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Friday, 16 February 2018 15:18

DC3 - We feel the sky

DC3 (also known as D.C. 3) was an American rock and roll band formed by singer, songwriter and guitarist Dez Cadena in 1983 and active until 1988. Cadena had been a member of California-based punk rock group Black Flag from about 1980 to 1983, first as singer, then as rhythm guitarist. 1982 was the beginning of a record distribution problem that severely curtailed Black Flag's activities. During this hiatus, Cadena formed DC3 with keyboardist Paul Roessler (formerly of LA's infamous Screamers), and drummer Jeff Dahl. Paul's younger sister, Kira, also practiced with the band early on before joining Black Flag. Their debut album, This Is The Dream, was released in 1985 on SST Records and featured a major Black Sabbath influence with very little of the hardcore or punk stylings of Black Flag. The album is particularly notable for the songs "I Believe It" and "Ain't No Time Here Now", which were originally written and played live by Black Flag and are also present on that band's The Complete 1982 Demos Plus More as "Yes I Know" (identical lyrics to the DC3 version) and "What Can You Believe" (different lyrics than the DC3 version, but nearly identical music).
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Monday, 31 March 2014 11:33

Dinosaur Jr - Sludgefeast

Dinosaur Jr.'s landmark 1987 SST album, You're Living All Over Me, was one of those moments where everything clicked and a band tapped into a particular zeitgeist -- in this case, fans of 1980s post-punk heard these songs and realized that the rules had changed. Guitarist and singer J. Mascis (b. Joseph D. Mascis) and his band -- Lou Barlow on bass and vocals and Murph (b. Emmett "Patrick" Murphy) on drums -- had hinted at their direction on their first self-titled LP, but it was their second LP, You're Living All Over Me, that transcended their influences -- which seemed to range from '60s and '70s icons like Neil Young, the Stooges, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Motörhead, Blue Cheer, and Mountain, to the Cure, Hüsker Dü, and the 1980s hardcore scene.

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