Punk Retrospective


Posted by ElDorkoPunkRetro

The Dogmatics "1981-'86" is a twenty song disc, which compiles almost everything the band ever released. Though the music is quite accessible to anyone who enjoys rock music, the band deserves its punk credentials. They played high energy, garage rock, but the quality of their recordings is quite clean in comparison to many of the bands in the Boston scene at the time.

I was lucky enough to catch one of the last performances of the Dogmatics back in 1986. They played the "Filling Station" in Bozeman, Montana, then continued on their tour. A few weeks later we heard Paul O'Halloran had died in a motorcycle accident.

They were such an energetic bunch, on stage and off, and didn't mind being harassed by our little group of drunk fans.

[play-button:http://redsox1918.tripod.com/Dogmatics-ChristmasTime.mp3] Dogmatics - (It Sure Don't Feel Like) Christmas Time •Link Source

[play-button:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3442241/01%20Teenager%20On%20Drugs.mp3] Dogmatics - Teenager on Drugs •Link Source

The official Dogmatics website.

The Dogmatics MySpace page sometimes tells of performances featuring players from the Dogmatics in different bands!