This is great and welcomed news: a new compilation of rare/unreleased recordings from North Carolina/New York’s original purveyors of brilliant, shimmering early ’80’s pop, The dB’s, is due for public consumption in mid-October on the newly-launched Propeller Sound Recordings imprint. This 23-track package will be available as a 2-LP set, a CD and in bundles.

Some of these songs you may know – in either their “officially” released capacity or through the 1993 CD compilation, Ride The Wild Tom Tom – this is not a replacement for the aforementioned, but more of a supplemental enhancer. The beauty of this is that you get to hear the band at their dynamic best, in a live setting, on some of the tracks. If you’re not familiar with the majestic dB’s canon, this is a perfect primer. And if you’re like me, you simply have to have everything they do/release.

Click on the below link to pre-order; I did!

I Thought You Wanted To Know: 1978 – 1981 will be released on Friday, October 15th, 2021

By Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years - as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, freelance journalist, producer, manager and working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star, traveling down South and his orange Gretsch. He's pretty groovy!