The Sound of Detroit - Edition 8
- Date published
23 oct. 2013
The Sound of Detroit series celebrates the incredibly fertile musical culture of Detroit, laying claim to some of the boldest and most vibrant pioneers in music’s history. In the second edition of the series Carhartt WIP pays a homage to Rhythim is Rhythim, Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit, Eddie Hazel, and The Gories.
To accompany it we will introduce each T-Shirt with a little text about the record whose cover is printed on it. Here comes the short story of The Gories – House Rockin’ (Wanghead With Lips, 1989), written by Alex Chase:
Recorded in a tin hut by three Detroit natives who had never played music before they joined the band, House Rockin' remains a high-water mark for Blues-punk and Garage rock. Way before the White Stripes made waves with their no-bass line up, The Gories' drummer and two guitarists were making a racket you'll never forget. House Rockin' also contains a nod to Detroit's most famous adopted bluesman, John Lee Hooker, with a cover of his landmark single Boogie Chillun. Mick Collins, the band's lead singer, went on to found The Dirtbombs and play a key part in Detroit's infamous Garage-rock scene.
The T-Shirts are available at Carhartt WIP stores, online, and in selected retailers around the world.