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Beauty      Unity
Love Songs
from
SUB POP *
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Joy    Peace
Divinity Hope
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Sebadoh »
Come*
Beat Happening •
Unrest»
Steven Jesse Bernstein
Green River »
Codeine »
Afghan Whigs »
Smashing Pumpkins •
Seaweed »
Vaselines »
Rev. Horton Heat«
BiUy Childish & Kyra •
*************
CD/CASS
KILL
ROCK
STARS
Fuck alternative.
BRATMOBILE    SOME VELVET SIDEWALK     COURTNEY LOVE
NATION OF ULYSSES    UNWOUND    MECCA NORMAL
NIRVANA    HEAVENS To BETSY   JAD FAIR
BIKINI KILL   WITCHYPOO   MELVINS
KICKING GIANT    FITZ OF DEPRESSION
INFAMOUS MENAGEREE       STEVE FISK
SEVEN YEAR BITCH      KEfEVISS
The International Pop Underground Convention happened in
August 1991 in Olympia, Washington. It was presented by K
Records and Sound Out Northwest. All of the bands on this
compact disc performed at the International Pop Underground
Convention or are from OLYMPIA, the birthplace of rock.
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the September 4th issue of  *ma aigiin It's always a pleasure when I,
"Airhead," get lo sit down in from of
this lovely device we affectionately
call a Macintosh™ and dole out prizes
to our contest winners. This month is
no exception. Afler sorting through the
entries to last month's Gwar Match-Up
I have a few winners, or should I say
winner: Gory Vogel. If the name
sounds familiar it's because Gerry is
ihe national promotions rep (rm not
sure if that's a position worthy of capital
letters) for Polygram records.
Congratulations Gerry, your Billy
Bragg, Pixies, and Kiss product are in
the mail. Everybody's a winner with
Dave Cross from Maple Ridge,
B.C. got all but one right (yes, there is
aFlamis Maximus) in the Gwar Match-
Up and, therefore, being the kind-
hearted guy that I am, feel compelled to
declaring him a winner as well.Thanks,
to everybody else that entered and Tm
sorry but Tm not going to send out any
booby-prizesthistimebecause we have
to keep some stuff for future contests
too, you know.
Hey, hold on to that thought
because if you've never won anything
through the pages of Discorder before
(and even if you have) now is your
chance to do so. If you'll kindly refer to
the They Might Be Giant- article on
page 11 and follow the entry specifics
you could be one of the many grooving
tothe sounds of their new release Apollo
18. If you're quick enough, too, you
could be one of the hicky ones to win a
dashing TMBG t-shirt (courtesy of
Warner). What a
And for those of you who are
into spending your money foolishly,
maybe Roxy Music Records on
University Ave. in Seattle can interest
you in aused pair of Mark "Mudhoney"
Arm's Vision Street Wear high-tops
for the paltry sum of $69.99 (U.S.). For
something a Uttle closer to home you
could truck down to Scratch Record-
where Thighmaster might be willing to
sell you something that was sweated
on by all 9members of Superconductor.
Anyway, for those of you that
pay close attention to the happenings
in Discorder you might notice a few
things out of kilter...namely,
"Mekanikal Object Noize," "Helen's
Kitchen" and "Future Rap." Well,
they're still with us but they've been
shuffled tobi-monthry colur
a. Not I
say
watching one of my favorite bands—
Tad—and all the while I was meeting a
bunch of real friendly people. I met
these two girls who took me to this
after hours party in some building—I
was too drunk so I can't remember
where k was. But Iremember somebody
telling me that the building has parties
tend If you know, could
you possibly tell me the address along
with my first subscription.
Thanks
Terry ZartUi
Settle, WA
Sorry, can't help you on that one but
the C'vel Elephant is an awful good
I'LL BET YOU'RE GONNA GO
SEE THE VILLAGE PEOPLE
TOO
Dear Airhead;
Being   an   infrequent  reader  of
Discorder, I was a slight bit hesitant to
this letter. Still, I was only on
page 6 of the August issue before I
became so angry that I was compelled
to write. Mosl of your staff are so
arrogant and selfrighteousthat it brings
me to a state of reverse peristal ses.
First, Lollapalooza is about the
.001 % of the population takes
C.Dyson
Vancouver
than  ZANNA ZANNA BO BANNA,
p-TtB-  BANANA FANNAFOFANN A,
ME MY MO MANNA...ZANNA
too much valuable space was going to
monthly regulars. So, by having these
columns on a bi-monthly rotation
Discorder can hopefully bringyoumore
jam-packed issues on a con sisten t basis.
Let us know what you think, happy
MAKE A RUN FOR THE
BORDER
Hey Discorder,
Hey you Canadians are super cool.
You guys and gals know how to party
and be very tolerant of drunken
obnoxious Americans.
I was at the Cruel Elephant
The intent of last month's editorial was
notto mock. Having beenwritten before
this year's Lollapalooza show in
Vancouver (magazine deadlines and
all), the editorial was in reference to
the fiasco which was last year's show
in Seattle; it was meant as a warning,
not a review of this year's show. But a
tangential question: How can anything
obviously so popular be considered
Dear Airhead,
re: Zannas shot at public
Oh gag me with a fucking spoon
and give me a large break, Ms. ultra
is. Alternative means choice honey,
and you don't have any. Maybe you
need a reality check. You may be "sick
of those 90210 types" but we are sick
of you—wear your attitude like a flag,
hopped on the hand wagon, rebellious
sheep types. You think your «
QSTDPiP PL/mm^osQ
There is no way a show of this size and
scope could have come about without
some type of organization. Do you
equate organization with
commercialism? It sure seemsthat way.
Besides the final group, all die bands at
Thunderbird were original, anti
corporate, maestros. It is a wonderful
thing that Vancouver got this gig.
However, if we did not, you probably
would be the first to bitch. Do you have
any suggestions how a show like this
can be organized any better? (And I am
sure vou do!)
If your Airhead editor had
checked ha*__ facts better they would
have known that Evian and blocks of
cheese were allowed, or did you have
yours stored in glass containers? As
well, anyone who cared to listen to the
sponsor radio station before the show
would have known that diere were no
in/out privileges. If you had been half
as organized as this festival you would
not have been if
Finally, I should say that I am
aware that I write this in vain, as it will
no doubt fall on the deaf ears of the
hypocrites at your paper. I have long
come to the conclusion that part of
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Considering your carping little rave
against Lollapalooza last month, I
certainly hope you give similar
consideration to CiTR's own little
fiasco. Unlike the Thunderbird Stadium
show, where 25,000 folks managed to
have a good time and ruin the field for
the football team at the same time, the
Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, L7 show
your station presented was an expensive
lesson in altemativemusic for all. Most
missed L7, on stage an hour before
ihey were scheduled, with nary a
warning overthePJ*_i.'sPA. system.
How 'bout Sonic Youth, punching in
and punching out for a forty minute
set?Cheque please. The Beasties?Well,
fine, except diey kept nicking up. In
short, a major waste of twenty-five
bucks.
What does il mean when a radio
station presents a concert, anyway? Do
you take any responsibility for it when
it's a rip-off? Just wonderin'.
Anxiously awaiting a snarky,
Calgary Sun-style response,
Rob and Jim
Vancouver
Having never read the Calgary Sun
rm not sure what the appropriate
response would be. However, snarky I
can do, Discorder-rryle, thankyou very
much. Obviously, you're from the
prairies so ni learn you real good.
(How's that?) Lesson I: CiTR presents
(in a sense, advertises) shows which it
feels are appropriate but has no
involvement or control over the actual
show. Timbre, Perryscope and MCA
Concerts are promoters; they bring
the bands to town, book the venue, sel
the ticket price, pay the bands etc. They
are responsible fc r the show. Lesson 2:
see page 27.
alternative but have to Uve your cool
alternative Uves defined by a narrow
minded, boring, stick up your ass set of
choices are about freedom, then people
should be free to express themselves
any way Ihey like. If that means "
diving al a PsychedeUc Furs" show
then so be it. People like you are so
busy posing and making sure you and
those around you are hip enough to fit
in you forget to live a Uttle.
You may emphasize with Rob
and Jim bul I totally emphasize with
the rest of the "truly alternative", free
to choose my next move and
spontaneous behavior types who are
sick to death of the ravings of "ignorant
mindless" think your the cats cool ass
types who rip others apart because they
refuse to hop on your pseudo cool
bandwagon and become just another
part of the mainstream.
As for anyone being "publicly
humiliated", the only one that ought to
be is you. You proved yourself to be
just another pretentious foUower who
Uves under the iUusion that you fit in by
Uving by the rales of a segment of
people whose "wrath is stirred" when
other people know how to lighten up'
and dance through Ufe to the beat of
their own dram.(underline last3 words)
Thanks Discorder,
I feel so much better now.
Dear Airhead,
OK, so there has been an influx of
preppy /jockohomo/90210/ buttheads
at places like the Scuz (that's
"alternative code" for Luv-A-Fair,
doncha know) and the Cruel Elephant
as of late. OK, so the resultant whining
that has occurred in this page in the last
couple of months would be found in
the dictionary under "elitist."
So the alternative population is
sounding elitist? WELL RING MY
BELLIII Has anyone ever heard of the
term "subculture"? Why does a
magazine like Discorder (or, for that
matter, college radio) exist in the first
place? Why didn't Discorder review
the Genesis concert? Why does the
general consensus of the staff towards
even somedung Hke Lollapalooza seem
to be disdain? Could it be that we want
alternative music and culture to remain
The stuff normally defined as
alternative is stuff that's been nurtured
on a small scale; kept away from the
ignorant hands of big business. I'm
at the Elephant or plan to i
there. LEAVE YOUR BLINDERS AT
THE DOOR Otherwise go bade to the
Roxy or whatever overflow crate you
popped out of. If you come, know that
you are entering a place where people
go to get away from you. Why don't
you try Celebrities next I dare you.
And yes, it is hypocritical of
you, Airhead, to mock /anna's and
Rob and Jim's attitudes while at the
same time using terms Uke "the N-
band" and "cheetah" instead of Nirvana
and grange) just because Seattle and its
offspring are achieving fame. Let's not
pretend that Disco Night wiU become
some kind of Utopian gathering where
those normally buttheaded wiU mix
and mingle effortlessly with you, oh
bards of our subculture.
So Tm whining as well. You
want constructive suggestions? Try
playing Beat Happening earlier in the
night. That always seems to drive them
Mike
Dear Airhead;
re: Zanna Severin letter August
Discorder,
Get a life Zanna. Since when
was there an "etiquette" for alternative?
Isn't the whole point of alternative to
do something different, without clique
restric-lions? Forgive me, but I have
observed your little scene on many
occasions and its just as self-serving
and ego riddled as the "Prep" crowd is.
Poor Zanna, maybe if you stopped for
a minute and ripped that restrictive
label off, you could breath a Uttle fresh
air and purge some of that "Doc Marten"
hostility. STOMP, STOMP, and
STOMP!
Signed,
Let the preps jump
Again, what the fuck is "alternative
music" and for gods sake what is
"alternative culture" ? Were V2, REM
and Nirvana alternative but no longer
so? No, they were moderately popular
poplrock bands who are now pretty
fucking popular, i.e. mainstream. Does
alternative music just mean less
popular? People talk like its a genre of
music like country, blues, jazz or rock;
wetl.itain't. Itis, ironically, anexample
af the embodiment of the corporate
world; "alternative," you sad
mulherfuckers, is a marketing term
devoid of any real meaning or
significance. A little signpost to tell
you what to buy. And alternative
culture, what's that entail, living on a
commune? nipple piercing? bumming
for change on Granville? listening to
alternative music? Get a grip. Its a
marketing ploy, a sales tactic, a sham.
And it was never anything more, ever.
Does anybody remember when new
wave was invented? Well, ok.
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You know, now that I am a Discorder journalist, a lot of you
folks have been asking me..."Hey, Excubus, I know I'm more
alternative than anyone else, how do I prove it?" My first
reaction is to say "Get Lost!" but I ain't no Sean Penn, so every
month I'll give you things to say, wear and do so you can be
"alternative''. For example, if you're a boy use phrases like:
"I liked N-band ages ago, you know, like last summer," or
"I'm in a hardcore band."
Or if you're a girl try:
"Clubs are so boring now that I've been to a rave," or
"I know everyone at Luv-a-Fair!"
Stay tuned for more celebrities and more helpful
alternative tips!
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BY JUDITH BEEMAN
What began as a spoken word collaboration between Sub Pop and
Seattle poet, Steven Jesse B«rnst_n
unfortunately has become a memorial to the artist who took his life in
October last year. This recording,
Prison is a staggering mix of hard
hitting poetry with a musical underlay. For those who knew him this is
a testimonial to his art, for those
who'll discover Jesse through this
work, a chance to hear this writers
Lyrically, Prison delivers images of desire and loneliness with
wry humor. Musically this recording has be-bop sounds circa Dragnet nestled beside machine gun sam -
pies and groovy soul hom sections
right out of a Lynda Barry cartoon.
The tracks for Prison were
recorded between 1990/91. At the
time of his death only one piece was
completed,"NoNoMan(partone)."
Jesse was happy with the result and
had encouraged the producer, Steve
Fisk, to continue. The music lends
ambience to the dark, yet comforting, feel of the spoken word.
Jesse wrote plays, novels, poems and stories. He directed several
productions and also acted. His style
was somewhat "Burroughs -ian" and
Jesse opened for William S.
Burroughs at a Seattle reading three
years ago. A picture included in the
Prison liner notes shows a postively
beaming Jesse with his arm around
WSB's shoulders; I dare say BiU
seems to be smiling as well.
Jesse was a tall lumbering sort
of guy with black-frame glasses. He
was the kind who would visit a
prison to read to the inmates and
also spent time caring for people
with AIDS. I feel compelled tomen-
tion his tattoos; in the photo's I've
seen they are truly amazing designs,
administered by friends: On his
right-hand knuckles the letters L-I-
V-E, on the left DEAD. Also on
the top of his left hand a skull,
crossbones and gravestone with the
wordR.LP. Add to this variouslight-
ning bolts and names—one can see
this was the real thing, old fashioned ink and needles did the job.
The most upsetting piece on
Prison is the longest "Face" (12:30)
where S.J. recounts a childhood
similar to his. The opening words
"The following is pure fiction: Actually, I have been handsome and
popular all my life," lead to polio at
age four and glasses at age six and
having his schoolyard marriage proposal cruelly refused. These words
are a cutting reminder of how trauma
can scar someone for life.
"The Man Upstairs" (5:17)
documents the routine ofthe person
living above another in a hotel. For
years Jesse lived at the Ontario Hotel close to the Seattle airport. In this
piece we follow as the old man
upstairs plays soli tare, talks to himself, masturbates and repeats the
words "A big zero" aparently while
studying the cards, oblivious that
his sounds carry through the floor.
The paranoid person below takes in
everything and marvels that he can
hear all being said but sounds thankful when he mentions "under me
there is a vacancy. There is no one
down there listening".
At timet Jesse almost sounds
like MC 900 ft Jews as his voice is
distorted (a megaphone? studio
trickery?) during certain pieces,
most noticeable en "This Clouded
Heart" and "Moming in the Sub-
basement of Hell". Also a strong,
sludgey rap beat shows up on many
of the tracks, weaving in and out of
the mix. Then there's the music
which seems to have come from
somepeppy 60's sitcom soundtrack.
"Party Balloon" has the poet
discovera wilted balloon and imagining how it got there. "No No Man"
is a tale of drug use, hookers and
watchers. "Hey baby got a 'no-no,'
ahhh no nol" Jesse drawls. This
piece with an urgent bass and street
feel leads off Prison's ten cuts. The
disc ends with a short reprise of "No
No Man". As a cop is getting out of
his car to go talk to
glances overat the        ^l^jfj?
poet who shakes
his head firmly and
says "Noooooo".
A partial Ust of
S..I. Bernstein's
The   Sad   Bag
(Trigger) —    A
tape with  seven
cuts (on three of
which Jesse actually sings in a fairly
nice Tom Wails-ish croon). Includes
an earlier recording of "The Man
Upstairs."   Some fairly rudimen-
tary.but sweet, piano playing. "Murdered in the middle of the the night"
is truly horrific. Look for this.
Semiotext(e) — A piece of prose is
included in this great anthology
which includes many other artists.
One page per person. (87)
Tongue (Tongue) — A piece included in this anthology. (85)
Personal Effects (Peterade Press) —
Published in Vancouver. Lots of lush
images of fairlynasty stuff. Portions of
this were serialized in Canada's own,
Pop Tart arts zine. (89)
"Dr.F.muandtheDeadPrtsident's
Wife"—A play. Won best of festival during Seattles Directors Festival, 1989.
