Didjits

Didjits

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The Didjits were a punk rock band from Mattoon, Illinois, USA. The band was formed in 1983 by brothers Rick (vocals & guitar) and Brad (drums) Sims, along with Doug Evans (bass). The trio's music was characterized by its high-energy guitar attack, which displayed a heavy influence of early rock 'n roll like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, and Rick Sim's smart aleck lyrics. Also of note was Rick Sims onstage persona, which consisted of the front man wearing suits and sunglasses while hurling insults at the audience. The group's debut LP, "Fizzjob" came out on their own Bam Bam Records in 1986. In 1988, the group signed to Touch & Go Records after the label heard an advance copy of their 2nd LP, "Hey Judester". The label would remain the band's home (with the exception of a few singles) for the rest of their career (they would also subsequently reissue "Fizzjob"). Following 1991's "Full Nelson Reilly", Brad Sims left the band to concentrate on work and family. Rey Washam was drafted to fill his spot on the band's 1992 EP "Little Miss Carriage". Todd Cole would take over the drum throne for the band's next LP, "Que Sirhan Sirhan" but the group split the following year.

In 2006, the original line-up reunited to perform at Touch & Go's 25th Anniversary Party, followed a week later by a show in Champaign, IL. Doug Evans passed away on December 28, 2016.
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Didjits Discography

Albums

none Didjits Signifies My GO-T(Cass) Not On Label (Didjits Self-released) none US 1985 Sell This Version
Didjits Fizzjob (Album) Bam Bam Records (5) US 1986 Sell This Version
Didjits Hey Judester (Album) Touch And Go, Touch And Go US 1988 Sell This Version
Didjits Hornet Piñata (Album) Touch And Go Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Didjits Full Nelson Reilly (Album) Touch And Go Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Didjits Que Sirhan Sirhan (Album) Touch And Go US 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

T&G#35 Didjits Lovesicle(7", Single) Touch And Go T&G#35 US 1989 Sell This Version
Didjits Fuck The Pigs Touch And Go US 1990 Sell This Version
Didjits Little Miss Carriage! (EP) Touch And Go US 1992 Sell This Version
SP241 Didjits Dear Junkie / Skull Baby(7", Single, Ltd, Ora) Sub Pop SP241 US 1993 Sell This Version
Didjits Pigs! We Have Your Son Fear And Loathing UK 1995 Sell This Version

Compilations

T&GLP#28CD Didjits Hey Judester / Fizzjob(CD, Comp) Touch And Go T&GLP#28CD US 1989 Sell This Version

Videos

TG88V Didjits Knocked Up(VHS, NTSC, 18 ) Touch And Go Video TG88V US 1992 Sell This Version

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KarlAbundzu

KarlAbundzu

August 20, 2012
Why is the 1991er LP Full Nelson Reilly not appear here, but it is here:
http://www.discogs.com/Didjits-Full-Nelson-Reilly/master/111927
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