The Dickies hailed from the San Fernando Valley and served as the most superior example of hyperactive 1970s Southern Californian punk rock. Raised on Mad Magazine, they never took themselves serious enough to avoid a sense of self-parody. They were often referred to as the “West Coast Ramones” for obvious reasons. These loveable punks were enjoyably unserious and were quite self-aware of their own idiocy, unlike their New York counterparts who always seemed to be playing that same role much straighter. The first three years of the Dickies meant manically catchy pop-punks gems, one after another.
This cassette features a Thanksgiving Day interview with vocalist Leonard Graves and guitarist Stan Lee conducted by KROQ disc jockey Darrell Wayne. Wayne comes off as a bit square but Graves and Lee oblige his questions with humor and wit. Songs from the first two classic Dickies are showcased too. This cassette includes the entire broadcast (including all the original commercials featuring a cool Blondie "Autoamerican" ad) in superb quality. Overall, an interesting and enjoyable document.
This recording was obtained from the excellent "From the Garage" blog. This blog has numerous KROQ-FM radio shows from the mid to late 1970s. This blog can be visited at:http://fromthegarage.blogspot.com/