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IN CANADA BY disorder
JULY 1992 • ISSUE #114
"A can of beans? That's more
than I had all day. You know
what I had? Half a jar of peanut-
butter." — M. Pilon
IRREGULARS
PISSQUEEN	
 8
FACEPULLER 8
KREVISS	
ZOLTY CRACKER	
 9
 11
SPARKMARKER	
 - 11
NERVE ENGINE	
 12
STOATERS.	
 13
SCOTT HENDERSON..	
	
 14
SUPERCONDUCTER	
FLASH BASTARD	
 15
 . 17
MAN	
  17.
SMUGGLERS	
 18
DIRECTORY	
 20-23
REGULARS
COWSHEAD 3
VANCOUVER SPECIAL...27
AIRHEAD 5
7" 28
SUBTEXT 7
UNDER REVIEW _29
DIALIN'FOR CELEBRITIES..
REAL LIVE ACTI0N..30-31
MEKANIKAL OBJEKT NOIZE 24
SPINLIST 32
FUTURE RAP 25
ON THE DIAL 33
HELEN'S   KITCHEN 26
DATEBOOK, 34
COMICS
STUPID DUMMYHEDS.. .by RobAdamson 5
EVERYTHINGS DUCKY...by Blain
s Thu tier. 6
mEBLANKGENERATION...byGaiy Wilde-nan 12
COVER
That's right, college publications still
suck and who better to prove that point
then Superconductor. Taken by the itch-
man, Mark Critchley, at a nearby swimming hole where the band can usually be
found skinny-dipping or chasing kids with
pointed sticks.
OFFICE USE ONLY
YOU ARE SOMEBODY
VERY SPECIAL, GARN.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS
JUST SHOW PEOPLE
THAT GLIMMER IN YOUR
EYES AND PEOPLE LIKE
YOU. YOU'LL BE VERY
SUCCESSFUL ONE DAY.'
FRANCIS HARRY
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DISTRIBUTED IN CANADA BY SPINNER Well, the past couple of months
of preparation are over and the
1992 installment ofthe National
Camp us I Community Radio
Conference has provenlwill
prove (depending on when
you're reading this) to be a successful event. With delegates attending from all across our fine
nation, and a host of local and
stateside talent playing to the
masses, Discorder hopes that
everyone's trip to Vancouver is/
was an enjoyable one.
The people who put this
whole thing together (ifyou see
them, buy them a beer, or just
praise them highly) should not
go without mention, although
some of them are moving on to
corporate 30-grand-a-yearjobs
and will therefore be able lo buy
all the attention they need. That
aside, Jane Farrow, Gary Mark,
Michelle Frey,Lydia Masemola
andourvery ownLindaScholten
and M indy Abramowitz: please
take a bow, your bowling trophies are in the mail.
Speaking of mail, how is
this for a useless piece of trivia:
il takes six days for a letter to get
from Copenhagen to Vancouver, the same time it takes for a
letter to get from Bellingham to
Vancouver! -Ed™
THE LATEST IN A LONG
LINE OF LESTER BANGS
CONTENDERS..?
Dear Airhead,
Just to register my inter-
pretationof your conversations,
I'd like to say that TEENAGE
FANCLUB REALLY SUCKS.
1 never listened to The Beach
Boys the first time they were
around never mind a nineties
"warmed-over" variety. Who
wants to listen to surfer love
songs? I think someones been
out in the sun too long and gotten
a good dose of beach-head-itis.
I'll be the first schlep to
admit that I buy Spin and because Bandwagonesque was album of the year, I bought it.
Their target marketing worked.
But to try and pretend it's good
would be too much. Good Albums are Chilis, N-band,
Cracker, Pixies, distinctive, rich
in sources, literate. I'm not 15
anymore, I'm 27.
Bandwagonesque smells like
teens purring and I'm getting
the hairball.
David Mayhem
Kelowna
Ifyou listen closely, you
can hear the waves
breaking now. Surf:
up dude. Ed™
Dear Airhead,
Since when did
band's garb become
more important to their
performance than their musical
abilities (unless, of course, the
band is Kiss or New Kids on the
Block)? Helen G., is Real Live
Action a fashion show for you?
Signed,
also disgruntled by Scooter's diatribe on C. Love,
Elspeth Haughton
Victoria
Helen G's Reply: I ask of you:
where in my review do I say
anything about clothes being
more important thanlhemusic?
All I say is I was surprised by
Jean Smith's attire and delighted by Kreviss's.Bolhbands
appeared to have put some consideration into their appearance
and I appreciated that as an
integral part of their performance. Perhaps I should review
gigs blindfolded?
HEY, I'LL MEET YOU AT
THE ROXY
Airhead,
It took four years for the thumb-
head, jocko-homo crowd to ruin
classix nite at Luv-A-Fair; it has
taken less than six months for
the same crowd to ruin disco
night at the Cruel Elephant. Who
would have thought that ten
years after high school we would
still have to dodge shoulder butts
from macho dorks? Thepoint of
having more than one kind of
club is so we can remain
seperate. How long 'til the
fratboys give up dancing entirely and just perform a good
old fashioned Delta-Doxa-
Dicka circle jerk in the middle
of the floor?!?
To all you Bus. Admin,
types with your whooping and
pussy antics, get this straight —-
you are not wanted, nobody likes
you, and the sooner you and
your Luke Perry haircuts leave
the Elephant, the sooner the rest
0 f us can break out the red fl ares
again without worry of getting
trashed in the can.
Rob & Jim
P.S. I think the Budweiser special might have something to do
with it. Shit and flies, you know.
Dear Airhead,
I'm writing to you
because I see that
you hold freedom in your
press for real
opinion that is
lacking elsewhere.
I'm angry at this
city for not providing certain
attributes of my lifestyle lhat I
think are deserving of attention.
1 prefer industrial music: I like
to listen to it; I like to scream to
it; I like to fuck to it; mostly I
love to slam to it. This is where
the problem comes in, I call it
the industrial tease factor. This
is where a club will play an
industrial song ("Jesus Built My
Hotrod" by Ministry for example) and expect nobody to slam.
I was kicked out of a club
tonight, actually kicked is nol
Ihe righl word, I was pushed by
my throat from the dance floor
out onto the sidewalk by a rather
large person. I, being a very
small person, was not in the
position to act against this and
may have said things that I
shouldn't have, like "fuck you"
for instance. Actually, very
much like "fuck you."
"fuck you" may not have
even been toward them,
it was toward the
backward move-
mentthat Vancouver
has taken since I
moved here two
years ago. So if the
"fuck you" was directed toward the club
than it was because they are
playing the game by the rules
invented by the scene here
(which could use a serious kick-
siart in the born-again-hardcore
direction).
I salute DJ June for her
contributions in Mekanikal
Objekt Noize and her past DJ
work at theTwilight Zone (Yes,
I was one of the few who showed
up on thoseTuesday nights long
ago....).
But now ihere is nothing.
So I sit awake, bored, frustrated,
and naked in the glow of a borrowed word processor, wanting
to scream but afraid of the echo
from all the empty heads.
Rob
P.S. Anybody wanna help si
a club?...I need 30 grand.
.   But the      humble met
have      _ three
m
Rob, meet Rob and Jim. In my
humble medical opinion, the
three of you are suffering from acute
clique rejection.
The people thai
you rebel against
are those whom
you emulated in
the past:
Rob and Jim -
the "jocko-homo,"
"macho dork" "Bus. Admin,
type"; Rob - the bulked by steroids, 30 grand a year club
bouncer.
Individuality is a unique trait,
don't lose it to ignorance. Ed™
DISCORDER: THE CURE
FOR THE "LIFE IS SHIT,"
"RADIO HERE SUCKS"
BLUES
Dear Airhead,
Let's face it, life is shit. There's
not much that's worth doing,
nothing too thrilling to look forward to, and, unless you've
killed someone, not too many
people have much to reflect
upon.The world isovcrrun wilh
politics, Christianity, hypocrisy,
conformity and rap music. But,
somewhere out of this voided
mass of pointless confusion
lurks the Discorder. A place
where you can say fuck and still
feel loved, (sarcasm)
I haven't gotten hold of a
Discorder in few months, but if
Jules Killam is still writing his
column, "The Abattoir," I jusl
want to say lhat from what I've
read of his articles, I think I love
his mind. (I especially liked his
January article on sex.)
Anyway, could you please
send me a subscription so I could
indulge in your wonderful magazine more often? Thanks.
Peace and Anarchy,
Dale North
Summerland, BC
Dear Airhead,
One subscription please, thank
C. Dopke
Lincoln City, Oregon
P.S. We just moved lo the coast
from Chicago—radio here sucks
big time. We found your magazine in Portland and wc like it.
Gotta keep in touch.
How's the weather?
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BY JUDITH BEEMAN
It's an all local book bonanza! This
month "subtext" features a slew of
local writers. Everyone mentioned here
has released new work this year.
MichaelTurner: Being compared to one of labour's greatest
friends, Sluds Turkel (famed for
Working, an oral history of workers
in America), is good news for someone releasing his first book of prose
poetry Company Town (Pulp Press).
Turner, whose "day" job is playing
wilh the hillbilly ensemble Hard
Rock Miners has created a fictional
history lesson which should have
our labour/fishing community feeling proud.
Michael worked in a fish cannery on the Skeena River as a
teenster. A great paying job but mind-
numbing work. Company Town, released perhaps ten years since Turner
lagged his last Cohoe, introduces us
to the workers of the Raskell Packing Company (RaspaCo fer short)
Raspaco has seen better days and
now amidst il's isolation (waaaay
up north with supplies carted in by a
VW Bug!) and economic hardships
we view the town and it's people
doing iheir business yakking.drink-
mg coffee and of course, tending
those fish.
The writing mixes a "green"
employee's story with tales from
longtime residents such as the Red
Cross Lady, Dean Reardon (foreman) and the Slorekeep (30 years in
September). I gave my dad this beautiful book on Father's day, he loved
it!
Nick Bantock: The stunning Griffin & Sabine was released last year
and this Fall the sequel, Sabine's
Notebook (Chronicle) will be available. Comprised of postcards and
letters (hands on, you actually pull
the pages from ihe envelopes) ihe
reader views correspondence written between the two strangers of the
title. Bantock's astounding artwork
is only surpassed by the web of
intrigue the letters reveal. Considering this book did so well in sales
and publicity (I first read about it in
Mademoiselle!) I wasn't prepared
forsuch an offbeat twistedlove story.
I expect no less from the sequel.
Gerry Gilbert: Longtime host
of Co-op radio's radiofreerainforest
(Sundays 9 pm), poet, photographer
and film-maker, Gerry is the consummate artist/nice guy. I once
waved hi from inside the Japanese
Deli as he passed by on the street.
He wound up coming in, sharing
some food and giving me a copy of
a mimeographed book he had jusl
completed. He's lhat approachable.
Last Spring the Contemporary Art
Gallery (555 Hamilton) featured a
40 year look at his photographs.
Now Hands: The Catalogue has
just been released and features two
essays as well as pictures from the
show. Two local bookstores very
familiar with Gilbert's work are
R2B2 on 4th and Colophon on
Cordova.
Bill Bissett: Bill is a local
poet who spends his lime between
here and London, Ontario In the
60's he began his blew ointment
press to self-publish himself and
others. Inkorrect Thols
(Talonbooks) is the title of his latest
book and, as always, features Bill's
take on sound language. Through
repetition of key words and writing
words as they sound—to him—
(djagetwhutlmeen?theutuluvhis
book wud iranzlate to "incorrect
thoughts") Bissett expresses his
thots, uh, thoughts as thus (along
with a few drawings for good measure). Titles of poems include: by ond
treetment, lemming tango and, th
undrtakrs uv democrasee (aboul one
Wm Vanderzalm)
Dennis E.Bolen: What's in a
name? Forhis firsl novel Bolen came
up with a great moniker for his parole officerprolagonist: Barry Delta.
The novel is Stupid Crimes (Anvil)
and Dennis has already sold the film
rights and retained control over writing the script. He sold the script
before a glowing review appeared
in Toronto's weekend edition ofthe
Globe <_ Mail (then someone else
called up wanting tograbil). Things
are looking good for thi s UBC Creative Writing grad who, surpnse, has
worked as a parole officer for fifteen years.
What's a stupid crime? Here's
a fitting true example. Remember
some months back when lhat guy on
parole paid a visit to his P.O.'s office with a rifle. Shooting up the
building was about as stupid as it
gets. Even worse, the guy was under
surveillance when it happened. Stupid. I mean utterly senseless and
While Delta has his flock of
"bad" guys, this is also the story of
his relationship with women. There
are the regular con's like Steve and
Wayne: typical lumpheads who use
words like "nigger" and lose their
leather jackets. There's Barry's
steady girlfriend who" leaves one
day, nah, he couldn't see it coming.
Barry himself knows he's a bit of a
cad, he can "acquire" the women,
stroke them and care for them...just
not for long. Then il gets...boring?
messy? responsible? As a character
Barry Delta is at times all too real...
Stupid Crimes is black and
humourously surreal. The on duty/
off duty scenes are juggled wilh
skill and timing. There's glimpses
of Vancouver here and there (though
nowhere near as much as insinuated
by the jacket cover). I would see the
film version of this book.
Black Cat collective is a new
addition lo the literary scene around
town. The Black Cat crew consists
of Lisa Marr (ex-Editrix of this very
mag), Anne Jew and Rob Howalson.
Their first collection of stones the
skinnier leg of ihe journey should
be out this month. The nine tales
center on travels both spiritual and
physical...
I had the great pleasure of
seeing Victoria's Robin Skclton
reading with Susan Musgrave at
the Vancouver Art Gallery last
year. Robin, quite the character,
wears shades of black, huge rings
on every finger, is a Witch. His
hair is white, his beard long. His
latest collecton of stories, Higgledy
Piggledy (Pulp) is all firsl person
narrative. Pull upa chair.. ..And by
the way Susan Musgrave's collected nonfiction (like the stuff
she used to write for the Sun),
Greal Musgrave, which came out
three years ago is excellent and
still available: a tad droll, witly and
totally humane. What a greal writer.
New Comics and Dysfunctional
Comics are giving up-and-coming
local artists a voice. New Comics
has been advertising it's existence
and is slicker than Dysfunctional
Comics, who aim to publish every
second month (third issue out now).
Wnte D.C. @ #20—1339 Barclay
Street, Van, V6E1H6... Speaking of
comix Bryce Thing has been publishing his Junkflesh for two issues
now. The Junkflesh world is not a
happy one I'm afraid. Great use of
black and space. Smash gallery is
selling it. Ian Boothby is also a
local cartoonist. His series Sqares
(not a typo) is filled with little truths
and involves three friends and, I
believe, an alien. Jusl a few issues
so far. lan lives @ #203-125 W. 10,
Van, V5Y 1R7 if you want more
info...STAMMER was my big find
at the recent Free Press Feslival.
This totally fun 'zine is pul oul by
Steve MacDonald, who recently
moved here from Ontario. Each issue has a theme, the latest (#5) being
violence. A mix of cartoons, news
clippings and slightly juvenile stones (we like'em that way) STAMMER is only lopped in content by
Sieve's effective marketing ploy of
including a "magic pouch" with each
issue. Each pouch is different, mine
included slickers and a condom. At
a mere S2.25 this could be just what
you're looking for. Available at
Octopus books, Scratch records and
odier fine shops. The next issue is
on "Love." Formore info wnte Steve
@ #204-1204 Comox, Van, V6E
1K6.... Ed Varney took 18 years
between publishing his third and
fourth books of poetry. His recent
collection what the wind said
(Caillin) includes his totem pole style
drawings and notes on the human
condition. Both this book and his
last Human Nature (collage and
poems circal974, my numbered
copy is 246) are dedicated wilh love
lo his famdy....Any cyclists out
there? Ever do any louring? Books
like Bicycling Vancouver Island
(Gulf Islands) by Priest/Klint
(also one for the Lower Mainland)
are really inspiring and come in
handy. Two good sports book
shops are Mm Co-op (Yukon/8th)
and Sporis Book Plus (230 E.
Broadway)
Hey gang, sharpen your pencils or tune up the computer: The
15th Annual International 3-Day
Novel Contest approaches. Registration for this event is a mere ten
dollars, and gives you ihe go ahead
to wnte from 12:01 am on Saturday,
September 5 to midnight, Monday
September 7. Three days to create
the literary concoction of yourchoos-
ing. You're permitted to have an
outline prior lo the contest bul uh-uh
no actual wnling till the big day. No
length limits bul entries average 100
typcwntlen pages. Piece of cake.
Aboul500peopleenteryearly. For
more info write the folks at Anvil
Press (who by the way have taken
over the contest from Pulp Press)
@ #15 - 2414 Main Street, Van,
V5T3E3.
MICHEAL
TURNER was
born in North
Vancouver, B.C.
in 1962. As a teenager, he spent his
summers working
on the Skeena
River.After
graduating from
the University of Victoria with a degree in
anthropology, he helped form the Hard Rock
Miners, a Vancouver-based hillbilly band who
record on the Einstein Bros./Sony label. His
poems have appeared in numerous periodicals, journals, and anthologies in Canada.
Company Town is his first book.
^Here's the scoop on Alice Tepexcuintle: Vancouver Poet -^iw^^K;
She's pretty good from what I'd fea_V the Free Press Festival where I was too cheap to buy her
books spending all my dough on comics and snooker I oughta be ashamed but I like her style I call
her she calls me back hey guess what I'm reading tomorrow nite whal luck sure I'll show up see
ya/oh yeh gallery 56 gastown's a mass of yahoos having goodtime Friday nite on way to piano bar
or spaghetti house not me primed for poetry with three aount'em folks well one guitarist
gary bourgeois wearing specs-yo bro-curly hair white tank top flamenco geet;
change from you know what/silly me show up at nine not a soul of course go for long
bike ride Stanley park west end visit bookstore on granville kiss sales guy we're
related and hey tis ten pm go back oh dear slill not many people but gary
playing music alice sez hello we get shussed for being too loud blush I eat
muffin coffee feeling like god darned hollywood producer or sumihing I ain't/
showtime hilary peachblossom first up not her stuff but cover version huh? wi
okay she gets points for reading facing the glass facing the street into the face
ofthe flushed semidrunks having fun on way to next beer well I hope ihey
weren' t dri v ing home/lhen a duet wilh alice then alice reading e.e.cummings
sniff but not the one I know do you know that one "may I feel said he?" a fui
poem first year college stuff hey I wonder if alice went to college maybe even
Langara like me trust mc it's not imperative at all/then the girls read some
romance novel stuff but nol the "hot stuff as someone demanded both
reading at the same time did it work? well "work" is all subjective isn't it? tl
they read stuff from Canada's Chatelaine mag mixed with
a description of a wild mushroom and that was funny well
for a bit anyhow then terrv crane came on stage and read
from memory very smooth that real short poem of c.e's
which mentions "buffalos" and "mr. deauY'damcd near stole the show but it's not tHai sort of situation/more
guitar and hey knockout jazzy bluezy piano from total stranger he's got lo be a pro suave in a nice way and
I'm out of there almost go to see Kreviss down the street but nah not tonight go home and read alice's
book of prose Plane Crash Survivors and wait till ihc next day to call her of course not before noon
c o s we all know that good news sleeps ti 11 noon at least/I want to ask alice stuff like how old are you?
'ho are your influences? fave colour? what music moves you? and are you really truly
and cool as your writing suggests/what can I say ihis is top notch poetry she
mentions stuff like fights n camaro cars n cops n alice cooper n emotion n
skinheads n moose whoo this chick is a pure Canadian diesel kick —prose
like this makes mc happy and she seems sincere in wanting people to be
nice and not jerks/what more can one ask for?/but slop the train in all my
ars as a telephone operator and yes sir I looked up loads of names in directory
before I became a "real" operator I have never ever seen the name
TEPEXCUINTLE before (lep - ex -quint- lee is how you pronounce it) and
hmmm I find that very mysterious, fin. .*'     *    ^^j/L%p*v
Alice, Kcdrick James, Shcri D. Wilson and Terry'Crane will be performing
igether during ihis years Fringe Festival in beautiful Mount Pleasant
directed by Hilary Peachblossom. In the meantime you can purchase either
of Alice's two books Orange Trucks Road or Plane Crash Survivors (on
• own Zapazoli Press) for a mere 5 dollars by writing
"subtext"(box4636, MPO, Van, V6B4A1) and I'll
pass on the info to Alice who will probably have her
books available in fine stores soon, but why wait?
Alice.   t"ePe*cuint Le
JULYilR^ PISS OJIEENI
Common sense n.  1: sound and
prudent    judgement    2:    the
unrefleciive opinions of ordinary
men. -Merriam Webster
Why me interviewing Piss Queen is
a) they arc friends of mine
b) I can 'l think of any other way lhat
might alert people to the very excellent venue ihey always play. (Said
venue is in constant danger of police obliteration and does nol need
media attention.)
c) they are friends of mine
d) they are bigger lhan me
e) they got me stoned more than
Piss Queen a
to ihe ultimate D.I.Y scene. Meaning, they fuck with the heads ofthe
mainstream, but they still drink, do
drugs and cat lots of rabbits. Known
lo incorporate a showcase of other
talents at their shows, like budding
rap stars and a topless female friend
doing Gecg classic "Drink, fight,
and fuck." Piss Queen, live, always
proves lo be entertaining. Their
on stage presence fluctuates between
shred and suck, depending on substance abuse overload and bouncer
abuse overload. You may call them
offensive, self-destructive, sick,
wrong and unnatural, but I dare you
lo say il to their face ya little suburban, panty-wasie piece of shit.
Discorder's Redd McJann interviewed Garry, the drummer of
Piss Queen and main man behind
Dyssentry recordings. What arc
you doing with Dyssentry recordings?
Garry: I wanna do Modem Erection, Peanut Gallery, and ihe
Karnifcrus Raunch FUX.
Can any fucked-up punk rock
band call you and you'll do a
You know il, I'm in the directory.
Do you have any more of those
posters with the Queen holding
up a boquct of dildos?
No, I don'l even have one of those
for myself.
Banned from the Cruel Klcphant:
AT BOTH locations, Piss Queen
were told, wc believe ihc second
time to ring Irue forever, it was the
worst show in PQ history; possibly
the worst show in the world ever.
During the set the bassist went back
lo ihe band room and passed oul for
two songs, then came back out and
played another three and has no
recollection of doing so. The Cruel
Elephant audience booed, but were
a lot less abusive lhan al the first
CE. show on Granville, where the
band and audience were met with a
barrage of broken glass and dildos.
Closed door at theTwilight Zone:
How much did you get paid?
We got fifteen dollars and one beer.
The Lunatic Fringe
Tell mc about the highlights.
Well, playing to ten people, that
was pretly good. Don't get me
wrong, I Uke the place, I love drinking in that bar, bul why are people
gonna come and see us on a Monday
or Tuesday when ihey can go there
on the weekend and gel just fuckin'
wasted and see bands.
Any gigs coming up?
We have a new bass player and a gig
coming up in July, look for posters.
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'Seattle Sound" in music, and the
almost complete and total satura-
of the metalAhrash scene today, it is truly a dosage of fresh
io find a band who still love to play it
and loud. Make \hal.extremely
reducing Facepuller, "The Loudest
Band In The Worid," consisting of vocal-
basspullerBrent,drumpullerBrad,andgitpuller
Ian. This power/noise trio, on their debut full-
length release CranialExpansionDevice, fuse
the elements of hardcore.industrial,and thrash
genres while still defying them all.
Theband.whowashospitableenoughto
let me lag along to their gig and "do the
Mariey" with them (which was vermy cool!),
shared a few insights regarding their sonic
assault fo the masses.
Discorder: How did the band evolve?
Brad: Brent and I previously played in a band
called Super Caustic Fertilizer, which is history, and after that ended we got together,
jammed a bit ourselves, and put an ad in the
Georgia Straight. That's how we got Ian. Five
or six weeks later, we recorded our fi rsi single.
Brent: We played the Arts Club Theatre lo a
packed house; it was one of the last shows
before they tore it down. After that we played
with Poison Idea and the Melvins, which was
pretty hilarious.
Who docs the songwriting?
