The Dirtbombs


Vocals, Guitar - Mick Collins
Bass - Troy Gregory
Fuzz Commando - Ko Shih
Drums - Pat Pantano
Drums and - Ben Blackwell

One of Mick Collins' many post-Gories projects, for years the Dirtbombs seemed to exist more in concept than in reality. As if in reaction to the bass-less sound of the Gories, this band brought together two drummers, two bass players, and Collins on guitar. Other than consistently loud volumes and lots of noise, the Dirtbombs have a surprisingly diverse sound, composing across a broad spectrum of styles from garage rock, punk, and glam, to classic soul and Rythm and Blues. The Dirtbombs began primarily as a 7" band, putting out five singles before Larry Hardy of In the Red convinced them to record their first full-length album. In the band's relatively short existence, it has been through at least ten lineups. Looking at the credits from one record to the next, it is evident that the Dirtbombs have had a revolving all-star cast of Detroit rockers: Ghetto Recorders engineer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, the Go, Red Aunts), Bantam Rooster's Tom Potter, Ben Blackwell, a former member of Flotsam

»Billiards at nine thirty«

LP / CD 2004

Sounds of Subterrania

SoS 055 / SoS 056

1. Phantoms In A Lesser Crystalline Sphere (The Dirtbombs)
2. Born In A Haunted Barn (The Dirtbombs)
3. The House As A Giant Bong (The Dirtbombs)
4. The Size Of Ottawa (The Dirtbombs)
5. Another Message From The Dog Tree (The Dirtbombs)
6. I Had To Chew My Own Leg Off (The Dirtbombs)
7. Sweet Tooth (King Khan)
8. Annabelle (King Khan)
9. Burnin inside (King Khan)
10. Killer diller (King Khan)
11. 40 birds (King Khan)
12. Take A Trip (King Khan)

The Dirtbombs: Recorded 8th and 14th April, 2004 at The Tempermill, Ferndale MI, with Dave Feeney Produced by Mick Collins and Dave Feeney. King Khan

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