12.4.09

DOWNLOAD NO.196 - DD SMASH

DD Smash was a New Zealand band fronted by Dave Dobbyn after his band Th' Dudes folded in 1980. By mid-1981, Dobbyn forged his coup de grace - Dave Dobbyn's Divers. Thankfully a name change eventuated to DD Smash, which were a guitar-driven four-piece that had a lot of NZ success which next spilled over into OZ.

DD Smash had a number of hit singles during the 1980s, including "Outlook for Thursday", and "Whaling". When DD Smash folded, Dobbyn began a successful solo career, his biggest success was writing the music for the Footrot Flats film in 1985, which contained two hit singles: "Oughta Be in Love" and "Slice of Heaven".

Singles:

Year

Title

NZ
Chart

AU
Chart

1978

"Be Mine Tonight"
Th' Dudes

#36


1979

"That Look in Your Eyes"
Th' Dudes

-


1979

"Right First Time"
Th' Dudes

#34


1979

"Walking in Light"
Th' Dudes

#50


1980

"Tonight Again"
Th' Dudes

-


1980

"Bliss"
Th' Dudes

#25


1980

"On the Rox"
Th' Dudes

-


1981

"Repitition"
DD Smash

#25


1982

"Devil You Know"
DD Smash

#35


1983

"Outlook for Thursday"
DD Smash

#3


1984

"Whaling"
DD Smash

#8

#27

1985

"Magic (What She Do)"
DD Smash

#4


1985

"She Loves Me Back"
DD Smash

#38


1986

"Slice of Heaven"
Dave Dobbyn with the Herbs

#1

#1

1986

"Oughta Be In Love"
Dave Dobbyn

#2

#24

1988

"Love You Like I Should"
Dave Dobbyn

#7

#35

1988

"Loyal"
Dave Dobbyn

#19

#21

1989

"Space Junk"
Dave Dobbyn and the Lunnettes

#32


1991

"Shakey Isles"
Dave Dobbyn

#26


1993

"Maybe the Rain"
Dave Dobbyn

#40


1994

"Language"
Dave Dobbyn

#4


1995

"Lap of the Gods"
Dave Dobbyn

#13


1995

"Naked Flame"
Dave Dobbyn

#20


1996

"Poor Boy"
ENZSO feat. Dave Dobbyn

#29


1999

"Beside You"
Dave Dobbyn

#28


2005

"Welcome Home"
Dave Dobbyn

#10



For download is the extended Tom Mix version of "Whaling":

http://rapidshare.com/files/220688457/d_d_smash_-_whaling__extended_tom_mix_.mp3

2 comments:

  1. Two _wonderful_ singles you missed: the first post-Dudes solos (1981)
    Lipstick Power
    Bull By The Horns

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  2. ANY CHANCE OF A RE UP LINK IS DEAD

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