Various Snippets & Reviews - Danny Dean | Rockabilly | NeoRockabilly

It’s rebellious with a touch of class. Swing Time Magazine

Parts of this remind me of Brian Setzer, others remind me of Bobby Darin. The only other current bands that come to mind are The Orbits, and Big Sandy and his Fly Right Boys – but I’d say Danny Dean’s got a better singing voice by far. Henry R. Kujawa – The Forbidden Zone

Rockin’ guitars, slappin’ bass, tight drums and a vintage vocal style that Dean delivers smoothly. Jaymes Mayhem – Scratch Magazine

Good songwriters and great musicians the audiences always loved them. Danny B. Harvey

Good bands are plentiful, but great ones are rare. So, when you find something special you tend to pay particularly close attention. The finest musicianship in the world is as nothing without decent material. And on that point, also, the Homewreckers deserve acclaim. D.C. Larson – Rockabilly Magazine

Danny has a pleasant voice; his musicians really know there craft and the sound quality could not be better. Much more then just a mere late 50’s and early 60’s rock’n’roll cover band. Outstanding. Gaby Maag – Translated from a German Magazine Review

Filling the gap between Swing, ‘50s Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly with ease. GM – Blue Suede News #46 Spring

One of the better singers currently working the rockabilly revival circuit. Bob Cianci – The River Reporter – The Music Scene

Rockabilly Magazine gives “The Rockabilly Lover” five stars.

The style and quality gives you a mental image of girls screaming and fainting in the aisles, and with Danny’s good looks that probably aren’t far from the truth. Car Kulture Deluxe

Gavin Jones is a grandmaster of the double bass. Gavin is a musician’s musician. His knowledge of and affinity for music’s in general are apparent as he wends his sure way through passages hot and cool, stormy and sublime. D.C. Larson – Rockabilly Magazine

A mix of rockabilly & swing that packs in more musicianship, melody & talent than 99% of what you’ll find theses days on MTV! Henry R. Kujawa – The Forbidden Zone

Danny is among the select vocal talents whose range and capability mark them as exceptional. While there are many competent singers of certain ability who do well enough when remaining within any given genre, Danny knows no such restriction. A singer nonpareil of seemingly-boundless melodic scope, he is truly and artist where others are merely craftsman. D.C. Larson – Rockabilly Magazine

My albums are on display at the Raymond Pettibon exhibit an Amazing Retrospective at the New Museum - Uniquely Dark Uniquely Apt. in New York and also in his latest book!

My albums are on display at the Raymond Pettibon exhibit an Amazing Retrospective at the New Museum - Uniquely Dark Uniquely Apt. in New York and also in his latest book!

My reviews are in the book by DC Larson 'Flesh Made Musi - Rock 'N' Roll Essays and Reviews'  with the likes of Elvis and Ray Campi

My reviews are in the book by DC Larson 'Flesh Made Musi - Rock 'N' Roll Essays and Reviews' with the likes of Elvis and Ray Campi

September 1983 featuring Pushead cover art, BGK, MIA, The Fuck Ups, Mykel Board, RF7, Anti, Zero Boys, Suburban Mutilation, GBH, Rattus, Pushead, JFA, The Faction, “Skate Punk” feature, and a panel discussion with Vic Bondi (AOF), Dave Dictor (MDC), and Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat).

September 1983 featuring Pushead cover art, BGK, MIA, The Fuck Ups, Mykel Board, RF7, Anti, Zero Boys, Suburban Mutilation, GBH, Rattus, Pushead, JFA, The Faction, “Skate Punk” feature, and a panel discussion with Vic Bondi (AOF), Dave Dictor (MDC), and Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat).

Check out the cover artist behind my New Underground Compilation Records.

Check out the cover artist behind my New Underground Compilation Records.

Interviews with The Adicts, Sympathy For The Record Industry, Henry Rollins, Honey Bane, Nina Antonia, ANTI, Helios Creed, Pinata Protest, Derwood Andrews, Generation X, Exopolitics, The Urinals, Ava Adore, Teddie Dahlin, and more...

