Discorder

Discorder CITR-FM (Radio station : Vancouver, B.C.) Dec 1, 1994

Item Metadata

Download

Media
discorder-1.0049925.pdf
Metadata
JSON: discorder-1.0049925.json
JSON-LD: discorder-1.0049925-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): discorder-1.0049925-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: discorder-1.0049925-rdf.json
Turtle: discorder-1.0049925-turtle.txt
N-Triples: discorder-1.0049925-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: discorder-1.0049925-source.json
Full Text
discorder-1.0049925-fulltext.txt
Citation
discorder-1.0049925.ris

Full Text

  i   Mey Srif^ SautaljStu/f mim with.. .1
till
w niuiKskoux'B \ -
CAZHSRJM
Better JCiv'mg through Noise
I   i
Cifeforms
I
SAjCS %JKT>jCAA1T>
So VeryMappy     n
C Available atiall yom
joyful Keeord Stores.
11       1
1 1 ':#^
%-^j
DOS- cover                                  ^S"l
it?¥
Setting a new landspeed record             WS
for cover p^oduc^on, K<SRRY                 ffl
RtSVAIOLDS whipped up tkis               ^J
tribute to the holiday season on               4"^Ej
the- bus out to UBC.                               ^MPI
\%iS
m
\f)
ART DJR6CTOR                                M\ W\
Mae-kP.U                                             l|l
eveRyTfOAJG BUT                            3b] K
ADV£RTJSJA)GR£P                           I J B
Kevin Pendee-graft
I     U*.
GRAPHIC D6S30N/LAYOUT
M«A Plon, Tania Alekson,                                        ^H
!DCS -contents
eDJTGRJAL ASSISTANT                fifl
Krista's dream date with
T.*H<S SPJAiy-sAieS
fasten you*- seatbelts
3ULJ£'S TRJP
a lit+le s&m witk
7 yt£AR BJTCH
//
f2
f3
PRODUCTaOM ASSJSTAMTS           IP^J
Tania Alekson, Mike Walkey, Keoin                 W^^k
Pendergraft, Sean Raggett                                   i^flH
PROGRAA* OAJD6
Megan Mallett                                                                  ■   M
PATrf.BOOK                                            Vfl
used to be a sweet boy
BRU(T£ LA BRUCE
14
LOCAL roSTRJBWTJOAJ                     l^B
don't touch our dial
eT.Kl)L4VS. Trie cRle
Wack - tuuu
GOV,
IS
16
STATeSJDfc DJSTRaBMTaOA)
Taco Bell Tania & Double Mankattan Mike   W
NO KJDVWC AROMNDS                  ^^jl
BOWtJNG
.:,:««, Dylan 6-iffitn    j/Q
AJRT-ieyvD
CLASSICAL B<£y\T
v<£Rses& eMNDye
?
i
9
BABY O' TH<r. MONTH                            HAll
Mattkew Gyle McH,.gk                                             WM
WALKJN'TALK.TN'                               ^F9
R£<£L TO R6AL
to
"DiSCORDER" I994 by lie Siiidcnt Radio Socitty ol tit Unwnlty ol       ■
JA)TcSRVJ<£W -HcSLL
ie
;;;";!;;;;;;ju^ln,ijl r^,miimK^:ls,mini0,m I
S-HJMI^cTa
is
19
money otdm payable lo DiSCORDER Marine                                JM
7"
DEADLINES' coov deadline lor December 1 U't is Noyembe, 15. Ad sow       ,j£flfl|
VAA)CCU4V£R SP-SCJAL
20
(604)822-3017. Out raw arc available upon imiki DiSCORDER is noi      ^S|
D CAN R-*£AD
21
*     1     .,           JR
R6AL LJV<S ACTJOAJ
23
and mnpiRwin). "i »«■' "'Wi unwlrai-d iramiil. Material car, be     JRIvK
siibmitled on du (Ma. rMi.-„ u, legible pn:.i ... in type. A.', almyc      f^^H
U/\)P<SR RtSVaeW
24
SuBctun^vandV,,,,-                                          ll
CHARTS
28
an l.r heard al 101.1 FM as well as through all major able       j^t]
system., in the Lowa Mainland, except Shaw in Whiterork.         1
OM T-*H<5 1OAL
24
(.all ihe CiTR DJ line al 822-2487, "III office a. 822-301 ol          -flS
..in news and sporrs lines at 822-24 //. Fax us at 822-'2364, or      JbI
DAlfc'Bt'C'K
30
Vancouver. U. l.ANADA V6T 1Z1.                                     f j|3
■*
o      #
0 ^. *c
¥
inking you. 341 the joys
o£ tne Aoliday ?ea*?on
and
el very kfcppjr IvewTear.
*.
PusSYcaT
74 W.Cordova
vaNCoUVEr
682-3268 CANADA'S LARGEST AND BEST KNOWN RECORD STORES
FREEPLAY
"...One of the most musically fulfilling releases this
year.Freeplay takes musical democracy to a high
level." Fresh off an 18 date cross-Canada tour,
Free pi ay—guitarist Steve Fisk, saxophonist Rob
Frayne, drummer Aaron Alexander, bassist Andre
LaChance—perfroms an eclectic program of interactive
improvised music. $15.99 CD
MAD PUDDING
Brine's Vegetable Garden
Mad Pudding is an eclectic blend
of Canadian old time and Celtic
melodies fused with the contemporary
sound and rythms of rock and funk.
"I almost peed myself." - #1 Fan
$13.99 CD $8.99 cass
SPIRIT MERCHANTS
Don't Need Much
The reeds under the planks part.
Slide guitar moans. Someone
breaks a glass, electric fiddle
blazes. A growling strat and a
banjo shake steely paws.
$1 1.99 CD
PAISLEY SUITCASE
Tightly Fixed
"I don't even like the real Tragically
Hip. You can imagine what I think of
this." - Jason Schreurs, Terminal City.
Paisley Suitcase, a critically
acclaimed White Rock Trio.
$3.99 cass
KIM LINEKIN
Slumming
Attention All Bands!!
Po you have an undistributed
demo CD or tape? Sam's
carries Western Canada's
largest selection of
independent products!
Wry, sophisticated pop from Sarah
McLachlan's former back-up singer/multi-
instrumentalist. Features ode to accountability "Always Cleaning Up After You."
Falls somewhere between Hole and Sam
Phillips. Smart, not smarmy.
$7.99 cass
TOXIC GARDEN
Toxic Garden
Finally! The debut from Vancouver's dark
heroes of the new "Kingsway Sound." On
Kingsway, the Toxic Garden is your reality:
where prostitution, crime, junk, and ordinary
people share the same dark garden. Come let
us take you on a stroll. $5.99 cass
AVAILABLE AT 568 SEYMOUR ST (DOWNTOWN)
For More Information on
selling your music at
Sam's, ask for Rob Zgaljic
at our 568 Seymour St.
locator). All types of
music i
DEADLINE
So This is Limbo...
Watch for the "Friend in Me"
video on MuchMusic. Coming
live to the Town Pump
in January.
$9.99  CD
THE SWEATERS
Big Mouth Blues
"One of the more propitious things
to emerge upon the Canadian punk
scene since the SNFU heyday." - Eye
Magazine. "You guys rock the house
party correct.." - Gorilla of Death
$5.99  cass
TERROR OF TINY TOWN
Terror of Tiny Town
Here's the self-titled debut album from the only band
named after an all-midget singing cowboy movie.
Bitter, clever lyrics run through music that veers
unexpectedly more often than a bourbon drunk on the
Coquihala, changing styles from punk, to ska, to Celtic
folk, to torch song, to country, etc.
 $9.99  CD	
7% DISTORTION
Oldnian on the Corner
■;1P     -.
tc-****?
"An intense and eclectic collection of songs
from an upcoming band with an edge."
Featured on the soon to be released
Desolation Sound alternative compilation,
7% Distortion is a band which combines
lyricism with raw power in a manner which
leaves the listner enraptured. $9.99 CD BAD RELIGION
Tickets available at all -noog'^roQ. outlets or charge by phone, 280-4444.
Tickets for the Watchmen and Bad Religion also available at Track. Moist, December 22 & 23, Commodore: a few tickets left!  Islam was more into universal
peace instead of hording a style
of music to themselfs (sic), then
they'd realize that it doesn't matter what you look like or what
you listen or play. In the future
the author should try writing in
an unbiased and unracist point
of view. By stating that whites
shouldn't play hip hop the author violates the charter of rights
denigning (sic) freedom of
speach (sic). I also would like
to know who was quoted saying "Hip Hop was the look of
LOVE - 1
Dear DiSCORDER,
Nice response to A. Mac in
Airhead re: derivative culture,
Lollapalooza, etc. One of the
reasons I read your rag is to escape from the "blur between
culture and commodity and between artistic merit and commercial success." Sorry, but my
favourite monkey is the American Howler, which is characterized as ''bad tempered and difficult tt> tame."
La
Ron Mui
nail, champ.
HATE - 2
Dear Airhead,
I must say this: Gra
s little jerk-off
:ss writing for
ie publication.
who "don't
rock". Fuck you Lawrence If
you were writing racist or sexist comments, they probably
wouldn't get printed. Who do
you think you are, Doug
Collins? If you're going to review bands' concerts/releases
then keep your fucking comments to yourself and your fist
next time you're in the bathroom. Hey man, I was enjoying
a lot of gigs while you were still
a glazed look in your daddy's
eyes. So, fuck you Grant Lawrence - the Vancouver music-
scene doesn't need pee-brained
pissoirs like you.
Yours sincerely
R.C. Johnson
P.S. I speak for myself, anyone
Well. I was going to, but we
thought we'd let Grant take a
shot al this one himself.
the Falcons. You are. I
commenting on my r
then
nth."
your band's performance last
month at the Malcolm Lowry
Room. OK, first thing: calm
down. Me a negative, prejudiced
jerkoff? I could rebuild the
Great Wall of Chma with the
amount of positive typewriter
ribbon I've spooled out on local bands, but when I write one
negative criticism it's the fucking apocalypse! In the very review you've freaked about I
praised the opening band; it was
just your band that offended me.
Why? Because you're wimping
out on one of my most favourite genres of rock'n'roll: SURF!
Surf music was made to recreate the sound of the Southern
California surf. One verb which
describes waves on sand could
be ROAR! Try it sometime.
Also, I have no prejudice
against your old age. I just saw
Dick Dale in New York, who
must be in his fifties at least, and
when he burst into "Miserlou"
it was like a clap of fucking
thunder! Link Wray's gotta be
in his sixties. Bo Diddley's way
up there and Hasil Adkins can
barely stand up anymore, but all
of them ROCK! It has nothing
to do with volume, either. Everyone knows Jonathan Richman
is one of the most rockin'
hepcats in the world and he put
down the electric guitar years
ago.
So next time you drag your
poor excuse for a rock'n'roll
combo onto a local stage, follow the example of the aged
rockers above and try not to
sound like the background music to aTupperware party.
Regards,
Grant Lawrence
Uh. Grant. I don't think he is in
the Falcons...
Editor,
Regarding "Hip Hop Hoopla".
This article pissed me off. The
author complains of racism yet
says "white musicians who rap
are doing a disfavour to the
scene"?! What the fuck is that
all about? I thought music was
one of the things that brought
humanity together. To not share
music is just selfish. Maybe if
Sorry for ranting - what do you
think Airhead is for? "Hip Hop
Hoopla" does indeed contain
some rather contentious points
which invite criticism and comment - positive or negative - but
il did make you think, didn't it?
And il did inspire you to write
and express your own opinion,
didn't if! So if it pissed you off,
good. I'm glad you're paying at-
However, I do wishyou were
a little more rational and a little less reactionary. You start off
on the right note, stating that
music should bring people to
gether, but then you go and blow
it by implying that there is some
sort of Islamic conspiracy to
'horde' hip hop. Not only is this
statement racist, but it's pretty
damn ridiculous too.
Of course, you could have
just been referring to the author
in that sentence, in which case
your grammar really sucks.
As for your assertion that the
author is violating the charter
of rights: I hate to break it to
you Danna, but Shazia's opinions usually aren't made into
legislation.
And Danna, please buy a
dictionary.
As always, all love letters, pleas for salvation and yes, even
self-indulgent rants,
should be sent to:
ta|lfagooo
could be your very own GOLD
vinyl copy of ELASTICA's Stutter EP. All you gotta do to win
is send us a post card with your
name and address on the back
along with the answer to our
skill-testing question. Send the
whole shebang to:
GOLD! c/o DiSCORDER
#233-6138 Sub Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C.
CANADA V6T 1Z1
SKILL TESTING QUESTION:
How do YOU spell Klondike?
y ®m? m
mmw-tobuMS
Gu^s who 30st bought
THE MOOSE NEXT POOR?
[IT'S 6QMNAfgA HM^ulfigj
©1994* MICHAEL AUSWENKER
,if Miy THEY KMEW/fofc EVWA^
Icettion heads Tovamp Ot/R
2    E^^fi^o Wheaeve
I think o
>fSpa.„;
wirhng folk
il the Iberian pe-
uight practically the
Id bow to play the in-
e, I know llial Ihey
composed tor oilier instruments as
well, bill nothing else sir uniquely
conjures up images ol tlie Spain one
sees pictured in those inviting travel
Vanco
isho
led by Early Mus
y talk
preceded I lie evening's music. Often, such talks are given by just one
member of the group while the rest
wait backstage doing whatever it is
they do. In this case it was slightly
different; all three of the perfonii-
It woulrl
ii ih.ii my p
illusl
e bus of works
vere influenced by the eh<
■JDOWn as the madrigal, ai
heir works accordingly
lowing chord progression
vlien performer*!
inly, didn't do an awful lot to
lie interest of either Ihe perfi
>r the audience. To compensal
zingly relaxed
Sclienkman (on haipsidiord). Bolli
of these musicians have impressive
records. Ms. Matthews was the winner ofthe l<"-89Bodky Competition
lor Farly Musics first prize, has
tliis all at the same lime while still
producing what sounds like music-
required a playing style more akin
lid a greal job of helping the audi
■nee lo train their ears lo pick out
he ornamenlalion from the base
,vork later in ihe performance.
Tlie concert opened with a work
Ihe harpsichord providing a continuous (thus the name) chord progression bass line, tlie viol and violir
took the high, 'vocal' parts anc
ornamented the work in an instru
mental rendition of vocal polyphony. All of these works
gems, beautifully performed and
real delight to hear.
The next set of works were
for solo harpsichord. Francesco
I^ambardi's Tocatta was simple but elegantly played; it
was followed by a dance,
Antonio de Cabezon's
Pavana Italiana (variants of
which exist by three other
composers, all of whom call
it a Spanish pavane), and
Antonio Valente's Tenore
Grande alia Napolitana an
(iagliarda Napolitana (both wi
Cabezon). Mr. Schenkman's
formance in this set
on par with if not better than any
olher harps,chord works I have
heard. The life he instilled in the
music was incredible, particularly in
the last two works where the interplay between the steady bass line of
the left hand and the rapid ornamentation of the right hand formed a
counterpoint of two separate musical themes which alternately separated and rejoined with beautiful
prer.
App
enlly I
alone in my opinion of his perform
ance. as the audience applauded hmi
through Iwo curiam calls before la-
was joined by Ms. Tindemans and
Ms. Matthews for Iwo works by
Diego Ortiz, Maestro of the Duke
of Albas chapel in Naples and the
author of one of the earliest books
on musical improvisation. Not surprisingly, both of his works,
Recercada sobre 'La Spagna' and
Recercada Primera y Segundasobre
'O Felici occln miei', were improvisations; Ihe firs! on Ihe form known
as a Passacaglia (a simple four-
form used in songs accompanied by
guitar), and Ihe second on Iwo other
common bass patterns known as the
Folia and the Passamc/zo. As with
e was performed; sadly, the church pews aren't designed with
of the work or its composer the idea that one will go to sleep in
not announced. them, but these were a bit much. I've
sat on rocks that were far more comfortable, so be forewarned if you
plan on attending any conceits there.
Some ofthe seats are cushioned and
it would be a definite plus to get
there early enough to claim one
of these.
It's time to look at some of
certs in December. Masterpiece Chamber Music is presenting Angels We Have
Heard on the 11th, with harpist Rita Costanzi, flutist
Kathleen Rudolph, and violinist Neil Miskey along with
the Burnaby District Honour
Handbell Choir performing
(olivet's Pastorales de Noel, ex-
rpLs from Corelli's
Overall,the program far exceeded kno
even my rattier large expectations as      thl
for the evening. I would most Christ-
strongly recommend to anyone who mas
likes baroque music that they take c o n -
the opportunity tohear any of these certo?)
outstanding musicians the next time and
they are in town; hopefully, it won't Berlioz's
I should also make a passing du Christ,
comment on the venue, as il is the Perform-
upcoimng Farly Music Vancouver 2:30 and 8:00
concerts. Knox United Church, at PM at the Van- ^^^^^^^^
41st and Balaclava, had really out- eouver east Cultural
standing acoustics for tins sort of Center.
concert, with the instruments sound- At the Orpheum, the VSO
ing clear and clean. The down side presents Dvorak's Slavonic Rhap-
to this venue is the seats; I guess sody No. 1, Bartok's Violin Concerto
No.2 (with guest soloist Silvia
Marcovici), and Beethoven's Symphony No.4 in a Masterworks series concert on the 3rd and 5th (at
8:00 PM) and on the 4th (at 2:00
PM). On the 7th, the Tea and Trumpets series will have Otto Lowy
hosting as Irena (soprano) and
Theodore (baritone) Baerg are guest
singers for Operetta in the New
World, with excerpts from works by
Freml, Romberg, and Kern at 2:00
PM. On the 'Pops' front, Newton
Wayland will conduct Movie Magic
on the 9Ui and 10th at 8:00 PM, with
the themes from Star Wars, The
Godfather. Dr. Zhivago, and Chariots of Fire (Come on, is this pandering or what?). Finally, they are
also presenting a special concert in
Christ Church cathedra] with the
Amabilis Singers on the 16th and
17th at 7:30 PM, BUT...both
e sold o
i of
almost a month ago so
unless you already
lave your tickets
find something else
evenings.
The Vancouver Bach Choir
is presenting two
performances,
Christmas with
the   Vancouver
Bach Choir on the
10th, at 2:00 PM
and along with the
VSO their popular
" sing-along version of
Handel's Messiah on the 1 lth
2:30 PM; both performances will
at the Orpheum.
That's it for this month, see you
Slale College, as well as having recordings wilh Sony, Focus. Skylark.
the distinction of being the first
and violin, while Xacara was performed by solo haipsidiord. This
and Titanic. Mr. Sclienkman has
known composer to write for it. Tins
Filler piece was lo my ear the only
performed with Tafelmusik, the Los
particular example of his work was
'Spanish'sounding of tlie works for
Angeles Baroque (Irchestra. and the
Diminutions on 'Vestiva i colli*
the night, based as it was on folk
Genesee Baroque Players, while
(based on a popular madrigal by
nines with only minor Italian influ
having made recordings with CBC.
Giovanni Paleslrina). This was fol
ences. Given that both of these
NPR, Focus, and Titanic (Are you
lowed by a set of short works by
pieces were presumably originally
seeing a pattern here. Vancouver'.'
composed for the organ and not the
Seattle is making a killing in the
pies who was best known for play
harpsichord, I would be interested
baroque music scene, due in a large
ing ihe guitar (At lasl!). However.
to know how different ihey sounded
pari  lo Ihe opening  ol  both Ihe
hke Ihe previous work, the pieces
in this rendition than the original.
Seattle Baroque Orchestra and tlie
of this set (iagliarda d'arro yo. I.a
Tlie program concluded with a
Northwest Center for Farly Music
Benedetta, La Borga, II Rosso
further work by Salaverde (Canzona
Studies. Maybe it's time we got out
Brando, and La Parla were all com
III) and two works by Butler. After
of oui cultural stupor and tried to
posed for strings and continuo. With
a strong round of applause. *; short
g     December 1994
llairlothciiiusicitself.The.se were
followed by two works by Juan
Baulisla.lo.se Cabanilles, considered
m his lime to be one ofthe best organists of Furope. Corrende Ilahana
was performed here by harpsic
2766 W. 4th
(at MacDonald) i alert
i see hovering beneath a swirling cape of dusk a
like stage of amber brown stone streetlamps lit a
' igns and litter tossed bizarre
i see bu gaunt young men mourning carbon cop
ies of faces rage the blood of beloved tainted by
taboo handing out injustice
i see passing aversion the substitute faces nubile
om liquid hips of colour like birds in paradise for
gotten outstretched hands      ignored greetings
mouthed only girlfriend   .
i smell purifying waves cement damp acrid espresso steam warm brown smell of bak
ers bath soaps in pink shivering flowers
and chicken fried cardboard through designer scented winds breezy over squatting stale red wine aged decaying
stumps
9*RjO%QG £B<mi&S
my
i hear footsteps muted by mist imper
ceptible on pavement worn smooth by
endless parade of leaves mush between
the wheels of cars a rroaa nt jockeying
for position stamping of boots under
disco buzz of neon
i touch the fur soft mewing comfort brushing be
tween my legs for anything at all but alone
i touch the warmth of mug steaming with finger
tracing faces of ghosts the ink dries on my skin
the eyes accusing me of my lifeblood crinkling the
wrapper dru dunnills in place so not to blow faces
away with the down the street they go the rest
i feel community questing holding back for a safe
love forbidden interplay of eros politics death bit
tersweet wishes ofthe wno damned speak no longer
and even less listened for
i feel frustration at the time chosen for to express
us ourselves in love in death indefinitely and ad
memorium
Christine Johnson
DOROTHY
CHRIST
jesus christ had a twin sister
dorothy, dorothy christ
from between the two thieves
he was heard to have whispered
not to peter, paul,
or mary
not to poor old Joseph
but to dorothy
"were not in Kansas anymore,
are we Dorothy?"
Jim McAuliffe
illustrations by sharon hwang
AFTER. ALOHG PA/ OF TENP/M6
HB FLOCK., y<3S£F WXJlP LOCKUP AMP
PO 60MEL 5W&V PIV/UGj.
 GUlllM) -
rue fnndyfs Age a turbulfnt
tribf, nfufr morf so than at
Christmas, rr is aio coincidfncf
tuat i. rue youngfst quiftfst
MOST COWARDLY FNNDYF.  CHOSF
rue wee* bfforf Christmas to
RUN AWAY. OU I DILWT WANT TO
GO, BUT IT WAS MADf IMPOSSI-
Bie FOR Me TO STAY AMD TO
rfturn aftcr a ffw days
adufnturf. twain-likf. wasmt
OM rue CARDS. CHRISTMAS OR
othfrwisf. i spfnt ereRY
pcnny GerriMG weiL away.
rue/v rr was a scramblc
FINDING WORK AMD SHFLTFR
hay? you fufr seen nffdy
FNOUGH TO ALTeR YOUR STAND-
ARDS COMPLFTFLY? PCOPLe WHO
ARC TUe UAST BIT HFLPFUL ARe
rue sesr you'uf fufr Mer,
WOrS IN IT FOR TUeM?
