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  TIME TO TEST THE TACKLE WITH
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BIG DRILL CAR
Toured (live) CD/CS/LP
ME, MOM AND MORGENTALER
Shiva Space Machine CD/CS
TECHNOTIC EFFECT
Hard Techno Compilation CD
NEVER MIND THE MOLLUSCS
Halifax compilation CD/7"
VELOCITY GIRL
Copacetic CD/CS
Handy Angling Helpers from Cargo Records £
TSfCSSES disorder
APRIL 1993 ISSUE #123
"It's a Jamaican thing...you wouldn't
understand." — Don Chow with a chip
on his shoulder.
REGULARS
LIFE WITH THE FAMILY ENNDYE....5
MEKANIKAL OBJEKT NOIZE 19
VANCOUVER SPECIAL..
MOFO'S PSYCHOSONIC PIX..
comics
BLOODY THE BLOODHOUND
IRREGULARS
KCMU'S CURSE	
LUNA
Coney Island On The Mind. 8
BUM
Not Just Fashionable Athletic
MIKE GRIMSHAW
Call Display and Recording Equip-
WEEN
Making Plans For Nigel. 10
CHANGE OF HEART
The Last Canadian Indie Band?... 10
YOUTH BRIGADE
Flex Their Freedom Of Erik. 15
NEGATIVLAND
Just Say No Dough, Pt. II. 16
BLAST
rips & cassettes
thank you Mr. Wrong
& Mecca Normal
"N -AJL
WINDWALKER and CUB
live Sunday April 25, 2:00pm
a benefit for Rape Relief
e have a growln^atalogue
of locally jrfoctoijed music
bands brin/fr Your release
430 WEST PENDER
EVERYTHINGS DUCKY
THE BLANK GENERATION
by Gary Wildeman	
OFFICE USE ONLY
CONGRATULATION
As the owner of a new Swamp House skating
machine, you are about to begin an exciting
adventure in creativity.
In addition to the many familiar Swamp Hi
exclusives, like a removable extention table and
friction free spool holder, we can offer you these
features:
- Built-in 4-step buttonholer that takes the difficulty
out of making a buttonhole.
- BIG shorts, BIG pants, new embroidery, some
sick poop.
-Snap-on presser feet that are quickly removed and   |
easily replaced.
World Industries, Plan 8, Blind, 101, New Deal,
Bird House, Gull Wing, Venture, Thunder, Union.
- One-way needle insertion that makes it impossible
to insert the needle incorrectly.
Alrwalk, HeadBone, World Jungle, Team Buttox,
Vans, Anarchic Adjustment, Fresh Jive, Stoopid,
Volcom.
May we recommend that, before you start to use
your skating machine, you discover the many
advantages and the ease of operation by going
through the instruction book step by step, seated at
your machine.
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739-9791 V
ANCOUVER'S 3RD ANNUAL UNDERGROUND RAP, DANCE & STREET ART COMPETITION
ENTRY FORMS
AVAILABLE NOW
CALL LINDA AT CITR
(604)822-3017
ALL EVENTS
ALL AGES
FRIDAYS SATURDAY, APRIL 23 & 24, 1993
SUB BALLROOM, UBC, VANCOUVER
SPRAY CAN ART
SLIDE SHOW &
LECTURE
Jim Prigoff (Los Angeles),
internationally known
^photographer and co-author of
Spraycan Art, will present a
special 90 minute slide show
on spraycan art around the
VANCOUVER ART
GALLERY, 7:30 P.M.
$5 ADMISSION
SPRAYCAN
COMPETITION
NOON-5:00 P.M.,
LOCATION T.B.A.
DJ, MC & DANCER
COMPETITIONS
SUB BALLROOM,
6:00 P.M.
$5 ADMISSION
SPRAYCAN
COMPETITION
NOON - 5:00 P.M.,
LOCATION T.B.A.
GROUPS COMPETITION
SUB BALLROOM,
6:00 P.M.
$5 ADMISSION
CiTR
101.9 fM
HBP HOP BBQ
NOON - 6:00 P.M.,
LOCATION T.B.A.
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DJ'S/MC'S/DANCER'S/GROUP'S/SPRAYCAN   ARTIST'S
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chapter III
— WE WERE BORN...BORN
IN THE '60s
Dear Discorder,
I would just li ke to clear up a disturbing error commonly made regarding
Jim Morrison's Elvis-like enormity
during his final days.
You see, it's not that Jim had any
choice in the matter. It is just that his
soul became so immense that his
body had to swell to contain his vast
essence. Finally, when mere rolls of
flabby flesh could no longer contain
such a force, his soul had to escape
its mortal prison and seek lodging
among the ranks of Mama Cass and
other bloated yet spiritual musicians.
Luckily for fans of The Doors,
Jim has the tact not to materialize in
the form of clouds or 7-11 clientele,
hke some polyester-wearing, sequin-
bearing persons with geometric sideburns who will remain unnamed.
Just thought you needed to know...
Sincerely,
A Giri Who's Just Coming Back
From Woodstock and The
Person Who Gave Her a Ride
Vancouver, BC
Airhead,
To me, Generation X was a combo
where Billy Idol cut lus teeth trying
to infuse pop with punk fifteen years
ago.
Nowadays, this musical equation
has caught on big time with kids
who now view Billy as a flash poseur, preferring to look hke Neil
Although in my mid-thirties, I
maintain random listening to
COAST, CiTR, & Brave New
Waves, and sometimes feel as
though my ears have been exposed
to an aural blender. Hybrid crossbreeding has been the order of the
day for some time now with some
very interesting results (sampling
not being one of them).
But the wave of grunge coming
out of Seattle has admittedly thrown
me for a loop. I guess it's a case of
persistence paying off. 1970:
Stooges & MC5, 1977: Ramones
and Pistols, 1983: Husker Du &
s, 1991-The Year Punk
Broke! Actually this is the title of a
new documentary on Nirvana and
Sonic Youth touring Europe. Richard Hell reviewed Sonic Youth's
Goo, stating: "Goo's sound most
resembles late 60's psychedelic
bands. Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, Spirit."
Well, call me a conspirasist, but
when I watch and listen to Pearl
Jam and Soundgarden, it's hke
somebody's been tinkering with
the fucking time machine! Now
I'm seeing clubs advertising "disco
nites" and teenage girls walking
around in flares andplatforms. Just
to be on the safe side, I'm getting
the safety-pins and black leather
out of the closet so I won't be
caught off-guard five years from
now... nuthin's impossible as I
heard the Velvets are reforming!
Joking aside, I still think the
bottom line is that old adage:
"There's only two kinds of music:
good & bad!" The former including thelikes of MattJohnson, Belly,
Bob Mould, Fishbone, Black
Francis, & yes, Sonic Youth &
Nirvana.
Boring Old Fart
J. D. Stewart
NO, WERE NOT RECEIVING ANY ROYALTIES
Dear Discorder,
I saw an advert for your magazine
in Flipside "issue 82." As I do my
own 'zine, I'm very interesting by
your issue with Drive Like Jehu
interview. Could you send me this
issue and could I translated and
published the interior of D.L.J, in
my next issue (the 4th in May 93).
Of course I'll mention the publication it originally appeared in. I send
you 8 I.R.C. Hope it's ok!
I'm looking forward to hearing
from you.
All the Best,
22 Rue Vasselot
35000 Rennes
Dear Mr.
I am Brazilian, looking on the
FLIPSIDE magazine I know about
your divulgation. Iii ketoknowthe
what mean ESP Fair, Music West I
hke of do some questions. 1) There is
radio pirate in Canada. What and radio pirate better of Canada. 2) The
group's of music of diverse style in
Canada, of diverse ethnics. Please,
could send me some CD's or DAT of
group's of diverse style's and ethnics. Example 22 Pustepurkko, Leningrad Cowboys, Skinny Puppy.
Much more. I am organize an institution frommusicians of diverse style's.
For exchange idea and records much
more. Please, could receiver some
CD's, DAT, DDG, Cassette, your or
Luiz Paulo deOliviera Ferrerra
Ria Grata 51' Bloco:08 Apt: 501
CEP: 21210-420
Bairro:Penha-Wwilar
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IMPLANTS
AIRHEAD
This is a simple request. 3 to 4 months
ago there was an address in your
space, to a radio program in the States
which was looking for tapes for its
Canadian (content) program. I would
like to get hold of this address for our
band: CRAWLANDTRUSTUS.
Thank you,
Tod Dorozio
Vancouver, BC
All interested bands can submit their
stuffto:
Ert Dredge
Program Director
3 Ames Street
Cambridge, Mass. USA
02142
CHEST REMOVAL
Dearest Airhead,
Pool playin' girls, boffo cartoonists and a fight against corporate
sleaze... all in this letter to you!
First- Yahoo, the Mt Pleasant
Women's Billiards League (uh, "tlie
League" for short) is now in operation. We played our first game on
March 17 and it was fun fun fun.
The League will meet every Wednesday at Guys N' Dolls (on Main @
Broadway) and play between 6 and
8 pm. This is not a private club and
we sure as heck won't be paying 10
C/O 8138 SUB Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T1Z1
MlrJH-JJ.
bucks an hour. We'll play both
snooker and good old fashioned 8
Ball. Dedicated beginners are welcome. So c' mon and drop by some
Wednesday. For More info contact Lisa G. @ 873-5440.
Second- Chester Brown, Dennis Eichoin, Roberta Gregory and
Colin Upton will be signing their
comics at the Comicshop (2089
w. 4th) on Saturday April 10, 1-4
pm. Fans of cartoon literature
should not miss this. Chester is
also going to be at POP! (154 W.
Hastings) on Sunday, April 18 in
the evening, signing his books and
speaking about his work. In between all this the above mentioned
foursome will be meeting folks in
Victoria the night of Wednesday,
April 14 at the Rogue Gallery in a
joint presentation with Legends,
that towns newest comix shop.
You've been warned.
Third- Hot off the bbs 1 recieved
info concerning the Community
Radio struggle that has been happening in Seattle for sonic months
now. I believe the situation involving KCMU radio (rather like
our CO-OP 102.7)inacompletely
non-democratic way. The listen
ers and dj's revolted and CURSE
(censorship undermines Radio Station Ethics) was formed. CURSE
hopes to get tlie station back the
Tohelp make themselves heard,
CURSE got Peter Bagge to design
aa tshirt for them (10 bucks) and is
now putting together a comix anthology to further spread their
message. They are looking for short
comix pieces about censorslup and
corporate/government influence in
the arts. For further info write
CURSE< PO Box 85839, Seattle,
WA 98145. They promise no work
will be returned without consideration. To hear a recorded message
about the groups fight call 206-
298-2877.
See ya,
Judith Beeman
*Note: All "Airhead" letters are published as they
are received. So, if they
read like a piece of shit
it's the writer's fault, not
our's.
my Irish Spring,
i Declan Aloyi-
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DROPPING fOOR
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On January 4th, 1993, 14 ex-volun-
tccrs and listeners of KCMU 90.3
(Seattle's biggest non-commercial
station, a la CiTR) filed a lawsuit in
the US district court, charging KCMU
station manager, Chris Knab, KCMU
director of broadcast services, Wayne
Roth, and the University of Washington for violating their civil rights
under the First Amendment Act and
the Free Speech Provision ofthe Wash-
[i The 1
filed
individually by each ofthe 14 plain-
nils, centers specifically around—
but is really only a catalyst for publicizing a whole nest of internal problems at the station—a memo issued
to the plaintiffs by the station manager which was used as justification
for the firing of the plaintiffs. [Believe it or not, even volunteers can
be legally restrained from volunteering their services. Another form of
oppression defined by KCMU as firing. Ed]
This started way back in October of 1992 at the KCMU staff meeting, when managemen
without any input from
posed  democratically
of the volunteers for the past several
years." Dedicated to "renewing KCMU
as a valuable community resource
that challenges, educates and informs
the public, and sustains a reciprocal
relationship with its listeners," CURSE
was actively operating around the
station by the beginning of November '92. CURSE are calling for the
resignation of station manager, Chris
Knab, and program director, Don
Yates, as a "principal goal...necessary
for the attainment of [CURSE] goals."
They have also set up a trust fund to
run the station when they (hopefully)
regain control of KCMU, either by
winning the lawsuit and/or negotiating with the Board of Regents at the
University of Washington.
The intermittent firing of aforesaid plaintiffs occured for similar reasons, for example: mentioning
CURSE on the air, talking
about CURSE to a listener
over the telephone etc..
from having any input."
Unfortunately, KCMU isn't the
first to abandon their publicly responsive diverse programming for
something a little more professional
(read financially successful). WXPN,
a formerly alternative station on the
grounds of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, began pandering to a baby boomer crowd: getting rid of student volunteers, dropping programs etc., much like KCMU
has been doing. WXPN has been setting an example that other stations
have been following, specifically, "reconciling the gap between community
services and financial benefit."
WXPN has enjoyed huge financial success with the syndication of
"World Cafe," which has been airing
on KCMUsince October. Ithascaused
a great deal of controversy be-
s obvious, it's a
pre-recorded show that
features such es-
ever, was exempted from these obligations because WXPN was so eager
to move into the Seattle market. Unfortunately, for station management,
something they can listen to for free,
as the latest Arbitron ratings show
that listenership has been cut from
.5* to .2%.
The other major change implemented by management was a software scheduling system (KCMU says
it is a catalouging program) that automatically formats and produces
playlists. It categorizes songs by mood,
energy, tempo, texture, beats per
minute, pattern and key. Songs can
also be dayparted (only played at
certain times of the day)or effectively
banned from the airwaves with a Never
Play This function! Although management tries to downplay the scheduling aspect of the program, (hat is the
real purpose.
you that 90% of KCMU's funding
comes from the public), and they are
showing (in CURSE's opinion) little
sign of relenting on tlieir new format
which features a tight rotation of spe-
cific, benign, and listenable cuts. In
management's opinion, they are offering listeners an eclectic mix of
rock, rap, reggae and world music.
Speaking with program director, Don Yates, he told me that CURS E
was "silly...ridiculous., .out there." In
his opinion , CURSE was formed be-
cause"volunteersdidn'tget their way"
and complaints were a matter of them
"throwing up whatever they could
think of." He said, "we're here for the
community" and seemed quite positive that the case would be dismissed
in court. In response to questions
about the finances ofthe station Yates
said, "We're doing fine with the budget," including that there was a 50%
a pledges at the last fundraiser
(Susan Ward from CURSE ui
predicted he would say so)
and that management was
happy with the way
things were going.
Regarding allegations of corn-
tor donations to supplement 90% of
its budget. Thus, the volunteers at die
station fell the quality of programming was being "denigrated into a
secondary position to ratings success." Feeling that diey didn't have a
forum for their views, die disi
rs formed CURSE(Cen-
sorship Undermines Radio Station
Ethics) to inform Ihe public of what
nfront management, who they felt
id been "slowly eroding the powe
,and the subsequent
firings of the plaintiffs, is in direct
violation of the KCMU
drafted in 1985. That i
lows volunteers many things, including the right to "voice one's opinion
without worrying about getting fired
for it." By die beginning of December '92, when an official CURSEstrike
was called, over thirty volunteers had
been fired or quit in protest of a
"battery of KCMU policies designed
i the public and volunteers
to the pub-
I remind
recieved only $10,000 in pledges,
translating into about$5000. According to CURSE, KCMU has i
zero growth and, allegedly, even Ihe
U of W is trying to distance themselves from the
vehemenently denied by Don Yates
who told me that he believes the U of
W is in support of actions implemented by di<
DJs now employed at die station are asked to sign a waiver saying
they will not mention CURSE on the
air. One of the plaintiffs was actually
offered his airshift back if he would
drop the lawsuit and sign the waiver.
The case is still pending, but Yates
says management "..is beyond this.
People are obsessing about it, it's all
over with."
For CURSE it isn't. The plaintiffs are asking for their positions
returned to them as well as an unspecified amount in punitive damages. Hoping to reach a settlement
with the University of Washington to
gain control of the station when and
if KCMU runs out of money, CURSE
thinks this will be by the end of the
summer. Ifyou wish to make a donation you can send it to CURSE, P.O.
Box 85839, Seattle, WA. 98145Ten
percent will go to operating costs and
Ihere
able to the donator at anytime unless
it is turned over to run the station.
Unfortunately, the irritating
;s vs. creativity and
freedom of expression" question
ally arise. The latter, almost without fail, falters in
the merciless glare of the former.
Happily, the KCMU vs. CURSE dis-
to be the exception to
the rule; public response has been
incredible. KCMU is currently being boycotted by C/Z records, Sub-
Pop, Cargo records, Capitol records,
EMI, RCA, Relativity records, Mammoth, and HighTone records. The
Afghan Whigs, Ween, and
Mudhoney have all performed at
CURSE benefits and Steve Fisk has
released a twelve inch single called
"Media Warrior," which will donate all the sales proceeds to CURSE.
Hundreds of protest letters have
the si
dthes
dent body at the U of W have
made a motion to accept
CURSE's goals and objectives as the student body's
official position. Stories about
the battle have appeared in Option,
Alternative Press, Spin, CMJ, Pulse,
the cover of Billboard magazine,
and even received coverage on MTV.
Also, the lawyer defending the plaintiffs, Todd Mayburn, is donating his
labour fees.
At this point it seems
unfathomable that CURSE will lose
the dispute. Even if they don't win
in courl public pressure might sway
the Board of Regents to reach a
settlement with CURSE. Don Yates,
unfathomable that CURSE will be
s. "Can you imagine if they
won?" he muses. "All the college
iuIiI become public access stations where anyone could
get on and say anything they
wanted...it would be stagnant...there
would be no change in any direc-
Heaven forbid. of the first ones went out th
but I got a whole box of then
home that I don't know wha
Well it's safe to say that you
are affiliated with the Shimmy-
Dis.
I guess so, I'm still friends with
Kramer and see him quite a bit.
He played on the record. His
organ solos are superb, and give
the record a real nice finish.
Originally, that song was a lot
slower, then Stanley came in
and sped it up.  He got these
thought it might just be easier if
they did them on their own. So
they recorded them, then we
went on tour with the Cocteau
Twins, and then I quit again at
the end of that.
Then what?
I took it easy and made some
demos for songs. I tried to raise
a Uttle money with the No. 6
single, as well as the "Anesthesia" sin gle for the Mint Tea label.
Out of this version and the
album's version, I like the early
-oughe,
even  save them.  Like  music,
zenith, only to change styles. It
seems inevitability is only remedied by nostalgia trapped in
Luna is a band from New York.
Their sound captures much of
the lingering momentum felt as
nine supersedes itself; estranging the familiar, foliage, and
friends. Composed of ex-Fee lies,
Chills, Damp and Galaxie 500
members, Luna come together
to make music they'd like to
listen to. Theirdebut,Z.«/iu/;ar*,
is a clean record with low reverb.
Discorder recently spoke with
Dean Wareham on matters
concerning va
stray hooks and n
gevity.
Discorder: I wanted to start
off by asking you about the B-
side on your single version of
"Ai.csthesia"iorlheNo.61abel.
Is that a Dogbowl c
Dean: Look, I don't know what
you have on the B-side of your
No. 6 single. Does it have some
weird shit on it? I really don't
know who that is. I'm surprised
you've got one, the test pressing came back like that. The
sticker on the front has the wrong
titles as well. It says "I Can't
Wait" but it's not. We got a
shipment of them back, and just
forthe hell of it I put one on my
turntable, and I didn' t know what
the hell it was. You think it's
Dogbowl?
Dogbowl released a 45 a month
after yours and the main title
was the same as the lyrics of
that song.
:ally   s
1   lot
Dogbowl though.
Well, I was convinced it was
you. I thought it was really
satirical and liberating. I
thought it might be a
collaboration amongst the
Shimmy-Disc people.
