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Dear Airhead,
Re: Trish Kelly's *l Can Read" Colui
June 1995
Ms Kelly, after reading the introducti*
to your June column, I must
an't quite grasp your point. Do you re-
illy believe that the zine scene is a rac-
st, classist system? Upon what evidence
s itiis opinion based? Do you have sta-
that I tistics lo back you up, or even one example?
I have always :
world as a forum for a
§S<|        pie of all backgrou
expre
>f ifiose individuals who
:hoose lo produce
nd/or read zines
rned me.   It is a
non- issue. Since most people
who do zines use pseudonyms, it is pretty
hard to determine their ethnicity or what
you refer to as their "class", unless they
choose to make it an is-
most part, zineslers tend
be very liberal. So if people of different cultures want to publish their
experiences and opinions, who's
trying to slop them? I would not
describe myself as middle class, but I
am white (well, seven-eighths white, ony-
way) and one of my favourite zines used
to be the now-defunct Planet Roc, which
was published by an African-American
I could list more zines produced by
individuals of different races and backgrounds, but I won't. If you truly feel the
need lo overcome your own racism,
you'll just have to find them yourself.
John Lucas (ANGST)
Dear folks at Discorder,
-riling l<
addres
Dved,
and to give you my n
compliment you on your work. I have
always enjoyed the magazine. I have
especially enjoyed the last two issues because of ihe many band interviews and
reviews featuring bands such as d.b.s.,
The Fiends, and a group called The Astronauts. I have never heard any of these
bands bul I really enjoyed reading about
them I sure wish I was in Vancouver.
Around here I just don't get to see the
kind of band where every member of
the group wears a gray jumpsuit and a
gold-coloured helmel
Airhead,
Hi. I'm writing from Nelson
C. We run a skotepark
ind youth centre with
weekly DJ and live bond
dances. We're looking for
mobile DJs and bands who
want to play all-ages gigs
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Jances? Or pass the
word along thai our
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Contact Andrea,
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The Garage
608 Lake St.
Nelson B.C.
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P.S. We have limited lights and PA bul
we've got the coolest discoboli around.
The space is ideal for thrash and punk
noise. Payment is fame, glory, and a
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animal, the claustrophobia begins, think i'm scared of girls, well
maybe, but i'm not afraid of you. you wanna scare me, then you' I
cling to me, no matter what i do."
"what jail is like"
afghan whigs
gun'-shy' adj easily frightened by the firing of a gun (a gun-shy dog)
ray settled the gun against his side and wondered where he had gone
wrong, she was getting into the car and he knew that if she drove
away she'd be gone for good, all the neighbours told him she was no
good and that they were ill-matched from the get go, but he knew her
better than any one of them, he knew the way she was - the way he
smdled. in the dark at night he could tell when she had come into the
room, even when she was trying her best to sneak up on him. her eyes
sometimes brown, sometimes green, and then back again, she had a
little tummy that she was so proud of, and he would watch her, when
she didn't know he was, while she was fixing herself in the mirror, and j
often, when she just walked past, she would look at herself in the hall
mirror just to make sure, of what he didn't know, she'd been there and
so had he, neither was pure, and this fact he resented - but more for |
his impurity than for hers, he feh jealous of things that had nothing to
do with him things that happened long before they were ever together
things he killed himself about late at night, normal conversation often
turned to heated discussion, then to fist flying arguments, and one of
them would end up crying and saying sorry lo the other, he loved her. he
wasn't he knew deep down, good enough for her and that's why he
was getting in the car now and leaving, she'd had enough, for now
anyway, he'd get on. the gun fdt hot against his side and he wondered
what he would do with it the longer he held onto it. ray's hand opened
and the gun fell to the ground and somehow he knew he'd never touch
it again, as the car left the driveway ray turned and started walking
towards the house, as he hit the steps of the porch he heard the sound
ofthe car's brakes bringing the ear to a stop, she'd stopped, going inside |
he decided he'd better get those brakes fixed soon.
 gth	 HEAVY MELLOW
Who are you and what do you do
in your band?
Treernan Treemo Tre: Besides trying to
keep the guitars in tune, I'm the copacetic
drug user.
Micferd:   1601b. bag of chemicals that
makes funny noises sometimes...
Stebjuan: SWM, 22 years of age. I enjoy singing, dancing,
masturbating, answering questionnaires and long walks along
a moonlit beach.
Jimjamjammeroojammawalski: Drums... Ohya, I also record
the music on our tapes.
Describe your sound.
J: I say the words Heavy Mellow, and you know what I'm
talking about. You know how we sound. We will destroy you,
then fix you back up.
S: It matters what I had for dinner; sometimes loud and boisterous, sometimes silent and deadly. Ifs like trying to describe
my finger prints to a room full of fingerless people.
What are your favourite clubs to play and why?
J: All the clubs are in business to sell beer and make money.
None of them give a shit about our band, but I sincerely
/"T^/i^-i
%*<*&* a
thank all the ones who have let us play. Because we don't
sell beer, we make music.
T: The clubs that pay (Old American, Niagara) rock! But hey,
I don't do this for the money.
M: O.A. because ofthe 16 oz. samples of urine for only $21!
Why are Mackie boards awesome?
M: Because 3/4" drywall screws go right thru real easy.
J: Well a good board is one thing, but you have nothing without good trucks and bearings. Also, they have no sweepable
mid's.
Has anyone in your band ever suffered from
tendonitis?
J: No, I had my tetanus shot when I was a kid.
What is the meaning of life?
S: Never get drunk and drink
old chunky milk. Never pass
down a free meal.
T: Besides all the body functions, waiting for Christmas,
and waiting to die... Oh sorry,
maybe that's too morbid. How
about "be happy" and "party
on"?
Is it a joke to be taping 60's and 70's
moves and sounds in the I990's or is it
okay to keep rewriting songs with the
ame stock major chord progressions?
T: As you can tell by our music we can't get enough
>f those classic rock structures. We pride ourselves
>n copying other people. Besides, playing classic rock, the babes flock.
S: Hey, don't fix it if it ain't broken! Not to mention, I just
can't stop talkin' about love.
Recite the words (lyrics, poems or prose) that
changed your
life and state their author.
S: That's kind of personal isn't it?! Why don't you just ask
me how long my penis is? "Like Moses, the town folk like
the Red Sea" -David Yow, the Jesus Lizard. 1984 (George
Orwell), Brave New World (Aldous Huxley), Siddhartha
Herman Hesse.
T: 'Ticking away, the moments that make up a dull day fritter
and waste, the hours in an off hand way, waiting for someone
to show you the way" -It's Floyd anyway.
M: "Hey, get outta my compost box!"-by a guy down the block.
J: "My life |
cha
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J: Hey, wait just a minute... I
think this is a trick question!
What was the first gig
that you attended?
T: In '87 I attended Bon Jovi
because I was trying to be
cool.
S: My brother Joe sang in a
choir, the McBride Elementary
School choir concert. So I believe that was the first gig
I ever attended.
Do any political figures
inspire you or do they all
suck?
S: Marion Berry 'cuz he knoWH|
howtoPar-TA!!
T: Politics inspire me, but once
you go through the motions to
become a politician, you're too
far gone to be of any use.
Why has rock music
evolved so slowly while
rap and hip hop are so
progressive?
S: Ya, you know, now that you
mention it, an older rock band
like the Beatles and a 90's rock
band like, say, Tool do sound
exactly the same; whereas
Grand Master Flash or Parlia-
ment/Funkadelic sound nothing like Snoop Doggy Dog
(maybe it'shis use of P-Funk
samples).
J: Yes, my friend Stebjuan has
made some fine points, and we
were just discussing the other
day how we might evolve more
progressively if we adopted
more of a hip hop feel.
Any
thing"
further
to add?
S: I think that religious guy on T.V., Jack Van Impe, is Satan
and his wife is a goat. I don't think animals were put here for
human use. This is just another belief brought on by overly-
excitable Christians. We are all equally part of this world,
from bugs to whales, including humans. I believe if there is a
god, she is female and, probably, a dolphin, but most likely,
just some sort of air-like mist.
T: I'd like to add that Heavy Mellow has been around for a
long time, really seriously for the last 2 1/2 years. We've
released two demos and a full length tape (independent). The
band has broad musical interests and definitely does not stick
to the beaten path. We could even play 4 chord progressions
like 'buC or 'Deen Gray' but we don't, we keep it to 2 chords.
We are all experienced musicians and are not part of the
punk kik. Heavy Mellow is O musical force and U can't hide
forever. Do not fear children, come see us.
J: Do not fear change. Help legalize weed. Love Heavy Mellow.
Discography:
Listen to Heavy Mellow -5 song demo from 1993
Heavy Mellow* Dogs -6 song demo from '93/'94
The Mighty Heavy Mellow Sell Out -1 2 song tape, recorded
February '95
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peedyJ is Jochem
I Paap, a Dutch musician who started
out,like many creators of
electronic music, as a DJ. Regarded as one of the best in
the business, he used the
money he won in Di contests
(along with some other savings) to buy his first equipment, a synthesizer and drum machine. At first dabbling in rap with his
group the Mellow MCs, he then became
interested in the burgeoning house
movement and certain early electronic
groups, gradually combining these influences to create his own unique
sound; or, more accurately, sounds, as
his music is constantly evolving and escaping categorization.
as Speedy J, Paap has released two albums (Ginger
and, more recently, G-Spot) and several singles, in
eluding the well known tracks "Pullover" and "Something For Your Mind", as well as having done a fair amount of
remix work, most recently (to my knowledge) reworking Sven
Vath's "Ballet Fusion". In addition to Speedy J, Paap has also
released music under the names Country and Western and
Public Energy, the latter being reserved for his more hardcore
material. He is currently signed to both Warp Records and
Canada's Plus 8 Records, and he also has his own label, Beam
Me Up!.
I spoke with Speedy J at soundtrack before his show at Mars
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earlier this month, the first of that club's new Wednesday night      are very atmospheric things, but there are also very danceable
event, Ginger Snaps. His performance was fantastic, starting      things. It's like a mix of the two. Most of the time it starts slowly
yith the atmospheric "Symmetry" and
then quickly switching tempos and turning into a full-on, up-tempo set that kept
the dance floor packed and full of energy for the remainder of the night.
DiSCORDER: Is tonight's show
part of a large tour to promote
G-Spot?
Speedy J; No, I did a tour in Europe,
mainly in Holland, and I did about
twenty gigs in a row. This is just for fun.
I'm recording with Richie Hawtin here
in Canada and doing some gigs just
for fun and to pay for the trip.
Have you ever wanted to do an
I.S.D.N, phone line link-up live simultaneous broadcast?
I already did. There is a radio station in
Holland which is kind of an alternative
radio station, and they asked me to do
a show live from my own studio. Then
somebody called me up and invited me to play Tokyo and I
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thought I had to choose between the two. But we thought,
'Well, what the heck, I.S.D.N.
is worldwide,' so I did a show
from Tokyo to Holland direct.
Are you more comfortable doing a live broadcast as opposed to actually coming out and performing?
[The I.S.D.N. broadcast] was
in a neon-lighted office room
in a skyscraper in the middle
of Tokyo with office people
walking around, so it didn't
have any atmosphere  But just
the fact that it was broadcasted live on the other side
I j   of the world was a good idea
I j   But playing live in front of an
■**■ '   audience is totally different.
Do you prefer one over
the other or are they just
different experiences?
Just different. I mean, I do like
|   playing live for an audience
very much,  but because this
was a very unusual experi-
j   ment I did like this too. I don't
really have a favourite one.
Do you play more ambient music when there
isn't a crowd? More electronic soundscapes and
that sort of thing?
Yeah, but it is a mixture. My
music is quite diverse: there
with soundscape-like things and
then goes into more danceable
stuff.
Do you do the same sort of
thing in a live performance?
Yeah, sometimes The stuff I release on CDs and records is
mostly oriented for the listening
environment. A CD is not played
in a club, you know, it's to play
in your car or in your home.
When you play live you are in
front of an audience and, for me,
it's no use just playing ambient
because it just doesn't feel right.
I mean, there are ambient clubs
and parties, but I really don't fit
in there. They're all just stoned
and laying on the floor and they
don't really notice the music.
When you're in a good club environment you have more action. Live is more for my dance
stuff and CD is more listening stuff.
Other than electronic music, do you listen to a lot of
other types of music?
Yeah.
For influence?
No, not for influence. My non-musical influences are probably
much bigger than the musical influences. Things like traveling
and just daily experiences have much more effect on me than
other people's music. I hardly listen to any electronic music at
home. Mainly it goes from jazz to alternative to rock - not in
the sense of rock music like Bon Jovi, [but] the better underground [rock music]
Do you think it's good that a lot of electronic artists
are crossing over into the mainstream? I know
Orbital just remixed Madonna...
I know. Yeah, if they're happy with it, why not? It's happening
all over; it's something that you really cannot control. In Europe my music is crossing over to more alternative kind of
audiences, and the tour I have just done in Holland was mainly
on festivals and in rock oriented venues and not in clubs. People who normally would buy anything experimental from the
rock scene are now starting to buy techno records, especially
from people like The Orb, Orbital, Biosphere, Underworld
- and also me of course! So, it's just a natural thing. I am
happy there are people interested in my music because of the
music. A lot of the dance audience is just basically inter
ested in taking an E and going mad, and it's not really a
compliment for me as an artist if... I'd rather have people
appreciating me for the music than just appreciating me be-
to go out of their heads.
Do people ever notice you on the street in Europe?
Do you have celebrity status?
No, not celebrity status, but sometimes it happens. I've done
about 50 interviews in Holland alone, all with national magazines and newspapers - the serious established media. So, it's
starting to happen.
fO   JULY 1995 Elastica vocalist Justine Frischmann
actually likes the CBC building. She
can'f help it, though, becauseshe: a)
is from England, and b) used
to be an architect. Its just not 2
her fault. 0
Eschewing the boring interview-in-the-  f
hotel-lounge scenario, I suggest taking   f
Justine to Vancouver's controversial    **
new library to get her take on it. "It's
like the Coliseum," blurts out one of
the other interviewers waiting in the
hotel lobby to speak to Justin,
Elastica's drummer. (By some inexplicable whim of record company
protocol, I was the only one granted an
interview with Justine.)    "I hope it's not neo-   ■
classical!" says Justine as she finishes her cof-  _
fee and grabs her bagel, politely asking if I   "
mind if she eats during the interview. We leave   ■
the hotel, and as we walk I point out the towers sprouting around Yaletown and Justine remarks that there's not many 'post-modern' residential towers in London. She is relieved when
we arrive at the library: it's not as bad as she
thought it was going to be. "It's not exactly
like the Coliseum, and I like the concrete detailing; I think the inside would be quite nice
with all the natural light."
