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This month, I'm talking about the
synthesizer, lhat electronic siren
lhat at one time (lhat being ihe
'80's) profoundly polarized any
group of people who gave a shit
sved the synthe-
essential ingredi-
I works with even
a grain of creative thought involved in iheir conception, and
those who believed the synthesizer's chilly tones instantly destroyed any value a given song
might otherwise have had and
that "synthesizer exterminator"
was as valid an idea for a lucrative independent business opportunity as anything.
Maybe all that was not on the
mind of the Diversions when
they recorded their debut eponymous demo tope. But the synthesizer is there in all its digital polyphonic glory. This ain't no
Hammond. This ain't no Rhodes.
What Ihe Diversions also have
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deadly hook. But the synth is
there. And it's good. The Diversions are tasteful; I guarantee you
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good you're just like me" (the
Enoid "Another Empire"). Anyway, to cut lo the chase, the Diversions are choice, they sound
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JULY 1996 'cowshead chronicles
"how do you speak to a
how do you speak to the prettiest girl
how do you speak to her
how do you dance on the head of a pin
when you're on the outside looking in"
'how do you speak to an angel'
lou reed
i was once accused by a now ex-girlfriend, of being too charming, too friendly, she
questioned my motives and always assumed that i must want to sleep with other
women if i was talking with them, well, in my own defense, i have to say that if i had
indeed wanted to get to know these women better the last thing i wanted to do was
'sleep' with them, 'nuff said, i have, however, over the years been able to talk to women
with the greatest of ease, this is not to say i was always trying to get to 'know' them
better, nothing could be farther from the truth, i, for whatever reason, relate on a
personal level with women better than i do with men. go figure, i have written before
about my love for women of all types so i won't bore you with those fine details now. but
for all my gregarious nature i have times when i haven't a thing to say and find myself
entirely tongue-tied, such is the case, it seems, with women i am truly enamored with.
why is it i can talk with the greatest of ease with women i have a passing fancy with and
those i am truly interested in i find myself at a loss for words? i suppose everyone has
two sides to their personalities — one. an outward persona capable of Intense conversation and extreme honesty while the other is more reflective, introspective and shy in
nature, and when one or the other is going to rear its head is unknown to its owner.
shit, i don't know, that's how it works for me. it's taken me years to realize these two
very separate and distinct parts of my personality, people, however, seem to regard
one as happy and the other as sad or even suicidal garn. nothing could be farther from
the truth really, just because one is more often regarded as outgoing and gregarious
shouldn't mean the quiet side of the same person reflects sadness or moodiness,
enough of that, back to being enamored, there are a few women right now who leave me
entirely speechless or at least a man of few words, and while i admit that i do fall it
'love' daily due to having a job that brings me in contact with many different women, it's
not often that i meet women that truly leave me speechless, i have had to retreat to
different parts of the bar just too get away from certain women because they have
such a profound effect on me. welcome to garn's confessional, but, alas, as i've said
before, my heart right now, is a barren place here love can find no purchase, oh well, it's
summer and the sun has seemingly come out, for a while at least and i suppose i can
always work on my car and smoke the odd winston.
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5      ESa^SJ^ One of the things lhat is really important to talk about is ihe issue
of pregnancy and HIV.
Why don't we talk about that.   I would like to hear
about how transmission goes from mother to baby.
Transmission occurs in three ways during pregnancy. During
childbirth.   Possibly during breast feeding - although the incidence of transmission is quite low, the risk is there. The important thing is the assumption that a women who is positive
will automatically give birth to a baby who is positive.
What happens is babies are born with their mothers' antibodies, so when a test for HIV is done a baby will test
positive no matter what.   A baby will have to be tested
routinely until a certain age before the doctor can be sure
the baby is HIV.   By the age of about three months a doctor can be sure lhat a baby has its own HIV virus.   The
incidence of positive women in North America giving birth
to positive babies is about 25%.
There has been a lot of controversy around women who are
positive having kids.   We all know that women's bodies have
been in the public realm: people think ihey have the right to tell
women when ihey can and cannot have babies or end their pregnancies. This is no better for positive women. There is a lot of criticism
of positive women who make ihe conscious choice to have a baby.
clean your needles and don't share your needles and you use a clean
needle every lime, then you are not necessarily at risk for HIV infection.
There is a lot of talk that safer sex basically means use a condom
and then everything is fine. But the reality is that women don't wear
condoms. [The female condom is not accessible]. Men wear condoms: how do we talk to our partners about wearing a condom if we
sleep with men? And the reality that many women are at risk of violence: if somebody is forcing you to have sex with him, you can't
very well force him to have sex with a condom. Most women in the
world become infected through HIV through having sex with a man.
Canadian AIDS Society puts out guideline around safer sex and has
these categories of low risk and high risk [behaviors]. They also
have a category they call theoretical risk.   Theoretical risk is basi-
*n any documented case of HIV transmitted in
3 possibility."
vhat we say is lhat transmission between women who have
women is low risk. There are very few documented cases.
< during menstruation without a barrier will elevate your risk,
because you're talking about two bodily fluids: blood and vaginal
fluids, which have HIV. The thing that gets tricky is lhat the lesbian
lity has been in some ways in denial around lesbian women
it risk of HIV, because women-to-women transmission is so
rally, "there has
his situation, but it
Oral s,
Krista: Since we're going to be using words like HIV
and AIDS in this interview, I'd like to start out by getting
the language straight. I think we use a lot of these
words without really understanding -what they mean. I
also ran into another word in my recent readings: ARC.
Bronwyn: First of all, the word ARC - we don't use anymore in the
field of HIV and AIDS. ARC was a word that was used in the 80's:
it stands for AIDS-related complex. Basically HIV describes ihe virus,
the human immunodeficiency virus. The language is really important,
I'm glad you asked lhat. We talk about people living with HIV, rather
than being infected, because just because you've tested positive for
HIV, that doesn't mean you're automatically sick.
So HIV is the thing they test for when you get an AIDS test; they're
testing for the antibodies to HIV. And AIDS is just a definition for the
medical community to use to define certain illnesses of people who
have a suppressed immune system, people who are sensitive to illnesses lhat a healthy person would not be sensitive to. Things like
certain kinds of pneumonia and olher infections. So basically, once
a person gets one of those infections, she may get defined as having
AIDS. But generally speaking, in our work, we talk about women
who are living with HIV.
I was going to ask you if HIV led necessarily to AIDS,
but I'm not sure anymore if that is a relevant question.
It's a relevant question because I think one of things people who are
living with HIV are clear about is lhat they don't want to be called
people who have AIDS. Generally speaking. There is some controversy around this. Some people say lhat just because you're HIV
positive, you won't necessarily get an HIV defining illness. In our
experience, most people who are HIV positive will at some point get
an AIDS defining illness. But the other reality is lhat people are living longer and longer with HIV without being sick.
One of the big issues as far as women's activism surrounding HIV is concerned, has stemmed from the fact
that the definition of AIDS was developed in response
to symptoms that were observed in gay men. I'm wondering how this has affected women's access to treatment and diagnosis.
That's a good point. I think one of the things that we are now realizing is that once people have HIV, the differences in men and
women aren't necessarily that great, as far as how HIV manifests
itself in the body. Certainly symptoms to HIV are very different. For
example, women who test positive often have a history of chronic
yeast infections which often have gone undetected as being related
to HIV. I think the reason why the disease has affected women differently is that ihey have been diagnosed at a later stage in the disease's progression. So therefore, if a woman is diagnosed fairly
early on, then she will probably have similar chances with treatment
that a man would have, but because, historically, in Norlh America,
so many women are diagnosed late — only once ihey are very ill,
fen years into their disease.
The Pasi+ive Women's Network
Different studies have been done. One of the studies lhat got a lot
of press is the 1 993 American study called ACTG076. In that study,
AZT, which is what we call anti-retro-viral drug, the drug that's used to
treat people wilh HIV, was given to women from 3 months through to
childbirth and then given to the baby after it was born. And this study
showed that the transmission rate went from 25% to 8-19%.
This has started a lot of talk around mandatory testing of all pregnant women. We still don't know ihe long term effects of this study.
The study has been criticized for being such a small study that ihe generalization to the population may not be scientifically sound.
This forced testing surprises me seeing that initially HIV
positive women had trouble convincing companies
and government bodies to let them be a part of
drug trials. Has that situation changed then?
You're right. Women have fought to be a part of clinical trials around different drugs. I would say now lhat any drug
that is available to men is available to women. Theoretically.
The reality is that as women we may have very
plicated lives that may get in the way of us taking
care of ourselves. Most women who are living
with HIV are poor or become poor once they are
HIV positive. When you are poor and you don't
have housing or food and you have
kids to look after, being part of a cl
cal trial is not very
5 out of 5 doctors
recommend condoms
over genital warts*
low. But I think what we have to remember is that a lot of women
who define themselves as lesbian have had in the past sex with men
and maybe still do. Or they may have shared needles. Women who
define themselves as lesbian may put ihem-
that
put them at risk.
I wds also
thinking about
the whole invisibility of
lesbian sex in studies of risk. The
women I hear about who are HIV positive are said to have contracted the virus
through needles or transfusions, even if
they are also lesbians. How do we decide
what
behaviour
caused her
HIV status? An
HIV needle-using
woman will not become
a part of
statistics on
women-to-
I ihink lhat oi
■s
treatment and access
to clinical trials and
medical research is lhat
there hasn't been enough looking at how
bodies are different from
For example, how does being
on the birth control pill and AZT affect me?  How do
changes    in    menstrual
cycles relate to HIV?
This whole issue of lack of
when I think about transmission from women
to women.   Can
you get HIV from
lesbian sex? >
I'll just put this in the context of transmission in general. One of the things
talk about in this work is the issue of risk. We used
to talk about people in risk groups.   Now we talk
about risk conditions or situations.   For
pie, we used to say that if you are a drug
then you are in a risk group.   But if you are a drug
transmission.
Jt's hard to know what puis a woman at risk. The reality is that
sharing needles is high risk.  It's far more likely that lhat will
be the mode of transmission lhan sex wilh a woman. But
you can't separate those things out. We don't
know a lot about women-to-women transmis-
.   Right now we're saying that if you're only
risk behaviour is sex with another woman and
you're having sex outside menstruation then
the likelihood is that that is low risk.
But we have to talk about choice.  What
is anybody's choice around the risks they
take? We need to support people's own choices.
We all choose to put ourselves in situations that put us at risk
or get forced into situations that put us at risk.
The Positive Woman's Network operates out
of the offices of the
Pacific Aids Resource
Centre (PARC) at 1107
Seymour. Call 893-2211 or 893-2200 for
resources or to volunteer.
6      JULY 1996 -C2__f
YouthCo goes
where young people
are. They do some traditional stuff, like setting up information tables
at gigs and conferences and festivals, and take iheir AIDS 101 talks
to schools all over BC. However, HIV education is still not part of the
regular school curriculum. If YouthCo shows up at a school it is
because someone within the school took the initiative and invited YouthCo down. «^»
Of course, going to schools fcJ^^A\ *
and giving lectures is not the _**^l\ X *^_d__
way to reach all the young
people out there. So YouthCo
does "everything from theatre
retreats to fashion shows to car
washes" to try to share their information on safe sex.
And none of this is done by adults
wilh university degrees.   YouthCo has
about 20 volunteers, all under 30, who
organize and pick iheir activities.   They
are about, what Kim calls "youth teaching
youth from a youth perspective."
One of their latest projects, the No Glove, No Love tour, was actually initiated by Meegan Maultsaid, the tireless organizer of
Grrrlopalooza and Rock for Choice. "She did everything!" Kim
says. Meegan wanted to get the topic of HIV and the
like condoms and information pamphlets, info r
and thought, what better way to do this lhan by going where fhe
young people are or want to be.
So, she contacted YouthCo and said she wanted to organize a punk
tour of small BC towns with YouthCo. She would book fhe gigs and all
YouthCo had to do was supply the pamphlets and the condoms.
So far, Puncture, Meegan's band, and Sparkmarker, Kim's band,
have been to Roberts Creek and Victoria.
Kim says the gig sef-up works because it makes it easier for people to get fhe nerve to go up and ask for information: "We do she
We set up a table with our merchandise; so rather than just going tc
get information about AIDS or get a condom, you can pretend you're
looking at a T-shirt... We found that by mixing the two, it's not such
a sterile environment. It's like, hey, there's a lot of fun happening.
There's bands playing. Enjoy yourself. And hey, yeah, you can
learn some stuff too without feeling like you have to put up your
hand and ask someone a question."
By the end of the night all the condoms are gone. For Kim,
that means lhat their tour is successful. "There are a lot of stigmas attached to buying condoms in a drug store and outing
yourself as someone who is going to have sex with somebody. Especially in small communities where your mom is
probably good friends wilh the people who work at the drug
store... These are very big barriers."
It hasn't been totally easy though.  In the towns where
a local person was interested in the tour, the gig was
much easier to organize.   But in some towns the schools
were not very cooperative: "For some reason parents get
scared of 200 or 300 kids in a hall having a show ond
doing something positive."
The No Glove, No Love tour is still happening!
Tour dates are coming up in Kamloops, Kelowna,
Vernon, Cranbrook and Nelson. The Vancouver
gigs will he at the St. James Community Centre in
Kitsilano (July 25) and at the Seyland Hall in
Norm Vancouver (date TBA).
_'•_
In particu-
ASIA does s
ual orientation education
and support with young people because, according to Henry Koo of
ASIA, "Homophobia is a real social risk factor that places (especially) young gay men at risk for HIV. And ihen just generally for all
queer youth, and olher segments of the queer community, emotional
and physical harm is an issue."
A recent project of ASIA was Lotus Roots: A Gathering of East
and Southeast Asian Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals, which took place
last May. The week-end long event featured panel discussions, workshops, readings, a craft fair and a party. Straights and White people were invited to the Saturday events (the craft fair and readings by
queer East and Southeast Asian artists), but the rest of the event was
organized for queers and East and Southeast Asians for ihe purpose of
strengthening lhat community, and the individuals who are part of it.
ASIA's major project for this summer is to hire a youth to develop a pamphlet on what is being gay or lesbian in the Asian community and why do straight Asians discriminate against gays,
s and bisexuals. This will involve talking to youth and youth
* and the families of queer youth. This is part 2 of the Diverse
City project, of which port 1 was a poster/community portrait featur
ing leaders in the straight Asian community denouncing homophobia.
The poster will be featured in places like schools and libraries.
All these projects are part of ASIA's Action Now project to develop supportive communities for gays, lesbians and bisexuals. "The
fact is thot, because of self esteem issues, because of homophobia,
gay men are still the highest converting group around HIV. So what
we need to do is develop support communities for those who still
are looking for support around their sexual orientation, those who
are HIV positive, and have to deal with double issues of being gay
and HIV. And for those who are negative, who want to stay negative
but are having a hard time because of other psycho-social issues
such as self-esteem or inability to negotiate safer sex because of
race, because of culture, because of age. We are trying to develop
that supportive community through these two initiatives."