No, it was a mistake at the pressing plant. The next batch turned
outright. Id,
Ween and King
Missile.
Yeah, Ween are also on Elektra,
which really surprised me.
What's great about it is that
parts of it were recorded on a
Portastudio. So that's pretty cool
if Elektra are in to home recording. King Missile are on Atlantic, not Elektra. Kramer made
their record, and says it's really
good. He also just did a record
with Damon and Naomi called
More Sad Hits.
Kind of like a follow-up to the
Pierre Etoile songs. Were you
supposed to play on those recordings?
Well, in January of last year I
quit Galaxie 500, they sort of
talked meintostayingfora while.
They said they had some songs
they wanted to record, and I
there. On the
ecord we had a
lot of problems electrifying that song, but Fred
(the producer) insisted. I think
it turned out pretty good, con-
Thai's the song most critics
accuse you of slipping into
other genres with, ie. Thirteenth Floor Elevators-esque,
i the
intry-
Yeah, well, I don' t Usten to country music. There is some coun-
try-ness in the song but most of
it is filtered through Ustening to
other bands. In a way, I think
playing Ucks badly can be good
sometimes; you make them your
own somehow. I mean, I would
rather Usten to Pussy Galore
than Muddy Waters.
New York,
Coney Island has played a large
role in the inspiration of music.
It goes way back to "Coney Island Steeplechase" by the Velvet
Underground. What's the fascination surrounding amusement
There's a trend now of putting the
amusement parks out of the city
center so people have to drive to
them; they're shunted out of the
public focus. There's a guy I know
though, KimRancourt, from When
People Were Shorter and Lived by
the Water, who runs a club out
there on the pier called Side Shows
by the Seashore. I played there last
summer with Peter Kember from
Spacemen 3.
Some psuedo-guitar space-rock
It was really more of a goof-show.
He does diis thing where he tapes
' the keys of organs down and then
gets tlie guitars lo feedback. The
songs are long, nineteen or twenty
minutes, and, you know, it's pretty
hard to do diat and not come off
like an idiot. But for him its sort of
a science, I guess. But when you
see people sticking guitars in front
of amplifiers and going "Whooo.
Whooo," it's just odd.
His Spectrum si nil is a little more
song oriented than that.
Yeah, it's a great record, .same with
the Spiritualized one.
I guess that's a rare example of a
band breaking up and spawning
good side-projects...?
True, there's nodiing to be sad about
when that happens. Those two
records are both good, but different. The Spectrum one is sort of a
mind-trip thing, while the Spiritualized one if bigger sounding with
lots of orchestration.
Another band that's similar to
that, and also implicated within
the whole Coney Island thing, is
Mercury Rev...
They did die "Coney Island Cyclone " song, however none of them
are from New York, really. No one
in the States knows who they are,
except for maybe the music business people. I think they are making some really cool noise but I
don't know how they are going to
play live, considering their studio
stuff has lots of samples and found
Didn't their guitarist, Grasshopper, play on Lunapark?
Grasshopper played a handful of
shows with us and on the record a
bit. We always knew that he'd be
going back though.
Your record also makes reference to Coney Island, with its
"LunaPark" section inside.
A lot of amusement parks in the
past had Lunapark divisions. The
title also makes reference to the
amusement park in Sydney which
has a huge clown's mouth for an
entrance. I used to go there as a kid.
I once read a quote describing it
as representing the grotesque in
architecture, especially when held
against the splendor of the Opera
House across the bay.
Tlie Luna Park in Sydney is pretty
rundown and under the steel of die
harbor bridge. It burned down since
I left, as did die one at Coney Island.
There are a lot of parallels between
die parks; diere's a matching Coney
Island section at Luna Park, Sydney.
it for the record. The next one's
going to be called...um, Stanley.
Haa.
It seems that your record and
others, like the Mercury Rev
album, are giving the Eastern seaboard a distinct sound with elements of psychedelia and rhythm.
Another example, however not so
geographically east, is the new
Kendra Smith record...
I really liked diat record too.
That's also another example of a
band breaking up and doing good
solo stuff.
Yeah, I agree, the Mazzy Star record
is great. I figure bands are lucky if
they can make three records, so when
they break up it _
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&**S__-_J« Fuck Hump, meet BUM: Victoria's
next big thing.
Kevin Lee, bassist;
Graham Watson, drummer;
Andrew Malloy, guitarist/semi-vocalist;
Rob Nessbitt, guitarist/vocalist
Bum formed diree years ago
but have only been playing
for two, as die first year was
spent practising. Tlieir name
is derived from rediscovering
that longtime favourite, po-
, childhood swear. "It was
thejoke diat went too far." All
of the members of Bum claim
tlieir musical roots to '80's
hard-core bands. Kevin was
1 the Infamous Scientists
/hile Graham was in
Nanaimo Mod groups theMix
and the Vandals.
Why is Bum so damn
special and wordiy of room in
this here "zine? Simply be-
;e they play loud, wicked,
pop-punk, slightly '60's tunes
it are gaining popularity
ickly. According to the
band, tliey'respecial because
they "try hard, diey don't take
themselves too seriously, and
mse they have that spe-
sex vibe." Enough said?
Bum has released five
now, 3 since Graham
joined the band  10 months
ago. Theirdebut7", "A Prom-
iseis a Promise," was released
by Lance Rock Records as was
"Debbiespeak."
' 'Debbiespeak,'' which features
Graham in the transition of
drummer, a position he has
since taken up permanently,
has done exceptionally well,
charting aU over the Northwest. Their second 7" was a
double for WayOut! Records
as part of the Blobs series. This
gem featured Scott Henderson
(of Shovlhed fame) alongside
Bum with Scott recording and
playing on the single.
Bum, more recently, has released 2 more 7"s that were
bodi recorded at Egg Studios
in Seattle and produced by Kurt
Bloch. The "Up the Well" and
"Pool Hall Richard" 7" for
Lucky Records is Bum's tribute to Keith Richards while
The Bum Go Crazy 7", for the
Australian Au-Go-Go label,
pays tribute to the Dictators
with a cover of "Weekend"
and a new original, "Your Disciple." Both of these singles are
predicted to do even better than
the "Debbiespeak" single.
As for touring, Bum has
gone on "mini-swings" around
Western Canada and the U.S.,
covering ground from Victoria
and Vancouver, through Bellingham to Seatde and back with
such folk as The Young Fresh
Fellows, Posies, Huevos
Rancheros, The Fastbacks, Girl
Trouble, Gas Huffer, the Rev.
Horton Heat, The Smugglers,
and Eastern Canada's rock
Gods, Sloan. Bum thought
playing with Sloan, "exceUent,
swell guys and a great band,"
was a good publicity show.
Once a month or so they play
their hometown of Victoria,
where "there are lots of good
bands but not many people into
them." Good bands Uke Pigment Vehicle, the Vinaigrettes,
Show Biz Giants, and Fracas.
Bum felt that the youth of Victoria were finally cluing into the
local scene at their last show in
Victoria when they played with
The      Smugglers
Rancheros and cub.
B um' s influences are "every
great rock' n' roll band ever, especially Triumph. We'rejustagreat
melting pot of influences...hope-
fuUy [we can] get to the point
where we can do Uiis for a living
and pay for rent, food, cat food,
and stuff like that, and never have
to work shitty jobs again, which
we aren' t doing now
anyways!"
You  can  be
of Bum in the fit-
promise. Check out
their show with The
Evaporators and The
Mr. T Experience
And take a Usten to
their debut CD,
Wanna Rock Sensation (Popllama/
Lance Rock), when
it's released in late
short-film
maker, is trying to clean up his
image. Widely known for being
one ofthe foremost pioneers of
the "Sick and Twisted" cartoon
genre, he says he's had enough
of catering to the tastes of those
who love to be disgusted. "I am
not proud of them. I, believe it
or not, have moral qualms about
making those, but my financial
backers prefer that I make them,"
he grumbles. "I can't even understand why people think
they're funny."
Not funny? Well, they are
gross. Deep Sympathy,the 'toon
about the church and
necrophilia, was hands down,
the sickest thing ever made.
But you had to chuckle at it,
either in actual bad humor or
it of rr
t ignora
eof
what humor actually is. How
could Mike have let himself
make such shorts as DeepSym-
pathyt Or, rather, how did he
come up with the idea for something so repulsive? "I remember seeing a Book of Lists in
which Ann Landers or "Deal
Abby" had their strangest letters. I remember reading how
one woman would submerge
herself in freezing water for twenty minutes   and   then
herhusband.
I thought that
from    that,
story of Deep Sympathy."
With other popular cartoons such as Quiet Please and
Sitting Pretty, the 'toons from
Barrelhouse Studios (B.S. Productions), it's easy to forget his
first plunge into the world of
cartoons, Beat. Beatwas a pleasant little sketch about a jazz
band who drive away the beat-
ni k crowd of a beatni k bar, but
manageto draw them back with
the help of the "mysterious saxophone player." Assisted by Rod
Filbrandt, of "Wombat" fame,
it was a cool and hip animated
Mike and Rod split over
the usual differences: "I was
tist back
then, and I liked it. Rod, on the
other hand, was a lot more
practical. He actually wanted
to get paid."
Mike Grimshaw has just
made a new 1 24 second short
called Stage Flight. It's about a
jester, Cranky, who has a performance before his king, a disagreeable lout who enjoys executing people. Understandably, Cranky is terrified, so to
bolster his spirits other people
take the liberty of force-feed-
ingandsnortingmassive quantities of drugs into him. When
he finally hits the stage, well...
ifyou can grass if the king
likes the performance or not.
It's not called Stage Flight for
nothing.
The problem with Stage
Flight is that, while definitely
beingdarkcomedy, it'snotsick
and twisted. It isn't like the
past gore-fests, it's tasteful and
funny, although very short.
Hence, this was completely
financed by Grimshaw
himself, at a loss to find any
financial backers. "I've just
gone through the toughest
fiscal yearof my life. Canada
is a dead end," claims Mike.
Tired of being the star-
soda with." One can just imagine the type of people who are
die-hard Quiet Please fans:
people you wouldn't dare give
BIC™ ballpointpenstobecause
they'd be lethal weapons in
their hands.
Integrity means a lot to
Mr. Grimshaw, that's why he's
ashamed ofthe sick and twisted
genre. He's proud of his other
work, such asa very short MTV
station identification. "I entered
a contest where MTV was looking for independent animators
fora station I.D., wherethe big
MTV logo would flash across
the screen. I didn't win and I
was very disappointed, but a
week later they called me up
and asked if they could buy it.
That was uplifting."
Grimshaw claims to have
been inspired more by Rocky and
Bullwinkle than anything made
by Hanna-Barbera, which only
caters to four year old toddlers
and to the Hanna-Barbera creators themselves. He does not have
a great passion for full-length
animated featurefilms, they're just
too long and it's hard to retain
integrity in that field. But animation itself, while being an art form,
is expensive, thu s integrity is often
sacrificed—$3000 a second may
be spent when creating even a
simple cartoon. And making one
without major financial support
requires tenacity and a serious
desire for quality animation.
And while everyone knows who
Mike is, you can't pay the bil Is with
hallowed words of fame. Does
Grimshaw have any words for
aspiring'toon makers? "Don't do it.
It's for starring artists." But art is art.
And Mike Grimshaw is trying to
make his cartoons into art again, art
he can be proud of.
APRIL   Q In Ihe beginning (actually, il was
1984), Dean and Gene were only
fourteen, and unto them appeared
the demon-god BOOGNISH. And
there was darkness upon theearth.
And BOOGNISH spake unto thee,
and made known the Way, "Let
there be Ween!" And there was
Ween. And, behold, it was good,
and the world was neverthesame.
Since that day, Dean and
Gene Ween have recorded many
hundreds of songs and released
three albums on three different
labels, each of them a twisted,
unexpected, irresistible, often hilarious, often incomprehensible,
mind-bending, time-stopping,
mixed-up, chemically-enhanced
collection ofin-jokes, bizarre food
obsessions, and classic rock fantasies filtered through the minds
of the two pot-soaked prophets
with the aid of the cheesiest of
drum machines and fbur-traek recording technology. Love it or
hate it, the music of Ween is like
nothing else.
Theirlatest LP, and also dieir
major label debul with Elektra/
Warner, Pure Guava. was recorded
entirely in an apart ment they shared
in a faun house in Solebury, Pennsylvania, from wliich Dean and
Gene have since been evicted.
Tou ri ilg in support of Pure Guava,
Ween visited the CiTR premises
and Dim order took the opportunity to speak with them in our
Discorder: How is the tour going so far?
Dean Ween: Well, so far we've
been cavity searched by the Canadian Customs pigs and we
haven't played a gig yel.
Why did they searchyou? Were
you acting suspicious?
Gene Ween: She was just a bored
woman. She was really bored.
Dean: I'd probably do the same
thing if I was a customs person.
What do you think you'd be
doing if it wasn't for Ween?
Dean: On the flight out I thought
about it. I think I'd like to be an
airline attendant.... A flight attendant, that would be a great
job: just walk the aisles. When
Ihe seatbelt sign goes on you can
walk around anyway.
102
Can you tell me something about
yourselves that I would have
never known unless you told me?
Dean: I have the biggest Thomas
Dolby collection that you've ever
seen. I have every Thomas Dolby
twelve-inch and single from his
first three records. Even the inde
pendent label stuff before he was
signed. I have so many alternate
mixes of "She Blinded Me With
Science" it would make you sick.
You never could have known unless I had told you. And I'm not
lyin'.
How about you, Gene?
Gene: I had a red-eared slider water turtle that lived longer than any
other red-eared slider water turtle
ever...about fifteen years. The average life span is about five to
Speaking of pets, I heard that
your cat Mandee ran away when
you moved. Have you found a
replacement?
How did you end up signing to
Warner/Elektra?
Gene:    My    father's    a    big
On your albums you ask fans to
bring you food when you come
to town. On Pure Guava you
specifically ask for hot meals
and no more junk food. What
are the best and worst things
you've ever gotten?
Gene: The best food was a leg of
Leg of lamb!?!?
Gene: Yeah, actually, we've had
Gene: I did. I got a cat.
Dean: What's its name?
Gene: Bosworth.
That's a good name. That's the
kind of name that, if that cat
dies, you can name the
next one Bosworth II and it'll
sound cool.
Gene: [pleased with the idea] Yeah,
you're right. He's a cool cat.
Dean: I got a dog.  Jim. Big Jim.
[see track 4 on Pure Guava.]
Do you still record at home?
Gene: Yeah, mostly. Or we go to
studios, sometimes as well. We
did a bunch of stuff in the studio
a lot of good food recendy. The
worst food is like gettin' a bag of
Cheerios or something. Abigbrown
bag of Cheerios.... People think
they're funny by givin' us, like, a
sausage-in-a-can and stuff like that.
Junk food.
Has anyone ever made you a
pork roll, egg and cheese? [the
title of a track on The Pod ]
Gene: Yeah! In Virginia a girl
made meaporkroll,eggandcheese.
It was cool. And it was good, too.
Do you have pork roll up here?
I'm not sure. Is it just a message?
Gene: No...it's kind of hard to explain.
Dean: It's a pork product.
I feel like I'm missing out.
Gene: Yeah, it's a Philadelphia thing. It's very Philadelphia.
WeU, is there anything you
want to say to the reading
Gene: Buy our records. Buy
ir records and make us rich,
Iw
Dean: [suddenly possessed?]
We piss on your face you big
losers. We think you suck and
I'll piss on you if I see you. I
piss in your mouth.
Gene: [laughing] C'mon, man!
Chill out. Shut your moudi.
He's gonna give you the flu,
You've got the flu?
Dean: Totally. I'm sick. I'm
gonna flip out. It's so contagious. I got it from, like, 80
people who had it.
Gene: [to me] You're gone,
man. [to Dean] If you got it
from your girlfriend or something it'd be different, unfortunately, you got it from
Pigface.... He was on tour with
Pigface so if I get the flu it's
gonna be because of Pigface.
I wonder if that's a particularly evil strain, the Pigface
In the past you've referred
to Ween as a gospel band
spreading the gospel of the
demon-god Boognish. In a
way, this makes sense of the
way people react to your
music. It's like religion,
people feel strongly about it.
Either they're totally into it
or they just completely cannot understand it: love or
hate, no middle ground.
Dean: That's the way it always is. That's the best way to
be. I'd be pretty upset if it
ever changed. There's never
middleof the road people with
Gene: Yeah, people love us or
they just absolutely think that
there's nothing redeeming
[about Ween] at all.
Dean: We get a lot of bad
And a lot of good ones.
Dean: Yeah, but never anything in between. That's the
Any final words toDiscorder
readers?
Dean: [possessed again] I shit
BY CLA.Y LOUrfrEJFtlVirLK:
by shawn Conner
Change of Heart: the last indie band in
Canada? Probably not, bat one of the
toutfiest and most creative. Since thdr
inception eleven Tears ago, Change of
Heart have released a string of ambitious, land"ol albums, Including Flflj
Feet Up Slowdtnct, Soapbox and
I99_'s excellent Smffe. Their current
line-op featores Mike Armstrong on
percussion, Bernard Maiezzsa on kef-
boards and sampler, John Richardson
on drams, and founding members
Rob Taylor on bass and Ian Blorton
on gt_tar and vocals.
Discorder talked with Ian Blorton.
This is his story.
Dhoortttr. I f_M Ior every band that
has opened for yon and gone oo to be
sodoessftd there most be..
Ian:   thousands that didn't
So do yoo have a new album coming
oat?
No. We didn't have a drommer all of
last year so it made it hard to rehearse
and write. We write collectively. Oor
songs are aboot, well, being alive in
Canada, more or less, boring, and
environmental things from a firsthand perspective-being inspired by
certain things we see.
What are the influences on yoar
songwriting?
For Rob (chief lyricist) I think it's
books. Of coarse newspapers are a
wonderfol scarce of disinformation.
In terms of bands...Shadowy Men On
a Shadowy Planet with that ponk
rock ethic, "Be fair to everyone and
everyone will have a good time." I
really like Neil Young, though I don't
think everyone in the band does. Anyone can play gottar like Neil Young,
there's this attitode of "It's okay to
make mistakes." We listen lo everything: a lot of rap and mid '80' s SST
staff like the Minatemen and Meat
Poppets. People osed lo say we sounded
like the Meat Poppets all the time. I
saw them on their last toor and I was
surprised, it was the fourth time I'd
seen them and they were the best I'd
Change cf Heart seems to have fallen
through the cr-cks-not wacky enough
far college radio, too quirky for the
I think sometimes we fall through the
cracks but college radio has been totally supportive. We were *1 for the
entire year on OUT, the Ryerson station. Without college radio I don't
know what we'd be doing As for the
mainstream, well, bigger bands have
said they liked us and I think that's
helped a bit We're still very much an
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Are there any weird places Change of
Heart are popular, like some pocket of
ootback America or something?
No, we've only played America four
times. We do really well in Guelph,
Ontario, a really good town wtth some
good bands: King Cobb Steelie, Tank
Top. They have a lot of all-ages shows
there. There's a comic company there
too, called Tragedy Strikes, and a guy
who does this comic called Sin. We're
(hlnUng of asking htm (o do something for a t-shirt or cover.
You're a comics fan?
Oh, yeah. I mean. I don't really collect
them Cash [and being) a C_B_fc_
indie band (don't go hand In hand]
you know.
Sure. So what do yoa think of all
those busts going an to Toronto comic
Yeah, they grabbed some copies of
Yommy For. I don't agree with censorship at aH It's up to the individual
to be intelligent enough to make their
own decisions, even if that means
giving neo-Nazis freedom of speech.