Brent: We all do.
Brad: We just all make suggestions. We bash
out certain riffs, and then try to put together
what works. After we get some kind of arrangement, music-wise, then Brent will write
some lyrics to that. That's basically how the
song is formed.
Brent: Sometimes we'll be setting up to a do
a rehearsal or something, and one of us will
come up with a riff or a drum beat...all of a
sudden we've got a song. Usually it takes me
five or ten minutes to write the lyrics to a song.
It just happens.
So what kind of musk influences your writing?
Brad: Helmet, Nomeansno, the Ramones.
Ian: I listen to all sorts of things, everything's
an influence.
Brent: Yeah, everything is eilheran influence
or an anti-influence. You can play off things
that you detest, and you can warm up towards
things that you admire. But, Tony Benneu is
one very punk crooner. You know, he makes
Sinatra and Dean Martin look pale by compari-
Ian: And Tom Jones!
Brent: Tom Jones isa pairof tighlblack slacks
with a plastic frail in his pants.
Brad: In those moment- Nana Mouskouri
really does it for me. She just had me raging in
the mosh pil lasl night! She was intense.
Brent: Nana Mosh-kouri!
What's the separating quality between you
and the other bands around?
Brent: Weight. Individual body mass.
Brad: As far as writing, recording and performing, we're a lot more spontaneous. We
don'llikelomull things over. When we record,
we go in and walk out ofthe studio four hours
later with almost finished product. When we
play, we walk in and leave the place absolutely
decimated. There is nobody in the band who is
cracking a whip or anything.
Brent: There is no dictator.
Brad: And we have no management, agent,
promotions or anything like lhat. We did il all
ourselves. We jusl wanted lo keep a handle on
Brent: All we've got is some distribution and
everything else we handle on our own.
Ian: We're sort of on our own, we're nol really
part of any scene. We're just separate from
anyone, and we don'l ask for any favours. We
don'l gel as much recognition around town
sometimes because we don't suck up to people.
Brad: As far as the Vancouver scene goes, we
play and we like to helpother bands out, but it's
not like we're in any type of dique...whlcrt Is
the way things are starting to go with this scene.
We just do what we do, and we do it on our
own. I think there's more integrity involved
that way.
Brent: We've been approached.
Brad: Only when the U.S. is convinced that
you're an established band, and you'reguaran-
teed of selling so much do they get interested.
They're only interested in numbers. If you
don'lhave numbers saying "yeah, we've sold
this much," they don't want to know other-
Brent: Which is kind of unfortunate because
we like to Usten to bands based on their merit,
not their marketability. I like a lot of bands that
noone has heard of before, and it would be nice
if more people knew about these bands. Bul
they just don't have the means of getting their
Well, how did you guys go about getting it
out?
Ian:Justdoitfor you rself.Thal'slhe only way.
Brent: We don't like all these marketing terms
or talking aboul units, per se, we're just a band
and we rock out... and people like it.
But how do you create that vibe that gets
people interested?
Brent: You don't. We've played with a few
"big name" alternative bands, and these guys
talk to their friends... word just gels around.
The one thing that's for sure is lhat we haven't
compromised, even from the very first show
that we played. You can't buy, or coordinate,
orcalculate success. If peoplelike whal you do,
they will like it. If they don't like it, they won't
like it. There's no in between. Eilher you do, or
you don't.
How did "The Loudest Band in the World"
tag come about?
Brad: That was not the coined phrase. That
was a phrase put upon us by other people jus t
forthe sheer f aa that we are loud and live. That
is something wc are not willing lo compro-
Do you see a future for the band out there?
Brad: The fact being is that this stuff has been
happening on ihe underground for so long, and
has built up such a base, ihe industry'really
can't ignore it. Il's not like it's anything new;
it' s always been there and only now is it getting
the recognition it deserves.
What can we expect from you?
Brent: More of the same.
Ian: More gigs, more releases.
Brad: We don't like to be analytical of every -
thing, or to try and manipulate things to get
ourselves higher. It's just what happens. Just
kick back and keep doing what you're doing.
Brent: There's far loo many good bands to
start elbowing your way around. You always
hear the story that one or iwo percent of the
bands out there are actually going to do anything, gain any notoriety, sell any amount of
records, and stuff like that. So, if success
comes... great! If not, we're having a heck of a
lime as three fun-loving male go-go dancers.
And how do you define success?
Brent: I haven't seen any of lhat yet. Maybe
you could explain to me what success is.
Ian: Bigger amps... and bigger gold chains.
Brad: When it happens, we'll let you know.
Sum it all up for me guys...
Brent: I see Facepuller as two words: all out!
Ian: Hyperdelic industrial noisecore.
Brad: Loud...
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reads: "Surgery has
cancelled." The
phrase "Surgery has
been cancelled"
would've been more
aesthetically pleasing, but what could I do? This is
the Cruel Elephant, not VGH,
and the Surgery in question is nol
open-heart but the Amphetamine
Reptile recording artists of the
same name from New York.
So it comes lo be that Van -
couver's beloved Kreviss, originally second on the triple bill,
ends up headlining the club thai
gave them their start just over a
year ago.
It's a good time to mark
their progress. In the past year
they've played sporadically here,
Seattle, Portland and Victoria.
They have also graced one side
of a SUB POP single (the other
side going to Mecca Normal).
Not bad for a band many people,
Kreviss members included,
would not have predicted would
last until the end of lhat first set,
never mind a full year.
The newly-refurbished
Kreviss, whittled down to eight
members from ten, takes the stage
ofthe Elephant and plays a half-
hour set to a dancefloor crowded
with standing, enthused Elephant
regulars. Reaction lo the band is
mixed: someone who'd seen their
first show is disappointed, someone else says he liked the idea
more lhan the execution, and a
long-haired freak says "it rocked,
Love'em or hate'em,
Kreviss is beyond good or evil.
Kreviss is Kreviss: eightamateur
musicians cranking out unapolo-
getic noise. Sure, some traces of
"professionalism," i.e. timing,
seem to be creeping in, and the
confidence they exhibit belies a
band coming lo terms wilh the
stage. (No doubt it helped being
in an atmosphere as friendly and
conducive to wanton acts of gui -
tar exhibitionism as the Elephant.) But in their best moments, when they break away
from a generic, cheetah beat, the
five-guitar wall of sound threatens to take off and rock the house
with punk energy.
When I sat down the next
day with four members lo talk
about the Kreviss experience,
they generally seemed pleased
with the show, despite a struggle
to come up wilh a longer set.
"We were originally just going
to do a really short set," Sandra,
the bass player, says. "We were adding songs as we went along."
I wondered what they'd done for material for their first gig, opening up
for Urge Overkill, three short weeks after the fledgling Kreviss first fissured,
"I had a few songs," says Sara, who handles the lion's share of the
vocals and plays some guitar. "We kind of just threw things together." Two
of those first songs, "You Think" and "Going to Hell," have survived ihe
"I was so nervous [at their first gig] I think I kept my back to the audience
neariy the whole time," Sara says.
In the beginning, Kreviss was Sara's brainchild, though she scoffs at
the term. "I just asked a lot of people, and a lol showed up," she says. She
admits the band's name was her idea, as was the spelling. "I wanted a heavy
metal-type spelling. It was a whim; a dumb whim."
Did they think at the time the band would last as long as it has? "It has
lasted much longer than I thought it would," Sheila, the band's lead guitarist,
says. "I thought it would just lasl that show... it was basically a dare."
Kevin, one of the two drummers, got called when the band needed
someone keeping time for a gig in Olympia last August at ihe International
Pop Festival. "I knew Donna [the other drummer, who left temporarily to
pursue a certificate in hairstyling] was coming back but I wanted to be part
of the band. Right off the bat I liked whal they were doing, I hit it off wilh
everyone."
Only Sara, Kevin, and Sandy (guiiar/vocals) had been in bands priot
to Kreviss: Sara was in an indie-Christian-rock band called Thee Crusaders
(a double 7-inch single soon to be released "posthumously"); Sandi was in
a Victoria ensemble called Menstrual Spunge; and Kevin was in Lik Dirt and
ihe Surf Hippies.
I ask Kevin what the differences are between Kreviss and his two
previous outfits.
"Kreviss don't take themselves nearly as seriously, they're more
relaxed in their approach tomusic. But al the same time they are accomplishing the goals they set. Afler jusl a few months Kreviss was playing the
International Pop Festival and going into Profile Recording Studio."
A live track recorded in Olympia will be included on an International Pop
Festival compilation, while one of the four tracks recorded al Profile Studios,
"I.O.U.," is included on the recent Kill Rock Stars compilation. "Going lo Hell"
from those sessions made il onto the Sub Pop single.
Sara, Sandra, Sheila and Kevin are pleased with the sound of the single.
About the Sub Pop release, Sheila says "I didn't believe it when I heard...I
thought it was just some rumour. It still feels hke a big joke. It's kind of
strange, out of all the bands in Vancouver."
"We stayed late, until seven in the morning when we remixed it,"
Sandra says. "For me, il was the most rewarding thing I've done within
Kreviss. Il made me regard our music differently. It's the best representation
of our sound."
"Kreviss has changed a lot since I joined. Il's like noisy [cheeiahj. It's
not really punk, not really pop. It's punk for some, like Sandy and Sara."
Certainly the attitude is punk; though their style of music does owe
much to the cheetahnessthatSUB POP and Seattle have made so (in)famous,
their do-it-yourself attitude is what sets them apart from other faster and
more proficient bands. Especially now that Big Money's involved, a lot of
musicians who might have thumbed their noses al practicing scales a few
years ago now know their fretboard intimately. Not Kreviss. "Scales?"
Sandra laughs. "I don't think anyone in Kreviss practices scales." No one
I make the mistake of describing their sound as having some similarities to Hole's....
"Please," Sara, who is capable of unleashing some truly bloodcurdling, ear-piercing screams, says. "I'm sick of being compared to
Courtney Love." Her upper lip sneers at the mention of the name. "I don'l
think I sound anything like Courtney Love, vocally or lyrically. I mean, 1
don't listen to any of those [all-female) bands, I listen lo Joni Mitchell and
Eartha Kill."
The suggestion that perhaps Courtney Love shares these two influences is greeted wilh an edgy laugh. Somewhere in the distance a cat
screeches.
What about theanger in songs like "You Think," "Expose" and "Going
to Hell"? Where does that come from since the band seems to be pretty much
apolitical, and no one seems motivated by any particular issues.
"Well, I guess it's a chance to let it out," Sara says. "I mean, I'm nol
shy, I'm very social, but not very
confrontational. I guess i let things
slide sometimes and ihey gel bottled
up inside. Then, when I'm onstage,
it's my lime. Those twenty minutes a
month, or whatever, are precious. It's
mostiy a fun thing. I'm certainly for
equality and women's issues, and
most of us live 'altema-tive' lifestyles, but there's no one viewpoint
we're all trying to get across."
"See, I think the people in Hole
would be fucked if they didn't have
lhal avenue," says Sandra. "Thai's
not the case with Kreviss at all. It's
more of an art thing, an aesthetic.
Besides, we have a hard enough lime
gelling all our stuff lo a gig."
In spite of, or perhaps because
ofthe Sub Pop signing, Kreviss is not
the most highly respected local band
(though God knows who would wanl
io be), bul they work hard and are
well aware of their limitations and
other people's opinions. The idea of
"ten girls with guitars" (the original
concept, watered down slightly to
"five girls with guitars, one wilh a
bass and two drummers") is nol one
lo instill a sense of respect. Awe,
maybe, intrigue, definitely, but not
necessarily respect.
What about charges lhal things
have come easier to them because
ihere are so many women in the band?
"Oh yeah," Sandra says, "I'm
sure there's a lot of leeway in lhat.
Especially at the beginning I'd say
we got away with a lot of shit that
guys would have gol booed off ihe
slage for. We're aware of ihe opportunities we've had, as absolute beginners, our first show opening up for
Urge Overkill. ..I have lots of sympathy for people who spend years in
their rooms and whoare accomplished
musicians but maybe don't have the
social contacts. And of how lucky
we've been, allowed to progress in
the public eye. But who's to say that's bad, if people want to come oul a
see us. I used to think it was an abuse of the audience...We've definitely
benefitted from people's tolerance. It's a gender thing, we're allowed lo
fuck up more whereas a guy is maybe expected to be a brilliant guitarist."
"We don't fear falling into a trap because that would a:
enormous goal to be hindered from, whereas we have just kind of taken
things one opportunity al a time. I see Kreviss as a social phenomenon as
opposed to an internal musical goal that could be hindered by people'
expectations."
I ask whal a typical Kreviss rehearsal is like and ihe band gives a
description that sounds more like a nelwork football game than a rehearsal:
half an hour of actual playing and two-and-a-half hours of padding.
"We try really hard, especially now. For a long lime people just used
it as a social gathering. We slill spend a lol of lime talking about songs or
what gigs lodo, since it's aboul the only time we're all able to get together,'
Decisions Uke which gigs to lakeare frequently voted upon. If there's
a mini-tour down South and one person can'l make il for a partici
the dale wlU get changed. A recent gig in Seattle would have seen ihem
playing a CD release party for the Kill Rock Slars compilation a
O.K.I lotel, but for the fact that they were stopped at ihe border. A earful
of Kreviss was allowed through, bul the olher half of ihe band in ;
were sent back. The 1/2 Kreviss (in fact, those not present a
interview; Donna, Sandi, Jennifer, and Fiona) went on lo play a
song sel al the gig anyway and, apparently, had a great time, the olher
half say wilh some envy.
With eight amateur musicians in the room there must be some pretty
interesting music terms flying around. Is t
"Well, you can'l gel loo technical wilh Kreviss, that's for si
Sandra says. "I've said il's like driving a car for a year, then someone
you how many wheels are on the car and you have lo get out and count
them." Sheila says, "the only thing that springs to mind is when somebody
in the band lold someone else ihey were supposed to be playing on the sixth
siring and diey had to count the strings."
Where do they see themselves going with this? Cross-Canada lour?
American lour? CD? "Wc don'l really think aboul il," says Sandra. "We
usually have something to do, the next gig or more recording or whatever.
We lake things one day at a lime."
Finally, I ask how seriously ihey take the band. Sandra says som
more serious lhan others, but mostly il's all for fun. Sara said she was
for the long haul, lhal she "loves everything about being in a band." Kevin
says he sees the band getting somewhat bigger lhan diey are now, and would
likelo seethe band do a short North American tour and do more recording.
Sheila, too, wants to do more recording.
For now, Kreviss seems satisfied wilh ihe band as a creative outlet,
and everyone seems lo be having a good lime. "The great thing aboul
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Cracker. Ho Hum, Joe's
Cafe run, Ron on a drum,
 Gillestakestostnim...it's
Annie who low ends it, keeps it
down, with bass, as she does.
I met wilh Ron Adams of Zolty
Cracker in a smaU park just off
Commercial Street. Under clear
skies we drank cold beer while discussing the band. A year and a half
of time has elapsed since Gilles and
Ron first got together to make mu-
Gilles plays an acoustic guitar
in a real pleasing way, as he explores wilh his guitar, searching for
a great chord upon which to sit and
breathe, or ralher hum, while Ron
pounds out some rhythms on his
West African drum and Annie wanders through on bass. This three
piece from East Vancouver has a
demo available that features some
songs that ihey recorded up at SFU.
One of the songs, "Skeptical Pig,"
also has a video which the band
hopes will generate some interest as
they reach the slage of wanting to
put out a record.
The connection with SFU
came about as a result of Ron taking
a recording course offered by the
University. As is usuaUy the case at
one of those institutions of higher
learning, one must be very diligent
about keeping pace with the often
rigorous schedules drawn up by ihe
course organizers. Because of the
overwhelming workload associated
with this course, free studio time is
available toeager students who wish
to catch the eye of one of the weath-
In what must have been a
stressful time for Ron, both Gilles
and Annie proved more than understanding. You see, Ron had all this
studio time available to him in hopes
that he would become somewhat
proficient at using the hardware he
had just recently befriended. What
better way to use the time lhan to
record some songs with their Utde
band? Of course Gilles and Annie
obhged, such thoughtful bandmates.
Enterthenewdemo. Hey, wait
a minute Ron, that ain't the reason
you took the course to begin with is
it? What of your aspirations to be
soundman for Superconductor?
What of your recordings of Beluga
whales suffering their dreadful
pUghl in the littered waters of the St.
Lawrence? The demo rocks and
everything but isn't there a measure
of deceit in this broth? Do they read
Discorder up there?
Through Ron I learned that
Gilles sees the band as a sponge. It
works Uke this: when the band plays
their music they are squeezing the
sponge; after squeezing the sponge
they are able to draw in more from
their audience and surroundings. If
this concept is too much of a reach
for you try Ron's approach, it has a
real layman's flair to it. "When we
play it is like taking a shil rather than
taking shit."
Now that takes it down to the
base level. Rather primal I think. In
fact, in many ways,Zolty Cracker's
music is somewhat primal. Il has a
roots appeal most evident because
of the acoustic guilar and djimbe.
But unhke so much roots music il
doesn't limit itself to conventional
song structures, Zolty Cracker strive
for something natural, something
that comes directly from within. And
as Ron says "if that happens to be
something different then lhat is
good."
This approach usually makes
music that is intimate, exciting, and
attimes unpredictable. A songcalled
"Don't" is worth describing. Beneath the fine music there i s a haunting wail throughout the tune. Annie
is in on this action and die effect is
a Utde sinister. Over all of this comes
the words. Many of them the same
words that appear on the collage
that makes up the cassette's cover.
Whiletheymightbe thrown together
at random they have an undeniable
link toone another, Uke a real loaded
sentence with all the junk scraped
clean to bare the guts. Great song.
Zoom to the present, or some
where around there...thats them, that
is Zolty Cracker, in Amsterdam and
Ron has gotten the bad end of a
technicians robertson, why he has
taken the form of a beat
Gilles and Annie are there
in real Ufe. They ar
on tape. The band
taken a bit of a leave
from the grind, a
three month hiatus,
before regrouping and
focusing their energy on turning over
So they are in Europe busking
and handing oul ihe cassette and
would imagine. You know, i
amounts of Sangria, gallons of cheap
wine blended occasionally wilh
Mateus to ease the Uver. The n
no doubt carries off preuy weU when
played on the street. Ron told me of
a time they were busking out front
of the Commodore al David Byrne's
second show during theMusic West
festivities. They sold 6cassettes and
pulled in 50 bucks while being
wooed by several recording industry hawks right there on Granville
Street. Not bad.
Zolty Crackershould be back by
the end of the summer. If you are
looking for something a Unle different
from the shit you hear on most radios
these days search them out If they
were a mode of transportation Zolty
By ST
Cracker would be an off trail chuck Soft    pulling...sandpaper
wagon. If they were a vegetable they throat...vulnerable you and me...to
would be an eggplant, and if they were ihe drum we jerk...to the voice we
a washroom they would be a caibo. shook...Zolty Cracker.
"Just take a chance on life
some chances won't come
twice it could be everything
never know till you try."
"Too Much Grey,"
Down By Law
Three letters—D.I.Y. On ihe
surface, these letters represent a way
to get things done wilh little outside
help; taking chances without really
knowing the consequences.
Sparkmarker, however, are into taking chances and ihe notion of D.I. Y.
has helped them to become a better
band and also better people in spite
of themselves.
My interview with
Sparkmarker began as members
Darren (bass), Kim (guitar) and Rob
(drams) spoke of their conception
with (now ex-guitarist) Alex and
Kim meeting in high school in the
summer of '90 to play the "yeah,
let's start a band, but who do you
know?" game. "Well, I know this
guy Darren who plays bass," says
Kim, "and these guys I used to work
wilh (voalist Ryan and Rob) could
join too." Lo and behold, the birth of another young combo
had been estabUshed.
Gigging began
and almost immediately they found a
niche from which they
could always garnish
support: the veritable aU-ages
By strange coincidence Ihis all-ages
support has had a long-standing effect on the band in lhat they have yet
to play in a Ucensed club. However,
by taking this stance, some may
disapprove of ihis seemingly narrow-minded approach to surviving
in the local scene. Not so according
to Kim: "I think in a way that we
could not have imagined, it made it
by bryce dunn
place as a result of ihe Gest Quest
Co-op in Sparionarkerhappened musically. They appear
better for us.
People don't gel
see us as much as if we
were playing bar shows, and when
ihey do see us, they're not bored of
us. We haven't overplayed Vancouver, and in an all-ages circuit,
Xlhey were a Dischord
band (i.e. Fugazi) by
continually shaping
and     creating     a
hardcore       sound
which can eventually
evade comparison. Rob explains, "I
think there's always an idea brought
up, for example, Kim might play a
riff lhat we might jam on until some-
we'll be able to
overplay Vancouver."
Rob concurs: "At first people
thought we weren't going to gel
anywhere because we were just doing all-ages shows. Now they see
lhat il is working out, we are getting
our name around, and people want
to know what we're up to."
Ui order to keep the burgeoning local scene afloat, ihe need lo
create more oppurtunities for bands
to play arose.and thus the creation of
the Gest Quest Co-op. Another testament to the D.I.Y. code, it gave
thing cool evolve;
think lhat overall
learned how lo tc
more creatively."
from ii, but I
we definitely
work together
ll-of-tc
(past shows have brandished the likes
of Big Drill Car and Seaweed), the
chance to spread support and involvement where it could be the
most appreciated. "Weevolved with
it [the Co-op] as much as it evolved
wilh us," admits Kim. "Sooner or
later il was going to happen lhal aU
these bands were going to want to
play shows and not have a place to
play, so they wanted to get together
and put on their own."
Much ofthe evolution thallook
"Where we were
a year ago, we are totally almost
embarrassed of. What we were playing a year ago is totally different
from whal we're doing now." Of the
band itself and its progression as a
unit, Kim is quick to point oul diat "I
think the band is more for die people
in the band than for the Uslencrs. Il's
such a learning process for aU of us,
dealing with each other. Being in a
band is somuch more lhan just playing
music. We'renotSparkmarker, we're
onepcrson of the band and together we
have to gel along. People call us
Sparkmarker and that's nice, but the
reality of it is lhat we arejusl individual
people playing music."
So now ihe collective unit
known as Sparkmarker has been
playing in and out of Vancouver for
the last year and a half, and the
culmination of their efforts landed
them a West Coast tour as far as San
Diego. More importantly, this tour
was yet another accomplishment of
getting things done by yourself, and
for the most part it has paid off quite
nicely. Kim explains how it came to
be: "I basically booked il myself by
phoning around .phoning people I' ve
been in contact wilh for some lime.
I guess il depends on what you expect for a tour, bul il's nol lhal hard
to find places lo play."
Indeed il wasn 'i. Sparkmarker
played shows with bands Uke Struggle, Nuisance and Undertow in
places lhal ranged from fuU-scale
aU-ages venues to friends' garages.
One thing's lor sure, they would
certainly do it all again and from aU
the support they gained while louring, it seems any band can gel involved if they have the right attitude. "If you're just a band and you
don't realize lhat there's an underground communication involved.
You might say, il's so hard to get a
show," exclaims Kim. "Bul if you
become a part of that communication by writing letters, trading
fanzines and records, so many people will wanl lo help lhat it becomes
overwhelming."
Proving lhat communication
Sparkmarker has taken some lo insure success of iheir own.Kim has
been writing his own fanzine (something Vancouver is in more need of)
caUed Zeletic, filled wilh ideas, mu-
sicetal.loexpandyourcraniumand
running his own record label, Final
Notice Records, which puts out vinyl as frequently as humanly possible. A couple of his more recent
projects include a 7" from Toronto's
Phleg Camp and a Sparkmarker 7"
due out later this summer.
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'COMCEhlTRATlON CAMP PROGRAM!
Ui a basement suite in Vancouver, Nerve Engine have been
creating incessandy for ten months. I had firsl heard a lape of their
practice seances a few months back and felt drawn to come oul of my
curiosity and experience their musical channeUng first hand. My first
visual glimpse of the band was that of shadows projected against an
artistic wall. Their forms fused together and blew apart. I sat down,
Ustened and reaUzed that their music was in the shapes I saw.
