The Damned and Dirty
When we went about recording our first album we planned on releasing on the internet for free, viewing it as a fun side project. It was released on September 1st 2012. Things sure started rolling after that...
Awarded Best Dutch Blues Album 2012
When I think about Blues music, I tend not to think about Holland.
That just changed.
With the electric ‘blues violence’ of BluesMotel, live and on record, you sometimes tend to forget what a technically and musically great guitarist Micha Sprenger is. On The Damned and Dirty cd Micha gets – and takes – more than enough room to play his wonderful licks and rhythms. Sometimes threatening, sometimes subdued, but always as the musical backbone for Kevin de Harde. De Harde is also in great form on this record. He sings, screams, whispers and blows his lungs out. The anger in his voice still finds its way into his singing but it’s more of a velvet anger this time. And it’s because of the wonderful licks and rhythms by Micha the songs sung by De Harde are much more overwhelming to the listener.
It’s unnecessary to say that this is an album that belongs in the record collection of all acoustic blues lovers. In fact, it should have a place in the collection of every other blues lover as well.
Throw us a bone and buy our album at one of the following stores:
* Also available as a free download
- Release date
- September 1st 2012
- Music & Lyrics
- Micha Sprenger and Kevin de Harde*
* except When the devil’s got your name by Eddy Gartry, used and licensed with permission
- Vocals and harmonica
- Kevin de Harde
- Guitar, backing vocals, bass
- Micha Sprenger
- Frank van Tijn
- Recorded by
- Frank de Jong & Erwin Palper, 20Twelve Audio
- Mixed & Mastered by
- Erwin Palper, 20Twelve Audio
- Bas Stoffelsen
- Fuck Yeah! Records