Banning them just makes them more
Interesting to k_k
Right. Just listen to them, you'll see
how stupid they sound. The Body
Coont record was a terrible record in
my opinion, the controversy jusl
helped sell tt more; people were buying bad music
Any favourite Canadian bands at the
moment?
Eric's Trip out of Moncton. Superconductor. I've only heard one Kreviss
song, I thought it was pretty cool The
Lawn. Sloan.
Change of Heart sounds very Canadian to mt, to a good way..
Really? I'd be prood of that
Smfle was very ambitious. Did the CD
format cause yoa to reassess the way
you record or what you wanted to do?
Actually, tt was meant to be a double
album wtth four sides but it never
even made ii to vinyl
Is SmSt a concept album?
If you want to call tt that, that's a very
overblown term. We formulated ideas
about the world that were similar.
The title came from Brian Wilson's
album, SwSe , that was never released.
There's a monologue daring There
Yoa've Gone" that sounds like tt might
be from One Flew Over ihe Caddo's
NesL.
A gay in Portland puts out these compilations of found stuff, and one of
them had this guy who has been
confined lo a mental institute. II was
a note he sent to someone on cassette.
Speaking of Brian W_a_a what about
oat of Toronto? Not to mention any
names-
Barenaked Ladies? Moxy Frevous? Totally and completely harmless. It's a
Canadian tradition going back to ifcLon
& McLean and Bowser and Bke The
thing is, everyone in those bands is a
really great mosldan. E's not my cap of
tea. And the Barenaked Ladies helped
independent mast a lot, now you can go
into record stares and find indie stuff.
And that's because the Barenaked Ladies sold 90,000 copies of their tape
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concert productions present:
welcome to another great month from your pals at GOOD
BOY PRODUCTIONS bringing you the finest entertainment
this side of New York (sort of)...so let's start with the less
serious, namely: every TUESDAY the cruel elephant presents
its FAMOUS 70S DISCO NIGHT at THE FABULOUS COMMODORE BALLROOM (for that 'studio 54* kinda feeling!) with
two 24-foot screens showing the 70's as only 70's mass
media could... amazing light shows and occasional very
special early live performances such as: april 13: THREE DAY
STUBBLE and april 20 THE MR. T EXPERIENCE (shows at 9:30
sharp)... PLUS!!! april 6 is ABBA night and april 27 is THE
JACKSONS night! With a traditionally cheap cover, way
cheap drink specials and surprises galore. This is PURE
DISCO, original hits by the original stars, on the original vinyl
- analog rules the disco nighmare! This is a full-on throwback
like no other before, special attention will be paid to those
in full regalia (if you know what i mean)... do not be fooled
by lame copies! this is the ORIGINAL!!! Boogie on... sat
march 27 "egg* recording artists from Vancouver JACK
FEELS FINE w/ BIG TALL GARDEN at THE STATION STREET ARTS
CENTRE (930 Station St., behind the Old American Hotel on
Main); doors at 10:30 pm, show at 11:00 pm. This is a show
i don't think anybody should miss: thurs april 1 SUPERCHUNK
with "matador" recording artists from New York UNSANE w/
BLAISE PASCAL at THE TOWN PUMP, gastown. Speaking
about not missing one of the greatest couplings of bands
since that helmet/ministry show, in honour of the summit
meeting: sat april 3 *mint"/"zulu" recording artists from
Vancouver TANKHOG w/ "the best instrumental band in
Canada* from calgary. "estrus" recording artists HUEVOS
RANCHEROS w/ MEET DAISY at THE STATION STREET ARTS
CENTRE (930 Station St.) doors at 10:30 pm . show at 11:00
pm. now since we here at the cruel elephant we don't
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seen in this city. Case in point: fri april 9 Portland's ATOMIC
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THE PIT PUB • IN THE BASEMENT OF THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING, 6138 SUB BLVD. • 604-822-6511 It's been a long time. Youth
Brigade stopped playing way
back in 1985, eight years ago.
Sure, Mark and Shawn continued along afterwards without
Adam as The Brigade, but it
just wasn't the same. Things
changed for certain, but for most
people The Brigade was never
really a suitable replacement.
Well, our prayers have been
answered! Youth Brigade are
back together with a furious new release entitled
Come Again, on their
own  label.   It's   been
they released Sound and
Fury but you'd never
know: sounding like tlie
Youth Brigade of yesterday but fresh and
new. It's a wild, tuneful, catchy sound they
have happening, let's
hope it stays that way.
Discorder interviewed Youth Brigade's
guilar. st/vocalist,
Shawn Stern, over the
telephone via theB.Y.O.
offices in L.A.. Here's
whal we talked about.   Re
Discorder: Youth Brigade are
back together. This is something that I definitely find exciting, but I'm sure there are
people wondering just why
you'vegottenyourselves back
e another
1 That':
brothers have also gol a hai
together, they've been togeth
for about the last three yeai
called Royal Crown Revue
We
People had been asking me
cided to go to col
/e returned from the
.pe in'84. We all mt
hearsing and played a few show
in April and May. Actually, i
was during the week ofthe L.A.
riots. We had a bunch of shows
scheduled, strangely enough, as
"The Coming Back of Youth
Brigade" and the police were
doing what they normally do
here. So, we did some shows,
then went into the studio in J uly,
did some more shows on the
west coast in September, and
did a ten country tour
of    Eu-
incredible mass popularity of
good." Even though their mu
the music?
sic is still the same, even though
That's an old argument...
what they are saying is the same,
what this person is really say
Do you still see that things are
ing to me is that "It's not the
being lost, or possibly distorted,
music or the band that I like,
through this?
it's the fact that I'm the only
People are going to react the way
one liking this band. And it's
they are going to react. The fact of
cool to be liking this band be-
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think, it made me research, it
made me go out and think for
myself." That's the whole idea
of it, so we're accomplishing
something. If we are able to do
that then I think it's worthwhile.
I think you have to look at what
ally a personal thing when it comes
for six
weeks: 39 shows
in 45 days. It went
really well and people
seemed to really like the
new EP. People liked the
idea of it and seem to be
responding well so we'll
keep doing it as long as we can
have a good time at it.
That answered my next ques-
how long you see yourselves
doing this and what is going
to happen with That's It! and
Royal Crown
the matter is that I don't
it goes way beyond that. Art, in
general, is something that tries
to inspire people. I' ve got things
to say and people seem to be
interested in hearing about it,
that's great. I'm able to make a
living off of it and that's a wonderful thing; I don't have to go
off and do some job, working
for someone else and doing
something that I don't believe
As far as the popularity
thing goes there's been argu-
 aboutthis,
group of people
that's into them." Once the
band became popular with other
people and it's not hip to like
this band anymore, people abandon the band. What kind of fan
are they then, really?
We had the same sort of
thing happen in the early '80's,
especially here in LA., when
bands started getting popular
and the crowds started getting
better. I would notice the articles that would get written up
in the papers that were always
exploiting the violent part of
the scene. A lot of kids would
Do  you  notice any major differences    now    when
you' re playing and ten years
ago when Youth Brigade were
playing? What are some ofthe
differences you are seeing?
Well...it's really like comparing
apples and oranges. The scene in
those days was young and new
and had never really been done
before in this sense. I was also
young and just part of something
that was happening. We v
sitting there thinking "Wow! Tins
is really big!" We
;just doing it.
then and they
seem to like what we're making right now, so we figured
"why not?". We were one of
the first bands to ever do it, why
shouldn't we take advantage of
the popularity of it now?
I believe that it's all worth it
ifyou can have an influence
on at least one more person.
Do you think that the impact
of a lot ofthe important messages are being lost with the
something to say they want as
many people to hear about it as
possible. Ifyou can do that and
maintain the ideals that you are
trying to do this by... more power
to you. My philosophy is, like
you said, if I can inspire one
person to do something with
their life then I think I've accomplished something. It blows
me away when people say "I
liked this band until they got
popular, and now they are no
get into punk rock for the wrong
reasons. There wou Id be a lot of
jocks who would shave their
heads and get into it because
they loved to get in fights or be
aggressive. The fact is that for
whatever reason someone gets
into the music or the ideas. A
lot of people have said that "I
got into it for the wrong reasons
but then I listened to the music
and tlie ideas and it really had
an effect on me. It made me
like you could just
turn on MTV and see these bands,
or flick on the radio and hear this
music; college radio hadn't been
going on that long and public
radio was something that you
just sort of found out about. It
was very underground. To get
record stores because most stores
didn't carry tkem. It was all independent stuff, little labels that
no one had ever heard of and
little fanzines. No major maga-
s were really covering the
How do you respond to the
people who are against the old
bands reforming: Youth Brigade, SNFU, Articles of Faith... ?
No one has said anything to me,
most people have been really positive about it. Fear got back together and I, personally, don't
think they were ever really part of
the scene here in L.A.. They were
definitely a band that got together
for all the wrong reasons.
There was the attitude early
on in punk rock, when I
was in high school in the
late '70's, that "anyone
can do this." That was the
whole do-it-yourself attitude that developed out
of the original attitude of
anyone being able to get
on stage and "knock down
all the stars." Fear got into
it for those reasons but were
never part of the community as far as I' in concerned. They
didn't hang out; they had a real
elitist attitude. A year ago they
did a big show with the Toy Dolls
that was packed. That was definitely a reunion situation where
people were getting together to
try and make some money. That
seemed to be the only motivation. They didn't really have much
to say from the beginning and
they didn't get back together to
be a band and make a record.
I thinkthattheseotherbands
you referto are bands that worked
really hard for many years, had
tilings to say, paid their dues, loured
and got frustrated by the lack of
attention and goi ng nowhere. They
fell apart for different reasons
but, generally, because ofthe lack
of being able to make a living off
of it. Now, when the music seems
to be popular again, and they are
some of the bands that originated
this sound or were some of the
best bands doing it, and there seems
to be people interested in hearing
it they get back together. I think
it's a personal thing for each band.
My perspective is if people want
to hear it, and they are interested
in the music, then why not? No
one has come up to me and said
"you shouldn't have gotten back
together, you should let dead dogs
lie,"or anything. Oneortwopeople
said they were pretty unsure of it,
but after they saw us they said it
was great.
We're not trying to elicit a
bunch of nostalgia because that's
just not going to work. We have to
appeal to new kids and new fans.
There are old fans still out there
too, but a lot of them have grown
up, got families, got jobs, and don't
go to shows anymore. We'vegotto
proveourselveseveryday, wecan't
just go out there and live off of our
past reputation. It won't last long if
we try to do that.
Youth Brigade are:
Shawn Stern - guitar, lead vocals
Adam Stem - bass, vocals
Mark Stern - drums, vocals
Contact Youth Brigade (« :
Post Office Box 67A64
Los Angeles, CA
90067 U.S.A.
APRIL
© Regrettably, all of you who tried to read
the Negativland interview with Mark
Hosier last month, "Just Say No Dough
Pt I," ran into a major deciphering problem. That problem was the doub ling of a
column of text and, therefore, the omission of another—ah..computers, a won-
derful thing In a vain attempt to gain our
self respect back and to also dowse a few
flames in the Negativland camp, at a
time when not all press is good press,
we'll take-up from where we screwed
up last month. Discorder extends its
apologies for any confusion or anxiety
thismay havecausedand wenowresume
you to normal programm ing  hopefully.
We have, kind of indirectly. Someone
we know, who is a manager, has written
in a letter and got some answers, sort of
It seems that they 're still concerned with
the public perceiving them as being bad
guys in the situation. And that if we have
any creative ideas of how they could
help, that doesn't involve them lending
us money, ihen they might be interested.
I don't understand that. I believe I read
they grossed $96,000,000, or so, on their
tour, so I thought asking ihem to lend us
$20,000 was kind of like asking someone for a quarter for Ihe parking meter.
It's no big deal at lhat level. Who knows?
I'm sure there are certain reasoas for
Ihem not doing it; nasons Idon't understand because I'mnotacorporate rocker
One thing that we're actually hop
mg lo do is getI___dRecortLs to, at least
on paper, give us our record back ad
wm what we might call a pyrrhic victory. We won't get it back to release
legally, because Casey Kasem is still
hovering as a threat, but at least we'll
have finally turned the tables and beat
them Island is saying that they're open
to the idea but, oops, can't do it because
Casey's threatening to sue. I think that's
just a convenient out for them. They
don't want to give it back to usat all and
they've got a great excuse. The reason
('asey never said anything all along was
because he knew Island was doing a
very successful job of stomping the
record to smithereens. Plus it gave him
Ihe luxury of being able to publicly take
a sort of liberal nice guy point of view
when, in fact, he had nothing to worry
about 'cause the record is wiped out.
The big
Greg Ginn was t
fact, he has now filed > suit against
Negativland for copyright infringement,
amazingly enough. I don't know if the
irony escapes him or not, but he's vio-
laled the same copyright law wit
pulling out Ihe U2 single, and t
happily rums around to use the copy--;|
right law against us to stop us from
selling the niagazme. So he's suing us,
for copyright infringement, for reprinting his press releases and for reprinting
a credit report on how much SST is
actually worth. Since they were continually accusing us of being rich and making them oul to be poor, I decided to find
out if thai was really Irue. Well, I know
I'm poor, I know we all live below the
poverty level in Negativland, but il turns
oul that Greg is grossing literally millions in a year. I've got nolhing against
him doing that but it was kind of amazing that he was trying to paint this in
public, in this way.
So he's turning around and suing you
for...?
He's suing us and demanding a trial by
jury. Curiously enough, he wasn't willing to do anything to fight the Island
lawsuit; he wasn't willing to investigate the options of other ways it could
have been fought. But he is wUling to
spend $ 150,000 to take us to court. We
think that the suit against us is so silly
and weakly written that it's guided principally by anger. f ^M
Petty revenge? f ^^H
...and he just wants to kick our ass. I
think Greg assumes that since we don't
have any money or resources that we
would just have to roll over.
A friend of mine who is in a similar
situation and it's getting ridiculous,
but if you don't involve yourself in
the process you get screwed. But I
don't need to tell you that
We learned early on, with the original
lawsuit, that we should be intimately
involved. We should have followed our
instincts at (he time to pursue other
avenues to deal with Island, but we
were convinced by SST that there was
no other alternatives And since SST
had the mosl up-front liabilities it
seemed fair enough to let them handle
Anyway, once you're sued by
somebody you can t just ignore it A lot
of people have said, "Well, Mark, why
don't you just forget about it or throw it
in the trash, it's just a piece of paper?"
That was my feeling too, but Hound out
that when you're sued you're sucked
legal v«
sucked you in therewith Ihe dirt and the
lint and you can t get out You have to
respond to the rules of the system. If
you don't, the other side wins and get
what is called a "default judgement"
Then they would get everything they 're
demanding, and SST is demanding
$90,000 from us and our next two
records. ;
Presently, SST Is not paying us
any of the royalties from any of our
records, they're withholding all of that,
and they have also succeeded in stopping us from selling our magazine. The
magazine was doing quite well: we
were on our way to gaining the position
of being able to run our own label again
and putting out our next album. Luckily, we were able to sell out the first
pressing and pay off the people who we
borrowed money from, with ten percent
Whai's happening now is that
we've actually found free legal help.
It's not completely free but in the legal
world it's pretty close We pay phone
oxing costs—
I We actuaUy
firm, $400 an hour lawyers free, and, as
lawyers go, they seem very helpful in
getting together our case on how to respond to SST. But the idea that we've
been drawn into this, having to use the
same lawyers and the same system, we
find generally despicable. The American
legal system is clearly set up to be used
effectively by people who are rich and
powerful. If you're not rich, you don't
have any power and you lose. That can be
used very effectively as a form of censorship, which is exactly what has happened
to us. What SST has done to us is no more
or no less than censorship. The copyright
issues and the stuff [in the case] are basi-
cally, as Greg Ginn would say, a
"smokescreen." Really, he just wants us
to shut the fuck up!
We put out the book, on one hand,
trying to publicise some of Ihe dirty, icky
side of this lovely business called music,
and I think that we just have this fascina
tion for exposing thugs that aren't sup
posed to be exposed and that's always
fun But we were also frying to argue some
higb-falutlig ideas like the copyright law
what's wrong wilh it and what's wrong
and telling people who are creative what
they can or can't do. Though we were
under attack for one record, essentially we were under attack for our
entire way of working. We've been
making records using bits and pieces
of sounds from our media environment for about twelve years. The
book was kind of a form of self-
defence to try and argue this position from a creative standpoint, instead of a legal, managerial or corporate standpoint.
It seems that the ni usic ii
to be changed. It seems that it isbeing
run by a lot of washed-up artists,
dinosaurs and people who hare no
business being in music People all
over are facing a lot of problems with
trying to get their art out to the pub-
be. They have to go through thismessy
business and it usually screws up a lot
of things, a lot of good songs are getting unsung. Hopefully, as younger
people are getting into these bastions,
things will change—at least a little bit.
Now, because of the huge success of so-
called altemauvemusic, you've got major labefcrall over the independent music
worldlooking for the next band they can
siphon off. Ten years ago independent
labels were virtually ignored by the majors: they totally ignored college radio
and could care less about what was
going on with college radio.
every major label has a college
rad io rep. And if you look at
most college radio lists the
majors have succeeded really well.
and show you the figures in the cost of
making a record, and what we're going
to be making by selling the records
ourselves—and I wouldn't have any
problem ever doing it if you wanted to
know—we 're going to be making pretty
good money, eventually. Do you have
to try and do as good as you possibly can
and be as big as you can, or can you just
decide to say how much money is
enough?
Apparently, Ginn needs more and
more. I mean, Ginn started off with
Black Flag and it's kind of amazing
that he's turned into the mogul that
he is, considering what the ideas behind the band that got him the record
label were.
Yeah, and if those things concern you,
which they do me, I think it's a story to
pay attention to, because as you get
older, especially when you get into your
thirties or forties, you find that you just
don't know how hard things can get in
terms of surviving. It can be a lot easier
to have some kind of extreme high ideals about how you want to live your Bland what you want to do. And as you get
older it gets harder and harder to stick to
that, or in our case keep making record-
that are interesting and have some kind
of creative edge to them. I think that's
really important and really instructive
to pay attention too because it can happen to anybody, you turn into everything that you're against.
I've heard a lot of n
ter. Sooner or later a press release is
going to come out of SST, I don't know
about what but something is going to
come out attacking us in public. After
the way the whole story has evolved,
and the way Negativland has played it
out in public all along, Idon'tknow how
he thought he could sue us and expect us
not to fight him except in public. That's
all we could possibly do. It seems that
part ofthe reason he's suing us is to shut
us up, but by suing us it has the exact
opposite effect
Well, yeah, you fight back more when
you're on the ropes. If you did finally
shut up they'd forget about it If he
keeps poking at you, your going to
poke back the only way you can.
Well, we've found the legal help and, as
I was saying before, when you get drawn
into the legal system you have to respond. We're responding with a counterclaim. It's going from mud throwing,
to rock throwing and brick throwing,
pretty soon we'll be Molotov cocktail
throwing. Thereasonweresponded with
a counterclaim is because the lawyer
said, "Look, you want to try and get SST
off your back, you can't just deny their
allegations, you have to defend yourself
with a good offence" He was telling us,
among other things, to sue SST for libel,
for the "lying motherfucker" letter that
Greg put out We decided against that.
Good God, we don't want to be seen in
public as tell ing someone they can't say
something! I mean, I may not like it that
Greg put out that let-
records anymore, therefore we get them
back. That's what we're demanding in
the counterclaim, on top of not paying
us royalties, paying the wrong rate, mishandling this legal situation and releasing tracks of ours on compilations with-
SST has released countless
repackaging and greatest hits of a lot of
the bands that have left the label and, as
far as I know, none of the bands have
ever been consulted. We're on something called SST Acoustic, with a track
from Escape From Noise, "Nesbitt's
Lime Soda", It's a really funny collection, because every single artist on that
compilation really hates SST and has
been ripped offby them! Anyway, all of
those things constitute a gigantic breach
of contract That means the contract is
rescinded, which is to say it isn't valid.