An osciUation exists in Nerve Engine. They swing from a united
group into spiritual soloists so smoothly that if it wasn't for their
shadows I may have missed this exuberant pulsing. Michaelangelo
(guitar) plays calmly with a sound lhat shows the cayenne pumping
through his fingers. Jared (bass and vocals) sings with a tranquil
urgency and plays in his own diverse realm. Connecting with the bass,
Blair (drums) drabs oul waves and oceans of midnight jazz and funk,
whde Lauri (vocals) dances out a subjugating voice of feminist
lyrics and personal passion.
Asa band, Nerve Engine have played together before: Ship of
Fools. Oul of lhat Ufe came strong, emotional bonds. The familiarity of their common past gives them a comfortable present and the
abiUty to all mature in the same direction. I would say lhal Jared
summed up iheir pasl, present and future perfectly: "I hope people
appreciate what we do and that we remain open to changing
direction and influences."
Oscar Wilde said: "ii is the spectator, and not Ufe, that art
mirrors." If so, Nerve Engine have placed a mirror in front of lhat
mirror. They reflect the reflections of classical, jazz, funk and rock
music ad1 infinitum. Influenced so honestly lhat only a natural sound
can exist; neither forced nor pretentious.
Nerve Engine     photo by Christopher Mitchell
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don't like spineless
|       music. All too often
folk music falls into
a\       this category. I can
I I think of nothing more
tedious than the sterotypical
whiny vocals and strumming
acoustic guitar firing salvos of
holier-than-thou moralism, passing out trail mix. The Stoaters do
not fall into this category.
This Vancouver band has
been playing for a few years, and
really began to take shape about a
year ago. In their time they've
opened for an impressive list of
folk-punk bands like Weddings,
Parties, Anything, The Men They
Couldn't Hang, and more recently,
for the Oyster Band at the Commodore. The Stoaters live are
something to behold; sending audiences slam-reeling to their enthusiastic blend of Celtic Rock
that have gained them notoriety
with Eastern audiences. Anyway,
their music caught me by the
bollocks, and I love it I got a
chance to interview mandoliner
Dennis Crews, guitarist Robert
Ford and accordionist Doug
Schmidt awhile back....
Discorder: You've travelled a
lot, how many times have you
been across Canada?
Dennis: This will be our third
time now. We did shows wilh
Blue Rodeo in April and we've
got a fourth tour lined up for July.
Robert: I don't know what it is
but in the East we have so much
more acceptance and in the
midwest we sell out every night.
When we play here in Vancouver,
in the summer, we have to bribe
our friends to get in.
Dennis: We've stuck to our guns
though, we didn't get together to
be a pop band and nobody's deviated from what we set out to do.
When we started out we were
playing for fish and chips, orplay-
ing for nothing. We just said that
this is what we wanted to do. If
somebody would have told me
two years ago I would have been
on Much Music and touring the
country I would have told ihem to
see their favorite fucking doctor.
We just started out having fun
with it and in the last 18 months
we decided to take it more scri-
ously.
People don't get that much of a
chance to hear your music, it
seems, but when they do they
seem to go nuts.
Robert: We find this kind of
music is big in certain areas, while
in others...forget it.
Doug: We're not an Irish folk
band anymore. We have our own
sound, it's not like anybody else.
Robert: Remember thatguy on the
Andy Griffith Show, lhat guy who
was always getting locked up?
Otis, the town drunk?
Yeah, if Otis was the lead singer
of the Clash, and he wrote all the
tunes, that would be us.
by AO Chapman
It seems likca lot of people who
don't get a lot of exposure to
Celtic music think it's one of
twocxtremes. They either think
it has to be the hokey "My head
is like a football" cute leprechaun stuff or the Pogues stuff,
and no room in between.
Robert: Exactly! And there is
room in between for a person
who is maybe 19 or 20 but can'l
relate to a guy singing about Saskatchewan sunsets. And by the
same token a person of no Celtic
blood can't understand when you
sing about Thatcher or the poll
tax. We have a Celtic influence,
but all of our songs are based on
what happens in Canada. I can't
write songs about sunsets, ihe
world is not always that greal of
a place.
Anyway, that's why on
the folk circuit there are the
folkies who want to sit in a circle
and join hands with the guy singing about Saskatchewan. The
people that do thai are doing it to
gain mass acceptance from the
audience who think it's an idyllic
situation and think it'll be all
Doug: Whenever you do original material it's always a difficult
road. It's the easiest thing to do
other people's music because it's
already accepted and you can' t go
beyond  the limitations of that
Robert: We're nol folk enough
for a lot of the folkies, and a lol or
folk promoters won't book us.
Doug: But that's a compliment
because we're nol a folk band.
Robert: Yeah, what the problem
is, I guess, is that when you get
over a certain decibel level it's no
longer safe for the guy singing
aboutsunsets. It's no problem with
us because we've gone beyond
that
You have been recording a lot
recently though?
Doug: We've done all the recording and Ihe mixing. We've
- got some new ones and some live
ones prepared loo.
So you're putting an album together then? What label will it
be on?
Robert: Libbys?!
Dennis: Maybe Heinz....
JULY^ Hockey Talk wth Scott Henderson
Victoria has always been a mecca
for indie talent and consequentially a lot of bands have risen
and fallen into the island's scene.
However, one man who has stood
the test of time is Scott Henderson.
As former guitar-whiz for the
power-trio Shovlhed he has .nflu-
enced and helped other local
bands taken their talent lo the
highest plateau.
So I'm giving Scott a call for
an island update; lo find out
what's hip and cool with his new
handSwelt Prod, his Incentive
Ixihel, upcoming freak show acts
and cookie recipes.
For those of you wondering who in the hellScotl
Henderson is lei me give you
a brief bio:
_JTlie's been shot;
*?__p Henry Rollins slept
al his house and complimented his record collection;
Zs-Shovlhed;
ts"The New Jersey
Devil's biggest fan;
£irThe Minnesota
North Star's biggest fan;
£g*Shovlhed;
•Jg* Founder ofthe
Incentive Label;
^Shovlhed;
§§* now Swell Prod.
By Excubus Manslaughter
Discorder: So, Swell Prod played
the Cruel Elephant recently?
Scolt: Ya, but nobody showed up.
That surprises you? This is Vancouver.
No, lhat's typical for most large
cities, the scene is more important
lhan the actual content. I have a
theory why so many good bands
come from such out of the way
places; I think the problen
larger ihe urban area ihe moi
ishly imitated the arts seem
is the       Georgia. Ev
>be.
n lillle old Victo
of good bands.
ticc the really good
acts in big cities come from small
towns, or is that just my own bias?
No, it seems io be the pattern:
Butthole Surfers from Texas; Devo
and Pere Ubu from Akron, Ohio;
B-52's and R.H..M   from Athens,
What's up with Swell Prod?
What we're doing is putting together
a good, consistent sel and hopefully
a tape/cd release for Christmas.
n goal. After
okn.n
)l of
weird ideas in the \
really weird but 1
orks. Some ar
we'll get a chance. Whether or not
•here's a label nibble is really a
moot pouit nght now
Speaking of labels, let's do a deliberate plug for your Incentive
Fracas has their tape coming oul
any day. Iliey're in the Pigment
Vehicle mode, very tricky, very intense. Interesting lyncs, including
lyrics by Gertrude Stein. They're
just a really good band. I may be
doing some recording for
Hoofarump as well and, of course,
the Platypusies—loud music junk—
may eventually  write a song lo
The good news with Incentive is we may be getting some
release older stuff again:
Shovlhed, Proud As A
id Pigment
a "best of
ti Shovlhed
Moose, Shutdown,
Vehicle. Perhaps ev
Secuon 46, and the
as well. Maybe eve
Whom do you think would look
best with raw pork on their belly,
Dustin Schwan, Jesus Bonehead,
Tony Galluza or Wayne County?
Uhmmmm...well, I've seen Dustin
Schwan with a ham on his navel and
it didn't do much for him. Bonehead
would be the best, he's got the right
physique.
Is Henry Rollins' head small
or is his neck just big?
Well, we think his head is the
same size, his body is just inflated to contain his ego. He's
been bench pressing his ego
again. Don't get me wrong, I
think Rollins is greal. He does
what he does well and I don'l
think il's his ego as much as he's
overwhelmed by his an, and the
need to do it.
Henry seems like a nice
enough guy. I think people like
to bash bands lhat get noticed,
just for the sake of slagging them.
Like lello, everyone shits on
Jello. Butdidn'tJellosay,"Punk
ain't no religious cult, punk
means thinking for yourself."
Well, let's face it, hardcore is
fashion, and us survivors of
the old school succeeded in
making our lifestyle and interests acceptable to the general
populace we initially rebelled
against.
It's old school and new school
now, and old school gets hacked.
Sorry about the New Jersey
Devils.
Ya, they've taken the green
out of the uniforms, I don'l
anymore.
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Hello children, it's me Excubus. My therapist says I must let my feud with
old Hank Rollins pass, therefore this week Caligulia of the Vasectemoids
and I went on a marathon phoning spree. Ya, I'm really sorry to all you
folks who can't take an honest mistake. Here's a little tidbit to all you
Bowie fans... he doesn't live in Surrey.
Excubus: So are you Davie Jones of the Monkees?
D. Jones:.... Click...
Man, a little uptight.
Caligulia: Man, there's gotta be a celebrity out there.
I decided to try and phone David Lynch in Langley but unfortunately there
wasn't any answer. There were two G. Aliens in the book but a lady
answered the first number I picked and the second number was busy.
Besides, do we really want to know why a grown man sticks microphones
up his butt? Or maybe only I do?
So, Mr. Jones, what's this B.A.D II thing?
Nick Jones: Look, this isn't going to work, my name is Nick Jones and
you're an idiot.
Ya, well, have you ever filled your underpants with raw meat, or
swallowed a charcoal briquette?
N.J.: How's your mom?
Okay so I tried to pull a fast one, but Nick is a bit of a celebrity himself in
some circles even though he has a way crooked nose and sinewy limbs....
Excubus Man slaughter
14 LEC^gS^i^jl SUPER
CONDUCTOR
By
Scooter
Intimidation is but a mere factor when trying to interview Vancouver's own Boner
recording artists—might I add Boner's "biggest" recording artists—Superconductor, because the first hurdle is getting all nine members in the same room
collectively. Divide and conquer, or so the saying goes, and this was the route I
thought I would have most luck with; I couldn't have been more wrong. On first
glance, the guys from Superconductor might seem like a harmless lot, individually, but a misinterpretation of their character is their advantage in the steel-cage
match of rock and role.
Sort of like their music. Of course, on first witness of 6 guitars, 2 bass, and
a drum on stage, anybody would observe this band as a novelty; a joke. Mistake.
That's when you leave yourself most susceptible to the overkill that Superconductor so instinctively release musically. As winessed by their debut CD, Heavy With
Puppy, no mortal is safe from., .overkill -core? over-core? liber-core! (you have just
witnessed the evolution of a peghole)
Weaned from the nipple of a common mother, the members of Superconductor conceived the band, originally, as a runt-of-the-litler approach to clearing out
clubs, as the opening band, for acts they felt nobody should stay for. Things still
kind of work that way, you just arrive later so as to miss the opening band and still
caich Superconductor on a stage which has yet to contain them comfortably.
Without naming names, they've proven to be an influence on the west coast
music scene leaving a trail of broken hearts, a membrane of fog from their
"ecologically safe" London Fogger™ machine, and a swarm of fans rippling in the
wake of their "ultra-knucklehead, ultra-thick wall of confusion style thunder
rock." Besides dealing with the flack from being an all-guy band (no token female
bass player here) and the comparisons to a new wave N-band, Superconductor
have won awards for the Most Graphically Disgusting Independent 7" Sleeve; an
accolade they wear with pride.
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Discorder: Have you gotten any flack
for chauvinist overtones as far as
Heavy With Puppy goes? For example your song titles: "Ride The Big
Penis," Clamhammer," "Bushpilot"
and band member names such as
Thighmaster and Sweet Bitch?
Karl: Have you ever listened to the
words of the songs or do you just look
at the song titles?
I can't hear the words of the songs.
Mike: We have done our job. We'd
like to point out at this time that your
name is Scooter. We had song titles
like "Ride the Big Scooter,"
"Scooterhammer," and "Scooterpilot"
then someone came up to us and said,
"What are all these overtones of motor
vehicles that nobody would be caught
dead riding?"
Keith: I don't believe there are any
sexual overtones in our music.
Mike: Thighmaster™ is that incredible product endorsed by the wonderful
Suzanne Somers.
Karl: What's a"Clamhammer" to you?
I don't know I've never been clamming, so I don't know if there is such
a tool.
Sean: Well, we pity you.
So feminists around the world have
nothing to worry about?
Karl: You're going lo make us seem
less dangerous.
Mike: This is those Kreviss girls trying to stir up trouble.
Aren't the odds of having two bands
of Superconductor proportions,
namingly size, in North America, let
alone the same city, spectacular? Excluding bands with horn sections.
Karl: You also might ask ihe question,
what are the odds of some band starting
out doing something like this and becoming popular then, about a year later,
another band doing the same thing?
Did Superconductor start because
people would look at it and go, "Hey,
man, there is 9 guys in this band, can
they really play music?" or is it just
a novelty thing?
Sean: We didn'l intend to play music.
It started off as a negative thing: better
to be sheerly awful lhan be a Vancouver band.
Mike: One of the original ideas was to
open for the Scramblers and drive the
audience away, so the idea of the band
was just designed for that.
Pat: I remember seeing Meatloaf on
Saturday Night Live about ten years
ago and the last song he played on the
show he had all these guilar players
coming out. Pretty soon he had like 15
guilar players onstage.
Sean: Can I say something irrelevant?
Karl: I once went to a guitar store and
there were a whole bunch of guitars. 1
thought if you could take the atmosphere of a guitar store and put it on
stage the room would be yours.
If a few membersof Superconductor
left would you still continue as Superconductor or would you j ust say,
"We can't do this anymore because
we don't have enough people"?
Mike: I'm sure whoever was left would
try to milk it forever.
Sean: I think the basis of whal you're
asking is do we have integrity? No.
We're no Motley Crue.
Did you know that your 7" for "The
Most Popular Man In The World" is
in a jukebox in Hoboken, New Jersey
at a club called Maxwell's?
Karl: Hey, isn't that where the Velvet
Underground recorded Live At M ax' s?
No, that's in Kansas City isn't it.
Sean: There was a chain of Max's.
Actually, there's a Mac's just on the
corner but they sell Slurpees and
shit.
Keith: I thought they were Slush-Cats?
Sean: No, thery changed it to Frosters,
sadly enough. I guess there was some
trouble from animal rights activists.
So, has Donovan heard your cover of
"Colours" [Which appears on the
newly released Nettwerk tribute to
Donovan]?
Karl: Donovan has mentioned on various occasions lhat he likes us. There
was an interview with him and he called
us "a very powerful band."
It seems that with 9 people in the
band it would be hard to make the
sound on Heavy With Puppy, in comparison to your live sound, as condensed but still as loud as it is. I guess
I was expecting Heavy With Puppy to
sound more like something by Steel
Pole Bathtub, whom with 3 members create a very large sound. With
9 members you guys should be able
to triple that.
Karl: We do no overdubs, that's all
live. We're just being honest.
Scan: We're like Skynard, 38 Special,
the Allman Brothers....We're bigger
lhan Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
So what is the best thing that's happened to Superconductor? As fas as
your journeys have gone, has anybody of huge stature seen you guys
and said, "Hey, these guys rock"?
Sean: Jello Biafra walked out of our
gig and Mike Patton played pinball.
Once on tour we were driving down the
road in our vans and we were famished,
starving lo death, and we saw Ted
Nugent standing in this field. So we
stopped the vans, got out and I grabbed
a mic stand. I tipped him, 'cuz he was
sleeping, clubbed him lo death, and
then wc stripped him and ale him. I
made some nice underwear for myself
wilh that loinskin too. So is this interview more disturbing lhan our actual
live performance?
Yeah, it totally is. Watch ing you guys
live isn't as intimidating.
Karl: Docs it pulse with controlled
intensity?
Seeing a Superconductor show, one
word: throbbing.
Sean: That's why we're on Boner.
You gel it...throbbing boner? The
wacky wordplay is in my court today.
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Produced by Perryscope '92 very year White Rock
has its very own fair. On
band or two
asked tojoin the festivities, ushering in the
night and spilling joy over the masses
who have gathered to the ferris
wheel, the bumper cars, or the spray
water at a silly target in hopes of
winning a prize. Local White Rock
band Man, on account of their parents' good standing in the community, were asked to play several sets
during the course of the evening.
They were not alone however, there
was another band set to share the
bill and by all accounts they were
super lame. (Probably just the kind
of stuff a fair crowd would eat up.)
Well, by Ihe end of the evening, for
belter or for worse, the crowd would
certainly remember Man because
through them the spirit of dinosaur
rock lived one more night.
In true Rock and RoU fashion
Man took it upon themselves to dull
their senses by drinking fartoomuch
of their favourite brand in hopes of
getting through the weak band' s set.
One thing led to another— Rich
(Pound Cake) can't even remember
the last set—and before you knew it
Pound Cake was calling for dead
puppies to be thrown on stage before the band would continue their
set. Wasn't it Ozzy who once did
that?
Anyway, this bit of twisted hu-
mourchdn't wash too well with the fair
goers; some were beginning to feel
threatened, getting downright antsy
they were. The end result is rather
amusing because Pound Cake was
forced to make an apology to Mike's
(bass player/singer)
parents who were in
attendance that
night, along wilh
their daughter who
was traumatized by
the event for days
afterward.
This is Man:
Mike growls and
plays bass,
Hansarello beats
ihe skins, and
Pound Cake is the
guitarist. As Man
they have been to
gether for 10 months but all three
were previously in a little soft rock
combo called Small Man Syndrome.
SMS lacked the hard edge that Man
has and as a result were nuked. Well
not really, but the "other" member
has since gone on lo make gingerbread cookies in some far off land as
a means of shaking his sordid pasl,
housing prostitutes and the like.
As a band, Man is evolving
right in front of our very eyes. The
demo they recorded many moons
ago sounds quile dated; the songs
are good bul ihey are loo polished
for my liking. The Man I saw at the
Cruel Elephant on the weekend of
Music West was very impressive.
They played remarkably well for
genls so young and ihey showed a
willingness lo unleash a nasty streak
smack dab in the middle of a number
of their songs.
While conducting this interview with the lads at the Cambie
Hotel, it was very amusing listening
to Mike talk of a roadtrip from hell to
Whistler that ended in fisticuffs and
somewhat of a
alas ihis band is
not only aboul
Rock and RoU is
iheir game and
improving with
each outing. I
was fortunate
enough to hear a
few newer selec-
which ihey jusl
wrote the day be
fore, and they were very light.
Many of their songs are anchored by a nifty bass riff, compliments of Mike. With ihis to work with
Pound Cake crawls all over the mix
withsomerealinventiveplaying.Mean-
whUe HansareUo has one of those kick
drums with an independent pedal and
another lhat is hooked up to the high-
hat, giving the songs a bottom end
pounding. They incorporate more lhan
the average number of changes in their
songs and love lo change the lempo
every now and then just to keep you
sharp; a sure fire hit in the mosh pit.
While the band has a tendency
to be a bit on the heavy side of things
they are not against venturing into
the world of rap. Mike sang a litUe
number to me while in the Cambie
and he sounded quile enthusiastic
about the possibilities of Man breaking it in the rap field. I was quick
enough to catch it on tape:
"I like my horse I like to ride
it now, when I don't ride the horse I
"...BULL...," Rich adds
completingly. The potential here is
endless.
Man play around town whenever they can. They complain, along
wilh many olher bands, that there is
a lack of viable venues in Vancouver willing to showcase some of the
youngerbands. They recendy played
the What GaUery, a club that meets
their approval, because first of aU
they get to play, and secondly, ihey
gel ample beer and money. One
club keeps insisting that they bring
in a demo even afler having played
there on numerous occasions. They
wUl be playing up al Whistler sc
and probably
trusty Cruel Eleph;
enjoy playing.
I should men
forever indebted
Spunky (who have
for their gracii
gig o
o at the
re they aU
lion lhal Man is
to Cuter lhan
since broken up)
donation of 20
hours of studio time at Vancouver
Studios, which seems lo be growing
as the days go by. From this time
they are going to get a record together and if someone wants to put
it out, lucky for them. If nol, Man
will doitthemselves. They are hyped
to succeed and can't wait lo tour.
Good luck guys!
by Steve Wells
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1y body was 80% alcohol as my friend and I made our way
down the dark alley to the lair of Rash Bastard. They were
all expecting us and screamed with delight. "It's Discorder!
They're here!" as we entered the murky warehouse. In the
smoke filled jam room, I fumbled through my disorganized questions as the Bastards peeled the waUs with a tune.
The tape recorder eventually found a plug and we joyfully began to
Flash Bastard is: Reverend Donal Finn, lead vocalist; Gorilla Simmons, bass; Timmy Fixx, guitar, and the
mighty Sledge Hamster.
Discorder: How did you get the name Flash Bastard?
Reverend: I had this nasty habit when I was in elementary
school of showing other people my penis. And in grade 3, one
day at lunch, I was taking a piss right out in the open by the
tire swings and my teacher came up to me and said, "You
little BASTARD!" It was the first word I had ever heard
spoken against me, and I was pretty offended; I cried in the
principle's office. So bastard stuck with me forever. But,
basically, what Flash Bastard means is that we're the Bastard
Children ofthe Flash generation; the excrement of this media
wasteland we call 20th century North America.
How has the Vancouver scene been treating you?
Rev: Rudely. But we wouldn 't have ii any olher way. Maybe
the Vancouver scene treats us badly, but it's because we did
it first. We're not very nice to people when we play. But,
actually, the Vancouver scene has treated us pretty well. I
mean, we're here right?
Someone once described you as "comedy punk."
Rev: Where does this guy live?
Fixx: What is real punk?
Lumberjack: What is serious punk?
Rev: I'm glad you said that. Ifyou come see Flash Bastard
play and I'm lying on the stage with blood all over my face,
from taking faceplants into solid objects and we've got
smiles on our faces while we're bleeding, I can see why
people wouldn't take that seriously. But we' re trying to make
a point. It's more subliminal, and we hope that people will
pick up on that.
What's the story behind the song "Psycho Bitch from
Hell?"
I was going out with her because I had just broken up with sc
else. Like the first verse of the song goes "I gotta use you, abuse
you, your pain takes mine away," which is basically why I was
going out with her in the firsl place. An outlet. Il was a shitty thing
your spare time?
Rev: She's my ex-girlfriend and she was a junkie living
this total fantasy world. She let her delusions ruin my life
by Ethan Coyote
Gorilla: From gothic choir lo the Ramones.
Rev: We're all big classical music fans. We love classical, reggae,
sconge, and jazz. But as far as our favorite musicians go, I'm pretty
sure we could all agree on the Stooges, Misfits, Kiss, and the Rolling
Stones.
God gave rock 'n roll to you.
Rev: We started our jamming in Sledge's basement jusl doing Kiss
covers. "Lick it Up" was the first song we ever
played cause its only one note.
How many people know who you are? Have you
played a lot?
Rev: People know who we are probably because of
the blood, and the destruction.
Fixx: We're not only Flash Bastards al our gigs but
when we leave the gig as well. That's the way it is
whether people like us of hate us, they always remember us.
Yeah...why?
Rev: Our gigs are a lot of fun. I mean, you saw us
righl? Did you have fun?
Yeah, except when he hit me with a beer can.
Gorilla: I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
Do you play your own instruments?
Rev: Uhhh, we don't. We're the New Kids On The
Block of punk.
Yeah, I heard you guys were lip-synching a lot,
especially back in the 70's.
Rev: Uhh, I don't know anything aboul lhat. Next
question! (The band panics). Talk to our management! We don't talk about things like that!
What are you guys doing to celebrate Canada's
125th birthday?
All: Spinal Tap!
Rev: Then we're going on tour lo Seattle and San
Francisco.
Any final words you want to say because, just think,
you're reaching half the world. Discorder magazine,
it's on every coffee table.