Since late 1990 fanzines have
been popping up all through the
Suites written by and for grrrls. Have
you heard this word, "grrrf *? Basically it's the coolest way to spell
"girt", ever! It's the word, same
pronounciation with a bit of a growl-
People who are comfortable with
who they are and not ready for the
stuffy "woman" label. Somewhat
aggressive, yet caring.
Most of these 'zines are free in
exchange for a stamp or minimum
donation. They range from the most
rudimentary d_.y styles (handwritten, cut and paste graphics) to fancy
stuff duplicated on expensiveXen
Riot Grrrl is one
of the biggest of
these publications,
being produced from at least four
cities in the U.S. and now...da da
dah [verbal fanfare]...here. That's
right, a Vancouver chapter of Riot
Grrrl is being formed and issue
number one will be out this Fall. If
you wish to lend a hand or write
contact Denise c/o 1602 Adanac,
Vancouver, V5L 2C6. This should
be pretty cool reading.
Other 'zincs you're gonna want
Send a postcard first, not $/
IforGrrWH.Q.isP.O.Box 11002,
WDC, 20008. Write them for a great
newsletter that will keep you in touch
Solan WWr.fl-iDebby c/o 41,
7th Ave., #3R Brooklyn, NY
My Harlequin Romance Bridgit
c/6 P.O. Box 1165, Olympia, WA,
98507
ActUm Teen 5812 Midhill St,
Bethesda, MD, 20817
OOMPA! OOMPAI Megan c/o
89 Park Dr. #4, Boston, MA,
02215
G.f/JVJt (Girls United Notifying
Klan) Seen this one. Young grrl
sk8ters. 16 Lordstirling Rd,
Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
Rollerderby Hoo-hah, it's the zine
that Lisa Suckdog (nee Carver) puts
out. Its easy to read and less dangerous then Lisa's live performance
art Not free. P.O. Box 1491, Dover
NH, 03820
Bikini Kill Thee originators. Began
as a small press kit/zine to promote
The Wraith (Patio Table) — Fiction. Short stories. (82)
Hermoine (Patio Table) -
fiction. (83)
Quit Whining Margaret c/o P.O.
Box 2154, Mt Holyoke College,
S. Hadley, MA, 01075
Crumbly Ul Bunny Erika c/o
1781 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN,
55104
the band ofthe same name. Uncompromisingly girlish. 1023 S. Adams
#1196, Olympia, WA, 98501
Great news I For yean I've
been raving about the book Freaks'
Amour by Tom DeHaven. It's the
story of two brothers, Grinner and
Flour, who are bom with very odd
mutations following an explosion
the very night they were conceived.
Bummer. They are not alone, as the
book recounts, another 77,000 also
"had their chromosomes mugged."
The world these two grow up in is
unforgiving and one way a "freak"
can earn a buck is to perform live
sex shows for the "normals". And
that's just for starters. The emotion
portrayed is so compelling that even
the most jaded hipster could shed a
tear.
I'm happy to announce this
fine work has been released in,
ahem, the graphic novel form. The
publisher is Dark Horse Comics
and I found my copy in town, so
look for it. The one drawback was
the price, $4.75 made me blink but
only for a second. It's 48 pages,
excellent artwork, and the cover is
by Charles Bums. Best of all...this
is issue #1, its going to be published every second month. Yee-
hah.
JESSE BERNSTEIN
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Ever wonder what f "ole are
reading? I do. My fave nadian
author, Crad Kilodney (yup, that
guy that sells his books on the
street comers of Toronto) took
the time to write and tell subtext
what he's been reading. There's
an east-coast bias, author-wise,
here but, er, that's just as well.
Write Crad @ 1712 Avenue Rd,
P.O. Box 54541, North York,
Ontario, M5M 4N5
I'm a slow reader but I make
up for it by retaining very little of
what I read. In this way I'm able to
keep my mind perpetually open and
uncluttered. Latest books read include:
The Erotic Art of Robert Bateman
should have been the coffee-table
book of 1988, except that all the
copies were mysteriously dumped
in the U.S. Fortunately, they are
making their way back to us belatedly, thanks to the Mafia-jobbers
who control the U.S. remainder
market. Bateman's renditions of
copulating ducks, geese, and swans
are delightfully enriching.
NakedBeneath Her Dress, by Steve
McCaffery. This one's 900 pages
long. I started it in June, 1990, and
have gotten to page 18 so far. I have
no idea what it's about.
The Canadian Alias of Pond Scum
is a typical fine product of the University of Guelph's Dept. of Geography. I sure at the charts until I'm
stupid. Truly mesmerizing.
Dungeon afthe Tortured Virgins is the
first of a new line of Harlequins geared
to "the romance audience that wants a
little more spice and a taste of the
unusual." The author is Mary Brown.
(Whoe have I heard that name before?)
Fuck America Up The Ass, by Brian
Fawcett. A lively 16-page pamphlet
in which Brian effectively rips apart
everything American since the arrival ofthe Pilgrims. George Washington is referred to as "a drooling,
perverted, psychopathic baby-
killer."
DieScreaming.by Joe Ghiz. A fast-
paced thriller about a P.E.I, potato
inspector whomust single-handedly
save the world from destruction.
It's so good I'm rereading it for
the tenth time.
MySecrelLifeWithChartesKieling,
by Atme Murray. Canada's favorite
songbird finally comes dean
mining to a 10-year affair with the
Saskatchewan wheat farmer. They
have a retarded child named Zippo,
who is locked away in a vault of the
Commerce Bank.
SEPTEMBER Q TOi^lMfERViEWS At-12 SOUND
TH E SAM E by chris uren
How do you approach writing your songs?
We are a democratic group, there is no principal
songwriter. We start by composing the music, we
start really basic. One of us will get an idea, a drum
beat or organ riff, and then we work all together on
thaL It's a group collaboration.
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[V.
is lastvisithere was two years ago, but John Hans burgh
of They Might Be Giants remembered his previous
Vancouver stop well: "It was the first show of the
Flood tour," recalled Flansburgh. "We were pretty
well rested when we did it It was a nice hall too
East Cultural Centre]. The people who worked the
show were really great"
On the phone a continent away in Hanover, New
Hampshire, where he and John Linell are in the infancy of a tour
that will land them in Vancouver on September 6th at the
Commodore, Hamburgh's interest in the upcoming show is
perked by my description of the Granvilk wonder's special
qualities: its size, decor and that beefy bouncy dance floor. "I
hope the stage isn't like that" says Hans burgh. I assured him it
was a normal stage.
What we Tl see when the Giants show up at the Commodore
will be anything but normal, even for them. This will be the first
tour on which the Johns will be accompanied by a backing band,
staffed by veteran New York players such as Tony Maimone
(Pere Ubu, Bob Mould) on bass and Kurt Hoffman (The
Ordinaires) alternating between keyboards and woodwinds.
"It's great," gushed Hamburgh, "it's a lot of fun. It's a completely
different way of working for us. A lot of things work a lot better.
With the band it's very loud and very exciting."
For part of the set though Hamburgh and Linell will return
to the old approach when appropriate. "We have a portion of the
show where we play unaccompanied by the band," says John.
"We do a song called "Mammal" off the new record as a duo and
that works really well because it's a pretty quiet song. It just
works better as a duo, so that's the way we do it We weren't a
folk act when we suited, we just do whatever material work-
best with whatever situation or set-up."
"Mammal" is one of the entries on the aforementioned
newest releaseApo//o 18, their second for Elektra. Upon hearing
this song you might feel a certain poignancy expressed in the
song towards animals, but if there is, it's by accident The song
is basically a definition ofthe variety of mammals and what they
have in common with one another. It's almost an educational
song in that you just get a lot of information on what defines a
mammal. We'renotmembersof PET A. Weeatmeat We'renot
proud, but we do it"
Hamburgh's love of writing about strong feminine figures
and their effect on others (dating back to "She's a Hotel
Detective") shows up this time in "She's Actual Size." "Actually,
I by somebody," said
John. "The original song was actually written like a brag
song as 'I'm actual size,' but it was getting really harsh
and kind of bogus that way. I didn't know how to modify
it except to turn it into 'She's actual size.' That worked
much better."
Waiting at the end of Apollo 18 is "Fingertips
(track eighteen on the disc..by mere coincidence?), an
epic collection of songs, or biu of, strewn together and,
well, John can explain it: "I think if you listen to it a few
times, you' 11 hear a continuity to it" explains Hamburgh.
"You find yourself kind of singing the next part before it
comes along. It kind of sounds like this late night TV
commercial for golden greats from the forties and fifties,
and part of it is that you're not really familiar with the
songs that they're referring to, so you just hear (breaks
into song) The golden leaves...I know you....' Part of it
is not being familiar with the fragment that you're
hearing and wondering what the rest of the song might
be like. Another thing that is kind of interesting is the
collision between one piece of material to the next being
so different from one another. Yeah, it was set up for
Before hanging up, I felt it was in my best interests
to salve my political curiosity and ask this red-blooded
American how he was going to vote next November.
Who do you like, Mr. Hamburgh? "I heartily recommend
that people vote for Mr. Clinton because George Bush is
a bastard. It's a personal thing, but I can't forgive him for
the whole situation the country's in and I hold him and
Ronald Reagan personally responsible for a large part of
it So I feel like it's time for a pro-choice president and
somebody who's got a little bit more vision in the future
than some Republican."
[Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water
Discorder offers you, our valued readers, another
fantastic prize-winning opportunity. The first 2 readers
to send us a picture of a mammal which you think most
resembles Geoge Bush, and a sentence or two explaining
whyyouthinkso.wiilreceive the newest cassette releases
from They Might Be Giants and a pretty swanky (X-
large) TMBG t-shirt. Apollo 18 cassettes to the first 3
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The sky was unbelievably
clear, not a cloud in sight,
as I sipped complimentary
beverages in the warm
Vancouver sun, high above the water
on the back deck of an 88 foot yacht
slowly swaying back and forth on
its mooring behind the Westin
Bayshoi. Hotel. Just days before,
the Big Brothers Organization had
asked me if my little brother Quinn
and I would like to attend the
Investors Group sailing with Guest
of Honor Olympic gold medalist
and record setting swimmer, Mark
Tewksbury.
I thought about the proposal
asa vivid picture instantly arrived at
my cerebral cortex; this is the back-
stroking machine that stole the hearts
of Canadians in a come-from -behind
victory at the Barcelona games. On
the podium, after his victory, as the
Canadian National Anthem
squeaked out of the economical
speakers, the look on his face said it
all. It was a look never seen before,
of sheer pride and exhilaration. The
look of someone having overcome
all their fears and frustrations in the
most attended arena in the world.
All of a sudden all was quiet,
Mark was now on board. With the
presence of an aging dignitary, his
long strides gracefully brought him
intothemiddleofthe adoring group.
He was immediately swallowed by
the beast in a blur of handshakes and
admiration. I would wait until the
time was right, until the feeding
frenzy had subsided, then timidly
approach him for some curt
questions. But, instead, he ate the
crowd up, licking his lips as the last
gold digger left his side. They all
left looking much better for the
whole affair. Everyone smiled as
they talked excitedly about receiving
their fifteen minutes of fame that
Andy Warhol had indeed promised.
He sat alone on the upper deck
of the stately yacht when I
approached him:
Discorder. Mark, I've got a few
questions for you, when did you
start swimming?
MT: I started 16 years ago, I was 8
years old, and I started in Calgary.
Is there a special someone that
inspired you from that age, or
more recently?
Well, it was more the whole
Olympics [that inspired me]. I was 8
when the 1976 Olympics were on in
Canada, and I just found the whole
event so incredible that I wanted to
be a part of it. Swimming happened
to fair very well that year so I surted
in a swimming program.
Did you and your team believe
that the gold medal  was a
Yes and no. I was just trying to do
the best I could and it turned out, on
the day, I really thought that that
would be enough to win it, and it
worked ouL
After winning the gold was there
someone that came to mind right
away that you wished to share
this experience with?
Not immediately. I think at first it
was more of a shock, it really took a
long time to sink in that I had won
the gold medal.
How do you feel about
performance enhancing
substances? This year, in
particular, at Barcelona there
were claims that the Chinese
women's swimming team were
using such substances, do you have
any comments on this?
Well, it would probably be different
if I had lost and I felt that someone
had cheated. In my event I believe
that it is fairly clean, [or] very clean.
I don't worry about it but it's
frustrating that it's evident. I'm
really trying to push for blood testing
instead of urine testing, I think that
would be much more efficient. But
it's a long time coming, it's sort of
like beating your head against a
wall.
What are the differences between
a Canadian and an American
Olympic athlete?
It's hard to say. The Americans are
by nature a lot more outspoken than
the Canadians and you certainly
know when the Americans are there.
Canadians tend to be very proud but
a little bit quieter about it
I've heard people say in the past
that, for example, a bronze medal
for a Canadian athlete is highly
regarded, and your gold medal
achievement is of course
outstanding, but for the
Americans a silver or bronze in
some cases isn't good enough.
You have to look at everything, it's
not fair to compare Canada to
America.  If you look  at the population alone we're not the same
two countries. Yes, we border each
other but that doesn't matter. Our
medal count is always significantly
lower, of course, than America
because of the numbers so they win
a lot more gold medals, so you're
right. On a marketing level a silver
or a bronze isn't worth a lot but I'm
sure that if you asked the athletes a
silver or bronze is worth everything.
Just to get on that podium is so
great.
Did the Canadians get voted the
most friendly team at Barcelona?
Are you familiar with this claim?
I'm not sure, we're usually very
well respected and very well liked,
so it wouldn't surprise me. I would
imagine the Spanish would be voted
the most popular team in the
Olympics.
So you are 24 years old, where
Calgary. I'm a bom and bred
Calgarian.
What do you do, Mark
Tewksbury, to really unwind and
relax?
I'm just a normal guy. I like to go
see movies, go out for dinner, and
do very simple things, I'm a very
simple person. I have a lot of close
friends and I enjoy working hard,
resting, relaxing,and spending time
with friends. My life is very simple.
What is your favorite kind of
I have a real eclectic taste in
everything from music, to movies,
to clothes. I like anything from Guns
'n' Roses, to classical, to Aretha
Franklin, to Madonna. I'm very easy
to please. Country is maybe not my
most favorite. I like a few country
singers but for the most part I stay
away from country.
Do you have a favorite TV sport you
Hke to watch?
I don't watch a lot of TV. I'm really
busy with training and appearances
and stuff, so I don't spend very much
time watching TV. If I do watch, I love
watching tennis.
If Canada ceased to exist, who would
you swim for?
I don't know who I would swim for,
goodquesticn. I wouldprobabh/ swim
for a team hke Australia because I
wouldn't mind living there.
With more and more professionals
entering the Olympics, what is the
ci      "°ng  '
making money off of
speaking and endorsements is really
getting away from so
'' called "pure I
ism." I think [amateurism] it'sheahhyforsport,
we put lot of hours in. Id-
think that if we have the
professionals in the Olympics that we
must focus not only on them, but on all
the athletes who are there.
Are you going to take some time
offyour schedule for a hiatus, so
to speak?
Eventually, I sure will. Some time
for me to rethink everything.
Do you have any goals In the
near future you wish to
attain?
I haven't really had time to think
about it in all honesty. I've been
very, very busy and when the time
comes that I take some time off,
I'll enjoy the moment and relive
the Olympics a little bit and
decide where to go from there.
How do you like your
coffee,Mark Tewksbury?
i don't like coffee. How's that? i Thank very much Mark
don't drink it. p»       .    _, ■ ■ e
[The ideal answer would have Tewksbury,      all      of
been ...crisp] Canada applauds you.
Have you heard of Tim Dog?
Thank you.
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SEPTEMBER (£) LEMONHEADS
Imet with Evan Dando of the Lemonheads
before soundcheck at their Town Pump
show in July. The band was late, the usual
border hassles, but Mr. Dando was more
than accommodating. A big guy, broad-
shouldered and wearing a Gram Parsons
T-shirt, Dando ir the Lemonheads, being
the. only .mainstay j» the .band";.-jtjj. y«ir
history. Already popular on college radio,
in Australia, and in parts of Europe, the
Lemontisiji-s go for the gold with their
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iii do on lha road to
relax?
I try to ftnd things. I go Out walking
rytofind stuff fintheground.
Nah. Just stuff. Ifoundrichkp of» manhole
cover and there's a couple of letters on it||
It would make a perfect paperweight for*
Geraldo Rivera, it has t&j: letters GR on it.
I want to use it for an album cover of ours.
It might look good one record label.
Are you a vinyl fan?
Oh yeah,definitely. I have « CD player
but all my records arc down in March-'*
Vmeytfo? inhere I have § room in my
dad's bouses where I go every oftec in *
while. In**-all my stuff there because I
just travSiiround most of the time. Iteye
an apartment in Boston but all my tecotds
are at my dad's house. I love records.::  ::
Speaking of your dad, how did your
parents react to "Confet-ti" (a song
about hisparents' break-up thirteen
years ago)?
