Dirty Looks - "They Got Me Covered"
Staten Island, NY's Dirty Looks deserved so much more than they got. After releasing an inspired power pop/rock album on the infamous Stiff Records, a second release was lost to too much interference from the U.S. label. The label know-it-alls at Epic wanted a more "mainstream" sound and secretivly remixed the album much to the bands dismay. The record only came out in the U.K and the band left the label. After Island Record's Chris Blackwell told the band they should release an album of instrumentals because he didn't like lead singer Patrick Barnes' voice, the band split up. You have to wonder if the same label bozos are working on the latest Fiona Apple record.Dirty Looks were Patrick Barnes - vocals, guitar, Peter Parker- drums, Marco Sin - bass. Sadly Marco passed away from a heart failure due to a problem with narcotics in 1995.
You can read the whole Dirty Looks story here.
A CD of both Dirty Looks records plus unreleased demos and rare tracks is sometimes available here.