"The Lotus Roots was targeted specifically at the gay, lesbian, bisexual and Iransgendered community, whereas Diverse City was targeted
at the straight community and for those who weren't already out."
Family and language issues make ASIA's work different from
YouthCo's, and the role of family is seen to be important enough to
the project of providing support for HIV positive youth that ASIA is
trying to access the families of these young people. According to
Henry, "Family is both a support and a hindrance to our work.
When we do our HIV/AIDS education with youth in high schools
and olher institutions, we have to be very careful that we don't give
out condoms, or if we do, then we take them back, because if it
goes back to the parents the parents will complain to the teachers
and the teachers will stop us from coming in. Likewise, family can be
the best support. Family creates the environment for developing self-
esteem. If my mother or my older brother or my sister can accept me
for who I am, then lhat really strengthens the development of a person." This is especially relevant to the situation of youth who are
immigrants, because the sense of exclusion of Asian gays and lesbians who aren't out is heightened by language barriers.
Part of ASIA's work this summer will involve trying to connect wilh
these families who have sons and daughters who are gay or lesbian. They will be trying to find out from parents what they would
have needed to try to understand their child's queerness. This will be
pretty hard, because most of these parents aren't exactly out about
their child's sexuality.   However, Henry Koo is optimistic.
Upcoming events of ASIA include a joint fund-raiser with YouthCo • "Don Juan in Hell" July 8th at
8:00pm at Bard on the Beach,   a free Chinese
Symposium on HIV/AIDS July 9th at 6:30pm
at the Coast Plaza in Stanley Park, and a
screening of the video "Blending Milk and
Water - Sex in The New World." July 10th,
at 7:00pm & 9:30pm at Video In Studio.
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OUR RIGHTS TO SAFER SEX
Graphics and photos have been reprinted with the
kind permission of The Positive Women's
Network, Youth Co. and A.S.I.A.
7   uft&L&m Standard intro. thing: New York group Versus play beautiful, sweeping, distorted pop very reminiscent of '80's group
Mission of Burma (remember the release of M. of B.'s
first album Vs. back in 1982? The name isn't the only thing
these two bands have in common ...) They were bom in
1991, spawned from the remnants of the bands Flower and
Saturnine. The present Versus contains Richard (vocals,
guitar), Fontaine (vocals, bass), James (guitar), and Pat
(drums). Richard and James are brothers. Another Balyut,
Ed, often drums for them, but not currendy. After recording
for many prominent indie labels, the Vs. folks have signed
a deal with Caroline Records and are set to release their
second full-length, rumoured to be magnificent. Fontaine
likes vodka. Richard likes scotch. After their marvey show
at the Starfish Room, Miko and Sean attempted to ask
Richard some questions, despite the fact that it was 2am.
And we were tired. Very tired. All of us. We aren't normally this slow. Really.
that you play an average of a hundred times
name it after that album.
S: Did you put out another Roger Miller single?
R: Yeah. Hey, you're good! I put out a single on Remora [Records] of
Roger Miller and Clint Conley, who were both in Mission of Burma.
S: I remember you talking about that last time you were here, but I've
never seen the single. I saw an ad for it in something, like Chickfactor
['zine] or something.
R: I did a terrible job of putting it out, though. Cuz it wasn't called by
their names, it was called Wrong Pipe. I should have put a sticker that
said, 'Featuring these guys so and such and such, yada yada, da da da
da da, blah blah blah ...'
S: He's on a roll.
R: It ended.
M: Has Containe [Fontaine's side project with Connie of Alkaline] ever
played with Versus?
R: No, actually.
M: Would Fontaine ever?
R: I don't think so, cuz she wouldn't want to have to play twice. Like
Richard: The last couple of years, over a hundred. But this year we
definitely plan on [playing] less than that Cuz it's too tiring to play
that often.
M: Do you have day jobs?
R: No, no day jobs allowed. Well, maybe now. Before we used to tour
too much to have jobs, but maybe now we will. I'm not going to have
a job, I hate jobs. I haven't had a job in three years.
M: What was your last job?
R: I recorded books for the blind for a non-profit organization.
M: And what do you think you might do if you had to get another job?
R: Oh, I'm not gonna get one. I'm retired.
Sean: What was the best book you had to read for the blind?
R: This book, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Ecco. It's like totally unreadable, but because I had to, I read it, and I liked it Cuz it's,
you know; it's a civil war book ...
S: That figures.
R: Yeah.
(little known fact: Richard is a civil war buff.)
M: What, then, is your favourite book?
R: Of all time? Well, I've read I.ord of the Rings about five times,
starting from when I was like a really little kid.
S: It shows in your mystic songwriting, in the lyrics,
(laugh laugh laugh)
R: Yeah, we like Lord of the Rings and Led Zeppelin.
S: All that dwarfs and where there's a will stuff shines through.
R: Mordor, you know...
S: Have you run out of historical civil war battle sites to visit?
R: No, actually, we've seen three on this trip already.
S: That you haven't seen before?
R: Yeah. Mathematics, which is where the surrender happened.
Petersburg, where there was the battle of the crater. And something
else, I don't remember now.
S: Disappointed about the lack of a Disney site? A Disney civil war site?
R: Oh, very excited by the lack ofthe Disney overthrow. In Virginia.
S: It could've made, like, song of the South and the confederacy look real
R: (laughs) Yeah.
M: Keep going!
S: That's it. That's my roll. I draw a blank now.
R: I'm so blank that it's not even funny.
M: What's the worst interview question? What does everyone ask you?
'Why the name?'
R: No, they don't actually ask that
M: Oh, really? So ... why the name?
S*. Is it the obvious one? The album title?
R: Oh no, it isn't It may be, originally. I got it from a friend of mine.
He always wanted to name his band that, but the other people weren't
in to it And then, he committed suicide, so I wanted to name it as a
tribute to him. Maybe he got it from that, but I don't really know.
S: Is that how you got all the Mission of Burma comparisons in the first
place?
R: Well, they also happen to be my favourite band. But it's totally
weird and unrelated and no one will ever believe me that we didn't
remembered, or pretended to remember my face, but were
a little weirded out that I was there. (I promise: I'm not
stalking them Balyut brothers!) We arranged to possibly
continue the interview after their set, but in another deja vu
thing, it was so late that I figured I was too exhausted to
conduct an any less pathetic interview as before.
»Versus DISCOGRAPHY:
♦"Astronaut" 7" (Landspeed)
♦"Bright Light" b/w "Forest Fire" 7" (Pop Narcotic)
*Let's Electrify ep
"The Stars Are Insane lp (TeenBeat)
*Dead Leaves lp - singles comp. (TeenBeat)
*Deep Red ep (TeenBeat)
♦forthcoming lp Secret Swingers (Caroline)
plus contributions on:
♦v/a Stars Kill Rock (Kill Rock Stars)
♦v/a Why Do You Think They Call it Pop? (Pop Narcotic)
she was playing with Air Miami for a while, and Versus could never
play with Air Miami because she'd have to play bass in both bands.
She's not into that She's kinda frail, so she can only last for one show
anight
M: How do you stay healthy on tour?
R: I dunno, we're not very healthy right now.
M: Well, how do you survive?
R: Actually, we brought a couple mitts and a baseball, and me and
Pat, the drummer, we have a catch
every day.
(long pause)
R: That means, throw the baseball
back and forth.
M: (laughs) Yeah, I know! What's
on your rider?
R: Scotch, vodka, towels, nothing
really interesting. I'd like to get
cigarettes, but people say we'll
never get them. We never get the
rider anyway. They end up crossing everything out. Unless it's a
college show, where they give you
everything. Although, MCA
Concerts Canada always gives you
everything too.
S: Have you played their shows back
East? They take it seriously. They're
afraid the opening band will steal
your rider.
(when the Starfish Room cleaning
folks start arguing about where to
put the garbage, the interview nears
M: Is there anything else you want
R: Just that Vancouver is very
clean and pretty. Someday we'd
like to sleep over here ...
In some sort of strange coincidence spooky-type occurrence, I happened to be in
Los Angeles the following
week when Versus were
playing at this teensy, charming cafe called the Impala.
Both Richard and James, the
youngest   Balyut  brother,
the Park (The Now Sound)
to An End (Virgin)
♦sountrack Half-Cocked (Matador)
♦v/a Ear ofthe Dragon (Fortune Five)
And don't forget Richard/Fontaine/Ed's earlier projects
Flower and Saturnine, with material still available on
Simple Machines Records, as well as Fontaine's side-project Containe (/ Want It All available on Enchante Records
c/o 245 E. 19th, #12T, New York.NY, 10003).
tlie
" Make m mistake, Ibis is
a straight ahead rock album
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your next party."
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with one difference, this h
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The Georgia Straight
THE DEBUT ALBUM
IN STORES NOW !
8      JULY 1996 CHMGGIT
Bi SCAN RAGGOT
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Who says Calgarians can't dance?
From the way things have been going for four prairie boys with more
childish charm than a summertime
Beavers' mug-up, Chixdiggit are a
hootin'-an'-a-hollerin' bunch at the
From their humble beginnings as
Calgary Stampede orderlies,
Chixdiggit have come a long way.
Last month they released their first
full-length effort on the famous Sub
Pop label, Chixdiggit, a follow-up to
one previous Sub Pop 7", and their
very first vinyl offering*. Best Hung
Carrot in the Fridge, a 7" on
Nanaimo's Lance Rock Records
(Bum, The Stupes), featuring a hilarious knock-up of George
Michael's "Faith" on side-B.
Tongue-in-cheek is their gig, to
which anyone who has seen a live
Chixdiggit show can attest. Fists
cocked proudly between well-timed
windmill swats at his guitar, lead
singer KJ leads the band through
seamlessly executed repertoires of
guitar poses on stage that range
from greasy rawk wank to purely
devilish showmanship. He flashes his
trademark leprechaun smile at only
the cutest girls, and gives the most
outwardly appreciative fans his attention. Indeed, Chixdiggit are certainly a "live" act, crowd-pleasers
to the "T"; it would be difficult to
disregard their earnest approach to
parody as they sing hits such as "(I
Wanna) Hump You," "Mila, Caroline,
and Me," and "Grungebaby."
DiSCORDER asked the rock cowboys about Calgary, Seattle, chicks,
record deals, and life on the road.
Chixdiggit's Mike Eggermont was
more than happy to satisfy our cu-
DiSCORDER: Chixdiggit, who
are you?
Mike: Mike Eggermont, bass & harmonies; Jason Hirsch, drums; Mark
O'Raherty, guitar & vox; KJ Jansen,
guitar, songs, vox.
How did Chixdiggit form? The
Chixdiggit story?
You know, the old "high school buddies want something good to talk
about at the reunion of the class of
'89 and decide to be rich at 21-
story. Incidentally, we're now 25.
Chixdiggit took a trip to
Seattle last summer to record
for Sub Pop. How did that deal
become history, and what is
the
SubPop?
We met Bruce from Sub Pop after
he saw us at a show a few months
earlier; he never told us who he
was, but he seemed like a nice guy.
He asked us for our autographs, but
he only had some legal document
that we could put it on. We realized later it was a record deal, now
we're stuck for one or two records
or so. I never actually saw the thing.
Are there plans in the works
for a Chixdiggit video?
I'm told that under paragraph 11 -
18.1A we are legally bound to do
Field Day recently landed a
part in the new National Lampoon movie .Any other Calgary
bands hot right now?
Well, later in that movie, you can
also hear Huevos Rancheros. Other
bands we think are doing great are
RedAutumn Fall,the Gimmicks, and
I heard Placebo signed to Nettwerk.
What was it like touring in
Quebec during the height of
the referendum?
A little tense, especially when KJ
kept calling Quebec his favourite
province. We didn't know that's
exactly what they did not want to
be. Luckily some kid spat on KJ, and
set us straight. We actually caused
three people to vote for unity
purely because they'd never met
nice anglophones, and then they
met'Jason, and Jason's really nice.
On the night of the referendum we
played Montreal, and 80 politically
apathetic people actually came out,
but their eyes never left the TV
screen behind us. It was a
rollercoaster of emotions; we
laughed, we cried.
Most essential road trip items?
Don't leave home without...
Our Sloan tapes, Kevin, a new
vanillaroma air freshener tree, the
soccer ball.
Do chicks dig Chixdiggit?
I love that question. Absolutely.
A Chixdiggit show would not
be complete unless the mic
stands are set up at chest level.
Why do you do this?
It's just this year's gimmick. Next
year we'll hang the mics off the ceiling, and sing blindfolded, you know,
like pinatas.
Where is your favourite city to
play, and why?
Vancouver is our favourite city.Van-
________
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couver knows how to party.
Why should kids stay in school?
To keep them registered and locked
up. Today's kids are tomorrow's
revolutionaries and criminals.
Would Chixdiggit ever sell out?
Everybody has their price. Ours is
quite low, really. I think it's already
been met.
Why is Alanis Morisette so
popular?
Talent is onfy relevant when recognized by a lot of people. Sometimes
people are fooled into accepting an
artist, like Hootie. I think Alanis has
enough talent to make her success
acceptable.
Tom Bagley [of Forbidden Dimension] created the graphic
art for the Chixdiggit t-shirt,
which features an older white
male perusing a shapely young
white female as she walks by
the lamppost he is leaning
against. Has the group received any flack over this controversial image or the band's
moniker, Chixdiggit, from politically correct fens or media
critics?
No. One girl told me, "Just what
every girl wants, a guy who reaches
up to her waist." I don't know what
she meant, but that's the only
ment I've ever heard. Incidentally,
Tom is still employed by us, for the
r and CD/LP covers.
Why does KJ have the initials
"SRV" stickered on his guitar?
The stickers, at 95< each, are far
more affordable than to have them
carved into his guitar.
What sort of things make
Chixdiggit happy?
A good turnout at soccer games,
cities that know how to party, Pete
Campbell from the Sweaters.
What is the best thing about
being Canadian?
Only KJ is Canadian by birth. He
looks happy, I'm not sure why.
Upcoming material?
A Fat Wreck Chords 7", a song on
Pop Goes the Weasel 2 from Japan,
which is late because the Smugglers
haven't sent in their song yet.
Discography?
A demo, a Calgary compil*
(Bloodbath at the Chinese Disco:
Sloth/PornStar)CD. a few 7"s, one
on Lance Rock Records, and a 7"
on Sub Pop.
Any last words?
We always have the last word.
9     [_?g3sli03a BlS3
by mrkp hoffman
Once again, ihe "we" is just a
"me," so be warned: I've only got
enough adjectives for one person
Ihis month ...
