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That Magazine from CITR fml02 cablelOO
MARCH 1987 • Vol. V. No. 2 * Issue #50
EDITOR
Michael Shea
WRITERS
Iain Bowman, Steve Edge, R. Filbrandt,
M. Grimshaw, Marsha Harris, Mark
Quail,   Janis McKenzie, Mark Mushet,
Afshin Rattansi, Kevin S., Robert Shea
ILLUSTRATORS
R. Filbrandt, M. Grimshaw,
Lawrence McCarthy, William Thompson
Michael Fisher
ART DIRECTOR
Karen Shea
DESIGN
Harry Hertscheg
LAYOUT
Dana Angus, Flicka Blades, Pat Carroll,
Lucy Crowther, Sandra Dametto,
Randy Iwata, Bill Mullan, Shedo Ollek,
Paulus T. Scholten
PROGRAM GUIDE
Louis Jantzen
TYPESETTING
Dena Corby, Ammo Fuzztone,
Maja Grip,Lorna Mulligan
COVER
Jan Wade
BUSINESS MANAGER
Randy Iwata
ADVERTISING
Lucy Crowther
DISTRIBUTION
Michael Shea
SUBSCRIPTIONS
Randy Iwata
PUBLISHER
Harry Hertscheg
Discorder Magazine, c/o CITR - UBC Radio
6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V6T 2A4 S (604) 228-3017
Discorder Magazine is published monthly by the
Student Radio Society of the University of British
Columbia (CITR-FM) and is printed in the far-away
reaches of Surrey, Canada.
That Magazine from CITR fm102 cable 100 circulates 1 7.500 free copies by the first of each
month. Twelve-issue subscriptions: $10 in
Canada. US$10 in the USA, $15 elsewhere.
Make money order or certified cheque payable to
'CITR Publications'.
CITR-FM broadcasts a 49-watt stereo signal
throughout Vancouver on 101.9 FM. But for best reception, you're far better off hooking up your stereo
to FM cable. CITR is available at 100.1 FM on
Rogers Cable (Lower Mainland) and Shaw Cable
(North Shore), but not yet on Western Cable (New
Westminster and the Fraser Valley). Call your cable
company if you're having reception problems; call
us if you're having trouble hooking up.
All inquiries concerning CITR, Discorder or the
Mobile Sound System can be directed to station
manager Harry Hertscheg. The business line is
228-3017 The CITR request line is 228-2487 or
228-CITR
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IN THIS ISSUE
50 ISSUES, AND IT STILL MAKES NO CENTS!
Discorder takes a loving look at its first four years
of publication .And we love you too 8
GOING MADLY UP THE MAINSTREAM
Don Chow and Robert Shea follow
Shriekback without paddles LI
BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
Why Isn yt It Politically Correct? asks Marsha Harris 20
OH MY GOD! IT'S ERNEST ANGELY
M. Grimshaw and R. Filbrandt take
a walk on the wild side 22
HAIL! DISCORDIA
We donyt know who wrote this, but they mean business 2A
THE ROVING EAR
This month, a letter from London 26
A STREAM OF VITRIOLIC CONTEMPT
Mark Mushet is actually a very nice person,
he just likes to think he isn yt 32
IN EVERY ISSUE
UP FRONT
Hard news told straight 4
AIRHEAD
Praise, pitfalls, and something in between 6
VINYL VERDICT
The Men They Couldn V Hang, Grace Jones, Go Four 3,
Husker Du, and Motorhead 28
ON THE DIAL
A new way of looking at CITR 34
SPIN LIST
What's hot, and what will be 36
LOCAL MOTION
Janis McKenzie takes a look in her own backyard 38
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-Miles Davis
Mon. Apri. 6 • 8 pm
Vancouver East
Cultural Centre
Tickets: $12 Advance/*14 Door
Available: V.E.C.C., Black Swan,
High Life, Sikora's
Reservations: 254-9578
Information: 682-0706
UP FRONT
Everything You Wanted To Know, But...
THIS MONTH MARKS the 50th consecutive issue of Discorder. Es
tablished in February 1983 as a programme guide to CITR Radio, Discorder
has grown to encompass a broad range of
topics that we feel reflect the interests and
concerns of those individuals who want
more in a monthly music and culture publication than what most media sources are
willing to offer. Admittedly, there have
been many hits and misses, vehement letters, angry local musicians, sleepless
nights and nervous breakdowns as Discorder gives birth each month to a new
issue that we hope will serve to entertain,
inform, amuse, and provoke the reader.
Discorder sincerely hopes that it has been
as much of a stimulating experience for
you, and you know who you are, as it has
been for us, and we know who we are.
The featured article this month is a compilation of quotes and excerpts from interviews, articles, and letters from the past
fifty issues. We felt that this would give the
reader a much better idea of what Discorder is all about rather than a detailed
history of the why's, and what for's of its
raison d'etre. After all, it has been only fifty
issues and what with the Georgia Straight
over one thousand and C-FOX radio
twenty years old, we've still got a long way
to go!
Shriekback is one music group whose
career Discorder has followed with avid
interest. The first Shriekback feature appeared in March 1983, and this month they
are on our pages for the third time. CITR
music director Don Chow interviewed
Barry Andrews when the group played in
Vancouver late last year, and Robert Shea
wrote the story that follows them as they go
madly up the mainstream.
Also featured this month is a very funny
expose on the visit to Vancouver of that
crazy TV preacher Ernest Angely, with text
and illustrations by M. Grimshaw and R.
Filbrandt. On an irreligious note is an
introduction to the Church of Our Lady of
Discord and the upcoming visit of Robert
Anton Wilson, Discordian philosopher and
co-author of the llluminatus! Trilogy. This
month also sees the return of The Roving
Ear, where London freelance writer Afshin
Rattansi diagnoses the local music scene
in that city of cities. Mark Mushet also once
again graces these pages with his stream
of vitriolic contempt - yes, that right, he
has his own column, so watch out Doug
Collins! Finally, Marsha Harris writes to us
again in an essay of personal perspectives
called Black is Beautiful; Why Isn't It Politically Correct?
All of this, and more in Discorder's 50th
issue. So read on!
BEHIND THE DIAL
• CITR is celebrating the 50th issue of
Discorder by presenting a Bzzr and
Garden Party, Tuesday March 3rd in the
Student Union Building, rooms 207-
209, at UBC from 2:45pm to 6pm. Free
entertainment provided by special
guests Omnisquid, Sleepy Boy Floyd,
Abnormally High Operating Temperature, and The Evaporators.
• On Friday, March 6th, CITR is opening
its doors to the public from 10am to 3pm
as part of the UBC Open House. Come
and see what really goes on behind the
dials.
• That very same day starting at 8pm,
CITR presents Go Four 3 with special
guests Stubborn Blood and The Rain-
walkers at the UBC SUB Ballroom. This
will be Go Four 3's last local appearance before heaading to Los
Angeles for a short tour. It's an all ages
gig and advance tickets are available at
Zulu, Odyssey, and the AMS Box
Office.
• You know those plastic floppy one play
only records found in some guitar
magazines? Well, Discorder's doing
one better. Four better in fact. In the
April issue of Discorder will be four Do-
It-Yourself tape releases. The only:
catch is that you have to record them
yourself off CITR, mastered on your
home cassette decks, as the local
bands play their one take albums live in
the studio. The show is on April 1st with
four Do-It Yourself tape releases on the
same night. Red Herring, Stubborn
Blood, The Hip Type, and Terminal City
will be broadcasting from 6pm to midnight live at the fifth anniversary party of
CITR. Each band will do 25-minute sets
with a break for the next band to set up:
a recording project every hour and one
half. Distributing the cassette covers of
these bands free with Discorder and
the music through the radio creates an
alternative recording, manufacturing
and distribution system affordable to
any musician and accessible to any
listener. Listen to CITR for more information.
The Editor
DISCORDER CITR-FM & DISCORDER in association with
CJIV-FM
ARE PROUD TO PRESENT
•A BRITISH SHOWCASE*
THE CHAMELEONS UK
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
the mighty lemon
Special Guests
from Seattle
at 9 P.M.!
PURE JOY
and locals
A MERRY COW
Friday March 13 • 1987
Advance Tickets ►CBO/VTC 501 W. Georgia St.
Most Major Malls, Odyssey Imports, Zulu Records,
Track Records, Highlife Records, Black Swan Records
as well as
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Dear Airhead,
To the person or persons involved with the
bringing out of such acts as The Chameleons, Mighty Lemon Drops, and previously, The Jazz Butcher and Gene Loves
Jezebel: we are grateful to you. It seems
we've waited so long for The Chameleons
and were about to give up. The fact that
they're performing at the Town Pump is
even more preferable because of its size.
In the future, perhaps you could persuade
The Monochrome Set?
Anxious
You may thank the people at Timbre Productions for bringing these and many other fine groups to Vancouver. As for The
Monochrome Set, alas, they are no longer.
POINT
Dear Airhead,
Reading your synopsis of 1986 from my
extraterrestrial perspective, I had to
wonder, IS THERE LIFE ON EARTH?, or
just a bunch of stale, stupid, dying robot
dinosaurs. Obviously, as your magazine
points out, there are some redeeming virtues of life on your little mudball, but they
are sometimes rather hard to find.
According to reliable sources, there is
apparently reason for hope. One of those
sources will be coming to your town soon.
His basic message, on which he will elaborate considerably, is THINK FOR YOURSELF, QUESTION AUTHORITY. Only
through commitment to this difficult process is it possible to begin to perceive
reason or unreason for hope in your
troubled world, where most people are not
very different from sheep or monkeys.
Do not believe any system which tells
you it has the answer; it is sterile, dead and
dangerous. Do not even believe this letter,
but DO come to hear Robert Anton Wilson's presentation The New Inquisition at
the New York Theatre, 639 Commercial
Drive, March 20 at 8pm. Unless you want
to become premature compost in the drastic renovations that your planet is about to
undergo, that is.
While Wilson purports to be a middle
aged White Anglo Saxon Pagan, he is
actually a time travelling anthropologist
from the 23rd century. Do not believe anything he says until you can prove it to your
own satisfaction.
a public service announcement
from the Doggiez of Sirius
COUNTERPOINT
Dear Airhead,
The Vancouver Flat Earth Society urges
your readers to boycott the March 20 and
21 Vancouver appearances of Robert
Anton Wilson, since it may be dangerous
to their mental health to do otherwise.
Wilson himself has admitted that he was
hired by the CIA in the late sixties to write a
series of books undermining the morals
and sanity of America's young people.
Jari Fellwall and Reynald Reagent, two
eminent local authorities on these matters
have investigated this man's work and
have pronounced it "dangerous - corrosive to moral fibre." They go on to point out
that Wilson encourages people to think for
themselves, which is extremely undesirable in a society where many people are
already unemployable as a result of this
kind of activity.
