Between 1987 and 1993, local heroes The Didjits released six amazing albums as well as a host of other 7inchers and comp tracks. The albums are very much in print at Touch and Go Records and you really should buy them as I believe the money goes directly to the band.
Here at The Last Days of Man on Earth World HQ, The Didjits occupy a special place. Please refer The Didjits original demo tape Signifies My Go-T (posted back in October) for additional hero worship. Now, I have some more hard-to-find Didjits related obscurities to pass on.
Also if you listen very closely to the live recordings below in particular, you may notice that the Didjits were effin AMAZING in a live setting. You would be correct in this assessment. If the opportunity arises for you to see them…run don’t walk. You will not regret this decision.
I wanna thank the always on-target Ron Hotpad for these excellent recordings. He and I (along with Eric, Peter, Larry The Drummer Extraordinaire and the Mighty Malfeitor) all agree that The Didjits rule….OK?
Also, don’t be a chump. If its on an indie label and in print, buy the fuckin thing. The entire Didjits LP catalog is available on Amazon. Everything I have posted on Last Days is out of print and intended to fill out your already well-stocked collection of legit Didjits releases.
Heed these words or me and Ron are gonna have to kick your ass.
Recorded in 92 at the London Kilburn National Ballroom.
Cutting Carol, Joliet, Killboy Powerhead, Gold Eldorado, Evel Knievel, Max Wedge/Stingray, Long Lone Ranger, Plate In My Head, Captain Ahab, Ax Handle, Goodbye Mr. Policeman.
Goodbye Mr Policeman is a great song that captures all the best parts of The Didjits. Its a punk scorcher with an awesome Ted Nugent moment at 1:02. One Dead Hippy is an older song. A primitive version of it is available on the demo from 1986. I agree with the sentiment by the way.
Skull Baby (live)
Fire In The Hole (live)
Remember these fuckin’ things? If you do then you are as old and fuckin’ useless as Joe Stumble! Basically what we have here is the classic Sub Pop singles club approach….One new cut on the A and two live tracks on the B.
What’s interesting about this is that it represents the last Didjits recording. It was released 2 months after thier swan song “Que Sirhan Sirhan”. You can kinda tell they are running out of steam. I believe Brad had left a few years earlier and Ray Washam was manning the sticks on this one.
Other Assorted Shit:
Thats not enough for ya? How about these?
Police Truck – From the Dead Kennedys Tribute (Virus 100)
Sitting Round At Home – From the Buzzcocks Tribute “Somethings GoneWrong Again”
….and from the Fear and Loathing Flexi from 1992:
King Carp (live)