Year of birth: 1977
Age: 38 years
Place of birth: San Fernando, LosAngeles, USA
Citizenship: United States
The group became one of the first punk rock bands that have managed to expand the boundaries of his popularity outside of Los Angeles (Los Angeles).Moreover, `Dickies` became the first California team, appeared on television and signed with the label` mazhornym` `A & M Records`.
Punk-`Dickies` rock band was formed in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California (San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), in 1977. The group became one of the first punk rock bands that have managed to expand the boundaries of his popularity outside of Los Angeles (Los Angeles). Moreover, `Dickies` became the first Californian group, appeared on television screens and signed with the label` mazhornym` `A & M Records`.Influenced by the American rock band formed `Ramones` campy and comedic style` Dickies`. The group has repeatedly performed as the opening act `Ramones`, particularly in different villages on the east coast, including music club in New` CBGB`York City (NYC).Regular performances and interesting material soon made the band `Dickies` recognized at the national level.
`Dickies` was popular in the UK (United Kingdom), and in 1979, the single` Banana Splits (Tra La La Song) `slipped into the top ten singles. Many of the songs touched on the culture of Southern California and jokes abounded.Among the striking examples - composition `Waterslide`,` Manny, Moe, and Jack`, `(I`m Stuck in a Pagoda with) Tricia Toyota` and ` I`m A Cholo`. Group `Dickies` also become known for writing several defining fast-paced punk covers of classic rock songs, including ` Nights in White Satin` group `Moody Blues`,` Paranoid` group `Black Sabbath`,`She` group` Monkees` and `Eve of Destruction` Barry McGuire (Barry McGuire).
In addition, they recorded the successful cover versions of songs `Pretty Ballerina` and` Hair`.
Problems with drug significantly influenced the development of the group in the 1980s. However,`Dickies` to this day continue to play from time to time and work in the recording studio. Guitar player, keyboardist and saxophonist Chuck Uegon (Chuck Wagon) (real name Bob Davis / Bob Davis) committed suicide after the June 1981 broke up with his girlfriend. Melvoyn Jonathan (Jonathan Melvoin),who played in the band on drums for the album `Idjit Savant`, died of a heroin overdose July 12, 1996 - th in New York. 34 -Melvoyn old at that time was on tour with the band `Smashing Pumpkins` and was responsible for the keyboards. Drummer Carlos Kabellero (Karlos Kabellero), who has been with the band ever since its founding, died September 222009 th, from heart problems. Guitarist Enoch Hain (Enoch Hain) (pres. The name of Robert Lansing ml. / Robert Lansing, Jr.), Whose name is also associated with the group `Dickies`, died from complications of pneumonia on 25 July 2009.
In 1988a punk rock band wrote and performed music that was used as the theme of the comedy horror `Killer Clowns from kosmosa` (` Killer Klowns from Outer Space`). It was the debut of drummer Cliff Martinez (Cliff Martinez) in the team ` Dickies`, who previously played in bands `Red Hot Chili Peppers`,` Weirdos` and `Captain Beefheart`.Cliff was in the band `Dickies` in the period from 1988 to 1994 - th, writing during this time with the guys albums` Second Coming` 1989, `Locked N` Loaded Live in London` 1991 -th and` Idjit Savant` 1995.
In 1990, the band recorded a song for the comedy film `Spirit 76 goda` (` Spirit of `76`), shot by Lucas Reiner (Lucas Reiner),the son of actor and director Rob Reiner (Rob Reiner). In 2010, the composition `Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)`, along with groups of tracks `Prodigy`,` Pretty Reckless`, `Primal Scream`,` Sparks` and `New York Dolls`, entered the list of the soundtrack for the film `Pipets` (` Kick-Ass`)