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Liar
Liar was recorded in May 1992 at Chicago Recording
Company with Steve Albini.    If possible,  this album is
even more textured, more precise, more chaotic,
more surreal  than Goaf. It has all the pain, all the sex,
and all the power of its predecessor, but takes them
even further,  spurred on by Yow's animal howl.
If they did not exist, it would be necessary to invent
them.    Fortunately, they do, and we don't have to.
Thank God for THE JESUS LIZARD.
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Tuesday
Nov. IO
Orpheum Theatre Listen up folks, I'm really tired of
the debate this page has been the
forum for lately. It seems everybody thinks they're in the upper
echelon of the local underground,
and therefore know all the answers,
and definitions, in regards to the
omnipotent "alternatives." If you
don't have anything bold, creative
or strongly un-opinionated to say
(stupid does not count)...don't waste
my time. I miss the days of being
a father-like figure whom you could
come to with probing questions; I
miss the pathetically witty attempts
at making you laugh; I miss the
old "Airhead."
You've all turned me into a
snide and constantly defensive prick
and I, and the rest of the reading
collective, hate you for it. So, from
this day forth, keep your "alternative" sentiments limited to round-
table discussions, as a topic at
your next community meeting, or
just keep them to yourselves. If
you're really gung-ho about voicing yourblandy unoriginal ideas,
approach the clubs and people that
you have a problem with, but,
please, be kind enough to keep it
out of my face.
FUCK ALTERNATIVE
...AND THE HORSE IT RODE IN ON!!
Now, hopefully I didn't scare
to many of you away with lhat
tirade, actually my intentions are
quite the opposite, because
Discorder is on a writer recruitment. Ifyou are a competent writer,
with some well honed and distinctive journalistic skills, from the
Bellingham area...Discorder is
looking for you.
It is no surprise to anyone
that Bellingham has always been
a mecca for arts/music related action and, frankly, we just can't
keep up with it well enough.
Discorder is looking for reviewers, feature writers and anyone
with an initiative. If you're interested and feel that you can fill
these shoes contact our editor c/o
the address on the masthead and
we'll start you on your way to a
life of fame and...well, uh, FAME!
No point in stopping there,
here is a callout to all of you poets
and fiction/non-fiction writers! For
quite awhile now, the pages of
Discorder have gone without the
regular submissions from said
writers and we apologize. Then
again it wasn't entirely our fault,
as the rate in submissions dropped
substantially. So, we're going to
make it up to you die-hard poetry/
fiction/non-fiction writers/readers
by commencing the printing of
said works on a monthly basis.
Follow the instructions stated above
and send your stuff to Discorder
Fiction c/o Discorder.
That's about it for business and
gripes, but before I leave you wilh
ink on your fingers and a bad taste
in your mouth I feel it's my duty to
play a good-citizen role and inform you about some Crime
Stopperish happenings.
One of our associate radio
stations in Sudbury, Ontario was
the unfortunate victim to an atrocious robbery. It seems lhat Carl
Jorgensen and the staff at CFLR
Radio of Laurentian University
were stolen of everything vital to
the daily operation of a radio station. Well, without having to get
into gory details, the cost of replacing all the stolen equipment is
going to run them a pretly high
sum, but even harder lo replace are
all the compact discs and cassettes
which were sent to the station over
the past who-knows-how-long.
So listen up west coast American/Canadian artists/labels...if you
have sent some of your product to
CFLR Radio within the past year or
so, or even if you haven't, it's lime
to shop that stuff around. CFLR
needs a playlist again and you can
helpby sending any and all material
CFLR Radio,
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E2C6
Anybody wishing to pass on
their condolences can do so by writing the above number or phoning
Carl at (705) 675-1151
2405, or faxxing (705) 673-6555
aim: CFLR. Hang in there, baby!
IN PRAISE OFTHE LORD,
GOD, KING, BOOFU
RESPONSIBLE FOR
SETTING US ALL
STRAIGHT ON THIS
"ALTERNAT1VE"THING!?
Dear Airhead,
It's refreshing to see that somebody
actually wrote a decent, short, &
sweet letter last month. Thumbs up
to Paul tobeing the first not toexten-
sively whine on a severly overdone
topic. Good points too!
Dan
Dear Airhead,
One obvioius concept I think we are
all forgetting to keeep in mind is
this: the current fondness the public
has for all things (formerly) "alternative" will soon pass because, as
all things are with lhat breed, it is a
trend. Yes, Club Monaco is selling
plaid shirts and yes, every Todd,
Dave and Jamie is growing his hair
long, but before you can say " Under
the Bridge," the Cruel E. and the
Luvafair dance floors will be prep-
pie-free, their copies of
Badmotorfmger will be rotting in
the closet and they'll all be clamouring
to scramble aboard the next bandwagon lhat comes lumbering by.
Gisele da Silva
P.S. Thumbs up to Paul, you said
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ALTERNATIVE! g SECRETS   ENTRUSTED
TO A FEW
BY JUDITH BEEMAN
At age eleven I became obsessed
with Madand horror comics. Sadly,
my little kid budget didn't snag much
reading material. I now find myself
pushing thirty with a much bigger
budget and a renewed lust for comics. I'm beginning to haunt comic
shops with a passion and steer away
from mainstream titles —I'll confess I've yet to know who the X
Men are—and head for the alternative/adult sections. "Underground"
is no longer a buzzword fitting these
works. For the cost of a new book
you could buy HATE (or Yummy
Fur, Eighlball, el al) for a whole
year! With that in mind, might I
suggest the following new titles:
Any new book by Argentina's
Jose Munoz (pictures) & Carlos
Sampayo (words) is cause for cclc-
braton. When that book features the
story of Billie Holiday ($9.50, Fantagraphics), you know il's going to
be somelhing special. Deciding lo
portray the life of jazz queen, Holiday is a logical move; her slory suits
the lines of Munoz' drawings perfectly. The team is known for their
somber characters and oppressive
scripts; sadly, this all too well captures the era of Lady Day. It's the
team's firsl collection since Joe's
Bar (1987, Catalan); four breathtaking tales of hunger.
Art Spiegelman, from Raw,
described ihe ambienceof Joe 'sBar
as follows: "The air is smoky and
smells of Raymond Chandler's cig
arettes, but there are no heroes
here—only iheheroism of frail lonely humans looking for a way oul of
ihe labyrinth of iheir own alienation, searching for affection, self-
esteem, a way to survive twenty-
fourmorc hours. There's a profound
sadness and tenderness in these stories of a haunting kind never seen in
Also worth seeking out:
Raw  #3 and 6 — for more Sam
payo/Munoz
Sinner (Fantagraphics) — Detail:
the limes of Alack Sinner,
turned private investigator.
tcrly publication, I'm only aware oi
five issues ever released.
Deep City (Catalan) — Yel anothei
cop, this lime ex-boxer Kvarislo
Artwork by F.Solano I^opcz, one o]
Argentina's oldest illustrators.
Kinder Nacht (the Nighl Chil-
dren)islhcnamcofafictionaI scoot
er club who fight the good fighi
against skinhead thugs (Are all skins
really lousy na/.i scum?). Issue ont
involves espionage andpcoplc wht
actually say "vill" instead of "will.'
The talc is published by local Pass
'N Wind Scooter Club in associa
lion with Island F.ascl Imaginations
glossy and features
.'Ihc
io bucks; however.
the slory is confusing and "to be
continued," leaving many questions
unanswered. Ihe last page features
info on Vancouver ska events and
groups. Look for the next issue
which promises to be 22 pages.
EXIT comes all the way from
the U.K. and is by N. Kanan. From
the inside cover shot of pimply youth
Kanan coifed a la Buddy Bradley,
lo the canary yellow cover (just the
wordcxitin capital lellcrs)lhis book
is hoi. Stunning art (the transition
from a group of people swimming
to people dancing in a club is a
prime example) and a nifty story
filled with intrigue and romance.
Issue#2 plans to be set in the United
States.
Boodsucker and Skinheads
in Love are two recent releases
from Eros (thee naughty comix
line of Fantagraphics), both feature the art of Bob Fingerman.
Bloodsucker is written by Lydia
lomch and features a female lead
who has an insatiable bloodlust.
It's obvious the real draw here is
Lunch—her story is sexy and violent—as she continues her longstanding arts career with something new. Keep an eye out for a
loinch, Nick Cave, and Mike Matthews' comic As-Fix-E-8 put out
by Last Gasp (s'all I know aboul
it right now)
Skinheads in Love is wonderful. Bob I". has come up with a
hilarious portrayal of Simone and
her boyfriend Roy, two big city
skins who "do il" often (bonus
points forthecondom usage). This
is one of the first "sex" comics
I've picked up in ages (honest)
and if they all had as much humour I'd probably buy more. I got
this in the Slates and strongly have
my doubts customs will let this
through.
Andrew Vachss is the writer who features "Burke" as the
enforcer in such books as Hard
Candy and Blossom. His stories
deal wilh child abuse of the worst
kind; where children arc only
worth what they can bring in on
ihc streets. This year Dark Horse
NEW! Com,
, yet? Is
#2 is slill available wilh
#3 due by the end of the
year. This compilation of
local artists is tres cool. I
especially enjoy the differing styles of art
throughout. Most of the
people involved with
NEW! Comics work in il-
(ahem,    speaking    of I
which... don't miss Spike
and Mike's festival of sick  |
andlwisted animation,oi
now al the Ridge!). No su
pcrhcro's, no gratuitous  I
sex—well, ihe jailhouse
lesbians on the cover are
rather alluring—NEW!
Comics is just a hefty 56 pages of       Comics   brought   us   HARD
original, funny and poignant art.       LOOKS, a graphic adaptation of
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You really should get out more.Send subtext a brief description of the best "flipside" type of venue this town has to offer.
The winning entry—drawn oh-so-fairly from a hat—will win
a copy of Guy's Guide to the Flipside. Write subtext #4636,
MPO Vancouver, BC, V6B 4A1. Happy reading!
material by Vachss. Issue #4 is on
the stands now. Each volume contains a complete talc as weUas pen-
Wow! It's the 10th anniversary of Love andRockels,iiK.comic
create.) by brothers Gilbert ami
Jaime Hernandez. Soon the -lOlh
issue of thei- ongoing scries will
be al comic stands throughout North
Amenca, Tlie bros have been promoting their books and will be at Golden
Age Collectibles (830 Granville) on
Salxinlay,
I've never read much Love
and Rockets, in part because I
was mystified by all the different stories and characters, bul
mostly because I simply did nol
hang out at comic shops during
the 80's. Luckily, this lOlhan-
brought about a guide lo the
comic (S.1.95). This introduced
me to the various characters and
storylines white also desci
the brothers differing ai
styles. After reading thi
hing
I'll
Inn;
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somewhat aware when I n
Los Bros and gel'cm to sign
my—one' tsk—copy of Love
andRociMs. Hey. you've gotta
People are reading
Ever wonder
what people are reading? I do. This month two busy
fella's, Douglas Coupland and
Guy Bennett took the time to tell
subtext.
Usually this space is taken
up with infamous people writing
about what they are reading and
why. Doug Coupland, author of
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the     phenomenal
Generation X and
Shampoo    Planet,
agreed readily to do a
"people are reading"
but didn't go into detail.
Ahem. He's still okay in my
books, tho. Here's his list:
After Henry - (essays) Joan Didion
Tinlin: llerge and His Creation ■
(biography) Harry Thompson
The Ufe and Writing of Abraham
Lincoln ■ edited by Phillip Van
Dorcn Stern
S/on«o/Go_-RainerMariaRilke
This summer I finally got
around to reading both Generation X and Coupland*s latest,
Shampoo Planet. What irks me is
the reason I didn't get around to
reading Gen. AT in the first place...it
was too popular. I figured any
book which so many people are
enjoying can' t be that good. Know
what I mean? I figured it was all
hype and good public relations. I
was wrong. Anyhow, the book is
into its 7th printing and the latest
batch to show up in bookstores is
also the nicest; the section on the
cover which was bright orange is
now a soothing white. You won't
be let down.
Guy Bennett is another a local
writer who took the time to tell us
what he's been reading:
\t Rest - John Updike
Writing In The Rain - Howard
White( local poet; Harbour press)
Guy is indeed the author of
Guy's Guide to the Flipside, a look at
the rather seedier haunts this town
has. Originally out in 1987, the first
two printings sold out. Rather than
reprint, Guy took the profits and
headed for Latin America. Today,
heand hisfamily are calling Toronto
home for a year while working on his
first film Ocean Boy.
The Flipside seen in Guy's
book features the more interesting, yet oft down'n'dirty, places to
check out in our city: The American Hotel for example. This guide
features places to hang for all you
Vancouverites who want off the
beaten track. Guy took the time
and trouble to personally check
out these places, the chapter headings say it all: Food, Drink, Hair,
Skin, Dogs, Death.
Actually, aside from the particulars of each pub or restaurant
or curio shop here (like hours of
operation — once and for all, the
Only Seafoods closes at 7 pm),
Guy delivers a witty synopsis of
what he has observed—or imagined—hanging out at these places.
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24 HR. SHOW INFO: 681-1732 Discorder— First of all, the
Accused are different this
time through. It's been awhile
since you last played Vancouver and now you've got a completely different line-up.
lil..,
-  We'
,  got a
Iii the first few days following
the Accused's Cruel Elephant performance several nasty rumors began to
spread like wildfire: "They sucked";
"They played four song s and got booed
off the stage." I'd say the people starting these pathetic un-truths could not
have been there that night! Wild
doesn't even begin to describe the
crowd on this night. And this was not
possibly to the audience's benefit.
divers, a merciless waterpistol extinguished the Accused's guitar.
(Isn't it about time lhat slam
commodity, went the way of the
Hey! The Accused played
one damn great, vital and energy
packed show. Probably one ofthe
best I've seen in a long time. Talking to their front man, Blaine, long
After suffering from an unbelievable lack of suge space, due to the
constant crush and never ending onslaught of bozo stage/ slam-dance/
time Seattle growler, i
breath of fresh air in the
big labels, big money ai
tudes. Read on....
r player.
We've had the guitar player for
about a year, and the drummer
since July. Tom (ex-guitarist)
quit to do Gruntruck, which is
what he's wanted to do for
awhile, with Ben the singer
from Skinyard. That's what he
wanted to do...we always seem
punk us out.
It's strange for me to see the
Accused without Tom but is it
strange for you to do the Accused
without Tom? Basically, you have
no original members left.
It's strange, but then again it's not.
We've been active the whole time,
so it's not hke we haven't done
anything for two years and then
reformed again without Tom. He
made the chioce to do that and we
had a lot of stuff going on. Tom
quit right before our last European tour, we had that going on and
we'd just done our last record with
NastyMix. Sure, we could have
broken up, but what's the point?
We put so much energy into it
already.
You've been doing thisfora long
time. As far as bands that have
been around for a long time
there's not many that have been
around as long as the Accused.
There is you guys, Poison Idea,
Bad Religion, SNFU. You've
worked very hard, I can understand why you wouldn't want it
If we weren't doing anything at
the time Tom quit we probably
would have broken up and done
something else.
You've done three records with
NastyMix, is that over? Are
you moving on?
We're shopping for a new label
now. We're not pleased with
NastyMix at all.
Does this have anything to do
with the fact that they weren't
pushing the Accused? Was
this because of the type of
band you are or the type of
label they are?
The type of label they are. They
don't push any of their bands
Everything was good on
paper. We had a meeting
with them before we
signed and everything was
really positive, once we
got on the label they
weren't doing shit for us.
We've been on two compilations since then that hav
had more ad  space pur-
As far as the newest record goes,
most people don't even know it's
As a matter of fact I tried to get them
[NastyMix] to do an ad in Discorder
because we were doing these shows,
and they wouldn't do it. It's just
nd culous lhat the label ioesn'twanl
to I uy any ads!
Kave the last three records done
very well? I'm sure Grinning Like
An Undertaker must have done
quite well, it did a lot better than
the latest two because it seems like
there was a lot more exposure for
it.
Grinning... did well, Straight Re
was somelhing we didn'l
lodo.
I know a lot of people don't
even know you're actually
from Seattle. You're not in
with this "Seattle scene" thing
at all. Is that good or bad for
What Tom has now moved on to
is more along the lines of what is
considered Seattle music, more
so than   i   \    the Accused. I
thai are a part of the whole Seattle
thing never played at the O.K.
Hotel—lhat's the all-ages club.
Mosl of these bands just play at
bars. All the bands wanl lo sound
like Nirvana or Soundgarden,
there's something the matter
with people who are so concerned wilh what is the cool
thing to do.
What sort of direction do
you see the Accused going
now? Will you continue go-
ig along doing the same sort
of thing you 've done so far?
We'r.
groove   i
nething.
guess being with the ex-members of Skinyard should open a
lot more doors as far as the Seattle rock explosion goes. Being
from Seattle , is this big Seattle
Sound thing noticeable?
Definitely. There's a lot more clubs
around now than there
Seattle
It's bad. We w,
band before it was" cool" ti
be a Seattle band. We were
praising living in Seattle
for years!
Do you feel like youv'e been
looked?
Totally. If we were coming out
now it would be totally good. When
we started it was detrimental to be
from Seattle, but now it's not.
but they're all
bars. What's so fucked
about the whole Seattle scene is
that it's all bars, there's only one
all-ages club. Most of those bands
there anything you want to
mention?