Rev: Yeah, put it this way: USSR broke up, right. The
split in a major world power and the dissenlion in other
major world powers that none of us know about, and
probably care about, is directly related to what we think
we knew. But we have no idea what we do in the
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to all of you who took the time to contribute. Hopefully this directory will be helpful in establishing new contacts in what (initially) seems
to be an exclusive and mystifying business. A few apologies: the fax number on the entry form was incorrect, which may have resulted in more
than a few entries not making it to our offices. Sorry! The new (and correct) CiTR/D/scorderfax number is (604) 822-9364. If you have any
suggestions for possible future editions ofthe Directory, please call us or write c/o Discorder (address is in the masthead on p.3). Also we
apologize in advance if there are any typos or incorrect addresses or phone numbers. Enough excuses...
BANDS/MUSICIANS
©#*&! (A Cartoon Swear)
A glow-in-the-dark attitude with
tense songwriting and a flair for
the absurd.
244 Howard Ave., Burnaby, BC
V5B 3P5
(604) 299-2064 (Ken Gourlay)
Aging Youth Gang
High-energy, fun punk with
melody and humour.
1018 Odium Dr., Vancouver,
BC V5M 3L6
(604) 254-2240 (Sandy Beach)
Animal Instinct
Original hard rock/studio and
live/3-piece.
202-2330 McGill St., Vancouver, BC V5L 1C6
(604) 254-6017 (Mr. Frank
Russel/Dave Fisher/Rod
Cobel)
Baron Von Fokker
Alternative metal/fusion,
agnostic-atheist mime trio.
(604) 4200520 (J. Brander)
(604) 437-3536 (H. Tarn)
Big Daddy Meat Straw
Fearlessly flamboyant erotic
"alternative" cult theatre rock.
Highly visual. Highly audio.
Honest.
PO Box 1643 Portland. OR
97207 USA
(503) 2350261 (Vinnie Las
Vegas (Mgmt))
Big Oven
Direct from the basement of
the garage, out of the frying
pan and into the oven.
929 W.23rdAve., Vancouver,
BC
(604) 736-3590 (Andrew
Laurenson)
Black Happy
PO Box 4824, Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho 83814-1962 USA
(208) 765-2521 (David Bloem)
Blaise Pascal
Sharpen the metal blade.
66&810 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C9
(604) 6690468 (Robynn Iwata)
Fax (604) 662-7841
20 nt&gsusi&a
Greg Buhr
Bass, vocals, songwriting,
guitar.
Vancouver, BC
(604) 736-5363 (Greg Buhr)
BUM
Punk - no dots.
tt 102-535 Yates St.. Victoria,
BC
(604) 389-2828
c/o Funhouse Records
Bumpin' Uglies
Poppy, stinky, sloppy, goove,
punk...and stuff.
6713 20th Ave. NW Seattle,
WA 98117 USA
(206) 784-2357 (Justin Busch)
Cardokia
The schleige of Cardokia
worship the new god Cardox
and play speed metal to boot!
(604) 669S479 (Nick Waldron)
Chester's Funtime Orchestra
As lame as you like it.
#603-1483 Lamey's Mill Road,
Vancouver, BC
(604) 732-3082 (Migtigri
Music, Simon)
Chris Houston And His Evil
Twang
Drunken psycho rock'n'roll with
John Card, Brian Goble, Alex
Varty. Also solo shows.
48 E. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC
V5T4P4
(604) 875-9927 (Chris
Houston)
Coal
Ethereal western psychedelic
lounge music noir (Zulu
Records).
#204-857 Beatty St., Vancouver. BC V6B 2M6
(604) 683-7965 (Nicole or
Marcus)
cub
Honey-pot pop.
837 W.18thAve., Vancouver,
BC
(604) 876-2132 (Lisa M.)
Dancing On Glass
Hard edged alternative.
308-5294-204th St., Langley,
BC
5300519 (Steve Gendron)
Daves, The
Fast, tight punk rock.
2117 3rd Ave. W., Seattle, WA
98119 USA
(206) 285-4804 (Bob, Shawn,
Aaron)
Drag The River
Heavy rock with an edge.
2905 StKilda Ave., North
Vancouver, BC V7N 2A8
(604) 980-9444 (Josh Pasnak)
Elephant's Child, The
Groovy ethereal (?) cheetah
rock.
5250 Cheeham. Burnaby, BC
(604) 4300069 (Dege Ratak)
Elvis Love Child
Bigmuffsonicsludgelovinhairfarmin
indicapraisincrazyshitgrungoidpunk
motherfuckers.
Jumbalia Crib, Vancouver, BC
(604) 879-7702 (Kevin
McBride)
Pgr. (604) 735-1714
Evaporators, The
Pure teenage zit rawk angst.
c/o Nardwuar Records P.O. Box
27021, 1395 Marine Dr., West
Vancouver, BCV7T2X8
(604) 254-0299 (Scott)
Evicted, The
Classic punk/hardcore...oh, I
know punk rock is dead,
actually it's grunge.
P.O. Box 123, Clinton, WA
98236 USA
(206) 259-2232 (Travis
Herbert)
Facepuller
Hyperdelic industrial noisecore.
1552 Kilmer Road, North
Vancouver, BC V7K1R4
(604) 986-7663 (Brent)
(604) 936-6332 (Brad)
Falcons, The
Original instrumental guitar
band.
35-2137 West 1st. Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V6K 1E7
732-0473 (Mike Beddoes)
Fax: 736-6472
Fatal Hatred
Original porncore death metal,
extremely heavy.
6857188th St.. Surrey, BC
V3S 5M1
(604) 574-4263 (Mr. J. Biyak)
Five Against One
If only G.G.Allin could cry and
touch a kitten...
3779 Beatrice St., Vancouver,
BC
(604) 875-0924 (Natalie Baldo)
Flywheel
4 guys, full of instruments
oozing music so far.
101-1075 Nelson St.. Vancouver, BC
(604) 669-1196 (Scott
Funkyard
Heavy duty funkaphonic,
lickadelic, metal, boogie.
5669 Tyne St. Vancouver, BC
(604) 433-5036 (Funkyard)
G.I. Blues
Rockabilly extraordinaire.
830 Gore Ave.. Vancouver, BC
(604) 669-3394 (lan Tiles)
Tom Glenne
Like jazz ska soul noise swing
hardcore?
Tour van.
(604) 737-7669 (Tom Glenne)
Goblins, The
We know 6 songs.
c/o Mint Records #699010
West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4C9
(604) 254-0299 (Scott)
GoGuy
Guitar, guitar, drum, bass
guitar. We use these. Some
people don't like that.
#101-1075 Nelson St.,
Vancouver, BC
(604) 669-1196 (Cris Bartsch/
Brad Quinn)
Grandma Moses
Ramones, Hanoi, Stones kinda
thing. A band Discorder will
really hate.
Dunsmuir House, 5th cot from
door, Vancouver, BC
5400306 (Todd)
685-6017 (Sandy)
death rock. They say music to
die by/Joy Division/Big Black.
Vancouver, BC
(604) 2540030 (Jeff Ellis)
(604) 274-6490 (Les Pilchak,
pgr. 623-4907)
I, Braineater
Vancouver's best-known
performance artist with his
legendary punk rock band.
(604) 684-9338 (Laurie
Mercer)
Idiot Savant
Five guys who play happy,
bitter, fast, slow, important,
stupid original music!
252 West 18th Ave., Vancouver. BC
(604) 876-8412 (Ken
Paquette)
In The Flesh
Original 3-piece metal band -
roots in punk/hardcore & early
metal.
PO Box 783-810 W.Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C9
(604) 7334379 (Scott)
In-Grown-Toenail Surprise
A bunch of people who pretend
to be able to play.
2095 Flynn Place, North
Vancouver, BC V7P 3H8
(604) 984-8020 (Jonathan)
Indecicives, The
Punky, polka, tune-o-rama pop.
160 31st St., West Vancouver,
BC
(604) 922-6115 (Zaf)
Industrial Strength
Slayer meets Skinny Puppy and
Beethoven in a meat processor; Industrial thrash metal
with power.
4195 Doncaster Way, Vancouver, BCV6S1W1
(604) 228-9606
itch
Mozart meets NoMeansNo.
Good music to wake up to.
c/o Nettwerk Productions 1250
W.6thAve., Vancouver. BC V6H
1A5
(604) 654-2929 (anyone at
Nettwerk)
Fax: (604) 654-1993
Jazzberry Ram
Typically collegiate, yet
masculine. Amalgam of
elements of jazz & hip-hop in
mostly rawkin' toons.
1923 E.5th Ave., Vancouver,
BC
(604) 251-1548
Juice Monkeys
Stinky, steamy, sweaty,
humpin', dumpin'.
102-998 Thurlow St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 6810283 (Sean Stubbs)
Karnivorous Raunch Fux
Punk hate fun offensive wasted
party dirty rude not hippies or
rap.
1928 E. 11th Ave., Vancouver,
BC V6J 2C6
(604) 876-6622 (Noel Asshole)
Kill Switch...Klick
Gothic industrial hip hop.
539 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle. WA 98109 USA
(206) 343-3187 (Industa
Music)
Lava Hay
Delicately crafted pop that can
make a dull day bright.
c/o Nettwerk Productions 1250
W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC
V6H 1A5
(604) 654-2929 (anyone at
Nettwerk)
Fax: (604) 654-1993
Leaders Of The Old School
Real Tim Dog, Clinton-esque
1970s funk.
c/o The Noiz Show <§> CiTR
(604) 822-3017 (Adam
"Bootsy" Sloan)
List of Mrs. Arson
Based on a theory that rock is
for wankers who need to hold
phallic symbols.
Box 398-1027 Davie
St.,Vancouver. BC V6E 4L2
(604) 533-3326 (Patrick
Sampler)
Fax: (604) 693-9453
Peder Long
Originator of "Vrodkon" jazz
composition. Director of jazz
venue in Nanaimo: "Kolo
Pacific Paradise" 413 Milton St.. Nanaimo. BC
Movieland
(604) 738-3232 Kevin Smith
BC V5R 5X5
and harmony.
tor that pinata!
V9R 2K9
Wide-screen rock guitar noize
(Zulu)
(604) 436-1171 (JeffPawson)
#406010 Jervis St.. Vancou
c/o Circle "N". 1250 West 6th
(604) 753-3284 (Peder Long)
over a mid-seventies Motor City
Fax: (604) 224-3295
ver. BC
Ave., Vancouver, BC V6H 1A5
groove.
Pillbox
(604) 6830086 (Shelly
(604) 654-2929 (Lane Dunlop,
Love Bugs, The
1491 Devonshire Cres.,
Tenacious.
Sicko
Pasechnik/'Jenny Beech)
Manager)
Wacky, wiggy, warped 60s
Vancouver, BC V6H 2G5
#757-1515 W.2nd Ave..
Power pop/punk that grew from
Fax: (604) 654-1993
garage/disco cover band - 3
(604) 7360491 (Alan Boyd)
Vancouver. BC V6J 5C5
too much scmidt and carbon
Three Trains Running
years gigging experience.
(604) 263-2333 (Colin)
monoxide.
Original band, plays gigs, has
Woo Woos
5172 Victory St.. Burnaby, BC
Mutant Starfish
#444 1210 15th Ave. E..
following, excellent live, high
Fresh from the rawk ranch
V5J1S6
Mutilated metal-punk ball of
Piss Queen
Seattle, WA 98112 USA
energy improvised rock'n'roll.
featuring Beaker and the stage-
439-9465 (Derek Miller)
abnormality with soul-bashing
Rip yer ass shit! Fucker?
(206) 726-1994 (Carl Carlson)
7548 Minster Drive, Delta. BC
diving Muppet Show chickens.
433-4881 (Sebastien De
precision.
3814 Beatrice St.. Vancouver.
V4C 4M5
2628 E.27th Ave.. Vancouver,
Castell)
(604) 2540207 (Max the Axe)
BC V5N 4H5
Sinners Squad
(604) 590-8512 (Dave)
BC V5R 1N3
(604) 291-4455 (The Cursed
(604) 874-3363 (Garry)
A holistic, ball-shrivelling
(604) 873-5043 (Pete or Kevin)
Luggage Boy
Gerald)
joyride, careening down an
Thumbscrew
"Where the men are men, and
Platypusies
alternative, hard-edged dirt
Skate hardcore band who are
Yogurt Skull
the sheep are scared!"
Mystery Machine
Big loud junk music.
road.
fast. 4-piece, plenty of songs,
Noise from household appli
PO Box 4 72, Sumner, WA
Four pot-smoking hippies
#301-853 E. 7th. Vancouver,
#401-2045 Barclay St..
but no love songs.
ances, heaps of yelling.
98390 USA
drinking that crazy Fraser Valley
BC
Vancouver, BC
3088 Osprey Dr.. Clearbrook,
1347 Ridgewood Drive, North
(James Johnston)
water.
(604) 879-9364 (Hoey, Nick, or
(604) 6830243 (James
BC
Vancouver, BC
46505 Thornton Road, Sardis,
Kevan)
Phillips)
(604) 8550929 (Dom leraci/
(604) 9870788 (Lachlan
Man
BC
Kelly Burnham)
"Lochhhh" Mowatt)
Hard rock.
(604) 858-5426 (Luke, Shane,
Potato Head
Sister Lovers
13633 18th Ave.. White Rock,
Jordan, Bean)
Most men fall in love with
Local hack band.
Tina Chopp
Zolty Cracker
BC
Fax: (604) 858-9809
women - but some men fall in
#603-1483 Lamey's Mill Road,
Insert tab labeled "A" into slot
Harmonic, beaty and melodious
(604) 536-5693 (Minke
love with themselves.
Vancouver, BC
labeled "B" and...presto!
with a sponge-like action/
Sanchef)
Nemesis Gypsy
(604) 669-2974 (Scooter)
(604) 732-3082 (Simon
1305 Ward St., Seattle. WA
reaction.
Original hard rock band.
(604) 739-1024 (Derrick)
Hussey)
98109 USA
#310-1516 Charles St.,
Many, The
(604) 680-9112 (Ron Chamber
(206) 6250280 (Pete Spotts)
Vancouver, BC V5L 2T1
Dinosaur Jr., Fugazi, Smashing
lain)
Prayers For The Raven
Smiling Man
(604) 2530154 (R.A.)
Pumpkins, Nomeansno, Big
Dark and seething music with
Paul McCartney brings Jim
Toque
iMti&Ki:
Country, Rush, Jesus Lizard,
Ninth Hour
driving rythms and thoughtfully
Morrison, John Bonham and
Hard Black Flag-influenced rock
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Afghan Whigs.
Hardcore/punk/grind/
crafted lyrics
Jimi Hendrix back to play with
with a fashionable dash of
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1547 Comox St., Vancouver,
etc.,etc...
3900 S. 154th C-5 Tukwila, WA
Fugazi.
funk, and a lot of Great White
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BC V6G 1P5
2832 Gorgevale PI., Nanaimo,
98188 USA
Portland, OR USA
North lyrical references.
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(604) 6880784 (Andre
BC V9T 3E3
(206) 298-3674 (Daniel/Brian)
(503) 289-1340 (Matt Harris)
(604) 739-9708 (The Toque
^_B_T___H__. Mm*v&
McGillivray)
(604) 756-4228 (Stefan
Smugglers, The
Army)
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(604) 6870691 (Wes
Nevatie)
Psychotic Jamnation
Molyneux)
Sarah McLachlan
Omnibol
We are a pop/funk band with
Loud, booty-shaking grooves.
752 Kingfisher Place Delta, BC
(604) 943-7287 (Jason
Bossy surf punk rock and roll.
2874 Bellevue Ave., West
Vancouver, BC V7T 2X8
Twerdocleb
Jazz.
31 7A Cambie St., Vancouver,
w*Tf
Soothing, sensual and rhythmic
some Sabbath influences (2 1/
Kennedy)
(604) 926-9444 (Grant
Lawrence)
BC V6B 2N4
RECORD LABELS /
DISTRIBUTORS
music for the dreamer.
2 years old).
(604) 6870488 (Keith Parry)
c/o Nettwerk Productions 1250
4448 W.15thAve., Vancouver,
Rick Colboume & Hard
Fax: (604) 926-9464
Fax: (604) 6870488
W.6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6H
BC V6R 3B2
Poetry
Sparkmarker
Bang-On Productions
1A6
(604) 736-2377 (Saki)
4 pee band. Alternative
...Did you get the name of that
Twitch
West Coast regional office:
(604) 654-2929 (anyone at
(604) 731-3502 (Jason)
acoustic (acoustic alternative?)
truck?
Silly twisted rancid pop for
Cargo Rekkids, Ky-Cam,
Nettwerk)
#209-1306 Cardero St.,
PO Box 1457 Station "A",
impaired listeners with yeast
Intersound, promotion/publicity
Fax: (604) 6541993
Outrageous Valentinos, The
Vancouver, BC V6G 2J1
Vancouver, BC V6C 2P7
infections.
agency.
Flamboyant, tongue-in-cheek
(604) 688-5506 (Rick
(604) 291-9434...answering
#501-1350 Broughton,
#214-402 W.Pender St.,
Mendenhall
N.Y. Dolls-style rock'n'roll,
Colboume)
machine (Rob)
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC Canada
Psychedelic glam'n'slam
fronted by ex-N.Y. Sissy Boy
(604) 687-4938 (Terry Procter)
(604) 683-3539 (Barry Payne/
acoustic-art-rock. Peace
Marc Manhattan.
Roger Nusic & Gail
Subculture
Dave Fortune/Ken Beattie)
through music.
Box 35315 Postal Station "E",
Love rock superhero parading
A "Zen-core" feast of thought
Ugly Truth
Fax: (604) 683-3631
2208 E.26th St., Vancouver,
Vancouver, BC, V6M 4G5
around town with young and
and sound. Call or write for
Intense heavy rock/funk punk
WA 98661 USA
impressionable rhythm
bookings.
jazz blues influences and
Club Grotesque
A mail order that sells records
by local bands. A hardly-any
profit orginization.
#204-1634 East 6th Ave..
Vancouver, BC
(604) 253-3487 (Jason
Schreurs)
(604) 255-2491 (Andy
Gronberg)
(206) 694-5233 (John
Chris Pariah
section...holier than Prince.
8011 32ndAve. N.W.. Seattle,
flattery will get us nowhere.
Mendenhall)
Bassist, guitarist, analog
synthesist; primarily involved
P.O. Box 1661 Tualitin, OR
97062 USA
WA 98117 USA
(206) 782-8696
1706 Lakeway. Bellingham, WA
98226 USA
Mighty Cumshots, The
with audio art and incorporating
(503) 235-2511 (Eric Larson)
(206) 676-8936 (Dave Weldon)
Teenagers who play pretty loud
experimentation into rythmic
Superconductor
(206) 671-91 73 (Sasha Karn)
obnoxious music, but we do get
gigs.
prog.
356 F. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC
Roots Roundup
Folk funk roots rock reggae ska
Ultra-knucklehead, ultra-thick
wall of confusion style thunder
Uncle Squirrely
2380 MacKayAve.. North
(604) 872-1177 (Chris
thrash.
rock. Nirvana-esque new wave.
Freaky psychedelic disco-
Vancouver, BC
Spencer-Lowe)
Box 111, 810 W. Broadway,
317A Cambie St.. Vancouver,
groove. The muppet show on
(604) 980-1979 (Ryan
Vancouver. BC V5Z 3C9
BC V6B 2N4
bad acid.
Sabourin)
Alan Park
(604)255-8871 (Greg
(604) 6870488 (Keith Parry)
119 N. Samish Way, Vancou
Final Notice Records
Minimalist Jug Band
1 use surgery, not self-control.
Let's make new, big music.
Hathaway)
Fax: (604) 6870488
ver, BC 98225
(206) 647-1327 (Sean)
Soundtracks to the revolution,
a label with a whole world
A washed up guy on a wash tub
Big, loud, great.
Glenn Scott
Surfdusters
bass (the alderman of
#8 975 W.lOth Ave., Vancou
Multi-media artist, 5 tape
90's rock instrumental band
Vasectemoids, The
P.O. Box 1457. Station "A".
Vancouver, BC V6C 2P7
(604) 525-3570...answering
machine! (Kim Kinakin)
rock'n'roll).
ver, BC V5Z1L9
releases, 2 solo art shows, ex-
with a wave of guitars, organ,
Songs about genetalia.
#101-1371 W. 13th Ave.,
(604) 738-1141 (Alan Park)
Mo-Da-Mu.
bass and drums comin' at ya!
(604) 254-7839 (Greg Farroll)
Vancouver, BCV6H1N7
339 Railway St., Vancouver. BC
15618 Victoria Ave., White
(604) 732-9671 (Al Mader)
Paste
V6A 1A6
Rock, BC V4B Ul
Vibe Tribe
Kosher approved punk rock
(604) 6880459 (Glenn Scott)
(604) 538-7203 (Ralph
Punk jazz, David Byrne meets
Mint Records
Moist
with bad dress sense and a
Johnston)
Syd Barrett in a basement in
Postpunkadelic grunge and
fetish for vomit.
Screech
Russia singing folk songs.
Bigwig player on the local
roll...urban soul
2017 Hamilton St., Vancouver,
Stooge-influenced grunge
Swagmen
1114 E.State St., Olympia, WA
music scene for...oh god it
seems like forever.
3824 W.14th Ave., Vancouver,
BC V3M 2P5
dirges a la Nick Cave.
Guitar-based 60's-style
98506 USA
BC
(604) 520-7615 (Little Tommy
(604) 6810654 (Billy)
instrumental rock.
(604) 754-9366 (Kurt
#669010 W. Broadway,
Vancouver. BC V5Z 4C9
(604) 669-MINT (Rand Iwata/
Bill Baker)
Fax: (604) 684-6282
(604) 222-1997 (Jeff Pearce)
Cumbag)
Paul Serret
#108-2012 Cornwall Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V6J 1E1
Brunnenkant)
Mothert rucker
Peanut Gallery
Santoor (9th century Persian
(604) 736-2184 (Ed Boquet)
Williard
Nonstop rhythm machine.
1992-style pop-punk by four
instrument) composer,
The sound of fuck.
3012 Alberta St., Vancouver,
persons with cool names.
recording artist, performer,
Ten Feet Tall
P.O. Box 2241 Seattle, WA
BC
1928 E.12th Ave., Vancouver,
world music, 3 albums.
Hardcore rednecks from Maple
98111 USA
Nettwerk Productions
BC V5N 1Z2
PO Box 15347 Vancouver, BC
Ridge.
(206) 9380575 (Swill Club)
Small local independent label
Motherwell
(604) 8760622 (Jen or
V6B 5B1
22459 132 Ave., Maple Ridge.
(212) 2190077 (Road Racer
with a big heart and interna
Sounds good on yer papa's 8-
Ghandy)
(604) 251-14 79 (Paul Serret)
BC V2X 7E7
Records)
tional distribution.
track, really fuckin' loud!
(604) 939-1586 (Colin)
1250 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver,
#205-1872 Nelson St.,
Perfume Tree
Shine
(604) 463-5586 (Rob)
Windwalker
BC V6H 1A5
Vancouver, BC
c/o Zulu Records 1869 W.4th
Alternative rock/pop, independ
Still "pulsing with controlled
(604) 654-2929 (Terry
(604) 6880827 (J. Sag!)
Ave., Vancouver, BC
ent rock/pop.
There's No Mona
intensity"... Kevin Evans'
McBride/Ric Arboit/Mark
C-33 3545 W.43rd., Vancouver,
Alternative pop rich with rhythm
favourite local band. Look out
Jowel)
JULYJ*|
w Fax: (604) 654-1993
9-B South Records
Independent record label, all
styles considered.
Box 381 Station "A", Vancouver. BC V6C 2N2
(604)683-9629 (Michael Van
Adrichem)
Scratch Records
Manufacturer of whatever
thrust the public needs but
probably doesn't deserve.
317A Cambie St., Vancouver,
BC V6B 2N4
(604) 6870488 (Keith Parry)
Fax: (604) 6870488
Temple North Records
Maker of rock.
1552 Kilmer Road, North
Vancouver. BC V7K1R4
(604) 986-7663 (Brent)
Thrill-o-Rama Records
Putting out the latest 7-inch
slabs of waxedelica.
