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WEDNESDAY,
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8:00PM
EXPO Theatre
Tickets at all
VTC / CBO outlets
or charge
by phone 280-4444 DfcORDER
That Magazine from CITR Radio 102
JULY !(*&    Vol V No 6    Issue #54
• EDITOR
Michael Shea
WRITERS
Iain Bowman, Don Chow, Stephen
Goldy Mikey Likesit, Janis McKenzie,
Bill Mullan, Mark Mushet
PHOTOS
David Jacklin
ILLUSTRATORS
Rod Filbrandt, William Thompson
COVER
William Thompson
ART DIRECTOR
Karen Shea
DESIGN
Harry Hertscheg
LAYOUT
Dana Alvaro, Pat Carroll, Lucy
Crowther, Robin Fross, Shedo Ollek,
Matt Richards
PROGRAM GUIDE
Louis Jantzen
TYPESETTING
Dena Corby, Maja Grip, Don Schuetze
BUSINESS MANAGER
Randy Iwata
ADVERTISING
Lucy Crowther
DISTRIBUTION
Bill Mullan
SUBSCRIPTIONS
Randy Iwata
PUBLISHER
Harry Hertscheg
Discorder Magazine, c/o CITR - UBC Radio
6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V6T 2A4 S (604) 228-3017
Discorder is That Magazine from CITR
-Radio 102 and is published monthly by the
Student Radio Society of the University of British
Columbia, although it winds up being printed
deep from within Surrey, Canada.
Discorder Magazine prints what it wants to,
but pledges to put the CITR On The Dial program schedule and SpinList record chart in every
issue. Discorder also vows to circulate 17,500
copies by the first of each month. Subscriptions are encouraged. Twelve issues: $12 in
Canada, $12(US) in the States, $18 elsewhere. Make money orders or certified cheques payable to 'CITR Publications'.
CITR - Radio 102 broadcasts a 49-watt stereo
signal throughout the Vancouver area at 101.9
FM. But for best reception, hook up to the FM
cable network. CITR is at 101.9 cable FM on
Rogers (Lower Mainland) and Shaw (North
Shore) cable systems, but is still at 100.1 on
Rogers (Fraser Valley).
Inquiries about CITR, Discorder or the Mobile
Sound System can be directed to station manager Harry Hertscheg at 228-3017, between
10 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday. If you want
to talk to the deejay, call 228-2487 or 228-
CITR.
IN THIS ISSUE
• KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS
They're rife, like a cabaret
• CITR BIRTHDAY BENEFIT
Did you remember to make a wish?
IN EVERY ISSUE
• UP FRONT
between the lines and behind the dial
• AIRHEAD
readers who can write
• VINYL VERDICT
The last word
• SPIN LIST
Platters that matter
• ON THE DIAL
The CITR Program Guide
• LOCAL MOTION
Janis McKenzie gets around
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6
13
18
19
22
JULY 1987   3 UP FRONT
■ WARNED. THE JULY ISSUE
I of Discorder is another pro-
 I motional   treatise   of   CITR-
supported music events. It is a precarious
line between relaying information and spreading propaganda; the judge of that division
is the subject - you. And we hope that you
know that we know a good thing when seen.
Remember what Goebbels used to say,
"Trust me."
One good thing is Kid Creole and The
Coconuts. This fervent, flamboyant 80s
style cabaret of cartoon caricatures sails
back to Vancouver on Canada Day to play
the Expo Theatre. Remember last September when they played the Xerox Theatre
during Expo 86 and the security goons tried
to stop the audience from dancing? Didn't
they know that's what Kid Creole is all
about? We hope they know better this time
or we'll just have to show them how to do it
right all over again. Get primed for a good
time on page 9.
Some people didn't have a good time at
the CITR Birthday Benefit on June 9 at the
86 Street Music Hell. As for those with no
expectations or attitude problems, they were
treated to an overwhelming aural dissemination of rarified funk unlike anything this city
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has heard before. David Jacklin clicked his
shutter and Don Chow survived the aftermath. Results on page 10.
BEHIND THE DIAL
• CITR will be attending the National
Campus/Community Radio Conference to
be held in Toronto during mid-July. It is an
invaluable opportunity for CITR members to
exchange experiences, views, and information with other campus/community radio
stations from across the country. If you are
a local musician or group with a slice of vinyl
or reel of tape already produced for airplay,
it could also be an opportunity to receive
national exposure with a minimum of expense. CITR members bound for the conference are willing to taf$e with them any
number of local releases, along with accompanying biographical information, and distribute them to the other radio stations
attending the conference. All product and/
or information should be received by CITR
no later than July 10. If you have any
questions please call Harry Hertscheg during
business hours at 228-3017.
CITR presents the Vancouver Disc Sports
Society's Frisbee Tournament on July 18
and 19. The event will take place during the
Vancouver Sea Festival at Sunset Beach.
Stay tuned for more details.
The Editor
DISCORDER
WANTS WORDS
FROM        YOU
Discorder is soliciting original
wordworks from local words-
miths to be published in the
August edition. What's A Word
Worth to You? Has Word Power
lost it in this age of computer-
think and visual over-stimulation? Do words get in the way?
Are there too many words and
not enough time to say them? If
you would like to write 150
words or less (there is always a
limit) about Words in any style
or format, please submit your
work to Discorder, c/o CITR,
6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C.,
V6T 2A5, or deliver it to Room
233 in the SUB before July 10.
Please include a telephone
number.
4    DISCORDER ■PRODUCTIONS
From England
A&M Recording Artists
THRASHING
Saturday, July 4/87
8:30 p.m.
CITR Presents
WEA Recording Artists
Saturday July 4/87
11:00 p.m.
CFMI Presents
CBS Recording Artists From Austin, Texas
OMAR&
THE HOWLERS
Tuesday July 7/87
+
Wednesday July 8/87
NOW! 2 NIGHTS!
TICKETS: CBO/VTC — Charge by phone 280-4444.
Woodward's, Eaton's and The Bay as well as all major malls. Also
Zulu, Black Swan, Odyssey, Highlife and Track Records.
All Shows
TOWN PUMP
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V6T 2A5
MORE WORDS, PLEASE
Dear Ed:
Is Discorder having problems with its
contributors or what? It seems to me that
the mag has fewer articles and perhaps
more ads. I normally enjoy Discorder but
I get somewhat disappointed when, after
I've sat down with a fix of coffee or whatever, that it takes less time to read Discorder than it takes for an average flow to
pass.
Please Ed, let's have a few more articles. Your masthead lists all your contributors and that should fill some space,
but do your contributors write so poorly
that you can't print their articles?
Discorder really is a fab mag and I especially like the Radul piece in June. But
please, more literature.
