The bare facts are easy. Dave Smalley teamed up with the Chemical People and recorded the self-titled debut in 1991, and "Blue" in 1992. DBL was still a project band up to that point. By 1994, guitarist Sam Williams III, bassist Angry John Di Mambro and drummer Hunter Oswald had entered the fold to record "punkrockacademyfightsong." Danny Westman stepped in on drum duties for 1996's "All Scratched Up." "Last of the Sharpshooters" came out in 1997 and Chris Lagerborg filled in on the skins for the session. Then came 1999. Enter Milo Todesco and Keith Davies, a brand new rhythm section. Down By Law released their first album on Go-Kart Records, a record titled "Fly The Flag.


 

MEMBERS: Dave Smalley (vocals,quitar), Sam Williams (quitar), John DiMambro (bass), Hunter Oswald (drums) 

STYLES: Punk Revival, Hardcore Punk

SIMILAR ARTISTS: The Neckbones, Doubledrive, Tilt, Samiam, Mr.T Experience, NOFX 

ROOTS AND INFLUENCES: The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Blag Flag, Descendes

FULL RECORDS: Down By Law (1991), Blue (1992), Punkrockacademyfightsong (1994), Down By Law/Gigantor (1995), All Scratched Up (1996), Last Of The Sharpshooters (1997), Fly The Flag (1999), Split (2000), Punkrockdays:The Bets Of DBL (2002)

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