I start to re-upload all of them plus some new one now in January 2013. Every thing before that date as been deleted by the authority. Enjoy the music and if you like a band just buy it at your music store.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DD Smash the optimist 1984

The optimist 1984

Bit rate 128kps


Continuing with the Dave Dobbyn theme, the release of THE OPTIMIST spawned two hit singles 'Whaling'. and 'Magic (What She Do)', it was to be the last album by DD SMASH before Dobbyn started off on his solo career

1.Magic What She Do
2.The Optimist
4.She Loves Me Back
7.Open Up
8.What A Day
9.Don't Give Up
10.Guilty Through Neglect
11.Tobacco Indian

Thanks to Tim CD @ 128

DD Smash

DD Smash
Origin New Zealand
Years active 1980-1986
Former members
Dave Dobbyn
Peter Warren
Rob Guy (Revox)
Lisle Kinney

DD Smash was a New Zealand pop/rock band formed by Dave Dobbyn after the breakup of Th'Dudes.


Members included Dave Dobbyn (guitar, vocals, songwriter), Peter (Rooda) Warren (drums), Rob Guy (Revox) (guitar), both formerly of Lip Service , and Lisle Kinney (bass guitar), formerly of Hello Sailor.


Originally formed in New Zealand, the band was resident in Australia for much of its existence.


DD Smash, mainly based around Dave Dobbyn as the main songwriter, also helped by being the frontman for the band, produced some of New Zealand's most iconic hits including the show starter "Devil You Know", "Outlook For Thursday" and the more 80's sounding "Magic (What She Do)".


"By late '81, DD Smash signed a recording deal and immediately set about recording their debut album, with Ian Morris in the producer's chair.

DD Smash released their debut album in 1982. Titled 'Cool Bananas' it debuted in the national chart at #1, an historic first. It remained in the chart for 24 weeks and became triple gold. The album's biggest hit was 'Devil You Know.' In '82 the 'Top Male Vocalist' award was won by Dobbyn, 'Top Group' went to DD Smash; 'Cool Bananas' won 'Album of the Year,' Ian Morris got 'Producer of the Year' for it, and the album even won 'Engineer of the Year' and 'Best Sleeve Design.'" r "Devil You Know", "Outlook For Thursday" and the more 80's sounding "Magic (What She Do)".


DD Smash split during the 1980s when Dave Dobbyn began recording by himself. From there he went to work on the Footrot Flats movie soundtrack. Many of the band members became involved with 'DD' over the years, with drummer Peter 'Rooda' Warren becoming Dave Dobbyn's drummer for the next few years, until he was asked to leave under unclear circumstances; both parties stick to the "musical differences" story.


Date Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
1982 Cool Bananas Mushroom #1 Gold x 3 (NZ) L-37832
1983 Deep in the Heart of Taxes
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1984 The Optimist
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Year Single Album Charted Certification
1982 "Devil You Know" Cool Bananas - -
1983 "Outlook for Thursday" Deep in the heart of Texas - -
1984 "Whaling" The Optimist - -
"Magic (What She Do)" - -

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