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Dan Melchior's Broke Revue

  • Heavy Dirt [In the Red, 2001] **
  • Bitterness, Spite, Rage, and Scorn [In the Red, 2002] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Heavy Dirt [In the Red, 2001]
singing the blooze like Wilko Johnson or Roger Chapman--and he isn't even British! ("Witch on Fire," "War All the Time"); **

Bitterness, Spite, Rage, and Scorn [In the Red, 2002]
blues riffs (and tempos) as punk noise ("You're My Wife," "Me and J.G. Ballard") ***