If You Don't Already Have a Look

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
"The best albums are all compilations, anyway. Why? Because they're made up of SINGLES, duh," Mick Collins writes in his liner notes to the If You Don't Already Have a Look collection of various 7" sides, compilation tracks, and unreleased items, and you've got to admit that Collins walks it like he talks it. The Dirtbombs have released three albums and about twenty 7"ers by themselves or as splits during their first decade of doing the rock thing, and while the 2001 album Ultraglide in Black still stands as their most impressive sustained effort, if you're only going to own one Dirtbombs item during the course of your lifetime, If You Don't Already Have a Look may well be ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
"The best albums are all compilations, anyway. Why? Because they're made up of SINGLES, duh," Mick Collins writes in his liner notes to the If You Don't Already Have a Look collection of various 7" sides, compilation tracks, and unreleased items, and you've got to admit that Collins walks it like he talks it. The Dirtbombs have released three albums and about twenty 7"ers by themselves or as splits during their first decade of doing the rock thing, and while the 2001 album Ultraglide in Black still stands as their most impressive sustained effort, if you're only going to own one Dirtbombs item during the course of your lifetime, If You Don't Already Have a Look may well be the way to go. Disc one features 29 Dirtbombs originals, disc two offers up 23 inspired covers, and if you want to hear Collins and his partners in crime letting loose with the full range of their sonic possibilities and influences, this set boasts a little bit of everything they do. You want punk rock? Cue up "Words That Hurt." You wanna hear some cool neo-Britpop? Try "Encrypted." Need a deliciously sleazy ode to the joys of summer, teenage style? "Cedar Point '76" fills the bill. How about some straight-up noise? "Brucia I Cavi" merits your attention. Gotta have a kick-ass car song? You need "High Octane Salvation." In the market for a glorious non-electronic Rolling Stones mash-up? The cover of "No Expectations" will make you smile. Solid '60s-style R&B your thing? "The Sharpest Claws" should be on your list. Wanna hear the greatest Lou Rawls cover ever? " A Natural Man" is track nine on disc two. Mick Collins has ruffled the feathers of a few fanzine writers here and there for loudly insisting the Dirtbombs are not a garage band, but while there's plenty of loud, fuzzy, sweat-soaked rock on If You Don't Already Have a Look, this set captures the group's almost schizophrenic eclecticism in grand style, and proves he's got a point -- this is band that can head out in five directions at once while still maintaining their sonic identity and rocking the house, and you can hear that on each track of If You Don't Already Have a Look. Points added for a derisive Tori Spelling reference.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2005
  • Label: In The Red Records
  • UPC: 759718512724
  • Catalog Number: 127
  • Sales rank: 68,954

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Dirtbombs Primary Artist
Tommy Potter Bass Guitar
Jim Diamond Bass, Bass Guitar
Patrick Pantano Drums
Matthew Smith Bass
Troy Gregory Bass, Bass Guitar
Matt Smith Bass Guitar
Scott Michalski Drums
Chris Fachini Drums
Adam Renshaw Drums
Ben Blackwell Drums
Tom Lynch Bass, Bass Guitar
Dion Fischer Fuzz Guitar
Mick Collins Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Ryan Pritts Drums
Cathy Carroll Drums
Tom Potter Fuzz Guitar
Ko Shih Bass Guitar, Fuzz Guitar
Deanne Iovan Fuzz Guitar
Nick Lloyd Drums
Joe Greenwald Fuzz Guitar
Patrick Keeler Drums
Gisella Albertini Drums
Chris Handyside Drums
Paul Something Drums
Dion Fletcher Bass Guitar
Ewolf Drums
Joe Greenwald Bass Guitar
Dana Spicer Bass Guitar
Chris Fachini Drums
Deann Iovann Bass Guitar
Ko Melina Zydeco Bass Guitar
Benjamin Jesse Blackwell Drums
Chris Handyside Drums
Technical Credits
The English Beat Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Ohio Players Composer
Bobby Hebb Composer
Rokko Composer
Klaus Hirschburger Composer
Bruce Lose Composer
Joel Diamond Composer
Libraness Composer
Mick Collins Liner Notes
Nicola Kuperus Composer
S.A. Baron Composer
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