DICTATORS

Faster... Louder - The Dictators' Best 1975-2001 (RVCD-376)

You wanted the best... you’ve got the best! THE DICTATORS – Faster... Louder: The Dictators’ Best 1975-2001. This multi-label anthology is the first ever Dictators compilation on the market. There have been several archival/demo and live collections issued over the years, but for prime Dictators material taken from their four studio albums (recorded for Epic, Asylum and their own DFFD label), this is the one! A 20-track selection of killer tunes – it’s everyone’s favorite gang of Bronx bullies at their finest. Originally formed in 1973, the ‘Tators proved to be way ahead of the game by straddling the worlds of hard rock, proto-punk and punk rock. “New York proto-punk heroes who fused vintage rock & roll to a trashy pop-culture aesthetic” All Music Guide. The group’s retro-rock, back alley punk stance confounded expectations every step of the way, but with studio production courtesy of the tag-team behind the Blue Oyster Cult, Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman their records retain a timeless, diamond-hard edge.

Debut album Go Girl Crazy! (1975) was a landmark of its day, boasting ‘The Next Big Thing’, ‘Master Race Rock’ and their era-defining cover of ‘California Sun’. Manifest Destiny (1977) proved they were ‘Young, Fast, Scientific’ while laying waste to the world with their incendiary cover of Iggy & the Stooges’ ‘Search and Destroy’. Third album Bloodbrothers (1978) yielded some of their best-ever songs in ‘Faster & Louder’ and ‘Stay with Me’. The group originally broke up in 1978, but has reformed on a number of occasions and their 2001 album D.F.F.D. saw them at the top of their game with attitude-to-burn classics such as ‘I Am Right!’ and ‘Who Will Save Rock and Roll?’. They’re all here, plus more! With superb audio, color booklet with detailed notes and rare photos, this is an essential collection for the punk rock enthusiast.

TRACK LISTING
1. THE NEXT BIG THING
2. MASTER RACE ROCK
3. CALIFORNIA SUN
4. TWO TUB MAN
5. WEEKEND
6. (I Live For) CARS AND GIRLS
7. EXPOSED
8. SCIENCE GONE TOO FAR!
9. YOUNG, FAST, SCIENTIFIC
10. SEARCH AND DESTROY
11. FASTER & LOUDER
12. BABY, LET’S TWIST
13. THE MINNESOTA STRIP
14. STAY WITH ME
15. SLOW DEATH
16. WHO WILL SAVE ROCK AND ROLL?
17. I AM RIGHT!
18. MORONIC INFERNO
19. THE SAVAGE BEAT
20. BURN, BABY, BURN!!

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AUD$ 15.95 (available)


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