Greg has forced the whole issue into court for reasons I don't know
. It's not to his advantage at all to play it
out in a technical, legal way. We were
trying all along to talk about it in an
ethical and moral way. In a way, when
you're in a courtroom, those things are
irrelevant It all has to do with points of
law and contract language, and in that
whole area, they're gonna lose. Hopefully, we'll actually get ourrecords back.
IMy feeling about their suit is that it's so
unreasonable and so emotionally motivated that I don't expect that he's going
to say, "oh, gee, okay, let's negotiate a
settlement." I fed he's going to dig in to
the bitter end, Kke a little boy who's
going to hold his breath until he turns
Most American station-
seem to be in the palm of
the majors now, which was not the
case in the early eighties when SST,
Homestead, and others were starting.
Itsecmsthat Canadian radio is avoiding the majors as a rule.
I'm sure Canada is not as important a
territory to m ajor corporate labels. They
may not push as hard. There could be
more psychological resistance because
we're Americans and you're Canadians
and there might be an innate resistance
to any giant American company pushing product down your throat.
That's true. The fact that bands get
stomped by large American companies just for being artists doesn't help
our opinion of them, at least of the
Ifyou look
diat's sold
porary
ferent accounts for 2%.
sales are country&
thing I try to
keep things in perspective.
will be a new bunch of people who
deciding to remain independent and v
won't use the independent system
way to jump up to the majors.
Labelslikc Alternative Tentacles seem
to be keeping honest, and their artists
seem to be encouraging that independent system. They do make money, I
imagine, otherwise they wouldn't be
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through
most of the last year, that
re not the only band that
problems with SST.
Oh no, Greg's suing the Meat Puppets in
a ridiculous lawsuit and he owes Sonic
Youth huge amounts of royalties.
They're in the process of negotiating
something, some kind of out of court
settlement, but there's a very large
amount of unpaid royalties to quite a
few bands. And there are other band-
that sort of inexplicably get paid their
royalties on time, just fine. It's really
inconsistent. I don't think it's a cut and
dry issue of who he has decided to rip
off, I think there's this really strange
psychology to the whole thing of who
he does and doesn't pay and why.
It's very strange because you hear
about some bands not getting a cent
for a long time, and other bands seem
■ to be having a continued relationship
Kith SST. There are some bands that
; with SST and are
i of a free society, ifyou •
a letter calling me a lying
motherfucker, well, go right ahead!
Ifyou did fight that as libel you'd be
in the same ring as be and Kasem
are, which doesn't help you.
Remember I was telling you how his
lawyer had not advised us of the conflict of interest? That's one tiling where
legally, in terms of the way the law
works and tlie codeof ediics of being a
lawyer, this guy screwed up in a very
big way TTiat's one way we can counterclaim There's other things we can
do that have nothing to do with the
case, for instance, one really strange
term in our contract says that this contract in, writing, constitutes the entire
contract and that any oral agreements
made don't count So, here's Greg attacking us and suing us,
miething that he said v
$8.98 list
at we sold
y CDs, probably
s far as I know
) all the bands on the
y dam awful, and it's in
^violation of their contract You
So, what other support have"yTSifut % can say, effectively, SST has broken
besides the free legal help? their own contract, tlierefore they are
A couple of really good things have      invalid, therefore they don't even have
happened since we put out the newslet-      the right to manufacture their own
for these
petty lawsuits, or at least
the ones that I find out about up here,
have something to do with the Y chromosome getting in the way of good
judgment
At least in the Island Records lawsuit
there was something grand about the
whole thing, horrible as it was, there
was something dynamic to the ridiculousness of it It was so perfect in a way
because it was U2. If it had been any
other band I don't think it would have
got the same kind of press, it wouldn't
have the same kind of resonance to it
Because it would have been expected?
Yeah, unfortunately the SST suit is just
petty and stupid. The idea that this is
going to drag on for two years is very
disturbing, and even if we 'win', we've
still lost We've already lost, listen to
me, all I'm talking to you about is all this
legal crap. It's consumed us. It's hard to
think straight about anything else.
But you are thinking straight, you
have been in the studio lately, right?
Since we paid off everybody that lent
us money for the magazine, a couple
of people have turned around and
said, "Oh, well, this is great. You've
paid us back quicker than you said
and we even got interest, so I'll lend
you even more money!" So, the new
release that was close to being done
for next fall entitled "Free", has seen
in the last couple of weeks, some
people come forward with money,
the graphics are almost finished, and
the mastering date arrive in a couple
wi< of weeks. So we're actually going to
get a new record out, hopefully, by
April.
Is that going to be on Seeland?
Yes, and we're going to do a short west
coasttouraswell. This isgoingtobethe
first time in our entire history that we' ve
actually had a record out around the
time we've played shows. We're so
unorganised as far as doing the kind of
things you're supposed to do in order to
have a career and make money doing
this...we've never really been on top of
it. We don't have a manger or any of
those things that people have, and don't
So what's the Free album gonna be
hke? Is it hke Helter Stupid with two
concepts running through the whole
thing, or will it be Uke Escape From
Noise"! Well, that had a concept, loo-
Here's a description: Negativland's new
record is Free, contains twelve cuts consisting of fifty-seven minutes of music,
found sound fragments, vocals, and noise
relating to: a well-known convenience
store chain, torture, the quality of urban
life, Cadillacs, firearms, the Bible, interstate trucking, geriatric discomforts, big
dogs, bicycle safety, alcohol consurrp-
tion, driving in circles, death, organ buttons, religious dialects, and the truth about
our national anthem. And U2 is never
mentioned. It's our big album about
America It's a whole lot of different
pieces that kind of started to gel around
the time the U.S. decided to invade Iraq.
We were all pretty upset about it, and
there was a number of things we were
working on previous to that which became inspired by the invasion. I hope the
people that have listened to all of our
other stuff, when they put it on, are really
surprised, or shocked, maybe be
appointed      or whatever,
Kasem, and if he sends you a form letter
back write him back. You see, the problem I have with Mr. Kasem is not that he's
taking that position, that's a very understandable, conservative corporate position he's taking, the problem is that he's
being hypocritical to what he said in public. Also, he himself has been arrested for
ist nuclear test-
He's an ethical guy.
He's got a liberal political agenda himself, and he's one ofthe few people in the
media who has marched against the U.S.
invasion of Iraq, which is very impressive. He clearly sees that there's a role in
the world we live in to do things that go
against the law if it happens to be wrong.
That sounds like something I heard him
say a while back!
You did?
It was very similar to that.
He needs to have some of those quotes
rubbed in his face. The funny thing about
this whole situation is that it's making us
hopelessly jaded and cynical; it has a
terrible effect on me. At the same time,
another part of me remains eternally hopeful that if I explain it to enough people
someone's going to go, "Oh, you're right,
I was being unreasonable, I'm sorry. Heh,
lemme fix that for you, I'll help!" The
problem is that they usually go, "Oh, whal
a sucker, let's take advantage of him even
U2, Island Records, Casey, and
Greg Ginn have been given ample opportunities to respond to well-written, well
thought out letters and reasonable offers.
If they're going to treat us this way, okay,
maybe we can't stop them, but the fact tfiat
they're even going to try to stop us telling
our story is terrifying. It's like, they're not
only going to step on us, but they're going
to step on us when we try and talk about
the fact that they stepped on us!
an
Are you going to doll up the release
Uke you did with A 10-8 Place or the
older stuff Uke the first album, which
included inserts, the handmade cover,
etc.?
Well, there's one little thing we're doing
that's kind of neat, it's kind of minor
actually, it's a little thing we are doing
with a sticker. We do keep the old records
in print, and we do make them with the
handmade covers. The video we put together by hand and it comes with parakeet feathers and little things in it. And
the magazine which we hope to do again,
once this whole thing is done, we'll put
out the new, bigger second edition. There
is so much work involved with the older
releases that the thought of doing more
releases like those is sort of daunting. I'd
like it if all of our records had interesting
hand-assembled packages, but there's
only a few people in the group and...
Once you start selling a few hundred
thousand units...
It's at the point where I have some friends
come over, buy everyone pizza and have
everyone help us out.
Oh.thehudd
Why don't )
masses! Stop huddling!
1 drop a line to Casey
It's odd that a lot of the attacks and
hassles have come from people on the
ethical/liberal side—Uke SST which is
about hard-core punk rock, left wing,
ethical, our government sucks, you
shouldn't do this, type of ideology. The
same with U 2 and Kasem, all their politics are left of centre. And these people
are leaning on you as badly as if Bush or
Jesse Helms were stomping on you. So,
we can contact Kasem, we can fax you
and say you're great and everything,
give you an ego boost..?
Sure! And if you want to give Greg Ginn
a call, let him know how you feel, give
him a line. If you want to you can tell
people where they can order the U2 cassette. Send them $7, cash! Not Canadian
dollars, though!
Yankee dollars! I've been duping it for
free!
Well, go right ahead! Everyone with a good
cassette deck and a digital or good analog
copy can copy to their heart's content! But
these people who call themselves the Copyright Violation Squad—there are groups in
Washington, Iowa and Montreal—are doing it and forwarding the extra money above
their cost to us. If you can get a copy for free,
by all means, go right ahead. But if you go
through these guys it's going to a worthy •J1RTICAL
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styles On the tip for Spring
PLUS!
SHatebnards
accessaries for
Onset Of positive
degree Outdoor
jamtnin Just as I thought I wouldn't have
much to write about this month a
whole pile of new releases hit the
shelves—phew! First is Careless
Use of Knives (Invisible) from Bizarre Sex Trio. Yep, Martin Atkins
is the instigator of this and his cool
drumming is highlighted throughout this five-song EP. The featured
tracks, "StopSmoking" and "Avoid
Alcohol Sandals," are definitely that
but all the songs could' ve used more
of afocusorsomecutting. Thesongs
are a sort of noise soundscape but
are way too long.
Sweden's Cultivated
Bimbo, besides having a very stupid name, also have a new EP out,
Blasting In Progress (Energy). The
first track, "Ten Seconds to Crazy,"
surprised me with its techno-funk
style but still retained the cheesy
vocals I was expecting from Cultivated Bimbo. "Corruption," however, is an okay mix of guitar and
electronics with a bit of East Indian
vocals and sitar in the mix, reminding me of a Consolidated/Nine Inch
Nails hybrid. "Ice Blender" is high
on BPM and more to my liking.
Tilt's The Next Degeneration
(Danse Macabre) is bad news in a
major way; this release is ammunition for people who hate industrial
music. Starting off wilh the charming "Torso," about a man cutting up
his girlfriend because she "couldn't
believe in everlasting love," this is
totally overdone and about all that
needs to be said. Bad, bad, bad!
I've run across the Swedish
duo, Poupee Fabrik, on compilations before so I was interested in
hearing their latest CD, Crusader
(Energy), a kind of "best of release.
Poupee Fabrik is made up of Singe
Hen, Rik Bjork and Leif Holm, but
they could be anybody... even Nitzer
Ebb, with their slow homage to
necrophilia, 'Love You Dead."
There are some not bad sounding
songs on Crusader, like "Betrayal,"
but most fall into two of industrial
music's weak points: stereotypical
lyrics (death, hate, and dismemberment) and shouted vocals. This is
what makes a lot of bands generic
and creates problems for them in
finding their own sound.
What
hke
The pair of lovers in "The Interim
Lovers" are used as a metaphor recalling recent events in that country
while "Zebulon," a ballad with the
pretty English chorus, "only she will
see tlie light." bursts open with metallic noise overtop, creating an inspiring sense of abruptness. However, "12305th Night" is my favorite track, albeit in a disturbing way.
with its distorted beats clanking in a
claustrophobic love of intense
power. Old fans will love the fifteen
minute long noise opus, "Head
Cleaner," as a fitting end to Tabula
Rasa . a release proving Neubauten
to be progressing quite nicely, thank-
Einsturzende Neubauten great
is the fact that their lyrics and sounds
are highly personal. Einsturzende
Neubauten's new one is called
Tabula Rasa (Mute) and what a relief it was to get to this. Their intelligence and personality shine through
on Tabula Rasa and English translations are kindly provided beneath
the slick packaging. The cover is a
sixteenth century still-life painting
of fruit and the booklet includes
photos of their instruments: concrete, mallets and metal. People may
think that Neubauten have sold out
because of their contrast of light and
dark, as opposed to the sheer darkness on past releases, but it's exhila-
Neubaten have also been influenced by tlie reumon of Germany.
for audio on film. So movies were
accompanied by live musicians usually playing music that didn't coincide with the action on the screen. In
1919, Italian composer Giuseppe
Becce published the Kinobibliothek,
a catalogue of film scores characterized by dramatic mood. The olher
two CDs illustrate this point, while
Industry is based more on Italian
futurist Luigi Russolo's 1913 manifesto, The Art of Noises, in which
Russolo recognized the possibility
of noise sounds—sounds found in
our everyday environment. Don't
let titles like "the flywheel gives a
steady momentum" scare you off,
this cool ambient music with an em-
phasis on
the
Next up is Industry (No Man's
Land) by the Kinothex Perc-vi-
sion Ensemble. This is the third
in a series (the other two being Adventure and Suspense) and is music
to accompany films. According to
the liner notes, when movies started
in 1895 technology, at that time,
obviously wasn't advanced enough
Spybey and
Video Barbecue's Scott Harker)
played at the Pitt Gallery on Feb.
26th and 27th. Both shows featured
tlieir brand of low-tech ambience,
which highlighted Scott strumming/
picking on a violin, which lie later
used to read poetry through, via the
mic. Mark also had a number of tape
recorders on the go. as well as some
interesting noise items such as a
metronome and the incorporation of
rubbing a bow on the edge of a
cymbal.
Saturday night's show was a
participatory event as messages or
noises could be left on Mark's answering machine to be used in tlie
night's proceedings. It'll be good to
see these guys perform by themselves because the other performance
put on by the Live Electronic Arts
Performance Society (LEAPS)
sucked. Nevertheless, tlie audience
was subject to the pretentious workings of Steve Gibson, Paul Dolden
and projections by Skinny Puppy
baler. Mark Mushel. U nder the guise
of being cyberpunk, Gibson played
Michael Jackson and Ministry
samples while Paul Dolden masturbated on his guitar, it was truly awful. On the bright side, Dead Voices
On Air will have a release for Death
of Vinyl Records in tlie fall.
In other happe m ngs, I oca 1 ba nd
Children of Atom have a song called
"Acquainted with the Night" on the
CiTR demo playlist, but the B-side
of the tape, "Ode to Tasha Yar," is
Ihe one to pay attention to. Chockful
of Star Trek samples, and a guitar
solo in the middle of tlie song that
just doesn't fit, the idea is to be
humourous and not a bad first
effort...Dwayne and Cevin of Skinny
Puppy fame now have a permanent
studioat Little Mountain Sound and
the band has bee n talking to a couple
of labels—one big and one not so
big. It'll be interesting to see how
the wind blows. On a final note,
Fronl Line Assembly are currently
writing their next album. Auf
Wiedersehen!
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aksion! "Future Rap" kickin' it in
'93 every second month and don't
forgetit! We're gonna git right down
tabiznezzwit Redman aka Reggie
Noble, tha nigga wit' mo' funk than
a bag o' skunk. Whut? Thee Album
(Chaos/Columbia) is Redman's debut release for which he gets plenty
of helpfrom Erick Sermon of EPMD
on the production end of things.
Man, this Redman guy is so absolutely insane fo' tha Parliament
samples that I think George Clinton
is gonna make more money off this
album than Redman! Redman is
basically about gettin' the blunt, the
mic and the funk, and he's straight.
s rhymes don't
as but he's definitely funked
in tha brain wit' his crazy, psycho'
ward delivery. If you wanna hear
some real thick funkjus' stick "Time
4 Sum Aksion," "Rated R," "Watch
Yo Nuggets", "Blow Your Mind" or
"Hardcore" in your earhole.
Yo, I finally got my hands on
Sista Souljah's non-Public Enemy debut, 360 Degrees of Power
(Epic/Sony). Sista Souljah is definitely pro-black message oriented
and all of the 13 songs here are
backin' it up. The title track, as far as
the beats go, is probably the most
hype, and believe me they do go
'cause this album was produced by
Eric "Street Element" Sadler and
the LG Experience. Chuck D guests
on "State of Accommodation; Why
Aren't You Angry" and Ice Cube
guests on "Killing Me Softly; Deadly
Code of Silence." On both tracks
Souljah gets blown away by the far
superior delivery of these seasoned
veterans; and they aren't arguing
with her hke on most male/female
rap tracks, they're supporting her. It
would have been better for Chuck D
and Ice Cube not to have appeared
on the album because their strength
takesaway fromSistaSouljah's own
On quite a few of the tracks,
like "Survival Handbook vs. Global
Extinction," Souljah doesn't rap but
ike Professor Griff did on his
first album, and it can be hard to
listen to. I mean, yo, cool the first
coupla times through but then when
you've got tha message there ain't
no funky rhymes to keep ya comin'
back fo' mo'. Here's a quote from
the liner notes which defines where
she's comin' from:
"Sista Souljah's album is dedicated
to the disregarded, uncelebrated,
unacknowledged, misrepresented
Black woman whose fighting spirit,
love, depth and compassion carried
all of us through the wicked corridors of white supremacy. To the
Black woman who has been raped
and ravaged by the European international thief, whose man only survives as a figment of the imagination of domination. To the Black
woman who is dedicated to love the
Black man in spite of white supremacy. All rise."
Talkin' about Ice Cube, I
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latest release yet. The Predator (Priority), for at least half of the album,
continues with the ground-breaking
hard-core beats that you ain't never
heard befo'...except, maybe, from
Das EFX, Cypress Hill or House of
Pain. It sounds like Cube has taken a
liking to this school of high-pitched
crazy sounds and scratchy record
loops. Kick in "When Will They
Shoot" and you're paralyzed 'cause
it's intense with "what tha hell is
that?" loops you ain't heard befo',
guaranteed. S ome of the instrumental/voice sample tracks coulda' used
a little mo' hip in their hop, but I
shouldn' t complain about thedowns
when Cube's kickin' "Gangsta's
Fairytale 2" and "Wicked."
Pipe-tokin' Cube is kickin'
street knowledge on most of the
tracks, gettin' busy on the payback
message, and dealin' wit' tha devil
on tha street level: "white man is
somethin' I tried to study, but I got
my hands bloody." Cube has taken
up the viewpoints of the Nation of
Islam and it sounds like he's become
a little bit over-paranoid of being
taken out by the government, judging by the number of times he brings
itup.Cube'sstilldissin' tha bitches,
although a lot less, and he's finally
comin' through on his bet to make
his only responsibility that of put tin'
out funky records.
Yo, Pass me the gat, F m gonna
fight back, Iain'trollin' over on my
motherfuckin' back! Yea, Brand
Nubian are fightin' back wit their
new release, In God We Trust
(Elektra). Now this is one dope release! Ain't no sellout in sight here,
Brand Nubian are kickin' tha knowledge like you wouldn't believe: still
keepin' tha beats simple, fresh, funky
and phat. This is a release which will
be blowin' a few woofers, no doubt,
and have ya riffin' on its freshness.
Checkout "TheTravel Jam," "Black
Star Line" with Red Foxx and, of
course, the immense bass boomin'
"Punks Jump Up To Get Beat
Down." All I can say iz buy it (no
bootleggin', muthafukkka!!)