We settle on the steps outside the library
and Justine digs into her bagel with appreciative noises, insisting that I have a bite and making me promise to let her know if she has
sprouts hanging off her nose. I break out my
61 % sugar Hello Kitty candies and, seeing them, Justine
mentions her friend who is an artist and is obsessed
with the fact that Hello Kitty has no mouth because "she's
a she and women don't need a mouth in Japan." We
discuss Japanese porn comics, which aren't allowed to
show nipples or pubic hair and are, according to Justine,
ing
often about rape, and then I ask her if it's hard Ii
with another musician, i.e. the lurvly Damon from Blui
"No, not really," she answers. "We fight a lot about
music; we fight about what's good and what isn't. It just
means we have the same interests. Damon is interested
to talk to me about what we're going to do for the
^ideo or what artwork we're going to have...
i more stimulating than annoying." I tell her
about my pal and I who are always discussing
music and how I never let him forget that he likes
Porno for Pyros, a comment which moves Justine
to defend the band: "I think they're cool! I like lis
tening to music that makes you think, 'Ooh, that was
quite interesting.' I don't find that with quite a lot of
American music." I tell her about Trent Reznor's upcoming
Lollapalooza rip-off tour with Nine Inch Nails, Bjork,
Porno for Pyros and David Bowie, and Justine reveals
that Bowie wanted Elastica to open on his world tour.
"Imagine playing to stadiums that were empty at eight
o' clock at night," says, explaining why the band turned
him down. Good point.
History lesson time, kids. On our walk to the library,
Justine voiced her disapproval of Prince Charles' love of
neo-classical architecture. She figures that he's a nice,
gentle person who's a bit of an idiot and should've been
a farmer. Since I've been on a Russian history kick, I
compare Charles to the last Czar of Russia, who sounds
pretty similar to Justine's assessment of Chuck. His wife
was the one who hung out with Rasputin because he
could, allegedly, cure her son Alexis of hemophilia.
"From the sounds of things, Rasputin was totally irresistible to women, wasn't he?" asks Justine. Maybe so,
but he was really ugly and he never washed
and he smelled. "The same thing happened
with Hitler, do you know that?" she continues. " All the German women, in the upper
classes, in the 20's and 30's... Germany
at that time was terribly decadent and Hitler was sleeping with all the aristocrat's
wives. The whole black leather thing was
real sexual thing; there was a lot of sexual
undertones going on in that whole Nazi
movement. That was why all the women
got involved and why Hitler was so successful." I'm sure your history teacher won't
be teaching you that theory in class!
Moving on to more recent events, I ask
Justine what she feels about Oasis, arguably the most overrated British band of late.
They're not my cup of tea," she says at
irst, but when she hears that I think singer
Liam is a complete idiot, Justine lets free:
"Liam is definitely retarded. I'm actually
surprised he can remember his lyrics and
stuff. It's amazing watching him, he's
definitely Neanderthal. That's why,  I
think, people love him. I find it quite
charming, the whole thing, because
t's quite funny.  It's like a comedy,
watching it."
Sensing that our interview is
■^ nearing its end,  I mine for one
"^ more nugget of celebrity dirt and
ask Justine who the song "Stutter" - about impotence - is about. She
laughs at the question, but, opting for discretion
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PLASTICMAN and PSYCHIC TV. Dubtribe is somewhat of
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the grey area between the super dj who mixes records at parties, the
studio techno musician who never sees the light
of day but pumps out 12 inch records on a
monthly basis, and a conventional band whose
members actually play their instruments. Dubtribe
play house music, buf they play their instruments live and
wouldn't have it any other way.
The band consists of Sunshine, who plays the sequencer,
keyboards and a bunch of other stuff which I haven't a clue
about, Moonbeam, who sings and mixes, and Chadwick,
who plays the bongo drums. The trio tour almost constantly,
playing party after parly, and when they are at home in San
Francisco they throw their own house parties at the Dubtribe
house.
Dubtribe made their debut in Vancouver at Summer Love
'94, and from that evening on, the Vancouver rave scene had
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to their show that night, and over coffee at their hotel we chatted about the state of the band, the state of the world, and the
state of the house music/rave scene.
DiSCORDER: What makes the rave scene go? What
gives it a cool vibe?
Chad: The people, man, it's all about the people. It's up to you
to have a good time and make a beautiful vibe. You got a
group of people together y'know, you gotta have unity. That's
what it's all about - unity.
Sunshine: I think that house music is a really powerful form of
music - whether it's techno house or tribal house or jungle. It's
an amalgamation of all music, it's at the end of technology
and it's the beginning as well because there's a whole other
world once you pass through it. People go, "What's that? It
just goes bonk, bonk, bonk," but that's the point: [the music]
establishes an arena for people to come together and
be equal where the music isn't the reason why
you're there; the cyber-trippy light isn't the reason why you're there; [you're there] cuz you
want to gather, and there's a vibe that comes
from that and it's really powerful. People take it
for granted and they get greedy and selfish about
it and feel they own it; they don't understand
that it's just a gift and they should enjoy it. Open
your mind and you'll have a really good time.
What are you guys busy doing right now?
Sunshine: We spent the last couple of months working on an
album and now we're back to tour.
When is the album coming out?
Sunshine: We don't know because the hard drive crashed
and all the sequencing is gone forever. Six months of really
hard work down the toilet.
That's awful. Was this tour going to be a promo for
that album?
Sunshine: We don't tour like that. We're really grass roofs;
we've toured from the beginning even before we had any
records out.
Moonbeam: Yeah, we've played music that has never been
on a record. We tour because we like to; we just play everywhere. We wanted to go other places and see what it was
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signed to a label and we didn't have any singles out - we just went out and played. It's still
pretty much the same, we just get in a van and play
parties. We don't do stuff in a traditional way to support
records. I think to do things for money or for somebody else to
make money is not really a good idea. It changes what you
do - just the small amount of success we've had has seriously
changed what we do.
In what way?
Sunshine: Firstly in a very bad way. I felt a lot of pressure
personally because the first two [records] we did were really
popular and I think that the third [record] we did was in direct
response to that, just to be contrary. It's like cutting off your
nose to spite your face. I learned a really valuable lesson from
that: It just doesn't matter. You make a record, put it in the
world, and forget it. Divorce yourself from it, stop playing it
live. Move forward and write new music and always come
from your heart. It's hard to do when somebody's
waving a pay cheque over your head, but, fortu- /Smm^
nately for us, that's not the case. We earn our JWKJfJ
own living, and we're pretty well autonomous. wBflij
So what do you guys think of Vancou- vf'#5
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Sunshine: I love Vancouver. Canada's really different from
the States. You wouldn't think so - I mean, I don't walk
around in San Francisco thinking Canada's a whole other
country with a whole other culture, but it is and that's really
cool. You guys can watch Davy Crockett in French at four
o'clock in the morning and we can't.
Chad: It's cleaner, that's for sure. Even the people begging
on the street are cleaner and nicer. It's just different man,
dunno. I like it. It's nice. It's a whole other vibe going on
here for sure.
Sunshine: Then again the chaos of the United States gives
your life a sense of urgency, it makes you afraid that if you
don't do that thing that you're thinking you're going to
do righi this minute then you won't ever have
another chance to do it. People stand on the
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because they're psychotic,  but becausejPJ*l*I
they're freaked out. It's a much different kindWJJ
of tempo. Yl^K!
I know a lot of people "who make
electronic music in Vancouver, but either
there's no venues for them to perform it or they're
purely studio artists...
Sunshine: That's the thing about house music - there aren't a
lot of live bands. People wait around for record companies to
come around and make their day and give them a million
bucks, but it never happens, someday never comes. All we
have is right now and if you have a drum machine and a
keyboard, you can play.
Moonbeam: It wasn't easy for us to just go and play live,
y'know, we had to really talk people into it. And then they
were like, "What do you mean you're going to play live?
What are you gonna do?". They couldn't even picture what it
was we would do. [But] anyone who wants to do it certainly
can - if there's a sound system you can play live.
Sunshine: I think that the market for electronic music isn't really very well developed just yet, and I think that it probably
won't be until somebody breaks through with a really big money
making record. Then everybody will do it and labels will be
signing bands like us by the dozens. In the meantime, I would
encourage anyone to just do it all by yourself. And if nobody
likes you and nobody wants to book you... The misconception
that people have about raves and electronic music is that unless 5000 people come it's no good, and this just isn't true. If
50 people come and they love it, then it's better than a 5000
f4   JULY 1995 person rave. If 5000 people show up, you got
your cynics and hecklers, you got your gangsters and everybody... A little tiny party with
friends vibing and forgetting themselves
and getting out of their minds is the
best thing in the whole world.
Do you think the whole party
thing has become very commercialized?
Sunshine: It hasn't really become commercialized, not yet. It
has yet to be exploited and I don't even know if it ever really
will be. But it's human nature, man, it's human nature in action. We are selfish, we are liars, we are greedy, we are bad,
but we are also good and loving and nurturing and whole
and beautiful and spiritual and all kinds of things. It's very
difficult to pretend for too long that you're all one set of things.
We are what we are, and to swallow the truth about
yourself is the last thing in the world anyone will do.
mean, wouldn't you rather die than see everything
that's wrong with you? To take a deep, dark look at
yourself? That's the only way you're ever going to
heal. It's the only way I'm ever going to heal.
It seems like you get 5000 people together at
any given time in any given city saying "rave" and it
all about nouveau spirituality and people getting togeth*
it's about love and unity and positivity, and it's going to be
great! Well, very soon you either realize that you don't give a
shit about any of that stuff and you go off and try to make
money. Or you try and take it seriously and be sincere and it's
painful and it hurts. You look around at your friends tripping
out on seven hits of acid and they're not giving you any support, so you feel lonely and sad and you stand in the middle
of a rave and say "What the fuck am I doing here? I'm goin'
home." And you don't go back. That's human nature in action
isn't it? Divide and conquer. That's why our motto is open up
your heart, open up your mind, open up your life. Open up
your wallet and throw your money away, cuz it doesn't matter. What really matters is us, together, here and now in the
moment.
Chad: We're all here to learn and grow together. Every time
you meet someone and talk to someone there's a reason you're
there talking to that person, and if you're on a positive path...
Even if you're not it might be a reason for you to
get on one.
Chad: Exactly. It's just being present at all times and really
being awake and aware of everything around you - that's
how you get through life and survive. It's all about being on a
positive vibe and creating positive energy, always.
What do you guys think of drugs and the party
scene?
Chad: That's where the commercialism is coming in - where
people are coming in and selling bad drugs at parties cuz
they know that everybody wants to have their mind opened.
They come to the parties and sell their bad drugs with a lot of
speed in it and synthetic shit that just doesn't open your mind;
it closes your mind and it suppresses your spirit and it just
makes you a different person. I've seen lives get ruined because of that. The rave scene... Everybody thinks you gotta
go do drugs and stay up all night and dance, but you don't
have to do drugs to stay up all night and dance and feel the
music. If you let your mind open up enough the music will get
you higher than any drug is ever gonna get you. And if you've
done acid one time, it's alright, you've opened up your door
and your mind once and they're already open. But like I said,
you don't have to. The human spirit is capable of letting your
mind open up through music. Whaddaya think Indians were
sittin' around beating on their drums for all night? That released their spirits, man, people were leaving their bodies.
We need to get over putting substances into our
bodies. Your body doesn't want it anyway, [so]
why put something in your body that pollutes it?
Your body is what's gonna carry you through
life, [so] you gotta take care of yourself. And we
gotta support each other. This world needs love
and unity...
Sunshine: Not artificial love and not artificial unity
i powder. Y'know, ecstasy's a great drug, it really
is, but capitalism destroyed that really quickly and it's to the
point now where if you take a
I think is good for everyone or true for everyone, —-
but I did learn that [drugs] disappoint you in fS%4
the end and the only way that I had to set my--MVj*7|l -_
self free was to just stop. wlffi
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[their] lives anyway? You should celebrate your^P.AS
life in every moment because you're alive.
Sunshine: And if you don't like it you should change it.
Moonbeam: Change it, because you have that power.
You made that choice to begin with. You can do whatevei
you want.
Sunshine: We pay our rent driving around in a van playing H
music for people. That's pretty fucking cool.
Moonbeam: And it is that simple.
Chad: Quit doing drugs and just smoke fatties and do rr
rooms once a year. Go to the mountains and eat mushrooms I
once a year - that'll put you down to earth.
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because it doesn't have all the
other crap in it that you thought
it was supposed to have. I
mean, you can't blame drug
dealers for societies mistakes,
but... I've had enough with
superficial crap. I want it to
be real. If I'm going to feel that
I want it to be that, not just
some sort of induced stomach
quiver.
Chad: Yeah.
Sunshine: I've had a lot of experience with drugs, actually.
I had a really miserable childhood and I was extremely unhappy. Drugs were a really
good friend to me for a while,
but what I learned was that the
only way to get away from my
bad feeling was to take drugs.
And I took more and more and
more and more. I'm an extreme case and my opinions
come from extreme circumstances, and I don't think what
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the living room of Perfume Tree r
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home is the painting on the
wall, the beautifully brooding Jean-Pierre Goetz
original that was reproduced for the
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features two stark, almost
alien figures, their limbs like
barren  branches and their
faces gaunt and haunting, embedded on a background of rich,
dark colour. Bold and striking, the
painting has an immediate appeal, but
it isn't until I move closer that I can appreciate its full depth and complexity: the subtle
blending of blues and purples in the background, the sporadic, almost accidental streaks of bright blood red; the invitingly tactile texture of the surface plane.
Perfume Tree's music is a lot like the painting; the beats
and basslines, along with Jane's ethereal lead vocals, are
immediately engaging, but the subtleties take some time to
appreciate. Sounds are layered upon sounds, textures upon
textures, and gradually all of these elements combine to create a uniquely captivating whole. The more you listen to Perfume Tree, the more you find to enjoy.
