DIRTY LOOKS – Bootlegs [Divebomb Records remastered reissue] (2021) *0dayrox EXCLUSIVE*

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Divebomb Records is releasing today this officially licensed reissue of ”Bootlegs”, DIRTY LOOKS third album which isn’t a bootleg at all, but a quality first rate studio recording. Now the album is back on CD for the first time in a whopping 30 years, fully remastered, with refreshed artwork and limited to 1,000 copies.
After releasing a pair of excellent, Billboard-charting hard rock albums for major label Atlantic Records – Cool From The Wire (1988) and Turn Of The Screw (1989) – DIRTY LOOKS licensed this nine-song recording to Shrapnel Records in 1991. Consisting of material written throughout the band’s peak stage, some of these compositions were purported to have been inexplicably rejected by Atlantic during the band’s stint with the label, despite obvious strengths abound.
If fact, ”Bootlegs” packs some of the best songs this band ever wrote, and it’s among our favorites.

Tracked at Acme Recording Studios outside of New York City and Dodge City Sound in Los Angeles, the tunes were laid down in large part by that era’s core lineup of Henrik Ostergaard (vocals/guitar), Paul Lidel (guitar), Jack Pyers (bass), and Gene Barnett (drums). Cary Devore – who would later join Ostergaard in Rumbledog – also performed drums on a handful of recordings.

”Bootlegs” presents a diverse range of the high-quality hard rock for which DIRTY LOOKS was known; from the straightforward thrusts of “Speed Queen” and “Fool for You,” to the darker atmosphere of “Dude, Where’s the Money,” the bluesy edge of “Loveless” and “Only Tomorrow,” and lone power ballad “The Last Forever.”
Here, DIRTY LOOKS sounds much more like CINDERELLA than on their two first (released) albums.
KILLER stuff.

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01 – Speed Queen
02 – Dude, Where’s the Money
03 – Fade Away
04 – In Black & White
05 – Loveless
06 – Only Tomorrow
07 – The Last Forever
08 – Fool for You
09 – Fang and the Love Pig

Henrik Ostergaard – lead vocals, guitar
Paul Lidel – guitars, backing vocals
Jack Pyers – bass
Gene Barnett, Cary Devore drums



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  1. DDT says:

    Thanks !

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