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Greetings from NYC: My Week As A Worm In The Big Apple

Report by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 6 September 1980

AS LUCK would have it, my plane ticket to New York City's JFK Airport is open and coincides with the two major jawing topics obsessing ...

Meet the dB's

Profile and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 21 February 1981

  IF AMERICAN TV ever decides to produce low-budget rock 'n' roll sitcoms, they could well cast Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey as The Odd Couple. ...

The dB's: Stands for DeciBels (Albion AB105)

Review by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, June 1981

PERHAPS THE most fertile period for pop-rock experimentation were the years between the end of the Merseyboom and the beginning of the Woodstock/FM radio era. ...

The dBs: Repercussion (Albion)

Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 27 February 1982

THE dB's PANDER to no-one, patronise no single style, are interdependent on each other and independent of just about everyone else. Repercussion is better than ...

The dB's: Sophisticated Jukebox Music

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 27 March 1982

THE APPEARANCE OF The Great American Pop Band on these shores hasn't exactly caused a stampede to the nation's box offices. But the dB's are ...

The dBs

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, May 1982

"A dB IS A proportion, a logarithmic measurement of energy," Chris Stamey, 27, explains. "It doesn't mean there's necessarily a lot of it; it relates ...

The dBs: The Ritz, New York NY

Live Review by Roy Trakin, Musician, June 1982

THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom on these Carolina-bred, N.Y.-honed popsters says they're expert in the studio, puzzlingly erratic in concert. On two Albion import albums, Stand For ...

Mitch Easter's Drive-In Studios

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, August 1983

Producing the Post-Punk Pantheon ...

Chris Stamey: The Wonderful Wacky World of an ex-dB

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, April 1984

SOME ROCKERS start earlier than others. North Carolina native Chris Stamey, for example, was a mere nine years old when he got his first tape ...

America First: Seasoned Native Sons Follow Their Own Muse: The dB's

Interview by Ira Robbins, Musician, December 1984

"THERE'S NOTHING WRONG with honest American music," says Peter Holsapple, guitarist, keyboard player and main songwriter of the dB's. He goes on to cite Elvis ...

The dBs: Like This

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1985

CENSUS-TAKERS have determined that there is a core audience of 19,422 citizens with a susceptibility toward charmingly weird, clever, and sensitive pop-rock with a foundation ...

A Crafty Couple: Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, The Times, 1991

AN INEVITABLE side effect of any domestic pop explosion in Britain is that the best American rock should be overlooked by radio stations and the ...

Chris Bell: Waltz Across Memphis

Retrospective by Mark Rozzo, Oxford American, Summer 2003

IN MAY OF 1978, the first Big Star pilgrimage took place. Driving out from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, via Interstate 40, three guys obsessed with ...

Spies In The House Of Pop: The dB's and their star-crossed third album, Like This

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Mills, Harp, June 2006

BY THE SUMMER of 1982 things were looking a bit grim for the dB's. ...

The dB's, Mitch Easter and Sneakers: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

Live Review by Jason Gross, Harp, 13 January 2007

THOUGH CAROLINA-to-Hoboken legends the dB's already had their first reunion gigs at Maxwell's in Hoboken last fall, this Gotham show was their big coming-out party, ...

Peter Holsapple: An Interview

Interview by Jeremy Gluck, Bucketfull of Brains, Fall 2009

IN '82 WE WERE all listening to the dBs' second album, Repercussion. The Barracudas, having been shown the ejection seat by EMI, were in a ...

The dB's: Falling Off The Sky

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, 13 August 2012

HAILING FROM North Carolina (via New York), the dB's were seen by many as the US college rockers most likely to break through to the ...

Go All The Way: A Thing Called Power Pop

Overview by Dave Laing (Australia), I Like Your Old Stuff, 25 March 2017

"Pete Townshend coined the phrase [power pop] to define what the Who did. For some reason, it didn't stick to the Who, but it did ...

see also Peter Holsapple

see also Chris Stamey


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