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gan as a studio project, giving the misleading impres
fcion that the bandmembers were, at the time, involved
in some aspect of studio production that would make such a
project financially
viable. The 'studio', however, was none other than CiTR, and
the project was really little more than an experiment that slowly
grew to be a something more. "The band basically came from
[radio] shows that we had," explains Pete, guitarist and beat
programmer for the band.
"We used the Revox (reel to
reel) machines up at CiTR to
make loops of beats that
we'd rip off from records -
ambient loops and stuff like
that just to play on the
shows."
Somewhere along the
way Pete picked up a four-
track ond asked friend and
fellow CiTR DJ Jane if she
would put down some vocals over his loops. She
agreed, and suddenly
something that had begun
as a means of breaking up the
monotony of regular radio programming became something
more. The duo enlisted the help of a few friends and recorded
a demo, which led to their first offer to play live. They accepted, wrote some more songs, and a band was born.
Perfume Tree's first release was an independent cassette
that was voted the #1 Independent Release on the now-defunct Coast 1 040. They followed up this impressive debut with
the somber and seductive Dust, a mixture of oceanic, feedback-drenched guitar, wailing vocals and haunting beats and
samples. An assured and distinctive debut album, Dust was a
critical success which firmly established Perfume Tree on the
local scene.
Around the time that Dust was released, a few changes
were made in Perfume Tree's line-up. The band at this
point consisted of Jane on vocals and §uitar, Pete on
guitar and beat programming, Adam on bass and
sampler, and Jim on bass, vocals, magnus, and beat
prog ramming. Jim left
Brunswick ("He ended u|
rector at CHS-R in
Fredericton, so if you
look at their charts
're always in the top ten..."),
guy named Bruce called up
Pete and said that he had heard the
band on the radio and was interested
in working with them. The band was
looking for someone to help them with
their particular needs during jive performances, so Bruce became their live
sound mixer and, eventually, their manager. (It was only after working with
the band for a few years that Bruce
learned that Pete had known exactly
who Bruce was when he had called.
Bruce had a radio show of his own
called Permanent Culture Shock, and
Pete was a loyal listener.)
Pete, Jane and Adam returned to
the studio to work on some new material, and in the Fall of '93
the Remote EP was released, followed in March
of '94 by their second full-
length album, The Sun's
Running Out. More eclectic and experimental than
Dust, The Sun's... mixes
ambient dubs,
reggaesque    rhythms,
blasting feedback and a
smattering of other sounds
and styles to produce an album which,
while enjoyable, lacked the cohesion
of its predecessor.
Another album, another line-up
change: Opting to focus on his other
musical project, the rap duo Terror T
and the Beat Assassinator (whose debut album, Str8 Frum Tha
Ghettgo, was recently released on Noizi Records), Adam quit
Perfume Tree after The Sun's... came out. Left without a bass
player, Pete and Jane went out head-hunting, and, in a dark
and dingy bar in Victoria, they found Melissa, who was, at
the time, playing with the Victoria
combo Dixie's Death
Pool. Wooing her with
CDs and postcards, they
convinced her to join
their band. In the fall of
1994 this latest incarnation of Perfume
Tree hit the road and
played a few shows back
east before returning to
their Victoria studio to start
work on a new album.
Unlike most bands which
go into the studio with their
songs already written and
ready or nearly ready to record, Perfume Tree write in the
studio, discovering their songs through experimentation. "Our
writing process recently seems to start from beats, by messing
around in the studio and coming up with stuff and then layering it from there onward," explains Pete. "I can't imagine actually going the other way about it and writing a song, re-
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hearsing it until it's perfect and then going into the studio and
recording it. I just couldn't work that way. I don't know how
it's done."
tte Tree has used a live drummer on stage in
ennehy played with the band on arid off for
several years), the band uses prerecorded beats and loops
almost exclusively when they work in the studio. "I don't think
it would work if we invited a drummer into the studio to record
for us, because we'd never get what we wanted," says Bruce.
"I'd like to do more of that," counters Pete, "but the logistics of recording a drummer are - you have to put a bit of effort
into it."
Bruce agrees: "It's easier to let them record something
and then turn around and take it when they're finished."
The fact that Perfume Tree uses prerecorded beats and
drum loops both in the studio and on stage has always prejudiced some people against the band, but an incident at a
recent show at the Starfish Room showed the band just how
absurd the complaints of their detractors really are: "Some
woman at the door was demanding her money back because
she said that the club advertised that it played live music and
that there was no way that this band was actually live," explains Bruce. "In fact, she was quite certain that the lead singer
wasn't actually singing, and she said she heard bagpipes in
one song and there were no bagpipes on stage. If that lady -
who apparently works for Co-op radio and said that the club
wouldn't get away with this - if that lady is out there - get a life
dear."
"/ was singing," pouts Jane in mock earnestness, "I was
singing has been a subject of note in several recent
s of A Lifetime Away, a trend motivated, no doubt, by VHAlktt*tONffXZAht>MAVI£A
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the inclusion of printed lyrics on the album's liner notes. For
the most part the reviewers tend to dismiss the words themselves as forms without meaning, nothing more than a vehicle
for Jane's-etterfeaf vocals. But reading the lyrics reveals a
dreamy, pe$$nal kind of poetry that effectively compliments
Perfume Tree's style of music. "Don't talk
over my words/I want them to be heard" Jane sings on "Uneasy", and perhaps for the first time she really does. "I think
initially [my singing] was more a sonic thing -1 used to slur my
words as much as possible. Yes, there were lyrics, but I was
making it very difficult [for the words to be understood]. Now
I think there's more communication involved. We had so many
people coming up to us when we went out east and in gigs
here asking if there were actually any lyrics - it got kind of
wearing   So yes, there are and here they are."
While Jane may be growing more confident as both a
singer and a lyricist, she accepts that many fans of Perfume
Tree probably don't pay attention to what she is singing about,
lyric sheet or no lyric sheet. For that segment of their audience
'"'"•25A" '    ^Kflj^l the   band   offers   "The
Nightmirror", the one song
(except for the instrumental
tracks) on A Lifetime Away
that you won't find lyrics for.
"Apparently Jane was flipping through the affect processor [manual] and sort of
singing lines from it," says
Pete. "So if anyone can figure them out..."
The inclusion of printed lyrics and the greater clarity of
Jane's singing are not the
only differences between A
Lifetime Away and Perfume
Tree's earlier releases. The
material on the new album
is even more ambient and
atmospheric than the band's
previous work, with less emphasis on guitars and samples and more on synthesized sounds and the juxtaposition of sonic textures.
Much more subtle and seductively groovy than Dust, and
far more cohesive than The
Sun's Running Out, A Lifetime
Away showcases the band's
willingness to evolve and
grow, qualities which are essential to
a long and healthy career.
Also essential to sustaining a career and
building and maintaining an audience
are Perfume Tree's live shows, elaborate
spectacles involving slides, film loops,
ideos, collaborations with poets, performance artists, painters, and DJs, and what or whoever else the band feels they
:an incorporate into their show. The band used slides in their
'performances from the very beginning in order to add an extra dimension to their shows, but everything else evolved naturally as people approached the band with ideas. "Since we've
started playing a lot of people have come over to us and said,
'I like what you're doing, I do this and can you incorporate it
in any way?'" explains Jane. "Which means that everybody
that's involved is interested and has something to contribute,
and usually enjoys doing what they're doing."
While the specific elements of Perfume Tree's live performances may have evolved as a matter of course, the desire to
create an exciting, non-traditional show was with the band
from the start. As Bruce explains with a healthy dollop of time-
honed cynicism, the shows that Perfume Tree put on are shows
which the bandmembers themselves would like to see: "I've
seen hundreds of shows, and it gets to the point that you can
walk in and see bands and you can basically say, 'I've seen
this before. I don't remember when, but I've seen this before.'
And then another band comes on and I've seen that before,
and another band comes on and they're good too, but I think
I've seen that before. I'm being pretty cynical. "
"You are being cynical," confirms Pete.
"I'm being terribly cynical. But we decided that the shows
that would interest us would be shows that you could go see
where you didn't have to see three bands, where maybe you
could see one band, and maybe you could see somebody
walking on fire, and maybe this would be going on over in
this corner, and maybe a bunch of kids would be playing
pogs over here..."
Along with this somewhat idealistic motivation for putting
on shows that exceed audience expectations, the band also
has very practical reasons forgoing to so much trouble. "We're
not the band that people will say, 'Hey, it's a Friday night - let's
go out, drink a few beers, and watch Perfume Tree,'" admits
Pete. "It's more a question of people listening to the records
and then coming along to see what we're up to. We kind of
stopped doing three band bills at the Town Pump and stuff like
that because we found that it just wasn't working for us. I
mean, I feel more comfortable in the studio than on stage -
unless the show is really good. Then when you come off it's
like, 'Wow, this is something you never get in the studio, this
amazing rush.' And that only happens when we take the time
to plan it and make sure that everything's fine. Then you can
just relax and enjoy yourself."
The one potential drawback of having such an elaborate
live show is the fact that it can't be taken on the road easily
Fortunately, Perfume Tree never wanted to be a touring band,
and they're quite happy to keep their live shows rare, especially live shows outside of Vancouver and Victoria. "[Touring]
is something we said we would never really want to do, and
so we've done it as little as possible," says Bruce. "We're
going out again in July and basically we'll play two or three
shows and come home. A lot of people are
shocked and
think, 'Why aren't you in a van
driving all the way across Canada, stopping everywhere you
can? Why would you get on a plane and fly out and do three
shows and come back?' Well, financially it probably works
out to the same. We do three shows out there that we can sell
out..."
"The thing is as well," Pete interrupts, "it's so important
when we do go some place like Toronto for us to do a show
like we do in Vancouver. It's no use just turning up there and
playing without visuals because people say, 'Ah, so what's
the big fuss? Why are people so into this? It just looks like a
bunch of people playing to a taped drummer.'
It's more important for us to go and do good shows where
ever we go then it is for us to go back and forth across
Canada."
"Do the people on the Prairies really care?" asks Melissa
"Well, there's not enough people that care, I guess. There are
maybe three hundred people in the whole Prairies that would
have to come together in one club to make it worth our while "
"It's all a question of population density," notes Pete. "If
you go to the eastern U.S. or Europe you've got, you know,
fifty million people within five hours."
"That's right," says Bruce. "Throw a brick out of a plane
flying over Europe and you're bound to hit somebody; over
the Prairies? Not likely."
Perfume Tree will be playing at the
Malcolm Lowry Room on July 22 before heading out east to do a few
shows. Fathom the Sky and A Lifetime
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who can produce a maddeningly sweet yet
exhilarating cacophony.
WHO?!
Thanks to Nick Cave, a.k.a. Mr.
Happy, for introducing me to the Dirty Three
via a letter he posted on the Internet: "The
Bad Seeds are going to Greece and Israel in
April to play a few concerts. Supporting us
will be the truly awe-inspiring Australian
combo, The Dirty Three, who are simply the
best band I have seen in years. They consist
of violin, guitar and drums and are fucking
wild. Warren Ellis, the violinist, will be playing with The Bad Seeds in Greece and Israel,
if all goes as planned. In Australia, around
Christmas, I got
up and sang with
The Dirty Three,
doing some truly
fucked-up versions of "Tupelo",
"Running
Scared",
"Wanted Man"
and a version of
Rowlands.
Howard's masterpiece of teenage
angst, "Shivers".
There wasn't a
dry eye in the
house. Imagine it,
friends, Warren
Ellis' plaintive violin and my tear-
weary vocal."
Although j	
this letter was written a while ago, Warren
Ellis (who plays the violin as if he was possessed) is still appreciative of the help his band
has received from Cave in the past. As well
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"When he gets up (to sing), it's always just a
couple. He's been very supportive." Further
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Cave's latest album, Let Love In, and will also
perform on future releases.
The Dirty Three have recently toured
North America on their own, with no label
support. However, they may
no longer have to go it alone
as they have just signed to
Touch and Go. Ellis feels that
a trio of Australians who up
and packed their bags to
play North America impressed the natives, although
he admits that it was a
grueling journey: "We just
got a bit too familiar with
Hj each other, sleeping in beds
together and stuff...not that
there's anything wrong with
that because we agree with
all that stuff, but a boy does
need his own personal space
from time to time!"
Unlike his bandmates,
Ellis is a classically trained
violinist. While busking in Europe,  he learned to play
th his violin. But upon his re-
; so disgruntled with
scene that he gave
:oupl<
dha: all at once. I also discovered you can do
interesting things with pen-sized batteries. I
became a turned on, born again Christian and
picked up the violin, plugged it in, and away
she went." Around this time Ellis had quit his
job and occupied himself by sitting on the
street with a big machine that made bubbles
out of detergent. "One day, this woman who
I was seeing came around. She just finished
work and said, 'Jesus, Warren, I pay taxes so
bastards like you can stay home and make
bubbles all day?!'" Ellis quickly dropped not
onl/the bubble machine but also the woman.
In their place he took up the violin. He then
"met Mick (Turner, guitar) and Jim  (White,
drums) and we discovered our own sexuality
that way, through the
Dirty Three."
I had to ask the Dirty
—»^ Three how their show at
*•—■* the Slam City Jam went:
the idea of mixing them
nd skate punks together seemed a tad
'strange. In his inimitable fashion, Ellis described the experience: "It was good, the sun
was shining, everybody had a good time,
there were lots of children with smiles on their
faces and everybody drank way too much
soda pop and ginger beer and they all got
sick and went home and vomited." He also
said it was strange playing in the middle of
the day "when everyone looks really rude and
you go out there and go, 'Jesus Christ, do you
look like that?' As revenge, you wear reflecting sunglasses so every time your friend looks
at you, they see themselves and go, 'Shit, do
I look like that in the afternoon?!' But it was
good to play to young people, to tell them
about sadness and stuff "
Celtic
turn to Australia, he v
the lifelessness of the music
up playing the violin for a
of years. "Then one day,
Ellis, "the sun come out, it
glorious day. Then I discovered
God and then I discovered Bud-
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The month of June is always a hectic one for me. My
birthday is in June, and so half the month is spent forget
ting the advancing state of my years using several litres
of boissons gratis, while the other naif involves recovering
from hangovers so crippling they're actually consoling in their
nauseous message that really I generally feel much older than
I actually am. Chi-chi parties at night, beachside lounging
during the day. Not much time for Vancouver Special, A-1
priority that it is with me. Aahh, summer. Guess I'll have to
need the call of duty at some point and eke out a few demo
reviews for you, dear reader, to enjoy while yourself engaged
in some kind of beach blanket bingo. (Who am I kidding?
