It’s no secret that Mick Collins and The Dirtbombs would rather not sit quietly in one genre box. Take a look at their 2011 release titled “Party Store”, rock covers of Detroit techno? Yep, classics from Derrick May, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson and others, deliciously bent and broken by guitars, distortion pedals and live drums. Their newest release “Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!” has “…got the love with sugar on top…”, just like the hook from the first song. As suggested by the sweet references, this is a bubblegum album! But wait, there’s more than fuzzy, pop-drizzled love songs. I mean, there is some of that, but this album also represents a great band writing great songs. As homage is being payed to the style, this is a Detroit rock band after all. We see a little more Motor City muscle mixed in with the sugar and spice (and everything nice!). Which is how I like bubble gum to taste.