You probably know “Slash Your Face” from the first Killed By Death album. The Dogs started out in the early 70s, rocking and rolling between Lansing and Detroit, Michigan. Eventually they moved to Los Angeles, where they once opened up for stadium rockers, AC/DC.
I don’t know much about this band and kind of prefer it that way. With the periphery information that I do have, everything else can be wildly imagined! “Slash Your Face” is such a menacing punk track. It could definitely the soundtrack to bloody, ruthless murder. “Fed Up” has that classic Michigan sound, not unlike The Stooges or MC5. Well, maybe a little more brain dead and burnt out, but in a good way. “Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl” is the final song on the record and also has a rootsy Michigan sound that does the Rust Belt proud. I haven’t covered enough music from Michigan on Rust Belt Hammer, but I certainly hope that changes now. Listen to this 7 inch by The Dogs and you don’t have to second guess why the Rust Belt has been dominant all throughout rock history.