This column is barely suitable for commodal consulting.)
Wandering Lucy recently found herself wandering towards Olympia, Washington, U.S.A., to find herself squarely
placed in the oh-so-chic milieu of Dub Narcotic studios and in
the capable hands of none other than Mr Beat Happening
himself, Calvin Johnson. Definitely a vertical wander in terms
of indie rock hipness, her new tape, / Feel a Song Coming
On, should garner W.L. plenty of college-type attention south
of the border, with the hopeful end or a signing to a huge,
cool, mega-indie label about to be swallowed like Jonah by
an evil corporate major in a froth of "intact artistic integrity'"s
and "49%'"s. The dreamy mechano-guitar of "Ego Extender"
harkens back to late-period Ventures, arch-top muzak specialists The Exotic Guitars, and '80's atmospherists such as Felt
and the Durutti Column. Actually, the sound of the tape isn't
much different from her Vancouver-based debut (she originally
wandered from Ottawa, our nation's capital), produced by
Rod Glue (Zonophone) at his Surf House of Hits. I mean, what
can you do to a single guitar, campy drum machine, and
detached, fluttery vocals that have already been fused together
into a self-propelling, whirring miniature flying-saucer similar
to the one being served on the J-card? There is a second gui
tar chugging away in the background on the Cugatesque
"Mambo Madness"; it's played by someone named Tae (no
last name) and so even if no Kicking Giant members were
present, that's too bad, 'cause that's what we're all gonna
think anyway.
Eternal Now is the full-length cassette
lease from Aura, who is helped out
no small part by Desolati'
Sound's Craig Arnatt in
both producer and instrumentalist roles Latin and
dub reggae influence:
abound on this 10-song tape
and sunshine never radiated
smoothly from a pair of spea
ers as when the play burton
depressed with this baby on
board. (I'm hoping to make it into
his press kit with that quote). It's summery, the production is full and tasteful, and there is definitely a forward-
Eropelling inertia to the rhythms Nice
eyboard sounds too, from Hammondlike gurgling to lush string synths I haven't
Residents' Not Available album from '73. (Well, maybe I've
heard it a couple times since then.) Good music to have in
your Walkthingie while strutting down the Drive on a hot, skanky
day
Frank Neilson and Colin Bryce are two local veterans of
some sort who have recently joined forces to become The
Bright Lights The Return to Club 40 is not their first cassette
(there's another one called So You Think You've Seen...The
Bright Lights, and maybe more), but it's my first exposure to
these inspired jammers. "Mr. Emerson" rocks hard and puts
you on a high plain with its metalloid rhythm guitar and acrobatic leads, while up next the Tex-Mex
twang of the title track allows the listener to
wipe the sweat off the brow and replace it
vith horse-trampled dust. Then the energy
level is back into the reds with the "wasp"
guitar of "Stung"; there is an aural Salt-
and-Pepper-Shaker (y'know, like atthe
PNE) approach to the track order on
this tape, which is quite sensible since
the tunes are actually instumental
arm and the pace needs to be broken up at regular intervals. The in-
between segues are also quite interesting: there's a snippet of
echo chamber'd rollicking
honky-tonk piano in one spot, and
about 20 seconds of Colin's 1 978 band
Discharge (Canada) delivering proto-
Nomeansno mudpunk.
This Destroyer chap sounds like an odd egg, mumbling ultrapersonal lyrics over primitive acoustic guitar
strummings and accordion like it was never meant to sound.
Fans of Daniel Johnston and Sebadoh will no doubt get off on
Destroyer Sings, as the low-fi technique used by those artistes
is used to full advantage here to give the impression of a 22-
year-old Mexican Jew pouring his heart out into a 4-track set
up in his bedroom. The extra touch of Genie organ in a couple tunes is definitely a heart-warmer along the lines of diagonal-cut grilled cheese sandwiches. The philisophy? "Static
means punk/Tuning means junk" (from "Rose Felched This")!
If time and space permitted (someone please tell me they
don't), I could cover all sorts of cool stuff that's crawled up on
my desk in plain brown envelopes. These include the moody
Donkey Engine (more twangy guitar), the translucent pop
of Timber (ex-Black-Eyed Susan), the Can/Floyd drones of
Pipedream, the top-ten style punk of Blisterene (ex-members of Vancouver's Heatmiser/Bushytails and Pure), the artistic time-tricks of inc., the quirky acoustic stylings of Aimless
James, the crack songwriting of The Lotus Eaters' Ronald
Cope, the Police/Primus fusion of Ticklbone, the Moist impersonations of Imp of the Perverse, more quirkiness from
the latter-day lOCC-ish Roach Motel, the heartfelt blues of
First Thing Smokin', the empowering dub of Void to
Voice, the hard pop crunch (with surprisingly melodic vocals)
of Sugar Crash, the Deadhead appeals of Green Room,
the gutsy grunch (new word) of Elvis Love Child spinoff
DeadHeadMiles, the ambient new age piano of Michelle
Wong, and the June issue of Swonlc. Maybe I'll discuss a
couple of these creations in more depth next month, but by
then I'll have been deluged with such a dizzying arrays of
new selections that the above tapes are gonna seem like classic demo oldies ready for the embalming fluid. Just wait. You'll
see.
Okay. That's all you get. Some tasty waves and a cool
buzz are calling my name. Besides, I can't type anymore because of the pain caused by a match head torn off those cheap
Graceland matches and lodged in my fingernail just prior to
ignition while at the Orb. Boo hoo. (And happy birthday to
you too, Megan; but, please, you qotta quit those cancer sticks
before you run out of these birthdays )
AU-AWS SHOWS!
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Thursday, July 6: Corrision of Conformity, Monster Magnet & guests at the New York Theatre (7:30 pm)
Saturday, July 8: Gas Huffer, Ripcordz & gob at the New
York Theatre (7:30 pm)
Friday, July 14: Rock for Choice Benefit at the New York
Theatre with 54-40, cub, Bif Naked, 1 0 Days Late, & puncture (7:30 pm)
Thursday, July 20: Foo Fighter, Shudder to Think, & Wool
at the Commodore
Saturday, July 22: Music for Suburban Living with the
Smugglers,  Hi  Fives,  Evaporators,  Pressure Cooker,  and
Disfigurines at Hastings Community Centre
Saturday, July 29: Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show
at the New York Theatre
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Moncton, New Brunswick's heroes Eric's Trip. The relative success ET has been enjoying has allowed the band to finance
several side projects, the first of which was Stereo Mountain's Julie and the Porthole to Dimentia, originally released in
1993 and now in its second pressing. Each of the four members
of Eric's Trip has contributed a song which they individually wrote,
recorded, and produced. Julie
song, "Five Year Old Girlfriend",
is more rockin' than any Broken Girl
(see below) material; Rick's track,
aptly titled "Mountain", makes
good use of the instrument called
the keyboard machine; "Frame",
Chris' song (which also appears on
ET's Love Tara), is reminiscent of the
work he does with his own side-
project Moonsocket; and finally,
Mark's "Muff" is loud, fast, and
heavy.
Taking a break from her regular bass duties with Eric's Trip, Julie has released her second
Broken Girl 7",Nora. The record sleeve features a cover picture of Julie and her new baby in an exotic tropical land, and
the music inside is soft and strummy (keep it simple!), with deeply
introspective, sad lyrics. This is the follow-up to her first 7", Dog
Love Part II, which is in its second pressing
ELEVATOR
TO HELL
The third Sappy release comes from Elevator to I
a band consisting of Eric's Trip members Rick and Mark,
along with Tara (formerly of the Moncton band Collide) and Ron on "electronics". Rick sings all (
songs on this 7" and they sound just as you'd <
pect: extremely melodic, lo-fi, and fuzzy. They
even sound a bit cheezy at times, with the
addition of those keyboard sounds. Four
songs you can't live without hearing.
So there you go: write for a complete
Sappy catalogue at P.O. Box 25097, Moncton,
NB, E1C9M9!
Also from the Maritimes, Sloan have released a       **»
two song 7", "Stood Up" b/w "Same Old Flame", on      '*»
their own label, Murderecords. Same old Sloan - if you liked
the poppy retro sounds of Twice Removed, you'll dig this 4-track
recording. (Murderecords: P.O. Box 2372, Halifax Central,
Halifax, NS, B3J 3E4)
This month's final east coast selection is the first release from
St. John, NB's Jigsaw Laboratories label, a split single by NFA
and Catch-23 which gets our gold star for originality. NFA's
song, "Skyhook Coathanger", is a fast and furious all-out punk
rockin' tune, while Catch 23's "Propane" makes good use of
their boy, girl, and drum machine combo Part of the reason we
love this record is because it was decorated with care: crayons,
cut-outs, glitter - you name it, it's on there! And to top it all off,
each record comes with a teeny jigsaw piece that is part of a
great big puzzle. So, if everyone with one of these records could
all meet... (Jigsaw Laboratories, c/o 2344 Rothesay Rd., St.
John, NB, E2H 2K5)
Traveling west, our next stop is Glengarry, Ontario, home of
the fabulous Stand GT. The Crackle Fan is the name of this
band's latest 7", two songs of pure drunken bliss released by
Mint Records and produced by the infamous Kurt Bloch! So much
power-pop it'll knock your socks off., (Mint Records: #699-810
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can; in fact, they shout it. And they want to Share It
with all of us. This 7" contains three short snap,
crackle and poppy tunes that you will love when
|~       you get your hands on them, and they all
come nestled in some terrific artwork by
guitarist/vocalist Glen Mullaly. All of this
from the label that brought you music by
Man or Astroman?, The Subsonics and Bum.
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Y  byThe Halo Benders, ingeniously packaged in a
printed-on envelope. This record features the expected
* deepthroafed vocals from Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening) as well as Doug's (from Built to Spill) sweet melodies. A
different version of "Canned Oxygen" can also be found on
God Don't Make No Junk, their full-length on K records. The
highlight of this record is the dub-remix of "Bikini", the song
they've become known for. Basement Punk at its best!
(Atlas Records: Box 7481, Olympia, WA,
98507)
Sparklehorse is a band
'ho have apparently inked a
deal with Capitol Records in
the US. As it turns out, the 7"
cover and the name are better
an the band. The songs they
ly are just too mid-tempo, mel-
v, morose and melodramatic for
tastes. How's that for alliteration?
"AV(Slowriver Records:  PO Box 487,
Durham, NH, 03824)
Bottle, from San Luis Obispo, have put together a great
little 7". Their cover is made of a paper bag, and their music is
made of distortion pedals and slide guitar, (c/o PO Box 1 625,
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93406)
Moving South to the States, we have two cool releases from
Up Records in Seattle. Oswald Five-O, from Eugene, Oregon,
has been around for about six years. The a-side of their 7",
"Blue TV", is a surprisingly well done cover of a Mecca Normal
tune. The b-side, an orig
called "10 Days Off",
snappy rock tune completed by j
guitar feedback. Alternating j
boy/girl vocals round out the
sound.
The second Up release comes j
from Land of the Loops, the 1
result of what someone has done
with his sampler and drum ma
chine. Side-a's "Multi-family Garage Sale" sounds like it is indeed made of tape-loops, while the flip's "Rotate" sounds like a
remix of a Middle Eastern-influenced song. With cool-sounding,
catchy bass lines, this record is definitely different, and we like
it! (Up Records: PO Box 21328, Seattle, WA, 981 11)
For those of you who were sad to see Raooul break up, give
a listen to Ragady Anne, three girls and one boy from Palo
Alto, California. Their Nim 7" contains six songs of sloppy punk
(but who cares?) with Bratmobile-esque vocals. Interesting album art. (Radio Trash: 3848 Dixon Place, Palo Alto, CA, 94306)
God is My Co-Pilot has put out a 7" on a Finnish label!
Featuring four noizi songs with personally political lyrics - many
of them sung in Swedish -Ootka Sa Poika Vai Tytto finds this
experimental queer-core combo combining semi-abnormal instruments like drum machines, clarinets and toy pianos in interesting ways. Cool, weird stuff. (Trash Can Records: Makasiinikuja
5, 61800 Kauhajoki, Finland)
Our final review for this month is another international pick:
Blumfeld are indie-rockers from Germany who seem to be influenced by rockstars such as The Fall and Sonic Youth. To accompany their Big Cat full-length, they have released two songs
on vinyl, "DrauBen auf Kaution" b/w "Jet Set", both of which
are sung in the band's native tongue! Incredibly unique. (Big
Cat Records: PO Box 3074, Chiswick, London, W4 4ZN)
22 JULY 1995 rhe ever effervescent Trish Kelly is still on
the road illuminating the American
masses with her own unique wisdom, so
this month's column features the reprinted text
of Fin-de-Siecle Productions' Summer '95 Zine
Mailorder Catalog. I'd tell you a little about this
project myself, but the hard-working soul behind it has already gone to the trouble of explaining everything that needs to be explained...
Fin-de-Siecle Productions is a zine-only, DIY,
non-profit distribution service/label. It is
run solely by me, Lonewolf. My intent is simply
to help get deserving zines out to a wider audience. Many zines are only available in the local area where the writer lives. I think this prevents a lot of people from being exposed to
some really wonderful and important ideas, and
ultimately, to other people. So I started this distro
in the hopes of providing a larger, nation-wide
readership for my favourite zines. Hopefully it
will help more information and expression to
be shared, and help connect people who
wouldn't otherwise have had the opportunity.
So far, I'm mostly distributing zines made by
my friends, but anyone/everyone is strongly encouraged to send me their zine, for possible
inclusion in the catalog.
I'm really excited about this project, and plan
to devote a lot of effort to it in the following
months. So once again, I encourage you to get
involved. Send zines for distribution, send zines
for free printing, order zines, write letters. Reach
Fern #8 by Kim Fey ($1)
This has been one of my favourite zines for years.
