Fronted by legendary singer Gary Floyd, The Dicks started in Texas and ended in San Francisco, but their sound stayed steady: a rebellious strain of politically hard, musically diverse punk. Marc and John delve into their most anthemic 7-inch, the 1984 Peace? EP, featuring two anti-war screeds from the proudly leftist (and openly gay) Floyd.
About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp) and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history.
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