The Dickbrains

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Surviving for only months during 1980, The Dickbrains were part of the first wave of Louisville Punk bands. Members went on to be in Freakwater.

"The Dickbrains were very much of the Let's-Start-Our-Own-Band phenomenon. We became like the cute mascot of the scene, this bunch of kids who could barely play. We actually did refer to ourselves as the Bromley Contingent. Being in a band had the added bonus of giving us a legal right to be in a bar (all of us underage), as long as we were on the bill. The band barely lasted a handful of months; by June 1980, after about half a dozen performances, The Dickbrains were entering memory, abetted by a couple crummy live recordings. Material has been culled from these three cassettes and spruced up for the digital age on a sort of "All of . . . " CD-R entitled The Dickbrains: Dickbrains Rule! okay? It hints at the breadth of the band's songwriting. The beautiful thing about a band of that caliber was that we found it impossible to figure out covers, so other than a take on X-Ray Spex's Identity, it's all original material...."

There are several mp3s available for download here, courtesy of