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Type of music generally:

alternative pop/rock


Final release, Boneyard Beach (1995)

See also:

The Ectophiles' Guide entries for Dana Kletter's previous and subsequent projects, blackgirls and Dana & Karen Kletter


Other alternative rock groups

Covers/own material:


General comments:

Dish was an alterna pop/rock band that Dana Kletter was the (main) lead singer for. They had a song, "Headlights", on a CMJ compilation that in addition to knowing she'd been part of the blackgirls led me to pick up their full-length disc, Boneyard Beach. Well, that song was great but the rest of the album was forgettable and blandly pretty except for Dana Kletter's great voice. I hardly ever played it. But later a friend played me an ep that I liked a lot and I later found a copy of it. That one was called Mabel Sagittarius—lots more edgy, energetic, and blackgirls-like. I love it. But only 5 songs! (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Mabel Sagittarius


Mabel Sagittarius

Release info:

1993—engine (P.O. Box 1575, New York, NY 1009, U.S.A.)—vroom#9



Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Dana Kletter—piano, guitar, vocals
Bo Taylor—lead guitars,vocals
Sara Bell—bass guitar, backing vocal
Jerry Kee—drums, etc.

Guest artists:

Karen Kletter—vocals on 1 track

Produced by:

Mitch Easter


I still love this 5-song ep. Energetic and individual music—each song is a delight. Highly recommended if you can track it down. (Neile)

Boneyard Beach

Release info:



Wide on release

Ecto priority:

Recommended only for mainstream pop/rock lovers

Group members:

Sara Bell—bass. mandolin, guitar, vocals
Dana Kletter—piano, guitar, vocals
Bo Taylor—guitar, hammond B-3 organ, vocals
Jerry Kee—drums, cymbal

Produced by:

John Agnello


Yes, I bought this on the basis of hearing a cut on the CMJ sampler. I would say that it makes me miss the blackgirls even more than I already did. Dana Kletter trades off and shares the songwriting and lead vocals with Bo Taylor. Generally the songwriting is weaker than the blackgirls, but of course, Dana Kletter's voice is just as wonderful as ever. I still like "Headlights" a lot, but the rest doesn't do all that much for me. (Neile)

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