Interviews with The Adicts, Sympathy For The Record Industry, Henry Rollins, Honey Bane, Nina Antonia, ANTI, Helios Creed, Pinata Protest, Derwood Andrews, Generation X, Exopolitics, The Urinals, Ava Adore, Teddie Dahlin, and more...

This compilation is real and from the early eighties as I know the band Western Waste(the original) out of El Segundo along with Genetic Damage. ILL WILL was quite popular in those days as they had done the compilation “Life is Ugly so why not kill yourself” with ANTI and Mood of Defiance. This was a time when Dez Cadena was fronting Redd Cross and the Nip Drivers were doing backyard shows with WW and GD in Hawthorne and the beach cities. I think Mark G. was the producer and still has the original tapes.

This compilation is real and from the early eighties as I know the band Western Waste(the original) out of El Segundo along with Genetic Damage. ILL WILL was quite popular in those days as they had done the compilation “Life is Ugly so why not kill yourself” with ANTI and Mood of Defiance. This was a time when Dez Cadena was fronting Redd Cross and the Nip Drivers were doing backyard shows with WW and GD in Hawthorne and the beach cities. I think Mark G. was the producer and still has the original tapes.

Do you spot Life is Boring? Raymond Pettibon @ Museum der Moderne.

Do you spot Life is Boring? Raymond Pettibon @ Museum der Moderne.

ANTI in Maximum RockNRoll

ANTI in Maximum RockNRoll

Rockabilly Psycho - Danny Dean

Rockabilly Psycho - Danny Dean

Danny Dean (Danny Dean Phillips, Danny Phillips) is an American musician, singer- songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, principal songwriter, and guitarist of the hardcore punk band Anti and DIY punk label New Underground Records, which Danny Dean co-founded with the late Gary Kail at the height of South Bay California's hardcore punk scene in the late 1970's. - Rockabilly Psycho - June 23, 2014
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We Got Power Films - The Sin 34 Story - New Underground Records

We Got Power Films - The Sin 34 Story - New Underground Records
 
It was a couple years before I decided I was going to actually be a drummer at the ... for the band to the two or three local record shops that would carry them at the time. ... At some point I procured a snare drum from a new wave band playing at ... We also recorded for (Danny Dean Phillips) and Gary Kail (Anti and Mood Of Defiance) New Underground  Records label and the "Life Is..." (So Ugly, So Boring, So Beautiful) series. I believe our contibution is on the Life Is So Boring, So Why Not Steal This Record. - David Markey - We Got Power Films
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53deluxe - Review - The Rockabilly Lover


Danny Dean & the Homewreckers was founded at the crest of the Swing revival wave in the summer of 1997… Establishing themselves with there first CD release titled “MOVE IT” and touring w/such acts as (Stray Cats) Lee Rocker…The Specials, English Beat, General Public… They have been fortunate enough to support acts such as (Guns N’ Roses) Gilby Clarke, Big Voodoo Daddy, Berlin, Missing Persons & many other international acts…They have garnered many fans along the way from all different genres, ages, and scenes, plus a incredible amount from the mainstream… They have been blessed to have the ability win over all types of audiences and play Clubs, Theatres & Outdoor Festivals across the United States… Danny Dean and the Homewreckers prove that vintage rock and roll and their brand of roots rock isn’t just a fad, but a lifestyle. The act that Swing Time magazine calls rebellious with a touch of class has been pulling audiences onto dance floors all over the country. Danny Dean With over twenty 27 years of guitar- playing and singing experience in the fields of surf, punk, new wave and progressive rock, Texas born California native Danny Dean learned the hard way how to please a crowd. With over 30 LP’s, CD’s, and Compilation releases to date, Danny Dean the artist that so many reviews proclaim him to be one of the best Singer songwriters out in the scene- club scene today, the next best rocker to Brian Setzer (Stray cats). Tim Galegos of the Punk Band Bad Religion, proclaimed Danny to being the worlds greatest, hardest working, most talented, most unknown, and un-famous musician in the world has over looked, but not for long. Danny Dean’s old friend and Band mate Mike Ness once said Dan is one of the best song writers I’ve known and worked with. Paul Humphise of OMD said once that he never received such great live reviews until his most recent lineup that included guest Danny Dean on guitar. Neval Stappel of the Ska band specials recently called Danny dean and Gavin Jones to do some studio work for and upcoming release said that these guys are some of nicest and most professional people in the industry and please to work with and tour with. Jay Baumgardner producer and owner of NRG Studios in Hollywood (Korn, No Doubt, Jewel, Rob Zombie, John Forgaty) who has had pleasure of working with the worlds biggest and greatest stars, said that Danny Dean has to be one of the most talented song writers musicians and singers he has ever worked with and that Danny is 20 years ahead of us, but when is the world going to catch on to his talent. Now, his new modern fresh spin on the styles of early rock and roll keeps the spirit of Elvis, Cliff Richard, Bill Haley and the Comets, and other classic suit and tie combos alive for this generation and the next. Shortly after releasing there 2nd CD title “Growl” Danny Dean They have just teamed up with producer Jeff Moleski and Bob Sailing (Smashing Pumpkins) and completed their latest CD release entitled “The Rockabilly Lover” which is sure to make an impact on America’s music scene as well as International market… They are currently in talks with different labels on a worldwide release… They are planning on touring the East Coast in the fall with a European & Japanese tour to follow later year…… - 53deluxe - December 16, 2010
http://www.53deluxe.com/everything-else/1978/danny-dean-and-the-homewreckers/