A Concerned Reader
Words, words, words....you want words to
soothe your soul, to inspire your intellect,
to swallow with your morning
coffee....Discorder will be having words
for you, concerned reader. Coming in
August will be a litany of literature, featuring interviews with the aforementioned Judy
Radul, Robert Anton Wilson (one of the
Discordian literati), and a selection of original works from local wordsmiths. In the
mean, though, it is summer - a time when
advertisers conserve their cashflow, and
the size of Discorder, like most other publications, is determined by the amount of advertising space sold. That is why we're free,
but never cheap and certainly not easy.
POSITIVE COMMUNICATION
Thank you for publishing Judy Radul's
thought-provoking article in the June issue
of Discorder.
I wish to raise some points not discussed
in her article. I need to know the Prime
Minister's policy on a given issue but cannot
leave my job to fly to Ottawa and attend
Parliament. I want to listen to a favourite pop
band, The Smiths, but cannot afford to fly
to England to see their next gig.
Enter the electronic media. Nightly, I
watch the CBC news. The day's political
and social events unfold in front of me.
Later, I fall asleep listening to How Soon Is
Now on CITR.
As our lives become more complex,
technology makes it possible to be in two
places at once, creating the image of the
body only being represented. I think this is
okay when you treat any event that occurs
as history. Those unable to attend rely on
technology to possibly communicate what
actually happened. Now technology integrates with history and, ultimately, society.
Ten frames of any Nazi Death Camp and
you know what you've seen. No question.
The documentary film medium makes that
possible. No other form of communication
educates so quickly. Images directly from
1945 to your memory.
In 1983 I saw Laurie Anderson perform
United States, and I keep the memory alive
by listening to the bootleg recording I made
then. Over time our memory about events
can fade and we need mnemonic devices
because the body dies. Some know this and
promote hatred, threatening to alter history
by saying those Death Camps didn't exist.
I do not need the documentary footage to
believe the truth. Friends of my family have
numbers tattooed on their arms, just like in
the movies] Can I be sure to convince the
youth in forty years that I read those
numbers, felt that flesh?
TV. will be a propaganda poster and
give authority to any point of view. What if
our primates had said, "This new thing
called fire is too powerful, it cannot be our
tool"?   Destructive   potential   and   watery
rock videos are always there. The responsibility and challenge lie with those at both
ends of the process, either using the tool or
consuming its product. It is possible to
create responsible and entertaining art because it is possible to demand it.
Mark Chalecki
NOSTALGIA QUOTIENT?
Dear Airhead,
Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy
birthday to me! I'm 35 and still have no
hair on my chest. Doomed to perpetual
adolescence, I gave in and grew a scraggly
little goatee, but my friends in Bolero Lava
still recognized me on the dance floor and
the fabulous Venue (June 6).
You know, getting out of touch is something you don't have to practise. It just
comes naturally when you're too broke,
too busy & too too tired to go out anymore. The party urge subsides after a
while & respectability seeps in. I for one
no longer thnck of the night, I just sleep
tight! Days my brain to the hard disk is
chained and as my PM (Personal Memory)
approaches ZeroK my NQ (Nostalgia Quotient - measured in terms of Actual Events/
day, in the formula
NQ = PM/AE
drops   to   near-aboriginal   levels.   I've
stopped hallucinating!
So it's with some trepidation that I offer some
really bad advice to musicians who read
Discorder. Hey! Be a song!
Sound absurd? It is! So do it!
May I add a few pointers on being &
becoming a song? I suggest you thnck
about it first, because the pleasure is fleeting and the consequences are uncomfortable & hard to rid. Addictive personalities beware! Once the process engages,
like Alien it feeds on you. Saps your energy.
A song on legs. Look at Phaedra of
Bolero Lava. I have. What fun! So contagious. And I flashed, I can be a song
again. I danced & submitted to the psychosis. Laurel on bass became a pillar of
ice in my eyes & zerokay mind. Lorraine
6    DISCORDER & Barb, visitors from Centauri Tau, steering a cosmic ark, Vanessa a dolphin playing in the sound waves. And Phaedra a
flame, a pure spirit, a song.
But don't expect me to tell you How to
Be a Song. It just happens with you. You'll
find out. You might like it. (Look at
Phaedra. I did. She does.)
yours indubitably,
Ammo Fuzztone
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Dear Discorder,
The CITR Birthday Bash concert featuring
Mark Stewart and Maffia was an absolute
rip-off! The first disappointment came when
the show started around 10:30pm instead
of 8:00pm as was printed on page 5 in the
June Discorder. The starting time on the
ticket was 9:00pm which still makes the
show 11/2 hours late. However, the major
problem was the shows content. The information contained on page 8 of the June
Discorder boasts of an "amazing five-hour
performance" featuring Mark Stewart and
the Maffia, Tackhead, and Gary Clail. From
what I saw, it appeared as though Mark
Stewart and the Maffia were the only performers unless Gary Clail was the guy in the
dark suit who sang only three songs. Or was
Mark Stewart and the Maffia, Tackhead,
and Gary Clail all on stage at the same
time? (This seems unlikely as there was a
maximum of 5 performers.) Most appalling
of all was the length of the show. It lasted
about 2 to 3 hours which is far short of the
advertised 5 hour performance.
I want to point out that I am not knocking
the talent of the performers; they exhibited
some of the best guitar work I've ever heard
in a live concert. My anger is with the way I
(and probably the majority of the ticket-
buyers) were duped into paying for something which we definitely did not receive. It
was certainly not "the highlight of the
year."
Larry Soo
Keith Leblanc, Skip McDonald, and Doug
Wimbish (percussion, guitar, and drums)
were Tackhead. With Mark Stewart at the
mike, they became the Maffia. Gary Clail
was the man in the dark suit, who also mixed
the taped recordings before and after the
live performance, which was promoted as
being part of the live show. It lasted 41/2 hours,
and not 5 hours as advertised. Perhaps CITR
and Discorder were overzealous in the
promotion of this event, but it was an
opportunity to work on a new project and
everything had to be done to ensure its
success, because no one here can afford to
finance a failure (the only other Canadian
date, in Toronto, was cancelled due to lack
of support). We thank you, and all the other
ticket-buyers, for supporting CITR in this
first-time endeavour. On page 10 is a modest
review of the event by its main instigator,
Don Chow.
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8    DISCORDER Rife, Like A Cabaret
CABARET, VAUDEVILLE, BUR-
lesque, the circus - all forms
of entertainment in varying
degrees of decay, and in some
cases, absolutely dead. Where would you
find even a semblance of them today?
Legions, community halls, charity functions, strip joints? (Of course, there
always has been and most likely always
will be Las Vegas and the Ringling Brothers, but the thin veneer of glamour has
faded to expose their seedy surfaces.)
