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SUN MACHINE
One of Canada's most successful
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is diverse, intelligent, rootsy and
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Includes "Down" and the new
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town this month with his Forbidden Dimension.
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5        Airhead
Cows head
Chipmunks and Squirrels
Huevos  Rancheros
A discussion on why breakfast is
the most important meal of the day.
A comic potpourri
How to win friends  and influence
people. Pavement's Steve Malkamus
takes  up the  slack.
Bootsy  Collins
Rounding the basses with funk's
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Machines of Loving Grace
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Everclear
16 Classical Beat
17 Bivuoac
True life confessions of a Smiths
ponce.
18 7"
19 Vancouver Special
21 Spinlist
22 Real Live Action
Mofos Psychosonic Pix
23 Under review
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Grim, Brace Yourself! A tribute to Otis Blackwell, Jaap Blonk
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Charubs HeroinMan, Driva Like Jahu Yank Crime, Everclear
World of Noise, 8tava Fisk Over and Through the Night—A 10 Year
Retrospective, Kenny Garrett African Exchange Student, Giant
Sand Centre of the Universe, Idle Downers Pharmacy, Me ices
Tastes Like Chicken, Nirvana In Utero, Offspring Ignition.
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Lately, my duties as an Editor
the future of Discorder Magazine,
as well as my future with tlie magazine, have been questioned. What
thought were fundamental and absolute tasks, wliich anyone in the
position of overseeing the publishing of print would follow, appar
ently are not. Gone are the days o
proper sentence structure, gram-
d basic
skills. No-
ivrnore,rn
body cares about tlia
told, the kids just wanna read. In a
tradition I'm growing quickly tired
of, I'm left to defend my title and
all it evidently doesn't stand for.
"Why edit material at all?"
"Why not publish everything
that's submitted?"
Why
n have
i i-:<in<
larity of fanzines and do-it-
;elf publishing, a certain ratio
readership has learned to read
"punk," Loosely defined, by print
media conditions, punk credo subscribes to photocopying, minimum
production cost, the abandon of
basic grammar/spelling skills and
no computer assistance [*note: of
course there are always exceptions
to the rule.]. Now, although Discorder may have adopted that punk
persona for one moment in time
(when we first started publishing
11 years ago) that does noi mean
we'll be taking it to, or let it put us
in, our grave. The punk albatross
shall be dangled from tlie necks of
the world over after people soon
realize that a recalled line itemfrom
history is being sold back to them
with a new coat of paint; there is no
need for Discorder to take part in
that tomfoolery when so many others can do such a belter job.
Disorder's mandate is simple: to publish a music magazine,
respected by our readers and advertisers, and to do it monthly (why,
when and by whom we got burdened with "the local scene mag"
myth is anybody's guess). As Discorder" s Editor, fulfilling that mandate is paramount for me and, coin-
cidentally enough, it's also my job.
The key word here is "job." I get
paid whether or not you can put the
i before e; i get paid to "dot your i's
and cross all your t's." Whereas
some would prefer I just sit on my
ass and put people on guest lists, I
take great pride in making your
submissions enjoyable and, above
all, readable. And that, I believe, is
what has upset more contributors
Discorder's decision to print
submitted material is based on quality and content (given that respec-
ti ve priority) and attention to a writing style, complimenting or in lieu
of quality and content, is also taken
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submissions XoDiscorderthaX need
little (meani ng fact and spell checking), if any, editing is very small
and staggeri ng. For 1 nstance, in this
issue the only pieces which fall
into that small percentage are Garnet T. Harry's "Cowshead Chronicles," Judith Beeman's subtext,
John Brunstien's "Classical Beat,"
Les Vegas' review of the Inspiral
Carpets' Devil Hopping and Mark
Kleiner's review of Material Issue's Freak City Soundtrack. Remember lhat and/or refer to said
articles the next time you ask me
how come Discorder doesn't print
everything it receives, or why your
submission was edited, or why I' m
not going to call you before any
changes are made to it. It's not very
easy telling someone they're a bad
writer and many of you would probably not want to trade jobs with me
if not only for that reason. But if
you can think of an easier way to
tell someone that they're a lousy
writer without bruising their "artistic" or "creative" ego, then I'll
be the first to draft up a form letter.
Until then, take a few correspondence courses and lose the chip on
your shoulder because :'if you don' t
want it edited, don't fucking write
April showers bring May flowers.
So what do May showers bring? I
don't know either but with the courtesy of tlie people at MCA records
Discorder is going to try and help
youbrightenupthoseovercastdays.
Be one of the first 5 to mail us a
postcard with your return address
and what-not on it and we'll guarantee that a CD copy of Hole's Live
Through This arrives in your
mailbox as briskly as postal-possible. On the bright side, May showers bring fewer rollerbladers! Send
mis l.
don't think highly of it. Youshelved
Medicine simply because they're
American? Obviously, you are devoid of an open mind. I'm not criticizing your "Britishness," a lot of
my good friends are British, but at
least they cede merit to those deserving, regardless of geographical locale. If Medicine didn't turn
your crank, fine, but if where they
Dear Discorder,
Thanks for reminding me th
subscription to your magaz
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Dear Airhead,
I realize that Discorder has a mandate (see under "Office Use Only")
to show the rest of the ignorant
world that it is indeed elitist when
displaying its superior knowledge
of the wide world of music. And I
understand that the contributors
display personal taste and have bias
subject to their disgression. I know
this, I obey this and I think its great.
But there's one of you who
picks my ass. Dear Mr. S.
Hemelryck, you sir, are a musical
snob. You don't like anything unless its British and even then, you
your Shoe-gazing in Manchester or
egat you. Cultural mi-
alive and well in the
of local Vancouver bands,
and I also love reading the airhead
section + life with the family endye
+ band interviews + reviews. I especially enjoyed the recent interview with Timothy Leary. I do want
to mention to you lhat I have
changed my address, so please send
the next issue to my new address
(below).
Thanks in advance
Yours sincerely
Dear
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During ou
T'ronto (you know, like
Tonto only bigger) we have tried in
earnest to forget your goofy zine.
However, urge overcomes intelligence and we find ourselves searching for anything to occupy our u me.
Therefore, not being able lo afford
our daily Prozac any longer on our
ever diminishing student loans, we
were hoping you could send subscription info.
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their time and energy to the project.
When the final accounting is done
I'll reveal how much moolah was
0 raised for the Little Sisters Legal
Defence fund. No more projects
s kid. c
e Fall.
The Women Between the Worlds
(Dell. $16.95)
F.  Gwynplaine Maclntyre s
m Women Between the Worlds is
* aboul Vanessa, who leaves her own
land because of a nasty dictator
known as The Dreadful Eye (corny
or what?). Vanessa vows to return
to her world and fight Tlie Dreadful Eye but is torn between wanting
lo remain on the planet Earth. One
0    problem: Vanessa is invisible.
Vanessa enlists the help of
the male lead, whose name I don't
et and
ii begins ihe long proa
♦ nicely set up: between the building
passion comes contact with Aleister
Crowley who is enlisted to help the
couple find their way back to
Vanessa's world to free the masses.
Tlie adventure leally gets going
when this group travels lo the olher
£     dimension     the huttlcof goodo'
the book ended in a flurry of activity which was disappointing and
somewhat dizzying.
Bob Flannagan: Super Masochist
(Re/Search, $19.95)
Talking about fantasies! Tlie latest
Re/Search book features one of
their friends. Bob Flannagan, who
has made a name for himself in the
underground for his performance
Work and booksdelaill rig his sexual
interests. I've long ago devoted
myself lo Re/Search and will collect any book diey come out with,
this being no exception—aside
from being educational they look
fab laid out on my bookshelf, how
could I stop now?—however, Bob's
lhrough the
Uabitrails
v gripping; I
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story can be told in less space then
this fairly thin volume and the photos get a bit tedious: Bob tied up,
Bob tied up in yet anor/ierposition,
Bob smiling on his birthday, another photo of Bob smiling on his
birthday etc. ...Super Masochist
should have profiled a few other
masoclusts to give the readerssome
better insight into the lifestyle and
more bang for their book-buying
dollar.
ioks.
Life After God (Pocket I
$20.00)
Through theHabitrails (Bad Habit,
$13.50)
Douglas Coupland's third book
is as passionate as his previous.
Generation X and Shampoo Planet,
however Coupland has written the
first Big Little Book™ for adults
with Life After God. Tlie size, as do
the hand drawn pictures by Douglas himself, help merit this distinction—most pages contain a complete passage along with a drawings martini glass, a shovel, a leaf
blowing in the wind etc. While a
true Big Little Book would show
Dick Tracy on the trail of a mystery
the imagery here reveals neglected
objects which strike a chord with
the storyteller. A nifty format
doesn't mask the fact lhat this sombre read is chock full of depressing
observations about life; nevertheless, while we cando widiout speculation about when the big one is
going to fall (die wrong sun), diere maining seven tales are splendid.
Jeff Nicholson has been
publishing his own comics since
the mid-80s and his new collection
of stories Through the Habitrails
captures the dismay of a commercial artist running a "treadmill" existence in both work and his love
life. Aldiough Nicholson, in the
book's forward, "dreads" the
thought that anyone would think
Through the Habitrails is an auto-
bio comic, he goes on to say diere is
"some degree" of autobiography
taking place but only as "inner
mumblings." Anyone who has ever
had an office job involving a "work
station'' will readily relate to what
Jeff lays down and cat lovers, you' ve
been warned, will have a hard time
with a certain story (tres violent).
Some of this book was previously
published in the cancelled Taboo
series of graphic horror.
Also, Jeffs 31-issue run of
Ultra Klutz (i nitiall y a loose parody
of the Japanese TV hero Ultraman)
led to the more sombre Lost Laughter (issue N°4 out this month) and
the upcoming FnXiierarulSon comic
(which, help us, appears to be Gen-
X style hi-jinks). Look for a phone
book-sized reproduction of die entire Ultra Klutz series, 520 pages,
available in July. Write Jeff
Nicholson at: P.O. Box 3684,
Chico, CA 95927
On May 26th the Malcolm Lowry
Room (in the North Burnaby Inn,
wayyy the heck up Hastings St.)
will preview a film-noir crime
drama which will be part of this
year's.lazz Festival. The "cast" is a
band led by Peter Huron and the
work, "Guiltedged Blond," is by
Ross MacDonald. (Attention cyclists: have you taken the Adanac
bike route to Burnaby yet? It's perfect.)
I finally made it to one of the
Tongue of the Slip performances, which feature poetry, music
and dance, at the Glass Slipper
(2714 Prince Edward, just behind
the Biltmore Hotel). On May 17th
the musical guest is Rancid Dog
wilh Mark Campbell (bass), Barry
Taylor (drums) and Thomas
Anlield (guitar). Johanne Lalonde
and Dave Say (sax) will also present
a performance piece. Tlie five dollar cover goes to the performers
and refreshments are available.
Nick Bantock's Griffin and Sabine
trilogy is an exceptional mix of an
and writing, a fascinating love story
told through "Ihe mail" (the reader
opens envelopes to reveal the letters). On Saturday, June 18th
Bantock. along with co-writer
Barbra Hodson (EgyptumJukebox)
and Celia King {Seven Wonders of
the Modem World) will give a
workshop at the SFU downtown
campus on inulli-dimensional
books, their history and craft. Tliis
two hour workshop is $15.00. For
further information call 291-5100.
COMPUTER-EASE
Tired of the "Generation X" term?
That's nothing compared to how
sick you're going to be of the "information highway" buzzterm,
made doubly nauseating if the word
"super" gets thrown in as well.
However, being online is wonderful and you can "meel" die most
interesting people: die power of e-
mail got mem touch with Jessica
Abel. Jessica lives in Chicago and
has so far published two issues of
her swell comic, Anbabe, which
averages one issue per year. Sex,
coffee and, of course, music are the
topics. Handbound with a personalized cover this is a great deal for
two bucks postpaid (US funds).
Write Jessica @ 1573 N.
Milwaukee Ave., #423, Chicago,
1160622.1 also met Jesse Reklaw
online and he sent me his digesl-
sized comic, of which diere are
eight, titled Knot! Right now Jesse's
having a contest to find the most
jK¥OT!
amazing dream to illustrate for an
upcoming issue (I'm sending in my
nightmare about the time I woke up
thinking my husband had chopped
his arm off), so send your dream
his way @ P.O. Box 8081, Santa
Cruz, CA 95061. There's a new
>nlm
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company
BiblioBy tes who are offering users a chance to download copies of
books and pay by credit card.
BiblioBytes will specialize in hard-
to-find, controversial and out of
print books as well as works by
first time authors. Books will be
sold for the lowest price of currently available editions. For more
info contact (201) 222-1600 or e-
mail the publisher, Glen Hauman
@ <hauman@abb.com>. To request a free sample of Crashcou rse,
a SF tale/first novel by
Wilheminia Baird send a message to <crashcourse@bb.com>
and specify what file format.
David Lasky is from Seattle and
his comic, Boom Boom, is now
being published by AEON. Lasky
lends his focus to biography: the
last issue of his mini-comic told us
about John Lee Hooker and Pablo
Picasso! Also from Seattle is Dan
Savage whose "Savage Love"
advice column can be found, locally, in Terminal City and in die
ever incredible Stranger, from his
town. Savage, a none-too-subtle
yet caustically humorous fellow has
now produced his own conuc txxik,
also titled Savage Love. In Hell's
Belly is a most exciting local zine
and it's free! Tlie mag, which covers lifestyle and sexuality issues, u
somewhat hard to find due to a
small print run but #4 should be out
by May 15. Info/ads: 321-3710(24-
hour machine). Gee Whiz depl:
Two local 'zines have published
comics I' ve subnutted! SelfEsteam
Queen #2 has my eight-panel strip
called "Where's Mike" (true story)
and Wow! #2 printed a small piece-
about my feelings towards the Lunatic Fringe nightclub. Martin
Wales, creator alKinder Nacht. is
living in Victoria these days and
his scootcr/Ska-based adventure
conuc has now been picked up by a
major distributor (read greater exposure) in the States. #6 is die new
what  people  are  reading
Ever wonder what "People are Reading"? I do. Gillian Gaar, superb pop-
culture writer from Seattle, took the time to write and tell subtext.
:Fay Weldonand
Reading has been a part of my life since I learned how to
as that Here are some of die authors who have shaped
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Childhood/Adolescent Heroes: by Margaret Atwood. All of these
Charles Schultz, A. A. Milne, E. books gave me the shivers—liter-
B. White, Lewis Carroll, Paul ally. It's rare for me to have such a
Zindell and S. E. Hinton. visceral response to a book
Novels that Created an Emotional The Great American Novel (one of
Whallop: yy^byGeorgeOrwell, them, anyway): Valley of the Dolls
Dracula   by   Bram   Stoker, by Jacqueline Susann.
Wulhering Heights by Emily College Years: Lillian Hellman,
Bronteari(ir7W/an<iTOjid^7jj/^^D
Post-College Yea
Edna O' Brien.
Books dial Best Capture the Spirit of
the Northwest: Shadowland by
William Arnold and 77ie Stranger
Beside Me by Ann Rule.
Hobby Books: OK, I admit it, I collect kitschy, outdated books about
sex such as: Velvet Underground
AevijiWby Michael I.eight 'another
no-holds-barred visit to that hidden
world of sexual depravity"), Sex &
the Coed by James B. Fairly ("A
■?ninflifnfivffiii.Y?fiiifi?ralg
andattitudes of the college female
and her prey") and The Grapevine by
Jes Steam ("A report on the secret
world of the lesbian").
All Time Ravin' Faves: The Orton
Diaries by Joe Orton. A shattering
look inside a brilliant writer's mind.
Hit Men by Fredric Dannen. One of
the best hooks about the business
side of the music industry. I wonder
how mam young hopefuls this scares
away from the biz'" England's
Dreaming by Jon Savage A fascinating look at the rise (and fall) of
punk.  Backlash by Susan Faludi.
Until die publication of this book I
thought I was just paranoid. You
mean there was actually another
woman in the U.S. dunking along the
same lines as myself' Amazing! And
if you make it through that why not
consider Beyond Power by Marilyn
French. This book goes a long way
towards explaining how we got into
this mess in the first place It's basically ahistoiy of brutality, of women
by men. and of men hv men. illustrating how power enslaves both die
oppressed .uul the oppressor in an
unholy bond.
The End Result tMv Accomplishments; Where It All Led Me i: Senior
Editor at The Rocket magazine. I've
also written for Goldmine, Option,
Pulse, Hits, The Bob, Seattle Post
Intelligencer and the (Tacoma)
Morning News Tribune. I've also put
out my own fanzines: one on an obscure U.K. band called the 45's and
For the Love of Kate, about Kate
Bush. And, mv pride and joy, my
own book: She's A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock i Roll from
Seattle's own Seal Press. It's still
available, why not buy it today? os,,! wa;
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Discorder: So does Calgary have the big zoo or is that
"\^""iv     Edmonton?
,.-.„      >    Brent: No, Edmonton has the World's Biggest Stupid
<c"     Mall.There'sevenaprostitutionanddrugringgoin'
M~/-^     on in there. We went there for the first time as a
group las
The seedy area of the West Edmonton Mall; a very
frightening Orwelhan future. So what do you think of
Vancouver?
Well, there are a lot of really great bands out
there, and I've got a lot of friends out there,
but there seems to be this "Sign me. Sign me"
attitude, rather than [ bands] just goin' out to
of your favorite kind of eggs on there—maybe
scrambled—then you add some salsa or some refried
beans on the side; maybe guacamole. It's a universal
So you're not looking for, like, Tragically Hip status?
I think that would be kind of funny. It's kind of funny
that we've made it as far as we have so far. What do
you think of the Vancouver scene?
Me? Itseems very cardboard; like some of the bands are
copying more successful groups just so they can be the
of the Cramps or Jane's Addiction,
hatever. But a lot of the music
here is really good: cub, the
Smugglers, the
Shademakers. Who do you
look to for inspiration?
The Ramones, obviously.
And a good meal is always
A  good  meal  of huevos
rancheros? What is huevos
rancheros, exactly?
Okay, first you fry up a
tortilla, then you slap some
The Mexican contributor
You got it.
Has any singer ever come up and offered their services
to you?
Oh, yeah.
How common is that?
It doesn't really happen that much anymore. One
time when we were in Victoria this guy cam e u p to us
goin' on about "Oh, you guys are great but I'm the
guy who can take you to the top. I got the words and
I got the voice," and he wouldn't let up. He was
actually quite hu
So what did you end up saying to him?
[laughs] "See you later."
He probably just wanted to look cool in front of the
chicks.
It might have worked because we didn't get any.
Do you write your songs dedicating them to anything?
If so, do you have to compensate through the music for
the absence of lyrics?
It's kind of hard to get a message in there but we
could start writing songs with lovely, sort of, rain
forest titles. The title of the song just makes us laugh.
We could call them anything.
Do you agree that Canadian music is good but most
Canadian movies are bad, with the exception of Highway
61 and the likes?
I think the Canadian movie industry is too small to
crank out a lot of good stuff. There's probably a lot
of really good stuff that we don't even know about.
What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
Spiderman. Spiderman was a superhero with angst.
All the other superheroes were like those Vancouver
bands: "I'm great and I know it."
I have a poster on my wall from when you played out
here with the Rattled Roosters.
That was our first Vancouver gig.
How did you get that gig?
We met the Rattled Roosters when we were playing
in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon with them. It
was kind of goofy, actually. The Vancouver show was
the goofiest.
What made it goofy?
Well, we didn't getpaid. We did the stupidest thing _
imaginable, that was to come out on the bus. I still **
have a scar from that, I'm sure.
Where do you work?
I work at a button factory.
Are those buttons that say things or just shirt buttons?
I never thought of that, that's just my standard line.
I stole that from a Ramones interview. We told some •■
guys in Victoria that I worked in a button factory and
that Graham [Evans, bass player] worked in a hat
factory.
What's the worst job that you' ve ever had?
I once built bicycles for Canadian Tire.
What's your favorite book?
Oh, I read a lot I certainly like Kurt Vonnegut. I like
Edward Gorri; he's a writer/illustrator guy.
Did you ever read The Catcher in the Ryel
I read it about fifteen years ago. 4
How old are you?
I can't tell you. We'n
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"Out on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins, nature kids,
they don't have a function. J
don't understand what they
mean, and I could really give
a fuck." — Pavement (from
"Range Life")
Spawned in the foothills
of Stockton, California,
Pavement has evolved
from a trio of studio hacks
(Steve Malkmus, Spiral
Stairs, andengineer-cum-
drummer Gary Young)
into a full-fledged touring band who are lo-fi
heroes of the indie-rock
scene. After releasing a
compilation of their 7"
singles for Drag City
records (Westing—By
Musket and Sextant), followed by a full-length album on Matador Records
(1992's Slanted and Enchanted), they are now
on tour in support of their
latest release. Crooked
Rain, Crooked Rain.
Discorder spoke with
Pavement's      singer,
Steven Malkmus, who called from a fuzzy pay-
phone in Texas.
Discorder: Hello, who am I speaking with?
Steven Malkmus, singer and guitarist of Pavement.
What part of Texas are you in?
We're in Austin, the state capital.
Have you played there yet?
No, we're on right after I talk to you. I'm actually on
the street corner because we don't have a hotel yet.
I'm just putting in my time doing ■
before the show. There's a band called Bailter Space      people have been coming 01
playing before us and they're gonna go on any mi
n the aisles.
o the shows and dancing
How long have you been touring with Bailter Space?
4 shows. Before them we also played with Codeine and a
band called Helium. We hook up with a lot of other bands
on die way—a lot of one-word bands, normally.
Blaise Pascal opened for you last time you were in
Vancouver. Did you personally ask them to open for
Yeah, we liked meeting them when we were in Vancouver last time. We heard theire-fdterE.P., it was cool, and
anything we can do for nice
people who make a good
record we're gonna help out.
I really like that first song on
that CD, (singing) "we go
down, down, down...."
They've got more in them,
you know. They're coming
ir.shu\
brakes. It's wonderful.
that'll be great.
Where has the tour taken
you so far?
We came from Florida and
New Orleans to get here and
it was a very nice drive but
what can I say? There are
more surprises and less stress
if we don't know where we're
going. We're driving around
in a small rented van, it's an
American make, and it's got
big windows, power-steering,
cruise  control  and power
Last year you toured the east coast of Australia with
Crow, a Sydney band, will you be touring with them
again?
They played with us last year, I don't think you could call
it supporting. We'11 probably play with them again 'cause
they're nice people and they make a hell of a racket, so
they're welcome along.
Did you start touring before the new album, Crooked
Rain, Crooked Rain, came out?
We did in Europe but in America it's been out and, yeah,
Did you notice an increase in attendance at the shows
after the release of the album?
Not particularly in England because we played small
enough venues that most of them sold out. We always
tend to play small places and get big crowds, which is
It seems like a lot of the song material on Crooked
Rain, Crooked Rain is about touring. It seems kind of
tongue-in-cheek.
Yeah, sometimes there are a
few mentions but, in the end,
that's a separate dialogue
from the actual meaning of
the record, I think. It's like a
little sidetrack; it turns out to
be a dead end, critically. I
think it's interesting that
there are a lot of references
to touring and rock and roll
in general but I think if the
album was a family tree that
would be one family that
moved to Idaho and we never
heard from again.
I was thinking, in particular, about your song
"Range Life" where you
mention the Smashing
Pumpkins and the Stone
Temple Pilots.
Yeah, that one has more of a
topographical element to it
and it's more specifically mentioning things like that.
It's true, that song does mention those groups and it is
about louring, but in the end it's a coming-of-age song
about the redemptive qualities of music and life, and not
petty little things like what those bands are doing.
Have you heard any comments from the bands that
you mention in lhat song?
I heard that the Stone Temple Pilots are coming to our
show in L.A. but that's a long rumour. As far as the
Smashing Pumpkins go, I haven't met any of them and
they're pretty busy: they're touring a lot and they probably don't have time to think about us. In the end, it's sort
of a compliment to them that we mentioned them. I
would like to be mentioned in another group's song. I
think that's good, whether it's derogatory or positive, if $)t
I see our name in another band's interview. I don't mind
it, in fact I'm flattered in some ways. It's just a perverse
90's way of flattering those bands by mentioning them.
It's the only way we can really talk to them, through our
records, similar to our fans.
What are some other bands that are new and exciting
to you these days? "
I like the Palace Brothers from Louisville and there's a
few more, I'm sure: That Dog. they're on Geffen, a
major label band, they're
pretty cool.
You   recorded  Crooked
Rain, Crooked Rain on a 24 f
track, is that right?
Yes, intentionally. It wasn't
any different. It'sjust8more
tracks than our other releases
and it wasn't like we used
extra tracks to make our
sound bigger. There was always the same amount of mi- "•
crophones on and we just
had more time to waste. It's
hard to believe but we've
always recorded in big studios—well, not really big.
We've always done our best
to damage [our records] but m
there's enough damage going on in the world so we
thought we'd try and bring a
little life and reverb into the
world on one of our records and see if that ruins it. It's
sort of an experiment for us to see what it's like in any
Do you find that you're getting a much wider audience now that you're distributed by Warner?
I don't know. We're on different kinds of radio stations
but Idon'tknowhowmany records we're selling. MTV
and radio aren't important. It's the people who care
enough about the band lo be a supporter that I want to
connect with, not for financial reasons but just because -
they're the serious music fans who listen more than once *
to your songs and maybe listen closely.  Roseann Nasser
H«
e you ever
people haven't. Like most,
been to Saskatchewan you'
through it—they tend t
thinking there is nothing tc
realize is that Saskatoon is
Running back to Saskatoon, Discorder interviewed Porksword
about their musical influences, Highwood, their "Hear and
Saskatoon? Most     Now" interview with Kevin Press and the meaning of "Cow
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And most recently a fun punk rock band
named Porksword has emerged from the
city's rniist.
In their short year-and-a-half
existence, Porksword has been doing
extremely well. They have released two
E.P.s, Porksword Fever and Super
Discharger, which have topped their
community radio station music charts and
they've amassed a following (Friends of
Porksword) which tails the band religiously from gig to gig. Why? Because
their music is good rocking fun and the
band members, vocalist Graham "Poop"
Andrews, guitarist Craig "Jon Jovi"
Lindsay, bassist Steven Jodrell and drummer "Farmer" Stu Scott (a.k.a. Stubbie
Hasselhoff), enjoy performing. Whether it
be at last summer's Highwood Music
Festival or with the likes of Jr. Gone
Wild, the Fleshtones, Hanson Brothers,
13 Engines, Mushroom Trail, hHead or
The Smalls, Porksword can always turn a
few heads in their Johnny Cash satin
blouses.
Discorder: How did you choose the name Porksword?
Poop:    Sitting    in    front    of    7-Eleven    o
night,    in    my    dad's    big,    big    blue    velo
But why pork?
What are your personal musical influences?
Jon Jovi: Van HalenfiRock Gods of the '80s.
Rock guitar Legends of the '80s, like Richie
Sambora    and    John    Bon    Jovi,    are    my    influ-
Steven: Judas Priest and Black Sabbath are
mine. I like crazy music like Loverboy, Def
Leppard   and   Swedish   music.
Poop: Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Big Black,
the   Grateful   Dead   and   Ayla   from   Green   Hair.
Do your diverse tastes in music contribute to your
When   you   have   skin   tight
belt   buckle,   you   deserve
to   be   said   about
like    one    or    two    as    a    group.     We    are    not
diverse   at   all.   We   like   rock   music.
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Who does the songwriting?
Poop:   Jon   does.
What inspires your lyrics, Jon?
Jon   Jovi:    I    don't    know.    T.V.
good.     The    show    Neon    Rider
Words   that   rhyme   and   go toge
are    usually    the    gist of
songwriting  process.
Steven:    When    Jon    and I    dr
Listen   to   a   good   '80s   rock   tape.
like "Eye of the Tiger" or bands
like Journey, Men at Work,
Kraftwerk, Trooper, Foreigner,
Sheriff and Devo give him good
ideas   for   songs.
How does a Porksword song come to
be?
Farmer Stu: "Stu's Farm" is
interesting in how it came
about: we fooled around with the
music and then the lyrics were
put on top. Usually, Jon will
come    up    with    the    guitar    melody
everybody. It changes a bit here
and   there.    Sometimes   Steve   hears
Porksword has a new song called "Cow
Slut." What is a Cow Slut?
Jon    Jovi:    Take    a    walk    down    the
Steven: Go to Swift Current,
Saskatchewan   and    stay   there    for
ly, really drunk one night in
the Local pub and a rodeo star
comes   in   and   plays   hockey   for   an
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some   words   to   be   said   about   your
style.   It's   different.
