The Dog’s Da’mour were always my favourite band from the 1980’s, actually one of my favourite bands full stop, so there was a lot of anticipation when I found out that there was going to be an album of previous unreleased material released, it’s only took about 28 years! The first six tracks are from a BBC Session recorded in January 1988, excellent sound quality, with The Dogs sounding quite polished (well polished for the Dogs), you can tell that the band realise that this could be their big break & so give it all they’ve got. The most interesting track is the yet to be released “Planetary Pied Piper”, which is more up-tempo & sung in a higher key than the version that would be recorded for the “Errol Flynn” album. The second part of the CD is eight tracks recorded live at the Dominion Theatre at the end of 1990. Again the sound quality is excellent, & by this stage of Dogs career they are a well-oiled live unit, with just outstanding versions of all the songs. It just a shame that the whole show isn’t hear, as the CD only lasts 66 minutes, so they could have fitted more on. The liners notes discuss the making of “Dynamite Jet..” which are interesting, but when it comes to the BBC sessions all the band can remember is Tyla stealing sandwiches out of a bin & there’s no mention of the Dominion show. So a well put together CD, certainly nothing slap-dash about it & hopefully the start of whole series of Dogs D'amour releases, can’t wait.
Wonderful! Authentic, staggering, shambolic, sentimental, unforgettable live experience. Never to be forgotten.!...especially as we have these recordings to return us to the electrifying shock of the Dogs D'Amour's first era of unequalled piratical swagger accross the drink-soaked stages of this land and its dark- staired cellar venues with audiences of magnificently tattered glamgoth punks - skinny white tattooed arms around each others necks, as they collapsed blissed and oblivious in tangled heaps on the sticky floors. A spectacularly crystal- clear return to those days of my younger self...and those of my dearest friends and family. Thanks so much for the memory......and the continuance of this troubadour tradition to this very day. Buy this album.....now!. LOVE..E.x
Where does Tyla's accent come from here?! Proper posh ;-)
That said, this is classic dogs. As I remember from the late 80's. Raw, energy, enthusiasm. But with an extraordinary bit of professionalism.! Took me back to my youth. Sound quality is excellent and the variety of the take on familiar songs is sublime.
A rare recording now available. Vinyl pressing is good but the sound quality and mixing of original session recordings not great. I'm a life-long Dogs fan and so despite these shortcomings, I'm delighted with this!