Monday, February 23, 2009

Seven Dirty Words-Hard Boiled and Dirty



If you stick Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" Callahan on your cover then you really need to back it up with something equally rough and mean. Southern California's Seven Dirty Words have only been around since 2006, but they obviously know what they are doing and waste little time on this seven song EP. This is stripped down speed rock of the variety that gets your blood pumping and has your head spinning. Inspired by the likes of Motorhead and the Supersuckers, Seven Dirty Words charge head over heels into every short, but spirited song on this disc. They sure are not re-inventing the wheel here. Still they are reaching down and pulling out the kind of gritty, heavy music that everyone needs at least on occasion. There are not all that many pace changes as they just seem to be stuck in "go" mode for almost the entire time. They storm through the songs with their adrenaline pumping and their guitars squealing. The production left enough fuzz on the sound so that really fits in nicely with their approach. I did find myself hoping for some difference in pace towards the end of the disc, but that never really happened. Not an album I could listen to all the time, but certainly a searing blast of nerve rattling tunes.

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