As I have written on my blog many times, I just do not understand when people say things like – “there just isn’t any good music anymore!”
That is just a prime example of being musically lazy, or perhaps whoever made a statement like that just isn’t into music enough to look beyond top 40 radio stations. Hell, if that is all I listened too I’d hate music!
Recently I ran across a little band from Hamburg Germany called DM Bob and the Deficits. You gotta love their name! Their most recent release, “They Call Me Country” is comprised of tunes recorded between 1999 and 2002.
The band itself is comprised of DM Bob: guitars, slide-guitar, vocals, drums, harmonica, Tank-Top: drums, percussion, Susie: guitar, slide-guitar, drums.
There are thirteen tracks composed from anyone from Buck Owens to Lou Reed. The latter’s “Satellite of Love” is probably my favorite track on the record but they are all very good.
With that information at hand, you have probably realized by now that this album is going to wind up in one of my favorite categories, Cowpunk. It is absolutely to country for rock ‘n roll and way to rock ‘n roll for country. That is precisely why I like this record.
The sad thing about DM and the Deficits is that they had to go to Germany to be recognized. In communicating with their publicist Johnnie Hanke, it was revealed to me that they were not able to get a single American distributor for this record. Fear not though, I found the MP3’s for this record and a lot of DM Bob’s other recordings as well, on Amazon.com. It also appears you can obtain some limited edition vinyl at off label records.
The point is that this artist’s music is available and you need to check it out. There is some really good work here and it should be added to any audiophiles library. I haven’t heard everything by DM Bob yet, but I plan to, and this record is a must have for sure.
‘Rebel’ Rod says to check it out!