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This is the digital reissue of the eponymous, cult

classic album by the Memphis-based '80s band Dog

Police. The band won MTV's "Basement Tapes"

competition in 1985, and their video "Dog Police"

scored 400,000 hits on YouTube. The video sensation led to a sitcom television pilot called "Dog Police” starring Adam Sandler & Jeremy Piven.

 

The core members of the band dressed up as dogs

and played a skewed new wave pop music

reminiscent of Frank Zappa, Mothers of Invention,

and Weird Al Yankovic. In Fact, tickled by the group’s silliness, Weird Al Yankovic, featured them on his MTV music video show.

 

One critic summed up public reaction to the song

"Dog Police" thus: Some people loved it. Some reacted

to it by simply screaming for three minutes. Still

others forgot it existed until months later, when the

chorus suddenly lodged itself in their heads while

they were mowing the lawn, after which it proceeded

to loop morning, noon, and night for many days

straight.

 

This release contains all ten of the album's original

tracks, plus three previously unreleased songs.

 

Dog Police, was formed in 1985 by keyboardist Tony

Thomas, bassist Sam Shoup, and drummer Tom

Lonardo, who, as the Tony Thomas Trio, have been

among the musical elite of Memphis since 1979.

 

 


 

DOG POLICE

ARE YOU MIDDLE CLASS ENOUGH?

IN THE STUDIO

HAMBURGERS

I’M BUTCH

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT

HAPPY

MUSIC

1-800

REPRODUCE

DOGGIE FASHION

F&B MAN

OUR BOMB

   

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