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Interview

Dickies
02/08/1999 (Interview with Stan Lee & Rick Dasher)



Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

We formed in summer on 77. After hearing the Ramones and seeing the Damned I thought hey this is neat I've been playing guitar 3 months and I can do that too. Billy Club was an old school buddy came back from Europe with the first Clash LP and other punk records . So we learned a few , found Karlos who I knew played in a David Bowie cover band called Kixs that had the Rembrants singer Danny Wild on guitar and vocals and Chuck Wagon on bass. Once Karlos was in place the search was on for a singer. Hence Leonard. I went through a bunch of classified ads,word of mouth and was finally introduced to Leonard through a mutual friend Steve Huffsteter (The Quick). We put together 4 songs on a 4 track cassette and John Hewlett formerly of Mark Bolan fame , who was managing Sparks at the time caught us at the Starwood one night and wanted to get involved. He took us to the beach Boys studio where we redid the 4 tracks, excited he flew to England and landed us a big deal with A&M who had just kicked the Pistols off the label and were looking for a punk band. We did 2 releases for them a hit with Banana Splits and the first LP stayed in the charts for 6 months. No dues were played as of yet until 1980 when sadly Chuck Wagon committed suicide. Since then there has been a number of different players,currently the line up reads Leonard Graves Phillips vocals, Stan Lee guitar, Rick Dasher bass, Travis Johnson drums, Glen Laughlin 2nd guitar.

Discography.

check our web site www.thedickies.com

TITLE

SPECIAL

CATALOG #

COUNTRY

FORMAT

VINYL COLOR

PARANOID
Promo copy A+M Label
AMS 7368
U.K.
7"
BLACK
PARANOID
Card pic cover
AMS 7368
U.K.
7"
BLACK
PARANOID
Paper pic cover
AMS 7368
U.K.
7"
CLEAR
PARANOID
extra verse on rear cover
AMS 7368
U.K.
7"
MILKY
PARANOID
white label test pressing
FIDALTONE
U.S.
10"
BLACK
PARANOID
promo copy Dickies label
SP12008
U.S.
10"
WHITE
PARANOID
sticker on cover
SP12008
U.S.
10"
WHITE
EVE OF DESTRUCTION
promo copy A+M label
AMS 7373
U.K.
7"
BLACK
EVE OF DESTRUCTION
 
AMS 7373
U.K.
7"
BLACK
EVE OF DESTRUCTION
 
AMS 7373
U.K.
7"
PINK
GIVE IT BACK
promo copy Dickies label
AMS7391
U.K.
7"
BLACK
GIVE IT BACK
 
AMS7391
U.K.
7"
BLACK
GIVE IT BACK
 
AMS7391
U.K.
7"
WHITE
GIVE IT BACK
unique pink+white test press
AMS7391
U.K.
7"
MOTTLED
SILENT NIGHT
promo copy Dickies label
AMS 7403
U.K.
7"
BLACK
SILENT NIGHT
 
AMS 7403
U.K.
7"
BLACK
SILENT NIGHT
 
AMS 7403
U.K
7"
WHITE
SILENT NIGHT
promo copy diff. cover to U.K.
AM 2092
U.S.
7"
WHITE
SILENT NIGHT
diff. label + diff. cover to U.K.
AM 2092
U.S.
7"
WHITE
BANANA SPLITS
promo copy
AMS 7431
U.K.
7"
BLACK
BANANA SPLITS
unique brown+yellow test press
AMS 7431
U.K.
7"
MOTTLED
BANANA SPLITS
semi cut out center
AMS 7431
U.K.
7"
BLACK
BANANA SPLITS
 
AMS 7431
U.K.
7"
YELLOW
BANANA SPLITS
see through yellow
AMS 7431
U.K.
7"
YELLOW
BANANA SPLITS
no pic cover issued
K7497
AUS
7"
BLACK
BANANA SPLITS
promo blitz in formation cover
AMS7603
GER
7"
BLACK
BANANA SPLITS/SOUNDS OF SILENCE
promo mix
2241-S
U.S.
7"
BLACK
BANANA SPLITS
thick as a plate! vinyl!
AMS7431
U.K.
7"
BLACK
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
promo copy A+M label
AMS7469
U.K.
7"
BLACK
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
 
