Monday, July 20, 2009

Strange Bedfellows: The Dirtbombs, The Smiths & Elvis Presley

Maybe it's the badass nature of the city that imbibes its people with such a powerful streak of individualism. Maybe it's because they don't ever expect to be famous and hence don't obsess over success and "perception" like people do in New York and Los Angeles. Regardless, I do love how my brethren from Detroit just do things, just because, or just because they want to.

I was on The Dirtbombs website and saw that in addition to the classic "blackula" tshirt they now have one featuring Morrssey.






My favorite rock n roll poster of all time is The Smiths poster for the release of the single "Shoplifters of the World". (I happen be in possession of a rare "subway size" version.) Such a strange intersection of 3 very different bands that happen to be among my favorites.



If you haven't heard of The Dirtbombs you owe it to yourself to check out the world's greatest rock n roll band.





5 comments:

Dr said...

Gone unnoticed in this clip is the fact that Mick was imitating Al Green during the first part of the song. :)

Thomas Sherman said...

I totally missed the Al Green thing, good spot. It's a very postmodern mash.

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