Release Date: August 1997
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Alternative Tentacles
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 21 Tracks CD
The Dicks were a punk rock band formed in Austin, Texas in 1980. The original line-up included Gary Floyd (vocals), Glen Taylor (guitar), Buxf Parrot (bass), and Pat Deason (drums). The band was known for their confrontational stage presence (Floyd was an open homosexual who frequently appeared in drag on stage and had no qualms about getting in the face of close-minded audience members) and raucous music. In 1983, the band relocated to San Francisco, California. However, Taylor, Parrot, and Deason soon decided to return to Austin. Floyd carried on with the Dicks' name, recruiting new members Lynn Perko (drums), Sebastian Fuchs (bass) and Tim Carroll (guitar). This line-up released one LP before calling it quits in 1986. Floyd and Perko went on to form Sister Double Happiness.
In recent years, Floyd, Parrot, and Deason have reunited to perform reunion shows around Austin (Glen Taylor passed away in the mid 1990's), although there seems to be no plans for a full-time reunion.
|1||Dicks Hate The Police||1:59|
|3||Saturday Night At The Bookstore||4:43|
|4||Dead In A Motel Room||1:50|
|7||Shit On Me||2:04|
|8||Anti-Klan (Part 1)||1:53|
|9||No Nazi's Friend||3:09|
|11||Kill From The Heart||1:55|
|12||Anti-Klan (Part 2)||3:17|
|13||No Fuckin' War||4:46|
|14||I Hope You Get Drafted||1:27|
|17||The Police (Force)||2:27|
|20||Decent And Clean||3:29|
Tracks 1, 2 from "Dicks Hate The Police" 7" (Radical Records), recorded at Earth & Sky Studios, Austin, TX.
Track 3 recorded live at the Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin TX, May 16, 1980.
Tracks 4-7 from "Big Boys And Dicks - Live At Raul's" LP (Rat Race Records), recorded live at Raul's , Austin, TX, September 19, 20, 1980.
Tracks 8-12 from "Kill From The Heart" LP (SST Records), recorded at Earth & Sky Studios, Austin, TX.
Tracks 13, 14 from "Peace?" 7" (R Radical Records), recorded at Rhythmic Rivers Studios, San Francisco, CA.
Tracks 15-20 from "These People" LP (Alternative Tentacles Records), recorded at Bear West Studios, San Francisco, CA.
Track 21 from "Cottage Cheese From The Lips Of Death" compilation LP (Ward-9 Records), recorded at B.O.S.S.