Every era has its prime entertainment
that reflects the sensibilities of the time,
manipulated by the technology available,
and this time will be remembered by the
instant visual and aural gratification of video
and discotheque. Electronically trained audiences would find it difficult to relate to the
simple technology used in these entertainments of days past. Why? The magic has
gone; we know the tricks of the trade. It
has been done a million times before; it's
boring. Yet there are elements in every
age that never change because human
nature hasn't; we still want to laugh, to
cry, to be stimulated, bedazzled, and
tickled.
Take the cabaret, please; it did all of
that to us, and more. It mixed song and
dance, comedy and tragedy, sliced it with
wit and innuendo, and served it up as a
roller-coaster ride along the gamut of existence. It was pure entertainment that had
its finest hour during the early days of
Nazi Germany, *when cabaret was a sanctuary for artists and sophisticates dreading
the inevitable horror of Hitler's rule.
Who is doing cabaret these days in popular entertainment? Who is taking us along
that roller-coaster ride with the same panache that marked the halcyon days of
cabaret? Kid Creole and The Coconuts,
that's who! This eccentric ensemble resembles nothing short of a three-dimensional
Looney Toon on speed. They are cabaret,
but they are not quaint.
Kid Creole brought his roadshow (The
Coconuts, Coati Mundi, and players) to
Vancouver last September when they performed at the Xerox Theatre at Expo 86.
Their act was a brilliantly paced non-stop
stomp that did not miss a beat. It was a
highly theatrical presentation that had all
the performers playing off one another in
their given roles. The suave, yet sympathetic, Don Juan - Kid Creole; the sly
jester - Coati Mundi; the Snow White tarts
- The Coconuts. Albeit the roles were
modelled on stereotypes, the show displayed an abundance of sleight-of-hand
subtlety. The songs were about lust, greed,
corruption, fallen angels and mistaken identities -seemingly supportive of hedonistic
attitudes and non-conformist values.
This music has a message, and it was
clearly received even within the oppressive
conformity of Expo 86. Get up offa that
thang, sucker, because the dance revolution starts right here and now! You can't
resist shaking a little tail to the Creole
beat; you can't stop laughing because the
Kid and his party animals are laughing
along with you. Well, at least I and several
compatriots couldn't resist shaking or stop
laughing to a point where we were harassed
and eventually ejected from the Xerox
Theatre by the security goons policing the
venue for supposedly displaying subversive behaviour.
Ha! For having a good time? Life is a
cabaret, old chum, but this is not Nazi
Germany. Or is it? History has a wy of
repeating itself, and it would not be exaggerating to liken the mentality of the typical
Expo security goon to that of the Gestapo.
Or perhaps it is true that nothing really has
changed; the people still want to dance
and the authoritarians continue to subjugate the people to further their own selfish
ends.
This personally had never become so
evident before as it did during this particular experience. To be physically abused
is humiliating enough, but when it happens under the guise of maintaining "law
and order", it is a horror show. Compared to the atrocities sanctioned by governments daily, this is nothing. But it has
to start somewhere, so why not start it with
you?
Kid Creole and The Coconuts return to
Vancouver July 1st to play the Expo
Theatre. It is a CITR presentation. Don't
miss this show because it is the funniest,
brassiest, sexiest cabaret on the road.
Kid Creole and The Coconuts are kindred
spirits and they're going to want you to
dance and laugh with them too.
Michael Shea
JULY  1987    9 I  I  I I I I I I I I I I I I 11 I I I I I I I I 11
CANlWE HAVE OUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOQ?   "
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IT WAS A FIRST. 700 PEOPLE WAN-
dered into the carcass-belly of the
world's fair on June 9, 1987. Some
went in search of the future of modern
music, others went merely to be entertained. No guidebook was provided, no
souvenir passport stamps. Young men and
women in matching white sweatshirts appeared, carrying glasses and bottles of
liquor to feed what remained of the beast.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., Gary Clail
began mixing cassettes from the sound
board. He played new Tackhead tracks and
session out-takes, meanwhile toasting over
top of them. An hour and a half later, five
men were led through the audience and
backstage. Ex-Pop Group vocalist Mark
Stewart, Drummer Keith LeBlanc, bassist
Doug Wimbish, guitarist Skip McDonald,
and mixologist Adrian Sherwood were about
to make their first Canadian concert appearance. At 10:30, LeBlanc, Wimbish, and
McDonald launched into King of the Beat,
with Sherwood at the controls., Tackhead
had arrived. A few songs later, Stewart
came onstage for Hypnotised and the show
became Mark Stewart and Maffia without
missing a beat. During the next two -hours,
Stewart would leave and be replaced and
joined by Clail, while the band stopped for
no one, pumping Tackhead and Maffia
material into a heavy groove. Meanwhile,
Sherwood pushed the PA to its limits,
dropping the mix in and out, from right to
left, and at full volume. LeBlanc triggered
samples from his drumpads and Wimbish
used his teeth and both hands to hammer
out guitar-speed bass solos. Stewart
screeched and mangled the Sugarhill Gang's
Rapper's Delight, while the wall-lights proved
that every day is Christmas at 86 Street.
Another half-hour of Clail's tape mixes and
the show was over at 1:00 a.m.
50 years of UBC radio, represented by
three Americans and three Englishmen playing one night in a club built for Expo 86.
What a concept. Reaction was mixed: the
hardcore Tackheads had a great time, the
wax-ears plain didn't like it, and the on
lookers were disappointed the band didn't
play longer. In any case, we at CITR
sincerely felt it was worth while going, hence
our rather unsubtle urgings on air and in last
month's Discorder. The show was definitely
unlike anything that ever played here - if
only for the fact that half the audience didn't
realize the headlining act was onstage.
Confusion . . .
From the perspective of the radio station,
the birthday benefit was our involvement at
the most basic level of producing a concert.
If students and volunteers can be
broadcasters, why not concert promoters?
It's risky business and a lot of work, but it
boils down to the same thing: aggressive
promotion of new artists and new music.
We put on a show that no one else dared to.
Those with only a conventional idea of what
to expect were still waiting for the band to
start while everyone else had already gotten
down. The value of the performance was
not instantly recognizable to everyone who
heard it, but then CITR is like that too. There
are enough people waling around with big
smiles on their faces to have made it all worth
while. Maybe in another 50 years ...
■■■■■■
Thank you: Lee Robinson and crew,
Bruce Paisley, Laurie Mercer, Don Isaak,
Cattle Prod, Propaganda, Mix Shea, Tuesday Weld, The Big Show, Bruce Turpin, In
Collision, Linda, and everyone else who put
something into this show.
