For whatever reason, Mick Collins always seemed like the kind of guy you could sit around and drink beer and talk shop with. A no hang ups, unpretentious sort of guy, with taste, semi-chops and lack of preciousness. Never met the guy, and, short of videos, I've never seen him live. But the common thread that runs through the Gories, the Dirtbombs and all the other bands he's been in is a non-retro, capture the spirit but leave the button downs and pointy shoes at home, sort of thing. It just seems that way. Just a general impression, but enough of one to lump him in the one of us category.
After seeing a mention of the Gories in a book today, it was gonna be a Gories night, but it turned into a Gories and Dirtbombs night, then the Oblivians snuck in (Collins wasn't in that band but they hit the same vein), and then a chance encounter with a mix at Adult Swim of all places, Garage Swim, which isn't all garage but raw enough to get you halfway there. It being Saturday night, I'm theoretically off the clock, so these will have to do.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Gories - Early In the Morning mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Gories - Rat's Nest mp3 at Said the Gramophone
The Dirtbombs - Underdog mp3 at ATumblr (?)
The Dirtbombs - Can't Stop Thinking About mp3 at Charly en Uniforme
The Dirtbombs - Strings of Life mp3 at Cover Me
The Oblivians - Jim Cole mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Oblivians - Bad Man mp3 at Beware of the Blog
More Gories and Oblivians at Beware of the Blog
Garage Swim - Fifteen bands at Adult Swim Streaming or download. Gories, King Khan, Black Lips etc