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They'reiritoil.lt was at
Lmad^jnere
jsyched thai I
Writing lhat song helped me figure stuff
out for sortie reason. My mom doesn't like
"My Drug Buddy" tiwugJwi'* very
stnughtiOfwanJ, very simply jxt-
Jt's gelling a tot of comparisons to
Cram Parsons.~at least In the N<tw
Musical Expres*.
Oh cool, is it a good review?
You got m eight. Except the last
fineis "Oneof f befjnestsongwriters
ol his sadly-depleted generation,"*
Ha, ha, ha, ibai's okay.
Have you read the biography of
Gram Parson*?
Yeah, I've read lots of books ort Gram
Parsons, and Charles Man$on, I have my
sixties people I'm interested) fen, like
Manson, Brian Wilson, Malcom X....
Any truth to the rumour you carry
on a correspondence with Charles
Maneon?
No, man, Henry does. Henry Rollins
picked that up.  I've done a lot of
songwriting with him [Manson] in mind,
like a iot of things he's talked about and
stuff, and I've tried to work out some of his
problems, so I'd like to discuss them with
my little catch phrases, Vm really into
travel and stuff.
There's a real love $f language
and turns of phrase in your
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Yeah, I find myself going hack K> my
English classes in high school and how
they taught us to focus in on trying to be
terse, you know, not be overly wordy. In
other words, you can write a paragraph
and cut out every other word; don't be
afraid to sute ttepbvic%. I had a really
great high school
Here's a quote from your bio I'm
sure you had nothirtjg to do with:
"One of the hottest bands on the
post-modem scene." What gives?
Jargon. Post-modern, I*ve never been
n we started Ute band, we listened
3 Angry S-mo-ni aed Minor Threat.
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were njaking pur album and he was just
hanging around producing* band. J
met htm Arid we hung out a bit, he was
a nice guy. And the Robb brothers
[bigshot L.A. producing team who
worked onlt'sAShawAbofttj^wmx
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song; We played songs to
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Robb brother*, they teveguns. Tbcy
were on the roof of (fcctr studio with
Rk* James during daerJou, who was
recording at the ttme,teliing people to
gel the fads, out of there, and tteyted
Vm and AK*« and everything;
read that Manson
autobiography ?
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Joel; That'* a
good boc*.
"I found a chip of a manhole cover and there's
a couple of letters on it. It would make a
perfect paperweight for Geraldo Rivera..."
Okay- Nice people.
■No, they are nice, Jhey're really into...
protecting <hemielYe*.:They're really
into guns. Pretty American.
Pretty American, yeah. I can't
think of a Canadian equivalent. I
don't even think Bob Rock has
any guns. How did you arid Miss
Hatfield hook up?
We met six years ago. We were both
starting up bands and they {Juliana's
previous band, Blake Babies) bought
our single, came to set ut, and were
just like oiir best friends. That's how I
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a on*  word  review of it  and  it  says
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We were talking about touring, how
was touring solo In Australia?
lhal was like Ho pressure at all until I had
to go on, and then it was Uke "What am I
doing,this it scary "fivtry time I went on
I, well, the first couple of nights— I'd
ncvCT<fcmcitbcfo*e~4gottotally nervous.
But il was. real ly Tun, I needed to do lhat as
a Challenge for my*clf you know? It was
coot
How did it oome about?
I w*$ in Australia and it was
such * Cool pface that when I
left I said, "1 wanna come
back." And my promoter was
Ulce. "Well, T'm bringing
Fuga/J down in October and
November, do you wanna
e down and opeii for a few
shows?" Aftd I wj like.
"Definitely"..;****# like Minor
Threat was like my all-Umc
favourite band when I was in
high school.
Do you think the reason
Jor your popularity
overseas Is because of
somelhing peculiarly
American In your
songwriting?
I wonder, I wonder. We've
taken the ume to tour over there
a lot and we go* much better as
a band. I never would have
continued ptaytng if I hadn't
gonetoEurope. lhal's where I
gOl more into it again. It's
inspiring to have people from
othur countries come and hear
you play.ti really is. I know all
o that wori I don't know what it;
Are you guys post-punk?
We are post-punk. We draw a lot of our
influence* from people like Mission of
Burma, the quintessential post-punk
band, who: brought punk rock to a
dif ferent level, Mud* ft waspnstty mu si c
but really loud, and Hiisker Du.so you
know wc fall into lhat category a bit. Hut
lately we've been getting more and morc
counuy: In a way I 'd say our music isn't
alternative at all. I don't listen to a lot of
alternative rock at all but there are a
Lemonheads before?
Naw.
What about the Robb brothers?
No, they had just heard the demos.
Did they have a lot of good
stories?
Damn right-.thcy
[Manson] in '6ft.
Charlie's girls were
on the Robb brothers
Robb brothers said, "Hey, why are you
picking our orangcsT* And they were
like, "Charlie told us they were really
I think ft'e Ironic, Instead of going
to university you went straight
Into the college charts after high
school.
I did one semester at college but 1
couldn't take it, it wasn't for mc. My
Ijgrade point average is 0.3. High school
was enough education for me and I
knew what I wanted to <fo, kinda. I
didn't really but 1 knew whal might be
fun to try to do, s. I dk
', I wanted to do "How
Will I Know" by Whitney Houston
but 1 never have gotten around to
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hang around the pool a little bit.
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like that 'cos 1 think 1 would be
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my voice with that kind of music,
like "Forever Baby." These days
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Not    much,    1    can't    really
I'm trying to work with the
and Donnie & Marie, so when 1 heard
things you have to think twice
concentrate very much on the
limitations of my voice rather than
X, 1 was totally blown away, they could
about doing?
road.
stretching It really far; trying to be
be really hard but with harmonies. I'm
No, 1 feel total freedom. 1 feel like
a little more laid back and heavier
a real sucker for vocal harmonies but
I'm in a position of, "Now's the
What is your songwriting process?
at the same time. Yeah, my upper
1 love heavy music and that was the
time to really act, to really do It."
It's changed a lot. 1 used to write a
register's really weak and 1 have
first combination of the two that 1
People's ears are wide open for
song all at once, like In a night, but
to sing softer, and 1 think that's
really heard. Plus, the songs were so
women In rawk right now, they' re
now It's a real drawn out process. 1
really annoying.
good and Exene's so cool.
waiting for something. 1 don't feel
write bits and pieces whenever 1
any pressure, 1 can do whatever 1
feel like it and eventually 1 have a
Do you do any voice exercises?
Do you remember the first time you
want. IJusthavetofigureoutwhat
song.
Yeah. 1 went to school for four
heard X?
It is fast 'cos the opportunity Is
years, music college, just to learn
Yeah! From this girl, she was a nanny.
there now. Butthenagainlt'sstllla
An article in Entertainment Weekly
how to sing better. And whenever
1 guess she was living with us. 1 lived In
man's    world,    music    and
stated   that   you   personified
1 can 1 do exercises.
this pretty small, sheltered town and
everything. EVERYTHING, really.
"alternative cool." Who would lhat
nobody knew any punk rock bands
be for you?
That's where you met the rest of
down there. And this girl, she was
For instance, all those record
Oh, 1 don't know, like Sonic Youth is
the Blake Babies?
twenty-four or something, 1 was
company weasels up there...
so cool. They're Nke the coolest. 1
Yeah. That's why 1 went there
sixteen, came to live with us and she
They're all men, yeah, all those
mean not necessarily in a good
really, to find people to start a
brought her records. One day 1 was
big guys upstairs, And it's so hard
way, but that's who 1 think of....
band.
making dinner and she put on the
to have confidence'cos rock is a
song "Motel Room In My Bed" and 1
guy's thing and It's really hard to
Did you wince when you read that
X (the band) was a big turning
said "What is that?" It was like the
getupanddoit. Butldon'tbelieve
description of yourself?
point for you?
gods were singing and 1 couldn't
in feeling oppressed, and you're
No, 'cos 1 don't really care what
Yeah, they were my favorite band
believe It was so good. Then 1 explored
oppressing yourself If you believe
people think of me, you know?
in high school. They were really
her record collection. She had
It... I'mnottTuly oppressed,Idon't
the first kind of punk rock music
everything good:  Mission of Burma,
think. So 1 feel like 1 have every
So when you read your voice being
that 1 ever heard. Before that 1 was
the Replacements....
opportunity In the world and all 1
described   as   precocious   or
Into stuff like Olivia Newton-John
need istheconfldence.That'sthe
Do you find lhat there are many taboos
only thing that could hold me
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called a "genius," the
blank   generation,"
"King Wompum Shit,"
and "drunken arsehole."
He is the Mighty Billy Childish,
frontman for the best of British punk
rock combos for over 15 years. Back
' in "77 it was the Clash/Sex Pistols-
*" esque Pop Rivits, then in '81 came the
s garage-punk Milkshakes, in '85 it
is the brooding punk rock stylings of Thee
Mighty Caesars, and from '87 to the present
'e been treated to the r'n'b punk rock and roll
finesse of Thee Headcoats. Along the way, side projects
have existed as well: The Dclmonas, The Black Hands,
Medway Poets, Natural Born Lovers, and Thee
Headcoatees.
The amount of vinyl Billy has appeared on
is nothing short of astounding; literally
hundreds of records have been released
>ver the years (the Milkshakes alone
have released over 25 separate
pieces of vinyl!). Western interest
in the Childish legacy has included
a landslide of indie labels, including
Sub Pop who have recently released a
commemorative double CD set to celebrate
the first 50 albums. What has drawn all this
attention to Mr. Childish is not just the mass
releases but the music. His sound has evolved into
something crudely familiar, but completely original,
and un-mislakably his own. The guitar, the voice, the
bass, the drums. Punk rock.
Besides his massive musical achievement, Billy is
also an accomplished poet and painter. He has
several poetry books exit that he publishes himself
is well as art shows and exhibitions all over
Europe for his paintings.
To put it simply, Billy Childish's
punk-angst rock and roll has meant
e to me than the Ramones, the
Clash, or any other "punk" band. He
is in a class with Bo Diddley, Chuck
Berry and Link Wray, a signature of true
rock and roll. He is the purest, meanest,
crudest, most independent punker that there
has ever been or ever will be. He is the Wild Billy
Childish.
This interview took place July 31, 1992, in Billy
Childish's kitchen, in a small apartment deep in the heart
of Rochester, a small working class town an hour due-east
of London, England. Surrounding us while we chatted were
stacks of records, books, mail, musical instruments, beer
bottles and sound recording devices. It is in this very
kitchen that Billy has recorded most of his records...
Discorder. Mr. Billy Childish, are you
happy?
ly Childish: So it's going to be like that.
.. it won't be really, but are
you happy? Right now, I mean,
with all these records pouring out,
e you happy?
Uh, I find that question dead confusing. I'm
lot sure I know what you mean.
Ok... are you happy with the
records coming out?
Yeah, some of 'em. I like bits and
pieces of 'em.
No.
In your opinion, who is rock
and roll's greatest asshole?
I don't know. I've never listened to
enough of it to form an opinion.
Cuz I was watching a show the
other day on TV called / Got
My Mojo Workin, It's a tribute
show to rock and roll stars,
and somebody on the show
said that Jerry Lee Lewis is
rock and roll's greatest
asshole. And I said to myself
"No, Billy Childish is way more
of an asshole than Jerry Lee
Lewis ever wished to be."
It's a coat that one wears upon their
head. Most easily described as a
deerstalker cap. Can we get on with
this?
Certainly. What do you think
of the criticism "all Billy
Childish songs sound alike"?
I can see that as a vaguely valid
criticism. I really think that there's
an amazing variety for something
so similar. If someone wants to say
that, I'm not going to get upset about
it. What do you think?
It's fairly ignorant.
Well, yeah, but you have to get used
to that, don't you?
Uh, yeah. Billy, in the last
couple years there has been a
massive, explosive interest in
Billy Childish, Thee
Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats,
Thee Mighty Caesars on the
"The really gTeat thing about Sub Pop is the
extra money. That's how we can knock off
recordings to give to all the other little labels for
singles and shit!"
Yeah, I guess I'm as big an asshole
as the best of 'em. I don't know, to
me an asshole would be someone
like Mick Jagger: disrespectful of
their own work. Someone who's
gone completely against what they
were doing. You know, turning into
some sort of yuppie That's what I
would consider an asshole.
What exactly is a headcoat?
Some people say it's a hat,
some people say it's a coat...?
West Coast USA. Why?
Yeah! This is something we just
don't understand! It's strange, isn't
it? I've got no idea at all. I suppose
maybe they've wanted to like an
English group but have found it
difficult in the past. You' re all such,
nice friendly blokes, really. We like
you people.
Thanks. I guess you're the
closest thing to the Damned
we've got. You also play better
©
rock and roll than almost
anyone in North America at
the present time. Hey, I noticed
the Damned are playing in
London In a few days. What
are they like now?
I've really no idea. I know
Went metal?
Well, yeah. But the Damned
for me is like 1977, when I
used to go see them play.
You know, when you get
down to it, the Damned was
really just Brian James, the
guitarist He wrote all the
stuff. And shit, they just
pulled Vanian out of an
audience one night to sing I
Sensible was sort of like
"madman on the bass." Great
group, really.
Vanian comes to some
of our gigs. Unfortunately,
he doesn't really know
anything. Everybody expects
Vanian, the front man, to
know everything, but he
doesn't. Still, the Damned
were really one ofthe greatest
rock and roll groups.
Something very strange
happened with that record
too, making it one ofthe great
rock and roll records, and in
a way it shouldn't be.
How about the
International Pop
Underground
Convention last year in
Olympia? You were
invited to play a headline
position along with
Fugazi and L7. The
Convention proved to
be a major success, but
what did you think about
It?
Well, if it was in England,
the people going would get
there   and   realize   they
't remember, what were they
Three-piece surf stuff.
Well, that explains it, I don't know
anything about surf music.
Whereas, in America they
don't know that they're not
supposed to like. Everybody
was very nice and friendly.
Nice little town. Idon'tknow
if I saw any of the bands,
I thought you told me
you saw the Melvins and
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy
Planet?
Oh yeah! In the park!
What'd you think of Shadowy
Men? They're Canadian.
You were also in Western
Canada last year. What did you
think of that?
Well, all I wanted to do was Uke a
walk in the woods! When we got to Canada I was very impressed with
the fact that there weren't many
people there and it looked like a
good place to go for a walk. I think
the scenery is very nice, but nobody
lives there! It's a bit of a problem
when there ain't no audience! I was
really bloody annoyed that I couldn' t
take a walk around. Instead I had to
play to all these poxy people, or lack
of poxy people....But then again I
hate big audiences anyway. I like it
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when people come along to see you
because they want to, not because
they feel they ought to. I also like to
be paid, which is a recurring
problem.
All the vinyl is one of your
really major
achievements. Exactly
how many pieces of vinyl,
singles, LPs, EPs,
compilations, are you on?
Oh God, I've got no idea! Must
be around 200 now.
That's Incredible) Of all
the many labels you've
been on, Sub Pop, K,
BigBeat, Crypt, Shakin'
Street and of course
Hangman, which is the
best you've been on?
Well, I like Sub Pop alright
Though some people tell me
that we're getting ripped off I
don't really worry about it cuz
I don't really notice. They pay
us in advance. They give us
more money than any other
label. But we didn't get any t-
shirts! They made t-shirts and
didn't tell us,then when I asked
them about it they said they
didn't have any left. For fuck's
sake!
For this new album I'm doing
with Sub Pop [The Black
Hands] they wanted a contract
I wrote them back and told
■tu    don't    sign
contracts?
Contracts aren't worth the paper
they're written on. I don't even
know why we're on Sub Pop,
we're like nothing else on the
label! I suppose it's because
Mudhoney asked us to play wilh
them in London and Bruce and
John | Sub Pop bosses] were there.
I suppose Steve Turner
(Mudhoney) was fairly
instrumental. I mean, hell,
"Touch Me I'm Sick" is a
Childish rip-off I
Yeah, it was Steve, really. And
then Danny(Mudhoney) got
into it, and I suppose Cal vin(K7
Beat Happening) helped out
too. The thing is we're( Thee
Headcoats) real prostitutes,
we'll go with the highest bidder,
and we don't sign contracts. The
really great thing about Sub Pop is
the extra money. That's how we can
knock off recordings to give to all
the other little labels for singles and
shit!
Does Sub Pop know this?
Yeah, they're not stupid.
What about your own label,
Hangman? In 5 years from
Hangman's
birth  In  1988
you've put out
47Lps!l!Howdo
you do ft?!
Well,     at     the
moment we are not
in   debt,   but  it
basically pays for
itself. We scraped
up the money for
the first one and
went from there.
Any small amount
of money we make
goes straight back
into making more records. Wedon't
pay any of the bands, either. It's the
understanding. The idea of it is that
it's an artistic label.
