Problem Dogs

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Problem Dogs were formed on the south side of Chicago in 1980. The band met each other as college station DJs at The University Of Illinois and Chicago Circle.

They had their first performance at the legendary Space Place on February 21, 1981. The played clubs such as O'Banions, Tuts, Lucky Number, Metro, Cubby Bear and others.

Around 1982, Algis Kizys departed the band to go to New York and with The Bag People. The band went through several bass players. In 1985 they renamed the band as Pirate Radio and moved to Los Angeles with new bass player Mike Fierstein. They played the LA club scene for a couple more years,and a couple of bass players later, they dissolved the band in 1987. Rick Radtke retired from music, John Connors took a top level position at and Demetra Plakas joined the band L7.



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You Are The Knife 1983.jpg
  • City Hall/You Are The Knife 7"

(Disturbing Records, 1983)

    • Recorded at Studio Media


  • Great Policemen
  • City Hall
  • You Are The Knife
  • New York PD
  • Man You'll Never Know
  • Teen
  • A Thousand Clowns
  • Cale
  • Black Leather Inspiration
  • 1000 Clowns
  • Spill The Blood
  • The Man You'll Never Know
  • (I Don't Want To Be) A Problem Dog