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Behind The Album: Big D And The Kids Table – “Crack / Shot By Lammi” (1996 / 1997)

Words by Big D And The Kids Table front man David McWane

The first Big D and The Kids Table release was a cassette titled Crack. I can’t find an image of it. And Giving It Up was the first song we ever wrote. We went to a recording studio hidden in a Boston alley called Toxic Audio. Big D was simply a bunch of friends that wanted to play music together for fun and had no desires to be a real band or try and ‘make it’. We recorded our four songs and really enjoyed hearing our tunes played back. Jon Lammi, who played sax sometimes, guitar other times, said he could record us a full album at Big Sound in Maine when it was closed. It was then that we decided to write Shot By Lammi. We drove up to Maine and recorded the album in a weekend. I remember recording my vocals from about 4AM to sometime. We paid Lammi $300 and some beer.

After Shot By Lammi was recorded we had plans to manufacture cassettes, which was the standard medium. However, one day as I was walking down the streets of Boston I bumped into my friend Tom Appleman. He showed me that his band Epileptic Disco had just printed a Compact Disc aka CD. I couldn’t believe that people like us could have the ability to print this new fancy medium. We did a little research and this began the DIY ethic that Big D would later be known for. The band left Sean P. Rogan and myself to do the artwork. I had no idea what to do, so I put an old family photo on the cover and scratched up the lyrics and liner notes. The layout was done physically – no computers or photoshop.

We decided to start a record label called Fork In Hand records, inspired by Asianman Records. We did this because our friends who were in another band called DREXEL couldn’t afford to print their newly recorded album, so we decided to put their music on our CD as well, because compact discs held so much information that purchasers of the album could get two albums for one.

We pretty much were done with our goals as a band until Epileptic Disc asked us to play a show at The Middle East with Broke & Big Lick. We couldn’t believe we were asked to play a real show and we couldn’t believe we were going to play in a proper club.

We sold Shot By Lammi by meeting up with people on the street that had found a way to contact us. We really enjoyed the record, because we liked hearing what our friendship sounded like.

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Tune in next week for another Big D “Behind The Album” piece. They’ll continue weekly until all 34+ Big D albums have been covered!



Big D And The Kids Table release video for their cover of “Little Bitch”

Boston bases Ska-punk Legends, Big D And The Kids Table released a video for their cover of The Specials “Little Bitch.”

They filmed the footage for the music video while out on Warped tour this year, watch it below, to witness the debauchery.



Big D and the Kids Table announce “Strictly Rude” album shows

March 2017 will somehow mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of Big D and the Kids Table‘s landmark album, Strictly Rude. If you live in the northeast quadrant of the US, you’ll get a chance to see the band revisit that very album in concert for a few special nights.

Between February 24th and 26th, the Boston-based ska punk vets will play the album (and, we’re sure, at least a couple other tunes) in Boston, Brooklyn and Baltimore, in that order. More specific information, including venues and opening bands, is yet to come…stay tuned!

Strictly Rude was released in 2007 (duh) on SideOneDummy Records.



New Video: Big D & The Kids Table cover Sam Black Church’s “Infernal Machine”

Cool new video from Boston vets Big D & The Kids Table. It’s for the song “Infernal Machine” which, as the title of this very post points out, is a cover of a track by an even more veteran Boston-area band, Sam Black Church. Check out the video here.

Big D’s cover of “Infernal Machine” appears on their recent split flexi-disc with Doped Up Dollies, which finds the latter band covering the inimitable Morphine’s “Early To Bed.” It’s available in digital download and limited-edition flexi-disk through Paper + Plastick‘s Rare Breed Records imprint. Click here to purchase your own, or click here to stream the release online!



David McWane (Big D + The Kids Table) publishes first novel, “Kringle”

Well here’s a fun little story just in time for the holidays (and yes, I’m mindful that this is not a place that people usually frequent for “fun little holiday stories,” but we think you’ll dig this one).

David McWane, frontman for long-running Boston-based band Big D & The Kids Table, has published his first novel. It’s called “Kringle: The Story of a Young Toymaker,” and it’s published under the moniker “D.P. McWane.” Here’s the official blurb about the book:

A young carpenter starts a new life in a small New England town where he makes toys for an unscrupulous boss. He meets a single mother and helps her sons’ gang, The Airlords, build “Buck Rogers spaceships” looking sleds to race. They expose the boss’s sham and on Dec. 24th he delivers toys to every child so they can “feel fortunate, even if it’s for just one day”. Along the way he earns the love of the single mother and sons.

“Kringle” is officially available for purchase today. You can order it in hardcover here or in soft cover here, and we’re told it’ll be available on Amazon in the near future. Pick it up, and stay tuned; we’ll try to pick Dave’s brain about it in the next week or so and report back!



David McWane (Big D And The Kid’s Table) stars in short film “We Gotta Eat” (streaming for Halloween)

Big D vocalist David McWane has starred in a spooky short horror flick, titled “We Gotta Eat”. McWane stars alongside Brian Mcdonald and Ryan O’Connor in his latest  “happening” which has been directed by Craig Shannon.

