The Dickies formed after the initial punk explosion of 1977. The band comprised vocalist Leonard Graves Phillips, guitarist Stan Lee, bassist Billy Club, keyboardist Chuck Wagon, and drummer Karlos Kaballero -- all of the names were assumed, of course. Two years later, the group released their debut album, The Incredible Shrinking Dickies, on A&M Records. Throughout their career, the Dickies only deviated slightly from the fast and catchy punk of their debut -- their earlier records leaned toward the Californian hardcore punk that was popular at the time, while the later records slow down a little, approaching heavy metal territory.
Over the course of six albums between 1979 and 1989, the group's audience never grew beyond a cult following. With echoes of their music heard in Green Day's multi-platinum 1994 hit album Dookie, the Dickies returned to action in 1998 with Dogs from the Hare That Bit Us; Still Live Even If You Don't Want Us came out the following year and they kept the ball rolling with their release of Stukas Over Disneyland in 2000.. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide