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.