The Dicks

By Oliver Hall

 

The Dicks, from Austin, Texas, are one of the great American punk bands and the forefathers of the hardcore movement. The band’s impatient, noisy thrash tunes set the stage for singer Gary Floyd, who summoned a voice as big as all outdoors on his radical-left rants and tales of abjection, depression, and rage.

 

Floyd met bassist Buxf Parrot and guitarist Glen Taylor, who were visiting Austin from San Antonio, at the punk club Raul’s. In the liner notes to the retrospective compilation Dicks 1980-1986 (1997 Alternative Tentacles), Floyd... Read More

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