Poop:    The    song/meaning   of    a    cow
slut   is  not   gender   specific.
Tell Discorder about the "Hear and
Now" interview? Who was that
done with?
Poop: A guy named Kevin Press
had a syndicated radio show
out     of     Toronto.     He    played    a
show and then he decided that
he wanted to do a show on
Porksword. Theo Kivol, the
music director at CFCR community radio here in Saskatoon,
gave Kevin my phone number so
he phoned and interviewed us
and did a whole show on us.
It was his second-last show
of    syndi ca ti on.
Jon    Jovi:    Does    he    still    have
a    show    in   Toronto?
Graham :      Yes,     but     it's     not
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Okay, so maybe I didn't know
.a heck of a lot about Tucson,
Arizona's Machines of Loving
Grace before our interview
[Isn't that the purpose of
interviews? — ed.] but I
thoroughly enjoyed myself
during the proceedings. I
initially clued in to their
individual abnormalities when
members Scott Benzel
(vocals), Mike Fisher
(keyboards), Stuart Kupers
- and bass) and Brad
(drums) introduced
themselves as Ed Sullivan,
John Lennon, Peter Gabriel
and Mickey Hart—this was
not going to be a serious
interview.
According to Scott (who
did most of the talking, with
many humorous asides from
Mike and Stuart), Richard
Brautigan, a hippy poet who
associated with the Beat
scene a bit and wrote All
Watched Over By Machines
of Loving Grace, was "the
dead poet guy" who inspired
the band and their name. "I
read it in high school and filed
it in my memory banks," Scott
recalls, "and that surfaced
when it was time to name a
band. We were going to call
ourselves Foreigner but that
had already been used!"
Despite that Machines of
Loving Grace has been
compared to Nine Inch Nails
they display more depth than
"bowina down" and renting
houses that Charles Manson
finger-painted in. They
resr ct electronic and guitar
bands and fashion their sound
on both of those influences.
More importantly, the band
feels that a lot of people just,
plainly, don't comprehend
their mix of musical styles
and resent being lumped into
either category. "A lot of
people are like, 'But you're
not industrial...?" says Scott,
"and we're like, 'Yeah, that's
the point!'" They attribute
this to lackadaisical North
American journalism and the
ability to describe things in
but a few easy words.
Talk swiftly veered in
another direction and before
I knew it we were knee-deep
into two issues on which many
words have been spoken:
health care and gun control.
The band wasn't too
optimistic that America will
see either. The prognosis is
that health care will only get
half-way and that although
the Second Amendment
doesn't guarantee the right
to bear arms, unfortunately,
it will always be interpreted
that way. "America is in the
pocket of Big Business," and
lobbyists and insurance
companies will get their way.
There's a bias against
socialized medicine "and
fingers are pointed at Canada.
Do you want to wait months
for a liver transplant?" asks
Scott. Additionally, the
Second Amendment was
written during "The British
are coming!" phase of
American history, when
militias were needed, and was
not meant for Mom and Pop
to carry guns. "There's a lot
of confusion and
disinformation and I don't
think America, in general, is
as politically aware as certain
other countries."
So how big is Tucson,
anyway?
"About the size of this
dressing room," claims Stuart.
"If you took three or four
of these dressing rooms it'd
be about three or four times
the size of these dressing
rooms; that's with the
'burbs," states Scott, giving
us the facts.
Actually, according to
Mike, Tuscon is about
700,000 people large with a
partiality for traditional
Southwest rock ("klezmer
music," quips Scott) and very
few places for Machines of
Loving Grace to play.
Fortunately, a new venue
opened up—a movie theatre
was converted into a
performance space—and the
band performed their
"biggest and best show"
there recently. In spite of
their apparent large following
in Phoenix, Brad and Scott
lived in L.A. for awhile _nd
"enjoyed" all of California's
natural wonders: "it shakes,
it slides, it burns and it
droughts." I offer my theory
that it's all a way of telling
Skinny Puppy they shouldn't
have gone down there to
record. They agree, citing
"other evidence" with much
laughter. When I mention
Martin Atkins is supposedly
working on the new Skinny
Puppy album, Stuart
enthuses:
"Rowan Atkinson?!"
In light of North
America's embracing of
Generation X and all the
baggage that comes with it, I
was amazed that Americans
knew about Blackadder, Mr.
Bean and the work of Rowan
Atkinson. Scott, however,
doesn't buy that a British
comedian is producing Skinny
Puppy. Likewise, if you've
seen the Gen-X classic,
Slacker, you may remember
the guy driving around with
the PA system spewing anti-
societal vitriolic musings onto
the streets. Machines of
Loving Grace were cool
enough to sample him. What
did Mike identify with in the
film that made him want to
sample it?
"My life! That section of
the movie struck me because
it seemed so, well, like any
other vignette in the movie,
it seemed so random. I
recorded it and decided to
put it in the song "Shake"
because it fit really well."
During the sample clearing
process he discovered the
segment was performed by
Jim Rosch, a performance
artist out of Florida. Rosch
was contacted and he happily
sent the band a copy of his
album of different personality
vignettes.
On a closing note it's
decided that we should talk
more about comedy [Like
politics isn't an avenue for
that.—ed.], referring to The
Kids in the Hall, of course.
Mike pronounces them as one
of Canada's best exports,
besides Triumph.
But what about Kim
Mitchell? I ask
"What about Mae
Moore?" they rebuttal. "What
about Michael J. Fox? And I
haven't seen any Mounties
yet. Where's Dudley Do-
Right?"
MAY
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by Sean "Skyler" Raggett
four or
Zipgun played a Northwest fiesta a few weeks
ago with Sinister Six and The Rockinghams on
a beautiful Saturday evening at the Starfish
Room. Discorder caught up with these four
pizza-delivery punk-rock stars ("At one time all
four of us delivered pizza...three of us [worked]
for the same restaurant and our bass player
worked at a competing store," says Dan) before their set in a cramped and smelly bathroom backstage. The interview was transcribed
on the back of an old gig poster, using a copy
of Supertramp's Breakfast in America record
as a note pad, with a between-pie follow-up
phone call from Dan at Picora's Italian Pizzeria
in Seattle. Zipgun was a lot of fun to talk with,
here's why:
Discorder: How was the drive across the 49th?
Any problems?
Robbe (vocals): Real smooth, no problems, but
we're looking forward to going back. We drove up
in our bitchin' van
Dan (drums): If you're in a rock band you have to
pay $200 to the Canadian government to come
and play 'cause they think you're gonna make all
this money up here and take it out of the country.
You tell them you're in a band and they give you a
work permit that lets you play music for one night
in Canada then leave. So you have to pay it
yourself or get the club to pay the money.
Neil (guitar): We always get hassled-going south.
We were thinking of renaming the band Cavity
Check, (laughs)
Why is Vancouver better than Seattle?
Dan: Prettier women, the weather, bigger, more
cosmopolitan, the beer's strong. How's that?
Neil: Pretty belly dancers. Last time we played
here we went to this ethnic restaurant and there
was a crazy belly dancer shakin' around our table.        #*
Nuts.
When I visit Seattle I envision everyone around
me packing guns. Do any of you own a piece?
Ian (bass): No.
Neil: We all have big guns, (laughs)
What's the difference between a Canadian and       f
an American?
Neil: Two words: "eh" and "huh." Like, where a
Canadian would say, "Nice day, eh?" an American
would say, "Nice day, huh?".
The Rockinghams, who opened for you this
time, covered a Kiss song in their set called
"Come on and Love Me." Ever listen to Kiss?       $    i
Neil: I saw Kiss in 76, 77 and 1978 back in
Denver.
Robbe: I hate Kiss. They stink!
Ian: I love Kiss. I've always loved them. They've
had a big influence on my style today.
Does Zipgun cover any songs/bands?
Neil: We do a few Plasmatics covers,'Tight Black       f
Pants" and "Born To Kill" by the Damned, the
Stones, Kinks, Who, Yardbirds and Leonard Cohen—you name it.
Where are the members of Zipgun originally
from?
Neil: I came from Denver, eight years ago.
Ian: I've lived in Seattle forever. «;,  ,
Robbe: Me too.
Dan: I'm from Portland but I've lived here forthree
years.
Where did the name Zipgun originate?
Dan: We stole it from a guy named Josh who used
to work at Fallout Records. He was gonna have a
band and call it Zipgun but we kinda took it from       m
him—he never got it together. "
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were the two of you doing prior to
joining and forming Everclear?
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Washington and moved down
to Portland with a band. The same day
that that band kind of fizzled out Is the
same day thajjajj^ftr Art's ad In The
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too much and everything blew up, so
I quit everything and moved up to
Alaska. I didn't get to my kit, seriously,
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busting my ass at this construction
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or did it just come together with Scott
and Craig?
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the ad. When I met Craig he had never
played this kind of music before—it
kind of alienated him at first but he
liked it and wanted to give it a try—
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a major and i walked away from It. But
that was a good thing...there were a
lot of substance abusers and bullshit.
Anyway, we took our time—I
Just gave It six months—and by the
time September '93 rolled around we
wanted to do a four-song demo. I
wasn't sure if I wanted to stay In the
band but after hearing the tape we
were all like, "Hey, this is good!"
Scott: We were really surprised by
ourselves with the demo.
You have a daughter how. How has
that changed your life, Art?
Art: I don't know, what do you guys
think? I think It's changed me. It's
made me less flaky—I don't take
some things quite as serious as I
once did.
Scott: I think It's been really, really
good for him. Art Is In control of
almost every aspect of the band and
I think It's kind of brought out the
warm, loving daddy In him. (laughs)
different from what I call punk rock. I
want to get back to the music of the
soul like Echo and the Bunnymen and
A Flock of Seagulls, man. You know
what I'm saying? The music that
matters, damnlt! Wang Chung,
basically. "Everybody Wang Chung
tonight!!!" Yeah, I like it all. Anything
that's hooky and rocks. We've got
Heaven Tonight\n our van right now....
Was your previous band in San
Francisco, Colorfinger, at all
comparable to Everclear?
Art: Lyrically, It was a lot more
personal than this stuff Is; musically,
It was more expansive and, at the
same time, less avant-garde. Notthat
Everclear Is avant-garde but I do a lot
more dissonant, drony and more
rhythmical changes In this band than
s musical background, aside from
some country influences thanks to his
mom, is pretty much early punk rock.
Scott and Craig, were your upbringings
similar?
Scott: You can't not be affected by
the mainstream but I got hit by the
new wave bug. I really love Elvis
Costello, Joe Jackson, early Pretenders, Devo, all that stuff. Influences?
I'm a music student so I've played
everything from bebop Jazz to the
classics to some punk rock!
Craig: My hometown, Spokane, is
pretty much full of punk rock bands.
There was a band that I Just loved
called TFL and It was Just full-on punk
rock. I'm a lot younger than these
guys, I'm only 23, so I didn't get
Influenced by the earlier stuff like X.
I'd never even heard of X before!
Art:  What  he  calls  punk  rock is
id
1 in Colorfinger.
Are the Portland and San Francisco
music scenes very different?
Art: The scene In Portland Is way '
better. When we go play In San Francisco we go, "What?! These are the
big bands In SF?!" I'm going to get
ragged for this but, I don't know, It's
Just a really weird scene.
Everclear has done so much in so little
time: SxSW [South by Southwest], CMJ,      #>
Gavin Convention. Howdidyoumanage
all of that?
Art: A lot of people knew me from
Colorfinger, so I think that might have
helped, but I didn't pull any strings to
get Into SxSW. I didn't consult label
people to request our appearance (at
those conferences], I Just sent them 9
the tape. That got us Invited. That got
the ball rolling with indle labels and Neil: Me and Robbe were having an argument in
a Seattle Texaco overa girl. He put on a David Lee
Roth record and five minutes later he had her
goin'. Her name was Tammy; Tammy P.
Dan: We originated in Seattle in 1991. Robbe and
I were already playing together when we met Neil,
who was playing [with Ian] in the Derelicts. We
worked together at the same pizza place so when
the Derelicts broke up, and he was looking for a
drummer and singer, we jammed around and it
sounded good. Because the Derelicts were on
eMpTy Records the guy who runs eMpTy, Blake,
came to one of our practices. He said he liked it
and put out our first single: Cool in the Cell. The
single did good so he did an album; that's how it
all started.
In total, Zipgun has released two full-length
LPs and a handful of 7" records for the eMpTy
label. Are the people at eMpTy records nice to
you?
Dan: We're really happy with eMpTy. They're nice
to us and really supportive. Some of their bands
have left for greener pastures—The Meices went
on to London records and Gas Huffer moved to a
different label—so I guess we're one of the oldest
bands on the label now. We're gonna do another
record coming out late-fall/early-next year. We
like eMpTy.
How about the title of your new record?
Dan: We called our record Baltimore because of
when we were in Baltimore on our last tour we
took off from the club and drove to a friend's house
that we were staying at; we went inside for ten or
fifteen minutes, came back outside, and our entire
van had been hot-wired stolen. The only thing left
was the little latch for the window on the side—we
found that on the ground. Everything was in there:
equipment, clothes, CDs, T-shirts, everything.
Somewhere out there is someone listening to our
CDs and walking around in our T-shirts.
How is the draw at most of your shows on
tour?
Dan: It varies. We do good in some cities and not
so good in others. We couldn't really tour last time
because all of our stuff got stolen. We do good
around the Northwest: Portland's really good for
us; Vancouver has been good and bad. I think the
secret is to keep on the road—keep going. The
Supersuckers and Gas Huffer are prime examples of bands that are on the road 6-8 months out
of the year. Word-of-mouth really pays off if you
play good shows and people like you.
The cover art for Baltimore features a large
person in a bunny suit and a poodle perched
over the bunny's Easter basket of eggs. Who's
the bunny?
Ian: Thaf s Dan, and if you look closely you'll see
that the poodle has a raging erection.
Dan: We thought it was really funny. We got that
suit for cheap and we borrowed the dog from my
landlord.
Tom Price (of Gas Huffer) plays organ on a few
tracks, one of them "I Can't Wait." How did he
hook up with Zipgun?
Neil: He was the original drummerof the Derelicts.
He was the first person I met when I came to
Seattle.
Did any of you take piano lessons when
were kids?
Dan & Robbe: Yup. (laughing enthusiast^
Ian: They're the most skillful members i
and yet they have the easiest jobs.'(iaugjfs)
Dan: Robbe can play "Bennie and the Jets*pretty
good. Itooklessonsforashortamourrtoff
I think Ian took them too.