This one includes pieces on friendship, youth,
traveling, and more. Kim has always been an ex-
Notes From the Lighthouse #8 by Josh ($1)
This issue is mostly a travel diary of an insane coast
lo coast trip in another person's car. Also, letters, a
piece on the occupation of Alcatraz, and living life
under the stairs.
welfareburger #1 by Charlie (2 stamps)
This great zine contains a major chunk of Charlie's
life story told in his own words and style. His horrible school experience, problems with psychiatrists
and their drugs, and how he dealt with it all. Really
really good.
Thoughts on Feminism and Sexism (unconcludedj
by Matt (1 stamp)
One boy's opinions on these topics, written as an
attempt al communication on mem. It is well written
and deserves to be read and responded to.
Because of a Woman by Andrew (1 stamp)
Short story about the search for meaning in life.
Diminutive Rage #1 by Saira (1  stamp)
A strongly political zine in an anarchic style. Interview with Inhumane and pieces on haling generalizations and the stupidity of mankind.
Kickwriting by Lonewolf ($ 1)
This is my poetry zine. Contains all the poems I've
written in the past year, accompanied by my pho-
los. I'm influenced by Rilke, cummings, and
Rimbaud. Attractive stenciled cover.
Three Stories About Violence by Derek ($1)
A chapbook containing three short stories. All finely
written, highly literary. Moody and r
language, sex-metaphorically and otherwise, her
most personal thoughts and experiences, and a lot
Antechamber by Molly (2 stamps)
As brilliant a zine as can be. Writing on a question
of identity, relationships, life. I really recommend
Functioning in this Voice #2 by Megan (1 stamp)
In this one she writes about hatred of labels and
about telling ihe truth at any cost.
Lie for a Lie by Jason ($1)
House organ of the Swivel Action press, interview
with Nuzzle, writings from Portraits of Past and
Youlhslrikechord, personal writing, graphics, inserts.
Very good.
Importance of a Frown as a Badge by Jason (2
stamps)
Jason Swivelaction's poetry zine. It's nice.
Swivel Action #.0003 by Jason (1 stamp)
Writing on friendship, revolution, hardcore. Folds
into a cootie catcher.
■an, Darin (1
by Megan (1 stamp)
ily wilh the percep-
Misunderstanding SilentMi
This zine of Megan's deal*.	
Hon of others, how we are perceived by oth<
and how it affects interactions and relationship;
Embracing Without Touching by Megan (1 stamp)
This zine focuses on how she has related to people
physically through out her life, and the feelings and
complications.
Sunshine For the Revolution by Basil (1 stamp)
One of the most beautiful zines I have ever read.
Deals with wanting to be awake rather than asleep,
wanting to feel alive rather than succumbing to life-
lessness, and the struggle for change. A personal
plea, and also a pledge.
Wistful by Genevea, Carrie, Jos
stamp)
Yet more Swivel Action product, varied writings and
graphics from those involved. Comes in its very own
Once a Coyote by Jason (75 cents)
In this issue, Jason writes about punk rock and how
it has gotten him to a certain point in his life, and
his ideas and doubts about where he'll go from
there. Also, social problems and punk's inadequacy
in dealing with them, the frustrating way lhat punk
boys tend to communicate. All nicely put together
with his artwork and stolen photos.
Cometbus#34 by Aaron ($2.50)
Huge new issue of Cometbus. Letters and found mail,
many contributions. Articles on Berkeley and
traveling around California, plus really informative
pieces on underground media. It's good, it's
Cometbus, you should gel it.
Dishwasher #13 by Pete ($1J
Easily Pete's best issue yet, as it is 90% aboul Port-   .
land! Pete abandons his regular features and his
exciting life of car detailing to talk aboul this glori-
Spirals Upwards by Basil (2 stamps)
Stories from a life, art, words on privilege and punk
An over all effort to create understanding, ond real
connection   Every word sincere.
Ordering Information:
This is not a complete listing. In all, there
are currently fifty amazing zines in Lonewolf's
summer '95 catalog. When ordering any of the
zines listed, please take into consideration that
the requested payments are in US funds! Don't
send him Canadian stamps! They will make nice
wallpaper patches, but will not work in America.
Send International Reply Coupons (I.R.C.'s) or
send American cash. You can figure it out by
sending 40 cents US for every stamp. PLEASE
be generous with your money and remember
that coins don't post well.
Send all correspondence to:
Fin de Siecle Prod.
P.O. Box 40520
Portland OR
97240-0520.
USA
Written on a Body by Molly (2 stamps)
One of the best zines I know. Writing on identity,
Moke Out Club #3 by Trish Kelly ($ 1)
This issue tends to focus on the events and e
surrounding a recently broken relationship. It's all
superbly written and very intelligent. Comes with
her wonderful spoken word tape, Out of Context.
I Still Believe #2 by Greye (3 stamps)
A lot of photos ond personal writing largely about
relating or not, to others, confusion, disillusionment,
and self-doubt.
Not Even #5 by Daisy ($1)
Full size newsprint zine containing long articles on
domestic violence, homosexuality in ancient Greece,
an interview with a woman who runs a self-defence
class. Also includes issues within the hardcore scene.
Firecracker #1 by Lara (1 stamp)
A very good and extremely personal zine. Lara talks
about desire and disillusionment, girls' space at
shows, having crushes on girls, sexual abuse, and
very much more. This is the type of zine more people should be reading.
Changer#l by Rick (1 stamp)
Short fragmented  fiction and poetically written
pieces about music and spring.
Functioning In this Voice#1 by Megan (1 stamp)
ional zine in which ihe author discusses
lmunicates and relates to others. Also
rily and vulnerability. Wonderful
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Houston, Texas' favourite drunk punks
are back wilh a new drummer, new
label, and new sound on their latest
outing, Shotgun for Two. With 1992's
Charmer, we only saw glimpses of ihe
garage rock Ihey are capable of, bul
this effort more than makes up for il
wilh the bitter crunch of "Steppin'
Around", the throat scorcher, "Yeah
You'll Be Mine", and their version of
Larry and the Loafers' ode to sand n
surf, "Lei's Go To the Beach" - a place
lhal Sugarshck wishes ihey could gel
lo, if ihey only knew how lo gel past
the mountain of beer cans stacked
against the front door.
Bryce Dunn
SATAN'S PILGRIMS
At Home With...
(eMpTy)
Let's enter the hallowed portals of the
soon-to-be-immortal house of rock, the
home of Portland's most reverberating
band. At first glance, a non-enlighl-
ened observer might be fool-hardy
enough lo think lhal this is a typical
musician's dwelling: Beer in Ihe fridge,
black light posters on the wall, the
smell of bowling shirts and french fries
in Ihe air. Bul this is no ordinary house,
for this is Ihe birthplace of Satan's Pilgrims, God's gift lo music haters everywhere. There's a haunted feeling of
musical magic in the air al Ihe house
of rock. This aura of
instrumenlalishness reminds you lhal
you are rawking on hallowed ground,
for il was here lhal five bmx lovin'
room-males, bored out of their #$%&*
minds, one day decided lo gel off their
surf boards and form a band; thousands of devoted geeks are exhaustively grateful they did.
and in
e you v.
form;
slopped together, create Ihe Pilgrims'
infectious sound. Some crelins have
been dumb enough to call them a surf
band, but you'd have to be silly not
to look beyond the obvious and see
the olher genres Ihey exude. Open
your mind and listen lo their music.
You'll be caught up in the noxious rubber of a drag race, adrift in the oil
burning aroma of a motorcycle rally.
The rest you'll have lo experience for
yourself, for as Ted E. has said, "You
can'l hate us until you've heard us."
Motordaddy
HUEVOS RANCHEROS
Dig Inl
(Mint)
I have a bone lo pick wilh Huevos
Rancheros. In an interview Ihey did
wilh this very magazine last year, one
of Los Tres Huevos had the gall lo suggest lhat huevos rancheros - the meal
-could be made with scrambled eggs.
Now, I'm all for creativity and individuality, and I abhor fascism in even
the most inconsequential aspects of
life, but the fucking eggs are supposed
lo be friedl Go lo either of Ihe Northwest's two top purveyors of this delectable Mexican delight - these fine
establish men Is being, of course, Mama's Kitchen in Seattle and Vancouver's own Topanga Cafe - and how
do you think they prepare their egg?
Mama's: fried. Topanga: fried. Yep,
there's nothing like a nice big plate of
fried rice and beans on a flour tortilla, slathered in salsa, guacamole,
sour cream, and beautiful, runny eggsl
So, I hold this band personally responsible for the heinous plate of
huevos I was served over on Commercial Drive a few weeks ago, a gaslro-
nomical travesty involving a thick,
doughy tortilla (yuckl), a turd of hard,
black beans (use pasty refried beans
only), and, you guessed it, o scrambled egg. Huevos Rancheros, you'll
rue Ihe day I was served such a culinary abomination I You'll pay,
dammill You'll payl
That said, I quite like this album.
Thirteen hard rockin' instrumental
tracks, with nary a dud among them.
"Secret Recipe" gets things cookin'
right from the gel-go , and other highlights include Ihe prolo-rockabilly
"Rockin' in Ihe Henhouse", "Gump
Worsley's Lament" (which also appears on the Hanson Bros. Puck Rock
comp), and the loo-cool-for-words (literally) "Evacuation", a highway driving classic if there ever was one.
Listening to Dig In! makes me wish
more bands would shut up and learn
lo let there guitars speak for them
(which is not, I should note, an invitation for gratuitous guitar wanking). Il
also makes me hungry, some I'm off
to gel me a belly fulla eggs and beans!
Dylan Griffith
SOUL COUGHING
Ruby Vroom
(Slash/Warner)
Meowwlll Very funll Go and listen to
this baby of an album if you are lucky
enough lo find it silling in a record
store. Soul Coughing's music offers a
varied mix of different walls of sound.
Buses, cars, concrete, gasoline, the
urban lifestyle of driving are repealing themes in Soul Coughing's discussion of Ihe babble of noise and words
lhal infects our lives. There's no lime
for angst here - dancing is the rulel
AN
SUPERGRASS
f Should Coco
(Parlophone)
Everybody cheer for obnoxious leen-
agersl If it weren't for them, this world
would be full of stagnant, boring music. Speaking as a teen, I'm supremely
proud of cool young bands who are
bringing music back to the kids. Supergrass are going to be househhold
names before long, believe you me,
and they deserve it.
They've got spunk and pizzazz, and
they Low how to rip off the best of
the old stuff. Supergrass have got il
all. Consisting of two teens and a geezer, this band knows how to party.
Never mind ihey don'l have a clue
what they're doing, it's impossible not
lo sing and dance along to the pop-
punk melodies of this fab new band.
Sometimes you don'l have a clue whal
they're singing about, bul when the
false
l.howcc
enjoyable though they often tend lo
Ihe lengthy side, which can make them
a lad boring. Standout tunes include
Ihe opening track, "Summer Hit", and
"Slunlman". The album has its highs
and lows, which balance each other
out to make this album a good one,
ihough not quite a great one.
Fred derF
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Full Dynamic Range: CFUV FM
102
(Guacamole Music)
Mao* Love ST
(Zoo/BMG)
Compilations have a lol of things going for them: they introduce listeners
lo bands they've never heard before;
Ihey avoid the blandness lhal some
bands have when you hear a full-
lenglher only proving how boring a
band is belore you've given ihem a
chance to develop; and best of all,
they make lor interesting and diverse
listening, especially when their songs
have some redeeming qualities.
Mad Love and Full Dynamic Range
are both compilations wilh some major differences. As a soundtrack lo the
uz
\ad Love
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of s
scream mediocrity - just as the movie
did. As a compilation released by
CFUV, the University of Victoria's campus radio station, Full Dynamic Range
was made to celebrate their 1 0 years
of broadcasting. It's exciting, it's ear-
opening and it sustains itself well for
the 72 minute length. I imagine that
listening to this is a little like tuning in
to listen to some of the best local
groups Victoria has lo offer. Standout
college rockin' tracks include ambient
dubs by Wave, witty and inspired
pop-rock by Nanaimo's Papillomas
(wilh songs lilted "Taler Gem" and
"Ted Nugenl's Spine"), The Timber
Kings' instructional rocker "Chick
Band", and tunes by The Lovebabies,
The Stupes and many, many more.
ety lhal allows
Full Dynamic Range lo live up lo its
name. More than jusl post-punk numbers, tracks include spoken word by
Kinne Starr, and beller-than-muzak
fusion wilh Sunyala. Usually with such
diversity, one might expect a grating
listen, but I found il surprisingly easy
lo listen lo as the changing genres
flowed into each other well.
Mod Love serves to re-release 10
i might have heard before,
aways. What's the
point?
I suppose you could compare these
compilations by what ihey center
around. Mad Love is a cheezy Drew
Barrymore film. Full Dynamic Range
is a compilation supporting a radio
VUEMORPH
In Expectancy of the Monumental Awe
(Silent)
This new eight-song long player by
Vancouver resident Dan Handrabur is
brilliant. If you enjoy electronic
soundscapes, or whal many would
call "ambienl" music, you should definitely go oul of your way lo check this
one oul. The entire CD has an organic,
fluid
"Caught By The Fuzz", an hilarious
song aboul being busied for drugs,
will make Supergrass famous. Il already has in England. And songs like
"Allright" and "Mansize Rooste" ooze
teenage cockiness. Every song is done
wilh a sense of humour, including
"We're Not Supposed To", which has
the vocals altered to Smurf-speed.
Supergrass have an eternity ahead
of ihem, and it'll be one long musical
trip. Anyone who gets on board now
is in for a damn fine ride.
Julie Colero
THE EDSEL AUCTIONEER
The Good Time Music Of...
(Alias)
A few years ago I was in a local
record store and I heard a greal tune.
I asked who il was and found oul it
was The Edsel Auctioneer. I never
heard anything aboul them
since...until now. Their style is fairly
consistent throughout this release of
1 2 guitar-based, semi-catchy pop
songs. The songs are quite dynamic,
consisting of sparse quiet passages
giving way lo hypnotic, wailing noisy
bits. The songs are generally pretty
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and Ihe haunting voices of lost souls.
In fact, Ihe general
feeling of this CD reminds me of
Grendel's mother's lair in Ihe
epic poem "Beowulf"; il has a strange,
dank, womb-like feeling that envelopes Ihe listener.