What are your favorite songs
you've written?
I like "In Your Hand," "You Make
Me Die," "Rusty Hook," Double
Axe"...I like quite a few, really.
ago. I shouted same John Lennon
lyrics at him. We had our first Pop
Rivits album with us and il had a
song on il called "Beatle Boots" so
we gave it to hin- After that.
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Paul
McCartney's
daughter suited
coming to Pop Rivits
gigs. The bloke from Led
Zeppelin, Robert Plant,
he used to coi
Milkshake
How    do    you    take   on Who's your biggest hero?
accusations of sexism? I hke Crazy Horse but I don't know much
Listen, if you took sexism out of about him. The problem with heroes is thi
rockn roll it wouldn't be rock nrolL they always let you down.
"Listen, if you took sexism out
of rock and roll it wouldn't be
rock and roll."
God, I don't even think Sub
Pop have 47 Lps out!
Yes, but you've got to understand,
they're playing a different game.
We don't spend any money on
publicity, we don't pay royalties or
any of that shit
Over the course of your
musical history, you've written
hundreds of songs. For the
first ten years it seemed that
you wrote about nothing other
than girls and angry love, but
it     seems	
now     that ■_■_■_■_■___■
In the various bands you've been
in, you've played in countries all
over the world. I find it incredible
that you've taken your lil" rock
and roU combos to such great
heights as being flown all over
the world.
Yeah, well, rock and roll is a hobby,
it's not a job. Once it goes past being
a fun hobby you're in trouble.
So besides England, Canada
and the US, where have you
been?
You also seem to write quite a few songs about
Native American Indians. Why?
I'm quite fascinated, really. You people treat them like shit a
there. I'm a fan of the underdog, I guess. I'm doing a Canadian
single called "Louis Riel" for Nardwuar's label.
What's your most hated figure in pop culture?
It's not really a hated figure, really, it would be more the
music industry itself. These massive things \~
Sony and MCA, it's not really a figure, it's th<
idea. Sony and MCA just isn't music.
How do you stand on the CD
versus vinyl front?
I don't actually mind CDs as an object,
it's just what they represent that's wrong.
They try to control and take over and push ot
records, and records really are better, I think. People
will realize that soon. If they could only live together,
but they can't because it's a money making venture,
quality. It's diabolical the way these corporate bastards shove it
down people's throats! It's not the worst evil in the world, but it'
a small example of a bigger picture
your
changing
somewhat ^^^^^^^^^
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environmental attitude. I think
this is especially evident on
the Sub Pop album... songs
like "Ralndeers Are Wild" and
"We're Gone."
Yeah, I don't really broadcast it It's
done in a very sort of funny way. I
suppose those songs are really saying
that we're (the human race) on the
way out A celebration ofthe decline
of the human race, so to speak.
"I met Paul McCartney once, years
ago. I shouted some John Lennon
lyrics at him."
Well, thank you very much for
■talking to me today, Billy. AU I
u^a(^j
Spain, Germany, France, Holland,
Austria, Berlin, Norway, Japan,
Yugoslavia, Iuly...all over, really.
We stopped over in USSR once!
Have you ever met the Queen?
Who, Freddy?
Who's the most famous
person you've ever met?
I met Paul McCartney once, years
can say is keep it up!
Thank you. Grant, I will.
So there you have
thee Billy Childish.
* Billy's   anthology   of
records are getting increasingly hard tc
but are still available at most good independent
record stores. In the last year alone, over a dozen
Headcoats singles have been released as well as three
more LPs. Go on, try it Take a bite. Get snagged to Billy's
"Rusty Hook" and you'll never shake loose.
[A goodame to startwoutdhmebeenon Augusts,1991whenBill)
Childish and Thee Headcoats played Uve on CiTR's Radio
Thundobird Hell. Its always titer these legendary
events happen that you hear about them, isn't it?]
(®jPmZ**\( which you
can locate
the bands. When Mike Van
Adrichem of Nine-B South
Records called me at home to
confirm my appointed session that
moming with the Last Wild Sons,
my hangover fuzzed up my
interpreting of the address where
we' d meet. So here I was knocking
on a strange door, when a grizzled
elderly lady in a housecoat opened
her front door to this greasy,
bleary-eyed guy wearing a straw
"I'm looking for some Last
Wild Sons," I said. "Are there any
around?"
"Ohh...da bahnduverdere.
Yes, dey uhre free Duhrs Duwn
Dere."
Fortunately for me Mike
happened along as I stumbled to
the sidewalk and the right house,
where I could talk to one of the
very few bands that can claim to
have a following across town and
not just on their block. For all the
right reasons of course.
The home of bassist Ken
Wilson was a fitting place to talk
to him and his bandmates about
their band. Nestled iathe middle
of West Vancoi
working class
disappointment;
Wild Sons cl
tttlecfftrs.
Workin' Man.
its truths
are familiar with.Trui
a strange way of ti
myths: "It's like jijpu end 'iiiiji in s
job you figure you 31 go into;
couple of years and [afterwajj
go back to university," expla|p!
guitarist/vocalist Gene Murphjf.
"There's an awful lot of peopfi
out there who just werjt to go tc
work for a couple of ^ars, and ■■.
"'""  gptheroajJthey're i
The Sons'very e:
been a precarious balancing act
of pursuing their music while
providing the means to do it, and
it hasn't been without it's
causalities. Drummer and
founding member Al Black left
the band last winter while they
were in the midst of recording the
disc so he could return to work
and  support his
Blasters, the Long Ryders and
others come up, there's another
band that Murphy more
comfortably compares his group
to: "If anybody wants to say what
the band's like, I say it's like
Creedence [Clearwater
Revival] in the
Those different elements
and versatility have made the Last
Wild Sons one of the very few
*****
audience. "We can play i_l these the road. "The thing going against
areas in the suburbs,**; e*£fsrtns us, going across Canada" offers
Murphy, "whereas? * loWof Wilson, "is the weather. We're
other bands couldh'*. do-it looking at maybe mid-September,
because   our   mus'tg*"}'-.. The   touring   thing   is   very
accessible to those places. s important, but we're working with
Nowadays it iijsUal. lof a time schedule we have no control
f\o get out there,
it we did with the
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don'tlike."
jjyilsonisaprecisii.
(art>auiihinistirade),anocciupaio!
ie la?* he'u probably
v'er admitting "maybe when I'm
o back to that.'*|
child.
Bla
and the
Murphy
brothers
(including
frontm
Butch) were the
popular local
rockabilly outfit
the Rockin'
Edsels. Eventually
the Edsels ran their
course, with Butch
leaving to join the
Nervous Fellas, and
the remaining Murphy s
and Black got together
again, this time determined to avoid the pitfalls
of their old band, one of
which was losing guitar
players. "When this band
was formed, I decided that's
it man," said Murphy." I'n
never going to have to worry
about a guitar player ever
again." Gene's guitar duties
with the Edsels were confined
playing rhythm, something he
felt needed changing. "I just took
my guitar and spent hours every
night [practicing]. I used to finish
my dinner, go into the room and
four to six hours every day
Tor four months, and then came
said, 'Okay, let's put the
Wilds Sons together.' And
§jthat's what we did."
What they did in their first
Sfcear and a half together was write
. ajjd rehearse a repertoire lhat has
grown to a flexible set li st of
|.thirty-five originals; all homages
™to     the     band's     abundant
musicianship and their country/
-foundation that is solid
in    ts  iurtn   but  without   each
confining orthodoxy.
sd is very accessible,"
says Murphyi"It's got an edge to
it, no doubt atfeut il   The blues
stuff is not like your regular blues
stuff and the .country stuff is not
like your regular country. Il's al!
got an edge to JL"
-tuible comparisons
s_cli as the
aa
that it
like the
had blues and couniryand
rock and everything else mixed
.together. It's the same-with thi*
without
having to play
' the five or so
downtown ghettos for original
bands. Lately, the sons have been
xgggmpling the suburban life of
■ Laduer and North Vancouver,
taking their sound to the burbs
and   a   forgotten,   untapped
coming to you,
concludes Wilson, "you have to
go to them."
With all the travelling
they've done locally, (including
their near-legendary mini tour with
the Beat Farmers two years ago)
you'd think they'd be eager to
back up their disc. Unfortunately,
logistics and our unique climate
are conspiring to keep the Sons off
helJMJw* p*ft tfeft WM-4 Hjj    "
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Mikel ' '
There ~i
songs on Workin
feature   Bughot
Murphy doing principl
on two songs a
on   others,   a   role    Butch
performs whenever his bread
ind   butter  band  doesn't
require his attention. The
Bughouse-Fellas-Sons
ts responsible
for bringing Billy Rogers
to  Vancouver.   Rogers
lived and played in New
York where a couple of
his resume entries were
i     the Ramones and the
\     late Johnny Thunders.
\    After    moving    to
Ja     Toronto    he    was
g^    brought   in   as   a
__^\    disaster drummer
Shotgun
Shack gig,  and
(rockin*)
Hayward.
convinced Rogers in a phone
call to leave his new-found
hometown to come to the coast.
Billy enjoys life out here but
wishes the shows themselves
were a little, um, livelier: "In
New York city bands come out
and play their balls off, and no
matter what night it is, it's a
fucking show. The competition
is so great, you really gotta
sell yourself. Do whatever you
gotta do, blow the fucking
place up..."
*W E_RS°STs__fi3 ;h plastic tubing
* syrup, catsup, and
whatever else is handy, are then
poured into the syringe and, after
the tubing has been serpentined
down his esophagus through way
of the nasal passage, slowly
jfso if you do hap]
it..well, they usualr|
30%  of perforate!;
s. The problem ts
find out if you't
later after the show,
internally bled quite a bit and your
stomach adds have pretty much
eradicated most of you," bluntly
states Slug. Next time you bitch
about pressure  on  the job,
remember....
Finally, there is Mr. Lifto,
who has become somewhat of an
intriguing sexual enigma. With the
grace of a swan and the gait of a
dancer, his lean body mounts the
stage and shimmers under the
spotlight His timidness towards
the crowd is ironic in the
that what is to follow would
from anybody but a demure soul.
You see, Mr. Lifto has mastered
the art of suspending objects from
various piercings through his
body. Of the most fascinating
s through his
tongue, nipples and penis. Mr.
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Whats up? A lot is up. Reactions to
the Western Canada
Independent Music Festival,
affectionately known as Stone y '92,
are varied. Babes in Toyland
cancelled, as did half of the other
"big name" acts. And what about
those "surprise" bands? 65 bands
played. BUM, Shutdown, The
Evaporators, Elvis Love Child,
Huevos Rancheros, and Cub(whom
everyone thought was Shonen
Knife), in particular, ruled.
Amazing gig even though
organization was lacking. However,
on the other side of the coin, if it
was any more organized people
wouldn't have been able to fuck
around and have as much fun as
they did. (The washrooms were
compietleyGG Allin.) Lotsa people
and lotsa Vancouver bands.
Sloney '92 was actually
moved to High River, Alberta—
changing the name to Highwood
"92— a week before the event was
k Thei 0,000
who seemed
to hang out in the beer tent rather
than watching bands (ie. 200 people
watching a band, 6,000 people in
the beer tent, and the other 3,800
were divided up between
fornicating, fighting, and hunting
The Man down for their rightful
pay.) although all 10,000 were in
attendence for the Dead Milkmen.
We were suppposed to go, but we
only had $20. Like you care.
Flash Bastard, premier band
at Highwood '92, supposedly
caused approximately 275 dollars
of damage after hucking a mike
stand into a whopping hundred
people when the sound man cut
them off after half an hour. [Like
they did to every other band. Ed.]
On the other hand, the recent
local festivals were great successes.
U nder the Volcano cornered the
nouveaux riches guilt-money
market and Rock Against
Prisons probably didn't make any
dough but it had Peanut Gallery so
it was fine anyway. Only one person
got killed in Whistler for the
Woodstock 23rd Anniversary
sleeping in a field.
LOCAL NEWS
The Vancouver Collective is a
new organisation whose aim is to
bring recognition to local bands by
bringing them together in a work
situation thereby strengthening the
local scene. Their first gig is
happening at the Cruel Elephant on
September 4th and 5th with band-
like No Evil Hair, Rusty Nails, Dog
Eat Dog, A Cartoon Swear, The
Juice Monkeys, The Many,
Spoonscoop, Taste, Movieland and
Facepuller. 5 bands a night For
more information on the Vancouver
Collective contact FU @ 876-3514
or write: c/o 2316 Prince Albert St.,
Vancouver, B.C. They are looking
for you.
Supposedly, a new all-ages
venue/recording studio/bar is
opening out by the PNE called
F_nkyToad(or something Hke that).
The all ages hours are Saturdays
from 12-6pm, the bar opens after
those hours, and on the third floor is
arecorchng studio. Rumours haveit
that SNFU is playing the first gig
there.
Puke Theatre is back
together and their drummer Colin
Upton now plays real drums 1
Sparkmarker are touring to
NYC where they'll be doing some
recording and afterwards continue
their touring.
The Hard Rock Miners
have ventured into the beer
commercial world so listen to your
fave commercial radio station and
don't forget to turn it up, asshole.
STEPPEN' ON GRANT'S
TOES
Blobs Vol.3, on Way Out records
from Victoria, is out with Scott
"Shovlhed" Henderson and BUM
Buy a Twerdocleb 7" on Scratch
Records, sold at Scratch, and get a
freeee Oversoul 7 7". The Worst
have released their debut 7"
(producedby Bill Hay ofthe Painted
LOCAL DEMOS
Grave Mistake
Assaulting. I'd think about it more
but it made me want to go outside
Sex With Nixon These cyberpunk bastards stole a Butthole
Surfers-warped-Faces cover. Safe
tunes; fake British accent
happening. Tight instrumentally,
and reminiscent of Soul Asylum. If
you went to Lollapalooza and
bought a t-shirt you'll probably like
this.
First Deep Kiss Gouda Feta
Cheddar Blue Mozzarella.
[Cheese...get it? Ed.] 780 E. 24th
Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V5V-2A9
Goatboy
Angry punk band from Victoria.
Preach lyrics; Fast ska-like tunes
with raging vocals. This is getting
lotsaairplayonCiTR. They should
play out here instead of the evil city
of Victoria.
Drag the River
These guys hate West Van cops.
The song "Drag the River" [not to
be confused with the name of then-
band] is a very psychological Pink
Floyd-ish tune while theirfast songs
are more like Pearl Jam. Quoting
lyrics..."You gotta jump in the air
and let the magic begin." Slow parts
in the middle of most songs and
lotsa wah-wah pedal happening.
2905 St. Kilda Ave., North Vaa,
B.C. V7N-2A8
Funkyard
Used to be the Method. The Method
owe Discorder $168.00.
ElephanfS Child   — Noise In
Four song demo. A mix between
Change of Heart, Windwalker and
My Bloody Valentine put together
into a polished package and
engineered by Blair Cab baba. Good,
nice and vague. 5250 Chesham
Ave., Burnaby, B.C V5H-2L2
Wicked Swimming Dog
Not unlike a trippy Manchester band
that lotsa people should like. A
combination of fast (male vocal)
Perfume Tree and Soundgarden.
1505 Fern St., North Van., B.C.
V7J-1H7
Well, we just don't agree on this
band at all. Coral thinks they're old
and suck while I think "Saw my
Daddy..." is thee classic Canadian
Content fave. Said track is not on
demo (day of infamy). Box 48293
Vancouver, B.C. V7X-1A1
Elvis Love Child—Full On
Noise
An up-and-coming band to look
out for. This five-piece band
describe themselves as "Grunge
Punks From Hell." "This is unreal,
completely unreal." "Third Eye"
which they sampled from The
River's Edge. Loud, energetic,
strong riffs and lyrics. Upbeat NW
music interspersed with slower
trippy parts. 888 W. 17th Ave.,
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z-1V2
Nendlks
They thank Greyhound, God and
Pacman™. Mellow, kick-back
tunes with that done-in the-
basement feel. Anthony and I
like it. Hobden Management, 701
Ross Ave., Penticton, B.C. V2A-
3A5
LOCAL RELEASES
Mindslave
Do you wanna dance? This
music flirts with the nightclub
industrial genre. Ifthedrugof
choice at Luv-a-Fair was
halcyon instead of Black
Label™ this would be played
nonstop. Very professional
packaging; heavy noise.
Available at Track and Zulu.
Claw Records, Box 3324,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B-3Y3
Uttle Heads Are Soft
Another product of the crucial
Dyssentry recordings. I'll bet
that if I said they sounded like
Superchunk and The Leaving
Trains mixed together they
would disagree with me.
