"Can't Find the Brakes" (Dirt Records; 2023)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Dirty Honey and their new release "Can't Find The Brakes" simply shows why they are one of the hottest new young bands in rock that are really making a difference.

As much as I liked the previous self-titled recording, you can hear the progression moving upward on this release. The music rocks like hell, right along with excellent slow ballads, fast-paced rockers and everything in between.

"Can't Find the Brakes" ends with a funky ditty called "Rebel Son" that really showcases the talent and growth of the band. When I first listened to this recording, I will admit I was less than impressed. However, I never try to judge a recording on one pass. So I listened again and then again and, with each spin, I learned to appreciate the subtle nuances of this killer band and album and the music quickly grew on me.

What a great fucking band! Pure and simple, no bullshit, no filler, just quality rock'n'roll done by a super talented band. Dirty Honey is just the latest incarnation of the rock genre that started with bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Scorpions and Aerosmith, just to name a few. With bands like Dirty Honey coming out and kicking ass like they are, the rock'n'roll genre is in good hands.

I think I will spin this bitch again for the fourth or fifth time in two days. You should, too!

For more information, check out https://www.dirtyhoney.com/.  

"Dirty Honey" (Dirt Records; 2021)

Reviewed by Snidermann

When good rock comes to your attention, it's like getting hit by a large truck. All I was doing was listening to KLOS 95.5 FM in Los Angeles expecting, as always, to hear Pink Floyd's "Money," Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"  or Rush's "Tom Sawyer." Don’t get me wrong — I dig all those songs — but how many times do you need to hear them on the radio? And I really!

That's when the aforementioned large truck came by and I heard "Rolling 7s" by Dirty Honey and I thought, "Holy Shit! What the hell is this?" I checked out their EP and I have been waiting ever since for the band to put out something I can review. Well, low and behold, along comes this eight song recording and I thought "Steve! This is it!" and here I am, reviewing Dirty Honey.

This is what rock'n'roll music should be: simple, fun, great music with a killer beat and a shit load of attitude and that is just what you get with Dirty Honey. From the first cut, "California Dreamin'," you know you are in the midst of one killer rock'n'roll band. Heavy chord guitar, outstanding bass and drums mixed with a great vocalist and you get a band that has a great future.

Check out their online presence and you get a feel to just what this band is all about. Also check out some tunes that rare not on this record like "Rolling 7s," "Far and Away" and also check out their fucking bitchin' rendition of Aerosmith’s "Last Child." You will not be disappointed. I expect to hear great things from this band in the future. 

Dirty Honey: John Notto - guitar; Marc LeBelle - vocals; Corey Coverstone - drums; Justin Smolian - bass.

For more information, check out https://www.dirtyhoney.com/.  

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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