What is planned for Zipgun in the immediate
future?
Dan: We've planned a tour for May and we'll be
releasing another single sometime late-summer.
We'll have the new album out late-fall/early-winter
and we're going to California at the end of May.
Then we're looking forward to a tour with the New
Bomb Turks in July.
Neil: We're looking for a new bass player, (laugh's)
We'd like to release Charles Manson from prison.
Name a Canadian hero.
Robbe: Mike Reno!
Neil: Nardwuar
Ian: Rob Wright
Dan: Gordon Lightfoot.
Four Canadian provinces.
(collectively) Ontario, Regina, the
tories, Edmonton and Saskatoon.
Starbucks or Seattle's Best?
Ian: Folgers,
raldez is the
Is vinyl dead?
Robbe: No. Seven inch records
Neil: Rock & roll sounds better on vinyl
The Rocket or Discorder?
(unanimous) Discorder.
Neil: The Rocket can eat a hard cock for breakfast.
Robbe: Straight up, baby.
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- other people requesting material and
~ talking about developmental deals.
Tlm/Kerr Records signed us and put
out our Nervous and WelrdE.P., which
got us invited to the CMJ, and it's just
kind of snowballed since the CMJ.
We've got a publishing deal going
down right now that will give us time
and money to not worry about being
signed to a major and Just let us
promote our record.
Tell us about Tim/Kerr Records. Who
else is signed to the label?
Art: Poison Idea, the Wipers, the Gits,
uh...Sugar      Boom,      Caveman
Shoestore. They got a band called Ice
▼ Cream Headache that's okay. Another
band, on a Salem label called Schizophrenic, that Is going to be distributed
by T/K, called Sklploader, are one of
the best new bands out of Portland.
aP"%/K are Indie but they've got worldwide distribution.
Craig: Pond did a single, Sprinkler,
%     Saliva Tree....
Do you spend a lot of time on the road?
Scott: As a matter of fact, you know,
it doesn't seem like we're out too
much but we really haven't had but a
weekend off here and there.
•I     Where is your best audience?-
Craig: I love to play Spokane because
it's my hometown and all my buddies
come out. See, none of us grew up in
Portland so It's not like all of our high
school buddies come out to see us.
But I love to play California—San
Diego and San Francisco are really
%      fun.
Most memorable gigs?
Scott: That would have to be the
EndFest, where we got to play with X,
They Might Be Giants, Social
Distortion, Helmet and Belly. The other
one would have to be the first big
Industry show that we did: South by
Southwest.
We saw you last time at the Starfish
Room with Rop. You put on a great
show: energetic and raw with a lot of
feeling. Is it hard to capture that in the
studio?
Craig:  Sometimes the  studio gets
really tense for me because it's a new
thing.
Art: We just go right into the songs
and don't rehearse them very much.
Craig: ...playing what's going to be
recorded,   like,  a  hundred  times.
Sometimes Art will come up with an
Idea and we'll basically get it down.
Art, you produced both Nervous and
Weird and World of Noise. Was it hard
to be objective as a player as well as a
producer?
Art: It's kind of a natural thing for me
to produce my own stuff. I'm kind of a
controller when It comes to that, that's
no secret. I write, sing and bring all
the songs Into the studio and then
they start adding their parts. More
and more often they are coming up
with stuff that I like better than what
I had originally thought of.
In the liner notes of your CD you thank
a lot of other bands. Do you get a lot of
support from other bands?
Art: Some bands, yeah. We tend to be
really good friends with bands we
meet on the road. The bands that we
don't like and don't like us tend to be
the bigger Portland bands. It's an
attitude, man. It's an attitude of
whether you take yourself too
seriously or not, I think.
You alsothanked all the strong women
inyour lives. Have women had a positive
influence on you?
Art: I did that. I grew up with women.
Women have been very important to
me as well as being the best friends
that I've ever had.
You talk about some important issues
in your songs: AIDS, addiction,
relationships. What's important to you
when writing a song?
Art: It's just what comes out. If
something starts bugging me I just
start writing it down on paper. I try to
put it In some sort of prose that I can
express and then I Just write a song
from there. I try not to be too preachy.
I don't like bands that preach about
social or political Issues.
Scott: But the next album Is going to
be entirely about the road!
Everclear, the name, any definition?
Art: Do you want to hear what I tell
the stupid people on the radio down
south or the truth? [Opting for the
truth.] Basically, when I was a kid I
used to drink Everclear and get sick.
I mean, there was nothing more
intense than drinking Everclear. It's
pure grain alcohol, like 180 proof. I
thought it would be a cool name back
then when I was a heavy metal puke
head.
What's next for Everclear?
Art: Well, we're going to all get sex
changes and become a jazz band. WANNA PARTY?
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:of Brahms' (ieriihin Requiem
though as an irregular event this is a
le nut of tlie domain of what's usually
vered (after all, the review isn't of
to you unless you also know
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rk or ensemble!), I thought the per-
mance deserved coverage for two
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well done even by professional
irds; and secondly, UBC Music
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urk fil will be the Verdi Requiem
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luling freak) and will almost
inly involve different performers.
worth keeping in mind as an inex-
ive ($4.00 for students or $10.00
ultsI concert wliich is likely to be
vordi seeing. But enough pream-
d on with the review.
Brahms' German Requiem
riginally conceived of as a single
ueni and then given a premiere as
! movement work before a booing
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and choir-learn tlieir parts
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rather
ance). The work
seven movements with the last composed and fifth in the playing order
being in memory of his mother. In its
final 1H69 form the German Requiem
was the work that really focussed public
attenhononast niggling young Johannes
Brahms and allowed him to switch from
being a performer to a full-time composer. As the title suggests it is a religious funeral work, but unlike the more
common dirge performed by a small
as.ronglyrc
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such as Brahms.
but a true belief
in a wonderful aflerworkl. and regardless of the listener's opinions on the
matter the powerful delivery of lines
like "Death, where is your sting'.'" is
uplifting. (The line, by the way, is actually delivered in German as is the rest of
Ihe work.) Doubtless this has much lo
do with the work's popularity in com-
pariso
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XXX published nearly fifty years
. Brahms scored the Requiem for
.ytnphonic orchestra, large choir,
>cal soloists, thereby putting a
oad not only on die siage but on
iductor as well. In general, as the
:.',. >Mij»tsLt demanding Utsttlo get
tlie two grol^W'WSrlUogeUier effectively and reqtttfJDs a skived conductor
to*afchtcve the desired ophesion. I must
admit I went to lips performance expecting it only to be passable; many of
the choir members are volunteers who,
without the threat of a grade hanging
over them, I expected to have little motivation for the level of practice required
to do a really good job on a work which
is nearly an hour and a half long. I was
delightfully surprised. Consisting of tlie
UBC Symphony Orchestra, UBC Clio-
Union, and University Singers with
\s Fankhauser directing, Lauren
Wa,
and
Theodore Baerg as baritone soloist, the
ensemble put on a really outstanding
performance in front of a near-capacity
audience.
All seven movements of the
final version of the work have both
instrumental and choral parts. Calling
for Kith sudden changes in dynamics
and (in two movements) for changes in
tempo, die work is a true tour de force
for any ensemble. Not only did the orchestra perform well, but die choir members kept very close lime and maintained a clear sound from the beginning
right up lo the end of die concert. Tlie
baritone soloist (Theodore Baerg) did
an excellent job, in keeping with his
background as a professional opera
singer; even at a seat well back in the
balcony his voice was clear and distinct.
Unfortunately, the same did not hold for
solo soprano Lauren Wagner (also a
professional operatic singer); I wasquite
unable to make out distinct words even
while following a score. Tliis was a little
disappointing, bul it was Ihe only small
blemish on an otherwise outstanding
performance. Judging by the expressions and comments of other audience
members leaving the theater , I think I
was not Ihe only one lo be so impressed.
Originally the program was
advertised as having two other works in
addition to the Requiem, but due to the
prohibitive length of such a program tlie
other works were wisely left off. As an
additional bonus, diere was none of the
inappropriate applause which so often
haunts performances of this sort. I'm
sure you know what I mean; some school
performance is being done so all the
relatives get tickets to see liltle Billy
perform. The aforementioned
relatives have, of course, no idea about
the performance or even classical music
in general. Nonetheless, they cheer and
applaud enthusiastically at every break
between movements, either not none
ing or not caring that no one else in die
audience is applauding or that the performers are looking at them strangely. (I
suppose I should confess'to having been
one of these wayward applauders on al
least one occasion. Hey, I thought diere
had been four
movements....) Hopefully the lack of
this at the Requiem performance was
due to the relatives taking enough inter -
esttoactuallyaskBilly something about
the work.
One final uplifting aspect of
the program was the acknowledgement
at the bottom of the program that die
performance was sponsored by none
other dian Dr. David Strangway I'm
glad to see that at least some of his
salary goes to good use.
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concert schedule will be a little less full
than in the winter montlis. Tlie VSO has
several concerts in May, with a
Masterworks performance of Verdi's
Siciliani Overture, Buhr's Piano Con-
certo (with Louis Lorte as soloist), and
Dvorak' ever-popular Symphony No.9,
more commonly known as die New
World Symphony, on the 28th and 30di.
On the 12th, 13th, and 14th,Kazuyoshi
Akiyama conducts as die VSO performs the Third Suite from Respighi's
Ancient Airs and Dances, Salter's Suite
Canadienne, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio
llalien, and Paganini's Violin Concerto
No.2 (La Clochette) with Martin Beaver as soloist. On the 6tli and 7th the
VSO Pops is presenting "From Silents
to Sound", a concert of early Hollywood film music. As is the usual case
with VSO concerts, these are all at 8:00
PM in the Orpheum.
Early Music Vancouver is pre-
senting Ton Koopman and Tini
Malthot, considered by some to be the
world's leading early-music keyboard
duo, in a performance of J.S. Bach's
masterpiece The Art of Fugue in May
26dl at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.
189 W.lldi Avenue, 8:00 PM
If you're going to he out in
Victoria, the Early Music Society of the
Islands is presenting Monica Hugget
(violin) and Tamara Bernstein
(fortepiano) in a concert of sonatas by
Mozart and Beedioven on Saturday die
7th at Metropolitan United Church. Both
pf diese musicians regularly perforin
with Early Music Vancouver and should
put on a really great show. The performance tune isn't given in their information, but if you're interested in finding
out more you can call them at 370-4331.
That's about it for events in
the next month, but with Ihe summer
season.starting inJune the concert sched- I
ule should pick up a bit. Good listening
until next month! It's almost funny how a band as prolific as Bivouac is
in the U.K. can end up being totally unknown and
^overlooked in North America. When the "G-word"
(Geffen) plays into conversation it makes it all the
more strange. Perhaps you were lucky enough to catch
one of Bivouac's two shows in Vancouver, the first
stop of their six-week, North American tour supporting Tacoma's Seaweed. If not, pick up derby andjoan,
a compilation of some of their English releases, or
their latest, Tuber, both on the New York-based label
^Engine Records.
Discorder: There are a lot of people outside of the
U.K., including Vancouver, that don't know a whole
lot about Bivouac. Paul, tell us the basic facts. How
did you get the name Bivouac?
Paul: Bivouac just came from the dictionary. Basi-
^cally, it has fuck-all else to do with just sticking a pin
^in a dictionary. We liked it, it's got a lot of vowels and
it's quite a strange word. We've been together now for
three years, not a long time, and we're a "plod rock"
What is plod rock?
Paul: I don't know I just made it up!
So, Bivouac formed three years ago in Leeds?
Paul: Actually, in Darby, which is in the Midlands in
England. Darby is a real shithole with a small town
attitude—I ended up there for college and I hated it. As
soon as I finished college I moved to Nottingham,
which is a pretty cool city, it's smashing.
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into the music thing?
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listening to other stuff as well.
Paul: Being an early-eighties' child I got Wham! and Kajagoog-
all those pop greats. I was a Smiths ponce.
Anthony: I wasn't really into punk that much, [though] I got il
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compare Bivouac with Buffalo Tom.
Paul: He said the B.T.-word!
Anthony: The British press know shit.
Granville: Fuck them.
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a major, but in England there's a real "indie puritan"
attitude; it's the big sellout. I don't give a fuck. To be
in a band and make music and get paid for it, that's
So, what's in Bivouac's future now that Geffen is in
Paul: We'll be staying in England.
Anthony: Except in the winter we'll move to Jamaica!
Paul: Winter blues: three months of grey skies and rain.
Anthony: No sun at all.
Paul: It does your soul no good. At least you've got
snow and sun here. I like it, I'm going to move here!
Will you face the wrath of the indie backlash? Will
we be reading in the NME or Melody Maker how lame
Bivouac is for signing with Geffen?
Anthony: It's started already.
Paul: They're picking up on it now. One of our last single reviews
was something like, "...rest on their laurels and release another
single while counting the cash." Fuck them.
Anthony: The problem, to be really critical about it, is that the
people who own NME are, probably, (he second or third-largest
media corporation in the world. They slag us off for signing with a
''corporate" record company [but] these corporate record companies aren't half as big as the companies thai own [NME].
Paul: If they're so puritanical why don'l they pack their jobs in. not
get paid and start up a fanzine or sq me thing.
"I'd much rather get
clubbed on the head with a
stick than get shot."
This is Bivouac's second tour in North America. What was
your first trip to America like? Was there much culture shock?
Paul: We've done tours in Europe where there is the obvious
language barrier but there's still a language barrier here! We call
cigarettes "fags." If you go, "Can I stub a fag out?" over here that
means "Can I kill a queer Woke?"
Anthony: I had problems buying a package of cigarettes when I
first came over. In England they sell 10's and 20's so I said. "I
want 20 Marlboro Lights." Of course the shopkeeper looked at me
really puzzled thinking I wanted 20 packets of Marlboro Lights!
Someone had to bail me out and say I just wanted a packet of
Marlboro Lights!
Granville: Here [in Canada] its a cultural thing In America, even
though we speak the same language, it's like, "1 don't understand
lllis!" In Europe, though, a lot of the customs and the way lo go
aboul stuff is the same
Paul: Seeing 10 year-old kids on the news talking about having
llieir own handguns because other people have got them, and that
they're going to .shoot people before they get shot, is a bit loo
much. It's fucking insane.
Guns aren't a real problem in the U.K.?
Paul: duns arc getting more and more prominent now bul it's still
very rare that they're a problem. The guns that are about are
usually drug-related.