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elephant
once upon a time there was no rock music, there was onry a
bunch of malnourished guys'n'gals making music forthe wealthy,
usually In a very elitist setting, no lower class allowed, but they
had thek own music anyway, that had soul, songs of the
working man. music that the uppercrust of society could not
Identity with thus found no love for It nor gave it any thought. The
people knew the power of music to bring people together for
a cause, mainly staying alive with dignity. This spirit Is not lost,
especially on fri aug 28 THE LAST WILD SONS play songs from
their new cd 'heart of the workin' man* w/ THE ROAD w/ HAPPY
MAN and what Is this rebellion thing? yah'd think this world
sn't a perfect place or something cause these guys
have plenty to say and now they have more members to
say it with sat aug 29 epitaph recording skatepunks from
Seattle COFFIN BREAK w/ SEX WITH NIXON w/ RED SUGAR
tues tep.l SUPER CHEAP 70S DISCO wed sep. 2 prenuptual
charity bolll featuring LOW and DISNEY FIST, also starring
STAB EM IN THE ABDOMEN and KATHETTER. starring ex-
members of ogre, east van halen & more, with a tribute to
the boys by the DEAD HOG'S; also! the return of shindig '91
losers JEF come early to catch all the action! thurs. sep. 3
punk rock with an Intellectual twist! Toronto's RANDOM KILLING w/ eMpTy recording artists and my fave punk band
from Seattle ZIPGUN w/ MUTANT STARFISH hi. sep. 4 / sat.
sep.5 a damn good Idea: THE VANCOUVER COLLECTIVE
showcase of bands helping bands to strengthen the whole
' Vancouver's rock 'scene* fri: JUICE MONKEYS / A CARTOON SWEAR / DOC EAT DOG / RUSTY NAILS and NO EVIL
HAIR; sat: FACEPULLER / MOVIELAND / TASTE / THE MANY
and SPOON SOOP tues. 8 DISCO TIL YAH CAN'T DISCO NO
MORE wed 9 yes yes ohh man this Is goona be great:
dischord recording artists from d.c. JAWBOX w/ THE MANY
w/ BLAISE PASCAL now If s time to chill out to the smooth nuclear
free sounds of thurs. 10 slash recording artists from new Zealand
THE CHILLS w/ Seattle's sub poppers THE WALKABOUTS fri. 11 If
j were at their last show you would already have set this
aside for one of the best alternative tentacles recording
artists from san fran NEUROSIS w/ touring mates SLEEP w/
i fran s THE STIMMIES sat. 12 oh man. another killer rock
show that is so good Its hard to believe: flipside recording artists
from san fran BULIMIA BANQUET w/ classic punk rockers from
California FINAL CONFLICT w/ NOISE FLOOR tues. 15 70s
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and met a guy named don chow dj extraordinaire, and he
dragged me to some of the most happening turntable spinning
I'd ever seen, this from a guy who lives the life of "live or die*...I'm
ew man. underground techno non-commercial antl-estab-
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Wednesdays (most of em. anyhow), too cool! thurs. 17sub pop
recording superstars from Seattle LOVE BATTERY w/ CRAWL AND
TRUST US w/ MY BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN fri 18 rock rock rock,
fuckin'rock night, man: local heavies THE PASTIES w/ ex-
Bamlng trees ck ex-soundgarden In sub pops TRULY w/
mipeg's SYDER MONKEY tat 19 founding member of
rank'n'file ex-true believers from texas ALEJANDRO
ESQOVEDO BAND tues 22 CRUEL 70S DISCORAMA: GOT 70S
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WITH AN ATTITUDE thurs 24 Industrial rhythm kings from
California GR6T0S w/ cargo recording artists from montreal
BLISS w/ local new rock band CRATE fri 25 nardwuar the
human serviette records presents THE SMUGGLERS w/ way
>ut recording artists from victoria THE SHOW BUSINESS GIANTS w/ Seattle's DRIP TANK sat 26 Vancouver's little label
with the most challenging selection of singles and cds: scratch
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Happy back-to-school time kids.
Hope y'all had a good summer, cuz
I didn't. But things are looking up
formy depressed, shit-bird lifestyle
in the form of fine rock and roll
music and a lotta 7" singles. Before
I begin the usual rant I'm gonna let
you know that due to many a request,
I'm gonna add addresses after each
record so you can send away for
them all by yerselfs. Though most
ofthe records I review can be found
in town at Track, Zulu and Scratch
Records, some have been mailed in
from the US and abroad and are
plain hard to find. So there you go-
happy now?
Why so Goddamn
obnoxious, you ask? Cuz I just got
finished listening to The
Mummies latest release on
Rekkids. True to form, the
Mummies are at their snot-nosed
best here, doin' a couple of their
own, "Food, Sickles and Girls" and
"In and Out," plus the Sonics' "Shot
Down." Both are totally rockin'
fuzzed-drenched hits that'll make
you fell like going out and wrecking
something as soon as the needle
slaps it's way to the end of these 7
inches of filth-rock. A must have.
(Rekkids, 15592 Sandusky Lane,
Westminster, CA, 92683, USA).
Blobs #3, the third installment
of 7" records highlighting the
recorded works of phenomenal
Victoria pop bands, is out. This time
Blobs covers a joint effort in the
form of Scott Henderson
(Shovlhed, Show Business Giants)
backed by combo-extrodinaire
BUM. What you get is four tunes,
three of which are sung and
performed by Scott and backed by
Bum, and the fourth song is Bum on
their lonesome. Intertwined between
songs are neat little gags,
commercial snippets and even a
Nardwuar bleep! Unfortunately,
Scott's songs just don't do it forme.
His short blasts of hard, brzarro-
punk I respect, but just don't dig.
Bum's track is the standout
cut on Blobs #3. It's a fantastic pop-
punk tune that rip-snorts through
great, overlapping harmonies and
straight-out rock V roll guitars. If
Bum don't get real big, real soon,
then this music world is as fucked as
I think it is.
(WAY OUT!, #102, 535 Yates St.,
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Z6).
Seattle label Popllama has just
released a sie w of stuff, all of which
is very decent shit. The big score
this month has got to be The
Shitbirds debut release "Theme
From A Shitbird." This band is great
The Shitbirds are a snotty little girl-
group from Hoboken, NJ, chalking
up a way cool sound that is
somewhere between Shonen Knife
and The Re/.illos in power-pop
brillance. It's easy to see why these
now sounds caught the ear of
Popllama's Scott McCaughey, as
the B-side is very reminiscent of
Scott's first combo, the doo-wop
'60's style, girl-fronted, Dynette
Set.
Also out on Popllama is a
really rocking record from The
Framton Brothers. Their
sheering bar-rock sleaze-boll sound
makes these two songs about
fumiture(?!) a shaking good time.
"Do the Chair" b/w "Furniture—A
Rock Opera" totally rock out
Popllama's final hit this month
is from none other than Seattle's
unsung hero, that king without a
crown, the giant ofthe underground
coffee scene, Mr. Joey Kline. Now
let me get something straight: I hate
country music. But when Joey plays
his country music, fuck, I really like
it! Cool country-pop-rock songs that
absolutely come alive on vinyl. The
sound on this thing is great! If you
wanna hear a couple of great songs
but hate country music, get this
record. (Popllama, P.O. Box 95364,
Seattle, WA, 98145-2364, USA).
On the other side of the Seattle
indie-rock court. Sub Pop has also
recently released loads of stuff. First
up is a "fuck" band of moderate
proportions, namely The Fuckers.
Basically, what we have here is a
standard dose of modem -punk: fast
loud, grating and obnoxious.
Unfortunately,not as fun as a "fuck"
band should be... almost sounding
like a serious V dirgey Gas Huffer!
Finally, forthefirsttimeeverj
heard Rocket From the Crypt on
their latest Sub Pop EP. This may be
a complete journalistic cop out
but..well, I think they sound
like...Nirvana. The songs are
anthem-style punk rock that sound-
like it should be played in a stadium
infi«_aflO0,O0OflickeringBics™.
In other words, not that inspiring.
I thought I would hate this next
one. With a name like Codeine, I
could only imagine how bad it would
be. Tomy total shock, I actually came
away -king this 7"!Though the Aside
Uprettyripe,theB-sideisawonderfully
cool and very .very slow melodic song.
Entitled "Broken Hearted Wine," it's
got a distant Velvet Underground
feeling to it that on the whole makes it
a beautiful tine.
And then there's Rein
Sanction. I remember seeing them
a year or so ago at the Cruel Elephant
These guys are the LOUDEST
fuckers I have ever experienced. I
swear Sub Pop puts out their stuff to
piss people off. Their dead-paced,
depressing, industro-white-noize-
muzac is nothing short of deafening
crapola.  Their new  7"  is  no
(Sub Pop, P.O. Box 20645. Seattle
WA, 98102, USA).
Chalk up another hit for
Tacoma's Girl Trouble! Theirnew
double 7" on Sympathy is a smash!
This time Girl Trouble pays
homeage to Elvis and his movies by
playing four title songs from four of
those famous'60's flicks. Included
here on this four-sided rock and roll
dance party are the tunes "Girls,
Girls, Girls," "Viva Las Vegas,"
"Spinout,",and the standout shake-
yer-ass smash "Kissin' Cousins."
The packaging is great too, with lots
of little Elvis knick-knacks to read
V leam while you rock out
Also out on Sympathy is The
Devil Dogs' "Get in Line" b/w
"Hellraiser." Up until this pointl've
adored everything this band has put
out. Razor-edged '77 punk rock that
slaps you hard the minute the needle
hits the groove. Not this time. I
swear there must be something
wrong with this record... it sounds
really weird. There's this overall
bass-tone hum that blocks out guiurs
and vocals. The songs underneath
don't sound half bad but the sound
is fucked I Maybe it's just my copy....
(Sympathy For The Record Industry,
4901 Virginia Ave., Long Beach,
CA, 90805, USA).
The girl version of Billy
Childish's Headcoats, Thee
Headcoatees, have released one
of their best to date, and on a
Japanese record label! Shining with
cultural awareness, these sassy punk
chicks do "My Boyfriend' s Learning
Karate" as their Japanese debut and
it's fucking hilarious! A superb
rockin' ditty from start to finish.
(Vinyl Japan, Seiwa Bldg, 2F-9,
7 Chrome, Nishi-Shinjuku,
Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Switzerland, comes forth yet
another record of classic bound
impudence. It's The Monsters
Meets!! Betty Pages of Fright.. If
you think that title is a bit daft the
music will send you reeling. The
first tune "Creature From The Black
Lagoon" is a demented, psychotic,
psycho-billy stamper, capturing the
best elements of Screaming Jay [see
page 25] and the Cramps in voodoo-
style weirdness. Side two is even
more deranged when the Monsters
take on the ABBA cover "S.O.S"
and a fucked up "Jingle Bells" '77
punk stylet Forfans of totally stupid,
really good rock and roll music,
look up the Monsters! (Dionysus,
P.O. Box 1975, Burbank, CA,
91507, USA).
VANCOUVER
collective  Presents:
Way, way, way over on the
other  side   of  the  world,  in
Sticking to the warp-rock
vein, Rockin' Rod and the
Strychnines' "Kill the Milkman"
b/w "We Stand United" continues
the tradition of that pounding, agro-
garage sound. On the whole, an
average release, staying true to the
real NW sound of the Sonics/Girl
Trouble as opposed to Pearl Jam.
(RRS c/o K, P.O. Box 7154,
Olympia, WA, 98507, USA).
Next up is Shadowy Men
On A Shadowy Planet. This EP,
entitled Dog and Squeegie, adds
yet another stellar 7" to the Men's
already stunning discography. Side
one is a stamper on the spy theme,
and side two includes a kicking,
ethnic surf-rave and a twenty second
punk-polka tune. Great stuff.
(Estrus, P.O. 2125, Bellingham,
WA, 98227, USA).
Finally, a couple of records
from Montreal based Cargo
Records. First up is Montreal band
The Stand, who have seemingly
been around for ages without doing
anything except a few odd tracks on
compilations. It's been worth the
wait though. This three song EP
showcases The Stand's extra-
strength power-pop with slight
elements of punk. The songs are
catchy, and melodic, reminding me
of the Posies or fellow Canadians
Bum. Though the cover of the
Pogues' "Boys from the County
Hell" doesn't come off that well,
this is a damn cool Canadian release.
(Cargo/Enguard, 1671 St Hubert,
Montreal, PQ.H2L3Z1).
Bliss are another Montreal
band with a 7" on Cargo, but
personally I'll stick with the Stand.
Chilli Pepper/Mike Watt funky-
punk is not what I consider
enjoyable music. (Sorry, Moes, I
just couldn't get into it!). (Bliss,
P.O. Box 425, Victoria Postal
Station, Montreal, PQ, H3Z 2V8).
Jeez Louise, nothing like a
bad funk record to end off the month.
Now I'm depressed again...
where'd I put that Girl Trouble
record?
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(Way Out)
This twelve song stick o' dynamite
comes out of Victoria, and though
Vic is a civil service ghetto or a
senior citizen's pasture (depending
on who you talk to), the city has
more good bandsper capita than we
do at any time.
Pigment Vehicle is from the
Victim's Family/early NoMeansNo
school of intricate thrash with a jazzy
bent. The tape rocks throughout with
a wry sense of humour, exhibited in
odd song titles Hke "Saving My Cash
for a Hog," " Smoking A Small Piece
of Your Brain,". The coolest cuts are
"I Am," with the singalong chorus
of "Eyyeeeeaaaammmmm," a
couple of sweltering instrument-Is,
"The Wihna Dance," "Perogies For
Everyone," and the busy "Cheese
Omelettes."
To avoid this thing being a
total puff piece, there are some
problems with the album: the
recording isn "t the greatest, sounding
demo-ey at best; and some of the
songs come off as too intricate,
sounding muddled. But forthe most
part, these flaws are minor.
Mofo
360*8
Supernatural
(Link Records)
At a party recently (in Kitsilano, it
may or may not be important to
note), I stepped into the kitchen to
put my beer in the fridge. An ugly
guitar solo was emanating from the
room's ghetto©!aster while the two
guys in the kitchen were rapping
ecstatic about the music. "I listened
to this all day," "Cool it's a great
album," "Blah blah Wah."
Then, just as I was
about to leave, I turned to
one of the guys and said,
"Whois this, Aerosmith?"
He was visibly
shaken. "No man, it's
TempleoftheDog."Well,
excuulIUUuuuse me.
Actually, I knew
very well who it was but,
really, what's the
difference between
Temple of the Dog and
Aerosmith? About twenty
years, that's all.
Such is how I fee-
about this release by the
360's. Retro to a fault,
almost all of it can be
traced back to the seventies in one
way or another. The feedback and
heavy guiurs are more Detroit than
Boston (or whatever sinkhole
Aerosmith crawled out of) and the
lyrics are trippy hyperbole ("I met
him on the MU/ He crushed my
daffodil"). Mostly it's boring. And
does the world really need another
Syd Barrett cover? No.
Shawn Connor
MICHAEL BROOK
Cobalt Blue
(4AD)
Hold on all you Ambient-sters out
there I One of the founding fathers
of "soundtrack" music is back from
the behind the scenes world of producer and arranger with a new solo
release, tantalizingly called Cobalt
Blue. Of course, the inevitable
question, if you are in any way
interested in this genre, it immediately must be asked, "Is it New Age
Crap!?"
For those of you unsure erf the
history of Michael Brooks, he was
one of the original forces behind
the ambient movement; along with
such illustrious ranks as Brian Eno,
Canadians Jon Hassel and Daniel
Lanois, Bill Laswell, Richard
Horowitz, Robert Fripp and a host
of lesser known but equally talented writers and musicians, nota
bly from Europe. The ambient
movement gained recognition in
the late seventies as it pulled away
from the intellectual minimalist
and electronic experimental circles and popularized the ideas of
music forming both a subliminal
and conscious "environmental"
backdrop incorporating modulating rhythmns, layering, patterns,
and harmonic infusions to create
and instill certain states in the listener, or, as the case would be.
Whereas Daniel Lanois went
folksy (albiet acceptable folksy),
Laswell and Horowitz became
music executives, and Brian Eno
can be highly unpredictable (witness his atrocious collaberation
with John Cale), Michael Brook
has stood his ground with his
unique style and sound. Only Jon
Hassel has really progressed as
much musically with his
Cityworks of Fiction (which I
slagged in Discorder several
years ago, but, once you get used
to it, is a unique and fascinating
recording), and Earthquake Island releases.
But, of course, the rise in
New Age wimpy-dom (the religion for guilt ridden yuppies who
can't face the fact that their parents were less conservative than
they are) has given ambient music
a bad name. So I've developed a
test to decide on how to tell the
difference if the music seems to be
riding the borderline: put a tape of
the music in your car stereo, roll
up the windows, turn up the vol
ume, and watch all the people
and cars go by; if you feel like
you're in a germ an avante garde
film, the music is acceptable; if
you feel like you're just locked
up in a stuffy car with boring
New Music crap. ..well, you have
your answer!
