Winch - ARTWORK ONLY: Hot Dawg & the Bunz: Unreleased LPs of the Rustbelt 1/1 – Art
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Hot Dawg & the Bunz (Lorian, Ohio). Unreleased Albums and Unsigned Bands of the Rustbelt in the 1970s.
“How come they always call it a 12” LP?! We call our album a footlong hot dog. That’s what it is so that’s what we call it.” He also liked to say this: “Everything is everything And Hot Dawg is everything."
THIS IS ARTWORK ONLY: NO ALBUM.
1/1. Original art. The only known original art of this band. This is the sleeve art for a band that couldn't find a label to release their album. Several labels were interested, but they wanted the band to alter their sounds to better fit into a popular genre. They refused. Labels also didn't understand when Hot Dawg proclaimed the band was an "all-female no-man's land outfit." “Are you trying to tell me that you are a woman too?" “Do I look like a woman?" “No. You look like me. You look like a man." “Bitch please." “What?" “HOT DAWG!!!" The group hoped to release the album themselves, but could never raise the funds. The band was known for playing any place that would take them (as long as the shows fell on the weekend), doing outdoor festivals sponsored by local radio stations, block parties in Black neighborhoods, backing up big acts... were even respected by some the denim-clad disco-sucks crowd. Most were just confused, but for the folks fortunate enough to see them, they usually became fans, and usually had stories to tell. During one outdoor show, Hot Dawg stacked a few copies of a Bee Gees album, lit the stack on fire and then danced on the albums, danced them to shreds. The crowd went crazy while the band exploded into thunderous sounds of rock n roll. While in some ways, not all that different than other Ohio funk outfits of the 1970s, Hot Dawg had no horns or keyboards, stripped it down to one lead singer and 3 hard-rocking ladies who provided back up vocals and all the instrumentations--bass, drum, guitar (Gibson SG). Local press compared them to Sly, Hendrix, Hayes, Sylvester, and Funkadelic, but the band themselves noted four primary influences-- Norman Whitfield, The Who, Black Merda and especially Bo Diddley. The shows always focused on short blasts, all originals, but also would include one extended workout where Hot Dawg would join the audience in dance and celebration. (Reportedly, one time during the workout, he just curled up with his cape on the stage, proclaiming, "Sorry folks it's just my time of the month and I need a nap.")