Don Chow
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and control of his celebrated first film. "Diva." with a
passion that ts alt its own As The compulsive, passionate
couple Zorg and Betty. Jean-Hughes Angtade and
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1975 GREAT BRITAIN
Director. ROBERT KINGER
A comedy with whips and chains: set in
Victorian England. A young man with
the wildest adult playroom imaginable;
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All the best from all the best
No, Roger and Gene do not appear, but the hottest
scenes from adult cinema history are shown, as
selected by a very blue-ribbon panel..
mere juiy
Thursday July 2
SKABOOM
Fri. Sat. July 3-4
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Sunday July 5
POWDER BLUES with JIM BYRNES
Thursday July 9
TANGERINE
Friday July 10
WIPE OUT
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Wire
The Ideal Copy
Enigma
Wire changed my life in '77.
- Michael Stipe of REM
Thankfully, I was intelligent enough in 1977
not to allow a rock band to alter my plane
of existence. As for Michael Stipe...well,
at least he could have tried to learn from
his experience. However, Wire were a
truly outstanding group, and one of the
few"punk" bands that recognized the need
to progress before redundancy and self-
parody set in. After the last album 154,
and their subsequent split in 1980, there
emerged two distinct camps. Colin
Newman, the voice, and Robert Gotobed,
the beat, continued the Wire sound.
Graham Lewis, the other voice, and Bruce
Gilbert, guitarist, pursued the more adventurous path of sonic exploration as Dome,
etc. Both camps have been highly prolific
and have achieved varying degrees of success. It is, if you will, an excellent case
study of a band's "post punk" evolution.
So what should be the point of a regrouping? After all, it's certainly not a
"reunion" in the typical sense. Is it to
take a shot at the big time in light of
persistent interest in (and re-issues of)
their old material? To re-introduce their
various stylistic shifts since the initial parting in order to allow Wire to become a new
entity? Or is it simply a matter of "seeing
what happens"? Probably, it is a combination of all three and more. In any case,
what we get is The Ideal Copy, the 1987
edition of Wire.
The new Wire LP is an excellent selection of very well crafted and insistent pop
songs that pick up the suggested pieces
that were left behind by 154\, The Ideal
Copy is the album Wire would have made
as a follow-up to 754 back in 1980. They
have picked up exactly where they left off.
That it sounds fresh and contemporary is
evidence enough of the group having been
an influential force in its latter days.
And while there are no elements of Gilbert and Lewis's sonic excursions, Colin's
dalliance with the Belgian underground pop
crowd has had a certain effect. But, for the
most part, we have a new beginning of
sorts and if they choose to continue as
Wire, then I'm sure that the experience
they've gained as solo and collaborative
artists will begin to figure prominently in
their further evolution.
Mark Mushet
W^WEIDEALCOPY
The Lounge Lizards
No Pain For Cakes
Island Records
The Lounge Lizards are one of the purveyors of what might be called "fission
jazz", in which the mellifluous sounds of
jazz are broken apart and the fragments
then reassembled. The resulting arrangement is then performed at a very high-
energy pace. In terms of intensity of approach, Last Exit (Bill Laswell et al) inhabit ground zero, while John Zorn dwells in
the blast damage area. The Lounge Lizards are somewhat removed from these
two, but are still affected by considerable
fallout.
Typically, the Lizards play music reminiscent of every fifties and sixties lounge jazz
act from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, except
that John Lurie and company subject it to
the fissioning process. No Pain For Cakes
is true to form, with frenetic pacing and
quirky, sometimes dissonant, arranging. This
latter aspect of the Lizards' music can be
deceptive, since often the dissonance veils
some exquisite melodies, yet other times
it is genuine, bringing the music close to
the "industrial" sound of Last Exit.
As a whole, the album resembles an
extraordinarily sharp practice, where the
band fires on all eight cylinders and each
member is determined to show off his good
stuff—an impression heightened by Where
Were You (the last piece), a wry number
that interrogates a perpetually tardy and/
or absent member of the band. Sardonic
and good-natured, it is, perhaps, the
high point of the record, demonstrating
what slightly radioactive lounge jazz can
be like at its best.
Radioactive or not, this is an exuberant
and skilfully crafted record which dishes
up a meal similar to last year's Big Heart
- Live In Tokyo. Marginally eccentric music
such as this may not be to everyone's
taste, but then neither are caviar and single
malt whisky. But if it is (or they are), then
indulge with care, or you may find yourself
looking for a saxophone with two mouthpieces.
lain Bowman
The Cult
Electric
Polygram
The word dinosaur means terrible
lizard. But this name is really not a good
one. For one thing, dinosaurs were not
very much like lizards, and most were
not really terrible at all. It's true that
some of them were vicious hunters that
attacked and killed other animals whenever they were hungry, but most dinosaurs were peaceful plant-eaters that
rarely harmed anything except a bush
or tree.
(from A Child's Introduction to Dinosaurs)
JULY 1987    13 I like dinosaurs. I always have. The big
and mean, the big and placid. They were
all stupid. Triceratops was my favourite,
with Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus close
behind. It was natural then that come my
twelfth or thirteenth birthday (circa 1972),
a certain kind of big noise readily available
on radio and vinyl would strike me as particularly significant. Big and mean sometimes, big and placid at others, always kind
of stupid. Nowadays, folks refer to it as
Heavy Metal, but at the time, it was just
ROCK. Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black
Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad et al. AC/DC and Aerosmith would
come along a bit later and do the same sort
of damage (necessary damage, mind you).
To paraphrase Vancouver's own Bryan Guy
Adams, kids gotta rock. If they're not allowed to, all kinds of pure energy gets bottled up inside, and it careens into itself,
ferments, goes rancid, and the kids grow
up to be nasty alienated sorts with permanent bad attitudes and a predilection toward
crooked crosses, white supremacy and the
like.
In live situations, this big stupid noise had
an undeniable power. Thousands of fists
shot reflexively into the air. Heads jerked
up and down and sometimes banged into
one another. In a weird way, it was like
church, particularly if the light show was
up to scratch and the drugs and alcohol in
one's system had achieved a certain synergy. Except you don't howl YAHOO! and
YEEHAH!  and throw fireworks at church,
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nor do you consider it an acceptable part
of the experience to spend two hours standing in someone else's puke. The suburbs
where we lived were ordered, clean and
nice, nothing at all like a jungle. But that's
where we came from, and hey, it's necessary to go back every now and then. Positively nostalgic.
What's all this got to do with The Cult's
new album? you're probably wondering.
Everything. You see, Electric is being enthusiastically hailed as the return of that big,
stupid, loveable noise currently classified
as dinosaur-rock-of-the-seventies. Led Zeppelin, AC/DC et al, replete with fists-in-the-
air concert action, real live unsculpted shoulder length hair, guitar that goes KERRRR-
RANG and bluesy, dirty babe-I'm-hurtin'-
so-bad vocals. But that was then, friend,
this is now. When Led Zeppelin screamed
and howled and smote their audience with
the awesome power of Thor-god-of-thun-
der, it was, quite simply, because it seemed
the natural thing to do. Too much drugs and
ego contributed, but the simple truth was
just that. They were being true. They were
ploughing into the void and bringing back
this big, stupid, terribly beautiful noise.
