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The Dirty Rooks

by The Dirty Rooks

Authentic Chicago booze-rock that makes any room feel like the filthy hole-in-the-wall bars where people have the greatest times of their lives.
Genre: Rock: Pub Rock
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1. Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
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2. Strawman
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3. No Mercy
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4. Tell Me Something
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5. Little Queen
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6. Big Sound
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7. Leave Me
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8. All That You Are
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9. Precious Time
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10. Devil's Song
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Album Notes
A short review from Newcity Chicago: "Chicago's boozy, seventies-rock-and blues-inspired band The Dirty Rooks burrow themselves underneath your nails, along with the dirt and scum and filth of the city streets. And they're good. The group's self-titled record, self-released, doesn't fuck around--one song even starts with the sentiment, "I was born on the day my mama died." There's a lot of whiskey in that lyric. The slow, moody "Tell Me Something" should quiet even the rowdiest bar room. Even the acoustic-based "Little Queen"--with its subsequent blues-country harmonica--works nicely. Other than with Velcro Lewis and His 100 Proof Band, rock `n' roll hasn't been this drunk in a while."

The Dirty Rooks are
Dan Stalilonis - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Grant Gholson - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Bailey - Guitar
Ben Hunt - Bass
Nathan Urbansky - Drums

Like the great classic rock bands of the 60s and 70s, The Dirty Rooks draw inspiration primarily from the blues. Listeners have compared them to The Band, The Faces, and The Black Crowes. Ever since they formed in Chicago in 2005 they have celebrated rock music that sounds and feels good. They gladly leave the angst and navel-gazing to other bands, working hard to get people tapping their their feet, pounding their drinks, and having a blast.


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Low down n' DIRTY
This type of music is often highjacked by whiteboy "blooze" bands who want to rock out at Navy Pier.

These guys, however, are the real deal. Their live show is great, and this disc captures most of that energy.


They promised it would be good and it was. I love it! Especially Precious Time and the Devils Song.

trevor cooper

Solid rock with the listener waiting for the next album.
Heard these guys at The Abbey Pub after hearing a friend play their music at a party. They seem content playing the real Chicago clubs but they may be growing into a band that moves on to big venues.
The music alternates between hard rock, boozy blues , and a Chicago sound that the listener will identify immediately.


"Not Bad" a quote from a music store owner and friend!
Original, classic rock sound. Had a party and everyone asked about it. You keep rocking and I'll keep listening!

John Troestrup

Bluesy Rock and Roll
Good time rock and roll. It does not get any whiskier than this.

Dave Couture

Sweet Home Chicago
If this is CD is a sample of the music coming out of Chicago, I may need to pack up and move to the Windy City. Thanks to the Dirty Rooks for a great album from beginning to end. Looking forward to hearing more from the band in the future.