We've gotten our comic book out,
finally. We were supposed tohave
a comic book out with the last
record we did with Combat. We
solicited all these artists and put
together a 64 page book that was
supposed to go with the record,
but Combat backed out.
Did you put it out yourself?
We did it through a company called
Fantagraphics. It comes wilh a
You've put out a lot of material,
its really strange how the
Accused seem somewhat
overlooked?
It's a shame especially when
Dorrosion of Comformity,
'hohaven't done anything for
two or three years, make a
comeback and are strongerthan
they ever were before. Even
D.R.I, is on the comeback. Idon't
know if it's because the stuff we
were doing wasn't slick enough or
But you're still out there ripping...
We still do it all ourselves. We're
a total D.I.Y. band. We don't have
a management or anything.
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oul of ihe way of
Over the course of
the past couple
months it has been
gathering momentum. Yoa're
all gelling better at recognizing it;
at the core a noted "up and comet,"
festering around the corejournal-
ists and music business types hurl
overused superlatives at aigiven
rock band who three years ago
would have been deemed unworthy
to even be pissed upon. The "busi -
ness" is really turning into a joke,
in some ways it reminds me of a
dog chasing its tail and in others
an uncontrolled (as though they
are ever controlled) shark feed.
There  was  a  time  when
people
: able to focus their
one thing at one time.
Now I get this image of a group of
editors, writers, A&R reps sitting
8 EfRgoaE^q-*
in a room sampling records. The
funny thing is that it is Pavlov that
operates the stereo and these days
he is a few bricks short. Instead of
getting the expected reaction when
met with the proper stimulus, those
seated at the table are a slobbering
mew. They react not only when
they are supposed to but also when
they are not supposed to. The whole
lot of them (or us?) are throwing
their neck* backwards and forwards like a coup full of chickens
To be sure everything that is
gawked at is not disposable, for
every Social Distortion there is an
UNREST, and for every Pearl Jam
there is a PAVEMENTS
200milcstothe north of Yellowstone National Park, in California, lies the town of Stockton. I
hit- never heard of the place until
one day T came across the name
twice. I received a letter from a
friend of mine who is spending
some time working, what they call,
the fruit circuit down south and
the postmark read Stockton. That
same day I bought Slanted and
Enchanted, the debut full length
release of Pavement, recorded in
Stockton. From Steve M (guitarist/
vocalist) 1 learned that Stockton
has a population of a couple
hundred thousand people who
work in various lines of business
relating to farming.
Somewhere else I read that
in Stockton there was one of those
slice and dice, McDonalds-style
slaughters that are ho longer privy
to the US, although they are never
as. neat when initiated by un-American hands. Three members of
pavement spent portions of their
life iii Stockton. Gary Young, the
endearing drummer of the band,
still lives in Stockton and he will
likely spend his last days in the
town. SM hasn't lived there in six
years calling Brooklyn his home
Bassist Mark Ibald also hangs out
in NYC while Spiral Stairs
(guitarist) and Bob Nastanovich
(drummer) are both in the market
for homes. Other than the past,
Stockton only holds a sludio for
Pavement. The studio is in Gary's
basement where everything lhal
has been released by the band was ■
recorded.
When ihfi hype machine gets
a band like I lelmet caught inns wheels,
things are running ak>ng the proper
course. Helmet and Pearl Jam ate exactly the same in the sense that they
knew what they wanted and they went
about getting il In my eyes they were
darting for fame and fortune^ every
move appears calculated and prescribed, so as a result the music carries
the same qualities. I am not about lo
say lhat Pavement are ihc most original band m the world but I will venture
to say that, as is ihe case wilh the
aforementioned bands their sound
stems from iheirapproach. If fame has
curled up on Pavement's doorstep it is
nol by design, this fame holds a much
sweeter taste and lacks the bitter tail
which ties itself to the butt of thai
which is sought after.
Pavement feJl together if any -
tfung. A seven inch single was released for posterity in 1988. There
were something like 1 (XX)pressed so if
all your friends are laying claim to a
copy lell ihem to give their pointy
head* a shake. SM and Spiral Stairs
wrote these songs one evening and
decided to record them. Enter Keith
Moc»: When Gary Young gottogeth-
er with SM and Spiral the celestial
bodies must have been focusing in on
Stockton. Not to fall into the trap I
spotee of cariterbut Gary would never
have gotten involved if two things
were not apparent. The first must have
been that ihey write good songs. The
second had to be a recognition on
Gary's pan lhat these two coasters
wallowed in pools of nonchalance and
there was a decent chance lhat they had
a fun quotient equal to what Gary's is
today. The reason I speak of today is
quite obvious. As a younger man
Gary's blood is reputed to have run
ihrough his veins at a fever pitch,
hyena's followed him for guidance
while drug dealers discreetly chased
his path into the chambers of sin and
ihe dens of self destruction with hopes
of finding the "wonderdrug" responsible for such stamina. Shit oul of luck
the cretins would later sec Gary strolling the streets of San Fran, with a
peaceable smile, and B cherry slush
with «Ikonce straw,;
Ihe She up was the:same for the first
Drag Gty release. The seven inch sent
chitls down the spines of those whose
ears were close to the ground. 1 expect
that a few publications got off on the
I..A mi iv style that v. as hidden behind
the intentional fuzz. Ihe ten inch that
followed got more people excited but
il is obvious that the recent kick that is
taking place these days Pavement in
Equity, in Forbes, in Popular Science—is a result of the Matador re- Gary Blah-Smith,producerfor Van-
-n Plasma Films, is a nice guy.
A lot of people might be taken back by his
West End apartment with its limited edition prints of Clive Barker's "Books of
Blood", or his models of Hellraiser pinup dudes Pinhead and Chatterer. Some
may raise an eyebrow at the H.R. Giger
prints or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
poster, but I felt like I'd died and gone to
heaven... make that Hell! Needless to say
I was mighty excited when Gary called
me. Here'sthe guy responsible for Skinny
Puppy's TooDarkPark tour, stage film,
as well as some of their videos. Front Line
Assembly's cyberpunk masterpiece
"Mindphaser," and the as yet unreleased
honor movie Chunkblower, in which Bill
Leeb and Dwayne Goettel get blown up
really good.
A bit of background is in order. Gary
cites Ogre as "the first person to have faith
in me and believe I could put something
together." Buteven before that Gary "production assisted" for years in Toronto,
including on David Cronenberg's Dead
Ringers, where he was "bottom of the
barrel, but it was still fun,"
Plasma just won the Canadian Music
Video Award for best alternative video
(Mindphaser'), taking three months to
complete and involving the work of almost fifty people. Gary feels it's his best
production so far.
"Mindphaser," on the whole, has that
Plasmatrade mark, but accordingtoGary,
"There's a Japanese movie called 'Gun-
hed that we obtained usage of footage
from.Welcoked at the video and tried to
break it into a basic story about these guys
who are agents of the underground cyberpunk movement, whoend up coming
intoa warlike situaik-i, afterthecotporate
allies fucked the wbcfc thing vp. So tt's
' score one for our side* kind of thing."
Obviously, Gary and Ogre share a
, twine love of honor movies and are
extKmefy«2K3etpedabo-tthe censorship
$. "htlhemideighties/'Gary
explains, " horror fims homogenized mt
Friday the I3lh /Freddy Part t '
bullshit. This is not what honor films are lo
us "Recently, titles such as Henry Portrait
of a Serial KiSer, Caligula, Friti the Cat.
ami even Pink Flamingos were taken off
Viiieotnatic-,s_ieVbytneB.CClassi_ca-
uon Office, which is very djstmbing.
"Woriock"isavkieoocr>laining scenes
from horror movies that had tobc taken out
to make sure they didn't get X ratings orthc
comparableNC-17 But, as the blurb on the
"Worlock" 12" points out; there should be
an A rating to ensure the stigma of pornography is gone for adult onented films.
'"Worlock"isaprotestagainst censorship. Wc came across a rawe called Intruder which came out on Paramount Video and they cut out a cracial scene where a
guy gets h» head cut in hatfby a ban-saw
The only place you can see that in the world
is on the'Worlock'video."    :;;:
"Ogre and I sat at an editing board for
week upon week literally putting in our
money to say,' Look, this is our vision and
this is what we want to put out' I think it
turned a few heads. I heard of a TV show in
Portland, or somewhere like that, being
taken off the air because they played it.. I
realize I'm probably desensitized to this
whole thing, when I look at it, it seems very
tame tome, but they freak out They go,'
We can'l allow that to be put on pubUc IV,'
and it'sajoke, Idon'tknow what they're so
uptight about The intention is not toglorify
murdcrandgore; the intention wsstodeliv-
cr two messages. One, that ihis is the kind
of film making that we love and, secondly
we didn't wanl lhat right taken away from
film-makers."
I-or someone not desensitized "Worlock" is a rough ride, luiited in a rhythmic
and exttwnefy well thought oat sense, one
fcefe exhausted after watching it What
with heads ges^ag pulled off and people
getting K.O'd in very graphic and; umh,
Gary,naturally has a humengous ste-
»TV and dual VCR set up, so whilel was
conducting this interview hewas cool
enough to dub some of his vi"
including lhehanl-to-gel"Warlock" video.
As Gary changes videos, we discuss our
sets of serial killer cards and the book I had
jusl read suggesting serial killers suffer
from a disease precipitated by brain damage, abuse and subslanceuse. I used Henry
Ixe I jicas as an example, as he had been
dropped on his head during his formative
years." 1 think lhat happened to me!" quips
Gary. Gary actually has axes in his closet!
The videoGa ry mademe also contains
the twisted trailer for the movie Chunk-
blower. It's the story of a very dysfunctional family and one of the lead characters is
Claude," explains Gary. "Claude is the low
track driver and he uses thai low truck to
lure innocent victims to lake theircars and
then wahnotanorse,sliceanddiceihcm in
a very Survival Research Ijiboraiory approach to slice and dice! It's a bitcampy; it's
very over the lop. When I say SRI-, I mean
Mart Heckert, who is part of that group, was
one of the guys who was going lo be
involved with oneof the designsofthekiller
machines of the tow truck itself. Cevin
[Key] and Dwayne (Goettel) were going to
do the music; ihey did the music for the
Bill Leeb and Dwayne play two hapless punks lhat get picked up by Claude,
chained to the steering wheel and get bio wn
up real good So well, in fact, that Bill lost
ahalfaninchofhair! Plus it's a real kick lo
see Bill yell his lungs out while Dwyne
squeals like a stuck pig.
Whyisn'titoutyet?Garyhadtoshelve
it because " two weeks inlo production we
got theplug pulled on us because of the Gulf
War. A lot of the main investors were from
Ku rope and those were the guys who made
theirmoney from oil. So, when the Gulf war
started a trickle down effect was created,
they got scared and pulled their money
He feels the time is right to work on it
again arid wants to finance it through the
Venture Capital Program*here if "an off
shore interest" invests $500,000 in a Canadian business they get landed immigrant
. But Gary want's "a situation where
nobody tells us whal lo do in lerms of whal
the content of the films are. We don't want
to have to worry aboul making movies
about pioneers who move lo Canada in the
eighteenth century lo build beaver dams."
An intersting side note, according lo
the excellent extreme horror anthology
Splatter Punks, Jim Van Bebbcr, who directed both Chunkblower and Skinny Pup-
py's "SpasmolyUc," is responsible for the
stunning albeit gnsly & demented short
movie, "Road-Killer: The Last Days of
John Manin", and acclaimed horror w nter/
critic Chas Balun has writing credits on
"Chunkblower" — quite an impressive
Seeingtheirailerisfrusirating, it leaves
you want wanting MORE! It starts off like
a BCAA commercial; in fact, the guy who
does the voice for BCAA and police drunk
driving commercials did the "Chunkblow
er" trailer, but when he intones, "Sometimes when you call for help... you gel Hell
instead," you know this ain't no BCAA
commercial.
According to VideomaticaownerGra-
ham Peat, people concerned about the
B.C. Film Classification Office's ordering ofvideos off the shelves should writelo
their MLA or to the Attorney General,
Colin Gabelmann, as the BCFCO falls
under his jurisdiction. Apparently,the classification cnteria is a Socrcd holdover
from '86, and to gel videos rated by the
boards costs S300each, which Videomatica calls "economic censorship." The real
irony is that Videomatica is very responsible, they put stickers on videos thai might
beoffensive.plus disallow renting ihemto
This is an issue that directly affects
anyone who appreciates honor movies
and directly touches people like Gary,
who work within this genre. The BC Film
Classification Office is scarier than mwt
films can be.
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lease Slanted and Enchanted Rather
than talk about this release and it-
various traps and trinkets, what follows are quotes taken from an interview I had with SM, some folklore,
and some seasoned gibberish.
"Ask them if they will play for
our party. I love the record, I can't
believe it is their first It sounds Lou
Reedish, sort of. They are up there, like
our favourite bands are like Urge Overkill, they are up there wilh Urge Overkill." — a fan outide of the Cruel
Elephant
SM on always being compared to
older bands.
"I guess I would rather have it
that way, It's inevitable because we
doritlistentothatmanycurrentbands.
I mean we try, most of the ones I hear
are on Matador cause I can get the
records for free. I'm kinda poor. We
do listen to current stuff, it's probably
just easier to use those classic rock
signifiers.... we don't sound like that
many bands. We don't come from a
scene where bands have a similar interest or things like that. It keeps us
Reasons why there was so much
anticipation for the record.
"Cause normal people could like
il as well as snobbie indie rockers."
On being the flavour of the month.
"We don'l mind. It has no bearing on us. It'snot like when weplay we
really care if we are popular. Our
record is good We are confident that
we make good records and we will
continue to do it We will have people
who like us for the right reasons, that is
One evening amongst the hills
that he outside the city of Stockton a
chance meeting took place. A piper
from Scotland had peered down the
neck of a Jack Daniels for the last time
whenhediscarded the bottleand threw
il toward the stratosphere. Jed, as he
was named, soaked his lips and placed
them upon his mouthpiece. Under his
heavy arms he placed the sack of air
and commenced to exorcise a C minor
from withinhis being. Coincidentally,
thebottlethatwashurledthrough space
fell with a thud directly on top of Gary
Young's snare drum, exactly one valley over, or over the Phillgran's hill.
Themomentsthat followed were filled
with the sound of Jed's pipes. Taking
the cue ,SM, Spiral Stairs and the rest
of Pavement, who happened to be
rehearsing for an upcoming stadium
gig, began a now legendary version of
"Here" which held the band, and Jed in
the next valley, captive for a great
length of time."
Here sounds like Lou Reed man.
"Yeah, I guess it does have sort
ofthatsound. Asfaras lean tellit's just
a ballad, you know it's the only way I
can really sing. It sounds as much like
other bands or Jim Croce, or somelhing as far as I'm concerned. I don'l
know what specific VU song its supposed to sound like, I really wasn't
thinking that when I wrote it And the
lyrics aren't really that Velvet Under-
groundy. I mean it is probably just the
instrumentation. Il could have a feel
like thai, lhat's not a bad thing to shoot
for, even though Idon'tthinkwesound
like the VU. Wow, you know, I would
liketo! I wouldn't wantto rip them off,
bul they were a great band."
Pavement have an EP due out
very soon that will feature a few quiet
songs. Neighbours of Gary'shad complained about the noise during the
recording sessions leaving the loud
songs to be recorded at another time.
With mattresses on the walls the band
put down some songs lhat will surely
phase a few folks. Hard luck the band
don't give loss and ihey will always
have a better song around the comer.
by Steve Wells
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FUCK  EZ "That Local B and Competition"
from CiTR has been raging for
several weeks, bringing another
chance for the unheard and
sometimes unwashed to surface
at the Railway Club. First and
Second Round action has
finished, with the semi-finalists
taking a breather before their
next appearance before the
omnipresent Shindig banner.
Meet Daisy won the Sept. 21
preliminary overShe and Field
Day; Darkest Of The
Hillside Thickets will
proceed to the next round,
having eliminated Noise Floor
and Honey.
This   month   wc   have
detailed reports from two nights:
Monday, Sept 28
This night, overall, was a highly
generic combination of
performances from different but
incredibly unoriginal artists. I
realize these artists are young
(in terms of band experience)
and my criticisms may be a
little harsh, but for these bands
to get anywhere
they're going to
have to define a
sound for
themselves and
stop relying on
formula-proven
standards. I know
it must be difficult
to not be dictated
to by current trends
and musical
sounds,    and
emulate their idols
and that musical
influence is
However, if you're
going into this
"business" to
carbon-copy, and
therefore coat-tail
ride, the money-making sounds
of today and yesterday...you
have no right to be in the
business and, should you be
granted work, should be
sweeping floors after Vic
Velvet at the Velour
Lounge of your local
Holiday Inn.
The big custodial
prize went to Ten Feet
Tall on this night, and,
no, it wasn't becasue
they swept-up in the
judging. How does one
describe Ten Feet Tail's
sound? Hmmm...how
about: if you've ever
heard anything fast
which blurs the lines
between pop and
hardcore (who hasn't,
right?), and you heard it
played by your little brother
(who was 3 at the time; you
know, Tupperware™ drums
and all), then you've heard the
likes of Ten Feet Tall. And in
a bold move to emphasize their
mandate for original material
they covered a Bad
Religion tune. There is
no way that TFT should
have won this round but
they were the lesser of 3
Which brings me to
Sister Lovers. This
band has a good idea and
a great visual, as far as
incorporating that Byrds -
ish/Roky Erikson era
goes, but they just don't
have the chops or the
talent to pull it off.