PEST 5000
"Cold Feet" b/w "Where
the Moon Is"
(Derivative)
This Montreal Fivesome comprised of CBC radio personnel/
persona follow-up their "Toast" 7"
with this new single. I'm pretty
darned sure lhat "Cold Feet" also
appears on an Impact (Magazine) CD compilation, but I
couldn't tell you if that version is
drastically different from "Collin's
Mix" of this version; it's a mid-
tempo pop song with very distorted vocals very low in the mix.
The B-side marks a musical departure for Pes! 5000; it's indicative of ihe latest indie rock trend
sounds in their use of keyboards
and dubby, funky stuff. I can't
remember Patti's voice ever being so fuzzy on previous recordings. (Derivative, POBox42031,
Montreal Que, H2W 2T3)
as "the Linus Pauling High
School's Marching Wildcats."
Hmm, don't ihink so, folks, but
ihey do sound very teen, in the
best possible way - full of energy
and spunk! If this ain't "teenage
on the sleeve wants us college
radio folk to be impressed by the
foct l-hof Warm Wires features
(read: none); all I can tell you is
that these two songs ore full of
female/male harmonies, crying
violins, ond down-home guitar
pickin'. (Slow River, 16
Nicholson St. #1, Marblehead,
MA, 01945)
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Drive-In Season
(Season/Drive-In)
Dreamy is the theme on this here
collaboration of an Australian
label and an American one. I
can imagine this compilation as
a soundtrack for a warm, Indian
-mgst.
t kn<
what is: the girls and boys in zee
Titans play fast, snappy, garage
rock. The Texas troupe crams five
songs of simple, infectious wildcat-powered astro-pop onto this
platter that'll make even the most
die-hard cynic smile, or at leas!
boogie. (Peek-a-Boo, 2505 San
Antonio #1, Austin, TX, 78705)
THE LEFTIES
Nighf Flight at the Bat Moon
Dog
(X-Mas)
Oakland's Lefties are a duo who
have temporarily "left" the
Peechees, kings and queen of
garage pop, to do the twee thing.
You wouldn't have guessed lhat
Rop and Christopher, who ore so
good atpunkin' up a storm, could
construct minimalist, dream-pop
so beautifully, but, well, you're
gonna have to Rop sings the A-
side songs, Iwo yummy
*.
members of the Breeders (the violinist), Ed's Redeeming Qualities,
Harm Farm, Little My, and the
IT'S PATRICKI
tracks of catchy
»m      pressed with the intelligent
"Open Mind"  b/w
1      songs these folks have pro-
"Can't
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quite sure     \
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of       the     \
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story  be-     \
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cording of     \
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(Roslyn Records, 1431 Castro St.,
The A-s,de contains      *—"	
Cont-esque-ness
San Francisco, CA, 94114)
lots of fuzzy guitars,
The flipside is Christopher's com
rock riffs, and warm, deep vocals
position, a lengthy, soulish bal
LINCOLN   65
courtesy of Michelle Breslin. Turn
lad with few lyrics; Chris, who's
"Dreams" b/w "Jellyfish"
the single over for my favourite
given up screeching for a song,
(Slow River)
a slow, ballad-style ditty, full of
ongstfully repeats "in the court of
Slow River Records may have
nice gal/guy harmonies and
love" over and over ... Brought
moved from New Hampshire to
folky strummin'. Altogether purdy
to you by the some fine label
Massachussets, but it's still releas
stuff.  (Alien Girl Records, 550
who's released Emily's Sassy Lime
ing  consistently  high  quality
Bathurst St.  #6, Toronto,  On,
ond Comet Gain. (X-Mas, 1040
records (Loose Confederation of
M5S 2P8)
N. Fairfax #303, Los Angeles,
Saturday City  States,  Juicy,
CA, 90046)
Shapiros), and Lincoln '65 is no
zee TEEN TITANS
exception. Clear vinyl in a blurry,
We're Wildcats!
WARM WIRES
black ond white cover is home to
(My Papa's  Leg/Peek-a-
"Women are Better than
true country sounds created by
Boo)
Men" b/w "Eczema"
what could be just a duo, but it's
One of the best this month comes
(Roslyn Records)
hard lo tell, cuz they're not incred
courtesy of zee Teen Titons, billed
The little fluorescent pink sticker
ibly generous with the liner notes
Summer's eve, while sitting in a
car on the way to a drive-in
movie. The Aussie players are
the Cat's Miaow, wilh "Stay,"
contributing another of their mellow, jazzy (complete with horns!)
ond enchanting songs, with their
trademark Aslrud Gilberto-esque
vocals The Singing Bush
lighten it up with "Do What You
Say," an upbeat and jangly little
number. The Shapiros sound
like the American equivalent to
the Cat's Miaow; Pom (olso of
Glo Worm, Belmondo, Black
Tambourine, etc) and Kerne may
be geographical worlds apart,
but musically, it sounds like thev
grew up together. This is AOP
Adult-Oriented Pop. Last is
Michigan's Madison Electric, the sole track sung by a
guy. Their "V-Neck" is pretty
and heartbreaking (Season
Records: Flot 3, 41 Shelley
St., Elwood 3 184, Victoria,
Australia/ Drive-In Records:
PO Box 88821 1, Grand
Ropids, M!, 49588)
GODRAYS
T.V. Stars With No Arms
(Vernon Yard)
I used to ihink lhat the best part
of Small Factory wos drummer
Phoebe Summersquash's unpre-
When I heard about her and Alex
Kemp's (another third of Small
Foctory) new project, I hoped
she'd sing more in this band, but
alas, I was disappointed. The
Godrays exude the same feelgood poppiness os iheir previous
(ond more guitar wailin', probably due to Ihe addition of
Vitapup's Greg Griffith). Despite
the vague pomposity on the "media release" accompanying ihis
double 7" on the pseudo-indie
Vernon Yard, this is a good release: three songs of loe-tappin'
fun and one song of unnecessary
wank ("Film Music"). And as always, wonderful cover art paintings. (Vernon Yard, 1 14 W. 26th
St. Floor 11, New York, NY,
10001)
SMACK DAB
FUTURE
(HC)
Right on! Smack Dab blast on to
the present as they announce
their return lo the indie rock world
(where were they, anyway?) with
this slickly packaged three song
7". It's hard to' believe that
'lookin' ahead to the future' is
painful, cuz even though singer/
guitarist Linda Hagood's high-
through "Future," she still sounds
so chipper. This is quirk-fi for the
popster kids to dance to. (Smack
Dab, c/o 81 Warren St., Brooklyn, NY, 1 1201/e-mail:
SMAECKDAEB@aol.com)
TOKIDOKI
Margie's Candies
(Tiny Shoes Records)
The first release for Tiny Shoes
Records supplies more food for
the cutesy-pie fans out there
Nora and Peter are Tokidoki, a
duo who both sing and play
sional keyboard solos. I've gotta
say that after multiple listens, Peter's falsetto harmonies get fairly
annoying, but if you can get
passed that,
Ant All Action! - g.a.r.a.g.e.
Friends of the Smugglers, I'm
sure. (Roto-flex, see above)*
*PIPEBOMB"IDon'tCare"+7
(!) - fast, angry, PUNK rock, courtesy of Ihese local lads. Song titles like "Kill Whitey," "Fuck Vancouver Pigs," and "Hatred for Authority" - you get the idea.
(Pipebomb, c/o Gordon Park,
PO Box 37076, Vancouver, BC,
V5P 4W7)*
•GOLDFISH "The Ride" b/w
"Swallow" - a song each by the
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guik
>nd Vicky c
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"inyl
Jale-esque fuzz-rock wilh strong
singing.(Bonfire Recordings,
e-mail:ce_habe@alcor.
condcordia.ca)*
*B'EHL/CLAG spit
i quar
■ Italian five
'eh!  s
Iodic, upbeat, Cancon. folk-rock
with sweet girl vocals, Clag, another girl-powered bond, play
more straightforward strum-pop -
less distorted than on their split
7" with Ashtroy Boy (Endearing
Records, PO Box 69009, 2025
Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB,
R3P 2G9)*
♦ALL-WOMAN BROTHERS
BAND "Paybock" b/w "Witch
Hur
-The
I have
pleasing vocal harmonies. (Sloth
Records,   1 33-1 6th Ave N.W.,
Calgary, AB, T2M 0H3)*
♦JOHN HUDAK no/uro - Very
"drosphilia melanogaster" b/w
"ice on snow." Best summed up
by Hudak himself: "Side A contains only the sound of fruit flies.
Side B contains the sound of ice
pellets falling on
simplistic songs about boys, girls,
and cookies. (Tiny Shoes, 2854
North Nagle, Chicago, IL,
60634)
Okidoki, this is the section of li'l
ing short descriptions of other
recent notable releases, I can justify not forming full sentences.
♦BOSS MARTIANS "The
Mortician" b/w "My Ford Sedan" - classy, organy, surf rock
on Calgary's garage label, Roto-
flex. (Roto-flex, PO Box 64252,
Calgary, AB.T2K6J1)*
♦THE MANTS Half Man,  Half
Artist-in-Residence program at
Harvestworks/StudioPass in New
York. (John Hudak, 1 84 Columbia Heights #1 D Brooklyn, New
York, 1 1201/Aproxia, POBox
85155 Seattle, WA, 98145)*
♦HALOGEN "Wandering" b/w
"Goto" - Greal cover art, beautiful clear blue vinyl. Slow, arty
rock songs; one, a Wire cover.
(ProTeen Records, PO Box
60363, Horrisburg, PA, 17106-
0363)*
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nEuROTIC GIRL + Friends issues #1 & 2
This indie comic book is described by it's creator, Tamara Rae Biebrich, as pro-girl, boy friendly
and for mature readers. Issue #1, done collaboratively with Shannon Szmigelski, contains eight
short strips mostly about scenester kids and sex
(heterosexual sex only though, for any of my loyal
lesbian readers - yeah, I wish). It includes a fantastic strip about traveling across the U.S./Canadian border to see a Slant 6 concert which could
very well become a comic book road-trip classic.
In issue #2 Tamara teams up with Rhonda
Hinther and Alanna Cleve for eight more great
comic strips. Again, sex is the main topic. My
personal favorite is a strip titled "Leftovers From
the Lubejob." It's full of illustrated tips on what to
do with extra after sex lubricant. Send $2 to
Tamara at 39 Lochinvar, Winnipeg MB, R2J 1 R3
Canada or (e) umbiebri@ccu.umanitoba.ca
or fax (204)256-5178.
Wak
Fight Like A Girl 5.5x4.4 26 pages
This prairie punk zine is a good summer fun zine.
Fight Like A Girl explores some girl-related issues,
but it's mostly packed with the two girl authors'
ludicrous personal thoughts and experiences.
These girls aren't all fun and games, though;
they've also included an amazing letter about
how to protect yourself from mental manipulation. Fight Like A Girl costs $1 or a kiss, so unless
you've figured out how to send smooches in the
mail, deliver your dollar to 39 Lochinvar, Winnipeg MB, R2J 1R3.
I'm Johnny and I Don't Give A Fuck #2
5.5 x 4.5 65 pages
It's back and bigger than ever. Andy's 1 2 stories
of hi-jinx and hangovers are hysterical. His writing in this issue has become more sentimental as
he reminisces about his family and home town.
Check out what Andy does when he's not tearin'
up the stage in Submission Hold, who is currently
on tour, so you might want to wait a few weeks
to order. Send $2 (ond Niagara Falls stuff) to PO
Box 21533-1 850 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
BC, V5N 4A0.
Seattle Girl Convention info-zine
Yes the conventions are finally here. This info-zine
gives most of the information that you need about
the Seattle convention itself. Seattle is holding a
Girl Convention on July 5-7, at the New Freeway
Hall, 5018 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle (206)
722-2453. These girls have made sure that there
is ASL interpretation and that all locations are
wheelchair accessible. The convention starts at
9am on Friday with a mix of workshops and live
performances. Expect workshops on fat oppression, classism, violence in queer female relationships and more. Sleater-Kinney, Third Sex, Vegas
Beat, and Nikki McClure are just a few of the
artists expected to perform. The convention costs
$5-10 per day on a sliding scale. Get in touch
with Marcy or Alicia at (206) 328-9282 or 1636
2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.
1 Just Don't
Savvy #1
(half size, 20
Vltar^
pages)
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writing about alienation, which is something that
anyone who has been an outcast can relate to. A
great first start, girls! Send a dollar to 5111
Redonda Dr, N. Vancouver BC, V7R 3K1.
Ms. Christina Knox is back with an untitled zine
dealing with depression and the effects of her
about her
writing. Her writing allows you to make your own
decision and see the contributing factors that make
her who she is Send a dollar to 3322 Caliente
Place, Coquitlam BC, V3E 2P9
Good the Fish Aren't Biting #1
(quarter size, 24 poges)
"I'm making this because other girls have given
me self-confidence through zines. I want to do
that for someone else now." This is a short and
sweet zine from Manitoba. Kot is very opinionated and even though I found myself disagreeing
with her points of view at times, I was consoled in
knowing that she wants to be called on her shit.
Kat writes about violence and how her rape and
her attraction to waifish men ore connected. She
seems to be very eager for mail so send a dollar
or stamps to Box 63, Oakbank, MB ROE 1J0.
CRACK THE WHIP EVERY
SATURDAY NIGHT WITH DRU!
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THE PIT PUB • IN THE BASEMENT OF THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING, 6138 SUB BLVD. • 604-822-6511
n    __3^K^ DiSCORDER:YOU HAVE A GROWING RELATIONSHIP
WITH STEREOLAB. Doug McCombs: Yeah, I don't remember
exactly how we met them, I think John's (McEntire) band Gastr
Del Sol played a show with them in Chicago, and John was a
big fan of theirs, so he befriended them, and gave them CD's
and tapes of the stuff he was working on. The next time they
came to the U.S., they asked us to do a couple of shows with
them as Tortoise. We've been friends ever since then; they're
really good people.
THEY RELEASED THE GAMERA/CLIFF DWELLER SOCIETY
12" ON THEIR LABEL DUOPHONIC. That was about a year
after we met them. They asked if we would do something for
their label.
ARE YOU GOING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE WITH
THEM? Yeah, we'll probably do something on Duophonic
again. There was talk of releasing Millions Now Living Will
Never Die on Duophonic exclusively for the UK.
THE ONE SIDE OF THE GAMERA/CLIFF DWELLER SOCIETY 12" WAS REMARKABLY GOOD. The Collage side,
yeah.
trying to do, we're not trying to play this post-rock that people
are talking about. I think people are going to be disappointed if
they just expect more of the same. We don't have any idea what
our next recording will be like.
