Adult Film Makers is the latest project from Clifton Lee Mann, whose many musical projects all seem to share the same qualities: speed, catchy riffs and a really dirty (in a good way) sound. Adult Film Makers is as raunchy as its name suggests, with lyrics and licks that conjure images of fast cars, mean-ass sleazy women and a litany of substances just waiting to be abused. Mann plays guitar and bass while Rock Forbes--drummer in Mann's nearly 20-year-old band the Bad Checks--handles drums and vocals. Forbes, it turns out, has the perfect temperament for this kind of revved-up Detroit-style rock: pissed-off and despairing at the same time. It's not unlike that of Iggy Pop, whose "5'1" the group records.
This CD is one of the first on Demonbeach--a new label co-owned by Mann. The label also recently re-released the Bad Checks' classic sinister debut, Graveyard Tramp, complete with the original artwork. For more information, try www.demonbeach.com.