Call it MUSIC.
Fifteen years later, call The Cult MEDIA.
Oh yeah, I'm sure they probably like the
crap they crank out, but so what. It's lame,
it's soul-less, it's unadventurous and IT'S
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the bank." I wonder, would I laugh if the
punch-line had the drummer choking to death
on his own vomit?
The Cult are to Led Zeppelin what Glass
Tiger are to U2, what The Alarm are to The
Clash, what Skinny Puppy are to Einsturzende Neubaten, Don Hill to Bob Dylan,
Bryan Adams to Bruce Springsteen, Ronald
Reagan to John Wayne, Gary Hart to John
F. Kennedy, Jim Jones to Jesus Christ. The
word is, UNNECESSARY. Unnecessary given
the ready availability in record stores everywhere of every Led Zeppelin album, and
most Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith albums. Unnecessary given
the late great Slow's only EP (of course,
Electric will outsell them in their own hometown), unnecessary given the likes of The
Butthole Surfers, Scratch Acid et al. Perfectly, specifically, undeniably unnecessary,
which I guess is just another way of saying-
inevitable. Oh well, And I did like She Sells
Sanctuary.
Bill Mullan
Washington Squares
Golden Castle
The squares are an '80s brand of new
wave folk. "Not enough people know that
everything from rockabilly guitar to Pete
"lownshend guitar takes on a whole new
meaning in the hands of Bruce Paskow"
doth go some of the glowing liner notes
on this, the band's debut disk. Townshend guitar; gosh I must have slept
through that part of the record!
Sorry Bruce, Tom 'Goodkind, and Lauren
Agnelli (The Squares) but as far as I can
tell you aren't even a lukewarm Peter,
Paul and Mary. There definitely are similarities though. Two guys and a gal playing
acoustic guitar. Check. All three taking
turns singing lead vocals. Check. A healthy
dose of songs on the record written by
outsiders. Check. Generally clean uncluttered sound from the producer; in this
case, Mitch Easter. Check. Songs on favourite left wing political topics: unions,
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JULY 1987   15 South Africa, capitalism's ills, El Salvador, etc... Check. Some love songs.
Check.
Yes, there are some similarities. That's
part of the problem with this record. Both
musically and lyrically it sounds quite similar to a lot of other folk records that have
gone before it.
Another problem with this record is
Agnelli. The only track on the record solely
written by her is easily one of the worst.
And her voice: in harmony with the two
guys is fine, but standing alone, well ...?
The final major flaw with the disk is that
there is not one truly memorable track.
Not a tune that lodges in your brain, nagging you to play it again and again because you can't get enough of it. But
don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad record
- You Are Not Alone through to Daylight
being the highlights - but it just ain't that
good either. Verdict: save your money.
Stephen Gold
Dehumanizers
End of Time
Subcore Records
The Dehumanizers last year followed in the
footsteps of such rock luminaries as Jello
Biafra and Twisted Sister by being threatened with a major lawsuit for their Kill Lou
Guzzo EP. The title song of the EP made
several references (albeit jokingly) to
"get" KIRO-TV commentator Lou Guzzo,
who did a piece condemning "punk rockers" and teenage nightclubs. A law firm
representing Guzzo and KIRO-TV in Seattle
then forced the label and distributor to pull
all the records off the shelves of Seattle
major chain stores. As is often the case,
the Dehumanizers received tons ot tree
publicity, and they have been able to sell
hundreds of records through the underground network.
Now, finally, the long-awaited album
is out. It isn't what I expected. When I first
put it on and heard a crude-sounding acoustic number, I thought someone had slipped
a Woody Guthrie record into the jacket by
mistake. But then the unmistakeable smurf-
core sound of the Dehumanizers surfaced:
obnoxious vocals, strong dynamics,
grunge guitar.
This record is dementia at its finest.
While there is no one song as blatantly
outstanding as Kill Lou Guzzo (in my opinion, one of the best "punk anthems"
ever), there are some cool tunes on this
platter. Dehumanarap is their attempt at a
rap number, and it's so bad it's great.
Shu Du Vua is blitzkrieg thrash, Again
Alone is grinding and infectious, Halfpipe
features chimpanzee shrieks.
When the band was going for a "live"
sound on this disk, they weren't kidding
around. Not only is the actual sound production pretty mediocre, but there are
healthy doses of audience cheers injected
throughout the record. It's funnier than
Uncle Ronnie taking a lie detector test,
but they sure won't win any sound engineering awards for this one.
Mikey Likesit
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WEEKDAY HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAYS
RANDOM DESIGNS
7:30-10:00 am
Yup. It's true. Lobster hell has arrived. (Just
look in the mirror). Bop shop tunes and DJ-
Speak by Melissa. Wow.
FINE LINES
10:00-11:00 am
A new feature on CITR, courtesy of the fine
folks at CFUV, U. of Victoria. A literary program featuring readings and interviews with
known and obscure poets and authors. Produced at CFUV and heard across Canada.
Hosts are Jim Andrews, Barry MacDougall
and Rick Andrews. Tune in and get cultured!
DOG'S BREAKFAST
1:00-3:00 pm
Each time you open the box something different comes out. Could be Jazz, hardcore,
country, metal, rare oldies or even schlock.
Your guess is as good as mine! Frank Sivertz
hosts.
WAYNE COX'S BRAIN
3:00-5:00 pm
An intensive purblind vetting of post-chilliastic
putative unctuous ossified cross-cultural
idioms... ya, right.
06 July A tribute to the revival of Led
Zeppelin.
27 July Fatalism—there's something to be
said for hopes and dreams but fatalism has one major benefit—you're
never disappointed.
MORE DINOSAURS
8:00-9:00 pm
That nice young man whose picture appeared here last month, is Moulty, the soul and
inspiration of the whole 'Nuggets' thing. The
man who didn't 'turn away,' the one-handed
drummer who started a band; and what a
band: The Barbarians! They are just one of
the many determined groups from the Sixties
that can be heard on More Dinosaurs.
THE JAZZ SHOW
9:00-12:30 am
Vancouver's longest-running prime time Jazz
program, featuring all the classic players, the
occasional interview, and local music news.
Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin Walker.
06 July Miles Davis in Stockholm (1960).
18    DISCORDER
Never before on recording, a great
Davis performance with Sonny Stitt
(alto & tenor) who replaced John
Coltrane in Davis' Quintet, and one
of the finest rhythm sections (Kelly,
Chambers, Cobb) in the music. A
listening must!
73 July  "The Blues and The Abstract Truth."
One of the best-loved records in
Jazz history, by saxophonist Oliver
Nelson (who arranged and composed all the tunes...), Nelson with
Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill
Evans, etc.
