The Dirtbombs make good on their longstanding threat to come out with a bubblegum pop record and it’s as fizzy and frothy and that threat promises. Rather than taking the obvious route, being a band that's covered plenty in their time, they've decided not to dig into the past but rather to interpret it and use it for inspiration. So here is Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! which refracts Mick Collins' garage-soul swagger through some candied lenses and into the world of The Archies, Josie & the Pussycats, Lancelot Link & the Evolution Revolution (a personal fave) and 1910 Fruitgum Company. The gamble totally plays off; with the band capturing the squeaky clean vibes of cartoon bands that were backed by hit factory singlesmiths from the 60's. I say next step is a full on tour with some matching outfits and possibly a furry mascot to get things in the right mindset. Stranger things have happened. Ok Ok, I'd also settle for a Dirtbombs cartoon. Make it happen Hollywood.
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