The Dirtbombs

Band Info
The Dirtbombs
Band Name: The Dirtbombs
Official Website: Band Website
Origin: Detroit, Michigan
Year Formed: 1992
Band Members: Mick Collins, Ko Melina, Pat Pantano, Ben Blackwell
Genres: Alternative, Punk Rock, Rock







The Dirtbombs Background Info

The Dirtbombs are an American garage rock band based in Detroit, Michigan, notable for blending diverse influences such as punk rock and soul while featuring a dual bass guitar, dual drum and guitar lineup. The Dirtbombs were formed by Mick Collins as a side project and started recording songs by 1995.  As of 2008, the band consisted of Mick Collins, Ko Melina, Pat Pantano, and Ben Blackwell.

The group has released 5 albums:

  • Horndog Fest (1998)
  • Ultraglid in Black (2001)
  • Dangerous Magical Noise (2003)
  • We Have You Surrounded (2008)
  • Party Store (2011)
(via Wikipedia)

MarsBands Review

The Dirtbombs are a fantastic mix of sounds.  It’s a little Hip Hop, a little Garage Rock, a little Rock all wrapped up in a way that’s unique to The Dirtbombs.  They aren’t exactly an Independent band, and they certainly aren’t new, but they aren’t as popular as I’d like them to be.  This is some awesome music and we need to let more people know about it.

The Dirtbombs have almost a Jazzy feel to their songs while giving off a Classic Rock vibe.  My favorite song from them, Wreck My Flow, is off their 2008 release, We Have You Surrounded.  It has some edgy guitars, fantastic bass-line, and horns (I think it’s a trumpet, but don’t quote me on that)!  The Dirtbombs actually have a rather difficult sound to describe.  And I really don’t want to offend the band, but for some reason I think of Dirtbombs as a much better, Rockier Gorillaz.

Like I said, it’s hard to describe them, so do yourself a favor and check them out and hear for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Other Songs to Check Out

  • Ever Lovin Man
  • Underdog
  • I Hear the Sirens
  • Indivisible
  • It's Not Fun Until They See You Cry

Where They Are From

Detroit, MI, USA


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