Dura-Delinquent – Light Sound Motion 7”
Acquired: Love Garden, Used, 2008
This 7” sounds a bit like a precursor to that whole dirty rock n’ roll period that swamped alternative rock radio in the early 00s. But it’s better than that garbage. “Head Over High Heels” is a murky, saxophone-laced late-night slowburner. It’s not terribly thrilling or original, but it is serviceable. I feel like they’re trying to do gritty but they sound too clean. They’re just not gritty enough! The sax adds some wonderful sleaziness to the songs though is the best thing Dura-Delinquent have going for them. Both “Head Over High Heels” and b-side “Hitman’s Lament” sound like a million songs you’ve heard before and are pretty forgettable, but they are still better than Jet and the Vines and all of those awful bands that took that dirty rock n’ roll mantle to new lows. Not that I am comparing Dura-Delinquent to Jet and the Vines, because no one deserves that. That would just be cruel.
Here's a tune from their 1995 debut. They mostly just sound like this all the way through (although I think I like this one more than either of the tracks on the 7").