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Dirty Rig: Rock Did It

Kory Clarke, lead man in underground mega-sensation Warrior Soul has returned once again and what a great return it is. Gone is his politically charged venom that once fueled his previous band and made them different from the colors of the day. With Dirty Rig you get a no bones about it, kick in the teeth brand of Rock and Roll the way it's supposed to be done. This is a barroom patron's dream band full of attitude and alcohol to which the band rallies in the stellar "Drunk Again". There is a lot of solid material on the album and it is far from his original course of Warrior Soul as the band sings of "Hot Porno Star"s and "Dogs". One of my favorite tracks is the title "Rock Did It" and I wondered why this was not the opener and was instead left waiting as track five. Instead they start you off with "Suck It" which just might be the bands crude way of saying hello to the listener; I have to admit that both songs sound very "live" in their feel and drive. Outside of the more rocking numbers on the release I also found "Cities, Scenes and Thieves" to be a highlight of the album and perhaps the closest semblance to his previous group in the way the lyrics run. The group is made up of Clarke (vocals), Chas (guitars), Dave Ardolino (drums) and a bassist known only as "Buckshot". The gritty feel of Dirty Rig will definitely appeal to the rock club dwellers as this is raise your fist and drink a beer sort of music. I've seen them a few times before the record deal was secured and can attest to their sound in the live sense. If you see them you will have a good time and that's what matters most. You get what you pay for with Dirty Rig and sometimes you get a little bit more. Initial pressings of the CD come with a bonus DVD that features seven performance tracks from areas in New York City (mostly the Continental club off Saint Marks Place). That bonus alone makes the CD worth investigating and if you were a fan of Clarkes in the past then you owe it to yourself to look into this band he has now. "Rock Did It", well yes it apparently did. What are you going to do about it?

DVD Tracks: Rock Did It, Throw Away, Just A Star, Hitch Hiker, Suck It, Cities Scenes & Thieves, GTO

Track List
1. Suck It
2. Drunk Again
3. Just A Star
4. Dogs
5. Rock Did It
6. Hot Porno Star
7. Throw Down
8. Cities, Scenes & Thieves
9. If You See Kaye
10. Pennsyltucky

Added: December 3rd 2006
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: Dirty Rig Website
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Language: english

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Dirty Rig: Rock Did It
Posted by Butch Jones, SoT Staff Writer on 2006-12-03 18:16:10
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From the home of the infamous CBGB's, Hell's Kitchen and the original Rock n' Roll attitude, NYC spits out another beer drinkin', sloppy seconds, four piece band known as Dirty Rig. Featuring former Warrior Soul vocalist, Kory Clarke, Dirty Rig serves up a 10 track CD called, Rock Did It.

Not much of a description needed for this record. Just a back to basics, in your face rock record. Part Ramones, part GNR and all attitude, Rock Did It is a simple, but fun record. With this alcohol steeped record, Dirty Rig holds back no punches with their politically incorrect, "Fuck You" philosophy. Not one for being vague, song titles like, "Suck it", "Drunk Again" or "Hot Porno Star" get right to their sleazy point. Guitarist, Chas does show off some "old school" chops, and bassist, Buckshot & drummer Dave Ardolina hold down the fort for this 30 plus minute romp through NYC's back streets.

Dirty Rig's Rock Did It is a quick listen. No real brain power necessary here, just a fun, simple, dirty record. If you like your Hard Rock down and dirty with no excuses, then you will like Dirty Rig. Very tongue in cheek, there is no art here, and that's how they like it. Just an American Rock band doing their best from a time gone by. Spinal Tap would be proud!

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