NOTHING. NOTHING AT ALL. WFY
ARe GOOD, SO GOOD FOR NO
RFASON AT ALL OWFR THAN TO
se good, i cieANeo rneiR
KITCHFN AND BATHROOM AGAIN £
AGAIN I WAS SO GRATFFUL AND
at we pub i woRR-eo urre, utre
PAST ALL RFASON. I COULOHT
bfufuf my luck to Be working
AND I WORKeD AT MY New HOMe
wnen me rfgular staff who
DID ALL THF OTHeR LODGeRS
ROOMS WCRe UT GO SO THAT I
COULD DO MORC FOR THF IfKTRA
MOHeY. DCAR, TO HCLP YOU
ALONG." IT WAS WRY KIND OF
THCM TO THINK OF MF I
THOUGHT AND TMH I THOUGHT
AGAIN, I THOUGHT DIFFFReNTLY
and my eves CAMe OPeN A
UTTie BIT LIKe A KITTeNS' eYes
WILL. I THOUGHT DIFFFReNTLY.
MY NeKT HOMe WAS t/4
OF THF ATTIC OF A TALL HOUSF
UT TO BOHFM/AN TYPeS, SOMC
auire eioeRiY. meY CAueo Me
THC CHILD. I WAS TO Be WATCHeD
in CAse i NiCKeo we tca wings.
NOBODY KNeW I WORKeD TWO
JOBS. MY NOOK WAS A LOUNCe
GOT UP TO LOOK L/KC A LIBRARY
WITH MILDeweD BOOKS ON HIGH
sneLues. a gas firf. and somf
DARK SFNTIMFNTAl PAINTINGS,
BerweeN caff-clfaning
MORNINGS AND PUB-SCRUBBING
fufnings i scRUNcneo in we
LIBRARY, ReADING WRITING
STARING AT BLACKFNFD PICTUReS
WIW WORDS WAVING ABOUT IN
MY He AD. I UFT SOMF PAGFS OF
WRITING BFHIND MF, AND IN THF
MORNING I HAD MADF A NFW
FRIFND AT LAST. THF RFSPFCTeD
2ND FLOOR GFNTLFMAN WAS SO
INTFLUGFNT AND GFNTLF, HF GAUF
Me BACK MY WRITING WITH A
HANDFUL OF COMPLIMFNTS. DAY
AFTFR DAY HF TALKFD OF PLAYS
AND WARS, SCIFNTIFIC FINDINGS,
lost Gioues, we purchasing of
GOOD SHFRRY, AND HF ASKFD MY
OPINION, RFTURNFD HIS OWN, AU
AS TO ONF WHO KNFW FKACTLY
WOT HC MFANT. I TOLD HIM A
LITTLe OF MYSFLF AND WAS
PRONOUNCeD BRAfe AND CLeUFR,
BRILLIANT, eUCNl GOSH! FROOT
LOOPS, ANYONC? OH I THOUGHT I
WAS QUire ADULT BUT YOU COULD
HAue wipeo we drool off my
CHIN ANY DAY OF THF WFFK. OLD
AS HF WAS I FFLL INTO LOUF AS
QUICKLY AS YFSTFRDAY. WHFN
YOU RUN AWAY, YOUNG
COPPFRFIFLD, YOU CANT FIND
CHOUGH LOUF,  YOU NeUFR WILL
so it seeMS you see rr
eveRYWHeRe, just as you oNce
THOUGHT GOODNeSS WAS
euFRYWHeRe. ro seen one ycar
ALONF WITHOUT A LIKF-MINDFD
SOUL TO BF SFFN YlL HF CAMF IN
WITH HIS WFT UMBRFLLA AND
HIS WISF FYFS. WF OWFR
RFSIOFNTS SAID "IT'LL ALL FND IN
re ars. " but i wasnT reARS and
it hasnY eNDeo Yer. ne
ACCOMPANieS Me INTO CUCRY ACT
OF TRUST. FUFRY INTIMACY AND
SO IT IS WAT I FAIL AND FAIL
AND FAIL CARF FOR SOMF
CRACKFRS, PFRHAPS? NO? OH,
WFLL PFRHAPS NCKT CHRISTMAS.
we eNNDYes arc 6rcat
ONeS FOR CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
OF A PFCUUAR SORT: THROWING
BUTTFR OUT OF WF WINDOW, (A
BLOW DIRFCTFD AT WAR'TIMF
RATIONING), UNCLF FRNIF'S
TRUMPer SOLO PFRFORMFD UNDFR
A MATTRFSS, DROPPING WF
SUGAR TONGS ON VISITORS FROM
THF WIRD-STORY WINDOW,
HUNDRFDS OF ODD FNNDYF
PRACTICFS. I MYSFLF RUN AWAY
FROM L/FF AT CHRISTMAS/
FMIGRATION: THF ULTIMATF
RUNAWAY ACT. TO BUILD ANFW
FROM THF GROUND UP AMONG
FORFIGNFRS WHO'LL UKF YOU FOR
THF WRONG RFASONS AND NFUFR
LFT UP. FVFR BFFN IMITATFD TO
YOUR FACF? DAY AFTFR DAY?
SFUFRAL TIMFS IN A DAY? OH
IT'S FUFR SO FUNNY. YOU CANT
IMAGINF SO NFITHFR WILL I. HFRF
IN MY SHINY NFW LAND WF
FNTIRF MFANING OF FUFRYWING
HAS BFFN WRFNCHFD OUT LIKF A
BAD TOOTH. WHO COULD POSSIBLY
KNOW NOT AN FNNDYF IS OYFR
HFRF? NO ONF /fF FUFR MFT.
WHICH IS. IN THF FND. MY
PtlNISHMFNT. WFY SAY ALL THAT
BFFALLS YOU IS THF MAKING OF
YOU, AND IS ALL FOR THF BFST.
WOT IS IT THArLL BF FOR THF
WORST? WILL I, SUDDFNLY, CRAUF
PORK PIFS WRFF MFALS A DAY?
OR SOMFTHING LFSS DRFADFUL
THAN THAT? IT'LL SURFLY HAPPFN
AT CHRISTMAS IN WHICH CASF
BURY MF ROLLFD UP IN A
THOUSAND CARPFTS WITH TOFFFF
PAPFRS STUCK TO MY FINGFR-
AIMFF FNNDYF Trie Hip Hop scene in Vancouver
has grown considerably in the last
couple of years, not only in terms
of tlie number of crews involved,
but also in terms of maturity and
understanding. Vancouver crews
seem to have finally broken Canada's stereotypical two-years-behind
mentality and we've started to look
like a strong, no wackness permitted Hip Hop region.
The Rascalz are one ofthe most
prominent crews in Vancouver, having an album and an EP out on Figure Four Records as well as two
music videos, and all of this within
the past year and a half. But, even
though The Misfit, Dedos, Red One
and Kemo possess trueness in their
skills, having a record deal in Hip
Hop sometimes don't mean shit.
There are plenty of unsigned crews
in the Lower Mainland worthy of
consideration, and each has in some
way contributed uniquely to our
growing nation.
One such crew is the Q Continuum, featuring Prev I, Zen and
many others, who, if you slip in a
rhyme, will pull your card in a second for a rhyme battle. Another
group of MC's is Surrey's A.A.U.
crew, made up of All About Us,
Sons of Style and Mario & R-I.ove.
fW? <*••*■-
Sons of Style had their t
but at the De La No Show concert
and while Mario and R-Love are on
the down low now, they will make
themselves heard soon enough. And
also worth mentioning, Tlie Nitwitz
and 'Hie Funk Bastards (not to mention The Rascalz) are getting some
help producing tracks from Base 1
(Roger Swan) at Midi City Studios
Although Hip Hop is getting
older with the people living in it,
young heads are steadily adding
themselves to roll call. One crew
which I consider Vancouver's new
generation is The Rising Kings.
Made up of dancers, MC's and graff
writers, these kids have the knowledge, skills and heart to keep Hip
Hop rollin' strong into the next millennium.
Karaburan, Hip Hop Mecanix and
Maximus. If you and your crew
were not mentioned, don't take it
as a dis, but as incentive to make
yourselves known. This can be done
by supporting all Hip Hop radio
(Such as the Knspy Biscuit Radio
Show on CFRO 102.7FM (Tues.
12-4), headed by Ease and Mr. Bill
on the mics and Kilo-Cee on the
Tech 12's - not only is the show the
original real Hip Hop show (open
mics and all that), but it continues
to grow, so support it and it will support you. CFRO also has The Bear
Show, and don't forget CiTR's own
The Show, hosted by the Craig G.,
Chex and J Swing.) and all Hip Hop
jams (Such as Junction (featuring
Kilo-Cee), every Saturday at the
Warehouse).
In order for us to grow, we all
must grow together - we're too
small to be dissin' each other. One
Flip Out
f994 DJ SWHD WAR
On November 11 and 12, CiTR
hosted Vancouver's 4th Annual DJ
Soundwar, a two day event that
brought contestants from Vancouver, Seattle. Tacoma, San Francisco
and Winnipeg, among other places,
to the SUB Ballroom for a chance
at the crown, bragging rights and
fat prizes. This strictly Hip Hop
event saw forty MC's, fifteen DJ's,
three dance crews and twenty-Tive
groups take the stage for a shot at
one of the four titles up for grabs.
The first night sold out at 8:30
and people were turned away at the
door, but inside a war was truly taking place. MC's, DJ's and dancers
were the flavour for the evening,
and when tlie dust finally settled our
hosts Incredible Ease and DJ Kilo-
Cee announced the finalists: In the
MC category. Mr. Checka (Surrey
AAU Crew) and MC Flipout
(Burnaby), and in the DJ category,
Mighty Maximum Possible (Vancouver) and B-Mello (Seattle). (As
for the dance title, the DVS Floor
Rockers of Seattle had it in the bag
the second they stepped onto the
stage, turning it out with breakin'
so bad it left mouths wide open.)
Before the DJ and MC finals,
special guests from the Bay Area,
1992 DMC World Champion DJ Q-
Bert and 1994 DMC Westcoast
Champ DJ Shortcut took the stage
and schooled the crowd on what
turntable technique is all about. It
was a real treat to see DJ's of this
calibre strutting tlieir stuff in Van-
Finally it was time for the DJ finals, where experience and originality propelled last year's runner-up and 1994 DMC West
Coast finalist DJ B-Mello to a
another victory. Then in the MC
finals, two local lyrical overlords
went head to head in a battle for
the ages. Both Mr. Cheka and MC
Flipout ripped the stage as they
engaged in a 10 minute freestyle
session, but when the judges votes
were tallied it was Mr. Cheka
taking the title. Crazy props out
to both for representing the local
scene to the fullest.
The second night was almost
as full as the first and was still entertaining, aldiough some of the
groups lacked the flavour of the
previous night. The cream of the
crop inevitably rose to the top
with Blind Council (Seattle). Order of Operation (Vancouver) and
Frek Show (Winnipeg) blowin'
up the group finals. The eventual
winner: Blind Council.
Crazy props goes out to everyone who helped put this function
on. The Vancouver scene will continue to grow as long as people
keep supporting it like they did
this past weekend.
SOL
MPHOPWim
ARTIST - Method Man
TITLE -Tical (LP)
PRODUCTION - Prince 'Rza'
Rakeem
LABEL-Def Jam
In early '93 the Wu-Tang Clan took
over the Hip Hop world; it's now
almost two years later and Method
Man's Tical is the first solo album
from the crew that brought us the
classic cut "Protect Ya Neck". Tical
has all the flavour of a Wu-Tang
joint, especially on the cuts "Meth
vs. Chef and "Mr. Sandman" when
the RZA, Rakwon the Chef and
some new members of the Clan grab
the mic and go for theirs. The first
single, "Bring The Pain", is an
uptempo track that has Mr. Meth
sending a message to any MC's
ready to step to him. My choice cut
on this album is "Sub Crazy", a
slow, stripped-down beat tailor
made for the ride. Other cuts to
check are "PLO Style" and "All I
Need", the later being a tribute to
Meth's girl. As a bonus, the album
also contains the hard to find remix
of "Method Man".
Except for the corny singing on
"Release Yo' Self, Tical will satisfy
any Wu-Tang fan.
ARTIST - The Notorious BIG.
TITLE -Ready to Die (LP)
PRODUCTION - Easy Mo Bee.
Jean 'Poke' Oliver, DJ Premier
LABEL-Bad Boy
By now you're probably fanuliar
with Big's first single and video
"Juicy", but the commercial appeal
of that top ten song doesn't give you
any hint of what this album has lo
offer. Big is obviously going the
2Pac route,    putting out radio-
friendly singles while keeping the
rest of the album strictly hardcore
The album on a whole is pretty
good, violent at times, but real.
Biggie has the knack to paint vivid
images in your mind - for a good
example of these check "Gimmie
The Loot" and "Warning", where
Big deals with a couple of jealous
hustlers from his past. "Big Poppa"
is another one of those radio-
friendly cuts, and probably a good
bet for the next single.
The highlight of the album for
me is "The What", a duet with
Method Man. The track has the two
MC's rhyming back and forth, sending their message straight from the
streets as they tell people to "fuck
the world and don't ask me for shit/
cause everything you do you got to
work hard for it." "Back In The
Day" and tlie underground hit "Unbelievable" are also worth checkin'.
The only thing I can do without is
the unnecessary skit that has Big
sexin' a female friend. Other dian
that this is a solid album.
ARTIST-Common Sense
TITLE - Resurrection (LP)
PRODUCTION - No ID., Y-Knot
LABEL-Relativity
This is the second time around for
this Chicago based group. Resurrection has a more mature feel to it than
the first album, Can I Borrow a
Dollar, but none the less it's on
point. The cuts that stand out are
"Sum Shit I Wrote", in which Common drops some serious free-form
rhymes on a heavy jazz-like piano
riff, producing a diverse on beat, off
beat flow. "This is Me" is a deep
cut pouring out thick lyrical blood
cells that speak about Common's
life experiences, friends and mentality over a really smooth beat.
Over all, Resurrection is a very musical album with a strong jazz influence, though I must say the lyrics shine above the musical content.
But that's just because Common
Sense saves all his pennies for his
rhyme bank - soon to be cash in his
savings accounts.
And if you don't already know,
"I Used To Love H.E.R." and "Communism" shall be forever outstanding Hip Hop classics.
Kemo The Lab Rab Chemist
ARTIST - Alkaholics
TITLE-"Daaam!"(12")
PRODUCTION - E-Swift
LABEL-Loud
"Daaam" is one fataz cut from the
Alkies, who deliver the slick
drunken techniques all catching
wreck over the "Gimmie What You
Got" break made famous by Kane's
"Word., to the mutha." Once again
the production credits go to E-Swift
for conjuring up two intoxicating
beats that inspire beat junkheads
like myself and cause discoheads to
'shaketheyslut'. These drunk monks
make it loud and clear that they rock
the spot, the party, the planet or
wherever they roam. Both coasts
will bounce to this widi no argu-
"Daaam!" is taken from a fourth
coming album, due sometime in '95.
Be on the lookout for the video and
if you're lucky you may find yourself a bottle of the sweet smelling
"Daaam!" perfume.
Kemo The Lab Rat Chemist
ARTIST - 5 One 6
TITLE - "Mystic Microfon" (12")
PRODUCTION - Eric Romero
LAB EL - American
Finally, New York has produced a
rap duo of diat old E.P.M.D status.
What can I say - these kids are dope,
and if their album lives up to the first
12", I can't wait! The first song,
"Mystic Microfon", gives us a hard
beat with a killa snare, rounded off
with some dreamy samples and
back to back lyrical cream. In one
word - FRESH. The two other
songs, "Dirty Little Bitch" and "Rap
Attack", are extra flavour on an obviously phat 12". You   can't go
wrong spendin' die loots on this one
-BIG UP 5 ONE 6.
Chex
ARTIST - Finsta & Bundy
TITLE - "Sunnyside" b/w "Spirit of
Boogie" (12")
PRODUCTION - Finsta
LABEL-Big Willie Records
Straight from Brooklyn comes the
underground duo of Finsta &
Bundy. Originally a member of
Black Moon, Finsta had a record out
in '92 called "Finsta Baby." The
record did well in the underground,
but now that he's teamed up with
Bundy the group is destined for national attention. As the first single
on the independent Big Willie
Records, this 12" has the familiar
sound of their peers from the Boot
Camp Click. "Sunnyside" is a dark,
slow track that has the duo warning
kids not to live the trife life, saying
they should "be at home with the
commas, pronouns and adverbs/instead of on the street spitting out the
bad words."
This is one of those rare 12"
where the A and B sides are both
on the same level. If you're into true
Hip Hop (without the watered down
beats and rhymes) then I suggest
you pick this 12" up with the quick-
...would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping
to make this year's event the most successful ever
™ck ra SAMS
BHSSIX
tO   December 1994 It all started innocently enough...In
early October I began leaving hints
around the station that I had a crush
on Rebecca and Scott of the
Spinanes; I babbled about the bliss
of a Spinanes interview; I whined a
little about missing their set at Yo-
Yo a Go-Go in Olympia that summer; I left bits of evidence of my
musings in scribbles at the edge of
telephone messages strewn around
my room: little hearts framing the
word "Spinanes." Needless to say, I
was pretty excited when Megan set
up a date for us before the show at
the Starfish Room.
We spoke under candlelight and
over tea in the basement of the Soho
- they even took off their toques for
the occasion. I've been in love with
them ever since. Sadly, it all ended
as innocently as it began. They
didn't even kiss me at the door when
they left.
So is the Spinanes a first music
project for both of you?
Rebecca: For me it isn't, but it
mostly is. It's the first real band, but
I played with Lois Maffeo in a band
for one night - the first night I ever
played on stage. We had four practices. I played with a couple of other
people before I played with Scott.
What about you, Scott?
Scott: Yes. This is the first project
musically that I have ever been in.
That's my answer.
How did the two of you get to-
S: I believe it was through mutual
friends. Several years back when
Rebecca was working at this radio
station called KBOU -
R: That's the long version.
S: Yeah. Well, you see, I'm gonna
make it short though. So Rebecca
is at this radio station called KBOU
in Portland, Oregon and my friends
Dan and Chandra met her through
the radio station and then soon after that I met her. And then several
years later at a party she asked if I
wanted to play drums and I said
'Sure. I've never played drums before, but I could probably figure it
out.' And then a year later we actually started playing. It's not a very
interesting story but it's a story just
the same.
In that one year between talking
to Rebecca and starting the
Spinanes did you just drum the
whole time?
S: I kind of played drums, but not
really. My brother had a drum set in
the basement all the time, so six
times a year I would go bang on it,
and of course every time I would
actually break something and he'd
beat me up and call me nasty names,
so I couldn't play it too often.
Did you get set up like a blind date
band?
R: Well, what happened was, all our
friends knew that I'd been playing
music and they knew that Scott kind
of played drums so they said, 'You
should ask Scott to play drums.' But
Scott and I knew each other really
well - we'd been friends for a couple of years. And other people were
going, 'I'm gonna ask Scott to play
drums with me.' So that's how people got us practicing: they threatened to steal him before we were
even a band. So you never know
Scott, you could be marooned right
Are you planning on doing anything traditionally Canadian
while you're up in Canada?
R: We already sang "Oh, Canada."
S: I had to eat the other day, what
was it, Bangers and Mash. Is that
traditionally Canadian?
No. It's British.
S: Well you can't get it in the States,
so it's pretty Canadian.
R: We got held up at Immigration,
and that's truly Canadian. Last time
we were here we watched curling.
In Halifax I had Macintosh Toffee.
When I think of Canada I think of
"Oh, Canada" and Macintosh Toffee. Musically we're not gonna pull
out the Rush covers tonight.
So, as the Spinanes you played at
the International Pop Underground Convention in '91 and
then you played at Yo-yo a Go-go
in Olympia this summer. How did
you hook up with those kinds of
projects?
R: I'd known Calvin Johnson and
Candice, who put on IPU, for a long
time and they knew that I was playing with Scott and they said, 'Why
don't you come up?'They did a special sort of girl night the first night
and wanted us to play for that. And
then we've always maintained this
connection to Olympia - Scott lives
there now - so when Pat Maley and
Michelle were putting together Yoyo they asked if we'd be interested
in playing.
Did anyone think about doing a
girl night at Yo-yo?
R: I didn't hear anything about it.
With IPU - not that there weren't a
lot of women playing at IPU already, because there were - but I
think the women involved just
wanted to focus on the girl night.
The women who organized the
show were almost as focused on creating an atmosphere: for a while at
IPU they weren't even going to allow boys to perform on stage or
come to the show. It was a very
empowering situation. But it became clear that it was going to work
best if they didn't put those restrictions on it. but still had the emphasis. I think at Yo-yo a lot more
women were just naturally involved
at that point so I don't think they
felt tlie need. There were definitely
a lot more women on stage at Yo-yo
in general than there were at IPU
just because there are a lot more
women in bands happening right
Did
b at Yo-yo blo\
you
S: Neutral Milk Hotel from St.
Louis were fabulous. I'd never even
heard of them before. That was a
band that just blew me away.
R: The band that blew me away was
Some Velvet Sidewalk. And Team
You have you're own full length
CD, Manos, and you're on
SubPop right now, but you've
done stuff with K and Kill Rock
Stars and Pat Maley in Olympia...
S: Not a lot. With K, the only thing
is the IPU compilation and with Kill
Rock Stars it's just the compilation
as well. The main ones we've
worked with are IMP [A Portland,
Oregon label that has produced stuff
by Calamity Jane, Crackerbash and
Adickdid], who put out the first two
singles, and then from there we went
to SubPop. And they're fantastic
Complete sweethearts.
So, there are all these pictures in
the jacket on Manos and none of
them look like you, except for the
picture on the back...
R: The one on the back is us, and
the picture on the front is actually
me. And Scott should look a little
bit like the people in the photos inside because that's his parents on
their wedding day. All the kissy-face
pictures are his folks.
Why did you put the wedding
photos in there?
S: B ecause they 're just such beautiful pictures. My parents just look so
incredibly smooth: my mother's got
a hair piece on. You're not supposed
to know that.
R: I also think there was something
in the spirit of the songs that could
relate to kissing in the back of the
car on the wedding day. But mostly
they were just looking fine.
The album does have a romantic-
feel to it. You almost expect the
two of you to be young lovers cutting you're first CD.
R: We've had questions about that.
This one women who was totally
drunk came up to us in Kansas City
and said, 'Are you two married?'
And I said, 'No.' She said, 'Are you
dating?' I said, 'No.' She said,
'Have you ever dated?' I said, 'No.'
She said, 'Where's he?' She was
totally after Scott. So I said, 'Scott!
Run away!' But young lovers cutting a CD we are not.
I was wondering...There's this
song on the IPU compilation
called "Jad Fair Drives Women
Wild." Is that song autobiographical?
R: It came from a show that Half
Japanese played in Portland and I'm
a big Half Japanese fan. Velvet
Monkeys opened with this band
from Portland, the Hell Cows. Everyone was into the Hell Cows and
the Velvet Monkeys and then when
Half Japanese came on 1 noticed that
all the girls at the show were in Ihe
front going bananas and all die guys
were in the back going, What's
going on. I don't get it." Jad Fair
does drive women wild.
You have a track on the new Kill
Rock Stars compilation (Rock
Stars Kil[): I was wondering how
you wound up on a compilation
like that.
R: Basically, when you play music
and you live in town - Scott lives in
Olympia and I live in Portland - you
have friends all up and down and
you tour and you meet people. [Kill
Rock Stars'] Slim put together [the
first Kill Rock Stars compilation]
Kill Rock Stars for IPU. Then he put
a second one [Stars Kill Rock] together. He asked if we'd be on it but
[not until] about six weeks before
he needed the tape so we said no.
We know Slim, and he likes us, and
we like him and what he does with
his label. So he asked us to do a song
and we said sure. That's really all it
How does that work having three
labels — K, Kill Rock Stars and
Yo-yo — all in the same little
town?
S: I don't think Yo-yo is necessarily
a label.
R: Well, he's put out records
S: Yeah, he's put out compilations
They're all such complete individuals and there's a lot of support between them. A lot of people outside
the city try to make it look like they
are constantly bickering and fighting. But that's a load of ... Yeah, it's
great. As far as I can tell they seem
to get along quite well and respecl
each other's work completely.
I am new in town, but I hadn't
heard any stories about Gghting
between labels. I was just thinking that there is a lot of similarity
and overlap in terms ofthe bands
that end up on the different labels,
so it surprised me that there were
three. I would have thought that
everybody would wind up working on one label, especially given
the limited resources.
R: S used the perfect term: the three
labels and die four people who run
those labels primarily are all brazen
individuals Although, they have
worked together on a lot of projects.
Calvin started K; Candice started
doing it widi him; that evolved and
they were going in a certain direction and there were bands happening that didn't want to work with K
for one reason or another or that K
didn't feel that they could do stuff
with or for. But Slim was in a position where he could say, 'I'll put out
your record.' So it kind of balances
out. Pat just ended up putting out
compilations of bands he'd worked
with - that's pretty much all he's
released. So bands like Heaven's To
Betsy have been on Yo-yo, but
they're also on Kill Rock Stars and
they've also done stuff with K. Actually, they've also done stuff with
Chainsaw, which is an Olympia label that just moved to Portland. So
it's just a matter of different people
doing different projects for different reasons at different times.
It's not rigid The most rigid
company we've worked with - as far
as having a traditional idea of how
lo work with a record company - is
SubPop. And they're totally encouraging aboul us working with other
labels, as long it's not a huge album,
for obvious reasons. I think that's a
nice attitude: that everybody
can share the bands.
Did you ever come close to doing
your full length project with an
Olympia label?
S:No.
Is there a reason?
S: SubPop just seemed to work best
for us. They are very nice people.
One last question: do people ever
confuse you with the Cannanes?
R: I have a very good answer for
that question. No. Maybe once or
twice, but not too often.
The first time I ever played music was with my friends Lori and
John, and Lois wanted us to play at
a concert she was doing in Olympia and I said sure. But she said,
'You need a name ' So I said, 'The
Spinanes.' And dien when we went
up everyone said, Oh, you named
yourselves after the Cannanes" -
which isn't true I'd like to say.
But we are going to do a split ten
inch with the Cannanes for K, because of the name and because we
like each other's music. Usually not
too many people have heard of the
Cannanes. I think when we were
starting it was more confusing, but
now - here at least - more people
have heard of us and less of the
Cannanes. So we don't get the ques-
though diey've been the Cannanes
for years, if they come over here to
tour people will ask: Did you name
your band after the Spinanes?'
Thank you to the nice boy al the
Soho who turned down the music for
our interview. Sony I couldn't get
\ou min Ihe show.
photo by tanya nemchin Noi just another swell band from ihe Maritimes, Moncton, New Brunswick s noise pop rockers Erics Trip were one of the first east coast acts to gain the praise and
attention of the all-mighty media and are the first Canadian band to sign to Seattle s Sub Pop records. Following a successful tour in support of the band's latest
iMmtorever Again, Eric's Trip bass player and soon to be mom Julie Dorian spoke to DistwdenWml the band, the Maritimes, and why girls don t play lead guitar.
Discorder: Tell me about Moncton.
Julie: It's pretty small, there's probably about 100,000 people. There's
four high schools - one of them's
french - and there's not really all that
much to do. But it's the same dung
as any city, you pretty much have to
find things for yourself to do. Even
when I go to big cities I don't find
that there's that much more to do, except for there's more concerts. You
still have to find things to do, just
kinda entertain yourself. So it's pretty
nice. I just found out its the fastest
growing city commercially in the
Maritimes. I don't know what thai
means - if diere's going to be more
people or just more businesses. Its
pretty OK.
The media sort of leads us to believe that there's this "Maritime
Scene." Is there? Is there a sense
of community between the Maritime provinces?
I think it's funny that they said all that
because every city or every region
has a music scene. If there's hands
and there's people who go to shows.
Ihen there's a scene, right? I thought
it was kind of funny that they made
all diat big fuss over it. Halifax is
about three hours away from
Moncton and then there's St. Johns
and Fredencton, wluch are in New
Brunswick, and they're about two
hours away. But they're in the opposite direction, on the way to Quebec.
There's bands in all those cities, and
in the smaller cities, so it's the same
as anywhere else: Some bands in
some the cities.
Do you have to take a ferry to get
to the different parts of the
Maritimes?
You have to take a ferry just if you
go to P.E.I. But they're building a
bridge, which I'm totally against.
Why?
Cause it's only like an hour ferry nde
and [the bridge] is gonna be really
long. I'm not drivin'on it. Theres no
way. It crosses the North Umberland
Straight and that's a really strong current of water and in the winter they
have to have ice breaker ferries because the ice is really thick. I just
don't want to drive across at all.
Are there earthquake problems?
Well, apparently there's a fault line -
I'm just finding out all tlus stuff now.
We've had small earthquakes: I remember when I was 10 or 12 there
was a small earthquake where all the
stuff rattled on the walls and that was
about it. We were like, 'Holy, did you
feel that?' I just found out, though,
thai diey have a nuclear power plant
at Point Lepreaux, which is kind of
close to St. John in New Brunswick,
anil I just found out diat it's built on
a fault line. Our drummer was telling me that, and I was like, 'Don'l
Ihey have any brains?' I don't understand who designs those things. And
they wanted to put anodier power
plant in New Brunswick, so thai
would mean two and it's such a small
province. We don't need two nuclear
power plants; we don't even need
one. Anyways, I dunk there is a fault
line. I didn't know, I thought il was
wrong.
My friend who's in Fredericton
said that there was a rumour that
you're going to leave Eric's Trip.
Oh no, no, no. No. Never.
So we'll dispell ai
Yeah. No, no, never - I'm not quit-
ling. I can't wait to go back on tour,
but we have to take a little time off
because I'm having a baby in De-
Oh, wow! That's so exciting.
Yeah, I'mreally excited, but it means
we can't tour for a little wliile. We'll
wait until next May or June.
Will you bring your baby?
No, I diink I'll leave it at home - I
don't diink I'll really want to have it
around all the loud music. The father is definitely gonna look after it.
I'm sure he'll be really excited cause
you know how babies usually grow
more attatched to their mother because the mother's always with
them? But I won't go away for more
than like two weeks at a time. Unless we have to go across Canada,
which takes at least three weeks. I'm
saying this now, hke its gonna be really easy to leave my baby at home -
I think that I wanna go on tour next
year, but I don't know. I think that
when it comes time to go it'll be really hard, but I do really like playing.
What is Stereo Mountain? A
friend of mine bought a Stereo
Mountain t-shirt at your show last
year and we were trying to figure
out what it was.
Stereo Mountain .. . Well, the t-shirt
came out before the record. The
record came out I think in July and
its a four song 7" with each of us do
ing our own song; all the instruments
on our own song. I have one on it.
Rick has one. Chris has one and
Mark has one. We sold out, but I
think I'm gonna reprint it. 1 get a lot
of letters for diem. Stereo Mountain
s well.
You guys have your own studio?
Yeah. We do all our own recording.
Now, you have that "Warm Girl"
7" on Derivative. How does that
Sub Pop lets us. I don't think we can
do a full album, but we can do singles widi any label that isn't in strong
competition with them. And if we
ever wanl lo put something out on
Sub Pop, we just tell them and they
say 'OK, just record it.'
Was it a hard decision to sign to
Sub Pop?
They gave us an offer first and it
wasn't really all that great of an offer, so we turned it down. Then we
played at the Sub Pop festival because they had invited us to play
when diey gave us their first offer and
they still let us play after we turned
it down. After that, I guess they still
really liked us a lot so they made us
another offer and we got to talk to
all of them in person at the festival,
rather than just one of diem, and it
was a lot better. We got to ask them
questions and really talk. We weren't
trying to get signed or anything, we
were just gonna put out independant
stuff. Then all of a sudden a label is
willing to distribute our stuff worldwide and it's like, 'Wow, okay.'
They'll pay you to record and they'll
distribute it for you for free. Well, it's
not free, but we don't have to worry
about it So that's fine. They're really great. They let us do pretty much
anything we want and they don't
make us tour. As long as we do a little bit of touring, I think that satisfies them. I hope. We're having a
meeting with them in Seattle next
week about our album. Marketing
ideas. Seeing as we can't tour, we're
gonna do some videos, I guess.
What about your side projects?
You all have side projects, right?
You have Broken Girl and there's
what, Purple Knight and
Moons ocket?
Yeah, and Rick does a lot of solo
stuff, bul he hasn't really released
anything on a large scale. Ever since
Eric's Trip started he's put out solo
tapes but mainly his friends got them.
He's really really productive. Chris
has Moonsocket and he's put out a
19 song tape and he just put out a 7"
with aboul seven songs on it. And
I've just put out Broken Girl. All I've
put out so far is my 7" and I think
that when I get back to Moncton I'm
gonna start working on an album.
Do you remember your first show?
Yeah, it was on Earth Day. It was
April 22nd or something. We had
already put
fore we played
second demo ca
fore. We were si
doors but it wa
demo tapes be-
our first show. Our
me out the week be-
ipposed to play out-
eally raining,
ally n
they put it in city hall. It was so funny
because we were really really loud.
We've actually turned down quite a
bit now cause we realized that its re-
that comfortable. And all of
earplugs now except for Rick
- he still hasn't started but I'm hoping he will soon. I keep trying to talk
hini inlo it Chns has been wearing
earplugs for the last couple of tours.
I only used to wear earplugs when I
watched other bands and when I'd
practice, but in Quebec City I wasn't
wearing any, and half way through
the mght it just went 'pkhewwww'
and I couldn't distinguish any different sounds at all. So I said that I'd
try earplugs for a while, and actually it's been working out really great.
I can sing a lot better because I can
hear everything. My grandmother
taught me. She's an amazing singer.
She said that if you cover your ears,
you can hear your voice in your head,
and that's exactly what's coming out.
Do you ever get nervous on stage?
Once in a while I'm really not nervous and I feel really confident and
comfortable, but it depends where I
am and what the crowd is like. It depends who's watching. I get nervous
just being around people. I'm being
very talkative today, but I used to be
really really really shy. Chris was really shy, too - when we first started
playing he had to sing with his back
to the audience. He didn't start singing till last year, so he didn't have
any reason to look out or anything.
Even Rick last year was playing with
his back to the audience, he'd put the
microphone so he'd face away . . .
Yeah. Actually, when I was in high
school I used to like doing oral presentations, oddly enough. I was never
really well prepared, but I could get
up there and really talk about what I
knew, which would never really
amount to anydung. I kinda wish I
could do it now. I would really be a
lot better. Yeah. I guess I'm not all
that shy on stage I'm more shy when
I have to talk to people. But on stage
they have to listen to me, so it's a lot
easier. I guess that's why. I don't really have to make a whole conversation, I can jusl play.
If you weren't in a band, what
would you be doing right now?
I'd probably be working a lot more
on my photos.
You're a photographer?
Yeah. I do a lol of photography - I
did two years in college. I take a lot
of pictures of people in bands and
people we tour widi. Not live shots.
more like band photos of diem just
outdoors and when we're hanging
around and stuff. Really editorial.
And I like portraiture too. My time
is divided between music and photography and drawing and stuff.
Do you have a job back home?
I used to. I used to work at Harvey's
Hamburger's ...
Oh, really?
I worked there for two years and
when I tried to quit they were like.
'Uh, you don't have to quit you
know' 'cause I could leave anytime I
wanted to if we had to go on tour
and stuff. So they were really great,
but then I went on tour last July for
like a month and I was gonna be going away in September to England
and then away again in October-November, so I thought that I'd better
quit cause, I don't know . . .
Are you a celebrity back in your
town? Like do people stop you on
the street and ask for your auto-
Not really in Moncton. Once in a
while... well, actually, I was in Ottawa
a lot visiting my boyfriend - 'cause
he's living there - so I wasn't in
Moncton  very  often when we
weren't on tour. I guess when we go
to the mall. There are a couple of
malls. There's Champlain Mall,
which is like the main mall. We used
to go there once in a while, like on
Friday nights, which you don't do
anymore; you don't go on Friday
nights or Saturday nights. You can
go during the day. or you can go like
Wednesday night. When we used to
go there sometimes junior high kids
would come up to us and get us to
sign stuff. Not very often though. It
might have happened four times.
Everyone else who comes to talk to
talked to us so many tu
ther have bands of thei
s. They ei
they've gone
i all of oi
e know them or they'i
our friends' brodiers or ■
like that.
friends of
sters. Stuff
What about on tour?
I guess in different cities. We don't
mind when its just people talking to
us, it's just that when we're in clubs
and the people are really drunk and
they keep talking and talking and you
just played your set and you're like.
I uh, gotta go sit down' and they're
like, 'Oh, but you guys are so great'
and its like, You're drunk, stop it'.
But even that doesn't happen all that
often. It's not that bad. Usually people just talk to us for a minute and
ask us where we're playing next. We
can walk around a lot of places and
you can kinda tell that maybe someone recognizes us, but...
They don't wanna invade your
persona] space.
Yeah.
What are your favourite bands?
We really like Love a lot. They're an
old band from the sixties. They're so
amazing. And we toured with Cell.
We played like nine shows with
them. Arthur Lee, he's the main guy
of Love, decided he wanted to tour
again so he did a few shows, and the
bass player of Cell got to play bass
for Arthur Lee, like as Love.
Wow.
Yeah, so everyone was all excited
when they found out. 'Wow, you met
Arthur Lee, what was he like?' He
Yeah,I
that.
.-;■
t2   December 1994 was really nice. Tlie bass player, he
talked about it cause he's a really big
Love fan too, and diat's how he got
the gigs. So that was really neat.
Mark is a big Love fan and he was
freaking out. We also like Redd
Kross. Dinosaur. My Bloody Valen-
line and those kinds of tilings.
I lead in your press release that
you are a cross between Sebadoh
and My Bloody Valentine. What do
you Uiink of that?
I don'l know, some people actually
say lhat we have our own sound.
Wliich is really nice. They say you
can kinda tell our influences but everything together has it's own sound,
you know? That was really nice, I
diought. But yeah, some people say
dial and 1 guess I can see it, die acous-
tic stuff is probably kinda like that.
How do y<»
i in
We each write our own and th
bring them to practice, or we'
demo and dien we'll play it f
other person and either the
Rid
i all pretty flcxi
Holy.
Yeah.
was so excited
Iwa
sn'tpk
mug I
i getting paid.
1 wa
|LISl
cile.lt
mt he was usinj
it. V
>u km.
So he
was really iuce
iboi
that.
jusi sa
1 lhat Sub Pop
ave
huso
W.
W, tha
t was
I...II
UK.
Al.
Iw
ngtu
hke
wlk
and then Chris wrote him and he
ended up writing back. Then our
friend Peter Holt in Halifax, who's
"Peter", wrote him a letter and it said
call me ami he put his phone number.
So Kath, Lou's girlfriend, said, 'I xt 's
call him', so they did and they started
talking on die phone a lot. They got
to know each other really well and
Ihen he heard line's Trip on Ihe radio and he liked it. Anyways, eventually he played in Halifax last year
and we played together. Then we
hung out with luni all week, sort of
off and on 'cause he was there for a
week. Then when we played in Boston in November he came to our
show and he looked at my photos and
stuff and that's where he saw the
photo I took of him in September at
die festival in Halifax. I should prob-
So does the person who writes the
song usually sing it?
Y.'ili  exc.-pl Rick lias wrillcii some
Is it true that you're working on
something with Lou Barlow?
Well, when we talked to him lasl time
we asked him lo do some four track
stuff, and maybe not put vocab on
all of it; do some with music and
some widi vocals and dien send us a
tape and we'd add stuff to it and release it on Sappy, wluch is my label.
one heard lum do an interview widi
a Halifax station and he said he was
trying to get around to working on
it, but he's been recording and doing
a lot of side projects as well. He told
us not to worry. He just sent Chris a
big package. We're supposed to
make a single. He seemed really up
for it when we mentioned il to him,
get it done. It nught never happen,
diough. 'cause I dunk diey're gonna
start touring a lot.
What's he like?
He's really nice. He used a photo I
abl\ *.
rs though.
Do you get a lot of fan mail, so you
have to write?
Yeah, I write all nune back, but anything diat goes to Eric's Trip doesn't
really get answered. Before, when
we'd only get a little bit of mail, we'd
all keep up really good and before
:e that
veryt.
■ady has enough,,
lail to Sappy Rec
and sometimes my Mom helps. We
get mail from England and Wales and
Spain and Australia.
So, tell me about Sappy records.
It's my label. ()riginally we started it
to put out music by our friends diat
we knew would never get heard,
cause a lot of our friends do really,
really, really great stuff. We started
it off by putting out Stereo Moun-
to put out odier stuff. We knew diat
if we stalled widi something we did,
d probably sell them all on tour.
Moi
e first
ir song, and dien the
is Broken Girl, wluch
feeling if I started a band it'd still be
the same people only we'd all be playing different instruments.
Did you start off playing bass?
No, I played guitar and Chris was on
bass for about two years until he
didn't want to play bass anymore and
was gonna quit. He wanted to play
guitar so I said rather than haw lo find
a new bass player, I'd just go lo bass.
Do you like it?
Yeah, I do like playing bass with
Eric's Trip 'cause when I do my own
stidf I play guitar. I get to have a little
bh of variety. I'd probably be a lot
better if I was on guitar, because I'm
a better guitar player, but tliats okay.
I play enough at home. I'll play a lot
more in the fall cause I know diat I
won't be doing much else, wluch is
fine. I really want to lake the nine lo
didn't want to play bass because of
die whole bass player girl thing.
Yeah, I've noticed that.
I was like, 'I don't wanna play bass'
'cause at die time diere was Kim Deal
on bass widi The Pixies, and Kim
Gordon. There were quite a few girl
bass players, even back then. I
switched lo guitar because I didn't
Why do you think girls play bass?
I lliiiik it might be because you don't
have to play chords and chords are
kind of harder to learn dian to play
bass. But I find diat it's harder to be a
really really good bass player dian it
is to be a really good guitar player.
Really?
That's what I find. But it's easier to
be an okay bass player dian an okay
guiiai player 'cause you have to learn
to change all your fingers to do all
your chords, and strumming's kinda
different. All my girl friends dunk
bass is easier. 1 started a band widi
two of my odier friends a couple years
ago and I wanted to play guitar and
die odier two both wanted to play
bass, so one of them had to pick and
die one who started playing drums
really hated it. She really didn't want
to be playing drums, so eventually the
band just stopped because I didn't
want to do it anymore 'cause she really didn't enjoy it. But she wanted
to play bass and the olher girl wanted
to play bass and my other friend
wanted to play bass and I was like,
'Why are you guys all wanting toplay
bass?', but I guess they just like that
s play-
cause people have been ordering
them. I diought I was gonna do another Sappy single of my own songs,
but Cinamon Toast from Hald'ax said
I could do one wilh them..sol think
I'll do hke two songs for them and
then maybe I'll work on a full lengdi.
I have to keep busy for the fall and
since we're not touring and 1 really
..ally .1
lid now
I Ihey practice all die time and she
plays bass. 1 guess diat's what she really wanted to do. The rest still
haven't really started playing bass. I
don't know why it is. Maybe it's lie-
cause ihey have boyfriends who play
guitar. I diink that a lot of times if a
girl starts a band with her boyfriend,
he's usually a guitar player, so . . .
Oh, right.
Bul Rick and 1 were going out at the
on guitar and get a bass player. I didn't
want to play bass. It's wierd, but it
happens a lot. I don't know why it's
like lhat. I really like drums. I have a
drum kit, I praclice in my room with
my music really loud. My Mom used
to say when I'd be out, she'd go up-
The first time we saw 7 Year Bitch
was in 1990 when diey were opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
at die Forum. Tlie gig was a g.xxl
effort, but a little big for their
britches at the time. The following
year, die Seattle based band played
die New Music Seminar to rave reviews and released their raging debut, Sick 'em, on C/Z records. Tragedy came early in the band's career
with the death of guitarist Stephanie
Sargent, but Selene, Valerie, and
Elizabeth continued onward, recruiting Roisin Dunn on guitar and
putting out their amazing new release, Viva Zapata.
Having just finished their cross
country tour with Alice Donut, 7
Year Bitch are currently recording
a song for the Mad Love movie
soundtrack (diey play live in the
movie), and then it's back to die studio to write die new album.
We spoke with 7 Year Bitch's
bassist Elizabeth Davis (widi new
guitanst Roisin Davis sitting in) just
before die band played a grinding
set at the Town Pump with Alice
Donut last mondi.
Discorder: Where are you on your
Elizabedi: I guess it's been about
two and a half weeks; we're just
over die midway point right now.
We have four more dales in Canada,
and Ihe east coast. After that we
How's the tour going so far?
I diink tlus is die best tour we've
done. It's been die most fun. Every
tour it gets better and better.
Do you get male groupies at your
shows?
Yeah, we get male and female
groupies. 'Groupies' is such a derogatory term, though. I think of
them as fans.
If a guy is a big fan and he wants
to show his appreciation dien usually he'll do it by helping us load
equipment, wliich is always welcome! It's not as overt as, like, T
want to have sex with Ihe singer!!!',
aldiough in letter form it sometimes
So you don't get boxer shorts
thrown on stage or anything?
No. We've had a couple of guys take
their pants down, but dial's about it!
