DICKIES, THE: All this and Puppet Stew: CD

The long-awaited Dickies record on Fat Wreck Chords! I heard this was recorded and done almost two years ago and is just coming out. Another story I heard was Stan Lee never heard of Fat when Fat Mike approached him about putting this out. He and the band must be happy now, since I think XXX Records and A&M didn’t do them justice and Fat will take care of them well. I am so happy that this is in my hands. I can’t believe they have been around so long. I can’t remember the exact year these guys started but I think it was around 1976 – 1978. They have been pumping out the music for all these years. You get 13 tracks of pop magic which includes the tracks on the “My Pop The Cop” 7″ that was put out, I think, about three years ago. The Fat production is here with their brand of melodic bliss and their trademark silly lyrics. I’m so ecstatic that this is playing on my CD player. I have talked to others who have gotten it and we are in agreement that this is another great release. Imitators beware, the Dickies are alive and kicking. From start to finish this is one of the best releases of the year. It’s so much fun that my hair is standing on end and a permanent smile grows while I have this cranking on my stereo. Can’t wait to see them again at the Holidays in the Sun festival in San Francisco in August.

 –don (Fat)