It dawned on me recently that I don't think I've ever mentioned these guys. Dirty Rhythm formed in the very late 1980s in Oregon. The band sounds a lot like Sebastian Bach-era Skid Row. Dirty Rhythm have a rough edge to their sleaze sound.
The band has two official albums, released more than a decade apart. The 1991 debut, Hard As a Rock features all the Glam sounds you love. I think Dirty Rhythm just got lost in the shuffle. In 2006, reissue label Suncity released Never Cleaned Up, a series of lost songs.
Dirty Rhythm released a video to support Hard As a Rock. The clip for "Feel the Fire" is below. You'll notice the song is catchy as hell. Of course, we all know there's no rhyme or reason why some bands hit and others just sort of fade away.
I'd love to have Hard As a Rock on CD, but I don't think that will happen. Copies of this obscure disc go for a ton of cash.
Are you familiar with Dirty Rhythm? Do you have their debut album?
Photo: Suncity Records. No copyright assumed.