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Manifest Destiny / Blood Brothers CD


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  • Audio CD (20 Jan 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Evangaline
  • ASIN: B0043A0UVW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,220 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Exposed
2. Heartache
3. Sleepin' With the TV On
4. Disease
5. Hey Boys
6. Steppin' Out
7. Science Gone Too Far
8. Young Fast Scientific
9. Search And Destroy
10. Faster And Louder
11. Baby Let's Twist
12. No Tomorrow
13. Minnesota Strip
14. Stay With Me
15. I Stand Tall
16. Borneo Jimmy
17. What It Is
18. Slow Death

Product Description

THE DICTATORS were formed in 1974 in New York and were one of the finest proto punk bands to come out of the city. They played loud, fast rock n roll influenced by the British invasion and the sonic onslaught of THE WHO. MANIFEST DESTINY was the bands second album originally released in 1977 after the band were signed to Elektra. BLOODBROTHERS there third followed in 1978 after a successful UK tour and is ninety percent live and loud. Rumoured to feature an unaccredited BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN on backing vocals BLOODBROTHERS was there rockiest album to date. THE DICATORS can be placed as the next logical step from the MC5 and THE STOOGES.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CLINT McGAVIN on 15 Jan 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Dictators - they're catchy, they're fun, and they ROCK!!! This is a bargain price for two great albums on one disc (I paid £5.99). Virtually every track here is a winner - personally, from track 6 of 'Manifest Destiny' onward through 'Bloodbrothers' entire is where the finest Dictators material can be found, but tracks 1-5 are still good - and 'Faster and Louder' surely has to be one of the best songs of any genre ever written. In fact, you'll be singing along in no time to most of these classic numbers! I could give a track listing and write a long review that simply won't do! You've just gotta hear this for yourself. So do yourself a favour- buy this CD and have a party! Excellent, excellent music. DFFD!!
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The production work on Manifest Destiny is a little too AOR-smooth. But Blood Brothers is an absolute stunner, straddling punk, metal and hard rock. Great feedback-laden guitar solos and excellent songs. Way ahead of its time. Their reworking of the Flamin' Groovies' classic, Slow Death, is outstanding. And their touring again!
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5* for the music, but docked marks for the atrocious "track-at-once" mastering that leaves gaps between the songs. Why can't these people do quality control??

Check out the shortest guest appearence by Bruce Spingsteen ever on Faster & Louder too......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Dictators Forever 22 Oct 2013
By Tim Brough - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Producers Sandy Pearlman and Murray Krugman saw the nascent Blue Oyster Cult sound in The Dictators' voice and made "Manifest Destiny" parallel the early BOC discs. Thick, sludgy guitars, vocals back in the mix and heavy on the reverb. As a result, I really can't give this 5 stars due to the muddy production, but at the same time, this was the album that made me a Dictators fan for life! Why the Dic's haven't been put on the pantheon they deserve is beyond me, but with songs like "Science Gone Too Far" and their blistering cover of The Stooges' "Search And Destroy," they proved they could blast as well as their CBGB contemporaries of the period. And they were not without a sense of humor; just check out the opening lines of "Hey Boys" or Handsome Dick's monologue on "Disease." "Manifest Destiny" is a brilliant artifact of an era in American Music. They followed it up with their masterpiece, "Bloodbrothers," and Sony has been kind enough to leave "Go Girl Crazy!" in print. My advice is get 'em all now and that includes the recent "DFFD" because it still smokes the competition.

Then there's "Bloodbrothers": The Dictators make sure you know exactly what you're in for as soon as the music starts..."Faster And Louder!" This was the most forward of the Dic's three original albums and the closest they came to a mainstream sound. That being if you could call anything The Dictators did "mainstream." Their's was a take no prisoners attitude, with everything about "Bloodbrothers" being so sorely missing in music at the time of its release. In 1978, Punk was just beginning to come into its own and the whole CBGB's crowd was setting their sights on world domination.

That may have been to The Dictators' detriment. In a period when bands were deliberately trying to sound more garagey and nihilistic, Handsome Dick Manitoba and the boys were rocking polished and hard, more like Blue Oyster Cult than the Dead Boys. Despite being "Faster And Louder," this band was not trying to break punk rock's land speed records. A classic case of zigging when they should have zagged. No matter. There were no other bands with this much panache, humor and ballsy fun coming out of NYC, and "Bloodbrothers" spends its nine songs without letting up on the throttle once. If you aren't out of breath by the end of The 'Tators' rip snorting cover of "Slow Death," then you'd better start the record over and start paying attention.

As others have noted, there are "breaks" between the segues on "Bloodbrothers" that someone should have picked up during the mastering process. You can get "Manifest Destiny" as an Auto-rip from Amazon. but not "Bloodbrothers." BB you can get from that other download location.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
no words.... 30 Dec 2012
By andrada - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What can I say more.... one of the legends of punk beginnings, a mith of the first generation of crazy rebels of the 70ies, two classic albuns in one, each track a punch in the face, a brick in the stomach, the basic raw rock in the MC5 style! You listen and you keep sure that they ARE ahead of their time, breaking our bones and exploding our years.
Bloodbrothers is a great album -- but this release is horrible! 2 Mar 2013
By Roger A. - Published on Amazon.com
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Bloodbrothers is a great rock n roll album. But there is a major problem with this CD. For some reason, the producers of this CD put breaks in between the songs, so they no longer flow into each other. At the end of Baby Let's Twist, you get the piano intro and beginning of No Tomorrow, but then the music stops. There is a moment of silence. Then No Tomorrow starts up again. Whoever produced this CD in my opinion ruined it. If you want Bloodbrothers, I suggest you buy this release: Bloodbrothers.
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I'm not that big a fan 18 Jan 2013
By Susan K. Theve - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
...but my husband is and he enjoys this product. As long as he doesn't play it too loud I'm okay with it.
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