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Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

DOT DASH : Winter Garden Light (2012)

Dot Dash is a four-piece band (two guitars, bass and drums) from Washington D.C.

Guitarist/singer Terry Banks and bassist Hunter Bennett were in punky power poppers Julie Ocean.

Before that, Terry was in The Saturday People (Slumberland label), Tree Fort Angst (Bus Stop label), Glo-Worm (K Records), and St. Christopher.

Guitarist Bill Crandall was in the mod/pop band Modest Proposal.

Drummer Danny Ingram began musical life in early Dischord-label punks Youth Brigade before moving on to Strange Boutique and, later, U.K. guitar-wranglers Swervedriver.

www.facebook.com/dotdashdc (band info /photos / gigs / reviews etc)

www.thebeautifulmusic.com (record label)


dotdashdc@gmail.com (contact address)

Regular visitors may recall  reviewed their last LP in 2011, so I was delighted to receive this new CD yesterday courtesy of Terry.

I've had it on in the car for the last 24 hours or so & rate this a lot. The sound / production has improved significantly compared to its predecessor & there are some great tracks on here. (PS I had an irate e-mail from the 1st producer after last year's review !!!)

Some well crafted songs & nifty playing on here.... my current faves are "La La Land" (some nice feedback & a tempo change towards the coda) & "The Past Is Another Country". I am very impressed with bassist Hunter... solid player without resorting to unnecessary flashiness. Top man...

Have a listen, see what you think & buy / download the album. Contact details are above & it can be accessed via Amazon, iTunes & eMusic as well...

Skamanc, September 2012.

1 comment:

  1. they sound good mate, worth further investigation