Is Cobalt Blue boring New
Age crap ? Well, half the time in
the car I felt like I was in a Wim
Wender road movie. The other
half I felt like I was in Wim
Wenders last road movie! A
few of the tracks are excellent,
namely "Ten," "Hawaii,"
"Shona Ridge," and "Slow
Breakdown" but the rest seems a
little uninspired and thin, and
perhaps a little too "feel good..."
If you're an Eno or Brook fan,
the album is a must. Otherwise,
you'll have to wait for a new Wender
road movie for me to Compare it to.
(note: the Surgeon General-
isbno warns that too much suhhmi-
nalmusicisbadforyourational stale.
Television, advertising, dance musk, meditation. New Agenoodlmgs,
and pink stucco all contribute to a
phyricalsute colloquially known
as "flat-braining"—a brain
wave state inwhich you are
highly susceptable to suggestion
and illusion, and inwhich you become more likely to buy microwave popcorn, adopt a religion,
actually believe politicians, feel
the news media is accurately reflecting real life, and purchase
4x4's simply besausciieyl everyone else is).
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Hi. Before I get started on my little
dog and pony show, I would like to
get a few things off my chest.
One, no matter what it says in
the masthead or in the big type above,
it is Psychosonic Pix, not
psychotronic [Oops, sorry Moffo.
Ed.]. Psychotronic refers to Alms of
the obscure and/or campy/trashy
films. Since my little monkey act is
only concerned with music I call it
psychosonic because it's the same,
but different from the other moniker.
Two, my clever little nom de
plume is NOT pronounced Moffo,
it's pronouced like you'd say yoyo,
bozo, or polo. If someone
mispronounces it again I'm gonna
take my M-16 up to the clock tower
for a little target practice.
Third, I hate to stomp the myth
into butter but, I do not solely listen
to this stuff I talk about; I'm hip to
the crazy mess of jive those Roxette
cats dish out.
Fourth, you can write me, you
know (especially our readers in
Washington, USA). If you have an
odd, hard to find record, or a guilty
pleasure you want the worid to know
about, write me at:
HEY MOFO
c/o CITR
6138 SUB Blvd.
Vancouver 3C
VCT2A5
Leave an address and I'll send you
something unpleasant for your
effort.
Fifth, contrary to popular
belief, I am not a weirdo; these
people are weirdos:
Wild Man Fischer —This
warped individual was discovered
by legendary weirdomonger Frank
Zappa in the late '60's selling songs
on the street in L.A. for a dime each.
This cat is certifiable, folks. At least
one album came out of this unholy
union. An Evening with Wild Man
Fischer, which went out with a
whimper in 1969 on Reprises'
Bizarre Records label. It must be
heard to be believed, lemme tell ya!
The best way to describe the music
"The Taster," a truly out there
dance tune, starts off with one of
Zappa's famous guitar riffs and
would be pretty catchy except
Fischer's vocals get more and more
twisted as the song goes on. It's also
quite evident that he did not take a
breath throughout the song. He
recorded some other songs (usually
when he was out of lithium) which
appear on Rhino and Dr. Demento
compilations.
DI-CO Tex — This cat is yet
another D J who had the gall to make
a record (the biz is filthy with'em).
The Disco Tex and His Sex-olettes
LP is an excellent example of the
decade that brought you pet rocks,
mood rings and platform shoes. The
music is a cross between disco,
vaudeville and Broadway. But wait
a minute, only four songs feature
Disco Tex on them I The other songs
are by mutations ofthe slimy session
players involved here. Yet the LP is
still pretty entertaining, if you have
a taste for the bizarre; there are no
less than three copies of the same
song on the album (not three
versions, three copies!).
Anyway, the man who played
Disco Tex, Monti Rock HI, al so got
a role in Saturday Night Fever as,
what else, the dj! This LP was
written and produced by musical
whore Bob Crewe, infamous for
his elevator music.
Lena Lovich — Out of the
infamous Stiff Records stable, in
the company of other notable
eccentrics such as Ian Dury, Elvis
Costello (pre-hippie stage) and
others. Lene came to music from
the movies, where she used to do
screams for horror flicks. Her
manner, look, and singing style was
Slavic, to say the least, which was
odd since she was from Detroit. Of
course, when her first LP, Stateless,
came out, Britain was in this post-
punk chaos which caused, among
other things, Adam and the Ants,
Tenpole Tudor (mentioned later),
and the election of Thatcher. Thusly,
a 6'2" singer who looked like she
came straight out of Czarist Russia
and sang like you'd think Natasha
Fatale would (if her and Boris weren't
so busy with that moose and squirrel),
didn't seem so strange.
Seriously, though. Stateless is one
hell of an album if you give it a
chance. She toned down the look for
Flex her second LP, which, although
it showed her seven octave range off
well, sucked. She's still around.
Mary Wilson — This Brit
came on around the same time as
Lene. She isn't as weird as the others
except for her devotion to
ressurecting the early '60's pop
stylings of Petula Clark and Cilia
Black. This woman came out with
Showpeople in 1982, and you'd
swear it was recorded in 1961. Her
total ignorance of what had been
going on musically forthe last twenty
yean was admirable, yet unsettling.
She had this beehive hairdo that she
insured for a million dollars (I guess
it was a trademark), and while her
album was on the pop charts (for
about a week), beehives and the
cocktail set look were all the rage for
the totally malleable Brits. She
bolted into obscurity after that but I
still have a soft spot in my head for
this album.
Gary Glitter — Yet another
performer from the land of boiled
food and en trail pies, this limey was
the sole creation of his manager.
Repackaging a nowhere singer into
a flavour-of-the-month sex symbol
is an age-old British tradition which
goes back to the birth of rock, but
what makes this cat unique is the
unlikeliness of his success.
He was well into the leeward
side of his thirties when he squeezed
himself into outfits that were
positively surreal—accentuating his
pompador 'do—which would put
Sleazy P. Martini to shame. My
fave was his Guitar Suit: a silver
sequined thing with platform soles,
lights all over, and a big pocket
where he plugged his guitar into I
His one bright shining moment on
this continent was "Rock & Roll p_
2" on which his vocals were cut
from the mix I [and which will ring
forever throughout the gallows of
hockey rinks across the land. Ed.)
GTO'S — Another Zappa
discovery, the GTO's (Girls
Together Outrageously) were
essentially a bunch of groupies who
formed a band. Led by Pamela Tm
Wah The Band" Des Barres, they
came out with at least two albums,
one of which is Permanent Damage.
I love this LP for the chats in bet ween
the songs, which are mindless
ramblings about being a groupie,
etc ..Themusic itself is so atrocious
it would make The Shaggs sound
like the Meat Puppets. Hole
obviously learned a lot from this
band.
And, finally THE KING
OFWEIRDOSII!!!!
Screaming Jay Hawkins
— Most of you hip people know
about this cat, but for the uneducated,
Jalacy Hawkins came from the
southern gospel subculture and took
a rocket ride to insanity, peppering
hispre-rock'n'rollR&B with a truly
horrifying series of shreiks,
muttering and sputterings. He liked
to come out of a coffin during his
shows and use flash powder and
props galore. This cat has more rock
in his pinkie than a thousand classic
rock arts. Great LPs to get ak Frenzy
and Live with the Fuzztones. Look
for his great role in Jim Jatmusch's
film Mystery Train.
And that's just the tip o' the
iceberg,hoppers. If you hawanynames
you'd like lo add, drop me a line and
I'll add them next month! Oops, gotta
go, Herman's Head is on!!
SEPTEMBER Q CHERUBS
Uhg
(Trance)
FLOP
...And Tha Fall Of Tha
Uopsquaazara
(Frontier)
These  two  bands   have
musically but in listening
pleasure they have left
similar dents in my head.
Where a day doesn't go by
without me humming a
refrain or two from these
two fine bands is rare.
Austin, Texas' Cherubs
were best described by my
roommate when, as we wot
entertaining guests, he blurted
out "Jesus Lizard meets Alice
Donut!" The rest of us
unanimously agreed: cool.
Made up of past Ed Hall and
current Drain members, the
Cherubs rely on bottom heavy
riffage and chicken-scratch
guitar work mixed with ample
amounts of Mountain Dew to
get songs like "Sugary," "Half
A Rat" and "Shoofly." Other
songs like "Fed" and "Pink
Party Dessert" provide mucho
chunky drumming and "Kick
Me" weirds out with reverse-
taped drums and the emergency
broadcast signal. One question:
who is that
beauty on
the cover?
Seattle's
Flop are
just    too
catchy.
Maybe it's
Paste" and
"Entropy"
have more
them than
the Torture
King [see
page 19]. Maybe it's cause lead
singer Rusty Wuloughby has an
uncanny knack for bringing out
the pop-punk sen abilities in songs
like "Zeus My Master" and
"Parasite" from his days behind
the kit of the Fastbacks. In any
case. Flop squeezes out, with the
help of Kurt "Fastback" Bkxh,
15 songs of 70's influenced pop
bliss that'll have ya screamin' for
STONE GLASS STEEL
Industrial Meditation
(Type Token Records)
DEATH IN ARCADIA
House of Garbar
(Type Token Records)
Type Token Records is a teeny-
weeny label but you can't tell that
from the professional quality of
the packaging and the music.
Industrial Meditation is ambient
music that has a bit of noise to it;
Type Token was not created to put
out third rate music—this is
excellent, the standout being
"Machines of Passion and Soul"
with low end distortion overlayed
with different rhythm patterns.
Death In Arcadia's House of
Garbar is self-described "cyber-
delic" and it is certainly different
from Stone Glass Steel' s Industrial
Meditation: there is lots of varied
music with titles such as "Quick
Hide the Lava Lamp," this is a
funny CD. The listener is allowed
to     eavesdrop     on     certain
"Postcards From the Hall," we hear
laughter and a woman asking if
anybody wants a tortilla. Type
Token is mail order only but write
for nifty letters and info on how
you can get all the Type Token
releases. 1211 Arlington,
Warrensburg, MO, 64093, USA.
June Scudeler
Bryce Dunn
SPIRITUALIZED
Lazer Guided Melodies
(RCA)
Driving home from an afternoon at
Wreck Beach, a hot summer
afternoon and still feeling dopey
from the sun and the tokes and the
beer, sunlight filtering through the
tops of trees, Spiritualized on the
tape deck, the car hot and humid and
the music thoroughly
psychedelicized, post-psychedelic,
post-ecstatic, post-Primal Scream,
post-everything, then the trees
disappear and we're buried fender
deep in rush hour traffic on West 4th,
inching along towards home, not
enough energy even to curse the traffic,
all this talk of being high and all these
mindnumbing blissed beats, then
reality; time to fill up the tank at the
PetroCan.
"Good God.have you read these
liner notes?" she asks.
"No," I say, and I don't want to,
I know they'll be New Age mumbo-
jumbo psychobabble, I just want to
listen as we era wl into the crazy womb
of the car wash and the car is hosed
down like we're suddenly caught in a
freak rainstorm and the music is
pulling us under and through the car
wash, through the showers of soapy
water and giant whirling scrubbers, in
the Car Wash World, making our
journey through, rebirth, delivered into
the sun, sleek, shiny, clean,
spiritualized.
Shawn Conner
SONIC YOUTH
Dirty
(DGC)
...drum stick slides over broken strings
noise of a generation sick of a
generation sick of tired old people
toying with their minds feedback
distortion creates a sensation of
sinking drowning in a pool of white
television snow....
Sonic Youth. Dirty
eq'poygiawe4-lt0iawelkfs'pof.
Literary feedback. Sonic Youth is
perfected noise. Dirty like old Sonic
Youth, catchy/musical like new.
Blended. Unspoilt by progress. Can't
see them playing it on the radio.
"Youth Against Fascism." It's the
song I like. 15 tracks. 59 minutes of
prime Youth. Some nice songs with
nice guitar and nice singing. Some
screaming. Some shouting. Blended.
...drum slides broken noise of a
sick., .a sick...tired people with minds
distortion...sensation sinking in
pool...white snow.
"Sonic Youth's new album, aptly
entitled £>irfy,marks amilestoneforthe
four NYC hard-core enthusiasts. Fans
of older pre-Goo Sonic Youth will be
happy to note a back wards tread for the
band. Theireyes looking behind as well
as ahead SY have created a new sound
combining the best of the old with the
best of the new." Blended.
...stick over strings of generation
of generation of old...toying their
feedback create ...of drowning...of
television.
Not meaning to get too deep but
sometimes when the well has already
been dug, we're just here to fill it up.
Sonic is the band, the universe.
"Theireyes will be looking behind
as well as ahead." Blended.
Anton Suurkask
SUGAR
Changes EP
(Creation Records)
A wise man once said,"The more
things change, the more they stay
the same." Truer words were never
spoken, especially in the case of
Bob Mould's latest band. Sugar.
Whether deliberate or not remains
to be tol d but Sugar fits this paradox
like a fat person in spandex: it's
good for laughs but it's something
you don't want to see (hear) a lot
about.
Not that Bob Mould hasn't
changed a bit. Sugar is a brand new
outfit and therefore the artistic input
of Anton Fier and Tony Maimone—
who both worked on Mould's
Workbook and Block Sheets of Rain
releases, making them the musical
gets the impression that Englishman
has a perma-smile while driving
through the 16 tracks on this lengthy
release. The man has a big, big voice
with plenty of lung power to back it
Fresh roots riddims from a very
large backing ensemble, including
Bingy Bunny and Dwight Pickney
from Jamaica, keep the Roots
Vibration Band comin' throo.
Unfortunately, the recording
doesn't get off to a great start A rather
uninspired cover of the Alex Chilton
pop tune "The Letter" mars an
otherwise interesting and diverse set
career. NDI hail from Chicago, not
exactly the hotbed of the style of
mutant cowpunk-gone-Vegas Ihey
better choices and interpretations: the
Everiys' standard "Dreams" gets a
first-class lovers-rock workout while
"Johnny Too Bad" close to
overshadowing Bunny Wailer's
reading of this classic! Every style of
that  power
pop
Du's Flip Your
Wig LP. This is
where the title
and      Bob's
whining of Ihe word "changes" 59
times on the four song EP becomes
Not only does scfior Mould still
base his lyrics around changing his
ways to save his relationships and
emotional f ru stratioii (baggage) but the
depressing tone he molds his
constrained compositions around are
sometimes so burdened wilh repetitive
guitar riffs and that old waihorse
feedback, the songs become an
annoying din. Consequently, while
Mould tries to rein vent his youth when
he was the shogun of the Minneapolis
club circuit he fails to bring forth any
new ideas with Sugar that weren't
already dumped on the Husker Du
editing floor.
Paul t Brooks
ENGLISHMAN
Shango-Charlsma
(Mighty Roots Records)
Washington, DC based Englishman
and the Roots Vibration Band have
just released their 11th recording,
Shango-Charisma, which has to be
one of the bounciest, most bubbly,
releases I've heard for a while. One
reggae imaginable gets covered on
Ihis set—some better than others. The
dancehall tracks definitely have a fresh
edge that should give club DJs some
fuel. Standout tracks include
"Wammies" whkh has a unique intro,
"Wicked Man/'and especially "Rough
Rider" which shows Englishman's
talent for writing innovative hooks—
a good contrast to some occasional
some   of   the
My cure for the Monday
morning blues: very strong coffee,
throw on Shango-Charisma, play
loud, increase bass + 3db, wash face
with pre-chilled refrigerator water
and you too can have a perma-smile
on your face.
Mike Cherry
THE     NEW     DUNCAN
IMPERIALS
Uve, Bad & Rare
(Pravda)
Live, Bad and Rare say s it all for this
tape only compilation of one of the
world's funniest/rockinest/stupidest
band's outtakes, live tracks and
interview clips from their colourful
Midwest favorites over the last few
years through their incessanttouring.
The tape starts off wilh a great
intro from a show where the MC
nervously tries to kill time while the
band tries to make it to the stage. _
goes downhill from there, descending
into a few cover versions (sorta),
jams with the Young Fresh Fellows,
commercials and other essential
The whole damn thing is rib-
splitting party-type country punk
stuff, with the best stuff being the 7-
11 commercial and thelivea_s(most
of which were recorded at the Royal
Albert Arms in Winnipeg, which has
a rabid NDI following). They are
long overdue for an appearance out
here but this tape should get you
hooked on these hayseeds gone bad,
that's for sure! Oh yeah, the NDI
boogieline is 312-40MNDL
Mofo
THE CHILLS
Soft Bomb
(Slash Records)
What's with this neo-hippie shil 1 see
all around me, Birkenstocks,
lovebeads, and all the crap I can't
walk down Commercial Avenue
without being irritated by, if somelhing
smacks even remotely of good
intentions (Le. peace or love) the old
barriers get erected almost
immediately, musically speaking
Whichis where the Chills come
in. Here's a band that couldn't write
a song about a trivial subject if
yet somehow, it works. Because of
songwriter Martin Phillipps'popcraft
the songs never become preachy or
sappy. Edges creep into the music
and the lyrics are subtle enough to be
appreciated on different levels. You
know what I'm talking about—
But that's not news for people
already acquainted with the Chills.