That happens al L7 shows all the
On to your new album,  Viva
Zapata. Are you happy with it?
I like all the songs a lot and I dunk
ically a
ed  fro
first album. It's differ
it's a different guitar player - Roisin
and Stephanie are really different in
style. I think it could've sounded
better, but you could always say diat
Who did you work with and
where did you record it?
We recorded it in Seattle with Jack
Endino. We chose lum because the
album that we liked the sound of
most was die first Nirvana album,
Bleach, which he produced   He's
impact on you?
Yeah. I mean, she was one of our
best friends. When we first started
we played all of our shows with
Mia's band Tlie Gits. Her death has
changed all our lives irrevocably -
not just because she was one of our
best friends, but because she was
raped and murdered. [On diat night]
we were all at this bar, the Comet,
hanging out together and talking
about the tour we were supposed to
be doing together. Then we all went
home from the bar and Mia was
picked up and killed. As a result of
diat it's made us all a lot more afraid
of familiar places. You never know
- I mean, you know that every few
minutes someone is raped, but when
it happens to someone close to you
diat's when you realize, 'This is a
really dangerous place lhat I live in.'
It's had a big effect on the whole
music community in Seattle. Mia
was beloved, a very talented and
loved person. Thai's why we dedicated the record to her.
Are the fund-raisers still happening? (In support ofthe case costs).
The investigation is still pending
and the Seattle music community
has been supporting it completely.
Nirvana was the first band to do a
benefit for it. Since then all kinds
l-   Mia's  I
ave bee I
sup-
o helping peo-
i.sagroup.ledi,
pie defend Ihei
ing people aware lhat they need to
lake self-defence; that they need to
take precautions in dieir lives so diat
ihis doesn't happen to them.
In the song, "Hip Like Junk", you
touch on the subject of drugs and
drug addiction. Is that something
that concerns you?
Yeah. I hate heroin; I'm sick of it;
I' m sick of people doing heroi n who
think it's cool. I've had friends die
and friends who've ripped me off.
It's stupid. I'm not against recreational drug use, because I support it
-1 smoke pot and I drink. But I diink
that heroin is beyond recreational
drug use.
Roison: Selene likes to make die
point that the song's not about
Stephanie, but about the drug itself.
Was it a conscious decision to be
an all female band?
We all knew each other from around
and we all had never played anything, so we figured that we'd just
jam together. You hardly ever meet
a guy who just started playing. It
seems like most guys have been
playing since they were twelve!
When you meet women (players),
> just started play-
olhal
„s Ihe
level.
Do you feel that the media microscope has lightened up any towards female musicians?
Sometimes. I tliink it lightens up and
dien sometimes diere's a media rash
on women in rock. Like right now
diere's die Rolling Stone issue and
die thing in Playboy tlus month.
Playboy'.!'.
Yeah! This is how Playboy magazine describes 7 Year Bitch: "Goduc
Vampires ruling on the flannel shirt
tails of grunge."!!! Il was a really
poorly wrillen article alxiut all the
t3   E f4   December 1994 TROUBLE IN RADIOLAND: CKDU vs. the CRTC
by Krista James
toms officials
to detain at die
border any material diat diey
suspect of falling into any of
the categories
listed in their
seizure guidelines. These categories include stuff
like depictions of sex with violence and sex causing humiliation, and, until about two months ago,
depictions ol anal penetration. Little Sisters is arguing thai these powers violate rights diat are protected by die Charter of Rights and Freedoms; in
particular, the ngliLs to freedom of expression and
equality
This is not the first time a queer bookstore has
gone to court over censorship issues. In 1986, Toronto's Glad Day bookstore challenged Canada
('ustonis' refusal lo allow The Joy of Gay .Sex into
Canada Glad Day won its case, and in response
to dus decision Canada Customs amended its restrictions lo pertiut, "goods which communicate
in a rauonal and unsensational manner information about sexual activity that is not unlawful and
in which die illustrations are not prurient in nature," and materials "intended to provide advice
on how die risk of AIDS and other sexually trans-
nutted infections can be nunimized." Tlie gist of
this is diat safe sex material might be acceptable,
but anydnng aimed at turning someone on probably isn't. And amendments aside, this hasn't
stopped Customs from seizing obviously educational books such as Pat Califia's safe s/m guide.
While there are similarities between die two
cases, Glad Day and Little Sisters made different
type.s of challenges: while Glad Day objected to
die seizure of a particular book. Little Sisters is
challenging die whole Customs seizure process as being unconstitutional. Tliis means that if Little Sisters
wins its case dien no queer stuff will be seized anymore,
at least until an alternate system is created to replace
the old one.
My own reaction to the goings-on in court surprised
me. Far from fueling my excitement over the fact that
queer issues had made their way to the courtroom, sitting in on the hearings was a frustrating experience: diere
is somediing very distasteful about a room full of straight
lawyers discussing queer sex in clinical terms. Even
more frightening was die essentialism that was taking
place in the courtroom. Queer writings have been reduced to queer s/m.
This is not to say that s/m is a bad thing. My point is
diat while lots of stuff is being produced by queer artists and seized at the border, only s/m - the most radical
and least defensible of queer writings - is on trial. In a
way this reductionism isn't surprising because it makes
the job of establishing the evils of gay press a lot easier:
an s/m story is harder to sell to a conservative, straight
legal system dian vanilla lesbian sex (not to be confused
with the ice cream flavour). But focusing on this one
aspect of queer culture serves to reinforce misconceptions of queers as being all the same and all sex mani-
Queer community radio, like queer press, is also currently under siege. In 1993, CKDU, the Halifax campus radio station, produced a full day of programming
for Gay Pride Day entitled "All Day, All Gay." Bodi
CKDU and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), die body that
issues community radio station licenses, received complaints about die pieces aired that day between 12:30
and 1:45 pm, which included Bedi Brandt's poem "Tlie
Language of Desire" and a short comedy called "Lily
and Christian" by Renee Penney and Michael Weir. The
complaint letter which seems to have had the most impact - unlike odiers it is cited in die CRTC decision -
claimed that "die reference to gay sexual preferences
was totally unacceptable."
In response to diis complaint, the following restrictions were placed on CKDU's programming when it's
license went up for renewal last Spring:
1. that warning messages be aired one week before
a "special program" containing sexually explicit male-
rial, two hours beforesuch a program, and every hour
on the hour during die program, as well as immediately
before any other programming that contains sexually
explicit material;
2. diat sexually explicit material shall not be broadcast except between 9 pm and 6 am in order to lessen
die possibility diat children, and odiers who might be
offended by diis material, are listening; and
3. that when an occasion arises where material to be
aired may conflict widi generally accepted audience val
ues regarding such matters as vulgarity, profanity or
sexual behaviour, the material shall only be broadcast if
it is in die proper context, is integral to the dieme of die
program, and has worthwhile educational value.
What does tins mean? Il means thai queer programming is essentially impossible. Anyone who works in
community radio knows that the warning system stipu
lated in condiuon one is unworkable: programmers often don't know what diey'll air undl a couple days before dieir show; and since volunteers often show up
solely to air dieir shows it is difficult lo hold diem responsible for warning viewers at other limes of day.
What is sexually explicit material? If it includes, as
CKDU's complainant alleged, anything that refers to
"gay sexual preferences", then condition two continues
the marginalization of queer culture. Anything with
queer content becomes by definition sexually explicit.
The reference to "generally accepted audience values" legitimizes homophobia and heterosexisiii. It means
thai if most people are homophobic, then queer programming will always be unacceptable. It means dial
prejudicial beliefs can dictate who has the right to speak,
so long as such prejudicial beliefs remain the norm. It
an educational project and speaking loi ihe marginalized
die CRTC.
So'
.1 hille h
ed Ol
ira.liol
I. The
restrictions not only affect CKDU's ability to produce
good prograiiinung; it affects us at CiTR too. If complaints are lodged against our queer shows we uughl be
subjected to die same guidelines. In order to show solidarity with CKDU and protest the CRTC's homophobic
guidelines CiTR and olher campus and community ra-
dio stations across the country parti
ipalc.l ill
called Sex (m la.sl month. On Octob
■r 27 we a
hours of programming, some of win
jh discuss
pornography and censorship issues ,
nil some
overtly violated die CRTC rcstnctio
We go. no complaints thai day.
i fad we
calls of support instead. Rumour ha
s il thai d
protest Co-op (CFRO 102.7fm) ra.
io receiv
.1 hsl
"Why
CiTR airs tlus kind of stuff all the time."
How people respond lo community radio is important because die CRTC process is complaint-driven. Tlus
means that if no one were lo complain about queer pro-
grainiiung again, then die existent restrictions would
never be enforced and no new homophobic restrictions
would be reissued. But this also means that there is no
oh|cctive standard: what's okay at your particular station is determined by the complaints dial your station
has received. Today this means that queer programming
is acceptable in Vancouver, bul not in Halifax. Sounds
stupid, huh?
Officially, Canadian community radio has a real
emancipatory potential: alter all, Ihe CRTC identifies the goal of community radio as providing alternative programming not available in commercial radio and specifically to meet the programming needs
of "the socially, culturally, politically and economically disadvantaged groups within the community."
Community radio is also accessible. You don't need
a degree or a list of publications behind you in order
lo be expert enough to air your thoughts in radioland,
and the existence of lots of different lime slots means
dial there's room for diversity. Community radio is
not a monolith: the volunteers come from different
social backgrounds; we have had different experiences; we hold different opinions; we often disagree
frequently on air. It's a lot less expensive too. Little
Sister's legal expenses have already topped $200,000,
and this case, like all cases, has cost the government
a lot more than it has cost the parties involved. Joining CiTR costs $20-$38 per volunteer, and our annual expenses, which are subsidized by a direct levy
off student fees, are less than the cost of holding one
supreme court trial. Community radio stations are
low-ish cost projects because they are run by volunteer labour and almost everything in their music libraries is provided by record labels and artists at no
cost lo u.s. So in general, as far as strategies go, community radio is a lol more queer friendly than the
legal system is.
Soil'you support queer radio tell the CRTC. Write
them a letter. Remind them of their obligation to give
a voice to often-censored groups. Tell them diat you
wanl them to retract CKDU's new license restrictions
- this would be Ihe Glad Day strategy. Or challenge
their complaint driven process itself on die grounds
lhat it lets a discriminatory majority silence die minority - this would be Ihe Little Sisters strategy. And
if you've got exlra money in your pocket call Little
Sister's Bookstore and Art Emporium at 669-1753
and give a donation to Iheir defense fund. The strug-
are related: if I .iltle Sisters wins ifs case and die courts
declare discrimination on Ihe grounds of sexual ori-
entation lo be uncool dien it will be a lot harder for
the CRTC to justify its homophobic prograiiinung
restrictions. Radio protest and legal process aren't
exclusive strategies for social change as long as Ihe
CRTC is trying to determine what we're allowed to
Keith Spicer
Chair - CRTC
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A, ON2
ts EL^assiaa Name of musician/band: INSULT
TO INJURY
Contact; P.O. BOX 21533 - 1850
Commercial Dr.
Canada V5N4A0
No. There are many Insult to Injury's in this world. One (whom we
met in Chicago) are scary bald-
headed tough guys and one is in bed
with Sony, so to avoid confusion and
pretend that we have a bit of originality, we are now called....(drum
roll please)...SUBMISSION
HOLD.
Who are you and what do you so
Andy: I play bass, minor yelling,
dumb jokes, I I.I. report card forgery.
Spike Anarkie: I masturbate, loaf,
collect welfare, ilumpsler.hve. play-
guitar and sleep in an old van. Oh
yeah, dodge creditors.
Calvert: Drums, constantly searching for employment (and not wanting il) - king of lame excuses.
Jen: The brains behind dus whole
damn shooting match.
Describe your sound in 25 words
Hellhammer cover band using medieval Hungarian folk music instruments. And diat spells P-U-N-K.
Punker than you
Is Wozzle the perfect naked ambassador of Vancouver?
No. Who's Wozzle'' Why? Spike
Anarkie is the king of die naked
frontside-boneless. (See attached
photo. Those are the old N. Van
bowls.)
Do you have any opinions about
the east side vs the west side?
East Van is just better. We have a
skatepark, Trout Lake, Wally's, the
P.N.E., Kingsgate Mall, arson,
S.P.C.A. thrift store dumpster, not
to mention at least a siege a week.
Compared to what...UBC? West
Fourth Ave? Point Grey? Hah! No
contest. Besides, we're afraid to go
west of Main St. after dark.
Do you have any good stories
about the Niagara Falls?
When I, Andy, was working in
Niagara Falls (I was also born there)
at die Maid-of-the-Mist (a tourist
boat ride) a dead guy came floating
down the river. He had been trapped
belund die falls for three days, so
he was all bloated, battered   and
turning green.
What do you hate?
People who can't or won't take time
to listen to an opposing viewpoint.
People who are unable to see themselves as odiers see them and try to
make positive changes. Empathy,
we think, is a good dung
What do you love
How many tattoos are there in I
to I in total?
43 tattoos, 26 body piercings and 1
brand, and that spells P-U-N-K.
Punker dian you!
Do you have many suggestions for
a new job for Terry David
Mulligan now that he's leaving
Much West?
Teaching thousands of Canadian
d after
i: their n
Why do people shoot people outside your shows?
We played in East L.A. and someone got killed before die show about
50ft. from where we stood. Someone got killed after that same show
across die street. A loose-nut widi a
gun killed a guy in front of die bowling alley we played at in Chicago.
Why? We don't know but we wish
it would stop. Or perhaps we're so
hard diat we bring out the animal in
some of our more impressionable
fans. Body count: 3. (3 too many.)
If God is dead then who should
we worship?
God isn't dead, you
blasphemer... you heathen. God is
alive and living in Flagstaff Arizona.
Tlie end is nigh, repent now.
Is 1994 really the year that punk
Well, we're punk, and we're broke.
Green day? Sonic Youth'' Offspring? Broke'.' Huh'.'
What's the must important thing
we should know about your
band?
Our music, our band, is our vehicle
for expression. We're not on our
way to fame or fortune, we do-it-
ourselves. None of us are professional record producers or booking
agents. You don't need any higher
power to do tlungs for you and the
great dung is: Anyone can do it. We
won't play shows diat people under
the drinking age can't go to. Preaching to the converted? Perhaps, but
what if bands routinely played
shows that women or people of colour couldn't go to? Why should kids
be denied music, why should kids
be denied something that is inherently part of the culture of youth?
Tliis is very important to us and we
won't start playing bars to land a
record deal or to get out rent money,
diat's just a cop out. (Other bands:
Do what you want, we all have our
own reasons and agendas for why
and how we do things.) D.I Y and
AU.-AGES-AI.I -THH-TIME it
Name of musician/band:
TRISTAN PSIONIC
Contact: P.O. Box 57347, Jackson
Station, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4X2
phone: (905) 632-1905 fax: (905)
662-1392
Who are you and what do you do
in your band?
Mark: guitars & vocals
Psandy: guitars & vocals
Wool: bass
Ross McLochness: drums
How long have you been together
as a band?
Things really began Sept. 10, 1993
when we acquired Ross
McLochness after he went missing
from die stage of rawk kings Spinal
Describe your sound in 25 words
Have you released anything and/
or do you plan to release anything
by sean raggett
Not yet half a year old, Vancouver's Gob has already amassed a
growing collection of scenester
fans at their energetic shows, a
successful west coast tour, t-shirts,
and a self-titled CD on Positive
Records. Impressed by the their
motivation and drive, not to mention their fast, power-punky
stylings, I spoke to Kelly (bass),
Patrick (drums), Theo (guitar &
vocals) and Tom (guitar & vocals)
about Gob's recently completed
tour, Shindig, Positive Records
and the secrets ofthe band's success so far...
Who is here from the band Gob?
Patrick: Uh, everybody. There are
four of us in the band; we're basically a two guitar four piece. Two
guitarists sing.
Gob competed in Shindig. How
was that?
Tom: Well, we played a really cool
show but we didn't win the night or
anything. It was lots of fun. I
thought we did great, but we came
in second, actually. I think we were
a litde too radical for the judges.
What types of music influence
Gob?
Patrick: Well, I'm the oldest in the
band, so I went through the early
punk sort of scene back in the late
70's and early 80's and a lot of my
influences came from bands like
Husker Du and Minor Threat.
D.O.A., The Subhumans - bands
like that.
Theo: Personally, me. I had a feeling for punk when I was a bit young,
but it didn't grow on me until about
a year ago, almost. I've always liked
it, but it finally came out. For influences I've always liked Screeching
Weasel - well, I guess not always,
but NOFX turns me on. I don't We have a CD on Sonic Unyon
Records and we are on a 7" called
Smell Ya Later and a CD compilation called Not If I Smell You First.
Are you contenders for Sassy
magazine's Cute Band Alert?
NO!
How come you're not on the Elvis
Mondays compiliation?
Our religion prevents us from playing on Mondays. Actually, the bands
on that comp. have all played many
rimes for William New, whereas we
have only we have only recently-
befriended Sir William. Perhaps
he'll ask us to be on the next one.
How old are you?
Old enough to buy pornography and
smokes.
Name all of Charlie's Angels.
Real names: Kate Jackson, Jaclyn
Smith. Farrah Fawcett Majors.
Shelly Hack & Cheryl Ladd.
kind of Tim
What's your favc
Horton's donut?
Mark: Chocolate Dip
Ross: Chocolate Glazed
Sandy: Apple Fritter
Wool: Walnut Crunch
Does anyone go to bar shows in
Hamilton?
Yes! Thousands! They like their
beer and donuts.
What are the best/worst things
about Hamilton?
Best: The kids are alright!
Have you ever played in Olym-
No.butifsc
there we'll play.
What's the most important thing
we should know about your
band?
We are perfecting the unyon flavoured donut and we're trying to sell
the recipe to Tim Hortons.
Name of musician/band: UNEVEN STEPS
Contact: 5527 Hastings St.,
Burnaby, BC.V5B 1R2
Who are you and what do you
do in your band?
Symons: guitar
Angela Rancourt: guitar
Joe Bodner: drums
When did you form?
Yesterday bordering on tomor-
Describe your sound in 25
words or less.
Wishing youth while feeling age.
Soft Hard Loud Quiet Slow Fast
Usually 4/4 Major Chords Minor
Chords Diminished Chords
Hardly any 7th Chords Melodic.
Have you released anything and
/or do you plan to release any-
Cactus Eye 7". Planned CD release for January or February on
Step and a Half Records. Lots of
Do you have any good stories
about your municipalities?
Prince George has Mr. PG.
Dawson Creek has the Mile 'O'.
Hamilton has Tim Hortons. Joe's
dad used to be and alderperson in
P.G. We know lots of loggers in
P.G. Did you know that a feller
buncher costs $600,000? We love
the smell of three pulpmills in the
morning. Trees paid for by
Skytrain. Northwood Pulp and
Paper is built on the best agricultural land in P.G. and is the first
mill on the Fraser. The Nechako
Kemano sucks!
What's the worst job you ever
Trimming carrots, baling hay,
workin' in a gas station, AM/PM in
Price George. Senor Frogs, Boston
Pizza in Dawson Creek was fun.
This new 486 I'm staring at has its
moments. Sukanna Valley Construction Camp in 1983 - December 40 below zero stimulates paradisiacal memory functions. The
Royal Hudson sounds cool but it
sure pumps out the smoke.
Would you pay $27 to see 54-40
at The Breakers?
No. but I'd drink beer al Gene
Kiniski's next door. We'd rather see
April Wine.
What's the best live venue in Van-
Describe your worst gig experi-
Singing with no monitor but a de
layed echo bouncing off th.
wall and trying to harmoni2
Bodner making Bruce Allen joke
at die Town Pump was more fun.
Joe
Are you named after the Death
Sentence song "RCMP?
band?
Are you contenders for Sassy
figures.
That Jesus is lord but Satan loves
magazines Cute Band Alert?
you.
Absolutely.
What's the North Van hardcore
scene like? Arc you afraid ofthe
Band name/music
lan: AGENT
Describe vour sound in 25 words
Bad Boys Club?
RCMP
or less.
After extensive espionage. Agent
Contact: 1030 Mathers, West Van
We like lo think thai 104 of the
RCMP has come to Ihe final so
couver. BC. V7T 2C
population can extract a fraction of
lution diat the North Van hardcore
the fun we have from it. Ya know.
scene is like a festering saddle
Who are you and w
hat do you do
Ween and Beck and slut
sore. We fear no one.
in your band?
Const. Dave: guitar
and part time
Have you released anything or do
What does Bad Religion stand
you plan to release anything soon?
for?
Agent Rob: bass an.
part time spy
No. bul we hope to have a basemen!
Aboul seven albums. Ihe guitar-
Agent Porage: drum
s and part time
4-track release before December.
ist from Circle Jerks and a cou-
spy
How long have you
>een together?
Here's hoping. We basically nope
highschool girl on the North Shore.
P"°""""
Three and a bit months.
know, there are a lot of great bands.
Kelly: I like really fast, aggressive
music, something that's heavy and
has melodies in it too.
You have excellent shiny sparkly
boots and you have an excellent
shiny silver guitar strap. Did you
paste those on yourself?
Kelly: No, I got them in San Francisco when we were on tour in the
States.
You tour??
Kelly: Yeah, \
* toured in Califor
Kelly: Denny's $1.99 Grand Slam
Did you go all the way down the
...had to hightail it home...
Kelly: ...with no headlights.
Did you have any hassles at the
border when you went south?
Some bands get really hassled on
the way down.
Kelly: We snuck all our equipment
Pat: We did it the smart way, actually. We brought all our equipment
vsloaded
piece by piece i
trunks and just left the v
a friend's cottage. Then v
it up slowly, so we were
noticed at the border.
Kelly: Hey, we're not gonna get in
trouble for this, are we?
Isn't it weird to play California
before you played in British Columbia, your hometown?
Theo: Yeah. We've only been together now for maybe five months
and we played maybe one or two
shows before we went to California. We just wanted to try it and see
what would happen. I don't know, I
had a great time. I've never really
experienced anything like that. It
was fun - and we went to Disneyland and Magic Mountain.
Wow, you've done a tour down to
California, you seemed to have a
large scene of your own supporting you at Shindig, and you've got
a full-length CD out on Positive
Records. I'm impressed.
Kelly: We are Positive Records, so
don't be too impressed.
Tom: Well, hey, it's positive, right?
But I mean, you guys are organ-
Kelly: Yeah, we're really motivated
too. Motivation's really important,
because otherwise we wouldn't ever
do anything.
Patrick: We'd be another one of
those garage bands - we'd never get
out of the garage.
How did you book the shows for
your tour.'
Theo: Well, diere's this book put out
by Maximum Rock'n'Roll, it's
called Book Your Own F%&*n
Life, and, um, basically there's listings in alphabetical order for all
dirough North America. Anybody
can acquire Ihe magazine if they
send out for it. It's been out for
awhile, actually. Tlie listings in there
are basically for diat type of power-
punky-power-pop or whatever you
want to call il type of music. I just
contacted other people, got odier
phone numbers and got contacts.
