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THE DILS- 198 Seconds of 7″ (Dangerhouse Records, USA, 1977)

The guys over at KBD Records recently had the nice idea of posting 5 records in 5 days. Whilst their concept was to post five records from 5 different countries, I decided to go with five records from the homeland of Hardcore and five records that somehow never got posted here until now (mostly because they had been featured over at KBD’s already). As I feel like moving on soon and Goodbadmusic is slowly coming to an end, this is the opportunity to share five of my all time superduper HC 7″s and also fill some of the most glorious holes.

Day 1:
The first one is the oldest in this short series and the one dating from the years prior to the somewhat narrow and restrictive Hardcore formula. THE DILS were part of the first wave of L.A. Punk bands and one of them that would definitely take things a step further with their fast and powerful sound and the political, militant image they had adopted. The long shadow of THE CLASH is still there, but you can hear and see (the minimalistic and very “modern” artwork) that the L.A. scene was emulating its own version of Punk already.
With this, all three official DILS records have been posted on Goodbadmusic (here’s the first and here the third). 200 seconds (cause that’s the length of my rips) that will make your blood boil!

Class War.mp3
Mr. Big.mp3

13 Comments

  1. Tim

    Gawd damn, thanks for getting my rainy Portland morning off on the right track! Great musicians and songwriters those Dils. “I-I want a war … between the rich and the poor!”

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    Posted on 25-May-11 at 18:32 | Permalink
  2. I posted this one awhile back. What is not to love about the Dils!? Cheers!

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    Posted on 25-May-11 at 18:39 | Permalink
  3. Thomas

    i will never let you end this. maybe if you teach me to do my own rips then i’ll carry on with a goodbadmusic of black music which is just as punk and heavy. then you can move on, brother, but only then.

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    Admin Reply:

    I’ll teach you and you continue with black music. Deal!

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    Posted on 25-May-11 at 20:41 | Permalink
  4. J. Low

    My blood is boiling! Thumbs up for The Dils!

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    Posted on 25-May-11 at 20:50 | Permalink
  5. There’s no need to regurgitate what you said and talk about how good this is and the Dils in general. My first exposure came by way of the Rat Music things I think. Looking forward to the next 4 and as far as, “I feel like moving on soon and Goodbadmusic is slowly coming to an end”…hmmm. It’s been a great ride man, life changing, as silly as that sounds…blah, blah, blah. You’re a dick for not committing to doing this forever and serving our needs, at least until every record you own that is worthy of mention has been addressed here. Oh well, a big thanx ;-)

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    Admin Reply:

    I don’t want to sound like I’m about to finish the blog in the next few days, but hey man – making the acquaintance of great folks like you have been what made me stay in the saddle for so long. I’m sure one day we’ll meet in person.

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    Posted on 25-May-11 at 21:20 | Permalink
  6. Martin

    “slowly coming to an end?”

    I have been reading your blog for quite a while, but never bothered to write replies; I feel a little intimidated by so much scene wisdom ;-)…
    But please, don’t end the blog. I love reading your reviews, especially those alluding to your personal memories. Do please keep on satisfying our voyeuristic needs.
    If you are running out of records, just keep on writing about your personal memories about the scene. Kind of like a “Get in the van” but without the b.s.
    All jokes aside, I really like this blog and want to thank you for the time, money and passion you invested in it.

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    Thomas Reply:

    erich – that seriously would make one great epitaph: like henry rollins, but without the b.s.

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    Admin Reply:

    And with a lot more sex.

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    Posted on 26-May-11 at 00:36 | Permalink
  7. Pär Arvidsson

    Shit Erich, great stuff and the 5 recs in 5 days is great as well.

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    Posted on 26-May-11 at 06:52 | Permalink
  8. d.

    More digital rock (sex) (hard core & heavy & thick in sound; not thin boys on supersonic speed trip) please, before you go! Don’t forget a beautiful long-play rip of SST Subhumans CAN LP :) … maybe some ROUGH TRADE synth-punk kink like another single by Metal Urbain / Boys or some femdom feminist post-punk band … Thanks.

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    Posted on 26-May-11 at 13:59 | Permalink
  9. Jock

    Ending this blog will force me into another worldwide killing spree. You have been warned!

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    Posted on 26-May-11 at 14:58 | Permalink
  10. Nigel

    We’ll never let you go!

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    Posted on 26-May-11 at 18:07 | Permalink
  11. howardx

    “As I feel like moving on soon and Goodbadmusic is slowly coming to an end”

    of course, you’ll need time to work on the book…

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    Posted on 27-May-11 at 16:03 | Permalink
  12. eddie

    This is a great record but I prefer “I Hate The Rich” EP over this. This has never been debated before but I think “I Hate The Rich” might be the first HC record or at least in California.

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    Posted on 28-May-11 at 23:48 | Permalink
  13. FranFurt

    So many people here suggesting you to write down your musical knowledge and memories…that’s the first thing to came to my mind when you announced to end this amazing site. I agree with you all!
    Sadly, the dead of Good Bad Music will be a major loss in the music blogroll. Erich, thank you very much for the enormous work done.
    And about The Dils, I also prefer the “I Hate the Rich” (I agree with Eddie comment #12)

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    Admin Reply:

    Thanks much, FranFurt.

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    Posted on 10-Jun-11 at 17:27 | Permalink

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