When you read the names like Tom Baker and Tad Overbaugh and they’re on a record released on Rum Bar Records you know it’s going to be something special and most likely kick some serious Rock and Roll rear end. The Dirty Truckers paints a picture of a dusty parking lot with beer and a dimply lit bar room where a band is knocking out some sweet sweet music – loudly! Enter The Dirty Truckers – from the first flurry of overdriven chords on ‘Little Mine’ you know what’s coming down. ITs straight unfussy rock and roll following a long linage of bands and artists from all over the globe who just kicked it from the Keith Richards overdriven chord book.
It reminds me of Georgia Satellites and Izzy Stradlin and his ju ju hounds with a bit of Kevin Kinney thrown in for good measure. It’s ten tracks long and the songwriting standard is excellent. Fire up the BBQ and open all the windows get the beer on ice and let’s get this good time happening.
there are familiar riffs here and there from the Belter ‘Help You Ann’ that has a hint of The Hives thrown in for good measure and that’s always gonna be a good point to prick up the ears. I hate to say I told you so but The Dirty Truckers just kick it. Throwing in some big fat sweeping acoustic guitars for good measure on ‘Back To Back’ it adds a different flavour to the pot whilst maintaining the high standards. Throw into the mix a couple of choice covers like the awesome ‘Sixteen Blue’ by Paul Westerberg and to top off this great record is the Nick Lowe ‘Raging Eyes’ and a great tip of the hat to two clear and big influences on Tom and his direction in this business.
If you want a good time and are looking for songs to pick you up and make you feel good then look no further your journey has reached its destination – hop on board and let the Dirty Truckers take you for a ride it’ll Rock and Roll.
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Author: Dom Daley