FASCINATING, purveyors of gutter pop from Cleveland, Ohio, return with a hot new cut - a call to action and an assertion of identity in today's nightmarish and skeptical world. In a mere 80 seconds, "Communist Power" - the first of 12 new songs from an upcoming album of the same name - explodes out of the gate with an anthemic intensity and grit to challenge the corrupted and weary cycle of life in 2018.
SO ACTUALIZED; SO REALIZED:
Hot on the heels of last year's "Picture This," "Communist Power" finds Fascinating in its ultimate form, with its core trio of guitarist/singer/songwriter Ricky Hamilton, drummer Marty Brass, and bassist Carter Luckfield joined for the first time by lead guitarist Adam Spektor. Before three of its members went on to form freak-punk trio Ricky Hell and the Voidboys, Fascinating cut its most realized and complete collection of songs straight to tape with renowned Cleveland-based engineer Paul Maccarrone across two days in 2017. The end result perfectly melds Hamilton's sharp, no-bullshit pop sensibilities with the raw, in-the-red sound indelibly connected to the midwestern underground.
In melding the personal and political, "Communist Power" spares no time and wastes no energy in making its point clear and known - press play and become the communist power you were always meant to be.
"Communist Power" is out in full Friday, September 7th.
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 18.104.22.168's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.