20 July "Keystone #3." One of Art Blakey's
finest recordings. The Jazz Messengers in full flight with both Wynton
and Branford (alto saxophone) Marsalis. 'Live' before an enthusiastic
Keystone Corner audience.
27 July The Max Roach Quartet live in
Tokyo. A stunning performance by
the great pioneer modern drummer
and his Quartet. Billy Harper (tenor
saxophone), Cecil Bridgewater
(trumpet), Reggie Workman (bass)
and Max burn up the stage with a
set that has no boundaries.
TUESDAYS
NEW PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW:
ELECTRONIC SMOKE SIGNALS
10:00-11:00 am
Electronic Smoke signals will provide reviews,
updates, commentaries, news and information, public educational programing produced
to bridge the gap between native, non-native,
and natural people and to create awareness
and forbearance in our attitude toward nature
and the creation that we share perspective
with.
PEST CONTROL
11:00-1:00 pm
Whether it's plague-spreading rodents, paranoid schizophrenic parents, or just a case of
fire ants in your futon, host Don Cerveza has
a remedy for all pests. Music...
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE
1:00-3:00 pm
Every second Tuesday, music to scrape the
cowshit off your boots to.
GET SERIOUS
3:00-5:00 pm
Stravinsky to Schoolly-D, Gregorian Go-Go
Chant, and t-t-t-talk. DJ interference by Don
Chow.
RECTAL RECTITUDE
5:30-8:00 pm
Are you suffering from burning rectal itch?
Well then—tune in and expose yourself to a
long-playing laxative and an aural enema.
SOUL GALORE
8:00-9:30 pm
Steve and Anne spin soul platters conveying
an extraordinarily intense sensitivity and
emotional fervour. Wipe away those lonely
teardrops and twist the night away, you red-
blooded boys and girls.
BUNKUM OBSCURA
9:30-1:00 am
You have to be careful
Especially at night
You never know what
You might be stepping into
PLAYLOUD
1:00-4:00 am
Misery. No one deserves to be entertained.
Aural surgery performed by Larry Thiessen.
WEDNESDAYS
ANOTHER KIND OF WEDNESDAY
7:30-10:30 am
Feeling tired and run down in the morning?
Let Sidney Killpigge into your home and he
will be more than happy to kick your lazy ass
out of bed. WARNING: Any Wednesday could
be a Ramones' Day, so please make sure
that all rodents have been provided with sufficient hearing protection devices.
NERVOUS NORBERT
1:00-3:00 pm
The fur is flying, fast and furious. So you
wanna be a radio star, hey? Become a member of CITR by callint Phil at 228-3017 during
business hours Monday to Friday. It's up to
you to heed the call-up, so give it a try.
LOUIS LOUIS
3:00-5:00 pm
Solid Gold Indie Rock... The Out-To-Lunch
Hour. Plus the occasional relevant band interview. (?)
THE LION'S DEN
5:15-5:30 pm
Neil Davis will interview players, coaches and
special guests on The Lion's Den. There will
also be a trivia contest, the prizes being gift
certificates for the Fogg 'n Suds Restaurant.
THE AFRICAN SHOW
8:00-9:30 pm
The latest in modern African dance music
plus/minus a few oldie but greats and extras.
Your way we come every Wednesday at 8:00.
Information—News as they come at 8:30 pm.
Possible special features at 9:00. Your hosts:
Umerah P. Onukwulu and Todd Langmuir.
Welcome.
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Midnight-4:00 am
Sick and tired of all this punk, new wave,
underground bullshit? Elevator music is
where it's at... Travis B. lights up your life
and plays the best Montovani and Muzak.
THURSDAYS
EXCITED FIRST DJ-ESS
7:30-10:00 am
Got the bye-bye beddy blahs? Wake up to
the sweet sounds of morning-breath with
CITR-oons and CocoPuffs...an important part
of your morning start.
THE VINYL FRONTIER
5:30-8:00 pm
They're back! The Spinlist will never be the
same again. She cannae tek much morrr,
Capt'n.
TEENAGE TORPOR
9:00-11:00 pm
I'm so mad at my mother. I want the car and
she says "Take out the garbage." I say "No,
it's not my turn." She says "Yes it is." etc.
etc. etc. MEL BREWER PRESENTS
11:00-Midnight
Death-defying leaps over vats of hot vinyl
with your hosts Pat and Jay, and your engineer Paul. CITR's answer to the burning
question: "What to do until David Letterman
comes on?" Bands in the raw flesh (under
their clothes) being interviewed for real. Plus
the usual assortment of give-aways, gaffes
and goofs. (Or is that 'gooves'?)
EXHIBITIONISM
Midnight-3:30 am
Diamonds and vinyl—Matt Richards.
FRIDAYS
FRIDAY MORNING MAGAZINE
7:30-10:30 am
Regular features include multi-dimensional
profiles of wilderness issues, feminist ideologies, children's culture, and what's happening around Vancouver. Kirby Hill oversees the
whole operation.
TRIBES AND SHADOWS
10:30-11:30 am
A program that explores "New Consciousness." Dreams, myths, cultures and rituals all
take context, bridging the gap between Dark
and Light. Featuring the innovative, the
eclectic and the stirring diversities inherent in
the musical fabric of our world. Hosted by
Kirby Hill.
CRAPSHOOT
5:30-6:00 pm
Members of UBC's Progressive Conservative,
Liberal and N.D.P. clubs discuss federal
political issues. Alternately moderated by
Stephen Gold and Joan Young.
NEOFILE
6:00-9:00 pm
More new records than you can shake a stick
at, while Kevin Smith suffers extreme
humiliation.
THE VISITING PENGUIN SHOW
Midnight-4:00 am
Paula Rempel, radio sex-goddess, fulfills all
(or most) of your requests on the air.
(Nothing kinky please—just music). Many
surprise guests, some of them famous, all of
them interesting.	
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE
8:00-noon
July is the month of the Vancouver Folk
Music Festival, so as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of that esteemed event,
host Steve Edge is devoting the majority of
the four-hour slot to the performers at this
year's test, as well as some other related
events happening in town this month.
BRITS GO HOME! (8-10 am) will continue
its attempt to transport U.K. emigrees back to
the old country for two hours every Saturday
morning, and there is a healthy contingent of
British performers at the Folk Fest to draw
from, including Billy Bragg, The Oyster Band
and the formidable team of Armstrong, Ros-
selson and Baily
THE EDGE ON FOLK (10-11:30 am) will
feature the more traditional folk of Caper-
caillie, Spirit of the West, Michelle Shocked
etc. (i.e.: not much traditional folk, but lots of
'Rogue' folk).
At 11:30 THE EDGE ON SOCCER looks at
the Vancouver 86ers in the new CSL, and is
followed by the Compleat Monty Python,
adapted from the original TV shows by the
exploding penguin on your TV set.
