes.
 denbear wrote:
I just saw David Lowery & John Hickman in a "solo" concert at a small venue in Denver. They did this song and talked about writing it in a motel room in North Bergen, New Jersey. They talked about how the landscape surrounding the motel reminded them of 1970 Poland. That's the inspiration. North Bergen, New Jersey as 1970's Poland. I used to live out that way, so I get it.
 
Funny story... 

Anyway, this song should have a much higher rating.


I just saw David Lowery & John Hickman in a "solo" concert at a small venue in Denver. They did this song and talked about writing it in a motel room in North Bergen, New Jersey. They talked about how the landscape surrounding the motel reminded them of 1970 Poland. That's the inspiration. North Bergen, New Jersey as 1970's Poland. I grew up out that way, so I get it.


 fredriley wrote:
Crackers singing about euro-trash? Hmm. Cracker have done some excellent rockin' numbers, but this one isn't one of them. Bloody goes on a long time, too.
 
Trash describes this song. As you say, they can do (and have done) so much better than this.