COMPULSIONS Release NSFW Video, As Work Continues
On Upcoming Album Featuring Sidemen For
DAVID BOWIE, GUNS N’ ROSES, NEW YORK DOLLS, RAGING SLAB

LIVE INTERVIEW TO AIR ON “TOTALLY DRIVEN RADIO” THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

The Compulsions Ferocious

The Compulsions Ferocious

The Compulsions’ forthcoming album, Ferocious

Although COMPULSIONS founder Rob Carlyle has parted ways with drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Richard Fortus, both from GUNS N’ ROSES, as well as bassist Sami Yaffa of HANOI ROCKS and the NEW YORK DOLLS, the notorious, New York-born front man has formed yet another high-powered

recording unit and has a third full-length Compulsions album, Ferocious, now in the works.

Along with Carlyle on vocal and guitar, Ferocious features a rogues’ gallery of devastating New York-area players. Featured throughout the album are legendary guitarist Earl Slick, best known as sideman to rock icons, DAVID BOWIE and JOHN LENNON; world-renown guitar hero and former GUNS N’ ROSES lead axe-man, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal; former RAGING SLAB bassist, Alec Morton; and former NEW YORK DOLLS drummer, Brian Delaney. Longtime COMPULSIONS cohort and New York Blues Hall Of Fame Master Artist, Hugh Pool, provides additional guitar work, and Ferrer pounds the skins on tracks recorded before Delaney stepped in. Producer and twice Grammy- nominated engineer, Ken Rich, once again oversees the proceedings.

Earl Slick, Rob Carlyle

Earl Slick, Rob Carlyle

Earl Slick and Rob Carlyle at Grand Street Recording, August 2017

An official release date for Ferocious has yet to be announced, however Carlyle & Co. give Compulsions fans a quick sample with a video for “Dirtbag Blues,” an especially raunchy and rowdy new cut from the group’s forthcoming album.

“[‘Dirtbag Blues’] is less than a minute long but it’s got enough sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll to fill an entire album” declares Carlyle. “I challenged myself to write a song that ‘tells a story’ in 60 seconds or less. It wasn’t easy but it was a good

songwriting exercise and it was a blast to record. We basically tried to combine MOTÖRHEAD with CHUCK BERRY and maybe a little Sunset Strip-style sleaze.”

On December 15, 2017, a video for “Dirtbag Blues” was released on THE COMPULSIONS’ Instagram (bit.ly/2j4wAAM) and YouTube (bit.ly/2jXZnbf) pages. The promo is an obvious homage to the video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues” by BOB DYLAN, and features Carlyle with pals Jonny Dambrosio and Jaster Leon from New York band, THE NASTY THINGS. Incidentally, Dambrosio and Leon also portrayed beloved NEW YORK DOLLS guitarists, Johnny Thunders and Sylvain Sylvain respectively, in the short- lived, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese-produced HBO series, Vinyl.

The Compulsions Dirtbag Blues

The Compulsions Dirtbag Blues

The Compulsions “Dirtbag Blues”

“The video is just a little something to give fans while we finish up the new album. Like the recording, we had a lot of fun filming this. We did three or four takes in about 20 minutes. Then we went to lunch for a couple of hours,” recalls Carlyle.

“Dirtbag Blues” is most definitely NSFW and features raucous musical performances by Carlyle, Delaney, Morton and Slick.

On Thursday, January 25 at 10 pm (EST), a live interview with Carlyle will air on “Totally Driven Radio”. For more info on “Totally Driven Radio” http://visit http://totallydriven.tv/shows/totally-driven-radio/ .

More COMPULSIONS news is promised soon. Visit thecompulsionsnyc.com for regular updates.

Check out some critical sound bites for “Dirtbag Blues” by THE COMPULSIONS:

“This onslaught of a cast is fucking devastating. A one-minute attack on the senses. If ‘Dirtbag Blues’ is merely the teaser, then the upcoming Ferocious album promises to be an absolute killer. It is straight-up, balls-to-the-wall, dirty rock ‘n’ roll at its finest, and an ominous precursor to what is about to be unleashed.” – 50THIRDAND3RD (12/15/2017)

“Arguably the NYC hard rock band with the most attitude. Every incarnation of the band has been deadly.” – METAL RIOT (12/16/2017)

“New York Punk ‘N’ Roll Supergroup” – ÜBER ROCK (12/16/2017) For more information on THE COMPULSIONS, visit:

https://www.thecompulsionsnyc.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/thecompulsions

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-compulsions/5043315

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0A9xzhQK3jivSdlOILuqfv

 

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