Dennis Most is a singer, songwriter, producer and arranger of a hybrid of punky-garagy-psychedelic-hard rock with hooks you can remember.
His love for rock 'n' roll started
in his hometown of
In 1972 he formed Punk, a trippy blues garage-rock combo that along with his originals included tunes by Lou Reed, Flamin' Groovies and Alice Cooper amongst others. Along with the name being a little prophetic, his fav stage attire was ripped-up t-shirts.
During the mid-70's he continued to define his sound taking his 60's garage pop style and merging it with hard rock in the Thunder Kids, Savage Messiah and Strange Movies.
In May of 1976 he formed AudioLove. AudioLove was pure power featuring Most's snarling vocals and aggressive stage show with a driving rhythm section and guitarist extraordinaire, Peter Poulos. AudioLove preceded the New Wave/punk scene, unnerving club owners and patrons alike.
Dennis Most and the Instigators was formed in 1979 with his brother, Mark. It was basically a fun vehicle for the Most brothers, doing classic 60's garage (Blue Magoos, Standells, etc.), sporting hyped-up arrangements with edge and attitude. Most's first single "Excuse My Spunk" (written by Most and first performed w/AudioLove) b/w "Destructive Love" (written and sung by Mark Most) was released in 1979 and shortly afterward this version of the band ceased to exist.
In the early 80's after relocating
In 1998 "Excuse My Spunk" turned up on one of the highly thought of Killed by Death series of classic American punk on vinyl. A resurgence of interest in Most's work started to move into the Internet world of global punk rockers. In late 2001, the EXCUSE MY SPUNK album appeared in Italy under the Dennis Most and the Instigators non de plume consisting of singles and unreleased studio tracks followed in 2002 by a mini-tour of Italy before crazed Italian rockers, kicking off in Rome.
2003 brought brand new Instigators recordings
Also in 2003 a CD version of
In June 2004
2006 brings yet
recording called I'M NOT DEAD YET! with more of his hard rocking punk. YOU TALKIN' TO ME issues the EXCUSE MY SPUNK
album on CD plus 11 bonus tracks all remastered for the best sound yet. Finally the remastered
Dennis Most continues to perform and record, so be prepared. There's still plenty of his music to come.