Please pass on this most urgent warning
to your readers, that they may be saved
from this peril.
God bless America,
Flat Earth Society Executive
Discorder, being a god-fearing publication that purports to uphold the morals and
ethics as decreed by the divine right of the
leaders of the world, does take responsibility for not having anything to do with the
fabrication of the letters published in the
Airhead column, but does claim a complete lack of irresponsibility in printing
them.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
Airhead,
What a rag Discorder is. Each article
sounds so much like all the others, each
page so much like the other pages. "See
the Discorder writers; admire their hip humour; enjoy their acidic raillery." One can
only be impressed by such fine, angry
young men, such winsome, flighty young
women.
Your January issue cultivates a visionary
portrait of the time (see modish Mark
Mushet) and of the people in it (lain
Bowman's Everyman struggle with the
Sunday a.m. DTs). Your collective reviews
of the year, in which you each contribute
personal slices of the best music styles,
sounds, gigs, clothes, events, artists, and
bands, that together make up the perfect
picture of what is right and wrong in the
world, are interchangeable and disposable. All your detached but passionate
trampling of old styles, and detached but
passionless exulting of the new, is pathetically the same - and from people who pre-
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DISCORDER tend to have such original taste. The
trendies who you despise pursue their
trends, oddly enough, because they like
the latest fashions. What difference is
there between their like of something, for
its being fashionable, and your hate of
something, for the same reason? And if
you discredit something for its popularity
(all PEM-sounding bands), of what value is
your crediting something? You are all too
busy looking around you, to see who of the
crowd is watching, to have any true
opinion of anything.
There is, then, a common problem, or
grievance, with the general tone of some of
your more prominent articles. I feel that
you have not learned an important fact that
the poorest decoration you can award
yourself is the bloody strip you have torn
off someone else. That the attitude others
will appreciate most in you is your dedication to improving the expression and originality of your own thoughts and ideas. Be
sensitive to the goals, ideas, and intentions of others. Believe that others are acting - just as you are - by following the
values and principles that they have
weighed and found worthy and which they
intend to live consistently with. No
appreciation of art, or even fashion (from
which art sometimes springs) is objective.
One opinion counts for as much as any
other. No matter how much you denigrate
and attack the 'other side' (represented by
uncaring governments, overblown world
fairs, overweight, VCR-buying parents),
they can attack you similarly by destroying
their image of you in their eyes. You both
have access to the same tactics. But the
ease with which you mutually tear at each
other is no measure of your respective
worth, ability, creativity, enthusiasm, discernment, or fulfillment of your principles.
The facility with which you handle destructive criticism is evidence of your lack of
purpose, appreciation, and original ideas.
My message then is to suggest you quit
your rigid pose; abandon your self-deforming self-consciousness. See all
things, mundane or great, without considering the valuation of society. Do not let
your society's judgement force you into
any immediate and opposite reaction. Try
asserting to yourself this principle. There
are some good things in the world, and
these things stay good regardless of their
source. In fact, predicting a source of
good is a difficult and treacherous activity.
Difficult because good can come from the
most unlikely sources. And treacherous
because dogmatic decisions about what
is an acceptable - and what is not an acceptable - source of good can be wrong
and cause one to miss much.
For instance, I, with great exertion, apply
these principles to the Discorder. I keep an
open mind and respect your intentions.
And I do find something to appreciate. In
Armchair Eye I agree that the sight of the
space shuttle challenger effervescing in
the blue sky over Florida is the most
powerful image of the year and decade.
The earth is a floor mat. Our stepping off it
is our best effort, the realisation of our
grandest dreams, our highest skill and
dedication. The annihilation, with it, of the
seven astronauts who were some of the
scientist and engineers involved in design-
ing it, applying it, and building it, was
terrible because the shuttle was the work
of their own hands. It was also the will of
our dreams.
Our best efforts are often doomed. In the
case of the shuttle, the failings were peculiarly human: too much ambition, lack of
preparation, lapse of precaution, and the
inevitable insufficient foresight. If our
greatest resolves are subject to these, are
pulled down and blasted by these, should
we not forgive, or look beyond them, when
we detect such failings in the petty and
forced efforts of our local and everyday
life? You forced me to write.
T. Crutch
Thanks, we needed that. Growing up is
hard to do, especially when under the
scrutiny of so many people. Hopefully we
won't become too self-conscious about it
though and still offer readers such as
yourself the opportunity to compose such
articulate and passionate letters about
Discorder's shortcomings. Now, you seem
to have all the answers, would you care to
write for this rag?
MARCH   1987       7 50 issues, and it still makes no cents
And perhaps that is why Discorder remains after four years of publication the irreverent rag that
readers love to hate. Like CITR, the UBC radio station that established Discorder as its program
guide, the magazine's only mandate is to offer an alternative to what the intrepid investigator
might otherwise find in the local media. To Discorder, nothing is sacred except for the freedom
and the will of the individual to express him or herself. And sometimes not even that.
The following is a collection of quotes and excerpts from interviews, articles, and letters printed in
Discorder over its last fifty issues. It is not an attempt to define Discorder, it is merely an opportunity to
show that these people, like you and me, are trying to think for themselves and in doing so are endeavouring to make some sense out of this nonsensical, wonderful world we live in. And you can't put
a price on that!
IN THE BEGINNING
February 1983: Discorder hits the streets.
Several people injured.
All of us at Point Grey's finest radio station are pleased to present Discorder.
Caution, though! Discorder is not meant to
be taken on its own. Chances are that if this
mag is read in its entirety by a non-listener,
terrible things might happen: bewilderment, nausea, or even death. For this reason we advise that Discorder be cut with
100% pure CITR. Simple... so what is Discorder? Why does a radio station put out a
program guide? Essentially to improve
communication, and isn't that what radio is
all about? By improving communication,
everyone benefits.
Mike Mines
Discorder editor
...AND THIS IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY
•CITR is killing music.
*• play some normal music, assholes.
• sack all your DJs.
• do something about those few un-
dynamic DJs - use whoopee cushions!
• you hate more than you love,
•get this shit off the air.
CITR Listener Survey
June 1983
The Dave Barrett
SICK OF SHIT?
Overheard on CJOR's
Show", July 26,1985
The Host: Dave Abbott
The Topic: Music
Caller: Now I know there's other factors,
but this CITR is sick. It is... I can't believe
it... is this a UBC station?
Abbott: Yes.
Caller: / cannot believe that UBC would allow something like that to come over their
airwaves. Have you ever listened to CITR?
Abbott: / have not. No.
Caller: You haven't lived until you have... I
mean, if you could stomach it, you should
listen to it.
Abbott: Okay love. I'll try to make a point of
doing so.
8     DISCORDER
OH, SO THAT'S WHAT IT IS!
What we do is not music. There is too
much music in the world. What we are going to do tonight is not fashion. It's not
product. It is the language of the heart and
it is the beauty of ordinary things.
David Thomas at The Town Pump
May 1986
What we are is a mixture of punk ideals,
hi-tech music, and dance-groove a la
Kraftwerk, Suicide; all of those things put
together and played on very simple instruments. It's very pounding and repetitive
and schizophrenic: one minute it's seducing you and the next minute it's freaking
you out.
The Woodentops
August 1986
The music itself involves stealing from
blues, punk, country, R&B, garage rock,
stuff, things, whatever we can pick up. It's
not even a collage; it's a gumbo sort of
thing where you just throw in everything,
cook it up, and hope it tastes better than it
did separately.
Deja Voodoo
November 1984
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
We were going over all these names,
and we said "Let's put all our names together" and we laughed; but then we did it
and it sounded like "Bolero Lava", so we
kept it. Plus with "Bolero" you have your
classical romantic piece by Ravel, you
have your dance and you have the bolero
jacket, so you have romance, music, and
clothes. What more could you want out of
life?
Vanessa Richards
May 1984
We're the Zealots. Thousands of years
ago, there was a group of people at a
place called Masada who committed
mass suicide rather than be captured by
the invading Roman army. They were the
original Zealots, or religious fanatics, and
we admire them. So don't fuck with us, or
we'll kill ourselves.
Peter Mitchell
January 1986
SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL
We just looked at each other one day
while rehearsing and said to ourselves,
we'd rather be working on our bikes. We
couldn't do the amount of drugs we wanted and be a band, so we ended up doing
the drugs.
Paul McKenzie on The Enigmas
December 1986
The thing that holds this band together is
that we're basically all goofs.
Andy Kerr of NoMeansNo
August 1984
Like all great bands7we were really awful sometimes.
Art Bergmann on Los Popularos
July 1984
Judas Priest are great... everyone
should see them live. It's hilarious watching all those heavy metal greaseballs
punching air to Hellbent on Leather. Especially when you consider that they'd freak
out if they knew half the band was homosexual.
Jay of My Three Sons
January 1985 JUST SEX
The misogyny that is so evident in Discorder only serves to turn people away
from CITR - people who otherwise might
be interested in alternative music. Almost
all of the albums mentioned in Discorder
are from all-male bands. Most of the writing is by men and about men. Females are
rarely mentioned and if they are it's usually
a put-down to build up the ego of the
writer. Airhead
December 1984
...Sisters, if you present yourselves to
the world as "Woman," subjugating self
and basing decisions on genitalia, you're
simply perpetuating the very bondage that
has been used to separate, classify and
contain women and men for thousands of
years... when will we grow beyond division? Airhead
January 1985
...obviously the whole world is dominated by 'male' attitudes, including the
music community. There is definitely a
larger percentage of men working in the
music community; I know of only two female sound technicians in Vancouver, and
most band members are male as well. I
don't let all of this 'male' attitude dominate
me or my life by not playing the role of the
helpless little girl, but by being, acting,
looking and thinking the way I want. Society is still saying, "Women, shave your
legs, look like this image of woman, beauty
only looks like this, you want to be beautiful, get a man before it's too late!" All of
that is harming the way men and women
deal with each other and themselves. We
have to stop checking who has a penis
and who has a vagina and maybe we can
just be people and stop segregating ourselves from each other and stop creating
differences where there aren't any.
Emily
September 1985
If men and women were abolished tomorrow, I'd be joyfully happy. 'Cause the
fact that you have a penis or a vulva as being intrinsic to your identity is weird to me.
It's like having black or blonde hair as being intrinsic to your identity. It's depressing
because it's so primitive. And it's the basis
of a lot of political things that happen. The
politics of a man and a woman, when I
come down on a woman, when instead of
dealing with her as a person, treat her as a
thing to be controlled, and dominated, and
owned, I'm doing the same thing as Reagan, and the leaders in Russia, or dictators
around the world are doing with everyone.
It's the same spirit. And if people don't deal
with that in their own lives, you could talk
for years about political solutions and it
wouldn't mean a thing. If you're a fascist in
your own life, you can vote Democrat, call
yourself a socialist, but you're still a fuckin'
fascist. Rob Wr.ght 0fNoMeansNo
August 1984
NUKE THE POLITICIANS
I found Reagan's ranch house to be
similar to any expensive summer cottage,
except that midget wrestling photos
adorned the walls.