And there's more, yet! Tung
Twista, who you might know from
his "Mista Tung Twista" 12", is
Runnin' OffAtDaMouth (BMG)on
his debut record. This brotha is due
for a mention in tha Guinness Book
of World Records for his speed, if he
isn't in there are already! I must
admit it took me a few listens to
unnerstand every word he's sayin',
but most of tha tracks don't match
tha crazy speed that he was kickin'
on his first single. I'dliketoseeifhe
can pull it off Uve, yo! Tung Twista
doesn't go into any uncharted water
with his topics go or beats, both just
holdin' up tha status quo in rap,
meaning that if it wasn't for tha
Twista'sreggae-rollin', lyrical style
rhymes, this album would be quickly
forgotten. You'vegottabe way ahead
of the status quo in tha rap game to
be considered up to snuff 'cause the
competition is intense and tha new
shit is already old tha next month.
If you're down with the Geto
Boys you'll want to check out two
new releases from (former ?) members Bushwick Bill and Wille D.
Bushwick's album, Little Big Man
(Rap-A-Lot), sees thangs from the
crazy-ass viewpoint of everybody' s
hero: the Little Big Man wit' tha
dirty mouth. He's still throwin' down
lyrics in his psycho style with one
eye on the American government,
one eye on the KKK and one eye on
any big-ass bitch in sight. Check out
"Ever So Clear" for the harrowing
story of how he got his eye shot out.
For beats he's got himself one
wicked-ass combination of hardcore, mega-bass, break beats from a
hve band kickin' funk guitar, bass
and old-school organ.
Wille D, on the other hand, is
Goin' OutLikaSoldier(Rap-A-hot)
and provin', just like Bill, thathe can
make it on his own. D's album is
more intense than bass-heavy
Bushwick's and he's morehard-core
in most of his messages, but he also
kicks up some funk like on "Pass
The Piote." Y'all had better be on
these dope-ass nigga's sides 'cause
you sure as hell wouldn't want to go
up against them, check!
Something else you might
want to check out is the Words From
theFrontlines: Speeches by Malcolm
X(BMG) CD with over 70 minutes
of exerpts from the speeches of
Malcolm X. Seeing the movie is
OK and reading the biography is
better, but if you really want to understand the man then listen to his
plan as he said it live and direct.
Rapper of da month (or coupla'
months) goes to the ultra-funky
Redman for bnngin' tha funk back,
big time. Props! And, yo, DJ
Soundwar Chapter III iz comin'
together with a quickness and iz
scheduled to hit on Friday, April 23
and Saturday, April 24, 1993 at the
SUB Ballroom out here at UBC. Be
there.its gonna belarge! Phone CiTR
at (604)822-3017 and axe for Adam
or Linda if you want mo' info or
want to enter. Peace out 'til June!!!
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Sparkmarker a week later opening
up for Quicksand. One of
Vancouver's hardest working hard-
go out of your way to check tliem
•anzines...yes. those cheaply pho-
ocopied pieces of paper, stapled in
bitty typewriler or handwritten—
coo], independent record st.
let me begin... Coquitlar
derground Movements
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sexism, punk etiquette, straightedge and local happenings. My fave.
($1, to P.O. Box 56573, Lougheed
Mall Postal Outlet, Burnaby, B.C.
V3J 7W2)
A mighty fine layout with
Gee-zuz catches your eye with
each issue. Lois of type on getting
drunk and listening to records or
going lo shows, reflecting a lot of
die editor's life but not challenging
tlie intellect. An increase of outside
submissions is noticeable since issue #1, with more opinions and
personal insights. However, I dare
the editors to print an issue with just
naked, muscle-bound men rather
Uian the overly abu ndant naked, big
breasted women dial now flourish
throughout this 'zine. Even if I'm
too uptight to say "awesome," it's
got the potential to be die best' zine
in town. Published i lently (every month) and they're open to contributions, wow! ($2, 297-810 W.
Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z
4C9)
Now, as far as I'm concerned,
printing a 'zine is one thing that
merits respect. I'll grant Havoc
diat but I Uli nk there is alot of room
foi inipioveuient. Too many wasted
pages (read wasted trees) for information and opinions that (if the
type is shrunk on a photocopier,
found at any of the numerous print
shops around Vancouver, for mere
pennies)couldother-wisebeprinted
on one double-sided page. It would
also be more cost efficient (read
cheaper) for the editor (Lucifer) to
print, (send a stamp to P.O. BOX
88547,101-13753 72ndAve., Surrey, B.C. V3W 0X1)
Before I enterinto the misery
of demo reviews the only 'zine I
really have to add to Kim's list is
The World According To
Wozzle. This features diary entries from Wozzle that have to be
read to be appreciated. One slightly
oddball human being's wanderings
through the misery of the school
years, it's either very funny or very
depressing, ora bit of both. Speaking of misery...
STEPPIN' ON GRANT
I never really liked the Smugglers
and their brand of smarmy, '60's
cheeze but their At Germany 7" is
mances. That is it's catchy and also
has a harder garage-punk edge to it.
With this style of music energy is
the key and this 7" has some of that.
MISERY IS SUCH SWEET
SORROW
The Alien Gin tape I received had
thelookof late-'70's, bad boy rock
'n' roll written all over it but it
didn't quite provide as the slab of
cheeze I'd hoped. Mellow rock
diat's kind of catchy and can put nie
to sleep in moments. (Contact: Mr.
Kingston, P.O. Box 29030, Haney
P.O.,MapleRidge,B.C.,V2X0C5)
Strain Terrain obviously try
to live up to dieir name as this tape
ranges from west coast folk, to noisy
experimental stuff, to haunting vocal oriented stuff, to self indulgent
dribbly displays of technical exper-
All I can say about the Garden of Earthly Delights' (P.O.
Box 4963, V.M.B.O., Vancouver,
B.C., V6B 4A6) tape is that it features two plodding, faceless, grungy
tunes that fall completely flat. Thank
god it wasn't longer.
Color Wheel play dreamy, al -
ternative pop that isn't well-crafted
enough to compete with the legions
of other bands that sound like this.
Consequentially, Apeman's Shit
Sandwich (P.O. Box 11543,
Shorewood, WI, USA 53211) of
quirky, guitar-driven pop can be
really catchy in spots and somewhat dull in others.
I really wasn't quitesure what
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to expect from the Bol Weevils'
Chaos Is Perfection tape (Swell
Productions, 1074 East 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, B.C., V5T 2B5) so the
rhythmic, electronic noise grabbed
my attention. Eventually, it just receded into faceless background
noise. There are still some fairly
inspired bits, especially the distorted
guitar noise on the "This isswell..."
track
The closest I can get to describing Naked Vibe (P.O. Box
4584, Station main, Vancouver,
B.C., V6B 4A1) would be somewhat heavy rock i n a mellow groove,
which meanders around various jazz
and '70's classic rock influences.
Totally pointless and boring.
Sinners Squad are yet another band that play "original" rock
V roll, daring enough to be called
alternative and yet slick enough to
have mainstream appeal. Tlus stuff
is played better than most but I
sincerely wish it was played far
So   >
.■ant   ;
people to get a hold of your band's
matenal without having to play Nirvana covers? Well, Jason Kolins
(18678-80lh Ave., Surrey, B.C.
V4N 3G5) is putting together a
Vancouver hard-core compilation
tape and fanzine, so if your band
would like lo participate, just give
Jason a shout. I'm not sure what it
will be called or when it's due out,
but with more contributions it will
come out a lot quicker. Jason also
passed on to me the new Fatal
Hatred demo, a deadi/grindcore
band from Cloverdaie. Let's just
say that I keep my death-nielal past
a secret—I wouldn't call it a phase,
just something that doesn't interest
me as much as it used to. Fatal
Hatred rip in with heavy riffs that
make me go "ya!" until the obhga-
tory throat gargling muffled vocals
and 100 MPH tempo change charge-
in. I'm unsure of the lyrics though
"jesus was along-hair, satan shaved
his head" has got to be the coolest d-
metal lyric in the past while. If you
hke d-metal, Slayer guitar solos
and all, get this. (6857-188th St.,
Cloverdaie, B.C. V3S5M1)
Seamen also have a demo
and, as the name suggests, sexist/
silly lyrics prevail. Call me uptight
but I'm sure these guys are intelligent enough to write more thought-
provoking lyrics. Maybe if you
know the Seamen you'll find this
more amusing. They're recording
again soon so we'll see what that
turns out like. (Contact 18678-80th
Ave., Surrey, B.C. V4N 3G5)
A long overdue demo has
just been released by local faves
Ten Feet Tall. Recorded at Profile Studios, the sound quality is
great and the cover looks cool too.
Now performing as a three-piece,
diese guys churn out fun punk a la
Adrenalin OD. and the Angry Samoans but with the pop sounds of
Big Drill Car or the Chemical
People. Yup, add a lot of Chemical
People. Lyrics on wastedfutures(?),
rednecks, skateboarding, nuclear
families and, sadly, tits, ass and
beer. (22459-132 Ave., Maple
Ridge, B.C. V2X 7E7)
Fatal Hatred, Seamen, Ten
Feet Tall and many, many others
will be performing in Cloverdaie
for a benefit to raise awareness of
Jesse Cadman's murder by a group
of teenage "gangstas" last October.
Jesse was the drummer for Seamen
and will be greatly missed in the
Vancouver hard-core scene, hopefully his death won't be forgotten in
yesterdays news—youth violence
is on the rise and effects us all.
Show your support Friday, April
30th.
ALL-AGES SHOWS
Fri. 9th - Elvis Love Child, Sex
With Nixon, and Toque i n Whisder
at the Whistler Conference Center.
Tix at Jumbalia.
Sat.17th - Superconductor,
Facepuller, Engine Kid (not confirmed), Stovebolt and Thumbscrew
at the Hastings Community Center
(across from the P.N.E.). $6
Sat. 24th - Agony Pipe (from
Calgary), Red Sugar, Rusty Nails,
Itch and B.N.U. at the West Van.
Y.M.C.A., 1735 Inglewood. $6
show starts at 7:00
Fri. 30th - Youth Against Youth
Violence with Seamen, Fatal Hatred, B.N.U., Ten Feet Tall,
Sparkmarker, Sludge and many others in Cloverdaie. Look for flyers at
local record stores and skate shops.
Send us stuff to review and we'll try
tofmdthetimetodoitjusticejletus
know of any all-ages shows and
we'll mention them. Remember,
we're just two dumb-fucks that can
barely get together to write this,
Tom's always drunk and I'm too
busy masturbating, so ouropinions
are no better than yours...we just
kissed-ass to get this job. [smooch.
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maj ors are entering the minors! That' s
right, major labels have now taken a
second look at vinyl, particularly the
7" format and have decided to reinvest their corporate mega-dollars
into the system once again. Noted as
the "format that refused to die," majors will now start to release 7" singles
in the now-typical indie format: picture covers, colored vinyl, monthly
clubs, limited editions et al. Pathetic,
loathsome, offensive, but true.
An example of major flirtation
with a minor comes from Sub-Pop's
new, all-Maritime-Canada, double 7",
Never mind the Molluscs. Featuring
Sloan, Jale, Eric's Trip, and Idee du
Nord, just watch this one shoot to the
top of every college radio station in
Canada But after listening to this
packet's four sides I've come to the
utterly frightening conspired conclusion that this may all be the same
band! Or maybe they all just know
and love each other (or Sonic Youth)
in that isolated, only- in-the-maritimes,
inbred type of way...
This is the first time I've ever
heard Sloan, and their tune "Pillow
Fight" is pretty good in a Clearasil-
clean, college-safe, kinda way. It's
that melodic, messy, pop-jangle stuff
where the girl/boy vocalscompliment.
Jale's all-female Sloan sound
fairs much better here than on their
debut 7". And guess what? It's an
alternative, '90's, hizzy, eclectic pop
song!
Eric's Trip do two songs here,
the first being a quiet, whisper-sung,
banjo ballad which bursts intc.an
alternative, '90's, fuzzy, eclectic pop
song!
Finally, the obviously French-
Canadian, Idee Du Nord, who sing
half in French and half in English, are
the only band which slightly stick
out, simply because ofthe crazy-assed
conga drums rattling through the
whole song. But on the whole
it's...guess what? (Sub-Pop, P.O. Box
20645, Seattle, WA 98102)
It seems this column is getting
to the point where it's all about the
vibrant scene in the Maritimes and
Japan but, hey, where it's happenin' I
shall document. And let me tell you,
friends, for some reasonit'shappenin'
in Japan. Estrus Records have recently released their second 7" comic
book entitled Tales From Estrus featuring the Nippon garage talent of
Supersnazz, The American Soul Spiders, Jackie and the Cedrics and The
Beyonds. Supersnazz and The
American Soul Spiders rip
through a couple of rock 'n' roll classics, "Teenage Head" and "Satisfaction "respectively, while Jackie and
his Cedrics play trash-o-phonic
style to their "Stompin"' instrumental on the flip-side. And the best ofthe
bunch, The Beyonds, go crazy with
a wild punk sound much like the
Rezillos, all the while (as you'll read
in the accompanying comic book)
battling a giant crab attacking Tokyo.
Very greal, too bad the sound quality
is so poor. (Estrus, P.O. Box 2125,
Bellingham, WA 98227)
So where were Japan's all-geisha 5,6,7,8's when Tales... was being contrived? These chicks could
whip the collective Japanese asses of
all of tlie above artists with tlieir new
killer single "Edie Is A Sweet Candy.''
Wild rock 'n' roll is what it is, baby!
(Rockville, 180 W 28, RM 501, NY
NY, 10001, USA)
Hey, if your 7" plays at 33 rpm
put that on the label, for Christ'ssake!
The Nuthing did not do that and I
thought I was listening to the fucking
Chipmunks. Back on 33 Tlie Nuthins,
from l-'ngland, are an above average
dose of R'n'B '60's rave-up. Pretty
good for a nuthin band. (Merry-Go-
Round Records, Flat One, 347
Queenstown Rd.. London, SW8 4LH
UK).
Th,s next single came out
months ago. but my friend Bryce just
lent it to me, and I gotta mention it.
It's Redd Kross' amazing7"onthe
Seminal Twang label of England.
Redd Kross are still full speed ahead
on their current pure pop direction
and this record proves that they really
know what they're doing. "Trance"
and "Byrds And Fleas" are two excellent, loud, full, huge, '70's-style pop
songs. Let's dance. (No address)
I picked up the latest Bob magazine from Delaware and with it came
aone-sided flexi featuring unplugged,
acoustic numbers from The Flaming
Lips and The Lemonheads. This is
the first ti me I' ve heard either of these
now fairly famous bands and, even
though these are obviously outtakes
and demos, neither band did anything
for me. The Flaming Lips' "Life On
Mars" is a slow, bizarre, folky tune
with scratchy vocals sounding like
they're coming out of a distant transistor radio. And it shouldjustbeThe
Lemonhead as tins is just lead Lemon
Evan Dando and his acoustic guitar
playing a boring song. (The Bob, P.O.
Box 7223, Wilmington, DE, 19803,
USA)
Tim Kerr Records of Oregon
havereleasedasinglefromPortland's
solo folk artist Gus Van Sant.
Quirky, new age folk/rock a la
Jonathan Richman...worth a listen.
(T/K, P.O. Box 42483, Portland, OR,
97242, USA)
The ratio of all-girl bands compared lo guy bands is increasing so
rapidly that I'm going to stop mentioning il. but New York's Friggs
are indeed female and can rock out
'60's frat-rock style real well. The A-
side, "Shake," is not Ihe Otis Redding
classic but may soon rival Otis' number as to who shakes harder. The B-
side, "Wild Love," is reminiscent of
Ihe "White Rabbif'-era Jefferson Air-
i, this i<
way
moregroovy. And, hey, it'sproduced
by Ben Vaughn (Sympathy For The
Record Industry).
Mod alert! Oh, wait, false alarm.
The Waking Hours have made an
attempt at tlie ever-cool, Mod, power-
pop sound but flirt a little too closely
with Morrissey to be considered hip
or even listenable. Look, ifyou fuckers
want to be worthy of the Mod Title,
leam to rock first. How the hell did
this top 40 crap get on 7" vinyl?
I've been hearing a lot of hype
about The New Bomb Turks out
of Ohio as some sort of new rock 'n'
roil band to tame all others, but was
frankly disappointed by their mid-
tempo Mudhoney-esque A-side,
"Weak." However, I quickly became
a disciple of tlie hype and the Turks
after being wowed by tlie B-side's
"Summer Romance:" a super fast,
wild, smashing rock 'n' roll song.
Why wasn't this the A-side? The New
Bomb Turks are not the best thing to
ever be spat out ofthe pipe but they' re
pretty damned ferocious and worth
tracking down. (Get Hip, P.O. Box
666, Camonsburg, PA, 15317, USA)
Finally one I almost forgot
about, another 7" from Halifax's Cinnamon Toast Records, Bubai Skull's
four song EP Index. This rather well
produced and fine sounding band are
your basic, wildly flamboyant, punk
rock and roll act. It gets a little funky
sometimes (a no-no) but they tend to
stick to the straight-out rock. Reminds
rjie of Toronto's Supreme Bagg
Team., or, maybe, a grungy B-52's?
Nah... (Cinnamon Toast Records,
8464 Rohie St.. Halifax, NS, B3K
4N1).
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Crayon
Blaise Pascal
Meet Daisy
Wednesday, February 24
Cruel Elephant
Deemed "New Wave Night" at die
Elephant by the poster and "Anti-
Climax Rock" by a friend of mine
111 a! k i u I.ii ice, I cleverly divided the
show into two categories: the first
two bands fell into the Beat Group
and ihe last twointodieCoreGroup.
Hey, I know what you're thinking,
"Who does this guy think he is,
pigeon-holing our music when we
don't need to be pigeon-holed?"
The answer is simple: Don't play
music Uiat has the opportunity to
be. Not saying that all these band-
were bad, in fact, they were quite
the opposite. I'm guilty, you're
guilty, bands are gudty of doing
this, but until we run out of snappy
monickers for the sounds of Vancouver's up '_' coming combos,
we'll all have to grin and bear it,
OK?
That notwithstanding, Meet
Daisy were already up 'n' rocking
by die time I passed through the
Cruel gates, the last few notes of
"Little Zebras" piercing the air as I
clambered die steps up to the slage
area. These guys are definitely my
favourite new act, as I've enjoyed
every set I've seen them play. On
stage Uiey' re pretty low profile, but
they make up for diat with incredible vocal harmonies and songs to
boot. The looped sound byte be-
also. It gets nd of dial space where
a song ends and the routine of try-
kill time by telling a joke
while y<
r guita
d. Tins
-latterboys these
guys ain't. What they are is deserved of attention and a spot in the
Steel Pole Bathtub/Slint camp.
Slackcrbeat I shall declare thus.
Blaise Pascal, despite some
technical imps, played a decent set
of quiet guitar-buzz frequently
woken by crashing drum shudders...I'm getting used to the vocals, too. Hopefully they can refine
the fluidity oftheir show in time for
their opening slot for Superchunk.
Oh, yeah, Slackerbeat all die way!
Bellingham, WA's Crayon
squeezed out whal was to be a very
short set. The cool thing about them
was that they didn't sound anytlii ng
like I've heard on vinyl, although I
did recognize one song from die
Moominland EP. These guys have
spawned what I'd like to call "Brat-
core," defined by nasally sung tunes
and accompanied by speedy
rhythms—you'veheardit here first!
Finally, cub's cuddle-core
stylings nabbed them top spot on
the bill. Quiteafew new songs were
displayed for the enthusiastic
cubsters, including "Electric Chair,"
"The Cheese," written by and performed by (a rare appearance) drummer Valeria, "A Picnic," spotlighting Robynn's new guitar sound
(Fuzz!) and "Hello Kitty," the fastest cub song to date. Candy was
tossed and an encore of "Motel 6"
was delivered, what more could we
ask for? A great performance and
great show as well. Oh, feel free to
use my handy nametags next time
you see or mention any of these
bands. If you don't, well, trying
calling cub Canada's Shonen Knife
and you'll get a guitar neck jabbed
in yer ribs...it's up to you, friend.
