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CiTR FM 101.9 presents
Enigma Recording Artists
Nick Cave &
THE BAD SEEDS
with special guests
4AD Recording Artists
THE WOLFGANG PRESS
THURS. FEB. 23
THE TOWN PUMP
_
From San Diego
THE PLEASURE BARONS
featuring
Country Dick's Cavalcade of Stars
SAT. FEBRUARY 25
THE COMMODORE BALLROOM
Ticketmaster/VTC, Zulu, BJpck Swan,
Highlife & Track Records, Chatgpt by
Phone 280-4444. disorder
That
CfTRFM 102
FEBRUARY 1989*ISSUE #73
EDITOR Kevin Smith
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Viola Funk,
Miss Finch
WRITERS Jerome Broadway, Gavin Brown,
Horacio de la Cueva, Janis McKenzie, David
M., Christopher Kovacs
ART DIRECTOR Marty George
ARTISTS William Thompson, Greg Zbitnew
PHOTOGRAPHER Mandel Ngan
COVER William Thompson
DESIGN DIRECTOR Michael Grigg
LAYOUT BY Harley McCauley, Viola Funk,
Laura Corobotiuc, Martin Richards
PROGRAM GUIDE BY Kathryn Hayashi
TYPESETTING AMS Desktop Publishing
ADVERTISING AND DISTRIBUTION
MANAGER Matt Richards
ACCOUNTS AND SUBSCRIPTION GUY
Randy Iwata
PUBLISHER Harry Hertscheg
Discorder is That Magazine from CiTR 101.9 Fm.
It's published monthly by the Student Radio Society
of the University of British Columbia. It's printed
in Surrey, Canada. Discorder Magazine prints what
it wants to, but pledges to (try and) put the CiTR On
The Dial program guide and Spin List record chart in
every issue. We also vow to circulate 17,500 copies
to over 200 locations by the first of each month.
Twelve-month subscriptions are $12 in Canada,
$12(US) in the States, $20 elsewhere. Make money
orders or certified cheques payable to Discorder Magazine. All written, drawn or photographed contributions are welcome. But don't expect to get anything
back. To pick up or to improve your reception of
CiTR's 49-watt stereo signal, just put a little effort
into it. Stick a clothes hanger or some other kind of
antenna to your receiver. Better yet, if you're a subscriber to Rogers, Shaw or Delta Cable, turn us on at
101.9 cable fm. Office hours for CiTR, Discorder
and the CiTR Mobile Sound Rental are Mon-Fri,
10am-4pm. Please call then. But call 228-3017. For
the News/Sports line, call 224-4320. To talk to the
DJ, call 228-2487 or 228-CiTR.
6 PREDICTIONS'89
What's Going To Happen In 1989?
8 DOA
A New Guitarist But They'll Always Be God
10 THE 'NO FUN IN LOVE' LOVE
TEST
Goin' For The Big Score
12 SURPRISE
What Will The World Look Like On April 1,
2050?
19 TAPE-A-MANIA II
Featuring Sparky Magneto And The Ionic
Alternators
22 ROVING EAR
All The Way From Edinburgh
4 AIRHEAD
readers who write
15 LOCAL MOTION
in a city near you
16 UNDER REVIEW
sonic youth, eugene chadboume, ice-t and
more
20 ON THE DIAL
even/person's guide to citr
21 SPINLIST
the hipper sounds DWCE
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AIRHEAD
e/o CITR
6138 SUB Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C
V6T 2A8
No Swearing Please
Dear Airhead,
Just this one important message to the "first year
male student" who didn't like my letter: FUCKYOU.
On to more important stuff.
Is there anyplace decent (as in clubs) that will let
in those who aren't 19 yet?
Re: Dublin Is Where It's At. So where can I
find a Guernica LP, or is there one?
That's about all the questions this time...just
remember
—Elvis is God
—therefore Bono is not
—keep up the good work at Discorder
—I don't know what else...have a happy new
year, I guess. Later.
Dressed In black
P.S. 42 is the true meaning of life.
// depends what you mean by decent but there is little
to choose from for those under the age of 19. The
Paramount at 652 Columbia St. in New West is one
location. Maybe those under 19 could let us all know
if there are any more. Guernica have released 3 EPS
independently. The first is out of print and the other
two are calledDeep Sea Diving andHumming of the
Engine.
Getting Defensive
Dear Airhead,
Re: The letter from Harry P. Kniss
Retort #1: No one has to know who Steve
Albini is (although those who don't are missing out
on some interesting music and writing). Guy Bennett's ideas and style do resemble Albini's but unfortunately lack the obvious quality that Albini's stories
have.
Retort #2: It wouldn't be surprising if Bennett
has read Albini's stories. Forced Exposure is becoming quite a popular magazine (I saw several
copies for sale in a Chinese grocery) and as such is
becoming quite available. Shit! You guys probably
have a subscription.
Retort #3:1 guess I'm not the only one to notice
this; but there has been an obvious drop in the quality
of your magazine. This could possibly be attributed to
a semi-literate editor. That would explain why there
are no editorials. Discorder could learn a lesson from
Bob Colebrook's Night Moves. Possibly some of the
most worthwhile writing on Rock *n* Roll in this city.
Another thing you could do is solicit articles, stories,
reviews, and so on from local musicians, artists,
poets, 'writers, celebrities. People your readership
may be interested in hearing from.
To The Defence Of Harry
Discorder solicits and always welcomes input from
'outside' sources. In fact, this issue contains The
Love Test, the second contribution from local celebrity and romantic icon David M. This magazine is
open to any and all contributors - writers, artists,
photographers etc. REPEAT, any and all contributors. Please send us something, drop the semi-literate
editor a line at 228-3017 or even come up lo the radio
station sometime.
Too Numerous To Mention
Dear Airhead,
Saving the Earth has become an individual
decision. Everyone must work with nature and not
against it. One electric screwdriver costs far too much
environmentally. The effort it saves only destroys
that which is really important.
We don't need meat, only protein. If you had a
choice between working in an abattoir or a soybean
factory, which would you choose? If it mattered how
much it paid, then my faith in humanity doesn't mean
a thing.
I've seen kindness and harmony in a poor country, and greed and selfishness in a rich country.
Money in general, it seems, is implicitly evil. A
depression might just be the cure for North America,
which is suffering from terminal materialism.
With so much decay and injustice in the world,
how can we possibly eat without feeling guilty? The
answer is simple: The smell of death hasn't reached
our nostrils yet.
I can list a few reasons for living, but the reasons
for dying are far too numerous to mention.
D. Robinson
Fahrenheit 451
Dear Airhead,
One Big Reason to Bum Discorder:
Viola "I'm So Clever" Funk
Braggarts make me tired. What is her "Top Ten
Reasons to Live" list but a public display of how
astonishingly well-read she is? On top of all of her
name-dropping, moreover, she must remind everyone how precocious she is: this prodigy is a mere
twenty years old. (She tells us this not once but twice.)
My, you're intelligent, Viola! Gee, you must be
a real, honest-to-goodness bookworm! Boy, you must
love seeing your inflated ego in print!
