D.C. 3 was a hard rock group formed by one-time Black Flag vocalist Dez Cadena (vocals, guitar) and Paul Roessler (keyboards) in 1983, shortly after Cadena left Black Flag. Both Cadena and Roessler had long been part of Los Angeles's punk scene, but D.C. 3's sound reflected the members of love of early 70's hard rock bands like Black Sabbath and Hawkwind. The group was rounded out by drummer Kurt Markham (ex-Overkill (2)) for their first LP, 1985's "This Is The Dream". After that, Ceasar Viscarra (bass) and Louie Dufau (drums), both formerly of the Stains (3), made up the group's rhythm section. D.C. 3 recorded a total of 3 studio albums for SST Records before splitting in 1988. After the break up, SST released "Vida", a compilation of live performances by the band.
|SSTC 033 Cr02||D.C. 3||This Is The Dream (Album)||SST Records||SSTC 033 Cr02||US||1985||Sell This Version|
|SST 083||D.C. 3||You're Only As Blind As Your Mind Can Be (Album)||SST Records||SST 083||US||1986||Sell This Version|
|SSTC 063||D.C. 3||The Good Hex (Album)||SST Records||SSTC 063||US||1986||Sell This Version|
|SSTC 156||DC3*||Vida (Album, Comp)||SST Records||SSTC 156||US||1989||Sell This Version|