All of Us Are Stars But Some of Us Are Aiming for
Dogs Must Be Carried is a comedy music collective started by Richard Cray in 1998, largely to put the fun back into music - but also because the telly was crap, money was scarce and he didn't have a girlfriend, and thus had a considerable amount of spare time on his hands. The collective records original comedy songs, pastiches of certain artists and direct parodies of songs, and has even been known to try it's hand at the occasional mutant cover version. Initially, recordings were made for the amusement of friends. However, in early 2003, DMBC successfully corrupted their target demographic when their track United Kingdom of Whenever received airplay on Christian O'Connell's XFM breakfast show, Steve Lamacq's shows on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music and the legendary Dr. Demento show in the US. In the summer of 2005, DMBC became the 'house band' of Comedy 365, Britain's leading independent comedy podcast. As a result, this debut CD, containing digitally remastered versions of 20 of DMBC's most requested and least music attorney-baiting songs, has been released to cash in before Ricky Gervais becomes the new Charles Foster Kane and the bottom drops out of the market completely. The recordings on this CD were made using a low-fi ethic of no budget, hardly any instruments and an eight-track cassette Portastudio, although both editing and mastering were done digitally. Features parodies of Bob Dylan, Pulp, Roxy Music, Van Morrison, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, T. Rex and...er, The Archies, plus many more tracks as heard on Comedy 365. Running time: 70'08". WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY: "Genius. The protest singer Billy Bragg should have become." - Christian O'Connell "You have just floored our station. Best band name of the year, by the way." - Jo Tyler, Producer - The Evening Sequence, BBC 6Music "Very funny." - Time Out London "Inspired...very clever stuff." - Brian Luff, Comedy 365" "Perfectly captures the feeling of eating runny eggs in a casino diner after staying up all night losing your savings to slot machines." - A satisfied, bankrupt fan "If you thought that Liam Lynch's United States of Whatever was funny, you've gotta hear Dogs Must Be Carried's United Kingdom of Whenever - it's f***ing hilarious." - meandmymonkey.blogspot.com "Beautifully derivative." - A random New York art handler "Your lyrics are acting like a gin and tonic on me." - Wendy Shutler, quantum physics poet and author of Here We Go Round the Multiverse... 'A crazy, schizophrenic mix' - London cabaret hostess Sarah-Louise Young "I have no idea who you are. Don't call me again - and don't pretend to be Bruce Springsteen." - David Fricke, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone "Please leave me alone. You've been following me all the way from Waitrose. I'm warning you - I have mace." - Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst.