The Dinner Is Ruined

The Dinner Is Ruined are a Canadian indie rock band. The band members are Dale Morningstar, Dave Clark and Dr. Johnny Pee.

Formed in 1991, partially as a side project for Rheostatics drummer Dave Clark, the band are a blues-influenced experimental noise rock combo whose sound is often compared to Superchunk and The Breeders. When Clark left the Rheostatics in 1995 The Dinner Is Ruined became his primary band.

In addition to their own albums, The Dinner Is Ruined have recorded as Gordon Downie's backup band on his solo albums. When recording with Downie, the band also includes Julie Doiron and Skydiggers guitarist Josh Finlayson.


The Dinner Is Ruined

  • Burn Your Dashiki (1991)
  • Love Songs from the Lubritorium (1993)
  • Worm Pickers Brawl (1994)
  • Ice Cream, Drugs, Rubber Goods (1996)
  • Elevator Music for Non-Claustrophobic People (1997)
  • A Maggot in Their Heads (1999)
  • Ray Charles Kinda Party (2001)
  • Legion Hall (2005)

Gordon Downie

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