For those who are. Soft Bomb
continues the group's progress in a
fully-integrated work that bears
repeated listening . For those who
aren't it's time to give in to the spell
these New Zealanders cast
So don't let the liner notes
about whales and nuclear
disarmament and ocean ecology
put you off. They're there for
a reason — so that the lyrics
and music can take off and
transport the listener, rather
than fall all over themselves
in an effort to spell out the
message out.
Shawn Conner
THE BLANK GENERATION
26 sa^___5sXSS_Ul Quicksand
Town Pump
Wednesday 29, July
Helmet (he current hot-poop of the
alternative mainstream, packed the
Pump for what would be the best show
ofthe summer. They defunitely kicked
butt last year at the same location
opening for, and outclassing, the lumpen
cheetah king Tad. I was blown away
then and was looking forward to this
After an interminable wait (they
should have had a third band for this
because the Pump is not a fun place to
hang around when it's full; especially
with a varied crowd of punkers, rockers
and posers all beefing about when the
bands is gonna start), Quicksand took
the stage and played a low-tempo
skronky soup of Amphetamine Reptile-
type noise-rock. Ho hum.
Helmet finally came on after
midnight. The flagship band of the
Amphetamine Reptile label appears to
have changed in the jump to the majors
(joining Inlerscope, home of Gerardo
and Marky Mark, for a cool million(!)
dollars). Their brand of chug and scream
heaviness was tamed to the point of
tepidncss. Talented though they are,
they, in a word, blew. Maybe I was
disappointed that they didn't shake me
up the way they did last time, because
the crowd just loved it it was just
Moto
The Cruel Elephant 2nd Year
Anniversary
Saturday 1, August
Happy as fuck. That's how the Cruel
Elephant has been keeping its patrons
for the past 2 years. With an always
impressing roster of artists, low ticket
prices and a delightful drinking
environment—although alcohol prices
could stand to drop a bit—it'sno surprise
that the Cruel Elephant has been
successfully in business for 1/5 of a
decade (sounds longer that way). Let us
not forget the push/support that The
Cram has given to the local scene (too
many to name) and to the smoldering
embers of punk rock has-beens (Joe
Keithley, Agent Orange, JFA, MDC,
Chris Houston et al), either giving them
their first or last, minute in the sun. So
it came as no surprise that the line-up for
this night's festivities consisted of a
virtual who's who in the local and abroad
So, because the patrons are the
cognoscente wheel which keeps the
proverbial Cruel Elephant Station
Wagon rolling, I thought it might be a
good idea to share some of those patrons'
quotes/thoughts on Iheir interpretations
ofthe artists performing that night
Mystery Machine—"Don't
you think people are getting tired of this
Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr.-ripoff shil?"
Thee Goblins—"This is the
most entertaining show I've seen in a
longtime!"
WaltMink-Youwereright
about these guys...that guy'san extreme
Twerdocleb — "it's hard to
believe that that guy plays in a band as
good as Superconductor."
"We're either Ihe kind of band
that will have people in the bar until
2:30am, or the joint will be cleared out
"Nice slippers."
Thanks for letting me be a part of it
Scooter
L7
House of Pain
PNE Exhibition Bowl
Friday 7, Aug
The problem wilh the basic a
Sure, they're gonna deny ihis to their
graves and say "Aw, shucks, you're too
nice," but dammit, it's the god honest
TheCharUtans'perfon
great The music was clear and they had
everyone hopping to their beat or
bodysurfingandslamming. Theyplayed
ticket Short sets, terrible performances,
or technical ineptitude do not result in
refunds, die way defective goods do in
Ihe rest ofthe world.
Let's take August 7th as an
example. House of Pain were expected
to open the show at 6pm that evening.
Logic therefore dictated that L7 would
perform around 7, Sonic Youth at about
8, and Ihe Beastie Boys al 9. It seems,
though, that House of Pain couldn't
make theshow, and as a result a decision
was made lo start L7 at 6pm in their
place. Unfortunately, diis chain of events
was not passed on to the people who
paid $26.50 to see the four bands.
Which meant that if you showed
up at 7:20, like I did, you got to see the
'o songs of Sonic Youth's set, and
through an impressive set featuring
songs old ("Huevosaurus," "Rocket To
Nowhere"), songs new ("Burrito
Grande," alternately titled "Burrito
Grand Prix" for the Estrus Gearbox,
"Crowchild Trail," a special little song
dear to my heart, and "Cindy Wilh An
completely:
I could review those two songs, but
instead let's close on an anecdote. As I
left the Concert Bowl at 7:40pm (with
apologies to the Beastie Boys, whom I
respect bul don't enjoy), the ticket booth
was still selling full priced tickets
without informing buyers that only one
band remained on the bill. So think
about it next time you lay out half a
day's wage to see a show.
ChriaUrwi
Huevos Rancheros
The Morganfields
The Fells
Cruel Elephant
Saturday 8, August
Unfortunately, The Fells from Tuscon,
AZ couldn't make it so I had to suffer
through the overcranked-bass sel of The
Many. Toronto's Morganfields fared
little better with their Clawhammer-ish
vocals and jacked up version of the
English Beat's "Mirror In The
Bathroom." Could the evening go any
No, thank god. I don't need Alex
Varty to tell me that Huevos Rancheros
are one of the best instrumental combos
this side of Endsville 'cause I've seen
these guys enough times to proudly
declare that they are in fact the best—
Yeah the Shadowy Men are good but
I'veson-lostthat lovin' feelin, y'know?
'S'," which will be featured on an
upcoming single for Lucky Records),
and songs that'll sound good no matter
how often Ihey play 'em ("Oul Of
Limits," "Comanchee," "Rumble").
Hire Huevos Rancheros for your
next fiesta, you bring the pinatas, they'll
bring the good times and the guitars—
ole!
Bryce Dunn
Charlatans
Catherine Wheel
Commodore Ballroom
Sunday 9, August
"A man trusts his ears less than his
eyes." - Herodotus
This was not the case with the
Catherine Wheel and the
Charlatans(U.K.) wherein one had to
rely on their ears rather than iheir eyes.
The dance floor was packed with many
tall people bopping up and down making
it hard for us shorter ones to see the
stage, and thus the band members. In
addition, the bright multicolored lights
and the blasting effect of the dry ice
blanketed the stage hiding die band
members, making matters worse. But I
was not there to see the band members,
I was there to listen and to dance to and
enjoy the music being played. And that
-exactly what I did.
Colli
Organ). It was good
and a good
but the set was
short, which was
disappointing. They
followed with only a
one song
which, again, proved
to      be      another
The Catherine Wheel opened the
festivities for the Charlatans. Also
hailing from the U.K. their music was
interesting and got many dancing and
enjoying the rhythm. The Catherine
Wheel sound complimented the
Charlatans nicely and what a great way
to end the week by seeing two great
bands.
Roseann Nasser
Los Lobos
86 St. Music Hall
Sunday 9, August
The cards were stacked against me and
I was surrounded by hostile forces that
I could find no defense against I had
planned lo culminate a weekend of free
live music and self-inflicted liver and
brain cell abuse with a sure bet for a
good time —Los Lobos live, loud, and
latin— instead, I was dealt a hand that
couldn't look a snake in the eye.
The venue was 86 St, the CFOX
rodent was present, the crowd was
comprised of 35 year old Garth Brooks
fans, and the opening band was Little
Games—local donut Tom Harrison's
new "politically-conscious" group.
Sweat beads of annoyance pooled in the
usual pi aces on my person as I staggered
to the bar to buy a pathetically overpriced beverage in an attempt to numb
the intense revulsion sweep ing overme.
On stage, Steve Earle, er...Neil Young,
er...Tom Harrison blessed the audience
wilh platitudes about makin' it through
this tough ol' world of ours. The
oversized corporate-radio rat mingled
insiduously with the patrons. Reeling in
a disgust- induced stupor, I felt sure that
this was my last stand, and I mourned
that I was to breathe my last in such a
bell as this.
Suddenly, through the crowd, I could
see them and I knew I was saved.
They came out with their weapons
blazing a mighty Mexican tune called
"Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio" and the
onslaught began. Though the patrons
were obviously fans ofthe party-blues
version of Los Lobos the band was
faithful to all devotees, including those
raw-edged ethnic-fringe lovers like
myself. Accordian master David
Hidalgo, the clean shaven one, proved
himself to be an introspective social
commmentator. The perfect foil for,
the goateed one, Cesar Rosas' party
rocker persona. The mesh of the two
has made Los Lobos a band which
defies dismissal to the commercial
rock'n'roll abyss, a defiance flouted
bravely both on their latest , and
del iciously experimental LP, Kiko ,and
If there ever was a lesson to be
taught in not judging a band by ils
fans, Los Lobos gave it with gusto.
Before I depart to crank los
mexxicanos and watch Speedy
Gonsalez cartoons, I send out this
plea: Won't someone uke up a flute,
play a pleasing melody, and lead lhat
mangey CFOX rat out of the Lower
Mainland and into the Fraser river? Rid
our fair city of this pestilance! Oh, pied
piper of Vancouver, where are you???
Tania Bolskaya
James McMurtry
Thursday 13, August
Tom Lee Music Hall
Prior to this night's visit, the only
people I had seen perform at the Tom
Lee Music Hall/Store were salesmen
wound up on the inertia of the
commission. I had never heard of
James McMurtry and I feared the worst
when I got the low-down that he was
a one-man, one-guitar folky act.
The Tom Lee Music Hall is a
pretty clean and clinical place for
music, too; more like a surgery theatre
than a place to see somebody play.
But generally, the evening turned
out to be much better than I anticipated.
However, just before McMurtry
took the sUge, I was looking around
the small audience when I noticed
someone who recognized me and came
over. It was a colleague of mine who
writes for one of those other local
music papers.
"I'm surprised you're here,
A.O., I thought you Discorder people
would all be over to see TAD," said
my colleague with arrogant disdain.
"Are you kidding," I said. "If I
dared to show my face at a TAD show
after what I said to TAD at the
Commodore show last year with
Primus, he'd grab me from the crowd
and stomp me like a hot grape." My
nose in the air associate rambled on
about something while I got up and
moved to another seat
McMurtry turned out to be a
well-travelled guitarist andsinger with
a voice like a rural, warm Lou Reed,
and some impressive guitar playing
which separates him from a lot of
other twangers in his crowd. And while
a good handful of his sadder songs did
sound a little too much alike, and his
music was not particularity my
personal cup of tea, McMurtry strikes
you as a guy that would be good to
hobo across North America with.
A.O. Chapman
Tad
Elvis Love Child
Pigment Vehicle
Cruel Elephant
Thursday 13, August
Pigment Vehicle have improved in
multitudes from the last time I saw
them, although I did hear someone
comment from the crowd that there is
already a band called NoMeansNo.
They are great though, really.
Elvis Love Child was also worth
coming early for. All I really
remember was that Elvis Love
Child was stoned, I was stoned,
and that's the way it should have
Tad was very loud, confident
and obnoxious in a marketable
redneck way. The crowd loved Tad.
Tad is Tad, what more can you
say?
Stone D. Immaculate
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Ive from London, England. Hosted today by BU Currie.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-
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BOXER SHORT BOYZ 7:00-9.00PM Just a
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THE JAZZ SHOW 9:00PM-12:00AM
Vancouver's longed rumbg prime ttne
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GavbWaloer. Features at 11.
Sept. 7:'A New Perspective'was
the file of an Innovative abum by trumpeter Donab Byid. Corrpo*ttor_ for
jazz combo and choir...yes. It works
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trumpet. Hank Mobteys tenor saxophone and Herble Hancock's piano.
Sept. 14:Bocktoschodtonlght...a
much requested Item on The Jazz
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Bemstien enDtahs jazz music In a very
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Sept. 21: One of the line- saxophonists In the worid Is a Canadtan...h_
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ond early 60s. He has returned to the
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SAT 29 am presents the village people atthe commodore
BALLROOM.. Carmaig de Forest at the Railway... Coffin Break
with Sex With Nixon plus Red Sugar at the Cruel Elephant... Henry
Boudin Quartet at the Glass Slipper,.. Art Bergmann at Hollywood
North... The Catherine Wheel with Fungo Mungo at the Town
Pump... Jerry Doucette at Maximum Blues Pub... The R&B Aistars
atthe Yale... The Nationals at Hogan's Alley... Sweethearts of the
Rodeo with lan Tyson at the Pacific Coliseum... Orquesta B.C.
Salsa. Orquesta Latin Connection, Orquesta Vallarta at the
Maritime Labour Centre... Juice Monkeys at 86 Street... Jane
Duncan & Shango Ashe at the Vancouver Museum... David
Campbell at La Quena Coffee House... Fort Langley Music
Festival continues... Return to Brutopia: Eric Metcalfe; Works and
Collaborations continues at the U BC Fine Arts Gallery (until Oct)...
Montage and Modem Lire: 1919-1942 exhibition continues at the
Vancouver Art Gallery (until Oct 18)... Enchanted April (7pm &
9:15pm) at the Park Theatre... The Good Woman of Bangkok
(7:30pm & 9:16pm) at the Starlight Cinema... Antonia ft Jane
(7:30pm & 9:15pm) at the Varsity Theatre... One Hundred Years
of Cinema In 24 Hours at the Pacific Cinematheque (from
noon)...
SUN 30 Tankhog, Facepuller, Mushroom Trail, Funkyard, Upper
Levels, Big Tad Garden, N.O.S., Stillwater*, JEF at New Brighton
Park (1 lam)... No Fun at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre...
Pete Morton at the Vancouver Museum... Gunter, Werner, Helmut
at the Glass Slipper... Special Edition at Jake O'Grady's...
Babatunde Olatunji at Robson Square Media Centre... One
Hundred Years of Cinema in 24 Hours continues the Pacific
Cinematheque ('til noon)... Enchanted April (7pm & 915pm) at
the Park Theatre... The Good Woman of Bangkok (7:30pm &
915pm) at the Starlight Cinema... Antonia ft Jane (7:30pm &
9:15pm) at the Varsity Theatre... Foreign FHms Fest at the Rail
way...
MON 3
¥31 Short Leash d the Railway... Paul Hom ft the Soviet Tour
Allstars at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Enchanted April
(7pm & 9:15pm) at the Park Theatre... The Good Woman of
Bangkok (7:30pm 8c 9:15pm) at the Starlight Cinema... Antonia ft
Jane (7:30pm & 9:15pm) at the Varsity Theatre...
TUE 1 Cicero Blake at the Yale... Cruel 70s Disco at the Cruel
Elephant... Barenaked Ladies with Spirit of the West at the Pacific
Coliseum... Enchanted April (7pm 8c 9:15pm) at the Park Theatre... The Good Woman of Bangkok (7:30pm 8c 9:15pm) at the
Starlight Cinema... Antonia ft Jane (7:30pm 8c 9:15pm) at the
Varsity Theatre...
WED 2 Low, Disney Fist, Stab 'em in the Abdomen, Kathetter,
Dead Hogs, Jef at the Cruel Elephant... Bath/Room: Rites of Flesh
and Water at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Cicero Blake
at the Yale... Spin Doctors at the Town Pump... Jock Duncan
Shango Ashe at the Glass Slipper... Enchanted April (7pm 8c
915pm) at the Park Theatre... The Good Woman of Bangkok
(7:30pm 8c 9:15pm) at the Starlight Cinema... Antonia ft Jane
(7:30pm 8c 9:15pm) at the Varsity Theatre...
THU 3 Random Killing with Zip Gun plus Mutant Starfish at the
Cruel Elephant... Bath/Room: Rites of Flesh and Water at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Cicero Blake at the Yde... Saul
Berson Quartet at the Glass Slipper... Colin James, The Jeff Healey
Band, Robert Cray at the Pacific Coliseum... Romeo & Juliet
opens at James Cowan Theatre... Enchanted April (7pm 8c
915pm) at the Park Theatre... The Good Woman of Bangkok
(7:30pm 8c 9:15pm) at the Starlight Cinema... Antonia & Jane
30 Hf^c^nsozgn
(7.3QDm 8c 9:15pm) at the Varsity Theatre...
Fm 4 Vancouver Collective showcase wtth Juice Monkeys, A
Cartoon Swear, Dog Eat Dog, Rusty Nails, No Evil Hair at the Cruel
Elephant... Bath/Room: Rites of Flesh and Water at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Cicero Blake at the Yale... Michelle
Shocked at the Commodore... Francois Houle Group at the
Glass Slipper... Ukrainians at the WISE Club...Jimmie Dale Gilmore
ft Kevin Welch with the Wallflowers at the Backstage (Seattle)...