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106, 101-1184 Dennian St.. Vancouver. B.C. V6G 2M9)
likely, if anything, be banned from
MusicWest is the Uneven Steps I
couldn't believe my eyes when I saw
tins record! The warped, acid-washed,
to vinyl. The CUrr«y/:\eF..P. is some
ol Ihe most lotally original, bizarre,
abstract, Star rret-dream-seuueiice
schlock lo ever come out of Vancouver. T) lis is Dave from Thorsen 'slave
sell   1
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ml. s
()ne local group lhat will prob-
e conference is SNFU, alsostead-
piirvcyorsol 'die DIY elhic. The
tune 1 heard SNFW was on some
old punk compilation called //
\c Tumi Tin Til., and I remember
idler
K.lly. I;
ore likely me) ar
..little
Half Records, 5527
Burnaby. B.C. V5B IR2)
Alter that dementia, here's a
local slab to prove what an incredibly
diverse scene we have in town pull ing
out records. It's While Rock's The
Surfdusters wilh their new surf instrumental E.P. Waves of Pleasure.
Local folks may remember these cats
from opening for Dick Dale (twice),
and Ihe live shows are pretly much Ihe
e three
Hie nppin'
on'l'lianloi
Sn.iss one crucial aspect of
don'l rock. Bui it's local.
,>rc worth owning for Ihe
5605 Victoria Ave., White
Rock, B.C. V4B 1H9)
The Surfdusters could take a
listen and a lesson from Germany's
The Astronauts whose no-budget
cheapie four-song instro-surf E.P. (you
guessed it) ROCKS! Dressed up in
homemade space suits 'n' all, the
Astronauts (not to be confused with
die original 60's Astronauts, Montreal's      Astronuts,       Seattle's
Actionauts) blast off die washed-over
banzai-beat, the over-driven reverb,
and the non-existent-but-you-kltow-
it's-Uiere bass. A cool cross between
Link Wray and The Phantom Surfers.
(Shot Down Records, M. Larisch,
Senner Hellweg224,33689 Bielefeld,
Germany)
lust as no-budget and barebones
is South City, CA's The
Brentwoods;just three gals pounding out rock 'n' roll like tlieir poodle
skirts depended on it. Almost inaudible ui its tinniness, diis E.P. presents
two   rockers.   "New   Girl"   and
performance of of R&R classic
"Heeby-Jeebies" on Soudi City's
famed Radio X. Find and buy if you
dare. (Radio X, P.O. Box 63, South
Cny.CA, 94083 U.S.A.)
Everyone's favorite gay rockers Pansy Division are back with
The Nine Inch Males E. P., ram-packed
with their ever-rhyming prorno-homo
lyrics. Geex, Louise, diese guys never
quit! "Fuck Buddy" is a funny, rockin'
original, and the I wo covers on the B-
side please as well: die insightful
•closet" diemed "Tlie Biggest Lie"
penned by Bob Mould and an emotional rendition of Beat Happening's
"Cry For a Shadow." Watch for Pansy
Division's queer-core madness to hit
Vancouver for MusicWest tliis month!
(Lookout!, P.O. Box 11374. Berkeley.
CA. 94701 U.S.A.)
New York's A-Bones. who
would probably try to kick Pansy Division's ass until they heard dieir
music, are apparently trying to release as many singles as possible before their rumoured but hopefully
unlrue break-up. Just out is "Hully
Gully" b/w 'Baby Doll" (featuring
the A-Bones crooning on "Oil
Canada/'sortoQonNaiiaiino'sLance
Rock Records, and "Bad Boy" b/w
"Conic Back" (recorded by Kearny
Barton at legendary Audio Recording
Studios of Seattle, where die Somes
recorded dieir first LP). Bodi discs
stomp, shout and shimmy in the tried
and Hue A-Bones fashion known by
rock 'n' roll connisseurs the world
over. (LanceRock Records, 1223CoI-
lege Dr., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5Z5;
Demolition Derby, Tervuursestwg
1H, 1820 Perk, Belgium)
Coming in at a close second to
tlie A-Bones' beat is North Carolina's
warped Southern Culture on the
Skids who are back widi acollabora-
tion 7" With some guy named Don
Rowland "Cockroach Blues" and
"Bird Nest Blues" are more of that
grizzled-hot S.C.O.T.S. southern
boogie-woogie, but I think 1 could
have done without the dash of ugly
mysogny on side two...naughty,
naughty. (Sympathy For The Record
Olympia's Kicking Giant
have joined die K International Pop
Underground for #42 in the heralded
7" series. As the title of the series
suggests, this is pop; the A-side a
slightly out of tune, but stellar jangly
beat-pop tune called "She's Real."
and die two songs on the flip follow
suit in a fun. simplistic garage-pop
form. Where was this action at dieir
recent helter-skelter Hastings Com-
s u
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WA, 98507 U.S.A.)
If you happen to be a regular
reader of diis column you'll know that
die Velvet Underground are often
mentioned. Simply put, tlieir sound
has been extremely influential for most
of what we call today's pop and indie
rock. Their records and perfor
changed rock 'n' roll forever, int
ducing new sounds, techniques
tigs) than
today's i
[antly popping up
veryone from Jonathan Richman lo
irvana quotes them as a major influ-
ice. Their massive pioneering pres-
ice is 11 in 1 everywhere, and current
it-makers Pavement are a perfect
sample. Damn if die Lei Pavement
ut Your Hairl" doesn't sound spot-
ii VU! Not only does Pavement's
nger echo Lou Reed in '66, these
iree great songs possess many of die
is die pick of d
nth;
long into Camper Van Beethoven.
All hail Pavement, all hail the Velvet Underground. (Big Cat, P.O.
Box 3074, London, W4 4ZN, Bug-      (
land) '
Droppingbackintoreality,'68
Comeback comes back withacou-
ple of raunchy blues stompers for In
The Red Records. The A-side's "It
Gets a Little Red" is nothing special, but the flip's version of Charlie
Feadiers' "A Long Time Ago" kicks 9
Memphis butt. And the front cover
has gotta be die best candid shot of
Southern white trash in the history
of Southern white trash! Yee-ha!
Also on In The Red and last
for the month is Fireworks, a band
rumoured to liave an album out on f
Crypt Records, so chances are I'm
a-gunna dig. Sure 'nuff, Fireworks
igrute and explode into some mighty
primitive '50s style rock 'n' roll
here, much like The Mummies or
die aforementioned Brenlwoods.
Like a pounded down Screecheroo.
diis baby rocks tlie neighbourhood! ©
(hi Tlie Red, 2627 Strong Place.
Anaheim. CA, 92806 U.S.A.)
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837 Granville St.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
(604)688-2828
18 ESK&ansisP* Last month, as the observant among vol
will have noticed, "Vancouver Special'
was tragically deleted from the pages
Discorder. I suspect a secret plot lo sab
lage my altempl to document the Vanco
ver scene bul, despite some serious inves
galion and finger-pointing , I have yet to
identify a subject to be crucified for this
terrible mishap. I will though. And until
then, to quote Ihe greal Mr. T, "I pity the
fool."
But on to things of more immediate
interest to me and, I'm sure, to many others.
A new "free space" has been opened at 311
W. Hastings, in the same building as
Spartacus Books and just a slones throw
away from Scratch records and Blast/Pop.
Organized by the people affiliated (and
some who are not-so-affiliated) with the
Gest Quest Co-Op, the space has been open
for just over a month now bul is still in need
of ideas and volunteers (Cash donations to
help pay the rent would also be appreciated.). If successful, this could be the start
of something very special and beneficial to
the local music scene—maybe something
like a small-scale version of San Francisco's Epicentre—it all depends on Ihe amount
of support there is for the place. Weekly
meetings are held on Fridays at 7:00 P.M.
and, hopefully, there will be someone
around al most other limes as well. So
check it out.
Another space to check out is
Drisleyland. the sight of a bunch of recent
all-ages shows. Located on Francis alClark.
it's dark, dingy and very punk: beer-soaked
floors, graffiti on Ihe walls and very few
"rules." It's probably not a very good place
to have your parents drop you off if they're
giving you a ride to a show, so take a bus
from downtown instead.
DEMOS!
Outright - From Protest to Confrontation
A straight-edge hardcore band from Victoria, Outright is kinda heavy and even have
Neurosis-style back-up screaming vocals.
I'm sure they have a good live sound but,
unfortunately, it doesn't translate well to 4-
irack and the songs on From Protest lo
Confrontation lack both intensity and structure. A good effort, nonetheless. (580 Stor-
noway. Victoria, B.C. V9C 3J8)
Demian - demo
Looking at this tape demo I would have to
guess that Demian is a gothic band, kind of
like Bauhaus. But 1 guess thai old proverb
is true: you can't judge a book (or a tape) by
its cover. (P.O. Box 3936. 349 W. Georgia
St.. Vancouver. B.C. V6B 3Z4)
various artist - Show and Tell Vol. I
Featuring Sex With Nixon. Juice Monkeys, Big Gulp, Stick Monkey and the
Real Mackenzies. Show and Tell is a
compilation of bands who are currently
playing the club circuit. All of the recordings are of great sound quality and Ihe
tracks by Sex With Nixon and'Big Gulp
really stand out. Hopefully, olher bands
will get it together and put out some more
compilations like this. (Wnte Nicole at
#102-1110 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver. B.C.
V6H1J1)
Shutdown - Tales on Numbness and Bliss
Playing punk-rock with a lol of metal overtones. Shutdown reminds me of early hardcore-crossover days and skate-rock bands
like Beyond Possess
on Numbness and Bliss are, for Ihe mosl
part, inaudible and the vocals indecipherable but the packaging is good and there are
plenty (16!) of songs. (Headrush Records,
P.O. Box 5514. Victoria, B.C. V8V 6V4)
The vocals on Tales on the wrong speed—fuck is that annoy-
s are, for Ihe most ing— but don't get me wrong, I like things
mellow and I even like some indie-rock,
but, well, maybe I'm just not this hip. (Mmt
Records, 699-810 W. Broadway, Vancouver. B.C. V5Z 4C9)
Dreadnaut - Deliverance
Yep, this is death-metal alright: groaning
vocals, heavy guitars and long guitar solos.
Very scary. I could barely read their name
'cause their logo is so evil looking. (No
address. Try 666-Hell.)
Man Bites Dogma  Bone
Man Biles Dogma has a. sort of, neo-classic
rock sound, similar lo something like Pearl
Jam. I'm not saying lhat this is necessarily
good or bad. I just think that there's loo
much classic rock on Vancouver radio already. Maybe I'd like them better if I listened to them sloned bul that's hardly a
compliment. (6089 Jeanne Mance. Montreal, Que. H2H 4K9)
Kittens - Griub
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this
band rules! Heavy, really heavy. Like the
Melvins but heavier and more lucked. 1267
Barker Blvd.. Winnipeg. Manitoba R3R
2H4)
VINYL!
How come Mmt Records is the only label
thai sends 7" singles lo "Vancouver Special'"7 Do you think Grant is theonly person
who reviews 7Y> Hey. if it's local, even if
kid champion - conscious: 7"
This looks and sounds like indie-rock so if
that's what you're into you should like kid
champion: however, it took me a while to
get into conscious. It's really mellow and,
al tunes, almost sounds like it's warped or
Smugglers
Party...Party...Party.. Pooper! 7"
Ever since I was told thai the Smugglers
was now a straight-edge band I've been
wondering if their sound has changed. Apparently not. This is up-tempo, goofy garage-rock with lots of altitude—not loo
different from their previous stuff at all. If
this is straight-edge then maybe straightedge isn't so bad after all. The record contains two originals and two covers and the
packaging is great. Luckily for me. I got a
copy with a cute member of Ihe band on the
cover. [Must be Bryce. - ed] (Mini
Records.)
DIGITAL RECORDINGS!
Rick Colbourne and Hard Poetry
Hard Poetn CD
I can't really describe Hard Poeliy as anything other than Canadian Rock: ;
guitars and a couple of singers harmonizing
with the laid-back bass and drums, and a 1
up-tempo wilh a lot of soulful love songs
suppose there are bands like this across ll
world bul Canada sure seems lo have, or
least lo promote, a lol of ihem. (PO B<
93558, Nelson Park Post Office, Vanco
ver. B.C. V6E 41.7)
Eugene Ripper
Fast Folk Underground
Well, the title son of sums it all up Some
folk, some rock and then some reggae from
Eugene's olher band. Dead Head Cool. Sort
of a hodge-podge of one man's various
musical endeavours. (P.O. Box 4815. Vancouver. B.C V6B IA4)
12 Midnite - Gunland
12 Midnite is that crazy artist who paints
lhat weird stencil graffiti on the walls of
just about every city in North America (you
know, the dollar- sign with all the sperm
surrounding it, or the Statue of Liberty with
a gun?) and, I believe, this is his musical
debut. And what an interesting debut il is. I
foundGu/i/a/ufquitehumorous and tongue-
in-cheek. The song titles! :'Bowling with
Jesus," "Beach Life Just Got Ugly" and
"This Jacket Makes a Shitty Pillow") and
lyrics remind me of an old 50s-lype, leen-
age-angsl movie soundtrack. 1160 West
Cordova St.. Vancouver. B.C.i
FANZINES!
Your Cat is Dead (#1) and Popular Boils
(#3), two new publications from the Popular Boils Emporium, seem to indicate that
almost any collection of bits and blurbs can
be called a 'zine these days. The first issue
of Your Cat is Dead deals with (you guessed
it) post-cat-death depression, while issue
#3 of Popular Boils features "Bert & Ernie:
the Early Years," an expose of their sexual
sell-out. Popular Boils #3 also has a blurb
on walking down alleyways rather than on
the main slreets I cool!). Both of these zines
should be free bul they'll cosl you 25c.
(Popular Boils Emporium. 602-1655 Haro
St.. Vancouver, B.C. V6G IG9)
Just as weird as the above two zines
but a bit more insighiful is Plutonic Prostitutes (#1), a collection of satirical babble
that has emerged from the stilled imaginations of a bunch of bored Richniondiles. A
few interesting points are brought up
amongst all Ihe suburban angsi bul the
overall impression I got from this 'zine is
thai the water in Richmond is just a bit
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looked a lol like a bunch of people
flinging themselves al each other.