Do me a favour, Viola. Or two. Learn that
pseudo-intellectual snobs are incredibly boring. (Read
J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey.) And stop depreciating Discorder.
Phoebe Caldwell
Ouch! Take it easy on Viola. It has been very
difficult for her growing up as a prodigy in
Surrey.
it's "T True\
Well, we do make mistakes here at Discoreder.
And we've done it again. Last month's cover should
have been credited to Tara Miller not Ann Miller.
CiTR concert presentations for February: 4th-Tail-
gators at 86 St.; 15th-Burning Spear and Mighty
Sparrow at 86 St.; 23rd-Nick Cave and Wolfgang
Press at the Town Pump; and 25th-The Pleasure
Barons (featuring Country Dick Montana and Mojo
Nixon) at the Commodore. And all CiTR members
must attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm in SUB 205,207 and 209.
4    DISCORDER CITR PRESENTS
Enigma recording artists
rHE TAIL GATORS
Saturday February 4th
Texas Boogie...
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Tickets only $7.oo
Caribbean Fest Featuring
BURNNG SPEAR
pius MK3HTY SPARROW
and SOUND REVOLUTION
Wednesday, February 15
FOR MORE INFO
CALL 683-8687
CITR PRESENTS
Tickets for Both Shows available at
VTC, Black Swan Zulu Records fc Highlife Records T-sh
7 "single
available HERE!
Bcbops,Cabbages,Highlife.
Scratch,Track, Zoom,& Zulu
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One month already passed and the question remains unanswered, what's going to happen
in 1989? More Elvis sightings, celebrity drug scandals, a U.S. invasion of Libya, Premier
Vanderzalm with senile dementia? Those are not my predictions. These however, are:
1. 1989 will be the year of sobriety. Except for everybody I know.
2. 7-11 stores will start to deliver.
3. It will be harder to tell the TV commercials from the TV programs.
4. Rappers and funksters will do more sampling from old Star Trek TV episodes.
5. The year's top male vocalist will be Leonard "Bones" McCoy.
6. While celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the first man on the moon (July 21,1969),
historians will find that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong's actual words after setting
foot on the lunar surface were: "One small step for man, one giant step for my career."
7. In an act of great benevolence, Joan Kroc, humanitarian widow of McDonald's founder
Ray Kroc, will decide that the restaurants no longer need to advertise. McDonalds will
pull all its ads from the various media, thereby sparing us the usual constant assault.
However, Pepsi and Coke will pick-up the slack with a vengence.
8. Condom vending machines will begin appearing in the most unlikely places.
9. Magic mushrooms will make a comeback.
10. Someone you know who is not gay will contract AIDS.
11. U2's Bono Vox will play Jesus in a Broadway production of Godspell directed by
Bernardo Bertolucci. int.
12. Sprinter Ben Johnson and singer Tracy Chapman will marry. After discovering some of
Ben's alleged steriods, Tracy will drop her folk act and perform with Guns and Roses.
13. There will be more sequels to movies that shouldn't have been made in first place.
14. Roman Polanski will be a guest speaker at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
15. Michael Caine will make five more forgettable films.
16. After divorcing Sean Perm, Madonna will marry Argentine soccer star Diego Maradonna.
Many will have fun with her new married name.
17. Molly Ringwald will play Jodie Foster in the Jodie Foster Story. John Candy, in his first
dramatic role, will play the oft misunderstood John W. Hinckley.
18. Andrew Lloyd Webber will produce a blockbuster Christmas musical entitled Santa of
the Opera.
19. The Reagan presidency memoirs will be published. No one will notice. Those who do
will find that the memoirs are actually a scrap book full of pictures, napkins, matchbooks,
and White House ashtrays.
20. BTO will make a giant comeback. Local rockers will attempt to capitalize on the new
trend of flab rock by bulking up. Art Bergman will be seen frequenting Nuffy's Donuts. ctions
21. Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson will appear on an episode of the The Cosby Show as
Cosby's younger brother. The episode will deal with the topic of domestic violence. Subsequent episodes will feature Robin Givens as a battered wife next door neighbor.
22. The Vancouver Sun will do a huge weekend feature on drugs. It will be factually
incorrect.
23. Ever the opportunist, Lillian Vanderzalm will jump ship and elope with the Premier's
friend Peter Toigo. Soon afterwards Fantasy Gardens will mysteriously burn to the
ground in a three alarm fire. Premier Vanderzalm will continue smiling.
24. The Vancouver Province will further sink into the mire of garbage tabloid journalism by
running a front page article on an illegal immigrants sexual assualt charge with the
headline: "Local Woman Attacked by Alien."
25. Ron and Nancy Reagan will host a morning TV talk show similiar to Jimmy and Tammy
but without the religion and scandal. It will feature cartoons and old re-runs. Viewers will
soon realize that it is actually a talk show for kids.
26. Depressed by declining ratings, Oprah Winfrey regains all her weight, loses her show,
becomes bulimic, then puts all the weight back on and gets a variety show on the Fox
Network. People Magazine will devote a whole issue to her story.
27. PLO leader Yasser Arafat will shave, don a three piece suit and briefcase, and go to
America in order to gain support for his independent Palestinian State initaitive. Most
people in America will ask what conference Palestinian State plays in.
28. Claiming to be receiving messages from the California Raisins, a lone gunman will make
an assassination attempt on George Bush. He will miss Bush but will get VP Dan Quayle
instead. No one will notice or care. Bush will appoint Charlton Heston as the new Vice-
President.
29. There will be five more major civil aviation disasters. One of them will be caused by
airline food.
30. Cellular phones will be like the pocket calculators of ten years ago. Even kids will have
them, but only the crack dealers will have any real use for them.
31. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, after running out of friends to appoint to government
positions, will have to actually make a legitimate appointment. This story will make the
cover of MacLeans.
32. The Liberal Party of Canada will hold a leadership convention and remove current leader
John Turner. The party will then attempt to draft Hockey Night in Canada Coach's
Corner commentator Don Cherry as their new leader.
33. After city council passes new zoning laws, Mayor Gordon Campbell will quietly resign
to take employment with Hong Kong land mogul Li Ka-Shing. Carole Taylor will be the
new mayor. Outspoken council member Harry Rankin will call her a Barbie doll and an
airhead, but will later secretly ask her out on a date.
34. South American Killer Bees will confound the experts and begin appearing in large
numbers in the Southern U.S. Consequently Time Magazine will name its 1989 Man of
the Year Warwick Estevan Kerr - the gentleman who brought the African bee to Brazil
in 1956 and tried unsuccessfully to breed it with domestic bees.
Jerome Broadway
CINEMA- 16
February 1	
Erotica Series
• Ecstacy
February 8	
Kurosawa
• Throne of Blood
■— February 15	
Carlos Saura
• Raise Ravens
r— February 22 ■
Bertolucci
• Last Tango in Paris
Wednesday Nights at
7:00 and 9:00
$2.50 single admission
$3.50 for double bills
Students Union Building
Theatre U.B.C.
