The Incredible Shrinking Dickies

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The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
Dickies - The Incredible Shrinking Dickies album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1979
GenrePunk rock, pop punk, new wave
Length26:55
LabelA&M
ProducerJohn Hewlett
The Dickies chronology
The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
(1979)
Dawn of the Dickies
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideC[1]

The Incredible Shrinking Dickies is the debut studio album by the California punk band The Dickies. The album included the group's notable cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", which reached No. 45 in the UK charts in July 1979. It was pressed on four different colors of vinyl (blue, yellow, orange, black) and was produced by John Hewlett, who in the late 1960s was a member of the UK garagepunk quartet John's Children.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Give It Back" – 1:41 (Lee, Phillips, Huffsteter)
  2. "Poodle Party" – 1:09 (Kaballero)
  3. "Paranoid" – 2:04 (Iommi, Osbourne, Ward, Butler)
  4. "She" – 1:36 (Boyce, Hart)
  5. "Shadow Man" – 2:04 (Lee, Ainsworth)
  6. "Mental Ward" – 1:49 (Lee, Club, Glibb)
  7. "Eve Of Destruction" – 1:57 (Sloan)
  8. "You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)" – 1:50 (Lee, Wagon)
  9. "Waterslide" – 2:32 (Lee, Phillips)
  10. "Walk Like An Egg" – 2:21 (Lee, Wilde)
  11. "Curb Job" – 2:36 (Lee, Wilde)
  12. "Shake & Bake" – 1:56 (Huffsteter)
  13. "Rondo (The Midgets Revenge)" – 3:12 (Phillips)

CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "I'm Ok, You're Ok" – 2:10 (Lee, Club, Goddard)
  2. "Silent Night" – 2:17 (Traditional: Arr. The Dickies)
  3. "Sounds of Silence" – 1:35 (Simon)
  4. "Banana Splits" – 1:54 (Adams, Barkon)
  5. "Hideous" – 1:13 (Lee, Club, Goddard)
  6. "Got It at the Store" – 1:41 (Goddard, Lee)

Personnel[edit]

  • Leonard Graves Phillips – Lead Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Organ
  • Stan Lee – Guitars, Vocals
  • Chuck Wagon – Keyboards, Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals
  • Billy Club – Bass, Vocals
  • Karlos Kaballero – Drums, No Vocals

Production:

  • Produced by John Hewlett
  • Engineered by Cisco de Luna, Earle Mankey & Gerry Kitchenham
  • Mastered by Frank de Luna

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: D". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.