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Party Store

Dirtbombs Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Jan 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: In the Red
  • ASIN: B004DMRR3Y
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,620 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Certainly sure to be among the most curious releases of this year come December’s look back at all that’s been, The Dirtbombs’ fifth long-player finds the Mick Collins-fronted Detroit garage-rockers presenting their takes on hometown techno tracks from the 80s and 90s. It’s not completely virgin territory for the raucous quintet – a decade ago, their Ultraglide on Black album collected covers of soul and funk classics including cuts originally by Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone and George Clinton. But Party Store is rather braver than its similarly conceived predecessor – this really is taking some established dancefloor-fillers into new stylistic realms, and not always successfully.

But toss scepticism and sour-faces to the wind and much of Party Store is every bit as perky as the stock you’d hope to find in such an emporium – frankly, one’s next call would be to Trading Standards should the case prove otherwise. Inner City’s Good Life is one of the most immediately recognisable of these nine offerings, sticking as it does to the 1988 track’s basic structure – upbeat and instant, insistent but embracing. While the Kevin Saunderson-penned original scaled rather greater highs of euphoria, there’s no doubt that The Dirtbombs tackle the piece with great gusto. Strings of Life – a worldwide smash for Derrick May’s Rhythim is Rhythim, first released in 1987 – is another cornerstone of the dance world that few acts would be advised to approach with their own ideas. But, again, Collins and company do the right thing, recontextualising the piece without obscuring its heart or soul.

The 20-minute slog of Bug in the Bassbin might feature contributions from Carl Craig himself, but the Innerzone Orchestra version’s snappy percussion and endearing elan is absent, and the track’s placement – six of nine – rather detracts from the album’s rhythm. The Dirtbombs do a good job of keeping the listener on their toes for the first half of Party Store, but ruin their good work by asking too much of attentions suited to rather shorter offerings. Placing Bug… at the end of this set might well have improved the overall flow of proceedings. And it’d be a shame if the number put anyone off reaching this record’s end, as Tear the Club Up does just that, an inclusive pogo-along that’s somehow fists-in-face and silly grins at the same time. Breathless but desperate for more, it’s The Dirtbombs in a nutshell – an unexpectedly moreish, bizarrely techno-inspired nutshell.

--Mike Diver

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Come noto, l'operazione dei Dirtbombs nel loro ultimo album Party Store consiste nel riprendere vecchie canzoni techno della stagione d'oro di Detroit, a cavallo tra Anni Ottanta e Novanta, e rileggerle in chiave rock e post-punk. L'idea è geniale: dalla Detroit di allora alla Detroit di oggi, facendo però tutto il giro, e confondendo un bel po' le carte in tavola, soprattutto ai loro ascoltatori. Il risultato invece è un po' altalenante, e anche se si finisce spesso dalle parti di ESG e James Chance, o magari per citare qualcosa di più attuale, di certa roba DFA, non ci si diverte sempre allo stesso livello.Però i Dirtbombs sanno di mettere in scaletta una serie di pezzi che non arriveranno solo alle orecchie e alle gambe, ma anche al cuore, specie di quelli non più tanto giovani. Il colpo basso per me è stato sentire di nuovo Good Life degli Inner City (Kevin Saunderson! Da qualche parte a casa dei miei genitori devo aver lasciato un vinile tutto segnato), messa giù "alla Chk Chk Chk", senza forma, grassa e freddissima allo stesso tempo. Che botta, no more rainy days, only good life.  

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No!No!No! 8 Dec 2011
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What the @#%!. OK, so I purchased this CD on line before any reviews or soundbites were available but nothing could have prepared me for such a huge dissapointment. I love the Dirtbombs but I hate this CD. OK, I'm not a techno fan but I dig some cool beats, this sounds like some horrible self indulgent prog rock band session outtake. 21 mins of repetative beats on Bug in the Bassbin should have ended up in the wastebin. I will listen one more time to Jaguar and then return to previous CD's and hope the Dirtbombs will do like wise. Ditch the Party Store and buy Black lightning by the BellRays instead, for a rockn good time.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing wrong being self indulgent if it works - this doesn't 25 Jun 2011
By Woody - Published on
I love everything by The Dirtbombs, especially their double CD If You Don't Already Have A Look which included a load of covers. This album however, is awful. What sounds like a good idea of covering Detroit Techno tracks has turned out to be a monotonous dirge. Avoid this album if this is your first taste of The Dirtbombs. Any other album by them is recommended though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Worries 13 Feb 2011
By T-Town Punk - Published on
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Don't worry Dirtbombs fans, this is NOT a techno recording nor is it disco. This is the Dirtbombs with the same approach to a different kind of music. It's a great record and has just as much fuzzy loud guitars as ever, but with some different beats and more electronics. Really a great collection of covers that I have never heard prior to now, just sounds like good Dirtbombs to me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Strong but Odd Album 11 Feb 2011
By A. Woodley - Published on
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I love the Dirtbombs. In fact, I love anything that Mick Collins puts himself into. With that being said, this is a bit of an odd album for the Dirtbombs. The album is a cover of techno songs. I am not really a fan of techno music. It's not that it's bad. It's just not my thing. All of the songs they cover on this album, I have never heard before. I honestly can't say how they stack up next to the originals, but overall as Dirtbombs songs, they hold up fairly well. The backing music is still a live band, but it's a live band playing repatitve techno beats. The concept, is a cool one. It's always interesting to hear what artist do with songs from other genres. At times, this album is very cool in that sense. The band is strong and Mick Collins sounds great as always. In fact, some of the techno breakdowns the band does are awsome. They manage to take some of these techno songs and infuse them with some driving Detroit rock. I see two major drawbacks to this album though. First, some of the songs run a bit long. I get bored with a few of the longer tracks, as they seem repatative. My second complaint is that the Dirtbombs actually get a little discoish in some places. I know artist are allowed to change and expand, but something about the Dirtbombs doing the disco shtick is unsettling to me. I love their dirty garage rock blues or Detroit rock (or whatever you want to call it). The only reason that they are able to pull off this somewhat disco sound is because they maintain their feel as a raw band. Bottom line: If you're a Dirtbombs fan, you'll want to check out this album, but be prepared for a new sound. If this is your introduction to the Dirtbombs, start with their first three albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars House Organ 4 July 2012
By House Organ - Published on
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The first time I heard this album I left the party!!! This is not the THE DB's!
OVER a year later I played it one more time, I didn't knock on the door I crashed
the PARTY, what fun hasn't been off my rotation in weeks!
For those like myself just go back and take a listen or just crash it.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars gem 5 Dec 2011
By Miquel Puig Bosch - Published on
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Classic. a non ortodox rock band playing all the best songs from techno detroit with energy, for fans & begginers
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