DIRTY TACTICS: It Is. What It Is: CD

Nov 02, 2010

Once I was camping with a bunch of friends as this festival and we kept hearing about this Tuvan throat singing metal band that was there. Eventually, we met the woman who was behind this whole thing as she was walking around our camp throwing her head back and making gargling sounds that clearly wasn’t Tuvan throat singing, but instead, her imitating the sounds of Tuvan throat singing. We never could figure out if she was trying to get one over on us or if she had actually convinced herself that she knew how to do it. I’m reminded of this woman when I hear Dirty Tactics. They play a bunch of songs about keeping it real and how they don’t need “buses and riders and deli trays” and are fine with “stay(ing) on the side of the road stealing what (they) need to survive.” However, their music is MTV-friendly, teeny-bopper pop. Whatever you say, weirdoes.

 –Craven (Say-10, say-10.com)

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