Dr. Dopo Jam ‎– Fat Dogs & Danishmen

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A1 Cowboy Song
Written-By – K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
5:26
A2 The Rubber Waltz
Written-By – K. Pommer*
4:06
A3 Ode To Daddy Meatloaf
Written-By – B. Clausen*
1:35
A4 Surfin' In Sahara
Written-By – K. Pommer*
3:45
Mambo Bernaice (4:35)
A5.a Instrumental
Written-By – K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
A5.b On A Manhatten Bar
Written-By – K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
A6 Scerzo For Violin & Pianoforte
Written-By – K. Pommer*, L. Rasmussen*
2:50
Rendezvous (Suite) (6:17)
A7.a Do A Little Song
Written-By – B. Clausen*, K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
A7.b Chains & Change
Written-By – B. Clausen*, K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
A7.c Socket Who Me?
Written-By – B. Clausen*, K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
A7.d Rendezvous
Written-By – B. Clausen*, K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
B1 Tango Macabre
Written-By – K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
4:05
B2 Fat Dogs & Danishmen
Written-By – A. Gaardman*, S. Snitker*
9:50
B3 Nova Bossa Nova
Written-By – K. Pommer*, L. Bisgaard*
5:10
Concerto For Solo Violin, Strings & Expanded Beatorchestra (8:20)
B4.a 1. Overture: Largo Maestoso
Written-By – K. Pommer*
B4.b 1. Satz a) Adagio Delicatezza
Written-By – K. Pommer*
B4.c 1. Satz b) Allegro In 5/4
Written-By – K. Pommer*
B4.d 2. Satz: Adagio Con Dolore
Written-By – K. Pommer*
B4.e 3. Satz: Pizzicate Andante
Written-By – K. Pommer*
B4.f 4. Satz: Andantino Con Amore
Written-By – K. Pommer*
B4.g Finale Grandioso
Written-By – K. Pommer*

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Recorded at Metronome Studios, Copenhagen in August to September 1973. Except track A5b recorded at Soundtrack Studios, Copenhagen in June 1973 and track A6 recorded at Dopojam Studio 3, Tralløse in July 1973.

℗ 1974 Polydor International GmbH.
Printed in Germany by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH, Essen.
Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): 2 949 012 S1 ℗ 1974 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): 2 949 012 S2 ℗ 1974 320
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HF9551 Dr. Dopo Jam Fat Dogs & Danishmen(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hf HF9551 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

May 27, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Seems like the Dr. Dopo Jam albums on Zebra were dogged with disaster. Not only did they get the musician details wrong on the first (meaning that many copies had a horrible erratum sticker on the back cover) they also got the LP sides the wrong way round, and totally messed-up the listing for the side-long suite "VI: The Complete Pentagram" (the title lost it's meaning, not being track 6 as it should have been).

With this second album the typographer got most of it right, except that virtually all the times are completely wrong! Add those up on the cover and you get a 56 minute album, which was hardly possible in those days! It's still pretty long though as a 50:04 album. For those interested, here are the correct times...
A1 4:35, A2 3:20, A3 1:40, A4 2:50, A5 3:43, A6 1:53, A7 6:32
B1 3:10, B2 9:06, B3 5:19, B4 7:35

Oh, this is supposed to be a review - right? Well, what were Dr. Dopo Jam? They were a real big Danish combo, with lots of winds and keyboards, headed by the eccentric and talented Kristian Pommer. Quite why their early albums only ever came out in Germany on the Zebra label we may never know. Sitting alongside albums by Achim Reichel, Pinguin, Night Sun, et. al., they were in good company. Close in feel to German bands like Creative Rock and Emergency, but with lots more Zappa/Mothers influence, and a lot of that Nordic/Scandinavian sound. The debut has the edge creativity wise, although this second album is also rather good, mixing in even more influences than you could dream of being possible!