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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The DT's - Hard Fixed

The DT's - Hard Fixed

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Loaded Gun 2. Proud Man 3. Slide 4. On the Ground 5. Breakdown 6. Hurt Is Over 7. Live It Up 8. Star 69 9. Eyes to the Sun 10. Chopper

Featuring former members of Madame X, Watts, and the Mono Men, the Dt's do just that on their debut album, Hard Fixed. In fact, it's all far beyond what even diehard fans of those previous groups would expect.
The best way to describe the Dt's sound would be to say it's like a cross between Big Brother & The Holding Company and AC/DC--this is music that swings on a pendulum between R&B/soul and hard rock. However, while these riffs are coming from that R&B source of inspiration, there's no question Dave Crider is the guitarist in this band. Even though the starting point is a bit different than in the past, his distinct style and tone ring clearly throughout Hard Fixed. For that reason, fans of Watts and the Mono Men should undoubtedly love the Dt's, as well. The real revelation here is Diana Young-Blanchard's vocal performance. A far cry from the laid back jazzy lounge style of her work with Madame X, the Dt's sound has allowed this woman's voice to finally open up. Her tracks on Hard Fixed come off as freeingly unhinged, like a slightly less abrasive Janis Joplin.


Rafa Ramone said...

Hi man!! thanks for this post, and for you...

Brandonio! said...

Madame X is essentially the band Impala.Wow i never knew this was this band's lineup.I'll certainly be check this out.Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great record. Fantastic surprise friend!!!