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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Rock 'n' Roll!
This is The Dictators magnificent debut album! If you haven't heard this band, you should get on it right now! An excellent set of songs from a band that should've been bigger. Stand out tracks? They're all stand out really. Personal favourites? 'Master Race Rock', 'Two Tub Man', 'Weekend', 'Cars and Girls'- hell, all of 'em are kick ass! Great guitars, lyrics, harmonies,...
Published on 7 Feb 2012 by CLINT McGAVIN

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1.0 out of 5 stars A very old and tiresome joke
This record was a joke when it was released and is still a joke. The sleeve art shows you it's going to be a send up and it is. It didn't bear repeat listening then and it doesn't now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Rock 'n' Roll!, 7 Feb 2012
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This is The Dictators magnificent debut album! If you haven't heard this band, you should get on it right now! An excellent set of songs from a band that should've been bigger. Stand out tracks? They're all stand out really. Personal favourites? 'Master Race Rock', 'Two Tub Man', 'Weekend', 'Cars and Girls'- hell, all of 'em are kick ass! Great guitars, lyrics, harmonies, everything- these dudes deliver. When this one has you hooked, you gotta get 'Bloodbrothers'! If it's real Rock 'n' Roll you're after- well, sir, you've found it!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The birth of Punk!!!, 7 Mar 2007
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Absolutely seminal record that influenced (and predated) the Ramones, the Sex Pistols (just listen to those Steve Jonesey guitar chords) and a whole lot of other brilliant music.

This still sounds fresh loud and ragged, it'll blow your head off!!

The Dictators were ahead of their time in terms of music, lyrics (the irony of "we knocked 'em dead in Dallas, they didn't know we were Jews") and rock n' roll attitude.

Every song (even the cover of Sonny & Cher's "I got you babe") is dripping with sarcastic wit.

BUY THIS AND THEN BUY ALL THEIR OTHERS! They may not all be on CD yet so hunt them down any way you can!

You owe it to your rock n' roll soul!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 26 May 2014
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This was another cheap CD I confess that I did not like the way it was packaged in a plastic container but I sorted it out and used one of my own cd cases It was too cheap to complain about really.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!, 2 Dec 2009
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How could a band produce a brilliant album like this - one of the funniest ever made - go on to create the superb 'Manifest Destiny'? And yet still be regarded as minor players in the rock universe? There is no justice. Where to start? There's 'Cars and Girls', a screwed up genetic mix of Beach Boys surf, Dictators' swagger, and stellar producers (we all know who, surely?. Once it gets into your head it won't leave.... Or there's the powerhouse 'Search and Destroy', easily holding its own against Iggy's original, recorded loud and live... and how could we not mention 'Master Race Rock'? Side-splitting lyrics, excellent riffs, manic vocals (listen out for the Secret Weapon)and more, it closes what was side one in vinyl days. Can you believe the Dictators do 'I Got you Babe'?? Your mental state will change....

Then there's a bruising 'California Sun'. Listen to the guys in the background and a bizarre expresssion of disbelief towards the end.... you may learn some new dances..... The opening track, 'The Next Big Thing' gets things under way with a unique Dictators' soliloquy.... and later on we will meet 'Two Tub Man', referenced on Manifest Destiny (buy this CD too: it's an awesome blend of killer melodies, scores of power riffs just thrown out left right and centre, sharp lyrics, hard rock. You name it, it's got it.)

The band even manage to take a tilt at the King of Cool, Eric Bloom, as they boldly go where few have been before.

Buy 'Go Girl Crazy': you know it makes sense.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handsome!, 8 July 2008
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This is a fantastic album by a fantastic (and much overlooked) band. They're very tight, you can hear punk struggling to get out but the music still has threads to late 50s and 60s rock'n'roll. The Dictators were obviously a big influence, too. You can hear bits of the sound of the early Black Flag (I'm thinking specifically of TV Party) and the sense of humour of bands like NOFX and the Dead Kennedys.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A very old and tiresome joke, 18 Feb 2014
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This record was a joke when it was released and is still a joke. The sleeve art shows you it's going to be a send up and it is. It didn't bear repeat listening then and it doesn't now.
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