160 31st St., West Vancouver,
BC
(604) 9220115 (Zaf)
Way Out! Records
Victoria's coolest bands:
"Blobs" compilation singles,
full-length releases from
Pigment Vehicle, Show Biz
Giants...
#102-535 Yates St.. Victoria,
BC V8W 2Z6
(604) 389-2828 (Rick Andrews)
Zulu Records
Indie label.
1869 W.4th Ave., Vancouver,
BC V6J 1M4
(604) 738-3232 (Kevin Smith)
Fax: (604) 662-7841
MANAGEMENT
Altered image Management
Artist/Business representative
to Dose Pump. Alternative/
Industrial bands only.
#20308 Water St., Vancouver,
BC
(604) 682-1588 (Barbara-Lynn
Pollard)
Fax: (604) 685-5844
Josh Pasnak
2905 St.Kilda Ave.. North
Vancouver. BC V7N 2A8
(604) 980-9444 (Josh Pasnak)
Laurie Mercer Co.
Artist management.
#203-1104 Hornby St.,
Vancouver, BC
(604) 684-9338 (Laurie,
Giovanna, or Jeff)
Fax: (604) 684-9337
Necrotrivia Entertainment
Works with anyone willing to
work (hard!)
1622 E. 1st Ave., Vancouver,
BCV5N 1A7
(604) 254-5666 (Steve Smith,
J. England, Sheri Warm)
Fax: (604) 254-5696
Nettwerk Management
Management and tour coordination: Sarah McLachlan,
Grapes, Windwalker, Lava Hay,
Childman, Consolidated, MC
900
1250 West 6th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V6H 1A5
(604) 654-2929 (Lane Dunlop)
Fax: (604) 654-1993
Teamworks Production &
Management
Booking agency of independent, alternative acts.
2nd. floor, 867 Hamilton St.,
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R7
(604) 6830535 (Leah Barker,
Denise Jackson)
Fax: (604) 688-7155
PROMOTERS
Coastal Jazz & Blues
Society
Developing the jazz, blues and
world music scene locally,
nationally and internationally.
Produce Jazz Festival.
435 W. Hastings, Vancouver,
BC V6B 1L4
(604) 6820706 (John Orysik)
Fax: (604) 6820704
Good Boy Productions
Book the Cruel Elephant,
Vancouver's only alternative
nightclub.
#4-302 West 2nd Ave.,
Vancouver, BCV5Y1C8
(604) 8796875 (Paul, Jamie,
RETAILERS
Lungbutter Productions
Small-time honest booker of
quality music. Sorry about
Pegboy and the Monomen.
317A Cambie St., Vancouver,
BC V6B 2N4
(604) 6870488 (Keith Parry)
Fax: (604) 687-0488
MCA Concerts Canada
#405-68 Water St., Vancouver.
BC V6B 1A4
(604) 683-4233 (Debra Macko)
Fax: 683-4298
Perryscope Concert
Productions
Concert promoters, all venues,
all sizes.
2241 Oak St., Vancouver, BC
V6H 3W6
(604) 731-4621 (lan Noble)
Fax: (604) 731-1318
StrangeWays Productions
Specialize in thrash, hardcore,
speed-metal, post punk
industrial.
6565 NW Marine Drive,
Vancouver, BC V6T IA 7
(604) 822-4328 (David)
(604) 822-3134
Teamworks Production &
Management
Booking agency of independent, alternative acts.
2nd. floor, 867 Hamilton St.,
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R7
(604) 6830535 (Leah Barker,
Denise Jackson)
Fax: (604) 688-7155
Timbre Productions Co.,
Ltd.
Concert promoter.
3725 West Uth Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V6R 2K7
(604) 228-1211 (Peter
McCulloch/Keith Buckingham)
Fax: (604) 228-1216
Under the Volcano Festival
Politically active publication and
producer of all-ages events.
1441 East 2nd Ave., Vancouver, BC V5N 1C6
(604) 255-2787 (Irwin
Oostindie)
Scratch Records
Underground music shop
specializing in finer indie rock.
Major labels relatively unwel-
317A Cambie St.. Vancouver,
BC V6B 2N7
(604) 6870488 (Keith Parry)
Fax: (604) 6870488
Wicked Music
Harcore, noise, punk, ska,
grind, and fuck yeah: vinyl too!
313 Pine St., Mount Vemon.
WA 98273 USA
(206) 3360186 (Ralph)
Zulu Records
Record store.
1869 W.4th Ave., Vancouver,
BC V6J 1M4
(604) 738-3232 (Grant
McDonagh)
RECORDING STUDIOS
Atlantis Recording Studios
2" 24-track, 68input console,
huge live room, full MIDI.
(604) 525-7830
Fax: (604) 525-7830
Dyssentry Recordings
Makings of punk or raunchy
rock demos 8-track "let's
party."
3814 Beatrice St., Vancouver,
BC V5N 4H5
(604) 874-3363 (Garry)
Fiasco Bros. Studios
Multi-track recording studio, 32-
tracks synchronized or 2" 24-
track, rates include engineer,
open 24 hrs.
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Fax: (604) 525-3964
Mushroom Studios
Large comfortable recording
room, exceptional sound
quality, friendly, professional
staff = the Mushroom Magic!
1234 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver,
BC V6H 1A5
(604) 734-1217 (Linda
Rosenbaum)
Profile Studios
24-track analog, with some
digital accessories. Focus on
independent record production.
3448 Commercial Drive,
Vancouver, BC V5N 4E8
(604) 875-6821 (Brian; home
875-1289)
Vancouver Studios
Music recording - 24-48 track
multi-room recording and audio
post studio.
3955 Graveley St., Burnaby, BC
V5C 3T4
(604) 291-0978 (Ray Gaglardi)
Fax: (604) 291-6909
MISCELLANEOUS
MUSIC-RELATED-
SERVICES
•Graphic Design
Ralph Alfonso
Designer: CD,
posters, e
portfolio)
c/o Nettwerk Productions,1250
W.6th Ave., Vancouver. BC V6H
1A5
654-1993 (Ralph Alfonso)
Fax: 654-2929
•Graphic Design
the machine
Graphic design and image
generation. Covers, logos,
posters, and other promotional
material.
#103 2070 Cornwall. Vancouver, BC V6J 1E1
(604) 734-7966
Custom designed props,
stagecraft, logos and novelty
signs.
#3 11435 132A St., Surrey. BC
V3R 7S2
(604) 580-3839 (Michael
Rudyk/ Ted Denessen)
• Publishing/graphics
Thee Immaculate Consumption
Typsetting, photography, cover
graphics.
Vancouver, BC
(604) 2540030 (Jeff Ellis)
•Photography
Ming Tiampo
Dark, sensual and divine - a
postmodern view of the world.
Available for publicity shots/
portfolios.
1519 West 34th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC
(604) 2610498 (Ming Tiampo)
Fax: (604) 263-8839
•Video Production
Infinity Productions
Live music videos recorded in
digital stereo; video portfolios
for models, actors and
dancers.
Vancouver, BC
(604) 650-2639 (Nick Darcy)
JANKHQQ •Video Production
Cinestir Film & Video
Videos seen on Much. MTV.
CBC, TNN, CMT. Full prod/post
facility/studio. Not hiring.
48 E. 6th Ave.. Vancouver, BC
V5T4P4
(604) 875-9927 (Marcus
Rogers)
•Manufacturer
Energy Discs
Production and packaging of
CDs in C-case. an innovative
alternative to the jewel box.
15262 MPO, Vancouver. BC
V6B 5B1
(604) 255-4575 (Don Xaliman)
•Performing Rights Society
SOCAN
Performing rights society.
1201 W. Pender St.. 4th floor,
Vancouver, BC V6E 2V2
(604) 669-5569 (Don Osborn)
Fax: (604) 6881142
• Stage & Lighting
Roadie Referral Service
Technicians for today's
industries - Full production,
sound, light, stage techs, and
loaders
534 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC
V6B2N7
684-44 70 (24 hrs.) (Bruce
Vemon)
•Stage & Lighting
Ron Chamberlain
Freelance Stage Technician
(production, lighting, stage and
(604) 680-9112 (Ron Chamberlain)
•Producer/Engineer
Renaissance Production
Producer with professional
contacts seeking aspiring
artist/band for studio collabora-
#803010 W.Broadway.
Vancouver. BC V5Z 4C9
(604)879-7883
•Booking Agency
The Country Rockin'
Entertainment Agency
"A & B" country bar circuit: BC.
Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba.
#30309 Water St.. Vancouver,
BC V6B 1A4
(604) 688-9499 (Sean Mara)
1 Fax: (604) 682-8589
•Venue
Yale Hotel
Rhythm and blues.
1300 Granville St., Vancouver,
BC
(604) 681-9253 (Jim Tortyna)
•Miscellaneous Music
Business
706 Enterprises
A heading to do whatever
scheme our devious minds can
think of.
632 Porter St.. Coquitlam, BC
(604) 939-1586 (Colin Bates)
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Open 7 Days a Week
the cruel
elephant
the only alternative nightclub
pride in this fine land we call home as well as home grown
talent like on wed july 1 CANADA DAY! three all-canadian
bands in an all Canadian club, Vancouver's THE PASTIES vv
bet you can't outskate these guys, calgary's SKIN BARN w/
punk rock sensations FINE GRIND you want rock? dig this: c
thurs july 2 from san fran THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER w/ bmg
recording artists DEAD SURF KISS w/ THE MANY freak out o
this: fri july 3 SECOND NATURE w/ OMNIBAL w/ THE DROP
DOLLS sat July 4 these cats out-violent femmes the violent
femmes: CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES plus guests! tues July 7
CHEAP DISCO 70 SORAMA $ 1 COVER TO KEEP OUT THE NON
BELIEVERS...this is the week of the NCRC as you must be well
aware; this is to showcase some of the best local and international bands that are of interest to college and c
radio stations across the country. Representative
over Canada will be in attendance to see the coolest of the
cool, which are as follows ..wed 8 eMpTy recording artists
ZIPGUN w/ Vancouver's k/sub pop recording artists MECCA
NORMAL w/ victoria's PIGMENT VEHICLE w/ rob wright
(nomeansno) in a rare solo performance as MR.WRONG v\
CUB thurs 9 Seattle's c/z records presents 7 YEAR BiTCH w/
victorias MEXICAN POWER AUTHORITY w/ also from victoria
THE VINIAGRETTES (waitresses from hell) w/ Seattle's STEEL
WOOL fri 10 van's finest: JACK FEELS FINE w/ @#*&!-A CARTOON SWEAR w/ BLAISE PASCAL sat 11 nettwerk recording
artists from chilliwack MYSTERY MACHINE w/ way out records
from victoria presents BUM w/ out on sub pop comes KREVISS
w/ temple north recording noise monsters FACEPULLER.. .how's
that for ROCK AGAINST STUPIDITY? tues 14 CRUEL 70S DISCO-
RAMA $1 STILL CHEAP!., and now for some kickin' rock stuff:
wed 15 steel pole bath tub's favourite band! ATOMIC 61 w/
DANCING ON GLASS thurs 16 a coupla local faves: RHYMES
WITH ORANGE w/ REVOLUTION GONE fri 17 oh man. i think ir
gonna pop a chubby: he does love the cruel elephant, dig
man, dig deep...from sub pop, once again it's the incredible
fucking TAD w/ the return of the only FITZ OF DEPRESSION w
calgary's BIG GULP sal 18 if g.g allin couldn't keep out of jc
for long enough to play, maybe his alter-ego will,. women are
always more reliable anyhow, so don't miss LISA SUCK DOG
and scratch recording artist from france COSTES in the 'little
bo peep show w/ boner recording artists SUPERCONDUCTOR
w/ scratch recording artists HUMP tues 21 CRUEL DISCO $1
SUPER CHEAP 70S STYLE wed 22 hey look! a rock'n'roll show:
from edmonton in a CD release show TH E SMALLS w/ Winnipeg's
own RED FISHER w/ ex-snfu in COWBOY DICK thurs 23 take off
your shoes and cut a rug in a dance drum party with NGOMA
fri 24 feel that hippie groove thang MUSHROOM TRAIL w/
Seattle's GREEN APPLE QUICK STEP w/ WICKED SWIMMING
DOG sat 25 how long has it been since one of the finest bands
on the planet played this groovin' town?...it'll be the first
Vancouver show in four years .glitter house/sub pop recording superstars FLUID w/supersadomasochisticexpialidocious-
Restless recording artists ELVIS HITLER tues 28 DISCO TILL YA
CANT BOOGIE NO MORE $1 STILL CHEAP wed 29 ok sometimes in this nutty. nutty world we live in there is too much rock
happening at once, so i have to do something silly, like put
four incredibly great bands on one bill and charge a really
cheap cover (just cause i love you) and hope the people
come early to catch all the action, it's kinda like two shows in
one. read on and try to disagree, loser: from Seattle, eMpTy
presents GAS HUFFER w/ Portland's CRACKERBASH w/ detroit's
touch'n'go recording artists, ex-laughing hyenas MULE w/
from the prairies FUDGE TONGUE thurs 30 now all you stinking
punks are saying "hey dude, we want punk rock!" ok ,ok...
it is: vintage punk rock with TV.TV'S w/ Vancouver's MAN w/
CARNIVOROUS RAUNCH FUX fri 31 come on and have fun at
a dancing extravaganza! ATLANTIS BUS
alas the end of the month and the summer is in full swing s<
look out for low covers and specials galore...dont fuck
around, we love you, it's in the stars, man.
Open Tues.-Sat., 9pm-2am
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BYTARASLOAN
Yo! Wassup? This is the July
issueof "Future Rap" and Spice
1 has busted out with some crazy
shit! There are a total of fourteen
tracks on this self-titledCD, with
lyrical topics including shoot
outs, life in tha ghetto, violence
in da streets, money 'n' murder,
andbooze...get tha picture? Alot
of the beats are basic and somewhat repetitive but Spice's melodic voice easily passes over
and above the simplicity. Yeah,
it's that hardcore shit withavoice
soundin' kinda likeCube! However, Ice Cube tends to talk about
more social issues and it'spretty
obvious he's more intelligent
than Spice 1.
The CD was produced,
performed and written solely
by Spice 1 (which takes talent
man!), and his song"l 87 Proof
has made its way to video rotation on Much Music. Also
eluded is Spice's "East Bay
Gangster," which is a funky-
assed track with a reggae cho
rus, and"l-800-Spice," areggae
track that's pretty alright. When I
first heard this shit I thought it
was lame-o 'cuz it's not true
reggae...it's like funky Spice 1/
Gangsta/Reggae, but now I like
My only criticism with Spice
is that there isn't any depth to
what this bro' is saying. Other
than "Welcome To The Ghetto"
the tracks mostly consist of the
same violence and explicit lyrics! Spice 1 does have the gift of
flow though, and with his stressed
accent it sounds pretty damn dope.
Spice 1 is kickin' tha funkee
gangsta shit!
Next in the ring is that psycho-man who is known for his
deep roar and anti-Compton lyT-
ics. Yes, it's the Bronx Nigga
y'all know as Tim Dog. Penicillin On Wax is the name of his 20
track release. Tim Dog, famous
for his plenty-spinned 12" "Fuck
Compton," gained himself a big
space in the spotlight when outta
nowhere came this man bellowing out deep-rooted hatred for the
Compton crews. For some reason it seemed like an unheard of
thing to do. Therefore, many people had mixed ideas about Tim
Dog, but most listeners have been
truly impressed with this man's
rugged style and the confidence
in his messages.
On Penicillin On Wax
Dog throws down some
boomin' tracks andpowerfully
delivered chants in songs such
as "Bronx Nigga,""Low Down
Nigga," and "Dog's Gonna
Getcha/'ThewholeCDisdedi-
cated to anti-Compton lyrics.
(There's even a "DJ Quick Beat
Down" in which the track is
the sound of DJ Quick imitator
gettin* the ?*!S#%@ beaten
out of him).
On the inside Dog has a
message to rappers crying to
make it, telling them to be themselves, love your fans, be true
to yourself, love your mother,
brothers'n'sisters, and don't
ever sell out! Even though
NWA, along with Michel'Le,
get dissed on throughout the
CD be sure of one thing, Tim
Dog ain't havin' it! Peace.
On June 9 a trio of white
boys ripped shit up at the Commodore B allroom... and Check
YourHeadis their latest thang.
There is quite a change in the
Beastie Boys' style of production, compared to previous
releases, due mainly to the fact
that MCA is playin' da bass,
Mike D is spankin' tha drums,
and AdRock is twangin' on tha
guitar! Live!
Check Your Head has
some real cool tracks, there are
20 in total: "Finger Lickin'
Good," "Pass The Mic," where
they all take turns rhymin' on
time, and my favorite, "So
What'cha Want." It's easy to
tell that punk rock is a major
componentas far as the music is
concerned: it's noisy as all hell!
And theBeastieBoys slam, jam,
and yell over the rumble! A fair
amount of the songs are tiring,
with few lyrics and a concentration on the playing of their instruments, which takes away
from the CD! I prefer their earlier stuff, but that's just the way
The concert was packed
for the Beastie Boys. They did
do a few classics that sent the
crowd into a frenzy. Okay, who
am I kidding? The crowd was in
a frenzy whilst waiting in anticipation for the three
homeboys to cross the stage!!!
That aside, Check Your Head
has a few good tunze but ifyou
ain't into thenoisy punker sound
then you best keep on going to
somethin' else.
Daily Operation, by
GangStarr is different. Courtesy of Chrysalis Records comes
this 18 track CD consisting of
various issues, most dealing
with defending themselves. The
Guru wrote all the lyrics while
DJ Premier created the beats
and scratched all the scratches
on the deal. Anyway, what I'd
like to say is that something
went seriously wrong here: The
Guru kicks his lyrics in an extremely plain voice, more so
than the usual, over the most
boring tracks I have ever heard
in this world of rap!
Now I like GangStarr, and
I know The Guru has plenty
smoove-flowin' words to say.
But those beats and production
are so bland that it hurts to
listen to it! If it's any compromise "2 Deep" is an okay track,
and so is "No Shame In My
Game," but The Guru talks
about...well, himself! This just
doesn't seem to meet
GangStarr's standards.
Rapper of the month?Tuff
decision considering the
choices. Perhaps Tim Dog will
fill this spot this month for
steppin' out of the norm and
showin' that he's not takin' no
shorts!!!
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containing 45 minutes of the
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by contacting CiTR and asking
for Adam or Nardwuar.]
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Apologies to my devoted fans (!)
forthis column's absence last month.
Life has got loo hectic to do much
more than cook the two required
dinners per week for my family. I
did manage to have the Great
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Fry-Off
though, albeit three weeks late. Eight
of us were in attendance. We ale
many grilled cheese variations:
Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or American on white, brown, French, and
even croissants. We used up all our
competitiveness playing Nintendo
Duck Hunt so I guess whoever ate
the most without getting sick won.
The grand finale was a round of
Tahiti Treat floats (see photo) by
candlelight. Thanks to all whocame
out and I 'U try to get Grilled Cheese
Champion certificates out to you
soon. (Getting sandwiches bronzed
proved to be impractical.) I'm now
looking forward to my next contest—oatmeal is my idea so far, but
if any of you readers have a suggestion please write or fax me c/o
Discorder [822-9364]. This is your
chance to get famous and have a
dish named after you!
Of course this name/food business works the other way round as
well. I interviewed the Vinaigrettes
this week at the Cruel Elephant after
they played: Kim, Bridget, Kathy,
Slippy Slipperson the Sultan of
Skiffle ("he's our newest addition
and he rules") and Caroline. Four of
them and two groupies(?) makes six
in Caroline's Valiant which brought
them over on B.C. Ferries.
I asked briefly about Sea Link
bul I guess a drum kit and guitars
wouldn't really fit under the seats.
The band took a stroll on the promenade deck but didn't venture into
the buffet lounge. Instead, in the
cafeteria, the girls bought orange
and blueberry yogurt, a "stickle"
andOTChowderNose Slippy had—
well, I'm sure you can guess.
As it turns out none of the
Vinaigrettes are bom and bred Victorians. Slippy was bred bul not
bom there and the others are from
Vancouver, Lynn Valley and an
unspecified small town B.C. They
know the Victoria hot
spots though! They're
familiar with this campy
(neon signs, revolving
mermaid on the roof) yet
spartan motel I stayed at
last year. The Cherry
Bank Inn, home of the
only Trivial Pursuit
Lounge in North
America, is apparently
also doing karaoke now.
Caroline reports that al
the end of each nighl "ihe
'ely   and
nted
Pauline" says "well,
wasn't going to do thi
Sounds like
to go back.
It would be very foolish in a
cooking column not io ask the
Vinaigrettes if they have a vinaigrette recipe. Unfortunately I missed
the four(!) vinaigrette recipes in their
last demo, but Bridget dictated one
of them to me. Here goes:
a hint of parsley
a dash of sage
a whisper of rosemary
a tiny pinch of thyme
half a pint of Wild Turkey
bourbon
Mix. Ignite. Inhale.
If you want something a little less
volatile, try this on for size:
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. mustard
salt and black pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tbsp. fresh chopped herbs
(basil, chervil, chives, dill
seed, lemon balm, marjo
ram, rosemary, salad
bumet, tarragon, thyme—
take your pick)
Mix all the ingredients together in a
jar or bottle and shake well. Makes
about half a cup.
(Courtesy of Lesley Bremness's The
Complete Book of Herbs. London:
D.K. Ltd., 1988.)
The Vinaigrettes are jokers. Much of the interview chatter was drowned out by laughter on the tape so if I've made
the Vinaigrettes
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says it's good to be back in action,
and with the loving support from her
family .the Vancouver Underground.
I myself, on the other hand, seem to
be living all over the province as of
late, from Vancouver to the Valley
MUSICAL RELEASES
Some old news that you should have
heard a while ago: Windwalker's
Mint CD release Rainstick "pulses
vith
oiled
sily,"
Facepuller's new, raw, Temple
North CD release, is a Cranial Expansion Device, Superconductor's debut Boner CD release is
Heavy With Puppy, and the
Ludwigs CD, Idle and Undesirable is out too [Ed™—and is exactly
that]. Also, the Donovan tribute compilation album, Island of Circles,
boasting such bands as Windwalker,
Superconductor, Sarah
McLachlan, the Posies, Tear
Garden and more, will be in stores
on June 19. Lastly, Second Nature and Catherine Wheel have
new CDs out as well. All these are
worth your hard earned money, or
your not-so-hard-earned welfare
money.
The Mecca Normal/
Kreviss, army green, SubPop 7"
single is out and it blazes, so check it
out. Another, somewhat new, red 7"
to invest in is from Phleg Camp
(Fugazi-Iike, but more young and
upbeat), on Final Notice Records.
And the last, but not least, 7" is by a
motivated Vancouver band wilh potential, the Indescisives, on
Thrillorama Records. Buy one and
listen foryourself. 160-31stSl.,West
Vancouver, V7V 4P2. Twerdocleb have two seven inches coming
out on Scratch. Thee Crusaders
plan on releasing two seven inches
from inside the scary christian rock
industry. If not they'll probably be
on Scratch. Peanut Gallery/
Karniferous Raunch Fux's split
7" is out on Dyssentry. (That's
enough 7" talk, otherwise Grant
Lawrence will beat us up.)
Finally, ifyou happen to be on
a tight budget you might be interested in purchasing Nardwuar's new
piece of very colorful vinyl called
ClamChowder and Ice vs. Big Macs
and Bombers.Thh happy album is
full of quality Canadian and American bands plus annoyingly funny
interviews by Nardwuar himself.
Also remember lo vote for the Canadian side as your favourite on the
enclosed ballot; Canada now leads
with a 15 to 9 margin. The initial
2,000 copies have sold oul, but you
are in luck if you have not yet obtained a copy for there will be another 1,000 pressed soon.
RANDOM NOTES
In other local music news, the
Smugglers are of f of the Nardwuar
label and onto Seattle's Popllama
label. Their new album, Atlantic
Whiskey Flats, will be oul in July.
The Smugglers justrecently returned
home from a very successful tour
and will be out on the road yet again
in the coming summer months.
