Everybody and their Dogg

“What’s going on here?” I thought to myself over Boxing Day breakfast as Sounds of the 60s played Zabadak.

Dip into Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich’s extravaganza at around 1.11 and you’ll hear the start of a vocal counter-melody later taken up by strings.  Now listen to the chorus of Family Dogg’s A Way of Life.  Is there not quite a similarity?

Zabadak dates from 1967 and A Way of Life from 1969.  The songs had different writers, with Zabadak constructed (and I think that’s the right word) by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley and A Way of Life written by Cook-Greenaway.

Nevertheless, there is a link between the two – Steve Rowland produced DDDBMT and was the lead vocalist of Family Dogg.  What that says, I don’t know but it’s a curious point of interest.

The Family Dogg: A Way of Life: Anthology 1967-76
The Family Dogg: It’s Just a Way Of Life

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