24 Hour Info 228-3697
Quality Time and
Dining Experience
Live Classical Music
No Cover Charge
Feb 3 Nathanicn Hurvitz
Renaissanc lute,
original compositons
Feb. 10 Galiano Trio -
flute, clarinnet, bassoon
Gallery: Sandra Smeed -
Water Colours
Gallery Club Cafe. Resfauranf
7Z4Ndaon St Owr*** franvilk \ Howe)
222-4444
FEBRUARY 1989   7 DOA
- one of Vancouver's first punk bands and certainly its longest running. After some ten years
of solid rocking DOA has changed little in terms of musical output. Their last album was
perhaps a little more rocking and cleaner than previous efforts but this is one band that has
never turned out a lousy disc. Hopefully this tradition will be continued once they find a record
company to release the follow up to True North, Strong and Free. New guitar player Chris Hombre has replaced long time member
Dave Gregg and we took the opportunity of his debut with the band at the Town Pump on January 6th to interview Joey and John Card
about nothing in particular.
Discorder - Start from the beginning, when you
had long hair.
Joey - In '75 or '76 we were junior hippies trying
to catch on to the alternative youth movement of
the time but we realised that the old hippies had
all become cynics and opened up jewellery
shops on 4th Ave.
D - How old are you now?
J   32.
D - When did your first band form?
J - My first band was Led Balloon. We named
it Led Balloon because of Led Zep and that's
how we thought our act would go over.
D - How did your act go over?
J - We had a gig lined up at a high school but our
guitar player chickened out. I was drumming;
I'dhave done it. My firstreal gig was with Stone
Crazy, a long haired band into the Doors, ZZ
Top and drugs. We got nicknamed the Stone
Crazies by our fans - well, our neighbours and
parents. Once we played the Mount Pleasant
Community Center for 6-8 year olds who danced
around not because they liked us but because
they were 6-8 year olds.
D - So DOA was formed in?
J - '78 cause in '77 I was just hearing about
punk. I had seen ads for The Ramones album
and TV specials on The Damned and The Sex
Pistols. As well, I had heard about a Vancouver
band, The Furies.
D - Why did you form DOA?
J - Stone Crazy had just been fired from a gig up
in Merritt because we wouldn't cover Steve
Miller tunes so we said fuck it and formed The
Skulls. We had seven covers and seven originals including Disco Sucks, Fucked Up Baby
(later Fucked Up Ronnie) and 001 Loser's
Club.
D - You just said let's be punk?
J - Yeah, I said let's form a punk band and I'll
sing. Dimwit, Gerry Useless and Roy all laughed
so I went out, cut my hair and ended up with a lot
of bald spots that Dimwit butchered even further. Punk to me was doing what you wanted
without hearing any shit about it.
John Card has entered the room and disrupts the
interview by bragging about his prowess at
recent DOA bungy cord parties.
D - Do you have a social conscience?
J -1 went to SFU for a year so of course I have
a social conscience.
D - Are your parents still alive?
J - Yeah, they just had a 45 th wedding anniversary. My old man is around 75.
D - Do they support your career choice?
J - They would have preferred something different but if your parents like your music it's not
raunchy enough. You've got to tattoo FUCK on
your arm and make sure your parents see it. Much discussion follows regarding John Card's
homemade Fuck tattoo that he claims worries
his parents because he spelt it wrong.
D - Who is your favorite critic - Tom Harrison
or John Mackie?
J -1 like them both but Tom is responsible for
our first album Triumph of the Ignoroids, a
live album from a battle of the bands. It's real
how much is
Hardcore «S1 worth?
J -1 know people who have
John C; h people
albums &M much.
D - Why would money matter?
J - Only because I'd donate it to
crippled at our $hows.
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D - On; is note, telliHe*     jt David
Lee Roth.
J -1 f1TMmmm^'ieneT at a shGflHKyed with
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came, totally bombed, and then David Lee Roth
showed up. After the show David started comparing himself to us; to which Chuck Biscuits
replied, "I don't think so." To top the evening
off, some of our friends from Reno showed up,
put David in a headlock and demanded to hear
one of his cute little screams. They kept on
strangling him until he screamed. Big Bob
Montgomery put the icing on the cake. As
yelling across the parking lot, "You're too drunk
to bone her David, you're too drunk to bone
her."
D - How did you get to open for him when he
came to Vancouver?
J - Perryscope called and said that Poison had
cancelled which I kinda expected since they're
not real men like DOA.
JC -1 think it was because NoMeansNo couldn't
make it.
D - How muj||£Pyou mi
J - Aboui$6* but in comparison, the Payolas got
?ot to tattoo FUCK on
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JC - This time I got to make David scream until
we wer^^^^t£Ut with thjgffpray shoved
down our p*
D -1 hope you gotpaH
J - They paid us before the show so we got really
drunk. They finally had to kick us out which was
okay since our dressing room smelled like Stan
Smyl had laid a steamer right there.
D - What would you have to do to be as successful as David Lee Roth?
JC - A couple more interviews in Discorder.
J - A new name and face transplants. Seriously,
David was leaving with some girl, Bob started    we have a reputation as muck rakers and very     them God.
few record companies want to deal with us, so
success is hard.
D - What about your new guitar player Chris
Hombre?
J - He's a member of the Gretzky family and
used to play in the Dayglo Abortions.
D - Tell me about Drunks on Acoustic/Arrival.
JC - The best show you'll ever see. It's not a
family show but you could have a family after it.
D - Was this a natural progression?
J - More like an unnatural contortion but somebody pays us to do it so I goddam like it.
D - Do you have any musical talent?
J - The band presently has stamina, charisma,
talent and good looks.
D - What's your favourite club in Vancouver?
J - Most of them arc the same - Cheap.
JC -1 like playing Club Soda since it has good
sound. When! go for a beer I goto the Railway
Club or theMarine Club. I just found a new bar
but I'm not going to tell you where it is in case
it becom&Spopular with the big black hair crowd.
- DoJlfu Uke Vancouver?   jj
cally Irun this town. Some people
■ it, but 1 pull the strings around
here and just lay low scununing around so I
don't look like a hot dog like Bruce Allen.
The interview continued on for about another 15
minutes but I kinda forgot to flip the tape over so
for now I guess the interview is over. DOA,
however, will never die, they' 11 just keep adding
new members. Judging from the show on January 6th, they'll never lose the energy that makes
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FEBRUARY 1989   9 TEST
I. Which of the following statements that a man might say to a woman does not mean
"Let's have sex"?
a) "Nice dress you're wearing"
b) "Wanna go see a movie tonight?"
c) "I love you, my darling"
d) "Chow down on my love bone, bitch"
2. When a woman te]
a) "T<
b)'\
en
d) '^i|^(rne spend morif
3. Who said the following: "I neej
of any man"?
a) Lillian Vander Zalm
b) Nancy ReagaJ
c) Vanna Whitt
d) Mrs. Bruce S
e) Maureen Mc!
it's go shopping", she actually means:
I can buy things"
want someday to own"
out my own identity; to be totally independent
die"
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laSHa
4. A handsome man with
a) A chihuahual
b) A delicious meal that has been poisoned
c) A cure for AIDS that only works on lab animals
d) Peeling onions
5. How does a man show his woman that he loves her?
a) He holds his woman's hand
b) He kisses his woman tenderly
c) He shares his deepest thoughts with his woman
d) He hides his woman's corpse in London's Theatre District
6. Why should women trust men?
a) Just because
b} It doesn't matter
c) Why not?
d) Oh, what difference could it possibly make?
