DIRTY TRICKS - Discography
Meat n' potatoes Hard Rockers DIRTY TRICKS formed in 1974 and three delivered unpretentious Hard Rock albums for the Polydor label. The band debuted live at London's Marquee Club as openers to DUX DELUXE during January of 1975. DIRTY TRICKS debuted with an eponymous Rodger Bain produced set promoted by support tours in the UK to both ARGENT and BUDGIE. In June of 1975 Australian drummer John Lee, a former member of DINGOES, BLACKFEATHER and ARIEL, joined the fold. Lee would quit following the third album 'Hit And Run' and was superseded by Andy Bierne. Tony Visconti would be on hand to produce the band's second effort. Touring for this release would witness British support dates to the STREETWALKERS and gigs across America as guests to CHEAP TRICK, BLUE OYSTER CULT and BOB SEGAR. The group bowed out in 1977 with 'Hit And Run', another Visconti produced affair. After the group had finally called it quits the Binnie / Horbury / Bierne triumvirate put in some rehearsals with OZZY OSBOURNE, then having just decamped from BLACK SABBATH. This proposed band folded as Osbourne duly rejoined BLACK SABBATH. Bassist Terry Horbury would then join VARDIS in 1983, guitarist John Frazer Binnie wound up joining the high profile ROGUE MALE in the early 80s. Bierne eventually turned up in PRAYING MANTIS, SCORCHED EARTH, GRAND PRIX and 1987's DORIAN GRAY. Stewart meantime hooked up with erstwhile SIDEWINDER and STALLION guitarist STUART SMITH to found FRENCH KISS, a band unit completed by drummer Kelvin 'Yatta' Yates. Stewart and Smith later relocated to America forging INFORMER. DIRTY TRICKS members Binnie, Horbury and Stewart evolved into tribute band STAIRWAY TO ZEPPELIN during the 90s fronted by one 'Robert Planet' a.k.a Kenny Stewart. Majestic Rock Records re-issued all three DIRTY TRICKS albums in 2004, all boasting extra studio and live tracks. In a surprise move, DIRTY TRICKS returned to action in 2009 to record new album tracks dubbed 'Up At The 9 Count'. The band unit comprised John Fraser-Binnie, Kenny Stewart along with new recruits bassist Fingerthumbs and drummers Richard Marcanjelo and Reuben O'Donoghue.
Dirty Tricks (1975): 01. Wait Till Saturday 02. Back Off Evil 03. Sunshine Day 04. If You Believe In Me 05. Too Much Wine 06. Call Me Up For Love 07. Marcella 08. High Life 09. I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun 10. Hire Car 11. Back Off Evil (Live) 12. Call Me Up For Love (Live) 13. The High Life (Live) 14. Play Dirty (Live)
Night Man (1976): 01. Night Man 02. Weekend Raver 03. Armageddon (Song For A Rainbow) 04. Fun Brigade 05. Play Dirty 06. Now You're Gone 07. You Got My Soul 08. Black Diamond 09. Too Much Wine (US version) 10. Wait Till Saturday (US version) 11. Wait Till Saturday (Live) 12. Too Much Wine (Live) 13. You Got My Soul (Live) 14. Hire Car (Live)
Hit & Run (1977): 01. Hit And Run 02. Get Out On The Street 03. The Gambler 04. Road To Deriabah 05. Ive Had These Dreams Before 06. Walkin Tall 07. Last Night Of Freedom 08. Lost In The Past 08. You Really Got Me (Live) 09. Get Out On The Street (Live)