To be a successful band out of Detroit these days, you need a gimmick. With insane clown, legitimate white rapper and vaguely incestuous blues-rock duo already taken, there weren’t many options left for Dirtbombs. So lead guitarist Mick Collins had a musical epiphany, cobbling together a unique two-drum, two-bass-guitar lineup. Dirtbombs rocks with a wall of sound that could damage the ears of men half its age, tapping into Detroit’s best assets (the Motown sound, punk and garage) while ignoring its lemons (not a trace of Bob Seeger or the Nuge).

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