One of Mick Collins' many post-Gories projects, for years the Dirtbombs seemed to exist more in concept than in reality. As if in reaction to the bass-less sound of the Gories, this band brought together two drummers, two bass players, and Collins on guitar. Other than consistently loud volumes and lots of noise, the Dirtbombs have a surprisingly diverse sound, composing across a broad spectrum of styles from garage rock, punk, and glam, to classic soul and R&B. The Dirtbombs began primarily as a 7" band, putting out five singles before Larry Hardy of In the Red convinced them to record their first full-length album. In the band's relatively short existence, it has been through at least ten lineups. Looking at the credits from one record to the next, it is evident that the


Dirtbombs have had a revolving all-star cast of Detroit rockers: Ghetto Recorders engineer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, the Go, Red Aunts), Bantam Rooster's Tom Potter, Ben Blackwell, a former member of Flotsam & Jetsam, and countless others. Their debut album, Horndog Fest, was released in late 1998. In the interim, they released several more 7"s and then followed up with their sophomore album, Ultraglide in Black, in May 2001and 2003 the Dangerous Magical Noise album.

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  • »Billiards at nine thirty«
    LP/CD 2004
    Sounds of Subterrania
  • »Playing Favourites«
    LP 2004
    Illustrious Artists
  • »Detroit Breakdown - The Rocked Out Motor City Music Sampler«
    CD 2004
    PBS 106.7FM
  • »Earthquake Heart«
    7" 2004
    Velvet Tiger
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