Monday, 28 December 2015

Dirt Merchants

Another two records scratched from my wants list are these two 7"s by Dirt Merchants. They were a Boston band active circa 1992-97. I first heard of them about 5 or 6 years after they broke up. Somewhere around 2003 I started a mild obsession with a band called 27, mainly due to the enchanting vocal talents of Maria Christopher, and Dirt Merchants was her previous band. They released one album on a major label, before which there were a couple of indepently released 7"s. So I stuck them on my wants list and they just never seemed to appear. Well, until this year when I thought to look for them on Discogs, where both were sitting for pretty much no money at all.

The first is apparently self titled, and features two songs - 'Beware Of Dog' and 'Mindfuck'.

The second also features two songs - 'Love Apnea' and 'Purple Barrel'.

There isn't really too much to say about these two. But I wish the rest of my wants list was available this easily and cheaply. Although, if that were the case, things would pretty boring I guess.


geoff said...

once again, a band i have clue who they are. i dont even recall their name. give a try and turns out being pretty damn good. quality. thanks marcus.

mcs said...

Have you ever heard 27, Geoff? Not sure you'd like it, but then again, I wouldn't have expected you to like this either.

Anonymous said...

If you're interested, the band actually finally had their unreleased album "the speed at which you speak" released a few years ago - its available on Spotify, Apple, etc. check it out if you're into them