"Ambiosis (Morphic Fields)" is
omazing at jusl
over 1 3 minutes long. The first part of
unsettling bird calls, and then Ihe song
progresses lo the siren-like cries of a
losl spirit. To give you a very general
idea of
how this song sounds, it sort of re-
linded m
to the X
Centrophenoxin" is another
rack. It's only about 3 minute;
>ul it is jusl as effective in crec
onmenl as "Ambio:
I,  Dan
Handrabur is at Ihe forefront of
Ihe electronic music realm in Vancouver, along with other
repulables like Adham Shaikh and Phil
Western. If interested in
olher projects lhat Dan Handrabur is
involved in, check oul
Vancouver's new Endzeil Records
compilation (call 737-9067 for info)
or Dan's involvement in a project
called Floalpoint on the ESP label oul
of Ihe Netherlands.
Brian Wright
TILT
Til It Kills
(Fat Wreck Chords)
How can I explain Ihis, Ihe second
album from ihe California band Till?
Well, for any of you who have heard
their first album. Play Cell, it's pretty
much ihe some thing. For any of you
who haven't heard "Ray Cell", I'll Iry
and describe Till for you. The music's
tight and fast. The vocals are loud,
bul not obnoxious. They're your average band wilh an attitude. Cinder
seems to have improved her art, writing some really intelligent lyrics thai
stand on iheir own. There are some
radio-friendly tunes on Ihis release,
although I don't think you'll be hearing Till on CFOX anytime soon.
So, Till. You'll probably like Ihem.
You might listen lo them for a while.
They don'l really have staying power
though. Thai's ok; the world's alien
lion span is short, so let's give Till their
Julie
BABES IN TOYIAND
(Reprise)
Was il really only a year ago? God,
it feels like decades. I was long-haired
grade 1 0 Barbara, sulking down the
hallway al my big suburban high
school, listening to Babes in Toyland
tally in love wilh them. Whal on Earth
happened  in   the  proceeding   1 2
lonlhs  '
me band?
It's been a while since I've partaken
which Babes in Toyland provide. I was
enraptured by iheir fonlanelle IP (or
several monlhs, until the overdone,
showy production and Kjal Bjelland's
'Huahl How!' vocal acrobatics started
making me sick. I continued lo draw
early stuff, bul on the whole forgol
about Ihem, moved on, and gol on
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MOBY
NewYork
Theatre
Friday, June 23
Some people think
Moby is cheesy, but
they may be missing the point; he is
trying  to  bring
back a sense of
joy to music. Besides, being passionate about
something    is
definately not a
hip thing to do
nowadays.
Yes,  he is a
Christian, but
not a funda-
mentalist
one.       He
hates them
as much as
we do. Being    pro-
choice,
pro-sex
and  pro-
feminist, the
man's probably going to hell
anyway. Moby also thinks
disco was the last passionate
pop music ever made and
that a lot of technophobes are
also homophobes because
disco grew out of the gay
clubs. Remember kids,
techno=disco in a lot of people's eyes. Moby would've
been happy with all the gays
and lesbians at his show.
The show started with a
couple of VERY fast tunes, but
not as energetic as Moby himself. I'd say he was possessed, but not by the devil,
obviously! His energy rolled
off the stage in waves and the
crowd responded in kind by
dancing frantically and
waving their arms in the air.
Sure, it may've looked corny,
but it was so genuine that all
cynicism evaporated.
The show did have a stop
and start quality to it as Moby
actually talked to the audience in a very conversational
fashion. He did a version of
"Purple Haze", which was
dedicated to the tragic death
of one of Seattle's talented
residents. He initially played
the opening chords to "c mells
Like Teen Spirit", but s* . oed,
saying, "Oops, wront juy."
He also played a few hardcore numbers on guitar, and
(more under review)
and I can feel the Babes in Toyland
fan in me rising from her premature
grave.
The show-offishness which prevailed
on the Babe' previous major label releases has, thankfully, for the most part
been abandoned. They're working
harder on creating interesting and
. original song structures rather than
loud scary noises to grab their audience's attention wilh. They still scream
a little, bul not nearly as much as be-
Strange, but I like Ihis turn of events.
Babes in Toyland have returned lo the
scratchy, snimmery, down-home feel
of their first album, augmented by the
greater songwriting and playing skills
picked up in the subsequent six years.
This album is not perfect, but the flaws
(namely, overly long songs and non-
its charm. Nemesi'slers is difficult,
stutlery, cryptic, and gorgeous.
VARIOUS ARTISTS
The Art of Pop - Sweden 1995
(Swedish Independent Label
Association)
Having spent a considerable amount
of time in Sweden, I was fortunate that
my good friend Ingela introduced me
to a number of brilliant Swedish pop
bands, including Popsicle, Brainpool,
Mufflon 5, and Eggslone. It occurred
to me that Sweden had tons of greal
bul largely unrecognized and underestimated bands. Abba and Ace of
Base are hardly representative of the
Swedish music scene.
The Art of Pop-Sweden 1995 is a
collection of songs by 1 3 Swedish
indie bands (each doing one song),
none of which I'd heard of except tor
Mufflon 5 and This Perfect Day. Perhaps I was expecting greatness, but I
was a bil disappointed wilh this compilation as there wasn't a whole lol
that stood out as being exceptional.
However, Ihere are greal tracks from
Mufflon 5 ("Waverer"), who sound
even a country
version of
Prince's "Purple
Rain", which
amused me
greatly. All these
styles did  break
things up, but I appreciated the fact
he was not doing
what was expected
of him, which was to
pump    out    those
techno anthems. Audiences need to  be
challenged - it's good
for them.
June Scudeler
THE ORB
Graceland
Thursday June 22
I hate Pink Floyd.
Dylan Griffith
CELESTIAL MAGENTA
GOB
The Niagara Pub
Thursday, June 15
Here a band, there a band,
everywhere a band, band.
Everyone stereotypes bands;
it's part of the
stream-
dresses of Indian cotton, the
crippling waft of
sential oils and
'kine bud', and
jingle of tambourines over the
throaty wails of lutes of clay
OK, I wasn't overwhelmed, or
completely surprised, but I did
see something I didn't
expect,
ing novelty clothes, knew how
to play their instruments, and,
praise Jesus, kinda
rocked
Oh yeah, Gob sounded like
NoFX.
Jonis Warren
THE SHIT COOKIES
THE SUBURBANS
Fraser River Cafe
Sunday, June 4
Another all-ages venue has
opened in the Lower Mainland, this one in New Westminster,  where dozens of
teenagers showed up to see
and  hear two  of  "Royal
City'"s most popular bands.
Clad in garbage bags because of the rainy weather,
The Shit Cookies started off
the show with a fast and
frantic, albeit short, set This
all-girl  ensemble  really
looked like they were having fun, and their guitarist
had mastered some pretty
Ashy moves
The next band to play was
The Suburbans. I saw The
Suburbans play at the
Queensborough Community
Center in New Westminster
a year ago, and they have
improved since then. Less of
a novelty act, The Suburbans
pounded out song after song
of catchy pop tunes, sounding like a cross between The
Mummies and Pluto. My favourite song was the last in
their set, "Death and Brown
Things".
These two bands kept me
on the dance floor the entire evening,  and to top
*  things off, Miss New Westminster was grooving be-
fc   side me!
Page Harris
somewhat like a catchier Dinosaur Jr.,
and Blissful ("Kick the Porcupine"),
who share a resemblance with They
Might Be Giants. There are also good
songs from Wannadies and Confusion. While Ihe bulk of the songs are
guitar oriented, there are a small
number of bands doing the Depeche
Mode thing. Ultimately though, it's
difficult lo judge each band based on
one song. Bul I'm certainly interested
in hearing more from these and other
Swedish bands.
Tindersticks
Tindersticks
(This Way Up)
Santeria
()
The Tindersticks, while a dreary band
lo see live, are quite adept at creating discs overflowing wilh vaguely
angsty pools of sonic gloom, perfect
for spending introspective evenings
wallowing in. While guitars are now
less prominent and exploration of a
more layered approach lo atmosphere
Tindersticks CD, a 1 6 song affair drip
ping wilh brass, strings and organ,
inspiring of murderous passions. Although it's templing to play this whilst
driving aimlessly in the wee hours ot
Ihe nighl, the disc can be quite sopo-
More upbeat than Ihe Tindersticks,
and, with song titles like "If You Give
Me Your Soul" and "Nosferalu", more
obviously targeted al the dressed-in-
black crowd, is Sanleria's eight song
CD, Moondance. A newish Montreal
indie band, these boys have obviously
spent more than a few hours snowed
in wilh Iheir Mission and Sisters ol
Mercy discs. It's nice lo see deathrock
alive and well in Canada (apparently,
Santeria are loo cool lo use the G-
word). Certainly, although they may
be derivative, Santeria will put hope
back inlo Ihe hearts of those depressed
by Ihe recent execrable releases by
Rosella Slone and Nosleralu. Sure,
Ihey do a power ballad, and the guitarist reveals his cheese-melal rools in
the odd wanky solo, bul Santeria have
a lol of potential, and Moondonce is
Bernie Charlton
DRUGSTORE
(Gol Discs)
Drugstore are like Ihe Cheerios"
forgol aboul, ie. kinda soggy. Th
Ihe occasional crunchy O left, but
of il jusl slides down your throat
Drugstore, a Irio whose spei
seems lo be wispy songs with jangly
guitars, fade nicely inlo the background of everyday life. If you listen
ially
to the lyrics, you see pictures of pretty
monotony. You might call them vacant
but the words are far from stupid. The
songs on this, their firsl album, are a
shallow sort ol deep. Most of them
floal along without loo much consequence. Singer Isabel Monleiro has
a breathy way of delivering her stories of pity and helplessness, her gentle voice adding an unearthly lone lo
Ihe music.
This band can almost rock. On
"Devil", Monleiro's wispy vocals take
on a sharper edge, and the guitar gets
a little more fierce. Nothing too shocking Ihough.
The word to describe Drugstore is
pleasant. You can listen and jusl..drift
They don'l really make you think too
much; they don't challenge established world views. They just make
2? &iggsm& 95 LONG  VINYLiai*qs SHORT VINYL 35
various artists
I   2   perfume tree
3   various artiBts
I   bruce mcculloch
skookun chief powered...
5   various artists
free to fight!
candy-as   1
6   beb"8 in toyland
neraesisters
reprise
7   necca normal
first lp on cd
*
3   various artists
trance atlantic
volume
9   screeching weasel
10   *»r- t experience
kill the musicians
lookout
and the women who love t
hem lookout.
I 11   king crimson
thrak
virgin
12   pluto
cool way to feel
mint
1 "13   frank zappa
kill ugly radio
ryko
1 14   various artists
mad love soundtrack
zoo/bmg
1 is   various artists
ripcordz as fuck
en   guard
I lg   kerosene 454
situation at hand art monk
construction
1 17   crowsdell
dreamette
big     cat
1 18   various artists
not for sale voL 1
aam
1 19   various artists
word up
virgin
1 20   helium
the dirt of luck
matador
1 21   dbs
tales from the crib
nefer
1 22   bailter space
wammo
matador
1 23   various artists
otirede volume 2
shredder
1 24   «nton lavey
Batan takeB a holiday
amarillo
1 25   terror t & beat ass*
ss.   str8 from the ghet.tgo
noizi
1 26   good riddance
for god and country    fat
wreck chords
1 27   »nfu
the  one  voted  moot  likely...   epitaph
1 28   various artists
livin' lounge
:ontinuum
1 29   muBlimgauze
salaam alekum, baBtard
soleilmoon
1 30   zip code rapists
94124 ep
.amarillo
1 31   re*
1 32   field day
friction
lethal
1 33    speedbuggy
ater's funtime
1 34   the appleB in stfirec
fun trick noisemaker
spinart
1 35   teengenerate
get action!
crypt
nerdy girl
venufl cures all
godzuki
|   the smugglers
|    bum / teengenerat
1   girl afraid
|    facepuller
oswald five-o
the local rabbit-
good horsey
merseysippi collectif..
i   bunnygrunt
wallflower pop     kid
anatomy of noise bang on I
if   everything   goes... pop   factory
blue tv UP
you're   such   a   stupid idiot   murder
the last customer
fuzzbomb
good bye josef.....
family notebook
funbuns
dilldozer
Bil*
ergirl
loaf
I   curBe of the horseflesh old joe Clark
a poika vai tytto
sunnychar
land of the loops
robin hitchcock
the Shapiros
radioblaster
elision
lefty lucy
trailer bride
s my battery
raulti- family garage Bale
i something you
cross your mind po
days of way back
gauche
croBBing jordan
blank florid-
little yellow lemon
too much girl/bladder    split
sweet diesel morning breath
incredible force of junior stronger
dunebuggy white chocolate
the cherries daddy o
Bkinnie   girl
friction media
svoya  con  lee he
cher doll
mv')5 INDIE HOME JOBS
1     true love forever
reverb   girl     1
2     trish kelly
untitled
3     deprogrammerB
freedumb
4 lashback
5 meow
big   dump
nancy   song
6     billy zayne
come alive
1    7     wandering lucy
yearly fab and effect 17
8     dick'n'jane
release    me
1    9     the concubines
1 10    plump
cold    feet
1  11      dahgaz
2nd    helping
1 12     9<2
onomatopoeia / Bubpoena
1  1 3     budget rock showcase
runmr. oj
1  14     audio graffiti
the answer  is  no
1 1 5    south of main
b-29
1 16    groverfur
i like you
1  17     queazy
reach for the sky
I 18    -do
1 19    more socks
blends   with   pens
1 20     the dunderheads
lost   boy
1 21     69 duster
rumours
1 22     rusty nails
wall of inspiration
1 23     john korsruds hard rubber
orchestra                            iguana
1 24     trapezoid
garden   of   eden
I 25    the unhappieB
peanut    guy
1 26    the bdtnikB
enough   for  you   song
1 27    orbit in bloom
theme
1 28    collide
calling
1 29     partial patsy
borderline
1 30    kreviss
expose
1 31     kid champion
lurainiteB
1 32     Pifco 88
she    says
1 33     the papillomas
bury
1 34     liquid
blind
1 35     wheat chiefs
everything
^ffDOWffrOATOr^S^
1   djedge
edge 16
edge   records
2  mark nrg
in my brain
overdrive
3  sarah mclachlan
poBBeseion
nettwerk
4  encephaloid distrbnee
anaesthetic
influx
dance   opera
5 various (Vancouver)
endzeit
endzeit
6   higher int- agency
colourform
waveform
7 dj raisjah & dj tim
access
x-trax
8  planet 6
space music
visible
9   dj edge
edge IS
edge
10 times hard
photon
ultimate
MOTWOM BEAT TOP
bob marley
iron, lion, zion
jw productions
imij
raise yuh hand
coral Bound
pochi y su cocoband
canciones   cocom
jnticas   kubaney
leston   paul
soca    housemix
jw
boying geronimo
rumba    calzada
independent
Iob corraleros de majagual
el tirapiropito
f u e n t e s
bayette & jabu khanyile
retrenchment
mango
chaka demus & pliers
world a girls
bmg
femi kuti
no place
mango
e.r.a. outentiko
e.r.a medley 1
red   bullet
FlEX YOUR HEAP      IWfl T(W 10   blood on the saddle
 —' *"- —  l
congress
fourwalls fa
integrity
sparkmarker
i   stillsuit
I  strife
I   unjeft-ow
everlasting
pangeae
gergereck 7"
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epitapl
final   notic
Suhsurifje to
2 marc anthony
3 frankie ruiz
5 los erabajadores..
