Dirty Power has won a following with a wallop of '70s-influenced hard-rock riffing and pool-hall bravado.

The anthems are already in place. Dirty Power has won a following in San Francisco with a wallop of '70s-influenced hard-rock riffing and pool-hall bravado. Like the city's High on Fire, Dirty Power possesses some stoner-rock grit, having completed an album and an EP full of intense rhythms and husky guitars.

The act's self-titled debut was released in 2003 on the Dead Teenager Records label, and frontman Patrick Goodwin estimates that it has sold about 3,000 copies. It also won the group a cheerleader in Seattle producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney), who will go into the studio with the band this fall to record a follow-up. Additionally, Dirty Power will act as Endino's backing band on his upcoming West Coast tour.

Right now, the band plans to go it alone in releasing its sophomore effort. "I would entertain a label putting out our record, but it seems like we're being left to fend for ourselves," Goodwin says. "But you never know what's going to happen."

Web site: www.dirtypower.net
Contact: Patrick Goodwin, patrock@dirtypower.net

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