Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons – Dirty Water Records


Band: Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons

Album: Dirty Rock ‘n’ Roll

Label: Dirty Water Records

Released: 09.12.2016

The initially impression that I thought I would find through the sounds of Dirty Rock ‘n’ Roll was those that are wrapped in the savage nature of blues driven garage rock. This is not quite the case with this album.  Pussycat and The Dirty Johnsons seem to run with their own sound that proceeds to throw downwith a fast punk attitude and  a distinctly contemporary rockabilly-style.


Mind you, this is a somewhat foreboding noise that drifts through my speakers with certain ferocity. Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons are fun, easy to digest and certainly not stuff for the kiddies. Their music invokes the rough nature of the urban environment.  The sound here is a progression of barbed wire rock n’ roll standing against the organic sounds of the past by evoking a modern feel.  To get the idea of this I would urge the top tracks for consideration to include “Burying Bodies,” the hilarious and aptly appropriate for millennials “Livin’ With Mum And Dad” and edgy Cramps esque “Mirtazapine.”

After this initial impression it should be clear that Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons’ Dirty Rock ‘n’ Roll clearly deliver something solid and chaotic. It’s not for the faint, but it is easily accessible. If one were to drop the needle on Dirty Rock ‘n’ Roll they would find it is a sound that is consistent.  So, pick it up and play it loud.

—Nick Kuzmack