>More Dirt


I posted Good Life as covered by Detroit band The Dirtbombs last week. If you haven’t got their album of Detroit techno covers done garage rock style then you really should. In my post last week I suggested Strings Of Life didn’t really work. I was wrong. It’s the track off the album I’m playing the most at the moment.

This is Sharevari by The Dirtbombs remixed by Omar S, who keeps some of the garage rock guitars, bass and vox, and adds moody electronics and crisp Detroit drums, sending it back to the dark corners of the club from whence it came. Very good and likely to wear out the lino in your kitchen.

The Dirtbombs – Sharevari (Omar-S Remix).mp3#2#2


>Let Me Take You To A Place I Know You Want To Go


Detroit garage rock band The Dirtbombs have done an album of covers of Detriot techno. It’s much better than it could have been, although their version of Bug In The Bassbin goes on for about seventeen minutes too long and Strings Of Life doesn’t entirely work to these ears. Techno legend Carl Craig was so intrigued he got involved in it, not quite able to believe a guitar, bass and drums band would have a go at this, never mind do it well. This track is ace- a garage rock cover of Inner City’s Good Life. The sun’s out here and it almost feels like the end of winter so ‘Let me take you to a place I know you want to go…’