Friday, June 29, 2012

earlier in the year i was chatting about bands who almost made a career out of wackeee cover versions (Flying Lizards, Laibach to an extent... and the Residents, for certain phases.... others I'm forgetting)

well i clean forgot about the Dickies ... and then was reminded by Graham's post here

and why would I remember, you might ask... weren't the Dickies the epitome of forgettable, dispensable?

Well, they had some UK hits

indeed this one got to #7 in the charts!

but "Nights in White Satin" just dented the Top 40

This, their first single, went Top 50. Strangely pointless given that "Paranoid" is already a punk song.

you mind be forgiven for wondering if did the Dickies ever did any original songs? well yes, but most of the singles seemed to be cover versions

non-single covers include Monkees' "She" , the Isley Brothers' ""Nobody But Me", the Left Banke's "Pretty Ballerina", and "Hair"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

man, what dicks these guys are

do they actually think their labored and arch spoof video has one-thousandth of the wit and language-flair of "Tik Tok"?

shows  how entrenched the old snobberies actually still are...

Sunday, June 10, 2012