Sneak preview from the forthcoming Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour live CD/DVD. Recorded in Wakefield, December 2017. Available to pre-order now from www.tylasarttavern.com
To celebrate the 35 year anniversary of The Dogs D’Amour (1983-2018) we have a lot in the works. We’ll also be sharing some stuff from the vaults. Here’s a piece Tyla wrote about the making of the debut album back in 84’…
Tyla J Pallas (AKA Tyla) is a prolific artist, author, songwriter and musician. It is 30 years since he recorded his debut album The State We’re In with his band The Dogs D’Amour and below, in his own inimitable style, he tells the story behind that debut.
The State We’re In (Dogs D’Amour) by Tyla, Dec 2014
1. The Deal
Back in 1984, my band The Dogs D’Amour had been going for a year. We had played a handful of gigs and even supported Lords Of The New Church on a UK tour. For a fee of £36!
We recorded two demos. The first one was in Tin Pan Alley in Denmark Street, London. I remember it well. It was the same day I drank four tins of Red Stripe and met my mother for the second time ever … at Waterloo Station. I tried to get her to come to the studio but she said she had to get the train back. I never saw or spoke to her ever again. She died in 1996 and I didn’t even find out until a few years ago.
Cheers for your support this year, it’s been great seeing you all on the road. We’ve plenty more in store for 2018, but for now… Happy New Year! 🍷
Tyla, Gary, Matty & Simon