6 bonny cepeda
7 india ella o yo
8 los sabrosoB del merengue    si me guieres
9 orquesta guayacan                    pau pau
10 pochi y su cocoband estoy
emergencia de amor
1 pale riders
2 dale watson
pale riders
cheatin'    heart   at
tack    hightone
3 blue shadows
4 steve earle
lucky to me
train a comin'
Columbia
Btony   plain 1
5 nanci griffith
6 jin Lauderdale
pretty close to the
elektra
truth atlantic
7 eaaylou harris
8 michael james dickBon
9 john prine
songs of the west   Warner western 1
runnin' with the big dogB    hi-test
lost dogs & mixed blessings  oh boy
10   david hall
thinkin' problem
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29 \m^sm^ SAT 1 Couch, Duotron, Twardodeb & Barbara Manning al he Malcolm Lowry
Rooni.ipsllon Knot, Darkest of the Hillside thick-sis & Dead Head KMes at the
Starfish Room...Queazy & 10 Days la**, at the Hungry Eye...DDT & BNU at the
Town Pump...The Philosopher Kings, Medeskt Martin & Soul Crib at the
Commodore...The Deadcats, flash Basfard at the Niagara
Pub...Cblck8nhawk, Celestial Maqento, Wretched Ethyl & The Rosenbergs
at Samo's Pub.Jude, Sugar Candy Mountain & Joe Fool at the Tree House
lounge...Bemle Aral Quartet ot Raffels. .Nancy King Trio ol tha Alma St.
Caf»..June Katt at the Vbncouver Aquarium..Dawn w/almost every goddamn
dj in Vancouver plus Donald, Quest and more (inlo: 451-3033 or 893-
0203}...Manno (Sea) w/d|* Keokl, Robbie Hardkiss and more [info: (206)
781-3567)...Peace Frog (Sea) w/d|s Markie, Dmitry and more...'End
the Drud War* Freedom Celebration at Sunset Beach (2pm)...GreafCoasl
Wild (slide show by forest Action Network) at la Queno. ..Before Sunrise (7:30)
and Legends of he Fall (9:25) at the Hollywood. .
SUN 2 The George Robert Quintet ot the Alma St. Cafe...8udge Schachle
Trio at the Vancouver Aquarium...Great Coast Wild (slide show by Forest
Action Network) ot SPEC Building (2150 Maples)...Before Sunrise (7:30)
and legends ol the Fall (9:25) at he Hollywood...
MON 3 Epsilon Knot w/guests at the Town Pump...
TUfS 4 Raffled Roosters, Sex With Nixon & Above Eden at Greg's
Place...Guppy w/guesfs at the Town Pump...Poelry Slam at DV8 (8pm
sign-tip)...
W«D 5 lollapalooza '95 atThunderbird Stadium (All-AGES • lpm)...The
*s w/guests at the Town Pump.. The Steady Thieves, The Las
Thrill A Dead Sea Scrolls at the Hungry Eye...John Slowell and Olive
Gannon ot the Alma St. Cafe...Coolio at Richard's on Richards. .
THU 6 Corrosion of Conformity, Monster Magnet & Season lo Risk at the
New York Theatre (All-AGES)...The Immigrants, Split Sphere & The Big
Cookie at the Starfish Room.. Peter Jeffries at the Malcolm lowry
Room...MarmaladeA Sugar Candy Mountain at Club NRG.. Sons of Freedom & Motherson al the Town Pump.T.H.C, Saint Someone & Media
Sex God at the Hungry Eye. .Diesel Candy & Boxc.utter at the
Niagara...Catchpenny, Drunk & Pull My Finger otThe Abyss. Crankshaft
& the Phew at the Gaslown Music HolL.Moncef Genoud al the Alma St.
Cafe...
FRI 7 CiTR 101.9fM PRESENTS: SQUELCH, MARMALADE, GAZE,
SQUEEKY & THE BEANS al the Anza Club...3 Day Stubble and Pork
Queen at the Malcoim lowry Room Ngoma and the Rootabeggors ot
the Starfish Room...Mudhoney & Claw Hammer at the
Commodore.. Gradient Profile & Guests at Samoo's Pub.. Village Idiot,
The Clumsy Lovers, The Carolyn Arends Band _ Spin Cycle at the Hungry
Eye...Coal & Lux Indigo at the Treehouse Lounge, lee Aaron & CrowTot
the Town Pump...Hakomohita & Middle Sex at The Abyss...The Blue Shad
ow*& Megan Metcalfe at the Gastown Muisc Hall. Jen Days late & The
Slrollers at the Niagara...Diva Fetish Parly al the Twilight Zone...Alpha
Yaya Diolbat Panorama Park (Deep Cove).. Paris Opera Boys' Choir al
St,. Andrews Wesley Church (1012 Nelson)...Muriel's Wedding (7:15)
& Once Were Warriors (9:25) al the Ridge...A Tribute to Michelangelo
Antonloni at the Pacific Cinematheque...
SAT 8 Gas Huffer, Ripcordz & guests ot the New York Theatre (All-
AGES)...Texture, Thurston & Molly's Reach at the Starfish Room...DSK,
Village Idiot & Seismic ot the Hungry Eye. .Bif Naked, Tasle of Joy &
Jobber ot the Town Pump...Circus in Flames w/guests at the Malcolm
Lowry Room...Spanking Betty at the Niagara...Kim Mitchell a I the
Commodore...Gradient Profile & guests at Samoo's Pub...Bbckstao Gang,
Severe & Bomb Score ot The Abyss.. Invasion w/djs T-Bone, Czech,
Markem & Vitamin Eat the Soho Cafe...Deep Dish w/djs T-Bone, Mike &
Spun-K at Bellerby's Cofe (1003 W Broadway)...On the Path (Sea) featuring freaky Chakrovs Single Ceil Orchestra (info: (20d) 608 7448 Ex
pose Yourself Showcase at the Vogue Theatre ..Tony Wilson Septet At
Raffels..MuHbI's Wedding (7:15) & Once Were Warriors (9:25) at the
Rtdge..,A Tribute lo Michelangelo Antonioni al the Pacific Cinematheque...
SUN 9 Radioheod & Drugstore at the Commodore...Massive Attack w/
guests OtThe Rage...Ihe Greasy Spoon w/Slick & dj Spunk at the Hungry Eye..'.Muriel's Wedding (7:15} & Once Were Warriors (9:25) at the
Ridge...
MON 10 CiTR 101.9fM PRESENTS THE SEXTASY BAH WAHE LORDS
OF ACID & MY UFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT AT THE RAGE...Count-
down 2000 at the Roxy...Dr, Zhivago (7 30) at the Ridge...
TUI 11 GTR PRESENTS INCH & SMILE AT THE TOWN PUMP...Chris
Knox <& Mecca Normal at the Starfish Room.. Jena Hamilton reads at
Wbmen in Print (3566 W 4lh - 7:30pm)...Dr. Zhivago (7:30) at Ihe Ridge...
WED 12 Elycium, d.b.s. & freeloader at the Commodore...Catchpenny,
Audio Graffiti, Molly's Reach ot the Hungry Eye. Shallow Grave (7:30)
& Before Sunrise (9:25) at the Ridge...
THU 13 Vancouver Folk Music festival at Jericho Beach...Another Roadside Attraction at Thunderbird Stadium (ALL-AGES. 1 pm)...Hookomanat
the Malcolm Lowry Room...Pennywise, Joykiiier and DFL at the
Commodore...freeloader, Molly's Reach & Sugar Candy Mountain at the
Hungry Eye...Unity Press & Jude at Club NRG...SIippin' Lizard at The
Abyss. .Shallow Grave (7:30) & Before Sunrise (9:25) at the Ridge...
FRI 14 CITR 101.9FM PRESENTS ROCK FOR CHOICE W/54-40. cub,
10 DAYS IATE & PUNCTURE AT THE NEW YORK THEATRE (All-
AGES).. Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beoch...Everclear, Pluto
& Dishwolla al the Starfish Room.. The Real McKenzies ot the Town
Pump ..Lux Indigo w/guest at the Malcolm Lowry Room...Chronometer,
Pigment Vehicle, Sick Sick Yeah & Soul Control at the Hungry Eve...Heather
Ward at Raffels...Barney Bentall at the Commodore.. Knocking Dog &
guests at Samoo's Pub...Chelsea Mourning, Peace love Dog & Elycium at
The Abyss.. The Best of (he Best From Britain (7:30 & 9:1 5) at the
Ridge...Alexei Batalov in person al the Pacific Cinematheque (7pm)...
SAT 15 Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach...little Featatthe
Commodore...Swans & Low at the Starfish Room...8ugskull, Otalgia &
Monifold al the Malcolm Lowry Room...Terror of Tiny Town & The Soifers,
Cinnamon at ihe Hungry Eye.. Knocking Dog & guests at Samoo's
Pub...Media Sex God, Belfer& Another Guy a (The Abyss.. Jeff Mahoney
at Raffels...Stompy Slomp (Pdx) w/Mark Forina, John Howard, Mike
Stevens ond more (info: 341-1261)...Expose Yourself Showcase ot the
Voque Theatre...The Best of the Best From Britain (7:30 & 9:15} at the
fikfcje. A Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni at the Pacific Cinematheque. .
SUN 16 Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach...Glrl$ Against.
Boys, Chokebore Supernova at the Starfish Room...Tinmen at the j
Rage. Happy Campers at the Planet Cafe. The Best of the Best from j
Britain (7:30 & 9:15) at ihe Ridge...A Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni
at the Pacific Cinematheque...
MON 17 Goo Goo Dolls, Smoking Popes & You Am I at the Town j
Pump. .Smokin' Popes & You Am I at the Town Pump. Waterson, Carthy, '
Kerr at the WISE HalL.Riane Eisler reads from Sacred Pleasure: Sex, j
Myth, and the Politics of the Body at the Central libra™ (7:30)...The Best
of Ihe Best From Britain (7:30 & 9:15) at the Ridge...A Tribute to
Michelangelo Antonioni at Ihe Pacific Cinemotheque...
TUE 18 Hootie and the Blowfish & Cowboy Mouth at the Plaza of
Nations...Rory Mcleod at the WISE Hall The Best of the Best from Britain (7:30 & 9:15) at the Ridge...
WED 19 Alonis Morisselte at the Starfish Room...Ad Vielle Que Pourra
al ihe WISE Hall.. Pipe Dream, Wbleville, Mark Brodie ot the Hungry
Eye...Charlie Sexton at Dick's On Dicks.. The Best of the Best From Britain (7:30 & 9:15) at the Ridge...Occupation and Resistance: Dutch
Cineam and the Second Viforld War at the Pacific Cinematheque...
THU 20 Foo Fighters, Shudder to Think & Wool at ihe Commodore (ALL
AGES)...The Batterheads al the Malcolm lowry Room Rick Coltrane ond
Hard Poetry w/guests at Club NRG...Da Nitwits al the Hungry Eye...The
Best of the Best From Britain (7:30 4 9:15) atthe Ridge...Occupation
and Resistance: Dutch Cineam and the Second World War at the Pacific
Cinematheque...
HU21 Mission Folk Music Festival at fraser River Heritage Park... Floater
& Shrug at the Niagara...Expose Yourself Showcase at the Vogue
Theatre...Texture, Marmalaide & Johnny Millenium at the Hungry
Eye...Against My Religion & Rooter ot Samoo's Pub ..Time & Motion at
Raffels...Swank w/guests at the Malcolm Lowry Room. Dubtribe Sound
System w/dj Doc Martin & guests (info: (416) 764-2903) ..Deepak
Chopra reads from The Return of Merlin al the Central Library
(7:30).. Johnny Mnemonic (7:30) & Blade Runner (9:30) at the Ridge...A
Tribute to Michelongelo Antonioni al the Pacific Cinematheque...
SAT 22 Music For Suburban Living w/The Smugglers, The High Fives,
The Evaporators, Pressure Cooker and the Disfigurenes at Hastings Community Centre (All AGES - 7:36pm)...Perfume Tree al the Malcolm lowry
Room...Against My Religion & Rooter at Samoo's Pub...Mission Folk Music
Festival at Fraser River Heritage Park...Ace Frehley Band/Peter Criss Band
at the Commodore...Tommy Fbyd at the Hungry Eye...The Method w/
The Crystal Method, djs Markem, Quicklix, James Brown and Soma at
the Vogue...Boris Favre Quartet at Raffels..Johnny Mnemonic (7:30) &
Blade Runner (9:30) at the Ridge. A Tribute lo Michelangelo Antonioni
at the Pacific Cinematheque...
SUN 23 Mission Folk Music Festival at Fraser River Heritage Park...Happy
Campers at the Pbnet Cafe Checo at the Caribbean Cofe...finjan ot
the Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W. 41st Ave)...Black Voices (stories,
poems, and monologues) at Quick's House of Jazz (837 Beatty -
3pm)..Johnny Mnemonic (7:30) & Blade Runner (9:30) at the Ridge...
MON 24 Supergrass w/guests at the Starfish Room...Hardship Post,
Six Finger Satellite & Zumpano at the Town Pump...The Madness of King
George (7:00) and Queen Margot (9:15) at the Ridge...
