Friday, November 25, 2005

Hey Hey it's The dB's!
Bands with two singer-songwriters seem to produce some of the freshest, finely-crafted music. I guess it's the power of competition. Of course, bands with two strong songwriters or personalities of any kind tend to explode. "A circle needs a center" is what Jeff Tweedy says when he's kicking guys names Jay out of the band.

Which brings me to the dB's, an early 80's power-pop band fronted by Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey that sold even fewer records than Big Star. But man, they made some great music. Lots of mutual friends with REM but the sound is more in line with bands like Pylon and Dramarama.

The tracks below are drawn from the first two Db's albums, available as a twofer on Collector's Choice.

Black and White
Ask For Jill

Also visit for more downloads and news about the band, which is apparently nominally reunited, and some new and classic downloads.


Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

i been meaning to check out stameys solo album too

3:28 PM  

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