Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Dirtbombs - Crazy For You

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Just after the turn of the century, publications such as the NME were proclaiming Detroit to be the place to be. The city had a hugely important musical past, but in recent years was a dilapidated mess. Often such environments spawn great music. There may be no other way for kids to escape the place. That was a decade or more back. Bands fell out, The White Stripes are gone, Jack White's moved and the city has now officially gone bust. One remaining aspect worth shouting about is garage band The Dirtbombs.

Championed as part of the White Stripes-led scene (we all know what happened next), they've been continuing to make records to an appreciative fanbase ever since. Whatever possessed them to title their new album 'Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey' we have no idea, but single 'Crazy For You' shows them taking a poppier, lighter direction that has more in common with melodic indie/pop bands than their garage past. It's not a bad song, but it's unlikely to become a fan favourite. The city might be falling apart, let's hope The Dirtbombs aren't close to doing the same.

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