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Friday, April 18, 2008

Hey Everybody. . . Have Some Records!

Looks like I'm the first guest blogger here on DM so I'll be floatin' some music your way this week. My usual blogs are Psyche Zenobia, Nitegaunt Media, and Manson Music, as well as the little blog for my band, The Luminaries. I've been invited to take over here for a week so let's get started. We've been having some of the first really nice, sunshine-filled, warm days of the year here so I thought I'd post some records that reflect that. Some good stuff to groove on down the road to with the wind in your hair while sharing a spliff with your significant other or whatever, ha!
Anyway, I'm going to start with an album that I've been playing a lot lately. It's "Stukas Over Disneyland" by The Dickies. This is one of those albums that you cannot feel shitty or down while it's playing. It's just physically impossible. It really feels like a short album, even though it's got eight super-catchy songs. I guess that's got more to do with it's enjoyable quality than anything, though. It goes by fast but it's fun while it lasts (that's probably been said about me, too)! "She's a Hunchback", "Out of Sight Out of Mind", and "Wagon Train" just can't be beat for great fucking pop punk rock & roll. The Dickies were an inspiration to so many bands and one of the pioneers of West Coast punk. In fact, "Pretty Please Me", from this album, was covered by Redd Kross on their "Phaseshifter"record.

Year of Release: 1983
Label: Triple X Records
Genre: Punk, Power Pop, Pop
Bitrate: 320kbps

Track List:
1. Rosemary
2. She's A Hunchback
3. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
4. Communication Breakdown
5. Pretty Please Me
6. Wagon Train
7. If Stuart Could Talk
8. Stukas Over Disneyland

Download: The Dickies - Stuka's Over Disneyland
Download Size: 45MB


Anonymous said...

In fact, didn´t was released in the "Phasesifhter" album But it was in "Show World".
Thanks for your beautiful blog.

Tio Nickel said...

Actually, "Pretty Please Me" was a cover of a song by The Quick, for whom some of the Dickies were roadies before getting their own band.