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Drop That Needle

by The Dogmatics

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    For the first time ever, The Dogmatics in stere-o-phonic, old school Flexi Vinyl sounds!! Limited Edition translucent Orange Flexi Record featuring the brand new single "Automat Kalashnikov" b/w "You Say" (all music on one side) plus the brand new CD EP "Drop That Needle" & Two exclusive cover art image Stickers!!

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    For the first time ever, The Dogmatics in stere-o-phonic, old school Flexi Vinyl sounds!! Limited Edition translucent Orange Flexi Record featuring the brand new single "Automat Kalashnikov" b/w "You Say" (all music on one side) plus full digital Bandcamp download to "Drop That Needle" EP!!

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    7inch Vinyl Bundle includes:
    The Dogmatics - Automat Kalashnikov (translucent orange) Flexi Record
    Stop Calling Me Frank feat Fleshtones Zaremba & Streng - Hard Lovin Man (translucent green) 7inch EP
    The Dogmatics Stickers (Automat Kalashnikov & Drop That Needle cover art)
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    Brand New CD Release Triple Shot pouring on tap May 2022:
    The Dogmatics - Drop That Needle CD
    The Clams - The Complete Clams CD
    The Dirty Truckers - The Tisbury Joneser CD
    The Dirty Truckers Koozie
    The Dogmatics Sticker

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"And as the garage/punk/rock and roll scene continues to flourish at the grass roots level, it's a joy to see more and more people becoming hip to an eternal truth: The Dogmatics rule!" - Lord Rutledge

"Once again featuring 5 brand new, catchy classics that you’ll immediately like. The title track leans more towards power pop, Automat Kalashnikov and Acid Rain towards punk, Think Twice towards folk, and Don’t Break My Heart towards rockabilly, but at its core it’s all rock ‘n’ roll in the tradition of the names mentioned in the first song. Its lyrics certainly apply for this one: “Drop that needle on the 45 // I wanna hear that record one more time.”" - Add To Want List

"“Drop That Needle” is such a perfect cheery name dropping Dogmatics tune that it could easily take the attention from the other tunes. We’ve heard it on all the shows that feature new local music." - Boston Groupie News

Finally getting the recognition that they should have had 40 years ago." - Renny Godier

""Drop That Needle" finds this venerable band in vintage form. So much has changed in the world over the past four decades, but The Dogmatics still sound like The Dogmatics! In contrast to the pure punk rock energy of "Automat Kalashnikov", "Drop That Needle" is the ultimate garage rocker. It's two minutes and 40 seconds of perfect rock and roll celebrating the joy of listening to vinyl records. It's full of shout-outs to musical greats from Boston and beyond...a couple of whom even lend their talents on backing vocals!" - Faster And Louder

"Drop that needle is an instant garage rock classic. Among the finest songs the legendary Dogmatics have ever released. These Boston boys prove once again that they have still got it!" - Muck, Muck and the Mires

"Dogmatics, a band from Boston that is around for decades and still plays with an enthousiasm as if releasing its first song proudly to the world." - WoNo Blog

"It's the ultimate anthem for us longtime punk and roll record collectors!!! Thank you!" - Scott Hudson, The Ledge

"The Dogmatics sing about Dorchester and fellow Boston rockers Muck & The Mires. This is what Boston punk tends to sound like after four decades, but no one is possibly complaining when it's still this great." - If It's Too Loud

"“Drop That Needle” takes you back to that era where you did ‘drop the needle’ on a 45 RPM record. Often it would be a Dogmatic record, but the Dogs name check: “Better Off Dead”, “She Pays the Rent”, “No Surfing In Dorchester Bay”, Radio Birdman and Muck and the Mires. The recording is sharp, the beat is urgent, the guitar solos are restrained and hit their mark. The Dogmatics have the ability to capture a time gone by with a song that makes your feet move now." - Boston Groupie News

"Who let the dogs out! Woof." - Bill Kelly's Blackhole Bandstand

"Oooooo! I dig it!" - Palmyra Delran

"The Dogmatics have been at it making great rock n roll for awhile now. The passion is clearly still there on the latest single "Drop That Needle". A brand new full length is due out in May on Rum Bar Records, until it arrives crank up the newest single and spin those records!!" - Skybar Rising, WMFO

" 'Treat' yourself and blast this new Dogmatics release out of your speakers large and small! 'Drop That Needle' repeatedly on this one! Tape a stack of quarters to the tone arm until (the vinyl) peels like an apple! This one has enough early garage sound and swagger, mixed with some 'competitive lyrics' to stand the test of time! Never any Obedience Training for these Dogs!" - "Boris" Boden (aka 'The Secret Weapon' on Woody Radio)

"When it comes to all the fabled punk rock scenes of "back in the day", I'd probably take Boston over New York, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, or even L.A. And my favorite Boston band, by far, would have to be the Dogmatics. To me, they're pretty much the definitive Boston garage/punk band." - Faster And Louder

The Dogmatics current lineup of Jerry Lehane, Tom Long, Peter O'Halloran, Jimmy O'Halloran, and J. Young, perform live, write and record new material including the highly praised and enthusiastically received "She's the one" 7inch vinyl & CD EP which came out in 2019 followed by the long awaited career retrospective full length "EST 81" released in 2021 on Rum Bar Records. 2022 The Dogmatics kicked off their campaign of brand new music with the revved up garage punk racer "Automat Kalashnikov" wowing fans and critics alike citing it as refreshing and classic as their heyday sound. You sure this was not recorded 35 years ago??!! Today we ask you to "Drop That Needle" and crank up 5 brand new classics rooted in Boston Garage Punk 101 from The Dogmatics.

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released May 6, 2022

Drop That Needle
Lyrics and music by Jerry Lehane
Lead vocals, Lead guitar – Jerry Lehane
Rhythm guitar – Peter O’Halloran
Bass – Jimmy O’Halloran
Drums – Tom Long
Backing vocals – Muck, Richie Parsons & James Young

Automat Kalashnikov
Lyrics and music by Peter O’Halloran
Lead vocals, Lead guitar – Peter O’Halloran
Rhythm guitar – Jerry Lehane
Bass – Jimmy O’Halloran
Drums – Tom Long
Backing vocals – James Young

Think Twice
Lyrics and music by James Young
Lead vocals, Mandolin – James Young
Lead guitar – Peter O’Halloran
Rhythm guitar – Jerry Lehane
Bass – Jimmy O’Halloran
Drums – Tom Long

Don’t Break My Heart
Lyrics and music by Jerry Lehane
Lead vocals, Lead guitar – Jerry Lehane
Rhythm guitar – Peter O’Halloran
Bass – Jimmy O’Halloran
Drums – Tom Long
Backing vocals – James Young

Acid Rain
Lyrics and music by Paul O’Halloran
Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar – Peter O’Halloran
Lead guitar – Jerry Lehane
Bass – Jimmy O’Halloran
Drums – Tom Long

Logo & Cover illustration by Barry Hall
Photos by Nicole Tammaro
Design by James Young

Recorded at Edsbarn in Canton
Produced and engineered by Ed Riemer
Mastered by Dave Westner
© The Dogmatics 2022

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