That's about it. I guess.
So do you think you'd be interested in helping other bands book
their tours?
Theo: Well, you know, sure. I'd like
to, actually. I kinda find that there's
a lot of bands out there that almost
help other bands for
maybe it's just me...
lot.
But Gob's not like that...
Kelly: It's a hille b,l
Theo: If anybody wants to contact
sive and a little bit f
us. there's a number: 582-1549.
Tom: We're going t
Kelly: That's the Positive efforts
ing again soon be
Gob message line.
though the CD is fa
So you have a tour, you have a CD
not really new to us
and you even have T-shirts. Wow.
only like live montl
What next? What's next for Gob?
So how far do vou
Patrick: Europe and the World.
What is success t.,
Theo: We're thinking aboul Europe.
' Patrick: A paid for I
Is the 7" going t<
Records, or are y<
e kind o:
Ihmk. I
i. It s
s like r
but
Mill developing as a band. The mi
sic on the CD is different than 111
too. We've changed a Tittle. Well,
and Seamen
Friday, Dec October 18th, 1994: Another lues
day, another Shindig, another showcase of Vancouver's finest. Celebrate the moments of yer life.
The Flu (not to be confused with
Hie Phew, another Shindig hopeful)
weu- Ihe fust band o' Ihe evening.
Al first, this loin puce popped and
oohe.l ami alihlie.l mi., everyone's
heart a promising slarl to the
evening 1 nloilunalely. by die third
song most oi The Flu's limes started
lo blend together like one big used
. ai advertisement and my mind began lo ponder such intellectual questions as.   'How come we don't see
Grimace on McDonald's commer
ends anymore    did he gel fired or
did he die?" and "Was/Is Grimace a
lie oi a she monster oi was she/lie a
monslcr al all?" Tins did not speak
well for The Flu  ie 'entertaining! category. Bul hey. to their
credit (hose guys can really play -
one song, over and ovei again
The next band up. Gob. must
weak, bul that is something that will
improve as experience sets in. And
even though I could have done wilh
OtH the cover of "Crystal Blue Per
. the r
Second of the night's ai
Marjorii- Cardwell, witl
die most interesting perfar
layed a caplivanng mix
lumber which failed to grab tin
rowd and Ihen playing progres
Papillomas was Ihe final band of
lent folk performance lhat was, un
Ihe nighl. The moment Ihey look Ihe
fortunately, showcased lo a rock
singe 1 till uneasy and agitated, as
crowd.
if 1 was transported back lo ihe first
Ilk- last ol the evenings bands-
time my mother senl me to Sunday
was Squeeky. Another greal sound
school while the resi ol my family
ing band, they put out a slow me
lodic wall ol noise that reminded me
lo happen, and 1 had lo face il alone
a lot of Jale.   Ilieir slage presence
in an ugly pink dress. Maybe il was
was a little lacking, but I suppose
the obvious sounding college
you can't really do too much jump
rawk', maylv it was the obtuse ref
ing around when you're playing
erences to Ted Nugent ('haka Khan
slower tempo tunes. I fell also lhat
and Del Leppard. maybe it was lyr
their sound didn't really vary
ics like "I'll cut my hair in front and
enough - too much of one style.
grow it in the back/ I'll do anything
Overall I felt they were very good
,usi lo gel you back", or maybe ,1
and perhaps widi a little more vari
was just Ihe beer. Whatever il was.
ety and energy can become great!
The Papillomas spewed Ihe truth
Now for the winners..In firs!
Squeeky;.;
a Shindig       least.
and three ma
Flu, second |
of mystical iii
definitely one of those evenings
when judging Shindig was tough
Terry Holland
broughl Meow ilieir first place po
ll Ihe even.
I in l!l„.
were ihe only band to bare no flesh
on this night - a pity as ihey were
har.l-lx.died. lithe young bucks. Oh
well...This judge distinctly heard the
strains of Dr. John's "Right Place
Wrong Time" during the first song,
and son, I'll tell ya it wasn't so bad.
As Ihe band glided through a funky,
light, light lighl set of head-bobbing
tunes, each song continued to sound
both familiar yet original. These
boys deserve lo open for J J Cale
nexl lime he rolls through town.
Ycow! Meow certainly had a
gimmick and played il to the lull
Tlie
fine melange of pop-oriented mclo- Pretty Pink, Powerful Purple and
die; and most of ihe songs had killer Lotta Lime (fake) fur suitlets reveal-
hook. to keep, everyone's interest. ing legs and bellies galore. After the
Ihe bands .-.luge presence was a bit jaws finished dropping in the crowd
(oh, about five songs into their set),
the audience was putty in Meow's
paws. They bashed, ihey howled,
and they even played a ballad.
Surely any Railway Club mice are
I wished so hard that The Phew
would lx- the garagey-hair-in-the-
face-cool-rocking experience that
their name implied. What promise!
Anyhoo, it was not to be. I'll admit
The Phew were actually pretty
good, with a creative lead guitarist
and female (belly button displaying
vocalist heading die group. However, Ilieir progressive modern rock
with psychedelic/ethnic twists
thrown in became a bit tiring, due
in part to the band playing much
longer dian scheduled.
The evening proved to be a delightful ionic to soothe my Halloween-rattled bones and help me believe in the power of rock music
Mrs. Bee man.
November 8, 1994: When will I
ever learn? Tlie difference between
being fashionably late and just making it on time at The Railway Club
is die difference between snagging
a cosy little boodi in the corner and
being sentenced to stand against a
very crowded wall widi your view
of die band obscured by a shoulder
and a head with a very BIG do (dial
should be a don't). Word is out kids,
Shindig is THE place to watch
friends rocket straight to rock'n'roll
glory, or to crash'n'bum into die alternative abyss (Wasn't that die
name of die last Soundgarden CD?).
So get there early or be banished to
die wall.
I diought it was "The Doldrums"
at first but luckily their music and
their name had no connection to this
term for endless boredom. The
Dendrons (as in Philla) reminded
me of one of die Wall Street graphs,
with die red line diat goes up and
down. First song: great! It quietly
sneaks up, and then BANG! It reminded me of "Blister in the Sun".
Next song: Doody doo, la de da. hey
round, just like this song! Thin
song: again, rocking like only a
three piece can. Up and down, all
throughout dieir set. At one point I
turned to my friend and asked him
if the second last song reminded him
of a Pixies song. He shrugged it off,
only to be tapped on die shoulder
by anodier acquaintance and asked
which Pixies song Tlie Dendrons
were playing. Some good tunes and
interesting vocals, but they didn't hit
the mark widi half of dieir songs.
Not to be outdone in die self depreciating name department. The
Insipids look to the stage and held
my interest both musically and visually. While die sounds like Shadowy Men, Mudhoney, Randy
Rhodes' comments abounded, I felt
l if I •*
roll
'Who's Who' jam session: Is that Paul
Westerberg on guitar?
Is thai Tad on centre
stage? I didn't know
that Robert Plant could
play the drums. Why
did Martin Short dye
his hair black? Okay, I
know diat Martin Short
isn't a rock god but...
Anyway, with their
solid playing and great
stage presence. The
Insipids had thi
>t i he-
sweaty hands. Thr.
words: Guitars, guilai
The last band to I
the stage was Spiritual
Heroine. With two guitar players,
a bassist, drummer and a violin/keyboard player. Spiritual Heroine
seemed to be biting off more than
they could chew. They could play,
just not together. Too confusing and
maybe loo inexperienced to pull off
il-biter but
such atmosphe
Well, it was
when the results came in it was a
photo finish widi The Insipids in the
lead, followed by The Dendrons in
second and Spiritual Heroine in
third. So. once again, heroes were
made and broken in the great arena
that we call the rock'n'roll stage.
Jacqui Touchette
November 15, 1994: The Railway
Club wasn't even half full when
Bushytails started this edition of
Shindig with their forceful brand of
power pop, but it was a rather cold
and bleak November evening
afterall. These guys have been
around forever in various incarnations, the latest being Heatmiser.
Not extremely original, but entertaining nonetheless.
Next up was Down Corporation. They accomplished the remarkable feat of pulling almost all
of the Railway patrons to the front
of the room - including the regulars
- but, I have a feeling that I missed
something. I just didn't get it'. They
played sort of industnal-gothicy-
eighties-ish music, and the lead
singer spewed out unintelligible
mutterings in an amazingly deep
growly voice. Definitely an aquired
taste.
The last band of the evening was
the Muscle Bitches. Wow. They
were punk rock. They played so fast
no one could keep up. Down Corporation may have attracted everyone to the front of the room, but it
was The Muscle Bitches that they
all stayed for. And even though their
set was a bit too long, the audience
hung on to their every note.
In the end, The Muscle Bitches
came in first and Bushytails and
Down Corporation tied for second
place.
Allison Meyers
Semi-finals Round 1 Winner
Underwater Sunshine
With the winner or one of:
Round 2
Orbit in Bloom
Grover fur
The Papillomas
Round 3
Meow
Musde Bitches
The Insipids
Friday, December 16
at the Starfish Room
t8   December 1994 3490). John charges roughly around
$180 US per master, depending on
the length of die record (It's always
a good idea to make a record as short
as passible - the shorter the record,
the louder and better it sounds.)
From there, instruct Mr. Golden to
send the master to United Record
Press (453 Chesnul. Nashville, TN,
37203. USA; phone: (615) 259-
9396). When United receives the
lacquer-provided you've paid them
- they will press your vinyl 7"s. and,
if you approve of die lest pressing
they send you. they will ihen ship
box,
ord- ;
,v,ll ,i
BY GRANT LAWRENCE
anywhere from 40c to 70-2 US pel
record (the cost goes down with ihe
more you make) depending on die
length of the songs, the speed you
choose (45 or 33 rpm) and whether
clou
OK folks, 1 think it's that time again.
If any of you read this column regularly (HA!), you'll remember when
a few years back I printed a basic
how-to for releasing your own 7"
record. I guess it worked, too, because a lot of great (and not so great)
local bands have kept me very busy
month after month critiquing the
outpour of local vinyl releases. Unfortunately, I fear the well is running dry. This month, there is but
ONE local band with a new 7" (although there are several from eastern Canada) and it's from a foreign
label! Therefore. I am now reprinting how YOU can very easily (with
a few hundred clams) have your
very own 7" record AND not only-
have a guaranteed review in this
column, but also receive fairly instant recognition as a 'real' band
world-wide! No joke! Here's what
you do...
First things first, get your songs
recorded. It's fairly important in this
day and age that your finished
(mixed) songs eventually end up on
a DAT tape (get one at I^ong and
McQuade, among other places -
they cost about $15). Once on a
DAT, die songs are ready to be mastered. This is the process whereby
your songs are equalized and transferred - mastered - lo a lacquer. The
best place I can recommend for a
good, loud, crisp master is John
Golden Mastering (2371 Teller
Road. Unit 103. Newbury Park, CA,
91320, USA; phone: (805) 498-
YOU CAN'T STOP
ON SALE THIS MONTH:
GUIDED BY VOICES
GOOD HORSEY Kmi	
NOGGINo st	
I ora o Scientist	
 $7.67 CO
....$11.40 CD
..,$11.40 CD
FLYING SAUCER ATTACK . Distance $14.92 CD
WHITE SHARK (Mark of TFUL 282)  . % Bo* $7,90 10"
LAMBCHOP » I Hope you're Sitting Down $9.87 cass $14,92 CD
TARNATION i I'll Give hu SomtMiif to Cry About $8.78 LP $13.40 CD
ANTON LAYEY • The Satanic Man $13,81 CD
PALACE BROTHERS - Hope $tj» lp $9,87 cd
VARIOUS0   Th« WorM of the Zombi
Flop, Fostoockt) $14.92 CD
FINALLY.
SUB POP kolas our hands and brings us
2MPr\H0 - Wrap around Shades- T #.«
Aho amiable at Troth, Zulu, Sam's, HffVf Robson
?S Scratch sale day will be THURSDAY, D£C 2to
311A CAMBIE STREET
VANCOUVER B.C. CANADA VSB 2Nf 1
NEW PHONE NUMBER! 687-6355   1
nck'ni no
he Sub Pop ,11.1.
link,
.ire .mother C.u
than hlack vinyl
After tins step, everything else
can be done in Vancouver ("overscan be printed virtually anywhere
and will cost anything from $50 for
just a plain black and white paper
sleeve to upwards of $500 if you
want full-colour cardboard. The
plastic baggies* can be obtained from
Sun Wa Packaging here in Vancouver for $40 per 1000 bags (and
they'll hand deliver them). All
tolled, putting out your own record
basement budget rock price oi $600
to the glamorous SI .MX). So go for
it, rockers! Let's see some ijuahty
Vancouver rock'n'roll  history
caught forever in Ihe golden grooves
Just ask Sub Fop ■ vinyl has
(RmhiWi.ie Records, I
#301, Montreal. PQ.H:
Our Toronto select
tile group called Neck
biil45.alvaulilullypael
cks, please.
070 Deury
!/. IN3)
Holly-
Ik-Ihe I
(Sputy,.
3-C, N-.
l-ina
royoll
ii Duyv
w York
y. tins t
Model
'n'roll
Rocket
Kill Rock Stars is il
KSIIOT(IFJBU!!
buy the cd! get the stickers! wear the t-shirt! feel the snot!
phone the prayer line! live the life! be one of us... today!!!
24 hour free prayer line §604} 203-9932 or §303)708-4001 in
cana*la if you r local groovy record store doesn't have
the "FREE SNOT OF JESUS" co, get them to order it for you
front "cARGo"ror in the u.s.a., order through "Caroline".
write to us with your theolooical questions or problems—
and enclose a s.a.s.e. , you'll get {absolutely free) stickers
of this (see below) ad, and cartoons etc. t-shirts are 100%
cotton, x-large black: or white (specify) ofthe ad design,
send Si 4.95 (cash only please!) send $5 for oenuine phleomata
INTERNATIONAL
SECULAR   ATAVISM
FREE SNOT OF JESUS
box 1776
STATION  "a"
VANCOUVER,   B.C.
CANADA V6C-2P7
Alo.27.-d
JESUS
"CHRIST'
LORD OF
LORDS!
INTERNATIONAL
SECULAR   ATAVISM
box 69243
portland oregon
97201 u.s.a.
19 m^mm collectible
SPOONS
^ THEIR GREATEST HITS
•ROBSONST.
• WILLOWBROOK SHOPPING CENTRE
• COQUITUM CENTRE
14 HITS
AVAILABLE FOR
THE FIRST TIME
EVER ON CD,
INCLUDING:
"Nova Heart",
"Arias & Symphonies"
"Old Emotions",
"Tell No Lies",
"Romantic Traffic"
and more!
• RICHMOND CENTRE
•GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE
• PARK ROYAL (NORTH MALL)
'HMVf
Last month I mentioned that Vancouver is evolving into an excellent
place lo catch fine underground
musical happenings If you are relatively uninitiated as to what this fantastic city has to offer your hungry
ears, ihen head down to the Starfish
Room on December I6th for CiTR's
Shindig finals. Since September,
local bands have been competing at
the Railway Club for recording time
(plus other stellar prizes), so this is
your golden opportunity to witness
tomorrow's talented local superstars
IOCAL OfRTt
Recent Sub-Pop signees Zumpano
return from Ilieir North American
tour in early December, with a full
length due in January. Tlie boys will
be supporting their sensational
labelmates Jale (with their first ever
West Coast date) on December 3rd
at tlie Starfish...Superconductor
are busy recording their hot new
double concept album..Also coming out of hiding are Mystery Machine, who have been producing a
new record with Glen Reely (54-
40's Smiling Buddha Cabaret
album).. Tlie person responsible for
Ihe Vancouver's punk listings line
(684-PUNX), Randy O'Grady, is
busy organizing all-ages shows at
die New York Theater with his partner Wozzle. Apparently, tlie space
is Econoline Crush, DDT,
White Male & Sludge
December 9th....Ex Blast/
■r Claudio is now working
Sh Records. Say hi to
R.C.M.P. at the Southwall mid-
December. During the dbs/Candy
Kiddy/I to I/House of Commons
punk rawk show at Crosstown Traffic Nov 19, die Dunderheads announced they are looking to add a
guitarist to their current tliree member lineup, fins show also marked
die first performance of Vancouver's
Submission Hold, formerly Insult
to Injury: "same band, same people,
same songs". Tlie band even had
Submission Hold stencils ready for
the occasion...The tenth issue of
Flush fanzine will be released on
December 2Xtli, and in celebration
Ten Days Late, M-Blanket and
guests will perform at tlie Soudiwall
anniversary bash at tlie North Van
Rec Centre... Just in time for Christmas: Horrifying Christmas Music.
a 4-song cassette of festive songs
with cuts from Thee Goblins, Sister Lovers, Speed Buggy and a
special surprise, was released November 25. Tlie cassettes are packaged in Christmas card boxes.
DiMOSf
Chris Houston - 'New' Demo Tape
1994
Chris is still crooning in fine form
on diis new ten song collection. I'm
not sure of the musician line-up
here, but considering die twanging
guitar-picking I'm hearing I'd have
to guess diat Mr. Alex Varty is still
involved. The first song is a suggestion diat one find a field somewhere
and run through it, chowing down
on all the locusts one can find, and
"Colostomy Bag" is sure to be a
classic in rest homes everywhere.
Another four-star feeding from die
l who brought you "Surfing on
Her
'. DS
Damp - "A Sailing Song/Lost Herd
While diis may not be die most accurate comparison, certain features
of die song on tlie A-side are reminiscent of old Klaatu from the mid/
late 70s. maritime references notwithstanding. A classy pop song
with a great vocal hook and bright
harmonies. The B-side is a ska
workout diat doesn't have quite the
elan of die other song. DS
Disturbed Company - "Cabin Fe-
Every now and then a tape comes
along diat literally forces you into
tha groove with its lippy rap and
school. Tha stuff on this 12-track
Incentive cassette (produced by
Scott Henderson, of course) is like
nothing you ever heard before, from
its 70s TV-show theme rip-offs,
right down to some fly ambient effects between songs. DS
Glove - "All You Need"
Local veteran Marc (not Mark
Stewart from the pop group Maffia)
is now giving the team-playing approach a shot with his new quartet.
With psychedelic bubblegum influences reminiscent of his previous
work, some of this material has a
tinge of Floyd-ish latter day XTC.
The three songs here are sugary
smooth Beatlesque ear candy, so I
wouldn't expect spontaneous mosh
pits to erupt at Glove gigs. Good
with coffee, though. DS
Biophobe - "Pimpled Eggs"
I like these guys! I wouldn't necessarily want to know them, but then
again looks/sounds/noises/smells
can be deceiving. Caved up in the
teeming metalopolis of deepest,
darkest Surrey, these three men and
one woman scratch away at the
hairy underbelly of rawkinrole with
claws out and tongues in cheeks -
and not necessarily their own. Religious devotees may be offended by
"Song Singing Church Freak," but
only if they can decipher the growling Wulfen vocals used to such effect on this and other songs on the
tape. Eat your pimples raw. DS
Trevor Jones - "I^egs and Dregs"
Trevor Jones Arntzen (brother, or
something like that, of Holly
Arntzen) has even more local longevity under his belt than either
Marc Stewart or Chris Houston.
(And like Mr. Houston, he has a vinyl release -Trevor Jones, circa
1987.) There's a lot of Bowie in his
vocal inflections, but that doesn't
make him a pretender. Tlie band
chugs along nicely (most of them
are his brothers, apparently), while
Trevor tries things with his windpipe not previously attempted by
peoples of this continent. This is
heartfelt stuff that - unless it gets a
wider release (e.g.; CD, vinyl) -
stands a chance of being stifled.
Look for the tape in your local
trashy record store. It's got a naked
n the c.
:. DS
Some more new local releases
for your Christmas shopping pleasure: Broca's Area -self-titled cassette; Cinnamon- Weird Planet
cass; Bolt - Phylum Fleisch cass;
Bottom Feeders - Up Yours! cass;
Sister Lovers - Give'r cass;
Omnibol - s.t. CD; Prof. Zio - Hang
Life Mask cass; Audio Graffiti - s.t.
cass; Muscle Bitches/Vampire
Fruit - "Save the Nympho" split 7";
12:20 - Eustress cass; Toxic Garden - s.t. cass; Ngoma - Culturally
Modified Stone CD; Zumpano -
"wraparound shades" 7".
Thanks dus mondi to CiTR's
demo director Dale Sawyer, who
will be regularly submitting local
reviews, and to my fellow pin-
wrecking posse, Discorder Hell, at
the Commodore Lanes every
Wednesday.
Local releases inay be forwarded to:
"Vancouver Special",
c/o Room 233 - 6138 SUB Blvd.,
Vancouver, BC.V6T1Z1.
20  December1994 I'm having trouble concentrating on
this my column right now. Have you
ever had one of those months when
you hate everything and can't do
anything about it? Good, I'm glad
I'm not alone. I feel hke writing a
hundred page zine, but somehow
I'm afraid that doing that wouldn't
even come close to what I need, and
for me, zines have always solved all
my problems. It is kind of scary
when my only coping mechanism
doesn't work.
As yucky as life can be, and is,
zines do help. The reading selection
for this issue provided me with a few
chances to escape into *
else's reality for a few minutes. This
is what I consider a good escape
because when I come out of it, I am
usually a little more grateful for die
life I have: A lot of people have it
Angst #4
(8.5 X 11;12 pages)
This is the first issue of Angst that I
have seen, but I do remember one
of the writers, Lucifer, from Havoc
zine. The spacious layout works
well with the heavy content: censorship and our less than perfect judicial system. Also included is an L. A.
math exam and 90210 ranting. Send
one dollar to: PO Box 88547, Surrey, BC, V3W 0X1.
Cherry #5
(6 X 10?; 40 pages)
Urn, the cover says "For Adults
Only", so I gave it to my mom. She
flipped through the pages quickly,
dropped her jaw on the floor and ran
out of the house screaming something about the word of Satan. When
I ran to the window, I saw mom
standing in the drive way, arms
raised high above her head, cackling as my issue of this porno-comic
blazed on the ground in front of her.
See, mom is a 'good Christian', and
as much as she believes that women
were meant to serve and obey men,
she isn't really for this sort of thing.
The cover looked like an Archie
comic gone porno and I'm not really too sad it is gone. (Dept. CP.
320 Riverside Dr.. Northampton.
MA, 01060.)
Douche #4
(8.5 X 11; 24 pages)
How anyone could get this much
into a single issue. I will never know.
