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The Bluesy Band of 80’s Hardcore…
The DICKS 1985 Rare Footage!

Who had one of the biggest singing voices of the 80’s hardcore scene? Hands down, I would say Gary Floyd. This dude can really fucking sing – if Ella Fitzgerald and Jello Bifaria had a bastard, he would be their offspring. His Texas band The Dicks rocked stages all over the state with their homies The Big Boys before relocating to San Francisco. Their album Kill From The Heart released on SST records was raging political statement that I still love to this day (so many of his lyrics still ring true!). When I moved to the Bay Area in the 80’s, The Dicks were a band that I always made an effort to go see, because they packed such a HUGE punch live. If I was not under Gary’s spell, I would be watching their drummer Lynn, who would beat the shit out of her kit. Cindy Marabito has just released her documentary about them called The Dicks From Texas, and if it comes to your town make sure to check it out. Right here and now, peep this killer footage from a The Dicks show that took place in 1985. I will always and forever love Gary Floyd’s voice, it still gives me chills!


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  1. Hutch Thirteen

    May 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

    one of my all time favorite bands – unmatched in snarling venom. the fast songs are punk as hell; the slow blues and twang that led to noise masters like The Jesus Lizard. The attitude – the delivery – everything. And the burden of being gay in the early eighties – in fucking Texas – in a macho subculture. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. i hope some people who never heard them get into them. “Awwww… don’t say that. they’re new wave. This song’s called ‘Fake Bands'”

  2. Joe Red-Beard Jackson

    May 14, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Great great band!! Not so easy to find their records!

  3. Melissa Flores Medina

    May 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Jeremy Sabrok :3

  4. Max Kyburz

    May 14, 2015 at 10:59 am

    so underrated.

  5. Jerom Pristine

    May 14, 2015 at 7:37 am


  6. Jeffrey Kerns

    May 14, 2015 at 7:09 am

    yeah i love this band.

  7. Nick Bender

    May 14, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Aaron Greene

  8. Jim R. Ferguson Jr.

    May 14, 2015 at 5:04 am

    I´m glad that somebody remembers them. Saw them many times with bands like Really Red, MDC, Big Boys, Offenders at The Island in Houston in early 80´s.

    • Jason Levine

      May 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Early days of texas punk and hardcore… Love it!

  9. Matt Branson

    May 14, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Gary Floyd

  10. Max Macs Donato

    May 14, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Nicola Stocco

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