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I Will Be [Import]

Dum Dum Girls Audio CD
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Write about what you know. That's what they say. But that's a lot easier said than done when what you know is very, very difficult to bear. That was the challenge Dum Dum Girls' leader Dee Dee faced when writing the songs for the band's moving second album Only in Dreams. "The first record was basically the first songs I'd ever written," says Dee Dee, "and I ... Read more in Amazon's Dum Dum Girls Store

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  • Audio CD (8 Jun 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: P-Vine Japan/Zoom
  • ASIN: B003COBR44
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dum Dum Girls - Teen music for grown-ups 4 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
No idea why but low fi punk bands with a modicum of musical expertise and what appears to be a rather old cassette player with a microphone as their main piece of recording equipment do it for me every single time. The Dum Dum Girls name accurately describe this band, Sigur Ros they are not! Yet there is something hugely enduring about this album clocking in a a mere 29 minutes but packed with more fun than a bank holiday at the seaside with a 99, deckchair and a thunderstorm. The New York Times are right this is indeed "teen music for grown ups".

Derivative is the curse that many will scream when they hear this and they are absolutely right. The Raveonettes (the DDGs have already covered Heart of Stone) the Breeders and Vivian Girls have honours degrees in this type of music and songs like "I will be" dont half sound like the Yardbirds playing surf punk. Kristin Gundred (stage name Dee Dee)is the architect behind all this and she has a big confident voice and her song writing goes a very long way to offset the lack of originality. She has enlisted three other female band members and producer Richard Gottehrer who surprise surprise has also worked in the past with Blondie and the Go Gos. No need to go into great detail on all the songs just to say they are highly melodic, often ferocious and more often than not rather witty and great fun. "Jail La La" is a key highlight where the Blondie influences mix with riffs straight from the Undertones to create a great pop song, be assured you will be singing it forever. "Bhang Bhang, I'm a burnout" is utterly disposable, preposterous and overall bloody excellent. "Baby dont go" is the Dum Dum Girls versions of a mini epic that unusually lasts well over 3 minutes. It is a floating and light bubble pop ballad originally recorded by Sonny and Cher?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars To be or not..... 17 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
After hearing & loving their second album "only in dreams" and seeing the reviews that suggested this, their debut album, was even better i was really looking forward to getting this one.
To be honest i was a bit disappointed after my first listen as this is less smoother (production wise) and a much rawer affair than their classier second outing. However, I'm now a few listens further in and it's definitely growing on me.
It's certainly suggestive of what was to come on "only in dreams" and has some great tracks notably "jail la la" & "bhang bhang, i'm a burnout" but overall doesn't quite reach the dizzy heights of their second album. There's a nice twist with a deep male (Brandon) vocal on "blank girl" (another good track) but as a whole it's let down by a few average numbers especially "baby don't go" which is the longest track but is a fairly bland ballad apparently written by Sonny Bono.
Better than O.K but not as good as "only in dreams" so 3.5 stars this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my personal favourites from 2010 14 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
Fell in love with Dum Dum Girls music mid 2010. Although there is nothing groundbreaking here, it is a fun lil' garage rock album. It's well worth your time and money.

Support real musicians.

Be sure to check out the follow up, Only In Dreams, you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pop Classic 30 Mar 2010
By S. Pactor - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The New York Times called "I Will Be" "teen music for grown-ups" and I agree with that assessment. Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee wrote and recorded an album that clocks in at 30 minutes and leaves you breathless. From the opening song "It Only Takes One Night" a reminder to a lover to remember her, to the Sonny and Cher cover that tugs at your heartstrings , I Will Be is like a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway on a motorcycle: fast, exhilarating and just a little bit dangerous.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Despite the put on, it's actually good. 22 April 2010
By The Ox - Published on
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Based off hearing Kristin Gundred's last band, "Grand Ol' Party", it's obvious that this whole concept is a put-on of sorts. From the outfits, "too cool" stoic poses the live band has adapted and under achiever production. Just take a listen to the former project. How could someone go from trying to be a 90's Grace Slick, howling away like a chicken in what looked like a spring break cover band to fronting this lo-fi throwback? It definitely raises doubts on the validity of the group's real agenda but nonetheless, who cares. The songs are good and despite my conclusions, I do actually like the album a lot. Insincerity or not. These days, finding something pure on any label is an unlikely venture for an industry that's become increasingly more geared towards image and hype rather than craft.

The tracks are strong, the production is dead-on and the songs are short and to the point. The music could have easily taken a turn for the worst if the noise was cleaned up. The Julian Casablancas blown vocal effect surprisingly hasn't worn out it's welcome and sounds comfortable surrounding what would otherwise be a "too perfect" voice. With the exception of the jarring male vocals in "Blank Girl", these numbers are all fantastic. The highlights are "Jail La La", "Everybody's Out", the neo-psychedelic title track "I Will Be" and the beautiful cover of "Baby Don't Go" which closes the album. Lot's of promise here and it will be interesting to see where this band chooses to run with the formula they're riding.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great indie sound 30 Mar 2010
By Rich Ball - Published on
Heavy on distortion and smart on lyrics, Dum Dum Girls channels the lost 90s alternative energy from Velocity Girl, Jale, The Breeders, Eve's Plum, and other lost greats.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Serrated pop gems 8 July 2010
By J.S. - Published on
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Icy-cool pop with a jagged edge, this debut full-length from the Dum Dums ticks all the right boxes. Produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go-Go's, and a girl-group archetect), the album also reminds me quite a bit of the short-lived Brit band the Primitives, who like the Dums manufactured a line of songs with a feminine lah-dee-dah attitude mixed with buzzing, clanging arrangements. My hat is off to LA native Dee Dee for her vivid, addictively sweet version of the West Coast blues. Cheers, dahling.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dum dum dee dee dee I love this band 21 May 2011
By Tankery - Published on
Best album this year (And uh, if she wants me to take her picture in my closet...)Anyway, everyone says it's lofi or something, it's just great-a bit grungy, rough around the edges in your face noisy dream poppy slushy great music that keeps drawing you back and it has the same affect on me that Romeo Void had so many years ago (You should dig them out, DD). (I even bought it off iTunes like I never do just because it had an extra track for the same money.)
I hope they come to St. Louis. (Or maybe they have already--I don't get out much...) I don't think there's a weak track--even the extra one. The whole album is short and sounds a bit like a soundtrack to a French Spaghetti Western set at Syracuse University in 1986(Syracuse University...You got nothing to say...) I love it!!
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