DumDum Boys

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DumDum Boys
Dumdum Boys performing at Odderøya Live 2013.jpg
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 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
Year Album Peak positions Certification
NOR
[2]
1988 Blodig Alvor (NaNaNaNa) 14
1989 Splitter pine 3
1990 Pstereo 1
1992 Transit 1
1994 Ludium 1
1996 Sus 1
1998 Totem 7
2006 Gravitasjon 1
2009 Tidsmaskin 1
2012 Ti liv 1

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
NOR
[2]
1994 1001 Watt 13

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
NOR
[2]
1992 Riff - Wannskrækk 1980–85
(credited as Wannskrækk)
 –
2001 Schlägers 1
2014 Riff - Wannskrækk 1980–85 (re-release)
(credited as Wannskrækk)
20

EPs[edit]

    • 1986: Bapshuari (EP)

DVDs[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ DumDum Boys in Store norske leksikon (Norwegian)
  2. ^ a b c "Dum Dum Boys discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
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