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"oh-my-god-these-guys-are-the-REAL-thing", "...what I want in my alternative music is all right here on this disc."
“Lethbridge rock band the Dirti Speshuls have released their huge new debut CD,“ Long Time Coming.” It is huge sounding in every way from the first chord of the first song “Gotta Go. Everything about it is big— it has a huge sound, big guitars, big choruses”
“They pretty much played the CD from beginning to end beginning with the huge sounding “Gotta Go,” and carried the energy forward through “Crazy Rocky” and the catchy “Come On Kid,” which showed off their superb vocal harmonies and lead singer Todd Carter’s huge voice.”
“I don’t usually review music at private events, however some bands just demand attention. We don’t get to see alternative rockers the Dirti Speshuls enough, so Bigwood is always a summer highlight because you can always count on them performing at it.The three guitar arsenal powered band includes several veterans of the Lethbridge music scene including Todd Carter on vocals, the Void’s Jon Vornbrock and Rob Cooper on guitar, the Void’s Drummer Dean Wilson and Jon Brooks adding the third guitar and, of course, Rick Beres on bass, lost in the groove. Together they played a strong set of high energy ’90s style power pop of the likes of Sloan, mixed with several heavier, big riff powered numbers. They are putting the finishing touches on their debut CD. They have a special place in my heart because their numbers used to include Randy Shaver who passed away this week. Their new music is very catchy, chock full of lots of guitar and great vocal harmonies.”
“Local modern rock act the Dirti Speshuls opened the show with a hot set of tight indie rock/ pop rock along the lines of Sloan and Treble Charger mixed with heavier ’90s music like Monster Magnet. They had trimmed down to two guitarist, but Rob Cooper and John Vornbrock held it together trading solos and riffs and singing harmony vocals with lead singer Todd Carter. Dean Wilson kept a rock solid beat and bassist Rick Beres held the groove together on a set of original songs that were ridiculously catchy. — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor”