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To the Discorder staff,
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and the all too sudden omnipresence of homo touristica .
There is nothing I enjoy
more than a hit of sub and biting
that proverbial hand that feeds
me.   In  perfect tune  with  the
II y
driving ways.
In non-Lower Mainland cultures, spring has the honour of
being the season of beginnings.
The  world  is  born  anew each
Mai
i tlie
life is equated to the
eason year and ado-
twelvemonlh. Spring
the balmiest, nor the most cheerful of ihe year's quarterly intervals, and neither is adolescence
the most pleasant of vital phases.
However, they both are mandatory pre-requisites for the continuation of the course.
In Ihe world of film, France
— where the waiters know how
si ill extort a 25% tip out of her —
is the expert on both spring and
puberty. Though American filmmakers make desperate attempts
w,ih films like Prelly In Pink .
Ihey just don't seem lo be able lo
depict as realistically as then
freed) counterparts that ail-too
difficult transition from child (o
adult. Rich or poor, ready or not,
protagonists of French coming-
of-age movies are all struggling
to become mature individuals.
Usually this process involves
sexual curiosity, alienation both
from those who have already
made ihe transition — parents and
not,   and   a   general   rebellion
against the established order of
titution, group masturbation
and
the grown-up world. By the end
parties with fast older wo
they have usually obtained some,
they and  Laurent
if not most, of the freedom, per
get  along  fairly      mm.f<m
sonality, and awesome responsi
well.
bility of adult life.
Laurent's      iM0
Gallic   master   Francois
only real problem     HH§
Truffaut dallied in this genre in
is getling used to
the first of a series of films docu
his   awakening
menting the tribulations and tri
sexuality. In par-     HUH
umphs of a male life in the later
licular, he finds      MM
20th  century.  The 400 Blows
it difficult to re
(1959) is  our  introduction to
assess and alter
Truffaut's  celluloid  alter-ego
the close rela-     BSBH
f
Antoine Doinel. At twelve, Doinel
tionship he and                *
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is a scamp. Unable to concentrate
his mother have
■s?
on his aged professor's scholas
enjoyed up unlil      |P 1
tic ramblings, he is in constant
this point. Oedi-      1
trouble at school. Things are just
pus  was  igno
as impossible at home where his
rant     of    his      1
mother wishes he were not and
mother's rela-      fe Wk
tionship to him      1
his pleasantly ineffectual "father"
is unwilling to deal with the
when   he   de
behavioral problems of a child
sired, wed and
that is not his own. To escape
screwed   her.      £  M
eternal and universal disapproval,
Laurent is not      1
Antoine resorts to truancy, then
so lucky and,     1
vagrancy. Egged on by a fellow
though he has      1
imp, he next adds theivery to his
only and un-      1
list of occupations.
W 1 1 I 1 n g 1 >
36 Filiate was directed by The title character is just
Catherine Bellat and the "touche       finishing her year at the all-girls
feminine" is evident through-       boarding school where she has
her own special
girlfriend
Shot
black & white (emphasis on
BLACK), The 400 Blows portrays with depressing clarity the
experience of a boy with little
adult direction for whom childish
experimentation is a luxury his
parents cannot and will not afford
him. The subdued performance
by Jean-Pierre Leaud as Antoine
aids immeasurably in translating
to the viewer this film's greatest
sentiment: the injustice of being
an unwanted child.
CiTR Moblie Sound
Anionic Doinot has his di
fucking   is      i    a               ▼,.
reel screen antithesis in Laurent
not  one  ol
icroof Louis Malle's 1972 fea
your     fa
ture,  Murmur of the   Heart
vourite
Laurent's family is rich, distin
t h e m e a ,
guished and very (nudge nudge
Murmur of
loving. His dad is a bit distant, a.
t       h       e
all pre-WonderYears fathers were
Henri's
but at least Laurent and his po|
are pretty sure they are related
C h a r m
^aurent's two older brothers are
make il a
what would be termed in Nortl
wholly
America, rich bastards. However
enter-
as their high-jinx include reliev
taini ii g
ng little Lauren) of his virginity
film. The
by taking him to a house of pros
scandal
ous I y
amusing
I
P^^OlgfL          I
script
defl direction of M. Malle com
bine lo create a movie worthy of
nothing less than my personal and
■ft^^*
unqualified wholeheartedly enor-
.fifcJ
A slightly less enthusiastic.
though just as whole-hearted, rec-
oniinendalion goes lo.-fuF,//e(/c.
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Though noi as Witty as Murmur,
awL    t.
36Fillette has ihe distinction of
'"'. ' jjjPj
being  truthful,  sexy,  and  con
\ Wi\Y>«F/
cerned wnh the coming of age of
•J!?
a female
\iiiiiii§ipp xy
With her family on a sum
iPJ§BEll
mer camping trip at the beach,
Lily is fourteen and horny. She
a «^   i
realizes the power her sexuality
• ■^^iiyii
affords her and she is very eager
IfSHHEf
111 begin  weilding  il  10 her best
H^B*^
advantage. Unfortunately, her im
^Ht   af             H
maturity and Iter hymen inhibit
glasses.
her. After taking up wilh an aging
Romeo, slu-soon finds herself in
Hik      *3
situations she helped tocreale bul
R'2'2-^01 "7
over whose outcome she has no
\,
the film. Stories involving the
emerging sexuality of teenage
girls are generally something less
than realistic and usually involve
more of what a middle-aged hunk
of virility who is petrified by
women his own age would like to
think happens to young girls than
the actual experience of a young
girl. Lily's burgeoning womanhood, as told by Bellat, makes no
such allowances. Only one who
has been a teenaged girl knows
what a burden virginity can be
and how daunting is the acquisition  of new skills,  like giving
Though Bilitis, directed by
famed photographer David Ham-
film about a young girl Uirini!
■■ right. UGH!
Bilitis   is shot,
\     as  is  Hamilton's
I      other piece of trash
I      Tendres   Cousins.
HBB!P a
so that everything is
■&&$WW$m permanently out of
focus. The scenes
are all filled with soft pastel colours and both the lead female actors are delicale blondes. Al least
with goo.l soft porn, like
Emiiuinuelle , the characters have
Bilitis has no such bounty. Even
the sex scenes are very obviously
fake and noi extraordinarily innovative. If getting off is your
viewing mandate, I'd suggest
renting something with a little
less talking and a lot less simula-
All in all, if I were going to
doit over again (come of age. that
is) I'd do il in France. Bul. then
again. I'd probably ^\« anything
in France, given enough francs
and a big bottle of Bordeaux  See
n fact
ii.l-
dling attempt at soli porn whose
vague plot centres on a young girl
having a lot of lesbian sex.
Videos lor this scintillating column were provided, as always,
by Videoniatica, 1 855 w, 4lh Ave Have any of you [Canadian
and northern US. state
  residents] ever experienced a bout of insomnia? Did you
tune into CBC Radio on a Friday or
Saturday evening between the hours
of 10:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and hear
the most incredibly different and
wonderful music? Then you've experienced CBC Radio's "Nightlines"
and its host David Wisdom.
Have you ever wondered about
the man with the voice and the name?
Discorderhas, and spoke with David
Wisdom.
Is David Wisdom your real name?
Yes.
What did you do before hosting
CBC's "Nightlines"?
I lived in England for a bit and then
I came back to Vancouver and finished my degree at UBC. I also
worked as an actor for a while.
What were you doing in England?
I was in high school when all those
great bands like the Stones, the
Beatles, the Yardbirds and The Who
were kicking in. Because I still had
British citizenship I thought. "Man.
I want to go back." I met people from
bands touring through Vancouver
and they would say, "Come back and
you can stay at our house." I went
back in 1968. To be in London in
'68...one could walk down the street
called Kings Road and every shop
was fantastic. George and Ringo
were coming out of one door... I tried
Jimi Hendrix's pants on. I went into
le guys who were
called
were making clothes for Mick Jagger
and pants and a jacket for Jimi
Hendrix. So, I tried them on. I could
fit them in those days. It made a deep
impression. I got to know people in
bands and moved into this house
with a whole bunch of other Canadians in Hampstead; a real ritzy,
beautiful district. We lived above this
flat diat Keith Richards and Mick
Jagger had been sharing. We ran out
of money—none of us had a big
job—we were all artistic deadbeats.
There were beautiful chandeliers and
velvet drapes in this place but when
tlie bulbs started going in the chandeliers we didn't have enough
money to replace them. It was very
formative and thrilling. I would not
have missed it for die world.
What brought you back to Van-
I had to be responsible. I had to work.
I would have coasted in England. I
have a deep sense of responsibility.
Padietic, really. I wanted to finish
university. Here I could get it together and make a living, there you
How did you get involved in radio?
I got involved in radio when I was
lured to work in the record library at
the CBC because I had a lot of
records. That was in 1977 and die
day that Elvis died. I diink there's
somediing diere. There was an early
alternative show on CBC called
"Neon Nights" with JB Shayne. who
was doing Coast 1040 radio. He's
somebody I've known for a long
time. I was on his show.
If there is anyone al Ihe CBC
what I wanted to do it is Susan
Englebert. She was the original producer of "Neon Nights" and she gave
me the chance to go on the radio. She
knew that I loved and cared about
music. Susan let me do a show called
"Club Deluxe" for a summer season
with Margie Taylor. Susan helped me
get jobs working with other radio
shows like the "Vicky Gabereau
Show." It's because of Susan that
I've had the opportunity to do what
I'm doing. I've been very lucky.
There are great people with great
voices who love music who aren't
in the right places at the right lime. I
sometimes have been.
shows. I don't think people listen
constantly.
Hoi
do you keep up with rt
What I don't do is listen to other radio shows or look at music charts; I
don't really read music newspapers
all that much. I have people send me
music from all over North America
and Europe. I go with what I think
know why they are phoning at all and
can be quite mean. It can be hurtful
when you open up to the public.
Sometimes you're an outlet for people's venom but I'm getting used to
it. Most people are really kind and
nice. I've stopped asking for mail,
though, because I wasn't answering
h. I was getting so much mail—great
letters with people opening up their
hearts—and I felt so bad about not
us to use on the Saturday show. It's
great because bands get paid, they
get exposure, they get talked about
and are recorded under professional
circumstances. Ever since that
started I have been getting a lot of
calls from bands all over. There are
so many good bands that should be
recorded that won't be because there
isn't enough time or space. We are
not only recording bands in Vancou-
An Interview with David Wisdom
b  y
R   o   s
What do you listen to
nthe I
I read die paper. It's a bad habit; I
hate il. I'macompletist so I'll sit and
read articles about Hog Laws from
Saskatchewan which have nothing to
do with me. I read an article to completion. I read it every morning, excluding the part on money and business. I play records when I read the
paper; I don't listen to the radio. I
have to keep playing those records
or else I will never hear them. So I
take every opportunity to listen to
records.
How do you plan your show,
"Nightlines"?
I listen to music hour after hour. I
try to look at the records I've listened
to in the last while and put them all
together so that it's coherent. I try to
get a complete vision of what would
work well for six-and-a-half [Fridays] to seven [Saturdays] hours of
might be good. It might be the cover
or the label if 1 get the right feeling
from it. Music never heard of is a
good indication. I overlook music
that the majority listens to. I look for
music that is offbeat and out of die
way but still really great I use my
own resources. I don't think I've ever
heard Guns 'n' Roses. If I have it's
escaped me. I'm more interested in
the small and the obscure.
How is your show interactive with
your listeners?
Tlie major way that "Nightlines" is
e with the listener is that the
a skill-L
ling
question to make a request. I u
read out people's mail but now I now
spend hours on warm sunny Sunday afternoons listening to hundreds
of phone calls from people because
that's die only time I have to do it.
40% of people who call in the middle of the night are nice, friendly
people. 45% are drunk, misguided,
stoned and just blabbering, which is
iu^i line too. and 5% of them don't
e   a   n   n
having the time to answer all those
letters. The part about "Nightlines"
that I knew would be fun was playing music and playing all sorts of
great things. The part I didn't dunk
about before I started is the listener.
The listener is by far the most beautiful thing about doing the show.
How far north and how far south
can your show be heard?
"Nightlines" is heard in many northern states, wherever diere is a transmitter near the border. We have many
listeners in Vermont, the Dakotas,
Montana, New York, Detroit and
other parts of Michigan. We are also
heard on short wave. I've had phone
calls from Russia. Hungary and Aus-
Do you attend live shows?
NotasmanyasIwouldhketo.Ho
ever, I like to see local bands a
Canadian bands when I do go. O
thing   thai    we   are   doing   i
Nasser
e country £
well.
Mglllll
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Did you ever play in a band?
Yes, I've played in a number of
bands. I played with the UJ3RK5 in
1978. ;79 and 1980. We were all
friends. We weren't musicians at
all—artists and art teachers, primarily. We brought in a couple of musicians and that held die band together. We were shocked and dismayed when we became popular.
When we were signed on Polydor
records. And as soon as were signed
up and diey wanted us to go on tour
everybody quit. It was not something
we wanted to do. It was supposed to
be a fun dung.
What did you play?
I sang a little and played keyboards.
I don't read music but I learned to
play my part by rote. I memorized
pieces for songs and played an Ac-
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tening to old records of The Doors
makes me wonder how they gol
away with that. People are better
musicians nowadays and there is
more music than ever. I used to be
able to go down to a record store and
leaf through the pop music section
and know, or had heard something,
anyone could know that much.
There's so much music and it's so
diverse. It's so specialized and
ten to country hate rap and vice
versa. That's awful. There's a lot
more music but listeners are deciding to tune dieir ears to one thing and,
dierefore, are missing out on a wealth
of beautiful music of every kind.
There's a future for rock V roll. The
time of die big star, arena-filling hand
may be over. I don't know what the
future of it is bul I hope there is one.
I'll certainly be list
lould  p
l-lsol II
. I'll
.|>lt<
-till 11
' listening to all
Ifthey like music, yes. I think some
people listen to music not because
they like die music, necessarily, Ixit
because ihey like ihe scene and whatever dial baud represents. Thai is of
little interest to me. I am listening
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beautiful or all three. There is still
stuff like that and it comes from all
sorts of different directions. People
who get snotty about other bands and
other forms of music are missing the
point. If (here's one lesson that
should be learned from all the revolutions thai have occurred in music
and art. it is that we should be open
lo things. Much of what I hear is not
open to things. It is closed off. segmented, and balkanized and, unfortunately. ,l
What is Hit future or radio?
1 don'l know. 1 think it might be ihe
last greai bastion of artistic expression because it is SO easy to do. Two
guys on Commercial Drive could put
wires together and broadcast. I hope
mat radio will be a refuge forihe individual and for ihe person willing
to lake a chance.
Do you currently direct your »-n-
CBCV
I work for the CBC and I do die odd
hi) ot  willing.  Doing  "Nightlines"
and the  "Vicky Gahereau Show"
than Iving with my family.
\\ hat do you write?
Do you publish it?
Sometimes. The mid thing may be
published bul noi under my own
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Eight years ago, Ac>
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Their music blends
harmony and soul, t
music to be played \
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corder caught up wi
Ritchie Lee, the ba:
player, last time A.
pulled into town.
Discorder: What is the history of
Ritchie: Acetone is a three-piece
band and our nucleus wax punk rock
bands. The drummer and I came
from ihe same home town, Newport
Listic freedom can you get? Our deal
' is for 3 records, even though we
don't get as much as we would wifh
Geffen, we're guaranteed more in
die long run.
Do you find it really important to
produce your own album?
R: Aproducer diat doesn't know our
music might come in and produce
'- what he thinks he hears, which is
our influences. But what we're trying to do is make it more hybrid,
more us. We've played together 7
years and we know how to use die
studio We have a really good engineer, who is jus) an engineer. Many
engineers want to be pnxlucers and
How did Vernon Yard Recordings
R: Keith Wood, who owns it, used to
run Caroline Records. Ihey started
out being an indie distributor and dien
began putting out dieir own albums,
and diey could never break out of diis
mold. He wanted to run a more interesting label and reach wider audiences. We don't make our music to
be obscure or alternative, we wanted
to sell lots of albums but we don't
want to have to go on Sony Music
and make Billy Ocean records to do
How does the major label lifestyle
R: It's the ability to go on a tour to
in art school. The three of us played
with different singers in punk bands
ami rock bands, but the tliree of as
would always go off togedier and
play by ourselves and it always
seemed like there was so much
more going on. Tlie punk band
singers had egos and would always
want to do their own dung. Tlie last
band we were in, SpiniHit, for the
last 5 years was ridiculous, the
singer wouldn't let us go anywhere.
How did you leave Spinoul?
R:Mark. the guitarist, and I left and
began practising harmonies lor X
months. We called ourselves Acetone and made a demo tape alxnit
16 months ago and the deals came
(lying.
Did you have any 7 inches or any
other releases before you were
R: No. With the oilier bands we did
but we made a demo and used some
connections we hail with our iHher
bands an.l we were offered deals
with 3 record companies. We went
wilh Vernon Yard because their deal
was uplhere in the money, and Ihey
gave US total artixtk freedom. We
produced the record ourselves, the
company never heard some of the
songs'. We have more freedom than
most indie labels, because diey often can't afford lo be adventurous
with recording. We did our own ads
go, "they think they want Ilia
but...". Our engineer respects our
decisions and helps us.
Have you b«-en to Canada before?
R: Yeah, we went to Toronto. It was
great but we had trouble getting
back into America. We have a
Cadillac that the band drives and a
van diat die crew drives in, and one
of the guys in the crew had some
weed on him and he got popped. We
were in the car behind him so we
got strip sear,
by die cops
e  like
What is the in
LA?
R: Everyone who wants to be in a
band goes to LA. Tlie music scene
in LA is based on what's hip. It's
really hard to base a following by
playing around, but once there's
some sort of hype about you, people will go lobe seen in the hip happening venue Do you dig the new
album?
ofmyfa-
Yeah, it's probably i
vouriles lately.
R: It's laid back stuff. Good music
lo get stoned to. It's pretty easy at
limes to hear our influence*, but I
think we have our own sound.
American people don'l like that
though, it kind of freaks people out
when they have something they
We have a
Cadillac
that the
band
drive5 and
a van that
the crew
drive5 in,...
show people your music without all
die financial bullshit. I mean, its not
the cocaine-in-the-back-room glamour, but you don't have to worry
about having your van break down
in the middle of die de.sert in Arizona.
What's it like living in LA with hot
rock acLs like the Stone Temple Pilots?
R: Stone Temple Pilots are a pure
MTV creation.   They say they're
from San Diego, but they're the ulti-
male LA band. The singer.
Wetland, actually his name's Scott,
lived wilh friends of ours where we
used lo practice. A lew years ago he
was in a hand called Swing, who did
Saturday Night Fever - Ixid funk covers. Then ihey changed their name
lo Might Joe Young which was ska
and then it got Clulli-I'epper-ish.
chasing all the trends. Finally ihey
changed their name lo Stone Temple
Pilots in search of grunge and ihey
locked on.
What an- your plan* lor the mar
R: Right now it's short term; we are
touring in England wilh Verve, which
is good because we're different
bands. Our live shows complement
each oilier. Alter England, we're
gonna come back and write songs for
the next album because we have Ions
of little snippets of stuff and it's just
a mailer of putting it all together
We'll probably record in February
and March f.
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You might say that the Cocteau Twinststarted a S^&al renaissance that never really
ended. I'm sure most of you have heard thattheflffifo music what Impressionists are
to painting, or words to that effect, and it's not surprising. Simply, the Cocteau Twins
pioneered the dream-pop sound that begets so many other bands (like Lush, My
Bloody Valentine, Curve, Medicine^Ae Cranes, Chimera, the Pale Saints, the
Cranberries, Mazzy Star, the Sundays, etc.), and they are very much aware of that tag
given to them by the music media. When listening to groups heavily influenced by the
Cocteau Twins it is easy to discern the derivation of the dream-pop culture. It's a fact
impossible to ignore but is it a flattering gesture?
"I suppose it would be [flattering] but I find it hard to entertain jba^ghts
like that for any length of time," says Simon Raymonde, thjprxind's
bassist. "I don't really want to walk around thinking. 'riirewhat an
influencel am!' It's really nothealthy. I don't want to be cdrTcetted because
I have a very high opinion of what I do. That's what makes me want to
continue to do what I do. My priority is to get better as a group and to
make a record better than the last one; and we have a long way to go to
get better. Yeah, it's flattering to hear people say that they like what we
do but I don't want it to go to my head. It's not necessary. If I let it get to
me I'd just sit down and never want to do anything. I'd think, 'Well, I've
done it and all these other groups think we're so great.' What would be
the point of doing anything else? That's not our motivation for working.
The music is our expression and once it's done it's out of my hands."
No longer on British popster label 4AD (home of the Pale Saints,
Slowdive, Breeders, Lush, etc.), Fontana has brought the constantly
evolving Cocteau Twins on board for their most recent release, Four
Calendar Cafe. Raymonde philosophizes on the potential for a larger
following: "If you like the music you shouldn't give a fuck about what label
it's on. For example, you're not going to say, Tm not going to read a
Michael Chrichton book because it's on FaberandFaber.'" As you know
it doesn't always work like that. I'm not thoroughly convinced by that
theory and it certainly wasn't our motivation for leaving 4AD. It wasn't
specifically to sell more records, though that would be really nice!"
As ever, the Cocteau Twins' integrity is never in doubt. Four
Calendar Cafe (created in September Sound studios and released last
September) is not a harkening back to the albums preceding their 1 990
release Heaven Or Las Vegas, but it brings up a problematic issue of
whether the Cocteau Twins have adapted, or even joined, themselves to
contemporary 90's music. (As ambiguous as it sounds the best definition
of a 90's sound may be NOT an 80's sound.) "I really don't know," muses
Raymonde. "I've been off from contemporary music for about five years.
Until just recently, for some reason, I've had no interest in it atall and have
been pretty much bored by pretty much everything I've heard. Maybe ifs
only been since we've finished the album but I've actually enjoyed
listening to other people's music again. As to our connection to that music
scene and how we fit in, I've absolutely no idea!"
As a representative of the 1980's, he continues: "We were part of
that music scene, especially with 4AD, and we really needed to have
connections because, simply, we didn't feel much affinity with many of the
other bands on the label. They were all nice friends but, musically, we felt
we were going somewhere else and we were limited by being a 4AD
VS
md. Somebody would say, I've already heard 4AD music and that's
not my cup of tea,' and that would hurt our prospects. Grateful though I
anvfor the start they gave us—and I have a lot of pleasurable memories
of being on 4AD—there did come a time when the identity of the label,
with its strong imagery, actually became regressive for us. We didn't have
a chance to grow. We were locked into the identity people had for it and
for us to develop as human beings and as a group we needed to getaway.
We were having a lot of arguments with the company about direction.
We were really stressed out by the relationship."
The band has had no manager, then or now, and that was one of
the major reasons for the friction. They do everything themselves,
including the collage cover art for Four Calendar Cafe that consisted,
much like their sound, of everyday items strewn together with intricacy.
For the virgin listener to classify or even describe the Cocteau Twins'
sound is difficult. 'The way we work is kind of instinctive. We don't have
any songs written before we go in and the way our records turn out is
really just a reflection of how we're [the others being Robin Guthrie and
Elisabeth Fraser]all feeling at that certain point in time," says Raymonde.
Some might suspect that their music is also a reflection of the social angst
and boredom they experienced growing up in Grangemouth, Scotland;
an industrial town between Glasgow and Edinburgh. "I try to look at each
of our records as separate developments in our work. I've certainly got
no intention of replaying old music. There's no point in that. Our music
is written...spontaneously."
Raymonde and the rest of the band don't rely on others to tell them
their music is great. It would be shallow to depend on the words of others
for self-fulfillment. In addition, he regards it important to be happy without
relating that happiness to his music. From time to time he needs to be
separate from it all and just be Simon Raymonde, happy human being,
instead of Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau Twins. If there's one thing he
tends to note about having a noteworthy perspective in the musical
business it's the differences between American and British music. Not
unexpectedly, you might think he had an "us vs. them" attitude towards
"There area lot of differences, aren't there?" Raymonde states with
some amusement. 'The American audiences are into the Nirvana/
Smashing Pumpkins thing at the moment and, I suppose, we don't have
a lot of bands like that. I suppose it's because we're always being
regarded as pioneers of new music here in Britain. Maybe the
American bands take a British style and muck about with it and make it
better! [laughs] But I'm not sure if that's absolutely true because we have
By Chris "Christian" Chen
such completely different cultures. The history of our country goes back
a long way. Your culture [unfortunately considering us part of American
culture] is completely different. I think the problem is that a lot of British
people are taking on a lot of American culture i
about it. Perhaps we'll be losing some of our ow
that's a little bit worrying but it's nothing that I c
[laughing again]!"
The last time I tried to interview theCocteauTw
wife went into labor. Raymonde, alongside the re;
as a parent, is now a proud father of two children. Robin and Liz had their
first child between 1 988's 8/ue Bell Knoll and 1 990's Heaven or Las
Vegas. In fact, Heaven or Las Vegas was released in tribute to the birth
of that child. As a relief to those who think parenthood is a crimp on
everything, they all have every intention of continuing with the band. "At
the moment we're having a really great time. I think it's probably the best
time we've had, musically and socially, as a group. We're really enjoying
what we do now. As far as children go," he pauses to think, "I want my
children just to be happy and I don't care what they do. It's c
up to them."
And would Raymonde consider letting his children enter
business? "Actually, no, I probably wouldn't. My dad was a mu
my mum always said, 'Don't do what your father does Plea:
something sensible like property or something!' But rebellion
in childhood! I don't know why I got into music. I don't know if it's a genetic
thing but one thing's for sure; there is absolutely no point in telling your
kids to do anything because they're just going to do itwhether you want
them to or not"
The origin of the band name, or rather the works of artist,
playwright, novelist and film director Jean Cocteau (1 889-1 963), was
something I had the impression both of us wanted to talk about. "He was
brilliant!" Raymonde enthuses. "But, actually, I'm more into his films than
his paintings. I loved all of them [ Les Enfanls Terribles, Orphee, L'lmposieur].
I particularly think La Bell el la Bete is his most brilliant but it took a while
for me to actually get into it It was about 1 985 that I started reading some
of his books, but he's a very clever chap, no doubt about it."
Like the artist; like the band. A fitting moniker, no? Cocteau Twins
for a group of three.
without really thinking
n Britishness. Perhaps
an do anything about
ins, Simon Raymonde's
,tof the band members
mpletely
tcan and
licoiiraiiliB
Garlands (1982)
Lullabies E.P. (1982)
Peppermint Pig E.P.
(1983)
Head Cver Heels (1983)
Sunburst and Snowblind E.P. (1983)
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drop E.P. (1984)
Treasure/Aikea-Guinea (1985)
Tiny Dynamine/Echoes in a Shallow Bay (1 986)
The Pink Opaque (1986)
Victorialand(19S6)
Love's Easy Tears E.P. (1986)
Blue Bell Knoll (1 988)
Heaven or Las Vegas
(1990)
Iceblink Luck E.P.
(1990)
Four Calendar Cafe
(1993)
■
10EfjR»22E3-3 Matt: I was born in San Franciscc
but we moved to North Carolina
when I was one.
From the tar liills of North Carolina
to the sushi bars of Vancouver they
came. After being strapped over die
barrel at the Canadian border for
hours, Tlie Archers of Loaf churned
butter anil high-kicked their way
through a full-on energy set at the
Starfish Room, February 17, 1994.
Tracked down al a local suslu bar,
Discorder hung with Eric
Bachmann (vocals, guitar), Matt
Gentling (bass), Eric Johnson (guitar), Mark Price (drums), and Billy
aka Cash Monet (AOL marketing
czar) before their show. After the
gig, Discorder managed to get a few
facts on die.se guys from Chapel Hill
in between die
Discorder: How's the tour going
so far?
Mall: It's rocked. It's been fairly
Mark    1 liked Chicago die most
Are you all natives of North Caro-
Eric B: Yes, we are.
Mark: I was horn in Virginia.
Eric J.: I was born in Charlotte.
fJ the sperm tc
Eric J:And I'm the result. I don't
know how die odier guys formed
Matt: AM thejMSBSfcral dental X-
Rays lata
Chapel Bffi North Carolina was
.u[)|> '•■ d|f the indie hot spot after Scat w, how did this affect the
scene there?
Eric B: That's old. That happened a
long time ago. There's seventy
bands nij^fflgt&il lill and the media
UcingS anymore. It totally unaffected n|&We got signed. Small got
signed, affeW/ejiFrisbee...a bunch
of bands gotsrgfflSr because of it,
but. you know, diat helps.
Mark:Yeah, I have
Mark:"Bowel Flower"!
Matt:     Bowel     Flower     was
one..."Here's Our Butts" was another!
Eric B: Or "Matt Outta Hell", we
were gonna call it "Matt Outta
Hell"!!!
Mark: "Mattloaf!
Matt: I diink 'cuz I look a lot like
Meatloaf.
Who did the album cover?
Eric B: Mark Griffiths, he lives in
Chicago now.
In the painting on the cover
there's a sign that reads,"This
Spot Reserved for Studs Tercel".
Who is Studs Tercel?
Eric B: Studs Terkel is a historical
writer. Mark spelled his name
wrong on purpose. I dunk. Mark's
just a freaky guy. He's a great guy.
Matt: It also says "Dukes of
Hazzard",but you can't see all of
it on there. The painting was originally called "The Last Bastion of
Civility."
heard of them before!
Mark: Like Journey and ABBA. I
had iny early alternative years in
eighth grade. Tlie Smiths were alternative, Tlie Cure...
Matt: —Led Zeppelin...
Mark: Yeah, Led Zeppelin!!! Yeah,
we were all crushed when Led
Eric I: I learned how to write when
I was about five...we don't really
write that much since we got out of
school, but, all, I work at dus pizza
place and people call in on the
phone and I take orders. I write dien.
Let the question be rephrased:
(?
^^\      poses the
(
Hrticle bg:
1      songs?
Mall:      I     liked
"Love".
Qamma
Eric      .1:
Oh! Eric
Eric   .1:   I    liked
c
Bachmann
David  Bowie.  I
fetra
would
liked     anything      \\
David Bowie did.
Mark: INXS and
\-
J))      haVe    t0
Duran Duran! (Note: w
talking
credit.
early eighties here!)
Mark: He come
up
with die skcl-
Eric .1: Yeah, I was so
j Duran
etc* would be in
jre appropriate ter-
Duran it was pathetic!
iniuoJogy.
Mark: I bought a couple
of their
Eric       .1:      We
polish      the
books, man, that told abou
—
turd,  (laughs)...
iii
ol saying thai
Eric J:I got five of then
his songs are tur
Is.
Mark:...ami that made n
eh
lykoxy
Music because I found
ml
ina lit-
Do    you    hav
e   a
ny    videos?
Whal
about the
EncB:St^
n puts diis
mag out||s(fe»f$Weally good. It'
really fu«y, it's really P('
cool. Wei$Bn't have a problem with
that. She putWlourfirst single. Tlie
latest single she
band called Evil Wiener and diey'
zing. Right
putting out die mag. Stay Free's dis-
cography is: Archers of Loaf -
"Wrong", Evil Wiener and Spatula
split sevgii inch Ui^d^stribution
through SjorjlSif 'distributi
Carg<
Eric B: Yeah, she's right
Chapel Hill. She works
Price Books. It's a really local thing
High to be the first.
Why did you call the album "lcky
Mettle"?
Malt: U«
There's no big reason?
Mark: There was a burning hush and
it said "lcky Mettle", so Eric took
that as a sign!
Matt: We had some oilier names..
Matt: I tl
inevitable. \
se just for the fun of it.
Mark: Yeah, but it was also that we
didn't have dial many songs! It was
kinda like it was diverse by facto,
to use some latin terminology.
Matt: "Let's put ahnasl all of our
songs on die album!", thai is kinda
what happened
When you got together as a band
were your influences varied?
Mark: Yeah, but I think diey're similar to any band that's our age.
Matt: 1 listened to a lot of bands dial
are so cool that nobody has ever
Eric J: s
an* for me-    1^
Mark:-
XlM John Taylor really dug
Roxy Miki and Tlie Jam so it was.
like, ex
iSBOttSSSt^iml bought The
Jan. AN
P Roxy Music.
Malt: I
link diere are three or four
i
hat I've liked steadily
Ihroiijl
lime and haven't slopped
likinjf
lie Replacements, Big Star,
Mark: and Nancy Sinatra!
Mall: Nancy Sinatra rules. I didn't
discovei her till pretty late. And
when thai song "Mr. Robato" came
out—
Mark:—yeah, man, Styx, Styx.
Styx!!'
Mall: 1 thought that song fucking
rocked!
Eric J: I was really into V2.
Mark: We've got two. One of them
already got rejected by MTV!
pretty good, actually.
Mall
e diat video.
For what song?
Mark: It's for "Wrong"  Then <
just finished one for "Web In Froi
that has pig sex and some olh
stuff.
Who did the video?
Mark: This guy who worked (
Wars - he filmed l
Matt: The producjjpwas Richard
Jamiefield
Mark: He i
Why did MTV Jiject it, did they
tell you?
Mark: I guesMI sucked by their
standards
The editing w
glam
Eric J: We weren't lip synching in
it...I dunk that really hurt us.
Matt:We didn't show our tils!
Mark: Our high kicks weren't quite
highe
How did it
Eric .1:  Pfifrjr .
Pretty tedi
'"   it well u
Mark: l'.\'em.4aft,u;uut<aang was hard
e all had to work during die-
day and then we recorded al ihe old
Cats Cradle (now Kraptone Studios). A lol of the original times we
.-i up got postponed to v,
Matt: Kick back and just enjoy all
the money that's rolling in!
Mark: Yeah, just watch our stocks
go up!
Matt: I'm gonna dig anodier swimming pool. I think, in die west wing.
When do you guys get back?
ALL: March 25th,
Mark: We'll be back from Europe
at that time.
Matt: We're only going to England
so we won't be gone dial long.
We're going to spend a lol of our
Lime, when we get back, practicing.
We finally got a regular practice
space again. We're gonna write a
bunch of songs. We've already got
tons of ideas but we just haven't put
ourselves to task.
Have you been to Europe before?
Mark: No. I've never been on a
plane, so, I'm.  I'm scared, frankly.
(Laughs).
Matt: It'll be awesome'
When will you he back on the
westcoast?
Mark: I don't know. Hopefully soon
cuz dns has been a blast!
And now the five thousand dollar question! Is there a definition
to The Archers of Loaf.' Does the
name mean anything?
Mark: Pure pop satisfaction!
Matt: No. we got a show and didn't
have a name and. I don't know...
Mark: There  was  this  burning
bush...
Who dm
most of the writing?
; the writing process
Mall   Eric's Moi with SPEED BUGGY
Friday, Apr. 22
TOWN PUMP
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A Conversation with International Secular Atavists Scribe J.B. and Scribe Z-Harvey-Oswald-27-Z
HER LEGS were draped over my shoulders. Dark thighs pressed against my ears. I looked up and saw her bellybutton. The room
spun around us as we crashed violently into the walls. My ears were ringing. A picture of the Pyramids fell to the floor.
Everything faded but my ears kept ringing. I was face down into the corner of a dusty old couch. The phone was ringing.
I answered it. "I hear you've been trying to get a hold of us," said a voice at the other end. "Not recently," I replied.
An hour later I was seated beside Scribe Z-Harvey-Oswald-27-Z in what was obviously a rental car. Scribe J.B. was driving.
Both Scribes looked remarkably like Paul Schaffer. " Could they be twins?" I thought to myself. Another thing I noticed
was that Scribe J.B.'s voice sounded as though he was speaking from far away... through a speaker-phone.
Discorder:  So,   who are you and where do you spend your      uruvet^.Weareskepicalofanyramiancapabililyofkmiwingwhattkrxilconieofany
money?
Scribe J.B.: Well, I spend my money propagating the good news of Secular Atavism
The good news thai evolution is true, Christ had a tail, and the empty tomb proves there
Scribe Z.: I spend my money giving out free things to happy chi Idren. I spend my money
sending out things lo the many wonderful corrcs|x>ndcnts who write to us at International Secular Atavism. Who am I, where do Icome from? I laha. that's something else.
Your   radio  program   on   CJSF   is   syndicated   across   t
land.   Have you  had  any problems:   censorship,   etc.?
Scribe J.B.: We've hada fewpieces of hate mail but most people respond positively to
our message of love and joy, and that the ur
Scribe Z.: We sent out a lot of promotional material to various radio stations. The ones
that responded were the ones that wanted to play [the FreeSmt r/JesurCD). We think
it's amazing that they had the guts to do it, week after week, with our various segments
such as "Traditional Christian Values," where we read the sex crimes of priests and
ministers. We like to encourage peo-
s>j-£Sm"H ACTUALLY'
pie to mail us clippings fromtheir local
newspapers. Anyone who does, we'll
be happy to ship them a free set of
stickers.
Scribe J.B.: In addition to the fact that
we've had very dedicated and courageous radio programmers propagating our message, we've had listeners
actively spreading stickers around; giving them to their friends. We like to
hear about repercussions and what their
friends thought.
Scribe Z.: We have :i big mapol Canada and the U.S. wilh pins all over il indicating
where people have written from We call it IV Big Board like in Dr. Stnmgeluve.
11  me   about   the   Prayerline.
Scribe J.B.: My experience has been very, very positive. People like to hear about
Secular Atavism. They love to hear about the truth of evolution, the falseness of eco-
aborigine nostalgia cults and patriarchal I !brisoanity. Every once in a while we do get
.siiineirusguidedindivid^ilwhiMLclsir-itiriLiritiA'ltigicalderangerrenLsaresoim-rKiw
our fault instead of the metabolic disorder brought on by emiranuin imbalance.
particular activity us going to he. I wouldn't pul down any religion just because they at
nuking a profit.
Scribe Z.: However, we would for other reasons, l-'or example, we don't distinguish
betweenfullblownChristianit)'ani!s<'!t-core Chris: i.im:\ ('tr.stianity in its full-blown
aspect isvery destructive both physically and emotionally. Soft-core (Mstianity can
have devastating effects on holh ihe mind and body ol the user, giving them the
derangements ,md belief of order, purpose in the universe, or whatever. These things
become destructive to the user.
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stories presented by penises dressed up in puppet garh.
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I Tliis month's "Classical Beat" is venturing
jal era by jumping ahead a
o sample a few recent works of
modern classical music as performed at the
Northern Lights concert on February 27 at the
VECC. A joint presentation of the Vancouver
New Music Society, die Banff Center Music
Program, and New Works Calgary, tins concert featured works by female composers from
Canada and Finland performed by an ensemble of musicians from Vancouver New Music and New Works Calgary, with Finnish
cellist Anssi Karttunen as guest soloist.
Before going on I should perhaps explain that I generally avoid most works described as being of die "modern classical
music" genre. While this may admittedly be
due to a lack of culture and taste on my pari.
I prefer to believe that it stems from an ability
to recognize that "the Emperor has no clothes."
An emphasis on discordant tones and bizarre
methods of playing instruments docs not, in
my humble opinion, automatically confer the
status of "art" on any piece; nor do they
necessarily demonstrate die genius of the composer. While works employing these and oilier
common stratagems of modern classical music very often do call for technical excellence
on behalf of the musicians, this can be lost on
an audience who can't tell whedier the raucous sounds and sudden prolonged gaps in a
I was t
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acini
a somewhat less dian open mind But as tlie
job of critic is lobe al least nominally objective I attempted to put such preconceptions
aside for a few hours and listen attentively.
The result was somewhat of a mixed bag: I
enjoyed some ol ihe works and found lhat
others merely reinforced my narrow view of
modern composers as people who mistake the
bizarre for the artistic. Then again, I don't
appreciate tlie artistic genius (?) of "Voice of
Fire," either. Hie reader is forewarned and
may interpret the following review as he or
sin'
The featured composer of die concert
was Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer with
an impressive record of international awards
and commissioned works including one currently in composition lor violinist Gidon
Kremer and die BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Among her recent works is a ballet Maa
"Earth," in seven movements and scored for
seven instruments plus electronics. It is described as a ballet without story line but with
a theme of passage between states. Tlie second movement of I his, (lutes, was the opening
work of the concert. While tliis work was not
unpleasant to listen to I found it rather hard to
follow any theme or musical Style in the work,
but maybe there wasn't supposed to lx- one.
Tlie individual instrumentalists put on ginxl
performances but. in all honesty, I found my
attention starting lo wain hi atler I en minutes
of hearing whal seemed like seven instru-
inenls playing seven different works simultaneously. 1 suspect thai after a lew listenings
this work niighl be more enjoyable as one
begins to discern some of the subtleties, bul as
rt opener it merely warned me diat I
was going to have to try hard to
objectivity for the remainder of the works.
With the second selection I was in for a
real surprise, however. Duo, by Canadian
composer Barbara Monk Feldman, was
fifteen minutes of contemplation accented by
occasional quiet interchanges between a vibraphone and piano. Great long pauses were
skillfully balanced against amazingly simple
but melodic phrases on the iwo instruments,
sometimes with one answering die odier and
sometimes with die instruments combining to
make a single phrase. I was truly entranced by
watching the musicians with their concentration and precise timing during this work. In
fact, I definitely believe that had I only beard
this piece 1 would not have liked it nearly as
well. Perhaps this holds true for other modern
works as well. In any event this one work was
.1 all n
all the
outlandish
The llurd work was also by a Canadian
composer, Janet Danielson. Ms. Danielson
was influenced by a lecture given by Kaija
Saariaho a few years ago in which the musical
interval known as die perfect fourth was examined. It seems that diis 3:4 interval is of
interest because it can cause die listener to
hear an illusory, much lower, fundamental
tone, adding a richness to the music. Ms.
Danielson was asked lo compose a work sjx--
cifically for this set of performances and took
the opportunity to write an entire work based
on the 3:4 ration in a number of ways—not
only in the notes themselves bill also in ihe
length of passages or rhythmic structures.
The work's name. Dialessaroii. comes from
the name given lo this ratio by medieval
cosmologists who held it to be of great impor-
This was die work's premiere performance and, as customary, die composer was
present to give a short introduction to the
piece and the ideas behind its writing before
the large (and all acoustic) ensemble began
the performance. I thought this work was
interesting to listen to, given the background
behind why it was written; however, il was not
a very approachable piece for a casual listener
and I am afraid thai if one did noi know (or
recognize on hearing) lhat die work was intended as an examination of tlie perfect fourth
il would not lx- greally interesting
Alier the intermission, Petals, another
work by Kaija Saariaho featuring the world-
renowned Anssi Karttunen on solo cello,
was performed. I will leave it to the composer
to describe the work: "The Opposing elements
here are fragile coloristic passages wliich give
birth to more energetic events with clear rliylh-
micaiid melodic-character. These more sharply
focused figures pass through different transformations, and finally merge back lo less
dynamic, but no less intensive passages of
filigree." I can't say that I know exactly how
lo interpret what that is supposed lo mean but
I must confess lo being awestruck by ihe
amazing skill with which die cello was played
and the definite theme lo (he work, which
The fifth work of the evening was composed by Hope Lee, another Canadian.
Tangram (named after that oriental puzzle
with the geometric shapes) was scored for the
uncommon arrangement of harpsichord, bass
clarinet (dial's the thing thai looks sort of like
a black saxophone) and tape. That's right.
tape. I, personally, have always been under die
impression thai one went to live performances
losee musicians perform; that's what makes il
LIVE, right? It's bad enough dial in today's
world we have to put up with the indignity of
voice mail, but lo think that even in the last
bastions of human communication we are
forced to interact with machines instead of real
people is appalling. This wasn't even (as near
as I could discern) a tape of people playing
instruments. It was a tape of some abstract
wailing sounds presumably generated by some
lifeless electronic device. I had a hard time
taking this work seriously and found thai die
only impression I got from listening lo il was
thai I (and the rest of Ihe audience) was the
brunt of a bad joke. To add insult to injury I
noted from the program diat the work was
funded by the Canada Council.
The program concluded with Ms.
Saariaho's newest work, Amers; die title comes
from die name for a French marine navigation
system. Tliis obscure reference makes sense
only after listening to Ihe interminably long
work seeming to consist of die large ensemble
playing almost random bus of music while a
computer operator (who seemed to lx- having
some trouble slaying on time with the ensemble) injected sampled sounds of what can only
lx- descrilx'd as sonar sound effects (thus the
navigational reference?) into the melee. Wail
screech honk PING la la la wail la screech
PING (Contact off the port bow, Captain!)
shreel waoo PING ... If this wholly inadequate
description has merely served to pique your
interest then I suggest you Iry die following:
go to a large symphony performance and si-
mullatieously put on a Walkman™ (ixips, I
don't want Sony on my case, make that a
Personal Slereo) with a tape of submarine
movie sound effects in die few minutes just
before the performance while all ihe instruments are luning, and turn it up LOUD. It is a
strange effect, lo lx- sure, but I don't know if 1
would dignify it as being art.
The overall conclusion? Well, for someone who is not a big fan of die style a nearly
Ihree-hour concert was loo long. I was unimpressed by some of the works but it was an
interesting experience and I really did enjoy
one piece and at least appreciated two others.
It certainly wasn't Ixirihg and, all in all, I
would recommend ii as a good way to sample
modern classical music if you think you nught
like it or if you just aren't sure what you think
of the form
So what's up and couung for the month
of April? Well, if you do think you'd like to
give Vancouver New Music a Iry they are
having llieir season finale on the 24lh Willi a
concert entitled Sonic Tides. Featuring work
by  women  composers  including  Weir and
Coulhard. the works will be performed by Ihe
CBC Vancouver Orchestra at tlie Hotel
Vancouver's Pacific Ballroom at 8:00 p.m.
The Music in the Morning Concert Society is presenting Monica Hugget (violin)
and Tamara Bernstein (fortepiano) in a
concert of late 18th century works as a season
finale on the 19, 20, and 21 of April at 10:30
a.m. at the Koerner Recital Hall in Vanier
Park.
Tlie Vancouver Recital Society is doing
something a little out of ihe ordinary on the
24th when they present Peggy Baker (contemporary dance) and Andrew Burashako
(piano) in Music for Piano ami Solo Dan, er.
Tin
ed al
Playhouse al 8:00 p.m.
Early Music Vancouver will present two
concerts this month, starting on die 16th with
Anner Bylsma and the Pacific Baroque
Orchestra performing cello concertos by
Vivaldi, Boccherim and Leo. (oven die legendary stal,ire i>l Mr. ByIsiua's performances
ickels
. if
i. Ensemble Project Arts Nova (PAN
seining boih ihe Borodin Trio ami die
Lafayette Quartet on ihe I'hh.u 8:00 p.m.
eluding a Rachmaiunov trio, a Shostakovich
Piano Quintet, and Tchaikovsky's Souvenirs
ol Florence.
Masterpiece Chamber Music
presents Hie cryptically titled concert "Summer   is  Iciimen   In"  on  ihe   24lh.   (What   is
Samuel   Barber's  S, er  Music.   Dubois'
Petit Suite. Ilurlsio.ic's Sonata for Bassoon
and Piano, and Thuillc'sScxIcI loi Winds and
2:30 and  8:30 p.m.  al  Ihe  Vancouver  Bast
The VSO is presenting Iwo concerts in
Ihe Maslctwoiks series: on Ihe I6lh (at 8:(K)
p.m.). 17* (al 2:00 p.m.). and ISih (at 8:0 I
p.m.) Emanuel Ax is pianist for Haydn's
Piano Concerto in I) Major and R. Strauss'
Burleske loi Piano and ()rcl,estra in a concert
also featuring Pepin's Adagio pour amies
Vancouver Cantata Singers and Trinity
Western University choirs |om ihe VS<) io
(with Melissa Kleinbart on violin) an.I
Bcclhovcn's "('horar Symphony No.',). If Ihe
"pops" are more your style, ihe VSO Pops is
presenting "Classy, Brassy and Sassy1'' on
Ihe 8th and 9lh wilh Doc Severinson (formerly Ihe music director lor Johnny Carson I
at 8:(K)p.m.
Well, looks like I'm oul ol  space lol
another month. Good lislciiimMiiilil next edi- Hey, I have a/mv favorite band! It's
die incredibly catchy, incredibly fast,
incredibly punk Rancid from
Berkeley, CA. Ever since I bought
their amazing debut LP for Epitaph
I have constantly been cursing myself for missing their shows in Vancouver a way back. Just out is a
follow-up EP entitled Radio Radio
Radio and it's incredible. In tlie
classic "oi"-punk styles, these guys
capture the best of melodic pop and
punk, mash il together and blast off
into some of die most energetic recordings I've heard in some time. J.
Mascis [Dinosaur Jr.] apparently
said that die best bass playing he
ever heard appeared on Can'/ Stand
the Rezillos. While that is too true,
he has obviously yet to experience
Rancid's amazing backbeat lead
bass playing! Ouch! Overall, it's
high-energy, all-ages, No.Cal. punk
with shout-along choruses at its ab-
solule best. This rocks! (Fat Wreck
('honls. W). Box 460144, San Francisco. ('A. 94146. U.S.A.)
livery month for the last few
years, in this very column, I have
reviewed hoards of 7" records; almost all being independent, a loi
Ixing Canadian, and almost every
local 7" released. I love most of the
music I'm reviewing, I love collecting 7" records, and I really, really
want to see this scene grow to its
fullest potential. I want lo reach as
many people as possible lo project
the great dung dial is independent
music on this vinyl format. Like-
minded label Sub-Pop has been doing dieir part for a long time now
and continues widi a new release by
Halifax's Jale. These popsters from
the other side of the country have
gotten consistently belter with each
release since their humble beginnings last year on the Cinnamon
Toast label. Entitled Cur, this is Jale's
best yet Featuring 2 hot slices of
crunchy melodic pop i n a hep Sloan-
meets-Leshe Gore fashion dus is
most certainly die best Canuck rock
I've heard in a wlule. And, finally,
someone has done just production
to Jale'sheavcnly vocals! (Sub-Pop)
Tlie constantly busy En Guard
Records has released a 3-band com
pilation 7 " featuring bands from that
rural Ontariotown, Glengarry. Town
pride the Stand GT kicks off Glen -
garry Calling with their soft-spoken pop rock, allowing Crash 13
to do likewise and finishes off side
one with their oh-so-average pop
punk. The Cretins ends the EP
with (you guessed it) more of die
same. Glengarry Calling gives you
an overwhelming feeling diat a lost
pocket of Hiisker Du fans thrives on
corn-on-the-cob in Ontario. (En
Guard, 1671 St. Hubert, Montreal,
PQ.H2L3Z1)
In the nation's capital, not far
from the calling of Glengarry,
Resin Scraper debuts with a 3-
song snot-attack of punk rock. Put
out by BirdmanSound (alsoahighly
toted Ottawa record emporium) the
B-side features an MC5 and a Lazy
Cowgirls cover. Bodi give you a
good idea of the influences ,and
sound of Resin Scraper although
their horrid version of the MC5's
"Starship" might be considered a
waste of vinyl to some. Tliis is a
limited release of 300 so best of luck
in finding one! (Birdman Sound,
593 Bank St., Ottawa, ON. K1S
3T4)
You may remember Toronto's Phleg Camp
from a single they
released on Vancouver's Final Notice Records a few
years back. Billing
themselves as-
Blind Phleg Camp
these moody rockers do litde on this
posthumous release (apparently
they just broke up)
beside bug die crap
outta me. Tlie constant fluctuations
of volumedirough-
outdie2indierock
songs diat are slow,
luielarenolniybag.
Eat Sound; no ad-
(All You C
A couple new ones just arrived from Seattle's eMpTy
Records: First it's the Kent 3s
Com of the Realm 4-song EP. Not
unlike tlie under-rated Fallouts, these
fellow Seattle loafers rip it up with
a whole lotta punk rock 'n' roll
angst. Tweaked guitars, crashing
drums and barked vocals—these
cats are hot rockin'. Next, Earl's
Family Bombers' pro-Yank 7"
rolls off my spinner with ever-so-
sligluly generic, ballsy guitar rock.
Renuniscent of the Dictators without die charisma. (eMpTy Records,
PO. Box 12034, Seattle, WA. 98102
U.S.A.)
The Grifters are back widi
anodier single lhat employs some
rather interesting recording techniques but plods along in that new
90's way diat still has yet lo catch
my interest. These Memphis indie
rockers fail to gel my foot tapping
even once through the duration of
die A-side's "Bronze Cast" and the
B-side's "Confidential" fares aboul
as well widi more of that acoustic
Neil Young thing dial, again, does
very htlle for this all-night rocker.
(Shangri-La, 1916 Madison Ave..
Memphis, TN. 38 104 V.S.A.)
From ihe Mod slrong-hold of
San Jose (home to the Odd Num
bers, Clay Wheels et al) comes yet
anodier 4-song EP of neato, 60's
Mod, power pop stuff from The
Kindred. It's a tad whimpier than
die rest but still fun, and still impossible to find. (The Kindred, 705
PotomacCourt, San Jose. CA.95136
prise ever
of   I
Knockoffs.'Hioroughly disgusted
with die volume dial the band "rehearse" at, they plead with the band
to "turn down that awful music!"
Fortunately that terrible music is
some blastin', high energy, pogo
anteed to piss off your neighbors
whedier you live in Stockton, California or Stockholm, Sweden!
(Knockoffs Inc., PO. Box 70033.
waiting)5-song7" EPfromSeattle's
The Boatrampmen!!! Though
rumors abound that the
Boatrampmen may be the Christian
funk sextet the Young Fresh Fellows disguised in lifejackets and
gumboots, the Boatrampmen throttle the propeller to die max. with
amazing raunch V roll tunes all
about life on, under and around the
boat ramp. Get soaked in "Rampage!", get laid "Under the
Boatramp," or simply declare yourself a " B oatrampman" or "Boatramp
Girl" after surviving one of the hottest rock 'n' roll records to ever
pollute the Seven Seas! Also unleashed on Cruddy diis mondi is the
fucking great 4-song instrumental
compilation Ultra Punch Deluxe.
All four of the instrumental tracks
are exclusive to this record and feature the finest of the trade: Japan's
The Bunnys, England's Thee
Headcoats, and the USA's Untamed Youth and Phantom
Surfers. A fine sampler of top-
notch quality, both in the superb
outer packaging and the excellent
rock 'n' roll songs within. (Cruddy
c/o Popllama Products, PO. Box
95364, Seattle, WA. 98145-2384
U.S.A.)
I hope you have enjoyed my
column this month and I hope you
will go out and support all the fine
bands I have reviewed herein. See
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die Knockoffs'
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11'lis,
hell ola lot more Why'Well. kids,
it's a Sonic Youth spin-off! Free
Kitten is a vinyl compound of Sonic
Youth's Kim Gordon, Pussy Galore's Julia Cafntzand Yoshimi(?)
who produce some fairly unbearable Blues Explosion-likecrud went
bad Free Kitten reminds me of
Huggy Bear t* Bikini Kill but, at
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Swervedriver
Therapy?
Medicine
Commodore Ballroom
Monday, February 14
Medicine was supposed to be part
of tlus Valentine's Day triple-bill
but, because they couldn't get across
the Canada/US. border, they had n>
cancel. Instead,Blaise Pascal played
in tlieir place and tliey performed
well. I expected Therapy? to cancel
as well because of a scene 1 recently
saw in the movie Naked, in wluch a
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Much to the pleasure of die audience, their set included "Teeth
Grinder" and a cover of Joy Division's   "Isolation."     Therapy?
