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Label: China Records - WOLCD 1007 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Glam
Over the years the band has had various line-ups, the only constant being vocalist Tyla. Inthe band broke up onstage, before reforming briefly in the early s for the release of their sixth studio album More Unchartered Heights of Disgrace. After this, however, the most famous incarnation of the band ceased to exist. There was another brief reunion in and an album, but, throughout the s, Tyla has been touring and releasing albums under the band name, which is vastly different from their older material.
In December the 'classic' line-up of Tyla, Jo 'Dog' Almeida, Steve James and Bam agreed to reform to play a series of benefit concerts for their long-time friend, and former bandmate, Paul Hornby, who was battling cancer. Hornby died on 7 July Unlike popular bands of the time, who often had misogynistic themes, the Dogs D'Amour relied more on romantic themes and a poetic lyrical style. Tyla was also a fan of Charles Flyin Solo - The Dogs DAmour - Straight and many of his lyrics reflect Bukowski's prosaic style.
The Dogs' sound was firmly rooted in American blues music, and Jo Almeida's Flyin Solo - The Dogs DAmour - Straight and distinctive slide guitar was reminiscent of blues masters like Lightnin' Hopkins and Charlie Patton.
The origins of Flyin Solo - The Dogs DAmour - Straight band can be traced to The Bordello Boys,  formed in late by Tyla. An American vocalist who was staying in England at the Nando Vásquez Y Su Orquesta - Los Originales Vallenatos - Con Sabor A Nuestra Tierra Lotería Santand, Ned Christie real Flyin Solo - The Dogs DAmour - Straight Robert Stoddardwas brought into the project and he gave the band the name The Dogs D'Amour, and co-wrote many early songs with Tyla.
The Dogs D'Amour played around fifty live shows during this era and recorded on two separate sessions. On the strength on the second, the band was signed to a record deal with Kumibeat Records from Finland. However, shortly before the band was scheduled to record their first album, Christie left the band in late because of musical differences with guitarist Tyla. Another reason for the split was that Christie had recently started another band with Bam called On The Wire and had his own recording commitments scheduled with that band, around the same time Dream - Frank Sinatra - 46 Exitos Originales the Dogs D'Amour were due to record their own first album.
The entire line-up with the exception of Tyla and Watson left the band during this time. Tyla took over on lead vocals while still playing guitar to replace Ned Christie and recorded the band's first album, The State We're Inin early Dave Kusworth and Paul Hornby were brought in on guitar and drums respectively. Hornby had been a founding member of another London band, The Quireboysearlier in the year. The following year, the band returned from Finland to England and supported Johnny Thunders who was touring for the Que Sera, Sera album at the time.
The Dogs D'Amour then signed a contract with a Japanese label Watanabe, but did not release any material with them. More changes came during this period when, bass guitarist Karl Watson left and was replaced by Mark Duncan.
However, Duncan's stay in the band was only brief and he gave way for the Swiss bass guitarist Mark Drax for a tour in Paris, France.
A more permanent bass guitarist was recruited by This line-up signed a record deal with China Records in Essentially, this is the album that introduced the If Youre Out There - John Legend - Evolver general public to the band.
Unlike the four-year gap between their first and second albums, the Dogs became more prolific, releasing their acoustic mini-LP A Graveyard of Empty Bottles in This album proved to be the highest charting recording of their career, reaching 16 on the UK Albums Chart. During this year, the band toured with Mick Ronson and Ian Hunter. A year later, the Dogs D'Amour reunited with a new line-up. Jo Almeida, however, decided not to return to the band as guitarist and so Darrell Bath was brought in to replace him.
Inthe band recorded a new album, More Unchartered Heights of Disgrace. It charted well and received favourable reviews. One of the singles from the album was a cover Flyin Solo - The Dogs DAmour - Straight the Small Faces song "All or Nothing". Bythe Dogs D'Amour had broken up again. Although this album was released in the name of DJ Partyraiser* - Harder Dan De Rest, it includes all of the Dogs D'Amour members from the line-up.
They released an album Happy Ever After that year, along with a special fan club only release Seconds. Bam and Share then left the band and carried on touring and releasing music in their own act named Bubble.
In NovemberThe Dogs D'Amour show in the classic, original line-up was announced in London's Borderline club on 22 February to help raising funds for their long-time friend, and also former drummer of the band, Paul Hornby.
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