Biography

A least 2 bands use the name Dum Dum Boys:
1) A Norwegian rock band from Trondheim.
They started up in the late 1970s as a band under the name Wannskrækk. Wannskrækk released one of the most sought-after Norwegian punk seven inches called “Faen kuler treffer aldri riktig” in 1981, the year after the Wannskrækk 12” was released. Wannskrækk moved on and reinvented themselves with a new name and a somewhat new sound in 1985.

This shift invoked the beginning of one of the greatest success stories in Norwegian rock ever. The new name, DumDum Boys, was taken from a song on the album “The Idiot” by Iggy Pop. Their debut album, Blodig Alvor (na na na na na), is still regarded as one of the classic albums in Norwegian rock. The same is said for their following 1989 album, Splitter Pine. They are still the only band that have won “Spellemannsprisens Rock Category” (the Norwegian version of “Grammy Awards”) three times in a row.

Third album Pstereo fulfilled the trilogy of award-winning LP’s, including the two others mentioned above. The song “Splitter Pine” is one of the most well known rock-singles in the history of Norwegian rock. Since then, bass player Persi Iveland has been replaced by Aslak Dørum, who now is the song-writer alongside rock legend and guitarist Kjartan Kristiansen. Kristiansen is one of the most respected song-writers in Norway, especially because of his well written and important lyrics, sung by frontman Prepple Houmb. Sola Johnsen is still the drummer and has been that since the late 70’s. He’s released a solo-ep called “Verdens Beste Trommis” (“Worlds Greatest Drummer”), as a tribute to Led Zeppelin hero John Bonham.

After a seven year hiatus, they had a very successful tour in Norway during the summer of 2004. They went back into the studio in 2005 and released their critically acclaimed new album “Gravitasjon” in March 2006. “Gravitasjon” showed that DumDum Boys is still a band influenced by the punk rock scene.

2) French garage rock band from Nice.

Band members
K.Badi – Vocals
O.Nemejanski – Guitars / Organ
D.Balducci – Guitars
E.Fostinelli – Bass / Synth
S.Joasson – Drums

Discography
Nothing Means Nothing [1988]
In a Cotton Candy World [1992]
Pornovista [1995]
X-perimental Zebra Phonic [1995]
Electronic Pop Music Created by … [1998]
Soul Bondage [2001]
Kiss Me Deadly [2003]

Edited by stoner_man on 26 May 2012, 09:52

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