If you’re not out trick or treating, pumpkin carving or eating candy apples tonight, why don’t you check it out below.



New Music: Big D + The Kids Table/Doped-Up Dollies release split flexi single

A couple of first-rate Boston bands covered a couple of legendary Boston bands for a new split, and we couldn’t really be more stoked.

Big D and The Kids Table and the Doped Up Dollies teamed up for the split, which features the former covering the mighty Sam Black Church’s “Infernal Machine” and the latter covering the inimitable Morphine’s “Early To Bed.” It’s available in digital download and limited-edition flexi-disk through Paper + Plastick‘s Rare Breed Records imprint. Click here to purchase your own, or click here to stream the release online!



Rare Breed releases free summer sampler (Slackers, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, etc.)

Rare Breed, Paper + Plastick and friends have announced the release of their free summer sampler, creatively titled “The 2016 Summer Sampler”. The release features 21 track from bands like Less Than JakeBig D and The Kid’s Table, The Slackers and Reel Big Fish.

You can download the entire sampler here. Enjoy!



Big D and the Kids Table release music video for “Oi DJ”

Big D and the Kids Table have released a new music video for their song “Oi DJ,” taken from their split 7″ with The Doped Up Dollies. Check it out below.

The band’s latest full-length release, a double album titled Stomp & Stroll, came out in 2013 through Strictly Rude Records.



Big D and the Kids Table preview music video for “Oi DJ”

Big D And The Kids Table have released a preview of the upcoming music video for their song “Oi DJ.”  The tune comes off their split single with The Doped Up Dollies, and you can watch the teaser below.

Big D and the Kids Table and The Doped Up Dollies released their split on October 25, 2015. Big D’s last studio release was the double album Stomp / Stroll in 2013. 



Upstart Industries announce punk rock weekender


The good people over at Upstart Industries, The ones responsible for Upstart Punk Rock Radio, Upstart Fest and Upstart Magazine, are at it once again; This September 9th and 10th they will be holding an all punk weekender that they’ve named the UPSTART ANTISOCIAL CAMPOUT …This event will be held at an old resort in East Durham NY featuring over 30 Punk, Hardcore and Ska bands, comedians, vendors, and even a haunted house…bands will include Sheer Terror, Svetlanas, Big D And The Kids Table, The Dead Boy’s Cheetah Chrome, Mephiskaphiles, Two Fisted Law, New Red Scare, American Pinup and many  more…Bands will play all day and all night…this show is all ages and kids under 12 are free!

Attendees may book a room for the weekend at the Blackthorne Resort 518-634-2541 Campsites are also available and campers are welcome.

Tickets are only $20 in Advance for the whole weekend and are available at brownpapertickets.com.

A full list of the acts can be viewed below.



Big D And The Kids Table stream cover of Hepcat’s “Earthquake and Fire”

Boston’s favorite ska-punks Big D And The Kids Table have put up a recording of them covering Hepcat‘s “Earthquake and Fire.” You can listen to it below.

Big D’s last release was their double LP “Stomp and Stroll” in 2013.



Big D and the Kids Table stream cover of Propagandhi’s “Ska Sucks”

Seemingly out of nowhere, Boston ska-punk veterans Big D and the Kids Table have released a cover of “Ska Sucks” by Propagandhi.

You can give their take on the classic track a listen below.

“Ska Sucks” originally appeared on Propagandhi’s 1993 debut album How to Clean Everything. No word yet on whether Big D will include this cover of the song on an upcoming record.

Edit: This cover actually appears on A Fat Comp: A Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords, which is free to download on Bandcamp.



Big D and the Kids Table announce Halloween shows and upcoming releases

Boston’s Big D and the Kids Table have been busy working on some new music, so mark your calendars for the release of some brand-new ska tunes.  First, they have a split 7″ with The Doped Up Dollies that includes a new song called “Oi-DJ.”  You can get your hands on that when it drops on October 1st.

Big D will also be releasing their 2002 album, The Gipsy Hill, as a limited-edition 10″ on two-tone vinyl on October 2nd.  You can pre-order that here.

If you prefer to get your stomp on live, you can find BIg D and the Kids Table at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on October 30th and 31st, with The Doped Up Dollies, Westbound Train, and Unlisted.



“A Fat Comp : A Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords” released for free download

The fine folks over at [open-ended] films in association with Dang! Records have released a free digital version of A Fat Comp : A Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords, and it’s available for download below.

It features covers by Big D & The Kids Table, Armchair Martian (Jon Snodgrass, Chad Price), Much The Same, Mike Erge and Scotty Sandwich, The Shell Corporation, Sic Waiting, The Sheds, DC Fallout, Karbomb, and many more!

A 12″ Double Disc Vinyl of the comp is available only as a perk for contributing to the A Fat Wreck Indiegogo which ends on July 31st 2015, it will not be available for public sale.