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[Originally published: Issue #7, circa 1989]

[LOOKING BACK: I was SUCH a big fan of Doggy Style, as noted by the number of times I mentioned them throughout Threatening Society's run. In fact, they are the only band that was interviewed TWICE! Alas, even with the backing of the powerful, star-making ability of our fanzine juggernaut, the band fizzled out not long after this interview. Although their third LP was good, they had lost some of the silliness and fun that where the anchor of their previous releases. Unfortunately, Rib Finley (nee Curtis Haller) passed away in 2016. RIP. -- Mickey]

DOGGY STYLE was interviewed in these pages way, way back in 82. Their LP has been out for a few years now, and despite a tour or two, not too much has been heard from them except for their legal troubles with Brad and Lou from the original DOGGY STYLE. The problems have been ironed out, and now it’s full speed ahead for DOGGY STYLE! Here’s a quick chat with Rib Finley, their vocalman.

 

THREATENING SOCIETY: You told me you’re working on a new LP. What’s the title?

RIB FINLEY: “DOGGY STYLE III – Can’t Stand the Humor”.

TS: What label will it be on and when will it come out?

RF: XXX Records, Tapes and CD’s. It should be out this summer.

TS: How did “Doggy Style II” sell?

RF: Excellent. It’s still selling ‘round the world very well. But fuck Flipside – they’re a bunch of scumsucking dickheads. We are finally on a real album label, XXX, who also works with D.I., ADOLESCENTS, FLOWER LEPERDS (Tony Adolescent’s bands).

 

TS: How did your tour go?

RF: Great! The next one in August will even be better.

TS: Where did the tour take you?

RF: Everywhere and more.

TS: What bands did you play with?

RF: We played with D.I. on the whole tour. Most of the other bands we played with I can’t remember – too much beer on the brain.

TS: Which city was the best?

RF: CBGB’s (New York) was great and Boston I loved.

TS: What was the average size of each show?

RF: Two hundred and fifty to three hundred. Sometimes 400. In Green Bay and Boston, five hundred.

TS: What happened in Philly? Did you miss any others?

RF: We won’t miss Philly in August, and one other we missed in Allentown. It won’t happen again.

TS: Did you lose money?

RF: No, we gained money.

 

TS: Now that you’ve played so many cities, what’s your impression of the punk scene?

RF: I can’t wait to go back East in August.

 

TS: Is the DOGGY STYLE name controversy over?

RF: Yes, it’s all ours.

TS: Are you still friends with Brad and Lou?

RF: Yes, we are still bros… Hope to see everyone in August and check out the album on XXX Records, Tapes, and CD’s.

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