"The Dogmatics were playing garage punk before the genre even had a name and their sound was specific to the area and showcased their power, passion and pride." - Music Museum of New England
"My favorite Boston band, by far, would have to be the Dogmatics. To me, they're pretty much the definitive Boston garage/punk band."
- Lord Rutledge, Faster and Louder
"It’s like these guys never went away, still sounding snotty and bratty and ready to party." - Jim Testa
"Always bringing back the good feelings of the Thayer Street era."
- Boston Groupie News
Boston's legendary DOGMATICS return with their first recording of brand new music in over 30 years.
The sound and sight of the Dogmatics was consummate, raucous rock and roll – three minute spurts of high energy garage slop-pop played by possessed rubber faced hooligans with manic fervor. Imagine Eddie Cochran meets Johnny Thunders, the Ramones, and early Replacements at a keg party hootenanny and you'll get it.
When listening to the true heart of Rock and Roll music, not much has changed since 1986. Striped down, four to the floor, dual guitars, bass and drums, amplifiers stacked up in the garage, a string of empty bud bottles, and hooks that'll stick to you like crazy glue. Akin to fellow peers and bands they have shared the stage with through the mid-late 80's The Replacements, The Del Fuegos, Dash Rip Rock, The Bangles, Hoodoo Gurus, Dinosaur Jr., Los Lobos, and Scruffy the Cat to name a few, Jerry, Peter, Jimmy, and Tom have delivered a bold statement, they are back and here to stay.
Lead single and title track "She's the one" is a thoroughbred, pub rock foot stomper and head shaker that Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe would have found right at home on Rockpile's only full length release. The farfisa fueled, garage rock echoes of "I Love Rock and Roll" (cliche as it may seem it's a song about love for rock from the 50's, 60's, 70's up until now), and the Celtic backbone of "The Ballad of Wilbur Ross" round out this highly anticipated, long overdue release.
CD & digital come with 2 bonus tracks including a cover of Unnatural Axe's "Summertime" which feels and sounds like a thundering, long lost Alejandro Escovedo gem.
The Dogmatics are having so much fun playing and actually discovering music again at its root. We hope you will too when you put the needle on the record and crank this up today.
released October 11, 2019
Jerry Lehane - lead vocals, rhythm & acoustic guitars
Peter O'Halloran - lead, rhythm & acoustic guitars
Jimmy O'Halloran - bass & lead guitar
Tom Long - drums
She's the one, I Love Rock and Roll, & The Ballad of Wilbur Ross: lyrics and music written by Jerry Lehane
Summertime: written by Richie Parsons
Black Plastic Shoes: written by Hugh Birdsall
Recorded at Edsborn in Canton
Produced and engineered by Ed Riemer
Mastered by Dave Westner
Summertime: engineered & produced by Tom Hamilton @ Lowell Street Sound, Peabody MA
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU
ALBUM OF THE YEAR, easily.
effortlessly on a par with X's vintage catalogue, "Alphabetland" is a solid testimony of a band as vibrant, creative and urgent as ever. Honestly, it's THAT good. Strongly recommended. ramblinerikk