Bantam Rooster let distortion leak all over their songs, creating a big, wonderful, hulking mess of rock 'n' roll. They've got the dirty Detroit rhythm thumping through their solid songs, sending each note straight to your brain. Over the years, Bantam Rooster has been a Tom Potter (the Dirtbombs) project with a number of changes at the drums. Jim Diamond often performed with the group. They disbanded in 2003.