Underlying the
psychedelic/garage/13th
Floor Elevators sound is
a band with a lot of
potential and hopefully
enough guts (brains) to
use this to their advantage.
By branching away from
this staple sound Sister Lovers
could easily be a very intriguing
Paisley Suitcase. Hi,
could I get a wake up call for
7:30 a.m.? Thanks. Needless
to say, Paisley Suitcase didn't
vocals on top of the avalanchelike rhythm section of a flat
sounding bass and boom-boom-
ba-doom drums. Good vocals
and great guitar solos impaired
by a rough overall band sound
and an embarassing display of
over-emotion. In
that last song, were
you guys crying or
what?
Break. I'm
already past my
free-bee limit and
start to hint black-
ail
the
fare very well with any of the
judging panel and were sent
packing—pun fully intended.
There is no need for me to write
of this band because if you're
smart enough you'll avoid them
like theplague. Cheque, please!
Paul
Monday October 5
O.K., let's get the
scene: the Railway Club,
Monday night; I get there
early to avoid cover but
it turns out the judges
are on the G list. A good
thing. My girlfriend and
I (she paid) take our seats
and wait for the action
CiTR MC Chris Uren
drags his 275 lbZepplin-
like carcass on to the
stage and subtly introduces the first band:
"Movieland" What was
Movieland? Basically
Movieland was this big
rock thing, kinda like
Neil Young or Nirvana.
whistler   Lotsa guitar and wailing
circulation of
competing band-
members. No luck,
I have sips of my
girlfriends pint.
Chris once again
drags his Barbie
like 851b bone-rack
up to introduce the
next combo with the finesse of
a wet fish: "Drag The River".
Drag the River are a hardrock, metal actof MORE serious
proportions. Every judge in the
place, including myself, thought
one quick thought: Pearl Jam.
It's obvious by their post show
display that they hate this comparison, but, unfortunate ornot,
it's just. A lot of emotion here
too. In a quiet musical segue,
the lead singer spat the
following: " Last year twenty-
twochildrenwentmissingfrom
our community! But the cops
don' t do a thing about it! Where
are those children? YOUVE
GOT TO DRAG THE
RIVER!!!":.. the band
explodes... Hey, I enjoyed it.
O.K., Drag the River finish
up and its time for the legendary
Shindig pastime "Jokes For
Beer"! A chance to get up on
stage, tell a hilarious joke, and
get a chance to win two, one or
no beer. For years I've been
rushed onto the that stage, told
someofmybeststuffand....have
been mercilessly boooed off
each time. Tonight
was no exception. Do
you fuckers have no
sense of humour?!? A
duck putting chapstick
on his bill is funny
shit!!!
So I get another
beer (thanks Toby),
and sit back to
hopefully enjoy
tonight's last
contestants...Chris?
Chris: "Fine Grind".
Nope. Really
bad pseudo rap-skate
bullshit. I don't care
if they're young; a
hooded bald 15 year-
old skater yelling "Yo!
Get up an' dance
muthafuckers!"pisses
en Whistler me off. So Movieland
won, justifiably so. Fine Grind
came in second, which is blasphemous, and Drag the River
should have come in second,
in my opinion, of course.
Whatever happened to
laughable rock and roll???
Grant Lawrence
Coming up in November:
Brand New Unit, Man, Tin
Men, The Many, Real
MacKenzies, Twitch,
Howard vs. Willy, and Vicious
Barbs;plus the semi-finals! See
you at the Railway!
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sponsored by: Not Just Another Music Shop So you think you gol problems.
What piddling, easily reconcilable difficulties do you call problems? Puncture a
tire on your designer mountain bike?
Your lover left you for someone wilh a
better haircut? 7-11 is out of orange Slurpee?
Hah! Even I, burdened wilh Ihe
responsibilities of entertainment guidance undermy feathery appendage, count
myself blessedly free of Trouble. When
I want to get a glimpse at the sorrows of
the truly downtrodden, I go hang out ai
ihe Independent Filmmakers Club. There,
in naugahyde chairs rent with the disappointments of unsympathetic backers,
slump those whose vision yearns to be
translated into celluloid. Quaffing hi-
balls to ease the pain of artistic angst, sad
stories pour out of these Robin Hoods of
the silver screen like rain in Vancouver.
Obstacles are these auteurs middle names.
>e belly
aching up to the bar, for now, are Myra
Fried and Robert Bergman, directors and
producers of Hurt Penguins, Robert
Spense, director and storycreator of You,
Me, and Marley, and Gregg Araki, director, writer, producer, and cinemalogra-
pher of The Living End. Each has seen
their respective project completed and
each lived to tell the tale. Though they all
proudly brandish the title of Independent Filmmaker their films vary wide
ly. Not only in terms of content but in
their approach and attitude towards
coming up with the cold hard cash.
Though Canada has a number of
grants and development corporations
set up to encourage young indies with
driveandastory.RobcrtBergmansays,
"Its a long process in this country to get
a film [made]." When Bergman's actress/writer friend, Myra Fried, came
to him two and a half years ago with the
script for Hurt Penguins, the story of a
woman so determined to get her musician boyfriend a recording contract she
marries a potential financer, he decided that the lack of funds in the "inhospitable filmmaking climate" of the lime
was not going lo slop the making of
this film.
According to Bergman, "It took
a year of financing type work to get ihe
film made." Expounds Fried, "Financing is very difficult in Canada. There
aren't as many private investors. You
have to deal with the agencies, Telefilm Canada, and we have the Ontario
Film Development Corporation, you
have BCFilm. It's a lot of jumping
through hoops."
One distributor describes the
Fried/Bergman barrage: "I knew these
people were determined lo make ihis
picture, because they wouldn't leave
my office," says Cinephile chairman
Eventually, though,Telefilm Canada rejected Hurt Penguins, ihe Ontario
Film Development Corporation kicked
in wilh some of the much need dough.
The rest was provided by a unique co-op
arrangement. The cast and crew all donated half their salaries to Hurl Penguins
and, if ihe film turns a profit, so will ihey.
One of the problems the team had
in pitching the film was their very duality. They agreed early on lo co-direel the
film, a situation most investors feel will
lum into a batik of egos where only the
movie ends up slain on Ihe battlefield.
Bergman had great confidence it wouldn' t
"Our philosophy in the creative
process is to allow each other lo shine, lo
defer to iheother person's ideas if they 're
really hooked." He also has nothing but
praise for Fried, a firsl time director. "I
think what often happens wilh films is
the writer writes the script and then someone else lakes over and makes the film.
Usually the director gels all ihe acclaim
and [credit for] authorship of
the movie. Thai's [sometimes]
in Northern Ireland realized into the cinematic feature You, Me, and Marley. In a
move some would call foregoing his independence, Spence went to the BBC for
funding.
He explains, "There really isn't a
British film industry. There's no funds
and there's really no will either. What
would have been a British film industry
even twenty years ago has turned into a
situation where television companies
fund films that cither go oul as T.V.
movies or, like You, Me, and Marley,
[are] financed originally as T.V. movies
but break across as features. My Beautiful Launderette is a classic example of
nancing woes. "We're all a
bunch of no-names," acknowledges Fried. "There arc no
stars in this. AU our actors are
a wonderful 100% Canadian.
Wc had pressure to get an
and I just sluck our feel firmly
down and said, 'No way.' We
figured wc had enough talent
in Ihis country lhal we could easily find
whal we were looking for."
Talent may be plentiful
;e or. sc
colourful bills lhat do the talking. 'To get
the money together," wails Bergman,
"lhat's the main problem with gelling a
film made." [Financing] takes so long
and it takes a lot out of you. The shooting
of ihc film is almost incidental."
Richard Spence went through no
such ringamarole in his quest to see his
slory idea about the joyriding epidemic
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industry, British filmmakers have two
options when it comes to getting backing
for their projects. The question is, elaborates Spense, "When you write a story lo
sell, do you spend iwo or three years
scrabbling about trying to gel money
together lo make a film which, in the end,
you own a large portion of? Or do you go
to a big institution like the BBC, which
er, Chris Pair, who had done a lot of work
in Northern Ireland, who knew the area
really well. I found a [BBC] executive
producer, George Faber, who is a man
who likes to back scripts lhal lake some
form of risk. They pushed to gel us the
funds lo do ihc film properly."
Rising above it's initial T.V. movie earmarking, You, Me, and Marley has
deals for distribution clinched in Britain,
Germany and pending in ihc USA, and is
now poised for ils My Beautiful Launderette launch into Ihe orbit of stardom.
Gregg Araki, in town recently to
promote his latest movie, The Living
End, expects no such jettison to fame and
fortune, though he's already on a oneway course lo notoriety. With four films
under his black leather bell, all shot with
minimal funding and minisculc budgets,
Araki has definite ideas aboul film financing.
"I have no objections lo making a
[big] movie. Whal I have objections lo is
making a lot of compromises, diluting
what I want to say. I don't wantto sell oul
and make some lame movie, just so I can
get a $10 million budget."
and strength. You sell them your story,
you get a development deal on it and a
directing deal and Ihey will finance it.
The downside is that at the end of the day
they own the property."
Spense doesn't feel he's sold his
soul or his project to a faceless boogey-
man. Though the film deals wilh the
controversial situation of the British occupation of Northern Ireland and paints
an unsympathetic portrait of the British
army there, Spensc's producers always
supported him. "I found a [BBC] produc-
I may nol be Jean Dixon but my
powers of Goddess Sensory Perception
(GSP) tell me that The Living End, ihe
slory of two mutually lustful gay lovers
on the run from the consequences of a
siring of murders, wouldn't have made
any of the sludio heads jump for iheir
chequebooks. Fuck it, is Araki's attitude, Ihc project will be completed any-
was not interested in watering it down. I
wasn't really concerned about, 'maybe
I've gone too far. Maybe I'm offending
this person or that person.' Il's sort of
built into the whole concept of the movie.
The first words of ihe movie are 'Fuck
the world.' Thai's the whole attitude of
the film."
Luckily for Araki, he's American
and in America you can do anything you
want. Well, inCalifomia youcan if you're
wiley enough, and this LA. based, self-
described "suburban brat wilh a Master's
degree" did.
"We dc
The Living End was made wilh very little
financial resources and shot wilh a very
small crew. Myoihcrtwofilmswereshot
literally by myself, wilh a camera, iripod
and my actors. This one had a sound
person and a couple of assistants. The
film was shot all on location, no permits,
n.Weiri
police, security guards, managers of places. It really fit The Living End because
[ihe film] is a very desperate, gritty, on
Though his next film, Totally
F**"ed Up, a slory about gay teens, was
shot ihe same way as The Living End,
Araki has slightly larger plans for his
fifth endeavour.
"I've jusl finished writing [il]. I
jokingly call il my Wynona Ryder movie, in lhal ihc script is written for her.
According to my friend, Chris Munch
[director of The Hours and Times], who
was here two weeks ago, ihc waitress at
Doll's and Penny 'sis cuter lhan Wynona
Ryder and she should call mc in Los
Angeles if she wants lo be a sur. [The
movie is] a teenage Last Tango in Paris
wilh ihis Wynona Ryder/Doll and Penny's waitress and two beautiful boys lhal
arc her boyfriends and they're on a killing spree This movie will be somewhat
bigger in lhat there's certain things lhal
As Monty Python said, "There's
nolhingquilcas wonderful asmoney...Il's
accountancy lhat makes ihc world go
round." WhcthcT you rem a melal detector and scour ihc beach forquartcis, wrap
your naked body in ribbon, lie a bow over
your privates, and plant yourself in some
agency bigwig's office, or yodel your
story idea to Ihe BBC from the back of an
currency. To write aboul ihem, however,
you need only your wits and a pen.
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Steve Rudy, and Tania Bolskaya
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TOLL FREE) ■ boo«-3o*** To say that the Royal Trux are an enigma would be an understatement. Even in the indie rock scene they seem to be considered a dirty
word... "they were the bastard offspring... the white trash neighbours." Every once in a while their name would be trotted out, more as
a subject for gossip or as a way to be ultra-into the scene. You just can't talk about Sonic Youth forever! There was lots to talk about; they
were the weird neighbours that would always come home with a trailer full of junk that would clutter up their front yard.
Neil Haggerty was a member of NYC's infamous trash rockers Pussy Galore, but also performed with Jennifer Herrema in Royal Trux.
Following the breakup of Pussy Galore in 1988, the two of them lived in various American cities and put out several recordings on different
tiny indie labels, most notably their present label Drag City. They also played a few controversial shows, most notably in San Francisco,
and some of the American midwest shows were documented on the video tape
What Is Royal Trux? That brings us up to the current release, simply called Royal Trux. Because of the greater distribution afforded
by Drag City's agreement with Touch and Go records, this record will be the first Trux record that will be somewhat easy to find at your
local store. Because the song structures are becoming somewhat more defined they are at a similar juncture to where Sonic Youth were
in 1985 with the release of Bad Moon Rising.
To put things into context, imagine that the neighbours had done something amazing. They took all of that garbage and built it into
a time machine. People would have to rethink their position. Some people would quit the old 9 to 5, sell the BMW and go garbage collecting.
Discorder decided it was time to go over with a pot of coffee and a plate of cookies, just to get to know Royal Trux a little better.
DISCORDER: I just listened to your
new record and I was quite surprised
by the riff orientation in some of the
songs and even in the acoustic songs
like "Junkie Nurse." I remember reading an article where you said that
with this release it is important to be
responsible with what you put out, is
this part of it?
Neil Haggerty: Yeah, definitely, because people were always slagging us
off for whatever reason...taking whatever kind of cheap shots they could. So
we kind of figured we'd have to show
'em we could do either this or that and
make it our own. Stylistically, everyone
was trying to divide everything up, so
we just wanted to bring everything to-
"Oh, you can't play lhat kind of
music" they'd say...."It's this kind of
thing," or "Royal Trux is this." We just
wanted to say fuck you lo lhat.
From what I've read ofthe reviews of
your previous records, they've been
somewhat unindicative of what it was
I thought you were trying to do. They
talk about the music only in how they
listen to it, because of how they hear
it, that's all they have to go on...?
Well, in the end everyone makes up
their
Yeah, about that long.
You see, nowhere in any of the reviews I've read did it mention that
time period.
Yeah, well, they think wc just slapped il
I was just reminded of a quote that I
read Gerard Cosloy (Matador Records
owner) say about you first record. He
said that if one person thinks that it's
valid then it should exist. It seems that
everyone else that talks about music
misses the point. Obviously the artist
thought it was valid in creating it so
what anyone else wants to say is secondary.
Yeah, but you know I'm nol sure I actually agree with him because some people
have a tendancy to want to capture something, keep it for their own. I thought a lot
about that hecause at lhat point we were
nobody... nothing... we're still
really not much.
Yeah, records ai
o performing music...
:e thing.
About the packaging of tht 7 Hin Infinitives record, on the inside there is a
collage of something that could b: in an
album like Derek and the Dominoes'
Layla or The Rolling Stones' Exile on
Main St. Is there an clement of satire in
this and other areas of your work?
That's a big thing. To make a double LP in
an indie situation where il is going to be
construed as a private act... ego glorification, we wanted to make sure there were a
lot references to a larger world. As in
"Yes we know!" Just because il's Eric
Clapton in Derek and the Dominoes it
doesn't give him the right to make a sloppy
album cover. There's no difference. A lot
of lhat is now pasl, but you know, The
Fall, a lot of their album covers were sort
of anli-graphic.
Totally,
bear on the record, but lo me it says that
we were succesful because people took it
seriously.
Now that Drag City is going to be getting wider distribution because of their
new distribution deal with Touch and
Go, what does it mean to you?
Il takes a lol of the pressure off... you
know the weird, isolated mad genius which
is resurgent with Syd Barrett, Skip Spence
and Jandek. We wil be a lot freer because
we can do satire and it will be seen and
heard by more people.
How do you think people, like Jandek,
will go down in musical history?
I don't know. I just found oul that Joe
Pesci made albums. You know Joe Pesci,
the actor? I don't see why Jandek is any
belter lhan Joe Pesci, they bolh decided
nol to come out into the open. Allhough I
like some Jandek records a lol, unfortunately
some people say, "Jandek, it's weird and
special thing... he's from another
anci." Yeah,   bullshit!
make references to this one show that
you did in San Francisco as being
legendary.
Gerald set it up for us from New York.
I didn't listen to your last album,
Twin Infinitives, all the way through
when I first got it. I was only able to
Well, the last side I listened to was the
long side, the Ape-Oven side, and in
some ways that is my favorite side.
But the first time I heard it I started
from the A-side because 1 didn't know
what I was going to listen to. Tha t was
the way it made the most impact. Once
it has made its impact you arc free to
listen to it however you want.
Oh, definitely, we made it like lhat. A
lol of people think that ifyou don't read
something from A to Z you're going lo
Do you want to talk about the making
of that record?
Well, we did a lot of writing, we worked
on it for eight months of sludio time.
I was also under the impression th;-1
there was some noise aspects that were
worked out on four tracks at home...?
Yeah, we worked on those ideas for
about six months before wc started in
the studio.
heard the name
Royal Trux
and I still remember  that     article  for  s
I think il's just Gerards'anglc because
the music industry can really suck. Those
people put out box sets that no one is ever
going to listen lo, ihey're just going to buy
it and keep it on iheir shelf. Doing Twin
Infinitives as a double record is like...it
can actually be listened to, it doesn't take
people inlo isolation. That's why I said I
didn't really agree per se. Music is a
public and a communal thing.
