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Drunk Dial #8
The Dumpies Drunk Dial #8 Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 13:17
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Drunk on a handle of Espolòn Blanco, a handle of Bulleit rye, four Fort George IPAs, a case of White Claw, four PBRs, two bottles of red wine and a box of white, The Dumpies recorded these tunes late last year for what will now forever be known as ‘Drunk Dial #8’. If you are new to the series, Drunk Dial is a format where bands are asked to record one original song and one cover while under the influence.

‘To hell with the format’ is what The Dumpies must have thought as they banged out no less than three originals in exactly 165 seconds that made them sound like a slightly more jangly version of Wimps, before turning their inebriated attention to 1966’s ‘I Won’t Hurt You, ‘ a song by West Coast Experimental Pop Art Band that probably no one under the age of 60 could remember for the life of them if it hadn’t been for the soundtrack of Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’. I checked out the original, and can only conclude that the Dumpies took a decent song and made it better. Or at the very least, a lot more fun.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.