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DIRTY PENNY – YOUNG & RECKLESS
Released 17 September 2009

 


The sleaze rock genre is producing some great music at the moment, and from If I Were You Id Hate Me Too, the first song on Dirty Penny's second album, it's obvious these guys have what it takes to go far.

 

TAKE IT SLEEZY, the band's debut, was raw and punchy - a bunch of kids bursting with energy and enthusiasm and determined to be heard. Young and Reckless shows a marked maturity - the production itself is rawer, suiting the sleaziness of the songs well, and the band are tight and hungry. The biggest improvement of all is the songwriting - it's sharper, cooler, smarter... more mature! The band’s constant touring over the past couple of years has really paid off.

 

Wrecking Ball, Stand On My Own, and the aforementioned opener all standout with inventive drumming, a great dirty guitar sound, passionate vocals and you can almost feel the sweat dripping off the roof as the power chords ring out.

 

Devil in Me & Dead At 16 showcase the much improved songwriting skills of Dirty Penny, and the spirit of Appetite For Destruction is present as the album winds through it’s 13 tracks.

 

The band’s fan club motto is “Dirty Penny Sucks!”, but on the strength of Young & Reckless I’d say that’s anything but the truth.

 

 

Shane