Bryce Dunn
Inspiral Carpets
Commodore Ballroom
Friday, February 26th
Ever since my Mom enrolled me in
piano lessons as a kid I've been a
sucker for good keyboards. So, al -
though I'm not afan ofthe Inspiral
Carpets I wanted to check out diei r
liveshow. Unfortunately, I couldn't
fi nd a good spot where I could hang
back and play Joe-Cool-concert-
reviewer until I noticed a large
table behind the sound board. Reserved. So I sat there. The opening
act was a techno-dance ensemble:
full drum set, guitars, bass, keyboards, D..L, sexy singer, and a
dancer. I was admiring how well
they were pulling it off when from
my vantage point behind die sound
board, I noticed diat die only tiling
hve was the singer. Typical. In between bands four middle-aged couples show up for their reserved table. I kindly moveoverand ask one
of die lucky fellows what's up with
the special treatment. Turns out it's
the parents ofthe Inspiral Carpets.
"It's amazing how the Mer
sey sound has taken off again," he
tells me in his quirky accent.
"Well, the kids just eat it up
don't they?" I reply. I just couldn't
believe that this band, no matter
how bubblegum they are, actually
brought their parents on tour with
them. "Do you live in Vancouver?"
I ask.
"Hey, take it easy camper, I
don't giveautographs!" English arrogance at its best. I don't even like
his son's band and he Uii nks I want
his autograph. Prick. The band
themselves played a short set that
seemed long. No one is as happy as
die band is on stage, and no one
deserves to be. I did enjoy the light
show and, yes, 1 also dug the keyboards. Everyone has a guilty pleas-
Justin Love
Jr. Gone Wild
Town Pump
Saturday, March 6th
Most fans of original, live music
who lived in Edmonton during the
mid to late eighties probably have
some fond memories of drinking
Druniinond brew on tap at the Ritz
Diner wliile watching Jr. Gone
Wild. Hardly any good touring
bands paid visit to theCity of Champions so we were content with
homegrown bands hke SNFU, Idyl
Tea, Cadillac of Worms, Kentucky
Church Bus and, of course, Jr. Gone
Wild. It becameasadfactthat many
musicians left Edmonton forgreener
pastures (anything's greener than
the tundra of Edmonton), but JGW
stayed true to their Alberta roots.
And this was evident on the second
night oftheir two dates at the Town
Pump when a giant Alberta flag
was used as a stage back-drop.
However, the band that took to the
stage in front of that wasn't the
great drinking band of years past,
but a slick, two-steppin' unit playing a batch of Ian Tyson-influenced
donned in cowboy boots and the
occasional Stetson hat, appeared to
be having a grand ol' ti me. I desperately tried to accept their exploring
of new realms in music, however, a
friend told me that their new album,
Pull the Goa/ie, sounds entirely like
this. I felt old and conservative; I
wanted the Jr. of Less Art, More
Pop.
During dieir second set they
even turned up the amps a bit as
diey performed recognizable versions of some older material, at
which point dieir music reached
sufficient tempo to get the line dancers off the floor. Remember, kids,
country music is an alternative to
Cell
Mystery Machine
The Lunatic Fringe
Tuesday, March 9th
It was a friend's birthday so we all
went down to The Lunatic Fri nge to
see New Jersey noise band Cell,
and Chi lh wack noise band Mystery
Machine. I was prepared for either
greatness or the vilest heap of pre-
e die
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D.O.A.
SNFU
The Hanson Brothers
Lunachicks
Saturday, March 6th
Commodore Ballroom
The Lunachicks opened and
ripped through dieir stuff widi
the kind of attitude best
■ suinmedupbydieirleadsing-
ers pronouncement. "We' re
on the road and we're i
die rag!!" Next up wet
die Hanson Brodiers. Ai
diis point in the eveiung
rmthinkiiig, "Shit, man,
I would've paid the
ticket price for just
these two bands!" I
mean, if the Lunachicks or the
Hanson Brodiers couldn't get you
going then you better retire yourself to Don Ho 8-tracks and quit
taking up space at diese shows.
These guys were not only visually
stunning-(rubber bands on Uieir
glasses and Jason goalie masks) but
they do adamn fine Ramones cover,
not to mention their own material
which is fuelled with fast, punk-
rock guitar. Did I forget to mention
the hockey night dieme? Okay , I
The last time I saw Jr. Gone
Wild was just after keyboardist Ford
Pier defected to Roots Round Up
and guitarist Steve Loree left to
form Deadbeat Backbone. Although founding members Mike
McDonald (not the guy from the
Doobie Brothers) and Dove were
still in the band, the addition of a
fiddler and a slide guitar player
hinted at a progression towards foi k
or country. Well, it appears the latter route was chosen because the Jr.
that played at die Pump (minus the
fiddler) did just about everything
short of playing "Achy Breaky
Heart." However, the audience,
don't care for the sport myself, but
they did hand out some gnarly litde
"team" cards, featuring the different bands (not altogether worthless), and they played some crummy
hockey fli ck between sets (blech!).
SNFU and DOA did aboul
what you would expect (when will
they retire???) so it would be pointless for me to rehash it here again.
Frankly, I tliink both bands were
sounding a little lo tired in conipan-
son to die'Chicks and the Hansons,
but by this time so was I. Still, Thei r
stuff was good and this was for sure
a punk-fest not lo be passed up.
Guinness Gurl
Mystery Machine took to the
stageafullhourafter the announced
show time and were greeted by a
confused young man with a nose
ring who singularly rushed the stage
and later told them that they sounded
like Dinosaur Jr.. (Acute observation, bud, Dinosaurplayscanip-
you guys have school tomorrow?"
By 1:00 AM the crowd had diminished to half and continued to halve
after each song. So by the time the
band finished their set at 1:20 the
only people left were Cell, the door
guy, myself, and the guy I was
givi ng alift. I considered approaching the band for a litde chat, or
something, but they looked tired
and, besides, I had to be at school
the next moming.
Lung CD Release Party
Station Street Theatre
Saturday, March 20th
Starting later than I expected, the
great opening contrast artist, Tim
Racine, and his acoustic guitarwere
given a fair reception, as he played
degree of ei
heart. The theatre-style of watching performers sucks
hen     people
these guys.) Two
things became apparent as soon
as they started playing: l)ourparty
was sitting way too close to the
speakers; and 2) die sound mix was
really shitty. Widi the vocals and
drums hidden too deep in the mix,
good songs like "Shaky Ground'
and "I nvitation," which rely on sub-
Ue tone and effects changes as much
as they do on melody, were particularly hurt. And with the exception
of Shane, the stripping bassist, die
band's energy level stayed low until they ripped into a hyper version
of their instrumental "Ride."
Mystery Machine ended dieir
set with what I believe was a version of "Stain Master" that was
dedicat ed to this rag'seditor, Paul t.
Brooks. The band's lead-guitarist
wore a Buffalo Tom t-shirt reminding me that these guys sounded a
hell of a lot better when they opened
for that band last May.
Cell plugged in shortly after
with a slightly better sound, but
with a vocal demonstration so
strained thai Tom Waits would be
jealous. I wondered where die nose
ring guy was when diey played
"Dug Deep" 'cause there's a tune
diat sounds Dinosaur Jr.-like. The
band played more Uian just thesongs
off of their album, Slo*Blo, but
from what I recogiuzed, die songs
"Wild" and "Stratosphere" didn't
translate well live. They didn't let
loose widi any particularly inspiring guitar solos but they proved
dieniselvestobecapable musicians,
especially sincediey could juinpup
and down wliileunleashing torrents
of feedback.
About halfway through the
set one ofthe singers addressed the
rather young crowd with "Don't
Facepuller had it
goingforthemthis
light: tight, loud
and raunchy in all
die right places with-
Facepuller are a band that dominates on album and creates their
energy directly into their music. I
find them to be one of the better
bands to come out of the Vancouver scene. As for Lung, they come
on with a purpose in mind. As I
understood later, they also don't
like too play to late either. Supposedly, they had four operung bands
and had to cut some of diem because of the late start of the gig
(midnight], thus the foundation for
the Grant Lawrence quote, "Lung
are fucked!"
Live, Lung come together
with a full sound which you
could swear incorporates more
guitars than there are. As usual,
some idiot in the audience
wanted to hear the inevitable
7" single, "Litany," shouting
at the band after every song to
play it...so they refused. The
music generated a pit of average proportions without stage-
diving and the screens and people on the mattress onstage
were intriguing, but not terribly original. Ending the
evening, though, a TV massacre in the deconstructive I'm -
showing-what-I-can-wreck
portion of the show gave my
for our Industrial household.
Lung gave us great music and
devouring. SEE THIS BAND!
rTV.
Scrubby
© Earth
Earth 2
(Sub-Pop)
One song in 3 parts, 75 minutes, no
drums, no vocals, just two guys
(Dylan Carlson and Dave Harwell)
overdubbing 16 guitar tracks at
various speeds and tunings. Heavy
metal riffs slowed down tohalf speed
accompanied by layers of droning
guitar with enough bass for good
measure. It is deep and extremely
heavy. In fact, Earth are so
excruciatingly slow that they have
been accused of making their Sub-
Pop label-mates, Codeine, sound
like speed metal. This is no
exaggeration, Earth is definitely not
music for the masses. Asatestimony
to this just go check out the racks in
your local used CD store. If you find
that you just don't seem to have
enough time in your days, go pick
this one up, listen to it regularly, and
is long.
Earth haven't simply made n
they have managed to put together
seventy-five minutes of mood.
Justin Love
earth^
The Lyres
happy now...
(Taang!)
When I first bought the Lyres On
Fyre LP back in 1987 (recorded in
1983), I hadn't yet realized the implications of owing a record that
would throughout my years get
slapped on my turntable and, with
every listen, still sound as new as the
day I got it. This kind of quality
cist in many records and
for a band like the Lyres, who have
been around for some 14 years (not
including die pre-Lyres outfit known
as DMZ, who out-rocked just about
everybody in existence), I believe
they have trul y earned the title of (he
Last Bastions of Rock 'n' Roll.
This was probably not an easy
thing for die Lyres to accomplish
considering the fact that one man
stood out and shookBoston and the
rest of the world by the neck, screaming "Fuck you, I'm the king!" time
and time again until we listened.. .that
man was Jeff Conolly. Earning the
nickname "Mono Man" for his single-handed attempt to manipulate
everyone who had ever been in the
Lyres to his way of thinking (His
epitaph will probably read something like: "A team effort is everyone doing what I tell them"),
his unmistakable knack for
not knowing when to quit
(drinkin', ego-inflatin', and
rockin') and his earth-shattering voice and keyboard
playing make him shine like
some kind of heavenly light
from above. I mean, what
else can you say about a guy
who, while during a Lyres
hiatus back in  1989-90,
worked as a custodian at
N.A.S.A., yet still schemed
to put the band he had back
together after a tour fhat had
every member signing con
tracts with God-knows-who to have
him killed?
So getting the band back together is just what he did. Coinci-
dentally, the line-up on happy now...
is nearly the same as On Fyre, another testament to the Mono Man's
charm and constant pursuit of garage-rock supremacy. And if such is
the case, this line-up of Paul Murphy
(drums), Richard Carmel (guitar),
Rick Coraccio (bass). Jack Hickey
(harmonica) and the Mono Man will
certainly give them a leg up over
others vying for said title.
happy now... is 12 songs of
unabashed, manic, heartfelt garagerock that'll plaster ya to the walls.
And if I may lift a quote from a
review of the On Fyre LP I kept for
prosperity inside its cover: "...Although only [2] of the LP's [12]
tracks are originals, this doesn't
lessen its appeal one bit." In fact, the
covers that the Lyres chose are so
obscure, I would challenge Victoria's Got's-Punk Historian, Amazing Larry, to cough up the origins of
these nuggets. Anyway, the renditions of the Isley Brothers' "Nobody
But Me," with its unforgettable sing-
along chorus and "I Can Tell" by
Mr. BoDiddley.givenagoodorgan
transplant (no pun intended), are
indeed distinguishable. Other notable tracks are the Conolly-penned "I
Ain't Going Nowhere," with its
paint-peeling guitar leads, "Baby (I
Still Need Your Loving),"
showcasing Jeff's raspy vocals and
screeching organ, and "Stoned,"
backed by a rough-and-tumble blues
This was a long-awaited release for me (as they just reformed
last year) but it was well worth the
wait. And I think the album's title
can justifiably sum up mine and
Mono Man's feelings as we are both
Bryce Dunn
Bestkissersintheworld
Puddin'
(MCA)
Witnessing the course of music and
its theses through the annals of time
it's pretty safe to say that sexual and
emotional trauma between the sexes
ranks pretty high in the polls;
classical (chastity), blues (STDs),
soul (monogamy), country
(bigamy), new-wave (virginity),
British pop (celibacy) and pop
(adultery) have all laid heavy hands
in the fate dealt to those who find/
found themselves i n.. .arelationship.
But the Bestkissersintheworld are
calling everybody's bluff!
Quite a few years ago, on
the Southern California coast, the
groundwork was laid for a musical
genre that would speak volumes to
hormone-bursting youth for
generations to come: emo-core! The
ingredients were simple: the musical
aggression of hard-core, the true-
to-life emotional songwritings of
tainted love/desire, and riffs, riffs,
riffs! However, somewhere along
the line the recipe was lost and bands
were then forced to rely on memory
to whip up Iheir own batch of
Puddin'. Not having the
bestmemoryintheworld, the
Bestkissersintheworld have mutated
MOFO'S PSYCHOSONIC PIX
Hi, everybody! I won't
prattle on too much because I am in
the gripof an extremely heinous flu,
leaving me weak and sore, etc.. Anyway, it's time to tell you all about
Mofo's Psychosonic Psampler Vol.
Two. Once again, yours truly has
compiled some truly odd and rare
tracks from some of the strangest
and/or most excruciating LPs I've
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found to date. Everything from celebrities' bad attempts at a music
career, bizarre children's songs,
training records, and those wacky
religious fanatics! Those who have
purchased Volume One will testify
to the ulter strangeness of these collections, and how great, funny, and/
or what a big waste of time they are!
Of course, Volume One is still avail
able and you adventurous types can
get both tapes for a special price!
You'll notice the prices differ, this is
due to the postal kafuffle I ranted
about last month. If you include a
few stamps, drop the price accordingly (you Americans are going to
have to include IRCs to offset costs;
we can't use your stamps!). As with
Vol. One, each tape includes secret
songs to mystify you and personalize the tape. Here's the scoop on the
prices 'n' address:
Psychosonic Psampler Volume One
— features Bobby Sherman, The
Odd Couple, The Frivolous Five,
and 11 other pieces of weirdness.
$5.00
Psychosonic PsamplerVolumeTwo
— It's a secret. Selections mentioned from the last few months,
plus surprises!
$6.00
Both Volumes — Wotta deal!
$10.00
If you send me some odd recordings I'll send you a tape gratis,
pioviding [haven't used the recordings before! Send your tapes. LPs,
neat stuff and, most of all. cash (concealed, of course) to:
HEY MOFO!
2054 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5N 1W7
Or c/o Discorder at the address on
the masthead.
Our star donator this month is
none other than Paul t. Brooks, esteemed editor of this tome. He gave
me no less than four ofthe following
six records and deserves a commendation for his investigative skills!
The ones with asterisks are his fault!
First, the bad news...
Telly — Telly Savalas
Words cannot describe the breadth
and depth of this man's talent. Well,
actually, the reason words can't describe it is because the person who
was to send me tha tape o' Telly sent
it via regular mail. Ergo, it was not
available at press time. So, rather
than go into giving a detailed description of how his Player's Club
ads made an impact on '90's society, you'll have to wait 'til next
month to hear about Telly. For now,
though, here's a recipe for Telly's
Eggplant Salad, stolen from the National Enquirer, no less!! Enjoy!
♦Three Stories — Scooby Doo
(Peter Pan)
You know, Shaggy looks hke that
joker from the Spin Doctors. I hate
the Spin Doctors. You know, if there
was any justice NRBQ would have
the hits and The Spin Doctors would
be in bar band hell!! Anyway, the
record inside was not a Scooby jam
but a groovy retelling of the Disney
This Week's Celebrity Recipe
Teliy Savalas' Eggplant Salad
Here's a refreshing salad from the
"Kojak."
I Combined preparation and cooking time:
hour and IS minutes.
I I dov. 9orik:
lant in a ,150-degree pepper and oregani
lour. Cool, peel and tomato, parsley _.
>w! with a cut clove of lightly to coat with oU. Pour vinegar over ingredients and mix
ive oil and add salt, | lightly again.	
that sound into REO-core!
Puddin' is a fine EP—
much like Speedwagon's
High In-Fidelity was a great
LP—but missing from the
mixture are those simply
contrived riffs possessing that
""* play-along-in-the-mirror
attraction. However, even that
can be overlooked because
that's all that is missing. Ever
present is the puberty-fuelled
emotion, rage, indifference
and  desire that  only  a
of
psychological pain could
speak; anthems for disaffected
lovers around the world. And in
conjunction with all this, or in spite
of it, isn't it reassuring that in these
times of microwave-ready cultures,
and the pop icons to correspond
with them, the BKITW can put
everything in perspective simply by
saying, "I took the heat for cryin'.
because I'm beautiful I'm pickin'
flowers for myself and no one else."
Paul t. Brooks
FLOWERHEAD
...ka-BLOOM
(Zoo/BMG)
I had just got off my flight to Los
Angeles, mildly buzzed on cola,
m&m's and altitude withdrawal; the
night sky burned with the fire of
urban sprawl as I looked out the
airport windows. Shadows of palm
trees swayed nearby as I peeled off
my jacket to acquaint my skin with
the smothering heat. Well worn
suitcases fell like drops of
diminishing water onto the thirsty,
growling carousel. But when I
stooped to pick up my bag, from out
of nowhere, a figure clad in a red
cape snagged my belonging and was
off.
"Fuck," I exclaimed in a dazed
butloud voice, "my Flowerhead CD
movie TheRescuers, withsome wonderful ham acting by all parties in-
Cheezability rating: 60
*Hear See Doo: Hanna-Barbera
Book of Safety (HB)
Hanna-Barbera trots out Daws Butler, The Flintstones' cast (all but
Fred), and other voice stars to program your kids with nice, neat, little
rhyming couplets on the joys of
safety. Each segment is timed to the
average toddler's attention span:
about a minute. Butler is king of this
one. giving great versions of Quick
Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Augie
Doggie, Snagglepuss, and lesser
hghtshkeLippytheLionandMagilla
Gorilla. Naturally, said children will
be traumatized and confused upon
hearing safety tips from creatures
who spend their days hitting each
other with frying pans, jamming dynamite up their keysters, dropping
boulders and generally maiming
each other.
Cheezability rating: 90
*Live — Strawberry Shortcake
(Kid Stuff)
Yeah, sure, many big laffs can be
had listening to this sped-up voice (a
la Chipmunks) sing-a-long—stuff
like "Celebration" and "Strawberry
Rap" flee Cube it ain't!)—but the
coolest thing about this LP is who
are doing the voices. If you drag Lightning flashed and thunder
roared, suddenly before me was the
panther himself, the creature of song
from side one, Snagglepuss. With a
wink of the eye his pinkpaws carried
him into hot pursuit of the villain.
Snagglepuss, farsupenor in strength,
quickly nabbed the crook and
tortured him with a dousing in duty
freeperfumes and charges of ostrich
leather purses to the en minal's credit
card. My bag safely returned,
Snagglepuss taught me that
Flowerhead's ...ka-BLOOMis more
than just great music: I learned how
to use it as an effective tomato
chopping tool, weapon and food
dehydrator. Truly a great expenence
that even Disneyland paled in
comparison to.