Swervedriver, on the other
hand, did not. They were unclear,
unnecessarily loud and, much to the
disappointment of many in attendance, one could have stayed home
and enjoyed listening lo any of the
Swervedriver CDs much more than
tlieir live show. It was apparent by
looks from the audience dial no one
was enjoying the show as much as
Uiey did when Therapy? was on
Roseann Nasser
Jad Fair
Starfish Room
Sunday, February 20
The Starfish Room is a relatively
new club in Vancouver and judging
by the bands that have been booked
there it promises to be a good venue
for cool bands. This night was no
exception. Opening for Jad Fair was
local band Zumpano. I thought
about alot of diings while Zumpano
played: the bass player's tapping
foot; doing my laundry; I even
diought about committing suicide.
None of my thoughts were about
die music and I take that as a bad
sign.
Jad Fair (of Half Japanese) is
currently touring with his crazy
music and he's enlisting guest musicians to help him out. Tliis night
Mr. Fair had Tae Won Yu of Oly m-
pia's Kicking Giant guesting on
guitar and Keith Parry of Superconductor helping out on drums Hie
whole set carried a really light feel
and lad made everyone smile widi
his sweet and silly lyrics. He even
proved lus genius by finding arhyiu-
ing word for "orange" in one song!
Trish Kelly
Facepuller
Gus
Down Corporation
Starfish Room
Thursday, February 24
Down Corporation.. HI H I?! What
die hell was diat? Some words that
came to mind al first: Apocalypse.
Ancient. Futurist, fucking weird.
Mother I Icadhug, Bauhaus.. A (ier-
niaii  singer wearing an  airman's 32
BEASTIE BOYS
SOME OLD BULLSHIT
GRAND ROYAL
33
CROW
MY KIND OF PAIN
HALF A COW
34
STEEL POLE BATHTUB
SOME COCKTAIL SUGGESTIONS
BONER
35
SECT
TELEWNETIC
THIRDMIND
36
MAGNETIC FIELDS
HOLIDAY                              FEEL GOOD ALL OVER
37
CRAIN
HEATER
RESTLESS
38
EGGS
EXPLODER
TEEBEAT
39
TOO SHORT
GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN
JIVE
40
PORTASTATIC
I HOPE YOUR HEART IS NOT BRITTLE
MERGE
41
FRENTE!
LABOUR OF LOVE
MAMMOTH
42
SILKWORM
IN THE WEST
C/Z
43
TH FAITH HEALERS
IMAGINARY FRIEND
ELEKTRA
44
TRUMANS WATER
GODSPEED THE PUNCHLINE
HOMESTEAD
45
VARIOUS ARTISTS
MILK FOR PUSSY
MAD QUEEN
46
SHUFFLE DEMONS
EXTRA CRISPY
STUBBY
47
SOULS OF MISCHIEF
NEVER NO MORE
JIVE
48
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
ALL SYSTEMS GO
CARGO
49
THINKING FELLERS UNION
TANGLE
CURVES THAT KICK
SCRATCH
APRIL 94 INDIE HOME JOBS
CHAR-TS
APRIL 94 LONG VINYL 50
1 PAVEMENT
2 BRATMOBILE
3 CRUNT
4 SLANT 6
5 JAWBOX
6FLUF
7 STRAIN
8 GREEN DAY
9 THE ORB
10 THE JERKY BOYS
11 NINE INCH NAILS
12ADICKDID
13EUGENIUS
14SEPULTURA
CCHESNUTT
16 MATERIAL
17 DQE
18 PERFUME TREE
19 SHONEN KNIFE
20 TORI AMOS
I RED RED MEAT
22 PSYCHIC TV
23 HALF JAPANESE
24 RIPCORDZ
25 YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS
26 FLOPHOUSE
CROOKED RAIN. CROOKED RAIN MATADOR
THE REAL JANELLE KILL ROCK STARS
CRUNT TRANCE
SODA POP RIP OFF DISCHORD
FOR YOUR OWN SPECIAL SWEETHEART    ATLANTIC
HOME IMPROVEMENTS
STRAIN
DOOKIE
LIVE 93
JERKY BOYS
MARCH OF THE PIGS
ADICKDID
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
CHAOS A.D.
DRUNK
HALLUCINATION ENGINE
BUT ME I FELL DOWN
THE SUNS RUNNING OUT
ROCK ANIMALS
UNDER THE PINK
JIMMYWINE MAJESTIC
HEX SEX
FIRE IN THE SKY
CANADIAN AS FUCK
YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS
OH FUCK
HEADUNTER
OVERKILL
REPRISE
ISLAND
SELECT
ATLANTIC
TEXAS HOTEL
FEEL GOOD ALL OVER
28 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
29 THE SPINANES
30 BECK
31 POP SICKLE
CLEOPATRA
SAFE HOUSE
EN GUARD
headgear with fake dreads sticking
out of il, a leather satchel on his
shoulder anil a huge walking stick
in hand. Reminded me of a psychotic mouse costume without die
tail. (Heeven did a theatrical mouse
dance during one of many long
drawn-out artsy tunes.) Heavy
rhylhiii/bass/percussion; a silly in-
cense/candle burning woman widi
"Ciretel" make-up Best quote of
the night from the bassist of Down
(Corporation: "We're noi Nazis. We
sniff glue, but we're not Nazis." At
the end of their set, the bassist did a
Kurd) Cobain leap into the drum
set wow. Sorry, Ixit German means
nothing tome.
OnloGus... Wow! I'm new lo
this town and this was the first time
thai I've seen Gus. My opinion:
Gus is an onslaught of original,
hardcore punk intensity. A must
see   Unfortunately, either no one
knows this band or the crowd was
liisi lame and unresponsive. I've
heard that Vancouver crowds are
lame, bill this seems to apply only
APRIL 94 SHORT VINYL 35
1 J ALE
2 THE EVAPORATORS
3 KID CHAMPION
4 MORRISSEY
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS
6 MADDER ROSE
7 BUM
8 DA SMUGGLERS
9 YO LA TENGO
10 TIGER TRAP/HENRY'S DRESS
1 PLUTO
2 MARY LOU LORD
13 SUPERCHUNK
4 SWERVEDRIVER
5 APHEX TWIN
16 ERICS TRIP
17 UNREST
THE BREEDERS
19 BOYRACER
20 BITE
21 GRENADINE
22 ARCHERS OF LOAF
23 THE COCTEAU TWIN?:
24 THE STAND GT
25 SWELL
26 MR WRONG
27 FRENTE!
28 MOTORHONEY
29 HEAVENLY
30 CURVE
31 TINY LIGHTS
32 THE GRIFTERS
MONOXIDES
34 THE MEICES
35 BUTTERGLORY
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PRETTY LITTLE JACKET 71
JINGLE JANGLE MORNING T
PRECISION AUTO PARTS 2&3 7
LAST TRAIN TO SATANSVILLE El
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WARM GIRL T
CATH CARROLL EP
DIVINE HAMMER EP
AUL 36X EP
CANKER T
DON T FORGET THE HALO T
THE RESULTS AFTER THE LOAf <
BLUEBEARD EP
SUGAR BUZZ 7-
FORGET ABOUT JESUS EP
STATE Of GRACE 7'
LABOUR OF LOVE EP
TAKE 7'
P.U.N.K. GIRL EP
MISSING LINK EP
I THINK I JUST WANT TO GO A
BRONZE CAST 7*
DROP OF NOTHING T
WORDS T
OUR HEADS 7'
MATADOR
7'SLUMBERLAND
POPGUN
KILL ROCK STARS
MERGE
SLUMBERLAND
DERIVATIVE
TEEN/SIMPLE
REVENGE T MERGE
FONTANA
TOP DRAWER
AMERICAN
MAMMOTH
LANCE ROCK
CHARISMA
VAY 7'      KOKOPOP
SHANGRI-LA
SUPERBOB
WORD OF MOUTH
MERGE
SPEEDBUGGY
WHEAT JEANS
HJOULIE
PAVEDRVR
MEET DAISY
SHINY
KID CHAMPION
LUMINITES
THE REAL MCKENZIES
PLIERS
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GOOD HORSEY                                    HOW OSWALD BASTABLE RUINED MY UFE
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TIGER BEAT
BOUQUETS AND KISSES
8
TICKLE TRUNK
NO MEANS NO
10
KREVISS
EXPOSE
SPRING CHICKEN
11
GROVERFUR
1 LIKE YOU
12
CHILDREN OF ATOM
MINORITY OF ONE
,3
10 DAYS LATE
GETAWAY
14
BLACK EYED SUSAN
CHAMBERS
,5
LESION
TEMPEST TORN
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FRACAS
WAITING
16
NCI 7
TRINITY BELLWOODS
19
BLAISE PASCAL
SPOTLIGHT KIDD
20
THE VINAIGRETTES
BLIND SPOT
21
HUGO
TIME OF DAY
22
PAISLEY SUITCASE
AUNT GENOE
23
WRETCHED ETHYL
NOTHING TOO DEEP
24
SISTER LOVERS
DREAMING
23
GOAT BOY
DEAD
M
TERROR I AND THE BEAT ASSASSINATOF
TRUE 2 THA GAME
27
SPARKMARKER
SPEAKING Of HEROES
2B
MOVIELAND
(A SORT Of) ICARUS
29
HONEY
JELLYBITCH
30
ORBIT IN BLOOM
THROUGH YOU
HOME    BASS
COUNTDOWN    TO    ARMAGEDDON
CYBERTRAX
' TRANSPACT
i   RUFF RIDER
i MANDALA
' ARENATRAX
I GENTLE PLEASURE
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VISIONS     RISING HIGH/UK
PROGRESSIVE TRANCE       WHITE LABEL/FRANCE
SHAGGY RIDIMS EP KICKIN/UK
ALL THAT I NEED (SPEED TRANCE)  MUTE/CZECH
NCOS NOISE CONTROL C&S/US
HIGH NOOM EP NOOM/GERMANY
NITR09 DELERIUM/GERMANY
LIGHT YEARS AWAY SAVE THE VTNYL/UK
WE ARE ONE SAMPLER ADRENALIN/US
INTO THE NATURE (REMIXES)       HARTHOUSE/US
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I ages
show. I saw Lots of participation
and enthusiasm from the crowd.
Maybe people are just too self-conscious to enjoy themselves after
they turn nineteen. For a scene to
thrive, diere has to be visual and
auditory support from die crowd.
Sitting diere chain smoking, chain
drinking, and socializing doesn't
feed ascene, it only fills die pockets
of club owners and fascist cigarette
companies. I've been guilty of dus
too (though I don't smoke), but I've
spent many years up front going all
out for bands thai I like. Coming
close lo paralysis has made me a bit
pit-shy, but I refuse to be a loo-cool
wall-flower for people to look at.
Wake up! You don't exist if a band
can't see you or hear you.
Facepuller was up
next...double wow!! Incredible
power and very interesting original
tunes with great lyrics you can actually understand (usually). And
yes...they were loud! I've neverseen
so many people with ear plugs al
one show Far plugs may take away
the essence (insani.y)of their sound,
but without them you nuglit as well
pour hot wax in your ears.
I love the Victoria/Vancouver music scene. I had given up on
new heavy/punk/hardcore/original
bands back east in the U.S. (with a
few exceptions) but bands like these
make it all come alive again. Great
bands, nice club, bad crowd. Support your scene!
Hooligan
The Itals
Small Axe
The Town Pump
Friday, March 4
Too many times I've gone to the
Pump only to sit around bored for
what seems like an eternity waiting
for some one. anyone, to get up on
stage, this night though, me and
mine arrived about 10.30. The Pump
was pumped. Sold out Small Axe
were on stage The place was
packed. The air was irie thick.
Except for their new drummer who wasbcing broken in. Small
Axe were great I vaguely recollect
seeing them before sometime ago
and being unimpressed at that time.
They've come along way and I for
one will check them out again.
Rather dian inutate, they have developed their own identity. Rootsy
funky dubby slylee. Small Axe more
Uian held their own as Ihe opening
Afterasliort break. Thalsrighl.
a short break, the Ital Band mounted
the stage and launched inlo some
solid grooves. It was suggested lhat
Roots Rallies would be- backing the
Itals, now I may lx- wrong but I
don'l think these lx- them, A moot
point as these guys cook, never
failling to turn up the heal when
called upon to do so.
Hie  Itals have Ix'en singing
roots harmonies since 1976 and IX
years  later  David  Isaacs,  Ronnie
Davis and Lead singer Keith Porter
have lost nothing. Sounding as good
as ever, it didn't lake (he Itals long
lo engulf (heir audience in a sweal
soaked harmonic bliss, lis al gigs
like this one thai you realize how
good the roots sound is. especially
like the Itals Beats the hell out of
ragamuffin and dancehall All
diings considered, not forgelling
the reasonable price of admission.
the March 4di show at the Pump
was wellwordi it. More please!!
Norm van Rassel
Furnaceface
Vinaigrettes
The Town Pump
Saturday, March 12
I liked Hirnaccfacc's music, but
the band members were a bit too in
lo Ix'ing "rock-stars." I found it
really aiinoyniglosee the guitarist/
keyboard player jumping around
and rocking his synlli back and
forth on its stand. OK, maybe I did
get off on some of their antics - I
liked the swirly (lungs thai were
attached to electric drills, and the
films projecting behind the band
for the whole show. But the resl
was musical wanking al its wont!
As a remit il look me a while lo gel
wanned up lo them, bul when I
managed losee (h.sleir.')pasl all the
antics, I Uked what I heard
The crowd seemed lo he en
tingeni
oi
Furnaceface fans present because
they were clearly familiar widi the
lyrics, joining in with the "Fuck
Youl's" at just the right time. Tlie
best part of die show for me was
seeing die Vinaigrettes, a Victoria
band dial wasn't even supposed to
play lhat night - they were the list
nunute fill-ins for Naked Lunch -
and dial I had never heard of before.
