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3.96 | 20 ratings | 3 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Two Time Love 3:15
2 Taxman 3:08
3 It's Not All Mine 3:39
4 Munchkin Men 9:35
5 You Lied 8:06
6 Robot Race 6:07
7 Coming Home 7:53
8 Bumpadidilly 3:11

Line-up / Musicians

Jacques Harrison / keys,vocals,sax,flute,accordion
Robert Harrison / drums,percussions
Paul Cockburn / guitars
Terry Bramhall / bass.

Releases information

LP: Daffodil records
CD: Unidisc records

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DILLINGER Don't Lie to the Band ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
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Review by b_olariu
4 stars Dillinger are a totaly unknown prog band from Toronto, Canada with two albums released and then gone into oblivion. I was really irritated that this band is so unknown, specially their second offer from 1975 named Don't lie to the band who is a fantastic and complicated little treasure in prog circles. The band was formed in 1973 by Harrison brothers - Jaques and Robert. who right from the beggining compose great catchy mix of jazz rock parts with progressive hooks melted with bluesy hard rock passages. On the album are two cover versions of Spooky Tooth - Two time love and from Beatles - Tax man, both quite ok in this context but not so excellent like their 6 original pieces who grace this release. The music as I said is brilliant, lots of catchy hooks, bith from guitar zone aswell from keyboards and druming parts, all is done with talent and inventivness all the way. The ieces are long, some of them clocking around 8 min, that means thay had room from instrumental exploration here, and is for sure an improvement over their first album. There are some folky arrangements here and there with flute and even sax and all the ingredints of class performance and in combination witt the rest of progressive twists and turns arrangements Don't lie to the band is for me a little tresure for sure. Well sadly this is their last swan song, to bad because this band is needing a far more recognition, at least for this second offer who is really killer and to damn unnoticed. For me easy 4 stars, worth every tune. A prog classic in my opinion who gone under the radar, that's why they disbanded soon after this album in 1976 . Recommended.

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4 stars Don't Lie to the Band, released in 1976 on Daffodil, was the second album by the Toronto-based Dillinger. They were basically a hard rock band but with a few extra ambitions. Here the album starts off with two covers, Spooky Tooth's "Two Time Love" and George Harrison's "Taxman", both done in rec ... (read more)

Report this review (#1596232) | Posted by Progfan97402 | Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Okay. I'll confess that I'm a little shocked to be the first reviewer of this excellent Canadian export. Admittedly, it took a considerable amount of effort to track down these albums in a listenable form - amazingly, both Dillinger's releases are available on iTunes for a little over 7 bucks a ... (read more)

Report this review (#303810) | Posted by Lozlan | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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