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11/10/98

BLOODBROTHERS RELEASED ON CD

While their great first album, "THE DICTATORS GO GIRL CRAZY!" has been available on compact disc for years, turntable-challenged fans have bemoaned the fact that the band's seminal second and third platters, "MANIFEST DESTINY" and the brilliant "BLOODBROTHERS," have never been released in digital format. Well, "Bloodbrothers" fans, that joyous day is at hand: The band bought back the rights from the record company, remastered it for CD and released it themselves on the Dictators Multi/Media label with the original artwork and terrific new liner notes written by Top Ten. Frankly, I don't know what you're waiting for.

11/10/98

EXTRA TRACKS, NEW TITLE FOR ROIR DISC

The 1981 ROIR live disc "Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take a Joke" has been rereleased as "THE DICTATORS LIVE: NEW YORK NEW YORK" with three extra tracks: "Master Race Rock," "Baby, Let's Twist" and "Faster & Louder" recorded at the Ritz in the early '80s. It also includes enlightening new liner notes by Adny as well as the original 1981 essay by Richard Meltzer.

9/15/98

IN THE STUDIO

It's true, it's true: The band has been hard at work on a new album. Songs include their latest single, the inspired "WHO WILL SAVE ROCK & ROLL?" First available on Imposible Records in Spain, it's now available stateside. Norton Records released both of their recent singles, "Who Will Save Rock & Roll?" b/w "Savage Beat" and "I Am Right" b/w "Loyola," on 45 rpm.