The same kind of antics were going
on al the Seaweed xhow (the first
dale on a nine week tour), and all I
could iliuik ol wax a quote from
those Texas drunk-punks. Sugar
Shack -nial shit ain't." (Actually,
words like'..laiig-hai.g'and'human
...iin.l.) Being
■mpis ,
ing
in I necessary, espe-
illy for those of US who want to
nlally' knocked over and also lor
>and like Seaweed who teed oft of
^collective energy of the whole
dience. and not just of a select
v. Nevertheless, it was a greal
;iw     I just  can't get enough of
songs like "One Out of Four," "Baggage," and Seaweed's signature
tune, "Kid Candy." These songs
really capture that punchy energy
that puLs a smile on my face.  Oh,
to Hollywood Records. Read it and
weep, kids.
Bivouac, a band from Leeds,
get much of a response from the
And finally (even though they
were first on the bill), Vancouver's
own Brand New Unit gave a lesson
in self-depreciation. It's one thing
for a band to say that even though
diey may not be nice guys, they're
music is worthy of merit, but it's
another when you actually hear them
play and half of their songs sound
alike and fizzle out before they've
gained any real momentum. Case in
point: B.N.U.'s cover of "Vengeance," by semi-legendary hardcore/
skate rockers Beyond Possession. I
used to see these guys gig around
Calgary when I was younger and
whenever I saw them I was sure that
no one else would ever be able to
pull of what they did on stage.
Thanks to B.N.U. for proving me
right. Nice try, but no cigar.
Bryce Dunn
Zipgun
Sinister Six
The Rockinghams
Starfish Room
Saturday, March 26
My preconceived notion that The
Rockinghams was a rockabilly
group was quickly dashed when this
trio from Seattle (featuring ex-Muffs
drummer Criss Crass) cranked out
England, played a set of feedback
laden guitar crunch anchored by a
Jesus Lizard-style rhythm section,
but, whether due to jet lag or that
archetypal reserved Brit personality, they had littleenergy and didn't
some good time rawk and roll in the
vein of a beefier Magnolias or a
faster Go To Blazes. Thay seemed
quite comfortable playing to the
twenty of us who were there (Where
was everybody?), particularly Criss,
who, I'm told, is quite happy to be
rid of tlie Muffs hype machine. A
solid set fom this wine-sipping, ten
gallon-totin' trio.
Sinister Six was up next, and
before they got started lead throat
(and I do mean throat) Doug White
remarked that every time they played
Vancouver die crowds kept getting
lugger and bigger. True — it had
grown from twenty people to forty.
Shame on you, Mr. Wliite! After
I his briet introduction, the band proceeded to steainroll our forty lazy
asses into a pure guitar frenzy, tossing out tunes from their full-length
platter Outta Site! (on eMpTy
Records). Sadly, it was all over in
an instant — Sinister Six play it like
diey mean it.
It had been at least two years
since 1 had last seen Zipgun, and
after listening to tlieir great LP,
Baltimore (named after the city
where they had all dieir gear ripped
off on their last tour), it was cool to
see and hear the punk rock stylings
they displayed for those of us fortunate enough to attend dieir show.
They've aquired a new bassist since
tlieir last one left to be a daddy, but
he doesn't diminish the intensity of
dieir three-chord festivities one bit.
In fact, he just added to the already
great show. I'm just sorry that most
of you missed it.
Bryce Dunn
Caroliner Rainbow
Star Pimp
Superconductor
Fourth of July Toilet
Anza Club
Saturday, April 2
It was a busy night at the Anza Club,
with a challenging capital-E Event
kind of feeling and lots of people I
Fourth of July Toilet is Bunyon
Magazine-man Rob Drayton's
memories of toilet training in the
early-to-iuid Seventies, inextricably linked to die music of die period
.and especially to the trucking craze
of die time. If watching someinone
regress diat far (right into a diaper,
in fact) appeals to you, dien diey
were worth checking out. They're
all  friends  and  everything,  but  I
intersting in
that I spent
most of the
time trying to
guess exactly
how many people on stage didn't
know die songs. (Three, actually,
plus Scott on the organ, an instrument he had no prior experience
with.) Capsule Review: awful,
though they did maintain their usual
high standard of on-stage patter.
Star Pimp was so comparatively musical that diey threw me
for a while. They have a tight rock
background, not too straight but not
too strange. A friend of mine described them as a revved-up Can.
Tlieir singer looked like she had just
come from gym class and sounded
like she was fighting to keep pas-
session of her soul. Her voice went
everywhere, trilling, improvising
and rephrasing her presumedly composed lyrics. Quite fascinating. The
only really jarring point in the show
was a cover of the Carpenters'
"Won't Last A Day Without You."
Capsule Review: A decent band with
a great singer.   I wanna' hear the
Caroliner Rai nbow (the words
in their name always change) put up
props and black lights, and then
came out in costumes befitting their
"music of the 1800's" schtick; a
fluorescent bull totem, a fluorescent cowboy totem, and a sombrero
festooned with the heads of stuffed
animals. What they do musically is
pretty insane, mumbling over clatter that breaks into an almost-riff
before collapsing into a long squeaky
thing, or playing just about any sort
of weirdness. That said, they kind
of bored me. On record, Caroliner
are able to use volume and randomness with selective insanity, but in a
crowded bar diey have to be a spectacle and all subtlety is lost. Capsule Review: It was like taking the
people from Superconductor who
didin't know the songs and making
them pretend to be The Residents.
Peter Menard
MOFO'S PSYCHOSONIC PIX
22Eff^°m:
Hola, readers! There is yet another
odd, disturbing trend appearing in
the music biz, lord knows I may be
a little paranoid, but I won't be the
last one to speak about this (read
Eugene Chadbourne's column in
the April 1994 issue of Maximun
Rock 'n ' Roll, for example.) Over
the course of the last year or so a lot
of the media that has supported
indie music has been changing its
policies in regards to cassettes:
Maximum Rock 'n' Roll, the
grandaddyo' punk 'zines, stopped
reviewing tapes more than a year
ago; CBC late-night programs,
"Nightlines" and "Brave New
Waves," have virtually ignored
cassette releases altogether. These
are but a couple of examples.
The rationale that MRR gives
is that they don't have time to wade
through all the crappy tapes that
cross their path. Granted, there is
probably a lot o' garbage in that
mountaino' tapes; however, I don't
believe that completely disallowing or ignoring a format just because it's too big of a job to get
through is the easy way out. Not
only that but the CBC programs,
the MRR and all of the other 'zines
that ignore or ghettoize tapes in a
corner of the mag (not to slam Terminal City or our own "Van Special," this happens everywhere) are
actually helping the multinationals
increase their control over what
music is made available. Think
about it for a second.
In the late-60s and throughout the 70s you could purchase
music in many formats: vinyl, cassette. 8-track and even reel-to-reel.
Three of these four formats were
recordable and the fourth was very
cheap to produce. Of course, the
music available to the consumer
back then, for the most part, was
crap but die big record companies
were secure in the fact that even
though anyone could put out what
ever twisted thing their hearts desired (providing me with an endless supply of material for my column!) they wouldn't threaten their
cash cow. And then in 1975 the
whole D.I.Y. thing happened. It
took a while but soon the indies
were racking up substantial sales.
The 8-track died because it was a
pretty stupid format and the reel-
to-reel as a consumer medium never
took off because it wasn't portable
enough. So they disappeared and
we were left with cassettes and
vinyl, both still accessible to DIY-
ers. The big companies start to get
threatened; coincidentally, the CD
comes out, as does the Walkman™.
Tape sales jump, largely due to rap
and metal, and the majors force
vinyl out of the big stores because
they want their CDs in there (which
were still expensive for most indies
to make). Vinyl pressing plants disappear by the scores, leaving few
places for indies to get vinyl made.
Then we came to the late-
become a real threat to the majors,
with labels like Priority, Sub-Pop,
Caroline and scores of others racking up serious sales. The majors
commence to sucking the sale-generating artists from these labels,
co-opting the indie scene, and at
the same time radio makes the
switch to CDs. Therefore, you had
a slim chance of airplay if you had
a vinyl release and virtually no
chance of airplay if you had a
cassette release (except on college
radio). Today, the majors have a
lock on most major radio stations,
including American college radio.
most of the big record stores and
the big media.
Don't you find it kind of odd
that as music became less controllable by the mulunatienals that our
format options to make said music
accessible to the public were reduced? Still, the cheapest and most INSPIRAL CARPETS
«jj Devil Hopping
(Mute/Elektra)
Before they sank into the uninspired and overproduced quagmire
of their last two albums, Manchester's Inspiral Carpets was a pretty
decent pop band with a knack for
writing catchy songs propelled by
^ enough cheesy keyboard riffs to
make Ray Manzarek cringe. Tlieir
latest release, Devil Hopping, is
pleasantly reminiscent of this earlier work and though it doesn't
quite absolve them of their sins il
does come close. Tracks such as "1
^ Want You" and "Parly In Tlie Sky"
reveal a never-before suspected
ability to rock, while the punchy
iniro on "Saturn 5" re-establishes
the keyboard as an instrument of
blissful kitsch and not one of monotonous textural wanking. Ulti
mately, though, Inspiral Carpets i
a hold-over from a long dead .<
and Devil Hopping is far more nostalgic than new. If you grooved lo
die Manchester scene of 1989 when
it finally hit Va
then the Inspiral Carpet:
ill bring back happy t
nes of hazier days. If not, then it's
probably best not to encourage
these boys: there are already too
many bands making i
dated mediocrity.
Les Vegas
KILLDOZER
Uncomprimising War on
Art Under the Dictatorship
of the Proletariat
(Touch and Go)
Wisconsin's brave and eloquent
Killdozer is back widi a stirring
and thought-provoking collection
of socialist allegories—plus an extra six songs from an earlier E.P.
(Burl) diat was dedicated to the
once-blacklisted American
lolkxinger Burl Ives. Hinted at in
the title, the eleven songs on Uncompromising War on Art Under
the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
are powerful depictions of the troubles forced upon the People by the
capitalist stale: "Enemy of the People" describes the tragic degradation of a proud rural worker who
became a 28-hour-a-week, minimum wage slave, while "Das
Kapital" provides a graphic demonstration of how the evils of capitalism distract the Proletariat from
their real problems. And the most
accessible song on the album is,
perhaps, "Working Hard, Or Hardly
Working?" which tells the tale of
an exploited worker attempting to
escape from the misery of his job
by drowning himself with the mind-
altering products of cruel corporations. Bul not every song on
UWAUDP reeks of doom and
gloom. "Knuckles the Dog (Who
Helps People)" is a beautiful saga
of a heroic dog in an uncaring world.
and "The Pig Was Cool" offers an
inspiring exploration of the possibility of the police actually helping
the People by refusing to enforce
the unfair edicts of the State. For
these songs alone, today's young
socialists should aquire this album.
Because this album is a sterling example of inspired socialist
.songwriting and a grapluc reminder
lo the bourgeoisie of their crimes
against the people it will probably
be .shunned by many . But don't let
yourself become a lobotonuzed tool
of the ruling classes. Tlie classic
gems that these parasites listen to
are more likely dian not those of
Neil Diamond! This album may be
loud, sloppy, unpoetic and
occassionally incomprehensible
but I fuckin' love it!
Ian King
•Would  Kev
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rapes?
MATERIAL ISSUE
Freak City Soundtrack
(Mercury/Polygram)
A few years ago some guy al
party in Kitsilano told me tin
Grapes of Wradi were "belter thai
Badfinger."
asked him, quickly bringing the
conversation to an end. Okay, il
was a pretty crass allusion to the
suicides of Badfinger"s Pete Ham
and Tom Evans—tragic ends to
tortured lives that had, nevertheless, made for some truly compelling music—but Badfinger isn't to
be blamed for rock writers who
can'I distinguish between the work
of the possessed and of those enamoured of the possessed, especially in the Beatlesque pop category. Thankfully, Material Issue
never tries to obscure its privileged
suburban agenda of getting girls
and gelling wasted because you
just know that no matter how much
alienation Ihey suffered in Illinois'
heavier indie circles ihey always
had   their   paren
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il gea
mi tro
Distinction made. F/ra/l: Cm
Soundtim-it can he enjoyed for what
it is: a light and pleasurable brand
of summer pop with greal vocals
and pleasurable hooks, courtesy of
leader Inn Ellison. Mind you.
Ellison plays n so straight dial you
really notice ami welcome the
twists, like Ihe only song from an
outside writer ("Kim the Waitress")
or Ihe guesl axe-work of Cheap
'[•rick's Rick Neilson and new Gunner Gilby Clarke. Not to mention
how, in a curious pop faux pas, the
tunes actually |x-ak on the latter
half of side two.■starting with the
GoGos-ish "EKO Beach." This
lime out, Material Issue has ditched
Ihe production style of the Shoes'
Jeff Murphy for Mike Chapman,
whose credits include no less of a
landmark LP than Get the Knack.
and allhough none of dus is quite
as exciting as where Redd Kross or
Ihe Posies are going Freak City
Soundtrack rocks hard. And it isn't
going lo bum out the parly with a
"How She Lied By Living" either.
v h loud.
Mark Kleiner
Mr.T EXPERIENCE
Our Bodies Our Selves
(Lookout!)
Amidst premature rumours of their
demise, legendary Berkeley punks
The Mr. T Experience has released
it pop-punk classics. Our Bod-
Our Selves, possibly ihe band's
in song, contains an incredibly
erxe thirteen songs ranging from
-and-out punk rock ("More than
isi") to acoustic ballads ("'Even
ler had a Girlfriend") and a ties
>] instrumental ("Bride to
ibithia"). Lead singer and pop-
lure casually Dr. Rank is even
jold as to try out his falsetto on
mple of tracks and make it work!
It. in fact, n is true that The
,T Experience has broken up
n we have lost another truly
at band. They were/are the Green
y who didn' t...the Operation Ivy
a never were .and a band who
Grant Lawrence
CARTER U.S.M.
Post Historic Monsters
(I.R.SiChrysalis)
Carter U.S.M. is a hand thai, in its
nalive Brilain at least, is possibly
paxl its expiry date. 1991/92 was
their lime, really, when fans of the
classic 30 Something album were
surfing a wave of post-Manchester
euphoria and Carter sold oul exlu
bilioii centres across the country.
The trademark chant of "You l-'al
Bastard" (inspired by lighting manager and warm up man John "Eat"
Beast) was adopted by soccer
crowds and 1992: The Love Album.
the follow-up to 30 Something.
went to numl>er one. Bui Carter's
invention, looked like H might bo
short lived. Consequently, ihey
have something to prove with Post
Historic Monsters and they turn
out to be surprisingly successful.
