Flashback Friday


The Dingees

In the 1990’s the underground scene was burgeoning with bands that mixed punk with different styles of music. Two of the more popular genres to be crossed with punk were reggae and ska. The Dingees, a four piece form Orange County California in my opinion mixed these three genres better than just about anyone. At times reminiscent of mainstream bands such as Operation Ivy, Sublime, and Rancid, The Dingees for the most part were very unique, having a sound all their own. Their first album, 1998’s Armageddon Massive, although good, was a bit all over the map stylistically, only hinting at what was to come. Their next album 1999’s Sundown To Midnight, hit the nail on the head. The songs seemed to mix the styles much more fluidly and featured all-around sharper songwriting. Their next album 2001’s The Crucial Conspiracy took the sound found on their prior two albums and added a little bit of The Clash style punk, creating an even more refined sound. After The Crucial Conspiracy, the band called it quits. Much to my surprise the band would make a comeback, releasing a new album, The Rebel Soul Sound System late last year.

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6 responses to “Flashback Friday

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  2. John Wayne February 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I’m definitely a huge fan of Sundown to Midnight. I still spin that one regularly, just this past week actually. Crucial Conspiracy and Armageddon are also quality records though.

  3. Brandon February 27, 2011 at 1:35 am

    This band originally started as an OC Supertones side project. I booked them several times back in the day before they signed with the nail. Slowly over time the supertones members quit and the rest is history. Ethan luck actually played drums for them on Armageddon massive. Also if you go and listen to the very first OC Supertones album you’ll hear fingers frontman pegleg o. The track “OC supertones”. Good stuff, nice writeup by the way

  4. Matthew C. Alexander February 27, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Wow! I had no idea that it started as a ‘tones side project. I just thought that Dave Chevelier left them to be in The Dingees. Didn’t know that about Pegleg singing on one of their albums either.

  5. Tyler Hess February 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    ethan luck has been in every band ever

  6. Matthew C. Alexander February 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Yeah, it definitely seems like he has been.

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