DO YOU FIND THAT BECAUSE THE MEMBERSHIP OF
TORTOISE COMES FROM AN EXPERIENCED AND
DIVERSE BACKGROUND, THAT THAT HAS PRODUCED
A MIND-SET TO DO A BAND LIKE YOU HAVE ... WITH
NOT LIMITING YOURSELVES TO ANY STYLE? ARE YOU
TIRED WITH THE ROCK-AND-ROLL ROUTINE? I don't
know. I still look forward to doing things with Eleventh Dream
Day. I think it's the same with everybody in Tortoise, we all just
love to play music. Tortoise is the thing, the one band, where it's
like... anything goes. We are all happy to be involved with something like that. Plus, it has to do with the individuals in the group
too. We all enjoy playing together, we're good friends, but
beyond that, I don't really think about it.
THAT IS A REALLY SIMPLE ASPECT OF MUSIC-MAKING
THAT IS OFTEN MISSED IN THE WRITING ABOUT
MUSIC, WITH LABELS LIKE POST-ROCK, OR MORE
GENERALLY, WITH THE WAY PEOPLE CATEGORIZE IN
THE CREATION OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MUSIC. IT IS
AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF HOW AND
WHAT MUSICIANS DO, WHICH IS REALLY NO MYSTERY. IS THERE AN IMPERATIVE TO HAVE THESE CATEGORIES, TO KEEP THINGS MOVING IN THE MARKET,
WITH DEFINITIONS OF MARKETABILITY? The way I feel
about music criticism is that music is an aural/physical experience, and no matter how good of a writer you are or how much
you understand music, you still can't necessarily convey the feeling that music may have or produce... I don't really even know
if you can convey your own feelings about music.
IT IS AN AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE. Yeah, I feel that Tortoise
is something'very special, but I don't feel that there is any great
mystery to it. It is special to me, but that doesn't mean it's special
to anyone else. So there is that middle ground somewhere,
where there is nothing mysterious about how we do it or what it
is, but it still is something that only we can do. I don't think there
should be that much emphasis on the mystery.
A LOT OF WHAT ROCK WRITING, AND THE WAY
THAT ROCK CULTURE MORE GENERALLY, WORKS
AROUND MUSIC IS THAT THEY MUST HAVE SOME-
DO YOU DO ANY RECORDING WITH ANYONE ELSE
OTHER THAN TORTOISE AND ELEVENTH DREAM DAY?
Johnny (Herndon) and I did some recording for Brian
McMahan's band The For Carnation. (John Herndon and Doug
McCombs played on both of the For Carnation's full length
and EP releases. They were joined by David Pajo for the
recording for the first EP. Both David Pajo and Brian McMahan
were in the band Slint.)
BUT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO TOUR? Johnny and I did one
short tour with The For Carnation on the east coast, but there
was just too much that was conflicting with Tortoise.
IN PARTICULAR, THE
PART WITH HORNS
WAS QUITE GOOD.
ARE YOU GOING TO
DO MORE WITH AN
EXPANDED BAND? We
always try to explore as
many different possibilities as
we can. With this new LP it's just the stripped down band, just the
five of us. But whenever possible, we like to have different people play with us; one of Dan's (Bitney) roommates wrote that
song, and that is his band playing with us. We sometimes play
with an ex-roommate of ours named Jeff Parker. He's an excellent
jazz guitar player, although he's not strictly interested in jazz
music only. We recorded a song of his too, which is on the latest
Red Hot compilation. Jeff also played with us for that track. He
also plays with us live, but usually only when we play in Chicago.
DO YOU FIND THAT THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF HIGH
EXPECTATIONS PLACED ON YOU NOW, ESPECIALLY
WITH THE RATHER SUDDEN AND LARGE AMOUNT OF
ATTENTION THAT HAS RECENTLY BEEN GIVEN TO YOU
IN THE POPULAR PRESS. ONE OF THE FIRST REPORTS
ABOUT TORTOISE WAS IN SPIN MAGAZINE, RATHER
THAN IN A SMALLER PUBLICATION FIRST Yeah, that's
kind of weird. All that attention is kind of deceiving in a way. The
main idea behind Tortoise is that there isn't one thing that we are
DAN
DAVID
synthesizers;
they share du1
THING TO FOCUS ON - AND THIS IS NOT EXCEPTIONAL. BUT BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BAND THAT
SEEMS DEMOCRATICALLY ORGANIZED, WHERE
EVERYONE HAS AN EQUAL SHARE IN HOW THE
MUSIC DEVELOPS, IT IS EASIER TO COME UP WITH A
LABEL LIKE "POST-ROCK" AND SAY: LOOK AT THIS
WEIRD POST-MODERN COLLECTIVE OF MUSICIANS
WHO ARE DOING MUSIC WITHOUT A CATEGORY.
BUT IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE A SIMPLE, AND NOT NEW,
ENDEAVOR TO GO OUT AND PLAY SOMETHING THAT
YOU LIKE, AND NOT LIMIT YOURSELF TO PERFORMING CATEGORIES. It's an easy target too, because of our
choice of instrumentation. We didn't do any of that stuff deliberately to stand out. We didn't write this material to play it with the
intent to say "Look at how weird we are", or "This will get us
somewhere". It's just what we wanted to do. If that's what some
writer can latch on to and be able to write about, and maintain
his living, then that's fine. I don't really care.
SO YOU ARE NO LONGER IN THE BAND EITHER?  No
but I wouldn't necessarily say that means I wouldn't play or
record with Brian again. I really think he has some amazing
ideas. As long as it didn't conflict with something else I was
doing, I would always be willing to play with him, but at this
point it is not that possible.
TORTOISE WAS ORIGINALLY JUST YOU AND JOHN
HERNDON - WAS THAT TRUE FOR YOUR FIRST SINGLES? We started those by ourselves, but Bundy (Brown), John
(McEntire) and Brad Wood play on those as well. I think that
there may be one song that has just me and Johnny.
DO ALL OF TORTOISE LIVE IN THE SAME SPACE? All of
us except Dan, he lives down the street.
IS THAT ALSO WHERE YOU REHEARSE? Thats where we
rehearse, we also have a small studio where we record, sometimes.
We recorded the B-Side of the Gamera 12" there, the collage side.
Two tracks from the new album were also recorded there and some
stuff for compilations. Most of our recording is done at Idful.
12    JULY 1996 e day while on a casual visit to the CiTR Studios , Mark "Kleinz" Kleiner of
Vancouver's' Sister Lovers hinted to me that Slik Toxik might be an interesting interview opportunity. Apparently those longhairs had completely trashed iheir limo after a Juno Party and
e in the process of being "dropped" by their record company. To capitalize on the new direc-
I tion metal was heading (ie: trying to ape ifie current punk flavored generation X trends) it was
rumored the boys were going to change their name to Slack Toxic. And there were reports via
Hamilton Ontario's Tristan Psionic of a certain Slik Toxic "love child" floating around the
| Kitchener area. All this seemed too surreal to pass up. But there was more .Kleinz has an "indie
>ck heart and a cock rock dick" (his own words) so it was inevitable when I mentioned Skid
I Row was looking to get some college exposure, he urged me to interview lead screamer
Sabastian Bach. What he didn't tell me was that "the Baz" would smash a tape I was using to
| record theinlerview (which also contained encounters with George Clinton, Pierre Elliot Trudeau
and Sandra Bernhard) steal the Toque(l) my godmother had given me many years before, and
| threaten to "beat me up for fun." A week later we protested the theft of my wool cap outside a
Skid Row gig to no avail. The prick wasn't gonna give it back. On top of lhat, Warner Music
Canada banned me from interviewing any more of their artists. I swore , "NO MORE METAL
EVER AGAIN." That lasted until I interviewed Mark Gaudlet of Moncton New Brunswick's Eric's
Trip who introduced me to his old friend, Gillian "Metal Queen" Grattan. Gill calls herself a "milk
n intimate encounter with a certain member of Iron Maiden. So when an opportunity to interview Iron
led like the perfect person to call upon. Her amazing enthusiasm (she's met Metallica 13 times) cou-
Ipled with Mark Kleiner's relentless championing of "underdog" third tier double named metal acts such as Danger Danger and Enuff's Z'Nuff has
fled   to   the   completion   of   the   once   stalled   Disc   Edge   Project.   Thanks   for   your   time.Keep   on   rawkin   in   the   free   world.
Nardwuar the Human Serviette ^S
st-Sealtle, 1 992, <
Like so much in my life, I came to heavy metal late. Il \
major labels were fleeing the Sunset Strip in a scene eerily reminiscent to the last Americans out of
Saigon close to twenty years prior.    Today, glam metal is firmly ensconced along the peripheries of popular culture. As a member of SNFU noted to me at a recent art opening, Metal Edge magazine has evolved
(devolved?) into a kind of Flipside of ihe nineties with its grass roots/fan based approach.   Disc Edge is the [
result of five years spent trying to reconcile the idolatry of metal in the eighties with its malignity in the nineties
The beauty in glam is it needs a bit of both to really flourish.
may be the o
e lesson I've learned from all this. In lhat spirit, feel free to crack a
ad this and if your LA. Guns cassettes sound a little worn I'm
"Once upon a time in a little town
called Moncton, there lived a milk n'cookies rock n'
roll girl named Gill. When the music started calling she
hit the road for Toronto where bright lights, big city turned
from rock n' roll fantasy to reality. Endless backstage parties from Poison to Metallica and back again big hair
nights at Rock n' Roll Heaven and gigs galore singing
in her band. Toronto soured, the metal scene went stale, so
to the west coast she went, seeking out new metal horizons! Through longtime friend Mark Gaudet, of Eric's Trip
fame, she found a new rock accomplice in Nardwuor the
Human Serviette and Mark "Kleinz" Kleiner, who are helping her put metal back on the map! The Metal Queen now
hungers for the day when once again, down n' dirty metal-
rock will rise again! "
I That's my story. so far! I hope you enjoy the adventure you're about to embark on within itiese pages....! sure
did! Rock n
N&/^
Gill "Metal Queen" Grattan The editor of Metal Edge magazine and strong supporter of many
struggling metal bands, Gerri Miller is a strong female force to be
reckoned with in the rock world! Many bands were given their start
in Metal Edge, and have Gerri to thank! She has always found a place
in her magazine especially for the women of metal, who so often get
overlooked in other publications. A toast to you, Gerri, for always
believing and 10 successful years of Metal Edge!
- Gill "Metal Queen" Grattan
Nardwuar: Who are you?
Gem Miller: I am the executive editor of Metal Edge magazine, Gem Miller.
Congratulations on keeping metal alive.
Well, I'm trying (laughs) It's tough...we just did our 10 year anniversary issue
And the magazine is Metal Edge, and Metal Queen has a story about
it and how it's hard keeping the spirit of metal alive...
Metal Queen: Actually the local 7-11 by my house used to stock Metal
Edge for the longest time, but then they stopped keeping it!
Oh ! (alarmed) Why?
Metal Queen: Probably because that kind of music wasn't in anymore, and so I specifically requested to get it in.
And did they?
Metal Queen: They did! They get three copies every month!
And you buy one of them?
Metal Queen:I always do!
What exactly  happened  to the  metal  world  Gerri?  Why has
Cinderella been told not to bother making a video for MTV?
Well, first of all, Cinderella has now split up, honey so they aren't going
to be making any videos. But MTV is a rather narrow minded entity, and
it does what it wants. It decides ahead of time what it figures to be hip and
happening, and if it decides that hard-rock is not going to be in that realm
of possibility, then bands like Cinderella aren't going to get any airplay.
They'll play the Pumpkins, but they won't play Cinderella?
Well, it's this perception that things from the Eighties aren't cool.
The drummer from Warrant, isn't he packing video boxes? And
isn't Enuff Z'Nuff doing a club tour in Pittsburgh? And what about
the guys from Bang Tango; aren't they antique dealers? What's
happening here?
Well, they have to survive. They have to do something. Some of these
bands are either playing clubs or breaking up, so that's the way it is right
now. Unfortunately, the only bands that MTV will touch that are hard rock
and metal are the ones that are the real superstar acts - beyond the realm
of being an eighties band, like Aerosmith. Van Halen and Kiss.
What contributed to the decline of hard rock? Could this have been
bands like Great White, W.A.S.P, Raven, Poison, White Lion and
Trixter etc. maybe not being as creative as they could have been?
LOCAL VANCOUVER METAL
SCENE  WHERE ARE TKEY
NOW"'
Club Soda - Starfish Room
Nite Moves - Ripe
Coconuts - Studebakers
Rock Cellar - Fitness club
Young Gun - 2 members now in DDT
Rock A Motion - Sub shop
Vertical Laughter - Vertical After
Kiss Kiss n' Bang - Taste
California Dreamin' - The Paradise
Violet Addiction - Pawn shop
The Metro Club - Burned down
Pretty Boy Floyd - Tommy Floyd
Maximum Blues Pub - The Gate
Lunatic Fringe - Karaoke Bar
Champagne Charlie's - Fred's Uptown
Tavern
Yeah, there was definitely a glut. What happened I think... part of the problem was that we had so many bands being signed in the wake of Guns
and Roses and we had the whole clone mentality of record companies.
The way that it has been now since Nirvana is everyone wants a clone of
THAT band. When grunge started to happen it was "get me one of those!"
so we had an overload of bands that maybe weren't top level. There were
so many of them that I think it flooded the market.
Metal Queen: I called the local record company for Poison and asked
for the number for HK Management to try to get a Poison interview.
And he laughed at me! He said "Poison? Are they still around"? I
mean, this is the label that is representing them, and he just thought
it was a joke!
That's bad form. It doesn't matter how a record company feels about an
act, they shouldn't be doing that.
Metal Queen: Exactly!
Mark: They suck, and you don't! (laughs)
How quickly after 1991, the year punk broke, did other magazines
like Rip and Kerrang, who were once strong competition for Metal
Edge, and who now would never be caught dead with Poison, start
dumping hard rock?
QTxm Milder
Editor of Metal Edge Magazine
L to R - I-aul Stanley, Gerri Miller, Gene Simmons
Pretty much right after that, because they were just afraid of being uncool
or whatever. I think they've lost readership because of it. We've all lost
readership actually.
So your sales have gone down a bit. Have they levelled off?
I'm not going to lie about that. It's a function of radio and MTV; by not
playing the music, it's not ingrained in their brains.   You have to really
seek out Metal Edge. Like you Metal Queen, you have to be a die-hard fan
of the music and of the magazine to want to keep up with it.
Do you think metal is going to become the new underground?
It kind of has become that. It goes in cycles. I'm preparing for another
upswing, which I'm kind of hoping for!
Did you notice things when you went on tour with bands? Like anything odd happening?
Well, there were a lot of shenanigans in the beginning years, with bands
like Poison and Ratt etc....
v, I doubt it
o bring back
d songs. All
ne excellent
Mark Kleiner: What's the ultimate LA sleaze story?
