The critically acclaimed independent outfit THE COMPULSIONS put rock ‘n’ roll back where it belongs with DIRTY FUN, the forthcoming second album from the New York City quartet. Due out April 14 via Compulsions Records, DIRTY FUN hits hard with the talents of vocalist and rhythm guitarist ROB CARLYLE, lead guitarist RICHARD FORTUS [Guns N’ Roses], drummer FRANK “THUNDERCHUCKER” FERRER [Guns N’ Roses] and bassist SAMI YAFFA [Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls]

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The critically acclaimed independent outfit THE COMPULSIONS put rock ‘n’ roll back where it belongs with DIRTY FUN, the forthcoming second album from the New York City quartet. Due out April 14 via Compulsions Records, DIRTY FUN hits hard with the talents of vocalist and rhythm guitarist ROB CARLYLE, lead guitarist RICHARD FORTUS [Guns N’ Roses], drummer FRANK “THUNDERCHUCKER” FERRER [Guns N’ Roses] and bassist SAMI YAFFA [Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls].

 

After multiple EPs, and countless shows under their collective belt, the group released their full-length debut Beat The Devil in 2011. “When I was a kid, music wasn’t something you’d multitask to,” attests CARLYLE. “When you heard a song like ‘Black Dog’ for the first time, you’d drop everything you were doing and just listen to it. But a lot of today’s music seems like sonic wallpaper. There’s nothing intrusive or memorable about it, and most of it sounds really polite. We’re definitely not going for that.” “Lucky,” the first single off DIRTY FUN, is layered with roots-y guitar interplay, honky-tonk piano and a soaring horn section, and is a fitting introduction to the album’s ragged glory. “A lot of our early songs were about being down and out,” says CARLYLE. “This time around, I wanted to write something more positive. The Rolling Stones have ‘Happy,’ so I guess ‘Lucky’ is The Compulsions’ feel-good song.”

Other highlights on DIRTY FUN include “House Of Rock,” which paints a vivid picture of the seedy musical underworld that inspired the album, while opener “Hellbound Babies,” punctuated by unholy harmonica, blazing guitars and a chorus of soul sisters, spawned the album title. “Sonically, that song’s got everything on it but the kitchen sink,” CARLYLE smiles. “The lyrics are about a band that refuses to quit, even though they’re going broke.” THE COMPULSIONS pay homage to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s earliest and most iconic heroes with a cover of Little Richard’s 1956 classic “Long Tall Sally.” But this ain’t no typical bar band version. Carlyle & Co. update “Sally” with a raunchier edge of their own and a whopping kick up the ass that lands the tune squarely in the 21st century.

 

One of the few new bands bringing real rock ‘n’ roll into the new millennium, THE COMPULSIONS’ unpretentious, down and dirty rock ‘n’ roll on DIRTY FUN is refreshingly infectious. It’s a dirty job, indeed, but someone’s got to do it.

 

“The coolest band in the world.”

CLASSIC ROCK

 

“By far one of the greatest underrated rock bands of our generation.”

ANTIMUSIC

 

“They have that dirty rock sound that not enough bands seem to have these days.”

ALICE COOPER

 

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THE COMPULSIONS

main photo:: http://tinyurl.com/k9k66pg.  

color photo: http://msopr.com/files/the_compulsions_photo_5.jpg

DIRTY FUN, cover artwork: http://tinyurl.com/llds6yc.

 

 

Following is the complete tracklisting for DIRTY FUN:

  • “Hellbound Babies”
  • “Silly Little Woman”
  • “Evil Bastards”
  • “Lucky”
  • “House Of Rock”
  • “Long Tall Sally”
  • “The Feel”
  • “I Still Got The Hots For You, Baby”
  • “Stay Eazy”
  • “Buzz Awhile”

 

DIRTY FUN, cover artwork: http://tinyurl.com/llds6yc.

 

www.thecompulsionsnyc.com

www.youtube.com/user/thecompulsions

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-compulsions/id5043315

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