Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Legendary punk rockers THE DWARVES "Are Born Again" on May 3rd

The DWARVES are back with a new album in celebration of their 25th year together. I've long loved the Dwarves blend of punk n' roll guitar driven insanity and exploitative lyrics, great stuff. It was back in highschool in the early 90's that I was introduced to their "Blood, Guts and Pussy" album. The album's cover is a stunning depiction of two naked blood soaked beauties and a midget screwing a white bunny, that's memorable stuff.  Like many great exploitation films there's little nuance to their tunes, they tear through three chords with thrashy abandon whilst spinning deranged tales of booze, drugs and depravity. Defiitely fun stuff. If you haven't been properly introduced to the Dwarves I suggest you snag a copy of "Blood, Guts and Pussy", "Sugarfix" or "The Dwarves are Good Looking".


The Dwarves "Are Born Again"
Release Date: May 3rd 2011

Deluxe CD or vinyl package (with bonus DVD)

25th anniversary of the most bizarre and misunderstood punk rock band of all time...


The Dwarves Are Born Again features all your favorite heroes from the Dwarves long and twisted saga. Blag the Ripper, HeWhoCanNotBeNamed, Rex Everything and a cast of thousands return to crush the ears of a desperate public. Teamed with Top Ten producer Eric Valentine (Slash, All American Rejects) they have created a perfect mix of hardcore punk, ear soothing pop, and everything in between. Damaged celebrity cameos mix with twisted phone messages, ear splitting noise with dance friendly grooves, all delivered with the Dwarves trademark humor and intensity including a free DVD! 25 years in the making the Dwarves Are Born Again features heroes from throughout the Dwarves saga. Blag the Ripper, HeWhoCanNotBeNamed, Rex Everything, the Fresh Prince of Darkness and a cast of thousands including Vadge Moore and Sgt. Saltpeter from the notorious Blood, Guts and Pussy record return to crush the ears of a desperate public. You get hardcore punk, ear banging pop and everything in between from the long standing masters of all styles. Damaged rock celebrity cameos mix with twisted phone messages and ear splitting noise all delivered with the pomp and circumstance that only the mighty Dwarves can deliver.


Track Listing
•The Dwarves Are Still The Best Band Ever
•15 Minutes
•Stop Me
•Looking Out For Number One
•You'll Never Take Us Alive
•Bang Up
•We Only Came To Get High
•I Masturbate Me
•It's A Wonderful Life of Sin
•Happy Birthday Suicide
•Fake ID
•Working Class Hole
•FUTYD
•Candy Now
•Do The HeWhoCannotBeNamed
•Your Girl's Mom
•Zip Zero
•The Band That Wouldn't Die

Bonus Materials
•Includes bonus DVD

Website: http://www.thedwarves.com/
 
In honor of the Dwarves 25th anniversary and the release of ‘The Dwarves Are Born Again,’ Greedy Media presents

25 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE DWARVES

THE DWARVES began in the 1980’s as an Illinois garage band, covering everything from the
Seeds and Moving Sidewalks to Gang of Four and Devo. They still have their paisley ties and
Beatle boots to prove it.


THE DWARVES have recorded for many of the premier independent labels- Sympathy For The
Record Industry, Epitaph, Fat, Sub/Pop, BOMP, Amphetamine Reptile, Man¹s Ruin, Recess,
Theologian, Glitterhouse, Burning Heart, White Jazz, High Voltage, No Balls, Zodiac Killer, MVD, Midnight, Reptilian and Greedy. Some of them even paid royalties.


THE DWARVES were the first punk band to regularly use samples, drum loops and found
sounds, even on their earliest recordings where they used cassette tapes to generate them.

THE DWARVES were kicked off tour with Motorhead for sleeping with the girls the aging metalheads had hired to hang out backstage. They were banned from venerable punk dive CBGBs for breaking a table and bleeding on the floor, making the venue cleaner and improving
its d├ęcor.


THE DWARVES teamed up with Top Ten producer Eric Valentine (Third Eye Blind, All American Rejects, Slash) to make their last 5 studio albums. He even showed up to some of the sessions! Valentine and Blag Dahlia helped write songs for Smashmouth, Good Charlotte and Skye Sweetnam.


THE DWARVES have been stabbed, bludgeoned, swarmed, arrested, shut down, hospitalized,
sabotaged and even fellated onstage and much of it is available on video, like the free dvd that
comes with the Dwarves Are Born Again.


THE DWARVES played with the late lamented Minutemen the week before D. Boon died, visited GG Allin in maximum security prison and did coke with Evan Dando in a seedy hotel room. And that was all in one day! Their list of collaborators on records is vast, including the ones they can contractually mention like Dexter Holland, Josh Freese, San Quinn, Nash Kato, Gary Owens, Spike Slawson, DJ Marz and Nick Oliveri.


THE DWARVES play music that crosses all genres. Their last LP ‘The Dwarves Must Die,’
combined all modern rock styles including hardcore, garage, pop punk, surf, noise, experimental, industrial, hip/hop, grunge and good old-fashioned pop. Even their modesty is legendary.


THE DWARVES music has been featured on television shows like Viva La Bam, Nash Bridges, Rob and Big, Laguna Beach, 16 and Pregnant, Homewrecker, Jackass and dozens more. They appeared naked on Monster Garage and Playboy After Dark, where HeWhoCanNotBeNamed mated with a pumpkin.


