Published Nov 24, 2010Detroit garage rockers the Dirtbombs have had a sturdy run of studio albums, the most recent of which was 2008's We Have You Surrounded. Aside from that material, frontman Mick Collins paid tribute to the soul and funk songs he grew up with on the 2001 cover compilation Ultraglide in Black. This January, he will follow it up with another collection of covers, which looks more than a little choice.
The new collection is called Party Store, and as a press release explains, it's "an assortment of live-band interpretations of classic Detroit techno music of the '80s and early '90s -- songs Collins digested as they were originally released, when he was already making waves with garage-punk legends the Gories."
Yes, you read that right: Collins and co. are using Party Store as a way to reinterpret future disco, house, techno and other aspects of Detroit's electronic history through their scrappy garage rock sound. The Dirtbombs even take on "Bass Bin," originally by Carl Craig's Innerzone Orchestra, and they get Craig himself to lay down some modular synth on the 21-minute epic.
In the Red will release Party Store on February 1. It will be available on CD or a sprawling triple LP, with a digital download available on January 11. Brief snippets of the tracks can be heard here.
1. "Cosmic Cars"
3. "Good Life" (Basement Roots Mix)
4. "Strings Of Life"
5. "Alleys Of Your Mind"
6. "Bug In The Bass Bin"
8. "Tear The Club Up"
9. "謎 のミスタ-ナイソ" (Detoroito Mix)