19 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dickies mated their brash, punky attack with power pop melodicism, paving the way for generations of pop-punk bands to come. Their taste in covers must have been particularly provocative to the era's punk purists, as The Dickies' debut album finds them tackling tunes by Black Sabbath (the surprisingly punk-friendly "Paranoid"), The Monkees ("She"), and even '60s folk-rock one-hit wonder Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction"). But the band gleefully thumb their collective nose at punk convention on the original tunes, too—"Shadow Man" is surely the only L.A. punk track to feature a sax quoting the riff from the '60s hit "Tequila."

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dickies mated their brash, punky attack with power pop melodicism, paving the way for generations of pop-punk bands to come. Their taste in covers must have been particularly provocative to the era's punk purists, as The Dickies' debut album finds them tackling tunes by Black Sabbath (the surprisingly punk-friendly "Paranoid"), The Monkees ("She"), and even '60s folk-rock one-hit wonder Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction"). But the band gleefully thumb their collective nose at punk convention on the original tunes, too—"Shadow Man" is surely the only L.A. punk track to feature a sax quoting the riff from the '60s hit "Tequila."

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