Cherchez La Femme: CD
  • Cherchez La Femme: CD

Cherchez La Femme: CD

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SOLD OUT! All CD copies have been purchased. Please download the tracks and rock our newest album!

"Cherchez La Femme" is a limited CD release available to collectors and Dash supporters. It is offered exclusively through this website. Artwork by Damie Leigh.

There’s still plenty of characteristic Dash on the album but they manage to get in

SOLD OUT! All CD copies have been purchased. Please download the tracks and rock our newest album!

"Cherchez La Femme" is a limited CD release available to collectors and Dash supporters. It is offered exclusively through this website. Artwork by Damie Leigh.

There’s still plenty of characteristic Dash on the album but they manage to get in everything, from bluesy stomps to acoustic numbers to Cajun rock. It’s their first album to open with a country song, and to close with an outright power-pop number. The first, “Who You Gonna Love,” is the kind of song that might have been too uncharacteristic in the past. “It’s a clip-clop Western song, but it has some pretty crazy lyrics; cowboys don’t talk much about free-flowing daydreams. So, it’s a psychedelic breakup song.” The pop tune, “Take You for a Ride,” pays a longstanding musical debt to Big Star and The dB’s. “Guys like Peter Holsapple and Alex Chilton made me proud of Southern pop.” Keeping that in mind, he got dB’s/Continental Drifters co-frontman Holsapple to sing on the track, along with Tammy Ealom from the Dressy Bessy, a band from Athens, Georgia. When he attempted to pay Holsapple for the virtual session, Davis got reminded that he’d sung on an album with The dB’s a couple of decades ago, so one good turn deserved another.

Dash is releasing the album in stages: At the moment a very limited CD (just 100 were made) is available through their website. A digital version and full-release CD will follow. But the future versions won’t have the Neil Young cover, “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere”—one of the few non-originals to make a regular Dash album, but one of Davis’ favorite tracks. “I can thank Cheryl (his wife and sometimes lyricist, writer Cheryl Wagner) for rekindling my love of Neil Young. She thought it would be a great song for Dash. And that was one of the first songs this lineup learned—It has all three of us singing, which was something we’d never done in this band. I thought, let’s really go bombastic with this, so I threw in a bunch of solos and the big rock part in the middle, where Wade does all his Keith Moon shit on the drums.” Alas, Young is a stickler for fidelity and won’t allow his songs to be covered on streaming services, so it will be replaced by a Spanish version of “Burn in Hell,” nodding to a South American fanbase that’s been vocal online.

The album introduces a new Dash lineup with bassist/guitarist/singer Chance Casteel and drummer Wade Hymel. Both are also members of Borealis Rex, which also includes Davis and runs concurrently with Dash. As fate would have it, this band also just lost a show at French Quarter Fest. The previous Dash lineup didn’t end great—after a few too many days cooped up together on the tour bus, both members of the rhythm section jumped ship—so Davis welcomes the enthusiasm of the new guys. “They’ve been calling rehearsals I can’t even make. They’ve got solid musical backgrounds, they pick things up real quick, and they can play multiple instruments. And for the new record, they pitched in and picked the songs with me.”

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Wrongheaded: CD
  • Wrongheaded: CD

Wrongheaded: CD

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from Drag Snake Records, 2015

Hands down one of the best albums to come out of the South this year. DRR's “Wrongheaded” is a true-to-life, raw-sounding record that jumps out of the speakers. Revved up roots, garage, Southern rock– it's all here. Even a few gritty alt-Americana tunes.

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Stickin' to the Woods Finished Awesome Broken Arrow

from Drag Snake Records, 2015

Hands down one of the best albums to come out of the South this year. DRR's “Wrongheaded” is a true-to-life, raw-sounding record that jumps out of the speakers. Revved up roots, garage, Southern rock– it's all here. Even a few gritty alt-Americana tunes.

TRACKS

Stickin' to the Woods Finished Awesome Broken Arrow Country Stories Songreader Run Like a River Loser Shades Swamp Pigs

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Black Liquor: CD
  • Black Liquor: CD

Black Liquor: CD

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from Alternative Tentacles Records, 2012

For over 20 years, Louisiana Music Hall of Famer Bill "Diamond" Davis has made his band Dash Rip Rock Louisiana's edgiest cultural export. Recorded at the infamous Studio in the Country, "Black Liquor" effortlessly melds rock, swamp, garage, and punk influences into one blistering guitar album with a

from Alternative Tentacles Records, 2012

For over 20 years, Louisiana Music Hall of Famer Bill "Diamond" Davis has made his band Dash Rip Rock Louisiana's edgiest cultural export. Recorded at the infamous Studio in the Country, "Black Liquor" effortlessly melds rock, swamp, garage, and punk influences into one blistering guitar album with a haunting and quirky indie country ballad and pop voodoo paean rounding it out. This album brings classic Dash back home with it's straightforward songwriting, authentic roots, and raw talent honed by years of touring - the future of Southern Rock here today.

