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Dirt: Black and WhiteBlack and White (2000)
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Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: feeeding5000feeeding5000
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Dirt. That's pretty much what this is. Black and White is a collection of every song recorded by this early-`80s British crust band. There isn't really much great about this band. Basically, I had to send $9.00 to Profane Existence for two CDs of really, really, really bad Crass with a screechy fema.
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Dirt. That's pretty much what this is. Black and White is a collection of every song recorded by this early-`80s British crust band. There isn't really much great about this band. Basically, I had to send $9.00 to Profane Existence for two CDs of really, really, really bad Crass with a screechy female singer. The first disc starts out sounding just like Crass, minus the musical talent of Penny Rimbaud and Pete Wright. Dirt also has a "slogan," revealed on the track "Democracy." Rather than the insightful and memorable Crass slogan, "Fight War, Not Wars," Dirt has "Object Refuse Reject Abuse," which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Later on Disc 1, Dirt does a cover of "House of the Rising Sun," which, in my opinion, is the high point of the double album. None of the other songs are even somewhat memorable.

I don't even know if I can review Disc 2, considering that it was so boring that I couldn't once listen to it all the way through, even after having it for about 5 months.

The best part of this CD is the packaging. The discs are in a small cardboard sleeve, almost like a tiny LP. The booklet included shows some of the band's Crass-ripoff artwork, has about two pages telling the story of the band, and has all of the band's crappy "Fuck the System!" lyrics.

I don't even know if this is even in print anymore. Only get this if you really, really like crust and anarcho, and you have all of the Nausea collections, every Misery album, and a Crass logo tattooed on your chest or private parts. Or get it if you're tryin' to be more punk than your average squatter.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (February 7, 2006)

don't listen to this moron..
dirt rocks!!
HC Crust!!!

feeeding5000 (November 18, 2005)

Capitalist Casualties are really good. Power to the violence!

Anonymous (November 17, 2005)

"Eh, well you know... Punknews has its valuable minds, but the general population... Well, let's just say that's one gene pool you wouldn't wanna dive head first into.

-Will"

That is one randy pun. Kudos, Will, kudos.

kenjamin (November 15, 2005)

"I guess this means I'm part of the rampant homophobic jokes that have gripped the site as of late. I like I belong now."

Yea seriously, what the fuck is this all about? some threads are almost entirely about butt-sex. The threads used to bring joy to my day and now I just sit in front of my computer cringing or doing that thing where you raise one eyebrow.

GreenVandal (November 14, 2005)

Your right. I'd much rather make a baby with stevejones then crooky. I hear his name is a hint towards his true nature in the pants.

I guess this means I'm part of the rampant homophobic jokes that have gripped the site as of late. I like I belong now.

Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

Eh, well you know... Punknews has its valuable minds, but the general population... Well, let's just say that's one gene pool you wouldn't wanna dive head first into.

-Will

GreenVandal (November 14, 2005)

People sure are giving you more shit than usual will. Did you piss in someones cereal or something?

Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

Well, no, it just seems that the reviewer fucked up his facts a few weeks ago and I combined that with my opinion to come to the conclusion that he's not really correct when he says Dirt is a 3rd rate Crass.

-Will

sickboi (November 14, 2005)

God forbid someone have a different opinion than Will....

GreenVandal (November 14, 2005)

This is true. I always just assumed these albums had already been reviewed...I mean they are staples of the genre. Seems kind of ridiculous not to have something archived on em.

Thats what I get for assuming I guess.

rkl (November 13, 2005)

hey at least its not another radioheadidolator review. theres no place for any "i thought this was punknews.org"comments..

shrug. it could be worse. a lot worse.

GreenVandal (November 13, 2005)

Feeeding5000 is to crust punk as Crazy Toledo is to nu-metal.

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

Meh, Capitalist Casualties own this kind of stuff, anyway.

-Will

feeeding5000 (November 13, 2005)

The bastards! What are they playing at? I don't like the music, don't like the words, don't like the senitments, well keep it for the birds and bees, boys.

feeeding5000 (November 13, 2005)

I can't find any Aus Rotten records, so I can't bash them. I heard 1 track, and the singer sounded Rollins-ish, so that's a plus.

feeeding5000 (November 13, 2005)

In all seriousness, I think Will is the coolest guy ever. I think my biggest problem with this record is that Deno's vocals just really piss me off. Maybe if the singer was Eve Libertine or Exene Cervenka...

lushj (November 13, 2005)

Hmm, I think the reviewer's mention of Nausea is much more applicable to Dirt than Crass is. Both Nausea and Dirt have more traditional song structure than Crass, and both offer almost exclusively throaty female vocals, unlike Crass.

Personally, I think Dirt was a pretty rad band live and on record. If you're looking for a replacement for your Crass records they aren't a good candidate since they're musically more traditional (and listenable).

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

If this guy bashes on Aus Rotten, we'ze gonna have some words...

-Ken

gladimnotemo (November 13, 2005)

Harsh. I dig her voice a lot.

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

That girl's voice is endlessly entertaining though! I love the tracks "Hiroshima" and "Little Wooden Gun." I can't really remember how the rest of them go but this still deserves way more than one star, especially given the grading curve on this site.

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

This band had more to say then most of the crap on here day in day out.

Good band.

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

isn't most dirt brown? Or is that just an US thing?

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

"Dirt has ??Object Refuse Reject Abuse,? which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."

How does that not make sense? Object, refuse and reject abuse...

-Will

GreenVandal (November 13, 2005)

Sooooooooo. I knew alot of kids when I was in highschool that were into this band. I always wondered what the hell that logo thing was. Is it like a demon cat or something? Am I just stupid and not seeing something obvious there?

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

Uh... You obviously don't know what you're talking about that and you've shown that from the start when you credited Crass with "interesting chord progressions." Those were incidental!

Dirt, if anything, is a more musical, straightforward Crass.

Don't less this review fool you... I think it was written with icon-smashing in mind, which I guess is pretty punk, but it's also a bunch of bullshit.

Because Dirt rocks.

-Will

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