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Dazzle Dudes

The story of a band who didn’t know how to quit. Or anything.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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EPISODE 1 – We Bring The Dazzle

Episode 1 Meet "Freaky" Dink Fingerhut, former DJ at radio station WTFH in fictional Mixon, Georgia in the 70's. Dink introduces The Dazzle Dudes, four guys struggling with a transition from boogie to glitter rock, with no concept of either one. Dink and WTFH's new manager, Fletcher LaFayette (a noted thespian according to him), [...] The post EPISODE 1 – We Bring The Dazzle appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

16mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Season 2 Episode 12 – Outed & Wasted

Season 2 Episode 12 The band gets “Wasted”; the album slouches toward completion; Darlene bemoans her misplaced love. This episode contains additional material by L. Attaway. The post Season 2 Episode 12 – Outed & Wasted appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

15mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Season 2 Episode 1 – All The Dazzle You Want

Season 2 Episode 1 Welcome back! The Dudes rock the studio with "Nightstalk"; Marvin's Mobile Homes; Fletcher takes the limelight. New episodes every Friday. The post Season 2 Episode 1 – All The Dazzle You Want appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

18mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Season 2 Episode 6 -Big Top

Season 2 Episode 6 Happy New Year 1975! Jeeter and Dink check out Big Top Recording Service and it's manager, Arnold Fister, who specializes in a unique type of entertainment; Fletcher interviews Marvin Morgan, owner of Marvin's La Elite Club and Marvin's Mobile Homes on a new installment of "Fletcher's Folks". [...] The post Season 2 Episode 6 -Big Top appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

23mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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EPISODE 2- Connie visits, Ride-along, 1st Gig

Episode 2 Connie, Jimmy's Mom, drops in; Billy has a ride-a-long with the Mixon police; the Dudes play their first gig with something extra... The post EPISODE 2- Connie visits, Ride-along, 1st Gig appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

13mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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EPISODE 3 – Blanche’s Donuts; the Cap’n drops by…

Episode 3 The Dazzle Dudes record a spot for Blanche's Donuts; Jimmy has a heart-to-heart with Jesse; WTFH's owner, Cap'n Halloren drops in with a vision of the future for the Dudes. The post EPISODE 3 – Blanche’s Donuts; the Cap’n drops by… appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

15mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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EPISODE 20 – Bribery

Episode 20 As the Battle of the Bands approaches, Dink & Fletcher have another shady meeting with Munn & Tander; the Cap'n & Connie show up and bring things to a watery finish; the Dudes take a mind-blowing trip to the astral plane with "Music of the Spheres"; The Hollerin' Boys say "Hey, [...] The post EPISODE 20 – Bribery appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

24mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Season 2 Episode 13 – Glitter City

Season 2 Episode 13 Fletcher soldiers on; Meet Mixon’s Mayor; next stop: Glitter City. This episode contains additional material by L. Attaway. The post Season 2 Episode 13 – Glitter City appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

20mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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EPISODE 5 – That Label Deal And Stuff

Episode 5 Spaceship Lovin'; Freaky Dink and Fletcher meet the Picknick Records guys; is a Dazzle Dudes album on the horizon? The post EPISODE 5 – That Label Deal And Stuff appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

20mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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EPISODE 21 – Battle of the Bands – Season 1 Finale

Episode 21 Season 1 Finale The big night arrives! The Dazzle Dudes meet stiff competition from their peers in the WTFH Battle of the Bands of 1974: Helvis von Trapp, The Hollerin' Boys, Boogiesaurus, The Rock Buddies, Thick Brick, The Boogie Machine and the mighty Freakinbooger all vie for the Mixon Rock Crown [...] The post EPISODE 21 – Battle of the Bands – Season 1 Finale appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

42mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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EPISODE 13 – Makin’ That Record Part 3

Episode 13 Connie commissions her own Dazzle masterpiece; Cap'n Halloren sails into port; Powertrain chugs on. The post EPISODE 13 – Makin’ That Record Part 3 appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

19mins

10 May 2019

Rank #11

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Season 2 Episode 2 – Fletcher’s Folks

Season 2 Episode 2 Fletcher takes off; Connie shows up; Darlene gets down; December is "Help the Elderly Listen to Podcasts" month. Because we say so. The post Season 2 Episode 2 – Fletcher’s Folks appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

14mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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EPISODE 4 – St. Patty’s Dudes

Episode 4 The Dudes bring the Dazzle for St. Patrick's Day; has love found Jimmy? This episode was co-written by L. Attaway, who also provided the voice of Sandy. The post EPISODE 4 – St. Patty’s Dudes appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

13mins

8 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Season 2 Episode 7 – Scent of Dazzle

Season 2 Episode 7 The band starts recording in their odiferous new environment, Big Top Recording Service; studio operator Arnold Fister approaches Dink about a new gig for Jesse; "Juggernaught's" true genesis revealed. The post Season 2 Episode 7 – Scent of Dazzle appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

16mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Season 2 Episode 9 – Pool Boy Jesse

Season 2 Episode 9 "Overlords" overwhelms Jeeter; Mr. Fister exposes himself; Jesse embarks on a new side gig: "Oh, pool boy!" The post Season 2 Episode 9 – Pool Boy Jesse appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

17mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Season 2 Episode 3 – Hey, Bud

Season 2 Episode 3 The band is back at work at Carnival Sounds; studio owner Bud Carney has questions; the Dudes have answers. The post Season 2 Episode 3 – Hey, Bud appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

12mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Season 2 Episode 4 – Happy HoliDudes

Season 2 Episode 4 The Dazzle Dudes rock the Christmas bash at Marvin's La Elite Club; Ronnie of Freakinbooger takes the spotlight; the Dudes have a special gift just for you - "Glam Rock Santa Claus"! Join our email list to download your very own copy at DUDES NEWS! [...] The post Season 2 Episode 4 – Happy HoliDudes appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

24mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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EPISODE 15 – Makin’ That Record Part 5

Episode 15 The band presses on with recording; Fletcher stages an intervention; Jesse & Jimmy are blessed; Sandy returns; Cheyenne rocks on; Connie & Bud enjoy happy hour; Dudes sparkle with "Glitter Queen". The post EPISODE 15 – Makin’ That Record Part 5 appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

22mins

24 May 2019

Rank #18

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EPISODE 11 – Makin’ That Record Part 1

Episode 11 The band starts recording their 1st album at Carnival Sounds with Bud Carney at the helm; Connie rejects her musehood; the Dudes cut "Lady of the High Life" and get treated to a country classic: "Whiskey, Drive Me Home"! The post EPISODE 11 – Makin’ That Record Part 1 appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

16mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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EPISODE 18 – Ladies and Gentlemen: Scram Pauley!

Episode 18 With the Dazzle Dudes still on hiatus composing more new hits, Jeeter and Dink remain a captive audience for Bud Carney; the legendary Scram Pauley weaves his special magic; Walkie-Talk! The post EPISODE 18 – Ladies and Gentlemen: Scram Pauley! appeared first on Dazzle Dudes.

24mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #20