Eleven tracks of rough and filthy rock'n'roll in a pure '77 style... where an unhealty and decadent New York meets the full on fury of London at its most deluded and nihilistic... This wild combo was born in 2000 and this is their debut album!
Dirty Blvd. was born in 2000. Simone, Pierluigi & Vittorio are three guys in love with punk & rock'n'roll who feel their lives really too strict and usatisfying. They're all good family guys with a fire burnin' from the inside.
Thay work hard cause their fathers work hard, they're not hooligans cause their idols are not. If they can they blow their mind with everything they find because it is the faster and cheaper way to travel without takin' means. La Spezia is a town they love and hate in the same way. Their love and hate their lives in the same way.
There are friends, loves, and the fact of growin' up and become old ( ) like everyone else. That's not fuckin' right. Out there (very far) there's Iggy Pop, There's Lou reed, There are the Ramones and a lot of other people with guitar, bass and drums, who gave a more complete sense to their lives. Their imitation is their way to stay out all nights, drinking cheap booze and smoking joints.
Anyway something's moving in La Spezia. There's a club, a small club, which is developing to promote local bands and more, and goin on in which international punk rock teached: Do it Anyway! Do it Youself!
Stefano is playing with one of the leading bands of this scene, the honest and really good Peawees. They will make everybody speak their name together with the skilled Manges: they both will have many gratifications. The peawees singer will start up a new club in La Spezia. But stefano will not be in anymore. He will quit from Peawees for his own reasons, and on lazy afternoon he joins the place were the threes are hangin out. Casually he already knows these three guys, even a little. They are practising some primitive chords sequence in a little basement. They asked stefano to join them and he accepted. The first day of reharsal these three crazy guys were late and completely stoned. Nobody knows if it was love at first sight or anything else, or maybe stefano found some good things in this raw and primitive way of playing. But rearshal went on and on. after giving a kind of sense to the first and not yet arranged songs of Dirty Blvd. they started learning to play. In this small history this was probably the most important turning-point. Dirty Blvd really believed in it! These four guys realized they were not afraid of anything. From an alien feeling, playing in public became natural.
Firs gigs was the ones of the ranks: parties of all kinds organized in the most strange places. Some good nights and lots of frustration. The most important thing is that someone's speaking about it.
On sept. 2001 they go to a studio to record a demo. Gianluca Cavallini is producing it, they press covers and t-shirts. This demo is passing in the city hands throught appreciations and indifference. They play everywhere they can find a gig.
Now it's 2004 and dirty blvd. reach again a studio in La Spezia to record their second playing. It will be all experience but also a professional disaster. This recording will never be mixed and, in spite of some good songs, it will never be a complete long playing. Here starts an obscure period made of misunderstandings and quitted reharsals wich will make Vittorio leave the band.
After several moths of confusion and some gigs played with three-based line up, they decide to try again. They ask Paolo to join dirty blvd. He already shared the stage with them with his previous band: the lords of the road.
This restarting period lasts almost one year, spent to learn song and to make friendship deeper.
In 2008, at skaletta rock club, they play opening act for the Brian James Gang. He was guitar player of legendary Damned and Lords of the new church. He invited them to reach Brighton (UK) to record new songs in their studio, under his production. This will bring to realize the first real dirty Blvd. record: radiodirty, released by the italian label Area Pirata. totally 11 songs which remind a grey and rocking london meeting a filthy and decadent new york. The experience of Brighton recording has been a very important point in their journey. This will bring to a new approach in their way of living and playing... up to their next and inevitable crisis which, if will not destroy them, will contribute to make stronger that difficult alchemy which allows four people completely different between them to create something magic and beautiful.
God bless your souls!!
released April 1, 2009
Produced by Brian James (Damned, Lords of the new Church) and recorded at Studio 284 in Brighton (UK)
Area Pirata was born in 2001 immediately tended to Garage, R'n'R, HC-Punk… We care about reissue of old records no
more available or unissued as well as new records recorded from bands on activities with an attitude alike ours. We tought and we still think that our attitude and determination could be a factor to help those real underground scenes not depending strictly on the kind of muisc!...more