ULTRAGLIDE IN BLACK - The Dirtbombs
LABEL: In the Red
TRACK LISTING: Chains of Love, If You Can Want, Underdog, Your Love Belongs Under A Rock, I'll Wait, Livin' For the City, The Thing, Kung Fu, Ode To A Black Man, Got To Give It Up, Livin' For the Weekend, I'm Qualified To Satisfy You, Do You See My Love
IMPRESSIONS: A raunchy rockin' party record mixing garage rock, fuzzy guitars and classic soul songs. Lead singer Mick Collins (of the garage punk band the Gories) says this album to the black music he grew up with. A perhaps perfect description of this album of covers (with one exception) is found on itunes: "The Dirtbombs have created a record that is akin to stumbling across a box of cool records in your parents' attic, and is suitable for continuous play at any house party."
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Chains of Love, If You Can Want, Underdog, I'll Wait, Livin' For the City, Kung Fu, Ode To A Black Man, Got To Give It Up, I'm Qualified To Satisfy You, Do You See My Love (For You Growing)
FACT SHEET: ULTRAGLIDE IN BLACK is the Dirtbombs' second album. The Dirtbombs is a side project by singer Mick Collins of the influential Detroit garage punk band the Gories. All songs on the album are covers except "Your Love Belongs Under a Rock". "Chains of Love" is a J.J. Barnes song. "If You Can Wait" was originally by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. "Underdog" is a Sly and the Family Stone cover. "I'll Wait" is a song from George Clinton's early band the Parliaments. "Livin' For the City" is a Stevie Wonder song. "The Thing" was originally by Larry Bright. "Kung Fu" is a Curtis Mayfield song. "Ode To A Black Man" is a Phil Lynott song. "Got To Give It Up" is a Marvin Gaye cover. "Livin' For the Weekend" is an O'Jays song. "I'm Qualified To Satisfy You" is a Barry White cover. "Do You See My Love (For You Growing)" is a song by Jr. Walker and the All-Stars. The album cover is an homage to Stevie Wonder's 1967 album "I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER".