Published Jul 24, 2013No strangers to genre studies, Detroit garage greats the Dirtbombs spent 2011 covering Detroit techno classics on their divisive Party Store LP. For their next effort, they've crafted a collection of songs that fit right in with the oddball pop subgenre bubblegum.
After promising a full LP of bubblegum sounds for years, Dirtbombs frontman Mick Collins has finally put the finishing touches on the fittingly titled Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey!
While they could have easily snuck by with a batch of 1910 Fruitgum Company covers, however, Collins has instead tried his hand at writing some bubblegum of his own.
From the sounds of it, it worked, as a press release compares the record to Josie and the Pussycats, the Banana Splits, and Lancelot Link & the Evolution Revolution. "It's all sing-along choruses, childlike themes and a contrived innocence — not the kind of record one would've predicted from a guy who once fronted The Gories," the writeup adds.
In the Red will issue Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey! on October 17.