I think I would totally agree with you
basically ci
up...
thing where you couldn't do lhat because
a bigger band had already done that, which
sort of defeated the whole intent. But if it
functions as satire I think it's very succesful.
I'd say the same thing about ours, lo
succesful, it confused people. It was sort
of like Swift gclting reprimanded for The
Modest Proposal. People took il the wrong
way, like wc were these crazed ego maniacs living oul this rock and roll fantasy.
But that's our problem. It doesn't really
o deal with it.
f So now you've got this new distribution, a lot of people arc going to
hear the name Royal Trux for the
first time. You're on tour with the big
band, Sonic Youth. So, how did you
incorporate those elements into the
new record?
We didn't, because we didn't know.
Basically because the record was recorded by March and the deal wasn't
down then.
Nearly all of the
i I'v
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showc;
c for h
label.
ing for a
cape. Thefacl
Who else was on the bill?
Some band called the Toilet Midgets.
Don't you mean the Toiling Midgets?
No, I'm pretly sure it was the Toilet
Midgcls.
With Mark Eit/.cl on vocals?
No. I know ihc lead singer's name was
Mark Asshole. It was pretty much why
they had us on there.
So that was your only show in San
talk about themselves atthe same time
as writing a review says "I wish I
could have seen them in San Fran."
Well, when they sec us now il will
be..."When wc were there." There was a
band society in San Francisco thai showed
and It
in Ihc alley
Why boycott you?
Well, you sec, wc generate a lot of rumours
and misinformation. Typical New York
sense of humour, right? San Francisco...
this is where Lenny Bruce is fuckin'from!
Wc had a very bad reputation there solhey
wanted lo shui us down. They were very
it up. Wc got bolllcs thrown al us a lol
t wc thought that those were intellectuals
from San Francisco, so... who knew?
So, in San Francisco it was basically
just you and Jennifer. For this tour
you've fleshed it out with different
players and equipment, but you've
always used Moogs and other electronics as a part of your sound.
Well, yeah, whatever works. There arc
jusl too many languages of music to get
stuck doing one thing.
It's interesting that you say there arc too
many languages of music because I was
just thinking of that today. Every one wants
toundcrstand someone's language of music.
I don't understand why! I think it should
just be done. It's too abstract.
For sure! That lakes all the crccpincss
l!lfy.
higher
ir day to day stuff!
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___! ump are from Victoria, a city spawn -
great bands: Sidney Spit, Menstrual Spunge and
Mexican Power
Authority to name a few. Hump could
be the next Victoria sensation?
I've had the pleasure of seeing
Victoria and once in Vancouver,
with both shows being inspiring;
packed with great music and breathtaking stage presence. Hump's idea
of stage presence involves butt-
pom films, Charles Bronson video
footage, and anal penetration of
candles while lead humpers Velvet
and Arish play "the secret
domination game."
Both times I found my self grinning a big smile, shaking my head
back and forth, singing along to hits
like "Dirty Bitch," "Humptruck" and,
of course, "Low Pile Carpet." However, at their Cruel Elephant perfor-
manceHumpobviouslyfeltthepres-
sure of a lame, listless audience:
people worried about how to react
and if they should like ihem or not.
As a result of this lameness everybody stood at the back except for the
select, proud few of us up at the front.
Hump have been playing to-
band for about
sisting of founding members Velvet Cash (vocals, some guitar
and tape loops) and Mike Leath-
erwolfe (guitar master), plus
most recent humpsters Dick
Rice (on the bass), "stage personality" Arish and, of course,
Roland Boomboomtata (on
drums).
Although they've been
around for some time, Hump
have only been playing live
shows for about six months. In
lhat lime they have twice graced
Vancouver with their wit, charm
and charisma. Here's what some
local scenesters have said about
their performances:
"They're sexist pigs!"
"The Gibby Haynes of the
90's"
"I don't understand what
they're trying lo prove!"
"This is degrading to womyn!" (Note: they had a nude male
on stage manipulating himself,
so weren't they also degrading
Let's face it, some peopli
are so dense that they look th<
whole presentation seriously
get yourselves a life. It's rod
and roll: it's gotla be sexist anc
dirt;
t do.
HUMP — AT THE LAKE
What's your name, occupation and when was the first
time you got laid?
My name's Velvet Cash, I go to
school and I think I was 15.
Dale: I'm an artisL
Mike: I work as an entertainer and I
was old, way to old, fuclrin' old, and
I don't want to talk about it.
What kind of car do you drive,
and do you think the kind of car
you drive reflects your personality?
Mike: Ah, I drive a Maverick, and
I'm a maverick, alright.
Velvet: I have a big truck and a
Dale: I used to own a motorcycle.
How did the band originate, did
you play in previous band's to-
Velvet: Well, I used to be in Spermicide with Mike until we broke up. I
sat around, learned how to play
guitar, then briefly moved to Vancouver and tried to sing for Octatrackter. Then I moved back to
Victoria and started jamming with
Mike.
Dale: I play in other bands (OTTG,
Wire Bastard, MPA) and have
known Mike and
Velvet for quite
nite we jammed,
and I was in.
Do you guy's do
Velvet, Mike,
Dale: Ya.
What music have
you found yourself listening to
lately?
Velvet:   Johnny
Cash, lots of Johnny Cash, and Slayer.
Dale: Me too, I live in the same
What do you do with your waking
hours in Victoria?
Velvet, Mike, Dale: Smoke poi,
drink coffee, jam, drink beer.
ment park, which one would you
HUMP DIARYby Velvet Cash
January '92: The Snuff Film recordings
Mr. Rice's first weekend in Hump.
He went insane. Friday we went to
an "acid party" where everyone
was old and artsy and we were
pretty fat, hairy, and pissed, we
really enjoyed ourselves. Rice's
best quote was "Hey baby you can
sleep in my bed and I won'l even
touch ya." The next moming we
gathered all the necessary equipment, and ihe necessary inspirational items, and we went to work.
I confess it was a shoddy thing we
recorded but we needed something
to get the band in motion again.
Mike phoned the following Monday freaking out because we'd
made an E.P. without him, but I
talked him down.
projector dies, Mike borrows my
Kramer and can't keep it tuned. Arish
j is wasted in this little and freaky pig
mask, falling all overthe drums. We
had only one movie Fatliners. All
these rednecks were yelling at me
and I was yelling back. Beer spraying all over. Arish is licking me and
everyone is so happy. This is the
first time we really impacted people
and got them in a really hairy-fisted
chainsaw-kind-of-mind set. But
these people were hick rockers not
yer social elitist types, ya know.
June 92: Hcllhousc, Victoria
Another shitty basement. I played
here once before in Wcedshovc and
we sucked so badly I haled this place
just for that. I don't remember the
bands except OTTG. I knew we
weren't going to play so I got drunk
and shot at people upstairs. Finally,
we left with our 24 beer of payment
for hanging at a shitty party. Oh ya,
we pissed out the upstairs window
on to the punkers below.
July 4, '92: Death Pit, Victoria
This was the warehouse spot we'd
been jamming at. It was supposed to
be a benefit for the Island Tour some
local bands had been planning. Rumour had it that tickets were $7.00
and we were headlining. Il was really only $3.00 and I think two people
paid, but still
Saturday, May 16, '92: Kreviss and
Hump. Rogue Gallery, Victoria
We'd been jamming for two months,
Mike Lealherwolfe, Dick Rice, me
(Velvet Cash), and my bitch Arish. I
had ihe joy of
putting on the : ~"
show, which I'm
each of band beer and I lost $50.00.
June"92: HumpGrump and Hoo-
ferump. Bonehead's,
We'vedecided we're important now.
We demanded to
headline in Jesus
Bonchcad's "con-
too irresponsible cepl show." Whal
for. We opened **W**%**~- a conccPl- Missed
and played for _■?;;: ^k^M f**_M Hoof crump,
about fifi>  peo _____"!**'      _________     GrumP blcw' Wc
pie. Some people I   wMr^r^'    _§SES    I      sat upstairs, away
wcrcblownaway _•■■■_(•      \     ■ I      ^rorn lne vermm'
and no one did H^H[     __j____H    I     a"d   8°'   '<>I''">
large amounts of I     bamboozled   on
drugs, bul it was     ti&M**W\ I     sr"uy   beer.   Al
peaceful.  Kre-     ffl I     12:30 we descend-
viss liked us and      ■ I     ed into the confu-
everyone liked     |§ I     sion. Ifyou'vcnev-
mymoviechoic- 9mJmmm*****^*************wm*wm _r been lQ
es "Mr. Majes- Bonchcad's,
lyh & Mondo Topless". Dick Rice imagine a sweaty, unventilalcd base-
was wasted and late. I was sober and ment with a 5'5" ceiling and Bone-
slrcssed, wc rocked on everything but head demanding wc play with a slro-
"Cuntry roads." We each got a case       bclighl going the whole time. Our
but does everything have to be a
statement or have shock value?
Can'l things be there jusl because
we put them there to look at while
we play? Overall, we made the
most bored audience in the worid
stand up and smile, or shiver, or
feel sick or bad or dirty, or something. I know the lesbian bartender
dug us, and we got $ 150. We were
high on glory and acted goofy all
night. Saying wordslike"fag"both-
ers Vancouverites.
August 92: King Salmon, Hump,
Zarathruster. Hump House.
Wc jammed that day for the first
time since Vancouver. We rocked.
King Salmon rocked. Zarathruster
rocked. Damn, it was even psychedelic, man. The dude from King
Salmon shaved off all his pubic
hair in fronl of all sorts of people
and then me and Arish rolled in it
when we played. Lcatherwolfe
rocked. Dick Rice rocked. I rocked.
It was goixl. Good western lhat
nighl, wholesome Saturday afternoon stuff.
September 2, '92: Banana
Royal, Bounty, OTTG (Our
Testicles Touch the Ground),
Hump. Hump House.
We called Satan. I'm serious.
We'd been close before, bul ihis
HARDCORf:
By the time w
were six people
silling in easy
chairs smoking and straight as hell.
We rocked bul didn'l get really theatrical at all. It was an all-male audience who seemed intrigued by ihc
movie Honky Tonk Angels, bul
overall we were disappointed.
July 18, '92: Suckdog, Superconductor, Hump. Cruel Elephant,
Vancouver
Suckdog and Company didn'l show
up cuz she got beat up. Our first show
in Vancouver and wc were scared. Wc
drove my new truck over, a '6r9 Dodge
3/4 ton. I couldn't drive il though cuz 1
cut my tendon with a Ginsu knife.
When we got lo the Cruel Elephant I
had to takeapisssolgolothc bath room
but it says OUT OF ORDER. So I go
downstairs to Ihc other can and as soon
as my dick is out this lillle man comes
in yelling "Who's in here? I know
someone's in here." I tried to explain
myself but he wouldn't listen. What
does lhat dude have lodo wilh anything
"alternative"?
Anyway, Captain Tim, our new
saxophonist, came with us and did a
little shadowboxing while wc played.
Arish was high as a kite wearing a
bustier, and looking really defeated. I
went insane and shook my gut a lot.
Musically we were awful cuz we
couldn't hear the drums at all but we
didourbest. As Les Smolenski said,
"Il didn'l sound like ihc lapes." A lot
ofpeoplesaidlhcylhoughtitwasdumb
Southern Comfort dripping
Ihrough cracks
in ihc ceiling, car
accidents and
choppers in our
back yard. Big,
old choppers. Fuckin' psychotic
evening. Even Arish's 12-ycar-old
sisicr ( hnsu was pissed on Long
Island Iced Tea bul I was sober. All
these 14-year-olds were tolally
shamed by us. Maybe il was Mike
fucking Ihepizza.or Arish ihc Dirty
Girl, or maybe my humiliating
boots. Wcmade$70—cnoughfor
Vancouver vs. Hump Part II.
DISCOGRAPHY
Grandma (pig eye 001) 30 min.
cassette.
8 songs recorded on a shit 4 track.
130 copies, 3 different covers, 8
different full color I lump cards.
Phucldn Phuck (pig eye 003) 45
Out takes and extra psychedelic,
ambient stuff. Bonus live track wilh
homosexual drummer Regan. 12
copies, 2 color cover.
This Is a SnujJFilm (pig eye 004)
3 epic-length songs. Bad ones. 23
copies. 2 vaguely different covers.
The Flaming TunnelofFear (pig
eye 006)15 min. cassette.
4 songs. Nice versions of "Cuntry
Roads" and "Streets of I^oredo."
Only 8 copies. Wc want it on a
single (him him).
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add the collective of Blackie
Onassis, "King" Ed Roeserand
National "Nash" Kato, known as
Urge Overkill to that list. While Western
culture disgraces the beauty of the human body with
the ritualistic adornment of Levis™ and cotton-blend
rags, the U RG E fashion contribution of monogrammed
turtleneck sweaters, fist-sized UO medallions, wing-
tipped shoes, velvet smoking jackets, pinstripes,
satins, velours, silks or gabardine is rudimentary;
crucial to the cause. Blackwell underlings may view
this preference in apparel as retro, left over from the
Mod/Motown era, but URGE are quick to quash all
despondent queries and prove that they are indeed
"now-tro"! A
So now-tro, in fact, thatURGE, with throfease of
their latest six song E.P. Stull (Touch and do records),
have re-revolutionized the anthem-rock pleasure principle from the past. As thecrosj^M^nt call-out of
"The Kids Are Insane" (SupersffltifJ0ybook) united
the youth to rally for rock — "Ohhh, can you hear me
UO? Yeah, well jam it out in Kansas City, Chicago, and
all the kids in LA., New York City, Albuquerque, Toronto, Pittsburgh, P.A.. Nobody's going to war, the kids
are going insane!" — the chant-along air-guitar chorus of "(Now That's) The Barclords" solidifies the
premise that a lot of bands, URGE excluded, have
forgotten how to rock.
URGE have taken five albums
to hone their skills with Stu //epitomizing
the realization of their craft. Conceptualized around the mystical ghost town of
Stull, Kansas, the album employs the
susceptibilities to which URGE were
prey to during their experience in the
abstruse and arcane town. "On our last
tour with Nirvana, before they were big,
we took them with us to Stull. En route
we purchased about two hundred dollars of fireworks to let off in this cemetery, but when we got there, at four
a.m., we knew something was weird
about the place," explains Nash. "We all
had different experiences but we had
them at the same time; we bonded with
the spirits. Something touched me on
the shoulder."
"It was weird because there is
so much mysticism in that area," adds
King, "we were only a couple miles
away from where 77?e Wizard of Oz
was filmed. There was definitely other
forces there besides us!"
URGE are not foreign to the
mystics; intricately woven into all their
albums and their persona is an unknown.
Jesus Urge Superstar dealt with religion, Americruiser contrasted the man
versus machine theme, and Supersonic
Storybook approached native culture
and society, but underlying the music
and the men is a James Bondesque
beauty of URGE, it's
everyday," reveals
King. "It unfolds for us as we go along
and it's new to us, as well as our fans, all
the time."
But being an enigma is not what
Urge Overkill is all about; being the self-
appointed icons of pop culture is more
accurate and faithful to the justice URGE
seek in attaining and keeping the prestigious crown as Lords of the Lounge.
Whether it be by seeking the elusive
reruns of Green Hornet or subscribing to
the high priestliness of Neil Diamond —
whom the URGE boys met and were
advised to leave some room at the top
for, after which Diamond humbly excused himself and said, "Well, I got a
show to do." — Urge Overkill are dictated to by the standards set in the "life
drug" era. "Life drug..?" beams King
searching forasimpleexplanation,"... remember when people woke up on a
morning in the seventies and poured
themselves a glass of orange juice just
because they felt like a glass of orange
juice? We're bringing back the era of 'life
Pretty big shoes to fill considering URGE are trying to reanimate anew
generation of listeners whose parents
OD'ed on the life drug in the sixties and
seventies. However, being the
internationale playboys that they are—
Internationale playfolk.. .to be politically
correct," specifies Nash—and with the
enlisted assistance of producer Kramer,
URGE are bound and determined to
set the heads of the world on their ears.
The decision to use Kramer, known
most notably for his involvement with
Bongwater and steering the vessel
known as Shimmy Disc records, forthe
production of Stull. as opposed to Butch
Vig who was helmsman for the two
previous URGE releases, was an obvi-
"Kramer had a squash court,
hot tub, tennis courts...and the atmosphere for recording Stull was very relaxed and exactly what we needed,"
confides Nash. "Kramer just lets us
play, records it, plays it back and it
sounds like he doesn't do anything to it.
That's what we needed for this record
and how we felt about Stull."
"Butch Vig has a style, and at
first he was very unprofessional," retorts King: "he'd pull up with a station
wagon full of beer, and that was cool,
but now you can see why he is a
successful independent producer, in
the truest sense of the word, because
he has a certain sound. Butch is great
and we're happy for all his achievements, but Kramer came in, checked
his ego at the door and made us feel
comfortable as a band with what we
Besides single-handedly bringing back the era of the swinger, Urge
Overkill balances a rigorous schedule
between business andpleasure. Pleasure for URGE takes on many different
forms but nothing is as sacred as the
hour from twelve to one p.m.. It is
during these sixty minutes that UO
religiously partake in the trials and tribulations of Carter, Natalie and the rest of
the All My Children cast. Needless to
say, quality television plays a big role in
their quest for entertainment. The Riflemen, Entertainment Tonight, Later
with Bob Costas, The Prisoner, The
Flintstones and MacNeil-Lehrer are
but a few of the prestigious programs to
set the Urge Overkill television room
aglow. King, Blackie and Nash, however, are not limited to simply watching
television: "We did a live acoustic thing
for Much Music up there and we've
never seen it. So we gotta get a copy of
that to see where we have to tighten up
our live performance," says Nash pensively. Whether URGE deems this
desire to tighten up their live performance as necessary or not is mainly
because UO is slated to perform on a
new talk show which is to be hosted by
Saturday Night Live's Dana Carvey.
