Nice review of DIRTY STREETS “White Horse” in NO DEPRESSION


Memphis’ throwback, garagey-arena rockers, Dirty Streets, were clearly brought up on copious amounts of rocknroll, Stax soul, Howlin’ Wolf’s howl and harp skills, Hubert Sumlin’s guitar, and heavily percussed psych and prog rock. Perhaps best described as a bit Troggs meets Flaming Groovies, a smattering of MC5, a sprinkle of Captain Beefheart, some Grand Funk Railroad, a pinch of ZZ Top-esque build ups and licks and your approaching their bitches brew. The band’s 4th full length and second on Alive Naturalsounds is a flat out doozie. Captured at the shrine that John Fry built, Ardent Studios, home to the ever growing legend of Big Star and Alex Chilton, still worked at by the one and only Jody Stephens (Big Star drummer), and home to the past couple Lucero records, the trio were well represented in the studio department. Dirty Streets were no slouch on their end of that bargain either. They brought beautiful noise for Ardent’s Matt Qualls to reel in, in the form of foot stomping wide open rockers all the way to shit kicking acoustic country soul, White Horse, as a record has left no influential stone uncovered. – Scott Zuppardo / No Depression. READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW HERE