Dash Rip Rock was formed as a three-piece rockabilly band in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the summer of 1984, taking their name from the Flintstones. Over time the band has evolved into a rowdy live act popular at college-town bars and frat parties across the South. Today, the only remaining original member is singer/guitarist Bill Davis.
Taking cues from the early-80s American roots rock revival embodied by such acts as Rank & File, The LeRoi Brothers, The Beat Farmers, The Stray Cats and Jason and The Scorchers, drummer F. Clarke Martty formed Dash Rip Rock with singer/guitarist Bill Davis and bassist Ned "Hoaky" Hickel in 1984. All three were veterans of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana post-punk / new wave scene, with Davis having gained some local notoriety in The Human Rayz and Hickel in Scooter and the Mopeds.
Originally, the band was heavily focused on country and rockabilly, with Martty playing a simple stand-up drum kit and band members sporting cowboy shirts and bola ties....
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