POWER CHORD
Noon-3:00 pm
Vancouver's only true metal show, featuring
the underground alternative to mainstream
metal: local demo tapes, imports and other
rarities, plus album give-aways.
CLOCK THE BEAT
3:00-6:00 pm
'Tis the summer of discontent, but ctb
doesn't care. Mix it up with variety and taste
...shaken, not stirred. DJ antics by lain Bowman. LATE FLASH!!!
04 July Yankee Day. Something may or may
not happen.
11 July  It was twenty-three years ago today.
A birthday.
SATURDAY EVENING MAGAZINE
6:00-6:30 pm
Featuring news, sports, weather, Insight,
Generic Review, Today in History, Across the
Atlantic.
THE MEAN TIME
6:30-9:00 pm
Paul Funk says: "I won't be famous until after
I'm dead, but already they're stealing my
show titles. Never mind. Dog's You-Know-
What was getting hard to swallow. This is my
show and I'll play what I want to, play what I
want to... BOTTOM UP
by Don Chow
ALL THE MASTERS LICKED ME IS A
strangely good LP by Greater Than
One on London's Side Effects label.
They hate America and America hates them,
but you should like it. Globestyle Records
is another London-based label, but on their
compilation, Worldwide Your Guide, they
cover a lot of territory, including Salsa,
Zouk, Rumba, and Colombian Vallenato
music. There's also a track by Ofra Haza,
who has an LP called Yemenite Songs, on
which she sings traditional Hebrew, Arabic,
and Armaic tunes in a modern studio
setting. Globestyle also has an African
dance compilation on compact disc.
Meanwhile, in. Amsterdam, Torso Records has put out You Should Try by Kiem,
a saxy electronic three-piece specializing
in electro-lounge music. If that's not funny,
try Kaw-Liga or Hit The Road Jack, two
Residents 12" singles on the same label.
Some other 12 inchers include Mikey D.
& The L.A. Posse's My Telephone on Public
Records. 18-year old Mikey gives us a
phone sex life rap over an A1 groove. Super
Mazembe Orchestra grooves too, in an
African way, with Shauri YakolPepepe on the
Earthworks label. The Pigbros. are joined
by The Membranes for an EP called Now Is
The Time To Remove Your Mask and a
hilarious cover of Word Up. This is on Cake
Records.
More serious are Skin and Holger Hiller,
who are set in Western ways with 7000
Years/My Own Hands and Waltz/Whippets.
The Skin 12" differs from their LP, blood,
women, roses, in that the B-side contains
strings-and-vocals-only arrangements as
compared to the thicker synth versions.
Ex-Palais Schaumburger Hiller is more adventuresome still, and definitely worth a
listen. Both releases are on Mute.
If you'd like to join a band in London,
here's your chance. Arka invites people of
all ages from anywhere in the world to play
on their records. They can be contacted at
the address on the back of In Paridisum, a
12" dub adaptation of Faure's Requiem
distributed through Red Rhino.
Lastly, Paul Dutton of the legendary Four
Horsemen has a cassette out of salivary
sound poetry called Fugitive Forms. This is
an excellent dinnertime tape, particularly
when serving soup. See what it sounds like.
SUNDAYS
MUSIC OF OUR TIME
8:00Noon
Modern 20th Century classical music ranging
from the tonal to the avant-garde.
THE ROCKERS SHOW
12:30-3:00 pm
Reggae, Rock Steady and Ska. At 1:30,
Reggae Beat International Hour.
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TITLE
LABEL
•Various Artists
Smack My Crack
Giorno Poetry Systems
•Nomeansno
Sex Mad
Psyche-Industry
•Bamff
Come Outside
MoDaMu
•Wire
Snakedrill EP
Mute
•Killdozer
Burl
Touch and Go
•The Coolies
Dig
DB
•Sly & Robbie
Rhythm Killers
Island
•That Petrol Emotion
Babble
Polydor
•The Replacements
Pleased To Meet Me
WEA
•Hunters & Collectors
Living Daylight
IRS
•Young Fresh Fellows
The Men Who Loved Music
Popllama
•Lounge Lizards
No Pain for Cakes
Island
•We've Got a Fuzzbox..
Bostin' Steve Austin
WEA
•Hoodoo Gurus
Blow Your Cool
Polygram
•Ladysmith Black Mambazo                               Shaka Zulu
WEA
•Lydia Lunch
Hysterie
CD Presents
•Polkacide
Polkacide
Subterranean
•Controlled Bleeding
Core
Subterranean
•Wall of Voodoo
Happy Planet
IRS
•The Pastels
The Pastels EP
Polygram
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•The Jesus & Mary Chain                                  April Skies
WEA
•Sons of Freedom
Alice Henderson/Blind Children
*DEMO*
•Fats Comet
Rockchester
World
•Terminal City
One Step Forward
*DEMO*
•Tackhead
The Game
4th & Broadway
•Poisoned
To Tell The Truth
*DEMO*
•The Flowerpot Men
Alligator Bait
Compost
•Psychic TV
Magick Defends Itself Temple
•Forbidden Beat
Skiing on Mushrooms
*DEMO*
•Hunting Party
Christine
*DEMO*
BLUES CITY SHAKEDOWN
3:00-4:00 pm
From the early Delta blues to Chicago style
blues to contemporary blues influenced rock,
it's all here.
STUFF
4:30-6:00 pm
Poetry and music stuff. Hopefully most of it
choice. Hosts: Kevin Smith and Julia Steele.
05 July    Dial a Poem recorded at the
Western Front.
12 July    Paul Dutton recorded at the
Western Front.
79 July    Steve McCaffery.
26 July    BP Nicholl.
SUNDAY FOCUS
Noon-12:30 pm
6:30-7:00 pm
Sunday Focus is a half-hour "mixed bag"
News/Magazine show aired twice ...
each Sunday at noon and 6:30 p.m.
Join hosts Libbi Davis and Brad Newcombe
as they explore current affairs issues through
indepth interviews     followed      by      jovial
commentary and special features.
JUST LIKE WOMEN
7:00-9:00 pm
Tune in for invigorating and stimulating interviews, news and music for anyone interested
in women's issues or learning, more about
them.
SPORTS PROGRAM NOTES
The Edge on Soccer - Sat. 11:30 am.
British soccer results and exclusive reports
on Vancouver's 86ers and the new Canadian
Soccer League. Hosted by Steve Edge.
