Last week I suggested to a friend that his band cover The dB’s classic “Amplifier.” For those unfamiliar, The dB’s were a quintessential, if largely ignored, ’80s power pop band from North Carolina who hung their hats in New York City. This is on one of their finest moments. Highly recommended if you’re a fan of: Big Star, early R.E.M., ’80s indie jangle rock.

MP3: The dB’s :: Amplifier
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5 Responses to “…She Left His Amplifier”

  1. I didn’t know them and it was big surprise! I cannot stop to listen… thanks for the clue!

  2. Oh, I love that song. I’d say I’d forgotten it, but that would be a lie. I remember it regularly… usually whenever someone says the word “amplifier”!

  3. Have you all seen this about the dBs on Setting The Woods on Fire?

  4. DBs are one of those groups that gets forgotten about too often – considering they were right there in NYC at the time things were starting to break loose in the last 70s/early 80s with other better known acts. Always an acquired taste, to my ears, but undeniably, some great tunes over there records. Stamey, Holsapple, but also that DRUMMER – Will Rigby. They were dorkin out in a cool way before dorkin out was cool. yep! And yes, Amplifier is one of the better ones. There was a (I believe on Ryko) reissue that collects some of the better stuff, called “Ride the Wild Tom Tom.” NIce to see the DBs still getting some attention in the underbelly.

    Eric Chial

  5. We got broken into over Thanksgiving and–guess what?–they took my amplifier! Thankfully it was one I do not use anymore, but they also took my #1 favorite P-Bass, so that kind of sucked. Anyway, I had not heard this in a while and it provoked a healthy, yet ironic, laugh. Thanks, man!

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