Diey were, as my companion and 1
decided.a fusion of: cub. Tsunami,
a hide bit of country, and a lol ol
good, loud punk-rock-really! They
even played asong called Tsunami,
that sounded like a tribute to the
band of Ihe same name, in fad il
reminded me a lot of the htlle instrumental thai Tsunami did as their
opening number at the Town Pump
last fall - lots of interest ing rhythms,
and lots of changes. I guess the
Vinaigrettes stole the show in my
opinion, but to lx- fair. 1 dunk the
crowd was (here to.see Furnaceface,
id that's
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Harsh Toke of Reality
(Popllama)
Any band that commissions an ex-
member of The Tubes to paint them
an album cover that looks like it
would be more appropriate for a
1985 Ram Jam comeback attempt
has got to be at least partly fueled by
genius. In concert, a frantic stage
show and obvious desire to keep
their mile-a-minute smorgasbord of
the inane from alienating most of
the uninitiated in attendance is The
Squin-els. Odierstoo self-conscious
(or alternative) to join in the fun
become an unwilling side show and
a foil for the group and its mad
cabaret. So, are The Squirrels a silly
band with a lot of heart whose pursuit of the truly ridiculous resists the
pitfalls of easy cynicism?
Harsh Toke of Reality tries
awfully hard to convince the listener that The Squirrels are not outside of their "natural environment"
when in the recording studio. At
times it almost succeeds; especially
when the heart rules the mind on
songs like "Happy Guy,'" where the
mix is equal parts cleverness and.
dare I say, compassion. The enthusiastic liner notes and JT's deh-
ciously-dated, metal guitar shredding are also plus signs. On the
downside, the spirit that makes covers like the Vogues' "Five O'Clock
World" work in concert doesn' t save
them from sounding redundant on
the home stereo. Then again, maybe
that's the point. Indeed, by selling
The Squirrels too short one might
miss the subversive, though perhaps unintentional, truths hiding in
the their silliest moments. Either
way, there are enough cracks on
Harsh Toke of Reality to let some of
The Squirrels' luminescence shine
through, even if it's but a portion of
what they radiate in their live spectacle.
Mark Kleiner
Finally, tracks like "The Hill" begin
with an ambient freeform and later
transformintoanexquisitepopsong.
Seem varied? Incidentally, Fuck
Pussy Galore is a collection of older
(when vocalist/guitarist Mark
Robinson and drummer Phil Krauth
were fresh out of their Washington.
D.C high-school) and very limited
original pressing E.P.s for the
Teenbeat label. Fuck Pussy Galore
is an album that storms through a
profusion of musical genres and
moods, and in doing so disengages
die casual listener searching for consistency. A true Unrest collector's
UNREST
Fuck Pussy Galore
(Matador)
What makes Fuck Pussy Galore so
appealing is the way Unrest juxtaposes their songs. With 26 tracks n
stands as a mishmash...a peculiar
album. "Scott & Zelda" and "Communist Tart" nod towards the band's
punk heritage, which is something
largely neglected on more recent
recordings, while the jazzy taste of
"Tlie 's' Street Shuffle" and the
airy/elevator sounds of "She Makes
Me Free" followslraight afterwards.
MARK LANEGAN
Whiskey for the Holy Ghost
(Sub-Pop)
Whiskey for the llolv Ghost uurrors
our west coast winters perfectly.
It's dark and bleak; quiel and slark;
and just when you're starting to be
overwhelmed by all of the sodden
and seemingly endless grey Mark
Lanegan conies through with a blue-
sky respite like the appropriately
titled. "El Sol." Songs like this are
few and far between on this record
but that's fine because Lanegan's
mournful and melancholy voice is
perfectly suited for this wonderfull y
depressing fare. All those smokes
and glasses of whiskey that Lanegan
downs on tour widi Screaming Trees
are doing wonders for his vocals:
adding a believable rasp to the decidedly country/blues edge of most
of die songs.
Backed by an all-star cast
which includes the likes of Tad.
Dan Peters [Mudhoney). J. Mascis
[Dinosaur Jr.]. Mark Johnson and
more. Lanegan's latest solo project
rivals anything Screnung Trees has
done. Apparently, Lanegan figures
pretencious" in nature. Listening to
Whiskey far the Holy Ghost has me
hoping that won't stop him from
doing another. A worthwhile way to
wallow in beautiful melancholy,
alone and with your Marlboros and
Jim Beam.
Sean Harvey
G.G. ALLIN AND THE
MURDER JUNKIES
Brutality and
Bloodshed for All
(Alive Records/Cargo)
The hairy new messiah of your average wincing, young sceptic, aspiring junkie poet is etching his epitaph on the big rock tombstone with
this final release. Brutality and
Bloodshed for Ml. Until some white
trash Vaudeville act like die New
Bomb Turks evolves into a G.G.
Allin cover band and plays places
like the Lunatic Fringe, and some
embarrassing tribute thing full of
Matador bands emerges, this release
is indeed die final chapter of his
career. Before dying the most useless death of die 90s, G.G. Allin had
collaborated with such heroes as J.
Mascis [Dinosaur Jr.], Antiseen and
Lisa Suckdog. The bandwagon of
stars doesn't stop there and Brutality and Bloodshed for All is almost
worth die purchase just to read the
names that gel on for the ride to pay
dieir last respectstothe Jim Morrison
of the "dare-to-be-different" sect.
The man is going our with the full
exploilalion he desires and deserves.
Some of the tracks are boring for my
overly Dayglo Abortion-ed ears but
"Shoot Knife Strangle Beat & Crucify" aspires lo youth-anthem status. This review is already too flowery for further acadenuc posturing
so I'II end with a snippet of dialogue
that CiTR's station manager and I
had prior to me taking Bloodshed
and Brutality for All into the listen-
"Oh. are you going lo review
the GG allin CD?"
that cb.
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playlist, so if you bring it up to play
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THERAPY?
Troublegum
(A&M)
Being a big "Fuck you" to U2, Dublin's Therapy? is perhaps dlis year's
biggest "maybe." Made obvious
while listening to (and reading)
Troublegum's lyrics, Therapy?
makes their bread and butter from
anthems, all of llieiu. Songs to rip
light fixtures exit of ceilings and
throw al passing cars. Punk aggression for a lucked world. Although
had to grow on "me, and I  mean
seriously. Some notable traclcs to
help that growing process:
"Scramager" (also availble on the
Hats of Insane E.P.), "Isolation" (a
Joy Division cover), and "Femtex".
Need I say more on Therapy??
Christian
MEDICINE
The Buried Life
(American/Wea)
The Buried Life (buried under back
issues of Shoe-gazers' Monthly, presumedly) is not a bad album, by any
means, bul an album whose sole
purpose is to be used as the basis for
a game of Spot die Influence. Yup,
they're all in diere: Lush, The House
of Love, Jesus and Mary Chain,
Cocteau Twins, Curve.... Not content to just disappear up its own
arse, tins is just so typical of the
North American indie scene at the
moment that it has to disappear up
the arses of die British as well. Now,
speaking as a British ar.se owner, let
me tell you that we don't want you
off'
Sim
i Henrtelryck
THE  OTHER TWO  AND
YOU
The Other Two And You
(Centredate/Polygram)
This feeble attempt by Gillian
Gilbert and Stephen Morris (both of
New Order fame) to break away
from the norm and try .something
new has resulted in exactly what die
two least wanted: an album that
sounds a lot like New Order. Tracks
like "Tasty Fish" and "The Greatest
Tiling" have all those danceableNew
Ordertraits, wluleatracklike "Moving On":sounds like die closing song
from a 1986 John Hughes teen comedy! All in all, Tlie Other Two and
You is a good listen if you already
li ke Ne w Order and you' re not look-
ing for something original.
Gio Corsi
GREEN DAY
Dookie
(Reprise/Wea)
I first learned about Green Day from
the very pages of dus magazine aboul
a year ago. Since tlien Green Day
have become one of my all time
favourite bands. I'm very pleased
with this, dieir major label debut. In
fact, I'm just crazy about Dookie.
Sweet vocal melodies, power chords
from cheap guitars and crunching
rhythms intertwine tightly to produce the kind of music that makes
you feel good all over, and flatters
lyrics focussing on boredom, frustration and (post) teenage angsf.
Dookie is the soundtrack of
youth. Get it and share it with your
Vince Yeh
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PRONG
Cleansing
(Epic)
For die times when 1 really crave an
intense, rhydunic, hook-laden metal
experience I'll have Prong's latest
release, Cleansing. This is seriously
aggressive power metal widi clean
and savage speed guitars dial hint at
Pantera, a little bit of Ministry, and
the underrated guitar stylings of
Norwegian noodler Ronni Le Tekro.
What Prong has produced in Cleansing is a grinding, riff-filled opus
which carrieTon and expands the
sound they developed on tlieir last
album. But unlike 1991's stripped
down and somewhat mainstream
Prove You Wrong, Cleansing is a
tougher and fuller sounding effort—
i> the
former Killing Joke bassist Paul
Raven and keyboardist/programming man John Brechdel. Tliis, in
conjunction with producer-
extraordinaire Terry Date's
(Pantera;Soundgarden)superb control-board tinkering, has given gui-
tarist/vocalist/maiiiman Tommy
Victor a guitar sound  to rival
Here I am sitting in luxury thoroughly enjoying that l'il circular lump o' processed lard that
is the center of the biscuit
combo some call an Oreo. I
call it heavenly (ranking it right
up there with the Sausage
McMuffin™ as my favorite
member of the non-food food
group) and Heaven knows it
makes wading through the
enormous pile of records lhat
me a lot easier. In the last si:
weeks I have received no les
than 37 records from variou
folks! Yikes! I have so muc
vinyl to go through  that  I'r
have
jrage a
24 y^^535^
nding
me dubs of your weird stuff
(with a copy of the graphics, if
you can) or not expect a quick
response, due to my backlog.
Some of you may have noticed (awful presumptuous of
me, isn'l it?) that this l'il
Mickey Mouse column was absent from Ihe last issue. Well.
to be brutally honest, I plunged
headlong into Internet (I'd give
you the address but that would
be trendy) and the Doctor refused to give me Prozac, again.
He said being pharmaceutical^ challenged didn't
cut it. To top it off, my application for MofoVision wasn't
accepted. I was put in line behind the Pee Wee Hockey Network and The Parrot Training
Channel.
However, I am back and
what say we get on with this
pile of records right here?
Susan Kennard, Manager of
CKIZ Radio in the urban
sprawl lhat is Pincher Creek,
Alia., sent me about a dozen
nifty Hems, including:
JACK HENNING
Going My Way
(Apollo 70)
What can I say about Jack
Henning lhat isn't said on Going My Way? Apparently, a lot.
formation on an LP
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there is the title, the
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Dawn,   Lobo,   Neil
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JBV.
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Genre: Information, Please
Cheezability rating: 50
TOM JONES
Ifs Not Unusual
(Parrot)
I've always had a soft spot in
my head for Tom Jones, even
before I saw Art Bergmann
hunt chickens to the title song
in Highway 61. Quite simply,
one of the greals. Up there with
Sammy,   Dino   and   Buddy
Greco. Eddie Vedder cribbec
all he knows from this guy.
Gen re .The Vegas Idea
Cheezability rating: 100
FLATT & SCRUGGS
Nashville Airplane
(Columbia)
Frankly, as good as these country versions of "hippy" songs
by   Bob   Dylan   and   Buffy
-Mar metallers Fight or industrialist Nine
Inch Nailsforsheerpower and heavi-
"Whose Fist is Tins Anyway,"
"Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your
Neck," "Broken Peace," "Sublime"
and "Test" will have you scrambling to find your Metal Church
neckbrace of '83 but more traditional metallers should check diis
one out for its power and songs (yes,
songs) that kick-in, build-up, climax and kick-out. Crank the bass.   '
Thomas Johannes
esque "Cost You," will have you
screaming for more than just die 7
songs included on this debut E.P.
Prairie folk rock! (Screaming for
Lou c/o Cam McKinnon, 154
Lakeshore Crescent, Saskatoon,
Sask. S7J 3T3)
Roseann Nasser
SILKWORM
In the West
(C/Z)
Be warned, Silkworm is not a loud,
fast, or heavy band. I won't even
bother to pigeon-hole diem because
diey simply don't fit...anywhere. In
die C/Z Records repertoire beside
bands like Caustic Resin, Alcohol
Funnycar, die Melvins. My Name
and Skin Yard, Silkworm seems a
bit out of place (bul, dien again, so
do Huevos Rancheros). Tlieir sound
is lo-fi. with die vocals totally buried half of Ihe time (too bad really),
Agnello, who has worked with Dinosaur Jr. and Screaming Trees, diis
release is somewhat comparable to
recent Sonic Youth recordings. Laid
back vocals carry through full blasts
from drummer Wayne Leutia and
guitarist Jim Roberto, in addition to
Mercury Rev's David Baker performing backup vocals on a couple
tracks. With titles like "I Hate Rock
'n' Roll," "Down die Drain," "You
Cant Win." "I Give Up" and
"You're Not My Friend." St. Johnny
have
Singer/guit;
.■  than
,   the:
-  Bill
wy."
Skyler
TEENGENERATE
Teengenerate
(Cruddy Record Dealership)
When die Japanese attacked Pearl
Harbour diey sent shock waves
across anunsuspecting nation. Well,
it's 1994 and the Japanese barrage
continues in the form of the combo
known as Teengenerate. These guys
never let up for a second as punk
blast after punk blast hits your unwary ears. Legendary producer
Kearney Barton compliments the
Teens' straight-ahead attack on
originals like "She's A Dumb" and
"Wlule Talk," while covers of "Wild
Weekend" (by Tlie Zeroes) and
"Midnight to Six Man" (by Tlie
Pretty Tilings) ain'l too shabby ei-
shorl
ongs.
