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Fire Engine 03:56
Stop It Baby 01:56
Wild Man 03:39
--- lyrics (B.Mann/C.Weil): "There's a new sun rising up angry in the sky. There's a new voice crying but not afraid to die. Let the old world make believe it's blind and deaf and dumb But nothing can change the shape of things to come! There are changes lying ahead on every road. There are new thoughts ready and waiting to explode. When tomorrow is today, the bells will toll for some. But nothing can change the shape of things to come! The future's coming on sweet and strong, And no-one's gonna hold it back for long! There are new dreams crowding out old realities. There's revolution sweeping in like a fresh new breeze. Let the old world make believe it's blind and deaf and dumb, But nothing can change the shape of things to come!" ---
The Witch 02:37
Cool One 03:15


released September 25, 2011

recorded April 2011 at Spacelab in Durham NC by Chris Rossi
mastered August 2011 at The Mockin' Bird Recording Co. in Chapel Hill NC by Tim Carless
Andras Fekete (trashy guitars, vox), Jamie McLendon (fuzz guitars, vox), Ken Friedman (drums, vox on "Wild Man"), Andrew Meadors (bass)

THEE DIRTYBEATS - maximum vintage garage and psychedelia

Cover photo by Joanna Palmisano
CD insert photo by Maria Brubeck
CD label and back cover photos by Denise Stacy Fisher

For this album, THEE DIRTYBEATS used vintage KAPA, Mosrite, Rickenbacker and Fender guitars, Fender and Ampeg amps, Big Muff fuzzes and Morley wahs.

Acknowledgements -- Thee Dirtybeats wish to thank the many individuals, organizations and influences that made this ep a reality, including

photo/videographers Joanna Palmisano, Kim Gray, Christiane Voisin, Betsy Harris, Maria Brubeck, Stacy Watson, Hathir Pfau, Eddie Huffman, Matthew Fekete, Tony Madejczyk, Dennis Hermanson, Erin Fekete, Robin Diamond, Kathryn Jones, Ash Crowe, Laurie Bengson, Denise Stacy Fisher, and Bill Stancill; graphic artists Charles Wolfe, Mark Murphy, and Allen Nice-Version; guitarist extraordinaire Pete Gamble; advice and moves Django Haskins; inspiration and grandpa's tux Robin Diamond; WXDU and Who's Got The Cuckoo host Robby Poore; WXYC and Backyard Barbecue host Julianna Thomas; The Cave including Michelle Ceremuga, Groves Willer, Mouse and Washington; Local 506 and Glenn Boothe; Cat's Cradle and Frank Heath; Motorco and Chris Tamplin; Casbah and Steve Gardner; The Pinhook and Kym Register; Slim's and Mark Conner; Sadlacks in Raleigh NC; Tobacco A-Go-Go, All Heart No Chart and Blue Mold; the Bullcity Google group; The Music Loft in Carrboro NC and Jim Dennis; Books Do Furnish A Room and Gordon Matthews; The Independent Weekly's Spencer Griffith, Bryan Reed, Chris Parker, Jordan Lawrence, Rick Cornell, J.P. Trostle, Denise Prickett and Grayson Currin; The Stagger and Rachael Potts-Anderson; TriangleRock.com and Ross Grady; The Durham News; The Mockin' Bird Recording Co and Tim Carless; Spacelab Recording Studio and Chris Rossi; Chris and Woody at The Busy Bee/The Hive; SparkCON and Mary E. Ellis; The Carrboro Music Festival and Michael Gowan; The Station; The Green Bean in Greensboro NC; Duke Coffeehouse; Wax Trash Blog; Ice Cream Man Power Pop Blog; Terminal Signal Podcast; Primitive Garage Blog; The Scottcast! Podcast; Radio What Wave; Turn Me On Dead Man Radio and dj Todd Gardner; local bands Blood Red River, Los Naturales, The Old One-Two, Pinche Gringo, Straight 8s, Static Minds, P90s, The Malamondos, Phatlynx, Bobby's Fever, Where the Buffalo Roamed, Birds And Arrows, The Kinksmen, The Bo-Stevens, Slawterhaus 5, LUD, Boat Burning, Rock E. Faith, Photon Lode, Triangle Rhysing Music For Massed Guitars, and Amps Do Furnish A Room...

...and finally, a special thanks to garage fans and bands the world over, who continue to renew rock 'n' roll by taking it back to its most primitive, up-from-the-muck roots.

DISCLAIMER: This album is intended as a loving not-for-profit tribute to great garage rock artists of the past, and IS NOT FOR SALE. Thee Dirtybeats specifically disclaim any rights to the songs herein. All rights remain solely with the existing copyright holders. If you are one of those holders, and wish your song removed from this album, please contact Thee Dirtybeats at theedirtybeats@gmail.com and we will do so immediately.




THEE DIRTYBEATS Chapel Hill, North Carolina

THEE DIRTYBEATS (Chapel Hill NC) specialize in aggressive, maximally fuzzed-out vintage garage rock and psych from the 60s, the sound that inspired early proto-punk pioneers like the MC5 and the Stooges.

Debut ep lineup photo by Maria Brubeck: (from L to R) Ken Friedman - drums, vox on "Wild Man"; Andras Fekete - vox, guitar; Andrew Meadors - bass; Jamie McLendon - vox, guitar
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