Roving Ear
October 1986
As long as that bastard's alive, he is on
the wall. He has long claws. Because nobody else cares, and he does care. You
see a man who cares? George Bush is
nothing. He doesn't care about anything at
all. He's just a lizard who got too fat in the
sun. Reagan's an actor and they're evil
people, you've got Meese in there, but nobody else cares like Richard Nixon cares.
You laugh now, but you'll see - the mother
will be with us. I'd make him a winter book
18-1 favourite, despite all the laws.
Hunter S. Thompson
July 1986
People work. Not democracy. Democracy is ideology, just like religion, just like
communism, just like theocracy, just like
anarchy.
Mutabaruka
August 1985
And the issues are much bigger than the
individual people and individual issues
brought up in this case. We're defending
and campaigning for a lifestyle that we
think offers some kind of future for everybody in the world as opposed to the future
that is presented by someone that would
actively engage in manufacturing weapons. There's no future in that. People
have got to realize that. Either human life is
going to be the most important factor in the
future or profit is going to be, no matter
what the human costs.
Dave Gregg of D.O.A.
November 1983
DOOMSDAY PROPHETS
What do you think I can do to alleviate my
fears about the coming nuclear devastation? Do you think drugs would help or is
the answer in religion or maybe in going
out and shooting some of the bastards that
keep us living on the razor edge of sanity?
Airhead
December 1983
...the imminence of Armageddon, the
imminence of the apocalypse, the imminence of the final conflict, the imminence
of the fucking end. I think people have got
to prepare themselves for this conflict, for
this finality. If they don't, they're dead.
They're probably dead already and maybe
they don't care. Maybe they'd rather not
live in the world that's going to come. But
whatever the truth is, they should start
thinking about it now... that's immediately
- because there isn't much time left, and
there's no hiding from the black bird.
David Tibet of Current 93
September 1986
SPRAYING THE TOWN GLUE
/ can only use a little hairspray tonight,
cos I've got to use the whole can for Nina
Hagen on Monday night.
overheard in the ladies room
of the Railway Club
February 1984
Besides the usual soft drinks, the snack
bar sells Winstons (yea) and poppers
(boo). Poppers are little legal bottles of a
liquid a lot like paint thinner. Poppers are
the moral equivalent of sniffing glue. The
people who frequent The Edge think they
are decadent.
Dave Watson on The Edge
December 1985
►
MARCH   1987 TEN YEARS AFTER PUNK
What made me scratch my head and
wonder what was wrong with Vancouver's
Hardcore Scene was not DOA's performance, but the crowd's reflexes. Some guy
stage-dove into what appeared to be a
fairly thick group of people. In the middle
of his free fall, the crowd neatly parted
down the middle and let this dude sail to
the floor. You could hear the smack of his
head hitting the floor over the top of the
band. The people surrounding him looked
at his twisted figure on the floor, then back
at the Rock Stars. I think my cat would have
shown more concern.
What I would like to know is where do
these so-called "punks" get off on letting
some poor bastard hit the floor and crack
his skull? Maybe pain is hip; I don't know. I
think the whole underground scene had a
lot more credibility when it was socially
unacceptable to sport short hair and torn t-
shirts. Julia
October 1984
There appears to be a lot of dead weight
in the American punk scene; the people
that genuinely care and make things happen are often outnumbered by bored unimaginative kids, punks in the traditional
sense of the word. CandaceBatycki
October 1984
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I don't extend any credibility to punk
rockers whose biggest problem is catching the right bus to be home by 12:30.
Dave Watson
December 1985
MY KIND OF TOWN
The audience was full of jerks, a bunch
of drugged-out assholes. Every time we
play Vancouver, we run into the same
problem with jerks in the crowd.
Henry Rollins of Black Flag
April 1984
I think it's interesting. Most of the time we
have like five hundred maniacs hammering nails into their foreheads when we play,
but when we come here they just sit in the
corner and clap.
Charlie Ryan of U-Men
March 1986
I have not seen so many people smiling
since the last time Vancouver was inundated by MDA.
Chris Dafoe at Jonathon Richman
April 1984
AND THE WINNER IS...?
"In fourth place, winners of $250... Red
Rum. In third place, winners of a photo
session with Dee Lippingwell... Ground
Zero." At this point Ground Zero guitarist
Brad Kent began screaming obscenities
at the crowd and the judges. Several spectators reported seeing Neal Hall, music
critic for the Vancouver Sun and one of the
judges, grab Kent by the lapels and tell
him to keep his opinions to himself (or
words to that effect). A scuffle ensued and
the bouncers had to separate the two men
before Hall, who stands about six feet, and
Kent, considerably smaller, trashed the
judges' table and spilled the last round of
drinks.
Unaware of the fracas, Mines continued
with the results. Pausing briefly, Mines announced the second place band. "And in
second place in the year's Hot Air Show
Finals... the Beverly Sisters."
The shocked silence of the crowd was
broken by four of the Actionauts, twitching
and writhing on the floor, kicking their legs
and shouting.
Hot Air Show
April 1983
Q: So what did you guys think of the whole
Shindig thing?
A: "I feel completely ripped off."
"I thought we should have come in second..."
"We'll never play in competition again."
"It's just like a beauty contest. Some
girls do different songs better."
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A CITR DISCORDER FUNDRAISER
INDIE TRAUMA
We do everything in a real stupid way.
We do things the wrong way according to
the industry. You know there's some things
we've done that people in the industry really like and there's some stuff they really
hate. Problem is, I usually like the stuff they
hate better than the stuff they like.
David M of No Fun
December 1984
All the major label has done for us is, we
seem to have spent lots more time and lots
more money for a product that maybe it's a
little more professional, but to me it's not
any more entertaining than the first one
was. They have a real knack of spending
lots of time and money doing lots of things.
John Poe of Guadalcanal Diary
November 1986
Niko for one, agrees. "I think everyone
should go through it. If you don't, you lose
track of what's going on. It's good to know
what it takes to get things going. I hope we
don't always have to do this, putting up
posters and stuff..."
"I really want a manager at this point,"
Don pipes in, "someone with lots of time
and interest."
"And money," Niko laughs.
Beverly Sisters
December 1984
EXPO EATS F.I.R.A.
The whole thing raises some nasty
issues. Is compliance complicity? Or is it
the time to take the Expo money and run?
For some people this is the one chance to
make good bucks and get some exposure. For others, it's nothing more than being slotted into a Social Credit re-election
campaign. Is being in the back pocket of
the beast the same as being in its belly?
Kandace Ken-
August 1986
The fun was cut short when Xerox organizers pulled the plug on the band. Slow
bassist Steve Hamm responded to the
power cut by unveiling his considerable
bulk as Expo security attempted to clear
the stage. F.I.R.A.
September 1986
Once Jimmy heard about nudity and
profanity and people calling Bill Bennett a
fascist, the festival was as good as over.
F.I.R.A.
September 1986
12      DISCORDER F**K ART AND POLITICS, LET'S DANCE
Then there were the can-can girls. They
were in Grace McCarthy's tent. One of
them sat in a raised chair with one leg
pointed straight out, her skirt hiked up high
enough so you could see the Grace garter
invitingly wrapped around her net-clad
thigh. Her partner stood smiling on the
floor, holding eight-inch bamboo hoops,
encouraging delegates to toss them on the
aforementioned extended limb.
Oral Dave at the Socred Convention
September 1986
I mean, does politics mix with pop
music? Perhaps. Does politics mix with
art? I have great difficulty with art. It's always spelt with a capital F where I come
from. Billy Bragg
February 1987
I guess there's a lot of bands out there
that like to get up on stage and say, "Well,
I'm a politician. I'm using music as a backdrop, I'm going to get up here and I'm going to spew out all this political rhetoric and
I expect you all to believe it." Kids that
come to shows are really impressionable,
they come to have a good time. I'm not going to sit up here and tell somebody "I'm a
neo-socialist, I read a lot of post-war Japanese fiction and non-fiction, so this is my
political stance and you should all follow it
because I'm in Husker DO and you like our
music." We just want people to like our
music, we don't want people to be like us.
Bob Mould of Husker Du
December 1985
GARBAGE, GUNS AND GERBILS
Your rag smells worse than the garbage
that's been sitting in our kitchen for the last
month and a half. The only thing Discorder
Is good for is killing flies and starting fires.
Airhead
December 1984
So I hear CITR is going high power.
"Here, little boy. Take this .44 Magnum and
go play."
Airhead
February 1985
Dear Airhead:
I am perplexed! I picked up the June
issue of Discorder and find, to my chagrin,
no gratuitous slags levelled at the Foxoids.
What are we doing wrong? How many alternative radio types does it take to screw
in a light bulb? The question is immaterial
as alternative radio types spend all their
money on expensive import records and
can't afford to pay their BC Hydro tab.
How many alternative radio types does it
take to jam a candle into an empty muscatel bottle....
Best regards
Peter Taylor
(CFOX Promotion Director)
Airhead response:
Sorry, Peter, it just isn't that much fun
anymore. Do you know that is has been
over six months since you people last
threatened us with a lawsuit? C'mon,
you've got to make it worth our while. By
the way, how many CFOX DJs does it take
to do a radio show? The answer is two -
one to push the buttons and read the cue
cards and one to fire the other if he dares to
utter something of even rudimentary intelligence. PS: We'll take a speed-crazed
gerbil over a candle in a bottle any day.
March 1985
CITR LIFESTYLES
FUCK!
Now that I have your attention, I'm getting sick and tired of all the asshole jocks
around campus! I went down to the Pit
downstairs of the SUB and you wouldn't
believe all the jerks down there! Football
jocks, by the hundreds! And they got the
IQ of a piece of furniture. They all got their
cutesy little fag bags! And t-shirts advertising some faggot football or hockey team.
And the worst thing about it, these macho
shits look like they had a tire pump shoved
up their asses and been blown up. I
walked in there wearing my punk outfit and
at least twenty eyes gawk at me for about
five minutes. Why can't they just grow up
and accept the fact that we are here if they
like it or not!
Airhead
March 1984
The reason I'm pissed is because where
were these teeny-twits when Depeche
Mode wasn't famous???!! Now these boppers are rampaging through record stores
gawking and screaming about Depeche...
These boppers are doing so as if Depeche
is Duran Duran. Isn't it bad enough they
did it to Duran Duran? I once had pride in
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MARCH   1987      13 yBECAUSE READING is A BLAST
NOW, DOES IT ALL MAKE SENSE?
About the only popular musician that's
got any potential of causing a disruption in
society today is probably Prince, but he's
probably signed some sort of contract
saying he won't do that. I think they're
effectively squashing people to the point
of... killing John Len non, who was killed by
a member of a conservative religious
Christian sect.
Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes
March 1985
Discorder: What do you mean by "shut up
unless we want to pray?"
David J: / hate explaining... talking about
the words because they just exist as
words, in their own right. I mean, if we have
to explain it, then we've failed. Does it
mean anything to you?
Discorder: No.
Love & Rockets interview
February 1986
Montreal's Disappointed New People
must be getting sick of this comparison,
but gosh, do they ever sound like Joy Division. If Ian Curtis hadn't been so depressed, he would have written Fuck with
Christ {"When you fuck with Christ, whoa,
whoa, you're on your own"). This is a fantastic song!!!
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November 1984
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Too many songs have screams in the
mix that sound like my mom calling my
name. These songs are generally only
played when my mom isn't expected home
for three more hours, which usually coincides with me doing something strange in
my bedroom.
Airhead
September 1986
All these questions are talking about the
scene. That's not what's important any
more - who hates who, who is more politically correct - the government is creating
nuclear weapons to blow you up and
you're talking about who likes who.
East Bay Ray of Dead Kennedys
May 1983
MORE OF WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY
• Please ask everyone to cut the continual on-the-air crap about totally trivial
and moronic shit - play music from
Satan and spaceship music or I'll kill
you.
• Burn the Big Show goof. Too much
thrash.
• CITR is a suicide prevention device.
• The DJs should be able to speak English properly - start a fund to send the
news staff back East so that they may
learn to speak properly.
• Death would be too kind for the likes of
the trendy airheads that populate the
elitist corporation that masquerades as
a "free" station.
• We want a glossy front cover! Nude
pictures!
• Everybody should just drink and do
drugs and have more sex.
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April 1986
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ticle about a group whose sound
has been described in the local
rags as "Primal music, deep and
dark" and "High Art Has Rhythm"? How
about "the guarantors of a gusty guide
through the gamut of groovy," or maybe
"sinuously suave innovators of the innate"?
No? Well, then let Barry Andrews himself
throw you a quote: "Warm, moody, burning, dark, aquiline, melts in the mouth, succulent, insidious, vile and electric, as full of
love as can be found in a jaguar's fang."
There is as apt a description of the sound
of Shriekback as can be found.
Barry Andrews (voice, keys) has been
through such experiences as XTC and
Robert Fripp's League of Gentlemen; co-
core person Dave Allen (bass) was
weaned in the rhythm section of the Gang
of Four, who really couldn't cut it without
him. Together with Martin Barker, drums
and percussion, they form the Shriekroot,
a collection of individuals, individually collected, divided yet united. In other words,
they get along. And quite well; in fact, a
real "family atmosphere", as Martin calls it.
It was not always like that, though. Carl
Marsh, a relatively creative sort of chap,
was with the band until the previous release Oil and Gold, and even then he was
obviously on the way out. Barry knows
why:
Ultimately I think that too many
cooks were in the kitchen. And now I
feel like, oh god, I've got a lot more
room to move, and a lot more things
to do, and I don't have to worry about
treading on Carl's toes, and he
doesn't have to worry about treading
on mine. It's like planting out a plant
that's got too big for the pot, that was
the ultimate reason for his leaving.
Nevertheless, times change and the
groove must continue to move. Shriekback
is now under the creative control of
Andrews.
We're   in   the   business   of
communication to people, and by
people I don't mean people who
have the right haircut, or who have
taken the right drugs, or who have
the same frame of reference, or have
read the same slim volumes as us.
There's nothing we want to put in our
music that would be a bar to people,
and on the other hand what we have
to say is quite a personal expression, and isn't necessarily going to
appeal instantly to a lot of people
who haven't done the same things
as us. So it's a balance to strike; our
way of approaching it is to just
present what we do as effectively
and straightforwardly as possible.
There's a limit to how you can
MARCH   1987
17 compromise your music, and I just
need to know that I'm proud of what I
do. On a personal level I need to
know that a record is as good as I
could have made it, and that there's
no lie in it. So long as it's that, I want
everyone to hear it that possibly can
get to hear it. I am real happy with
the new record Big Night Music, /
think it's the most coherent record
we've made yet, and it's a record
that's closest in its result to how I
envisioned it before we started
recording it. Which is quite a novel
experience to me. You have a vision
of how the thing should end up and
inevitably it gets mangled up in the
process and doesn't quite come out
how you thought. Big Night Music
does actually sound the way I
thought it should sound. So it makes
me think that we're beginning to get
a bit of a handle on what it takes to
do this music stuff.
...I think it was a
conscious decision to
make a mellow, dark
sort of album
The new album is definitely not a disappointment, but to many diehard Shriekback fans it may be a surprise. Not quite
gone, but suspiciously limited, is the outright 'shriek' of many of the songs on Oil
and Gold. Instead the listener is offered a
more subtle selection of sounds, a
progression of original intent, one that is
not new to the group's concept.
There's been this theme in Shriek-
back's music for a long time. It really
started with Evaporation on Care,
this dark, tenebrous area of our stuff.
And since there was always another
singer/songwriter in the band up to
this album, I didn't have very much
room to explore it. So since this was
the first record where I actually had
both sides to stretch out, that area
got explored more thoroughly than
anything else. So effectively I think it
was a conscious decision to make a
mellow, dark sort of album.
There is a lot of decisive consciousness
in Shriekback's music, inspiring a quantum of various interpretations and reactions. Barry Andrews has a charmingly
defined attitude about what music is and
what it does for him, and his group. Listen
to him, on producing perspectives:
On Shining Path Thave a huge bass
in the foreground, and little tiny
bright things coming from way in the
distance, like stars or something. So
it's kind of like a landscape. On
Pretty Little Things everything is very
close, and it's like little tiny pointy
things jabbing into your face. And
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Black Light Trap is trying to conjure
up some huge cavernous place with
flame and blackness and big fat
men on space hoppers bouncing
around seas of burning oil, and that
sort of nonsense.
BARRY ANDREWS THINKS about his
work, a lot. The process and its results, the sound, are very developed,
yet very spontaneous. This started when
he worked with Robert Fripp:
...an education, definitely! Some of
the techniques he uses, like not ever
doing anything more than twice, the
combination of a lot of preparation
and a lot of practise, and then just
complete spontaneity, seemed to
me to be quite effective. There's
something about the self-contained,
gathered, centred quality of Fripp
that I found quite an inspiration. I
thought it would be quite good to be
like that instead of charging around
crashing into the walls all the time!
Crashing into the walls is not an unfamiliar concept to those who really feel the
effect of Shriekback's music, a sound that
has on occasion induced rhythmic pandemonium, frenzied dissipation, euphoric
melee, and even outright rude reactions:
In fact, there was some doubtful
morality going on during Faded
Flowers the other night. Some girl
was actually writhing in the grasp of
her lover, who was standing behind
her, and I actually thought that penetration had taken place at one point.
We encourage people to smooch,
actually, on Underwater Boys, a
track from the new album, but really!
One aspect of the Shriekback concept
that appears to be a paradox is the live
presentation, the world-touring "personal
representation" of what they are, or want to
be. Not that they don't work on the stage
image:
Quite a lot of work goes into it, really.
I'd like to be larger than life, sort of
huge and glamorous, extraordinary,
that's pretty much how I'd like to be
perceived.
This is the paradox. The sound of Shriekback, for many, does not conjure up the
thought of a larger-than-life glamour. One
may think of an all-out party machine
banzai dance-situation, occasionally, but
in the live show one would expect more of
that subtle creativity evident in the music.
Not so. Shriekback live is exactly the way
that Barry Andrews wants it to be, to the
chagrin of certain expectations. Possibly a
more "warm, moody, burning, dark..." attitude could also be reflected when playing for an audience, one that would fulfil
the expectations of interested and aware
individuals. But, I repeat, not so. As usual,
especially here in the outermost reaches of
civilization, we receive a watered-down,
more mainstream version of what we imagine to be superbly subtle in its natural
form. Barry Andrews has another explanation, one that justifies the paradox, or,
rather, explains it away.
/ think that a rock'n'roll concert
should be a real good clean-out,
when you're doing a low-energy job
that involves a certain amount of
compromise, all week, this thing
called rock'n'roll can actually be
something where no-one tells you
what to do and you just burn off all
the "aarrruummmfff!!!" that's been
building up. I think that if people like
us have a function in society, it's
that, to be some kind of catharsis
machine. Certainly it helps me in my
own life, the fact that I can get on
stage and behave like a completely
raving lunatic, for an hour and a half
every night. There's something that I
really like about that over-the-edge
quite destructive approach to
things. There's something really
natural and good, like a sort of
healthy anger against all the boring,
crusty, stupid bloody things there
are in the world. That's what I liked
about punks, and the Pistols. And I
think that Shriekback, even though
we're not a band that's happening in
that historical time and space, we
still have that energy and spirit to do
it as well. I think that you deal in a lot
of high energy kind of pursuits, you
deal with a lot of communication with
people, you deal with a lot of
people's strongest feelings,, as a
musician in rock'n'roll. And you've
got to deal with that energy in an intelligent sort of way.
There's something that I
really like about that
(wer-the-edge quite
destructive approach to
things
Rarely do performers, artists or musicians turn out to resemble even slightly the
image that we create for them. This is, of
course, our own fault alone, a fault that we
even learn to accept. But in the expectation of the Shriekback 'real thing', Barry
Andrews himself is certainly quite refreshing, reminding us that there are
people in the music world who think deeply about what they do, who put into their
work quite a lot of themselves. And it's nice
to have it confirmed in print, in a form that
we can learn from, adapt to, and reconsider individually, indefinitely, as long as it
holds true. Until, that is, the inevitable
question about, gasp, the next album:
/ don't know what it's going to be, but
I do fancy something a bit noisier,
though, a big bloody dance thing. I
think that it might be quite a
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MARCH   1987      19 Black
Is
Beautiful
by Marsha Harris
THE OTHER DAY I saw a kid in regulation anorexic blacks trying to make
a purchase in an east end drug store.
He offered the clerk a Visa card - his own
Visa card, not a stolen one. And the clerk,
knowing somehow or other that he was on
social assistance, bellowed at her associate, "Are the ones on welfare allowed to
have Visa cards?" Now this was not only
grossly rude but moreover betrayed a
staggering lack of understanding of the
concepts of personal legal capacity and
private contract. (Those who may be confused on this point please note that personal juridic capacity is not in any way
diminished or impaired by being on welfare - at least, not yet.) After receiving assurance from her colleague that the young
man's circumstances provided no ground
to impute fraud, the clerk resentfully completed the sale. And then, as the boy
scuttled mortified out of the store, she
treated the rest of us to an angry exposition
of her views on young people who draw
sustenance from the state trough while affecting what is known to the cognoscenti
as an 'alternative' look. She of course referred to it as 'punk', but the working class
cannot be expected to keep up with these
nuances. After all, they do have the advantage, especially in the east end, of being
inherently politically correct. However, that
does not entitle them in my view to indulge
in humiliating those who are weaker still.
