V/A DICTATORS FOR EVER , FOREVER DICTATORS : A Tribute (vol. 1) cd 1996 Roto records 320 kbps
Intro / TURBONEGRO : The party starts now / THE PLEASURE FUCKERS : Faster and louder / THE FLESHTONES : New York , New York / FIFI & THE MACH III : Back to Africa / BOYZ NEX' DOOR : Cars & girls / SEX MUSEUM : Haircut & attitude / THE NOMADS : The Minnesotta strip / THE GOLDEN ARMS : Youg fast & scientific / THE PRISSTEENS : What it is / SATOR : I want you tonight / THE SONS OF HERCULES : Had it coming / MCRACKINS : I stand tall / JIMMY KEITH & THE SHOCKY HORRORS : Prototype / ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN : Borneo Jimmy / SHOCK TREATMENT : 16 Forever / 69 EYES : Science gone too far / MAD DADDYS : Teengenerate / JEFF DAHL TRIO : Stay with me .This tribute has been coordinated by Kike Turmix .
Formed in 1974, N.Y.C.'s Dictators were one of the finest and most influential proto-punk bands to walk the earth. Alternately reveling in and satirizing the wanton excesses of a rock & roll lifestyle and lowbrow culture (e.g., wrestling, TV, fast food), the Dictators, whose worldview was defined by bassist/keyboardist and former fanzine publisher (Teenage Wasteland Gazette) Andy (occasionally Adny) Shernoff and renegade rock critic/theorist Richard Meltzer, played loud, fast rock & roll fueled by a love of '60s American garage rock, British Invasion pop, and the sonic onslaught of the Who. Driven by the guitar barrage of Scott "Top Ten" Kempner and Ross "the Boss" Funichello and fronted by indefatigable ex-roadie and wrestler Handsome Dick Manitoba (aka Richard Blum), it seemed that nothing stood in the way of the Dictators and mega-popularity. But that's not what happened. There were complications with record companies, personnel changes (one-time bassist Mark Mendoza left for Twisted Sister ; original drummer Stu Boy King was replaced by Richie Teeter), radio hated them, critical response was lukewarm, and lots of audiences didn't get the jokes; supporters remained loyal and vociferous (especially Meltzer), but it didn't turn into anything tangible. Ironically, what didn't help at all was the rise of the New York punk scene, which only diverted attention away from them and onto bands they influenced (e.g., the Ramones). AllmusicThanks Gildas for the cds !
Thanks Max for the refreshment of the covers !