7. Why should men trust women?
a.) They're easy on the ol' eyes
b) They smell nice
c) They make the best moms
d) They always fall for m bums
8. Why should gay people trust each other?
a) They invented flamboyance
b) They invented hypocrisy
c) They invented Disco Music
d) They probably invented oral sex
9. Which aspect of a love relationship is the most satisfying?
a) Shared growth
b) Comfortable togetherness
c) Blissful love-making
d) Building a happy family
10. Can love last forever?
a) No, it just seems to
b) Yes, I'm taking this test with a date
c) To get to the other side
d) How do you keep a moron in suspense?
10   DISCORDER ring
1. d), which actually means "I am overcompensating for being gay".
2. None of the above. She actually means to kill you for wasting valuable shoppingJug*
what she means by "Let's go shopping", idiot. ^dtimk
3. All of the above, but Rock Hudson said it first. -^^H
4. d), because being handsome men with no money makes NOEjgif cry.
5. d), but this question is actually a misprint. The question  should read "How does a man show
Scotland Yard he's Jack the Ripper?". ^JUk
~" ~Ue of ^ above- The rcal rcas°n is "Lesbianism is an  abomination in the eyes of the Lord."
f the above. The rcal reason is "There's no cure yet for AIDS",
of the above. The real reason is "They invented blackmail",
f the above. The most satisfying aspect of a love  relationship is "Getting out of it alive".
*) are equally correct, but award yourself an extra point if you recognised that "Can love
r and "How do you keep atnoron in suspense?" are, in fact, the same question.
ne point for each correct answer.
For women, your total score equals the number of months left on your "Baby Clock".
For men y >re equals your penis size. In centimetres.
by Romantic Icon for the '90's David M.
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DAVID RAVEN
20 — 22
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DOCTOR BOOGIE
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; JAM SESSIONS!       SUNDAY 7-12pm
FEBRUARY 1989 11 Surprise, v. To strike with wonder or amazement, especially because unexpected.
I have at one time or another, imagined
what the world would be like in the future. It is
very easy forme to think of the world in 100,200
or 1,000 years hence. I can let my fantasies run
wild. But when it comes to what the world would
be like in, say, 30 or 50 years, I get uncomfortable. This time span is within my lifetime and I
cannot honestly let my imagination run wild.
When I think of the world in such a relatively
short period of time I have to contend with the
ugly reality of the state of the world today.
Nonetheless, it is fascinating for me to envision
what the world could be or should be like in the
not-so-near or not-so-far future.
The problems that the world faces today:
nuclear annihilation, ozone layer depletion, pollution of land and water with fertilizers and
pesticides and their residues, disposal of radioactive material, massive erosion of the soil,
widespread deforestation, massive extinction of
species, increase of urban violence, rise of fundamentalism and intolerance in all major religions, and an unprecedented concentration of I
capital and decision-making in an ever decreas-
tig number of people. These problems make it
ifficult, but not impossible, to think of a better
future for the world.
Are there solutions and alternatives to all
these problems; solutions and alternatives for
our future not only as a species but as a planet?
Maybe, maybe not. The trust that people put in
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and shelter have engendered even more complex and insolv able problems than the ones they
were intended to solve. A good example of this
is the use of synthetic fertilizers in agriculture;
which, when carried away by the runoff waters,
contaminate the waters leading to problems of
oxygen depletion in lakes and disruption of the
food chain at the primary producer level Another more immediate example is nuclear technology, long ago heralded as being so cheap and
safe we wouldn't have to pay for or worry about
it. Nuclear technology has terribleenvironmental
consequences at every step of its production.
The soil and air are contaminated by the tailings
of uranium mining and the consequences of
nuclear accidents are well illustrated by Chernobyl. Are scientists and technologists alone to
blame for this? Scientists and technologists, like
all other humans, are not capable of figuring out
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The "decision makers" of today have aims
and biases that make it impossible for them to
offer either "leadership" or real solutions to the
problems which they have created. By no means
are they the only ones to blame; we all perpetuate the problem by our use of goods and services,
or by simply failing to act in the prevention of
the implementation of nuclear power plants,
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If we don't believe that either science and
technology, or the traditional forms of government, or even inertia are going to solve the
problems we face today, we must look for alternatives. Many of the alternatives already exist
and we could and should try them. Bioregional-
ism, a feminist or matriarchical society, anarchy, tribal councils, worker collectives and direct democracy are just a few examples of al-
terntive ways of structuring a society. But there
are more than these alternatives for the future.
The future, being highly unpredictable, is full of
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Surprises have, can, and will happen. When
I refer to surprises, I'm not talking of somebody
jumping out of a cake at a party, but of unexpected events that can change the lifestyle of a
person and the society of the world as a whole.
There are many examples of surprises and I will
mention just a few. The introduction of the
printing press to Europe changed the access to
knowledge in such away thatmost people could
learn what had been the priv ileged knowledge of
a few. This popularization of knowledge even-,
tuallly helped change the structure of European
society. In the present century, the wireless
transmitter and its children, today's radio and
TV, were unexpected (suprising) uses of electromagnetic waves that changed, if not the world,
at least our concept of it. You can say that the
world shrunk with the advent of wireless communication. When Columbus stumbled upon
this continent and its natives, notonly the concept of the shape of the world had to be revamped but also both Europeans and Natives
had to redefine their own concept of what constituted a human being. Surprise, there are a lot
more humans than we ever thought. The discovery of penicillin as an effective antibiotic was an
event waiting to happen, but still a surprise. The
effectiveness of passive resistance in the liberation of India from British rule was inconceivable, but it happened, and now it doesn' t seem to
be an extraordinary means of protest.
What must happen if we are to survive as a
species and as a planet, and the changes that
must come about in our lifestyle as people in a
developed country and for people in less developed countries is the subject of much discussion
today. The Brunddand commission travelled
through the world looking for ideas to implement a "Common Future" for the planet based
on a vague concept of sustainable development,
and offered some suggestions for the implementation of thisfuture.Thesesuggestions included:
the right of all human beings to an environment
adequate for their health and wellbeing; the
maintenance of ecosystems and ecological processes essential for the function of the biosphere;
the preservation of biological diversity; the implementation of development activities; and the
cessation of activities which breach an international obligation regarding the environment and
provision of compensation for harm caused.
If the future is to arrive, it is Us, everybody,
who must design and implement it. It is our
planet and we are talking about the life of everybody and everything on it. What do you think
must or could happen in the world if we are to
survive? What discoveries, social changes, or
most important of all, surprises, must or should
come about? What will the world look like on
April 1, 2050?
