Posted: Jan 5, 2004 2:11 pm
Don't know who the Dirtbombs' promoter is, but it's certainly true that if you have the misfortune to pick up one of the UK music publications (NME, etc.) that they'll be in it, with Mick Collins being referred to as the 'Godfather of the Detroit Scene' (something I don't think he's particularly interested in hearing).
Interestingly though, Dan Kroha, the other person who did the songwriting for the 'influential Detroit garage combo' the Gories, played in London with the Demolition Doll Rods nearly 2 years ago to about 20 people. The Doll Rods rocked, but presumably due to publicity the turnout was crap. So I guess that's what it all comes down to.
Anyhow, I know a few people who put on gigs here in London, and I'm thinking about giving it a go myself, so if you want somewhere to play, please email me on- firstname.lastname@example.org. And yes, I know it's a thankless shit job.