|BugGiRL - 'Dirt In The Skirt' (Impedance Music)|
|Written by Craggy|
|Friday, 08 October 2010 05:00|
Perhaps it's my obsession with INXS that leads the monarchs at Über Röck to bestow me with Australian releases to ponder over. It's not just INXS I guess, if I think about it there's a lot I like that has come from the oversized Alcatraz. From AC/DC to Midnight Oil, the Australians actually do know how to do the business when it comes to rock 'n' roll.
So it should come as no surprise to me then that the Wollongong-based BugGiRL are taking up the reins and firing off an arse-spanking collection of rockets through their new album. Produced by Sylvia Massy (The Black Crowes, Slayer and Tool), and released through Impedance Music, 'Dirt In The Skirt' carries on from their 2009 release, 'Blood, Sweat & Beers', and is a 12-track sermon on the rules of pub-rock.
Tearing influences from the walls of the straight-up blues-driven rock 'n' roll hall of fame, the sleaze-tastic duo are exponents of the Motörhead school of music. Throw in a supercharged AC/DC and the no-nonsense approach of Girlschool and you may be somewhere there. BugGiRL are not rip-off merchants though, they just wear their influences on their sleeve and do so with a new and refreshing vibe.
This album is brimming with "fuck you" riffs which get the feet stomping and the whiskey pouring in an instant, even on a Wednesday morning. Sure, there's the odd song that gets lost in the album but on the whole this is excellent stuff. So if you're after something 'Fat 'n' Greasy', when you 'Spread That Eagle', because you're in the mood for 'Shakin' Up Saturday' then with BugGiRL I think you've come to the right place.