Big Dick - Big Dick
Record Label: Dirt Cult Records
Release Date: February, 19 2013
Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the duo of Johnny O and Dave Secretary form to create Big Dick. Released by Dirt Cult Records, a label known for their artist’s unique take on punk rock, their self titled debut fits perfectly into the family. A slightly less sexually charged, yet just as energetic, version of Death From Above 1979, this duo takes a formula already perfected by many groups and twists it into a deranged form, complete with all the twists and turns one could hope for.
Being simply a bass and drum duo does not confine Big Dick to sounding like a two piece as they deliver with the force of a full band. O’s raw buzzsaw, almost vintage sounding, bass tones accompanied by Secretary’s rage in the cage drumming combine for an impressive collection of songs. “Witchcraft” is a mid-tempo heavy hitting, onslaught of repetitive fuzzed out bass that pummels the listener as it slowly drags on. Like a bulldozer moving through the wreckage of a demolition site. “Colours” builds in earth shattering anticipation as it pulls the listener closer into a psychedelic wave that drops as soon as it does pick back up again. “Medic” bops up and down seeped in bubble gum pop but disguised in filth until it explodes at a break neck speed into a fuzzed out conclusion.
O and Secretary share vocal duties and they vary from the high pitched, strained sounds heard on “Witchcraft” to the mellow, smooth laid back flows of “Problems.” All melding perfectly with their fun, uptempo yet slightly dangerous style of playing. Lyrically the band is just as deranged and chaotic as their music. With some tunes being slightly more abstract in nature than others. Description are placed in the sleeve of their LP for those interested.
So all dick jokes aside, this band is well worth the listen.