Category: DIRTY PENNY

DIRTY PENNY – Young & Reckless [produced by Johnny Lima] (2009) out of print

As requested, here’s the hard to find second and final album by sleazy glam rockers DIRTY PENNY. Titled ”Young & Reckless”, as happened with their debut CD, it was produced, engineered & mixed by Johnny Lima. Formed around 2004 and hailing from California, at the time there wasn’t too many acts playing that kind of ’80s LA sleazy hard rock, even less newly formed bands such as DIRTY PENNY.
“Young & Reckless” is a more mature recording, not only songwriting but also arrangements. However this didn’t sweetened DIRTY PENNY’s sound, still wild, young n’ reckless indeed, plenty of high octane riffs, killer choruses, and hooks.
Certainly a must listen if you love the ’80s Sunset Strip LA glory days…

DIRTY PENNY – Take It Sleezy [produced by Johnny Lima] (2007) out of print

As requested, here’s the hard to find now debut album by sleazy glam rockers DIRTY PENNY, properly entitled ”Take It Sleezy”. DIRTY PENNY was a rare beast in the 2000’s American rock scene. Yeah, there was an effervescent new sleazy / sleaze scene but essentially from Scandinavia.
Hailing from California, at the time there wasn’t too many acts playing that kind of ’80s LA sleazy hard rock, even less newly formed bands such as DIRTY PENNY.
The band didn’t get a record deal, but Johnny Lima saw them live and encouraged the 4-piece to release an album by themselves, and Lima ended producing, engineering & mixing the whole thing.
Professionally recorded & packaged, “Take It Sleezy” rocks with a wild attitude and killer hooks, an album not so well known (copies being sold for over $100 on eBay) but certainly a must listen if you love the Sunset Strip glory days…