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
OriginTrondheim, Norway
GenresRock
Years active1985-present
LabelsSony Music (1985-1992)
Oh! Yeah (1992–present)
Websitewww.dumdumboys.no
MembersPrepple Houmb
Kjartan Kristiansen
Aslak Dørum
Sola Jonsen
Past membersPersi Iveland
Atle Karlsen

DumDum Boys is a Norwegian rock band from Trondheim.[1] They were formerly known as Wannskrækk.

History[edit]

Wannskrækk
OriginTrondheim, Norway
GenresPunk rock
Past members

DumDum Boys started up in the late 1970s as a punk band under the name Wannskrækk and soon gained a cult following. Inspired by Lasse Myrvold and The Aller Værste!, they produced their own music with Norwegian lyrics. As Wannskrækk they recorded one album, one compilation and two singles. Their only album was a split with fellow punk band Liliedugg and was named Wannskrækk/Liliedugg - Last Opera/Live Ritz Trondheim 12. juni 84 which was recorded in 1984. Their early material was sung in a heavy Trondheimer dialect.[2] The compilation was "Wannskrækk - Riff (1980-1985)" that was released in 1992. Their singles were Faen Kuler Treffer Aldri Riktig (1981) and " ...12"... " (1982). Wanskrækk performed a concert at Øyafestivalen 2011.[3]

The new name, "DumDum Boys", was taken in 1985 from a song on the album The Idiot by Iggy Pop.

In 2013 the label Oh Yeah! released the single "Reklame for pæng/ Danse hele natta" from their earlier recorded materials.[4]

Last line-up as Wannskrækk[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums as Wannskrækk[edit]

  • 1984: Last Opera/X-Mas Funeral Party Live Ritz Trondheim (joint album Wannskrækk/Liliedugg)
  • 1992: Wannskrækk Riff (1980-1985) (Wannskrækk best of album)

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
NOR
[5]
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
2018 Armer og bein 1
[6]

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
NOR
[5]
1994 1001 Watt 13

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
NOR
[5]
1992 Riff - Wannskrækk 1980–85
(credited as Wannskrækk)
 –
2001 Schlägers 1
2014 Riff - Wannskrækk 1980–85 (re-release)
(credited as Wannskrækk)
20

EPs[edit]

  • 1982: ... Wannskrækk .. 12" ..
  • 1986: Bapshuari (EP)

Singles[edit]

  • 1981 @Faen Kuler Treffer Aldri Riktig"
  • 2013: "Wannskrækk 7" "
  • 2013: "Reklame for pæng/ Danse hele natta"

DVDs[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ DumDum Boys in Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ "Wannskrækk Biography". Rockipedia.no. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  3. ^ Rønning, Øyvind (2011-08-12). "Wannskrækk? Ikke nå lenger". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  4. ^ Rakvaag, Geir (2013-08-23). "Ny dans med Wannskrækk". Dagsavisen. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  5. ^ a b c "Dum Dum Boys discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  6. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 43, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved 27 October 2018.