AMS7469
U.K.
7"
WHITE
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
Manny, M+J KKK pic
2225-S
U.S.
7"
BLACK
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
glossy text cover
AMS7633
HOL
7"
BLACK
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
M+M+J KKK pic, diff label
2225-S
U.S.
7"
BLACK
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
infidel z. dawn of... pic
PAM20069
POR
7"
BLACK
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
mono - stereo promo
?
U.S.
7"
BLACK
MANNY, MOE AND JACK
promo copy A+M label
AMS7491
U.K.
7"
BLACK
MANNY, MOE AND JACK
 
AMS7491
U.K.
7"
BLACK
FAN MAIL
promo copy A+M label
AMS7504
U.K.
7"
BLACK
FAN MAIL
poster cover very dark vinyl
AMS7504
U.K.
7"
DARK RED
FAN MAIL
poster cover light, transp. vinyl
AMS7504
U.K.
7"
LT RED
FAN MAIL
no pic cover issued
?
AUS
7"
BLACK
GIGANTOR
black+white rear cover
AMS7544
U.K.
7"
YELLOW
GIGANTOR
color rear cover
AMS7544
U.K.
7"
YELLOW
GIGANTOR
promo copy picture labels
AMS7544
U.K.
7"
BLACK
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
demo copy
AMLE64742
U.K.
LP
BLACK
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
 
AMLE64742
U.K.
LP
BLACK
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
+sticker
AMLE64742
U.K.
LP
ORANGE
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
+sticker
AM LE64742
U.K.
LP
DK BLUE
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
w/label test press**
AMLE64742
U.K.
LP
BLACK
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
+sticker on cover
AM LE64742
U.K.
LP
LT BLUE
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
transp. vinyl
AMLE64742
U.K.
LP
YELLOW
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
solid vinyl
AMLE64742
U.K.
LP
YELLOW
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
diff. label to U.K.
L36903
AUS
LP
DK BLUE
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
promo copy
SP4742
U.S.
LP
YELLOW
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
sticker on cover
SP4742
U.S.
LP
YELLOW
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DICKIES
OBI around cover
?
JP
LP
BLACK
DAWN OF THE DICKIES
promo copy + promo sticker
AMLE68510
U.K.
LP
BLACK
DAWN OF THE DICKIES
sticker on cover
AMLE68510
U.K.
LP
BLUE
DAWN OF THE DICKIES
promo copy A+M logo label
SP4796
U.S.
LP
BLACK
DAWN OF THE DICKIES
black trumpet logo label
SP4796
U.S.
LP
BLACK
DAWN OF THE DICKIES
promo copy
SP4796
U.S.
LP
BLUE
DAWN OF THE DICKIES
 
AMLE68510
U.K.
LP
BLACK
STUKA`S OVER DISNEYLAND
mouse ears cover
PVC 6903
U.S.
LP
BLACK
STUKA'S OVER DISNEYLAND
cartoon strip cover
CL0008
FRA
LP
BLACK
STUKA`S OVER DISNEYLAND
11 track re-issue
ENIGMA
U.S.
LP
BLACK
KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE
 
D173322
U.S.
LP
BLACK
GREAT DICTATIONS
rear cover with yellow letters
SP5236
U.S.
LP
BLACK
GREAT DICTATIONS
diff. rear cover-red lettering
SP5236
U.S.
LP
BLACK
SECOND COMING
 
7-73289-1
U.S.
LP
BLACK
SECOND COMING
diff. color label to above
LC-5163
GER
LP
BLACK
WE AREN'T THE WORLD
gatefold 4th side blank
DAN LP
FRA
DBL LP
BLACK
LOCKED AND LOADED - LIVE IN LONDON
penis cover
RRLP137
U.K.
LP
BLACK
LOCKED AND LOADED - LIVE IN LONDON
spiral cover
RRLP137
U.K.
LP
BLACK
LOCKED AND LOADED - LIVE IN LONDON
+sticker
SPVOOG
GER
LP
MULTI COL
LOCKED AND LOADED - LIVE IN LONDON
w/label test press
SPVOOG
GER
LP
BLACK
LOCKED AND LOADED - LIVE IN LONDON
black cover
TAANG 56
U.S.
LP
BLACK
IDJIT SAVANT
lyric sheet 2000 pressed on white
51168-1
U.S.
LP
WHITE
IDJIT SAVANT
+lyric sheet
51168-1
U.S.
LP
BLACK
JUST SAY YES
lyric sheet 2000 on purple
OVER 12
U.K.
7"
PURPLE
JUST SAY YES
lyric sheet 2000 on white
OVER 12
U.K.
7"
WHITE
JUST SAY YES
lyric sheet 2000 on blue
OVER 12
U.K.
7"
BLUE
JUST SAY YES
white label test press only 50
OVER 12
U.K.
7"
BLACK
ROAD KILL
flexi disc 5000 made for '90 tour
OVER 17
U.K.
7"
BLACK
ROAD KILL
lyric sheet
51149-7
U.S.
7"
RED
ROAD KILL
lyric sheet
51149-7
U.S.
7"
WHITE
ROAD KILL
lyric sheet
51149-7
U.S.
7"
BLUE
ROAD KILL
lyric sheet
51149-7
U.S.
7"
GREEN
MAKE IT SO
yellow label test press, 5 made
7 HOLE 008
U.K.
7"
BLACK
MAKE IT SO
Star Trek cover 1000 made
7 HOLE 008
U.K.
7"
BLACK
MAKE IT SO
diff Star Trek cover to above
51230-7
U.S.
7"
WHITE
MY POP THE COP
Marry Me Ann back Cover
FAT 568-7
U.S.
U.S.
7"
 
