Masters Apprentices singer Jim Keays is about to release his greatest record in decades. ‘Dirty Dirty’ is Jim’s ‘Labour of Love’, his tribute to Garage Punk.
“Now they call it ‘Garage Punk’. At the time (around ’65, ’66, ‘67’) we just called it Rock & Roll, sometimes R&B (Rhythm & Blues),” Jim says. “Bands of the era found old blues records and fashioned their versions of them with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. Brash interpretations full of naïve playing but strong on beat and melody and wild on delivery. Some wrote their own songs based on these principals. I loved those times with unbridled exuberance”.
Producer Ted Lethborg put together a list of obscure garage punk, Freakbeat and Psycho Pop songs as the template for ‘Dirty Dirty’. Ted is also the bass player on the album in the band also featuring Davey Lane from You Am I, The Pictures on guitar and Brett Wolfenden from The Pictures on drums.
‘Dirty Dirty’ will be released via Shock Records on February 10.
1. 125 [The Haunted]
2. Starvation [The Golden Dawn]
3. Do Ya [The Move]
4. Whiskey Woman [The Flamin’ groovies]
5. Dirty, Dirty [Crazy Horse]
6. Tell Me When It’s Over [The Dream Syndicate}
7. Time Has Come Today [The Chambers Brothers]
8. Midnight Bus [Betty McQuade]
9. Come See Me (I’m Your Man) [J J Jackson]
10. Save My Soul [Wimple Winch]
11. Mystic Eyes [Them]