The Dinner Is Ruined – A Maggot In Their Heads CD
"Hockey was my life," [The Dinner Is Ruined frontman Dale Morningstar] recalls from his Toronto Island home. "I played Triple A for Niagara Falls for about seven years. We went to California for a hockey tournament when I was 17, and I got busted at Disneyland for smoking pot. Then I got kicked off the team. The next fall I would have been up for Junior B tryouts, but they didn't want anything to do with a stoner goalie. I remember thinking, 'Well, I'm not going to be a pro hockey player. That's it; the dream's over. I'm going to make rock'n'roll my life.' It was so clear. Time for new dreams." Morningstar has found those dreams in the kaleidoscopic art-punk soundscapes of the Dinner Is Ruined Band, who've just released their sixth album A Maggot in Their Heads (featuring the song "Bobby Orr"). It's a surprisingly structured album that features great songs - something you wouldn't expect from a freeform band whose last album was a collection of found sounds." – Michael Barclay, Exclaim!