But the incident does serve to illustrate that
the oppressed can be just as nasty as anyone else. (This aspect of the equality of
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man, which for some reason I find gratifying, comes as a shock to campus-bred
activists who venture into field work. It
does a great many of them in immediately.)
the oppressed can be
just as nasty as
anyone else
But it is not only the bigoted working
poor who seem to feel the need to trash the
kids. I have noticed the same sort of righteous venom seeping from that narrow
strata of the under-25 set that could, by
considerable stretch and using the words
very loosely, be called their politically conscious intelligentsia. This politically conscious intelligentsia of the late '80s is, with
all due respect, a relatively infantile,
largely unread, very underground (read
socially irrelevant), vague derivative of the
old new-left. It's nobody's fault. It is simply
the inexorable march of history. The left of
today is precisely that. It is of today, which
of course makes it not too seriously left.
The leitmotif of the era is petty narcissism,
and those pretending to social conscience
are as likely to radiate self-obsession as
the rest of us. They merely have their own
variation on the vanity theme. From a lofty
position of mental superiority, the young
left-leaning rebel of today does not deign
to descend into the streets to organize and
lead his silly siblings. No, he prefers to
gaze down on them with an ego-gratifying
air of contempt that is at its most compas-
Why
Isn't It
Politically
Correct?
sionate, bemused - but more often stinks
of a spiteful righteousness that would look
more appropriate on Grace McCarthy.
Verily, it is sick-making to hear, as I have
heard, young people who pretend to social
consciousness and are first out of the gate
to declare for Indians and Africans, vomiting out merciless judgements on kids with
hair-dos like a pack of Presbyterian ministers during the reign of Victoria. Meanwhile
the victims of their scorn have the boot put
to them by welfare officials, not to mention
drug store clerks, on a regular basis, and
walk the streets without jobs, without
education, and, worst of all, without any
inner sense of worth beyond that conferred
by their membership in the fashion subculture.
a spiteful righteousness
that would look more
appropriate on Grace
McCarthy
The salon radicals could put their greater knowledge and sophistication to some
use in teaching these young people how to
stand up for themselves and deal with the
system; how to develop a sense of being
and confidence from assets other than
their admittedly dashing sense of style.
But the grey puritans prefer the view from
above. So they sit on their lofty perches
dripping acid on growing flocks of the
stupidly pretty that, for lack of resources to
do anything else, paddle meaninglessly
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WE LISTENED AS HIS VOICE
rose and fell continuously in
pitch and tone. We watched as
his face contorted unpredictably from grimace to frown, from
righteousness to wrath. We laughed as he
hawked icons and shamelessly solicited
funds. We decided we could not miss his
upcoming Vancouver appearance. For
$12 we could not only actually see this man
and his rabid minions in person, but we
could feast while doing so.
Yes, Sunday, January 18 was the date of
the Partner Banquet at the Ramada
Renaissance Inn! Some enquiries led Filbrandt on a plaid-clad quest to an icon-encrusted high-rise apartment to purchase
the tickets for the affair from a woman
named Gail, Ernest's perky and porky
local gal Friday. Gail made certain Rod left
with a large armload of wild Ernest literature.
It was through these tracts that we first
came to realise that we might be going to
see a serious psycho. Ernest can fairly be
described as the Mr. Rogers of fundamentalist telepreachers. His demeanour and
delivery are gentler, more 'down homey'
than his sometimes fiery counterparts.
Just as with Mr. Rogers, however, there is
a suspicion of something badly twisted
lurking beneath the aw-shucks exterior.
Ernest claims to chat with God and/or
Jesus. He reports the ability to actually see
demons. He says he can see black hoops
22      DISCORDER
around the mouths of people possessed
by the demon of tobacco. He professes to
be a channel through which heavenly
energy can actually rebuild damaged
limbs, replace eardrums, and possibly
grow hair on a zucchini. Maybe I'm a little
narrow-minded, but it sounded to me like it
might be bullshit.
On January 18 we got to see for ourselves. We met at the pad of our amigo
Huggy, whom we needed to take because
he's the most unbalanced individual we
know. We proceeded to get possessed by
a few demons and rolled down to the
Ramada. That's where the plan fell into serious disrepair. The lobby and foyer were
awash with lip-pursing fundamentalists,
many of whom were on crutches, in wheelchairs, or using walkers. Polyester, bell-
bottoms, hush-puppies, and cardigans
were abundantly obvious.
Our furtive behaviour might have tipped
us off as infidels. Then again, it might have
been my leather jacket and four-day
stubble. We were seated at a round, linen-
covered table with six upright zealots.
Ernie entered during the salad. He strode
in, arms upraised, already spewing
righteousness through a remote mike
clipped to his tie. He urged the willing
crowd into cries and whimpers of "Praise
the Lord!" and "God loves ME", gushed his
greetings and promptly started moving
methodically through the room clutching
the hands of his adoring flock.
The elderly man next to me told me that
the chicken we were served was the best
turkey he had ever tasted. WOW! A miracle
already! "What's this on my head?"
pleaded a rather senile woman at our table
who broke down crying at Ernie's apparent
hurry and lack of interest. "I can't walk,"
moaned an elderly man who was assured
God would help. A man at our table told
Ernie: "There's a wild child here, he
stabbed his grandmother in the hand a
half hour ago." We began to look forward
to the 'miracle service'.
Ernie pressed on, meeting all 380 part-,
ners, then proceeded into a rambling
parable about his Munich bust for faith
healing (he was acquitted) and a crusade
to India where he asked for and claimed he
got one thousand rupees from a group of
businessmen. Strangely enough, one
thousand happened to be the number of
dollars he then requested from the glory-
bound in attendance. In return for a cool
grand, he was willing to part with a
'Wanted in Heaven' diploma, upon which a
photo of YOU could share space with Ernie
and a decidedly Caucasian Jesus.
After the cash-grab subsided, the 'miracle service' loomed. We saw the aforementioned wild-child being dragged in by
his frantic grandmother. "Help me," she
begged. Two morally staunch goons
helped subdue the unrepentant waif while
the Reverend Ernie unleashed the power
of God on the demons possessing his
young mind. "Do you know who I am?"
asked Ernie. "You're the devil," the
frightened little voice replied. The next
minute we saw the boy running out of the
room crying, armed with a dinner fork.
We stayed to see at least a hundred
people flop to the floor at a touch from the
Reverend Ernie, then bolted to a beer parlour to restore some sense of reality. We're
all right now, except maybe for Huggy.
He's not talking to us any more, and we're
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ters of faith, right? Right says
standup philosopher Robert Anton
Wilson, and furthermore, every man,
woman and child on earth is a genuine,
certified Pope.
This is a fundamental catma (as opposed to dogma) of Discordianism, the
first TRUE, TRUE religion in the world.
Discordians worship Eris, the Greek Goddess of Discord, and belong to organizations like the Legion of Dynamic Discord. "We Discordians stick apart," as the
saying goes, with the result that churches
or sects are many and far between, sometimes consisting of one member or less.
One such entity is the Paratheo Ana-
metamystikhood of Eris Esoteric, a non-
prophet irreligious disorganization dedicated to the dissemination of creative
chaos. The POEE head temple is located
in San Francisco, "on the beautiful site of
future San Andreas Canyon." As an Erisian
pontificated, the only way not to take
yourself too seriously is to know that the
ground under your feet is pure void.
Dr. Wilson, a.k.a. Mordecai the Foul, is
the self-acclaimed toenail of an Erisian
sect known as the Bavarian llluminati, a
conspiracy against law, ordure, good
taste and common sense. As part of this
conspiracy, he has authored a series of
books, all of which incorporate Erisianism
in one guise or another. As stated in his
recent novel The Widow's Son "what we
wish to encourage is uncertainty. People
must be convinced not just that the priest
may be a humbug and thejudge a thief,
but that all systems of philosophy are
equally dubious, that all papal bulls are as
absurd as picaresque novels, that the latest scientific theories are no more infallible than papal bulls etc.; in short, that all
books are works of fiction whether they are
so labelled or not."
If this seems confusing, that is necessary. We all need a little pandemonium to
break out of the straight jacket in which our
society is currently lockstepping towards
destruction.
According to Wilson, the Erisian religion
has a built in check against dogma, since
every time you go back and read the scriptures, you can't help but laugh. "The whole
language would have to change to lose the
humour of it - it would take a thousand
years."
Those who would like to partake of the
sublime faith are invited to read the Erisian
bible Principia Discordia: How I Found
Goddess And What I Did To Her After I
Found Her, written by Eris through her
prophet Malaclypse the Younger. Therein
it is stated that Discordians, if they are real
ly serious about their religion, are required
to partake of a hotdog without a hotdog
bun every Friday, among other things.
However, we are also reminded of the
words of the great sage Sri Syadasti,
"there are no rules unless we choose to invent rules." Of course, all Discordians are
welcome to write their own bibles.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of Discordianism is the awareness that chaos is just
as important and necessary as order. The
predilection of the Western world in recent
years has been to worship order as good,
and abhor chaos as bad. As Bill Vander
Zalm said, "it wasn't so bad during the
second world war. At least there was
order." Fortunately, Eris has returned to
remind us that not all order is good, and
not all chaos is bad, and that it mights be
preferable to work with creative order and
creative chaos, while working against both
destructive order and destructive chaos.
If Discordianism does not yet "make
sense" to you, be of good faith, for if you
contemplate it long enough, and spend
enough time in the company of other Discordians, it will begin to make as much
sense as Catholicism or any other belief
system. In fact, it will begin to seem
NORMAL. This is THE way to see the arbitrary nature of all belief, language,
symbology, thought, and the cosmic
giggle factor itself. Oh, I forgot to mention,
anybody who does not join this most wondrous religion is liable to be turned into a
Precious Mao button and distributed to the
poor in the region of Thud.
Finally, the curious should be aware that
although Erisianism started out as a complex joke at the expense of any inflexible
religion or philosophy, it quickly evolved
into more than that. As Bob Anton Wilson
says, "unlike the usual hoax, which is fiction presented as fact, this hoax is fact
presented as fiction." Or as Kerry Thorn-
ley, a founding Discordian, said before he
went into the great Confusion: "if I'd known
Eris was real, I would have chosen Venus
instead."
Other works which elucidate the workings of Erisianism include Robert Anton
Wilson's Prometheus Rising, Cosmic
Trigger and llluminatus\ (co-authored with
Robert Shea), Camden Benares' Zen
Without Zen Masters, and Christopher
Hyatt's Undoing Yourself With Energized
Meditation And Other Devices. If this intrigues you, be sure to catch Robert Anton
Wilson's presentation "The New Inquisition: A Skeptical Look At Skepticism" at the
New York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive,
March 20 at 8 pm. Call 254-5833 for information, ft
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London, one of the music capitals of the
world. The hoardes of music journalists
from the New Musical Express and
Sounds fight over who is the next big thing,
crawling into small venues that have
launched the biggest stars. As Britain continues its process of decline and decay,
the North, devastated by unemployment,
sits in poverty while Londoners, a few
hundred miles south, are reading this
month's Face and wondering how to
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But there is no music scene here. Apart
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inflated prices, good music and a pretension that greets and deadens their senses.
