First and foremost, I have to send out a gigantic thank you to my friend @skot1107 as I would not have this record if not for his kindness. On New Year's eve this past year The Dirtbombs and Soledad Brothers played a show in Detroit at a venue called The Magic Stick. There, and only there, could you buy this split 7". It was limited to 100 copies and Scott was a wonderful person and picked up a copy for me as he was at the show.
Soledad Brothers are a band that I remember from my days working in the music biz. I'm fairly confident I worked with one of their records at some point, but I honestly don't really remember. So many of those records are just a blur. Anyway, their contribution to the split is a slow and funky, yet rootsy song called "Human Race Blues." It has a bluesy charm to it and is a good listen, but honestly it doesn't really blow me away. It's a good song, but not the sort of thing that would make me run out and buy a bunch of their records.
For me the main attraction is the Dirtbombs. They are a band that I like more often than I don't, but they have enough weird stuff out there that I've never really gone all in on them. Though it appears that their contribution to the split, "Kick Me," is also available on another 7" of theirs, this was the first time I've heard it. It's definitely one of their better songs. The soulful groove of the bass and drums churn forward with the fuzzed out guitar leading the way. It's got a big sing along chorus and I feel like I would have all of The Dirtbombs records if they all sounded like this. Or if they sounded like the Ooey Gooey Chewy Kablooey LP. I love that one too.
The Dirtbombs - Kick Me: