Rock n Roll

Dirty Rats

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Iconic hard rock band Dirty Rats have been a mainstay of the Melbourne music scene since the heyday of Aussie pub rock, the 1980's. This new album, Rock N Roll, continues that tradition capturing the raw energy of a Dirty Rats gig, the driving rhythms, screaming riffs and catchy lyrics that will have you singing along at the top of your voice. Lock up your mothers, the Dirty Rats are back and ready to cut loose. Album available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other digital outlets or purchase the CD at any Dirty Rats live gig..

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  1. 1 Not Alone 03:50
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  2. 2 Suicide 03:57
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  3. 3 Bad Man 03:00
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  4. 4 Notch in Your Belt 02:52
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  5. 5 When the Money Runs Out 02:44
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  6. 6 Everybody Bleeds 02:51
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  7. 7 Yesterdays Hero 03:53
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  8. 8 Lowlife 03:05
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  9. 9 Rat Town 02:50
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Album reviews

Lock up your mothers! Still rocking out since the best decade in Australian Rock History, the 80s, Dirty Rats exhibit ballsy bass-driven melodies, power-packed riffs, and vocal talents that remain true to their beginnings. Throughout their journey, the Melbourne rockers have not only maintained their sound, but also their dirtiness, which is evident in their latest release “Rock n Roll”, which is sure to get rockers of all ages geared up. With tones likened to bands like Rose Tattoo, The Angels, and AC/DC, these blokes mean business!

Read the rest of this review at: https://overdrive-mag.com/2017/10/21/album-review-dirty-rats-rock-n-roll/

 

 Since the mid-80s the Dirty Rats have been a mainstay of the Melbourne pub rock scene. They’re the kind of band for which the terms ‘old school,’ ‘down and dirty’ and ‘take no prisoners’ were invented. Those three are from their online bio, but we could also add words like ‘uncompromising,’ ‘hard-hitting’ and ‘downright good fun.  For that’s exactly what this is, taking their cues from the obvious homeland touchstones of Rose Tattoo and AC/DC, they mash up those influences and others into a no-holds-barred, brutal blast that covers 9 tracks of prime hard rock. Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Wayne Rich, back up comes in the form of a classic guitar-bass-drums line up featuring grimy riffs by Chooka, low down four string from  Jamie Beovich and rattling drums courtesy of Andy

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