Well, actually. I guess if I'm smart
I can figure it out. Not earing what
direction is up probably helps diese
three girls pack it all in there. A very
good glue stick and a lot to bitch
about also helps when one is laying
out a zine. Send a nice stamp or
something to: 18028 - 63rd Ave.,
in ffEWfofttf
14    SONGS
THE  ENTIRE  LIVE  ACOUSTIC  SESSION
featuring
ABOUT A GIRL. ALL APOLOGIES. COME AS YOU ARE    mca
YOUR TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Surrey, BC, V3S 6W8.
Geezuz #16
(8.5 X 11; 24 pages)
Geezuz, Geezuz! Tins zine has been
around since I was like, sixteen or
seventeen! And they have been
around because they are getting better all the time. I actually read the
whole issue now, whereas before I'd
just skim it quickly. The effort diat
goes into diis zine is obvious from
die good layout, the quality print-
from reviews into the realm of the
personal. Funk as heck, and proud
of it. Send these people two dollars
at: 297 - 810 W. Broadway. Vancouver, BCV5Z4C9.
The Holy Bile #.5
(8.5 X 11; 12 pages)
From the satirical -How to Achieve
Punk Rock Status', to the very serious pieces on rape and Christianity,
this zine manages lo maintain a
dieme of intelligent an sis. Tlie
graphics can be funny and the pro-
free trade quotes arc jusl horrifying.
Send these boys a buck at: 515 - 916
West Broadway, Vancouver. BC.
V5Z1K7.
The Nerdy Grrrl Revolution #2
(5.5X8.5; 56 pages)
Some zines are funny, like you almost pee yourself it is so good.
Some zines are sad and
amine things. 1 am glad that this zine
talks about white privilege, because
it is so easy to pretend that we are
all so liberated and non-racist We
die progressive individuals who is
against racism, it is still important
to examine our privilege. No matter how oppressed I feel by the male
dominated music scene, there are so
many more people who have il
Dad is
e than n
•e than that
s with ,
66
felt a need to bring up. Sei
lar and si amp to: 120 Slate
ympia.WA. 98501 USA.
Smite Dumb Girl
Misogynist", a really shocking story or ac
count. Send a dollar to:
Staifield ('res.. Mississauga, ON.
L5N 1X4.
Schtufftrl
(8.5 X 11; page 20)
or the author. Il has
shback in a really
?nd a stamp to: 8
(4.5 X 5.5; 32 pa
Simple graphics
fectly in Uus zine.
more on fathers
than the first issu
read and I'm sur
able I.
elate I
portant It is
so important
Rampage #2
(8.5X II; 14 pa;
Kay, so every zir
sic and I think In
at ignoring that
I Pretty Girl #2
and difficult feel-
t each olher per-
This issue focuses
and other males
ie did. It is a good
e that you will be
iomellung in here.
ie talks aboul inu-
ii doing a good |ob
aspect of zines.
(8.5 X 11; 24 pages)
Lois of coverage of the Vancouver
Scenes - there is more than one you
know. This zine covers quite a few.
Included in my copy was a lovely
poslear.l of a pot leaf. Poetry and a
piece on ihe yucky pari of Vancouver. Send a stamp to: 969 East 10th
Ave., Vancouver, BC. V5T 2B3.
In closing, the sizes are Trish Kelly
guestimates. Thanks to the people
who wrote and please keep it up. I
want lo make tlus big, baby, so help
me out Take Care.
DON'T WASTE YOUR BULLETS!
Advertise  with  Discorder
and  zero   in  on your   target.
all Kevin @ 822-3017 foi
2t   l^^l^lM ©tfifldig
SEMI-FINALS
NOV 29
(hwerfur
The Papillomas
Orbit in Woom
PEC 6
The Insipids
Meow
The Muscle Wtehes
m 16
Finals atthe Starfish Room
Mr
Come oh down to the Railway
«> 572 Vunsmufr Street
Cheek out hot local bands every Tuesday
Plus the ever-popular 'Jokes for tear*
	
LIVE BANDS EVERY
THURSDAY NIGHT!
ADMISSION IS FREEH
DAYTONA
with
S.F.  ENVELOPE
NO FUN
in  a special
holiday show!
O SHOWS UNT
JANUARY 5th
See you then! NAKED AGGRESSION
M-BLANKET
INSIPIDS
WORK TO RULE
Crosstown Traffic
Tuesday, November 15
Work to Rule kicked off this ultra
punk D.I. Y. evening widi some fast
ska-like tunes; double vocalists
made for a special treat. Apparently,
diere is going to a revolution happening al a rally near you. Ultimate
socialistic propaganda was dished
out and eaten up by PC punks.
Insipids rocked. They play sorta
garagey-surfy-rock'n'roll.
The diird band of diis crazy punk
rock maradion was Victoria's local
heroes M-Blanket, who are brisk
hke Crimpshine with Jawbreaker-
type vocals. They are energetic with
dieir smiles and nimble changes.
Tlie headlining band was Naked
Aggression, who ripped shit up.
They' ve changed dieir line-up again
since dieir last trip up to Vancouver, but diey were still fast, talented,
angst ridden and political. They
sound a bit like Insult to Injury - or
maybe I should say Submission
Mold. The pit was friendly and full
of lots of studs and crazy Nox gelatin hairdos. Loyal fans sang with
Kirsten into her mic. A good time
was had by all. Punk is not dead.
Sid
CORROSION OF
CONFORMITY
CRANKSHAFT
Town Pump
Friday, November 4
Friday night. Town Pump. The place
was packed to die bar. Pretty scary
crowed too. C.O.C. brings out die
best of them - tattoos, shaved heads.
long hairs, whatever. They wanted
a fun night out and that's what they
got!
The opening band was already
on stage when we arrived. They
were halfway through their set. Eye
Hate God was...stuck at the border.
Lead Pipe Cinch was - no, the border guards were tugging at their
short*! as well. Crankshaft! Pleasant
surprise. Crankshaft played hard
and the crowd responded. There was
moshing and diere was applause -
for a local band, a nice sight to see.
By the time C.O.C. got on stage
everyone was rarin' to go. Tlie pit
exploded the second that C.O.C.
erupted into their first song! Mike,
C.O.C.'s original bassist/vocalist,
was back. I tell ya, Woody was playing his guitar like the extension it
was! (Just ask anyone who stood up
front) Reed on drums and Pepper
fronting and playing lead guitar (he
& Woody shared the honours)
rounded out the original C.O.C.
line-up. Hell, Pepper had originally
tried out as lead vocalist for the band
and now here he was, and doing a
damn fine job of it too!
Overall it was an entertaining
gig. You could tell that C.O.C. were
glad to be back on the road again.
The crowd was with them, air gui-
TERROR OF
TINY TOWT
.■'A
"*t ***;*
TERROROF
TINY TOWN
C.D.j NOW AVAILABLE!
tars and all, from beginning to end.
Their set drew on songs from the
Animosity days (featuring Mike on
diroat), die politically driven Blind
album and, of course, songs from
Dehvcience. C.O.C.'s newest release on Columbia Records.
We laughed. We cried. We got
Steve & Mike
EVERCLEAR
PLUTO
PET
Starfish Room
Thursday, November 3
etlung about travelling
* by U
n the
and forgetting my earplugs to boot
- dial tends to lay rotten soil from
which critical nastiness is likely to
grow.
That said, Vancouver's Pet didn't
exactly capture me. The singer/gui-
guitar but Ins voice sounded exactly
like J Mascis mixed with Brad
Roberts. Now that may be a good
thing to some, but with die added
frustration of technical difficulties.
Luckily the fabulous Plulo were
Tins is such a damn cute band; not
only do they produce truly cool
music, but they have a good time
.ml ill
n lends
kind of right-on feeling. They make
me dance, man, and as they piimpec
out sugary rock songs about girl.*-
and such, I noticed that my senti
ment was shared by many others n
the substantially sizeable crowd
Right now Pluto is on an eight week
tour to San Diego where diey're sure
I know that 1 was not die only
one who was disappointed by die
brevity of Pluto's set but no worriej
'cause once Everclear began the
Starfish was rockin again. From
Portland, diese diree guys were jusl
beginning their eight week tour and
o be ii
ush t.
but diey sLill played a very satisfying set. They locked my soul, diey
lidded my fancy, they lit my fire.
They really did. I love their sound,
/. A good groove, and it put
Megan Bot
POND
I  SNFU
TEN DAYS LATE
Starfish Room
I   Saturday, October 29
Damn die Starfish Root
I   lousy intolei
hell! It's just a shame thai such a
I potentially great line up was, while
lr from ruined, substantially weak-
led due to the damned acoustic
/stem al such a potentially cool
One of my favourite all girl
ands - slightly drunk as they may
ave been -Ten Days Late were
I  kickin' it live. Having recently reed from Manitoba, where diey
e touring widi the likes of Down
I   By Law, they seemed to be doing
j   very well. In December diey'll be
wuth.
skate-thrash punks SNFU up next
instead of the scheduled Wheat
Chiefs (only a slight alteration in
line-up - jusl add Mr. Chi Pig and a
different drummer), because I am
less familiar with the latter's material. In my opinion, the five (some-
limes six) members of SNFU stole
die show. They jumped, danced and
maintained a sky-high energy level
wliile delivering a first rate performance. I would've been lovin' it even
more if I wasn't wincing uncomfortably at the lousy sound. Anyway,
Ihey made up lor it by satisfying me
widi classics like "In die First Place"
and "Time lo Get a Futon", as well
as plenty o' hits from Something
Green and I^eafy.
Eons later (One last complaint:
All the bands took far too long to
set up. Git.), Sub Pop's Pond were
up and soon were inviting people to
dance with them on stage. In no
time, the drunk and naked hordes
Megan Bot
THE FIGGS
SMALL 23
Starfish R n
Tuesday, October 25
on Ihe
il the
: 'Die 1*
Who knows, maybe everyone was
at Shindig, but for whatever reason
it was a shamefully dead night at the
Starfish Room.
Small 23 (or Small, as they refer
ble opinion, it was a mistake. Not
that the Figgs were bad, but Small
23 were so good that the 'honour'
of headlining should have gone to
these guys. They rocked like the
Replacements, ihey chunked like
Buffal,
age pre
lev
mpres
cahsl
.1 me hke
Tlie Figgs followed Small's 45
minute set with songs and a performance thai I can best describe as
lanky. 1 mean diat in a good way;
they were kind of tall in stature and
song quality, yet loose and fumbling
As a band, the
Figgs «
anted   I
excellent - very code-
hyllin
Rhydm: appeared to be dieir forte;
throughout the songs there were
bass lines renuniscent of a baritone,
carrying if not leading them from
Tlie
also a standout Tlie be;
tured percussion that
songs U
though, nor did the weather outside
- I had just seen one of the best
shows of the year.
Brian Wieser
JOHN LONGHI
WENDY-O-MATIK
LISA TAPLIN
JENNIFER JOSEPH
Black Sheep Books
Sunday, October 23
Spoken word is rare in diese parts,
so this travelling troupe of poets
from San Francisco - on tour promoting the newest book from manic
d press, called Signs of Life - were
warmly welcomed.
The setting was a small, cozy
bookstore packed to the gills wilh a
diverse crowd awaiting the afternoon's entertainment. When the
readings start ed Ihey were lapped up
like a thirsty cat goes through its
milk dish. The display of approval
after each segment was sincere and
loud, but the obvious hits were
Wendy-O-Matik and John Longhi.
Like Rage, put out by manic d press.
Her words are strong and Iron, the
gui and I, along with many of die
other women, fell moved by her
powerfully compelling voice and
her words of life. Having spoken to
Wendy earlier, I know she is into
realness, sharing and communication. Tliis really comes through in
her work; she bares part of her soul
John Longhi spoke of lighter
things and, widi his wry humour and
wil, was probably the room's fit-
tain their giggles throughout his
k. Rise and Fall ofthe Third Leg.
Lisa Taplin and Jennifer Joseph
are Ihe editors of Signs of Life.
Jennifer's piece was excellent; she
spoke about the importance of the
quietness in reading a book amidst
dus hectic technology-oriented society. Lisa read a short story called
roommate she had. Both are contained in the new book.
Signs of Life, is something necessary to our subculture; texts are
c*vn
s.Tlie
ume presents underground writers
in a neatly and compactly within a
D.I.Y framework. Odier contributors, besides those featured at die
reading, include such greats as
Aaron Comelbus, Ayn Imperato,
and Mary Sleener (the latter of the
illustrious Slut Burger). Signs of Life
is a lovely salad of comics, poems,
and short fiction, and it represents
our generation in a way the media
could never do. As my friend Ms.
Thorpe said, "It's iuckm' excellent."
(For a complete catalogue, send $1
to: manic d press, PO Box 410804,
San Francisco, CA, 94141, USA.)
Coral
23 E^gp MR. RIGHT & MR. WRONG
Mr. Right & Mr. Wrong, or is it
One Down and Two To Got
I just don't know
(Wrong Records)
The brothers Wright (NoMeansNo)
have summoned Ihe powers of their
alter-egos, Mr. Right & Mr. Wrong,
to release a list of songs deemed
unsuitable for mass consumption
via any of their previous albums as
Nomeansno and The Hanson Brothers. None of the songs were re-recorded for this release; instead, the
album offers excerpts from throughout die entirety of the band's existence, starting in the late 70's when
they recorded their duets on a 4-
Irack in their mother's basement.
There's a bit of everything you have
and haven't heard from this band before: fast punk, 70's rock, art rock,
epic melodies, classical, show tunes,
acoustic blues etc, etc...A bulk ofthe
songs sound hke diey were recorded
along with the last NoMeansNo album, Why Do They Call Me Mr.
Happy?, so there's still a plenitude
of great bass, drums and Mr.
Wrong's 'savage yet tender' vocals
and lyrics.
If you're a fan of Nomeansno, beg,
borrow or steal this impromptu time
capsule as soon as you're mentally
prepared. If not, stay the hell away
from this pretentious, artsy-fartsy
mama's boy bullshit attempt at rock
n' roll.
Ste\'e DiPasquale
ZEKE
Super Sound Racing
(IFA)
The one word that comes to mind
after listening to Zeke's Super
Sound Racing album is inbreeding.
I don't know if it's die image conjured up by the name *Zeke" (overall wearing, greasy haired, tobacco
spitting, etc.) or if it's the fact that
almost all of the 20 songs (with an
estimated time of about 25 min-
) on this disc sound pretty
much the same. For some that may
be the end of the Zeke discussion,
but I happen to enjoy diat one (x20)
song! Zeke will surely become darlings (if they are not already) of die
whole DragPunkUnderground
ith their slot car racing,
Mopar loving, beer swilling, one
and 47 second fuel-injected
punk rawk, where lyrical content
and musical ability take a back seat
(preferably in a Chrysler) to the
important issue of whether the
fun or not! With Zeke,
much like slot car racing, it is!
The Reverend Norman
ARCHERS OF LOAF
Archers of Loaf vs. The Greatest
Of All Time
(Alias/Cargo)
I hate EPs, especially when they're
really good. With five songs combining for a total of 17 nunutes. tlus
just isn't enough AOL. I want
more, More, MORE!
All the usual ferocity, melody
and dual guitar wanks are here,
spread out over several audio pieces
wluch are more than songs. The first
cut,"Audiowhore", and the fourdi.
"Revenge", are entities unto themselves. Not tidy, prefabricated
songs, but blocks of noise and
adrenaline diat should not be eon-
fused for songwriting. As for the
more traditional sounding tracks,
diey don't disappoint either.
I'm sure this whole EP thing has
got something to do with record
company plots to increase fans' impatience for the next release. This
is a curious move, however, if the
Archers are, as rumoured, soon to
move to the big leagues with Geffen.
I just hope that their deal calls for
full length CDs only.
Brian Wieser
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
Sweet Revenge
(Elektra)
Ryuichi Sakamoto's name graces
the cover of this album because he
produced, sang, played all the keyboards and arranged the computer
programming. However, a cornucopia of artists have contributed to
Sweet Revenge, including J-Me.
Holly Johnson, Roddy Frame and.
supplying the fantastic drum beats,
TowaTei.
As for the music itself, the album
begins with a disturbing instrumental: the piano flows effortlessly, but
the background noises grate on the
nerves and all of the male vocals
have a flat, nasal quality to them.
"Regret" is the first standout song,
and it's clean vocals and smooth
drumbeat should make it a dance
favourite. The title track is haunt-
mgly beautiful and is characterized
by Sakamato's wonderful keyboard
playing, as well as by a live string
section. Unusual, but certainly welcome among all the computer wizardry. "7 seconds" is not a Neneh
Cherry remix, but rather a troubling
ballad wliich appears to be about
prison rape. Regardless of it's meaning, the song's imagery is both powerful and moving.
Not just another album for anyone who is into good drum beats and
computer sequencing, Sweet Revenge has a lyrical quality that
makes it standout against the regular offerings of corporate America.
T.Wong
VARIOUS ARTIST
You Got Lucky: A Tribute to Tom
Petty
(Backyard Records)
When I turned 20 back in 1990 I
went through a hasty 'grow-up-
now' phase. The embarrassing lows
of this phase were rampant capitalism and patent shoes. The dubious
high' was a greater exposure to the
taken my punk rock hat off to,
namely George Thoroughgood,
Billy Joel and Tom Petty. I actually
went as far as to take a limousine to
a Thoroughgood show before I
blinked my eyes, shook my head
and realized that the foul group of
newly matured' peers I was with
was now trying to sell me on Yes
and Steely Dan.
You Got Lucky wallows in the
hokey abyss that was Tom Petty, but
it is done with a modicum of taste
and imagination. There's no L7
doin' a rock'n'roll bleating of "Refugee", there's no Gin Blossoms doing an even more lifeless version of
"Waiting is the Hardest Part", there's
no New Bomb Turks doing an ultra
meathead take on "Yer Jammin'
Me". I even have favourites that I
play again and again, "Nectarine"
and "Fig" being the best examples
of the updating of that quiet little
hicks' library. Yet another tribute
album to prove that every yob had a
couple of good songs.
Jams
SKATENIGS
What a Tangled Web We Weave
(N/A)
A little apocalypse, a little primitive
drum beat and a little dissonance.
What a Tangled Web We Weave isn't
bad enough to be mercilessly torn
apart; suffice it to say that the Revolting Cocks and Pigface do it bet-
DEVOID
Songs of Mass Destruction
(Svenska Energy Records)
I picked up this CD because I was
in the mood for something heavy
and intense, and what's more intense than mass destruction? Not
this album, unfortunately. There's
nothing here but friendly synthesizers and the kind of distortion that
wouldn't even offend Tipper Gore.
While Energy Records is a Swedish label, I' m not sure where the duo
who make up Devoid come from.
Judging from their appearance and
their names, I would venture to suggest lhat they're English, but that
would be unfortunate since there
would then be no excuse for the
crappy lyrics (If they were Swedish
they could claim they were still
learning English). It's not the ideas
expressed that bug me - I appreciate songs about greed, hell, revolution and religion; rather, it's the total lack of creativity in the way they
say it
The same goes for the music,
which sounds like a mix of Depeche
Mode and Nine Inch Nails with a
bit European flavouring. I do like
industrial/rock/new wave crosses
when they sound original, but this
doesn't. And the singer's voice only
intensifies the monotony, if that's
M
A
Tinty Music
Weightlessness: Of Contemplation & Distraction
It came crashing
Flow
Mindblocker
Suspended in disbelief
Mind the gap
Another brief manic phase
Weightlessness
In a funk
Tinty Music
P.O. Box 85363
Seattle, WA  98145-1363
tntmusic@halcyon.com
to order, send check or money order for us$14 each ppd
to the address at left. for visa/mc orders (s&h will be added) call
the Creative Musicians Coalition at 1-309-685-4843, or send e-mail
to aimcmc@pan.com. May the tint be with you...
®
72 minutes of
music occupying
the space
between art &
observation
©1 994TintyMuslc I won't rule tlus album out completely: If you enjoy the music of
Ihe aforementioned bands and
you're not yet sick of 80's-style
drum machines, buy tins. Just don't
hold me accountable.
Shiraz Dindar
VARIOUS
Hey Drag City
(Drag City)
Rock Stars Kill
(Kill Rock Stars)
Two essential compilations for lo-
fi hipsters everywhere...
Hey Drag City contains fifteen
different tracks of loosely structured
noise-pop bliss by fifteen different
artists, almost everyone of them a
dead ringer for eidier Pavement or
RoyalTrux. But sweeping generalisations aside, this is a spiffy disc.
Desert Storm and Smog have two
of die best tracks on the album, the
former's being an enthusiastic vocal romp about God knows what
(but damn if I wasn't shouting
along), while the latter's is a poignant ode to faked orgasms.
There are a few uncharacteristically funky tunes, particularly
grinder by Mantis, and ''Funky Fu-
lesy of King Kong, but for the most
part the songs all have a distinctive
Drag City flavour to diem. And as
for the two songs diat are actually
by Pavement and Royal Trux,
dieyfejust fine. In fact, Pavement's
"Nail Clinic" is tietter dian most of
dieir last album. Check it.
What the hell is Kim Gordon
(Sonic Youth) doing on a compilation which claims to feature "23
Bands That Don't Want To Be Rock
Stars"? And with a track called (but.
thankfully, bearing no relation to
Belly's) "Feed The Tree"? Hlimi...
Rock Stars Kill is a lot
;ss post and a lot more punk, widi
.nigs laiiging in style lrom diegrat-
lg and obnoxious brat rock of the
burettes to die oi! oi! oi' old school
Blinds of Rancid to the hillbilly
odown that is Grouse Mountain
Icy-ride's "Pretty Polly".
Dr.
SAMIAN
Clumsy
(N/A)
Whimsical, familiar and catchy enio
tunes. Songs about love, pain, girls,
relationships and cars. It's not the
band's very best effort, but if you
like Samian you will like Clumsy.
"Capsized" is my favourite track:
it's pretty with a punch, so maybe
they will be die next Greenday. Who
knows. There are photos on the
cover and insert of little boys playing with fire. I guess because little
boys are clumsy. Hmmmiii...
Nancy
KITTENS
Doberman
(no label)
I listened to one song off of a demo
tape of Winnipeg's Kittens not long
ago, and it was good. Raw, crashing drums supporting a chunking
bass, a dirtier-than-a-gutter guitar
tone, and distorted stereo vocals
yelling over a medium-fast song that
ompared to Helmet
CD a;
ring  i
Isav
the |
Wouldn't you know it, die first song
was very like die one I remembered.
And so was die second one. And die
dnrd one. And the fourth one. Well,
you get the picture.
I've listened to Doberman all die
way through three or four times
now, and it is finally possible to distinguish one tune from the next;
however, die lack of variety in song
and sound is still die definite weak
point in dus band's debut CD.
Still, few bands come across as
aggressive as Kittens, and die lo-fi-
delity some quality accentuates tins.
Recorded on what sounds like a
makesluft 4-track, tlus release has
such a raw sound that you can't help
but be taken in by an energy which
almost overshadows everything
else. Nevertheless, I think the band's
efforts are best appreciated by listening to diem in small doses. With
nine songs over 45 minutes,
Doberman provides a little too
much of die feline for my tastes. It'll
y'll b
ible
CD.
