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Selections from The Punk Vault [Doggy Style]

Selections from The Punk Vault [Doggy Style]



Doggy Style – Work as One 7″ EP (1985 Mystic Records)

I believe I first heard of the band Doggy Style by reading the pages of Flipside fanzine. They were a bunch of hardcore kids from Southern California who were also into skateboarding, and since what I was into at the time were “both kinds of music” punk and hardcore, and I spent every free second not at school or a record store on my skateboard, it was a no-brainer to check this band out.

This would be their first release, which I picked up after I got their first album on Flipside Records. The record came out in 1985 and must have sold pretty well over the years back then as there were quite a few pressings. The first pressing had a hard glued sleeve and then would later be repressed with a xerox sleeve with either the mystic or Superseven logos on the front, and it also came on colored vinyl at one point too (500 pressed).

After this single, they put out a really good album, Side By Side, on Flipside Records. A couple of songs on this single were re-recorded on the album. Perhaps their most famous song is called “Donut Shop Rock” a song about, well, donuts.

A one-sided live album followed on Flipside a year later called Live at Sun City. It was a green silk screened record that came in a clear bag with a sticker on the bag with the record info on it. After that release the ugly happened. The band splintered into two separate factions and feuded over the name. At one point there was basically two Doggy Styles, similar to what happened with Life Sentence. One version put out a Doggy Style II album out on Flipside, and the other put out The Last Laugh on National Trust Records. The Flipside version must have lost out, and the remaining Doggy Style, by now a pretty bad rap-rock band, put out one more album on Triple X Records called Don’t Hit Me Up then called it a day.

Brad X, founding member and his brother Spike were in another band in the mid 90s called Humble Gods with Doug Carrion who was in the Descendents. Brad X is now in the Kottonmouth Kings who seemed to have garnered a bit of a following but have absolutely nothing in common with punk rock. I do not know what became of the other members of the band.

To the best of my knowledge, none of the Doggy Style records are available in any format. It would be nice to see the Flipside releases compiled together on a CD someday.

As always, if you have any additional information or were a member of Doggy Style, please get in touch.

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61 comments

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  • Adam is full of bozone grease….he must go free and get a life! I mean…how sad being an 80’s band groupie in the 2000’s.

  • Adam, this whole time I thought you knew Spike, but there is no way you could no him after reading what you posted. Spike never played in Uniform Choice and was way too busy with his bands, “Jet Set” and later, “Mind over Four,” to have ever played in DS. Spike was always invited to join DS on stage and sing a song or two and occasionally he did. But was busy with his own bands. Spike is one of the Nicest people I have ever met…so at least your writing positive things about him, but try and get your facts straight.
    Ed

  • More like get a life!! Were ya thinkin’ “if I promote his shows, Spike will say hi to me once!!” Pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No i know he was not in them bands i am talking about Pat Dubar bands Spike was in Mind Over Four you all did not read it to good and i don’t give a fuck if you don’t think i know him i do and that’s that and y’all that don’t like it you all can hell with it say what ever.

  • Adam is such a poser!! Prolly in his 20’s dreamin’ of the old school. Prolly never even met Spike or Brad.He also writes like a retard!!!

  • Adam, I apoligize if I said something to upset you. Im just a little confused about what your intentions are here. It’s not worth getting upset over.
    Peace,
    Ed

  • I am done here and i will never say shit to any of you again so y’all can FTFO in my eyes ED Caudill thanks for apoligizeing but i am done with this shit.

  • Ok y’all i will not leave but Spike did to paly a live show with Mind Funk and help out with some other things and same with Pat Dubar he helped out Spike with some shit and back when Spike was in Humble Gods.

    Him and Brad was talking about Humble Gods ending soon so Spike came up with the Name CORPORATE AVENGER and Daddy X came up with KMK and Spike was doing his shit and brad was doing his shit the ather Spike put out his own cd Taxes Are Stealing he said that he new Pat Dubar and that’s how The Wind came in for the next cd The New Testament and boom thay new thay had something with that cd so them came Freedom Is A Sate Of Mind so thay was working with Subnoize at the time thay ather 911 hit thay just did not feel right at that time and then ather a few years thay hit us with Born Again.

    Well i hope you understand what i just said lol and dson’t read it wrong lol and all yeah Spike played some live show with 20 Dead Flower Children and now CORPORATE AVENGER both member of the band are soon going to hit us with Sitting Bull Band. I don’t know if y’all go all this info but i hooked you up that don’t have it.

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