The Dickies - Live When They Were Five City Gardens 1982 Colored Vinyl LP
The Dickies Live When They Were Five City Gardens 1982 Colored Vinyl LP
Blast into the past with The Dickies and this super cool limited edition colored vinyl release featuring live versions of fan favorites "Banana Splits," "You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)," "She's A Hunchback," and lots more!
The Dickies' style is campy and humorous, influenced by The Ramones, for whom they sometimes opened in venues especially on the East coast, such as CBGB in the Bowery of NYC and across the river in "The Showplace" Dover NJ (1978), along with the Nerds, and Nozon. This Eastern blitz made them a punk band of national recognition coming from the L.A. Scene. The Dickies are popular in the United Kingdom, and had a Top 10 single with "Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)" in 1979.
Many of their lyrics concern Southern California culture, rife with references and in-jokes; examples include songs like "Waterslide", "I'm A Chollo", "Manny, Moe, and Jack", Stukas Over Disneyland, and "(I'm Stuck in a Pagoda with) Tricia Toyota".
They are also known for recording many fast-paced punk covers of classic rock songs, including The Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin," Black Sabbath's "Paranoid," The Monkees' "She," Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," The Isley Brothers' "Nobody but Me," The Left Banke's "Pretty Ballerina," The Cowsills' "Hair", as well as the cover album Dogs from the Hare That Bit Us.
The Dickies Live When They Were Five City Gardens 1982 Track Listing:
1. Nights in White Satin
2. You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)
3. Pretty Please Me
4. Sounds of Silence
5. Doggie Do
6. Fan Mail
7. She's a Hunchback
8. Jim Bowie
9. (I'm Stuck in a Pagoda with) Tricia Toyota
10. Mental Ward
11. Manny, Moe & Jack
14. Banana Splits
15. Communication Breakdown
16. Bowling with Bedrock Barney (Demo)
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