And before last week, I had never heard of him either. However, I stumbled across a reference to the two strange albums he released in and First Offence and The Great Detective. Doing a little more research, I found out that, of course, Bunk Dogger was really just a pseudonym. In this case, for one Tim Phillips. They were all funny — from the two main albums to the singles.
Many were parodies, and very few if any were serious. However, the whole package — songs, album covers, name — was enough to get me doing some more online research. This information may possibly be traced to a prog band called Spreadeagle on the Charisma label that Phillips sang with, as well as played guitar, banjo, and piano.
This could just mean that he wrote rock songs, not that he wrote about rock music…but then again, maybe he was a music journalist as well. Somehow he convinced them to let him record under the fictitious name Bunk Dogger shades of Buck Rogers?
No concert tours were forthcoming either. A flurry of additional singles were released the following two years, most centered on the tracks from his final album, The Great Detectivereleased in Rumor has it that You Did The Dirty On Don - Bunk Dogger - First Offence also recorded an all instrumental album inreleased only in Germany.
A case of multiple personalities! About those album covers, though. First Offence was designed by the Hipgnosis team, famed for all those Pink Floyd covers, as well as Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis…in short, some of the most famous album covers of all time.
First Offensethough, was a little too suggestive for many. The back cover shows the girl is only holding a photo though, um… right? The back cover shows a suave Dogger, acquitted with monocle and cane, ready to head off on an expedition…either to the studio, or to his backyard. Bunk Dogger. Even though he was little known then and even less known now, he did what he did You Did The Dirty On Don - Bunk Dogger - First Offence and was a welcome injection of humor into the sometimes too serious world of popular music.
Where are you now Bunk Dogger, where are you now? I sought out much of his other stuff and ranted to anyone who would listen about the man. Even my music savvy friends yawned and moved Ocelárna - Karel Kryl - Koncert z Melbourne Sokol 17.5.1986. I believed I was the only person in the world who knew of Bunk.
Fast forward about 7 years and I was working in a Youth Club in Hertfordshire when somehow — and heaven knows how — I brought up the name of Bunk Dogger. Said girl was one of two Boys sisters who came to our club. The world is certainly small. There is a facebook group dedicated to him but entry seems exclusive.
I think possibly you have to be Tim Phillips to be allowed in! Great fun! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify Doo Rags - Nas - The Lost Tapes of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.
After that, he seems to have disappeared from music. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading November 12, at am. Rob says:.
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