TUE 25 Floater, Smokin' Frogs & Shrug at Greg's Place,..Malevolence
at Ihe Hungry Eye...The Madness of King George (7:00) and Queen
Margot (9:15) at the Ridge...
WED 26 GRRRLS With Guitars featuring EvaniGo}! & 10ft Henry at the
lotus. .Victims of luxury at the Hungry Eye...Kiss of Death (7:30) & The
Last Seduction (9:30) ot ihe Ridge...Occupation and Resistance: Dutch
Cineam and the Second V\brld War at the Pacific Cinematheque..
THU 27 Hazel Moles at the Malcolm Lowry Room...Slick and The Craze
at Club NRG..Red Rider at the Commodore...Kiss of Death (7:30) & The
Last Seduction (9:30) at the Ridge...Occupation and Resistance: Dutch
Cineam and the Second Vvforld War at the Pacific Cinematheque...
FRI 28 Roy Condo at the Malcolm Lowry Room The Wallers at the
Comrnodore„John Bentley Quartetat Raffels,...Dubtribe Under Six Eyes
& guests at Samoo'sPub...Amateur (7:15 & 9:25) at the Ridge...Why
Has Bodhi-Dharma left For the East® at the Pacific Cinematheque (9.45
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 Saturday & Monday...
SAT 29 The Minstrels w/guests at the Malcolm Lowry Room...Bourbon
Tabernacle Choir & She Stole My Beer at the Commodore .Under Six
Eyes & guests ot Samoo's Pub...The Colorifics at teh new york...Crispin
Hellion Glover and his Big Slide Show al the New York Theatre (AIL-
AGES)...Land of the Lost (Sea - info: (206) 542-0592)...Expose Yourself
Showcase at the Vogue Theatre...Amateur (7:15 & 9:25) at the Ridge...
SUN 30 Amateur (7:15 & 9:25) al ihe Ridge...
MON 31 GRRRLS With Guitars featuring Sandy Scofield, Carmen, Dhyan
Roberts & the Insomniacsat the Railway Club...Blue (7:30) & White (9:30)
ot the Ridge..
VANCOUVER WEEKLIES
MON: CiTR 101.9fM PRESENTS GEEK LOVE AT THE PIT PUB...Zoo
Boogaloo w/d|s Spun-K and Czech at the Starfish Room (jazz, funk,
reggae, hip hop)...Blue Room w/dj Isis ot Automotive (ambient)...80's
Dance Night w/d}Brion St Clair at Gracelarid
TUES: Baby Blue w/di luiz at the Shaggy Horse...Passion w/djs lace &
Dickey Doo at Richard's On Richards... Bo by Blue w/djs ATE, luis and
Jon Hardy ot the Shaggy Horse .Aqua w/djs Isis and Markem al Benny's
Bagels Yale town (ambient)...Disco Nightat the Commodore...Klassix Night
w/dj David Hawkes ot Luv Yr Hair... New Wave/Retro Night w/dj Atomic
at the Twilight Zone
WED: Velvet w/djs T Bone, Dickey Doo and special guests otThe Under-
ground - reat entronce (deep house)...Reggae Night at Graceland w/df
George Barrett...Fur at the Starfish Room (disco, dance, acid
jazz)...Ginger Snaps w/dj Mike A Soma at Mars...Mo' funk w/ djs/
Soul Kid & Seren at Richard's On Richards...Punk Rock Wednesday w/
dj Twigboy al the Twilight Zone...Suck w/dj Czech at luvafair...Open
Mike w/host Jay McLaughlin at the Malcolm lowry Room...
THUR: Sol w/dj Morkem and guests atGracefonct (progressive, trance,
tribal, hard house)...Chocolate Milk w/dj Micheal Goif at the Shaggy
Horse (jazz, soul)...The Bottle w/djs Clarence and David.Love Jones at
FRI: NewMindCondy w/dj l<
Dimension w/djs Noah, Dick. ,
Street.,.Bassment w/rotating djs every week at the Shaggy Horse...Phun
House w/djs Pretty Boy <& lace...Homo Homer ot the Odyssey w/dj
Jules...Malebox w/dj Mick Shea ot Celebrities...Blitzkrieg at the Twilight
Zone (tribal, industrial, goth)
SAT: Geography w/dj Michael Golf at the Polynesian Lounge jiazz, soul,
la tin).. .Bad Boys NightOut w/dj Jules at theOdyssey...djs Storm* Dickey
Doo at Celebrities...
SUN: GoGo Jazz lounge w/djs Michael Golf and lovely Lisa ai the Arts
Club Theatre ..Uranus Invades Mars w/djs Dickey Doo and little Tat
Mars...Alternative Jazz at Cafe Deux Soleils...Rewind w/dj Noah at
Graceland.  dj Jules at the Odyssey..The Greasy Spoon w/Slick & d\
Spun-K at the Hungry Eye
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YOU WANT TO GO
The Abyss 315 E. Broadway (side entrance)
Alma Street Cafe 2505 Alma (at Broadway)
Anza Club 3 W. 8th (Meant Pleasant)
Arts Hotline
Bassix 217 W Hastings (at Cambie)
Backstage Lounge 1585 Johnston (GranvtMe Island)
Cafe Deux Soleils 2096 Commercial (the Drive)
Cafe View Montreal 317 K Broadway (Mount Pleasant)
Caprice Theatre 965 Cranville (Granville Mall)
Celebrities 1022 Davie (Wert End)
dab NRG 3699Powell (Gastown)
CN Imax Theatre 999 Canada Place (downtown)
Commodore Ballroom 870 Granville (Granville Mail)
Commodore Lanes 838 GranviUe (GranvBle Mall)
Denman Place Cinema 1030 Denman (West End)
District Coffee 1035 Mainland (Yaletown)
DV8 51S Davie SL
Firehall Arts Centre 80 E Cordova (al Main)
Food Not Bombs Vancouver
Frederic Wood Theatre (UBC)
Gastown Hwatre U Powell Street (Gastown)
Gastown Music Hall 6 Powell SL (Gatitowo)
Glass Slipper 2714 Prince Edward (Mount Pleasant)
Graceland 1250 Richards (downtown)
Greg's Place 45844 Yale Kd. (Chilliwack)
Hastings Community Centre 2096 E Hastings (East Van)
Hemp B.C. 324 W Hastings (downtown)
Hollywood Theatre 3123 W Broadway (Kitsilano)
Hot Jazz Society 2120 Main (ML Pleasant)
Hungry Eye 23 W Cordova (Gastown)
Jericho Arts Centre 1600 Discovery (PL Grey)
La Quena 1111 Commercial Drive (the Drive)
The Lotus Club     455 Abbott St (Gastown)
Luv-A-Fair 1275 Seymour (downtown)
Lux Theatre 57 E Hastings (Gastown)
Malcolm Lowry Room 4125 E Hartbtgs (N. Burnaby)
Mars 1320 Richards (downtown)
Maximum Blues Pub 1176 Granville (downtown)
Ne« York Theatre 639 Commercial Dr. (the Drive)
Niagara Hotel Pub 435 W. Pender (downtown)
Odvssey Imports   534 Seymour (downtown)
Old American Puh 928 Main (downtown)
Orpheiiin Theatre   Smilhe & Seymour (downtown)
Pacific Cinematheque 1131 Howe (downtown)
Paradise 27 Church (New West)
Paradise Cinema 919 Cranville (Granvilie.Mall)
Park Theatre 3440 Cambie (South Vancouver)
Picadilly Puh 630 W Pender (downtown)
Pit Puh basement. Student Union Building (UBC)
Pitt Gallery 317 W Hastings (downtown)
Plaza Theatre SSI Cranville (Cranville Mall)
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Raffels Lounge 1221 Cranville (downtown)
The Rage 750 Pacific Blvd. South
Railway Cluh 579 Dunsmuir (downtown)
Kaxx Billiards Cafe 1409 W. Broadway
Richard's On Richards 1036 Richards (downtown)
Ridge Cinema 3131 Arbutus (at 16lhAvenue)
Russian Hall 600 Campbell (Chinatown)
Scratch Records 317A Cambie (downtown)
Shaggy Horse Cabaret 818 Richards (downtown)
Southl.ill Candy Shop 4198 Main (at 26lh)
Speedy O'Tuhbs (Bellingham)
Starfish Room 1055 Homer (downtown)
Starlight Cinema 935 Denman (West End)
Station Street Arts Centre 930 Station (downtown)
3B Tavern 1226 Stale (Bellingham)
Town Pump 66 Waler Street (Gastown)
Track Records       552 Seymour (downtown)
Tree House Lounge 602 Dunsmuir St (downtown)
Twilight Zone 7 Alexander (Gastown)
UBC CINEMA (located in the SUB)
UBC Grad Centre Gate 4 (UBC)
The Underground 1082 Granville (downtown)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre 1895 Venables
Vancouver Centre Cinema 650 W. Georgia (downtown)
Vancouver Little Theatre 3102 Main (ML Pleasant)
Vancouver Press Club 2215 Cranville (S. Granville)
Varsity Theatre 4375 W 10th Avenue (Point Grey)
Video In 1965 Main (South Van)
Vogue Theatre 918 Granville (Granville Mall)
Waterfront Theatre 1405 Anderson (Granville Is.)
W.I.S.E. Hall 1882 Adanac (the Drive)
Yale Blues Pub 1300 Granville (downtown)
Zulu Records      1)169 W.4th Avenue (Kitsilano)
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ground, the Swans belong to an elite set
of peenrincluding Sonic Youth, Lydia
Liirnh and the Beastie Boys. However,
unlike such rising stars, the Swans' varied career characterized by dark and sorrowful songwriting is often underrated.
Solo projects Sacrificial Calx and
Drainage are set to break this tradition,
still presenting strong lush and solemn
songs. See 'em at the Starfish Room in
July.
CDs *14?« each
Wake OIoo!
• What About It
FeeBes fans no more need wear out
copies of Crazy Rhythms or Only l/fe!
Sometimes great bands split up into great
bands. Thus, we give you Wake OIoo
r— and already on their second full-length
Wffxrt About It. So finally we can say
it's one part VU/J. Richman and one
part The Feelles.
CD *1698
Superchunk
* Incidental Musk
1991-95
Person #1: "Hey, you got your pop in my
Person #2: "No way, you got your punk
in my pop!"
Neutral 3rd Party: "Quit fightings you
two, and just go pick up the latest CD
from the Kings (and Queen) of Punk-Pop
~- Superchunk! — at Zulu Records. It
compiles all of their singles that were put
out from'91 to'95 and your life will be
incomplete without it"
CD *14?«     Cass H29*
Double Vinyl LP 51498
Seam
* Are You Driving Me
Crazy
Do you like to watch blue ocean waves
turn on sunny days, uncover the sadness
contained in such single action and then,
becoming increasingly lonesome with
each seemingly thoughtless rise and fall
ofthe water, turn and stare listlessly
nowhere. Seam do. Come hear why
we're all so pleasantly melancholic, but
please don't even begin to bring up relationships!
CD *14?«    Vinyl *12*8
Portastatic
• Slow Note from A
Sinking Ship
Aaaahh, Portastatic... much more tha
a side project of Superchunk's Mac
McCaughan. the beautiful little ditties
constructed on this second full-length
record can simultaneously evoke happiness and sadness— a feeling of hopeful
frustration. Ranging from four-track to
studio recordings, and using a large array
of electronic instrumentation, the quality
of these songs is evident from the very
first listen. Great music to sink to!
CD*16'*   Vinyl *1298
June of 44
® Engine Takes To The
Water
Usher in the new league of pop recon-
naissancers' eager expansion of the simple maps provided by rock's recent past
June of 44 etch out the contours of an
"After Bitch Magnet Post-Slint" progressive style with equal interest and
enthusiasm. So welcome this new school
and revisit with them the still flesh waters
of Iheir chosen explorers' first sojourn.
Featuring ex-members of Rodan,
Hoover, Codeine and Rex.
CD *16*»    Vinyl *12*8
Labradford
*' A Stable Reference
Take solace in the grey laconic
ings and subtle arrangements of
Labradford s stable reference. Inside,
the tones and displacements of the modem world are set on a perpetual delay,
forever hovering at the equinox between
total withdrawal and exegesis. Reflection
of the only remaining future plan for the
contemporary (urban!) cast in ambient
CD S1698    Vinyl *12>8
Man or Astroman?
• live Transmissions
From Uranus
Why keep the surfboard in the garage?
Your favourite band, Man or
Astroman?, invite you and a friend to
join them. To rock and roll wife the band
at destination Venus... no, Uranus! All
their choice killer surf cuts played at 11 as
per usual!
CD *14?8    Vinyl *10*8
The Real McKenzies
® Scotland
Hey, Laddies and Lassies,
to acknowledge your true Scottish heritage! We're all Scots down deep inside,
so our brethren. The Real McKenzies.
have unleashed ten songs of "Scottish traditional punk" that'll make you reach for
your Glenfiddich in a slash!
CD *1198 Available July 14th.
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the Pointed Sticks released
Modernettes
• Get It Straight \
The Modernettes, togeth- I
er with the Pointed Sticks
and Young Canadians,
formed the core of the "pop"
side of Vancouver's early
second to none for raw energy and "gritty attitude." Featuring such       three singles and an album on the Vancouver-based punk scene. To hear the Modernettes' complete
confrontational songs as "Fuck Your Society" and "I Hate Music"   Quintessence label, as well as an EP for the UK-based Stiff     studio works collected for the the first time (coupled
plus previously unheard gems like "Poison Of The Thought" and    Records. This CD traces the band's progress from "three with both rare demo tapes and live recordings) is a
"Last Tango," this CD demonstrates both the group's musical power chord wonders" to (in the short space of two years) material treat for lovers of well-crafted buzzsaw pop. TWs CD
and their songwriting brilliance. Includes ALL previously released that represents some of the best songwriting skill and sophis- includes early demo performances, seering live record-
material, including the legendary Hawaii and This Is Your Life EPs, tication to emerge from the entire Canadian scene. Includes ings, plus their complete studio recordings with some
as well as nine previously unreleased songs. No (scape includes many previously unreleased studio recordings, demos, and      tracks remixed especially for this CD. With detailed
detailed liner notes and never before published photos. Yowza! live performances, with detailed liner notes and rare photos.     liner notes and never before published photos.
•PonY Skip Out On These!
AU these and other Zulu releases are available at record stores throughout the Lower Mainland!

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