“Fight Dirty” is seven Mischief Brew songs with Guignol as backing band; six Guignol songs with Erik on guitar; a Django Reinhardt cover, and a barn-burning take on Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be They Name” (with Slavic Soul Party’s Ben Holmes on trumpet). This is not a split. It’s Guignol & Mischief Brew playing together as a five-piece band. It’s apotheosis anthems for the carnies, the travelers, the gypsies, jazzmen, and lowlifes; singing Turkish-flavored reveries, odes to tax evasion, dirty tricks, and mob revolution; cumbia carols, sludge-metal reels, and a funeral march at a flooded bar.
1. The Tardy Barker / 2. Off The Books / 3. Gonzalez, The Explosive Chilean / 4. Ahmet / 5. Fight Dirty / 6. Pete Merak / 7. Appel Direct / 8. Sugar Park Tavern Death Song / 9. Hallowed Be Thy Name / 10. Create Destroy / 11. Branks / 12. Dirty Penny’s Pogo / 13. Mr. Crumb / 14. The Elusive Higgs / 15. When It Rains / 16. The Barking Drunkards