So, you see, I could have just
written about musical reasons for
purchasing Flowerhead but now you
know it's a must have for any luggage
carrying traveller.
Emma Lauder
POOH STICKS
Million Seller
(Zoo/BMG)
Here we have a band that hails from
Swansea, Wales (just like
Badfinger) too concerned with being
pop-rock icons for their own good.
Million Seller is a collection of
thirteen songs which remind you
that' 70' s A. M. radio produced some
great music. The album is overproduced, highly unoriginal, but
completely necessary in these days
when alternative is just way too
cool. The Pooh Sticks' main man,
Hue Pooh, claims that his band is
"not weird enough for the alternative
crowd and too weird for the Top 40
crowd," but this shouldn't be a
problem to the band because anyone
that has ever been a teenager is
going to like this album (although
only one in five will admit it). As far
your finger across the label (or drop
your pitch control) while it plays, so
that it slows down slightly, you can
hear none other than former Zappa
collaborators Mark Volman and
Howard Kaylan (aka Flo & Eddie)
playing the title character!!! I kid
you not! I was tipped off to this
nugget by Andy, who works at Collectors Book and Records. He told
yours truly that they worked on the
records but were kept in the dark as
to what exactly the finished product
was going to be. I'm certain that it's
them doing vocals simply because
I' ve seen 200 Motels at least as many
times and heard the Live at the
Fillmore LP about 500 times! Get
out your old Turtle's LPs and dare to
compare!!!!
Cheezability rating: 80
Train YourDog With... — Barbara
Woodhouse (Polystar)
Dog dominatrix, Woodhouse, tells
you all the secrets of keeping your
dog in line. A must for you control
freaks out there. Comes with nifty
book!
Cheezability rating: 60
Addition + Subtraction — Jiminy
Cricket & Rica Moore (Disney)
This record is way too intricate for
the kids it's made for and the way
the songs are done the album sounds
hke a gol-darned Broadway play.
as the familiarity of the songs go,
Hue simply explains, "We don't
subconsciously rip things off, we
consciously rip them off."
Ahhh.. pop music: innocent,
derivative, and cheesy. You just
can't get enough but, for the time
being, Million Se/iershould be able
to satisfy your hunger.
Justin Love
TKNIISTItK' v MIllISEi ■
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BASEHEAD
Not In Kansas Anymore
(Imago/BMG)
DIGABLE PLANETS
Reachin'(A New Refutation
of Time and Space)
(Pendulum/Elektra)
I tell you, people, words cannot
describe how tough of a listen these
albums are! They bring new
definition to long-winded and
hopelessly boring! The Digable
Planets are from the jazzy-rap genre
that those annoying fucks PM Dawn
have started, with a decidedly
mammoth nod to Arrested
Development. Digable Planets seem
to have this thing for bugs (two of
the three members are named
Butterfly and Ladybug), ambiguity,
goofy titles and, on top of that, the
spacey content oftheir throws makes
them flakier with each song.
Basehead album doesn't come off
much better. Theirlast work, 1992s
Play  With  Toys, got kind of
monotonous after the first few songs,
but if you looked at it in the context
of a concept album, it kinda made
sense.      Basehead's      jazzy-
coffeehouse-beatnik grooves are
okay in small doses but, as with
Digable Planets, you pretty
much   want   to   slaughter
anything within reach three or
four tunes in. Basehead has
great potential, but Ivey should
vary his grooves a bit more
Mofo
POND
(Sub-Pop)
Ten is a number that is readily
associated with fulfilment,
satisfaction andapproval. In the
case of the new Pond CD, the
number ten just couldn't satisfy.
No, much to the chagrin of this little
numeral, a frequent sponsor of
Sesame Street episodes, ten songs
weren' t enough—anyone who hears
this CD will become an instant Pond
fan and long for more. In spite ofthe
lack  of frogs,  water  striders,
mosquito larvae, bug maggots, and
the cement shoe wearing deceased,
Pond's music shines like a beacon of
sunshine through a brine filled haze.
Their music is moody, focused and
intelligent enough to hopefully gain
the recognition they deserve in this
swamp of emerging bands.
Although their sounds could
feasibly be compared to early TJ2 or
Soul Asylum, they sustain a high
level of originality. Listening to Pond
makes me want to sing along and
run around., .that'sagood thing. Pond
shall rest and spin happily on my
laser endowed player, much like our
precious water skimmers in the
marshy ecosystem.
Emma Lauder
My favorite song is "The Cannibal
Song," which deals with the politically sensitive issue of subtraction
in the context ofthe eating of human
flesh.
Cheezability rating: 75
TheePickO'TheMonth!!!!!!!!!!!!
John
*My Best To You -
Davidson (Columbia)
I always thought this guy was just a
game show host-cum-infomercial
king! This remarkable find features
Jojo singing a few covers, a handful
o' Broadway songs (don't they all),
and is only distinguished by the fact
that thesucker can actually sing! His
major influence (besides the Ken
doll) appears to be Johnny Mathis.
The cover photos haveahigh chuckle
factor, as do the sensitive guy quotes
That's all for now! Oh, yeah, I
need a groovy design for a sticker,
so if all of you artist types send me a
groovy li'1 logo or design I'11 use my
fave and send you something to make
it worth your while! Send it to the
aforementioned address. See ya!
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HUM BUZZ THING
FIR STREET
33   WEEN
PURE GUAVA
WARNER
34   BRICKS
A MICROPHONE AND A...
MERGE
35   HENRY ROLLINS
THE BOXED LIFE
IMAGO
36   WNGMISSLE
HAPPY HOUR
ATLANTIC
37   QUICKSAND
SLIP
POLYGRAM
38   PRONG
WHOSE FIST IS THIS ANYWAY
EPIC
39   SKAEACE
MAMOOSKA
SKAFACE
40   POND
POND
SUBPOP
41    BLACK UHURU
MYSTICAL TRUTH
MESA
42   THECIAVENS
THE CLAVENS
SHADY DEAL
43   PLEASURE BARONS
UVE IN LAS VEGAS
HIGHTONE
44   POSTER CHILDREN
TOOL OF THE MAN
SIRE
45   GUMBALL
WISCONSIN HAYRIDE
COLUMBIA
46   EINSTURZENDE NEUBATEN
TABULA RASA
MUTE
47    DAMON AND NAOMI
MORE SAD HITS
SHIMMY DISC
48   CROSS FIRE CHOIR
JESUS
CBGB
49   WILL
WORD FLESH STONE
THIRD MIND
50   NIGHTKINGS
INCREASING OUR HIGH
SUB POP
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1  DINOSAUR JR.
WHERE YOU BEEN
SIRE
2 MYSTERY MACHINE
GLAZED
NETTWERK
3 LUNG
MAGNUM OPIATE
ZULU
4 BETTIE SERVEERT
PALOMINE
MATADOR
5 COME
ELEVEN:ELEVEN
MATADOR
6 BELLY
STAR
SIRE
7 PAVEMENT
WATERY.DOMESTIC EP
MATADOR
8 BUTTHOLE SURFERS
CHEWIN' GEORGE LUCAS'CH
DCOLATE     CAPITOL
9 CHIAPET
CHIAPET
KOKOPOP
10 THE THE
DUSK
EPIC
11  SUPERCHUNK
THE QUESTION IS HOW FAST
MERGE
12 CADILLAC TRAMPS
TOMBSTONE RADIO
DOCTOR DREAM
13 FUDGE
THE FEROCIOUS RHYTHM...
CAROLINE
14 7 YEAR BITCH
SICK 'EM
C/Z
15 FASTBACKS
ZUCKER
SUBPOP
16 WICKED SWIMMING DOG
FROM HERE TO...
COMPRESSION
17  INTERMIX
PHAZE TWO
THIRD MIND
18 CELL
SLO BLO
GEFFEN
19 GAS HUFFER
INTEGRITY TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICE         EMPTY
20 THE DWARVES
UNDERWORLD EP
SUBPOP
21  LEMONHEADS
MY DRUG BUDDY EP
ATLANTIC
22 BASEHEAD
NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE
BMG
23 LEATHERFACE
MUSH
SEED
24 THERAPY?
NURSE
A8cM
25 TELEVISION PERSONALITIES
CLOSER TO GOD
SEED
26 NAKED FOR JESUS
NAKED FOR JESUS
NAKED FOR JESUS
27 ACID TEST
TRIP ON THIS
EGGPLANT
28 THE POOH STICKS
MILLION SELLER
ZOO
29 GOO GOO DOLLS
SUPERSTAR CAR WASH
METAL BLADE
30 TAD
SALEM EP
SUB POP
31  NINE INCH NAILS
FIXED
INTERSCOPE
,
EVAPORATORS
WELCOME TO MY CASTLE-
NARDWUAR
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JALE
AUNT BETTY-
CINNAMONTOAST
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HUEVOS RANCHEROS
CINDY WITH AN S'
LUCKY
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JAWBOX
JACKPOT PLUSTMOTORIS
DISCHORD
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CUB
PEP-
MINT
MADDER ROSE
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LOUIS RIEL'
NARDWUAR
CRAYON/ GROVER
FOREVER NEARLY TRUE-
GRITTY KITTY
TAR/ JAWBOX
STATIC
TOUCH AND GO
SUPERSNAZZ
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UNVEILEDTYOU THINK'
LUCKY
SCRATCH
SPINANES
RUMMY-
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SMUGGLERS
DIE GERMANY-
SCREAMING APPLE
BUM
DEBBIE SPEAK'
LANCE
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BELONG'
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24 HOUR SERVICE'
SIMPLE MACHINES
CREEP
TRYING'/'A ROOM'
BLATANT
THE FUMES
TOSSIN'PLATES AND FORKS
EMPTY
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GUSVANSANT
LOST WORLD'/'BURSTING CLOUDS'                  T/K
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TREEHOUSE
AUGUST 26TH'
BLATANT
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CALAMITY JANE/ROCKIN' ROD
STRYCHNINE'
RRS
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VERONICA LAKE/CRAYON
SLEEPY HOUSE'
CHER DOLL
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PEARL JAM
WHO KILLED RUDOLPH'
EPIC
25
THERAPY?
TEETHGRINDER'
A&M
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THE SHAVEN
UPSETTING MINE'
RAINFOREST
1
27
BUBAISKULL
INSEX'
CINNAMONTOAST
28
SPARKMARKER
FISTFUL OF GOD'
FINAL NOTICE
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WIMP FACTOR 14
BOTCH'/'BOG'
HARRIET
30
STEEL WOOL
BROOM SAUCE'/'DOG tW
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WEDGE
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SLOTH
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ARCWELDER
RALEIGH'
TOUCH AND GO
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SALIVA TREE
DOWN THE MIDDLE-
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DQE
MASTURBATION...'
FEEL GOOD ALL OVER
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22 ROCKIN' ROD*THE STRYCHNINES
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27 SANDRA LOCKWOOD
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CALL OF THE WEST
5 SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE
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28 *S_£$_K___D_ifrt THU 1 CiTH PRESENTS SUPERCHUNK
WITH UNSANE AND BLAISE PASCAL AT
THE TOWN PUMP... Kenny Neal at the
Yale... Linton Garner at the Alma Street
Cafe... Spring Festival Jazz Showcase
featuring Soundwave and Primetime at
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... House
ol Frustration with Tradition & Bovine
Love Jelly at the Commodore. ..The Road
with The Stoaters at the Pit Pub...
Springrites '93 presentation of Raw Theatre at Performance Works... Berlin lo
Broadway with Kurt Weill at the New Secret Space Theatre... Our Country's Good
at Firehall Arts Centre... The Granny at
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House... Brewat
Waterfront Theatre... Danceland at Station Street The Killing ol Sister George
(7:30pm) at Pacific Cinematheque... The
Blues Brothers (7pm) and Animal House
(9:30pm) at SUB Theatre... Edward Plan's
exhibilion Ophelia, Swamps and Trunks
continues at Vancouver East Cultural Centre (until the 27th)...
FRI 2 CiTR PRESENTS BETTIE SERVEERT
WITH COME AT GRACELAND... Crash Test
Dummies, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir,
John James. She Stole My Beer at UBC
Thunderbird Stadium (noon)... Kenny Neal
at the Yale Michael Booth Palmer at
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... The
Fleshtones at the Backstage (Seattle)...
Springrites '93 presentation of Raw Theatre at Performance Works... Berlin to
Broadway with Kurt Weill at the New Secret Space Theatre. Our Country's Good
at Firehall Arts Centre The Granny at
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Brewat
Waterfront Theatre Danceland at Station Street.. Before Ihe Revolution
(7 15pm) and The Conformist(
June Tabor & Mark Emerson at the WISE
Hall... Testament with Green Jello & Pro-
Pain at tbe New York Theatre... Masterpiece Chamber Music at Vancouver East
Cultural Centre... Neighbourhood Firehall
Concert featuring the Yaletown Buskers
Dixieland Band at #18 Firehall (1375 W
38, 3pm)... Berlin to Broadway with Kurt
Weill at the New Secret Space Theatre...
Our Country's Good at Firehall Arts Centre... The Granny at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House... Under the Sun ol Satan (7:30pm) and La Gueule Ouverte
(9:30pm) at Pacific Cinematheque... Spike
& Mike's Festival ol Animation (6.15pm)
and Sick & Twisted Show (8:45pm) at the
Ridge... Home Alone 2 (7pm) and Chaplin
(9:30pm) at SUB Theatre...
MON 5 CiTR ALTERNATIVE MONDAYS AT
THE PIT PUB... Bob's Your Uncle at the
Railway... Berlin to Broadway with Kurt
Weill at the New Secret Space Theatre...
Under the Sun ol Satan (7:30pm) and La
Gueule Ouverte (9:30pm) at Pacific
Cinematheque...
TUE 6 Cruel Elephant '70s Disco at the
Commodore... Bob's Your Uncle at the
Railway... R&B Kingsat the Yale... Berlin
to Broadway with Kurt Weill at the New
Secret Space Theatre.. Dancelandat Station Street... ¥ ***^
WED 7 R&B Kings at the Yale Berlin to
Broadway with Kurt Weill at the New Secret Space Theatre... Danceland at Station Street... SFU First YearStudent Films:
or Cranked, 16 Filmmakers for the Next
16 Years at Pacilic Cinematheque...
THU 8 School ol Fish with The Best Kissers in the World at the Town Pump...
Digable Planets with An Easter Breakfast
at 86 Street... R&B Kings at the Yale...
Happy Man at the Pit Pub.. Boy on a
Dolphin at the Railway... 54-40 with The
Pursuit ol Happiness at the Commodore...
Hall... S4-40 with The Pursuit of Happiness at the Commodore... Kenny Neal at
the Backstage (Seattle)... Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill at the New Secret
Space Theatre... Danceland at Station
Street... 1900 (Novacento) at Pacific
Cinematheque. . Spike & Mike's Festival
ol Animation (6:45pm, 9:15pm) and Sick
& Twisted Show(11:30pm) at the Ridge...
Aladdin (7:30pm) and Blade Runner
(9:30pm) at SU8 Theatre...
SUN 11 House of Pain with Rage Against
the Machine and Wool at 86 Street.
Lance Reegan Diehl VSOP at Vancouver
EastCultural Centre... Berlinto Broadway
with Kurt Weill at the New Secret Space
Theatre... The House in the Woods, Parts
I to IV(7:30pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation
(6:15pm) and Sick & Twisted Show
(8:45pm) at the Ridge... Aladdin(7:30pm)
and Blade Runner (9:30pm) at SUB The-
MON 12 CiTR ALTERNATIVE MONDAYS
ATTHE PIT PUB... Oliver & the Elements,
at the Yale Berlin to Broadway with
Kurt Weill at the New Secret Space Theatre The House in the Woods, Parts V to
VII (7:30pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
TUE 13 Cruel Elephant '70s Disco with
live band Three Day Stubble at the Commodore.. Big Joe Duskin at the Yale...
Hornby Festival Benefit Gala featuring
Lori Freedman, Marc Destrube, Sal
Ferreras, Robert Holllson, Catherine
Lewis, Brenda Fedoruk, Heather Hay and
Bill Richardson at Vancouver East Cultural Centre Berlin to Broadway with
Kurt Weill at the New Secret Space The-
WED 14 Buddy Guy at the Commodore...
Big Joe Duskin at the Yale.. Vancouver
Opera's La Bohema at Vancouver East
Cultural Centre..Berlin to Broad way with
the New Secret Space T
theque     Spigftglkl
mation (6.45pm, 9:15pm) and Sick k
Twisted Show (11:30pm) atthe Ridge...
SUN   18 Vancouver New Music's "Rip-
ng Uzume Taiko, Vancouver
Chinese Mus
c Ensemble, and Vancouver
Community C
amelan Kyai Madu Sari at
Vancouver Ea
st Cultural Centre   . Police
(7:30pm) ani
Graduate First (9:35pm) at
Pacific Cinerr
atheque... Spike & Mike's
Festival of A
irnation (6:15pm) and Sick
& Twisted Sh
ow (8:45pm) at the Ridge...
MON  19 Ci
Ft ALTERNATIVE MONDAYS
AT THE PIT P
UB... Knitting Factory Tour
at the   Back
stage  (Seattle)..   Police
(7:30pm) and
Graduate First (9 35pm) at
Pacific Cinem
TUE 20 Cru
1 Elephant'70s Disco with
theMrTExpe
rience at the Commodore...
Roy Hytowne
r Root Doctor at the Yale...
Alannah Myles at the Orpheum... Para
dise & the
Wasteland at Performance
Danceland at Stati
.. BeforVthe Revolution (7:15pm)
Cinematheque... ~|nTlH|__R!nr   Festival
ol Animation (6:45pi
& Twisted Show(11.30pm)at
Home Alone 2 (7pm) and Chaplin (9:30pi
at SUB Theatre...
SUN   4   CiTR PRESENTS L7 WITH LOVE
BATTERY AND  7  YEAR  BITCH AT 86
STREET... Bob's Your Uncle at the Railway.    Buckwheat Zydeco at The Yale...
Railway...  The House Band at the WISE
. Jennifer Berezan with Nina Gerber
at Vancouver East Cultural Cen-
e Pui Ming at Tom Lee Music
Berlinto Broadway/
at the New SecretS&ce Theatre... The
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (7:15pm)
and La Luna (9:30pm) at Pacific Cinema-
WED 21 Roy Hytowner Root Doctor at the
Yale. Paradise & the Wasteland at Performance Works, j I p%\ W\ IJ i I I
THU 22 CiTR PRESENTS DJ SOUNDWAR
CHAPTER III: SPRAYCAN SLIDE SHOW
AND LECTURE BY JIM PRIGOFF AT VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (7:30PM)... Joelle
^_4abu at VaMouver East Cultural Centre...
Roy Hytowner Root Doctor at the Yale
Moist at the  Pit Pub      Paradise &  the
Last Emperor (7:30pm) at PacificCinematheque
FRI 23 CiTR PRESENTS DJ SOUNDWAR
CHAPTER III: SPRAYCAN COMPETITION
(NOON, SITE T.B.A.); DJ, MC & DANCER
COMPETITIONS AT THE SUB BALLROOM
(6PM)... Roy Hylowner Root Doctor at the
iTR PRESENTS DJ SOUNDWAR
SPRAYCiN COMPETITION
IOON, -ITE T.B.A.)i$ROUP COMPETITION AT THE SUB^Ip-LROOM (6PM)..
ly Hytowner
""    Sproule  &  Billy
WISE Hall...Downchild
Powder Blues Bandatthe
Sound Revolution, The
New Tro^j^Hois, The Mighty Sparrow,
BlaclT-t^^Ella Andall at Royal
Hotel (N«v^|*minster)... Joelle
'Cultural Centre...
dise &"Trr»Mt_-friandat Per
The Decameron (7:30pm) and
nterbury Tales (9:35pm) at Pacific
Uheque...
