Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Wet Dog

Richard met Ritchie in the nineteen eighties, he nicknamed him Vom. Rich was in a band called Doctor & the Medics. Vom joined the band. They got to number one and then they left.

Rich co-founded an Acid Jazz band called Corduroy.

Vom played for lots of bands including punk giants The Boys, TV Smith and B Bang Cider before joining stadium rockers Die Toten Hosen.

Anna joined B Bang Cider and became a lodger in Vom’s house in Dusseldorf. She played with other bands too, including Damo Suzuki from Can.

Rich visited Vom in Germany, met Anna, and together the three friends formed Wet Dog, named after the damp smell in Vom’s car.

They conspired to recorded a track in a small storeroom in Vom's house. This track 'Fancy You' was released by Acid Jazz Records on the compilation 'Old School New Cool 2'.

The threesome continued to record, the storeroom now upgraded to studio status and completed an album called Perfect Crime. 

Released by Drumming Monkey Records, the album is varied in style, a low-fi musical journey that visits garage-punk, soul, funk, rock and ska.The title track itself, 'Perfect Crime' is a neat slice of mod indi-pop.

Despite the popularity of the group, (a video of 'Polish Girls', achieving 300 thousand plays on youtube before being recently removed for showing 'risqué content'), the band never recorded more material. A spokesman for the band noted ’several other bands are using the name Wet Dog so we knocked it on the head'.

Vom is currently still playing for Die Toten Hosen and The Boys. Anna now lives in London, currently recording new material. Richard is believed to be a member of the mysterious Bohemian Underground Movement

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