UNSAFE SEX - VOLUME 1
boot leg
WRC3-6073
?
7"
BLACK
UNSAFE SEX - VOLUME 2
boot leg
WRC3-6074
?
7"
BLACK
ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT DICKIES
boot leg
FUNN-l4-
?
7"
RED
MONEY, COKE AND SMACK
poster cover boot leg
CC100
?
7"
BLACK
DAWN OF THE OUT TAKES
blue or pink cover
LR1
?
7"
MOTTLED
DAWN OF THE OUT TAKES
blue or pink cover
LR1
?
7"
YELLOW
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
orange cover
No CAT. No.
?
7"
BLACK
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
purple cover
NO CAT. No.
?
7"
BLACK
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
blue cover
NO CAT. No.
?
7"
BLACK
SILENT NIGHT
Charles+Di porno pic cover
1782
?
7"
RED

 

CHUCK WAGON'S SOLO RELEASES

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CATALOG #

COUNTRY

FORMAT

VINYL COLOR

ROCK'N' ROLL WON'T GO AWAY
sticker on cover
AMS7450
U.K.
7"
PURPLE
ROCK'N' ROLL WON'T GO AWAY
sticker on cover
AMS7450
U.K.
7"
BLACK
ROCK'N' ROLL WON'T GO AWAY
promo copy
AMS7450
U.K.
7"
BLACK

 

THE MUMPS (FEATURING LEONARD AND CHUCK)

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SPECIAL

CATALOG #

COUNTRY

FORMAT

VINYL COLOR

ROCK'N' ROLL THIS - ROCK'N' ROLL THAT
insert
PERFECTPR1
U.S.
7"
BLACK



GIGANTOR(W/Leonard)

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SPECIAL

CATALOG #

COUNTRY

FORMAT

VINYL COLOR

She's The One

Lyric sheet.900 Made
GF001
GERMANY
7"
Yellow

She's The One

Lyric sheet.100 Made
GF001
GERMANY
7"
Yellow/Black Marbled

She's The One

Limted Repress.2 one sided 7".50 sets made
GF001
GERMANY
7"
Yellow/Black Marbled
*all records issued with picture covers unless stated.
test pressings are w/o picture covers unless stated.
**Incredible Shrinking w/c test pressing with d.j. time + cue sheet

Has any band member played in other bands, if so what?

Travis played in Final Conflict. Rick played in UXA.

Do you think the bands history would be much different if you were a British rather than American band? Explain.

British vs. American - next question?          

What is the best gig The Dickies have ever done and who else was on the line-up?

Best gig Dickies have ever done?- Well we've sleep since then so last month the Warped Tour pretty bicth'in. with Green Day, Weezer, No FX, MXPX, Luna Chicks, Donnas, TSOL, amongst 25 others.

Where did the idea for incororating a puppet into the live show come from?

Puppet Show-I guess we'd have to tip our hat to Genesis for that.  

What is the favourite song (and what band is it by) of each member of the band?

Favorite Song per band member- well there's only two of us here at the time and Stan says Dancing Queen by Abba. And I, Rick say,Lala by Cream.

Do you still go and see other punk/oi bands when they play in your area? If so, what was the last band you saw and were they any good?

See other punk bands-Stan says no, but then I reminded him he just saw the Buzz cocks and the Damned,plus he recently toured with the Offspring and was fast friends with Noodles.

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2000.

2000 releases and dates- For dates again check the web-site. Feb. 2001 new release on Fat Wreckords.

Any final comments?

 Final Comments- See you in the pit.

Stan Lee/Rick Dasher
The Dickies