It’s been almost two years since Detroit’s finest garage rockers the Dirtbombs have graced us with a new album– their last effort being 2011′s triple LP Party Store on In The Red Records. There’s rumor of a new album all recorded and mastered just waiting to get shipped off to the pressing plant, but we don’t have to wait anymore for our next fix of Mick Collins and Co’s soulful brand of garage punk. Cass Records has stepped in and pressed up our next dose of Dirtbombs, in the form of the singles comp Consistency Is The Enemy.
Consistency is the vinyl companion to their In The Red released career stretching singles, live and unreleased tracks collection If You Don’t Already Have A Look, released way way back in 2005. The double CD cataloged all those rare and expensive singles that the Dirtbombs are known for releasing at a high octane and prolific pace–last count they’ve released over thirty 7 inches! Sadly at the time, In The Red didn’t think a double or triple LP was financially worthwhile or more than likely that all the rabid Dirtbombs fans had most of the singles already. But seeing that they’re one of the last bands standing from the initial garage rock explosion of the 90s/early00s, steadily releasing more albums and gaining new fans, these singles needed to be re-released into the world on vinyl.
Johnny Vincent founded Ace Records in 1955 after being laid off from his job as an A&R man at Specialty Records — he had also founded Champion Records earlier in the decade — and although he based his operations in Jackson, Mississippi, he was also very much in tune with the New Orleans R&B and blues scene, signing and releasing singles by several Crescent City artists, including Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns (“Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu”), Frankie Ford (“Sea Cruise”), and Jimmy Clanton (“Venus in Blue Jeans”). But Vincent had several Mississippi blues artists on his roster, too, including Arthur Crudup, Sam Myers, King Edward, Pat Brown, and Willie Clayton, among others, and Ace became one of Mississippi’s most successful labels in the ’50s and ’60s. This two-disc, 36-track set collects some of these rare blues cuts, including ten sides that are making their first appearance on CD.
Dayna Kurtz explores a whole lot of American music styles, rock’n’roll, americana, rockabilly, folk, blues, jazzy, roots music, in her own way.Various instrumentations and even an ‘a capella’ sung track. It swings, it stings, enchants.
That guitarist Jeff Golub was able to record Train Keeps A Rolling at all is something of a miracle. In 2011, the optic nerves in the guitarist’s eyes mysteriously and inexplicably collapsed, leaving him blind and in need of a guard dog. In September of 2012, while trying to catch the subway in New York, […]