Dahl, Mande

Band members               Related acts

- Mande Dahl - vocals




- none known





Genre: new wave

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  Mande Dahl

Company: Rak n' Rol Rickor'dinz

Catalog: --

Year: 1979

Country/State: New York, New York

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: 4 track 12" EP

Available: SOLD

GEMM catalog ID: 4863

Price: SOLD $10.00



She's a complete unknown to me and seems to have little or no presence on the web ...  Anyone know anything about her?   Well pass it on to me.


The rather attractive Miss Dahl appears to have at least dabbled in the late-1970s punk/new wave scene.  One of the few things I could find about her included the fact she opened for a couple of Mission to Burma shows.   With a voice and attitude that reminded me of The Waitresses'  Patty Donahue, her four track EP was actually rather entertaining.  With Dahl 'sing-talking' her way through the four tracks, material like 'Ooh, I Don't Feel Nothin'' and 'Ready To Talk' displayed a nice mix of new wave energy and humor.  Would love to know if she recorded anything else.


"Mande Dahl" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Ooh, I Don't Feel Nothin'   (Mande Dahl) - 2:42

2.) Gasafaction   (Mande Dahl) - 2:40


(side 2)
1.) Chinaman   (Mande Dahl) - 2:35

2.) Ready To Talk   (Mande Dahl) - 3:58


So out of the blue this email hit my inbox.


I am Mande Dahl.  Messing around with [the] idea of a 30 year reunion next May 2010.  Our official debut was in Boston on May 15, 1980.  I would like to have played out on the anniversary of our first gig at Irving Plaza on December 7, 1979 yet just couldn't pull it together...not that I haven't had 30 years to do it.  Oh well.  So I would love to see the way you have packaged my still fondly remembered, 12 inch EP.  I still have one copy.   Right now I have just been in New York although I have been hanging out in California for the last 1 1/2 years and working on a project and I'm back there now.  . What I would really like to see and hear is the CD of my record. What do I do to get one?  Let me know and i will send an address to ship a copy out West. Got more songs I want to make into a CD, best dozen of the 50 songs we recorded. getting excited seeing all the 80's bands playing out. B52's are playing next Tuesday in the hood...so bizarre.  Hope you are well and get in touch when you are able. Cheers, 

Mande Dahl, September 2009


SRB 11/2009