SCREAMING FOR LOU
Juxtaposition
(independent)
Could Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Hey.
xt big r
loubl  it
heard "new kid on the block-
Screaming for Lou. Originally
known as the Hooligans, they
changed dieir name in tribute to
their friend Lewis "Lou" Oteruelo,
who said the Hooligans was a stupid
name. Consisting of CamMcKinnon
(lead guitar; vocals), Doug Luciuk
(rhythm guitar), Nick Korolis
(drums), and Eric Sampson (bass),
Screaming For Lou plays rock 'n'
roll that integrates a variety of musical styles all backed up with raw
vocals and a steady rhydim. For
example, in "Staunch Reality," diey
iiux a psycliedelic-oOs echo twang
with a disco beat anil rock il together to create an amazing song
that will have you humming long
after you' ve put the tape away. Odier
highlights, such as the Pearl Jam-
times loud, or all of dus in one tune.
On my first listen through In
the West, more dian one song made
me question why in fact I was listening to it. However, Silkworm does
have a certain charm diat sinks in
after a few listenings and keeps me
from using the disc for target practice. Some songs, like "Enough is
Enough" and its crescendo from
nothing into loudness and back
again, really.stand out while others.
hke "Dust My Broom" and "Into
die Woods," are truly listenable and
redeem tins album greatly.
Ian King
ST. JOHNNY
Speed is Dreaming
(Geffen)
Hartford, Conneticut's St. Johnny
moves into die big leagues with
Speed is Dreaming, a selection of
mashy and jangly guitar pop songs.
Where last year's As HighAs A Kite
(a collection of St. Johnny's first 2
El's), on Caroline Records, established an emerging controlled edge,
Speed is Dreaming is pruned, refined and direct. Mixed by John
This     stuff     is     cutting
edge...pushing die wall of sound in
William Wang
KURIOUS JORGE
A Constipated Monkey
(Columbia)
Tlie eagerly anticipated debut of
Kurious Jorge, A Constipated Monkey, has carved a niche inlo the
hardcore world of hip-hop. Kurious
[Jorge Alvarez] boasts a smoootli
New York sound, aided by a production crew including some big
names like die BeatnuLs, SD-50's,
Bosco Money, the Prime Minister
Pete Nice (late of 3rd Bass) and
Daddy Rah. and his delivery is
clean Although many of Kurious'
beats and hooka are the same samples that olher big name groups have
used, he blends them nicely with
g.sla rap with its overwhelmingly
ogynislicand violent messages,
■rail, this constipated monkey
no problems dropping dope shil.
L Anderson and K. Pimentel
RAMONES
Acid Eaters
(Radioactive/Wea)
It is a commonly known fact diat the
Ramones define cool and Acid Eaters, no doubt, is a cool album. Tliis
is a collection of Joey Ramone &
Co. doing covers of their favorite
songs from die 60s and you can say
that it's good in the some way
McDonalds is good. That is to say
dial no matter where you are or what
you'redoing youcanstopand know
exactly what you're going to gel. If
you can conceive "My Back Pages'"
being sung by Joey Ramone you'll
know exactly what's on Acid Eaters. Very cool but no surprises,
whatsoever. Attention all hardcore
Ramones fans! Go buy diis album.
ERI
SLOWDIVE
Souvlaki
(Creation/SBK)
Slowdive is better dian any British
band around diese days, by uules,
and Souvlaki is a bloody coo! CD.
[Note: Tlie domestic release contains 4 bonus tracks diat aren'l terribly good and certainly sound as if
diey were just tacked onto the end of
die allium.] Souvlaki doesn't have
killer pop hooks thai hit you over
Ihe head bul these melodic and mesmerizing songs will get in you
slowly, starting from behind the
eyes. Incredible waves of fuzz and
sound roll over you and melt through
UNSANE
Total Destruction
(Matador)
Fasten your seal bells, kiddies, here
comes the latest from Unsane. Buy
dus allxim if pissing off your parents is si ill big on your lis! of things
lo do. 7V»(<i/ Destitution is exactly
hke lhat sound m your head right
alter you crashed your dad's new
car into a telephone pole—a sound
like the world is coming to an end by
a swarm of killer bees carrying electric guitars. Total Destruction is an
entirely satisfying experience for
that nihilist in all of us.
ERI
BECK
Mellow Gold
(Geffen)
By finding Beck and having his first
single, "Loser," catch on from out
of nowhere to become a big hit (and
deservingly so), Geffen has done it
again. "Loser" is a great song—
combining senseless talking blues
with funky dance beats—but only a
small sample of the wide variety of
musical styles heard on Mellow
Gold. This delightful, acoustically-
inclined album ranges from the
wonderful, soft melodies of
"Blackhok" to harder-edged songs
ilikc"SoulSuckin.lcrk")vcryreiiii-
in.sceiil of die Beastie Boys' Check
You, Head. In conclusion. Mellow
Gold is a very good album with
some refreshing beats and acoustics
thai can really satisfy.
Donald Coan
VARIOUS ARTISTS
X Marks the Spot
(Caroline)
In an attempt lo raise money for
voter cduc.ilK i South Africa, A"
Marks the Spot assembles artists
from Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda.
South Africa and olher countries.
All ol the I? "African sound "ing
tracks are most pleasant however,
with die possible exceptions of En
Mana Kuoyo from Kenya and
Mayibuye from South Africa, the
music ushers a bit loo much of a
western tinge—synths and olher
modern instruments are used in almost all of die tracks. It would have
been nice lohear more purely tradi-
Ihal aren't as boislrous in die record
industry but, beside it being for a
gtxxl cause, X Marks the Spot still
Dinos Kyrou
as it is to hear them sing "Everybody must get stoned,"...they
leave me Flatt.
Genre: Countrifried
Cheezability rating: 75
Eric Dean, hometown boy, sent
this relic:
ANN CORIO
How to Strip For Your Husband
(Roulette)
An early/mid-60s LP of grind
tunes made perfectly popular
by the burlesque houses and
strip joints of a bygone era.
The quality of the record is
mint (as is the totally corny
cover) and included is a booklet by Ann Corio, a stripper
herself, on how to "spice"
things up in the "boudoir." A
complete hoot, especially if
you can imagine your parents
using things like this!
Genre: Hubba, Hubba
Cheezability rating: 90
Breaky Heart." If
you can groove on
songs like "Head
Boogie" and "Sit,
Sit, Sit (On My
Face)," this is right
up your alley. A 100
:  Filth-o-n
ter, plus
chuckles ar
had   when   you  I
any
Production Manager for Discorder, slid me a huge heap of
vinyl, some of which are:
CHINGACHAVIN
Country Porn
(Attic)
The title definitely suits the
LP's theme! Basically, Chinga
Chai
Sho
>urh   r
ake.s
Anthony  Hempell,  esteemed      Song"
"The
Genre: Poo Rock
Cheezability rating: 80
NOEL EDWARD SMITH
Timeless
(MMO)
Timeless was meant to lead
you how to play the bass guitai
by using the tried and tru<
method of doing the lames
possible versions of the tune:
then taking out the bass on side
2. Hell. "Fire And Rain" is sc
lame that even James Tayloi
would   say,    "Wow,   that's
thing s Missing
Cheezability rat
ing: 85
THEE PICK 0'
MONTH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lemme tell ya, the con
tion for "Thee Pick O
Month" was the fiercest
been in the 2 + /- years Pv<
doing this column. Many
mentioned LPs are wort
the high honor and, beliei
Chinga, Ann and the Ba
of the
it weren't for this incredible
find from Mike Biliski. bassist
for Sourpuss:
SANDOZ PHARMACEUTICALS
Lear's Mental Anguish
(Sandoz)
This box set contains 1 LP of
quotes from Shakespeare's
King Lear followed by 3 egg
heads  discussing   whether  or
cribbed Cinderella and added
some character details; b) Lear
could have been helped by
Sandoz's peppy new
tranquilizer. Serentil. Also included is a little description of
Serentil and a groovy little letter telling you. the psychiatrist or doctor who might have
got this in the mail oral some
convention, how King Lear
might noi have gone bonkers if
he had used this drug. This is
for real!
Tins is the 3rd in a series
follow ing Ophelia s Personality Disorder and Was Falstaff
an Alcoholic?. Someone
should tell Sandoz that prescribing drugs for fictional
characters is a little unbalanced
in itself. A very odd record.
Genre: Psych I
Cheezability rating:100
Thai's all for tins n
the power of soup, i
ith. Re- ON THE DIAL
SUNDAYS
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:OOAM-12:OOPM All
ol time is measured by its art. Most broadcasting
shuns art lot incestuous markel-music. This show
presents the most recent new music from around
the world. Ears open. Hosted by Paul Steenhuisen
and Ian Crutchley.
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all styles and lashion. Mike Cherry and Peler
Williams alternate as hosts.
SOUL CHURCH 3:00-5:00 PM Alternating Sundays
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BLACK MUSIC 6:0O-8:0OPM Everything from the
African-American tradition: Blues, Gospel. Jazz.
Soul. R&B, Funk. Hip Hop. and current Dance
Tracks. Mouldy vinyl lo shiny CD's. Your host.
Lachlan Muriay.
LULU'S BACK IN TOWN 8:00.9:00PM No cotton a
even a collon pofy blend. Vmme Carpelli and
Sonny Prince bring you one hour of purebghlpants,
ball hugging, crooning POLYESTERI
GEETANJAU 9:00-10:00PM  Geetanjali is a one-
THE CiTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:30PM All the
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THUNDERSTRUCK 5:30-6:OOPM CiTR's weekly
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THE PEAKING CANUCK 7:00-9:00PM II you are
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Willislon chronidesCanada in 20th Century sound
every second week.
THE JAZZ SHOW 9:OOPM-12:OOAM Vancouver's
longest running prime time jazz program. Hosted
by the ever-suave Gavin Walker. Features at 11
April 4: Tonight in honour ol Johnny Gnlfin's
visit lo Vancouver, one ol his classics, "Way Our.
Recadedin tie late'SO's tenor saxophone virtuoso
Grilfm with an all-star band. Kenny Drew (piano),
Wilbur Ware (bass) and tie great "Phity Joe"
Jones (drums) This out ol print item is one ol
Johnny's finest outings.
ApcH 11: Gavin takes a vacation tonight...
aniandCarn
Indian movies from lie 193Crs lo the 1990's, Semi-
dassical music such as Ghazals and Bhajans.
and also Quawwalis. Folk Songs, elc. Hosted by
J. Ohar.A Pate! and V Ranjan
RADIO FREE AMERICA 10:00PM-12:00AM Jan
liosl Dave Emory and colleague Nip Tuck lor
some extraordinary poMcai research guaranteed
lo make you think twice. Bring your tape deck and
iwo C-90s. Originally broadcast on KFX (Los
Altos. California)
MONDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW 7:30-8:15AMWake upwitn
Ihe CiTR Morning Show. All Ihe news, sports and
weather you need to start your day. Plus what's
happening at UBC each day wilh UBC Digest, a
lealire interview and more. Topped off with fie
BBC World Service News al 8:00AM, live hom
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-11:00AM
Your favourite brown-sters. James and Peter,
oiler a savoury blend of the lamikar and exotic in
an excitingly luscious Mend ol aural dekghls! Tune
m and en)oy each weekly brown plate special.
THESTUPID RADIO SHOW 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Wilh
your hosl. Gourd. Co-starring Rog. as thai guy
who hangs around. There is no longer a noon
feafaie ol 'Crucifix in Your Ear\
MEKANIKAL OBJEKT NOIZE 1:1S-3:00PM CiTR's
only all mdusfrial/ambient show wilh different lea-
lures every week. With your dj pals June and Ren.
Sarah is as dead as a bug can be.
THE MEAT-EATING VEGAN 3:00-4:00PM I
endeavour lo lealure dead air. verbal latulence
(only when I speak), a work ol music by a 20fh
com poser-can you say minim alisf-and whatever
else appeals lo me. Fag and dyke positive. Your
queslons or comments, well, your leedback is
appreciated. Dedicated lo anyone who-like me
- is socially or emotionally challenged
STRAIGHT OUTTA JALLUNDHAR 4:OO-5:00PM
Lei DJ"s Jindwa and Bindwa immerse you in
radioactive Bhungra! "Chakkh de phutay". Listen
lo all our favorite Pun|abi tunes - remixes and
originals. Brraaaah!
26 ESKgSjj5jg.;-i
back in a week.
April 18: Tonight well hear what all the raves
areaboul.. Joshua Redman, tie new young (early
twenties) herald of the tenor saxophone will Pat
Metheny (guitar), Charlie Haden (bass), and Bitty
Hlggins (drums). Although not an innovator,
Redman shows remarkable maturity for such a
young man and a greal future.
April 25: Well conclude tie month by featuring
yel another tenor saxophonist this lime, Sonny
Rollins with his trio Iran 1959 during a European
lour. This is Sonny at his peak and just before he
look a two year sell-imposed absence from the
music scene. These perlormances have had very
limited disHbulon so ifs unlikely you have heard
these - don't miss it
SCREAMING INCONSISTENCIES 12:00-4:OOAM:
Jennie Pescevino & "Mix- bring you WAAUGH!
Richard Simmons, Ruble's Cube, Avacados, E.T.,
Smurfs, Drak Pack, "Just Say No', The Cosby
Show.PacMan, Transformers, Van eyGirls&People
who pui animals in microwave ovens, New Wave
decadehasrelurned. Remember SamanlhaTaylor
after school? Welcome toCheese! From midnight
'HI when we yawn more than twice consecutively
within a thirty second period. Rulabega!!!
TUESDAYS
MADONNA DEATHWATCH 8:00-11:00AM Madonnas
days are numbered - her death wil be quick and
painless. Stay luned for Bryce and Brady's brand
new air-wave spectacle coming soon!
HELEN,SHUT11:00AM1:00PMThismonlhit'sHelen's
Castle-I'mweannglong dresses and killing dragons.
April 5: Mrs. Tiggywhtde
April 12: Fairycakes and Stories
April 19: walerflies!
April 26: are you ready lor May Day?
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:15-3:00PM Country
music to scrape tie cowshil off your boots to. Wilh
yer host-poke Jell Gray.
MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW 3:0O-5:0OPM Women
in music and grrrls in music: two hours ol inlo and
rawk. YadonlneedapenistobeamusicalGenius!
Coral and Trish.
MEET IDA BEAN 6:00-7:00PM Rap, hip hop.and
Super Dope Lyrics- so ly tiat youll do 3-5 just loi
gelling caught listening lo tia slulf. Requests are
taken, it you can gel through on tie phone! Ida
Bean's on tie fp!
THEUNHEARDMUSIC 7:00-9:00PM Meat tie unherd
where tie unheard and the hades of hardly herd
are heard, courtesy of hosl and demo directa Dale
Sawyer. Herd up!
RITMO LATINO 9:00-10:00PM Get on board
Vancouver's only tropical iesla express with your
loco hosts Wendi, Rolando, and Mateo as they
shake il and wiggle it to the latest in salsa,
Merengue.Cumbiaandotierlieryiestalavouriles.
Labn music so hot ifH give you a tan! jjRADIO
SABROSA!!
WOLF AT THE DOOR 10:O0PM-12:O0AM Alternating Tuesdays with Stamina Daddy. The latest in
dance music and interesting drama every second
week. With Lupus Yonderboy.
STAMINA DADDY 10-.00PM-12:00AM Bootsres on
the sbrrups and the speculum is always warm.
Wilh your hosS: Bepi Crespan and Greg. Alternating witi Woll al tie Doa.
AURAL TENTACLES MIDNITE-VERY LATE Warning: This show is moody and unpredictable. It
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WEDNESDAYS
THEYACHTCLUB11:30AM-1:15PMAnauticallour
ancha. Hosted by Matt 4 DJ. Gav.
NOOLEY TUNES 1:15-3:00PM Spinning tie best and
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requests will be remotely considered. Emphasis
wit be on new material Iran around tie wald,
regardless ol musical classification.
NORMAN'S KITCHEN 3:0O-5:00PM "Ifsbetter lobe
drunk on tie HotySpirilbulJackDanief'sishandier"
(Bono)
ESOTERIK 6:O0-7:30PM Ah, alas, Vlad Wojiech. if
only Hatoween lasted all year. Thanks lor calling
us the grimmest show on air. Christian and Gustav.
AND SOMETIMES WHY 7:30-9:00PM we have a
NEW TIME!! an extra hall-hour of lo* giggling ..
megan says, "yo Yo YO, check il out, check it
out!!' miko says, 'shut up, megan."
POPGUN 10:O0PM-12:OOAM Your hosl Justin Love
rocks you inlo Thursday with the smoothest
selechon ol pop lound ANYWHERE on tie dial.
Dig?
OPEN COUNTRY JOY 12:OO-4:0OAM,1STWED. OF
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TALES FROM THE INFINITE LIVINGROOM 12:00-
?:00AM, 2ND. 3RD, 4TH WED. OF EVERY
MONTH. Join Chris Pariah as he guides you
through the scapes and dream images of Ihe
Inlnile Livingroom, tieonfy place where the utterly
absurd meets the profoundly meaningless.
THURSDAYS
THE OH MY GOD, I THOUGHT IT WAS FRIDAY
SHOW 6:00-7:30AM Everything and anything of
even the slightest irrelevance that's coming up in
Vancouver over Friday and tie coming weekend.
Mixed with huge doHops of bizarre and often
pointless infamaton and with a gageous coating
ol local music. With Dinos Kyrou.
SHOUR-O-NAVA 7:3O-9:00AM Shour-o-nava are
names ol two main modes of Iranian music. This
show is dedicated lo Iranian music ranging from
traditional, lok, ethnic, mysic, old and contempo-
Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Loi, elc, are covered. We
really like lohear Iron all ol our Isleners to be able
lo gear Ihe show towards their tastes. Hosted by
Mohammad.
MID-MORNING COCKTAILS 10:00-11:30 AM Let
the dulcet tones ol Tania and her superior musical
tastes ease you into yet another day of existence.
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:3O-1:00PM Toques, plaid!
backbacon, beer, igloos and beavers. Eal your
lunch every Thursday with Skyter.
FILLET OF SOUL 1:00-2:00 Some of life's lasbe:
sonic masels served up by Captain HighSnet
his merry band of fools Jump on board, bul don'l
forget your harpoon!
SUGARLUMP 2:00-3:00PM The best in British lot)
pop from the oh-so sensitive PJ. Lump, 'miko
megan approved (wel, not realty!).
FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:00-5:00PM
--•HARD ERIC-
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GET IN THE RING 5:30-6:00PM Jan Mike and Denos
every week to hear trem tag learn tie issues wilh
guests from all over tie political specfrum.
OUT FOR KICKS 6:00-7:30PM No Birkenstocks,
nothing politically cared We don't gel paid so
you're damn right we have fun with iL Hosted by
ChnsB.
EDSVILLE, POP.6 7:3O-9:0OPM Roots ol Rock W
Rol • II you don't get into Rock W Rot Heaven
dont blame me! Hosted by Eddie J.
LIVE FROM THUNDERBIRD RADIO HELL 9:00-
11:00PM Local muzak from 9.
RADIO TRANSUBSTANTIATION YEA!! - Alternating Thursdays 11:00-1AM Donolgo genlyinto
the good night, tave, RAVE against the dying of
the light!! Once tie needle drops, make it loud..
. this is Kapilon Nero, shall we dance...
SUMMER OF HATE 1:00AM-whenever we drop
Thrilling car chases, hearl-slopping fight
ARE YOU
SERIOUS?
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serquences, dashing young men in tight tiling
pants. Yes we do our own stunts. Special thanks
to Sam OBEN, Caffeine Charlie, Zev Asher, the
pesl control guy, James Last, JusSn Sullivan and
Mrs. Mis la all pithing in tie* damdest to make
the show a cuddly bat of fun with a slightly prickly
extena. Chunks.
FRIDAYS
VENUS FLYTRAP'S LOVE DEN 8:15-10:0OAMGreg
is your guide on your journey to Venus Flytrap's
world reknown love den. Getting there is half tie
funRemember topackalunch.somecandlesand
maybe a wire brush. All aboard! Love and hugs,
Greg xoxx.
I BEE NORMAL 10:00-11:00AM Pioneers ol Radio
Sound advocating lie mentally/physically challenged community with conscious tunes. Wild
painfully honesthilarily'ouch'.Skeene'sthemusic,
Conway's Ihe voice. The whole is edging tie
LO-FI 1:0O-2:3OPM rowena's back, archie's in class,
and belly's come lo visit! velvet does the weekly
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE PRESENTS... 3:30-4:00PM Cleo! Cleo! Cleo!
THE CiTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:20PM Will
The Voice ol Reason," our weekly look back at
the week in lie news, tongues firmly in cheek.
COCKTAILS WITH DARYLANDSUSI 6:00-9:00PM
Underground sound system-stylemastermixradio.
FOR THE RECORD 6:30-6:45PM Excerpts from
Dave Emory's Ridio Free America Senes.
HOMEBASS 9:00PM-12:3OAM The original live
mixed dance program in Vancouver. Hosted by
DJ Noah, lie main locus of the show is d
acid til
Dj"s, interviews, retospecives, giveaways, and
more are part of lie lava of homebass.
April 8 - l/w will Keoki and Dmitri (Deee-Lite)
April 15 - Exist Dance discography
April 29-TBA.
UMPSINK12:30AM-Morning: Join at of your Limp
Sink pals as tiey share their social problems will
you. Hosted by the G42 players.
The Fritter & Pal Show • Famerly the 'Fire
Pipe" and/a The Postman Pal Show* and/a
■ParsParly"anda"LimpSink". Fritter and Paltry
The Docta Kildare Show -
Ingredients: 1 pinch of honesty
2 cups of willingness
1 tfeime of values
Stir consfanly over med/low heat untl reduced to a
shiny texture of peaceful bliss.
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:0OAM-12:00PM Nowin
its 8th year on tie air, The Edge on Folk features
music you won't hear anywhere else: new re
leases in tie realm of Celic, Folk and Roots:
studio guests; British comedy sketches; and British soccet results at 11:30 AM, 8-9 AM: African/
Wald roots. 9-12 noon: Celtic music and feature
perfamances.
POWERCHORD 12:15-3:00PM Vancouver's only
due metal show; local demo tapes, impals and
other rariies. Gerald Ratttehead and Metal Ron
do tie damage.
THE AFRICAN SHOW 3:00-5:OOPM Ifs a music
thing from all "Africa." Ifs an awareness thing ol
sell and diets. Its an African house party.
Stories, muse, dance fun. Welcome! Your hosts:
Umerah and Mawele.
THE SHOW 6:0O-8:O0PM Stricty Hip Hop - Sfriclfy
Undergound - Stricly Vynal Wilh your hosts
Crag G., Me Checka & J Swing on tie 1 & 2's.
HEATHER'S SHOW 9:0O-10:00PM Dedicalaled lo
the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual
communiles of Vancouver and listened to by
everyone. Lots of human inleres! features,
background on current issues and greal music
Iron musicians of al sexual preferences and
gender kfentites. Thisshowhaseverythingexcepl
a name. Any suggestions?
GROOVE JUMPING 10:00PM-1:00AM Saturdays
Terry, Wozzle, Jeff, Warren. Who will it be? Who
knows! Who cares! It rocks! Go figure.
SOMETHING 1:00-4:00AM Completely politically
cared content with Ihe fresh and del new releases from al tie Art School students that have
the balls to fist get up there and do if. Reinventing
the meaning of religion and the rennlegraion of
Jesus Christ our Lad into todays youti culture. A
woman's voice lale al night.. oozing pure
cocksucking sensuality HI you rol over and go to
sleep. WITH GUESTS
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Putting a New Spin on Your Spring
Super-suckers
• La Mano Cornuda
Bursting from the gate at full throttle,
Seattle's Supersuckers rock the old school
way... hard. There's no compromises with
this band, if they don't blow you away
with the first song on this lp, they'll keep
trying until they drop — or you do. Strap
your boots on boy.-And hey, who says Sub-
Pop has gone soft?
O 14.98   H9.98   IMPORT
Superchunk
® First Part
What more can positively be said about
Superchunk? They rock. Unconditionally.
This new release is no exception. They're
not the pride of Chapel Hill, NC for
nothing you know. (That's the indie rock
mecca that you've read so much about in
Spin and Option magazines.) More pop
than punk? More punk than pop? You
decide.
OEP 7.98   IMPORT
Th Faith Healers
• Imaginary Friend
Sometimes explosive, sometimes enticing.
Get swept up by the hypnotic groove rock
of Th Faith Healers. Their second release,
Imaginary Friend, faithfully portrays the
tense dynamism and mesmerizing melodies
that make them one of Zulu's favorite Can-
inspired bands. New low price.
O 16.98  0110.98   IMPORT
Mudtioney/J D Gilmore
• (self-titled)
Yeehawi Tlie Mudhoney boys anil Jin
Dale Gilmore tock around the cam]
>ne of his t
•   • g their own special twang
■n they all join together in
Ktiticm  of Towries  Van
Zandt's Bu~ ■■ Hotter'en a
bowl o' "Texas 5-afarm chili!
O EP 9.98   IMPORT
Killdozer
® Uncompromising War on Art
Under the Dictatorship of the
Proletariat
We think that the title says it all, but it
can't hurt to elaborate a little. Heavy heavy
monster rock from this very influential
mid-west trio. Abrasive, sludgy guitar riffs,
drums that would scare giants, and huge
vocals hom a skinny guy. A killer release
that also includes the infamous Burl EP.
Codeine
® White Birch
Codeine: a drug that helps ease the pain
and mellows you out. And guess what —
that's exactly what this band does. With a
big thick melancholy sound, Codeine
washes over you and lets you wallow in
their sad guitars and voices. This is a
beauty that'll make you choke back the
tears. Available second week in April.
> 16.98
110.98  IMPORT
• 14.9
19.98  IMPORT
Various
® Ethnotechno
Wax Trax/TVT have put together an
excellent sampler of the latest directions in
techno music. It combines established
names like Juno Reactor and Sabres of
Paradise with upcoming artitsts to make
up "75 minutes of pan-global electrobliss."
• 14.98  HI 9.98  IMPORT
Various
® Tonal Evidence 7
This sampler from England's Mute Records
is total evidence that Mute continues to
release some of the most innovative sounds
around. Included on this specially-priced
sampler are tracks by infamous techno-guy
Moby, lounge-singer noir Nick Cave,
heart-wrenching popsters The Afghan
Wigs, as well as stuff from Barry Adamson,
Diamanda Galas, Wire, and others.
O 8.98   IMPORT EXTRA SPECIAL PRICE
Madder Rose
• Panic On
Truly a fave band for us Zulu folks, Madder
Rose continue to write and perform some
of the most well-crafted and gentle pop
tunes this side of The Box Tops. Now
signed to Atlantic, this second lp will
hopefully bring them to a much-deserved
global following.
• 16.98   H110.98   IMPORT
Live In-Store
Performance
RAILROAD
JERK
Thursday April 7-4 pm
Special semi-acoustic
performance
Come see "The 'Jerk" on Thursday, April 7 at
Zulu, then catch "2 Kids and a Jerk"* later that
same evening at The Starfish Room.
*(Railroad Jerk, Engine Kid, and Kid Champion)
Out Now!
On Zulu Records
Like all fine
Zulu Records
(the label)
releases, these
two are also
available at
A&B, Black
Swan, Boom,
Odyssey, Sam's,
Scratch, Track,
and many other
locations. Ask
for them at your
favorite retailer.
Perfume Tree
® The Suns Running Out
*&
daytona
® chicane
Vinyl
The used lp bins
are filled up to the
brim once again,
and there is a
stready stream of
lost gems moving
through. As the
saying goes, "shop
early for best
selection."
All special prices
are in effect until
April 30, 1994.
Zulu sponsors the
best alternate view
on the music video
a r t f o r m in
Vancouver,
Soundproof.
Check your local
television listings
for time and place.
O means cd
WS means cassette
O means recycle

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