Steven Blush - American Hardcore: A Tribal History - New Underground Records - Anti

Steven Blush - American Hardcore: A Tribal History - New Underground Records
 
...(JFA and Circle One) and RF7's archetypal LA HC records: 1980's “Acts Of Defiance” single, ... singer Julie Lanfield and drummer Dave Markey (of We Got Power fanzine)... Defy The System — released on New Underground (Records), the label of Gary Kail and (Danny Dean Phillips) that launched many South Bay bands on (their) esoteric Life Is... comps. - Steven Blush - American Hardcore: A Tribal History - 2001
http://tinyurl.com/mj87end
 
 
Steven Blush - American Hardcore: A Tribal History - New Underground Records - Anti

Anti blew minds with militant albums like 1982's 'I Don't Want To Die In Your War' (recorded and mixed at the Black Flag-linked stufio Toal Access) and 1983's 'Defy The System' — released on New Underground (Records), the label of Gary Kail and (Danny Dean Phillips) that launched many South Bay bands on (their) esoteric Life Is... comps. - Steven Blush - American Hardcore: A Tribal History - 2001
http://tinyurl.com/mj87end

Maximum RocknRoll - New Underground Records

Maximum RocknRoll No. 6 - New Underground Records - Danny Dean & Gary Kail
 
New Underground Records - Danny Dean & Gary Kail | Anti | Mood of Defiance | South Bay California DIY Hardcore Punk Bands | Political Punk to Peace Punk - Maximum Rocknroll, No. 6 (May-June 1983)
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Fear Loathing LB - New Underground Records - Anti

Fear Loathing LB Nov '13 - New Underground Records - Danny Dean & Gary Kail - Anti

Fear Loathing LB Nov '13 Interviews with The Adicts, Sympathy For The Record Industry, Henry Rollins, Honey Bane, Nina Antonia, ANTI, Helios Creed, Piñata Protest, Bob Derwood Andrews, Generation X, Exopolitics, The Urinals, Ava Adore, Teddie Dahlin, and more... - Kevin McGovern - Fear Loathing LB, November 13, 2013
http://issuu.com/fearloathinglongbeach/docs/issue_nov_final/46
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Life is Beautiful So Why Not Eat Health Foods LP - New Underground Records - Review

Life is Beautiful So Why Not Eat Health Foods LP
New Underground Records - Danny Dean Phillips & Gary Kail - Raymond Pettibone Album Cover

