Most Of The Girls Like To Dance But Only Some Of The Boys Like To (1985)
Romeo At Julliard (1987)
Chi-Town Budget Show (1988)
Romantic Depressive (1995)
The Invisible Man (2000)
The Great Don Dixon, Circa 1985-2000
Big thanks to Shteeve for posting most of these essential Don Dixon 320s in C-Box last month. Since I hate to see good links go bad, I’ve been meaning to write up something about the great DD, but still haven’t, so… you’re kind of on your own if you’re not already aware of his merits (read more about his history at AMG). Personally, he’s always struck me as a wayward cross between John Hiatt and Nick Lowe – a meaningfully sensitive rocker with a troubled soul, whose distinctly jagged voice is fused with a penchant for reliable, pop-smart composition. Dixon’s melodies just have a way of burrowing directly into your pleasure centers. That he’s managed to release so many richly engaging releases, despite low sales and little in the way of name recognition, says something for his tenacity, but more about the masses that could be rewarded by embracing his work. Mitch Easter fans should be on board (they’re often partners in crime), as should Marti Jones followers (his wife and sometimes cohort). Dixon’s debut solo release, Most Of The Girls Like To Dance But Only Some Of The Boys Like To is actually a collection of winning demos recorded from 1981-1985. Listen below to “Praying Mantis” (Most Of The Girls…), “Everytime I Think Of Home” (Romantic Depressive), “Your Sister Told Me” (Romeo At Julliard) and “Roots Of Truth” (EEE) for just a taste. Track listings are in comments. Click the album covers for links to Amazon. Thanks again Shteeve, and thanks also to aitoid for adding the essential Most Of The Girls… to this collection.