My name is Dean Sabatino

Dean Sabatino - 2013


That's So Philly: Play With A Philly Teen

May 3, 2014

Had a great time participating in this "That's So Philly" project. It was wonderful to collaborate with Brandon who is an amazing drummer. "Improvised Drum Duet"

Guest Player

April 14, 2014

I play drums on two tracks of Philadelphia singer/songwriter Madalean Gauze's new EP called "American War". You can listen and buy it on Bandcamp: "American War"

Podcast Guest

January 29, 2014

I was a guest on "The Shakes" podcast on the Mule Radio Syndicate this week. Also of note: I composed the theme music for this season!

Song Featured

January 20, 2014

My song "Et tu, Brute" from "instrumental.volume.two" is included in this month's "The Mixtape" podcast on the Mule Radio Syndicate.

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I'm a user interface and graphic designer. I have extensive experience designing web-based applications and websites, as well as creating illustrations, music packaging, logos and promotional materials.

I've been the drummer for The Dead Milkmen since 1983 and have played with a variety of groups including Narthex, The Big Mess Orchestra, Baby Flamehead, Butterfly Joe, and more. I also play a bit of guitar, bass and keyboards and have self released two instrumental albums.

I like to take photos and I've been on Flickr for over nine years. I also like to post photos using Instagram.

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With The Dead Milkmen

Studio Albums

Big Lizard in My Backyard (1985)
Eat Your Paisley (1986)
Bucky Fellini (1987)
Beelzebubba (1988)
Metaphysical Graffiti (1990)
Soul Rotation (1992)
Not Richard, But Dick (1993)
Stoney's Extra Stout (Pig) (1995)
The King In Yellow (2011)

Live Albums

Chaos Rules - Live at the Trocadero (1994)


Now We Are 10 (1993)
Death Rides a Pale Cow (The Ultimate Collection) (1997)
Cream of the Crop (1998)
Now We Are 20 (2003)
The Dead Milkmen Present: Philadelphia In Love DVD (2003)

Singles and EPs

"The Thing That Only Eats Hippies" (1987)
Instant Club Hit EP (1987)
"Punk Rock Girl" (1988, 1989)
Smokin' Banana Peels EP (1988, 1989)
If I Had A Gun EP (1992)
"Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch" (2012)
"Big Words Make The Baby Jesus Cry" (2012)
"The Great Boston Molasses Flood" (2013)
"Welcome To Undertown" (2013)

Self-released Cassettes

Funky Farm (1983)
A Date With The Dead Milkmen (1983)
Death Rides A Pale Cow (1984)
The Dead Milkmen Take The Airwaves (1984)
Someone Shot Sunshine (1984)

Self Released Solo

instrumental.volume.one (2011)
instrumental.volume.two (2013)

With Narthex

Twin Cities (2006)

With Butterfly Joe

Butterfly Joe (2000)

With The Big Mess Orchestra

Big Mess Orchestra (1997)
Have Yourself (2004)

With Baby Flamehead

Life Sandwich (1990)


Now You Are 50 - The Songs Of Joe Jack Talcum (2012)
Track "Stranger Gold"

Samuel Locke Ward - NAMEDROPPER
The Lame Years Vol. 11 (2013)
Guitar on Track "Vote Your Fear"

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I'm available for recording/session work, composing soundtrack music, and creating music for online video/audio productions including product announcements, demos, incidental music, and podcasts.

Get in touch at dean@deansabatino.com

Find me on: Bandcamp Soundcloud Facebook Twitter Flickr Instagram

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