Formed in 1965 in Montreal, Canada, the Dudes were a short-lived ‘supergroup’ led by expatriate San Franciscan, Bob Segarini (vocals/guitar). Segarini had been a member of several promising Californian groups, including Family Tree, Roxy and the Wackers. The Wackers’ brand of exciting power pop was especially popular in Canada and the group moved there in 1973. They split up in 1974 when Elektra Records rejected their fourth album. Former Wackers Bill ‘Kootch’ Trochim (bass) and Wayne Cullen (drums) joined Segarini in the Dudes, which was completed by Brian Greenaway (ex-Mashmakan), David Henman and Richie Henman (both ex-April Wine). Sadly, We’re No Angels was a marked disappointment. It offered the melodic brand of rock Segarini was renowned for, but a glossy production robbed the songs of dynamics and an air of anonymity bedevilled its content. The Dudes split up within months of its release, after which Segarini embarked on a solo career.
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