While they haven't really
used tlie blueprint laid down by
While You Were Out, and although
some of the tracks on 1992: The
Love Album hinted that an escape
from the shouty lyrics, punkish
guitars and dancey/techno/diffi-
cult-to-describe formula may be
possible, they have produced something that's obviously Carter widi-
out being Carter-by-numbers. Part
of getting away from the old formula has been the dropping of old,
brilliantly daft puns. You do. kind
of, miss lines like. "There's a free
pair of flares widi every hip replacement/Just take the stairs to
lhe bargain basement" ("Shopper's
Paradise"; 30 Something) bul fame
and critical acclaim are cruel nus-
iresses and sacrifices have lo be
"Lenny and Terence." possibly their best single since "After
tlie Watershed," is both brash and
moving and sounds like a bastard
mixture of the Sex Pistols and Gary
Glitter's ""Lean On Me I Won't Fall
Over." "Suicide Isn't Painless." on
die other hand, is reminiscent of
Michael Game's musings in
"Alfie." All in all. Post Historic
Monsters show* lhat CarterU.S.M.
docs have the ability to endure but
whether it will create enough fans
for diem to finally break North
America is in doubt. Let's lace it.
in a continent that sends every
Hiisker Dii rip-off merchant to
number one yet, amazingly, takes
almost no notice of the brilliant
Sugar, what chance has anyone with
a bit of flair and originally got?
Simon Hemelryk
CROW
My Kind of Pain
(Half a Cow/Cargo)
The first time I heard Crow was last
summer while vacationing in Sydney, die band's hometown. As it
turns out I also happened to meet
Australia's most evervescenl couple, my pals Simon and Ruby, who
were friends and fans of Crow.
According to the fabulous Ms.
Ruby, Crow was formed in 1988
by brothers Peter and John Fenton
and is a relatively popular fuzz-
rapid way of getting your music
out to Joe Public is to put it on
cassette but when you take that
tape to any of the non-college stations, no matter the programming
style, you'll get blown off. The
papers will ignore you. The glossy
mags will ignore you. Now MRR
and our public radio shows, which
are supposed to focus on new and
different music, will ignore you as
well. That doesn't leave you many
avenues, does it? If I had the lime
(and money) I'd like to start a 'zine
that focused solely on cassette re-
One of the more constructive
things you can do if this trend bugs
you is pick up an indie cassette
release the next time you are in the
tape section of your favourite indie
shop. If yer at a gig and the opening band has a tape for sale buy it
(it's amazing how many people at
shows treat buying a tape like they
were buying a car or something!)!
Even if you haven't heard of the
band because of the aforementioned
reasons buy it anyway. It'll only
cost you a few bux, you'll help a
really broke or very new artist get a
break, and if it sucks you can always blank it and tape some damn
thing hke Beckon it!
YikesH! I got so caught up in
my little soapbox bit that I almost
forgot to grace you widi a few pix!
Here's a couple of goodies in the
oft-forgotten cassette format:
EDGAR CAYCE
Awaken   Your  Psychic
Powers
(Audio Renaissance Tapes)
Cayce was a freaky, sort of, psychic guy who, if you believe the
voice on the tape, did everything
from medical diagnoses to predictions of the future. To me, he was
as big of a flake as L. Ron Hubbard
was—I notice their great abilities
didn't stop others from making cold
cash off their cold, dead bodies.
This meditation tape teaches you
how to be like the Man after a
rambling history of Cayce. Nice of
them to warn you not to drive while
listening!
Genre: It's All in Your Mind
Cheezability rating: 75
HARRIS BANK
Sound of Business
(Harris Bankcorp)
Three pundits discuss and try lo
forecast (Sept. 1990) the economic
possibilities of the Iraq invasion of
Kuwait, for a very loooooong nine.
They wind up saying that, yes, all
us fatcats will make lots of money
off it It's pretty funny to hear them
predict no recession after the war.
though. I wonder how many of
these guys kept their jobs!
Genre: Strickly Bizness
Cheezability rating: 50
NEUROSONICS
Harmonic      Brainwave
Synergy
Perfect for your chill room! Computerized noise patterns designed
to enhance relaxation. Once again,
there's a warning against driving
or operating machinery while listening Tins is the kind of New
Agey stuff dial guy you try to stay
away from at work is "into." What's
next, whale songs'?
Genre: It's All In Your Mind
Cheezability rating: 85
NATURE SOUNDS
Songs of the Whale
(Silver Bells)
Nope, not the great Rheosiatics album but whale noises! Once again.
Ihe accent is on peace and serenity
but the only warning given is that
it's not subliminal (though I sure
felt like going out and voting for
Doug Henning afterwards), so feel
free to pop this in while your
truckin' that dynamite or doing
surgery! Most people east of the
mountains think we all own a copy
of this.
Genre: It's All in Your Mind
Cheezability rating: 70
EINSTEIN COLLEGE
Practical Reviews in Internal Medicine
Genre: Quacks "
Cheezability rating: 75
THEE     PICK
MONTH!!!!!!!!!!!
THE
BENSON   PROMOTIONS
INC.
Your Introduction to an
Incredible Product
The cover of this tape gives no hint
as to what this product is except
that it's incredible. A listen to it
tells you about a nuracle health
formula, KM. discovered by die
guy who invented latex paint and
ihe flash-freezing process used for
T.V.dinners.They make a point of
the "sense of well-being" you get
from using il. Whether or not this
has been banned by the government yet 1 don't know.
Genre: Snake Oil
Cheezability rating: 90
That's all 1 have space for this
month! Next month I'll have more
posh pix for y'all and you folks
who gave me stuff for review pur
[loses, hang unigh Hey, drop me a
line c/o Discorder'
© indie crowd of Sydney. Ruby says
that John is an amazing drummer
who looks like he's going to fall
apart every time he plays and that
Peter, Crow's vocalist and primary
songwriter, is an enigmatic performer who always wears very stylish shirts.
Crow's first release was
thel990 Sunburnt Throats and
Happy Thunderclouds E.P., which
includes a gem of a song called
"Charley Horses," pickupa copy if
you can. After a handful of other
E.P.s MyKindofPain was recorded
in Chicago last year and produced
by Steve Albini (known for his
work with Nirvana, the Pixies and
Jesus Lizard). Apparently, the band
wasn't pleased with Albini's nux
and remixed die album back home.
During Crow's time in America
personality clashes between the
brothers caused John to quit and
Tina Stevens of The Plug Uglies
was recruited for a period. Ruby
tells me a boy named Andy (formerly of Orson and The Vanilla
Chainsaws) now plays the kit.
My Kindof Pain's first single
for Half a Cow records (Smudge,
Godstar), owned by Nic Dalton of
Lemonheads fame, "Railhead," is
a chaotic blend of dreamy guitar
floating against a backdrop of thick,
wailing vocals. As well, the entire
album reeks of ambivilence: slow,
winding, helplessly melodic songs
that remind me of the coolest times
in the world—times with Ruby and
Simon.
Skyler
SISTER MACHINE GUN
The Torture Technique
(Wax Trax)
Industrial music has, by and large,
kept pace with itself and matched
wits with today's demands of hardcore, guitar-sampled dance and
gothcore. Sister Machine Gun has
proven noexception and, while still
living up to the new definition of
industrial music, The Torture Technique (mixed by Die Warzau and
featuring KMFDM's En Esch on
guitar) is testimony that they do
their job well. Simply, in the category of industrial music, Sister
Machine Gun outshines 80% of the
cognizance of ex-
lental-c
;  barn
ics—bands which have become too
representative of the genre. But
because the genre is so imitative of
itself even this attempt is radier
flat.
Christian
MERLIN
A Noise Supreme
(Channel Three Records)
Anything that has been cool about
music in the past ten years can be
found somewhere on Merlin's A
Noise Supreme. Jazzy horn lines,
distorted guitars and interesting
noise samples layered on top of
hip-hop rhythms and disco beats,
Merlin amalgamates musical styles
quite tastefully. Although, I don't
particularly like Merlin's singing
voice there is some singing and
plenty of rapping, with lyrics ranging from provocative to offensive,
and accompaniments funky enough
Similar to Coltrane's A Love
Supreme this record is a musical
experiment; however, the success
of the experiment remains uncertain because such success can only
be measured by the extent of the
influence it has on future musi-
Vince Yeh
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RICHARD THOMPSON
Mirror Blue
(Capitol)
Long considered a "player's
player." Richard Thompson's newest release, Mirror Blue, should
prove satisfactory to those who
enjoy hearing guitar that continually challenges the listener's ability to predict where it will be goi ng.
Thompson continues, as he has
done in the past, to stray from the
s  of r
wi nds up creating a sound, throughout most of Mirror Blue, that com-
bi nes various Celtic and traditional
English influences. (Listen to
"MGB-GT," an almost traditional
bard-esque ode, or "The Way That
it Shows" and you'll hear exactly
what I'm referring to.) While some
songs consist of only acoustic guitar and vocals, most are complemented by bass and percussion with
occasional pipes, mandolins, flutes
and other instrumentation. In these
the guitar only stands out for
Thompson's creative playing and
' songwriting.
Mirror Blue features a pleasant combination of folky melodies
and sometimes-poppy songs that
producer Mitchell Froom
(Crowded House, Los Lobos,
Suzanne Vega) has accentuated by
adding his own sound to the eclecticism. Filled with those strange
percussion flanges and other sonic
oddities that distinguish Froom
from his peers, the ethereal background behind Thompson's stellar
songs make for a brilliant combination. Much like the cover art and
corresponding title, Mirror Blue is
a superb reflection on the reputation this performer's abilities have
acquired and equally worthy of continuing that reputation.
Brian Wieser
THE MEICES
Tastes Like Chicken
(London)
Almost immediately afterpurchas-
ing Tastes Like Chicken I was
shocked to discover that the Meices
are now on a major label! Geez,
isn't there anyone left on an independent label diese days? But it's
the music that counts and not the
label that represents it, right? (Yeah,
when orangoutangs fly outta my
ass!) Anyway, to go with their bigger label The Meices now have a
bigger sound, produced by rocker/
producer extraordinaire Kurt
Bloch.
Tastes Like Chicken has an
incredibly full sound for a record
by a simple power-pop trio: the
razor-edged guitar playing is layered several times over, the vocals
are high-pitched and pleading, and
every grunt, gasp and screech of
feedback is tweaked and brought
into the mix to become a part of the
songs. As well, there are literally
no breaks between these bursts of
speedy pop-rock, furnishing the
album with an overall fluidity and
ambience. Rather than twelve
seperate songs the album plays like
one continuous whole—more
records should possess this quality. Tastes Like Chicken is a great
piece of work with bizarre and hilarious cover art and, if you're one
of those people who need a comparison [obscure as it may be —
ed.], the Meices, at times, sound
almost exactly like the Stand GT.
Grant Lawrence
ALPHA BLONDY
Live au Zenith (Paris)
(World Pacific) ^ >
Although he was born and raised in
the Ivory Coast, Alpha Blondy's
music transcends cultural, language
and all other artificial barriers dividing humanity. Never before has
this been so apparent as it is on his
new live album, Live au Zenith
(Paris), in which he embraces his \ '
enthusiastic audience with soulful
reggae music. Sharing the same
performance qualities with Marley
(Alpha Blondy, in fact, recorded
with the Waiters in the past), Live
au Zenith (Paris) plays like a collection of his greatest hits. Like |
many respected reggae musicians,
his songs deal with spiritual inspirations, unity and politics and his
sincerity speaks loud and unmatched.
Alpha Blondy also demonstrates his aptitude for languages
by singing his songs in 4 different , I
languages. (My favourite tracks are
"Cocody Rock," a new composition entitled "Benediction" and
Merlin
A unique
hybrid of
metal,
hip-hop, soul
and pop. p^j
Includes "A
Noise
Supreme",
"Pusher",
and "She
Makes Me
Work",
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U.IILIH.IIM Psaume 23," an adaptation of die
well-known Biblical psalm.) In
^uldition to die essential dub-wise
bass and drum grooves, Blondy is
colourf ully accompanied by a horn
section and background singers,
making for superb arrangements of
already great songs.
VinceYeh
0THE MUMMIES
Party At Steve's House
(Pin Up)
#un.,l,credanddow,
W"n'  roll nines I ba
This is balls-out. (
you punk full of wai
Grant Lawrence
NEGATIVLAND
Willsaphone Stupid Show
II — Over the Edge Vol. 6
• (Seeland)
lie-access station Kl'FA and, yes,
there is more to Negativland than
Ihe fuss ever some illegal samples'.'
^Tlie Willsaphone Stupid Show II—
^ Over the Edge Vol. 6 is a double
CD set conlai g two-and-a-half
hours (edited from ten hours) of
spoken material dealing.primarily,
wiih the Weatherman and incorporating an abundant use of tools and
audio tape from fanuly holidays.
.►Granted, Ihe editing helps The
Willsaphone Stupid Show II keep
Typically, spoken mailer re-
don'l carry a wide appeal
is is probably a belter use of
cash than any of Henry
is' spoken word stuff (a guy
i-ally believes Ins own hype).
Ian King
KRISTIN HERSH
Hips and Makers
(Sire/Reprise)
Hips.
nlMaku
good II
lea\e her unattended in a hardware
store.  Alter  treeing  herself from
the bouncy  influence of Tanya
m Donnelly   (now   in   Belly)  she
* last year's Red Heaven
just how upsel she could get if she
going n completely alone and her
first solo effort, while good in a
bevy of ways, is so depressing that
she has really excelled herself tills
A lime. Fortunately, for the most part,
^ ifs damn fine doom and gloom.
changing from PJ Harvey at her
most pre-menslrual to a sedated
Joni Mi tchell, and the first-rate duet
with Michael Stipe ("Your Ghost")
is angst-ridden without being too
self-indulgent. "Beestung" also
stands up to anything the Throwing
Muses did apart from an unfortunate (and presumably unintentional) resemblance to the theme
from Sesame Street. However, the
big problem seeming to dog a lot of
acts at the moment, Kristin being
no exception, is that tlieir albums
are just too damn long. Fifteen
songs of tortured anguish are more
than any man can take, especially
when they are all in the same style.
1 mean, die album certainly has a
stark beauty about it but so has
Kamloops and you wouldn't want
to spend too long there.
Simon Hemelryk
DAYTONA
Chicane
(Zulu)
[iieked up Daytona's Chicane is
because the band named itself after
a motorcycle. Keeping that in mind,
one would expect the music to be
frenetic as hell and bloody loud.
