So what is Avant-Garde? Avant-garde quite simply represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or status quo primarily in popular culture. The notion of the existence of the avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism. I like to think of it as uncharted water. So enter Dirty Hurricane a 5 piece Rock n’ Roll band based out of Ontario, Canada. I get the impression these 5 wanted to smash through the modern mold of traditional rock and go back in time a bit with their more retro 70’s sound. In this aspect they are kind of Avant-Garde right? Their latest10 Track CD entitled Rude, Crude & Unattractive is a rocked out, good time, exciting album full of music that can be listened to in any situation. The songs on the album are a mixture of music that will encourage you to tap your foot, get rowdy but also offers a wide variety of emotions and subject matter. All 10 tracks provide a intensely exhilarating experience that can tingle the senses into submission. In this aspect I think I get Dirty Hurricane 100%. Indeed over the years music is best enjoyed loud for many different reasons. Some feel music is a way to buzz the senses during any activity — concerts, clubs, dancing, exercising, getting drunk, all of the above and more – you get it. Some want to go deeper and darker. Music reminds me of The Smithereens, Rolling Stones and Grand Funk. From one of their more rocked out tracks “Sally Friday” and “C’mon C’mon” to more straight forward “I’m Gone, “Feelin’ Gary Payne”, and L’il Further Down the Road” this album covers a lot of territory. Rude, Crude & Unattractive offers an ample listening environment with a rock steady sound that sets an intensely creative/subjective mood. This will encourage the listener to delve in life’s good times, no matter what the circumstances. These 5 Cannucks deserve a lot of credit for bringing all this together. As a result Rude, Crude & Unattractive is an interesting avant-garde musical project worth checking out. Their energetic, stimulating sound can be appreciated by anyone that enjoys music, even those who typically may not enjoy one particular genre. I enjoyed this album sitting on my couch on full blast, with eyes closed eager to see where the musical journey took me. I must also admit I was shall I say impaired at the time, and the experience was that much more exhilarating and stimulating. This sounds so simple but it’s in this setting Dirty Hurricane will work its magic to the fullest potential.
Genera: Alternative Rock
Locale: Ontario, CAN
Band: Bob Brown – Vocals — Joe Leskovar – Guitar,Vocals — Terry Robertson – Guitar,Vocals — Roy Zimmermann – Bass Guitar — Andrew Stevenson – Drums,Vocals
by J.J. McCall edited by Janne Zawa
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