In truth, they sent up white-trash culture much more than they embraced it, but did so with such gleeful immaturity and abandon that they often made things pretty convincing. The two had grown up listening to first-generation British punk, as well as high-volume guitar bands like Sonic Youth and Big Blackand had each been in several local groups including a new wave pop outfit before teaming up.
Adding bassist Doug Evans, the trio began playing around the Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra - The Latin King club scene under the alias Rick Didjit. Their frontman quickly distinguished himself with a crazed stage demeanor and a wardrobe of snappy suits. Boasting tougher, beefed-up production, Hey Judester was picked up for release in earlyand launched many of the cornerstones of the band's repertoire: "Max Wedge," "Dad," "Skull Baby," "Plate in My Head," "Stumpo Knee Grinder," and others.
Now with a slowly growing cult audience, the Didjits returned in with the one-off single "Lovesicle," then completed their next album, Oh Senor - Los Tiarucos - Curacao Pinata, in Its key track, "Killboy Powerhead," a moderate success on college radio, was later covered by Didjits enthusiasts the Offspring.
A not-so-official live album, Backstage Passout, captured a gig in London from the supporting tour. Cole made Didjits - Lovesicle recorded debut on 's full-length Que Sirhan Sirhan, which also proved to be the band's swan song.
After one further single, "Headless," inthe Didjits broke up. Sims joined spiritual kin the Supersuckers for Ninas Blues - Nina Simone - On Stage months, then played Didjits - Lovesicle with Fred Schneider before starting a well-received new band, the Gaza Strippers.
Washam went on to play with Ministry and Lardamong others. Listen to Didjits now. Listen to Didjits in full in the Spotify app Play on Spotify. To play this content, you'll need the Spotify app. Get Spotify Open Spotify. You look like someone who appreciates good music. Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial.
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