It's not but I like it anyway! Chicane is not pure pop but poppy,
nonetheless. Great acoustic/electric guitar duels between Jenny
Lundgren and Colin Cleaver supposedly derive the "noise" in the
noise-pop description -chords-
crash into each other, notes left
ringing—but it's the solid rhythms
and production that really flesh out
the record. Bucking the current
trends, ihey even actually make the
vocals clear and intelligible!
But what about the tunes?
"Ride into Tomorrow" rocks out,
while I can hear why commercial
radio has taken a shine to "Like
Heaven," and "Ciao" really shows
off that excellent acoustic/electric
action previously mentioned. All
is not sweet and light, however
(though you COULD describe ilk-
songs that way) A couple of tunes
like "Go Faster Stripes" and "Will
She Run" sound kind of lifeless
and 1 really couldn't dig "Rumble
Rumble." Outside ol those minor
gripes. Chicane is a line release
that's hard to fault Pop isn't so
bad, I may end up listening lo more
of the genre.
Ian King
NINE INCH NAILS
The Downward Spiral
(Nothing/TVT/lnterscope)
Apparently,the last Nine Inch Nails
release was a very bitter, sort of
"luck-you" lo the girl thai had just
jilted main man Trent Re/nor. Although over thai. Trent seems lo
have another bone to pick wilh
most of the world. His lyrics just
don't seem to be those of a happy,
joyful guy: "I want to know everything /I want to be everywhere/I
want to fuckeveryone in the world/
I want to do something that
I'm not sure what it is I like
about The Downward Spiral—an
extremely produced techno album
with a lot of synthesizers isn't usually my scene-but even as I sit
here listening to il I find myself
pleasantly surprised. It may be in
part to the music changing from
being really thick and loud tobeing
melodious and clean widiin die
breadth of a song but even dien I
ha ve to wonder if Tre nt Reznor has
been listening to the Smashing
Pumpkins a little too much, or
Robin
LUNA
Bewitched
(Elektra/WEA)
Bewitched has laid to rest any remaining doubts of whether or not
singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean
Warehem did the right diing by
disbanding Galaxie 500 to form
Luna. With die addition of guitarist
Sean Eden, Luna is now a very
tight, very cool foursome that is
doing things Galaxie 500 never
even dreamed of. From the hypnotizing vibrations of die appropriately named title-track, to the warm
and jangly guitar sound on "Going
Home," these songs will have your
mind grooving in a dozen directions and compose the soundtrack
to your dreams. When asked to
reveal something about the mysterious charm of Luna's music Dean
Warehem replied, "It's better to
forget than to remember." Yeah,
sweet dreams.
W.W.
DQE
But Me, I Fell Down
(Feel Good All Over)
"I'm not going on cause I can'l
change your world and I won't live
this life/ can't change your world
and I won't take it easy and 1 won't
die this death/ it's a funny thing "
So begins DQE's first full-length
release. But Me. 1 Fell Down, a
damn fine album lhat does indeed
make you feel good all over. DQF
. shares the same tendency towards
kooky, low-li pop as label-mates
like Nice. Ashtray Boy and Scrawl
do and the band's influences, both
obvious and wonderful, include
Daniel Johnston. Jad Fair and the
Illinois Slate Menial Institute.
Singcr/guitanst/orgainst Grace
Braun winds her bizarre harmonies
rsofir,
I. loi
and foolish love making But Me. I
Fell Down more exciting, interesting and way more tastier than an
Miko Hoffman
G-WHIZ
Hook
(Medical Records)
There's no denying the fact that C
Whiz is a damn good band. Backed
by solid song wriling. more than
duction values which do Uiose said
components justice, G-Whiz is
more than capable of penning a
truly memorable pop-punk tune. In
fact, Hook is full of them Hook is
full of great songs to listen to while
cruz-ing the town in your big drill
car. You needn't be the descend-
ents of Albert Einstein to have this
theory of relativity all figured out!
Mr. Eric FYH
spite of the album's brief respites—
such as Kirn Coletta's reassuring
background vocals on "Chicago
Piano" or the jangly guitars and
two-part harmony on "U-Trau." At
the end of it all you'll emerge
screaming for your own special
sweetheart to sort out the soup your
brain has become.
Kazi
songs, ranging in mood from upbeat and light-hearted to eerie and
melancholy, are both intelligently
written and beautifully performed.
But In the Pink is a critic's LP.
Throughout the record too-much-
o-a-good-thing applies as thesongs
tend to drag on and, for the most
part, they just don' t grab me. Maybe
Amos is just too sophisticated for a
guy raised on distortion and three-
chord punk songs.
William Wang
VELVET CACTUS SOCIETY
ShimmyBoot
(Shimmy disc)
To say Velvet Cactus Society's
Shunmyboot is bizarre would not
be complete; Velvet Cactus Society goes beyond weird into die
world of the banal, the tedious and,
"Well, if I hold my finger on the
forward button long
enough I'm bound
to get to a good bit."
Weirdnessisagreal
thing in a record, I
for spitting in the
face of conformity,
but the music
doesn't gel w
Dave, the lead ve
calist. Davedoesn
sing, he speaks
TORI AMOS
In the Pink
(EastWest/WEA)
It's evident why everyone is raving
about Tori Amos and although I
feel obligated to rave about In the
Pink I can't. Tori Amos is an incredibly talented songwriter, lyricist, singer and pianist, and her
th.
olove the
hese
sound of 11 is
Shimmyboot,  as
result, ends up a;
e ol «
just irksome snippets of noise) and
the impetus for a
very bad headache.
DinosKyrou
JAWBOX
For Your Own
Special
Sweetheart
(Atlantic/WEA)
Wilh its first major
label release. For
Your (hen Special
Sweetheart, Jawbox
Dischord roots and
releases- a high-energy cacophony insistently beautiful
melodies and vocal
harmonies. You'll
be  sent  reeling  by ON THE DIAL
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ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM- 12:00PM All
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BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-11:00AM
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THESTUPIDRADIOSHOW 11:00AM-1:00PM With
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only all industial/ambienl show wilh different features every week WiJi your djpalsJune and Ren
Saiah is as dead as a bug can be
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WiUslon chrontdesCanada in 20th Century sound
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Dave Bfubeck Quartet in one of their best dates-
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May16:OneofthebeslEuropeanJazzpiansts
is a Spaniard by the name of Vincents Mondiu. We
wl hear him tonight backed by John Heard and Al
Heath.
May 23: "Always Say Goodbye" • the latest
from one of the hits of lasl year's Jazz Festival.
Charie Hayden's Quartet West - his is Jazz of Ihe
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a live audience in Chicago in 1957.
SCREAMING INCONSISTENCIES 12:00-4:00AM:
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Richard Simmons, Rubik's Cube, Avacados, E.T.,
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second period. Rulabega!!!
TUESDAYS
MADONNA DEATHWATCH 8:00-11:00AM Madonna's
days are numbered - her death wil be quick and
painless. Slay tuned for Biyce and Brady's brand
HELEN'SHUT11:00AM-1:00PMThismonrhifs Helen's
Castle • I'm wearinglongdresses and ki Ing dragons.
'BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:15-3:00PM Country
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yer host-poke Jeff Gray.
MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW 3:00-5:OOPM Wcmen
in music and grirls in music; two hours of inlo and
rawk. YadontneedapenistobeamusicalGenius!
Coral and Trish.
MEET IDA BEAN 6:00-7:OOPM Rap, hip hop,and
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getting caught listening lo tha stuff. Requests are
taken.il you can gel through on the phone! Ida
Bean's on the lp!
THEUNHEARDMUSIC 7:0O-9:0OPM Meattieunherd
where tie unheard and the hordes ol hardly herd
are heard, courtesy ol host and demo director Dale
Sawyer. Herd up!
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WOLF AT THE DOOR 10:00PM-12:00AM Altemaing
Tuesdays with Depeche Toque. The latest in dance
music and interesting drama every second week.
Will Lupus Yonderboy.
DEPECHE TOQUE 10:00PM-12:00AM Alternating
Tuesdays with Wdf al the Door. IlifsTuessday,
I must be Eddy Vedder. No, no, that's noi right. I
think, therefore I am Dave Gahan. Pooh! I'm all
confused now. Lefssee.rmalitlebitsynrhand
I'm a lille bit Sealle.® Reach out and touch toque
with your hosts Bepi and Venus F.
AURAL TENTACLES MIDNITE-VERY LATE Warning: This show is moody and unpredictable. It
encourages insomnia and may prove lo be hazardous lo your health. Listener discrelon is advised. Avdd contact with Ihe eyes and if taken
amalry...please look out! The music, news and
2:00 WWOD hosled by Pierre may noi be suitable
WEDNESDAYS
THE YACHT CLUB 11:30AM-1:15PMAnaubcal tour
of lie lour corners of Ihe musical world. Drop
anchor. Hosted by Malt & DJ. Gav.
NORMAN'S KITCHEN 3:00-5:OOPM "Its better lo be
drunk on Ihe Holy Spirilbut Jack Daniefsis handier"
(Bono)
ESOTERIK 6:0O-7:30PM adj., understood by, or
intended lor, only a select number of disdples;
secret: mysterious
AND SOMETIMES WHY 7:3O-9:O0PM we have a
NEW TIME!! an extra hall-hour oflo-i giggling..
. megan says, "yo Yo YO, check il out, check il
oul!!" miko says, "shut up, megan."
POPGUN 10:O0PM-12:00AM Your hosl Justin Love
rocks you into Thursday with the smoothes!
seleclon ol pop found ANYWHERE on the dial.
Dig^
TALES FROM THE INFINITE LIVINGROOM 12:00-
?:00AM, 2ND, 3RD. 4TH WED. OF EVERY
MONTH. Join Chris Panah as he guides you
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IninileLrvingroom, tieonly place where the utterly
absurd meels Ihe profoundly meaningless.
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OH MY GOD, I THOUGHT IT WAS FRIDAY! 6:00-
7:30AM Everything and anything of even the
slightest irrelevance that's coming up in Vancouver
over Friday and the coming weekend. Mixed wilh
huge dollops ol bizarre and often pointless
information and with a gorgeous coalng of local
music. With Dinos Kyrou.
SHOUR-O-NAVA 7:3O-9:00AM Shour-onava are
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show is dedicated lo Iranian music ranging from
rjadibonal, folk, ethnic, myslc, dd and contemporary pop. Music ol various parts of Iran ie.
Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Loci, elc. are covered. We
really like lo hear Ircm all ol our Isleners to be ade
lo gear the show towards their lasles. Hosled by
Mohammad.
MID-MORNING COCKTAILS 10:00-11:30 AM Let
the dulcet lones ol Tania and her superior musical
tastes ease you into yet another day of existence.
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:3O-1:00PM Toques, plaids,
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FILLET OF SOUL 1:00-2:00 Some of life's taslest
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SUGARLUMP 2:0O-3:00PM The best in Bnish Idly
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FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:00-5:00PM
...-HARD ERIC---.
--ERIC  CORE-
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EDSVILLE, POP.6 7:30-9:00PM Roots of Rock W
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LIVE FROM THUNDERBIRD RADIO HELL 9:00-
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to Sam OBEN, Caffene Charlie, Zev Asher, lie
pesl contd guy, James Last Jusln Sulivan and
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FRIDAYS
VENUSFLYTRAP'SLOVEDEN8:15-10:00AMGreg
is your guide on your journey to Venus Flytrap's
world reknown love den. Gettng there is half lie
fun Rem ember lo pack a lunch, some candles and
SAT
ARE YOU
SERIOUS?
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THE CIT
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SATURDAY
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BREAKFAST
WITH THE
BROWNS
MADONNA
DEATH
WATCH
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METER
SHOUR/NAVA
VENUS
FLYTRAP
INTERNTL.
C/DISCO
K.SKEENE
NEW SHOW
DON AND
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STUPID
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LUNCH
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POT GONE
BAD
CBCH
ROCKERS
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POWER
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MEKANIKAL
OBJEKT
NOIZE
BLOOD ON
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SADDLE
NOOLEY
TUNES/
LOVE SUCKS
FILLET OF
SOUL
LO-FI
AWARA H.
BRENT
ARGO/
SOUL
CHURCH
MEAT-VEGAN
MARY
TYLER
MOORE
SHOW
NORMANS
KITCHEN
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BLACK
MUSIC
FLAMING
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MEET IDA
BEAN
ESOTERIK
OUT FOR
KICKS
COCKTAILS
WITH DARYL
AND
SUSI
THE
SHOW
(HIPHOP)
THE PEAKING
CANUCK/
HIP HOP
UNHEARD
MUSIC
AND SOMETIMES WHY
EDSVILLE,
POP. 6
LULUS
BACK
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jeff&daveI
Igeetanjali
THE JAZZ
SHOW
RlTUo
LATINO
"AFRICAN
VARIETY
LIVE FROM
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RADIO HELL
HOME
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HEATHER'S
SHOW
ONE STEP
BEYOND/
RADIO FREE
AMERICA
WOLF AT
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STAMINA
DADDY
POP
GUN
GROOVE
JUMPING
WOZZLE
RADIO T.Y
IN THE GRIP
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HERENCY
SCREAMING
INCONSISTENCIES
AURAL
TENTACLES
LIMP
SINK
TALES FROM
THE INFINITE
LIVINGROOM
SUMMER OF
HATE
SOMETHING
maybe a wire brush. Al aboard! Love and hugs,
Gregxoxx.
I BEE NORMAL 10:00-11:0OAM Pioneers of Radio*'
Sound advocating tie mentaty^hystcalry chal-
LO-F1 1:00-2:30PM towena's back, archies in dass,
and Deity's come to visit! vdvet does the weekly
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE PRE-" '
SENTS.. 3:30-4:00PM Cleo! Cleo! Cleo!
THE CiTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:20PM W*
The Voce of Reason," our weekly look back at
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COCKTAILS WITH DARYL ANDSUSI6:00-9:0OPM
Underground sound system-stylemasleimixradio.
FOR THE RECORD 6:30-6:45PM Excerpts from
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HOMEBASS 9:0OPM-12:3OAM The original Ive*
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more are part of the lavor of homebass.
LIMP SINK 12:30AM-Morning: Jdnal of your Limp
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Pipe" and/or "The Postman Pal Show" and/or
■ParsParty"andor"UmpSink". Fritter and Pal ty
on a new pair of socks.
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Ingredients: 1 pinch of honesty
2cupsofwil!ngness
1 tfeime of values ( J
Stir constanly over med/low heat unil reduced to a
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THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:60AM-12:OOPM Now in
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