The Dirtbombs: Live at WFMU on The Cherry Blossom Clinic on 10/25/2003
Live at WFMU on The Cherry Blossom Clinic on 10/25/2003
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Liz Berg on 07/22/2009 at 05:08PM
Ever since they spawned from the remains of the Gories back in the mid-'90s, the Dirtbombs' sound has been synonymous with modern Detroit. This is not to say that their songs sound like an insurance fire or Eminem. Their sweet pairing of garage rock with soul and a little bit of punk pulls from the best moments in the motor city's spectacular musical history, but without sounding retro. Let's face it, it would probably be difficult to make a song called "I'm Through With White Girls" sound like a throwback.
Earlier this decade, the Dirtbombs paid a few visits to WFMU's Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T, and both of these sessions are available for your listening pleasure right here. My favorite track from these sessions is "Earthquake Heart," which you can listen to below. The band's latest record, "We Have You Surrounded," was released last year, proving that the Dirtbombs are still kicking (and kicking hard with 2 drummers).
Bandleader Mick Collins recently made a special guest appearance at WFMU's benefit with Dave the Spazz and the Paul Green School of Rock All Stars at BB King Blues Club in NYC (MP3 | video), jamming with the kids on Roy Montrell's "Everytime I Hear That Mellow Saxophone." Nice cameo!