2\CiTR PRESENTS DJ SOUNDWAR
CHAPT«4II: HIP HOP BBQ (NOON, SITE
T.B.A.)J Windwalker and cub at Blast
"72pm)... Willem Breuker Kollek-
at Vancouver East Cultural Centre...
aradiseS the Wasteland at Performance
forks.. The Canterbury Tales (7:30pm)
and The Arabian Nights (9:35pm) at Pacilic Cinematheque...
MON  26 CiTR ALTERNATIVE MONDAYS
ATTHE PIT PUB... John RenbournS Robin
East Cultural
_■_.*__
Cinematheque...
TUE 27 Napalm Death with Brutal Truth
and Tba Mad at 86 Street. Savoy Brown at
the Yale... Cruel Elephant '70s Disco at
the Commodore... Savoy Brown at the
WED 28 Eddie Burksatthe Yale. Paradise & the Wasteland at Performance
Works.. Tbe Fireman, The Vagabond,
One. A.M.. Behind the Screen (7:30pm)
and The Rink, Easy Street, Tbe Cure, The
Immigrant (9:10pm) at Pacilic Cinem-
THU 29 American Music Clubat Vancou
ver East Cultural Centre Juice Monkeys
at the Pit Pub . The Fireman. The Vagabond, One. A.M.. Behind the Screen
(7:30pm) and The Rink, Easy Street, The
Cure, The Immigrant (9:10pm) at Pacific
Cinematheque...
FRI 30 Superconductor with The Smug
glers at Station Street Spontaneous
Combustion at Vancouver East Cultural
Centre. Tbe Lovemongers at the Orpheum... Last Tango in Paris (7:15pm) and
The Sheltering Sky (9 40pm) at Pacific
Cinematheque...
Venues
Access Gallery   #26-448 Seymour
Alma Street Cafe    2505 Alma
Artspeak Gallery    #3-3110 West Hastings
Cafe Bergman   52 Powell
Cafe Django    1184 Denman
Commodore Ballroom   870 Granville
Contemporary Art Gallery    555 Hamilton
86 Street   Plaza of Nations
Firehall Arts Centre    280 East Cordova
Hollywood North    856 Seymour
Isadora's    540 Old Bridge
Latin Quarter   305 Commercial Drive
Maximum Blues Pub   1176 Granville
Nappy Dugout    1248 Seymour
Or Gallery    314 West Hastings
Paradise Cinema    919 Granville
Park Theatre    3440 Cambie
Performance Works   Granville Island
Picadilly Pub     630 West Pender
Pit Pub     basement, UBC Student Union Bldg
PittGallery     317 West Hastings
Railway Club     579 Dunsmuir
The Raven     1052 Deep Cove
Ridge Cinema     3131 Arbutus at 16th
RockCandy    1812 Yale (Seattle)
Sandy Cove     1554 Marine Drive. West Van.
Smash Gallery    160 West Cordova
Speedy O'Tubbs     Fairview (Bellingham)
Starlight Cinema     935 Denman
Town Pump     66 Water Street (Gaslown)
Vancouver East Cult. Centre   1895 Venables
Vancouver Women in Focus   849 Beatty
Varsity Theatre    4375 West 10th
Video In     1102 Homer
WaterfrontTheatre     1405 Anderson
Western Front     303 East 8th
WISE Club     1882 Adanac
Yale     1300 Granville
APRIL   © M-12:0(
program. Hosled by the ever-suave Gavin
Walker. Features at 11.
April 5: A session by trumpeter and Jazz
legend Chet Baker. A strictly instrumental
set that caplures Baker's horn at ils besl,
"Twilight Ennui" is an album that whispers
musical profundities in your ear.
April 12: Tonight is pianist, composer
Herbie Hancock's birthday (he's 53) an
ON THE DIAL
SUNDAYS
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
12:00PM All ol time is measured by its art.
Most broadcasting shuns art lor incestuous market-music. This show presents the
most recent new music from around the
world. Ears open. Hosled by Paul
Steenhuisen and lan Crutchley.
THE ROCKERS SHOW 12:15-3:00PM
Reggae innaall styles andtashion.George
Barret. Mike Cherry and Peler Williams
SOUL CHURCH 3:00-5:00 PM Alternating
Sundays with Brenl Argo. Vancouver's
music. Your rotating hosts are Vence Yeh
and Dave Langille (every second week).
April 25 - Rare, obscure and alternative gospel tracks wilh Vince
BLACK MUSIC 6:00-8:OOPM Everything
tromthe African-American tradition: Blues,
Gospel, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop,
and current Dance Tracks. Mouldy vinyl to
shiny CD's. Your host, Lachlan Murray.
LULU'S BACK IN TOWN 8:00-9:00PM Tune
lie Carpelli and Sonny
With your dj pals June and Ren. Rhys Fulber
SONIC SALAD 3:0O4:00PM HostedbyClay
Loudermilk.
STRAIGHT OUTTA JALLUNDHAR 4:00-
5:00PM Let DJ's Jindwa and Bmdwa immerse you inradioactiveBhungrai'Chakkh
de phutay". Listen toallour favorite Punjabi
lunes - remixes and originals. Brraaaahl
THE CiTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:30PM
edilorial commentary and more.  Weekdays wilh host lan Gunn.
THUNDERSTRUCK 5:30-6:00PM CiTR's
needs to know about U.B.C. Thunderbird
:e play so
GEETANJALI 9:00-10
and Carnatic. popular music trom Indi
movies Irom the 1930's to the 199C
Semi-classical music such as Ghaz.
and Bhajans, and also Quawwalis, P
Songs, etc. Hosted by J. Dhar, A. Pa
and V. Ranjan.
RADIO FREE AMERICA 10:0OPM-12:0OJ
Join host Dave Emory and colleague f
MONDAYS
THEMORNINGSHOW 7:30-8:15AMWake
up with the CiTR Morning Show. All the
start your day. Plus what's happening at
UBC each day with UBC Digest, a feature
BBC World Service News at 8:00AM,
live Irom London, England.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-
11:00AM Your favourite brown-sters,
James and Peler. ollera savoury blend
ingly luscious blei
Tune in and enjoy
plate special.
THE STUPID RADIO SHOW 11:00 AM-1:
PM   Radio Ga-Ga and other impo
age" is still considered by many lo
best. Hancock with Freddie Hubbard (trumpet). Tony Williams (drums), Ron Carter
(bass) andthe great George Coleman (tenor
saxophone) make it all happen.
April 19: Master saxophonist John
Handy and his Concert Ensemble tonight.
1968 and it stands as one of his best. He
sadty went "commercial" for a few years but
Michael White (violin), Mike Nock (piano), et
al. Great sounds!
April 26: II Jimmy Smith is the Kingot the
mighty Hammond organ, then Shiley Scott
is the Queen. Here with her Ihen husband.
Ihe magnificent tenor saxophonist Stanley
Turrentine, Bob Cranshaw (bass) and the
late "Candy" Finch on drums. Recordedin
Newark at a ghetto club called "The Front
Room". Experience great musical cookin'.
TUESDAYS
BLOODONTHESADDLE1:153:00PM Country music lo scrape the cowshil off your boots
to. With yer host-poke Jeff Gray.
LIVE FROM VENUS 3:OO-5:00PM Women-
made music and stuff, hosted by Jane Tilley.
MEET IDA BEAN 6:OO-7:0OPM Rap. hip
hop.and Super Dope Lyrics- so fly that you'll
do 3-5 just for getting caught listening to tha
stuff. Requests are taken...if you can get
through on the phone! Ida Bean's on Ihe tip!
THE UNHEARD MUSIC 7:00-9:00PM Meat
the unherd where the unheard and the
hordes of hardly herd and heard, courtesy ol
host and demo director Dale Sawyer. Herd
up!
9:00PM-12:00AM   Alternating
hours of funky, ambient noise-piggery
wrth Pete Lutwyche and Norm.
WOLF AT THE DOOR   9:00PM-12:00AM
Alternating Tuesdays with Avant-Pig. The
latest in dance musicand interestingdrama
Yonderboy.
AURAL TENTACLES   MIDNITE UNTIL
THE MOON DROPSFunfor the whole
odd pieces ot luneage, Pierre andthe
2AM WWOD.
WEDNESDAYS
PLANET ROCK 12:00-1:15PM Sit back, dig
while we do it to you in your earhole.
Stone' Woman gives out tha funk, tha hip
hop and tha dub: music for your mother.
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 trom around Ihe world, regardless of musical classification.
NORMAN'S KITCHEN 3:00-5:00PM
Deitofrenetic Sonic Fidelity! Watch for our
monthly "Norman's Big Envetope-o-stuff"
giveaway.
ESOTERIC 5:15-6:00PM DJ's Trip and
Gustav lake you where you didn't want to
Iranian music ranging Irom traditional, folk,
ethnic, mystic, old and contemporary pop.
Music of various parts of Iran ie. Azerbaijani,
Kurdish, Lori, etc. are covered. We really
like to hear from all of our Isteners to be
able to gear Ihe s
M Tune
IJ   ,.   of till
vorld's problems. Radio that
aggression and maybe   even EVOLUTION. Top 701.
OPEN COUNTRY JOY 12:004:00 AM, 1ST
WED. OF EVERY MONTH. Don't let the
?#?%?©? fool you.
TALES FROM THE INFINITE
LIVINGROOM 12:00-?:OOAM, 2ND.
3RD, 4TH WED. OF EVERY MONTH.
Join Chris Pariah as he guides you
through the scapes and dream images
of the Infinite Livingroom, the only place
where the utterly absurd meets the
profoundly meaningless.
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:00-1:01
for rockin' tunes from our home and native
land. Your hostess Coral plays your local
and national favorites.
POPGUN 1:004:00PM "Why dont you love
ME as much as I love YOU V
FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:00-5:0OPM
-—HARD JINX—-
-—ERIC CORE—-
GET *N THE RING 5:30-6:00PM Join Mike
and Brian every week to hear them tag
team the issues with guests from all over
the political spectrum.
OUT FOR KICKS 6:00-7:30PM No
Birkenstocks, nothing politically correct. We
donl get paid so you're damn right we
have fun with it. Hosted by Chris B.
EDSVILLE, POP.6 7:3O-9:00PM Roots of
Rcck'n' Roll - If you donl get into Rock'n'
Roll Heaven donl blame me! Hosted by
Eddie J.
LIVE FROM THUNDERBIRD RADIO HELL
9:00-11:00PM   Local muzsakc from 9.
Live banz play tha blues Irom 10.
April 1 - Sparkmarker
April 8 - Minstrels
RADIO TRANSUBSTANTIATION YEA!
11PM-1AM Alternating Thursdays with
Gigablast. This month tOtAI NiHiLiZm,
mad. glad and bad. baby, we're flooding
the Universe and submerging a million
billion fathoms down, so lest thou wishest
to drown surflhesound wilh Kaptain NERO
and Major Major E. Whitmeyer. Do not go
gently into the good night, rave, raVE,
RAVE against the dying light!
heyHallelujah! Managafeeliadapalenza!!
MEGABLAST! 1:00 AM-WHEN U STOP LISTENING minimalism, adamnoizistaan is
(ir)responsible.
FRIDAYS
VENUS FLYTRAP'S LOVE NETWORK 8:00-
10:00 AM Top 5 things to love: 1)
Evaporator's "Detroit '69", 2) Catfe Barney's
inn
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BREAKFAST
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DON AND
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STUPID
RADIO SHOW
MEKANIKAL
OBJEKT
NOIZE
SONIC SALAD
JALLUNDAR
MADONNA
DEATH
WATCH
BLOOD ON
THE
SADDLE
BROADCASTING
LIVE FROM
VENUS
BLACK&TAN
GEETANJALI
ONE STEP
BEYOND/
RADIO FREE
AMERICA
IN THE GRIP
OF INCOHERENCY
BOXER
SHORT
BOYZ
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WOLF AT
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AVANT PIG
DIGITAL
ALARM
CHRONOMETER
PLANET
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SYRUP &
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ENTERTAINMENT
TALES FROM
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CROOKED
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SLIDE
FUNK..DUB/
NARDWUAR/
NOIZ SHOW
THE
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Food (Tie) - Halo Popo Japanese noodles
joint and Presto Panini on Thurlow, 5)
Sleeping "On Limahl" (Kajagoogoo, etc.),
not "at the mall" - the choice of the new
generation of •Eddy Vedder" skids.
I BEE NORMAL 10:00-11:00AM Pioneers of
Radb Sound advocating the mentaly/
physically challenged community with
conscious tunes. Whether they be aboriginal, instrumental, thrash Metallica, or
blues & jazz. Wid painfully honest hilarity
"ouch". Skeene's the music, Conway's
the voice. The whole is edging the limits.
LO-FI 1:00-2:30PM lo-fi.
FUNKIN' RAP INNA DUB STYLEE 2:30-
3:30PM The Grand Royal Dr. Bootsy
Funkenstein tha Second says "It's time to
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE
PRESENTS... 3:304:00PM White Light!
THE     NOIZ    SHOW    4:00-5:00PM
THE CiTR DINNER REPORT 5:0O5:20PM
With "The Voice of Reason," our weekly
look back atthe weekinthe news, tongues
firmly in cheek.
PROJECTIONS 5:30- 6:00PM Jason and
Steve extend a hearty "Thank you" to
those listeners brave enough to listen to
et else is
jr culturally er
mar sucks so I guess I blowed it.
FOR THE RECORD 6:30645PM Excerpts
from Dave Emory's Radio Free America
HOMEBASS 9:00PM-12:30AM Dopejams
and Iresh beats for a groovy evening with
DJ Noah on the wheels ol steel.
UMP SINK 12:30AM-Morning Hosted by
the G42 players.
Fire Pipe - This north at the Fire Pipe
we will be educating tiny mice in the artful
skil of accurate ping-pong inaugurational
balls. There are plenty of polystyrene
boxes, so bring a friend and share the
family. (Taxes free of charge).
The Doctor Killdare Show -
False eye lashes in my soup, Watermelon
perfume goop;
Friday nights at 12:30, Call me up to talkdirty.
Listen in donl be a prude, We do this show in
This is my art'
Picking your no
Apr. 2,16,30: The Doctor Killdare
Show
Apr 9,23: Fire Pipe #9,#10
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE  8:OOAM-12:OOPM
Now in its ah year on the air, The Edge on
Folk features music you wont hear anywhere else: new releases in the realm of
Celtic, Folk and Roots; studio guests; British
comedy sketches; and British soccer resuls
at 11:30 AM. 8-9 AM: African/Wcrid roots. 9-
12 noon: Celtic music and feature perlor-
POWERCHORD 12:1W:0OPM Vancouver's
inports and other rarities.Gerald Rattlehead
and Met- Ron do the damage.
THE AFRICAN SHOW 3:0O-:0OPM Irs a
muse thing from al "Africa." Its an awareness thing of self and others. Its an African
house party. Stories, music, dance fun. Welcome! Your hosts: Urrerah and Mawele.
THE SATURDAY MAGA2NE 5:0O5:30PM
UBC's weekend news. AI the latest news,
IN EFFECT 6:00-:OOPM The Hip Hop beat
and nuttjri butt. With host PDS.
THE HEIMLICH MANOUVRE 8:00-10:00PM
Sophisticated radioiortheafterdinner crowd.
GROOVE JUMPING 10:00PM-1:0OAM Terry
and John alternating weeks with Tom and
SOMETHNG 1:004:00AM A
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Straightjacket Fits, YAH So Stupid,
Funland, 700 Miles and Tool.
Hear these artists on CiTR FM 102
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THE POOH STICKS -
MILLION SELLER
An anxiously erotic masterpiece of
bubblegum pop from the heartthrob, wiseass Archies of the 90s.
Featuring The World Is Turning On.
14.98 CD/10.98 Cass.
FLOWERHEAD
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This Austin band really puts "Petal to
the Metal" - Drop a little "Acid Reign" in
that garden between your ears and
watch it ka-BLOQM!
Featuring Snagglepuss.
14.98 CD/10.98 Cass.
10.98 CD/ 6.98 Cass.
BASEHEAD - NOT IN
KANSAS ANYMORE
Cool, innovative Basehead weave a    \
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hip-hop to give us a taste of their reality as
African-Americans in the 90's.
Featuring Do You Wanna Fu
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•   Never Mind the Molluscs	
In their never-ending search for the new hot rock scene, the UK
and US music press have found it in the Canadian maritimes. It
was up to the intrepid Sub-Pop Records to bring it to the
masses, to consume and decide of there really is life north ofthe
49th parallel and east of Montreal From this was spawned a
four-song EP featuring future stars Sloan. Jale. Eric's Trip, and
Idee du Nord. Remeber those names... there will be a pop quiz.
Eric's Trip ( 7.98c
®  Peter a___
From the fertile musical hotbed of Moncton. New Brunswick
comes the ragged guitar-pop of Eric's Trip. This is their second
release, the first being a limited edition and is the second
release on Murder Records (the first being Sloan's Peppermint
EP). Having just signed to Sub-Pop. "the Trip" could be the next
Me Mom and Morgentaler   ( 8 yQ(
®  Shiva Space Machine      ^-—
The hot sound of 1993 seems to hearken back to the sounds of
1980 when the Specials, the Selector, and Madness were filling
dancehalls. With the updated ska sounds of the Mighty Mighty
Basstones and Toronto's King Aparatus plus this new release
from Montreal's irreverent Me Mom and Morgentaler. it seems
that good ska will never die.
Velocity Girl /U.98
®   Copacetic V9^f3c
Imagine My Bloody Valentine with huge pop hooks, or the
Sundays rocking out Maybe this isn't an apt description of
Velocity Giri but they do fuse two sides of American and British
pop trends—full-on noise mixed with sweet melodies. You
know it's a classic mix — sweet and sour, yin and yang....
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Shadowy Men on a afJ^dX
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®   Sport Fishin' ^~ y
The Men ve back with their third long-player, this om produced by
the incorrigible Steve Albini. aid boy are we ever happy. No one
nowhere, no-how does instrumental music with as much energy
and style (sorry Yanni). The trae seems to imply that this album
would sound best sitting on a riverbank. rod in hand, with a cooler
full of sarspariu- at your side. We knew that's pretty difficult for us
city-dwellers, so just pass the sarsparilla.
GumbaU rjggj
®   Super Tasty x-»-__—y
Although the name Gumball is probably unfamiliar to most
people outside of hip indie-rock circles, this record is one that
might be worth risking your hred-eamed cash on. Firstly. Don
Fleming and Jay Spiegel have played with such notables as
Foetus. Half Japanese. Dinosaur Jr. Bail, and most recently the
Dim Stars with Richard Hell and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
Don Fleming produced the Screaming Trees' and Teenage
Fanclub's most recent albums. And finally, their last album.
"Special Kiss" rocked our world in the summer of '91. (It's so
new that we haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but we
figured that if we dropped enough names...)
Pavement    ™ a^_^
®   Westing (By Musket and Sextant)
Before the release ofthe excellent "Slanted and Enchanted" album,
there were three EPs released by Pavement which are now very
difficult to find. This CD compiles those years of lo-fi madness, along
with other hard-to-find demos aid compilation tracks.
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Now this is an event not to miss! Matador Recording artists Bettie Serveert
and Come are both going to be performing mini-sets in the "newly repainted
Zulu used record area and performance lounge", so come on by for some
canapes and hot rock action:
Friday April 2
4:00PM
And hey. don't
forget to catch
both of these
bands at
Graceland later
that evening.
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