The Michigan band Dirty Americans was formed in 2001 after the break-up
of Workhorse Movement members. The album was picked by Roadrunner for
release in Europe in 2003, but reached the band's homeland in 2005
through Century media subsidiary Liquor And Poker Music. Detroit's own
WRIF also issued a self-titled EP by the band. The band played at
England's Download Festival and Germany's Rock Im Park. The band also
shot a video for the album's title track.
DIRTY AMERICANS - STRANGE GENERATION - LIQUOR AND POKER
Dirty Americans' Strange Generation title is apparently influenced by the singer's experience as a high school teacher. The Detroit band's music, however, takes its influence from bands like Lenny Kravitz and Blue Oyster Cult to Guns 'N Roses and Iron Butterfly. There are too many slow and commercial instances to call this a pure hard rock band of bandits (and the hair is not as long as a girl would want it), yet the calm times are compensated by the honest rocking and gritty guitars. The ordinary vocals give this an undeniable commercial edge that is augmented by the melodies and harmonies. Still, the music is raw, often hard and good enough to crank up on a warm summer night. Check out the Dirty Americans who bring back commercial hard rock with the occasional blistering edge.
"Your love is like a car crash/ You leave me bloody and take all my money". - Sheila Wes Det