Dogs (French band)

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Dogs
OriginRouen, France
GenresNew wave, power pop
punk, indie rock
Years active1973–2002

Dogs (aka Les Dogs) were a French punk rock/new wave band from Rouen, formed in 1973. Allmusic describes them as a "treasured cult band".[1] Following two EPs in 1977/1978, their debut album Different was released in 1979 on Mercury Records;[2] Different Shadows followed in 1980. The band continued with various line ups, releasing ten more albums before the death of vocalist - and only constant member - Dominique Laboubée, in 2002.

Band line-ups[edit]


(1973–1975)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar (died 9 October 2002 from lung cancer)
  • Paul Pechenaert - guitar, vocals
  • François Camuzeaux - bass
  • Michel Gross - drums

(1976–1977)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar
  • Hugues Urvoy de Portzamparc - bass, vocals
  • Michel Gross - drums

(1977–1978)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar
  • Jean-Yves Garin - guitar, vocals
  • Hugues Urvoy de Portzamparc - bass, vocals
  • Michel Gross - drums

(1978–1981)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar
  • Hugues Urvoy de Portzamparc - bass, vocals
  • Michel Gross - drums

(1981–1987)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar
  • Antoine Massy-Perrier - vocals, guitar
  • Hugues Urvoy de Portzamparc - bass, vocals
  • Michel Gross - drums

(1988–1992)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar
  • Antoine Massy-Perrier - vocals, guitar
  • Gene Clarksville - keyboard
  • Christian Rosset - bass, vocals
  • Bruno Lefaivre - drums

(1993–1996)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar
  • Christian Rosset - bass, vocals
  • Bruno Lefaivre - drums

(1996–2002)
  • Dominique Laboubée - vocals, guitar
  • Laurent Ciron - vocals, guitar
  • Christian Rosset - bass, vocals
  • Bruno Lefaivre - drums

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1979 - Different (Phonogram, 33 T)
  • 1980 - Walking Shadows (Phonogram, 33 T)
  • 1982 - Too Much Class for the Neighbourhood (Epic, 33 T)
  • 1983 - Legendary Lovers (Epic, 33 T)
  • 1985 - Shout (Epic, 33 T)
  • 1986 - More, More, More (Epic, 33 T)
  • 1988 - A Million Ways of Killing Time (New Rose, 33 T)
  • 1993 - Three is a Crowd (Skydog / Mélodie, CD)
  • 1998 - 4 of a Kind, Vol.1 (Hacienda, CD)
  • 1999 - 4 of a Kind, Vol.2: A Different Kind (Hacienda, CD)
  • 2001 - Short, Fast & Tight (Hacienda, Double CD)

Compilations[edit]

  • 1987 - Shakin' with the Dogs - Compilation (Epic, 33 T)
  • 2017 - Rehearsals 1974

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dogs - Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Different - The Dogs - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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