RICHMOND SLUTS, THE: Self-titled: CD

The cover art for this San Francisco band’s debut bears a striking resemblance to the poster art for the movie “Almost Famous.” I’ve been assured that it’s all a coincidence but, just the same, it’s an interesting contrast. The Sluts’ cover is darker and sexier compared to the wholesome image of Goldie Hawn’s daughter who appears to have a school girl’s crush on rock rather than a true lust for life. But I digress. Richmond Sluts mix ’60s garage with Stooges and New York Dolls on this album’s worth of sex-obsessed rock tunes. They can sound like the Fuzztones on “Service for the Sick” and the N.Y. Dolls on “City Girls” but the album somehow manages to stay cohesive. It’s good, dirty rock’n’roll.

 –guest (Disaster)