Dawn of the Dickies

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Dawn of the Dickies
Studio album by The Dickies
Released October 1979
Genre Punk rock, new wave
Length 34:19 (reissue)
Label A&M
Producer Robin Geoffrey Cable
The Dickies chronology
The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
(1979)
Dawn of the Dickies
(1979)
Stukas Over Disneyland
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 4/10[2]

Dawn of the Dickies was The Dickies' second album, released in 1979. It included the UK hits "Nights in White Satin" (a high-speed cover of a Moody Blues song) which reached No. 39 in the UK chart in September 1979 and "Fan Mail" which made No. 57 in February 1980.

The album's title and jacket cover, depicting the band members set upon by "zombies" in blue make-up, was a salute to the George A. Romero horror film, Dawn of the Dead.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Where Did His Eye Go?" - 3:41 (Phillips, Lee)
  2. "Fan Mail" - 3:04 (Phillips, Huffsteter, Kaballero)
  3. "Manny, Moe & Jack" - 2:50 (Lee, Kaballero, Wilde)
  4. "Infidel Zombie" - 3:04 (Phillips, Lee, Ainsworth, Kaballero)
  5. "I'm a Chollo" - 3:45 (Phillips, Lee)
  6. "Nights In White Satin" - 2:55 (Hayward)
  7. "(I'm Stuck In a Pagoda With) Tricia Toyota" - 2:52 (Phillips, Lee, Wagon)
  8. "I've Got a Splitting Hedachi" - 2:29 (Phillips, Lee, Kaballero)
  9. "Attack of the Mole Men" - 3:41 (Phillips, Lee, Ainsworth)
  10. "She Loves Me Not" - 1:13 (Phillips, Lee)

CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Gigantor" - 2:29 (Raskin, Singer)
  2. "Bowling With Bedrock Barney" - 2:09 (Phillips, Lee)

Credits[edit]

  • Leonard Graves Phillips - Lead vocals, Mellotron, Piano, Organ
  • Stan Lee - Guitars, Vocals
  • Chuck Wagon - Keyboards, Guitars, Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals
  • Billy Club - Bass, Vocals
  • Karlos Kaballero - Drums, Percussion, No vocals

Produced and Engineered by Robin Geoffrey Cable

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dawn of the Dickies at AllMusic
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (November 29 – December 12, 1979): 31.