A garage rock revival was in full force during the early twenty-first century, and it is fitting that the Dirtbombs come from a town most associated with the genre, Detroit, Michigan, USA, the same locale that spawned the Stooges, the MC5, and the more recent White Stripes. The mastermind behind the Dirtbombs is Mick Collins (18 December 1965; vocals/guitar), who has previously appeared in similarly styled outfits such as Blacktop, King Sound Quartet, the Screws, and the Gories. Rumours of Collins Dirtbombs project first surfaced when he was still part of the Gories, but after years of speculation and no product, many assumed the band was just a fabrication. This proved not to be the case, as a single appeared in 1997, that led to further releases, shows, and a line-up including Collins, bass player Jim Diamond (b. James Andrew Diamond, 12 February 1965), plus drummers Ben Blackwell (b. Benjamin Jesse Blackwell, 12 June 1982) and Patrick Pantano....
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