Electronic Smoke Signals wants to hear
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Well, with Valentine's Day so near, I've been
lounging around munching Purdy's dark chocolate
covered almonds (warming up for the big day, of
course) listening to the dulcet tones of demo tapes,
and only leaving the house for super-cool events Uke
seeing the Young Fresh Fellows. So here are the
exciting results:
THE RAINWALKERS-Ghost Town: This is a
very nicely produced demo, recorded at Bullfrog and
financed (I'm assuming, since their logo's on the
tape) by Criminal Records. If anything, the Rain-
walkers are sounding more refined, more polished
than ever—this is a close to flawless example of their
chosen form—a kind of country/60's pop that's getting mighty familiar by 1989. I've heard rumours that
a major change is in the works for the Rainwalkers—
I don't know exacdy what form it'll take but don't
expect them to follow the lead of Brilliant Orange.
From Edmonton CADILLAC OF WORMS-She
Won't and THE COLOUR 9-Love: Gee, I wish I
knew something about the Edmonton scene—both
these bands sound pretty young (at least I hope they
are) but there's really no telling. Cadillac of Worms'
garage/early punk kind of sound (loaded with teenage
angst lyrics, being about trying to get the nerve to ask
someone for a date) is charming. (At times the vocals
are a little reminiscent of Joe Jackson, but I'm sure
this is unintentional.) The Colour 9's sound is a little
faster and harder and, as far as the lyrics go, anyway,
more enigmatic. All in all, if these two tapes are
beginnings, they're good ones.
BOB'S YOUR UNCLE-Drop the Bomb and
AWOL: I have to admit I've never known what to
make of BYU, but then they obviously want to defy
categorization. Compared to some earlier Bob's Your
Uncle these songs (well, Drop the Bomb anyway)
almost seem folk-influenced. They're calm and controlled, and the production (for a two-track, especially) is remarkably clean and spare. But the biggest
surprise, for me, is to hear male vocals on Drop the
Bomb with Sook-yin singing backups. Look for a
record on a new local indie label, soon.
EXCITED FIRST DAUGHTER-Pm a Building:
EFD haven't been around for too long as a band yet,
but are just starting to get some attention locally
(witness the big article in a recent Night Moves) and
will play live on CiTR Feb 16 at 11pm. As for the
song, it's complex and intelligent but not without
humour (just look at the title).
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TYRO QUAGMIRE-I Got Nothing to Say to You:
I don't know a thing about this band but they sound as
if they belong to some kind of Dead Kennedys meets
Violent Femmes school of rock and roll. This tape
also contains one of the best-titled songs I've ever
heard of: I'm Too Cool to Fall in Love.
THE DISTRACTIONS-Tough Enough: Recorded
at Aragon (which I didn't think existed anymore) and
Fluid studios, this song features a guest female backup
vocalist and some really happening piano too. Upbeat, even happy sounding, all in all. Unfortunately,
the Distractions are one of those bands I haven't
managed to see yet, but I'm trying.
And lastly, THE CELEBRITY DRUNKS-Holly
Jolly b/w Crack Minded Bill: Not a demo but a 7"
single, from Toronto and Amok Records. Does this
band really have a semi-legendary status or is it just
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that I've never seen them play, or even heard of them
playing around town? And I get the feeling this is a
band you've got to see live—the singer (Lloyd Brand-
son) growls the words out and you can't help imagining the band violendy taking over some nightclub like
some species of violent lounge lizards. At the same
time, there are some classic rock and roll lyrics here
("I got a holly jolly dancing in my pants/I'm thinking
of you girl and I don't mean romance"), and then a few
little weirdnesses (well, I thought the intro to Crack
Minded Bill was a bit like that terrible song Footloose...). Anyway, cool stuff from some obviously
considerate guys, since they gave me one of those
plastic yellow things with the record so I could
actually play it!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
Janis
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SONIC YOUTH
Daydream Nation
(Blast First/Enigma)
Well, following the expected behaviour, I saw
the concert, then I bought the album. I enjoyed both,
but for different reasons. The concert was great because there were so many guitars and so many fun
things done with them. Cool things I would never
think of doing - like jamming a drumstick between the
strings and neck and pounding it with another stick, or
dropping to the floor and jamming the head of the
guitar into the floor and flexing the neck for vibrato
effect, or the way they just ripped out strings in mid-
song. These things made the Sonic Youth experience
something to tell your folks about.
Daydream Nation is also a great musical experience. All the fun of the on stage hoopla is not so
evident. It is true that you can hear all the bizarre
guitar tunings and sounds that make Sonic Youth
what they are, but when it comes right down to it this
is almost a tuneful album.
I actually catch myself singing along to songs
that Thurston Moore sings; songs like Teen Age
Riot, Total Trash, and Candle. I'm not sure, but I
don't think this inclination overtook me when I listened to their earlier material. Yes, I know that rough
edges are what's needed in a shiny plastic world, but
there is still lots of this on Daydream Nation. Maybe
it's the balance between the tuneful and the rough that
makes this such an excellent album.
Michael Leduc
DAS DAMEN
Marshmellow Conspiracy (EP)
(SST)
O God! A record on strawberry milkshake pink
vinyl! O GOD! Ecstasy attack! Play this record
LOUD—really loud (and louder than that if possible).
Feel it throb in the bottom of your gut. Listen to the
guitars scream, the beat pound, the singer yell. Shake
your hair, feel groovy. These four songs remind you
why you thought rock 'n' roll was so cool in the first
place. A searing version of Magical Mystery Tour
called Song for Michael Jackson to Sell is included
for your listening orgasm. Way too cool for words and
not for the faint of heart.
Kathryn Hayashl
THE DEAD MILKMEN
Beelzebubba
(Enigma)
Life. What is it all about? Well, this record
makes it apparent that The Dead Milkmen don't
know. Using a straightforward drums, bass, guitar
and vending machine format (they said it, not me) this
quartet from Philadelphia produces a most unfunny
kind of protest music with titles such as Brat in the
Frat, RC's Mum, Sri Lanka Sex Hotel, and the pop
music epic Smokin' Banana Peels. The Milkmen
(who truly deserve to die) succeed in annoying the
listener for a good forty minutes but achieve little
else. A peculiar mixture of homogenous pap, talking
and shouting (for emotional effect), flamenco protest
music, discordant saxaphone, and, above all else, a
weird sameness, form die major characteristics of this
record. It isn't even a minor bit of fun. Ignore it. (I
hope this band doesn't have a cult following or
something...)
J.W.
ALIEN SEX FIEND
Another Planet
(Anagram)
Another Planet is tedious. It consists of very
slow, repetitive synthesizer riffs overlaid with uninteresting guitar squeals and repeated inane phrases.
Another Planet lacks the vitality and the crazed disgusting humor that made previous ASF records at
least listenable. This one is undanceable, and, for the
most part, unlistenable. It is the kind of record made
by a band who wants to break a contract with a label.
