The Dickies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": punk punk rock pop punk 80s 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia


Formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA, this punk rock made their mark by specialising in speedy renditions of humorous songs, many of which were cover versions of earlier rock hits. The original line-up of the Dickies comprised Leonard Graves Phillips (vocals/keyboards), Chuck Wagon (Bob Davis, USA, d. June 1981, USA; keyboards/saxophone/vocals), Stan Lee (guitar/vocals), Billy Club (b. Bill Remar; bass/vocals) and Karlos Kabellero (b. Carlos Caballero; drums/vocals). Wearing fashionably ludicrous, often grotesque clothing, the Dickies quickly became one of the most popular of the original LA punk bands, and were signed to A&M Records in 1978. In addition to their self-penned songs, the Dickies’ early recordings included such previously bombastic numbers as the Moody Blues’ ‘Nights In White Satin’ and Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’, played at a furious pace and often clocking in at under two minutes. During their career...

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