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Dum Dum Boys

Dum Dum Boys Play All Your Favorite Songs

Mono-Tone
LP $23.75

07/05/2019 8435008887971 

MT 030 LP 


What does a rock 'n' roll group do, when it is "out of ideas"? Break up? Throw in the towel? Of course not; instead, they make a covers album. That's what top beat-group Dum Dum Boys have done on this, their latest long-player Dum Dum Boys Play All Your Favorite Songs. But, perverse as always, Dum Dum Boys weren't content to just crank through the usual assortment of quality unknowns and monster hits. Instead, they gave an actual infant the task of picking—completely at random—the songs for the group to record. That's right, a child, an actual ingenue (its name irrelevant) who knows nothing about anything, chose the songs for the group to record from someone's record library, whilst blindfolded and dreaming about a video game. This child—its identity a secret to protect it from possible reprisals—picked 50 songs for the Dum Dum Boys to attempt, of which 12 were determined to be worthy of proliferation. Here they are: a jumble of juvenilia, an eclectic electric mess: Dum Dum Boys Play All Your Favorite Songs, 12 idiosyncratic and surprising covers of Hawkwind, Kim Fowley, Bryan Ferry, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Glitter Band, James Brown, Depeche Mode, The Jackson 5, and more.

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