Dolly Mixture Reissues Available for Pre-Order

Dolly Mixture, “He’s So Frisky” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “How Come You’re Such A Hit With The Boys Jane” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “My Rainbow Valley” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “Everything and More” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “Walk Away Renee (Live, The Lefte Banke cover)” (DOWNLOAD) (originally from 200 Troubled Teenagers

Oh my gosh, you guys! Oh My gosh! The Dolly Mixture box set and LP reissue are finally available for pre-order. Dolly Mixture is a post-punk trio formed in the late seventies whose music blends the tongue-in-cheek (or totally sincere? who can say) elements of bad-girl groups like the Shangri-Las with the staccato pop-ish punk-ish sound of groups like the Undertones (who they once toured with.)

I’m listening to Dolly Mixture as I write this (right now I’m listening to “Ernie Ball,” though it literally just segued into “He’s So Frisky”) and here’s what strikes me: these girls sound like they are soundtracking an episode of Hanna Barbara’s Penelope Pitstop — their songs are mundane in subject matter, but the vocals make them sound impossibly urgent — especially the group backing vocals, which make me think of a chorus of awesome lady racers watching over Penelope. At least, the fast-paced songs sound this way. The slow songs sound like someone writing about Trixie Belden’s best pal, sheltered-rich-girl, Honey Wheeler, who probably spent her pre-Trixie days staring dreamily out of windows and imagining what it would be like to have a life.

I am slowly realizing how absurd all of this sounds.

Anyway, in their time together, Dolly Mixture released a handful of 7”s, an album (Demonstration Tapes) and an EP and the soon to be released CD set, Everything and More, collects all of it. You can view the track list for Everything and More (which, incidentally, is packaged gorgeously and comes with a 32 page booklet) here. The CD set is 20GBP (about $30) plus shipping. Pre-order it here.

In addition to the CD box set, there is also a soon to be released re-issue of Demonstration Tapes that’s being put out by Germs of Youth. The LP is hand stamped, signed by the band, and limited to 300 copies. Like the CD set, it’s currently available for pre-order. You can order yours here.

The official release date for both the CD set & the LP is July 5th.

While we’re at it, you can download a great live performance from 1982 here.

Dolly Mixture, “He’s So Frisky” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “How Come You’re Such A Hit With The Boys Jane” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “My Rainbow Valley” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “Everything and More” (DOWNLOAD)
Dolly Mixture, “Walk Away Renee (Live, The Lefte Banke cover)” (DOWNLOAD) (originally from 200 Troubled Teenagers

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About K.

25 year old book, comic, zine, and record enthusiast. Favorite things include: 7"s, books about teen sleuths, and rabbits.
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