Still yet another LA sampler. Now it's beginning to take shape: neopsychedelic drawing by Raymond Pettibone and an array of songs, some history, some recent jizz.
Side one begins with an oldie but crudie. The Bags are poorly produced and highly energized. Anti cough up their best two cuts ever especially the perceptive "My Smile is a Mask". Bassist Danny Phillips is very good here. Shattered Faith's social periscope is deadly accurate. Goblin's voice is authentically shaky. China White bash out an effective brew but "Danger Zone" just goes on too long. For people like Barney who don't know who MIA is, this is it. There's more buzzsaw antics, faster than China White's and more rabid. Ill Will live up to their appetizing name. Side one ends with two great live Germs cuts.
On side two, the Minutemen are their great selves. B-People sound rawer than usual (obviously this is early stuff). Mood of Defiance sounds more psychedelic than hardcore but this is facinating pop. The Invisible Chains are a combination of Jonathan Richman, Velvet Underground and the Residents. Marshall Mellow is Residents with female vocals. Zurich 1916 provide electronic jizz. Vox Pop are like garagistes of legend, they make up for lack of production with guts and verve. They also cover "Paint It Black", possibly one of the greatest songs of all time. Jeff Dahl's Powertrip ends all of this with "Iron Horse", proving that punk metal destroys all HM cliches. - Barbara Rice (from Truly Needy Vol. 2 No. 2, May 1983)

An excellent follow-up to the "Life is Ugly..." LP. I like all of the punk side, which begins with a great old Bags cut, and continues with Anti, Shattered Faith, China White, M.I.A. (not the group on the "Last Rites" LP), Ill Will, and a live Germs track. The B-side contains some experimental stuff by Gary Kail, as well as the B People, Vox Pop, the Minutemen, and Powertrip. Good variation. - Tim Yohannon (from Maximum RocknRoll No. 6, May/June 1983)
http://www.killfromtheheart.com/albums.php?id=2355&rec_type=comp

New Underground Records - We Got Power - Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California - By David Markey & Jordan Schwartz - Review

We Still Got Power - New Underground Records
 
The L.A. / So Cal scene is an interesting area to study because of the geography and demographics, as well as the range of output: from the early Masque-era Punk bands like X, the Weirdos and Dickies, to the suburban Hardcore scenes such as in the South Bay or Orange County... And of course Redd Kross, who would play Partridge Family covers to Suicidal Tendencies kids on the beach in Santa Monica. Many of the bands ended up on SST, but there were other interesting labels in the South Bay, like (the Mike Watt and D. Boon-run) New Alliance... There was also Danny Dean Phillips and Gary Kail’s New Underground Records label, which put out the amazing Life Is… compilations. Regarding Gary Kail, he has passed away and apparently [the master tapes] had been lost before that, so now we can only listen to rips from existing vinyl. - Record Collector News - February 6, 2013
http://recordcollectornews.com/2013/02/we-still-got-power/
 
 
We Got Power - New Underground Records - Gary Kail

On the other side of the SoCal Punk spectrum, the book gives brief mention to Gary Kail, I guy I always thought was interesting. How did you get to know him and what did you think of him?
Gary put together a series of great compilation LP’s on his label, New Underground. That's how I first met him. He asked my band Sin 34 to record for it, which we did. Around the same time he had Mike Glass, the guitarist of Sin 34, and me sit in on a show at The Galaxy in Fullerton with his band Mood Of Defiance, who I was a big fan of.  His main band was Anti. He also had a project called Zurich 1916. He was a nice guy, a little spacey. Sadly, things did not end well with him. He, like many from that era, is no longer with us. - Tony Rettman - Vice - August 17, 2012 (We Got Power - Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California -  By David Markey & Jordan Schwartz - Review)
http://www.vice.com/read/we-got-power-an-interview-with-dave-markey

Pig State Recon - NeareSST Relatives, Part III - New Underground Records - Gary Kail

Pig State Recon - NeareSST Relatives, Part III - New Underground Records - Gary Kail

New Underground Records - “Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself” (from Danny Dean Phillips and Gary Kail) ... Plus, he (and Danny Dean Phillips)  ran the label New Underground Records, who released alot of SST .... one of the SST Carducci shirt ads that I recall seeing run in We Got Power.

