Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Imperial Dogs: 'Out-Playing Every Band In The City'!

"Most 70s punk enthusiasts know this band from their one single 'THIS AIN'T THE SUMMER OF LOVE/I'M WAITING FOR THE MAN' from 1977, which is an experimental, scathing, grinding punk attack and the flip is a supercharged version of the VELVETS classic, but go back three years and you'll find this band really out-playing every band in the city on this previously unreleased documentary footage" ... "You have to see this. The singer and his bandmates dance and slam the guitar notes to the ground while the audience just stares. Most are not sure what to make of this futuristic sound. When they play 'THIS AIN'T THE SUMMER OF LOVE,' people watching look shocked. And they really rip up a song called 'MIDNITE DOG'... "This is really strong pre-punk in a STOOGES mold," says whoever's writing about the Imperial Dogs' Live! In Long Beach (October 30, 1974) DVD here.