Dwight Twilley’s classic power pop record Wild Dogs finally gets its first worldwide CD release as an expanded edition including nine bonus tracks.
Wild Dogs is a brilliant pop rock album that never got a fair chance - until now.
Dwight Twilley achieved a long-awaited breakthrough when his 1984 single "Girls" hit the Top 20 and parent album Jungle went Top 40. The stage was set for Twilley's next album, Wild Dogs, to put him over the top. Hit producer Val Garay (Linda Ronstadt, Kim Carnes, The Motels) was onboard, along with Twilley regulars Susan Cowsill, Phil Seymour, and Bill Pitcock IV. But it all came crashing down when Twilley's label head was implicated in a major payola scandal on the eve of the album's release, sinking Wild Dogs without a trace.
If ever an artist and album deserved better, it's this one. The original Wild Dogs album has been remastered by Vic Anesini for its first-ever CD release. The nine bonus tracks double the album's length and include Dwight's original demos. Longtime Twilley art director Zox has uncovered never-before-seen photos from the original shoot, and power pop authority Ken Sharp contributes new liner notes based on 2022 interviews with Twilley, Cowsill, Garay, and Zox.
Twilley don't mind, and neither to we!