The Dinner Is Ruined

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The Dinner Is Ruined
Origin Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts Gordon Downie, Rheostatics
Members Dale Morningstar
Dave Clark
Dr. Johnny Pee
Past members Don Kerr
Al Kelso
Jim Field

The Dinner Is Ruined is a Canadian indie rock band. Formed in 1991 by Dale Morningstar, the band plays an experimental and improvisational brand of blues rock.

The band members are Dale Morningstar, Dave Clark and Dr. Johnny Pee. Clark joined the band in 1994 after they were booed on stage while opening for his other band, Rheostatics.[1]


In addition to their own albums, the members of The Dinner Is Ruined have recorded as part of Gordon Downie's backup band on his solo albums. Downie's band also includes Julie Doiron and Skydiggers guitarist Josh Finlayson.


The Dinner Is Ruined[edit]

  • Burn Your Dashiki (1991)
  • Love Songs from the Lubritorium (1993)
  • Worm Pickers Brawl (1994)
  • Ice Cream, Drugs, Rubber Goods (1996)
  • Elevator Music for Non-Claustrophobic People (1997)
  • A Maggot in Their Heads (1999)
  • Ray Charles Kinda Party (2001)
  • Legion Hall (2005)

Gordon Downie[edit]

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