"You see, Letterman is dropping a [time]
slot to run against Leno (Tonight Show)
and then 'The Carve' is going to have
this late night talk show," expounds
Nash.
"We're working on some choreography rightnow, "includes Blackie.
"We'll probably stand at the front of the
stage, with a band behind us, and do
kind of an O-Jays/Temptations thing."
Obviously influenced by the extravagance, flash and style of Motown
vocal groups, Las Vegas piano-bar
crooners, and the super-group suave
of stadium rockers, Urge Overkill's roots
run deeper than most know. Blackie
Onasiss, drummer for Urge Overkill, is
the son of legendary jazz drummer
Smokey Onasiss and a "distant, but
close" relative of Jackie O.. Smokey
made his mark on the south side of
Chicago with a sound that "was very
influenced by Gene Krupa, although he
"(Now That's) The Barclords' was included on Stul
out on a rare single. I heard a guy say that he paid j
of thing happening. It's also become somewhat of a
house and 'Barclords' came over this cheap tinny s\
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its me and romat
tell my bride to
sixty-jive, fifty, jbrty~ft
in the dark i see the
thirty-seven sevente
in the night i see
she told me tha
don't he aft 11 because we felt that the general public was missing
something like $65 for it and we don' want that kind
i hit I was standing in Subway waiting to get a club-
seaker in the corner."—Urge Overkill's Nash Kato
IV ILL
insas ctty
like a lonely
and i see jack
* dressed in black
bury me in stull,..
mr, thirty miles to go
sign - six miles to stull
'en six more miles to stull
the sign - six miles to stull
■t she had come by to -meet me
•aid - do not be afraid - its great.
Bryce
Dunn
was more of a big-band, swing-style
drummer," gleams Blackie proudly.
Smokey carved his niche into the jazz
scene with such legendary performers
as Nat King Cole and before long became renowned for his work. Blackie,
inspired by his father, took to the skins
and is in the process of carving his own
percussive niche into the Mighty Oak of
Rock and Roll with a style drawing influences from Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
to Keith Moon (The Who).
His father's kit, which Blackie
used to practise on but was too much of
a museum piece to take on tour, facilitated Blackie'semulation of Keith Moon's
drumming style. Although
he's influenced by the       	
sound of the big-beat era
and listens "to a lot of funk
music, not so much the
names but the styles," reveals Blackie, his undying
praise for Moon is
paramoun t...particularly in
UO's video for "The Kids
Are Insane." Resembling
an eariy Who video, "The
KidsArelnsane"isamov- ^^^^^*"
ing tribute to Moon and
The Who which deeply touched Keith's
daughter. Although a lot of people hate
the video, including URGE (always their
worst critics), the gentlemen of UO are
quite confident that they have found
their medium in video.
With four short-length gems under their cummerbunds Urge Overkill
have made the transition to celluloid
quite smoothly and stylistically. By
stretching the barriers of generic video
production, URGE have made a mandate for themselves in that their videos
carry more of a storyline than the typical
wash-and-wear attempts by the darlings of MTV and Much Music. A prime
example of UO's discipline is the video
for "The Candidate." Utilizing Urge
Overkills fascination with the JFK assassination, "The Candidate" is a timely
piece which coincides beautifully with
the presidential election and the wake of
controversy surrounding Oliver Stone's
renderings. With King embodying the
role of "The Candidate" and Blackie and
Nash as respective secret service men,
URGE weave panache and intrigue together with the ease and beauty not far
off from The Avengers' Steed. Filmed in
the autumn of '91 URGE continues to
stay one step ahead of the pack all the
while redefining the term "style."
The key to Urge Overkill's style
is in the way which they find inspiration
in the jettisoned icons of pop culture. By
embracing the runts of society's litter
they tailor a fashion thatwas once popular but cast aside for newer trends. Appreciative to their roots and influences,
UO go beyond living in the past to resuscitate a dormant breed of swinger-era
fashion sense. A good example of this is
karaoke: sort of like riding a moped, it's
always fun until someone you know
sees you doing it. URGE, nonetheless,
take to karaoke like bold stripes to a
bowling shirt. "Karaoke is great," exclaims Nash, " but only at this place in
New York! It's in a bad neighbourhood
that you probably wouldn't go to but
even/time we're in New York we go
there. It has this great Chinese band
who have a repertoire of Neil [Diamond]
and old standards. We usually stumble
out of the club when the sun is rising."
UO may seem to lead a lifestyle
of mirth and merriment restricted only by
the number of hours in a day, "downtime" is not a word that exists in the UO
vocabulary. Simply by looking at their
schedule can one tell just how busy
these guys are. Their day starts at noon
wherein they convene to watch the
daily episode of All My Children, afterwards using the hour and a half for
lunching and conversation. 2:30
through 3:00 p.m. is sacred and set
aside for Neil Diamond reflection. For
this half hour Blackie, Nash and King
play their favourite Neil Diamond songs,
look through scrapbooks and look back
on the man who has influenced their
lives tremendously. After an hour of
press related business, which has been
gobbled up at a considerably more
rapid pace of late, URGE work up their
hunger for the calling of the nightlife
"There are a lot off people from Canada
that we admire: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd,
Nick Gilder...you know, 'Hot Child In The
City.' Also Margaret Trudeau...any first
lady that associates herself with the Rolling Stones is cool." — Urge Overkill
and the paparazzi with a brisk rehearsal
— an hour or so. More than often
stretching into their cocktail time, URGE
value these few leisurely hours as it
gives them the opportunity to work on
writing new material or deciding which
Neil Diamond song to cover next.
At6:00 p.m. the biological clock
of Urge Overkill strikes, signifying nothing other than dinner. Dinner can last at
least three hours (these guys spend
four and a half hours a day eating,
alone!) and usually does as they "take
dinner very seriously." When they
couldn't be bothered with the local
brasseries or with the trouble of jetting
to L.A. fora relaxing evening atSpago's,
URGE break out the "Kiss The Cook "
aprons for a delicacy that has been a
longtime favourite in the UO camp:
anything done on the barbecue! "We
tend to do a lot of bah-becuing," pronounces Nash. "Just stay away from
any breakfast cereals, pancakes and
eggs," he divulges as the faux pas of
barbecuing etiquette.
"The ladies love a man who
can cook up a great meal...who can
find his way around the kitchen," adds
King. "What a lot of people don't realize
is that almost anything can be barbecued, including seafood! You want a
little barbecuing hint?.. try putting a couple of cloves of garlic, wrapped in tinfoil,
on the side of the grill. Let it sit on the
side of the grill while everything is cooking, once your food is done the cloves
should be soft and spreadable, almost
like butter. You can then use the garlic
as a base for a sauce, or spread on
bread, orovercorn-on-the-cob; the possibilities are endless."
Following dinner, whenever that
may be, is the customary indulgence
into after dinner drinks: champagne,
snifters of Brandy
  or  "the closest
heaven...Lucifer's
Elixir. Which you
can only get in the
Chicago area,"
Nash confesses.
The men of UO are
then readied for a
night on the town
or an intimate
evening at home
entertaining a lady
or triends. Always bubbling with stimulating conversation, the evenings proceedings make for the perfect cap to a
long and strenuous day. "Never entertain more than four couples at a time,"
hints Blackie, "because then it begins to
lose its intimacy."
Other tips for entertaining... ? "A
good Barry White album, and as little TV
as possible," knowingly states King.
With all their charisma, charm,
vanity, savoir faire, and prototypical
fashion style, it was inevitable that
Urge Overkill would be caught in the
sights of major league scouts Picked
up by the hit makers at DGC/MCA —
home to Rickie Lee Jones— URGE
finally get the chance to take their
posh brand of rock to a world saturated by undertalented (Sonic Youth)
and overpaid (Helmet) artists. But don't
be 'fraid. if you happen to see the guys
sucking down Singapore Slings at the
local bar, or playing backgammon
outside of the cabana, pull up a stool,
compliment them on their attire, order
a round of Chi Chis and name drop
about your ski trip to St. Moritz...it*s
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on the constant controversy the
Cruel Elephant stirs in our scene.
What exactly is the problem? Why
is it lhat everywhere I go I hear
nothing but Elephant slagging?
Dammit, you punks sure as hell
see the dark side of things. Sure,
the club is slowly being infiltarated
by jock-o yuppies, sure it's bit
lerly ironic that the Elephant's most
popular night of the week is that
stupid disco/bullshit/canncd-mu-
sic night, bul please, tell me folks,
where else in this city can you sec
Drive Like Jehu, or Jesus Lizard,
or Urge Overkill, or the Pastels, or
Girl Trouble, or Brent's TV, or
Tad, or Seaweed or the countless
olher alternative/punk rock acts
that lour? Al the Town Dump or
86th Street? I think not. Il's the
Cruel Elephant, baby. Slop the
bitching and just show up, pay the
reasonable cover, get loaded and
dance. OK?
Dancing is exactly whal I
was doing when I saw Cub al ihc
Cruel Elephant a couple of weeks
back. This local, three girl combo
have just released a 6-song 7" EP
on Mint Records that is very, well...
danceable. The overall sound and
theme of Cub definitely hinges on
the cutesy 'n' naive pop thing,
luckily these chicks manage to pull
it off without sounding stupid. The
songs are short, ultra-calchy ditties; simple, to the point lyrics
reflecting Cub's frustrated iwenly-
somcthing lifestyle. A good value
for your buck, highly enjoyable
pop music, and most certainly ihe
besl thing Mint has stumbled across
yet. (Mini,#699-810 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C9).
Sliding home wilh a close
second in the "best local singles of
the month" contest is Vancouver's
only alternative religious quintet,
Thee Crusaders. Thu is great!
It's a double single with a full
color sleeve of the happy five
some, plus a lillle Christian comic
book inside! All of the four songs,
"Crusader's Theme," "Humble
Yourself," "Born in Bethlehem"
and "Pass II On" are actually really catchy, rockin' good songs!
Dig thai guilar solo on "Theme,"
or the psychedelic recorder on
"Humble"! This miracle pack has
brought back some harrowing
memories of summer Bible camp
I thought I had long erased from
my psyche. A funny, timely, and
very disturbing release. (Scratch
Records, 317A
CambieStrcet, Vancouver, B.C., V6B
2N4)
Distu
Twerdocleb^ '/',
Gnat E.P.. I car
even  begin  to a
lis...SUIT!  More
lind-fucking
i   the
little
warped world of
Scratch. They call themselves
"punk for the'90's," I call it "flammable." Oh, c'mon, il's not that
bad...basically it's crazy, explosive punk music; guilar, bass,
drums, air horn, sound biles, and a
trumpet.  Oh,  yeah,  Nardwuar
in the Wood," named after a small
church in the clile (white) area of
Tiddley Cove in West Vancouver.
Twerdocleb also features Lenny
Morgan of Oversoul Seven.
(Scratch Records, 317A Cambie
Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2N4)
The Swingin' Neckbreakers
have settled on a great name, now
all they have to do is come up with
great songs. This new combo
from Trenton, N.J., spew forth some
pretty derivative garage rock showing nothing really special until the
last song (a cover of the early rock
and roller "Don't You Just Know
It") of this 3-song Ep. (Telstar,
P.O. Box 1123, Hoboken, NJ,
07030, USA).
I also found the American
Soul Spiders on a split 7" with
another Japanese, this time ALL-
GIRL band who have recently
bowled over Sub Pop execs with
their garage-punk intensity. It's
ihe American Soul Spiders with
Super Snazz! As great as the
Soul Spiders are, these four little
girls in American flag dresses steal
the cake here, mainly cuz"Johnny"
is a great song. These girls play
hard, baby. Dig it while it's still
>tely obscure. (Baylor, 633
Leonard St., #3, Brooklyn, NY,
11222, USA).
Just in from Memphis is a
rock group called The Grifters
with a new 7" called "Soda Pop."
Don't lcl lhal innocent moniker
fool you. The Aside, "Divine," is
a bad Melloncampish ROCK.
Six Cents and Natalie are
definite undergraduates ofthe Pooh
Sticks/Pastels school of pop.
[Surprise! It's a Crayon side
project.) Foursoftand sweetsongs
played on whal sounds like a cheap
Casio, or some other junk, key
board. But don't let that deter you
from this record. Somehow the
guy/girl group actually make it
work... and quite well. The vocals
arc great, sounding like an inbred
mix of John Cale, Gordon Gano
i Paul V
illia.
All  b
all, a
Cub and Twerdocleb
should gel together
number, and the B-side is a
directionless tunc that's all over
the place which never really gels
together for a beat to form. Get
me? I didn't like ihis one very
much. (Shangri-La, 1916 Madi-
son,Mcmphis,Tenn,38104,USA).
Add two more 7"ers to the
Childish discography! The first
one is a couple of out-lake, from
when Thee Milkshakes reformed
in '91 for a Japanese album. The
A-side is a blistering, Sonics-style
rendition of the old rockabilly tune
"Red Hot" and   holy frijole does
slompcrs to throw
on top of your Gashuffer collection: "Hot Cakes" b/w "Beer
Drinkin' Cavemen From Mars."
These guys are gelling belter and
belter. Oh, and hey, is the B-side a
lake off on everything lhat is Estrus? Let's hope so. (Sub-Pop, 1932
1st Ave., Suite 1103, Seattle, WA,
98101, USA).
out in an amatuer style that is
barely evident in both their fuzzed
out playing or their (moronic?)
lyrics. Let's give you a sample
from the last tune, "I Can See
Whal You Dig": "Oh sweet lady
give it to me brownstyle/cuz I
dig." Need I go
any further? Fans
of the Ramones
and Greek Love,
check out Head.
(Evil Clown, P.O.
Box 9144, Seattle,
WA, 98109,
USA).
Sinister Six:
a cross between
the Chesterfield
Kings and
Mudhoney?
Could be. Loud,
powerful, three-
chord garage rock
folks. An aftcrclap
of sorts, but whal keeps this
single's head above the water is
the hot, gutsy production. I have
a feeling we'll be hearing more
from these lads. (eMpTy, P.O.
Box 12034, Seattle, WA, 98102,
USA)
eMpTy's real 7" prize is
ihc Putters. Though I didn't
really dig the dirgcy title song,
"Muscle Car," the other two are
pretly damn good. Punk rock,
that's it. A lol of people in this
world often talk about the Seattle sound, but no one's ever
lable to define it. THIS
band brings together a
lot of the better elements of
Seattle's rock scene: loud guitars, a fast, rockin' beat, screeching vocals and a song about booze.
That's it! Thai is the Seattle
sound! Thanks for defining ii
Putters. You may retire now.
(eMpTy, P.O. Box 12034, Seattle, WA, 98102, USA).
Andformyfinal selection...
a quirky little record on S.O.L.
(Singles Only Label) of New
York. I've seen, and heard, of a
few of these floating around and
always thoughttheirl950's style
design was cool, now I have one
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The second is a split single
of Thee Headcoats and their
female counterparts Thee
Headcoatees. The Headcoatees
rock it up r'n'b(itch) style with
"Headcoat Girl" and Thee
Headcoats do a great Link Wrayish
instro on the back. Somebody tell
these cats to slow down. (Damaged Goods, P.O. Box 671, London, England, El 7 6NF)
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over eve
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unny
to say the least. The songs
rock
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(S.O.L., P.O. Box 966, NY, NY,
10009, USA).
P.S. Ijust rem em beredthatmy friend
n the Grifters and described them to me with the following quote: "Neil Young if he were
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i think is important or even mildly amusing anecdotes, but no,
in the ever-changing world of the elephant, this is the semi-
straight goods in an easy-to-read format, rock shows ahoy!:
SUNDAY SHOWI sun 1 epitaph recording artisls from d.c.