ALBERTINA WALKER
Songs ofthe Church (Live in Mem-
phis)
■ertina Walker was al-
roof-tops and shaking
n Chicago in die late
40's.
Starting out as a lead female contralto in Robert Anderson's group.
Walker formed die Caravans in the
fifties and, widi die help of James
Cleveland and the rest of the Cara-
and Dorothy Norwood on a couple
of tracks. Tins reunion brings back
some of die glorious moments that
they have created almost 40 years
ago.
It was unfortunate that I was not
there at the concert, but this recording gives me some idea of what it
was like.
Vince Yeh
FASTBACKS
Answer the Phone, Dummy
(Sub Pop)
Tins is about the uullionth release
from Seattle's legendary Fastbacks
and, once again, there are no frills
or gimmicks. Answer the Phone,
Dummy is a fairly melodic, upbeat
album jampacked with 15 semi-
catchy, happy-ish songs
resembling...well, the Fastbacks, but
also Young Fresh Fellows and Flop.
But don't be misled: Fastbacks are
not imitators; rather, they are among
the pioneers of 'the other' Seattle
But, despite the presence of musical guests from Flop, The Posies,
and Mudhoney Answer the Phone.
Dummy is still a tad on die medio
FredderF
AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB
San Francisco
(Reprise)
The latest offering from Mark Eilzel
and co. is a brilliant one. San Fran-
ciico continues in a similar vein as
their last album, Mercury, with the
focus clearly on the charismatic
Eitzel, whose vocals are as versatile as ever, ranging from a subtle,
vulnerable whisper to a powerful
vocal presence. Eitzel pours out his
heart on genus like the sparse opening track, "Fearless", or others such
as "Tlie Revolving Door" and
"Wish the World Away". The
lattermost is the most straightforward pop/rock song on the album
but is uncharacteristic of most of the
other tracks, which largely possess
a sombre, atmospheric feel to diem
in typical A.M.C. fashion.
Lyrically, Eitzel deals with the
L-word (love), but does so creatively and widi a witty, twisted sense
of humour. One cannot help bul be
glued to his every word, as in "Can
You Help Me" ("All I have to offei
you is archeology and Christmas"),
and   "Cape Canaveral" ( T should
all I do is watch the nuiiiliers slip
away/ My lips silently replay the
countdown 'cause it's loo hard lo
say/ I always knew diat you would
leave").
Mark Eitzel is the epitome of
suave. It's not difficult to picture an
entranced Eitzel widi a drink in one
hand and a smoke in the other
crooning in a dimly lit lounge. Sim
Francisco is a dioroughly captivating album and definitely one of the
("Detox Killer (Frantic Thriller)".
vans, established a standard of ex
Tasty treats for the whole family!
cellence m African-American sanc
Les Vegas
tified music diat went on to influ
ence the soul music of Stax and
THE FALL-OUTS
Motown.
Sleep
Songs ofthe Church is a collec
(Super-Electro)
tion of classic gospel songs and new
So, yeah, diere's a new Fall-outs
compositions written in the style of
record out. And yeah, once again,
old time church hymns. Walker's
like dieir past two lonn-players. it's
alto voice sliines on every track, and
totally fucking brilliant rock'n'roll
the signature plirasings that she has
music. Whatd ya expect mod, diat
perfected over the years are still
diey were suddenly gonna lose it or
diere. Recording live in Memphis
something? Null uh, these Fall-outs
with    the    accompaniment    of
is here to stay, my friend. It's crisp,
O'Landa Draper's Memphis Com
munity Choir. Walker was also
outs'
joined by ex-Caravan inemlvrs and
Gram Lawrence
current gospel stars Slnrly Caesar
s best.
FredderF
MANNA
Sun Simulation
(August Paint Records)
I'm staring at diis slick, well packaged CD, wracking my brain for the
magic adjective to describe Manna's
latest endeavour. Unfortunately,
most of their effort seems to have
gone into the packaging.
The music, though not entirely
coma-inducing, is hardly what one
would call innovative. Manna have
chosen to stick widi die tried and
tested, and are obviously indebted
to a number of musicians from
whom they have borrowed liberally.
Sadly, the effect falls somewhat
short of interesting. Add to this
Manna's insipid and often downright offensive lyrics and their seeming inability to sing in tune and the
result is.. .well, best delegated to the
'background music' category.
By die way boys, how come the
lyrics for "All Blondes Should Be
in Porn" are not included with the
rest? It's a fine line between tongue-
in-cheek and foot-in-mouth. Woops.
I guess you missed the mark again.
N.G.
LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND
Keepers ofthe Funk
(Pendulum Records)
Funkyman, Doitall, and DJ Lord
Jazz have stuck to their previously
successful formula and created a
new album very similar to tiieir last
one. Fans of Here Come the Lords
will no doubt love this CD. The
beats remain funky and the lyrics are
just as smooth. Tracks such as
"Keepers of the Funk", "Neva
Faded", and "Frustrated" are particularly fresh. "What I'm After"
mixes in cuts from Redman's "Tonight's Da Night"; many other
tracks also borrow cuts from the
songs of other artists as well as previous Lord's songs. Such mixes are
done well and add lo, rather than
detract from, die flow of the songs.
One thing which may take away
from die success of diis album is the
fact lhat almost every song is the
same style. While it's a good style,
it can get boring after listening to
the full CD. Nevertheless, funky lup
hop fans will no doubt enjoy it.
Aiistair Savage
SPELL
Mississippi
(Island)
I'm not sure how I feel about Spell.
They could be the next big alternative band, which isn't necessarily a
bad thing, bul so much of what
they're doing seems lo feed oil Olher
bands' formulae diat any success
will be largely the result of how
Spell concoct their potion of post-
independent-label-band sounds.
Foremost in my mind are their similarities to Eric's Trip. They feature
bass-drums-guitar (widi overdubs)
and primarily male, si
male vocals. Damitif Chamn Floyd
doesn't sound more than just a little like Julie of ET fame. I have no
idea if Spell has ever heard Eric's
Trip, but there is much on Mississippi to suggest that diey have. Just
compare Spell's "Safe" to Eric's
"Follow Me" and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
Additional similarities would
suggest that they've heard their
share of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and (strangely enough) Boston.
Listen to "Superstar" and try not to
imagine Tom Scholz jumping
around a 50 foot hockey arena slage
with flashpots going off all around.
Criticisms aside, I enjoyed listening to Spell. Perhaps they'll be a
guilty pleasure one day; for all of
its faults. Mississippi's energetic and
poppy iiff-filled songs are almost
enough to make you forgel die negative aspects of the not so original
Spell.
Brian Wieser
VERUCA SALT
• R0BS0N ST.
• WILL0WBR00K SHOPPING CENTRE
• COQUITLAM CENTRE
AMERICAN THIGHS
the debut release from this
Chicago-based alterna-rock band
featuring
"Seether"
• RICHMOND CENTRE
•GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE
• PARK ROYAL (NORTH MALL)
'HMV
25 DELERIUM
SEMANTIC SPACES
From the prolific minds of
Bill Leeb Se Rhys Rilber
Semantic Spaces is a musical
odyssey through, strange lands
and alternate realities.
EEUflNBOX
PRIMORDIA
A sensual trip
through shifting
aural landscapes
SINGLE GUN
THEORY
FLOW RIVER OF MY SOUL
A gorgeous collage of
breathy vocals,
layered keyboards,
global percussion
and exotic samples.
m
m*-/.:
HEAR" H ■ MOW
L       D     I
7308333
ZULU HOLIDAY HOURS:
From Dec 12-23; open till 9pm
shifting aural landscapes
Nettwerk rVo-ductlons, Box 330 - 1755 Robson St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6G 3B7
Tel: 604-654-292*9 • FAX: 604-654-1993 ♦ E.mail: Nettwerk@mindlink.bc.ca
Nettwerk BBS: 604-731-7007 • Tour Dates: DATES@Nettwerk.wimsey.com
Connect FAQ: INFO@Nettwerk.wimsey.com • Nettwerk News: NEWS@Nettwerk.wimsey.com
The Catalog: CATAtOG@Nettwerk.wimsey.com
Mailing Lis! ("Subscribe" in message): Nettlisl-Request@Nettwerk.wimsey.com CANADA'S LARGEST AND BEST KNOWN RECORD STORES
(^ also includes tracks by: ^)
vrrested development)
Igang starr^ Tspearhead")
lords of the underground
LUSCIOUS JACKSON
8 99
cass^
■J25D
ON SALE UNTIL DECEMBER 30th AT 568 SEYMOUR STREET. FOUR FLOORS OF FUN!!
FIFTH FLOOR - SAM THE INTERACTIVE MAN - COMING IN DECEMBER december 94 LONG VINYL 50
plum/
rainty   f reD h /geffen
] 2 blues explosion
I 6 panoy division
1 7 frontline asBembl
1 8 pizzicato five
1 9 various artiste
20 sebado).
12 thee headcoatees
23 smog
24 body count
2 5pegboy
26 pulp
-  tai
28 ngoma
29 various a
30 spell
31 rollins
culturally modi
elvia mondays
32 the rheoetaticB
introducing happiness
sirewarner
33 skankin' pickle
sing along with . . .
dill
34 juliana luecking
big broad
kill   rock   stars
35 the faBtbacks
answer the phone
sub      pop
36 various artistB
jabber jaw
mammoth
37 shampoo
we are Bharapoo
emi
38 lou barlow
another     collectir
n     ...          mint
39 various artists
beyond the beach
upstart
40delerium
semantic BpaceB
nettwerk
41 digable planets
9th wonder
pendulum
42 blaise pascal
foreward
independent
43 small factory
for if you cannot fly
vernon   yard
44 sfu pipe band
do mo chara maith
lisnor
45 zeke
super Bound racing
ifa
46 adara west
brunswick hotel
sabre    toque
47 palace broB.
palace
drag    city
48 artifacts
c'raon wit da git down
deceptive
49 bad religion
Btranger than fiction
atlantic
50 thrill squad
it's party time
ape no kill ape
december 94 SHORT V
NYL 35
)   jale
promise ep
sub    pop
2  team dresch
love   confessions   7"
kill   rock   stars
3  bunnygrunt
standing     hampton
7"            no    life
4 pest 5000
patti   christ   super star   7"   derivative
5  mukilteo fairies
special rites 7"
kill rock stars
6 phranc
bulldagger swagger 7"
kill rock stars
7 superchunk
driveway to driveway
ep                 merge
8  gob
gob ep
poBitive
9 broken girl
dog love part, ii 7"
sappy
10 boycott
greed 7"
trench
1 1   elastica
stutter 7"
BUbpop
12 trauf
1 Bong demo
independant
13 the blow popB
american beauties 7"
get hip
14 the peechees
cup of glory 7"
kill rock stars
1 5 the parkades
attack me 7"
rotoflex
1 6 kittywinder
wishing well 7"
zero     hour
17  spitboy
mi cuepro es mio 7"
allied
1 8 pansy division
jack u off 7"
lookout
1 9   huevos rancheros
rockin'  in  the   henho
lse  7"   one  louder
20 raoonsocket
moonsocket 7"
sappy
2 1   azalia snail
i was wondering 7"
candy     floss
2 2  the spider babies
hey baby 7"
haunted    house
2 3  cows
cow island 7"       amph
stamine    reptile
2 4  slow loris
palentine 7"
derivative
2 5 poole
tangle up 7"
spinart
2 6 various artists
youth on fire 7"
candy-ass
2 7 swamp zombies
hamburg vs the world
7"    chera   sound
28 motocaster
the buddha 7"
blast    ■   platter
29  brian Jonestown maBS
acre hide&seek 7"
tangible
30 various artiBts
31 duochrome
split Bingles club 7"
process blue 7"
dada
32  t he hoods
empty  head 7"
get     hip
33  shutdown
sheltered homes 7"
pot'l    ashtray
34  pill box
pill box 7"
get    hip
3 5 black kronBtadt
crimes of capital 7"
independant
94 INDIE HOME JOBS
1   the mysterons
inferno
2   kid champion
luminites
3   squeeky
4   wandering lucy
surly
5   wheat chiefs
everything
6   gaze
ea     monkeys     die
7   uneven stepB
empty I
aned glass of three
8   groverfur
i     like      you
9   paisley suitcase
aunt   genoe
10   triple joy
easy
11   the real mckenzies
scots     wha      ha'e
11   good horsey
how OBwald
bastable ruined my life
1 3   ten days late
getaway
14   insult to injury
backlash
15   tickle trunk
no      means      no
16   floragore
burning
18   LThbacr
big       dump
19   tiger beat
one
dozen    happy   dayB
20   spiritual heroine
can't     find     it
H   0   M
E   B   R
s s
1       1 techno head
jetset
mokura
2 sonB of da noize
jungle hop ep
kickin'
3gt.O
data trax vol.  2
react
4 various artists
techno head 3
react
5 wargroover
skunk ep
semtex
6 anoesis
the anoesis ep
diffusion
7 baBic gravity
rajah remixes
riBing   high
8 acrid abeyance
the remix project
important
9 brain Cycl
mind darts
harthouse
10 flammable
steppin...
hard    handB
HIP-HOP1Z-VINYL
1 black moon
buck em down (remix)
wreck
2 brand nubian
word is bond
elektra
3 the notorious b.ig.
juicy
bad    boy
4beatnuts
hit me with that
relativity
mystic microfon
american
6 digable planets
9th wonder
pendulum
7 common sense
i used to love h.e.r.
relativity
8 keith murray
the most beautifulist thing
jive
9 artifacts
c'mon wit da get down
big    beat
lOshyhein*
one's i the money/get
iown
virgin
free piercings [VAGRANT'S RELEASED!
%^m ^EWRELEASESilflipi^
WITH A JEWELLERY PURCHASE
YOU RECEIVE A FREE PIERCING BY
CANADA'S MOST EXPERIENCED PIERCERS
MACK'S LEATHERS
1043 GRANVILLE ST.
688-6225 OPEN SEVEN DAYS
THE EXPERIENCED PIERCERS
!<f*
•wi
1 BY
i   [faces!
1ANGELSPIT
SA-*
^       AVAILABLE THROUGH; SSSSKaoS
VAGRANT RECORDS™
5512 UNIVERSITY WAY N.E.
SEATTLE WA. 98105
(206) 525-0628
ALSO AVAILABLE ARE; THE SURREALISTS "WHERE'S DADA?" IX"
E.P.S4-50; & "EYE OF THE NEEDLE" COMPILATION CD. $11.00
All orders are Pre-paid in U.S. dollars plus $3 for shipping
28   December 1994 ON THE DIAL
SUNDAYS
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
12:00PM AH of time is measured byits art.
Most broadcasting shuns art for incestuous
market-music. This show presents the most
recent new music from around the world. Ears
open. Hosted by Paul Steenhuisen and Ian
Crutchley.
THE ROCKERS SHOW 12:00-3:00PM
Reggaeinna all styles and fashion. Mike Cherry
and Peter Williams alternate as hosts.
SOUL CHURCH 3:00-5:00 PM Alternating
Sundays with Brent Argo. Vancouver's only
program devoted entirely to Afncan-Cana-
dian and Afncan-Amencan Gospelmusic. Your
HEATHER'S SHOW 6:00-8:00PM
Dedicatated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transsexual communities of Vancouver and
listened to by everyone. Lots of human
interest features, background on current
issues and great musicfrom musicians of all
sexual preferences and gender identities.
LULU'S BACK IN TOWN 8:00-9:00PMNo
cotton or even a cotton poly blend. Vinnie
Carpelli and Sonny Pnnce bnng you one hour
of pure bghtpants, bal hugging, crooning
POLYESTER!
GEETANJAU 9:00-10:00PM Geetanjali is
a one-hour radio show which features a wide
range of music from India. This includes classical music, both Hindustani and Camatic,
popular music from Indian movies from the
1930's to the 1990's, Semi-classical music
such as Ghazals and Bhaja*,s, and also
Quawwalis, Folk Songs, etc. Hosted by J.
Dhar, A. Patel and V. Ranjan.
RADIO FREE AMERICA 10:00PM-
12:00AM Join host Dave Emory and
colleague Nip Tuck for some extraordinary
political research guaranteed to make you
think twice. Bring your tape deck and two C-
90s. Originally broadcast on KF JC (Los Altos,
California).
IN THE GRIP OF INCOHERENCY 12:00AM-
<-AM Drop yer gear and stay up late. Naked
ke people.
ve Dave.
MONDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW 7:30-8:15AM
Wake up with all the news, sports and weather
you need. Plus what's happening at UBC each
day with UBC Digest, a feature interview and
more. WiththeBBC World Service Nevus
at 6:00-7:05am, live from London, England.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-
11:00AMYourfavountebrown-sters,James
and Peter, offer a savoury blend of the familiar and exotic in a blend of aural delights! Tune
ir and enjoy each weekly brown plate special.
THE STUPID RADIO SHOW 11:00 AM-
1:00 PM With your hosts the Gourd of
Ignorance and Don the Wanderer. What will
we play today? Rog will put it away.
MEKANIKAL OBJEKTNOIZE 1:00-3:00PM
CiTR's industrial/noise/ambient show,
altematingwithSKINTIGHT BUFFOONERY
- wimpy British pop, Beastie Boys, indie gutar
swing, and techno thrown in forgoodmeasure.
Hit your olfactory nerve centre with
june_scudelertslmindlink.bc.ca.
THE MEAT-EATING VEGAN 3:O0-4:00PM
I endeavour to feature dead air, verbal
flatulence (only when I speak), a work of
music by a twentieth- century composer-
can you say minimalist'—and whatever else
appeals to me. Fag and dyke positive. Mail in
your requests, because I am not a human-
answenng machine. Got a quarter then call
FEMININE  r
4:00-5:00PM For
imes don't feel fresh, but
always get fresh. Spoken word and music:
light to heavy flow. Maximum protection
recommendedformalelisteners.Holy Hannah!
It's a Femmmst show.
THE CiTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:30PM
Formore interesting omnerguests jom Princess
Andrea and her team: Jedi Knight Neil, Leanna
Skywalker, and Gran Moff Ian (#5?). We bnng
you the Force of the news, dark side and all.
With the BBC World Service News (* 5-
5:05pm
FLAMING CATERPILLAR SHOW    6:00-
7:00PM Paris Green explores world-beat
music with Cap tarn Kirk, Spock and occasional
cetebnties.
THE PEAKING CANUCK 7:00-9:00PM If
you are suffenng an identity crisis you may
want to tune into this show more than once.
Your host Bob Williston chronicles Canada in
20th Century sound every second week.
THE JAZZ SHOW 9:00PM-12:00AM
Vancouver's longest running prime time jazz
program. Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin
Walker. Features at 11
Dec. 5: "The In-Between", a rare album
by the tenor saxist Booker Ervin. his
compositions and the fiery trumpet of Richard
Wiliams make this a "must listen".
Dec . 1 2: "Papa" Jo Jones, who was one
of the finest drummers m the history of Jazz
leads his special tno with Ray Bryant (piano)
and brother Tommy on bass. The drums of a
master leading a unique trio.
Dec. 19: Our last show for 1994 with
a bit of pre-Chnstmas cheer plus most of Miles
Davis' famous Chnstmas Eve recording with
Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson on piano
and vibes. The "Bag's Groove" session.
Dec. 26:  Gavin Walker and The Jazz
Show take a vacation but wish everyone the
best of the Season... see yot
Jan. 2.
SCREAMING INCONSISTENCIES 12:00-
4:00AM: The ultimate contrast. Screwing
you over with nostalgia, then bringing you
back to what you might call reality. We do
TUESDAYS
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM 8:30-
11:00AM That'snght, bub! Punk-pop, surf-
slop, and lots more trash for yer can. Tune in
to me, Bryce 0, for all the crud that's got
class every Tuesday morning. Yowza!
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:00-3:00PM Country
muse to scrape thecowshit off yourboots to. With
yer host-pokeJeff Gray.
MARYTYL£RMOORESHOW3:00-5:00PMWmen
in music and grrrls in music; two hours of info and
rawk. Ya don't need a penis to be a musical
Genius! Coral and Tnsh.
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR 5:30-6:00PM
Join our own "best boy" Kevin 0'Toole for
the film business that Mary Hart and
EntertainmentTomghtfindunfit to broadcast.
THE UNHEARD MUSIC 7:00-9:OOPM
Meat the unherd where the unheard and the
hordes of hardly herd are heard, courtesy of
host and demo director Dale Sawyer. Herd up!
RITMO LATINO 9:00-10:00PM Get on
board Vancouver's only tropical fiesta express
with your loco hosts Wendi, Rolando, and
Mateo as they shake it and wiggle it to the
latest in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and other
fiery fiesta favountes. Latin music so hot it'll
give you a tan! „RADI0 SABR0SAM
W0LFATTHEDO0R 10:00PM-1 2:00AM
Alternating Tuesdays. Live readings and the
latest in techno bizzarro with host Lupus
Yonderboy.
AURAL TENTACLES MIDNITE - VERY
LATE Warning: Ths show is moody and
unpredictable. It encourages insomnia and
may prove to be hazardous to your health.
Listener discretion is advised. The music,
news and 2:00 WWOO hosted by Pierre may
not be suitable for the entire family.
WEDNESDAYS
LOVE SUCKS 1:1 5-3:OOPM Tuneinforthe
musical catharsis that is Love Sucks. If you
can't make sense of it, at least you can dance
SCOOTER  TRASH     3:00-5:00PM    We
plaids, backbacc-n, beer, igloos and beavers.
Eat your lunch every Thursday with Skyler.
STEVES MIKE 1:00-2:00PM Crashing the
boys' club in the pit. Hard and fast, heavy and
slow. Listen to it, baby.
SUGARLUMP2:00-3:OOPMTheabstemouspaulj.
lump frolicks amongst sugar coated daisies
whilst the spiders enjoy their lolly pop.
FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:00-5:OOPM
 HARD ERIC—
—ERIC CORE—
YOUR DREAM VACATION 5:30-6:OOPM
If you move in your groove and notion to
motion, If a backpack's your thing then here's
what you do: Thursdays at supper 'tune in to
this show.
0UTF0R KICKS 6:00-7:30PMNoBirkenstocks,
nothing politically correct.Wedon'tgetpaid so
you 'redamn right wehavefunwithit. Hosted by
ChnsB.
OLDSCHOOLROCK&ROLL7:30-9:OOPMRootsof
Rock 'n' Roll - If you don't get into Rock W Roll
Heaven don't blame me!
LIVEFROMTHUNDERBIRDRADIOHELL9:00-
11:00PM Local muzak from 9. Livebandz
from 10. Dec. 1:   Spiritual Heroine
Dec. 15:   HUGO
RADIO TRANSUBSTANTIATION YEAI!
je free to
wanna be free to nde our machines without
being hassled by the man!
