Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dicks - "Kill From The Heart" LP

Catching up again on some of the more obvious classics is the absolutely great "Kill From The Heart" LP by the Dicks. Released in 1983, this was the last thing released by the original Texas line-up of the Dicks before Gary Floyd's move to California and the San Francisco line-up formed. This record, which is a classic in every sense of the word, is unfortunately out of print because supposedly the master tapes for the recording have been lost. The record has been bootlegged multiple times, and a few songs from it appear on the "1980-1986" CD compilation which Alternative Tentacles released in the late 90's.

The band is somewhat active after being broken up for years, playing the occasional show every now and then. These shows have featured the original Texas line-up minus deceased guitarist Glen Taylor, and instead with Davy Jones of the Hickoids fame in his place. A CD-R sold by the band at some of these recent shows contains a vinyl rip of this record along with some other out of print rarities.

1983 SST Records

1. Anti-Klan (Part One)
2. Rich Daddy
3. No Nazi's Friend
4. Marilyn Buck
5. Kill From The Heart
6. Little Boys' Feet
7. Pigs Run Wild
8. Bourgeois Fascist Pig
9. Purple Haze
10. Anti-Klan (Part Two)
11. Right Wing-White Wing
12. Dicks Can't Swim - Cock Jam - Razor Blade Dance


  1. Hey. I work for Alternative Tentacles and we don't really appreciate music from bands on our label being pirated- the bands authorize us to distribute their music and are paid by us for it. If you would like a promotional song to put on this or future posts about Alternative Tentacle bands, please feel free to email and we'll hook you up!