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The gigs of indie bands are attended
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them returning to the city that fostered
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Bunnymen and The Fall have long since
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fame of London. It is thus left to bands like
the Cocteau Twins, A Certain Ratio and
Elvis Costello and the Attractions to try to
keep music alive.
However dead the London 'scene' is,
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VERDICT
The Men They Couldn't
Hang
How Green Is The Valley
MCA (UK)
What is Rogue Folk? To me it is an umbrella
term for any music loosely based on traditional, acoustic music, and turned into a
hybrid of folk and 80's rock or even punk.
The most famous exponents of this genre
are The Pogues, although some feel that
the like of Fairport Convention and The
Albion Band have been rogueing it for well
over a decade.
From the same background as The
Pogues come The Men They Couldn't
Hang. They made a huge impact in 1985
with their haunting rendition of Eric Bogle's
Green Fields of France, and released their
debut LP some 18 months ago on Demon
Records in the U.K. Accusations of rip-
ping-off The Pogues were swept aside by
the sheer quality of their compositions, notably Ironmasters. Since then they have
flirted with the production qualities of a
certain Nick Lowe in recording a raucous
cover of Hoyt Axton's classic Greenback
Dollar, and now have their second album
How Green Is The Valley out on MCA (The
Pogues' label on this side of the pond).
CITR listeners will be familiar with two of
the songs, which are both outstanding
cuts. Gold Rush was on the Spinlist for
many weeks last year, and is preceded
here by a tasteful instrumental called Gold
Strike. The song tells of the hardy life on the
North Sea oil rigs in search of "black gold."
The other is Shirt Of Blue, a superb song
about the conflicts on the picket lines during the U.K. miners' strike, and as such is
another fine example of a modern folk
song. It recounts the story of two boys who
were rivals at school, and who now find
themselves on opposite sides in the strike;
one a miner, the other a policeman, in a
shirt of blue:
Hey now Tommy shall we meet
again
In the morning wet with dew?
Me at the gates of the colliery
You in your shirt of blue.
And shall we wrestle in the muddy
patch
Like the other grown men do?
We can scuff our shoes, we can tear
our hands
And I'll rip that shirt off you!
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Also worthy of note is Ghosts Of Cable
Street, about Sir Oswald Moseley's British
Union, a fascist movement which contributed to Hitler's belief that he would not
have to go to war against the Brits.
This is not really a folk album, though,
more a folk/rock effort. The arrangements
are hard-driving, pounding rock, especially songs like Going Back To Coventry and
Lowe's Wishing Well.
A timbered bar I staggered in by the
wall in West Berlin
The barman looks and shoots a
steely glance:
"Are you a friend of the British Government?"
I proudly reply "Not a chance!"
"That is good!" he says with cheer,
and he fills me up with beer.
Tiny Soldiers is a complaint about the
proliferation of war toys (the LP was a pre-
Christmas release in Britain), while Rapid
Underdog has some fine lines too:
By contrast, the closing cut Parted From
You is a pleasant song of the loneliness of
life on the road, and is a tasteful way to
round off the record.
This is a remarkably powerful album. I
hope MCA releases it in Canada, and then
perhaps we might even get a chance to
witness one of their famous live performances.
Steve Edge
Grace Jones
Inside Story
Manhattan
And... cue dyspeptic record reviewer:
I don't like to be a negative sort, but
Christ this is a dull record. Dull, dull, dull.
As in turgid. Boring. Somnolent. YAWN.
In fact, it is no exaggeration to call this
the dullest record of the year, even if it is
only February. I mean, if you take boring
pseudo-disco-funk rhythms and couple
them with unimaginative lyrics and sterile
production you have a pretty good recipe
for an insomnia cure, even with Grace's
picture on the sleeve. I like Grace; she's
got a great body, a pretty good voice and a
sense of humour (hey, she made her acting debut in a James Bond flick), but she
needs a) quality material and b) careful
production. With the right help (as on
Nightclubbing), she can be an arresting
performer, but here she's about as exciting as a Mormon prayer meeting.
The songs suffer from unbearably
cutesy titles like Victor Should Have Been
A Jazz Musician and I'm Not Perfect (But
I'm Perfect For You). We are talking putrid
here. Once you get past these "mals
mots", the actual songs are even worse. I
may be a bit demanding, but I expect a little jump, a little spark from a dance record.
You know, something to get the juice flowing. On this score the material here fails
utterly, as whoever wrote this garbage
makes the Beastie Boys look like
songwriters of genius.
I suppose it is possible that a masterful
production effort could have made the record mildly interesting, but Nile Rodgers
delivers a pedestrian, formulaic sound that
I can only call dancefloor muzak. If CHQM
were to change their format to include
black artists, this is exactly the kind of
dreck you'd be likely to hear.
Fade to black, and... cut to Trouble Funk
video.
Iain Bowman
Motorhead
Orgasmatron
GWR Records
Lemmy Kilmister, master philosopher and
chronicler of this modern era on the verge
of a post-Oedipal shift, has borne a masterpiece of thrashing heavy metal. Orgasmatron is the umpteenth album from
Motorhead and, unlike their other discs
since Ace of Spades, this one throbs and
shrieks with Wagnerian fury, yet the finesse in the production eliminates any awkward elements. The result is a skull-
crunching, brain-sucking, ear-slicing assault that must be heard to be understood.
Deaf Forever, a speed-dirge for a battlefield corpse, sets the pace for Orgasma-
tron: "Sword and shield/Bone and Steel/
Rictus grin/Deaf forever to the battle's din."
This is the same sort of exalted thrash that
Lemmy has traded in for years, but here
heavy metal dial-twiddler Bill Laswell has
placed Lemmy's buzzsaw screech
comfortably over the. exploding drums and
guitars so none of the wisdom is lost.
On Orgasmatron Lemmy's lyrics continue to combine a complex mixture of
gynophobia and post-Nietzschean philosophy. The sexism that is present goes
right to the root of male psychology, so it's
not so easily dismissed with smug remarks. This is not to condone this sort of
stuff, but it has to be dealt with. That aside,
the best songs here are of the l-am-my-
own-God variety. Dr. Rock speaks loud
and clear and for an all-out attack on
organized religion, politics and war, check
out the title track.
Is Lemmy too smart for heavy metal? Is
he a shaman or an idiot-savant? You can't
be sure, but you can bet Motorhead will
keep us wondering for a few years more.
Mark Quail
HuskerDu
Warehouse: Songs and
Stories
Warner Brothers
Husker Du crashed on to the hard core
scene a few years back as one of many
bands on California's SST label. They had
a trademark piledriving sound with loud,
white-noise power-chording and existentialist howls that seemed to emanate from
deep within guitarist Bob Mould's and
drummer Grant Hart's respective psyches. Through a combination of intelligence and brute force they became the
critics' darlings. Yet, because of their punishing approach to black vinyl, only the
college DJs took the bait, and so they remained part of a growing underground
music scene.
Well, I'm glad to say on Warehouse:
Songs and Stories little has changed.
Despite signing to a major commercial
label about a year ago, the throttle's barely
been touched. Their guitar-slashing sound
has been blended more proficiently into
their songwriting and the screams have
been channelled into articulate, insightful
lyrics. They still sound fresh and somewhat
novel as they continue to map out the territory of hard-edged pop.
Warehouse is a complex work, and it
journeys across some dark territory. Starting off with These Important Years and its
pervasive feeling of personal unrest, this
album has the shadows of self-doubt and
depression stalking you constantly. Mould
takes a stab at the cure for some of his ills
on Turn It Around but this certainly isn't a
panacea. The last two tracks show a divergence in Mould's and Hart's thinking to
wards solutions. On Up In the Air, Mould
doesn't think running away is an answer. If
you stand your ground you'll win out while
on You Can Live at Home Hart screams,
"Walk away and you'll be free." These two
are a strange combination rather like a
latter-day Lennon and McCartney.
The weird thing on Warehouse is the inclusion of a few short paragraphs at the
end of the lyric sheet. This anonymous
piece shows Husker DO know more of the
answers than they're willing to admit in
their songs.
Warehouse is just that. There are 20
tracks here, which means Husker Du has
released on average one album every six
months since their last double work, Zen
Arcade. If these guys don't burn out first,
they'll probably win the world over through
attrition.
Mark Quail
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MARCH   1987     29 Go Four 3
Six Friends
Zulu Records
Reviewing a local band can be fraught with
danger. For instance, if you pan their
record, they may come around and pelt
you with bricks. Conversely, if you like the
disc, and their bassist just happens to be
an ex-president of the radio station where
you work...well, the phrase 'conflict of interest' may spring to some minds.
I don't care. If it's okay for most of the
B.C. cabinet, then it's okay for this reviewer. I like this record, and I like Go Four
3, because they play music that reminds
me of late '60s garage bands and late 70s
power pop. They use guitar, bass, and
drum, and occasionally throw in Man-
zarek-like organ riffs, feedback, strings,
and even a snippet of sitar.
On this, their first LP, Go Four 3 show
that: a) Steve Quinn knows how to write
great pop songs, b) time in the studio is
always well spent, and c) they have progressed greatly since their eponymous
1985 EP. Quinn appears to be one of those
rare people who can consistently write
stuff that sticks irresistibly in your head:
every tune here is hummable, even if the
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from Ian Curtis' diary. But hey, isn't teen
angst what pop music is all about? Standouts? Well, Someone, rumoured to be the
second video from the record, is real nice;
Rope is the band's second song about a
psychopath, and one I prefer to their first,
Seventh Victim, which also shows up here
in a re-recorded version. This Time is
pretty good too, as is Right From Wrong,
which features the aforementioned organ
riffs, courtesy Gord Badanic, who is usually occupied playing bass. Ironically,
though, the best track here is a cover: their
version of the Passions' Africa Mine
is...fab. I mean, like, rea'lyfab.
All of this benefits from a first-class
production by Rick Arboit and Ron Obvious. Reportedly, the Gophers spent considerable time in the studio, and it shows:
gone is the somewhat rough edge present
on their earlier vinyl, to be replaced by the
kind of polished, clean sound that glows
with professionalism. Some may not like it,
but you've got to believe that multitracked
guitars are going to be hip again pretty
soon. (There's even a real, honest-to-
Gawd guitar solo on Colour of Money.) In
addition, overdubbing fills out Roxanne
Heichert's voice, which can still sound a bit
frail on occasion.
