DV8 – S/T 7″

Repost from May the 14th 2008. The correct b-side scan added.

Sorry for being absent. Been moving to a new flat. Hell, that’s a huge pain carrying all the sex toys and records around. After that it was time for a trip to US/Minneapolis. No Husker Du didn’t get together. Saw Willful Neglect a couple times with Prince singing. Charming. 

DV8 from Chicago. Not too far from Minneapolis. Still a total different sound from the Minneapolis bands. That’s how it was back in the golden shower days. Learn To Say Goodbye is VERY Clash influenced but still sounds fresh to my ears. The real keeper though is the flip Guns On The Right. What a total scorcher. Leaning to hardcore. Super tight playing and a well crafted tune makes up for what we oldies call a KILLER tune. 

Thanks to Martin for keeping the site alive. More post from him will come. And from me too of course.

Country: USA
Year: 1981
Label: Tough
Format: 7″
Learn To Say Goodbye.mp3
Guns On The Right.mp3

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19,170 Responses to DV8 – S/T 7″

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    Goddamnit the b side just floored me! Fucking great! Thanks. I have to listen to that one again.

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  3. Gantry says:

    More info on DV8, which featured Eric Spicer of Naked Raygun on drums:


  4. Gantry says:

    PS – Both record images are of the same side, happen to have a scan of the AA side?

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Hey Gantry!
    Just noticed I’ve uploaded the a-side twice. Have to fix it tonight or tomorrow.

  6. Tony says:

    Dammit, seeing this copy of WITH the ridiculously rare silkscreened sleeve kind of haunts me and makes me toss and turn at night. I have lived here in Chicago for many years and have NEVER EVER seen a copy of DV8 with the sleeve. The address on the back of the sleeve is in a picturesque neighborhood on the far North side of Chicago near Lake Michigan. A few years ago I found the Headaches “Power For Passion” 7″ with the original silkscreened sleeve for $3 at a show, so one of these days I better turn up a copy of the DV8 7″ at one of these goddamned record shows or in some filthy dollar bin or it’ll drive me nuts. The Headaches and DV8 7″s both came out in 1981, so that must have been the year for silkscreening your sleeves (?). A real fun art project there, yikes. Minneapolis is not too far from Chicago- let me know the next time you come to the US. There are lots of Swedes in Minnesota and Americans poke fun at that state a lot. But Americans fucking love big, sprawling Ikea stores. My family and I dined on some Swedish meatballs with ligonberries and gravy just the other night from Ikea, very tasty. I laugh at some of the fake(?) Swedish names for Ikea products like “Konvenient” or “Kompact”. C’mon, that can’t be real Swedish– please clear this up for me. I’d love to walk into an Ikea one day and see a bookcase or picture frame named “Vardad Kladsel” or “Silvias Unge”. That would be funny.

  7. Martin says:

    The b-side’s really, really amazing! I’ve never heard of this band before, but at least I got a new record to add to my want list.
    And Tony, after IKEA’s big flop of naming furniture after punk songs in the early 80s I’m pretty sure they won’t do it again. According to rumors the stool “Kuken i styret” and the bed “Knulla i Bangkok” are by far the worst sellers in IKEA’s history. On the other hand they are very sought after among punk furniture collectors…

  8. Rob says:

    I live outside of chicago and picked this record up a few years ago for a quarter. I had no idea what it was but i knew that Eric Spicer played for Raygun. Guns On The Right totally blew me away but i never cared much for the B-side. Does anyone have any more info on this record? Pressing amounts? Variations? (I heard that there were a few different sleeves).


  9. Jay says:

    I got this (with the cover) for $1 about 10 years ago when a buddy of mine working at the old Second Hand Tunes store in Chicago called me and said they’d just bought a collection of old punk and new wave 7″s really cheap. I went in that night and got to pick over it all before it was priced and put for sale. This was probably the rarest thing in there, but I also grabbed several Ramones, Buzzcocks, and Undertones singles for a buck a piece.

    Love both sides of this single. The bouncy melodic bassline in “Guns On The Right” makes me think of the guy from the Chemical People, of all things.