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Recyclone: CD
  • Recyclone: CD

Recyclone: CD

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from Alternative Tentacles Records, 2005

Some of Dash Rip Rock's baddest, bawdiest tunes all in one spot! This compilation of outrageously raucous countrified punk shows DRR's serious chops with a few parodies and piss-takes of rock classics are in a league all their own, as evidenced by their hit single, "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot.

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Hee Haw Hell: CD
  • Hee Haw Hell: CD

Hee Haw Hell: CD

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Classic album from the undisputed kings of Southern Country Punk! Hee Haw Hell is a country punk opera based on Dante's Inferno?!? With spoken parts and good ol' rock-n-roll, Dash Rip Rock tells the story of Donkey's tour of Hell (populated by ghosts of Lynyrd Skynrd and hippie jam bands) with Ol' Virg. As if a cowpunkified version of a 14th

Classic album from the undisputed kings of Southern Country Punk! Hee Haw Hell is a country punk opera based on Dante's Inferno?!? With spoken parts and good ol' rock-n-roll, Dash Rip Rock tells the story of Donkey's tour of Hell (populated by ghosts of Lynyrd Skynrd and hippie jam bands) with Ol' Virg. As if a cowpunkified version of a 14th century Italian epic poem isn't enough, guest stars (including Jello Biafra, Mojo Nixon, The Upper Crust, Supagroup, Bill Lloyd, and others) guarantee that Hee Haw Hell is a true piece de resistance!

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Hang Dog Hymns: CD
  • Hang Dog Hymns: CD

Hang Dog Hymns: CD

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Rootsy post-honky tonk music from Dash Rip Rock's Bill Davis and friends. “Hang-Dog Hymns” EP Bill Davis on The Convergers: “I've been writing music since I was a teenager. Despite being known for getting the rowdier corners of alt-country started, I write quiet too. Over the years a few of those mellower songs have snuck onto records or into my

Rootsy post-honky tonk music from Dash Rip Rock's Bill Davis and friends. “Hang-Dog Hymns” EP Bill Davis on The Convergers: “I've been writing music since I was a teenager. Despite being known for getting the rowdier corners of alt-country started, I write quiet too. Over the years a few of those mellower songs have snuck onto records or into my set, and people have loved them. The Convergers has given me the chance to stretch out and write another kind of music I love.” Written over a two-year period, “Hang-Dog Hymns” was recorded in New Orleans and at a rural studio in Mississippi. Bill Davis (songwriter, guitar, lead vocals) is also the founder, lead guitarist, lead vocalist, and songwriter for the high-octane roots band Dash Rip Rock. Born in New Orleans and a recent inductee into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Davis is often credited as a pioneer in country punk, cowpunk, and alt-country music that combines elements of rock with country. The Austin Chronicle calls Davis “the brain's behind Dash's brawn- a barroom poet with a wicked sense of humor and a shameless knack for a good lick.” The New York Times says his work shows “fluency in American roots music” and the Washington Post says his songs “do more than sell beer on a Saturday night.” For over 20 years, Davis has amassed a loyal, diverse following. The wide tent of his fan base includes aficionados of rock, roots-rock, Americana, as well as rockabilly, country, and punk. DRR has released 17 records that have been hailed as underground classics. Rock critics say Davis' songwriting has “always had a way with twisting the images of deep south life.” The team: Bill Davis (lead guitar, vocals, songwriter) Charles Smith (bass, background vocals) Joey Van LeeUwen (drums) Cheryl Wagner (songwriter) Bruce Tyner (pedal steel) Convergers' engineer extraordinaire Jay Wesley has worked with Beach House (SubPop), Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Dash Rip Rock, Ani Difranco, The Vibrators, The Revivalists, & many, many, many more.

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Big Daddy T-shirt
  • Big Daddy T-shirt
  • Big Daddy T-shirt

Big Daddy T-shirt

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"Big Daddy Like Whiskey" front - "Dash Rip Rock" back.
Anvil 980 Ring Spun. Color: Light Grey/Graphite - (Large shirt is dark gray) Available in Men's 3XL, 2XL, XL, L, M, S

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Louisiana AF Hat
  • Louisiana AF Hat
  • Louisiana AF Hat
  • Louisiana AF Hat
  • Louisiana AF Hat

Louisiana AF Hat

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Limited release: Dash Rip Rock's legendary signature lid! It's a twill snapback trucker cap designed by Dash himself. Black with Grey mesh. Each hat personally autographed by Bill Davis (signed inside the lid). Free shipping. Allow 2 weeks for delivery.

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