The Second Annual Under
The Volcano will be happening on
August 9 at Cates Park in North
Vancouver. The festival coordinators are looking for all types of bands.
Last year 1,000 people showed up to
the event. 988-ARTS for more info.
Also looking for bands is the
Western Canadian Independent
Music Festival which is happening
from August 14-16 at Stoney Park
(60 km west of Calgary, Aha.) 40
bands! Over 1,500 campsites! Beer
garden! Ifyou are interested in participating, or just going, contact:
WCIMF
#1507,1100-8th Ave., S.W.,
Calgary, AB T2P 3T9
or phone 403 270-0518.
Closer to home is the NCRC
conference Tuesday, July 7 at 430 al
the Student union Building where
bands can go to get famous by meeting music directors anad programmers from across Canada. A limit of
35 of your band's demo can be distributed if you wish to do so. It is
open to all genres, not jusl punk
Check oul the Nappy Dugout, across from the Luvafair on
Seymour, for many fine all ages
shows. Elvis Lovechild has just
completed work on a video for"Third
Eye." Truk has broken up. Dom,
from Connect, Truk's old drummer, Ryan, and guitarist Chad have
formed Thumbscrew. Connect's
old singer, Sean, is now singing for
a a group named Finegrind, a ska/
hardcore band that has been gracing
Vancouver stages of late. Cat's
Game is recording in L.A. at West
Beach Recorders. Ten Feet Tall is
alive anad kicking, playing all ages
shows here and in Victoria. The
three-piece group (minus Kyl») are
all taking turns singing.
Speaking of Victoria, there are
hoards of bands to get stoked on that
come from our province's capital:
Contempt, Mexican Power
Authourity, Laffing Stock,
Goatboy (who suck), B.U.M., Pig-
ment Vehicle, Hoffarump,
Clusterfux, Mickey Christ,
Lootbag, Distorted Influencel
(minus Andy), King Salmon, Pez,
Goad, Naked Twister, Origami.
And no they don't all have lhat
NoMeansNo punk-fusion sound.
Many basement gigs happening at
Jason Brown's (the guy from
Drone) basement. Also, Shutdown has regrouped and are opening with Contempt for Poison Idea
on June 28 at Harpo's. Watch for
these bands as they bring their diverse talents across lo ihe mainland
or, better yet, go visit friendly downtown Victoria.
CJSF has gotten their Thursday night showcase special off to a
thunderous start, ihey only lost 500
dollars. GO DAMMIT! I mean the
bands really don'l need lo see a
trillion shining faces to know they
musl go on (ihe CJSF Thursday
shows are going to be broadcast all
over col lege radio stations in Canada,
USA, and parts of Europe). However, the station won't be able to do
any more if they continue lo bomb.
Contact Ed at CJSF 291-4423.
So a
) Lala?
: you going
Soundgarden, Ministry, Ice Cube and
on the local stage...Mystery Machine is 98% opening for the
Lolapolouza date here. I heard from
someone who heard from someone
lhat 1,000 people will lake LSD and
the music scene will be changed
forever. [Ed™—Wasn't lhal done
over twenty years ago at
Woodstock?] And ifyou are sick of
the whole stupid Lolopalloza. spiel
you can shine il and go to:
a) ALAPOLOUZA—For
only $3, which will be held somewhere in Langley on June 27. It will
feature local bands such as Al from
Alien and the Psycho, Goguy,
THUMBSCREW.Grave Mistake,
and much more. There will be a band
like Ministy and some kind of freak
show as well, so save yourself $30.
b )
ALCOHOLPALOOZER—"If
peolpe are dumb enough lo pay 40
bucks on a bunch of bands lhal were
playing punk clubs nol even five
years ago, surely those samemorons
will pay ten bucks to see Vancouver's most promising stars of tomorrow and yesteryear."This show, July
3 at ihe Commodore, features: The
Outrageous Valentinos, Toque;
Potato-head; Screech; Sex
With Nixon; Bludgeoned Pigs;
Cane Toads; and I, Braineater.
DEMOS
Choeolat Sasha — Unheard Skin
This two man band is reminiscent of Depeche Mode due mainly
to the keyboard factor. The drums,
however, arc real. Unheard Skin can
be described as "synlh-pop" and are
sad and mopey with disconcerting
key changes like the Cure. If you're
inlo that, you'll dig this. A demo can
be obtained by sending $5 to Box
103, 8314 Greewnwood Ave. N.,
Seattle, WA. 98103.
Eugene's Axe — Black and White
"Black and White" is the name
of this one song demo. Eugene's
Axe represent ihemore metal side of
the Veritable Shrine label. It gets so
melal, dark, and heavy at times that
it gets scary. The vocals are good,
but sound like they are from Satan
himself. Overall frightcningly impressive. Ifyou are interested phone
Mike at 852-4793.
list of mrs.arson — m. existential
quantifier
list ofmrs. arson emit a sound
very much like European dancemu-
sic even though they are from our
very own Vancouver strangely
enough. They've got a lot of minor
chords thrown around a Stone Roses
sound happening and yet some of
Iheir songs touch on bolh heavy and
trippy. On Spiral Records. For info
write: Box 398 - 1027 Davie St.
Vancouver. BC V6E 4L2
Ne'er Do Wells—"hubba hubba"
This band is extremely mellow wilh a lol of pleasant sounding
guitar and cooing harmonic vocals.
The recording quality is high and
enhances this extremely. Thepholo-
graph in their informative press kit is
quite deceiving because the members don't look like they could be a
part of a mellow, somewhat folkish
outfit like this; a skinhead, a metal
guy and a "normal" guy. They say
they have combined rock wilh country and folk, and therefore cannot be
labelled: they sound like a weak
Barenaked Ladies. I wish them well.
You can contact them c/o Lawrence
Cooke #104-403 Agnes St. New
WestV3LlG2.
Moist—"Wild Eye Girl "/"Born
with Wings"
A new two song demo from
this Vancouver band. They sound
like they would be a good live band:
the bassist is magnificent al slapping, the drumming is light and they
are solid. But ihey are so solid they
arc bordering on the boring, (ie. pop
sounding.) In their lovely press kit
they slate lhal they like "to craft
melody, groove and sexuality." Info
at 3824 W 14th. Van V6R 2W9.
Mutant Starfish
This two song demo sports a
lovely cover pic snipped from a
Beauutiful B.C. mag with red and
orange starfishes basking in an ocean
of seaweed. They are so bad they are
greal, even though the recording
quality is shit (garage)! Raunchy
wah—wah guilar and muffled, bul
strong vocals come across quite ap-
pealingly for some odd reason. Mixed
right, Ihis band could appeael to the
masses. 1 mean my 13 year old sister
loves N—band. For more info on
this obscure band write to Max at
DundasSl. VanV5KlP7.
How aboul a Quiz? This being a
special all local issue& all. Anyway,
if there's sufficient response, you
may be the recepient of a fantastic
prize. We'll print the answers next
month.
Match the show with the most popular after-show quote
1) "Shit, it's the cops!"
a) The Odds
b) Rob Hanna (a tribute to Rod Stewart)
c) One out of three all ages shows
2) "I didn't get to see them, the cops came as they were about to go
on stage."
a) Numb
b) Emily Stop
c) Tankhog
3) "Look! There's a member of Vertical After!"
a) Dinosaur jr.
b) Dog Eat Dog
c) 86St. period
Fill the Blanks
(Select appropriate word from column below sentence.)
A) Clam Chowder is to as are to Bombers.
1) phlegm   I) planes
2) ice II) big macs
3) pre-cum HI) arms
B) The is a terrible thing to
2)m
II) w
C)_
3) record     III) melt down and drink
 sound a lot like .
I) Mickey Christ
II) Ngnoma
III) Facepuller
l)Dirl
2)P,ssQuecn
3) Superconductor
D) The Nappy	
1) daycare
2) dugout
3) cafe
E) only do
l)Scumhouse
2) Blasphemy
3) Sparkmarker
)ng thai sounds like Fugaz
: That Sample
The Twilight Tone
Blue Velevet
Texas Chainsaw Ma
Gary Numan
Dcuichland Live
;l wilh Ihc track they doggicd.)
Skinny Puppy
Skinny Puppy
Skinny Puppy
Skinny Puppy "Chimmychonga!" A LOCAL issue of Discorderl How breathtaking, how exciting, how
nervewracking, how "now"! To
me, however, it is not incredibly
special since I try to devote each
month's seven inch column to
the local "scheme." "Scheme,"
you say?"What ihe fuck's that?"
I'm callin' it the "scheme" because il seems all the local bands
are pitted against one another.
Forget lhal crap and try
help each other out. We
all benefil in the long ru
Unfortunately, thisl
column cannol be 100%|
local cuz not that man;
gles come out! But
getting better! Local labclsl
like Scratch, Mint, Final
Notice, Three Minute Mile
and Nardwuar have all
taken up the fine practice
of putting oul the fines
musical product known U
man and woman: the 7'
vinyl single. A
DiscordenicA salute to allj
those "now" local labels!
Keep it up, please!
These last fewmonlhs have
seen the most local singles in a
long lime. The firsl I'd like lo
tackle is my foremost favourite
this month. It's a eule lillle dcbui
7" from West Vancouver's The
Indecisives. This is a surprisingly cool release! The
Indecisives play a subtle form of
punk rock I can only describe as
"lounge-core." The four songs on
thi s EP arc all good, with the standout cuts being "Stupid Love Song"
(great chorus wilh back-up singin'
by the lovely, talented and famed
Lisa Marr) and "Different Noise,"
an eclectic, fuzzed-out pop song.
The Indecisives have managed lo mold good songs, neat
hooks, interesting lyrics and "emotional" vocals inlo an overall sound
lhat clashes and lodges itself firmly
in between such giants as ihe Velvet Underground and ihe Pastels.
The only th ing that seriously ham -
pers the Indecisives on vinyl is
too-low fidelity and poor production. Wilh bctlcr, louder production values (I said belter, nol over),
the Indecisives are gonna turn out
greal. Go snatch up this EP today.
Asmostofyou shouldknow,
Superconductor have signed
with Boner Records (Melvins,
Duh) of San Francisco. With lhat
signage we are treated lo a CD EP
and, as well, a two song 7" teaser.
Side A is a short, fast, hard hitting
monster punk rock song: very,
very heavy; very, very loud.
Bul fuck, wilh 19 guitars, 8
basses, and no drums they better be very, very something.
And are Superconductor good?!
Well, ifyou likemusic/noise so
horrtfically loud il could dislodge your spine, then yeah,
Superconductor are excellent.
The B side, "Satori Pari
One," sounds like a post-punk
industrial "Immigrant Song.'
When first listening to"Satori,"j
I sat back, closed my eyes, and]
tried to get a mental picti
my head. Here's what I
up with: two big, fat robots]
kick-boxing in the dark. Is thatl
il? Did I get it? Anyway, word has
il lhal the CD is selling thousands
of copies worldwide. Congratulations Superconductor! (I think.).
And how aboutlhis...twolo-
cal bands on a Sub Pop single?
Too true! Mecca Normal and
Kreviss have just released a one-
off split single on ihe most talked
aboul indy label of all time. The
single is actually quile good, a
change in the trend of most Sub
Pop monthlies. Mecca Normal
spits out acoupla more K-slyle,
angst-pop tunes fi lied with a lot
of the usual David-totally-
_ rockin' guitar chunks. (Some
of il even reminded me of Eddie
Cochran!) Vocalist Jean
Smith's sound could be described with a tasty
oxymoron...I've got one, do
I'veneverseen Kreviss Uve,
but I will now. This Vancouver
group delivers a baby called
"Going To Hell," a way-cool,
lelodic, crunchy, punk-pop
song, almost to the degree of
"folky," in a positive way. The
only drawback to this niftee
number is those vocals! Must she
yell and shriek? If the vocalist
actually sang instead of doing the
"screaming-attitude-cover-up"
stuff this would be an even better
song than it already is. The flags
READ^
ERIC PYLE DOES!
Hoo boy, don't we know it. In fact, Eric reads Discorder
regularly to find out the latest news on his band, The
Ludwigs, as well as what's happening in the rest of the
local scene and alternative music in general. You too can
have a piece of the action, mailed to your home, for the
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Send your cheque or money order to: Discorder Subscriptions, 233-6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z1.
We thank you. Eric thanks you. The greatest rock'n'roll
band on earth thanks you.
are do wn for getting this Sub Popper cuz it's good.
New from Scratch Records
is a single from Arizona's Sun
City Girls. What in ihe fuck...?
Did I buy the wrong record? What
is this? Sun City Girls...sounds
like a heat-soaked, sun -dried punk
rock band right? Wrong. This sin
gle, entitled "Napoleon and
Josephine," is a laped conversation/fight between a disgruntled
storekeeper and some crazy dude
ranting and raving about "life."
He does briefly mention
Napoleon.The crazy guy sounds
Uke a Chinese rastafarian and the
storekeeper sounds bitterly American. Over the whole ten minutes
or so conversation, the storekeeper
is constantly trying to get this guy
the fuck away from his store and
ihe Chinese rasta keeps violently
raving. Well worth the $3.00 Us-
tening charge.
Pure is the band who was
"discovered" at last year's
MusicWest bullshitaffairand have
since igned to some lame major
Uke WEA. Surprisingly enough,
these guys had the courage/gall lo
actually release a 7" single on
their lonesome! Though I commend these Vancouver sell-ouls
for putting oul a single, I kinda
gotta ask... why? Their schlocky,
bland'n'slick stadium rock-in-lhe-
making is simply not the kinda
stuff 7" buyers of today are looking for! Wc buy 7"'s to get away
from this corporate mega-dollar
bullshit! Listen up Pure, slap your
smoother-than-the-Cult, Manchester pop onto a CD and leave
And that's that for LOCAL
singles this month. I was gonna
try to make the whole column aU
local, bul I can'l, there just ain't
that many...yet. Since I've run
oul of Vancouver singles, the least
I can do is slay close to home...
and whai's close to home...?
Seattle! Portland! The Pacific
Northwest! Puget Power Rock
and Roll!
Like Brother Buzz's
new rekkid on eMpTy.
I've never heard of these
guys before but WOW.
They rock in ihe righteous and now-familiar
eMpTy fashion. True rock
and roU: snappy, cheetah,
raunched-out. Love the
Coincidenlly or nol, the
tune's got a Castaways
sorta feel lo it. Dynamite
smgle.
Also on eMpTy comes
forth the mighty
Schleprockof San Fran.
Standard hooky-guilar
power-pop here, reminiscent of
Green Day or good Descendants.
The strained, gritty vocals seem
to take away before they give on
this baby. Not incredible, but
pretty good. And hey, they thank
the Cruel Elephant in the liner
Sprinkler's got a new one
out on T/K Records of Portland.
Did Sprinkler's thing on Sub-
Pop come oul yel or what? I can't
remember if it has yelornol...how
pathetic of moi. This single
"Landlord" b/w "Marble" is an
extreme smack of meshy, thrashing, big rock. "Landlord" is a
waU of sound chugging full speed
ahead, rattlin' yer brain as she passes
and ending on a dime. "Marble" is
not quite so abrasive... a cool
singalong pop song. Neato! Maybe
I will look for that Sub Pop release.
How nice, a change of pace!
The Flap Jacks' (also on T/K)
new record just got tossed into my
greedy reviewin' clutches and what
canIsay?Fun,dumb,bass-slappin'
rockabilly. If you're a fan of the
original bop sound, feast on the
Flapjacks today.
Who ever runs T/K Records
has a very broad taste of music.
This one's by a Portland band caUed
Caveman Shoestore. Quite bizarre. Haunting, "earthy" rhythms
fronted by wailing female vocals.
A hypnotic arty-noise type of sound.
You know what this single reminds
me of? ReaUy early Bob's Your
Uncle. Not my bag at all, but hey,
you might dig il!
And for my last selection I
shall choose... another lo-fi six
song EP entitled "Moominland"
from Bellingham's Crayon.
(That's pretty local.) Crayon is
another group that is influentially
fueled by the K crash-pop revolu-
Flally, this record starts oul
bad. "Secret Goldfish" is a depressing, slow-core type tune lhat
almost lost me on the whole
record. Not to fear! Crayon puU
ihrough with the amazing teen-
bopper"St. Michael and the Killer
Whale." The rest of the EP
bounces along wilh lhat out o'
key, out o' tune devil-may-care
finishing off with ihe
iding  denoue-
Garney." Since when
from
Bellingham    have
And lhal, brals,
is the end of the col-
month. If
yer plat-
vedhere,
keep an eye peeled
Tankhog (Mint), The Rallied
Roosters, Sparkmarker, and
The Evaporators!!!
28E^^S__£r^l Roots Roundup
What We Do
(Groundup Music)
Roots Roundup are back, this time
captured on 56.18 minutes of CD
bUss. Right off the bat my favorite
track on this sunny pack is "No It U
Love," which, cleverly, is "evolution" spelled backwards. It's a
thoughtful song aboul psychic connections between people over long
distances.
"On My Bike" summarizes the
overaU feel of the album: a cool
combination of upbeatness mixed
with an uneasy, almost foreboding,
downtown deep-cily reaUty. "Bike"
discusses the pleasures of cycUng
ihrough the streets, and the ironic
disgust of choking on the city's ex-
A heavier edge on some songs
patterns a new direction for the usual
"ska-funk-party-reggae" stuff, taking our favorite local roots band into
alhrashy,punk-funk feel. This sound
is especiaUy evident on "Addiction,"
a musical comment on chemical and
emotional dependencies.
Plenty of fun lovin' trombone
on ihe album, 'bone stroker Dym E.
Trcehas recently leftthegroup(semi-
replaced by Canadian rock-whore
Ford Pierre of Jr. Gone Wild and
Jerry Jerry fame), sends Roots further into heavier sounds. Don't forget Roots drummer Barry once
smashed skins for Vancouver legends the Young Canadians!
AU in aU, a great album. A
milestone for Roots Roundup and a
crucial notch in Vancouver rock history. Purchase it before it sells out.
Beez
The Ludwigs
Idle and Undesirable
(9B South Records)
No.
Grant Lawrence
Change of Heart
Smile
(Cargo Records)
Change of Heart has laboured in
virtual obscurity (from major labels,
major critics, and the vast majority
of the population) for ten years. Yet,
in that lime, they have released three
briUiant albums. Now make it four.
Except Smile is so good and so
different, il is beyond anything that
a band who has had no major label
interest in ten years should be capable of doing. How could labels,
major and independent alike, not
have signed this band years ago and
turned them into "C-band"? Maybe
it's for the better, because the sev-
enty-fourminules and 21 songs that
makeupSmi/e sound somuch cooler
when you know that they are unsigned.
You could spend the rest of
your Ufe looking for a weak link on
this record. It has everything: il
rocks; it cheetahs; it experiments; it
samples. The vocals either scream
out at you or pull you into the world
that Change of Heart occupy and
have lyrically captured with such
precision that you feel that you are
there with them during the writing
process and the recording of the
album. Which, in a way, you are.
Smile was recorded live to
tape: nooverdubs.noexpensivc production, no major label excesses.
Fourdays. But Change of Heart has
no hype machine. They have no
advertising budget that is biggerthan
the GNP of most third world countries. There is only the music. Hope-
fuUy that is enough in some circles.
Smile will make your head spin.
You may not need to buy another
album this year.
There are only two things that
makemesadaboutthis record. First,
d thai
sign them. And then they'U try to do
the label thing and change them,
giving them groovy haircuts, buying them new "old" clothes, and
putting back up vocals where no
back up vocals have gone before.
The second thing is that critics
who have read about Change of
Heart everywhere, except in their
own columns, will start throwing
the band on their top ten lists so that
Change of Heart can bring a little
coolness into their otherwise bland
and pitiful lives. Change' of Heart
deserves a better fate then lhat. Smile
deserves lo be in your record collec-
Rob Boper
Adrian Belew
Inner Revolution
(WEA)
Mr. Belew suffers from the dreaded
Mature Artist Syndrome: songs dealing wilh Big Issues, supplemented
with "tasty licks," unadventurous
arrangements, and an unhealthy
Beatles-by-way-of-XTC influence.
Sure, Belew has never been an
immature artist— he cut his teeth
wilh Robert Fripp in King Crimson,
afterall—butanotherStingwedon't
need. Check out the song titles: "Inner Revolution" (revolution begins
al home blah blah blah), "This is
What I BeUeve In" (no sarkfesl),
"Big Blue Sun," "Member of the
Tribe." Just from these alone you
could guess that this disc bleeds ils
heart aU over the place, and you'd
be right.
Catchy melodies and solid,
sometimes inventive, playing with
the usual amount (for Belew) of
slrange guitar noises. A good album, a solid effort, but ultimately
nothing to get excited aboul.
Shawn Conner
Steve Wynn
Dazzling Display
(RNA/Warner)
Il's taken al least a decade for Steve
Wynn to be content with his lot as a
(good) songwriter-performer and
afteraU these years, you can't blame
him for wanting to feel so. His wiU-
ingness to experiment is a trait that
has basked him equally in critical
glow and critic's bum. Back in his
Dream Syndicate days he bore much
of the faUout surrounding the band's
sophomore release. Medicine Show,
and its creepy, long song-jams lhal
alienated much of the band's hard
earned audience.
Going solo didn'l require
nearly as much fortitude, bul while
planning his move to do so, he musl
have wondered if he could puU off
the coup of sounding Uke himself
bul unlike his old band. For his
release Wynn decided to retain a
soUd core of players from his successful debut, Kerosene Man, including guitarist Robert Machc,
bassists FemandoSaunders,ex-Syndicate male Mark Wallon, drummer
Denny Fongheiser and violinist
Richard Greene. Good friends Peter
Buck, JohnetteNapoUlano and Ch ris
Cacavas, among others, provide
limely assistance. Their backing
vocals and interaction with the main
attraction retains the edginess of his
past nasal-narratives without succumbing to the ghost of Syndicate.
A welcome carry-over from
the last record is his changed outlook. While dichards can groove to
songs like "405" and the U2-ish title
track, songs such as "Dandy In Disguise" and the Cowsills-I ike "Tuesday" (on which Billy's little sister
Susan is a backing vocalist) walk
compassion's tightrope without faU-
ing into imaginary nets of propriety
and self-pity. As was the case with
Kerosene Man, producer Joe
Chicarelli (Spirit of the West) has
■ recorded the large ensemble surrounding Wynn so lhat each other's
presence enhances the others without crushing the songs.
Dazzling might be the wrong
word to name this record. Try solid.
Rob Harrison
XTC
Nonsuch
(A&M/Virgin)
Continuing in the pursuit of making
music, that Andy Partidge says is
"so good it hurts to Usten to," XTC
has released Nonsuch, their twelfth
album for Virgin Records. The result is an intricately textured recording a la the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper and
Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds phase.
Ha-.
exqui
though largely unheralded,
for nearly fifteen years now, it could
almost be expected that XTC might
attempt lo commercialize their
sound a bil to gain a broader audience. No dice. It is instead becoming increasingly evident that these
guys would sooner play Wembley
Stadium (not likely, given Partridge's paralyzing fear of performing live) than compromise their aberrant approach to musical expression. If anything, XTC seem lo be
reverting back to the style of previous albums such as The Big Express
and English Settlement. Nonsuch is
related to these records in that it
mixes rich orchestration and jangly
acoustics wilh Partridge's snide lyrics and howling vocals.
The first single, "The BaUad
of Peter Pumpkinhead," is a Ught-
hearted tale of martyrdom, and aboul
as mainstream as XTC would care
to get. From there, things gel increasingly complex, and thereby
much more interesting. Moulding's
majestic "My Bird Performs" plays
the perfect McCartney-like counterpart to Partridge's Ixnnoncsque
"Dear Madame Barnum" and
"Crocodile," aboul ihc evils of jealousy. "The Disappointed" sympathizes with those who feel cheated
oul of romance, while "Bungalow"
mocks those who waste their lives
planning only for the future.
The seventeenth (phew!) and
final cut, "Books Are Burning," is
Partridge's pensive editorial on the
sanctity of the written word and
features some impressive guilar
work by Partridge and Gregory.
