DOGS Shakin' with the Dogs lp 1989 Epic records 320 kbps
Shakin' with Linda / Too much class for the neighborhood / M.A.U.R.E.E.N. / Can't find my way / The most forgotten french boy / Little Johnny Jet / Home is where I want to be / Shout / Secrets / Poison in my heart / Down at Lulu's / Somebody / Back on my mind / Waiting for a miracle / Is it the wind / Jungle of lies / Sugar shaker* / Mon coeur bat encore* / Twenty yards behind* / Goodbye little rich girl* / I wanna be loved* / Never stop* / (I'd go) The whole wide world* / She's a windup*.
* bonus tracksDOGS: Dominique Laboubée : vocals , guitars / Antoine Massy-Perier : guitare / Michel Gross : drums / Hugues Urvoy de Portzamparc : bass / Christian Rosset : basse / Bruno Lefaivre : drums / Laurent Ciron : guitar / François Godefroy : keyboards / Philippe Almosnino : guitar .
The Dogs were formed in Rouen (Normandie) in 1973 around Dominique Laboubée (vocals, guitars), Hugues Urvoy de Portzamparc (bass), and Michel Gross (drums). At first, the band could have been filed under pub rock for its set lists comprised of many covers, from the Velvet Underground to the Flamin' Groovies. But they quickly came up with some English-sung original material, mainly inspired by their British and American peers, from the Flamin' Groovies to Dr. Feelgood. Like locals Little Bob Story, they were something way more than just a regional phenomenon, and despite an unsuccessful commercial career, the Dogs left a considerable legacy with the release of ten LPs: from 1979's "Different", 198o's "Walking shadows", 1982's "Too Much Class for the Neighbourhood" , 1983's "Legendary lovers" , 1985's "Shout" , 1986's "More more more", 1987's "Shakin' with the Dogs" (compilation of the Epic lps) , 1989's "A million ways to killing time" ,1993's "Three is a crowd", 1998's "Four of a kind" , 1999's "A different kind" to the 2001's "Short, fast and tight", a very good double live album . The constant support of France's veteran music magazine Rock & Folk (and also a lot of fanzines ...) wasn't enough to make the Dogs explode to a larger scale, but they remain a treasured cult band for many, especially since their definitive end with singer Dominique Laboubée's death in 2002, at the early age of 45.DOGS were the real deal : the french rock'n'roll band !
Artwork by Max !
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