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The Dictators: Coventry Club, Queens NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 2 May 1974


The Dictators: Go Girl Crazy

Review by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, April 1975

LIVING IN NEW YORK has never been easy for the older generation, but it's even tougher for their offspring. ...

The Dictators - The Dictators Go Girl Crazy

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 12 April 1975

PSSST. WANNA BUY a dirty record? ...

Wayne County and Handsome Dick Manitoba: War of the Gargantuas

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, June 1976

NEW YORK — One early spring evening at CBGB's Wayne County was wrapping up his parody of Patti Smith when a disturbance erupted. All that ...

The Dictators: The Handsomest Man In Rock And Roll

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 16 October 1976

You may have been ready for Patti 'n' the Pistols 'n' the Ramones, but are you as ready as MAX BELL for The DICTATORS and... ...

The Punk Rock Machine

Report and Interview by Lester Bangs, Screw, November 1976

IT'S A WARM New York night in the spring of 1976, and there are a lot of places that the press moguls who publish, edit, ...

New Releases: The Kids Err Alright

Review by Howard Wuelfing, Unicorn Times, July 1977

REMEMBER "PUNK ROCK?" For a while there it was the supreme hip misconception — a much abused catch-all referring in general to any sort of ...

The Dictators: Manifest Destiny (Asylum 7E-1109)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 28 July 1977

THREE YEARS ago I dismissed the Dictators' first album by saying that the joke of a bunch of musical-mental incompetents acquiring a record contract had ...

The Dictators: Manifest Destiny

Review by Gene Sculatti, Crawdaddy!, August 1977

IT WOULDN'T BE hard. One could assemble a tidy list of contemporary Major Acts whose initial fate it was to be cast as "critics' favorites": ...

New York Lights Up With Soggy Matches!

Overview by Robert Duncan, Creem, November 1977

A Consumer Guide To Rock's Last Drag by Robert Drizzle Duncan ...

The Dictators

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1977

GROSS. LOUD. Fun. Funny. Fast. Flash. All words which can he applied to the Dictators, the New York City bad boys who toured here last ...

Dictators Debunk New York Chic

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 17 December 1977

SO WHY IS DICK Manitoba nicknamed Handsome? ...

The Dictators Look For The Perfect Wave

Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, June 1978

The Record Plant, one of New York's top pro recording studios, is located in a fairly anonymous office building just west of Eighth Avenue in ...

The Dictators: The Starwood, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 26 August 1978

FOR A START, L.A. is about as distant from the Bronx as Tunbridge Wells, and not just geographically, here they are very serious about punk/rock/whatever, ...

Rock'n'Roll Made Me A Mensch: The Dictators Reach Maturity

Profile and Interview by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, September 1978

The IntroductionWHEN THE Dictators proudly declared themselves the "next big thing" on their rock ‘n’ roll-icking debut album Go Girl Crazy!, they were not, as ...

The Dictators: Back From The Bronx

Report by Gary Sperrazza!, New York Rocker, February 1981

NEW YORK– "You know how Teddy Pendergrass only lets women into his concerts? Next time we play here, we're only gonna allow 300 Ib. men ...

Traditional Discs: Is It R.I.P. FOR R.P.M.?

Report and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 1982

IS THE phonograph record on its deathbed? Neil Cooper, who runs a record company that doesn't sell records, thinks so. "Within five years, vinyl will ...

Cassette rock comes on with a "Roar"

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 27 May 1982

IN THE competitive record business, how can a company that releases dated rock 'n' roll and aims well below the top of the pops prosper? ...

The Dictators grow up

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 1 May 1998

Still fast and loud, the proto-punks play it straighter and harder ...

The Dictators: Go Girl Crazy

Review by Jeremy Gluck, MOJO, 2001

THESE OLD-SCHOOL rockers put punk on the musical map, opening the way, for better or worse, for two decades of divergent tunes and dissonant noise. ...

The Dictators: live at El Sol, Madrid 24th November

Live Review by Lindsay Hutton, Rock's Backpages, 15 December 2001

HEY ANDY SHERNOFF! You tell us that your generation ain't the salvation of this R'n'R beastie but I beg to differ. ...

The Dictators Play Paris

Report by Paul Rambali, Rock's Backpages, 19 November 2015

THE DICTATORS played in central Paris on Wednesday night and Handsome Dick Manitoba was in exhilarating Noo Yoik form. ...


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