Speaking of Bands That Take Their Name from Genitalia…


citizen dick shirt…Citizen Dick, the fictional band from Cameron Crowe’s 1992 romantic comedy Singles, will release a 7″ vinyl version of their song “Touch Me I’m Dick” (a parody of Mudhoney’s “Touch Me I’m Sick”) for Record Store Day.

I haven’t seen Singles in years, so I have no idea if it holds up or not, but almost twenty-five years ago, it seemed like a seminal rock film: it took place in Seattle and was released just as the grunge scene was really taking off, which was fortuitous, because all the grunge musicians who appeared both in the film on the soundtrack were recruited before they started to get really famous.

Those bands included, of course, Citizen Dick, which consisted of three Pearl Jam members — Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament — along with Matt Dillon (as his character “Cliff Poncier,” of course), as well as Alice in Chains. AiC appear in the film performing “It Ain’t Like That” and “Would?”, the latter of which appeared on the soundtrack and became a smash MTV hit (and that was before it appeared on Dirt, released later that same year).

Here’s Citizen Dick’s “Touch Me I’m Dick,” as well as a funny interview with Dillon’s character from the film…

…and Alice in Chain’s cameo in Singles

…and finally, here’s Alice in Chains’ Singles-themed video for “Would?”…

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18.

[via Topless Robot]

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