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DB's, The - I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978-1981 - Vinyl Record 2LP New

DB's, The - I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978-1981 - Vinyl Record 2LP New

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More than four decades after they left their hometown of Winston-Salem, NC to make music in New York City, The dB's' revered body of work still commands the loyalty of a fiercely dedicated fan base. Although The dB's only released four studio albums during their original lifespan, their expansive alt-pop artistry has also been heard on various archival collections that document musical phases and evolutions beyond those heard on the band's official releases. The latest, and possibly most startling, of these compilations, is I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978 – 1981. This set of 23 tracks of remastered early singles, demos, and live recordings is available here as a vinyl 2LP-set.

I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978 – 1981 compiles rare and obscure material from The dB's formative early days, shortly after the band's classic original lineup – singer-songwriter-guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, bassist Gene Holder, and drummer Will Rigby – convened in the Big Apple and began developing the audaciously original pop-rock sensibility that would blossom on the band's landmark first two albums, Stands for deciBels and Repercussion, released in 1981 and 1982 respectively.

I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978 – 1981's treasure trove of rarities includes such legendary dB's obscurities as the title track (a collaboration with Television guitarist Richard Lloyd), "If and When," "We Should Be in Bed", "Ash," "You Got It Wrong," "Death Garage," and "She's Green I'm Blue." Also featured are early versions of such future dB's classics as "Bad Reputation," "Black and White," "Dynamite," and "The Fight," as well as the band's distinctive covers of such vintage pop numbers as "Time Has Come Today," "Let's Live for Today," "Tomorrow Never Knows," and "My Back Pages."

1. (I Thought) You Wanted to Know (2021 Remix) 
2. Black and White (Don Dixon Version) 
3. Soul Kiss 
4. Bad Reputation (NY Rocker Sessions) 
5. If and When (Westbeth Sessions) 
6. The Fight (NY Rocker Sessions) 
7. Nothing Is Wrong (NY Rocker Sessions) 
8. Dynamite (NY Rocker Sessions) 
9. We Should Be in Bed (Westbeth Sessions) 
10. Ash (Westbeth Sessions) 
11. You Got It Wrong (NY Rocker Sessions) 
12. Everytime Anytime (NY Rocker Sessions) 
13. Death Garage (Live) 
14. What About that Cat? (NY Rocker Sessions) 
15. Tell Me Two Times (NY Rocker Sessions) 
16. What’s the Matter with Me? (NY Rocker Sessions) 
17. She’s Green I’m Blue (NY Rocker Sessions) 
18. Time Has Come Today (Live) 
19. My Sire Wristwatch (Live) 
20. Let’s Live for Today (NY Rocker Sessions) 
21. Tomorrow Never Knows (Live) 
22. My Back Pages (Live) 
23. Goin’ to the Club (NY Rocker Sessions w/ New Vocal) 

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