DOWN BY LAW featuring dave smalley, ex- of Att and DAG
NASTY with victoria's LOOT BAG wilh toronto's TRIGGER
HAPPY ex KING PIN DOORS AT 8PM, SHOW AT 91 tues
3THEDISCOLEGENDCONTINUES!'70'SONLYLETDOWN
YOUR COOt AND BOOGIE!! !w_d 4 the happy as f*ck man
presents a four-band music all-nightevent featuring edmonton's
MINSTRELS ON SPEED w/ JUMBO CROSS w/ MEET
DAISY w/ TICKLE TRUNK all for one low price! amazing!
happy? thurs 5 sub pop recording artisls from florida REIN
SANCTION w/ nettwerk/mint recording artists from Vancouver
WINDWALKER w/ toronto's PHLEG CAMP fri 6 listen up
lunkheads!!! JESUS LIZARD w/ JON SPENCER'S BLUES
EXPLOSION w/ WRECK...any questions??? sat 7 better
than a poke in the belly, it's Vancouver's CHROME DOG w/
toronto's THE MORGANFEILDS w/ LOUDER THAN GOD
from san francisco w/THE SNOW DOGS from calgary tues
10 CRUEt 70'S DISCO ONtY, MAN. thurs 12 shock horror
rock from san jose, america's sickest mosl demented band:
THE DIESEL QUEENS (they make GWAR or HAUNTED
GARAGE seem tame and sensitive!) w/ SEX WITH NIXON
w/ THE EXULTED TIMS fri 13 warner recording artisits
LUNA 2 featuring dean wareham ex-of GALAXIE 500 also ex-
FEEtlES and ex-CHItlS w/ toronto's ROCKTOPUS and mint
recording artists CUB sat 1 4 TRASH CAN SCHOOL with
cargo recording artists CHANGE OF HEART and matador
recording artists THE JACK O NUTS tues 17 DISCO 70'S
ONLY NEED APPLY $1 CHEAP wed 18 edmonton's DEAD
BEAT BACK BONE w/ NOISE FLOOR w/ NAKED FOR
JESUS thurs 19 touch and go/drag city recording artists
ROYAL TRUX w/ another damn superconductor side project
SIZZLE TEENS w/ BLAISE PASCAL fri 20 SINNER'S
SQUAD w/ LAGWAGON w/ LESTER'S WAGON w/
TASTE ex-KISS KISS 'N' BANG sat 21 sub pop recording
artists REVEREND HORTON HEAT w/ victoria's BUM and
THE SWEATERS in a cd release show tues 24 THIS DISCO
NIGHTMARE CONTINUES STILL 70'S $2 STILL CHEAP wed
25 local rock monsters CAUSTIC THOUGHT w/ DOG EAT
DOG w/ OMNIBOL and RED SUGAR thurs 26 political
folk-rock from baltimore on cargo records DISAPPEAR FEAR
last seen here with INDIGO GIRLS w/ guests fri 27 san fran's
BRAIN JAM w/ ELVIS LOVE CHILD w/ calgary's ZEN w/
RUSTY NAILS sat 28 what part of "NO FUN " don't you
understand?? w. the "cuddle core" of mint recording artists
CUB...ok, the only thing to remember is all the cheap stuff
during the week and fhe fact that we have obscenely cheap
covers all the time and drinks are some of the cheapest in town,
the rock acts, the quality and consistency the likes of which this
town has not been accustomed to in a long, long time (if
ever)...so i ask you: "what the fuck else do you wanl?"
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ntelligently  crafted,
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bypass menacing psychos.
Perfume Tree
Studio 16
Saturday, October 3
half, Perfume Tree have worked
hard to define a distinctive sound,
and this night it was obvious that
the local three-piece musical concept had gelled. On the wake of
their first CD, Dust, Perfume Tree
have become more interesting,
sonically, by consistantly developing more style and cohesion as
a live act. Pete's agile and melodic raunch guitar and Adam's
punctual bass rumbling are well integrated with the tight, multi-layered
electronic drum rhythms that form the
bed for Jane's soaring classical voice.
The result is an artfully arranged,
danceable, and propulsive musical performance that connects both the physical
and emotional centres. Deliberate discordant noises were frequent, sometimes
compelling, and interfaced successfully
with the rhythmic and melodic elements
InsomewaysPerfumeTree'sper-
formance could be seen as flawless,
especially from a technical, even commercially viable, viewpoint. But herein
also lies my one contention: despite a
and ethereal vocals, wilh a co
of exeptions (Jane's well plac
scream halfway through), l foui
it hard to remember I was actual
watching a live perform;
Mudhoney
Carver Gymnasium, WWU
Bellingham, WA
Saturday, October 3
With Al Gore speaking at U Dub,
Bill Clinton through Seattle not
too long ago and "Stormin"' Norman Schwarzkopf hosting a
signing gala al Costco for his latest blood-money biography, the
whal better way to I
forlh
support
Pcr-
keyboards, and/or lyrii
!  presentatio
an enjoyable experience c
cost a trifling six bucks! Sli
context of such a spectacle
wish the bands' live perform
took a few more risks.  Fo
ally happening here"?
Thai's a challenging require
ment for any band, and as far as a
of Mudhoney by Paul t. Brooks
young to vote and more worried
about going home drunk wilh
vomit down the front of Iheir brand
new Mudhoney t-shirl. Maybe I'm
jusl older lhan I think.
Nevertheless, this bill was
dubbed Hype The Vole. Hey, for
$4  (That's  right,  $4)  whaddaya
ingui
Mee
dimmed by lighting breaker prob-
slowly flickering candescence of
■ gym
;   flot
lights I was trapped like a fish in
the beam of a flashlight. Memory
upon memory of being in ihe firsl
Phys. Ed. class to use the gym on
those elementary school mornings
e  Ihe
from those same lights. And then
vel was snapped on my ass as
lerged from the shower of
imbcrance and I was listening
ruce Pavitt's Between Band
pilation Tape From Hell. Beat
pening, Screaming Trees,
Hines,  almost everything  I
Nirvana  simi
larly  look
stage,   sans
"Good   ev
Bellingham, w
c're Nirvana
fanfare, sans s
et-lisl.janjt
Nirvana's appearance  wa
lively low-key
. They weren
to steal Mudhc
mey'sfirc.n
they there to g
cneratc sale:
already  succt
ttsfql albur,
simply, they ■
*ere there l
fun. Afler the obligatory
Vaselines' cover was oul of the
way ("Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam") they took to playing the
lesser known, and not as commercially available, songs from their
repertoire. "Beeswax" (Kill Rock
(Te,
),   "Me>
i   Seafoc
yak i
ma ), "Sliv
s from CD s
A rousing fini
Nirvana s surprise appearance,
with the band quietly leaving the
stage for two elementary kids, paraded on by Matt Lukin, to pose
Before Mudhoney came o
it was apparent that a vast majoi
ity of the crowd
demanding for the members of his
8-person ensamble. Percussion,
wind and siring instruments were
all incorporated in the worldly
sounds of Mclheney's music, demanding high levels of technical
instrumental  knowledge   from
the butt and turned him into a
rock'n'roll animal. Well, maybe
that's an exaggeration but Your
Arsenal certainly is a lot rougher
than his other albums. Unfortunately, the sound in the forum was
execrable—you heard the song
twice because of the echo.
The cool thing was seeing
teenage  boys  who,   instead  of
it was Malt Lukin's birthday added
coal to ihe churning belly of the
band. Afler a few attempls at "No
End In Sight," from the newly
released Piece of Cake, Lukin,
with an exhilcrating cry of "Let's
stop this pussy-foolin' around and
Mudhoney
lengthy and flesh-rippling set.
When most was said and
done—just try and think of a song
they wouldn't play...nope, ihey
played that too—and the Mi
All this lalcnl on one stage he
the polential for an amazing 2
hour show...theoretically.
Jazz, especially Mclhcney
brand of il, is a very personal ar
introspective style of music. Th
is whal keeps il on Ihc fringes <
angmg oul
' Ros
shov
expressively to "Everyday is Like
Sunday." Looking like they didn't
stray too often from their bedrooms, it was heartening to see
guys nol doing ihe macho thing.
The ending was weird: the
s guilar
Morrissey lay on the stage
body read angry, indecipherable poetry. It would've been
more effcclivc if we could have
understood il, but il looked great.
Not as good as his last show, but
Scooter
Pat Metheney
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sunday, October 4
Pat Metheney is popular among
i the e
elite and sheep was obvious. 1
volving his show around n
material, which was met wilh i
Metheney arranged a show tl
m  -9*w\''
Ramones gig is always a Ramones
■   tr a:a
gig with one style throughout —
___»              •■«•■ Tke"__ow
From Ihe moment they look
lo the stage ( a surprisingly early
involved. Sure, it may have been
Ihc game as ihc  four lads from
a clinic for budding guitarists but
New York rippc.l ihrough classic
Methency's personal music is best
no-time-lo-brcalhc-bcl ween -
appreciated, as well as more af
songs  fashion    As  far as  song
fordable, on CD.
Braden Zrno
were few surprises.  Bul, really,
which songs Ihey play isn't the
Morrissey
point...il never lias been wilh Ihese
PNE Forum
guys.  Let's  face  it,  they're  the
Monday, October 5
Ramones, they're oncof the great
Yep, Morrissey moaned, bul more
est bands of all  lime,  and you
from  exhaustion  than  anything
eilher gel Ihem or you don'l. If
else.  And  he  didn't  get  many
you were one of Ihc chosen few al
gladiolas  this time eilher, poor
Ihis  show  then  you  got  them.
GabbaGabba I ley!
happenin' rockabillyish band have
Dru Pavlov
given Morrissey a good kick in
•EQ MOFO'S PSYCHOSONIC PIX OTHE MONTH
Hi! Finally got a winner for one of
my silly little conests! A resident
of anal retentive Victoria writes:
Howdy Mofo,
What kinda glue are you
sniffin' these days?
Grover Monster's a freakin'
puppet, man. Now hand over the
Kiss platter.
Thanks in advance,
payments in arrears,
Dave
P.S. How many engrams can
a guy have? (Five. - Mofo)
Well, Dave, your cynical realist perspective seems to be gel-
ting the best of you! Rather than
give a creative stab at what Grover
represents, Dave opted for the bitter reality. Hope nobody is disillusioned. Since Dave's answer did
not draw a chuckle outa me, he
does nol get the secret prize of a
Melvins solo LP. However, hedoes
get said Kiss platter. Here you go
Dave, live it up!
I' ve devoted this month' s ink
to the silver screen. If there's nothing I like better than obscure vinyl, it's obscure movies. Sometimes, during my hunts through
flea markets and garage sales, betwixt haggling over the worth of a
suction cup indoor basketball hoop,
a "Bankers Do It With Interest"
bumper slicker or Mr. Dressup
crayons, and fleeing Scientologists
posing as sellers, yours truly often
comes across soundtracks to movies you wouldn't dream of! Or
spinoff LPs of long forgotten TV
shows best left forgotten. But not
by me.
Once again I outdo myself
and present to you thee Soundtracks
From Hell! What makes these
records truly special is the fact
that most of the movies these are
from can't be found anywhere (and
in ihe case of the TV shows, Time-
Life Video hasn't yet got their
grubby mills on them and they are
thusly, thankfully, unavailable). I
am using the catalog of
Videomatica, the ultimate all-encompassing (except when the weasel censors pull some titles) video
shop (and no, this is not a plug; it's
just a fact) as the barometer of
obscurity. If it isn't there, rest
assured it's damn hard to find!!!
Can'l Slop The Music — Village
People et al (Casablanca)
Natch, this is no surprise to anyone. Take a hot flavour-of-the-
month disco act, pepper it with
Valerie Perrine (fresh from her
landmark minor role in the equally
mesmerizing Superman), toss in
token jock Bruce Jenncr, get Nancy
Walker (Rhoda's mom) to
directorially cook and you have a
fine, plump, juicy cinematic turkey. Allhough this flickdrewmore
box office than the Twin Peaks
movie it has disappeared, deservedly. Spot a youthful, embarrassed
Steve Gultenburg in his first of
many second-banana roles. The
Village People own the soundtrack,
with 6 gems out of 10, and the
Ritchie Family pick up the resl.
Luvvvely gatefold sleeve with lotsa
hilarious photos.
Is It In Videomatica? — No, but
try the Save-On-Foods vid section. It's between Absolute Beginners and Zanadu.
funk. Disappeared in 1973. Once
again, a great gatefold sleeve!
Is It In Videomatica? — Alas.no.
Norwood — Glen Campbell
(Capitol)
This film features multi-talented
(and two-dimensional) Glen
Campbell playing (surprise!) a
would-be singin' 'n' pickin' slar
on his way to the big time. Along
forthe ride are Kim Darby (who?),
Dom Delouise, and token jock Joe
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Superfly T.N.T. — Osibisa
(Buddah Records)
This sequel to Superfly cemented
Ron O'Neal's role as the James
Bond of pimps. Written by Alex
Haley(l), Superfly T.N.T. features
a totally nowhere soundtrack by
Osibisa, the Toi
Namath in this "laugh-a-line, down
home comedy and just like True
Grit, a direct hit!" (their words) A
direct hit is what Campbell needs
for: a) soiling his good name by
acting; b) doing so many Mac Davis
songs on one LP (6!). The lineites
are a blast, and if you find another
The One and Only — Patrick
Williams (ABC)
Henry Winkler's first film is a
sorry spectacle directed by hit-
and-mister Carl Reiner. He plays
a pro wrestler, dig? Along for the
ride are Kim Darby (who?), Herve
Villechaise, and William Daniels.
The cool thing about this is the
title song (sung by Kacey Cisyk;
say that name six times quickly!)
appears three times and is included
in eight of the remaining twelve
tracks! Talk about trying to stretch
your royalties!
Yeah, But Is It In Videomatica?
The Trial of Billy Jack — Elmer
Bernstein (ABC)
I actually saw this one! An incredibly long (3 1/2 hours!) disjointed
movie where amazingly stupid
things go on. Why are the Marines
shooting up the new age school
Billy Jack's disabled, feminist wife
is leading, and why is Billy Jack in
the desert finding himself while
this is going on? This is a politically correct conspi racy freaks wel
dream! Kudos to the TV station
for having the balls to air this film
without ads, and kudos to the drugs
that kept me watching it all the
way through! The music sucks, by
Last and definitely least, Thee
Psychosonic Pick O* The
Month!!!!!!
Laugh In '69 — Original Cast
(Reprise)
From the label lhat brings you
Babes in Toyland and Mudhoney
comes a remarkable window on
what happens when a straight network attempts to be "hip." Culled
the
launched Goldie Hawn's career,
Laugh-In '69 is about as hurtin' as
you'd expect. Bad puns, stupid
topical humour, and esoteric jokes
that are about as easy to laugh at as
a Dennis Miller monologue! Cool
things are the appearance of Dave
"Ruben kincaid" Madden and the
dizzy blonde act Goldie and guest
Connie Stevens put on. If this is
how the hippie culture looks once
its warped by a network, I can't
wait to see what happens when
they do a sitcom about the whole
grunge scene! And no, it's not in
Videomatica.
I'm going to stop now. My
fingers feel fat and bloody and I
grow faint. Next month the Mofo
Holiday Shopping Spree and Buying Guide!!!!! See ya!
the  v
NEGATIVLAND
The  Letter  U and  the
Numeral Two
(Universal Media Netweb)
This is not so much a musical work
as an informational booklet and CD
about the shitslorm lhal ensued
around Negativland's release of a
vastly different version of U2' s "Still
Haven't Found What I'm Looking
For" on SST last year. Although
anyone with half a brain (which
apparently isn't an employment
qualification for Island or Warner/
Chappell) could tell the single wasn't
intended to milk U2 out of iheir
politically correct earned millions.
Island and Warner/Chappell spent
26 t°£tig°usnji\
$45,000 on lawyers to squash
Negativland and SST into butter.
The booklet is a collection of
documents relevant to the case (and
the subsequent threats of lawsuit by
SST shithead number one, Greg
Ginn, claiming Negativland pay all
legal and olher costs involved with
sold single), as well as faxes lo and
from the band, to and from Island,
SST, Casey Kasem, and assorted
interviews and ankles. The CD is a
discussion on copyright laws by
Crossley Bendix, one of the band's
characters.
The whole package has much
more relevance these days when U2
is using copyrighted broadcasts and
other pieces in their Zoo TV tour,
violating the same laws their record
company claims Negativland broke.
The sheer hypocrisy of U2, Island
Records, SST, Casey Kasem, and
others becomes apparent as you read
the book. Equally mindboggling is
the idea lhat U2, a band wilh such an
ethically  conscious  image  and
power
business, would allow such actions
by the companies they make somuch
money for and continue io do
business wilh corporate leeches like
Island and Warner/Chappell.
Granted, the book is biased
but as a result of these people's
actions, like 1989's Helter Stupid,
this package becomes a part of
Negativland's media art, with a far
more serious lone. It is a limited
edition run of 4000, so snap 'em up!
U2 will be in town soon. I dare
them to give me a call during their
show, where, Bonoplays with his Uttle
cellularphone, so I can ask him how he
feels about large corporations using
their name to squash artists and their
art My number is 255-2711 (I have
call display, so no pranks!).
If you want to stir up some
shit, here's some addresses:
Island Records
Attn: Chris Blackwell, President
22 St. Peter's Square
London, W6 9NW, England
Fax:001-748-1998
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Attn: Don Beidermaan, Senior
VP for Legal and Business Affa irs
1290 6th Ave., Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10019
Fax:212-315-5590
In addition to boycotting SST, write
SST Records
Attn: Greg Ginn
10500 Humboldt St.
Los Alamedas.CA 90210
I suggest you fax them, they gotta
Also, I have a copy ofthe work
in question. If you send me a tape,
yourphone# and return postage, I'll
do you a dub. Send it to CiTR, care
of me. Most cf it isn't their greatest
work, but there's one mix that's
great. Remember, kids, Art before
Profits!! Fax Negativland at 510-
420-0469.
Mofo
PORK QUEEN
Torso
(Trackshun industries)
Putting the record on, the first sound
is a noisy loop that, just as you are
reassuring yourself that the record
isn't skipping, acquires a more
musical loop. It then changes to
something lhat makes you get up
and look at the turntable again. The
second piece uses distortion of the
familiar guitar variety to make its
stately presence felt. After lhat is
another sel of loops with a warm
ic feel.
On the second side, the lulling
effect continues then gives way
abruptly to a scratchy guitar, both
impressively noisy and useful ifyou
have something on the stove. The
record finishes with crickets, a
tractor, and a man speaking in a
language that I can't recognize.