It's so far in the past really!
Mark: How about my story about Donnie Vie (Enuff Z'Nuff) Krazy
Gluing a woman's genitalia because she pissed in his bed?
Ewwwww...that's gross! I don't have any stories like that! They don't tell
me stuff like that!
Gerri, do you think glam will ever make a comeback?
I can't say. I don't know if it would in that form. Right m
this moment it is very doubtful.
Do you have any suggestions about what people can d
hard rock?
That's a tough one. I think it's just going to come down to go
it's going to take is one band with a monstrous album with sc
music and some great hooks.
Metal Queen: Like "Slippery When Wet" by Bon Jovi.
Yeah, when that came out it was a monster album. You could n
that album.
Metal Queen: No. Everybody started getting good catchy metal songs
and it just took off from there.
It boils down to the songs. If we get some good songs and radio can't
deny them that will bring it back around.
Mark: People have the power!
Is heavy partying with the rockers part of what you do?
If you're talking about hanging out, yes I do because I do so to get my
story. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs. I work.
Do you find that there is an unusually high divorce rate among rockers?
Sadly, yes. I would say that most of the industry weddings that I have
been to, people have since broken up. It's very sad.
Have you ever been romantically involved with anyone in the mag?
No, that's the policy with me. I separate business from pleasure.
Metal Queen: Do you find that difficult at times?
Not really, because I've seen what getting involved with a musician does
to girls. I prefer to be friends with them.
Did you ever get the Def Leppard "Dik Likker" backstage boiler passes to you at all?
(laughs) Oh no! I didn't even hear about that!
Metal Queen: In their biography book Animal Instinct they mentioned in the "Pyromania" tour they had special passes known as "Dik
Likker" which were reserved exclusively for the groupies.
That's a common thing. Many bands used to do that, so that the crew
would know where to direct them.
Metal Queen: Lately the only female that I've seen in Metal Edge is
Sean Yseult from White Zombie. You seem to really like her and focus
on her. She seems to be one of the only women in metal!
Yeah, she became pretty popular. She doesn't act like she's a girl in a
band. She is accepted by fans as one of the guys. The only difference when
they are on the road, is that she has a separate dressing room.
Metal Queen: And that's the way to be if you're in a band.
She is a good bass player, accepted by both the band and the fans.
Gerri, could you give us your address for anyone that may want to
send along a demo cassette?
The New York address is: Metal Edge c/o Sterling McFadden ,233 Park
Ave., New York, NY 10003. Email: mtledge@aol.com .That's also for letters
if you want to submit something to Mailbag, Penpals or Music Exchange.
Why should people care about Metal Edge?
Because it's a great magazine and people can find out more about what's
going on in one issue than anywhere else.
Keep on rocking the free world! Doot doola doot doo
Doot do!
i and Nardwuar's interview with
[ Rob Bruce of 'Canada's Guns 'n
Roses' Slik Toxik came at an exceedingly difficult time in my personal life.
This burgeoning obsession with all
things pop metal had pushed my girl-
| friend of six years out of my life for-
*r. The awkward adjustment I was
| making from mated to single was not
□II unlike Slik Toxik's difficult Iransi-
n from glam to grunge, an irony
| not lost on more than one CiTR
| /Discorder acolyte. Shortly after ihis
srview, as with Cinderella, the
group returned home and promptly broke up. - Mark Kleiner
Nardwuar: Who are you?
Rob Bruce: I'm the one of the guitar players for Slik Toxik, Rob Bruce.
Rob, the new album totally
kicks!
Right on! Glad you like it!
So what is Patrick Howarth up
to?
We're not really sure. Things didn't
really work out with him.
That's half the reason we're
doing this interview with you. Patrick seemed to be
totally crazy. Mark do you have something to address?
Mark Kleiner: I heard he was a limousine driver now?
(laughs) Yeah, there was a little bit of a limousine incident with
Patrick (our old bass player). We were at a Juno party and I went out
to the limo and crashed out because I was so tired. Pat came out a
little later and proceeded to jump in the front seat and take it for a
joyride at 1 20 miles per hour. He ended up taking out a couple of
light poles and I ended up getting 15 stitches to the head.
It was the ultimate rock and roll party)
Actually, we don't really condone stuff like that....
Hey, come on it was fun at the moment wasn't it?
Well no, it was pretty stupid to be honest with you (laughs) I'm being
totally honest with you. It was really dumb. We're not really into tak-
But the idea of partying in a limo at the Juno's, that's
the ultimate Canadian Randy Bachman thing!
It was cool. EMI supplied ihe limo to us. Thatwas a nice gesture but
you know, certain people...
Mark: I heard a rumor that you were considering changing your name to Slack Toxik. The Bullet Boys recently
changed their name to Acid Monkey. Is this a sort of
Generation X thing?
(laughs) That's funny! That's absolutely a pile of rubbish. That's never
14    JULY 1996 Mark: The other rumor I heard was that Patrick Howarth
is the brother of Todd Howarth, from Ace Frehley's
"Frehley's Comet"
NO NO! (Laughs) That's not true either!
Have you ever heard of a girl named Bridget from
Kitchener?
I don't know. We meet a lot of people but I don't think so.
Again, a wild rumor that somebody from Slik Toxik
impregnated a girl from Kitchener.
Oh, that's a rumor for sure. As far as I know... unless one of my
bandmates is hiding it from me, and he's been at an abortion clinic...you know what I mean?
How do girls get backstage at a Slik Toxik gig?
That, you would have to ask our crew, (laughs) We usually have a
bit of a get together backstage after the show. Sometimes it's wild
and sometimes it's mellow. It just depends on what kind of mood
the band is in.
But how about some hints for the girls who are big Slik
Toxik fans? Or guys, for that matter, and they want to
get backstage to talk to you?
Well, usually it's not too hard...
I mean, garter belts?
Ahh, cleavage is nice too, but that's kind of cliche. Beautiful women
are beautiful women, but we like to meet everyone. Basically we're
pretty mellow and we like to meet as many people as possible. If
somebody wants to come backstage get a picture or somelhing and
meet the band, we're usually pretty cool on that.
Right on dudel What do you think about the Canadian
scene? I've heard of Brighton Rock...
I don't even know if lhat's happening anymore.
Mark: Well , the singer apparently is now selling
Mazdas in Toronto. Do you know the singer?
(laughs) Yeah.
Does it upset you when your record label drops you ,
and they sign something like "Moist"?
(interrupts) Let me just correct you there. We did NOT get dropped.
It was a mutual parting then?
EMI Records offered us a nice gesture. We weren't seeing eye to
eye, and we parted ways. Now we're happy and they're happy.
You "partied" ways through the limousine.
Yeah, we parted ways
And that's the whole reason that we're doing the inter
view,   cuz  you   are   incredibly   cool...   Rob  of  Slick
Toxik...because you guys are incredibly cool. With that
whole limousine trashing thing I meanl You're going
back to the grassroots. You're getting into the punk.
We're getting out there again and getting some fans.
Yeah Markl You're trying to get your friend to go to this
gig tonight aren't you?
Mark: I've been calling up this girl to try to get her but
she's been copping an attitude. I don't know her very
well, but she is smokin'l
Gotcha. Right on! Bring her out to the show!
Slik Toxik will blow your doors off!
Mark: Do I call her from the club and say I'm with you
backstage, and say I don't need her?
Ahh...I don't know about that... that could be kind of cheese
too...you know , girls just usually like real people man...just be yourself, and she'll come after you, I'm sure!
Are people coming up to you on this tour and saying "I
don't want to see you glam guys"
I don't think so. With our new album and they way we look, we
couldn't be any more real than we are now. If people don't like us,
then oh well.
I can totally dig where you're coming from. Rob, have
you ever gotten into a fight on-stage, or with members
of the audience? Has anyone ever been killed at one of
your shows?
No, not yet. Close to it ihough! We just played in Kelowna and it
was a pretty scary scene there. The audience was pretty hostile.
There were five or six fights in the audience.
Are you ready to sell out? If you were going to get the
money and the big deal would you be ready to compromise your sound and move it towards punk?
We're not punk, and we would never sell out.
You wouldn't do punk at all? Not even a tiny bit? You
know, get a bit more thrash. A mohawk? Safety pins
maybe?
No. No, that's jumping on a bandwagon. That's not who I am
and it's not who this band is. Like I said before, everything about
us is totally real.
If I offered you 10 grams of coke, would you take it?
No I wouldn't! Why?
Just checking.
That's a pretty stupid question.
Well alightl Keep on rocking in the free world!
Right on! So I'll stick you guys on the guest list for tonight?
Yeah! But why should people care about Slik Toxik?
Because we're a good band, and we try hard. We rock!
And you're not punk are you?
No, we're not punk. I don't think you can really give us a label.
Mark: You're Slik Toxikl
We're Slick Toxic
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Cinderella   *zz&
Nardwuar: Did your record company tell you to cut your
hair and change your name at all?
Eric B.: (laughs) Actually, one person from the company who is no
longer there by the way, did say that!
And MTV told you not to even bother making a video
because they weren't going to play it no matter what?
Flat out! Before they even heard the album!
10 million records you've sold and they tell you not to
bother to make a video?!
Yeah, I know, I know as far as singles, we've had hits on probably at least 12, which isn't too shabby. I don't want to sound like an
egotist here, but this band has done really well, and well for that
MTV, and without ever hearing our album, they pass judgment!
It's so unfair! They've done it to other bands as well?
Oh yeah, I've heard that they've done it to Tesla, Jackyl, Motley
Crue...all these bands...they just said "don't even bother"!
Thejani Lane who called in to CiTR from Louisville, Kentucky was a
considerably toned down version of the man who had married his
"Cherry Pie" girl, only to have her walk out on him for Arsenio Hall.
Today, only three of the five members remain from Warrant's glory
days; ex-drummer Steven Sweet is still active, entertaining in San
Fernando coffee houses wilh his older brother, while Joey Allen is
busying himself at a California technical college in pursuit of a
computer studies degree. But for Jani, Erik and Jerry, as well as new
members Rick and Bobby, the party continues... -Marie Kleiner
Nardwuar: Who are you?
Jani Lane: Who are I? That's kind of an interesting question! (laughs)
Where were you Jani, when you first heard "Smells Like
Teen Spirit"?
(laughs) In a car, driving down Melrose Blvd.! You've obviously done
your homework!
Yeah, what happened? Were you "Green Day" with
envy?
(laughs) Ahhh another one lhat's gonna get into the alternative
talk here!
Well, no, not really!
You know, music takes changes over the years and when I first heard
that song, it was just somelhing where you could smell ihe change in
the air!
So looking back at what happened with Warrant, did
you have any problems just before you left the band?
Because Slash recently said in Rolling Stone, "everyone
has good rock stories...except Warrant!"
Well I think everyone just likes to be controversial! But no, nothing
with the band it was just more myself, not the band!
Why did MTV call the "Dog Eat Dog" tour, the flop of the
year? Why did they do that?
(laughs) Well I don't know! Maybe it was because of the Hme that we
went out, obviously there was a big change in the market. You saw
it with a lot of bands, only we were coming off a brand new release,
and when we were starting the "Dog Eat Dog" tour, touring was in
a big   decline and we were with some of the big boys like Motley
Crue, Whitesnake but if you notice, they weren't going out with
new albums right then, and we were. You notice how Motley Crue
isn't playing ifie larger venues hopefully they'll get back to that,
you know, lhat's what I want to see!
Has the humor, tongue in cheek, you know, sex shit,
been thrown out the window as you alluded to in
"Cherry Pie" video? Like, are you still the horniest band
in rock n' roll?
Oh sure! Beer and tits every night! It's rock and roll, it's a porty!
So do you still have those t-shirts, "Muff Divers Union,
Local 101"?
(laughs) No we've kind of calmed down a bit in terms of the merchandise.
So fans of Warrant will be happy to know the novelty of
sex and money has NOT worn off!
Oh, of course not! It will never! It will never!
Is Warrant, still then, a tour bus through an x-rated
Disneyland?
Oh yeah! There we go! Perfect!
Mark: I know a girl named Heather who partied with
you at the Limelight recently, and she was saying that
fans would pay up to $100.00 to get backstage and
party! Is this true?
(gasps...amazed)   No!   We  played  there  about 2   months
ago if it is, it's nothing we know about! I mean, that's kind
of ridiculous!
Mark: They're not cutting you in!
They pay $1 00.00 per ticket in Japan, but I can't see it here!
Jani, what is your ex-drummer, Steven Sweet up to
these days?
Ummmm I'm not really sure to be honest.
I've heard he was packing video boxes?!
Yeah, it has somelhing to do with shipping, but I'm not really sure.
Would you guys ever go punk?
No! Actually, we're thinking about going glam (laughs) but I don't
think lhat's gonna happen!
You'd never go punk? Just punk it up a tiny bit?
No! No! Why change why Iry to fix something that's already
fixed?!
How about tips for getting backstage so that people
don't have to pay $100,001!
(laughs) That could get pretty x-rated!Well, getting to be real good
friends with the road crew that'll always score extra points
What catches your eye?
Well, beautiful women always catch my eye! So lhat's one easy solution to that!
How about if you're a guy, like myself, and a big
Warrant fan, and not too beautiful, and want to get
backstage?
(laughs) Well, sometimes lhat's just it!
Why should people care about
Warrant now?
Cuz it's a killer show live!
Mark: Rock Kentucky for us, eh,
Jani?!
We will!!
15   &[£&&$&. In the dirty world of rock n' roll, someone has to put the "dirt"
in DIRTY....and those people we celebrate...the groupies!
Ms. Rockett is one of my best friends and won't take shit from
anyone no matter how long his hair is! This is a woman of
strength and straightforwardness, who is willing to admit that
the power of a backstage pass gets her hot, and the lure of
a big hair band makes her rock! Without groupies, many
metal bands would not have the party, bad boy attitude that
they are known for! - Gill "Metal Queen" Grattan
Nardwuar: Who are you?
Ms. Rockett I guess I'm nobody you'll be sleeping with, unless you
have long hair and a record deal!
How did you get into this?
I remember a friend of mine was bragging because she met Gowan,
of all people, and I was jealous that she met someone famous. I just
thought I better start meeting famous people myself, and that's how
I got started.
Who was your first conquest.....the first rock n'roll sleeping adventure you got involved with? And what do you
think of being called a groupie? Does this bother you?
Well, groupie has a lot of negative connotations to it actually, but it
has a much worse connotation to it now then when I was wild about
it. The name doesn't generally bother me because I know it's in jest!
So when did all this start?
When I was sixteen years old. I met a friend who took me to a concert where I met the Metal Queen, and she helped corrupt me.
Metal Queen: Metal Queen corrupts ALL!
Metal Queen, what exactly did you bring the groupie to do?
Metal Queen: I handed her over on a silver platter.
