Didjits

Also known as Didjits, The
Members of Didjits: Brad Sims, Doug Evans, Rey Washam, Rick Sims, Todd Cole
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.southern.com/southern/band/DIDJI/, http://www.myspace.com/didjits, http://www.touchandgorecords.com/bands/band.php?id=41

Discography of Didjits:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Hey Judester / Fizzjob 24 Audio 1988-05-27 Touch And Go
2 Pigs! We Have Your Son 2 Audio 1995 Fear And Loathing
3 Lovesicle 2 Audio 1989 Touch And Go
4 Dear Junkie / Skull Baby 3 Audio 1993-11-01 Sub Pop
5 Fuck The Pigs 2 Audio 1990 Touch And Go
6 Que Sirhan Sirhan 11 Audio 1993 Touch And Go
7 Hornet Piñata 13 Audio 1990 Touch And Go
8 Fizzjob 10 Audio 1989 Touch And Go
9 Hey Judester 12 Audio 1988-05-27 Touch And Go
10 Full Nelson Reilly 12 Audio 1991-04-19 Touch And Go
11 Little Miss Carriage! 5 Audio 1992-10-15 Touch And Go
12 Hornet Pinata 13 Audio 1990
13 Backstage Passout 12 Audio Not On Label (Didjits)
14 Fizzjob 10 Audio 1986 Bam Bam Records (5)
15 Knocked Up 6 Audio 1992 Touch And Go
16 Full Nelson Reilly 12 Audio 1991 Touch And Go
17 Little Miss Carriage! 10 Audio 1992-10-15 Touch And Go
18 Que Sirhan Sirhan 11 Audio 1993 Touch And Go
19 Fuck The Pigs 2 Audio 1990 Touch And Go
20 Full Nelson Reilly 12 Audio 1991-04-19 Touch And Go
21 Hornet Piñata 13 Audio 1990 Touch And Go


The Didjits were a punk rock band from Mattoon, Illinois, USA. The band was formed in 1983 by brothers Rick (vocals & guitar) and Brad (drums) Sims, along with Doug Evans (bass). The trio's music was characterized by its high-energy guitar attack, which displayed a heavy influence of early rock 'n roll like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, and Rick Sim's smart aleck lyrics. Also of note was Rick Sims onstage persona, which consisted of the front man wearing suits and sunglasses while hurling insults at the audience. The group's debut LP, "Fizzjob" came out on their own Bam Bam Records in 1986. In 1988, the group signed to [l=Touch & Go] Records after the label heard an advance copy of their 2nd LP, "Hey Judester". The label would remain the band's home (with the exception of a few singles) for the rest of their career (they would also subsequently reissue "Fizzjob"). Following 1991's "Full Nelson Reilly", Brad Sims left the band to concentrate on work and family. Rey Washam was drafted to fill his spot on the band's 1992 EP "Little Miss Carriage". Brad Cole would take over the drum throne for the band's next LP, "Que Sirhan Sirhan" but the group split the following year.

In 2006, the original line-up reunited to perform at Touch & Go's 25th Anniversary Party, followed a week later by a show in Champaign, IL.


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