Nonetheless, it's evident that the band,
both individually and as a whole, are more
confident and accomplished here than on
their debut. (Mind you, finally having a full-
time drummer in Ian Noble, ex-Modern-
ettes, ex-half-the-bands-in Vancouver,
must be a big relief.) What with the video to
Save Me in rotation on MuchMusic, and
their hard-working, professional attitude,
they would appear to have a brighter future than many a Vancouver band, and I,
for one, hope that Go Four 3 won't need
their six friends for some time to come.
Now, when are they going to commit to
vinyl their covers of Nazareth's This Flight
Tonight and Sweet's Ballroom Blitz? And
where's that all-expense paid trip to the
Bahamas that the band promised me? I'm
waiting.
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MARCH   1987      31 A Stream of Vitriolic Contempt
by Mark Mushet
GIVEN THAT THERE ARE ONLY SO
many column inches to devote to
vinyl verdicts, and considering the
number of obscure releases receiving little
or no attention in the "alternative" press,
the editorial junta here at Discorder has
decided, in their infinite wisdom, to bless
me with my very own monthly column with
which to inform our dear readers of a plethora of sadly neglected though readily
available contemporary music recordings
and bombard them with truly exhausting
run-on sentences and reactionary anti-
janglyguitar diatribe. It will occasionally
touch on relevant video and film news as
well as inciting a healthy exchange of
views and information in the letters column
of Discorder (it would certainly be better
than the pathetic yammerings of illiterate
ignorami we've been publishing in Airhead
lately). And so...
In the last six months, The Hafler Trio
have released no less than four records of
their sonic experiments via three different
labels. Seven Hours Sleep, a double 12"
45 on Belgium's LAYLAH label, came out
late Summer and was reviewed in these
pages a couple of months back. Then
came Three Ways of Saying Two, a tedious
document of a series of poorly recorded
and irritating "lectures", pseudo-academic dissertations conducted by the Trio
in Holland at the beginning of 1986. The LP
came out on Charm Records and the enclosed booklet gives away the joke to
those who don't appreciate their dry
though deliberate sense of humour. Not recommended. The two more recent Hafler
Trio discs, on the other hand, are def-
inately a worthwhile investigation for those
who've not heard Seven Hours Sleep or
their earlier works of equal quality. Both are
released by the London based Touch
label. The first is a 10" e.p. entitled The Sea
Org. It is best described as an accessible
introduction to the analog sound experiments that the group so often presents in
an all too serious light. To a trained ear, the
sound sources are quite obvious and are
mostly analog in origin or manipulation.
Nonetheless, The Hafler Trio, with founder
member and Cabaret Voltaire expatriate
Chris Watson no doubt having a heavy
hand in the proceedings, manage to keep
the interest level very high. There is even a
booklet of Sonic Paintings, by Trio member
Dr. Edward Molenbeek, though the merits
of this form would require an essay in itself.
As far as the record goes, things change
quickly and without warning. Commonplace sounds, when recontextualized in
this manner, never cease to amaze in their
surprising richness of colour and texture.
This is further exemplified by the most recent addition to the Trio's catalogue, a 12"
45 called Brain Song that is also released
on Touch. It is a limited edition of 1000 and
was apparently put together for a Camden
Arts Exhibition called Interaction which
took place last month. While the disc includes a version of the lovely Blanket Level
Approach (having originally appeared on
the LAYLAH compilation album The Fight
Is On), Brain Song is a little more "difficult"
than previous work. It is comparatively dissonant and involves an offset sense of tun
ing that has a similar effect not unlike Paul
Dolden's Veils, though strictly on a superficial, direct level. Prolific and consistent,
Canadian trumpeter Jon Hassell has
another lush and beautiful album out on
ECM Germany entitled Power Spot. His ex-
otic "Fourth World" sound is virtually
formulaic these days but it is always mesmerizing. Power Spot involves more musicians than on past projects and the overall sound possesses a much denser and
more conventional rhythmic base. Produced by Eno and Daniel Lanois, and featuring Michael Brook, this LP is predictably
gorgeous and a must for fans and an excellent introduction for newcomers.
Speaking of Eno, his Thursday Afternoon video has just recently become available for rent at Videomatica. While his ambient music obsession is far beyond a
joke, he is still able to seduce a viewer with
video. Incorrectly described as a video
painting, Thursday Afternoon is a collection of several short segments showing a
woman in several states of recline, relaxation, and obscure sensual abandon,
sometimes partially submerged in water.
All footage is given the slowscan treatment
and some pieces use some very decorative video mattes producing a layered effect. The extreme slow motion tends to em-
phasize the grace of subtle physical
movement. Even smoking a cigarette becomes something more than inhaling the
smoke from a burning weed through a
paper tube. And all this is set to a typical
Enoesque brand of aural wallpaper.
That is all. See you next month with
something different to dissect. Fast Forward is heard every Sunday night from
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9:00 pm-12:30 am
Vancouver's longest-running prime time Jazz
program, featuring all the classic players, the
occasional interview, and local music news.
Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin Walker.
02 Mar.  "Scratch" is the name of pianist
Kenny Barron's best recording to
date. Barron, despite his presence
in so many great bands, has been
overlooked. This is one of the best
Jazz records of the '80s. Barron
with Dave Holland (bass) and Daniel
Humair (drums).
09 Mar.  Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean did
some great playing on this date
(done in 1966). It wasn't released
until 10 years later. Jackie at his
driving best walking the fence between bebop and free-form Jazz.
McLean with Larry Willis (piano),
Don Moore (bass) and the great
Jack Dejohnette (drums).
76 Mar.   Miles Davis in Stockholm. Recorded
in concert just two weeks before
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his own band. Miles and "Trane"
and a great rhythm section playing
as they never have on commercial
recordings. Plus a recorded interview with John Coltrane. (A Jazz
Feature repeat).
23 Mar.  A legendary record session done in
1945 by only three people. Lester
Young on tenor sex (known as the
second messiah of Jazz), the great
Nat 'King' Cole on piano (before he
became a pop singer) and Buddy
Rich on drums. An historical masterpiece!
30 Mar.  The Modern Jazz Quartet was the
only Jazz group to be signed to the
Beatle's then-new record label
Apple. They did two albums for Apple and "Under The Jasmine Tree"
was the best. Hearing this long out-
of-print record by one of Jazz's
premier groups will be a treat for
sore ears.
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8:00-9:30 pm
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featuring new releases, classic recordings,
news, interviews and mystery guests in a
determined bid to smash all those ridiculous
pre-conceptions about "Folk" music. March
highlights:
03 Mar.  English singer Vin Garbutt in a
preview of his show with Alberta's
Bill Bourne, which takes place at the
Savoy, Sunday March 8th.
10 Mar.   Rob Menzies, Pipe Major of the
Triumph Street Pipe Band, and occasional performer at Spirit Of The
West gigs, brings some musical
offerings to the studio.
17 Mar.   St. Patrick's Day. All-Irish
pandemonium!
24 Mar.  Holly Arntzen. Her new album, and
some interesting insight into one of
Vancouver's finest voices.
31 Mar.  All Fool's Eve. Slightly silly sounds...
The expected visit of The Pogues
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Join Florists Grant, Dave and Byron as they
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BOTTOM
by Kevin S.
LOOK WHAT WE'VE found here. Yes,
it's the second goddamn installment
in the series that began last month,
wherein certain hitherto little-known elements of the CITR SpinList beg to be heard
from. Just relax and nobody will get seriously injured.
Ok, gimme a beat. So, you're saying,
"Kevin, I'm weary of all the same old stuff;
just like Iggy Pop, I need more. My existence would have some meaning if only I
could hear some music involving a 19-
string cello and improvised vocals." Well,
lookee here, out on Australia's Hot label:
the LP A Room With a View, featuring
Shelley Hirsch, voice, and Jon Ross, 19-
string cello. Things become even more
deliciously strange on the new record Perfect Worlds, by Chris Cutler's band Cas-
siber. Out on Cutler's Recommended
Records, the disc highlights the working
imaginations of Cutler and the other band
members, Christopher Anders and Heiner
Goebbels. I picked out at least three
different languages.
The Glitch Sampler Vol. II features
bands from Austin, Texas. Essentially, all
the groups are of the rough-and-ready
guitar rock type with a little bit of country
thrown in here and there. Also in the southern tradition is Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom.
Ron has played keyboards for the likes of
Albert King, B.B. King and Roomful of
Blues. Now we've got his own album. Half
the tunes feature members of Roomful of
Blues and the other half feature Kim
Wilson, Jimmie Vaughn, and Fran Christina from the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Out
on Demon.
You say you've never heard of Dossier
Records. Well, how 'bout artists such as
Controlled Bleeding, Chrome, Elliott
Sharp and Minimal Man? If'n you have or
if'n you haven't, here's a chance to sample
those mentioned and more on Dossiers in
the form of previously unreleased material.
Certainly some intriguing, adventurous
stuff. For an adventure into jazz, Courtney
Pine is the name and Journey to the Urge
Within the disc. The 22-year-old British
saxophonist has been making a name for
himself in the proverbial jazz circles. It's on
Island records. One more album. Maybe
.you thought he was dead or maybe you've
never even heard of the man. Ginger
Baker. Ya, that's right, the drummer from
one of the original power trios, Cream, is
back. Word is that he played on the last PIL
LP, and now he has his own Horses and
Trees on Celluloid. Listen. ^V
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Licensed To III
DEF JAM/CBS
•Los Lobos
By the Light of the Moon
WEA
•Go Four 3
Six Friends
Zulu
•Frightwig
Faster, Frightwig, Kill, Kill
Caroline
•Husker Du
Warehouse
WEA
•Condition
Red Hot & Blue
AMOK
•The The
Infected
CBS
•Various Artists
Fuck Your Dreams This Is Heaven
Crammed
•Shop Assistants
Shop Assistants
Chrysalis
•Firehouse
Ragin' Full-On
SST
•Various Artists
Sounds Of Now
Dionysus
•Love Tractor
This Ain't No Outerspace Ship
Big Time
•Culturcide
Tacky Souvenirs of Pre-Rev...
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Big Night Music
Island/MCA
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Enemy Within
New Rose
•Holger Czukay
Rome Remains Rome
Virgin
•Jon Hassell
Power Spot
ECM/Polygram
•Golden Palominos
Blast of Silence
Celluloid
•African Head Charge
Off The Beaten Track
On-U Sound
•Julian Cope
World Shut Your Mouth
Island/MCA
TOP AIRPLAY SINGLES
ARTIST
TITLE
LABEL
•The Hip Type
Let Me In
Life After Bed
•Front 242
Interception
Nettwerk/Cap.
•Red Lorry Yellow Lorry                                       Cut Down
Homestead
•Heavy D. & The Boyz
Mr. Big Stuff
MCA (UK)
•E.J. Brule
I Love Laurie
Transmission
•Danielle Dax
Where The Flies Are
Awsome
•DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince       Girls Ain't Nothin' But...