Rob Slmms
BENJAMIN LEW
Nebka
(Crammed Disc)
According to the liner notes, Nebka is the name
given to a dune formed by the wind around an obstacle
in the desert. While the imagery is exact, Nebka
evokes a plethora of moods befitting any number of
literal or emotional landscapes. Pretty and slightly
romantic, Nebka is the third LP featuring Belgian
cocktail mixer Benjamin Lew's exquisite blend of
rich and exotic atmospheres. The two previous LPs
paired him with ex-Tuxedomoon founder Steven
Brown, who has been living and working in Brussels
for the last six years. The degree of continuity found
in this record suggests that, despite my fondness of
Brown's music, Benjamin Lew was the key figure in
the previous collaborations.
There is precious little background information
available on Mr. Lew but one suspects he is steeped
in the classical tradition with an affinity for the
romantic. While his music is often infused with a
subtle arabesque flavour, it remains distinctly European and not entirely out of keeping with much of
what is going on in the Brussels music "scene" of the
last few years. Not surprisingly, several members of
that "scene" appear on this recording. Steven Brown
plays clarinet on one track; Blaine Reininger, another Tuxedomoon alumni, plays violin: Crammed
Disc founder Marc Hollander plays clarinet;
Claudine Steenackers is the cellist, and the whole
thing is engineered and "treated" by Gilles Martin,
whose work on the previous Lew recordings and on
Tuxedomoon's best European recordings has been
nothing short of perfect.
Seeing as Belgium has maintained colonies in
Africa in the not too distant past, I suspect that, as in
France, there has been a great deal of post-Empire
influx of African and Middle Eastern culture. The
ensuing melange of musical influences has had a
remarkable effect on the sub-pop music circles and I
would count this as one of the finest examples. In my
mind, Benjamin Lew, Steven Brown, and Gilles
Martin represent a collaborative whole that is thus far
unsurpassed in this curious area of European atmospherics. I can't recommend this music highly enough.
Mark Mushet
EUGENE CHADBOURNE
I've Been Everywhere
(Fundamental)
Ex-Shockabilly. This is the guy who connects
guitar pickups to rakes, plungers, birdcages, skulls,
etc., and then plays them like musical instruments.
The resulting noise has marginal audience appeal (or
if you prefer: the resulting music is an acquired taste).
The silliness is toned down on Everywhere, revealing
Chadbourne to be something of an avant-folk artist.
He sings of white supremacists, "Don't worry about
the South/Eat your bar-B-Q/And shut your mouth."
This looks inane on paper, but on the record it comes
juxtaposed with a woman telling of her experiences as
a Jewish schoolgirl in proto-Nazi Germany. Another
song mocks the heroism of the American military
actions in the Persian Gulf (Oil Platform), and another warns of senile political leadership. Combine
these with the psycho-bluegrass cover I've Been
Everywhere and Chadbourne' s own It Takes Longer
Saying 'Yes' Than Saying 'No' ("just one more
letter, then you have met her") and Chadbourne starts
sounding like a latter day Phil Ochs or a young Pete
Seeger. Special guest appearance by the Legendary
Stardust Cowboy.
JB Hohm
DINOSAUR JR.
Bug
(SST Records)
Bug, the third pretty wonderful album from
Dinosaur Jr. yields a mighty sonic thump. This
Amherst three piece delivers a devastating wall of
guitars to bluntly contrast J. Mascio's tentative and
tortured vocal delivery. The intentionally murky
production only makes the overall effect even more
captivating. Don't, the final cut, is an intense piece of
insane mayhem which almost seems like an exorcism
for Mascio. For once, this is something that really
deserves to be played loud. Never before has noise
been this honest, or this beautiful.
Keith Parry
ICE-T
Power
(Sire)
"Yo man, that Ice-T is a bad motherfucker
man," states Power, the follow-up to Rhyme Pays.
The record has the razor-sharp matter-of-fact declaration pioneered on Colours that even non-rap listeners
can understand with frightening clarity.
Again, Ice-T is at his best when he embarks on
tales of small time, would-be street smart hoodlums.
In Drama, the message is very clear: don't do the
stealing and doping if you can't take the maytagging.
(Check out the documentary Scared Straight some
time.)
Power also contains what should become a pop
hit, a remake of Curtis Mayfield's Pusherman,
which offers music as a substitute for crack. It has accompanying vocals by crooner Pimpin Rex of the
Royal Majesties.
LGBNAF gets straight to the point without any
unnecessary finesse. "That's what time it is," says
Ice-T. Remember, "Gangs of LA. will never die, just
multiply—you too can be killed."
Rockin' Patrick
FRONT 242
Front by Front (LP)
(Nettwerk)
Headhunter (12 Inch)
(Wax Trax)
The LP: I was really looking forward to Front
242's next release, but Front to Front disappoints.
16   DISCORDER As usual it has the multi-layered rhythms and sampled
sounds, but the element of mystery which used to'
make these Belgian artists' music interesting has
almost been totally stamped out by a persistent and
relendess beat. Yes, this album will get a lot of play
at dance clubs (they even give a bpm rating for each
cut), but it definitely does not stand up to previous
Front 242 releases.
The 12 inch: While the 12 inch version of
Headhunter is just a spiced-up version of the LP mix,
it is more listenable because it stands by itself—
making it tolerable. The B-side contains a slighdy
interesting track, which is basically just a sampled
preacher backed by a rhythm—but only slighdy interesting because it is different from the rest of the songs.
A. PI S.
MOTORHEAD
No Sleep At All
(Viper Records)
Lemmy is cool. His trademark, throat-cancer
vocals, shred through the haze and thunder that is
Motorhead live.
Phil Campbell's bluesy fretwork is tasty as
always. WiirzeFs screaming solos shine. Still, the
guitars should have had more presence in the mix.
There's litde production. Hallelujah! It actually sounds
Uve!
This energetic album was recorded in Finland at
the Giants of Rock festival. It makes one want to
party on Lemmy's head! However, you are better off
buying No Remorse if you want live Motorhead. It
contains better songs and a lot more of 'em!
B:They're not cheering, they're shouting, "Speak
clearly please Lemmy."
G: Maybe we should all chip in and mail him a pack
of Halls.
Bruno Fruscalzo and Greg Yanke
SUDDEN IMPACT
Split Personality
(Fringe Product)
Sudden Impact are five Canadian young'uns
with a future. They are a real BAND. Every member
contributes. Lyrically, they tackle subjects including
the inevitability of death, and the pressures of day-today life. This is a great hard-core band. Check it out.
It gets ya hoppin'.
B: Let's Mosh!
G: O.K.
Bruno Fruscalzo and Greg Yanke
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2. What beat club did the Beatles play at over 200 times?
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7. What is Ringo's real name?
8. Who wrote "Yesterday", "Let it be", and "Hey Jude" ?
9. What colour was the Beatles submarine?
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11. What was the exact date the Beatles performed a 24 country broadcast
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12. What song did George write on the Beatle Mania Album?
