"Dirty Power" (Dead Teenager; 2002)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Dirty Power are a down and (appropriately) dirty hard rock / metal band whose sound ranges from the near AC/DC ("Hey Superman") to near Gun N'Roses ("LSD") to the near KISS ("Dirty Power") to other bands of note as well. Which is to say that they sound pretty good with the essences of their inspirations shining through with verve and style.

Despite the bands listed above, I wouldn't go as far as to call Dirty Power a band with an 80s-type sound. Instead, they have a rough rock'n'roll sound that brings together raw guitar, recognizable melodies and street-wise songwriting. I like bands like this; bands that play their style of rock'n'roll so purely, so unconsciously, that they don't care what genre they may get lumped into or which people do or don't get their music. They just play it their way and you're either with them or against them. Happily, Dirty Power's is easy to go along with. And their CD will kick you firmly in the ass. It rocks and it rocks hard!

Fans of the above-mentioned bands and the more recent releases from bands like L.A. Guns will find Dirty Power right up their alley.

Dirty Power: Patrick Goodman - vocals / guitars; Steve Perrone - guitars; Jeff Potts - drums / vocals; Nick Ulman - bass / vocals.

For more information, check out http://www.dirtypower.net

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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