Dirty Deeds – Danger Of Infection – Review

Dirty Deeds

Danger Of Infection (Velvel)
by Martin Popoff

If you like your punters long in the tooth, then Dirty Deeds are yer codgers. Born from the ashes of the lingering mid-’80s act Chariot, Dirty Deeds caught the eye of one Steve Harris who became a champion of the band, having the boys record at his Barnyard Studios, and signing them to a five record deal for his new label, Beast Records. So here’s the first Beast, and it’s a worthy if not over-the-top ravefest of he-man metal, part hard US party metal, part NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal), with a trace of Maiden, probably more as a nod and a wink than anything else. Uh, and all of that’s sorta what Chariot was, which is OK, at least for us piners of punts past. So like I say, I’m a sucker for this kind of marauding riffery, big electric stacks of strings, fists in the air, bloody ‘ell, kinda like young ‘n’ Def Leppards bashing it out with Tokyo Blade and Tank. And the bonus is that these guys ain’t young pups faking it. They were there.
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