Dan Melchior has been publicly carving his own idiosyncratic path through so-called "garage rock" and various forms of American roots music for five years now - making appearances on over ten albums and a number of singles released on various independent labels. He has collaborated with Billy Childish and Bruce Brand of the recently extinct Headcoats and recorded and toured extensively with Holly Golightly of Thee Headcoatees. His solo releases have drawn from the work of maverick American folk musicians like Skip James, , Dock Boggs and Robert Wilkins while retaining a sense of adventure and passion that is very often lost in the over reverent re-interpretations of a lot of mainstream modern musicians.
In his recent work with the Broke Revue, Melchior seems to have found a way of marrying his love of the best aspects of country blues and R&B with a more extreme sonic approach utilizing the misanthropic fury of 70's punk and the drive of classic 60's catalysts like the Stooges and Them. Throw in a love of the bombast of hip-hop and a unique songwriting voice and you're getting close. The Broke Revue's first release on In The Red records, and the first with new recruits Greg Anderson (drums), and B.L. Truax (bass), is the single " Bad For My Soul/Art Machine" which will be followed this August by the new album "Heavy Dirt". Both releases pick up where their hard to find debut album, "Oldtime-Futureshock" left off, and up the stakes considerably pushing the same hard driving minimalist approach into new places altogether. The result is vitriol fuelled rock n' roll with brains and big balls - or bollocks, if you will.