DumDum Boys

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DumDum Boys
Dumdum Boys performing at Odderøya Live 2013
Background information
Origin Trondheim, Norway
Genres Rock
Years active 1985–present
Labels Sony Music (1985-1992)
Oh Yeah!, Records
Website http://www.dumdumboys.no/
Members Prepple Houmb
Kjartan Kristiansen
Aslak Dørum
Sola Jonsen
Past members Persi Iveland
Atle Karlsen

DumDum Boys is a Norwegian rock band from Trondheim.[1]

Biography[edit]

DumDum Boys started up in the late 1970s as a punk band under the name Wannskrækk and released a few singles under that name before they reinvented themselves with a new name and a somewhat new sound in 1985. Inspired by Lasse Myrvold and The Aller Værste!, they produced their own music with Norvegian lyrics.

The new name, "DumDum Boys", was taken from a song on the album The Idiot by Iggy Pop. Their debut album is called Blodig alvor (na na na na na).

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio
  • 1988: Blodig Alvor (NaNaNaNa) (#14 NO)
  • 1989: Splitter pine (#3 NO)
  • 1990: Pstereo (#1 NO)
  • 1992: Transit (#1 NO)
  • 1994: Ludium (#2 NO)
  • 1996: Sus (#1 NO)
  • 1998: Totem (#7 NO)
  • 2006: Gravitasjon (#1 NO)
  • 2009: Tidsmaskin (#1 NO)
  • 2012: Ti liv (#1 NO)

EPs[edit]

    • 1986: Bapshuari (EP)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 1992: Riff - Wannskrækk 1980–85
  • 2001: Schlägers (#1 NO)

Live albums[edit]

  • 1994: 1001 Watt (#13 NO)

DVDs[edit]

  • 2004: DumDum Boys i Dødens Dal (live, DVD) (#1 NO)

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Hung Up" by Madonna
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single: "Enhjørning"
1 February 2006 – 22 February 2006
Succeeded by
"Don't Save Me" by Marit Larsen