07 February 2011

The Dictators - Stay with Me

Because we all need a little bit of cheering up on a Monday morning, why not give this little beauty a whirl. Surprisingly few people have heard of The Dictators, an early punk band from New York City that was formed in 1973 and heavily influenced some of my all-time favourite bands, like The Ramones. In this interview with guitarist Scott Kempner, Vanity Fair said: "Kempner’s music is impossible to not like: He’s the rare master at making three-chord rock ‘n’ roll - inspired by the 1950s and ‘60s - sound fresh and vital, simultaneously urban and twangy, heartfelt, political and personal." Kempner himself described the band as "Punk before there was Punk, and Rock'n'Roll long after almost everyone else had given up the ghost."

I love their sound, and I especially love this song. What do you reckon?

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