Monday, August 31, 2009

The Dirtbombs-Ultraglide in Black

The Dirtbombs manage to combine rock 'n' roll with soul in a way so fantastic few bands could ever pull it off. Like everything the great Mick Collins has done, it proves there are still a few great pure rock 'n' roll bands out there. The album is a series of covers (with the exception of "Your Love Belongs Under a Rock") that match and sometimes manage to be better than the originals. The thing that made the New York Dolls and the Ramones so great makes Mick Collins great - he knows his rock 'n' roll history. I would give anything to be able to go through the man's record collection. He covers well known artists, but chooses more obscure tunes as opposed to their hits. If most bands where to cover Thin Lizzy, they'd choose "The Boys Are Back In Town" or "Jailbreak". Collins picks "Ode to a Black Man" (coincedentally the greatest song on the album). An original mix of two bassists, two drummers, and the great Collins on guitar and vocals.


1. Chains Of Love (J.J. Barnes)
2. If You Can Want (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
3. Underdog (Sly & The Family Stone)
4. Your Love Belongs Under A Rock (The Dirtbombs)
5. I'll Wait (George Clinton, The Parliaments)
6. Living For The City (Stevie Wonder)
7. The Thing (Larry Bright)
8. Kung Fu (Curtis Mayfield)
9. Ode To A Black Man (Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy)
10. Got To Give It Up. (Marvin Gaye)
11. Livin' For The Weekend (The O'Jays)
12. I'm Qualified to Satisfy You (Barry White)
13. Do You See My Love (For You Growing) (Junior Walker & The All-Stars)


  1. just getting into this band. so far it is all great....thank you

  2. Never heard 'em before, but now I got to find out as much as I can about them. The album sounds fantastic, too! Thanks much.