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BIG BOYS & THE DICKS- Recorded Live At Raul’s Club Split LP (Rat Race Records, USA, 1980)

p1060687.JPGp1060688.JPGIt’s simply not possible for me to express how much I love both bands, THE DICKS and the BIG BOYS. They both stand for what I always loved about Punk they way I understood it: Highly individualistic, innovative, clever and passionate music from and for free thinking folks. While THE DICKS, the band-version of a John Waters movie, spice up their music with a bluesy, somber overtone, the BIG BOYS mostly blast off as a avant-la-lettre Punk-Funk combo, tight as fuck and simply bursting out with enjoyment.

I’m however not including the BIG BOYS songs because you can get them on the quintessential double CD compilation (and Touch & Go Records, who takes care of the BB’s legacy, doesn’t like it’s artists’ work being offered for free download on blogs, what I do respect). Part of THE DICKS set has been on their incomplete and, if you ask me, rather pointless anthology CD, but I thought I’d just rip the entire side and add the wonderful “Kill from the Heart”song from the same gig that was on the lovely posthumous double 7″EP from Selfless Records, but didn’t make it on the original split LP. On a side note, the anti-intellectual rant from “Kill from the Heart” seemed to attract mainly students, haha. When you consider that the band’s singer Gary calls himself buddhist these days, it gets a rather tragic note, doesn’t it? I mean, what could be more tasteless than buddhism.
For THE DICKS complete “Kill from the Heart” LP, go here (btw, it was released in 1983 and not 1981) and on this location, you’ll find the impossibly rare first 7″ “Hate the Police”.

THE DICKS Side:

Fake Bands.mp3
Dicks hate the Police.mp3
Dead in a Motel Room.mp3
Wheelchair Epidemic.mp3
Babysit.mp3
Shit on me.mp3
Lifetime Problems.mp3
Suicide Note.mp3
Shit Fool.mp3
Love Song.mp3

Bonus:
Kill from the Heart.mp3

11 Comments

  1. F.

    groß!

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    Posted on 09-Mar-08 at 05:55 | Permalink
  2. Al

    Cannot thank you enough for this! I actually was at the Sept. 19. show where the DICKS were recorded. There was some fighting with rednecks after the gig and I got my nose broken there hahahaha.

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    Posted on 09-Mar-08 at 06:08 | Permalink
  3. Fernando

    Eric from SILT posted this like 2 years ago, but thanks anyway, & it’s great to have good scans and hear the excluded bonus track from the ep! (Btw in the pointless comp there’s this other live track, “Sat night at the bookstore”, I wonder if it comes from the same gig). The reviewer in KFTH doesn’t seem to like the BB’s side much, but I happen to violently love it!
    PS “On heavy rotation”… the memories… Miguel aka Mike the larger-than-life diehard Iggy fan who drummed for Ultimo Resorte and GRB had this Venom trip and introduced everybody in Barcelona into the misteries of such great dance funpunk band…, haha. Kisses ;*

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    Posted on 09-Mar-08 at 08:35 | Permalink
  4. Steve

    I still have a copy of this classic but didn’t get the limited ‘teddy’ edition like yours (wink).

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    Posted on 10-Mar-08 at 06:24 | Permalink
  5. Mamma mia! This great stuff! Wish my dad would dress up like a nurse sometimes.

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    Posted on 10-Mar-08 at 15:10 | Permalink
  6. Such a great split, one of the only live albums I will listen to.

    Also, here’s a copy of Kill from the Heart in 320:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?z3impxb3mg9

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    Posted on 11-Mar-08 at 21:29 | Permalink
  7. Such a good live recording of such a good band. Had this from somewhere else but not at 320 and not with Kill… Thanx for this one, too.

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    Posted on 14-Mar-08 at 13:06 | Permalink
  8. John

    thanks. this is fucking great!!
    do you have the album “These People” by The Dicks? i can’t find it anywhere.

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    Posted on 16-Mar-08 at 20:19 | Permalink
  9. grant

    yes, your blog rules. thanks for putting so much great music out for those who didn’t have the chance to hear/get/see when it originally came.

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    Posted on 17-Mar-08 at 13:33 | Permalink
  10. Admin

    Thanks Grant! Glad the bit of time put into this project makes so many people happy (or angry).

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    Posted on 17-Mar-08 at 13:42 | Permalink
  11. zach

    i passed up the chance on buying the two 7″ repress with random songs on it. i’ve been killing myself ever since.

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    Posted on 19-Nov-09 at 04:23 | Permalink

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