Dirtbombs ‎– Ultraglide In Black LP

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Mick Collins and his merry band of Dirtbombs (which, this time around, features Bantam Rooster's Tom Potter and Detroit studio wiz Jim Diamond) bring the soul on their sophomore album Ultraglide In Black, named after Ultraglide in Blue, a cool late-nite flick from your youth. All the influences that helped shaped his sonic psyche are in the forefront here - Sly & the Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, the Miracles and host of others too obscure to mention all have their presence felt. If the Temptations owned fuzz pedals and read too many comic books they might've sounded something like this. There are a lot of young bands claiming to be creating "soul" music and "testifying" (we won't name names) but this here is the authentic item - accept no substitutes.

"The Dirtbombs' combination of squealing feedback-driven guitar, dual drumming and walloping bass presence rivals that of the Velvet Underground. Imagine the Velvets, Gories and Oblivians battling to the death inside a tuna fish can, their raw and ultra crude instrumentation blazing away with hell-bent fury. Led by Mick Collins (who spent time fronting the Gories and the rockabilly grunge outfit Blacktop), the Dirtbombs' distinctive Motown howl and wicked axe slingin' escapades shred like one of Dolemite's rapid-fire, X-rated monologues.… Collins executes some snarling, self-professed "cyclone" guitar riffs underneath the stomping, mummified mayhem. These Detroit cavemen have found their place in a fuzz-drenched, garage band sound reminiscent of Question Mark and the Mysterians fused with the sonic annihilation of the Stooges." -Tucson Weekly

Label: In The Red Recordings ‎– ITR 079
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2001
Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul

TracklistShow Credits
A1 Chains Of Love
A2 If You Can Want
A3 Underdog
A4 Your Love Belongs Under A Rock
A5 I'll Wait
A6 Livin' For The City
B1 The Thing
B2 Kung Fu
B3 Ode To A Black Man
B4 Got To Give It Up
B5 Livin' For The Weekend
B6 I'm Qualified To Satisfy You
B7 Do You See My Love (For You Growing)

Companies, etc.

Recorded At – Ghetto Recorders
Copyright (c) – In The Red Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – In The Red Records
Mastered At – Better Quality Sound
Lacquer Cut At – Better Quality Sound
Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated – 5427
Published By – Groovesville Music
Published By – Jobete Music
Published By – Stone Agate Music
Published By – Mijac Music
Published By – South Of 8 Mile Music
Published By – LeBaron Music
Published By – Stein & Van Stock, Inc.
Published By – Black Bull Music
Published By – Maravilla Music
Published By – Curtom Music
Published By – Mayfield Music
Published By – Pippin The Friendly Ranger
Published By – Chappell
Published By – Mighty Three Music
Published By – Sa-Vette Music Co.
Published By – January Music Corp.


Design [Cover] – Jimmy Hole
Drums – Ben Blackwell, Pat Pantano*
Electric Bass [Electronic Bass], Backing Vocals – Jim Diamond (2)
Guitar [Fuzz], Backing Vocals – Tom Potter
Lacquer Cut By – DC*
Mixed By, Producer – Jim Diamond (2), Mick Collins
Painting – Regina Wyatt
Photography By [Front Cover Photo] – Danny Hole
Photography By [Group Photo] – Ewolf
Recorded By – Jim Diamond (2)
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Mick Collins


Includes double side printed insert with artwork and credits.
Later re-press versions were issued with a download code.
Vinyl mastering and pressing uncredited, identified by runout etching.

A1 - Groovesville Music (BMI)
A2 & B7 - Jobete Music (ASCAP) / Stone Agate Music (BMI)
A3 - Mijac Music (BMI)
A4 - South Of 8 Mile Music (BMI)
A5 - LeBaron Music (BMI)
A6 - Stein & Van Stock Inc. / Black Bull Music (ASCAP)
B1 - Maravilla Music (BMI)
B2 - Curtom Music / Mayfield Music (BMI)
B3 - Pippin the Friendly Ranger / Chappell (ASCAP), misspelled "Chappel"
B4 - Jobete Music (ASCAP)
B5 - Mighty Three Music (BMI)
B6 - Sa-vette Music Co. / January Music Corps. (BMI)

Tracks originally performed by:
A1: J. J. Barnes
A2: Smokey Robinson
A3: Sly & The Family Stone
A5: Pat Lewis
A6: Stevie Wonder
B1: Larry Bright (2)
B2: Curtis Mayfield
B3: Phil Lynott
B4: Marvin Gaye
B5: The O'Jays
B6: Barry White
B7: Junior Walker & The All Stars

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