Band Profile

Dag Nasty

Dag Nasty
Hometown: Washington, DC Current Label: Revelation Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Current Lineup:
Dave Smalley - vocals
Brian Baker - guitar
Roger Marbury - bass
Colin Sears - drums


Dag Nasty Bio:

Dag Nasty started in the summer of 1985, made up of ex-members of Minor Threat and Bloody Mannequin Orchestra. Through the years, they cycled through 3 different singers, 2 bass players, and 3 drummers in their four year active existence (1985-1988).

Dag Nasty had a huge impact on the world of underground music, due to the fact that Dag Nasty practically introduced melodic hardcore in the mid-'80s. But although the group was more accessible and melodic than Minor Threat or similar bands, they never lost their bracing, blistering edge. The concept of the band came about from former-Minor Threat and Meatmen guitarist Brian Baker. After vocalist Shawn Brown departed the group, ex-DYS frontman Dave Smalley completed Brian Baker's vision of what the band should be.

They recorded their first album, "Can I Say" (1986), with D.C.-punk guru Ian MacKaye assisting on the production. The following year, Smalley left the group; he was replaced by Peter Cortner, who added more pop elements to the band's sound with the album "Wig Out at Denko's". Dag Nasty moved from MacKaye's Dischord label to Giant in 1988 and released their last album (at the time), "Field Day". This album was even more of a departure from the original sound, although it remains a fan favorite.

Dag Nasty came back together in 1992 with Dave Smalley back on vocals. They released "Four on the Floor" on Epitaph Records for the growing underground punk scene that was only a few short years from breaking into the mainstream. The response was enthusiastic, but the band stepped away from the business again with Brian joining Bad Religion in 1994, and Dave singing for Down By Law. Ten years later, they reunited once again with "Minority of One" which was released on Revelation Records.

So far, they have released a demo tape, 5 full length LP's, a compilation box set/lp, 2 singles (one 12" and one 7"), and have appeared on several compilations.

NOTE: Dag Nasty is a project band at this point. They do not play shows, they do not tour - despite what rumors go around year after year. If at some point in the future they decide to play again, you'll be the first to know.

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