With yet another masterpiece
under their belts, XTC seem once
again destined lo be adored by the
criucs and unjustly ignored by the
public. Any irue fan of music would
be doing themself a huge disservice
by missing out on ihis album.
Lee-Ann Hooker
Celtic Frost
Parched With Thirst Am I
and Dying
(Noise/BMG)
Switzerland: home of watches,
cheese, chocolate, stability,neutrality, a spirall ing heroin epidemic, the
original Cabaret Voltaire, H.R.
Giger and Celtic Frosl. Beginning
as I Icllhammcr, the Frost have been
churning oul their Dirk Bogardc-
esque, "l.ast Year al Marienbad,"
rarefied Euro-thrash for a decade,
therein producing a background hum
for decaying villas where virginal/
vampirish servants indulge the
whims ofthe inbred fetishists.
So 1987' s "Cold Lake," which
brought the glam-dccadcnce lo the
surface ("Downlown Hanoi"—
Mike Monroe, call your office),
should 've been a masterpiece, but it
wasn't. Tom Warrior's Cookie
Monster-vocals have dated a bil, as
has lhat 80's variety of ihrash where
the chromatically-charged guitar
riffs seem to alter slightly wilh each
go-round as nobody can remember
how they went the first time.
Most of the "experiments" on
this career retrospective work belter
in theory than practice: "Cherry
Orchards" is a waste of a great title,
and "Mexican Radio" is still pointless despite having been praised to
the skies by people who never even
heard il (I know, I used to). There
are standouts however, everything
from "To Mega Therion" and everything with femme-vocals, including the incredible "I Won't Dance,"
featuring plasticized Philly-
soulchicks straight outta "Young
Americans."
A word on the band's glacial
imagery—many artists (Anna
Kavan, Black Sabbath) have used
ice/snow/winter, etc.,as metaphors
for encroaching drug addiction;
Celtic Frost reminds me of a pleasantly disorienting cough syrup buzz
(That isn't a put-down.)
Dave "Wave Queen"
Quaglia
Sisters of Mercy
Some Girls Wander By Mistake
(WEA)
This record is crap. AUow mc lo
expand. This record is absolute,
cliche-loaded, duU, self-indulgent,
Emerson, Lake and Palmer of the
1980's crap. God knows why anyone but a greedy record company
attempting to spin a fast profit out
of a possibly disintegrating band
would even release such a record.
This album is a compilation
of early Sisters singles from 1980
to 1983, including a very tired cover
of the RoUing Stones' "Gimme
Shelter." Here is a band that considers itself so very deep and so
very dark but, as their early singles
displayed, are really so very tedious. Ignore this record and hope-
fuUy it will go away.
Dominic Patten
Faith No More
Angel Dust
(Wea/Slash)
QUESTION: How does one rate an
album that at some points contains
the thrash and bash qualities that
have made a band famous whde at
otherlimes seems like Huey Lewis'
first metal attempt?
ANSWER: So-So.
Angel Dust, Faith No More's
latest effort, kicks off like a rocket
with a tune caUed "Land of Sun
shine" and continues with a sure
fire hit caUed "Caffeine," that will
have listeners dancing around their
rooms as soon as they hear it.
Throughout the first three tunes
Jim Martin's guitar and Mike
Patton's vocals really drive the
group, at times reaching perfection. However, by the time the fifth
track, "SmaUer and Smaller," has
rolled about the music begins to
feel too keyboard dominated and
takes on a slightly corny tone.
As mentioned before Mike
Patton's vocals are without a doubt
the album's strongest quaUty. Bul
the music accompanying him
doesn 'l do him justice at times and
leads one to think that he ought to
make Mr. Bungle a full time gig.
With Angel Dust being so mediocre it will be interesting to see
audience reaction to it when Faith
No More appears this summer with
Metallica and Guns N' Roses. At
least when they ripoul "Epic," their
only true hit lo dale, the crowd wUI
go insane. Other than lhal the only
olher insanity will be spending 15
bucks for a copy of the album.
Ralph
Sky Cries Mary
Exit at the Axis
(Capitol/World Domination)
Upon an ancient recommendation
from a lackily garbed Bcllcvue Ufe-
guard, I eagerly gave this lil' CD a
spin. In a word: (please forgivemc)
irippy. Fertile pincconcs of poetry
dance over a rich and rippling sea
of multicoloured music—cat lhal
linglish 100. Allhough a trifle repetitive formy tastes, il's definitely
different. The weaving of eloquent
voices and samples is hypnotically
mellow. My mind serenely drifts to
images of lava lamps, beads, sunflowers, and tall 'n' ripe wheat.
Il's nol boring bull wouldn't
recommend il for getting you in a
tear down your DOA poster, speed
along the highway, general rabble
rousing mood. 'Ininking back lo
that goofy lifeguard, I guess if Sky
Cries Mary can appeal to a guy who
al age 23 can'l be relied on to form
a sentence wilhoul including a
grunting noise, then I'm sure those
of us wilh brains can like ihem too.
Estee Alien Sex Fiend
Town Pump
Thursday 4 June
Dark, mystic, mysterious, angry, ugly
I hoped all the terms I used
to describe Alien Sex Fiend
would come to life but what I
around the captivating presence
of Nick Fiend.
The dichotomy of his slage
personna was,obvious to all witnessing the gentle, weak, and
vulnerable manner in which he
moved  about.   However,   in  a
sudden shift, he would delivei
powerful vocals lhat keep people guessing, "What's he going to do next?" All the while
he never lost lhal air of des
Nick guided ihc audienci
ihrough a strong collection o
lunes, including "Magic'
which has been released as <
video. Minus ihe video's nu
merous costume changes, the
live performance captured the
same level of vivid imagery
and was by far Ihe most theatrical song of the evening. Nick,
dressed in a ringmaster's costume, paid tribute to Shakespeare by singing to a skull
held in his left hand. After the
first verse he threw the skull
he held, plus aboul ten more,
inlo the audience. People
walked out of there with skulls,
two femurs, balloons, and even
a 6 ft. blow-up banana.
In the end I had no
momentos. Not even a balloon.
But I soon realized that just
being at the show was prize
enough. Besides, I don't think
that woman would have given
up the 6 ft. banana for anything.
Braden Z
Gwar
Melvins
New York Theatre
Saturday 6 June
Sweltering heal mixed wilh
B.O. provided an ideal environment for mania lo breed.
Before offering musical sacrifices lo ihe Gods of Distor-
l, the Melvins took the slage
n iheir
r.The
lighting dude, however, had the
opposite in mind as it took him
a few songs lolurn off the slage
lights and have the thing looking like a concert, instead of a
basement. The souni
prisingly good. All i
levels were well balanced.
This contrasted with the
bored-looking security team
who let all stage-diving go unmolested until whal seemed to
be a Melvins roadie look mat-
Conversely, funtime for
the audience was when Gwar
hit the stage. Indeed, that slage
literally got hit with every
imagineable bodily fluid: gob,
blood, cum, piss, sweat (well,
alright, maybe no tears). However, it was difficult to retain
the theatrics and music at the
same time. Both were so overwhelming that it seemed they
were battling for the audience's attention. Although it
was out of character for me,
the theatrics couldn't be denied as champion. How could
it have been any other way with
Oderus leading a collective of
musical mutants and bellowing at the audience, "Don't try
to suck up by spitting on me.
Shoot cum this far... and maybe
I'll fuck you."
The stagedivers that ignored the "Do not dive" request from Gwar got il hard
when Sexecutioner bopped
'em, tomahawk-style, with a
menacing 20-inch blade topping a six foot staff. Nol
enough to suppress di'
Okay, how about a few s
slaves dressed in nothing bul
g-strings and pre-fabricaled
penises of prodigious propi
Gwar woman, the Goddess of Subjugation, raged
about the slage flawlessly personifying feminism in its n
primal form. Man, whs
would do to be thai cop sh
Suffice to say lhat Gwar
is a band comprised of great
extremes. The result of which
was an extremely entertaining
evening of anatomical enlight-
sensory overload for yours
truly.
Braden Z
Kreviss
Cruel Elephant
Friday 12 June
I realize I'm getting jaded,
grumpy, and old when I regard
the prospect of checking out
boredom and the resultant case
my cynicism to the point that I
am no longer disappointed af-
because, truthfully,that's what
I was expecting. I don't believe it's a case of being close-
minded (I hope), and I do concede  thai  Vancouver has  ils
c of U
t thai
tain all the ingredients for a
night of high entertainment.
To this list I add Kreviss.
Not many knew whal lo
expect of a stageful of women
bearing guitars, but by the
opening of the second tune
(when sometimes singer Sandy
Morris bluntly announced,
"This one's for the U.S. border guards 'cuz they fuckin'
suck") the lines were drawn
and more than half of the audience went back to its corners
or fled the club completely.
Mosl people operate under some form of state
brainwashing and live
within a vision of the
world that is not ,quile
reality, like being
turned  off  by  women
tenng ol those present.
formed into thought and
believe what they're doing! They're making
fools of themselves."
Bul the band members'
vie
nil-
dence,  r,
Hon. (Mt
si be
a case of
dominan
verb
I gene in
that X  chrom
)somc,  I
Kreviss
erne
ged nol
out of so
tic he
gemonic
desire to
slush
tup, but
as   a  ve
icle
to  show
feelings,
talkt
ings out
anddispl
av its
(undeni-
able) ere
live r
ght.The
band is n
o mer
e branch
on the S
ipcrc
inductor
family   l
rec —
a   cow-
ardlydis
mssa
if lever
heard on
• — h
Jl a sen-
Oyster Band
Commodore Ballroom
Friday 12 June
Have you ever noticed lhat by
the fourth or fiflh song of a
band's set you lend to lose interest? By that time it has become evident that the music of
the evening will not be provid
ing ,i
ipem
nd the mind begins lo wander
asking itself practical questions such as "Can 1 afford another  drink?"  "Will   anyone
:al   i
if  I
here?" and "Why aren't I cool
enough to never be bummed
out?"
With all the press hype
surrounding the Oyster Band I
expected to be disappointed;
here is a band thai picked-up
favorable comparisons to the
Pogues, Billy Bragg, NRBQ
and the Waterboys. However,
the Oyster Band lived up lo
and surpassed such comparisons. By the end of the night I
had become one of those people who scream for another
encore even afler ihe band has
played for almost two hours
and given two encores already.
While I like to think concert reviews shouldn't fall into
simple pro or con tirades on
the part of the reviewer, I'll
make an exception forthe Oyster Band and wear my fan hat
on ihis occassion. The Oyster
Band disregarded lhal unseen/
monly seperales an audience
and performers from the first
note, which in the greal video-
vacuum of today is not an easy
feat. And, best of all, they
closed with a rave-up version
of "I Fought The Law" so good
you   would   never   guess   il
F.very band should be like the
Dominic Patten
ALL
My Name
Town Pump
Friday 12 June
Seeing All is like watching the
band at your high school prom,
even if they're no good, everybody is inlo Ihem for lhat one
night.
My  Name,  on  the  olher
hand, is a band lhal deserves
if not only because after ihis
Tacoma band will be bigger
than N-Band. That would be
the ideal scenario but as we all
know some overhyped, plaid-
wearing cheetah band will be
I for ;
My Nar
ti dollai
and
.Mil  Si
Ibethereign-
independent
enioy and be impressed.
Lenny Morgan for the benefit of those who
haven't heard the band), a rare
knack it is considering few attempt it and some do it bad
(Melvins). However, when applied with the correct blend of
talent and insight (i.e. knowing
when you are overdoing ii), this
of choking on its tongue.
Wilh a guitarist and bassist equally capable of pulling
off thick, hypnotic fills/leads,
and a drummer who drew praise
from skin-pounder John Wright
(Nomeansno) himself, My
Name knits the lightest pair of
baby booties stateside. Vocalist, Abe, then threads his wirey
voice through every crack and
sinew of the band's instrumentation to caulk and seal the pulsing rage of ihe band into an airtight dischordal mutiny. I hate
to make the comparison to Jesus   Lizard  again,  but  David
in the body of this man.
With the strength of only a
7" and a much delayed LP, look
for All to be opening for these
guys next time they're through
our/your town.
Paul t. Brooks
Rheostatics
Roots Roundup
Town Pump
Saturday 13 June
The Rheostatics were the opener
and their fans hit the floor the
same time the band hit the stage,
packing in  like  sardines  (no
smell, though). Albeit, the fans
Rh
for
use rhythm to good
ffect, and iheir music targets
he head rather than the hips.
The band does well at let-
ing each member's individually show through their tight
eamwork and still leave room
n. One particularly
ably wet Vancouver day contained the words "I was down
because of the rain," with hands
clapping to emphasize the
sounds of the rain. Overall, a
good show and one that satisfied although the band unfortunately stopped after a few song
encore, unaware that they could
have played longer.
After a twenty minute break
and a change in band equipment, Roots Roundup appeared.
The fans packed the floor and
everyone grooved to the funky
rhythm. What resulted was a
fabulous evening from two Canadian bands lhat we will be
hearing and seeing for a long
Roseann Nasser
Beautiful South
Commodore Ballroom
Monday 15 June
The honest approach is always
best, so I'll tell you, writing
this review is like pulling teeth.
Should I work quickly and hope
for a clean job or go slow and
cautious, looking to detail? Will
a doorknob and  string  do or
mposil
, should I
vith o
on my quest for perfection? The
problem with this analogy is
that the Beautiful South gig was
a far cry from a trip lo the de'n-
The firsl surprise I got was
thai the show had sold out-
scalpers were trying for almost
double the original price! Surprise number iwo: no opening
band. I accepted this immediately as somehow very appropriate. Who would be righl to
open for them anyhow?
The crowd appeared to be
apart from one person who dog-
whistled throughout the most
of the evening; I don't think
was alone in feeling rathei
a guilty voyeur. Most of th<
time 1 got a friendly feelinj
from the band, shy and exiro
.ng ii
, the
msclvj
Soulh;
of  the
:lc v,
:   for   I
tifu)
mderful
afore
song, '
e Speak Up II-
tensc highlight
ke
rubers
^^^^^^_ :Spe"
1 ly  the  horn  section   who
med the slage goading the
s night.    We cheered for a
audience behaved ther
well. I certainly was nol the
only person there enjoying myself. In fact, I haven't seen a
crowd so happy since S.N.F.U.
at the Town Pump in '87. We
leapt, and swayed, and hollered
to the unique songs and engag-
singei ,^^^^^^^__
I found the songs of their
new album 0898 more inspiring live andpractically swooned
with delight during "36D." The
v-born
and    laughed    al    Pa
Phil Collins, who play
the night before   would have
The band left ihe slage and
we then had to work hard for an
encore, screaming and stamping for a long five minutes, but
it was a labour of love. 1 think
the Beautiful South were almost
embarrassed by our affection.
Hopefully they'll gel a warm
reception wherever they go, bul
I like to think Vancouver was
spe< ■  '
Helei
G.
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1 VARIOUS	
 VIRUS  100'ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
2 VARIOUS CtAMCHOWDERANDICEVS.BIGMACSANDBOMBERS(NARDWUAR)
3 WINDWALKER	
 RAINSTICK(MINT)
4 BEASTIE BOYS	
     CHECK YOUR HEADtCAPITOL)
5 PAVEMENT	
 SLANTED AND ENCHANTED(MATADOR)
6 WEEN	
   THE POD(CARGO*SHIMMY-DISC)
7 GWAR	
AMERICA MUST BE DESTROYED(WARNER«SLAVEPIT>
8 CHANGE OF HEART....
 SMIIE(CARGO)
9 DAYGLO ABORTIONS.
     TWO DOGS FUCKINGtFRINGE PRODUCT)
10 DHI	
MACHINE ALTAR TRANSMISSIONtFRINGE PRODUCT)
11 THE DOUGHBOYS	
 WHEN UP TURNS TO DOWN(RESTIESS)
 HEAVY WITH PUPPY(BONER)
13 VARIOUS	
 WE BITE AMERICAIWE BITE AMERICA)
14 SUPERCHUNK	
     TOSSING SEEDS(MERGE)
 SUPERNATURAUEIEKTRA»UNK>
       DYIN' TO BE JESUS(NETTWERK)
21  NICK CAVE AND THE
BAD SEEDS                HENRY'S DREAM(ELEKTRA.MUTE)
22 DIE TOTEN HOSEN	
 LEARNING ENGLISH LESSON  l(VIRGIN)
24 JULIANA HATFIELD	
 HEY BABE(MAMMOTH)
27 TEAR GARDEN	
 THE LAST MAN TO FlY(CAPITOL=NETTWERK)
28 3-D PICNIC	
     NEW WAVE PARTY(CARGO=EARTH MUSIC)
 HEARTWORMtBOX  DOG)
30 BODY COUNT	
 BODY COUNT(WARNER=SIRE)
32 SUPERSUCKERS
THE SONGS ALL SOUND THE SAME(EMPTY)
 PRISON(CAROLINE-SUB POP)
34 FFRONT LINE ASSEK,
 NEURAL IMPLANTICARGO'THIRD MIND)
35 KODE  IV
INSANE(CARGO'KK)
36 LAVA HAY	
WITH A  PICTURE  IN MINDtCAPITOLNETTWERK)
38 PRAYERS FOR THE
RAVEN.
SACRED GROUNDtWING  AND A  PLAYER)
39 RIPCORDZ
KIDNOISE<CARGO=EN GUARD)
40 THE STAIRS
MEXICAN  R_B(POLYGRAM=lONDON>
XODUS(POLYGRAM)
42 ROCKET FROM THE
CRYPT, .
PAINT AS    A FRAGRANCE(CARGO-HEADHUNTER)
44 BABES IN TOYLAND
THE PEEL SESSIONStDUTCH EAST INDIA=STRANGE FRUIT)
45 ALL	
PERCOLATER(CRUZ)
VERBAL ASSAULT(CARGO=GROOVE>
47  LOST DAKOTAS
LAST TRAIN TO KIPLING(INDEPENDANT)
49 UNSANE	
UNSANE(MATADOR)
JULY 92 SHORTIE GROOVES 35
1  MECCA
L  B/W KREVISS...
 3-SONG EPtSUB  POP)
2 PHLEG CAMP      *BEAKER*(FINAL NOTICE)
3 MUDHONEY B/WGASHUFFER *YOUSTUPIDASSHOLE7*KNIFE MANUAL* 7-(EMPTY)
4 HELMET    IN THE MEANTIME* CD-S(AMPHETAMINE REPTILE)
5 HOT GLUE GUN     "I'll KILL YOU* 7"<MUD)
6 HOUSE OF  PAIN JUMP AROUND  12* (TOMMY BOY)
7 MULE         "UNCLE FUCK* 7'tBROWNER)
8 THE  MUFFS "GUILTYVRIGHT IN THE  EYE* 7*(AU-GO-GO)
9 YO YO "HOME GIRL DONT  PLAY  DAT"   12*(EAST WEST)
10 THE INDECISIVES FILL ME UP EP 7*(THRIU-0-RAMA)
11 BRATMOBILE KISS AND RIDE 7'(HOMESTEAD)
12 BROTHER BUZZ "DYNAMITE* 7"<EMPTY)
13 THE MEICES DONT LO THE SOAP RUN OUT 7"<EMPTY)
14 THE MUFFS NEW LOVE 7"<SYMPAIHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
15 SCARLET DROPS *DOGMA-SElF*/*CLING- 7*(HARRIET)
16 BAD LIVERS     *IUST FOR UFE*  7*(FIST PUPPET)
17 EXCESSIVE FORCE  "CONOUER YOUR HOUSE* 12*(WAX TRAX«KMFDM)
18 CATS GAME HOME SWEET HOME 7"<3 MINUTE MILE)
19 CAPTAIN AMERICA FIAME ON EP(CARGO.PAPERHOUSE)
20 THE GORIES       "BABY SAY UNH!" 7"<CARGO-ESTRUS)
21 PRAIRIE SCHOOL -INSUFFICIENT*/'GREEN* 7-(SUSANVIllE)
22 SCHIEPROCK HOOKING BACK"  +2 7"<EMPTY)
23 THE JESUS LIZARD -WHEELCHAIR EPIDEMIC" 7"(TOUCH AND GO)
24 UNREST       BAVARIAN MODS    7-(HOMESTEAD)
25 ZIPGUN "TOGETHER DUMB" 7'(EMPTY)
26 SWERVEDRIVER *REEl TO REEL"   I2-(CREATI0N.A»M)
27 THE BREEDERS  CD-5-EP(P0LYGRAM=4AD)
28 17       EP(WARNER.SLASH)
29 FLOP  'DRUGS* a -ACTION"  7-(DASHB0ARD HULA GIRL)
30 CAPTAINvSANDIHEKNICKERBOCKERTRIO     SOPHIE'S TIKI LOUNGE 7"(HEARTPUNCH)
31 BUM     PROMISE IS A PROMISE 7-(LANCE ROCK)
32 HUEVOS RANCHEROS    ROCKET TO NOWHERE 7"<ESTRUS)
33 BEDLAM ROVERS/WANNABE TEXANS    A BENEFIT FOR AMERICAN PEACE TEST 7*<SPI«IT)
34 JAWBOX     "TONGUES*/ "ONES AND ZEROS*(DISCHORD)
35 THE UNDERTAKERS  "TIME MACHINEVLOOKOUT 7TOMBSTONE)
JULY 92 SINGLE MAGNETIC PARTYCLOTHES
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2 SNOW DOGS *K-CAR
3 "SHORT LEASH "DRINKING WITH THE ANGEL'
4 SLOAN   -UNDERWHELMED'
5 WASHBOARD HANK "TURKEY IN THE STRAWVARE YOU SCRUBBED?"
6 MYSTERY MACHINE  "BROKEN
7 MYSTERY MACHINE      "SHAKY GROUND"
8 THE FALCONS "SHADOWLAND"
9 ALICE UNDERGROUND "TWISTING ROPE"
10 VEDA HILLE "LAINE"
11 JUDY RADUL "BUCKLE UP"
12 MAN "PEOPLE BOW"
13 SHORT LEASH "BAG LADY'
14 BUGHOUSE 5 "SOLID GOLD EASY ACTION'
15 LIST OF MRS. ARSON "DANCE'
16 SUCKING CHEST WOUND "SATAN 'N- DRUGS   N' HIPPIES 'N' R&R'
17 NOWHERE MEN	
18 ID CLUB	
19 JACK FEELS FINE	
20 MEXICAN POWER AUTHORITY..
21 GO GUY	
22 CAUSTIC THOUGHT	
23 CANE TOADS	
24 STARBOYS	
25 CUTER THAN SPUNKY	
26 HAZEL MOTES	
27 GOAT BOY	
28 OPERATION WILLIS	
29 TOUQUE	
30 STICK MONKEY	
31 MARY	
32 NOISE FLOOR	
33 OMNIBOL	
34 IMOGEN JAKES	
35 MOVIELAND	
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ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
12:00PM Aloftime is measured by its
art. Most broadcasting shuns art for
incestuous market-music. This show
presents the most recent new music
from around the world. Ears open.
Hosted by Paul Steenhuisen and lan
Crutchley.
THE BRUNCH REPORT 12:O0-12:15PM
News, sports, weather and more with
the OTR News, Sports and Weather
Departments.
THEROCKERSSHOW 12:15-3:0OPM Hosts:
George Barrett and Mike Cherry.
Reggae inna al styles and fashion.
Dancehall, Dub, Roots, lovers-rock.
Rock Steady, Ska and beyond!
THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE 5:00-5:30PM Al
the days news, weather and sports,
and a feature. Hosted by Helen G.
MAURY'S GOT THE NIGHT OFF 6:00-
8:00PM Kooky antics, current irrelevant issues. Joe Jackson, Pankow,
Ice-T, Helbastard. and your cool requests. Hosted by Karen Toddhgton
and Uoyd Uliana.
BLACK MUSIC 6:00-8:00 PM Alternates
with Maury's got the night off. Everything fromthe African-American tradition: Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Soul, R&B,
Funk, Hip Hop, and current Dance
Tracks. Mouldy vinyl to shiny CD's.
Your host, Lachlan Murray.
LULU'S BACK IN TOWN 8:00- 9:00PM Tune
in as your hosts Vinnie Carpelli and
Sonny Prince play some of the hottest crooners on wax. Names like
Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr.,
Engelbert Humperdinck and many,
many more...lots of great cuts and
plenty of polyester.
