Album Review: The Compulsions – “Dirty Fun”

The Compulsions
Dirty Fun
(Compulsions Records)

Whoever says that rock is dead hasn’t heard The Compulsions. Dirty Fun, the New York City-based band’s second full-length release, is 10 tracks disc of unwashed rock and roll—real and raw, coated in dirty blues. The prodigious, hard-hitting opener, “Hellbound Babies”, embodies the rebellious spirit of a band balls-out for the cause: to have some dirty fun. “Lucky” expresses the enduring power of rock, rhythm, and blues. The song teems with the guitar tang and boogie-woogie piano of The Rolling Stones (much like “Tumbling Dice”), with an add shot of horns. A revamped version of Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” is a standout trackthat really puts the band’s musical repertoire on display. Lead guitarist Richard Fortus really gets to show off on “Buzz Awhile”, the instrumental track at the end of the record. (Charlie Steffens)

Purchase Dirty Fun on iTunes here.

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