A fictional musical comedy recording act whose characters are one whitey guy, and three native fellas, two brothers and a cousin. Think of a grownup dysfunctional and drunk partridge family. Their recording career began in 1991 when Elvis Manywounds began crank calling the local radio station. Some of these hilarious phone calls were taped, and became the inspiration for many songs, such as Elvis At The Dawson and the smashed hit "Old Blue Car". The "band" continues to document the (mis)adventures of Elvis Manywounds and his partners in SONG; Dick Twang, H2O, and Jos. One Blue Eye!
Tracks of the Dick Twang Band are mostly dealing with or singing about substance and other types of abuse by the members of the band on a daily basis, and other dark themes. The comedy music originated in Pouce Coupe, B.C. Canada. but the Dick Twang Band is based in Seattle, WA. Their first full length recording, "100% Dick Twang" was recorded back in 1992 on a Fostex 4 track recorder at the Blue Haze Studios and was released by Dick himself on cassettes. Back in those ancient times before the internet, 100% Dick Twang gained many fans and many dubs were made of his cassettes and shared. Touring musicians spread the tapes rapidly throughout Canada and the U.S.A.
This genre-bending comedy music has continued to win generations of new fans ever since, due to catchy melodies, tongue in cheek musicianship and controversial lyrics. With the arrival of the internet, fans found a new avenue to share their favorite music, and so the hilarious songs and spoofs of the Dick Twang Band quickly became some of the most popular file shares. Over 440,000 were recognized, by the now famous class action lawsuit against the original napster. In 2001 Dick Twang's "Old Blue Car" topped the mp3.com comedy charts. By 2005 the Dick Twang Band had released a follow up album, "You Don't Know Dick". Their song "Voodoo Indian" from this album was included in the soundtrack of the extreme film Black Sprockett. There are you tube videos for some of their songs, including -Trailer Trash Whore, Lysol Rap and Old Blue Car. In 2009 Dick Twang Band recorded and released their 3rd album on CD & iTunes, "Not Too Pretty Bad". The title track from that album was featured in the soundtrack of the 2011 extreme lifestyle film "Revival" . In 2015 DTB released the album "Just The $Hits"; their top ten tracks, as the band's first ever VINYL LP record. Cut in transparent vinyl by IndiePool/Vinylizer of Canada, there is also an iTunes release and a CD version. There are now a total of 4 Dick Twang Band albums available at iTunes and on CD. Re-issue Cassettes and USB's coming soon.
The DT "Band" has performed live not once but twice, one time in Canada and once in the U.S.A. The "band" does not currently tour, but continues to observe and write, with new tracks coming soon. #nottooprettybad #youdontknowdick #oldbluecar #justthehits
the fine print
The Dick Twang Band is original music comedy. It is meant for adult entertainment purposes only and any resemblance between the characters in the Dick Twang Band to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. The original material is not influenced by anything other than the imaginations of and observations made by the writers.
PARENTAL ADVISORY: FOUL LANGUAGE & SWEARS. REFERENCES TO DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE 19+
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