P.M. Dawn

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Also written as 'PM Dawn'.

Current member: Dr. Giggles aka Doc G [2005-] K-R.O.K [2018-]

PM Dawn was founded by the two brothers Attrell S. Cordes AKA Prince Be and Jarrett Cordes AKA DJ Minute Mix.
Their cousin Dr. Giggles aka Doc G was added to the lineup for their 2005 comeback, right after which Jarrett was fired from the band. PM Dawn continued with Doc G replacing Jarrett. It has lately been informed that Attrell Cordes suffered from a few strokes and that his health status does not allow him to continue with the band.

In the current state of affairs, their cousin Doc G has practically "inherited" the PM Dawn flag, and is touring as PM Dawn performing their songs.

Attrell Cordes died at the age of 46 on June 17th 2016, due to his diabetes.

On April 6, 2018, Doc.G announced K-R.O.K. as a new member of P.M. Dawn
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Albums

262830 P.M. Dawn - Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience album art P.M.Dawn* Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience (Album) Gee Street 262830 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none PM Dawn* Album Sampler(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Gee Street, Island Records none US 1991 Sell This Version
514 517-2 P.M. Dawn - The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations Of Love And Anger And The Ponderance Of Life And Existence) album art P.M.Dawn* The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations Of Love And Anger And The Ponderance Of Life And Existence) (Album) Gee Street, Island Records 514 517-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
STARCD 6217 P.M. Dawn - Jesus Wept album art P.M. Dawn Jesus Wept (Album) Gee Street, Island Records STARCD 6217 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
GEE1003618P P.M. Dawn - Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry For Bringing You Here.  Love, Dad album art P.M. Dawn Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry For Bringing You Here. Love, Dad (Album) Gee Street GEE1003618P UK 1998 Sell This Version
GVDJ 32523-2 P.M. Dawn - In-Store Sampler album art P.M. Dawn In-Store Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Gee Street GVDJ 32523-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
none P.M. Dawn - Fucked Music album art P.M. Dawn Fucked Music(15xFile, MP3, Album) Not On Label none 2000

Singles & EPs

120·18·007 P.M. Dawn - Ode To A Forgetful Mind album art P.M. Dawn Featuring Prince B* P.M. Dawn Featuring Prince B* - Ode To A Forgetful Mind (Maxi) Gee Street 120·18·007 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
PR12 6694-1 P.M. Dawn - A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't 'Cha Think) / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss album art PM Dawn* A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't 'Cha Think) / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss(12", Promo) Gee Street, Island Records PR12 6694-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
866 054 2 P.M. Dawn - Paper Doll album art P.M. Dawn Paper Doll (Single, Maxi) Gee Street, Gee Street, Island Records, Island Records 866 054 2 France 1991 Sell This Version
AMDJ080691 P.M. Dawn - A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't Cha Think) album art PM Dawn* A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't Cha Think) (Maxi, Single) Gee Street, Island Records AMDJ080691 US 1991 Sell This Version
1A 114619 P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss album art PM Dawn* Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (Maxi, Single) Gee Street, 4th & Broadway, Island Records 1A 114619 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
none P.M. Dawn - Every Kind of People / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss album art Robert Palmer / P.M. Dawn Robert Palmer / P.M. Dawn - Every Kind of People / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss(Cass, Maxi, Promo) Island Records none UK 1991 Sell This Version
2801 556 P.M. Dawn - Disco Promocional Mix album art P.M. Dawn / Banderas P.M. Dawn / Banderas - Disco Promocional Mix(12", Promo) Island Records 2801 556 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
AMDJ102591 P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss / Here We Go Again album art PM Dawn* / Def Jef PM Dawn* / Def Jef - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss / Here We Go Again(12", Maxi, Promo) Gee Street, Delicious Vinyl, Island Records AMDJ102591 US 1991 Sell This Version
74321116791 P.M. Dawn - I'd Die Without You album art PM Dawn* I'd Die Without You (Maxi, Single) Gee Street 74321116791 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
422-866 821-1 P.M. Dawn - Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine album art P.M. Dawn Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine (Single, Maxi, EP) Island Records, Gee Street, Gee Street 422-866 821-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 6712-2 P.M. Dawn - Comatose album art P.M. Dawn Comatose(CD, Single, Promo) Gee Street PRCD 6712-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
PHDR-705 P.M. Dawn - More Than Likely album art P.M. Dawn Featuring Boy George P.M. Dawn Featuring Boy George - More Than Likely (Maxi, Single) Gee Street PHDR-705 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
422-862 475-1DJ P.M. Dawn - The Ways Of The Wind album art P.M. Dawn The Ways Of The Wind (Maxi, Single) Gee Street 422-862 475-1DJ US 1993 Sell This Version
GEET 51 DJ P.M. Dawn - Norwegian Wood album art PM Dawn* Norwegian Wood (Single, Maxi) Gee Street, Island Records GEET 51 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
422-864 967-1 P.M. Dawn - Plastic album art PM Dawn* Plastic (Single) Gee Street 422-864 967-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
422-858 057-2 P.M. Dawn - You Got Me Floatin' album art PM Dawn* You Got Me Floatin' (Maxi, Single) Gee Street 422-858 057-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
422-862 024-4 P.M. Dawn - Looking Through Patient Eyes album art P.M. Dawn Looking Through Patient Eyes (Single, Maxi) Gee Street, Gee Street 422-862 024-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
PR12 6783-1 P.M. Dawn - The Nocturnal Is In The House album art PM Dawn* The Nocturnal Is In The House(12", Promo) Gee Street PR12 6783-1 US 1993 Sell This Version

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Hazumuchan

Hazumuchan

June 24, 2021
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Personally, P.M. Dawn are a great influence on me. I spent my childhood in the early 80's and grew up on old-school hip-hop, among other styles of music. I never shied away from R&B either, although growing up in the Midwestern United States, there was only so much of it available to a white kid in the Ozarks.

I remember the first time that I heard "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss," I was transfixed that someone thought to sample a song like Spandau Ballet's "True" and throw that "Ashley's Roachclip" sample under it. The composition of the raps were different than what I was used to, with a thoughtful and poetic approach to them compared to the social justice or 'rap battle' themes I was accustomed to. The De La Soul comparisons were somewhat appropriate as there is a stylistic similarity between P.M. Dawn and De La. But Prince Be and DJ Minutemix took the variety of samples they used and cranked it up to 11.

At their most creative, The Nocturnal's lyrics would flow like water and would simply melt into your consciousness. I feel I learned a lot about variety from P.M. Dawn in that they could do something as ambient as "The Beautiful" from "Of the Heart...", to something as raucous as "Downtown Venus" from "Jesus Wept", to a diss song as strong and sample-filled as "Plastic" from "The Bliss Album."

People may malign P.M. Dawn for their eclecticism, but to me that made them even more wonderful! When I heard that Attrell passed away, it hurt my heart and I had a good cry. But then I thought about how much good music that P.M. Dawn made and it seems to be a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

(Regarding the new music being released under the name, I'm not too keen on it myself. I won't say that it's bad, but I will say it isn't something I will listen to very much. TBH, I feel when Prince Be passed away, so did the ability to capture his way of creating music.)

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