THE DWARVES first tour in 1988 covered over 6,000 miles and highlights were featured in the
Village Voice. The tour consisted of 3 cities, 4 shows and $165 dollars cash. The band traveled in a cargo van and booked gigs on stolen telephone cards.


THE DWARVES are the very best looking band in show business.

THE DWARVES did a live one-hour performance on Japan’s fabled NHK network. At the dinner afterward, they literally ate a horse. Barred from appearing in Switzerland for selling obscene merchandise, they no longer tolerate cheese with holes in it.


THE DWARVES played Berkeley’s punk collective Gilman Street the first month it opened and
appeared there with classic bands like Green Day, NOFX and the Didjits. They were later banned for beating up a fan, but don’t worry, he was a fan of some other group.


THE DWARVES are a true independent band with no outside management or record label, DIY
forever. They leave no remains when they die, only footprints in the snow.


THE DWARVES bassist Rex Everything has been tazed and did time for battery and resisting
arrest. He loves kittens, puppies and long walks on the beach. Guitarists HeWhoCanNotBeNamed and The Fresh Prince of Darkness teach and counsel troubled teens
when not ingesting cocaine and masturbating to hardcore pornography.


THE DWARVES have been members of such groups as KMFDM, Gnarls Barkley, Mondo
Generator, Motochrist, Excel, Penetration Moon, Juliette and The Licks, The Queers, Scream,
N.Y. Loose, My Head, John Cougar Concentration Camp, Kyuss, The Uncontrollable and End of Power. Don’t hold it against them.


THE DWARVES are OG’s (Original Grunge) appearing with Nirvana, Mudhoney, L7,
Supersuckers, Rev. Horton Heat and the Fluid. They watched Kurt Cobain nod out in a hotel
room and Courtney Love blow their tour manager.


THE DWARVES were attacked in 2005 by a disturbed person enraged over one of their
recordings. The first rock ‘n’ roll battle record, ‘Massacre’ proved the old adage that the truth
hurts, but so does being assaulted.


THE DWARVES are sophisticated arty liberals who live in San Francisco. Their notorious ‘Blood,Guts and Pussy’depicting a little fellow covered only by a dead rabbit surrounded by blood spattered naked Amazons, hangs proudly in the Louvre Museum. (Not that one, the one in Muncie, Indiana.)


THE DWARVES guitarist HeWhoCanNotBeNamed died in 1993 as reported in SPIN, Alternative Press, SF Weekly and Harper’s among others. Being denied entrance to Hell he returned to his mortal form, commenting later, ‘that which kills me makes me stronger.’


THE DWARVES music has been featured in films like Ghostworld, Hostel, Observe and Report
and Me, Myself and Irene where Jim Carrey crooned their song ‘Motherfucker’ while having a
nervous breakdown. They appeared in the film Kurt & Courtney where they were described as
‘one of the more violent bands’ and the hardcore porno Rocksuckers where they were described as ‘larger than average for white guys.’


THE DWARVES singer Blag the Ripper sang the novelty hit ‘Do the Sponge’ on the cartoon
series Spongebob Squarepants. Dwarf Sgt. Saltpeter has written and performed over 20 musical pieces featured since the show began.


THE DWARVES have actually been around for 27 years, but couldn’t think of 2 more things to
say about themselves. Except that Blag has published two novels, Armed to the Teeth With
Lipstick and the teenage sex romp NINA. His podcast RadioLikeYouWant.com can be heard on PunkRadioCast.com every Thursday night.


THE DWARVES sang onstage with Turbonegro at the Leeds Festival, UK. They have toured
Europe 11 times performing at Reading, Pukkelpop, Augustebuiller, Download Donnington and
Rebellion Fest to name just a few. Please don’t ruin a perfectly good gram of hash with tobacco.


THE DWARVES cannot be seen in mirrors or when the sun is out, but you can see them live in
concert soon at a theater near you. Rock critics get in free with library card!

5 comments:

  1. I wonder how much of that is bullshit. I believe the stuff about banging Motorhead's groupies and stabbings and what not, but doing music on Spongebob seems like a stretch!

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  2. not sure anonymous. back in 1996 or so, i was working a dwarves/subhumans show in portland, at La Luna, and i needed food and krept up, high on drugs, to the booth in a lonely cafe area where blag and dick were eating and talking shop. i was wasted and grinded a garden burger.i sat near them and ease dropped. those are two very intelligent men, and i believe all that was written in this article. i also seen dwarves about a dozen times and it is a good 'ol straight forward punk gig. but did courtney really blow the tour mgr? i lived in maui like 7yrs. ago and she was over there cruzing tattoo shops for good looking lads in a limo for some cock. so.....leave only footprints in the snow, footprints in the snow.

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  3. true or not I don't pretend to know but The Dwarves are kick-ass and rock n' roll is full of unsubtantiated legends that I'm more than happy to just are real. Thanks for the comments. The album is on par with The Dwarves are Young and Good Looking, should have a review up later than sooner knowing my lazy ass. Thanks for the comments BTW

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  4. Blag definitely did do a song for SpongeBob, I remember hearing it! Me and my boyfriend instantly knew it was him. Here's a shit YouTube video featuring the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hZXPlkE9gA

    SpongeBob is bad ass!
    And I'm pretty damn sure all of the above is true.

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  5. THE DWARVES have been members of such groups as Gnarls Barkley? Is that true? Great band HeWhoCanNotBeNamed spit in my mouth, I haven't brushed my teeth sense.

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