We are excited to bring you an exclusive premiere of the split between Big D And The Kids Table and The Doped Up Dollies. The split is being released via Paper + Plastick. Both of the bands are covering other artists songs here, with “Infernal Machine” originally being by Sam Black Church, and “Early To Bed” being by Morphine. On one end, Big D adds their unique, expressive punk on “Infernal Machine” that bolsters incredible drum patterns, explosive riffs and a frenetic pace of energy. Doped Up Dollies offer a bit more of a calm atmosphere with “Early To Bed,” making use of dynamics to bring home a gorgeous track, vocals tap dancing along the songs pulse.
Both the bands offered explanations on why they chose these particular songs to cover:
Infernal Machine by Sam Black Church:
“Sam Black Church molded me as a song writer and also showed me an example of how a musician should treat their listeners. When I was about fifteen or sixteen I saw SBC play at The Escape Club in Salisbury Beach. I asked Jet for an autograph on my SBC hat. Thinking I should simply get the scribble and move along, Jet asked me all types of questions and not only signed my hat, but drew their logo and more. After that experience I do the exact same thing when Big D’s listeners ask me to sign something. Years later I waited on Jet in a Mexican restaurant I was working at and again he stopped me from just saying ‘You rule, bye!”. And finally as of recent when SBC played with The Mighty Mighty Bostonnes I was able to have my third great conversation with Jet. That’s what it’s made of and that’s how I model myself.
But let’s let the Hallmark channel music fade out. On to the shows…
…like anyone who knows Boston / NY Hard Core, my first SBC’s show was pure furry, an explosion of energy; a celebration of power. Jet would thrash, dive into the crowd, do his flying seat and all the while playing everyone’s favorite songs. I admit I jump on stage strictly because SBC showed me it was okay to be lost in your music.
The groups songwriting is my type of song writing – free. They don’t stick to easy pop arrangements as almost everyone does. They’ll have three bridges because ‘fuck you we wanna’.
Everyone in the know, knows that you shouldn’t cover Infernal Machine, because it’s perfect. And God help the world if a SKA band does it. but ‘fuck you, we wanna’ so there you have it.
Big ups, big thanks and much respect to SBC…!!!” – Big D
Early To Bed by Morphine:
“The story of Morphine is a story of Boston’s most innovated group of artists/friends and also the most tragic. We all wish Mark Sandman was still with us. Morphine’s low attack, deep grooves and poetry is imperative for those who stay up through the night. Dana Colly actually played on a number of Big D’s Stroll albums: Fluent In Stroll & Stroll that featured us singing back us. Which is nuts….!!! His sound is just a color of it’s own.
We chose to cover Early To Bed (11:00; was our other idea; It was a hard choice), not only because we love the words and groove, but we wanted to hear the lyrics sung from a different sex’s perspective. We know how important Morphine is to Boston, so we were nervous to touch it. But when we played Early To Bed at a free outdoor concert in Allston, we saw people running to the stage, completely overjoyed to be hearing it play over the town.
It was an honor.” – The DupD