Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Dentists
"Where's My Chicken, You Bastard?"

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The Dentists
You and Your Bloody Oranges
12" EP
(Spruck Records, 1985)

One of the fun things about doing this blog is finding out new stuff about bands I'm featuring. In this case, I've found that The Dentists have been doing reunion shows! Unfortunately, only on the other side of the Earth, but, still, YES! In addition, there is a collection of rarities and unreleased material, If All The Flies Were One Fly, coming out this month!

Anyhow, this song is from their third release, following their debut single, Strawberries Are Growing in My Garden (and it's Wintertime), and first album, Some People Are on the Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now. As you can see, they've got quite the knack for song titles.

In 1992, the US label Homestead Records released a compilation of tracks from 1985 through 1987: Dressed. Tracks from all five of their releases in that time period were included, but no record was represented in its entirety. This is one of the songs to not make the grade, despite having one of the greatest titles both of theirs and of all bands.

5 biased opinions:

Brushback said...

I've got a Dentists 45, one of the ones that they released concurrently one year... I've started a couple of times to rip it for my blog, but always ended up setting it aside, because it didn't strike me, and I couldn't think of anything to write about it... this song's pretty good, though.

Lightning Baltimore said...

You mean one of the three they released on Independent Project and two other labels at the same time? Ah, well. BTW, the songs from them and some extras were released on CD as Powdered Lobster Fiasco. The UK version has extra bits between songs, but the music is the same on the US and UK versions.

The Dressed collection would be an excellent starting point, imo.

Unknown said...

Great song choice! I love the Dentists. Interestingly enough, I have two Dentists' cds, and they are the two you mentioned in your last comment. For once I have good taste. I am definitely going to order a copy of _If All The Flies Were One Fly_.

VirginiaM said...

Late to the party but this is great.

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