The Lion's Den — Wed. 5:15 pm
Hosted by Neil Davis. Includes interviews and
a trivia contest with prizes. ■emu
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MONDAY        TUESDAY       WEDNESDAY      THURSDAY FRIDAY
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BREAKFAST REPORT: NEWS, SPORTS. WEATHER GENERIC REVIEW, INSIGHT
RANDOM
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WEDNESDAY
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BE
BOTANISTS
EXCITED
FIRST
DJ-ESS
EINE LINES
Pierre Huish
FRIDAY
MORNING
MAGAZINE
TRIBES AND
SHADOWS
Joanna Graystone
DOG'S
BREAKEAST
WAYNE COX'S
BRAIN
LUNCH REPORT: CITR NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER
BLOOD ON
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DINNER REPORT: NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER GENERIC REVIEW, INSIGHT, DAILY FEATURE
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TEENAGE
TORPOR
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PRESENTS
EXHIBITIONISM
CRAPSHOOT
NEOFILE
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SUNDAY FOCUS
THE
ROCKERS
SHOW
BLUES CITY
SHAKE DOWN
STUFF
SUNDAY MAG.
SUNDAY FOCUS
JUST
LIKE
WOMEN
FAST
FORWARD
LIFE
AFTER
BED
FLOYD'S
CORNER
WEEKDAY REPORTS
SATURDAY REPORTS
8:00 BREAKFAST REPORT
10:00 MORNING NEWSBRIEF
1:00 LUNCH REPORT
3:00 AFTERNOON NEWSBRIEF
5:00 DINNER REPORT
DC
SUNDAY REPORTS
Noon
6:00
BRUNCH REPORT
SATURDAY EVENING
MAGAZINE
10:00 VAN. NEW MUSIC CALENDAR
Noon BRUNCH REPORT/SUNDAY FOCUS
6:00 SUNDAY MAGAZINE
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RHYTHM MISSION WILL BE AT THE
Luv-A-Fair July 29 (Welfare
Wednesday) to show off a new
lineup -including former Animal Slaves drummer Roscoe Hales - and debut a set of
new songs. The Zealots, on the other
hand, just played their last gig, on the
23rd, at the Savoy. Peter Mitchell's new
band, Peter Zoy Unit, will debut Canada
Day at Graceland featuring a surprise real
live drummer and backup singers as well
as a computer to create what Peter calls
a "raw but sophisticated sound". For
those who are going to miss the Zealots,
their Live at the Railway Club cassette
(just received at CITR this month) ought
to be in the stores again soon, after selling
out the fir*st 500 some time ago.
Also in the stores is a cassette, Together at Last, by Eric and Elmer, formerly
of the Dayglo Abortions, Red Tide,
and so on. The last time I saw the Dayglos,
they were tearing up the Alpha Delt house
with Slow, a gig so loud that someone
pulled the fire alarm and no-one noticed
until a break between songs. This tape,
besides being generally quieter, is a
strange mix of stuff ranging from the plain
silly (suffering from the usual low-budget
production) to pretty good metal-funk-
hardcore-Black Sabbath-y type stuff (also
suffering the effects of low-budget production). Write the boys (and send a measly
two bucks if you want a tape) c/o Mine's
Bigger Records, 2405 Eastdowne Road,
Victoria, B.C. V8R 5P7.
The second annual La Quena Fiesta will
take place Sunday, July 26, in Grandview
Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive. The
Fiesta will start at 12 noon, and continue
until 7:30, seven hours of music, culture,
and politics. Music from four continents,
reggae, jazz, folk, women's music,
poetry, dancers, and a lot more.
Headlining the Fiesta will be British folk
singer Roy Bailey, the Mexican group Mez
Mes, and the local crowd-pleasers Roots
Round Up. Two bands from Chile, Santiago and Aymuray, take us to South America with their rhythms and melodies. The
rest of the line-up is just as impressive:
Aya, Mecca Normal, Colleen Savage, Vancouver Industrial Writer's Union, Indian
'Hoop Dancers, Wyckam & Monty, Industrial Waste Banned, The Tools, and special guests. Speakers from Central America, Africa, and from right here in Vancouver will address solidarity, equality,
peace, and justice.
Two new songs on CITR, off a demo
from a fellow named Bob Roberts, are
quite a departure from the station's usual
non-format. They belong, for lack of a
better category, to a kind of big-band
genre. In Your Teeny Weeny Bikini and
Hard Loving Man, both sung by Lindsey
Fox, are i/p-sounding tunes, in spite of,
in the case of the latter, pretty sad blues
lyrics. Legend has it that Roberts wrote the
songs, caught some studio musicians in
their spare time, and talked them into performing his numbers at a bargain rate, so
he'd have a chance to share his work with
the rest of the world. Our station manager's crazy about these songs, by the
way, andjhey are lots of fun.
From the Northampton Musicians' Collective comes the Renegade Raspberry
Retaliation 10-song cassette, My Name'll
Be There and the song Payment is Due.
Now this little ditty is somehow about Mark
Chapman, and is made up of weird noises
and times, ending with a voice that sounds
like it knows what it's talking about saying
over and over, "Mark, you gotta finish the
job." Sounds to me like a journey into the
guy's dangerous brain, but, as the band
says, "We won't explain it. With this one
it's up to you," and I'm perfectly willing
to pass the buck. Whatever it means, a
cool tape, probably available from the Collective at Junction 7, 3-7 Hazelwood Road,
Northampton, England NN1 1LG.
From another far-off land is Bright As
Four, made up of three fellows from Wal-
laceberg, Ontario, and one from Czechoslovakia, all located now in Toronto.This
Could Be the Place features some ominous
chords and vocals less lame than on the
rest of the tape - unfortunately the band
tends to let itself follow in the footsteps of
artists like U2, the Cure, and Bauhaus
where it could probably find its own way
quite well, with a little more time to develop
a sense of direction.
I don't know how to describe the Oklahoma Sexuals, a band from Seattle. A
bit like the Cryptkicker 5, I guess, if you've
heard them, but stranger. Made up of one
sax player and two guys on "drums and
percussion" (percussion, I suspect, being
a very broad term here), all of whom sing.
Their sound is wild, cool, eclectic and all
over the place. Sometimes the vocals are
a little weaker than the other layers of
sound, but the overall effect is impressive.
Little Things is a cover written by Scott
Walker, but fits in well with the bands's
original -these guys really have their own
sound. Send a SASE and $3 US to them
if you want a tape, at Greenwood Station,
PO Box 30531, Seattle, Washington 98103.
Also from the Emerald City, but very
different, is Chemistry Set. They're one
of "those guitar bands" some people like
to bitch about, and yes, they're inspired
by that decade, the '60s. Is it that '60s
feel (a la Small Faces), the cool backwards intro stuff, the simple melody, effects, lyrics, or that guitar riff that appeals
to me so much? I don't know, but Fields
is my pick for the month.
So, a message to your bands out there
-please send as much info as you can with
your demos (cassette, okay? and we
can't return them) and make sure you
include a phone number or contact address
if you're*from out of town. And I'd be
happy to print any address where readers
can send away for tapes that aren't available locally. Thanks.        Janis McKenzie
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