by Abdul Pathi
Shows, shindigs and sock hops are where it's at. Spiff it up a bit with ear to the ground news and updates and you will always know what's going down, daddy-o.
Pat Dull and his irrepressibly whorish media darlings continue to host if not actually perform at the series of 3-band POPfests the last Saturday of every month at the Northberg Tavern (downstairs Donatos).
The band's Gimme the Whores CD on Dull's own power pop punk label, Break-Up! Records, is in the final stages of completion. It will be available to the masses in April of 1999! Don't miss the CD Release Party! See show dates for details!
Thursday, April 15
The Revelers and Mt. McKinleys
Saturday, May 1
Silo the Huskie
Saturday, May 8
Pat Dull's Birthday - New Wave/Skinny Tie Rock Experience
Pop Quiz, the Original Onions
Saturday, May 29
Whores Record Release party
Pat Dull's Birthday is May 8th! In Celebration, the Whores will be holding a "New Wave/Skinny Tie Rock Experience" party for him on the 8th of May at the High-5 on Hight and 5th, duh! The only "presence" required is yours! Lots of local faves doing nothing but obsolete late '70s early 80's vinyl pop from Pat's glory days! See the Pop Quiz do Elvis Costello! See the Onions do Devo! See the Whores do the Knack! and many more in the same vain! You win!
Links with high approval ratings from the whores.
Chad's Music Pages
The Northberg Tavern
New Bomb Turks
Fan Club Mail
E-mail Pat Dull
E-mail J.D. Whore
P.O. Box 15372
Columbus, OH 43215
by Ronna Deed
Mass media, it's a wonderful thing about life in this day and age. Let's not even talk about the Web. Just in case you have managed to escape the sensationalistic coverage of Pat Dull and the Media Whores, below is a quick review in reviews. By the way, my estate and I would like to personally thank Mr. Dull for the resurgence ... and wine.
... Mr. Pat Dull made both a wise band move and a wise label choice by
birthing this smokin' EP upon the 45-spinning minions. You've got your
opening and closing rockers, "Yeah Yeah Yeah" and "Love and rocknroll
and how they relate", brimming with Cheap Trick catchiness and punk
energy. And you've go the break-yer-heart power ballads "Robyn" and
"Goodbye and Goodluck" complete with proper backing vocal harmonization.
If you like your pop sweaty, loud, unpretentious and fun, there's no
better place to start than here. Rock and Roll! - Jason Litchfield
Eye Deal Magazine
November 1998 (ED14)
Like 70's style power pop from the Heartland. Four Cheap Trick inspired
songs with titles like "Yeah Yeah Yeah". The dudes even look like
working stiffs on a Thursday happy hour. Except, that is, for the
androngenous bass player. This mixed breed looked like the "IT" chained
to Lou Reed during the mid 70's. All four songs are solid and the
mid tempo "Robyn" shows how sensitive these guys can be. This label also
has some of the coolest packaging and comes with a must-read anti-Jazz
comic strip. - Chris Larry
Pat Dull's boys from Columbus, Ohio, have pushed the button on the way
back machine to that post-hippie/pre-punk era in the early '70's ... Being
midwesterners, the Whores wallow in the aroma of Cheap Trick during its
club days. As Dull likes to put it, "It may be power pop, but the
emphasis is on power." - Jud Cost
Pat Dull is the guy behind Break-Up! records, one of the up and coming
labels in the pop punk underground. Power pop is his thang, Cheap Trick
are his gods, and this is his band. Four excellent tracks here that are,
like the accompanying button says, "Pop as Fuck." Damn, I wish I'd
thought of that slogan. Anyhow, this is a really cool dose of Plimsouls
inspired power pop and ya need a copy so order one of these babies if
you haven't already!
... These Ohio boys know what's up! This record sounds like it was
recorded in 1979, during the glory period of skinny tie power pop. It's
sweet, mellow, and melodious, yet the guitars carry that crucial crunch
similar to that of your first bite of breakfast cereal. In this case,
it's sugar coated. Hooks galore! Harmonies! Swank lead guitar work!
Damn, "Robyn" is a great song! Only a great pop band can take a lyric
like "Ba ba ba ba b'ba" and make it sound like the work of a
genius ... Viv la revolution de power-pop!
The back of this single reads, "Dedicated to the continuing social
significance of Cheap Trick." Well, they hit it on the head because
even before I flipped over the single and was already humming to "Yeah
Yeah Yeah" (the first track) I was thinking Cheap Trick.
Congratulations. Four songs that all deserve to give this and A+ in my
book. Well-crafted, formulated pop songs in the traditional pop
sense ... The whole world could take a lesson from Pat Dull and listen to
more good music. I will leave you with a great line that sums it all up
from their song "Love and rocknroll and how they relate" - it goes:
"Trying to find the words for this song, about me and you and our first
date: Love and rocknroll and how they relate". Classic, and I have been
there. - EA
Yeah Yeah Yeah Magazine
We should all chip in and get Mr. Pat Dull a big plaque or award for
being so indebted to the art of the 7-inch single/EP. This 4-song piece
of vinyl sports a song called "Yeah Yeah Yeah" replete with great hooks
and a spirited pop punk performance. The remaining tracks are all cut
from solid power pop cloth. The EP is dedicated to "the continuing
social significance of Cheap Trick". Now how can you argue with that?