4. GARY KAIL – “Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself” (from the GARY KAIL/ZURICH 1916 2-LP, Creative Nihilism, Iridescence Records, 1983) Gary’s a real mystery man. For a long time I thought his only gig was lead gtrist & songwriter for Lawndale’s ANTI, who kinda bored me with their relentlessly trad HC-isms. But he also played on the goth (oh sorry – “death rock”) MOOD OF DEFIANCE LP backing Hatha, the daughter of the hippies who rented out the legendary CHURCH practice/party pad on Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Plus, he ran the label New Underground Records, who released alot of SST run-off on an interesting series of comps in the early 80’s. And: he recorded this insane, double record set – half solo, half collabs under the moniker ZURICH 1916 with folks like ex-REACTIONARIES Martin Tamburovich and Carla Noelle (nee Bozulich) a good decade before she formed THE GERALDINE FIBBERS. It’s a confused record filled with odd electronic squiggles, overblown amp hums, ambient field recordings (some apparently captured on a corner of 153rd St. in Lawndale!) as well as some disturbing tape-splice bits that sound not unlike what Stephen Stapleton of NURSE WITH WOUND mighta come up with, had he been a suburban SoCal loser with no knowledge of dilitante things like Krautrock and Paris student riots. How this HC numbskull came up with something this OUT is way beyond me. - M. Rowster - Pig State Recon - NeareSST Relatives, Part III - August 24, 2007
http://mrowster.wordpress.com/2007/08/24/nearesst-relatives-part-iii/
 
 
Pig State Recon Trackbacks/Pingbacks Show #187 - New Underground Records - Gary Kail

... with Les Baudouins Morts, Fowler, Vernon & Burns, Liam Gillick, Shizuka, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Nick Soudnick, Wermut a.o. « L'étranger, Radio Panik 105.4FM, Brussels - July 8, 2010
[...] Gary Kail & Zurich 1916 – Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself from Creative Nihilism LP (Iridescence Records, USA) 1983 [...] - Trackbacks/Pingbacks Show #187 - May 18, 2010
http://mrowster.wordpress.com/2007/08/24/nearesst-relatives-part-iii/
 

Pig State Recon - Bad Breath To Your Ears - New Underground Records - Gary Kail
 
...Skinnyass me, I once got chased halfway down Melrose Ave. by a ... And since suburbs constitute like, 95% of Southern California . . . well basically we all had to shut up .... with Gary Kail of Indie label NEW UNDERGROUND RECORDS. .... Records · Popshifter · Tim Hensley at Blog Flume · We Got Power ...
mrowster.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/bad-breath-to-your-ears/

The Art of Punk and the Punk Aesthetic: Design Observer - New Underground Records - Anti - Ed Colver (Edward Colver)

The Art of Punk and the Punk Aesthetic: Design Observer - New Underground Records - Anti - Ed Colver (Edward Colver)
 
...an exhibition of punk posters, handbills, record covers and 'zines at the Hayward Gallery in London. ... emergence of a radical new visual language of parody and agitprop,” they write. ... the graphics of counter-culture protest, and the 1960s underground press. .... Design: Dan Phillips (Danny Dean Phillips), Ed Colver, Gary Kail. - Rick Pynor - October 14, 2012
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Danny Dean & Triumph Motorcycle

A Stray Cat - Danny Dean & Triumph Motorcycle

Rockabilly Rider: The Homewreckers front man Danny Dean takes his early rock music seriously, especially when sporting a greased pompadour to his rocker bike like this Triumph. You could take this puppy down for a rumble along Beale Street to Sun Studios for a session with your Gretsch, Double Base and Drum backed band of anti-establishment misfits. - May 1, 2012
https://geordiebiker.wordpress.com/category/triumph-motorcycle/page/17/
 

Easter & Suicidal Bandana

I have nothing of this band. Easter ring a rock like a Buzzcocks and The Boys punk style. Who sang it was Danny Dean, who, pictured below, is on his Triumph.

Today, Danny Dean has a Rockabilly band. He also plays the Anti, featuring Jack Debone, Channel 3. Account Who this is himself, in the comments of that video I posted on youtube . In the video, the rhythm guitarist is Mike Ness, who is with a bandana that if I saw right, is the same bandana with "x", which would soon become famous with Suicidal Tendencies, mainly from disk How Will I Laugh Tomorrow ... The bandana, which was already in cover design Join the Army, is highlighted in the front and back covers of How Will the head and strap Mike Muir and Mike Clark: - January 29, 2011
https://californiasons.wordpress.com/category/suicidal-tendencies/


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