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THE STORY SO FAR ...

If there is any musical ensemble in the world deserving to be referenced as Ąuniqueď, certainly Pavlovís Dog fitís the bill. Founded in 1973 by Chuck Berry drummer and current band member Mike Safron, Pavlovís Dog captured the worldís attention due to the astonishing voice of David Surkamp. Love it or hate it, there is no space in between. Each composition captured a tapestry of power and emotion, sending critics and fans alike scrambling for description.

Pavlovís Dog signed its initial recording contract with ABC Records in 1973 for the unheard of figure of $500,000.00. The group was dropped within weeks of the release of its debut Pampered Menial, an unparalleled document that has never been out of print since its release. Columbia Records re-released  Pampered Menial within a month of the ABC debacle, following itís own $500,000.00 advance, and the album began charting on two labels simultaneously on the Billboard charts (a first and last for the recording industry). 

Pampered Menial contained at least two classic songs, Julia and Song Dance, music that still touches listenerís hearts today.  One can only imagine how many love affairs began with Davidís refrain to the familiar Julia, I canít live without your love.

Pavlovís Dogís 2nd release At The Sound Of The Bell was an equally intriguing treasure. With members of the Yes, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Steely Dan, and jazz giant Michae l Brecker, some of the brightest talents of the era contributed to the album.

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Following a pair of iconic releases the dream was overÖÖ.  The invisible controllers of the radio dial began its program of corporate mediocrity, leaving Davidís voice and vision a wreckage of commercial interests. The 1977 recording sessions for the third album Has Anyone Here Seen Sigfried were never finished, Pavlov`s Dog vanished traceless for 13 years.

Curiously, the rumors and legends continued to swirl around. Some said David Surkamp took his own life as a suicide, others he died after helium inhalation, and worse. Still, unbelievably, all the rumors and naughtiness continued to raise Pavlovís Dogís cult. 

A pair of Pavlovís Dog releases found their way into the world during the 80ís and 90ís. The long-rumored 1977 lost third recording of unfinished work, Has Anyone Here Seen Siegfried, was bootlegged (and finally regulary released in 2007 by Rockville Music, with added 10 bonustracks), and the regular album Lost In America from 1990. 2001 David Surkamp released his solo album Roaring With Light.

In 2004 the original 1974/75 Pavlovís Dog lineup came together for a 30th anniversary concert. The entire performance was broadcasted by Microsoft, allowing fans around the globe to revel once again in the power and glory of Pavlov's Dog. European tours followed, culminating in a breathtaking performance at the Arrowrock Festival in Holland in front of 54,000 fans.

2007 saw the release of Dancing On The Edge Of A Teacup, David Surkamp's second solo album.

In 2010 ECHO & BOO was released. It is the first Pavlovís Dog album after 20 years. German reputable Rockmagazine ECLIPSED voted ECHO & BOO on rank 13 of 2010ís most important releases, and wrote:

ďA band should start a comback only, if they can perform bigger and more sophisticated as they were when they left the scene. Pavlov's Dog did this terrificly successful.ď

And in 2011 LIVE AND UNLEASHED was released. It is the first livealbum in the bandís 36 years history! The legend is alive!