The Black Arm Band
Wanz Dover of The Black Arm Band
I had the pleasure of meeting Mwanza Dover (of Mazinga Phaser II) recently, and our brief conversation about our shared love and respect for Detroit's Mick Collins (of Gories/Dirtbombs fame) led me to asking about Dover's new-ish project, The Black Arm Band. He described the band as something like "Nick Cave meets Sun Ra meets the MC5 or Iggy and The Stooges".
Now, one of my favorite records ever is The Dirtbombs' Ultraglide in Black, and this track by The Black Arm Band oozes that Detroit garage rhythm & blues-punk-"sonik soul" that I love, but don't listen to nearly enough. I can't wait to see this band live, and luckily for me, they live in my hometown:
The Black Arm Band Milk Cow mp3
(if link is down, download at the band's myspace page)
The Dirtbombs Chains of Love mp3 (Jimmy Hughes cover)