Manifest Destiny / Bloodbrothers Import
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Audio CD, Import, November 22, 2010
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Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the New York-based Rock 'n' Roll punks: Manifest Destiny and Blood Brothers. The Dictators formed in 1974 and were one of the finest Proto Punk bands to come out of the city. They played loud, fast Rock 'n' Roll influenced by the British invasion and the sonic onslaught of the Who. Manifest Destiny was the band's second album, released after the band were signed to Elektra. Blood Brothers, their third followed in 1978 after a successful UK tour and is ninety percent live and loud.
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Then there's "Bloodbrothers": The Dictators make sure you know exactly what you're in for as soon as the music starts..."Faster And Louder!" This was the most forward of the Dic's three original albums and the closest they came to a mainstream sound. That being if you could call anything The Dictators did "mainstream." Their's was a take no prisoners attitude, with everything about "Bloodbrothers" being so sorely missing in music at the time of its release. In 1978, Punk was just beginning to come into its own and the whole CBGB's crowd was setting their sights on world domination.
That may have been to The Dictators' detriment. In a period when bands were deliberately trying to sound more garagey and nihilistic, Handsome Dick Manitoba and the boys were rocking polished and hard, more like Blue Oyster Cult than the Dead Boys. Despite being "Faster And Louder," this band was not trying to break punk rock's land speed records. A classic case of zigging when they should have zagged. No matter. There were no other bands with this much panache, humor and ballsy fun coming out of NYC, and "Bloodbrothers" spends its nine songs without letting up on the throttle once. If you aren't out of breath by the end of The 'Tators' rip snorting cover of "Slow Death," then you'd better start the record over and start paying attention.
As others have noted, there are "breaks" between the segues on "Bloodbrothers" that someone should have picked up during the mastering process. You can get "Manifest Destiny" as an Auto-rip from Amazon. but not "Bloodbrothers." BB you can get from that other download location.