"HDM's unabashed absence of polish lends garage rock realness to everything he does."
Punk legend Handsome Dick Manitoba’s debut solo effort is finally here and, fittingly, The Dictators vocalist spent just four-and-a-half days laying down this slapdash bundle of boasts and personal reflections. He isn’t the greatest singer ever, but HDM’s unabashed absence of polish lends garage rock realness to everything he does. Amid yarns dissecting hometown pride and misspent youth, Manitoba performs a gravelly version of “Eve of Destruction” that shouldn’t work yet mysteriously does.
Listen to Born in the Bronx here:
Producer: Jon Tiven