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...
•Looking Out For Number One
•You'll Never Take Us Alive
•We Only Came To Get High
•I Masturbate Me
•It's A Wonderful Life of Sin
•Happy Birthday Suicide
•Working Class Hole
•Do The HeWhoCannotBeNamed
•Your Girl's Mom
•The Band That Wouldn't Die
•Includes bonus DVD
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
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!