She was using me as bait to get into a show. "Give me a pass
my friend will screw whoever'(laughter) But I was too
realize thatwas what she was doing at the time.
Was it at Foundations Forum '91 where you laid
your first egg so to speak?
That's where I lost my virginity!
Who was it to? Was it memorable?
No it wasn't memorable. He was
Was it the guy from  the Killer
Dwarfs?
God no! Why, does somebody in the
Killer Dwarfs have a small one? Olher
than Darrell? No, his name was Dirty Dee. He
for a band called Charade.
How have you been treated? Don't the bands treat
you like shit? Don't they bang you around? Aren't
they total sloths to you? Why are you a groupie of
metal music?
The bands aren't nasty to you. They're nice to you. They want you to
suck their dicks! But, if you happen to show up in a city where their
girlfriends are, then they treat you like shit.
Why do you go through with that? Isn't it kind of
dangerous doing that? Dating guys that are married
and stuff?
Well, you don't necessarily date ihem. It's just more for the high. You
get to walk around and say, "Yeah, this is the guy I'm fucking. This
is my backstage pass! Na na na na na!"
What sort of perks do you get?
Well, you get to walk around and there are 600 other girls who
want to be doing the guy lhat you're doing. You get a laminate and
you think you're hot shit and you get tons of free stuff.
So it's the laminate, the free pass... it's not the guys cock
. then?
By no means! It's the guys record deal, his
I   band and his popularity that does it for you.
I Ms. Rockett, how exactly do you
know Slik Toxik?
You don't want to know. I know them very
well. I met the guitarist Kevin Gale in a
|  bar and I ended up dating him for a year
a half.
I We were interviewing Rob Bruce
j from Slik Toxik and we asked him
if any member of the band
had impregnated any girls.
This was a rumor we had
heard. He denied this and you
were INDEED impregnated by
a member of Slik Toxik!
I have the guitar players Kevin
Gale's baby. Yes I do!
What are the circumstances surrounding that impregnation?
Nobody in the band really knew I was dating Kevin be
engaged at the time and the only reason I dated hii
record deal, famous guy bit. That sort of
thing. Anyway, I got pregnant and Kevin
didn't tell anybody about the baby because
he didn't want his fiancee to find out.
So you have THE Slik Toxik baby!
I have the Slik Toxik baby and Kevin pays
the child support.
And Kevin has never even seen his
own child?
Never seen him except in a photo.
What does it feel like to have a Slik
Toxik baby?
It feels like shit because he's a fucking asshole! He sends his child support every month and that's about it he
offers no support otherwise! I have a box wilh his Juno Award and
his sealed albums, t-shirts, and tons of photos, magazine clippings
and stuff I can give to my son and say, this is your father! I would
prefer for him to be involved but at the same time he's not, so ihere's
nothing I can do about it!
Metal queen: Slik Toxik are definitely no more, is this
true?
Definitely! Kevin is a security guard! Nick broke up with his wife
and dates a stripper, as does Rob Bruce. They live together and Nick
was just in a Molson commercial! Neil is managing a theatre.
You went on tour with Roxy Blue, Wlldside, and Babylon
AD? What was it like to go on tour with a band in that era?
cool. You get to
3t whatever you
* 91/92 wh«
travel on the
want. Everything
because you have to
people and doing laundry on the road sucks.
What do you think about the changes that have happened in M.E.A.T. magazine? No it's called A.R.M. It's
changed from the metal focus to the alternative. What
do you think of bands changing that format? Mike
Tramp, of White Lion now has a mohawk.
I think Drew Masters and Mike Tramp are real big sellouts. If they
really cared about metal music ihen they would still be dedicated to
that. All they care about is money and popularity.
Are you still cruising the metal scene at all? I understand
you're kind of on the alternative tip yourself!
Well, it's not a matter of not cruising the metal scene...
... have you gone punk?
I haven't necessarily gone punk. Right now I'm really into Pennywise
and I guess they're pretty punkish.
That's a big change isn't it...going from Poison to
Pennywise?
I'd still prefer to listen to Poison, its just that Poison doesn't have any
product out there! I supported ihem on their "Native Tongue" tour
but nobody else did!
But you've sold out in a way yourself, haven't you?
Haven't you gone punk?
It's not that I've sold out I'd prefer to listen to metal, its just not
available to me. One of the bands I've been hanging out with lately is Tripping Daisy, and the only reason is because I'm slill doing the
band thing, but the metal bands aren't out there!
How does it compare being a groupie on the scene with
metal bands to the new breed of alternative bands on
the road? How do you compare the life of the bands?
I personally think the alternative bands are a lot more disgusting!
The guitar player from Tripping Daisy doesn't bathe at all on the
road... so I guess ihe metal guys were a little more concerned with
their appearance, and hygienically lhat was preferable! Also, the
metal guys are a little ruder, like "we're cool, we're famous, we
can be assholes!"
But how about in sense of "dirtiness", are the alter-l
native guys as "dirty" or women craving as thei
metal guys?
No, actually I find the alternative guys would rather do drugs lhani
women!
Is that the downfall of groupiedom in the '90's?
It definitely makes it harder! Its harder to get backstage nowc
days then it was. Sure, the roadies will give you passes if yo
blow them, but you don't want to blow them....you want to blov
a guy in the band!
How do you get backstage at a gig?
I personally pride myself on ihe fact that I've never had to do any-1
thing with a roadie, because lhat's sort of beneath you!   You don'tB
want to be with the roadies, you want to be ihe band...the prize! Like I
wilh the metal bands, if you say to a roadie, "hey, tell Jani Lane of I
Warrant I want to suck his dick!", they'd go tell him and he sends out I
a pass for you because he wants you to do it! The alternative guys are I
more like, "Hey tell Eddie Vedder I want to suck his dick", and they'll H
tell you Eddie doesn't care, he's drunk in a corner somewhere!
Have any of your friends had to do any of the roadies I
and do nasty, disgusting things to get backstage?
Actually, I have one friend who blew 8 Whitesnake roadies
row! That's a lot of dick!
8 Whitesnake roadies! That is amazing!
And those roadies were pretty gross! I also have a friend who did all [
6 of the London Quireboys in a row!
Wait....what happened here?!
She went on their tour bus wilh Nigel, and she was having s<
him, and the singer, Spike walked by. He said, "Hey, she's cute, 11
want to do her when you're done!" So he took his turn, and it I
like that through the whole band! She didn't get I
off the couch for 2 hours!
How is she doing now?
■he's fine....actually Iggy Pop
s the last guy she slept wilh!
Are you the number one metal
groupie in Canada?
By no means! Metal Queen and I have a
mutual friend, Tavie, and she's slept with at
least 300 people!
She must be the queen then!
She is! She's just not very picky.....she'll do anybody who gives her attention!
Of all the metal people, who put out
the best?
Ron from Babylon AD was pretty good but
** from Slik Toxik was phenomenal in bed! H<
dick....he really can't go wrong with lhat! He doesn't have to do |
much but lay there!
Does he have the biggest dick in metal?
I'd have to say it's the biggest dick I've seen, yeah! Although, Rikki
Rockett, the love of my life, is supposedly very well endowed! And I
plan to find out!!
What would you like people to think about when they
think about metal from 80's?   How do you defend the
big hair bands?
All f think is that they were a lot of fun! They never tried to save the
world they were just out there to rock and roll!
What does it take to get invited backstage?
Big breasts...small outfit! Nowadays you have to know somebody
ihough you don't get "invited" backstage! At a Poison concert the
guys had a laser gun that they shot at girls they wanted to have
brought backstage! They'd shoot and the roadie would go give the
girl a pass! I hear Metallica is bad too....they get their roadies to see
which girl will be the most disgusting for a pass!
What was some of the things they had to do?
One girlfriend of mine had to shove drumsticks up her crotch and
another girl had to lick a roadies balls! I didn't want to go backstage THAT bad, but I got a pass anyway, and I didn't have to lick
anybody's anything!
So this is what happens to a metal groupie? Any advice
for groupies of the 90's?
Don't have sex without a condom! As long as you realize its all a
show, lies, and totally fake, wilh everyone being phony as hell, then
you'll be fine! The music industry is a tough place....as long as you
take it easy and accept it for nothing more, then its fine!
Are you going to keep on being a groupie? Can we look
for you in a backstage soon?
Yeah, sure you can! I had to recover after having the baby, but now
its time to get back into it! Look for me backstage!!
Rock onl
Yeah, bye!
16    JULY 1996 ■vilh standout tracks like "Horny
ig One" and the rap opus "Yeah,
:ouplet "You went from L.A. Guns
vith Poison on the back of the
I They may not have been the
I biggest, they certainly weren't the
I best, but Danger Danger were
I probably the sleaziest glam band
e for itself at the lum .
| of the decade. No true fan of the
should be without Screw It,
I Danger Danger's sophomore effort,
Son of A Bitch", "Slipped Her the B
You Want It" wilh its unforgettable
I to Enuff Z'Nuff/And you partied
I bus'. First generation members Bruno Ravel and Steve West teamed
I up with Canadian Paul Laine (who once sold shares in himself early
' is solo career) on "Dawn", the latest Danger Danger effort that
es sexual entendre for themes of despair and alienation. But
I enough of that- let's talk about the good times!  -Mark Kleiner
I Nardwuar: Who are you?
I Bruno Ravel: (laughs) Who am I?
I You are the Doctor!
I I am the Doctor of Hell! That's me!  (laughs)
I You are Bruno Ravel of Danger Danger!
I That's me! So, who am I...what kind of question is that?
I So how the hell are ya?
erything's cool. It's been a long time since we've had a
I record out or had anything going on...
I And you are Danger Danger!
I For lack of a better name...yeah!
I (laughter)
I How do people regard Danger Danger? How do they
I regard your band when they think of Danger Danger?
I What do they think of?
I Well, not too good! (laughs) Not too well! (laughs) It's weird...our
are totally loyal, and they love us to death and they think
s the greatest, and then the people who aren't in tune with it
Ihink we're a joke.
• Who is that? Who exactly thinks
you're a joke? Because LA Guns think
they are the only ones left. They didn't even mention Danger Danger.
Well,   there's   a   few  of  us   left.   There's
Slaughter and Warrant...
Metal Queen kind of regards you as
the second tier of metal. You know,
the underdogs. But Mark was there
j  to convince her otherwise.
Mark Kleiner: You guys took it way
!  further. I'm actually wearing  my
"California Cocktail Club" muscle
shirt. What I'm saying is, you guys
» the best pin-up band with the best shirts...
I Well, thanks man. I appreciate that.
I Mark: Do you guys still wear those muscle tees at all?
| Not really, which is strange, because the "Danger Danger" lhat's
d now is really a different band. The only thing lhat ties the two
I together are Steve (West) and I and the fact that we like melodic songs
and that we like playing the older material when we go play.
I Because you guys had the craziest muscle T-shirts.
I We had the good shirts didn't we?
I Did any other band rival Danger Danger for most ridicu-
| lous muscle T-shirt collection?
't think so.
I What were some of your titles?
"' len use condoms or beat it!" I actually had a Headpins shirt that
is great. It said in small "All I need is a little" and then "Head" in
I big letters, (laughs) We had a lot of "Blow me" shirts. Those were
'unny man. When I see a picture of myself wearing one of those
.hirts I die laughing. We had a shirt that said "Cheerleaders take it
n the ass" (laughter) Yeah, we were really rude back then.
I Metal Queen: The dirty dogs of rock n'roll!
I Actually, lhat's it! When we were putting the band together, we were
**, fuck man, we're not drug addicts, we're not alcoholics, we like
I sex! So, that was kind of our thing!
I You're Danger Danger! So what's up nowadays Dr.
I Ravel? Why are you wearing all this skater wear?
I You're not Silverchair! You're Danger Danger! Where's
I you muscle tees?
I Well, this is true now but you have to realize lhat we're definitely
I not bandwagon jumpers but at the same time I don't want to be a
I dinosaur Even if I wasn't playing in a band, I'd still be dressing cur-
I rent. You have to live in the present.
I On "Donahue" recently there was a woman who was
I talking about getting some of here tattoos touched up.
I Oh, I know her!
1 Including, getting a "Bon Jovi" tattoo touched up....but she
I was getting one tattoo removed though -which was a...
I (Sadly) ....Danger Danger, (laughs)
I Yeah, why was she getting a Danger Danger tattoo
I removed?
nt #yfafrt^ft_#/.# #
That girl is a nut! She's from Florida, and it was
think she had a Danger Danger logo on her ass.
Mark: Did she get it during the "Screw it" recording sessions?
No, she got it actually on the first album. She didn't even know us.
She was in love with Ted (Poley) and she got his face next to the logo
and then he blew her off.
That's kind of embarrassing though... on nationwide TV
here is somebody talking about removing a Danger
;s right? I
Believe me, that's mild compared to some of the stuff lhat's been
thrown at us.
What exactly was thrown at you?
We thought we were going to escape the clutches of Beavis and
Butthead and we ended up on the best Beavis and Butthead
episode of all time, which is the "Cornholio" episode. It's infamous,
Mark: Which video is it?
It's "Naughty Naughty". They don't go off on us too bad. I thought
it was funny, I mean, compared to what they say about "Skid
Row", "Poison" and "Winger", it was mild. They didn't even men-
What is the Danger Danger stigma?
Any band that released an album between 1987 and 1991 is now
blacklisted. I don't know if you realize lhat, but even Motley Crue it
happened to them. You can't get on the radio, you can't get on MTV,
I don't know about MuchMusic, but you can't open a door here if you
had anything to do with the so-called "Hair Band" era.
Metal Queen:lt's the same with MuchMsic. The only time
they play them is on request hour and they make jokes
about it.
Right.
So you give people your demo and they find out what
you were in and they don't want to sign you?
That's horrible.
That's the way it goes. You eilher have to deal with it and move on
or just give up.
e as far as image goe
e a little baggier but I'
She kept the band alive. Really?
She is solely responsible for breaking us I think.
Can you please give us a taste of why
Danger Danger was THE party band of
the late '80s and continue to party
today? Give us the wildest ultimate
sleaze story.
Metal Queen: The baddest backstage story you can
think of
You are the guys that wrote in your liner notes "Send
lots of naked pictures of girls only"
All I can say is if you don't understand what our partying is all about
all you have to do is come down to a show and see us play. Even
ihough times have changed we still party as hard as we used to. I
don't know how to put it but we definitely had a thing for the ladies
and they were just always there. It was just one party after another.
Girls flying all over the place.
Metal Queen: What was something a girl had to do to
get backstage? What was one of the big Danger Danger
requirements?
Nothing, she just has to have a pulse. Pretty much just show up.
Have a pulse?!?
There was stuff happening where girls would come down with their
mothers and their mothers would be pushing their underage daughters to "hang out wilh him..he's cute" so there was a lot of nutty stuff
going on.