Cabaret Revolution at the Station Street Arts Centre... Romeo ft
Juliet continues at James Cowan Theatre... Cabaret Revolution
at Station Square...
SAT 5 Vancouver Collective showcase with Facepuller,
Movieland, Taste, The Many, Spoon Soup at the Cruel Elephant...
EMs Love Child at the Licorice Whip... Bath/Room: Rites of Flesh
and Water at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Coat Cooke
Quintetatthe Glass SSpper...Cicero Blakeatthe Yale...Bootsauce,
Sons of Freedom, Art Bergmann, Pure, King Apparatus, She Stole
My Beer at the Raza of Nations (noon)... Joan Armatrading at the
Orpheum... Back Porch Blues with Christine Lakeland at the
Backstage (Seattle)... Cabaret Revolution at the Station Street
Arts Centre... Romeo ft Juliet continues at James Cowan Theatre... Cabaret Revolution at Station Square...
SUN 6 They Might Be Giants at the Commodore... Emerson, Lake
and Palmer with Bonham atthe Orpheum... N.O.W. Orchestra at
the Glass Slipper... AIDS benefit with Memory Day, Moscow Fish,
Julie McGeer ft Thomas McCoy, Barbara Bourget, Jacques
Latonde, Rick Lewis, Christine Lippa, Donatda Williams at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Brothers of the Baiadi with
Edward H at the Backstage (Seattle)...
MON 7 CJ. Chenier ft the Red Hot Louisiana Band at the Yde...
TUE 8 Tower of Power at Richards on Richards... Original Sinners
at the Yde... Cruel 70s Disco at the Cruel Elephant...
WED 9 Jawbox with The Many plus Blaise Pascd at the Cruel
Elephant... Faster Pussycat with My Sister's Machine at 86 Street...
Original Sinners at the Yale... TannahiN Weavers at the WISE Hdl...
The Chills at the Backstage (Seattle)... Romeo ft Juliet continues
at James Cowan Theatre... Mediterroneo (7pm) and Raise the
Red Lantern (9:30pm) at SUB Theatre...
THU 10 The Chills with The Wdkabouts at the Cruel Elephant...
The Harper Brothers at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Jim
Byrnes at the Yde... Romeo ft Juliet continues at James Cowan
Theatre... Medrterraneo(7pm) and Raise the Red Lantern (930pm)
at SUB Theatre...
FRI 11 Neurons with Sleep plus The Stimmies at the Cruel
Elephant... Third World ot the Commodore... Jim Byrnes at the
Yde... TannaNII Weavers at the Backstage (Seattle)...Romeo ft
Juliet continues at James Cowan Theatre... Wayne's World
(7wtt) and Basic Instinct (9:30pm) at SUB Theatre...
SAT 12 Bulimia Banquet wtth Find Conflict plus Noise Floor at the
Cruel Elephant... Bluchunks with EMs Love Child at the Town
Pump... Seeds of Time, Eric Burdon ft Brian Auger, War, Mitch
Ryder ft the Detroit Wheels, Rare Earth, Randy Hansen at the
Raza of Nations... Nuclear Assault with Fatal Hatred at the New
York Theatre... Jim Byrnes at the Yde... The Laura Love Band at
the Backstage (Seattle)... Romeo ft Juliet continues at James
Cowan Theatre... Wayne's World (7pm) and Basic Instinct
(9:30pm) at SUB Theatre... Alan Dunning exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gdlery (until Oct 17)... La Gala "A Gala Bdl of
Surrealist Proportions" at the Vancouver Art Gallery...
SUN 13 Masterpiece Celebrates! concert at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre... Wayne's World (7pm) and Basic Instinct
(9:30pm) at SUB Theatre... Vancouver Record Collectors Association Swap Meet at Kitsilano Community Centre Gym (1 lam)...
MON 14 Oliver ft the Elements at the Yale... Melissa Etheridge
with Jeffrey Gaines at the Orpheum...
TUE 15 Oliver ft the Elements at the Yde... Melissa Etheridge with
Jeffrey Gaines at the Orpheum... Cruel 70s Disco at the Cruel
Elephant...
WED 16 Vince Garbutt at the WISE Hall... Rolling Stone's
Harmonica Sugar Blue at the Yale... Outback at the Backstage
(Seattle)... Romeo ft Juliet continues at James Cowan Theatre...
The Silence of the Lambs (7pm) and Die Hard (9:30pm) at SUB
Theatre...
THU 17 Outback at theVancouver East Culturd Centre... Rolling
Stone's Harmonica Sugar Blue at the Yale... Dread Zeppelin at
the Backstage (Seattle)... Romeo ft Juliet continues at James
Cowan Theatre... The Silence of the Lambs (7pm) and Die Hard
(9:3tom) at SUB Theatre...
FRI 18 The Pasties with Truly plus Syder Monkey at the Cruel
Elephant... The Topp Twins at the Vancouver East Culturd Centre... Garnet Rogers at the WISE Hall... Rolling Stone's Harmonica
Sugar Blue at the Yde... Boukman Eksperyans at the Backstage
(Seattle)... Romeo ft Juliet continues at James Cowan Theatre...
White Men Can't Jump (7pm) and Sister Act (9:30pm) at SUB
Theatre...
SAT 19 Alejandro Etquovedo Band at the Cruel Elephant...
Culture Shock with Captdn Kingsty, Specid Dave and Wadada
HiFi at the New York Theatre... Dread Zeppelin at 86 Street...
Garnet Rogers at the WISE Hall. Rolling Stone's Harmonica Sugar
Blue at the Yale... Sophie B. Hawkins at the Backstage (Seattle)...
Romeo ft Juliet doses at James Cowan Theatre... White Men
Can't Jump (7pm) and Sister Act (9:30pm) at SUB Theatre...
SUN 20 Tom Paxton at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre...
Sophie B. Hawkins at the Commodore... Studa Domestica exhibition opens at the AMS Art Gallery (until the 26th)... While Men
Can't Jump (7pm) and Sister Act (9:30pm) at SUB Theatre... Terry
Fox Run...
MON 21 Amos Garrett at the Yde... Beyond the Fringe at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre...
TUE 22 Amoe Garrett at the Yale... Cruel 70s Disco d the Cruel
Elephant... Beyond the Fringe at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre...
WED 23 Randy Raine-Reusch ft Amme at the Glass Slipper...
Maisa Gaetanne, Gene Ramsbottom, Monica Pfau at the UBC
Recital Hdl (12:30pm)... Amos Garrett at the Yde... Beyond the
Fringe at the Vancouver East Culturd Centre... The Famine Within
(7pm) and Talk 16 (9pm) at UBC Theatre...
THU 24 Grotus with Bliss plus Crate at the Cruel Elephant...
Michael Blake Ensemble at the Glass Slipper... Lauren Wagner
and Frederick Weldy at the UBC Recital Hall (8pm)... Amos
Garrett at the Yale... Tigris Euphrates at the Backstage (Seattle)...
Beyond the Fringe at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... The
Famine Within (7pm) and Tdk 16 (9pm) at UBC Theatre...
FRI 25 The Smugglers with The Show Business Giants plus Drip
Tank at the Cruel Elephant... Tony Wilson Quintet d the Glass
Slipper... Michael Strutt d the UBC Recitd Hall (8pm)... Amos
Garrett at the Yale... Beyond the Fringe at the Vancouver East
Culturd Centre... The Beauty ond the Beast (7pm) and Far and
Away (9pm) at UBC Thedre...
SAT 26 Nimrod with Mayuko Hino, Twerdocleb, Hump d the
Cruel Elephant... Roger Bdrd ft MuseArt d the Glass Slipper...
Amos Garrett d the Yale... SadHappy, Chunk, The Cditomia
Guitar Trio d the Backstage (Seattle)... Beyond the Fringed the
Vancouver East Culturd Centre... Studa Domestica exhibition
closes at the AMS Art Gallery... The Beauty and the Beast (7pm)
and Fa and Away (9:30pm) d SUB Thedre...
SUN 27 Roy Forbes d the Vancouver East Culturd Centre...
Inside Outside d the Glass Slipper... The Beauty and Ihe Beast
(7pm) and Far and Away (9:30pm) d SUB Thedre...
MON 28 The 14+ Fashion Show d the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre...
TUE 29 Albert Collins ft the Icebreakers with The White Trash
Homs at the Commodore... Morgan Davis at the Yale...Cruel'70s
Disco d the Cruel Elephant... The Millionaires opens at the
Vancouver Rayhouse (until Oct 24)...
WED 30 Red Sector 1, Dose Pump, Dancing on Glass, Colour
Clique d the Cruel Elephant... Maya-Sounds of India d the
Glass Sfipper... Morgan Davis d the Yale... Audrey Andrist d the
UBC Recitd Hdl(12:30pm)... Albert Collns with Little Charlie ft the
Ntghtoati d the Backstage (Seattle)... The Hunt For Red October
(7pm)andJaw»(9:30pm)atUBC Thedre... UBC AMS Clubs Days
in SUB...
VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES
Alma Street Cafe • 2505 Alma (at Broadway)
Backstage • Ballard, Seattle
Cafe Bergman • 52 Powell Street (Gastown)
Cafe Django • 1184 Denman Street (at Davie)
Commodore Ballroom • 870 Granville Street (Granville Mall)
Cruel Elephant • 23 West Cordova Street (Gastown)
86 Street • Plaza of Nations (BC Enterprise Centre)
Glass Slipper • 185 East 11th Avenue (at Main)
Isadora's • 1540 Old Bridge (Granville Island)
Latin Quarter 1305 Commercial Drive
Maximum Blues Pub • 1176 Granville Street (at Davie)
Oppenheimer Park • 400 block Powell Street
Paradise Cinema • 919 Granville Street (Granville Mall)
Park Theatre -3440 Cambie Street
Pit Pub • basement, Student Union Building (UBC)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre • Hamilton at Georgia Street
Railway Club • 579 Dunsmuir Street (at Seymour)
Ridge Cinema • 3131 Arbutus at 16th
Sandy Cove • 1554 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Smash Gallery • 160 West Cordova Street (at Cambie)
Speedy O'Tubbs • Fairview, Bellingham
Starlight Cinema • 935 Denman Street
Town Pump • 66 Water Street (Gastown)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre • 1895 Venables Street (at
Victoria)
Varsity Theatre »4375 West 10th Avenue
Waterfront Theatre • 1405 Anderson Street (Granville Island)
Western Front • 303 East 8th Avenue
WISE Club • 1882 Adanac Street (At Victoria)
Yale • 1300 Granville (at Drake) CiTR
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Flaming Lips ® Hit To Death in the Future Head
Long known as being perhaps the most intense new psychedelic band in America. The
Flaming Lips have toiled in near obscurity for more than seven year.. 'Hit to Death in the
Future Head" should change all of that. In addition to the traditional pedal stomping '
madness of their previous releases, this new album showcases lead singer Wayne Cody
as an unorthodox yet extremely talented songwriter. Get sucked into the vortex!
Babes in Toyland ® Fontanelle
It has been described as an hour-long primal
screamby some, but "Fontanelle". produced by Lee
Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), is also significant for other
reasons. Most notably, it shows that the Babes can
rock as hard as anyone, as anyone who saw them
open for the Screaming Trees or has heard their
previous releases To Mother" or "Spanking Machine"
Throwing Muses ® Red Heaven
Last year's "Real Ramona" lp from this great band made several critics fave lists for its
strong songwriting. angular rhythmic sensibility, and buzzsaw guitar. Despite the loss of
Tanya Donelly ta her project "Belly", the recent single "Firepile" affirms that all the
elements that made the Throwing Muses such a great band are definitely in place.
The Boo Radleys
® Everything's Alright Forever
Finally available in North America is the debut release
from The Boo Radleys. Originally tagged as Britain's
answer to Dinosaur. Jr.. The Boo Radleys add elements of
My Bloody Valentine and Chapterhouse into the mix. and
came up with a record that was previously "impossible
to keep in stock" here at Zulu. With the domestic release
here, you can check out one of Creation Record's best
new bands at the supercool Zulu sale price.
Polvo ® Cor-Crane Secret
From the loins of the hottest music scene in the States at the moment — Chapel Hill NC
— comes Polvo. Released on the Merge label run by Mac from Superchunk. Cor-Crane
Secret contains more twists, turns, stops, and starts than a drive through the downtown
core. Get off the main drag and see the sights!
Helmet ® Strap It On
Finally re-released after almost a year out of print
(due to legal hassles) this first album by the amazing
Helmet, will look great next to your copy of "Meantime"
— and hey. you know it will sound great too.
Luna ® Lunapark
There were tears in the eyes of many when Galaxie 500 called it quits. Their three
records of melancholy. post-Velvet Underground drone-pop were so sadly beautiful and
honest that they were being touted as the best new American band on both sides of the
Atlantic. Dean Warham. Galaxies main man. has put together his own new unit featuring
ex-members of The Chills and the recently-disbanded Feelies. We. and they, are sure
that you'll Uke the results!
HEY KIDS!
IT'S ZULU
RECORDS
— THE
LABEL!!
OUR HOT
PERFUME
TREE
• DUST •
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NEW RELEASE!
Jane's clear, glass-like voice and
Pete's ambient-noise guitar are
propelled by Adam's throbbing
dub bass and pinned by heavy
sample/drum machine beats.
"A masterful fusion of human
emotion and intellect... Jane's
voice, at once dreamy and poetic,
is the perfect instrument to convey
the band's spooky, occasionally
quixotic lyrics. As intoxicating and
pleasant a listening experience as
its name suggests" — The
Georgia Straight
KILLER
STUFF
LAST CALL
VANCOUVER
INDEPENDENT
MUSIC 1977-1988
An anthology of the best independent songs from
Vancouver's illustrious past. Classic tracks collected,
lovingly restored, and digitally mastered onto two CDs.
Includes a 44-page booklet containing biographies of all the
bands, photos, and more. 48 bands! 48 songs! 2 1/2 hours
of music!
Noteworthy cuts include:
THE FURIES What DoYouWant MeTo Be The previously
unreleased recording ofVancouver's first punk band.
THE SKULLS Fucked Up Baby Joey Shithead. pre-D.O.A.
punk band doing a previously unreleased first version of
this D.O.A. classic
THE STIFFS Fuck You The previously unreleased first
version of this punk rock classic made infamous byThe
Subhumans and D.O.A.
BIZ / Don't Give A Shit An almost traditional Louie
Louie-type song of the Vancouver punk scene. Later
recorded by D.O.A. for their Hardcore 81 album.
Previously unreleased.
THE SUBHUMANS SlaveTo My Dick The classic punk
send-up of machismo and sexism.
54-40 Yank From the band's long out-of-print, very first
release — the Selection EP originally on Mo Da Mu
Records.
NOMEANSNO Self-pity The pre-Sex Mad original demo
version
SLOW Have Not Been The Same Yes, the band that got
plenty of exposure at Expo 86 and whose records are
highly sought-after rarities.This is the opening cut from
their Against The Glass EP.
BOB'S YOUR UNCLE TalkToThe Birds From their
out-of-print first ER
NO FUN Be Like Us The classic tongue-in-cheek ode to
conformity and hero worship.
"... unavailable gems like BIZ's "I Don't Give A Shit",The
Subhumans'"SlaveTo My Dick", and the Stiff's oft<overed
classic "Fuck You"should be reason enough to own a copy."
— Reflex
ALSO   AVAILABLE   ON   ZULU
TANKHOG
HOUSE OF
BEAUTY
House of Beauty is "an architecture of noise"
containing 10 originals and a cover ofthe
Partridge Family's "I Woke Up In Love This
Morning". Loud, rumbling rock'n'roll.
Tankhog features the rhythm section from
the legendary Slow. "The Hog are easily the
best hardrock outfit in the city. Shades of Alice,
Iggy. ond Aerosmith." —Vancouver Sun
COMING    SOON
COAL  (Sept. 1992)
Sultry vocals combined with haunting
melodies to create a slow burning groove.
"... eerie yet gripping music, rather like
psychadelic country-blues"—Vancouver Sun
"... a sexier, more soulful version ofthe Cowboy
Junkies"—The Georgia Straight
LUNG   (Oct. 1992)
Followup full-length release to these noise-
mongers two singles on Scratch (1991) and
Serial Killer (1992). Produced by Don Gordon
of Numb.  "Lung, in any event, are superb.
Where there's rage, there's hope" — The
Rocket "Pretty amazing shit here" — MRR
ZULU releases are distributed in Canada by
Cargo Records and Records Peddlar, and in
the U.S. by Twin City. All Zulu releases are
also available directly from us.
Last Call = $24CDN / $21 US + $4 S&H
($2 for each additional copy)
All other releases
cd = $l4CDN/$l2US + $2S&H
cass = $9CDN / $8US + $2 S&H
CDN residents, please add 7% GST
Yup, we can do VISA and MC as well.

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