13. What country's national anthem was used in a Beatles love song?
14. What in the Beatles opinion can't buy you love?
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Hang Time
(A&M)
This album has been hanging around the station
for quite some time and has somehow missed getting
a review in spite of the fact that is is one of the better
releases of the past year. This album is simply chock-
full of necessary, raw, hurricane-styled raunch and
roll. Yes, I realize that this could be pushing it a little
bit, but you do have all of the rock and roll essential
necessary to back up my adulatory claims in any court
of law that cares to dispute them. Present is the
prerequisite twin barrelled guitar attack, backed with
the drum and bass that somehow find their way to the
front when they are needed. Miraculously, Dave
Priner's barroom smoke-cured voice pulls this chaos
all together into ultimate party rock anthems like
Sometime to Return, Cartoon, and Marionette. If
you already like the Replacements or Husker Du,
you have another great Minneapolis band to share
with your family and the rest of the block.
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after Valentine's Day, CiTR FM 102, now broadcasting at 1800 watts, is overjoyed to present
Tape-A-Mania II. Hey! Tape-A-Mania is a do-it-yourself cassette recording project where a
local band, namely Sparky Magneto and the Ionic Alternators, fronted by the over-stimulated
Paul McKenzie, will play live over the CiTR airwaves thereby giving you, the listener, an
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Phil Woods called "Little Big Band". The Woods'
Quintet plus...with arrangements, compositions and
great solos by Phil Woods and company.
Feb 20: The music of Eberhard Weber combines
electronics, romanticism, classical disciplines and jazz
improvisation and is "mood music" of the best sort.
The album is called "Little Movements".
CX'vCX^L^-^b,
Feb 27: "Somethin* Else" was Ornette Coleman's
debut album. It shocked the jazz world at the time
(1958). New concepts and new sounds were presented. It is also Ornette's only album that includes a
piano. Relive this jazz classic tonight.
Thanks gang and ever-suavely yours, Gavin
Walker.
TUESDAYS
IN CONTEXT 3-4:00pm
Feb 7: Karen Jamieson reiterates; the final concerts of
the Discover Dance series. Eugene Chadbourne: music
of the 21st century?
Feb 14: Royal Winnipeg ballet, Digiitana, music
performed by Beverly Johnson; Gerry Gilbert with
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NEWS, SPORTS FEATURE REPORTS
some "occasional" poetry.
Feb 21: A.C.E.'s Terry Power, available studio space
for artists; entertainment listings.
Feb 28: Theatre & the Vancouver Playhouse
TRANSFORMATIONS 4 5:00pm
Feb 7: R. Murray Schafer - a legend in contemporary
Canadian music.
Feb 14: "Women who destroy men, and the men who
love them..." A celebration of the Femme Fatale
Feb 21: "I think, therefore I strategize" Perryscope's
Susan Rosenberg
Feb 28: New product from Nonesuch, Venture, Private Music
WEDNESDAYS
WAY TOO EARLY 8 10:00am
Loud, nutritious rock V roll to start your day off right.
Themes o' the week:
Feb 1: Sex
Feb 8: Love
Feb 15: Happiness
Feb 22: Depression
BATTERSEA PARK GARDENS 101:00pm
Tending towards the ambient, eclectic, electronic, and
classical. Produced by Matt Richards.
I THIRTY THREE AND A THIRD 3 5:00pm
I Hosted by the delightful, spiteful Spike!!
I Two hours of the Hottest Vancouver Music promoting
Breakfast
with the
Browns'
Soup de Jour
Linus
Lovelace
Pest
Control
Way Too
Early
Batter sea
Park
Gardens
Bird
Droppings
Better Hohn's
& Garlicks
Emma Peel
Fan Club
BBC WORLD REPORT CITR NEWS, SPORTS AND WEATHER —   ARTS PROFILE
1. **%
The Unheard
Music
Blood On
The Saddle
Transformation
Spanish
Show
Spike
Out Through
the In Crowd
Absolute
Value of
Noise
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER, GENERIC REVIEW, INSIGHT AND DAILY FEATURE
Sports Digest
Hot
Pink
The
Jazz
Show
Environmental!
Scatology
Neon Meat
Dream
Swirlin'
Vinyl
Spin
Aural
Tentacles
Spinsters
More
Dinosaurs
The
Knight
After
The
Vinyl
Frontier
Top Of
The Bops
The
Can-Con
Job
Tbe Radio Show
Home
Taping
International
Stomp On
That
Boppa-Tron
Soup Stock
From The
Bones
of the
Elephant
Man
The
Saturday
Edge
Are you
Surrey
Us
Music?
Power
Chord
*    >■■*
Deadly
Doom
Sat. Magazine
Radio
In frequency
Tunes
'R'Us
Generic
Friend
The
Rockers
Show
The
Blues
and
Soul Show
Sun. Magazine
Just Like
Women/
Electronic
Smoke
Signals
Playloud
This Is
Not
A Test
In The
Grip
Of
Incoherency
ARTIST
LIME SPIDERS
*0TERS0UL 7
♦SONS OF FREEDOM
PUBLIC ENEMY
BEATNIGS
WATERBOYS
LEAD INTO GOLD
ALIEN SEX FIEND
COCTEAU TWINS
NEW ORDER
PRIMITIVES
VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE
RAPEMAN
•GRUESOMES
•THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
FISHBONE
THE W0NDERSTUFF
POP WILL EAT ITSELF
JULIAN COPE
STINKFIST
HEAVENLY BODIES
SONIC YOUTH
FOETUS INTERRUPTUS
ETTA JAMES
ULTRA VIVID SCENE
MOMUS
SINGERS AND PLAYERS
MINISTRY
THE THREE I0HNS
MUDHONEY
JANES ADDICTION
THE WOOD CHILDREN
THE WOLFGANG PRESS
YELLO
THAT PETROL EMOTION
LAIBACH
HAPPY FLOWERS
D-MOB
FRONT*«
TITLE
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OVERSOUL7
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IT TAKES A NATION OF...
TELEVISION IS"
FISHERMAN'S BLUES
IDIOT It"
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FINE TIME ir
WAY BEHIND ME It'
LET IT BEE
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HEY!
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END OF THE MILLENIUM
LET IT BE
I CRUSH BOZO
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FRONT BY FRONT
20   DISCORDER Vancouver Musicians and Safe Sex (Yes, you read
that right). This is your show, so lake advantage and
send in your Demos and have them heard "ON THE
AIR"!!!
EXPERIMENTS 9:30-midnite (first Wednesday of the month)
Live radio, experimental radio, 100% Canadian content radio. We attempt the impossible, an audio cross
between Merry Melodies & Scrabble. Crew: Arthur
Bent, Cruncher, and Stubbles.
THURSDAYS
NOVA EXPRESS 5:45-7:30am
Elude the Orbital Mind Control Lasers by tuning in.
Quasi-progressive music til 7:00, playlist and Can-
Con til 7:30. No thrash, no metal. Hastily hosted by
Chris Brayshaw. Phone him and talk.
