Dirty Tricks – Dirty Tricks (1975) (@256)
01 Aug 2009
(Review from metal-invader.com)
Dirty Tricks made its San Antonio debut at a Southside bar known as Randy’s Rodeo late in 1974, to rave reviews. It was there that they debuted songs from the upcoming album and finished the crowd off with an explosive version of the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”, a year before Van Halen released their first album with that same song.
Quite an achievement it is, a fantastic mix of 70s hard rock with tinges of blues and the occasional rockier moment – making them sound like forerunners for the NWOBHM phenomenon. The guitar playing is immaculate, courtesy of John Fraser-Binnie and Kenny Stewart’s distinctive vocals really set this band apart from their contemporaries.
This album cultivated quite an audience when it was originally released back in 1975. “Dirty Tricks” is classic British rock at its best.
Added to this classic debut, a single and a clutch of live tracks recorded in London in 1975.
- John Lee / Drums
- Johnny Fraser-Binnie / Guitar, Keyboards
- Terry Horbury / Bass
- Kenny Stewart / Vocals
01. Wait Till Saturday – 5:18
02. Back Off Evil – 6:40
03. Sunshine Day – 4:10
04. If You Believe In Me – 2:25
05. Too Much Wine – 5:07
06. Call Me Up For Love – 2:51
07. Marcella – 3:59
08. High Life – 7:46
09. I’m Gonna Get Me A Gun (Bonus) – 2:56
10. Hire Car (Bonus) – 3:56
11. Back Off Evil (Bonus Live) – 7:33
12. Call Me Up For Love (Bonus Live) – 3:30
13. The High Life (Live) – 7:50
14. Play Dirty (Bonus Live) – 5:01
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