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The Dwarves

The Dwarves are an American punk band formed in Chicago, Illinois, as The Suburban Nightmare, inthe mid-1980s. They are currentlybased in San Francisco, California. Formed as a garage punkband, their career subsequently saw them move in a hardcore direction beforesettling into aneclectic punk rock sound. They have been described as "one of the last true bastions of punk rockideology in thecontemporary musical age". The original members of the Dwarves began making music together in 1984 as teenagers in the Chicago garage rock outfit, Suburban Nightmare, which was compared to The Soni ...read more

The Dwarves are an American punk band formed in Chicago, Illinois, as The Suburban Nightmare, inthe mid-1980s. They are currentlybased in San Francisco, California. Formed as a garage punkband, their career subsequently saw them move in a hardcore direction beforesettling into aneclectic punk rock sound. They have been described as "one of the last true bastions of punk rockideology in thecontemporary musical age". The original members of the Dwarves began making music together in 1984 as teenagers in the Chicago garage rock outfit, Suburban Nightmare, which was compared to The Sonics, and which has been described as part of the Paisley Underground scene. The band became notorious for self-mutilation, on-stage sex, and taking hard drugs, and their liveshows would often only last around fifteenminutes, occasionally cut short due to injury caused byspectators. The band's sound began to evolve beyond its early garage roots withtheir second (nineminute long) LP, Toolin' For A Warm Teabag, which saw the band drifting towards a more truculentpunk rock sound,influenced by G. G. Allin. The band released Blood Guts & Pussy on Sub Pop in1989. By this time the Dwarves had dropped their earlypsychedelic sensibilities and morphed intoa proper hardcore punk band. The Blood Guts & Pussy LP was followed up by EP Lucifer'sCrankreleased by No.6 Records, as well as another Sub Pop LP, the metal-punk Thank Heaven For LittleGirls, both in 1991. In 1993 the band issued a press release stating their guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed had beenstabbed to death in Philadelphia. Thoughthis later turned out to be a hoax, the band even went asfar as to attach a tribute to the "late" guitarist on their 1993 Sub Pop-releasedalbum Sugarfix. SubPop did not respond well to the hoax and summarily dropped the band from its label. The Dwarvesreformed in 1997,releasing The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking (described by AdamBregman of Allmusic as "the beginning of a new Dwarves...onethat plays real songs, had a set list,and left the club unbloodied"), and its 2000 followup The Dwarves Come Clean. In the film Me,Myself &Irene, Jim Carrey is seen singing along to Dwarves "Motherfucker", which Dahlia later saidhe got "tens of thousands of dollars" for. In2000, the band offered the track "River City Rapist" toGeorge W. Bush as his presidential campaign song. In 2004 the band released The Dwarves Must Die, its first LP for the indie label Sympathy for theRecord Industry, which featured guestappearances from Dexter Holland (The Offspring), NickOliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Nash Kato (Urge Overkill), and voice actor GaryOwens. Dahliawas assaulted by Josh Homme of QOTSA before a Dwarves show in Los Angeles in 2004, whichsaw Homme placed onsummary probation for thirty-six months. In 2009, Blag and HeWhoCannotBeNamed were immortalised as Bobbleheads by Aggronautix « hide

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LPs
The Dwarves Invented Rock-N-Roll
2014

3.6
14 Votes
The Dwarves Are Born Again
2011

3.4
8 Votes
The Dwarves Must Die
2004

3.7
17 Votes
Come Clean
2000

3.8
15 Votes
The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking
1997

3.7
32 Votes
Sugarfix
1993

3.9
14 Votes
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
1992

3.7
13 Votes
Blood, Guts, & Pussy
1990

3.8
57 Votes
Horror Stories
1986

3.1
8 Votes
EPs
Gentleman Blag
2015

3.5
2 Votes
Drug Store
1990

4
1 Votes
Toolin' for a Warm Teabag
1988

3.5
1 Votes
Compilations
How to Win Friends and Influence People
2001

2.9
6 Votes

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