The Dik Van Dykes

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The Dik Van Dykes
Also known as DVDs
Origin Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Garage punk, Comedy rock
Years active 19851989
Labels Og Records
Website Punk History Canada
Myspace Page
Past members Sarah Hodgson: Back up vocals
Steve Hoy: Rhythm Guitar
Mike "Dik" Johnson: Lead Guitar/Vocals
Stu Smith: Drums
Frank Viola: Bass
Blurt Van Dyke
Renee Wetselaar: Back up vocals

The Dik Van Dykes were a garage punk sextet based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who first formed in 1985 and folded in 1989.

They released two albums, Nobody Likes...The Dik Van Dykes, released 1987, and Waste Mor Vinyl, released 1989, on the Og Records label, preceded by a limited edition indie cassette Live At the Gown and Gavel... and countless compilation records such as the It Came from Canada series issued by OG Records (the Deja Voodoo guys).

Most of The Dik Van Dykes' songs were humorous in nature, often satirizing local and Canadian culture. Curling, Birthday Song and Adult Gumby were three fan favorites. The band received significant airplay on McMaster University's CFMU-FM 93.3, Memorial University of Newfoundland's (MUN) CHMR 93.5, and many other student-run radio stations.

They opened for The Ramones 3 nights in 1988 and playing with other great bands of the era such as Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, UIC, Wetspots, Heimlich Maneuver and Deja Voodoo (Canadian band).

In the 90's, Sarah asked Mike (Dik) to join her band Sinister Dude Ranch. Mike accepted, but with one condition: that the band change its name to I Love My Shih Tzu. I Love My Shih-Tzu's first song was actually a DVD's song- Too Much Like Fun, and the band broke up in the early 21st century.

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