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Dawn of the Dickies
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
The L.A. punk legend's sophomore album. Includes the singles, 'Fan Mail', their cover of the Moody Blues 'Nights In White Satin', plus the bonus tracks 'Gigantor' and 'Bowling With Bedrock Barney'. Originally released in 1... more »
The L.A. punk legend's sophomore album. Includes the singles, 'Fan Mail', their cover of the Moody Blues 'Nights In White Satin', plus the bonus tracks 'Gigantor' and 'Bowling With Bedrock Barney'. Originally released in 1979. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
Fun Classic Punk/Pop
Mark A. Carter | New York | 09/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yay the Dickies. How can you not like a band with a name like that? While some of the overly serious British Punk Acts of the late 70's churned out their angst-ridden rants against society the Dickies took punk, mixed it with pop to give us deliriously catchy 2-3 minute classics. As a London School-Kid growing up surrounded by all the usual Punk bands of the era the 'Dickies' seemed like they weren't quite taking things seriously & of course they weren't.........thank God! Extremely funny ditties accompanied by fast beaty drums & white-trash vocals. No less than 5 single's on this wonderful album 'Where did his eye go?', 'Fan Mail' (My particular favorite & a wonderfully snide observation on bands relationships with their fans), 'Manny, Moe & jack', 'Nights in White Satin' & the completely daft 'Gigantor'. This is the sort of band that could only come out of America. They were hugely underrated, in part I think because they didn't have the tude' associated with most other punk-bands. But bugger that. For some of the catchiest ditties of the late 70's you couldn't have more fun than with the Dickie's. Go Dickie's!!!"
The Dickies ahead of the Ramones!
R. Rodriguez | Los Angeles | 04/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Dickies album "Dawn Of The Dickies" can be described as an album that was ahead of their time and ahead of the Ramones. This Dickies album sounds like what the Ramones did on their 1980 album with Phil Spector entitled "End of the Century". Were the Ramones influenced by this album? I don't know, but the songs reminded me of "Do you remember Rock and Roll Radio?" by the Ramones. With that being said, the Dickies were original and ahead of their time. The album is full of good songs with good hooks and silly lyrics. This album came out years before those ripoff artists like "Green Day", "Offpspring", "Blink 182" and any other "Boy Band With Guitars" that claim to be "punk" came to be. This is a great lost gem and should be purchased by any fan of good music. Don't let their label (punk) fool you, these guys are much more than that. They write great melodies and music. So don't waste your time and buy this album."
More Faithful To Romero Than Zack Snyder!!!
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 11/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked their debut, you'll like this one as well. It's pretty much the same sound, though this time most of the songs average about three minutes. It's still fast, cartoonish punk rock that never takes itself seriously. While The Sex Pistols were giving us, "God Save The Queen", and the Dead Kennedys were giving us, "California Uber Alles", you could count on The Dickies balancing the scale by giving us tunes like "Attack Of The Mole Men" and "Gigantor"(the cartoon cover of the album). Many fans consider this their best album. It usually makes alot of "Top Punk Albums" lists. I don't know if I like it more than The Incredible Shrinking Dickies, that's a tough call. Too bad they never put out another album quite like this or it's predecessor, but I can't complain coz I like their later stuff. So, if you don't have Dawn Of The Dickies and still call yourself a punk rock fan, I'd suggest making it a top priority as far as your next cd purchases go. You can thank me later."