So this tour in the '90s...how are things different? Are
those same people coming back claiming children? Did
you father any children?
Hopefully not.
Are you married?
No thank god, although I would get married if I found the right
girl. We definitely have fun on the road. We go hog wild. Of
course we're careful, we don't want diseases or anything but we
really go nuts.
Would you go punk?
No....no you see that's where I draw the Ii
I mean, I might wear a pair of pants that c
not going to try to be something I'm not.
Because Mike Tramp of White Lion now has a mohawk.
Again, you could start chasing your tail and you'll just keep doing it
for life. Me, I'm not ashamed of anything lhat happened wilh Danger
Danger, even the "Bang Bang" and "Naughty Naughty"...everyone
makes fun of that but I don't give a shit. We do what we do and
there's a lot of bands that wish they could write songs that good so I
have no regrets about anything.
Are you "Green Day with envy"?
No. Not at all. To be honest with you I like a lot of the new stuff. I
don't hate what's going on now.
Well you said you wished it was 1989 again.
Well, just so it would be easier for us to get out there. It's a constant
struggle.
Metal Queen: Danger Danger are now the underground.
It's not even the underground it's more a new generation. I'm not
going to say it's underground because there are still alot of people
that..I always ask myself what happened to the six million people
lhat bought the "Unskinny Bop" Poison Album. Where did they go?
Or what happened to the six million people that bought
"Screw it"?
(laughs) I wish.
On your most recent tour, you connected with the fans
quite a bit I imagine because you "The Doctor" and Steve
West were THE party patrol. You were everywhere.
(laughter)
Mark: You were everywhere! At every photo shoot!
Metal Queen: You took over Metal Edge and everything
just rocked with your names on it.
To quote "To all our female friends who have worn the
load..stay sticky!"
Oh my God! That's funny!
Mark: That's hot!
The hair on the bock of my neck just stood straight up.
Did you ever let Ginger Lynn wear the load?
Oh...I can't say that!
Well how about Gerri Miller of Metal Edge?
No Gerri is the best. She is great, .just a dear friend from New
York. When the magazine started to take off we were in the thick
of things and she loved us because actually we didn't grow up far
from where she did so we had lots in common. She was like our
den mother.
ould play. As far as the old band
■ally should have been the lead
What exactly do you guys do? What does "Go nuts"
mean?
Oh you know, multiple orgies. Steve and I were actually in competition to see how many girls we could be with in one night.
What was the record?
It was 6. Steve and I were tied.
And was this at an orgy?
No, this was just every night we
goes, Steve got the most. He ai
Mark: The drummer gets the most chicks? That's SO
reverse!
Well, it's because he looks like a singer and he acts more like a
singer lhan Ted did. Steve definitely has a great attitude. After Steve
it was Ted, and after that it was me.
When you were partying with Enuff Z'Nuff did you
ever partake in any orgies with them? Were you ever
rolling around and suddenly you just clasp onto Chip
Z'Nuff's rod?
Not with Enuff Z'Nuff no. They're a little strange like that. They don't
like
share
Anything else you would like to add Bruno?
Be looking for our new album. It will
be out in June and look for us on tour.
Make sure you come down.
Why should people care about
Danger Danger?
Because we rock. We're one of the
few bands left that know how to do it
right. Stay sticky!
i7 BSg^esrsas Oh no! So you don't have your own castle?
I'm into old buildings and castles. I belong to the English heritage so
I go around looking at old buildings and caslles and all that stuff.
Your drummer, McBrain, he looks pretty crazy doesn't
he? He has a pretty crazy look!
Yeah, he's not well.
Did he ever break his nose?
Yeah, a couple of times, he had it broken for him.
What is it like having groupies? Do you have many
groupies in Iron Maiden Steve?
Well, our audience is ninety five percent guys, so we don't get too
many of them, I must admit.
How do fans make it backstage if they want to meet
Iron Maiden?
You would have to ask the road crew that one.
Have you ever succumbed to any temptation at alt?
Well, if I did, I wouldn't tell you would I?
I first saw Iron Maiden live in Moncton in 1988, but little did I know
when I saw them then, that in 1992, in Toronto, I would get a rare
glimpse into a more "personal" side of this band! Namely, with
bassist Steve Harris.   In March/96   Nardwuar and I were able to
have the pleasure of interviewing Steve one more special "one
on one" moment with the bass god after the unfortunately cancelled
Vancouver show! - Gill "Metal Queen" Grattan
Nardwuar: Who are you?
Steve Harris: I'm Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
You're Steve Harris from Iron Maiden! Steve, what happened the other day? We were looking forward to the
gig big time!
Yeah, we were looking forward to it as well. It's a bit depressing
really, but we played in Seattle and Blaze's voice was really shot so
we had him checked out straight away after the show and he has
laryngitis and bronchitis so....I mean...we've all been ill for a little
while on and off, but obviously ihe rest of us can kind of get through
that sort of thing but the voice is his instrument and that was it. He
was told to rest for ten days so it's unfortunate but we've had to cancel eight sold-out shows...a real pain.
How is "Eddie" doing these days? Is he fitting intoj
things?
Well, he's not fitting into the gigs we've been doing in the States!
and Canada...we've actually used him in Montreal and Quebec!
because they were bigger venues, but then we shipped him off toj
Japan because we couldn't physically fit him in to a lot of the shows
we were doing after that. But yeah, maybe next time we come back
we'll be able to use him here again.
What's it like to be without without Eddie after being
together for all those years?
Well you know , there's enough guys in the band who are ugly
enough, so we can get by without him.
How do you deal with people who say, "I can't listen to
Maiden unless it's Bruce!" How do you deal with those
fanatical fans that won't give your new singer Blaze a
chance?
Ahh, we haven't really had too much of lhat to be honest with you
and anybody who has come to a show thinking that, I think within
the first 3 or 4 songs ,they've changed their mind anyway.
What exactly did Capitol Records do to you? Didn't they      (laughs)
say, "No Bruce, good-bye!" And this is after you've sold      Well actually, Metal Queen has a little story on that.,
like 40 million records for them. They're real assholes      Metal Queen:l don't know if I should share this ornoi
for dumping you guys in the Maiden!
know....this is kind of
personal info...
You could get into trouble
here!
Metal Queen: I could
get YOU into a little
bit of trouble!
No, not me!
That's okay..you're
talking to Canada!
Go ahead Metal
Queenl
Can't get me into
ble...l'm divorced!
Metal Queen:
Well...(impressed)
Really?!? Well, you
were married when
I was there so I wasn't sure. Anyway, I was on the bus, drinking, talking,
hanging out and we got a little cozy!
(laughs)
And let's just say that Metal Queen is now a # 1 Iron
Maiden fan!
(laughs)
So thanks, you've really given the Metal Queen a special
intimate moment together. There's a picture of you two
(laughs)
Metal Queen: Yeah, I have my Polaroid.
Well, if you've got a Polaroid, you had better send it to The Sun in
England, and they'll print it!
Metal Queen: (laughs) They'll print anything!
Yeah!
Thanks very much for your time
today Steve. Why should people
care about Iron Maiden moving
on to the year 2000?
A very good question. Maybe you
should ask our fans. f
Keep on rocking the free world [
Steve. Doot doola doot doo...
Dodo....
Actually, you've got it completely wrong. We actually bought ourselves out of the contract. They didn't dump us at all We're still with
EMI in the rest of the world... and with Capitol, we just didn't want
to stay wilh a company that didn't believe in us anymore.
Steve, do you have any money after buying yourself out
of the contract? I mean, are you still rich? Are you doing
okay? Personally I mean?
Well, not really, because I've just come through o divorce...(laughs)
No, I'm not doing it because of the money. I love playing, otherwise
I would have given up doing it long ago.
Would you ever sell out and go punk?
No, no, definitely not.
Because a lot of bands these days are jumping on the punk
bandwagon. But you would never go punk would you?
No, we just do what we do. We've got the best collection of songs
at any given time, and people will take us or leave us for what we
are. Our attitude is the same as it was fifteen years ago when we
first came over.
Maiden will never die will it?
Well, it will only die when we decide to lay down and die!
You were never glam were you? Were Iron Maiden ever
glam?
No, I don't think so, not really. We were never into the make-up and
all lhat kind of stuff.
You were METAL M.E.T.A.L! METAL! You guys were kind
of older and wiser than the rest of the bands. You were
real metal weren't you?
Well, I don't know what we are. We just do what we do. We don't
analyze it like you do.
Do you guys still wear Spandex at all?
Only when we get out of bed, but not on stage anymore.
When did that stop?
I don't know really, when we grew out of them I suppose. Probably
got too big for them! I split the seams and stuff,
(laughs) I don't know, I suppose I'd lop it all off if I got fed up with it
really. But I don't think it's necessary.
Metal Queen, you love long hair don't you?
Metal Queen: Ohhhh long hair ROCKS! That's awesome! It's not really the hair that makes the band, it's
the BAND that makes the band...
....yeah, it's the BAND that makes the HAIR! (laughs)
Metal Queen: It looks great!
When I think of Iron Maiden I kind of still think of that
pageboys medieval haircut thing. Do you collect anything ancient like swords or castles?
Yeah, I've got a few castles and few swords..yeah.
Really, please, elaborate!
(V
but Steve let me say thank you for a very charming
evening in Toronto about four years agol
(laughter)
Metal Queen: I don't want
to put you on the spot here
but-
Well, you didn't give me your
phone number so....(laughs)
Metal Queen: You invited
me to Cleveland, but I had
to decline unfortunately, but
thanks very much for a nice
evening. I always wanted
to tell you!
That's quite alright. I don't remember it, but that's quite alright.
Metal Queen: I didn't think
so, that's the hardest part
about it.
Metal Queen did get to see
your bus though.
Metal Queen: Yeah, we sat
on the bus (my girlfriend
and I) with you and some of
your road crew, and I guy
named Tony... he was the
photographer for you?
Oh, Tony Matcham probably!
Metal Queen: Yeah, we
were having a great time
charting, hanging out; it
was groat.
How did you get backstage Metal
Queen?
Metal Queen: Well, the
thing is, one of your road
crew came up and asked
my girlfriend and I...
... there you go, see I told you ,it
was the road crew.
Metal Queen: He invited us
onto the bus, and we
obliged!
And you got on the bus
Metal Queen...okay, contin-
Metal Queen: (laughs) I
don't know how far we
should go with this...I don't
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CREATE HELP IN THE WAY THAT YOU MAKE MUSIC? It
makes things easier and a little more organised, it works as our
Grand Central Station where we can get everything done. We
could probably be more productive in a better practice space.
The space we have is pretty small.
DOES HE ALSO INCLUDE SAMPLES? No, he doesn't do
any of that, but he runs tapes between songs. Usually they're
tapes he's made during the day of found sounds; people talking
or sounds on the street.
YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING FOR MCWAX? Yeah, one
of the guys at Mo'Wax did a remix of Djed, that will be the first
"I don't think anybody comes up with a wholly original idea. I think
that ideas build on each other and evolve slowly into something else,
WITHJfllSE
WITH THE FLEXIBILITY IN YOUR SONG WRITING, DO
YOU ALSO HAVE ROOM FOR IMPROVISATION? DO
YOU EVER BEGIN AT SOME PLACE AND END WITH
SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT? Not really too
much. We don't really improvise that much. Maybe only twenty percent of an entire set of ours is improvised. We are not
quite comfortable enough to wholly improvise something. In
practice or during soundchecks , we do, but we're not confident enough to try and get something like that off the ground in
front of an audience.
DO YOU RECORD YOURSELVES WHILE PERFORMING
UVE? We leave that up to Casey (Rice) our sound man, if he
feels like recording it some night he does. He usually waits until
there's an excellent PA. then he sets up his stuff to record.
CASEY RICE ALSO WORKS AT IDFUL WITH JOHN
McENTIRE, BUT HE ALSO PERFORMS WITH YOU He
performs from the mixing desk. He's actively mixing as we are
playing.
PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HOW YOU USE THE STUDIO AS A
CREATIVE UTILITY, AS A TOOL, AND YOU TAKE THAT
WITH YOU BY NOT HAVING A SET MIX THAT YOU PLAY
WITH. He [Casey] uses a lot of fairly typical dub techniques,
with E.Q.'s and different delays, but at the same time it's not
cliched, it varies from night to night. He does a really good job.
in a series of remixes that are coming out from this record.
WITH THE MUSIC THAT YOU ARE MAKING FOR
MO'WAX, THE RE-MIXES, DO YOU SEE YOURSELVES
MOVING IN A DIRECTION LIKE THAT OR DOES THIS
JUST REPRESENT A GENERAL DISPERSION OF YOUR
IDEAS AND INTERESTS? I think that a lot of the people who
are interested in remixing stuff from our new record are from
that community, the dance community. I don't think that Tortoise
is necessarily a dance band. We are interested in the groove, or
beyond that, we are all interested in some of the techniques that
have come out form the DJ world. It's become so advanced that
it's verging on some of the ideas that John Cage, or people like
that had. To that degree we are interested in that kind of music,
but I don't think we necessarily do that kind of stuff.
AS YOU SAID, SOME OF THE IDEAS ARE VERGING
ON JOHN CAGE, BUT IS THERE ANYTHING THAT
COMES OUT OF THAT STYLE/CULTURE THAT IS
WHOLLY UNIQUE? A LOT OF PEOPLE SPEAK ABOUT
HOW INNOVATIVE TORTOISE IS, BUT AS GOOD ARE
YOU ARE, YOU ARE A COLLECTIVE OF INFLUENCES
THAT ARE USED AND COMBINED IN INVENTIVE
WAYS. THIS IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT JOHN
CAGE SPOKE ABOUT: THE WAY THAT INFLUENCES
WORK. HE REFERRED TO A COMPOST HEAP OUT OF
WHICH NEW THINGS GROW - MUSHROOMS WERE
THE EXAMPLE HE USED. THIS IDEA SEEMS QUITE
INTUITIVELY CORRECT.
Thafs the way I've always thought about it; a collection of influences recombined. I don't think anybody comes up with a wholly original idea. I think that ideas build on each other and evolve
slowly into something else. What I was saying about dance culture is that I think that ifs not important to them. What is important to them - most of the time - is fhe groove, and how they can
mess with the groove and
still have it be something
coherent, as something
that people would want to
dance to. Some of those
cut and splice techniques
that DJ's use live - cutting
back and forth between different tracks, and sampling too - are
things that I think John Cage, for example, pioneered. The DJ's
may not even know who John is.
THIS IS LIKE WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, THAT THERE IS A POINT AT WHICH YOU CAN NO
LONGER SPEAK ABOUT MUSIC, YOU JUST HAVE TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE OF IT. In
the back of all of our minds, I think that each one of us is probably thinking that this sounds like this to me, but we don't really
talk about that very much. Some things are really obvious and
others are not. A lot of times it's just tone, or the groove. It can
be much less than coherent ideas.
