ah-oh, dig that Stevie Wonder number, "Livin' For the City," that alone worth the price of admission, the first side also featuring Parliaments "I'll Wait"(1968), The Miracles' "If You Can Want" (1968), Sly Stones' "Underdog," the flipside featuring Curtis Mayfield's "Kung Fu" (1974), Phil Lynott's solo "Ode to a Black Man" (1980), Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" (1977), O'Jays "Livin for the Weekend" (1976), and Jr. Walker's "Do You See My Love (For You Growing)" (1970).
"For their second album, Detroit’s Dirtbombs have dusted off a batch of 60’s and 70’s soul songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, JJ Barnes and Phil Lynott (as well as one lone original) and given them the fuzzed-out Dirtbomb treatment. The result is the most danceable instant classic to come down the pike in many a moon. Essential!"
"Mick Collins and his merry band of Dirtbombs (which, this time around, features Bantam Rooster's Tom Potter and Detroit studio wiz Jim Diamond) bring the soul on their sophomore album Ultraglide In Black, named after Ultraglide in Blue, a cool late-nite flick from your youth. There are a lot of young bands claiming to be creating "soul" music and "testifying" (we won't name names) but this here is the authentic item - accept no substitutes."
"The Dirtbombs' combination of squealing feedback-driven guitar, dual drumming and walloping bass presence rivals that of the Velvet Underground. Imagine the Velvets, Gories and Oblivians battling to the death inside a tuna fish can, their raw and ultra crude instrumentation blazing away with hell-bent fury. Led by Mick Collins (who spent time fronting the Gories and the rockabilly grunge outfit Blacktop), the Dirtbombs' distinctive Motown howl and wicked axe slingin' escapades shred like one of Dolemite'srapid-fire, X-rated monologues.… Collins executes some snarling, self-professed "cyclone" guitar riffs underneath the stomping, mummified mayhem. These Detroit cavemen have found their place in a fuzz-drenched, garage band sound reminiscent of Question Mark and the Mysterians fused with the sonic annihilation of the Stooges." -Tucson Weekly