Champion
•The Smiths
Ask
WEA
•Current 93
Happy Birthday Pigface Christus
Laylah ANTHROPOLOGY
Midnight to 3:30 am
Radio waves, broadcast omnidirectionally,
leave the Earth at the speed of light. Due to
the curvature of space, they will return to the
point of origin; far in the future we will rediscover our past. The signal may not be strong
but it will still be better than commercial
radio. Inserting the needle: Matt Richards.
FRIDAYS
FRIDAY MORNING MAGAZINE
7:30-10:30 am
Regular features include multi-dimensional
profiles of wilderness issues, feminist
ideologies, children's culture, and what's happening around Vancouver. Kirby Hill oversees
the whole operation.
06 Mar.    A mise-en-scene of the 1987
Children's Festival.
73 Mar.    What the hell are we going to do
about Vander Zalm, anyways?
20 Mar.    Rita McNeill Jazz/Blues update,
etc.
27 Mar.    Art Therapists discuss the creative
rituals of Spring (and their
techniques).
TRIBES AND SHADOWS
10:30-11:30 am
A program that explores "New Consciousness." Dreams, Myths, Cultures and Rituals
all take context, bridging the gap between
Dark and Light. Lots of music from other
cultures: Asian, African and Indian, plus
guest musicians such as Harold Henkel,
Randy Raine Reausch and Katari Taiko present new works. This show features the innovative, the eclectic and the stirring diversities
inherent in the musical fabric of our world.
Hosted by Kirby Scott Hill.
06 Mar.    Digital Soundscapes profile.
13 Mar.     Heinz Hollinger's new music for
oboe.
20 Mar.    Takeo Yamashiro live!
27 Mar.    Egypt and surprises!
THE ED. D. J. SHOW
1:20 pm-5:00 pm
From 2:00 to 4:00, Deded spins the playlist,
and from 4:00 to 5:00, Deded and the Can
Con Job.
CRAPSHOOT
5:30-6:00 pm
Members of UBC's Progressive Conservative,
Liberal and N.D.R clubs discuss federal
political issues. Alternately moderated by
Stephen Gold and Betsy Goldberg.
NEOFILE
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
A rundown of the newest, most exciting and
insipid releases raked in during the week at
CITR. Join music directors and charismalep-
tic hosts Don Chow and Kevin Smith for an
eclectic musical pig-out, with occasional
interviews, live mixes, and peripheral
relevance.
THE BIG SHOW
9:00 pm-midnight
13 Mar....  Special Presentation:
Saludando a Latinoamerica!
Presentando la noche de la
cumbia y salsa con el servicio de
Alfredo Chavez.
Enjoy an evening of fresh and
funky Latin American music with
spontaneous instrumentation and
convivial conversation. Live requests and mucho carino. Robert
Shea and guests are there to make
it happen.
THE VISITING PENGUIN SHOW
Midnight-4:00 am
Hosted by Paula Rempel and Sheri Walton.
SATURDAYS
THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT
BEFORE SHOW
7:30-10:00 am
AKA: Morning Mayhem.
AKA: Living With The Brain Dead.
BRITS GO HOME
10:00-Noon
Saturday mornings are for a gentle waking
process, right? Wrong. In this show get a
rude awakening as Steve Edge is turned
loose on CITR's entire SPINLIST and dishes
up a startling breakfast mix of comedy, music
and U.K. soccer reports. Now Brits can go
home for two hours every Saturday. Canadians can tune in and see why Brits should
have been sent home years ago!
POWER CHORD
12:10 pm-3 pm
Vancouver's only true metal show, featuring
the underground alternative to mainstream
metal: local demo tapes, imports and other
rarities, plus album give-aways.
CLOCK THE BEAT
3:00 pm-6 pm
'Art sunk so low doesn't even deserve
reproach."
—P. de Saint-Victor, La Presse, 7565
PROPAGANDA!
6:30-8:00 pm
An eclectic mix of interviews, reviews, music,
humour, High Profiles, and other features
ACROSS THE MERIDIAN
11:Q0 pm-1:00 am
Remember "Dog's Breakfast?" ...Paul Funk
regurgitates that "goulash of aural surprises"
for your midnight snack...from ambient to
obnoxious, obscure to obvious... Call for your
favorite dishes.
TUNES 'R' US
1:00 am-4:00 am
SUNDAYS
MUSIC OF OUR TIME
8:00 am-Noon
Modern 20th Century classical music ranging
from the tonal to the avant-garde. Instrumentation in all spheres with commentary on the
newest techniques and fashions. With your
host Wolfgang Ehebald.
ROCKERS SHOW
12:30 pm-3:00 pm
Reggae, Rock Steady and Ska. At 1:30 to
2:30, Reggae Beat International Hour; news
and interviews about Reggae music worldwide. Host: George Barrett.
MICHAEL WILLMORE'S ROCK TALK
3:00-6:00 pm
Authentic Rock 'N' Roll from the 1950s and
1960s featuring many collectors' items and
rock rarities you'd never hear anywhere else.
JUST LIKE WOMEN
6:30-9:00 pm
Tune in for invigorating and stimulating inter
views, news and music for anyone interested
in women's issues or learning more about
them.
FAST FORWARD
9:00 pm-Midnight
Mark Mushet searches the world over for
experimental, minimalist, avant-garde, electronic, and other non-mainstream sounds.
LIFE AFTER BED
Midnight-Until Barry gets out of hand
Trini Lopez, the current L.A.B. wrestling god,
joins forces with Frank Sinatra for full bone-
crushing, face-raking, tag team action...
known collectively as BLUE MEXICO, this
month they take on all comers:
01 Mar.    Trini and Frank battle JOHNNY
THUNDER AND NICK CAVE
08 Mar.    Trini and Frank put the grits to
IGGY POP AND LOU REED
75 Mar.    Trini and Frank ad Flat'ner steam-
roll BAUHAUS AND JOY DIVISION
22 Mar.    Tournequit Trini and Frank da Rank
bulldoze through D.O.A. AND PATTI
SMITH
29 Mar.    Trini and Frank pull out all the
stops against PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
AND X.
FLOYD'S CORNER WITH JEFF G.
2:00 am-3:00 am
Real "cowshit caught in your boots" country.
PROGRAM NOTES
NEWS PROGRAM NOTE
THE BBC NEWS
CITR in conjunction with the UBC Amateur
Radio Society is proud to present THE BBC
NEWS... "The" authoritative voice for world
news. This special added feature airs Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm as part of our
expanded Lunch Report, which also features
national, regional and local news as well as
sports and weather.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM NOTES
GREEK WEEKLY REPORT
Friday 5:00 pm Dinner Report
Brothers Pi and Gamma report on the weekly
happenings at UBC's fraternities, sororities
and phrateraes. Fun times for fun people.
SUNDAY FOCUS
Sunday 2:05 pm (repeated at 6:30 pm)
Sunday Focus features hosts Libbi Davies
and Brad Newcombe exploring public affairs
issues of interest to University listeners. Also
featured is a weekly story by writer Robert
Stalmach called Blue Socks.
SUNDAY MAGAZINE
Sunday 6:00 Dm
Join hosts Colin Lloyd and Stefan Ellis for
this half-hour news magazine which includes
commentary, reviews and a weekend wrap-up
of sports events and scores.
SPORTS PROGRAM NOTES
No sports broadcasts are scheduled for
March. Yet, do not fear, sport fans, as playoffs are pending in both men's basketball
and hockey. Stay tuned.
ORNOTHOLOGY SHOW
Wednesday 5:00 pm Dinner Report
Join CITR's famous sports personality—
Alastair Sutherland—and his guests for live
in-studio interviews with all those Thunderbird celebrities you know and appreciate.
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Groovaholic but not forgotten
THIS MONTH IT'S good-bye to The
Groovaholics and The Guttersnipes, the latter in all probability a
victim of those notorious 'musical
differences'. As for The Groovaholics,
rivalled only by Tartan Haggis (which has
survived a line-up change of two) for
general sense of humour and fun sensibili
ties - who knows what really marks the end
of a fuck band's existence? Kraft Dinner
resurfaced at the Savoy, opening for Chris
Houston a few weeks ago, playing
(among other things) their old demo hit
Dewdney Trunk Road. (Could the
Flunkees reappear next?) I just hope that
the "Good-bye Groove Party" at Grace-
land really was only an au revoir, at least
until DOA has another somewhat lengthy
hiatus in town. How can Vancouver survive
without a a band whose answer to Shake
Your Booty (and Sheik Yerbouti?) is Shake
Your Penis?
Half of Lost Durangos' line-up is brand
new - original members Greg and Paul
have been joined by fellow North Shore
natives Shellene Patience (vocals) and
Richard Voisin (bass), and by the time you
read this the group should have completed a four-song demo tape for WEA
Records.
A Merry Cow has replaced the departing Eric Von Fill-in-the-blank with guitarist
Danny Oliver. Before Eric left, the band finished recording five songs at Aragon, including Bed on the Beach and Who Is This
Elvis Guy Anyhow?, which the band is hoping to commit to vinyl some time soon. But
in the meantime, those happy bovines
aren't letting the grass grow under their
hooves - they've been writing a herd of
new songs.
This month's demo tape reviews:
Ralph Cameron Johnston - Atom
Beach. Surf before spring - just what I
need, anyway, in the middle of the rainy
season. This is a clean-sounding guitar instrumental with bits of James Bond and
acid-tinged Ventures-type stuff. What
more can I say?
Crash Dummies - Everyday. Yes, this
is the old Buddy Holly song, electronically
mutilated almost beyond recognition. But
the deadpan vocals are really funny - a
good joke, unless you take dead rock and
roll heroes too seriously.
5 On A Date - Never Fear. Unlike most
of this commercially available (in Victoria)
cassette, this song is not fast-paced
garage-type original '60s-flavoured punk.
In fact, it's uncannily similar to Bauhaus's
Bela Lugosi's Dead, a song I still feel a certain shameful affection for. Quasi Moto, the
band's version of Mr. Moto, actually got
played on "Shake It Up" (a Victoria teen
dance show),so they must have some kind
of a local following. My only problem with
this tape (besides some hiss) is that it's often hard to tell where one song ends and
the next begins, which makes it better-
suited for home listening than cueing up
by deejays. You can order it for $4 from
624 Raynor Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V9A
3B1.
The Highliners - Henry the Wasp and
Wild Thing. If you like The Shuffle Demons
you'll love The Highliners, who combine
that busking sound and humour with hints
(and one clip) of Monty Python and cool-o
packaging to make a really fun tape.
They're from London (England), where
they've played with people like Guana
Batz and King Kurt. And if that's not cool
enough for you, check out their names:
Stretch, Ginger, Dexter, and Fat. And
listen to their saxy and Dickies-fast cover
of the old Troggs classic. If you want to
contact them, write their fan club (send
£1.50 and something for postage if you
want the cassette) at 41 Tyrell Way,
London, England NW9 7QW. #
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