  10. Erich says:

    Wow, now this amazes me! Never heard of this band before but both songs are great, especially the b-side! Kinda ahead of its time, don’t you think? Crazy there are still so great records around that are new to me. Killer, Peter! Up the kuk!

  11. Laszlo says:

    holy shit! guns on the right is a ripper!!! i definitely want this record!

  12. jeffen says:

    The hits just keep coming…

    It’s a beautiful damn service you perform here.

    You’re linked at:


  13. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    I’ll let you know when I’m going over next time Tony. Ha ha the names for the IKEA furniture’s with names like “vardad kladsel” would be nice. A picture frame for the christians called “hang gud”.

    And yes the names could be swedish but many swedish words is similar to english like Compact=Kompakt.

  14. Jay Thurston says:

    Or watta da fukks upp?

  15. chano says:

    heard guns on the right for the first time on a kbd type bootleg comp(NO ONE LEFT TO BLAME) . Aside’s good too , but i don’t think it stands up to G.O.T.R. Cheers Pete yer blog’s friggin’ great (Erich blog is great too !!!). p.s.:sorry for my broken english…

  16. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Glad you like the blog chano :).

  17. Monger says:

    i got a copy of this off evilbay a few years back,and one of the nice folks at the KBD board color copied me a sleeve (cant recall who,but thanks!)”guns” is the stone killer here,and the B side isnt as bad as i thought it would be (never cared much for the clash). The chi-town 45 im hot and bothered to nab is The Exit “who asked you?”/”out in the street”…class of 79..anyone with a copy is invited to get in touch!

  18. Tony says:

    Rob and Jay (and any other Chicago area residents reading this)- Let me know if you ever find any more copies around town for a dollar. Besides finding a sleeveless Bum Kon EP for $3, I never had any good luck at the old 2nd Hand Tunes store on Clark Street and I’ve been digging around there since ’93. I was talking to Martin formerly of Los Crudos about 10 years ago and I think he found a copy of the DV8 7″ around town for next to nothing too. Grrr. Ya, speaking of Chicago stuff I am also driven to find a copy of that Exit “Out In The Street” 7″ too. One of these days it’ll turn up I keep telling myself. Kind of like how I found a copy of the Cigarettes “They’re Back Again” 7″EP in a hippie record store for $3 a few years back.

  19. There are 2 very slightly different covers. If I recall correctly, it was just some minor detail on the back. I’m told it’s a 500 press and about half had the sleeve, but from what I’ve seen, it sure feels like more than half are sleeveless.

  20. Anonymous says:

    anyone have any mp3’s of an old chicago punk band called the headaches…stevedubinmusic2yahoo.com

  21. onychotillomaniac says:

    Been in love with the B side for years. Doesn’t Guns on the Right appear on a Killed By 7″ 45? Great post!

  22. Diane says:

    I was with the band since the beginning. The bass player, Bob, was my boyfriend. I spent 16 hours in the studio with them as they recorded both sides. Eric and (can’t remember the lead) didn’t think I was punk enough for Bob, so the song “You’ve Got to Learn to Say Goodbye” was actually written about me. I still have the single. They played at O’Banions, Space Place and they were the backup band for TSOL a few times. They were all so talented

  23. behjan says:

    great record but LTSG is bit boring

  24. Heath Fenton says:

    Does anybody here know where i can get lyrics to rather obscure songs. Specifically Guns on the Side by DV8 and City Slang by Sonic’s Rendezvous Band. I can’t seem to find them anywhere.

  25. Stig Dangerman says:

    Years ago I used to lug my heavy sex toys around, but after some hard thinking I realized I could just have a kid. That’s vague and bad Chicago-inspired, Alibini humor, which was greatly toned down by the wife!

    The b-side is top notch.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      Dear Stig! Your comments always makes me kneel down on my knees and praise the lord you have cum to this site. Much appreciated.

      • Stig Dangerman says:

        I know you have a thing for me because I am African-American (which I know is sexy in Sweden–black skin on white skin is erotic), but flattery will not bring me to my knees, you pervert!

        Are many others using Tor? Am I alone in thinking there is an impending internet police state?

  26. Mike Marsten says:

    Holy Shit!
    I’ve been looking for Guns On The Right since 1989!!!!
    A college roommate had the single.
    Thanks so much!

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