MOVING IMAGES 4:30-5:00pm
Host Ken Maclntyre takes you on a journey through
the silver screen's back-lot of life.
Feb 2: Actress/Instructor June Whitaker
Feb 9: Our choices for this year's Oscars
Feb 16: Quebec director Francis Mankiewicz on his
latest fUm, THE REVOLVING DOORS
Feb 23: Confessions of a film critic, with Alex Grant
FRIDAYS
NARDWUAR   THE   HUMAN   SERVIETTE
PRESENTS... 2:30-3:00pm
Pain is red. Jesus bled.
Feb 17: Meet Roger Ramjet, a true "tool."
THE ORIGINAL RADIO SHOW 5:30-6:00pm
Play it safe and listen in before you go out. A comprehensive look at the Vancouver theatre scene. Hosts:
Andrea Lupini and Keith Damsel!
SOUP STOCK FROM THE BONES OF THE
ELEPHANT MAN 12:30-3:30am
3 hours of the latest in independent music from
around the world ranging from spoken word to
hardcore and club music. Label features and selections from new releases each week, as well as interviews. Host: Lloyd Uliana.
3D RADIO 3:308:00am
With Matthew and the Gang
Late nite radio in Vancouver has got to be some of the
dullest there is in North Amerikaka. This has now
changed, for 3D Radio has taken over the night time
airwaves...turn on and tune in to the hottest/coolest
few hours you can spend legally for free.
SUNDAYS
ELECTRONIC SMOKE SIGNALS 6:30
9:00pm
Feb 12: Our Common Future. What does it mean?
Help us with your contributions.
Feb 26: Surprising futures. How will Mother Earth
look in the year 2050?
See this issue for more on participation in our common future: April 1, 2050.
PLAYLOUD 9-midnite
Not a radio show - an infestation. You don't hear it -
you're afflicted with it. Aural surgery by Larry Thiessen.
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Stephen Fearing & Friends
Clive Gregson &
Christine Collister
Koy Forbes, Shari Ulrieh
& Hill Henderson
African Heritage
Arrows to Freedom
Mango Dub
Eileen McGann
John McLachlan & Canadian Sky
Natural Elements
The No Frills Stringband
No Mean Feet
The Nyetz
Shaman Society Singers
The Sunday Umbrella Band
The UBC Chinese Music bnsemble
The Vancouver Folk Song Society
The Vancouver Morris Men
Sam We is
Francis Xavier
Takeo Yamashiro
and more...
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Sunday FEBRUARY 12th
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Sunday Feb. 12 • 8 pm
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EFRP
Pouring rain and an omnipresent yeasty
smell halfway between bread and beer
welcomed us to Edinburgh. Scotland,
that is. Now, after a few days of casde
spelunking and crag climbing we're off to see
what the music is like in this city of the arts.
We're sitting in the Pub of the domed Student
Centre building at the University of Edinburgh.
A three hour period punctuated by the antics of
a group of lager louts with rococo haircuts (the
haircuts being the only thing distinguishing them
from the common run of lager lout), a few spirited games of 2-pence tabletop football, and
Louis Armstrong and Pogues songs on the ridiculously expensive jukebox, makes the consumption of many pints of McEwan's 80 shilling
Extra Heavy Intoxicant almost a necessity.
Three Belgian bands are to play upstairs later.
Crunching thud wails emanate from above as
the final sound check reaches a conclusion. The
doors open at 8 pm. At this point I have no idea
what the names of the bands may be, but judging
22   DISCORDER
by the crowd (which rapidly thins as its members wander off to snort, inject, inhale and
imbibe) it may be something along the lines of
Exploding Underwear Fuckers. From Hell. With
aBelgian accent. And another pint of McEwans.
It's a couple hours later and we've relocated to a student pub amile away. Before us sits
Stewart, the ageless, gap-toothed, self-professed
alcoholic who harbours an inexplicable fascination for Incan culture, and who is currently
trying to convince me that I am the illegitimate
son of Benny Hill. Were there a dance floor and
deafening pop, this might be the UBC Pit. Occasional Cramps t-shirts bump into clean shaven
pinstripes. But there seems to be something
different here. There is the clamour of purposeful conversation. Neither booze amplified
manifestos nor quiet tea room discourse is the
rule, but they both can be found in the comers.
Most people, however, are sitting or standing
sardine-like engaging in relatively meaningful
discourse. It's a momentary joy even if the
accents are impenetrable.
Then back we boozily blunder, pell-mell,
to the Student Centre. The pub has transformed.
It's packed with a crowd divided more or less
into thirds - the dangerously inebriated punks
with their rainbow mohawks, the goths (cobweb
and lace Vampirellas and their Br am Stoker
beaus), and the generic black-fixated observers
affecting an air of exquisite indifference. All of
whom are quite willing to talk to the Canadian
with the silly accent. Bands here, it seems, are
nearly without hope for exposure. Only three
small venues were mentioned by more than one
person - The Student Centre, The Venue, and
Shady Lady's. The gatherings and bookings are
handled by several 'councils', the members of
which are about 2 students per 5 members. I
talked to the head of the council that arranged for
the bands to crunch upstairs and for the coal-
black cabaret to grind away below. While he
expressed some regret that the lack of venues
and the monopoly of BBC radio renders most
local bands stillborn, his emphasis, and presumably that of his council, leans more to the
importation of foreign bands, to gatherings cum
fashion shows cum discos, and to a love-hate
relationship with the growing designer drug
Acid House scene that has started to blearily
stagger out of London. Acid House was described in M8, the Scottish style mag, as "Voodoo
Chile eventually climaxing in a frantic, sweaty
homage to the Laser Gods to the strains of Orff's
Carmina Burana." Which may explain to some
extent our black-clad friends' ambivalence - it's
difficult to sweat and be sombre simultaneously.
Upstairs in a room about the size of two
Railway Clubs (NOT laid end to end) the Belgians are reaching a crescendo. The soundman
scrawls the names of the three bands in phonetics on a napkin which is promptly lost. Judging
by the reactions of the semicircle of observers -
there's no other word for them - sitting cross-
legged on the floor, the names are unimportant.
The final, current band is letting fly with a well
polished sound similar to the Sons of Freedom.
Given the Sons' (hip abbreviation) 8 out of 10
and glowing review in the November NME, a
similar sound should have the crowd rabid. Not
a muscle in the pack stirs except for the gentlemen playing the pinball and inescapable slot
machines at the back. Such a reaction may be de
rigeur for the talentless speed-thud of the
Drunken Buttheads (or the Belgian equivalent)
whose sound check we overheard, but this sustained lack of interest mystifies me. The last two
bands were good, damn it, even if lager and dark
rum have warped my perceptions a tad. The
shuffle floor downstairs was sombre and a bit
sweaty but this upper room is sepulchral and dry
as a bone. Are these people so conditioned to
RADIO that an honest-to-god real live band is
intimidating? Has Edinburgh's much vaunted
drug scene taken its toll? Do they hate Belgians?
I don't know. I'm going to hunt down Stewart
and explain to him why I don't look like Benny
Hill.
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