I find a use for ihis record
when I want to write or concentrate
without some bloody SONG going
through my head. If you've ever
watched the static between stations
and thought if it changed
occasionally, it would be your
favourite channel, then this bedroom
Eno is for you. If you dare to scoff,
remrmber that Lou Reed and Lee
Ranaldo got away with this sort of
thing and, personally, I prefer this lo
Metal Machine Music, From Here
To Infinity, the fridge downstairs,
and the entire Amvienl series.
Available in an edition of 609
with hand done covers.
Mark Szabo
deluged the summer. As on his 1
Images, there is a contini
exploration of contempor
dancehall-style riddims ai
foundation for Cliff's
visions. The opening track, "I'm a
Winner," with its rowdy sing-along
feel, wastes no lime grabbing your
attention through this diverse set.
Reggae staple "Sitting in Limbo"
gets a fresh re-working as does
"Stepping Out Of Limbo": no longer
a ballad, but a very danceable, robust
outing. Although one ballad is
included, this is one of Cliff's m
high energy i
**j4*        ill
Cliff's usual band,
the Oneness Band,
JIMMY CLIFF
Breakout
(JRS)
Jimmy Cliff's new re
fresh breath of air am
extrodinaire Ansel Collins.
Since forming his own record
label, Jimmy Cliff has, predictably,
aquired the advantage of complete
production control with his last two
albums certainly sounding the belter for it. Whether this release attracts a
sizeable audience is hard to say bul
a few tunes, such as the title track
and "Jimmy Jammy," may be
possible candidates for dance
remixes user-friendly to the hiphop
With Breakout, Jimmy Cliff
marks 30years of recording activity,
and the 90's look like a winner for
this artist with no let-up in innovation
or inspiration. Meanwhile, the studio
releases just get belter and better.
Mike Cherry
THE FALLOUTS
(Super-Electro/Sub-Pop)
I'll get far
cuz I can't sing
or play guitar,
cuz I ain't got...AMBITION!"
screams Dave (lead guilar/vocals)
of Seattle garage trio, Ihc Fallouts.
For their firsl full-length release on
the Super-Electro label, created by
bassi st Steve, these guy s sure deliver
the kind of low-fi Milkshakes-
uispired raunch I enjoy. With no
song barely above the two minulc
mark, save Ihe charming "About
You," The Fallouts chum oul no-
guff, sixties-punk slop with songs
like "Never Be The Same" and "Ihe
Jealous Kind" in a crude but deadly
fashion. Nothin' dcepherejuslblasls
of pure fun for your bold and
apprccialivccars. Breathe deep, play
Bryce Dunn
SUPERSUCKERS
The Smoke of Heil
(Sub Pop)
Hotter than 1000 suns. Holler than a
urinary infection. Houer than really
good sex. I lolterthan a New Orleans
after
.   Hot
• than r
;ntry.
over thirty and he's a relic. Bnng
back The Beachcombers and put
him on a lug boat. F.nough of Shaun
Ryder, there's other members in
The Mondays..
Their lasl album, Pills V
Thrills and Bellyaches, was the besl
sounding, grooviest offering of the
Manchester party (what else do you
call it?...explosion?) and Yes,
Please! falls short. While it has its
c "Stinkin
Thinkin,"and "Dustman," the album
generally consists of flat, disco bass
lines and dull beats. Maybe it was
the producer's fault—Tina
Weymouth and Chris F
Talking Heads/Tom Tom club did
the honors. If you love the Happy
Mondays then you arc going lo buy
this album regardless of whal I write,
that's the beauty of hype and s
Bul, hey, you've been warned.
Justin Love.
THE BOO RADLEYS
Everything's Alright Forever
(Creation/Columbia)
This ncw-ish CD by this new-ish
those albums that fills in all the
spaces lhat the other
collection has forgotten about.
Beginning and ending with two
iracks that would fit nicely on any
James Bond soundtrack, the olher
13 selections are bright, brash, and
along in the lasl 100 years. No punk
rock/garage rock here, jusl some of
:-pop this popaholic
s had thcplcasureof experiencing.
similar to Trent Rcznor's and even
the song patterns arc pretty much the
same. But... I like N.I.N., and I like
S.M.G..
SMG does have memorable
songs, like "Sins of the Flesh,"
"X-rated Movie," "Not my God,"
"Nighl Returning" and olher titles
that instill faith in thi
imgs sound Depech
Modeish (heavy in the Golhi
keyboards) which is
considering the album was
produced by Nivek Ogre (Skinny
Puppy) and Sasha (KMFDM).
However, SMG
memorable, they're good, good
Hotter lhan ihe devil's armpil. I lotlcr
than a blue flame. Hotter than a
Nolan Ryan fastball. Holler than a
sauna in Fiji. Hotter lhan a Red I lot
Chili Pepper. Oh, boy, I love these
guys.
Chris Uren
REIN SANCTION
Mariposa
(Sub Pop)
As my roomy says, there's a fine
line between a distinctive style and a
bunch of songs that sound the same.
Sadly, Rein Sanction's Mariposa
crosses that line.
Mariposa is initially
intoxicating, wilh richly layered
songs driven by a uniqueguitar sound
and a genius for creating texture.
Unfortunately, the texture never
changes and before long that unique
guitar sound has taken on the
aggravating consistency of church
bells. Before you know it, the back
ofyourmind demands to know how
long this record is and you're stuck
with the obvious answer...too long.
Chris Uren
HAPPY MONDAYS
Yes, Please!
(Elektra/Warner)
I'm so bored with the hype behind
this band. Do I care about how many
of whichever drugs Shaun Ryder
decides to put in his body? Docs his
new look have any bearing on whal
clothes I ask my Mom to put out for
me in the morning? Look, the guys
a favor, get this disc. Unlike some
labels that seem lo be slowing down
(4AD), and others lhat never got
rk), Creation
Oh yeah,
Ihc BooRadleys are English. Does
it matter? Don't confuse them with
the Canadian prairc band of the same
Justin Love
SISTER MACHINE GUN
Sins of the Flesh
(Wax Trax Records)
Yelanolher industrial, techno,
hardware attack from those n ice folks
al Wax Trax. Oh, I know what you 're
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■SUITCASES AND POSTCARDS*
6 FRAKAS
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7 ELVIS LOVE CHILD
■THIRD EYE*
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"GRANDFATHER CLOCK"
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■NO   MEANS   NO*
11  SHORT LEASH
"DRINKING WITH THE ANGEL"
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■RANT"
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■MARVIN*
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■SECOND   HAND   SMOKE"
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"IWAS  SAVED"
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"I WANTED YOU"
19 THE ROAD
"THE DREAM"
20 SHE STOLE MY BEER
"THE GRINCH LIVES"
21  DED SOULS
■SIDELINE*
22 FOAM
■LET JESUS PUT HIS LOVE DEEP INSIDE YOU*
23 GOAT BOY
"TIRED"
24 CHROME DOG
"LOVE DRUG*
25 GRAVE MISTAKE
"GREEN GOOSE-
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"I'LL   BE   GOOD-
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"BABY BOOMERS*
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"HAD TO GET AWAY"
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■COMMON THREAD"
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"DANCE
OF THE  MOTH AND CANDLE"
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"THE SIMPLE THINGS"
34 NGOMA
■SHORT EGG"
35 SAINTS AND  POETS
■BETTER LIFE"
DOYOU leiEMBERROCK'N'ROU.RADIO?
DISCORDER CHARTS 5 YEARS AGO.
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BOB'S YOUR
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Dialing for Celebrities
Wonder who we'll be calling? Well gather 'round and pull up a chair and I'll weave you a tale
of sheer horror, enough to make the goose bumps on your arms lift off and fly south. Who did
I call? I don't even know. All I did was pick up the phone, press 1 and then randomly dialed 10
additional digits. Scary huh?
?: Hello.
Excubus: Hey, How ya' doing buddy?
?: I'm fine, Thank you.
(I decided not to give him much time to speak, he was
probably forty or fifty years old)
ie Jays?
You know with this debate on yes or no for
the constitution, I was wondering what your
opinion is and how it will effect Quebec?
?: Do I know you?
Ha ha ha, it's me buddy.
?: Is that you Dave?
Uh...ya, you want to go out later, I'll meet
you downtown somewhere?
?: I'm busy with Sarah tonight,  maybe
Okay. Say, have you ever done anything famous?
?: What kind of question is that?
MANSLAUGHTER
lg written up in the paper after the court case, but you know about that.
Aaah ya. Say I gotta get going. Give me a call and I'll take you out...drinks on me.
?: You get rich all of a sudden? You got it, I'll call you tomorrow. See ya.
Ya bye.
Well, I don't know who that fellow was but just my luck to snafu a felon. Now just so you
don't think that was pure luck, I made about five calls before that, most just hung up and two
didn't speak english. Next time I think I'll give Hunter S. Thompson a dingle. And I guess you
all want your alternative tips of the month:
1) Write to Discorder and tell everyone how many years you have been hanging at the 'Scuz'.
2) Get a T-shirt with Gwar blood on it.
3) Dye your hair black.
See ya next month kids. ON THE DIAL
SUNDAYS
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
1200PM Allot time is measured by itsart.
Most broadcasting shuns art lor incestuous market-music. Thisshowpresentsthe
most recent new music Irom around the
world. Ears open. Hosted by Paul
Steenhuisen and lan Crutchley.
THE BRUNCH REPORT 12:00-12:15PM
News, sports, weather and more with the
CiTR News. Sporls and Weather Depart-
THE ROCKERS SHOW    12:15-3:00PM
Hosts: George Barrett and Mike Cherry.
Reggae inna all styles and fashion.
Dancehall, Dub, Roots, L
Steady, Ska and beyond!
SOUL CHURCH 3:(XW:00 PM V
editorial commentary and more. Weekdays with host lan Gunn.
BOXER SHORT BOYZ 7:00-9:O0PM Just a
couple of guys who like to walk around in
their boxer shorts with their big lat guts
hanging out. Jerome Broadway and Garnet Timothy Harry alternate weeks.
THE JAZZ SHOW 9:00PM-12:00AM
Vancouvefslongest running prime lime jazz
program. Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin
Waker. Features at 11.
Nov. 2: Everyone knows the Jazz
Show's opening and closing theme "Soul
Stirrin" by trorrbonist Bennie Green) ...in
answer to many requests we are going to
play this rare abum in its entirety. Benny
Green with Gene Ammons, Sonny Clarke.
Elvin Jones and others...don1 miss it!
Nov. 9: Tonight "The lather of the
Tenor Saxophone' Coleman Hawkins.
The great Hawk with an all-star group of
players: JJ. Johnson (trombone), Hank
Jones (piano), Oscar Pettiford (bass).
■Papa" Jo Jones (drums) and others...
"The Hawk Flies High" is one of the
master's most cogent and swing ing dates.
Nov. 16:TheShapeof Jazz ToCome"
was one of Omette Coleman'sf inest early
record dates. Omette (ado saxophone)
and his band, Don Cherry (trumpet),
Charlie Hayden (bass) and Bliiy Higgins
(drums) was still based in L.A. when this
Canadan ar
I African- American Gospel
THE AFTERNOON REPORT 1:00-1:15PM
News, sports and weather.
MEKANIKAL OBJEKT NOIZE 1:15 -3:00PM
QTF*s ony all industrial / technical / electronic show with different feature abums
every week Wth your dj paL June. Cevin
Key Ikes some of you.
SOMC SALAD 3:00-4:00PM Funkier than
nine cans ol shaving powder.
STRAIGHT OUTTA JALLUNDHAR 4:00-
5:00PM Let DJ's Jindva and Bindwa immerse you in radioactive Bhungra! "Chakkh
de phutay". Listen to all ourfavorite Punjabi
tunes - remixes and originals. Brraaaari!
THE OTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:30PM
Nov. 23: This evening Duke Ellington
and h_ Orchestra are performing one of
his most famouscorrposit ions: "The Black,
Brown and Beige Suite" - music that
Ellington dedicates lo the African- American people. Ellington and his Orchestra
plus the astounding voice of Mahalia Jackson in a unique and moving performance.
Nov.30: "A Candy For Daddy, a wonderful abum by one of the great tenor
saxophonists in Jazz...Hank Mobley. A
minor classic with Lee Morgan (trumpet),
McCoy Tyner (piano) andothers. Mobleys
music is always warm and soulful.
TUESDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW    7:30-8:15AM
I by Anlje Rauwerda.
MADONNA DEATH WATCH 8:15-11 :00AM
...is three words.
DOG'S BREAKFAST 11:00AM-1:00PM My
Helen G.
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:15-3:00PM
Country music to scrape the oowshI off your
boots to. Wth yer host-pote Jeff Gray.
LIVE FROM VENUS 3:006:00PM Women
made music and stuff, hosted by Jane
Tilley.
MEET IDA BEAN 6:0O-7:O0PM Rap. hip
hop,and Super Dope Lyrics- so fry fhat
you'll do 3-5 just for getting caught listening
tothastuff. Requestsaretaken...it you can
get through on the phone! Ida Bean's on
thetp!
THE UNHEARD MUSIC 7_KMO0PM Meat
hordes of hardly herd and heard, courtesy
of host and demo director Dale Sawyer.
Herd up!
AVANT-PIG 9.-00PM-12O0AM Alternating
Tuesdays with Wofl at the Door. Nowthree
hours of funky, ambient noise-piggery with
Pete Lutwyche.
WOLF AT THE DOOR 9:O0PM-12:00AM
Alternating Tuesdays with Avant-Pig. The
latestindancemusicand interesting drama
Yonderboy.
AURAL TENTACLES MIONITE UNTIL THE
MOON DROPS Fun for the whole family lo
of luneage, Pierre and Ihe 2AM WWOO.
WEDNESDAYS
THEMORNINGSHOW 7:30-8:15AM Hosted
by lan Gunn.
NOOLEY TUNES 1:15-3:00PM Spinning the
best and worst of CiTR's playlist. only the
most original requests will be remotely
considered. Emphasis will be on new material from around the world, regardless of
musical classification.
NORMAN'S KTTCHEN 3:00-5:00PM Wo play
everything Irom Southern Iranian Funk
Punk to Psycho Spasmatic Hypercore.
Sorry no requests.
60'CLOCK LOCALTIME6:00-7:00PMThe
only talk show that really matters (and
holds your interest). From politics to
psychics. Marc Dinsdale will guide you
through the best talking hour on Vancouver radio. Call in and be obnoxious, that's
what he's there for.
ENTERTAINMENT 9:0<M2:00PM Only the
third Rado Program in the history of
Homosapien kind to be dedicated to solving a* of the world's problems. Radio lhat
believes in confusion, noise, peace, love,
aggression and maybe even EVOLUTION. Move beyond the old obsessions-featuring LIVE FROM THE INNER STATION the first Wendsday of every month. An altered approach to music
performed live lor rado.
OPEN COUNTRY JOY 12:00-4:OOAM, THE
FIRST WED. OF EVERY MONTH. Dont
let the ?#?%?@'' fool you.
THURSDAYS
THEMOflNWGSHOW 7:3M:15AM Hosted
by Antje Rauwerda.
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:00-1:00PM Toques,
plaids, backbacon, beer, igloos, snowmobiles, beavers _ Brian Mulroney. If you
love Canada, tune in and eat your lunch lo
Canadan music. Previously Coralalion.
POPGUN 1:00-3:OOPM "Why <
ME as
/e YOU ?"
FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:00-OOPM
-ERIC CORE- —
OUT   FOR   KICKS   6:00-7:30PM   No
Birkenstocks, nothing politically correct. We
donl get paid so you're damn righl we
have fun with it. Hosted by Chris B.
RED HOT AND BLUE 7:30-9:0OPM Roots
music, rhythm and blues, rock 'n roll, and
who knows what, hosted by Eddie J.
LIVE FROM THUNDERBIRD RADIO HELL
9:00-11:00PM Local muzakk from 9. Live
banz play tha blues Irom W.
Nov. 5: Orbit in Bloom
Nov. 12: Thumbscrew
Nov. 19: Fine Grind
Nov. 26: Aging Youth Gang
MEGABLAST! 1:00 AM-WHEN U STOP LISTENING minimalism, adamnoizisloan is
(ir)responsble.
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE
PRESENTS-. 3:30-4:00PM Tnann you.
THE OTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:20PM
With "The Voice of Reason,- our weekly
look back at the week in the news, tongues
firmly in cheek
THE THUNDERBIRD PREVIEW 5:20-
5:30PM The Sports Department's preview of what'll be goin' down this weekend, so tune in!
PROJECTIONS 5:30- 6:00PM Projections:
news, music, and reviews of alternative,
Hollywood and locally produced films on
Vancouver's only all-movie radio show
hosted by two actual film students, Jason
COCKTAILS WITH DARYL AND SUSI6S0-
9:00PM   Underground sound system-
DJ Noah on the wheels of steel.
UMPSNK12:30AM-Moming LimpSink:(n)
LAroomfull of yahoos thai dont eat meat
with an attitude. 2. Industrial fractal geometry. 3. Impact of metal objects at high
velocity. 4. Dangerously enlightened fre
Nov. 22 Dave -features and interviews
Canada's own Gospelneirs of North
Preston, Nova Scotia.
BLACK MUSC 6:0O-8:O0PM Everything
Gospel, Jazz, Soul, RSB, Funk Hp Hop,
and current Dance Tracks. Mouldy vinyl to
shiny CD's. Your host. Lachlan Murray.
LULU- BACK IN TOWN 8:0O-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., Engebert Humperdinck and
many, many more...tots of great cuts and
plenty of polyester.
