Stumbled across, surprised. Nice review of Behind The Door, Ned.
I assume they never amounted to anything.
― Ira Einhorn (dandydonweiner), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 03:42 (two months ago) link
Dentists are great. One of them started the band Coax afterwards and put out one nice record (maybe others? I only ever heard one).
"Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's Wintertime)" is a delight.
― Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 03:47 (two months ago) link
How is there not a Dentists thread already? Unutterably classic of course.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:00 (two months ago) link
The Dentists -- I know there are other fans, dammit.
― beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:04 (two months ago) link
Yeah, I was certain we'd talked about them on here before (but not in the last 12 years, fwiw).
― Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:05 (two months ago) link
Astonishingly little of their output is on Spotify.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:06 (two months ago) link
damn why can't I ever find anything with Search on ilx
― Ira Einhorn (dandydonweiner), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:37 (two months ago) link
Thanks for the compliment, had almost forgotten I'd done those reviews. They do seem very light on the ground when it comes to the modern net -- their old official website doesn't work anymore, nothing on Bandcamp either? But there is a Facebook group and the indefatigable Mark Matthews posts there as well:
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:56 (two months ago) link
It's not that surprising its not on Spotify, most if not all came out on their own label, I don't know if there were cd's at the time, so they'd have to actively repromote themselves onto streaming media where other bands got put there by default.
― Mark G, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 07:29 (two months ago) link
― Maresn3st, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 12:02 (one week ago) link
I was a teenage Dentists fan in the mid-80s, after reading about them in the fanzines that were also pushing Hurrah!, Jasmine Minks, Biff Bang Pow, Primal Scream etc. I remember the last holiday I went on with my parents, in a caravan on the Suffolk coast, absolutely gripped by "Some People Are On The Pitch..." on my walkman. 1987 I think.
― mahb, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 12:32 (one week ago) link
I'm fairly sure I was at the show Maresn3st has linked there (at least, I saw the Dentists supported by The Claim there around that time*). I imagine i was reading many of the same fanzines as you, mahb
*I loved and love The Claim. The Dentists' first (?) drummer shows up as Vic Templar on the recent Claim LP, revisiting his "Mike The Bike" character / story from thirty years earlier. Quite brought a tear to my eye, it did.
― Tim, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 12:54 (one week ago) link