Dave Dictor biography

Dave Dictor

Hardcore punk, Musical Artist

1956 –


Who is Dave Dictor?

Dave Dictor is the lead singer for the hardcore punk band MDC.

Dictor was raised on Long Island and dropped out of Boston University in the 1970s. He taught public school in New York for five years. He spent a period of time living in Montana before moving to Austin, Texas, where he formed a band called the Stains that later evolved into MDC. Dictor and MDC later relocated to San Francisco, California and finally to Portland, Oregon.

Dictor still performs with MDC around the world. He recently toured the U.S. with Citizen Fish.

Dictor also recently appeared in the film American Hardcore, the film based upon the book of the same name. The song "I Remember" also appears in the film and on the soundtrack. Previously he has appeared in the short experimental film, Bruce and Pepper Wayne Gacy's Home Movies, by Bruce LaBruce and Candy Parker.

MDC had lyrics decrying homophobia, for instance in the song "America So Straight?" Dictor also had a confrontation with Bad Brains over their homophobia directed at Randy Turner of Big Boys, which resulted in the MDC song Pay to Come Along.

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Dec 4, 1956
Glen Cove
Also known as
  • Dictor, Dave
  • David Scott Dictor
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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