ESOTERIK 6:00-7:30PM (es'o'ter-ik), adj.,
understood by, or intended for, only a select
number of disciples; secret; mysterious.
AND SOMETIMES WHY 7:30-9:OOPM fun
holly-dayz to all you folks out there - sit back,
relax, listen to the new silkwotm album ...
STRAIGHT OUTTA JALLUNDHAR
10:00PM-1 2:00 AM Let DJ's Jmdwa and
Bmdwa immerse you in radioactive Bhungra!
"Chakkh de phutay". Listen to all our favorite
Punjabi tunes - remixes andongmals. Brraaaah!
NOTE NEW TIME!
THURSDAYS
RADIO FREE WOMEN    10:00-11:30AM
We're in your homes and in your heads. Anna
and Deb insinuate their way into your life to
entertain, provoke, preach, rant, seduce, and
lie to you. "It's only 10am, are they talking
about sex again?"
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:30-1:00PM Toques,
Straight (re
Dylan R;
sting v
-l Till
1AM
ts, Ethan Meyer,
er Kaplan Nero
straddle and masssage your eardrums with
non-stop horror. Inject and ieam something1
TALES FROM THE INFINITE LIVINGROOM -
Alternating with RTY 11:00-1 AM
Chns Panah explores the Metanoid states and
psycho-sonic scapes of The Infinite Livmgroom,
that Nth dimensional spacebetween peiplexed
consciousness and profound absurdity.
FRIDAYS
VENUS FLYTRAP'S LOVE DEN 8:30
1 0:00 AM Greg here. Join mem the love den
for a cocktail. We'll hear retro stuff, groovy
jazz, and thicker stuff too. See you here ...
and bnng some ice. X(3xX
LITTLE TWIN STARS Alt. with lo fi 1-
2:30 PM Strap on yourvmyl Go Go boots for
an mtergalactjc nde to the stars. Hello Kitty!
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE
PRESENTS... 3:30-4:00PM White
Light!
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
treyou
serious
music?
THE    Ci
YR    MORNiNG
SHOW    /    B
3C    WORLD
SERVICE
tke
SATURDAY
net
9
5muXf«»[t
wftktkt
ProWMf
third time's
the charm
HmjTV «f ft Mi
compact
disco
1/tWS FtYTKAP'S
lour Deu
10
DIGITAL
RLRRM
CHRONOMETER
11
Radio free
WOMEN
\ Ifee Norm-il
tt-x
SWlt>
*Ai>io mvt
helen's
hut
COLOWLL'5 (01MU,
1*3
THE YACHT
cm?
CANADIAN
LUNCH
ROCKERS
SHOW
# jljl* Jnat -
EOBOE
1
9
POWER
CHORD
Ht'HMIIHflL
IIJEIT
I9IZE
BLOOD ON
THE SADDLE
love
sucks
SAM
lo fi    little
sugarlump
^
$6fcl CkkTCk
M«*t-E-ttbi*|
Mary Tyler
SCOOTER
TRASH
fliJC VOI/R
HMD
AFRICAN
SHOW
-1
NARDWUAR/
s
feminine Hy-]'mx
6
7
BUCK-STAN
THE         CiTR         DINNER         REPORT
BIRD WATCHERS                                                   REFLECTIONS         GET  IN   THE   RING
Poetry Snow
HetfUeTS
Skew
C*Ht?I\\*t
Awdrd House
ESOTERIK
Ovtt For Kuty
NATION
2
NATION
THE
SHOW
(hiphop)
THE   PEAKING
CANUCK/
kip kop Mil
UNHEARD
riusic
8
9
10
11
and sometimes
why
ou> school
ROCK & ROLL
Lulu's Back
In Town
whatever il lades
CttUNMi
THE
JAZZ
SHOW
RITMO LATINO
AFRICAN VARIETY
LIVE   FROM
THUNDERBIRD
RADIO   HELL
HOME
BASS
shporrs
ONE STEP
BEYOND/
RADIO FREE
AMERICA
WOLF (IT
THEDOOR/ lee
STT$ (Shtm
Groom
Jt/MPWG
12
RADIO TY./
THE INFINITE
LIVINGROOM
IN THE
GRIP OF
INCOHERENCY
SCREAMING
INCONSISTENCIES
AVKAL
TUiTMlU
IHElYJFfl
1
Livny
2
3
4
software
injections
SOMETHINC
Saber Tooth Tig a? Half an hourof unbeatable
news coverage plus our weekly wrap up.
From Brighton, England correspondent Angus
Wilson brings us this report...
NATION 2 NATION 6:0O-9:OOPM
Underground   sound   system-style
FOR THE RECORD 6:30-6:45PM Excerpts from Dave Emory's Radio Free
HOMEBASS    9:00PM-12:00AM    The
original live mixed dance program in
Vancouver. Hosted by DJ Noah, the main
focus of the show is techno, but also
includes some trance, acid, tribal, etc...
Guest DJ's, interviews, retrospectives,
giveaways, and more are part of the flavor
of homebass.
LIMP SINK 12:00AM-Morning
Dec. 2 4 16 - The Friendly Catapuler Show
Dec. 9-The Doctor Kildare SHow
Dec. 23 - The Doctor Killdare Christmas Special
Dec. 30 - The Friendly Catapuller hatel 995
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:00AM-
12:00PM Now in its 10th year on the
air, The Edge on Folk features music you
won't hear anywhere else, studio guests,
new releases, Bnnsh comedy sketches,
etc., plus World Cup Reportat 11:30
AM. 8-9 AM: Afncan/World roots. 9-12
noon: Celtic music and feature perfor-
POWERCHORD 12:00-3:00PM Vancouver's
only true metal show; local demo tapes, imports and other rantles. Gerald Rattlehead
and Metal Ron do the damage.
THE AFRICANSHOW3:00-5:OOPMIt'samuac
thing from all Africa. It's an awareness
thing of self and others. It's an African
house party. Stories, music, dance fun.
THE SHOW 6:OO-8:O0PM Strictly Hip
Hop - Stnctly Undergound - Stnctly
Vinyl With your hosts Craig S., Mr Checka
& J Swing on the 1 & 2's.
THE BIG STOMP 9:00-1 0:00PM Killing
ugly radio with one easy step.
GROOVE JUMPING 1 0:00PM-1:00AM
Terry, Wozzle, Jeff, Warren. Who will it
be? Who knows! Who cares! It rocks! Go
figure.
NEW SHTTJFF THIS
M     O
N
H
' SHOWS HELLOOOOOOOO
to Paul uane, filling in
ThurodayE from 1 - 4ani.
Tune in if you liXe
elect-Tonic, experimental
type Ehtuff ... a great,
big HELLO also to Lee,
fillin' in alternating
Tues. from 10pm 12am
with more of that lovely
indie rocJt we all adore.
SCHEDULE
CHANGES: strs outta
JALLUNDAR     moves     to
Wednesdays (EVERY WEEK!)
from     10pm    12am.     Say
bye   bye     to     POPOUN.
WHOM    &    HOW
29 \mm&^ MON 28 CiTR 101.9 fM PRESENTS GEEK LOVE (ALTERNATIVE ROCK. INDUSTRIAL DANCE, AND OTHER FREAKS OF
NATURE) ATTHE PIT PUB (NO COVER)... Grrrls with Guitars,
Linda Kidder, Sandy Scofield, Sue Ixonard, Megan Metcalfe, Diane
Roberts trio at the Railway Club.WiLs End, Breathe Underwater at
the Town Pump...Zoo Boogaloo w/DJs Spun-K & Czech at the
Starfish...Dear God at Richard's on Richards...Bobby Parker at the
Yale... V
TUE 29 CiTR 101.9 I'M PRESENTS SHINDIG SEMI-FINALS
ROUND IWO FEATURING GROVERFUR, HIE PAPILLOMAS
AND ORBIT IN BLOOM AT HIE RAILWAY CLUB ."..Let's Go
Bowling at the Town Pump. Monster Voodoo Machine, Soulstorm,
Minority at the Starfish Room...Katell Keinig at the Railway ('lub...l )ie
Tryin', the Botniks, lace of Fear at the Hungry Eye...Bobby Parker at
the Yale...Orson Welles is Dead evening of radio serials at the Talking
Stick Gallery & Cafe (8pm)...
WED 30 Jesus Lizard, Pegboy, Kepone at the Commodore
CANCELLED.. .Lost Dakotas at the Railway Club.Not Now
Natasha, Dust Radio. Green Room at the Hungry Eye...Middlesex.
Tidlow's Lunchbox, The Flu at the Town Pump...The Craze live
acid jazz at The End Cafe...Wonderland w/DJs Lace & Little T at
MaRs...Vinyl w/DJs T-Bone & Dickey Doo at the Starfish
Room...Suck w/DJ Czech at Luvafair...Rick Taylor at the
Yale...DiSCORDER Bowling Night...Frankenstein the Panto at the
Surrey Arts Centre Theatre (7:30pm) wed-sat until Dec 10
Club...Perfume Tree at the Starfish Room...Ginger at the Town
Pump.Nightnoise at the W.I.S.E. Hall CANCELLED.. The Wingnuts
at the Malcolm Lowry Room...SOL., Wash Bluegreen, Darkest of
the Hillside ThickeLs at the Hungry EycKashtin w/Lennie Gallard
and Ron Hynes at the Vogue Theatre. Jimmy Roy & Ray Condo at
the Vancouver Press Club...Cotton Patch Gospel at the Pacific Theatre (until the 30th)...
SAT 10 Die 116 (ex-Bum & Rorschach-members), Metro Schifter
(ex-411, End Point), and Strain at Crosstown Traffic (ALL
AGES)...Flop, Velvet Crush, Smashing Orange at the Starfish
Room..Back Alley John,at the Railway Club.. Ginger at the Town
Pump (3:30pm) ALL AGES..54-40. Pure at the Commodore... Njo
Furi X-mas show at the Malcolm Lowry Room...Kate Loves Cole at
the Glass Slipper. ..The Huron Carole food bank benefit w/Valdy, Shari
Ulrich, Renae Morriseau, Straight from the Kitchen, the Blue Shadows, Bill Henderson, Tammy Fassaert at the Vogue Theatre...Jimmy
Roy & Ray Condo at Vancouver Press Club...Isn't It Romantic at the
Norman Rothstein Theatre...Caligula at the Plaza Theatre..
SUN 11 the Many at the Hungry Eye...Youth Brigade & 7 Seconds at
the Town Pump...Isn't it Romantic at the Norman Rothstein Thea-
MON 12 CiTR 101.9 fM PRESENTS GEEK LOVE AT THE PIT
PUB (NO COVER)... Dtamanda G alas & John Paul Jones at the Commodore CANCELLED...David Graff w/ Shari Ulrich, Robbie
Steininger & John Gogo at the Railway Club..Zoo Boogaloo w/DJs
Spun-K & Czech at the Starfish...Isn't it Romantic at the Norman
Rothstein Theatre...Ihe Craze at Automotive...
n Room.Lost Dakotas at the Railway Club...Tribute to
Red Lane at the Malcolm Ixiwry Room. The Watchmen, Zen Bungalow at the Town Pump...Kirsten Nash at Richard's on
Richards...Tinga Tinga w/DJs Flyte & Friendly Planet at the Twilight
Zone...It Could Happen To You (7pm) & Clear and Present Danger
(9pm) at UBC SUBTOEATRE...
ERI 2 The Smalls, SOL and Medicine Hat at the Starfish Room.. Pure
Velour at the Railway Club. Seal and Des'ree at the Commodore. ..The
Watchmen, Zen Bungalow at the Town Pump...Knock Down Ginger
at the Malcolm Lowry Room.Crankshaft, the Daisy Chain at the
Hungry Eye. Speckled Jim at the Vancouver Press Club...Caligula at
the Plaza...It Could Happen To You (7pm) & Clear and Present Danger (9pm) at UBC SUB HIEATRE...
SAT 3 Jale w/Zumpano & guests at the Starfish Room.Pure Velour
at the Railway Club...Orquesta B.C. Salsa, Orquesta Tropicano,
Orquesta Vancouver Latin Connection at the Commodore. The Watch-
men, Zen Bungalow at the Town Pump....Hazel Motes. Spiritual Heroine at the Malcolm I^owry Room. Yellowbelly. the Immigrants at the
Hungry Eye...DO.A.. Ponyboy. TBA at the New York Theatre, benefit for D.E.Y.A.S.. Speckled Jim at the Vancouver Press
Club... Another Night of Dyke Culture \v7 Monica (ii ant. Tracy Riley,
the Inclognito Cloggers at the Heritage Hall...Trooper at
Breakers...Caligula al the Plaza Bad Religion, Supersuckers. Samiam
at the Moore Theatre (Seattle).
SUN 4 Dada al the Town Pump...Joelle Rabu at the V.E.C.C. benefit
for Planned Parenthood Association Not much happening, so go
snowboarding...
MON 5 CiTR 101.9 1M PRESENTS GEEK LOVE ATTHE PIT
PUB (NO COVER). 5 th Business at the Railway Club...Zoo Boogaloo
w/l ).ls Spun K i-i ( 7.cch al ihe Starfish....Bad Religion, Supersuckers
& Samiam at the Commodore (ALL AGES). F.-FM rave radio (pirate) late night on 102.7 I'm...
TUE 6 CiTR 101.9 1M PRESENTS SHINDIG SEMI-FINALS
ROUND THREE FEATURING MEOW, THE INSIPIDS, MUSCLE
BITCHES ATTHE RAILWAY CLUB. Bad Religion. Su*x.Tsuckers
& Samiam at the Commodore...Tinga Tinga w/l lis El\ le & Friendly
Planet at the Twilight Zone. .
SAT 24 Bughouse Five at the Railway Club.. Plaza Theater Closed
SUN 25 Ho ho ho...Nussins ' happnin, maybe have a bath?
MON 26 Zoo Boogaloo w/DJs Spun-K & Czech at the Starfish...
Bughouse Five at the Railway Club.The Craze at the Automotive...
TUE 27 Veda Hille and her band at the Railway Club...
WED 28 Flush fanzine 10th issue anniversary w/Ten Days Late, M-
Blanket & guests at the Southwall (ALL AGES)...Veda Hille and her
band at the Railway Club...-The Craze at The End Cafe. ..Wonderland
w/DJs Lace & Little T at MaRs...Vinyl w/DJs T-Bone & Dickey Doo
at the Starfish Room...Suck w/DJ Czech at Luvafair...last bowling
night of94...
THU 29 Jazzmanian Devils at the Railway Club...The Beauticians at
the Malcolm Lowry Room...Tinga Tinga w/DJs Flyte & Friendly
Planet at the Twilight Zone...
FRI 30 Jazzmanian Devils at the Railway Club...Circus In Flames at
the Malcolm Lowry Room...Waiting For God at the Hungry
Eye...Caligula at the Plaza Theatre...
SAT 31 New Years Eve Bash w/ The Real McKenzies at the Railway
Club.. DDT at the Hungry Eye...Wallstreet at Breakers...The Rocky
Horror Picture Show at the Plaza Theater...
TUE 13 Lonesome Canadians at the Railway Club...Tony Bennett at
the Orpheum...
WED 14 Bay City Rollers at the Commodore.Sandy Scofield Band
& Marjorie Cardwell at the Railway Club. The Craze at The End
Cafe...Wonderland w/DJs Lace & LittleT at MaRs...Paula Cole ('Early
Show') and Vinyl w/DJs T-Bone & Dickey Doo ('Late Shoe ) at the
Starfish Room...Suck w/DJ Czech at Luvafair. Sugar at the Moore
Theatre (Seattle)...Sean, are the shirts ready yet...
THU 15 SUBSONIC THURSDAY - LIVE BANDS AT THE PIT
PUB (NO COVER)...Sugar. Magnapop at the Commodore...Jimmy
Roys 5* Hillbilly Boys at the Railway Club...Sandy Scofield at the
Malcolm Lowry Room...Tinga Tinga w/DJs Flyte & Friendly Planet
at the Twilight Zone...Mudhoney at the Backstage (Ballard. WA)...
FRI 16 CiTR 101.9 fM PRESENTS SHINDIG FINALS ATTHE
STARFISH ROOM...Dear God at the Railway Club...Gob, Spinach, 12 Eyes at the ANZA Club. .Caligula at the Plaza...© at the
Malcolm Lowry Room. The Squirrels at the Backstage (Ballard.
WA)...Mudhoney at the King Performance Center (Seattle)...
SAT 17 Pussycat presents music and good cheer at 74 W. Cordova
St. (7pm) (ALL AGES).. Dear God at the Railway Club...Fear of
Drinking at Ihe W.I.S.E. HaU.Zolty Cracker & Box Lunch at the
Malcolm Lowry Room.. Another White Male. Fine Tooth Combine
at the Hungry Eye.The Rolling Stones, the Spin Doctors atBC Place
- if you don't have tix tough shit boyee! ..Caligula at the Plaza Thea-
SUN 18 Tlie Rolling Stones, the Spin Doctors at BC Place...Your
gig/event here - FOR FREE, see info at bottom corner of page...
MON 19 CiTR 101.9 fM PRESENTS GEEK LOVE AT THE PIT
PUB (NO COVER)...Reading Railroad at the Railway Club.. Zoo
Boogaloo w/DJs Spun-K & Czech at the Starfish... Sheryl Crow at
the Commodore...Danzig at the Seattle Center Arena...
SUN 1 stay in and teach yerself ta knit...
MON 2 B.B. King at the Orpheum Theatre...
VEMjESWENUESVEMJ^^
687 13S4
873 1331
683 6099
Denman Place Cinema 1030 Denman
District Coffee 103S Mainland (Yalct,
Firehall Arts Centre  280 E Cordova (
Hungry Eye   23 W Cordova (Gastown)
Koemer's Pub Gate 4 (UBC)
La Quena  1111 Commercial Drive (Ihe Drive
Luv-A-Kair 127S Seymour (downtown)
Lux Theatre S7 E Hastings (Gastown)
Malcolm Lowry Room 4125 E Hastings (Bun
Maximum Blues Pull   1176 Granville (downto
Odyssey   12S1 Howe (West End)
WED 7 Tracy Riley at the Railway Club..Dead Crony, Black Dogs
of Depression. Skit'zoid at the Hungry Eye...The Craze at The End
"~ ■ * 1 .ace & Little T at MaRs. Vinyl w/DJs T-
Cal
■...Wonderland w/l
Boi
e & Dickey Doo
Em
■fair   The Wild St
THU 8 SUBSONIC THURSDAY WITH NO FUN'S SPECIAL
HOLIDAY SHOW AT THE: PIT PUB (NO COVER). Swank &
guests at the Railway Club...Citizen Kane. Enforcer and Reality Gang
at the Starfish Room Dish. Spanish Fly w/ Draining Faces at the
Town Pump.Loreena McKennitt at the Q.E Theatre...Ford Pier
Presents & Tom Wayman Book Launch at the Malcolm Lowry
Room...CeCe Peniston at MaRs Isn't it Romantic at the Norman
Rothstein 'Theatre. ..Tinga Tinga w/DJs Flylc & Friendly Planet at the
Twilight Zone..
FRI 9 Gob w/Spinach (from Sacramento) & 12 Eyes at the Anza
Club. Econoline Crush, DDT Another White Male & Sludge at the
New York Theatre (ALL AGES) Back Alley John at the Railway
SO   December 1994
WED 21 Spearhead (Michael Franti from Disposable Heroes of
I liphoprisy) at Richard's on Richards....! Knutson & band at the Railway Club...The Craze at The End Cafe...Wonderland w/DJs Lace &
Little T at MaRs...Vinyl w/DJs T-Bone & Dickey Doo at the Starfish
Room... Suck w/DJ Czech at Luvafair.DiSCORDER January issue
hits the streets and we celebrate by...bowling!!!
THU 22 Spirit of Christmas at the Railway Club...Moist & hHead
at the Commodore (ALL AGES)...Soul Crib at the Malcolm Lowry
Room. Tinga Tinga w/DJs Flyte & Friendly Planet at the Twilight
Zone...Oh shit, time to start Christmas shoppping...
FRI 23 The Paperboys at the Railway Club. Moist and hHead at the
Commodore...The Flu & The Road at the Malcolm Lowry
Room...Freeway Persuasion, Morris Minor, This Side Up at the Hungry Eye...Caligula at the Plaza Theatre...Terror of Tiny Town w/guests
at the Starfish Room...
(Bellingham)
man (West End
SUBMISSIONS FOR DATEBOOK ARE FREE! PLEASE FAX YOUR
LISTINGS FOR THE JANUARY ISSUE: ATTENTION   "DISCORDER DATEBOOK" AT 822 9364, BY THE PRINT DEADLINE,
DECEMBER 7.  Zulu Records would like to apologize for the recent cold snap.
It can only be the result this huge pile of
unbelievably cool
new import and
domestic releases
that we've been bringing in.
Lida Husik & Hannah Beaumont
•    Evening at the Grange
Heavenly Musk Corp, lida llusik H Hannah
Beaumont approach ambient landscapes with a
stripped down grace N beauty, lor tans ol Husik's
Shimmy Disc outings, l-'veiiitig ill the (inline hones
Love Battery
•    Nehru Jacket
grunge-inspired mad da*
Ihe Pacific Northwest. I
they're stepping up to tl
appeal.   I hr new single.:
_   We've got your
chnstmas music
needs covered like a
blanket of fresh snow
on a moonlit mountain
artist
Booker T & The MGs
James Brawn
Stompin Tom Connors
Ella Fitzgerald
Peggy Lee
Dean Martin
Mojo Nixon
Buck Owens
Partridge Family
Bobby Sherman
Phil Spector
The Ventures
Jackie Wilson
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
title
In the Christmas Spirit
Santa's Got a Brand New Bag
Merry Christmas
Wishing You a Swingin Christmas
Christmas Carousel
Season's Greetings
Horny Holidays
Christmas With...
Christmas Card
Christmas Album
Phil Specter's Christmas Album
Christmas Album
Merry Christmas
Alligator Stomp Vol 4 (Cajun Christmas)
Billboard's Greatest R&B Christmas
Blue Yule
Bummed Out Christmas
Cool Yule
Dancehall Christmas (reggae)
Or Demento's Greatest Christmas Novelties
Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas
Hillbilly Holiday
Hipster's Holiday
Looney Tunes Christmas
Reggae Christmas (Has/Attic)
Reggae Christmas (Profile)
Santa Claus Blues
Soul Christmas
Yule Struttin (Blue Note Christmas)
Out now on Zulu Records - the label
SOOK-YlN_LEE
/jf/f/st/r/z ,yr.
/r/*p//r
(if You. With perfor
I   •••••••   <
•   •••••   I
, Zulu Live
uirA* *tr*«
with special guests
Starfish Room • Friday, December 9
tix $5 advance / $7 door

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.discorder.1-0049925/manifest

Comment

Related Items