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DIRTY AMERICANS

BLACK FEATHER

 

RELEASED 2011

 

 

 

With ‘Sunday in Hell’ and ‘9-5 Suicide’ Dirty Americans lay down a template for a great collection of songs that draw on a number of rock-fused influences. The Motor City swagger of those songs draws on punk and a rich vein of Detroit rock in equal measures and is something that runs like a thread through the entire album.

 


The opening keys of ‘Ain’t Comin’ Back’ fall into a wall of noise that sounds both drenched in blues and stunningly contemporary; and the cover of Bob Segar System’s ‘Lucifer’ is amazing.

 


Hard to pick favourites here though the immediacy of ‘They’re Coming for me’ has a great riff that’s echoing in my head.  I actually love the sound of this album as much as anything I’ve heard this year – and man those guitars!

 


If you like your music hard, heavy and uncompromising but with a real sense of identity, and dirty blues and stomping bass as side orders then this is an album you should own.

 

 

 

By Jo Rockpit