Label: Stardumb Records - SDR.55 • Format: Vinyl Album, LP, Reissue, Limited Edition • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
The Connie Dungs are a poppy snotty punk band similar in style to The Ramones and, later, Jawbreaker.
They existed as an active band from totaking part in over 20 releases during that time. The Dungs gained some degree of prominence in the American underground punk scene based on sporadic concerts around the middle U. Brandon Tussey met Wayne Griffith at a record store where Wayne worked. They had a similar taste in music and Brandon eventually asked Wayne if he wanted to start a band.
Wayne got his brother, Chris Griffith, to play drums, and coworker, John Spears, to play guitar. A few months intothe Connie Dungs began performing at local shows in Eastern Kentucky.
During this early period they recorded and released two cassette-tape demos Songs for Swinging Lovers and Nice Guys Finish Lastwhich were sold exclusively at shows.
Their first official release was a split Album with fellow local punk band Tugboat. These demos and early releases resulted in a 7" single with Chicago indie label Harmless Records. Missy and Johnny was selected in by Shredder Records as one of Album top punk singles of the year and was included in volume three of their annual compilation, Shreds. After signing with Mutant Pop and releasing a series of singles and albums, more buzz came by way of positive coverage from numerous major underground punk publications, including FlipsidePunk PlanetThe ProbeJersey Beatand maximumrocknroll.
Two writers at maximumrocknroll were particularly enthusiastic about the Hustle - Fatt Matt - Life Is. George Tabb and Mykel Board. In case you Big Night Out (Album Version) - Fun Lovin Criminals - Big Night Out heard, they've got the best punk vocalist since H.
I love you! John Spears left the band inand was replaced by Rob Lowe. Zac Damon of Zoinks! The third LP, Earthbound for the Holidayfeatured back-up vocals from Mass Giorginithe prominent pop punk producer who was a member of later incarnations of Screeching Weasel and a founding member of Squirtgun.
Mass also had a hand in recording, mastering, or producing several Connie Dungs releases. Rob Lowe and the band parted ways in for unspecified reasons. Rob was replaced with Dave Berger of Spodie. Following the break-up, the three permanent members Brandon, Chris, and Wayne started a new band with a less pop-oriented direction, All That I Have Left - The Connie Dungs - Eternal Bad Luck Charm (Vinyl Radio With Guts. Brandon also played some solo acoustic shows, including a gig with pop punk luminary Dr.
InBrandon restarted the band with an entirely different lineup and played a few local shows. InTussey put out a solo album under his name. It was called "Outfitted for the Apocalypse. Brandon Tussey was convicted in Boyd County, Kentucky of rape in LP) first degree and sexual abuse in the first degree for crimes committed on March 5, and January 30, The victim of the crime was a minor under the age of Tussey was sentenced to a seven-year sentence, and is now out Juker MFA - Blood Room, Solo1 - LOAM probation.
The band has had several reunions. The first, beginning in Marchfeatured the original four members Brandon, Wayne, Chris and John. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Connie Dungs. The Connie Dungs. Authority control MusicBrainz : 5ca3-abe8db8de. Categories : Rock music groups from Kentucky American pop punk groups Musicians from Ashland, Kentucky establishments in Kentucky.
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