GEETANJAU 9:00- 10:00PM Geetanjaliis
a one-hour radio show which features a wide range of music from
India. This includes classical music,
both HindustaniandCarnatic.popu-
lar music from Indian movies from the
1930s to the 1990s. Semi-classical
music such as Ghazab and Bhajans,
and also Quawwalis, Folk Songs, etc.
Hosted by Jyoti Dhar and Pradeep
Kumar Nandam.
RADIO FREE AMERICA 10:00PM-12:00AM
Join host Dave Emory and colleague
Nip Tuck for some extraordinary po- .
litical research guaranteed to make
you think twice. Bring your tape deck
and two C-90s. Originally broadcast
on KFJC (Los Altos. California).
MONDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW   7:30-8: ISAM
Wake up with the CiTR Moming Show.
Al the news, sports and weather you
need to start your day. Plus whats
happening at UBC each day with
UBC Digest, a feature interview and
more. Topped off with the BBC World
Service News at 8.O0AM, live from
London, England. Hosted today by
Bill Currie.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-
11:00AM Your favourite brown-sters,
James and Peter, offer a savoury
blend ofthe familiar and exotic in an
excitingly luscious blend of aural delights! Tune in and enjoy each weekly
brown plate special.
DON ANDGOURD'SSTUPID RADIO SHOW
11:00 AM-1:00 PM So they asked me
Is this music T Noon feature: "Crucifix In Your Ear."
IHE AF1ERNOON REPORT 1:00-1:15PM
News, sports and weather.
MEKANIKAL OBJEKT NOIZE 1:15-3:00PM
CiTR's only all industrial / technical /
electronic show with different feature abums every week. With your dj
pal, June. Cevin Key likes some of
GUMBO RADIO 3:00-5:O0PM Host:Steve
Welts.
IHE CITR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:30PM Al
the latest on campus: news, sports,
an in-depth interview, theatre or film
review, editorial commentary and
more. Weekdays with host lan Gunn.
AUTHENTIC AMATEURISM 5:30-6:00PM
The sports show that seethes with
insight while staying at one with the
sports world. Hosted by Mark
Dinsdale. who always gK/es 110%.
Foe using on local.campusandama-
teur sports.
SONIC SALAD 6:00-7:00 PM Your head
will become a crazy bulbous
punchbag of sound.... pass thecrou-
BOXER SHORT BOYZ 7:00-9:OOPM Just a
couple of guys who like to walk
around in their boxer shorts with their
big fort guts hanging out. Jerome
Broadway and Garnet Timothy Harry
alternate weeks.
THE JAZZ SHOW 9:00PM-12:00AM
Vancouver's longest running prime
time jazz program. Hosted by the
ever-suave Gavin Walker. Features
aril.
Jury 6: This month The Jazz Show focuses on obscure artists and rare
recordings. First up is John Eisldne
Boyd ...a wonderful tenor saxophonist who played with Max Roach and
Miles Davis. "Rocky" Boyd made one
recordingandfadedftomthescene.
That afoum is tonights feature... Boyd
with Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Ron
Carter (bass) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) etc. Great sound.
July 13 : A former R&B singer named
Roosevelt Wardell became one of
the most promising piano players in
the early sWies. Innovative and creative, his sole album included the
great Sam Jones (bass) and Louis
Hayes (drums). Roosevelt Wardell
never made another record and
no one knew why.
Jury 20 : One of the most creative
and original alto saxophonists and
composers was Jimmy Woods (not
to confused with Phil Woods)... his
most impressive recording was
caled Conflict a very powerful album that featured Woods' spiraling
alto.HaroldLand'stenor saxophone,
Andrew Hil's piano and Etvin Jones'
drunrming.Wcodsquit music in 1966
to become a social worker.
Jury 27 : Wrapping up our "obscure
artists" month is Detroit pianist Kenny
Cox (who is stil alive and well in
Motown) leading a hard driving
quintet of Detroit players. Charles
Moore plays trumpet and Leon
Henderson (youngerbrotherof Joe)
plays tenor saxophone and drum
great Danny Spencer round out the
Contemporary Jazz Quintet.
TUESDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW   7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by Antje Rauwerda.
MADONNA DEATH WATCH    8:15-
11:00...is three words.
Jury 7: We promise we'll be on time.
Jury 14: Scooter phones from the
Great Canadian Shield...sorta.
Jury 21: Dont hold your breath but
Soundgarden might be dropping
by. This might just turn out to be
another corporate dick-around just
Ike the Beastie Boys thing. If that's
the case it'll be an anti-Lollapalooza
Jury 28: Lke we can plan this far
ahead...don't be a bser.
DOG'S BREAKFAST 11:00AM- 1:00PM
Now that it's more Ike summertime.
Jane and I wil be crafting our traditional English Summer Pudding Live
from Venus on the 7th. As Jury is
really a month for picnics and dining outdoors, we'l be doing the
'cucha fresco' thing. II give you
recipesforthingsthat can be served
room temperature or chilled-good
for sweltering days when you don't
want to slave over a hot stove. Abo,
tune in for Dirty Rice, Sex in a Pan
and other oddball concoctions.
Happy 125th Birthday, Canada!
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:15-3:00PM
Country music to scrape the cowshit
off your bootsto. With yer host-poke
Jeff Gray.
LIVE FROM VENUS 3:00-5:00PM
Women-made music and stuff,
hosted by Jane Tilley.
THE REAL DEAL 6:00-7:00PM "If if aint
rapthen you know it'scrap."—Eazy-
E. Hardcore rap with your hardcore
rap host Terror T.
THEUNHEARDMUSIC 7:OO-9:0OPM Meat
the unherd where the unheard and
the hordes of hardly heard and
heard, courtesy of host and demo
director Dale Sawyer. Herd up!
AVANT-PIG 9:00PM-12:00AM Alternating Tuesdays with Wolf at the
Door. Now three hours of funky,
ambient noise-piggery with Pete
Lutwyche.
WOLF AT THE DOOR 9:00PM-12:00AM
Alternating Tuesdays with Avant-Pig.
The btest in dance music and interesting drama every second week.
With Lupus Yonderboy.
AURAL TENTACLES MIDNITE UNTIL THE
MOON DROPS Fun for the whole
family to enjoy! Weird chunks of
news.oddpiecesoftuneage.Pierre
andthe2AMWWOD.
WEDNESDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW   7:JO-8:15AM
Hosted by bn Gunn.
SOULCHURCH 12:00-1 OOPM That program where we play for you the
best of the African-Canadbn, African-American gospel muse tradi-
tbn. Your host in a hurry, Dave
NOOLEY TUNES l:15-3:0OPM Spinning
the best and worst of CiTR's ptaytist,
only the most original requests wil
be remotely considered. Emphasis
wil be on new material from around
the worid, regardlessofmuscalcbs-
sification.
NORMAN'S KITCHEN 3:O0-5:O0PM The
next best thing to the Vision Channel! With your host, the Bernice
Gerard of Rock & Roll, The Reverend Norman.
THE HEALING HOUR 7:O0-9:OOPM Guru
Dru plays the blues.
EN1ERTAINMENT9:00- 12:00PM Onlythe
third Radb Programhthe history of
Homc-sapien kind to be dedicated
to solving alt of the world's problems. Radb that believes in confu-
sbn, noise, peace, bve, aggressbn
and maybe even EVOLUTION.
Move    beyond    the old
obsessbns...featuringLIVEFROM'lHE
INNER STATION the first Wendsday
of every month An altered approach to musb performed live for
OPEN COUNTRY JOY 12:00-4:OOAM,
THE FIRST WED. OF EVERY MONTH
Donl let the ??? fool you.
THURSDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW   7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by Antje Rauwerda.
CANADIAN LUNCH    11:30- 1:00PM
Toques, pbids, backbacon. beer,
igloos.snowmobiles.beavers& Brian
Mulroney. If you bve Canada, tune
in and eat your lunch to Canadbn
musb. Prevbusly Coratatfon.
POPGUN 1:00-3:00PM
FLEX YOUR HEAD3:00-500PM
-HARD JINX—
--ERC -CORE-
OUT FOR KICKS 6:00- 8:00PM No
Birkenstocksnothing politbaly correct. We donl get pab so you're
damn right we have fun with it.
Hosted by Chris B.
RED HOT AND BLUE 8:00- 9:00PM Roots
muse,rhythmand blues,rock n roll,
and who knows what, hosted by
Eddie J.
UVE FROM THUNDERBIRD RADIO HELL
9:00-11:00PM  Local muse from 9.
Uve bands from 10.
ABSOLUTE VALUE OF NOISE 11:00PM-
1:00AM 100% Canadbn industrialism. Noise with four-dimensbnal
psycho-acoustb interactivity. Prac-
titbner: Peter Courtemanche.
MEGABIASH 1 AM-WHEN U STOP US-
TENING minimalism, adamnoeisloan
is (irresponsible.
FRIDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW   7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by tan Gunn.
THE NOIZ SHOW 2:30-3:30,4:00-5:O0PM
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O-noiznoiznoenoizno-...
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE PRESENTS... 3:30-4:00PM Nardwuar the
Human Serviette Presents.. Word!
THE CITR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:20PM
With "The Votae of Reason," our
weekly look back at the week in the
news, tongues firmly in cheek.
THETHUNDERBIRDPR£VIEW5:20-5:30PM
The Sporls Department's preview of
what! be goin' down this weekend,
PROJECTIONS5:30- 6:00PM Project ons:
news, musb, and reviews of alternative, Hollywood and locally produced flms on Vancouver'sonly all-
movie radb show hosted by two
actul film students, Jason and Steve.
COCKTAILS WITH DARYL AND SUZI 6:00-
9:00PM Underground sound sys-
tem-styte mastermix radb.
FORTHERECORD 6:30-6:45PM Excerpts
from Dave Emory's Radio Free
America Series.
HOMEBASS 9.00PM-12: 30AM Dope
jams and fresh beats for a groovy
evening with DJ Noahonthewtieete
LYMP SINK 12:30AM-Morning Divide
twin bags abng perforation. Use 1
per cup: add boiing water. Steep 4-
6 minutes. If desired, add a touch of
honey. Spectal Bonus! Make it to 5
AMandgetabedtimestory! Hosted
by the G42 players.
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:00AM-12:00PM
Vancouver's biggest and best
acoustta/roots/rogue radb show.
Now in its 6th year on CiTR! Roots
musb from around the word.
POWERCHORD 12:15-3:00PM
Vancouver's only true metal show;
bcaldemotapes.importsandother
rarities. Gerald Rattlehead and
Metal Ron do the damage.
THE AFRICAN SHOW3:00-5:00PM Its a
muse thing from all "Africa." It's an
awareness thing of self and others.
It's an African house party. Stories.
musb. dance fun. Wetaome! Your
hosl: Umerah.
THESATURDAY MAGAZNE 5:00-5:30PM
UBC's weekend news. All the btest
news, sports, weather, a movb re-
vbw, feature report and more.
News with Luc Dinsdale; Doug
Rtahards has sports.
IN EFFECT 6:00-8:00 The Hip Hop beat
and nothin' but. With host PDS.
THE HEIMLICH MANOUEVER 8:00-10O0
The show that knows what evil lurks
in the hearts of men (and women).
The Shadow and his bad altitude
pervade in a worid where life is
cheap and the music is good. The
Shadow, intra at 8:30. conclusbn
at 9:30.
GROOVE JUMPING 10:00PM-1:00AM
Hosts Terry and John ptay budish
type tunes. Quote of the month:
Eat me!
SOMETHING 1:00-4:00PM Ambivalent
twat plays whatever she thinks is
cool for four, or four and a half
hours, and then puts on a CD and
goes to steep in the vinyl couch in
the bunge; unless you decide to
drwe her home.
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DiSCORDER DATEBOOK
27 SAT Vancouver International Jazz Festival continues Otis Clay,
Ann Peebles & the Memphis Soul Revue with Jim Byrnes Band at the
Commodore; Tim Berne Quartet at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre;
Kokoro Dance & Kane/Taylor Explosion "Bats" at the Waterfront
Theatre... Poison Idea with Spoonbender at the Town Pump.. Cottage
Industry with Dose Pump at the Cruel Elephant... Jennifer Scott at Cafe
Django... Last Wild Sons with Bughouse 5 at the Maximum Blues Pub...
Kerlie McDowall Trio at the Latin Quarter... Frank Frink Five at the
Railway Tommy Floyd with Nemesis Gypsy, Suzy Slam, and Charles
on Charges at 86 Street Kieran Overs Quintet with Christy Doran
Group at The Glass Slipper. Harvey Andrews at the WISE Club Luther
"Guitar" Johnson at the Yale Billy Cowsill at the Fairview Harry
Connick Jr at the Orpheum... Eartha Kitt at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre...
Hard Rock Miners with Rymes with Orange and Last Wild Sons at The
Breakers Delicatessen (730 & 9:30pm) at the Varsity... The Playboys
(7:15 & 9:30pm) at the Park... Monster in a Box (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the
Starlight Wayne's World (7 30pm) and The Decline of Western
Civilization II: The Metal Years (9:25pm) at the Ridge A Day in the
Life of Inner City Schools photo exhibition continues at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre (until July 28)...
28 SUN Vancouver International Jazz Festival closes Curlew at The
Glass Slipper; Barbara Dennerlein Trio with Ray Anderson at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre; Yomo Toro with Daniel Janke Quartet
at the Commodore... The Jesus Lizard with Lung at the Cruel Elephant..
Geoff Keezer at Cafe Django... Harry Connick Jr at the Orpheum.. Frank
Frink Fiveat the Railway.jam session at the Yale...Delicatessen (7:30
& 9:30pm) at the Varsity... The Playboys (715 & 9:30pm) at the Park...
Monster in a Box (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the Starlight... Wayne's World
(7:30pm) and The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal
Years (9:25pm) at the Ridge...
29 MON CiTR Alternative Mondays at the UBC Pit Pub... Tom
Cochrane with 54-40 at PNE Exhibition Bowl... Mike Jacobs at the
Railway... Delicatessen (7.30 & 9:30pm) at the Varsity... The Playboys
(715 & 9:30pm) at the Park... Monster in a Box (730 & 9:30pm) at the
Starlight My Father's Glory (7 15pm) and My Mother's Castle
(9:25pm) at the Ridge...
30 TUE Judy Mowatt & Her All-Star Band with Mzwakhe Mbuli at the
Commodore... The Cure with The Cranes at the Pacific Coliseum..
Russell Jackson at the Fairview Mike Jacobs at the Railway Cruel
'70s Disco at the Cruel Elephant... Delicatessen (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the
Varsity... The Playboys (7:15 & 9:30pm) at the Park. Monster in a Box
(7:30 & 9:30pm) at t-he Starlight.. My Father's Glory (715pm) and My
Mother's Castle (9:25pm) at the Ridge...
1 WED My Bloody Valentine with Buffalo Tom and Yo La Tengo at the
Commodore.. The Pasties with Skin Barn and Fine Grind at the Cruel
Elephant Tragically Hip, Colin James, Crash Test Dummies, Grapes
of Wrath, Spinal Tap, Chrissy Steele, Skydiggers and Eugene
Ripper at UBC Thunderbird Stadium... Russell Jackson at the Fairview...
Luther "Guitar" Johnson at the Yale Delicatessen (7 30 & 9:30pm)
at the Varsity... The Playboys (7:15 & 9:30pm) at the Park.. Monster in
a Box (730 & 9:30pm) at the Starlight   Monty Python & the Holy Grail
(7:30pm) and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (9:20pm) at the
Ridge...
2 THU CiTR Alternative Thursdays at the UBC Pit Pub... This Is Our
-    Daughter with Dead Surf Kiss and The Many at the Cruel Elephant
Buckmaster Circle with Tree Frog, List of Mrs Arson and Lovers &
Madmen at 86 Street Luther "Guitar" Johnson at the Yale Russell
Jackson at the Fairview... Delicatessen (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the Varsity...
The Playboys (7:15 & 9:30pm) at the Park.. Monster in a Box (7:30 &
9:30pm) at the Starlight... Monty Python & the Holy Grail (7:30pm) and
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (9:20pm) at the Ridge
3 FRI Valentinos, I Braineater, Cane Toads, Bludgeoned Pigs
reunion, Potato Head, Plug Toque atthe Commodore Second Nature
with Omniball and Drop Dolls at the Cruel Elephant Sarah McLachlan
with Lava Hay at the Orpheum... Luther "Guitar" Johnson at the Yale...
Russell Jackson at the Fairview Trama with Lou Valentino at The
Breakers... Proof (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the Ridge...
4 SAT The Smugglers with Drag the River at Sandy Cove   Helix with
Love Junction at 86 Street.Trama with Lou Valentino at The Breakers...
Luther "Guitar" Johnson at the Yale   Russell Jackso n at the Fairview
Live with Wire Train and Spent Poets at the Town Pump   Four Men &
a Dog at the WISE Club... Proof (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the Ridge...
5 SUN Colette Wise at Cafe Django... Proof (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the
Ridge...
6 MON CiTR hosts the National Campus/Community Radio Conference NCRC '92 which opens today at the UBC Student Union
Building... CiTR Alternative Mondays at the UBC Pit Pub... Johnny
Clyde Copeland at the Yale... Proof (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the Ridge...
7 TUE NCRC '92 continues at the UBC Student Union Building...
NCRC '92 special concerts: Superconductor, Windwalker, The
Smugglers and Emily Stop at the Town Pump... April Winewith The
Blake Havard Band at 86 Street The Pontiax at the Yale Cruel '70s
Disco at the Cruel Elephant... Proof (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the Ridge...
8 WED NCRC '92 continues at UBC Student Union Building... NCRC
'92 special concerts: Zip Gun, Mecca Normal, Pigment Vehicle,
Mr Wrong and Cub at the Cruel Elephant; Jimmy Roy's 5 Star
Hillbillies with Potato Head at Smash Gallery... The Pontiaxat the
Yale... Proof (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the Ridge...
9 THU NCRC '92 continues at the UBC Student Union Building...
NCRC '92 special concerts: 7 Year Bitch, Mexican Power Authority, Vinaigrettes and Steel Wool at the Cruel Elephant... CiTR
Alternative Thursdays atthe UBC Pit Pub... The Pontiaxat the Yale
Basehead at the Backstage (Seattle).. Proof (7:30 & 9:30pm) at the
Ridge...
10 FRI NCRC '92 continues at the UBC Student Union Building...
NCRC '92 special concerts: Jack Feels Fine, T.B.A., A Cartoon
Swear and Blaise Pascal at the Cruel Elephant; Coal, Perfume
Tree and Movieland at Smash Gallery... Sons of Freedomat 86
Street... David Lanz at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... The Pontiax
at the Yale Fort Langley Music Festival opens Bop (harvey) at the
Backstage (Seattle) International Festival of Short Films (7 & 9pm)
at the Ridge...
11 SAT NCRC '92 continues at the UBC Student Union Building...
NCRC '92 special concerts: Mystery Machine, BUM, Facepuller
and Kreviss at the Cruel Elephant... The Pontiaxat the Yale
country dance at the WISE Club... Africa Day '92 at Studio 16... Fort
Langley Music Festival continues International Festival of Short
Films (2, 7 & 9pm) at the Ridge...
12 SUN NCRC '92 closes... Natalie Colewith Ottmar Liebert & Luna
Negra at the Orpheum Fort Langley Music Festival closes International Festival of Short Films (2, 7 & 9pm) at the Ridge
13 MON CiTR Alternative Mondays at the UBC Pit Pub... Oliver &
the Elements at the Yale Shadows and Fog (7:30pm) and The Search
for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (9:20pm) at the Ridge
14 TUE Cracker at the Town Pump Peter Murphy with The Nymphs
at the Commodore... Sunny Rhodes at the Yale Cruel '70s Disco at the
Cruel Elephant.. Shadows and Fog (7:30pm) and The Search for Signs
of Intelligent Life in the Universe (9.20pm) at the Ridge
15 WED Sunny Rhodes at the Yale Until the End of the World
(7:30pm) at the Ridge.
16 THU CiTR Alternative Thursdays at the UBC Pit Pub... Koko
Taylor & Her Blues Machine with the Lonnie Brooks Blues Band, Li'l
Ed & the Blues Imperials, and Elvin Bishop at the Commodore Sunny
Rhodes at the Yale... Until the End of the World (7:30pm) at the Ridge...
17 FRI Vancouver Folk Music Festival opens at Jericho Beach Park..
Dead Milkmen with Billy Goat at the Town Pump Danny Bonaduce at
Yuk Yuk s Sunny Rhodes at the Yale International Festival of Short
Films (7 & 9:30pm) at the Ridge..
18 SAT Vancouver Folk Music Festival continues   Danny Bonaduce
at Yuk Yuk s The Squirrels with Mr & Mrs Smith and Potato Head at
the Smash Gallery... Sunny Rhodes at the Yale... International Festival
of Short Films (7 & 9:30pm) at the Ridge...
19 SUN Vancouver Folk Music Festival closes International
Festival of Short Films (7 _ 9:30pm) at the Ridge...
20 MON CiTR Alternative Mondays at the UBC Pit Pub... Spyro Gyra
featuring Jay Beckenstein atthe Commodore... Big Daddy Kinsey & the
Kinsey Report at the Yale House Band with J Kickpatrick at the WISE
Hall... Talk 16 (7:30pm) and 28 Up (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
21 TUE David Raven at the Yale... Lollapolooza 2 at UBC Thunderbird
Stadium with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry, Soundgarden, Ice
Cube, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lush and Pearl Jam Barely
Works with Dave Moore at the WISE Hall... Cruel '70s Disco at the Cruel
Elephant... Talk 16 (7:30pm) and 28 Up (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
22 WED Lemonheadswith Juliana Hatfield at the Town Pump Jimmy
Cliff with Burning Spear and Majek Fashek atthe Commodore... David
Raven at the Yale... Lenny Gallant with Teresa Doyle at the WISE Hall...
Withnail and I (7:30pm) and How to Get Ahead in Advertising
(9:35pm) at the Ridge...
23 THU CiTR Alternative Thursdays at the UBC Pit Pub... Jimmy
Cliff with Burning Spear and Majek Fashek at the Commodore David
Raven at the Yale... Rory McLeod with Bobby Watt at the WISE Hall...
Withnail and I (7:30pm) and How to Get Ahead in Advertising
(9:35pm) at the Ridge...
24 FRI Mushroom Trail with Green Apple Quick Step and Wicked
Swimming Dog at the Cruel Elephant... k.d. langat the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre   David Raven at the Yale    Mission Folk Festival opens
Lemonheads with Juliana Hatfield at the Backstage (Seattle)   Fried
Green Tomatoes (7pm) and Leaving Normal (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
25 SAT k.d. langat the Queen Elizabeth Theatre... David Raven at the
Yale Mission Folk Festival continues Fried Green Tomatoes
(7pm) and Leaving Normal (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
26 SUN Caribbean Day '92 at North Vancouver Waterfront Park...
Mission Folk Festival continues Fried Green Tomatoes (7pm) and
Leaving Normal (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
27 MON CiTR Alternative Mondays at the UBC Pit Pub... Oliver &
the Elements at the Yale... 35 Up (7:15pm) and The Fool (9:30pm) at the
Ridge..
28 TUE Betty Shaw at the Yale.. Cruel'70s Disco at the Cruel Elephant...
35 Up (7:15pm) and The Fool (9:30pm) at the Ridge... A Day in the Life
of Inner City Schools photo exhibition closes at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre...
29 WED Betty Shaw at the Yale The Double Life of Veronique
(7:30pm) and Voyager (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
30 THU CiTR Alternative Thursdays at the UBC Pit Pub... Dick
Gaughan at the WISE Club... Betty Shaw at the Yale... The Double Life
of Veronique (7:30pm) and Voyager (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
31 FRI The Allman Brothers Band with Blues Traveler at the Plaza of
Nations... Burnaby Centennial Music Festival atthe Civic Square with
Stephen Fearing, UHF, and Eileen McGann   Betty Shaw at the Yale
, Spotswood (7:30 & 9:35pm) at the Ridge...
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