One of the few hardcore bands from the early ’80s to feature an outspoken and openly gay frontman — in Texas, no less — the Dicks, alongside the Big Boys, were the national scene’s voice from the Lone Star state. Formed in Austin in 1980, the Dicks released their first and most famous single; Hate the Police, shortly thereafter. This is their second (and arguably) better single from 1984.
(Alternative Tentacles Records)