Responsible for much of the resurgent popularity in female-fronted indie rock and pop, Dum Dum Girls’ Only In Dreams is a personal favorite record with sublime pop melodies and infinite washed-out guitar echo.
Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album)
“The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
“Always Looking” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Bedroom Eyes” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Just A Creep” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“In My Head” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Heartbeat (Take It Away)” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Caught In One” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Coming Down” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Wasted Away” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Teardrops On My Pillow” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Hold Your Hand” – Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
“Dum Dum Boys” – Iggy Pop – The Idiot
The name for Dum Dum Girls in part comes from this Iggy Pop song.
“Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” – Ramones – Rocket to Russia [by Request]
Many think that the stage name for Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee Penny comes from the Ramones. While this isn’t true, it doesn’t stops these punks from being an influence.
“Out In The Streets” – The Shangri-Las – The Best of The Shangri-Las [by Request]
For Brandt! Dum Dum Girls draw on the sounds of early 60s girl rock.
“Back On The Chain Gang” – Pretenders – Learning To Crawl [by Request]
For Haans and Beth! The sounds of Dum Dum Girls emanate from bands like Pretenders and their vocalist Chrissie Hynde.
“Dark House” – The Mayfair Set – Young One
A collaboration between Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and Mike Sniper of Blank Dogs.
“Teenage Lust” – Les Demoniaques – Teenage Lust – Single
This Jesus and Mary Chain cover is performed by Dee Dee and Tamaryn. Jesus and Mary Chain were certainly an influence on Dum Dum Girls.
“Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good” – Haunted Hearts – Initiation
A band comprised of Dee Dee and her husband, Brandon of Crocodiles.
“Crybaby Demon” – Crocodiles – Boys
Dee Dee’s husband, Brandon Welchez is one of Crocodiles two members.
“Things That Are Bad For Me (Part I)” – Colleen Green – I Want To Grow Up
Colleen Green is a contemporary of Dum Dum Girls.
“Play For Today” – Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Dee Dee is featured as a vocalist on this new Belle & Sebastian tune.
“California Nights” – Best Coast – California Nights
Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls have both been instrumental in the resurgence and popularity of contemporary female-fronted rock groups.
“I Wanna Be Adored” – The Ravonettes – I Wanna Be Adored – Single
Dee Dee has worked with Sune Wagner of The Ravonettes prior to Only In Dreams, and the group exhibits similar musical qualities.
“You Can’t Get It Right” – Beverly – Careers
Not only is Beverly a contemporary of Dum Dum Girls, but indie-rock goddess Frankie Rose has worked with both groups.
“Young Adult Fiction” – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are another musical contemporary of Dum Dum Girls.
“Night Swim” – Frankie Rose – Interstellar
Frankie Rose has worked with Dum Dum Girls in the past.
“Running Wild” – La Sera – The Hour Of The Dawn [by Request]
For Ed! La Sera’s Katy Goodman is a contemporary of Dee Dee and Dum Dum Girls.
This week’s show will be archived here until 8am on May 21st: http://wruw-stream.wruw.org/archives/128/the-59-sound.mp3