GEETANJAU 9:O0-10:O0PM Geetanjali is a
one-hour radio show which features a
wide range of music from Inda This includes classical music, both Hindustani
and Carnatic, popular music I.om Indian
movies from the 1930s to the 1990-,
Semi-classical music such as Ghazals
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 political re-
searchguaranteedtomakeyouthinktwice.
Bring your tape deck and two C-90s. Originally broadcast on KFJC (Los Altos. Cali-
MONDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW 7:30-8:15AM Wake
up with the CiTR Moming Show. All the
news, sports and weather you need to
start your day. Plus what's happening at
UBC each day with UBC Digest, a fealure
interview and more. Topped off with the
BBC World Service News at 8O0AM,
live from London, England. Hosted today
by Bill Currie.
BREAKFAST WrTH THE BROWNS 8:15-
11:00AM Your favourite brown-sters,
James and Peter, offer a savoury blend of
the familiar and exotic in an excitingly
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WITH DARYL
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Nov. 6 - -Cattle- w
and Planter Pat.
Nov. 13 - The Doclor Killdare Show
Nov. 20 - The Doclor Spectacular
Nov. 27 - The Doctor Killdare Show
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:00AM-12:00PM
Vancouver's biggest and best acoustic/
roots/rogue radio show. Now in its 6th
year on CiTR! Roots music Irom around
the world.
POWERCHORD 12:15-3:00PM
THE AFRICAN SHOW 3:00-5:00PM Irs a
music thing from all "Africa" Irs an
awarenessthing of self andothers. It'san
African house party. Stories, music, dance
fun. Welcome! Your host: Umerah.
THE SATURDAY MAGAZNE 5:00-5:30PM
UBC'sweekend news. All fhe latest news,
sports, weather, a movie review, lealure
report and more. News with Luc Dinsdale:
IN EFFECT 6:00-8:0OPM The Hip Hop beat
and nuttin' butt. With host PDS.
THE HEIMLICH MANOUVRE8:00-10flOPM
The showthat knows what evil lurks in the
hearts of men (andwomen). "The Shadow"
and his bad attitude pervade in a world
where life is cheap and the music is good.
The Shadow." intro at 8:30. conclusion af
930.
GROOVE JUMPING 10:0C
Hostess Twinkies™ Terry i
really loud shil. Bile me!
SOMETHING   1:00-4:00AM   A cute little
blurb with a subversive undertone and a
slight co
,,;,.,..v.
kind of joke thai yc
WHOM   &   HOW
A RTS SHAWN BOUCHARD
BOARD CHAIR HARRY HERTSCHEG
CURRENT AFFAIRS IAN GUNN
DEMOS/CASSETTES DALE SAWYER
ENGINEER RICHARD ANDERSON
ENTERTAINMENT TANIA ALEKSON
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PRESIDENT
DRU PAVLOV
PRODUCTION
JUSTIN LEIGH
PROGRAMMING
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FRI 30 Carnival Art with Jack Feels Fine and Planet of Spiders at the Cruel Elephant Art
Bergmann and special guests at Ihe Anza Club... Sandra Bernhard at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre (8pm)... TheGrapes of Wrath wilh Circle C and Eugene Ripper al the Commodore...
Young Saints with Rotorcloud at the Town Pump... Beggars in the House of Plenty
continues at the Station Street Arts Centre (8pm, 930 Station St.).. Pacific Shaw Festival
continues at the Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island)... Waiting For The Parade continues
at the Vancouver Little Theatre (8pm)... George Wingfield lectures on the Crop Circle
Phenominon at Ihe Macmillan Planetarium (7,30pm). Festival of Animation continues at Ihe
Ridge (7* 9:30pm)...
SAT 31 MDC with Mystery Machine and Sineater al the Cruel Elephant.. Licorice Whip
Hallowe'en Bash with The Outrageous Valentinos, The Canetoads, Creepy Family and
Grandma Moses al The Penthouse. Dance of The Lost Souls wih Veda Hille and Bones
And Feathers, Chris Houston's Evil Twang, and First Deep Kiss at the Pin Gallery (9pm)..
The Hard Rock Miners al the Town Pump Celtic Fiddle Festival with Kevin Burke, John
Cunningham, and Christian LemaHre at the WISE Club Beggars in the House of Plenty
continues at the Station Street Arts Centre (8pm) Pacific Shaw Festival continues at the
Waterfront Thealre (Granville Island). Waiting For The Parade contines al the Vancouver
Little Thealre (8pm).. Feslival of Animation continues at the Ridge (7 _ 9:30pm)...
SUN 1 Down By Law with Dag Nasty, Loot Bag and Trigger Happy al Ihe Cruel Elephant
Contempt with El Caminos and Sineater at the Nappy Dugout (all ages, 5pm)... Wyckham
Porteous at Ihe Arts Club Thealre (Granville Island, 8pm) Pacific Shaw Festival continues
al the Waterfront Thealre (Granville Island)... Festival of Animation continues al ihe Ridge
(6:15pm & 8:45pm).
MON2 CITR SHINDIG AT THE RAILWAY WITH BRAND NEW UNIT, MAN AND TIN MEN The
Levellers wilh guests The Stoaters al Ihe Town Pump.Pacific Shaw Festival conlmues at
Ihe Waterfronl Thealre (Granville Island)... Festival of Animation continues al Ihe Ridge (7
& 9:30pm)...
TUE 3 Zachary Richard with guests Stigmata al Ihe Town Pump, Man on the Moon, Woman
on the Pill opens al the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8:30pm)... U2 at BC Place Stadium
(sold oul).Beggars In The House Of Plenty continues al the Station Street Arts Centre
(8pm) Pacific Shaw Festival conlmues at ihe Waterfront Thealre (Granville Island)...
Waiting For The Parade conlmues at Ihe Vancouver Little Thealre (8pm)... Festival of
Animation continues at Ihe Ridge (7 & 9:30pm).   Memoir opens al Ihe Arts Club Main:
FRI 6 Jesus Lizard with Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion with Wreck at the Cruel Elephant
Pantera with Trouble trom Chicago at the Commodore Man on the Moon, Woman on the
Pill continues at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8:30pm)...Beggars In The House Of
Plenty continues at the Station Street Arts Centre (8pm). Pacific Shaw Festival contines at
the Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island).,, Waiting For The Parade continues at the
Vancouver Little Theatre.., Memoir continues at the Arts Club Mainstage... Festival ot
Animation al the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)...
SAT 7 Chrome Dog with The Morganf eilds with Louder Than God with The Snow Dogs at the
Cruel Elephant... Pure with Windwalker at the Town Pump. Revolution Gone, Dose Pu mp,
48 Crash, Bughouse Five, Elvis Love Child, Naked For Jesus, Skits and Bozos and The
Bombshells at the Commodore. Man on the Moon, Woman on the Pill closes at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8:30pm)... Beggars In The House Of Plenty continues at
the Station Street Arts Centre (8pm).. Pacific Shaw Festival continues at the Waterfront
Theatre (Granville Island).. Waiting For The Parade continues at the Vancouver Little
Theatre... Memoir continues at the Arts Club Mainstage.. Festival of Animation at Ihe Ridge
(7 4 9:30pm)...
SUN 8 Lung with Blaise Pascal and Crate al Ihe Nappy Dugoul (all ages, 5pm)... Coastal Jazz
and Blues presents Sheila Jordan and Harvie Swartz at the Vancouver Easi Cultural Centre
(8pm)... Pacific Shaw Festival continues al Ihe Waterfronl Theatre (Granville Island)...
Festival of Animation at the Ridge (6:15 4 8:45pm)...
MON 9 CITR SHNDIG AT THE RAILWAY CLUB WTTH THE REAL MACKENZIES, THE MANY
AND TWITCH... House of Love, Catherine Wheel (UK), and Ocean Colour Scene at the
Commodore... Peter Himmelman with Rick Colboume and Hard Poetry al Ihe Town
Pump... Pacific Shaw Festival continues al Ihe Waterfront Thealre (Granville Island)...
Memoir continues al Ihe Arts Club Mainstage... Festival of Animation al the Ridge (7 4
9:30pm)...
TUE 10 Disco Nighl al the Cruel Elephant. Lyle Lovett al the Orpheum.. Yothu Yindi at the
Town Pump... Beggars In The House Of Plenty continues al the Station Street Arts Centre
(8pm)... Pacific Shaw Festival continues at Ihe Walerfront Theatre (Granville Island)...
Waiting For The Parade continues al the Vancouver Little Theatre... Memoir coniinues al ihe
Arts Club Mainstage.   Festival of Animation at the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm).
WED 11 Shriekback with Low Pop Suicide and Sky Cries Mary al the Commodore Rhiannon:
Toward Home opens at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm)... Beggars In The House
Of Plenty continues at ihe Station Street Arts Centre (8pm)... Pacific Shaw Festival
coniinues al the Waterfronl Thealre (Granville Island). Waiting For The Parade continues
al the Vancouver Little Theale... Memoir coniinues at Ihe Arts Club Mainstage, Festival of
Animation at the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm).,
THU 12 STIGMATA ATTHE UBC PIT PUB The Diesel Queens with Sex With Nixon with the
Exulted Tims at Ihe Cruel Elephant... Rhiannon: Toward Home coniinues at Ihe Vancouver
East Cultural Centre (8pm)... Beggars In The House Of Plenty continues at Ihe Station Street
Arts Centre (8pm).. Pacific Shaw Festival continues a! the Waterfronl Theatre (Granville
Island)... Waiting For The Parade continues at the Vancouver Lillle Thealre... Memoir
coniinues at the Arts Club Mainstage.. Festival of Animation al the Ridge (7 & 9:30pm)..
WED 4 Minstrels On Speed with Jumbo Cross, Meet Daisy and Tickle Trunk at the Cruel
Elephant. Testament with DRI al the New Yoik Thealre (all ages). Man on the Moon,
Woman on the Pill coniinues at the Vancouver East Cullural Centre (8:30pm). .Beggars In
The House Of Plenty continues al the Station Street Arts Cenlre (8pm)... Pacific Shaw
Festival continues al the Waterfronl Thealre (Granville Island) Waiting For The Parade
conlmues at Ihe Vancouver Little Theatre Memoir continues at ihe Arts Club Mainstage
(8pm)... U2 al BC Place Stadium... Festival of Animation al the Ridge (7 & 9:30pm)...
THU 5 THE PHANTOMS AT THE UBC PIT PUB Rein Sanction wilh Windwalker and Phleg
Camp al the Cruel Elephant.. Bourne and McLeod at the Commodore.. Man on the Moon,
Woman on the Pill coniinues at the Vancouver East Cullural Centre (8:30pm)„ Beggars In
The House Of Plenty continues al the Station Slreet Arts Cenlre (8pm)... Pacific Shaw
Festival continues at the Waterfronl Thealre (Granville Island) Waiting For The Parade
continues at the Vancouver Little Theatre... Memoir continues at the Arts Club Mainstage...
Festival ol Animation al Ihe Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)...
FR113 Luna wilh Roektapus and Cub al the Cruel Elephant.,, The Last Wild Sons and special
guests at the Level 5 Club.,, Irish Huclaich with Tioclaidh Ar La Band, Ihe Stoaters, the
Lil'Wat Drummers, Jimy Slider, Celia O'Neill, Myck Gordon, and David Bouvier at the
WISE Club.. Rhiannon: Toward Home continues at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre
(8pm)... Beggars In The House Of Plenty continues at ihe Station Streel Arts Centre (8pm),,
Pacific Shaw Festival continues at the Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island) Waiting For
The Parade continues at the Vancouver Little Theatre (8pm)... Memoir continues al the Arts
Club Mainstage . Festival of Animation at the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)...
SAT 14 Trash Can School with Change Of Heart and The Jack 0 Nuts at the Cruel Elephant...
Rhiannon: Toward Home closes al the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm),.. Beggars In
The House Of Plenty closes at Ihe Station Street Arts Centre (8pm)... Pacific Shaw Festival
cbsesat the Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island).. Waiting For The Parade continues at the
Arts Club Mainstage... Festival Of Animation at the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)..
SUN 15 Rocktopus wrth Elvis Love Child and guests al Ihe Nappy Dugoul (all ages, 5pm)...
Maestro Fresh Wes at the Commodore... Festival of Animation at the Ridge (6:15 4
MON 16 CITR PRESENTS SHINDIG AT THE RAILWAY CLUB, HOWARD VS. WILLY TOOL-
BARES, TBA Alison Krauss at the Commodore. Memoir continues a! the Arts Club
Mainstage   Festival of Animation at the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)..,
al the Arts Club Mainstage...
WED 18 Sugar wilh Throwing Muses and the Boo Radleys at the Commodore Dead Beat
Back Bone with Naked For Jesus at Ihe Cruel Elephant. Memoir continues al the Arts Club
Mainstage.. Festival of Animation al the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)...
THU 19 WINDWALKER AT THE UBC PIT PUB... Royal Trux with Sizzle Teens and Blaise
Pascal al the Cruel Elephant.. UBC Music presents Chamber Music of Today at Ihe UBC
Recital Cenlre (8pm)... Memoir continues at Ihe Arts Club Mainstage Festival of Animation
al the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)...
FRI 20 PJ Harvey with David J al the Town Pump... Sinner's Squad with Lagwagon with
Lester's Wagon at the Cruel Elephant... 12 MidnKe's Gunland opens at the Smash Gallery
of Modem Art.. Eternal Return opens at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Memoir
continues atthe Arts Club Mainstage... Festival of Animation at the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)...
SAT 21 Reverend Horton Heat with BUM and The Sweaters at the Cruel Elephant.. Eternal
Return continues at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre...12 Midnite's Gunland continues
at the Smash Gallery... Memoirs closes at the Arts Club Mainstage,, Festival ot Animation
at the Ridge (7 4 9:30pm)...
SUN 22 BUM with The Sweaters, Osgoodslaughter and Motherwell at the Nappy Dugout (all
ages, 5pm)... Vancouver Fok Music Festival presents Ani Difranco at ihe Vancouver East
Cultural Centre (8pm)... 12 Midnite's Gunland coniinues at the Smash Gallery... Festival of
Animation closes at the Ridge.(6:15 4 8:45pm).
MON 23 OTR PRESENTS SHMDIG SEM-FKALS AT THE RAILWAY CLUB WITH MEET
DAISY, STICK MONKEYS, TEN FEET TALL.. 12 MidnKe's Gunland continues at the
Smash Gallery...
THU 26 JHO NEK BONE AT THE UBC PIT PUB Disappear Fear with guests at the Cruel
Elephant... Eternal Return continues at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre,. 12 Midnite's
Gunland continues at the Smash Gallery,.,
FRI 27 Brain Jam with Elvis Love Child with Zen and Rusty Nails at the Cruel Elephant... Eternal
Return coniinues at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... VCC Jewellery Art 4 Design
Exhibition and Sale at Granville Island, across from Pelican Bay Restaurant.,. 12 Midnite's
Gunland continues at the Smash Gallery...
SAT 28 No Fun with Cub at the Cruel Elephant... Eternal Return continues al the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre... Youssou N'Dour at the Commodore... VCC Jewellery Art & Design
Exhibition and Sale at Granville Island continues... 12 Midnite's Gunland continues at the
Smash Gallery...
SUN 29 Dub Party Snobordbash with Snobord videos, DJ Kilogee. skate demos, and live dub
with The Rootabegas al the Nappy Dugout (all ages, 5pm),. VCC Jewellery Art & Design
Exhibiiton and Sale al Granville Island continues.,. 12 Midnite's Gunland continues at the
Smash Gallery...
MON 30 CITR PRESENTS SHINDIG SEMI-FINALS AT THE RAILWAY CLUB WITH DARKEST
OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS, MOVIELAND, AND THE WOO WOOS    12 Midnite's
Gunland continues at the Smash Gallery...
VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES
Alma Street Cafe • 2505 Alma (at Broadway)
Backstage ■ Ballard, Seattle
Cafe Bergman • 52 Powell Street (Gastown)
Cafe Django • 1184 Denman Street (at Davie)
Commodore Ballroom • 870 Granville Street (Granville Mall)
Cruel Elephant • 23 West Cordova Street (Gastown)
86 Street • Plaza of Nations (BC Enterprise Centre)
Glass Slipper • 185 East 11th Avenue (at Main)
Isadora's • 1540 Old Bridge (Granville Island)
Latin Quarter 1305 Commercial Drive
Maximum Blues Pub • 1176 Granville Street (at Davie)
Nappy Dugout • 1248 Seymour (@ Davie)
Paradise Cinema -919 Granville Street (Granville Mall)
Park Theatre -3440 Cambie Street
Pit Pub • basement, Student Union Building (UBC)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre • Hamilton at Georgia Street
Railway Club • 579 Dunsmuir Street (at Seymour)
Ridge Cinema • 3131 Arbutus at 16th
Sandy Cove • 1554 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Smash Gallery • 160 West Cordova Street (at Cambie)
Speedy O'Tubbs • Fairview, Bellingham
Starlight Cinema • 935 Denman Street
Town Pump • 66 Water Street (Gastown)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre • 1895 Venables Street (at Victoria)
Varsity Theatre -4375 West 10th Avenue
Waterfront Theatre • 1405 Anderson Street (Granville Island)
Western Front • 303 East 8th Avenue
WISE Club • 1882 Adanac Street (At Victoria)
Yale •» 1300 Granville (at Drake)	
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