DO YOU EVER STOP AND EXAMINE THE WAY THAT
TORTOISE MAY BE INFLUENCING MUSIC? HOW DO
YOU FEEL ABOUT BANDS THAT SOUND LIKE YOU?
I think that a lot of different bands are working with similar ideas.
For example, the band Ul. Ul sound like what I thought Tortoise
might sound like. I was amazed when I heard them. Ul and us
were both hitting on the same ideas, completely independently of
each other, around the same time. I think it might be saying
something about where people want to go with music.
This is connected to the idea of- sampling. In a sense,
we have a sampling culture. We have eclecticism that
comes in bits and pieces and an abundance of mediums For this to happen in. In this case it might be Fair to
think oF culture(s), or information more broadly, as a dialectic oF a medium and a message. An artist's or a band's output will be dispersed into this general way oF relating to
things. As this type oF movement oF inFormation happens
Faster and Faster all the time. Tortoise's possible inFluence
will be Felt sooner than might have happened beFore. With so
many mediums with which to communicate, and with the
growing tendency to combine and connect inFormation generally, popular style has taken on a greater Fluidity, grounding itself in diversity and diFFerence rather than the
coherence oF more discrete styles. The danger oF this is that
it may implode into a not-useFul equivalence, where boundaries are so Far dissolved that no organization is possible.
However liberating this may be in the sphere oF personal
identity, it is potentially disabling For anything that may
require a sustained and organized eFFort... But For music,
right now, it's very exciting. Thank you Doug McCombs,
thank you Tortoise.
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SOUTHERN CULTURE ON
THE SKIDS
THE FALL-OUTS
THE MAKERS
Saturday, June 8th
Moe (Seattle, WA)
"Wow! What a show," said I,
as I perused (he pages of Seattle's
The Rocket, "we must go." And it
was done. Boarded the bus, girlfriend goes giddy, spent our
simoleans,    downed    Dicks'
deluxes, and motored to the Moe
fo*
mdid   i
rock'n'roll mayhem.
Looking like a rougher, cruder
version of the Music Machine
('60's punk band, Einstein), The
Makers tore it up something
fierce, playing hits from their lot-
est fuck-you longplayer, with
"Waste of Flesh" being a standout. They wasted no lime beating us senseless wilh songs from
past releases, like "Bust Out" and
"Four Button Suit". Some guitar
smashing, some ape-like swinging
from ihe ceiling, and it was over.
The Fall-Outs swung up next
(keeping one eye over their shoulder, I'm sure) and I was bowled
over. What these guys lock in
stage presence, they more than
make up for with their music,
proven by the guitar freakout of
"Zombie" I was hopping around
like a looney and I stayed that
way for a half-hour, the duration of
their alt-toobrief, but amazing set.
Fii
the o*
with SCOTS. What can I say?
Screamin' licks, not-too-hot
chicks, lurkey-trottin', celebrity
spottin', and above all, a helluva
dance parly. Our feet being now
thoroughly flattened, it was time
to go home-what a show indeed
Bryce Dunn
ANI DIFRANCO
Friday, May 24
Orpheum
The last time I had seen Ani
Difranco was at the 'Cultch, so it
at the Orpheum — a more staid
performance space Bul more
than just the venue had changed:
Ani Difranco was now famous receiving attention from the mom-
stream media. And it showed
Al the 'Cultch she was as big
as she played to an almost entirely female audience. At the
Orpheum things were different.
The songs she sang from her new
album were more introspective.
They were raw and sad without
the hopeful edge thot have characterized her past efforts Her
voice, following the trend of her
songs, has become poppier, losing its hooks and lilts But what
solidified the difference for me
between ihe show at ihe Orpheum
and her past show at ihe 'Cullch was
the fact lhat her fanbase has diversified so much lhat ihere was even a
roncmg
still an amazing per-
Ani Difranco is a
gifted performer and kept the
crowd laughing and dancing all
nightlong. Bul it was a performance that showed lhat things have
changed in more ways lhan just the
addition of bass player Sara Lee
Paul Ellis
PIPEDREAM
THE ELECTROSONICS
Friday, May 31
The  Columbia  (Pub  En-
Despite the not-so-greal P.A system and the lack of venue ambiance, The Electrosonics put on a
great show. Wilh organs and effects galore, the songs shone
through with the brilliance of a
d.sco ball in a house of mirrors.
The Eleclrosonics hav
vocal melodic
anteed to make you happy.
Pipedream played second,
pulling off on instrumentally hypnotic and droney set where you
found yourself swaying back and
forth uncontrollably. I overheard
someone say that in another ten
years these boys could become
Pink Floyd, which could be a compliment or not This was an enjoyable performance; pretty
good considering the poor guys
had been moving all day and
were using mostly borrowed equipment from The Electrosonics
Wendy
OZZY OSBOURNE
MYSTERY MACHINE
Thursday, June 6
GM Place
I remember the day after the
Ozzy Osbourne concert back in
high school. I wasn't lucky
enough to go, but I did hear oil
about Ozzy's antics the next day
at school; bitmg heads off bats,
blood, fire, Ihe number six and
Ozzy's speech Yes, a speech
Ozzy stopped mid-way through
the concert after someone threw
a beer bottle at him He pulled
the plug for at least twenty min-
respecting those on stage. "You
shouldn't throw ob|ects at o performer!" he said. So when the
"Oz" made his way into Vancouver, I slipped into my tight jeans
and 3/4 length sleeve baseball
•ersey and slithered down to "The
Garage" to pay my respect to the
Miracle Man himself Filter, who
were supposed to open, cancelled, so some punk rock band
named Mystery Machine
opened   I missed them, because
crowd, >
ard the
retrospective on the big videc
screens showcasing all of Ozzy':
and shows with  the late grea
Randy Rhodes. After aboul five
minutes of this visual feast, Ozzy
took the stage to the tune of
16,000 screaming fans and
1 5,999 lighters. Ozzy looked
like a grandad compared to his
three young and buff studio musicians alongside him. After hobbling back and forth on the slage,
waving his arms and shouting "I
can't hear you," and "The crazier you go, the crazier I go!" he
cooked up a reol blizzard with
"Paranoid," complete with fractal
visuals flashing on the screens
Next, Ozzy kept the crazy train
rollin' wilh "I Don't Know " Near
the end of the song, Ozzy started
to lose his voice and I started to
sing "Goodbye to Romance," a
cheap ballad which allowed the
crowd to sway their orms. Suddenly, Ozzy slipped backstage,
as we were left with these three
unknown souls playing the same
chords over ond over again. Was
Ozzy scared of flying beer bottles again? Not the case, Ozzy's
old vocal chords  just couldn't
booed the tattooed dancer as the
house lights went on. Outside, the
war pigs were barking at the
moon with their big hair and
smoking the sweat leaf as they
chanted "Ozzy! Ozzy!" and
eagerly awaited his return in
the afterlife.
Longhaul
TRISTAN PSIONIC
READYMADE
SIANSPHERIC
GAZE
Saturday, June 8th
Anza Club
The evening began with a quiet
and  honest performance  by
occasional m.stake didn't take
away from their catchy tunes.
Following Gaze was Sonic
Unyon's Sianspheric, who
blasted themselves away with
heavy music from outer space
Det,
singer-i
Sianspheric managed to have a
really complicated, loud sound
thot still seemed tedious.
Most of the crowd seemed to
have come to see the recent
Shindig winners, Readymade. By
packed and the free President's
Choice ripple chips were all
washed down Some audience
members loosened up and
braved their hip haircuts onto the
dance floor Readymade put on
a multi-media performance, adding slides of war scenes ond olher
images to their energetic soundtrack When they were told to finish off their set with one lasl song,
they rebelled and managed to
make the song last over sixteen
minutes.   Finally,   Hamilton's
Tristan Psionic were up, and their
raw, powered bassist nearly
killed one of her bandmotes as
she rocked out. Tristan Psionic put
on a good live show, exceeding
expectations from listening to
their new CD, TPA flight 028.
Namiko Kummoto
QUEERS
SMUGGLERS
HI-FIVES
Saturday, June 15
Seylynn Hall
You're 17-years-old, stuck in
North Vancouver, and from outta
nowhere comes an all-ages show
feoturing The Hi-Fives, Smugglers, ond the Queers. You spike
your hair and thank your fairy-
godmother as you ride your
board to the show. There were
heaps of the aforementioned
grateful youth al the Mint/Lookout Records gig in ordinarily lame
North Van.
The Hi-Fives (from Berkeley)
hit the stage hard, arm flailing,
legs stomping, and the kids went
nuts — understandably so. These
guys rock. Simple beats and just-
having-fun-being-young-and-mis-
erable lyrics (check out Welcome
to My Mind] joined lo bring us a
crazy surf-punk type of vibe. In
other words, their music made me
wanna do crazy things.
By the time the Smugglers
came on stage, the high school
gym atmosphere of Seylynn Hall
was a thing of the past. The sons
of West Von delivered in spades,
rockin' the crowd in an all too
short set with "She ain't no Egyptian" and "Especially You".
Nope, they didn't strike me as all
lhat original, but their music is
more than just a little catchy and
they put on a great live performance In fact, both Ihe Hi-Fives
and Smugglers are quite
tive with the audience.
The Queers offered
pure form of punk. Totally unadulterated. Unfortunately, they don'l
seem to want to have anything
to do with the audience, which
was a shame. What a waste of
an intimate venue. Their songs
bob between the angry and not-
so-angry categories, but the New
Hampshire group definitely exude buttloads of energy with
"High School Psychopath II" and
"This Place Sucks."
Catch any of these three
bands if you get the chance —
they're worth it. Especially the
Hi-Fives.
Dorothy Parvaz
VELOCITY GIRL
FUZZY
Thursday, June 13
Town Pump
Even though Velocity Girl is currently touring to promote their
new album. Gilded Stars and
Zealous Hearts, their sel at the
Town Pump consisted mostly of
songs off their previous release,
Simpatico. Judging by the
crowd's reaction lo the old male-
rial, thot was fine with everyone
anyway. Granted, Gilded Stars
has just been released, but from
first impressions, the new songs
don't have the same vim and
seem lo indicate that ihe group
has moved into a mo
As Velocity Girl are a shoe-
gazing band, I wasn't surprised
at the lack of excitement in their
sel this evening, but ihey seemed
particularly low on energy. I
guess the bottom line is that ihey
managed lo entertain, bul this
was because of the material that
ihey chose lo play.
Opening band Fuzzy, from
Boston, proved lo be a worthwhile group lo catch. Their sound
is a combination of really good
pop songwriting and vocals
rounded out by strong inslrumen-
tals. The band is fronted by two
women who know how to rock,
and the excellent songs off their
first full-length, Electric Juices ,
translate well in conert, as they
are as catchy and enjoyable live
as they are recorded.
Andrea Gin
PHENOTONE
TICKERTAPE PARADE
THE SECRET THREE
WAVESTATION
PORT NOISE COMPLAINT
SCOTIA (MYSTERY GUEST)
Wednesday, June 19
Starfish Room
As the mystery guests were setting up, I was delighted to see a
young duo, o gal playing acoustic guitar and ihe occasional keyboard  bits and a guy playing
pretty lead parts (save for the cn-
entice the audience in this intimate setting. I could probably
write this whole review on
Scotia's beautifully charming, soft
continued on with droning chords on
keyboards that made my innards jiggle. Wavestation reminded me of
new wave bands Depeche Mode
and New Order, with their Brit-pop
influenced music and gothic/indus-
trial electronic beats. The last couple
songs of Tickertape Parade were
more suited to their name than their
first, a prog-rock lune, sounding like
music you'd hear when the train appeared on Mr. Roger's TV show. It
was a definite relief to me to be able
to hear a singable tune — not that
everyone has lo have a tune.
A melody was somelhing I missed
in the Secret Three's set, leaving me
a little uneasy and confused, lean
see thot the Secret Three, containing
former members of Blaise Poscal and
Meel Daisy, are the local post-rock
answer for addicted Tortoise fans, bul
unfortunately, I couldn't quite identify with it all.
To finish off the night and to rattle your trance into a different slate
was Phenotone.   I'm noi well versed
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computers were twirling knobs as we
heard busy beats, bassline thuds,
springy sounds and a foundation of
notes which established the key
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the direction the local music scene
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Bali Girls
(Bittersweet)
Bali Girls don't write songs, tfiey
create moods. Now, these aren't
necessarily pleosant moods, but
moods nonetheless. Drums
pound, boss rumbles and rolls,
guitars whine and crash, amps
hum and squeal. Clalterings and
throbbings from nowhere bleed
into the mix. At iheir most abstract, Bali Girls approach the
heavy anti-ambience of Earth and
the dissonant space-noise of Hovercraft. This disc is often eerie and
moodily evocative.
Unfortunately, it is just as often annoying and tedious. Annoying when guitarist Brian
Burnside attempts to sing, tedious
when the songs — which tend to
be plodding dirges — drag on
past the seven-minute mark. At
just over an hour, the dark, oppressive mood of this release is
too much for anyone to sustain,
unless you happen to be suicidally depressed. Besides, the
band's musical talents don't seem
to justify such a length.
Still, the album has moments
worth hearing, especially "Roadside Memorial", a droning Irack with
a near-gothic, funeral-like feel. Best
of all, it's under six minutes.
(Bittersweet Records: 920 Broadway, Ste. 1403, New York, NY,
10010)
lohn Lucas
BEATRICE NINE
little stars hung upside down
(Zero Hour)
Beatrice Nine, a trio from California, will probably not win in the originality sweepstakes, but ihey are
sweetly and gently quirky.
The mean-spirited amongst
you can play "spot the influences"
(Guided By Voices, REM), but
Beatrice Nine never get too jarring and have no guitar solos, so
I like 'em. It's always enjoyable
to throw on a CD that you can
listen to without skipping tracks
and lhat really is no small accomplishment. It also progresses from
quiet to loud tunes and I do prefer the first three quarters; it does
slide a bit into typicalness at this
stage. They should've continued
in the vein of "To Girlfriend", a
near perfect mix of buzzy guitar,
stalely piano and maracas.
Little stars hung upside down
is not a CD you'll rave about to
your friends, but instead will find
yourself enjoying in quiet ways.
June Scudeler
BRAND NEW UNIT
No Heros CD
All for Nothing 7"
(Heartfirst Records)
After many delays, the wonderful
new six song BNU CD is here.
It's on ihe Heartfirst Label, which
seems to love Vancouver hardcore as of late. Hearfirst has also
released a BNU 7" which contains 3 songs on the CD, plus two
new ones.    Good for wax eat-
BNU can always be counted
on to get down to business and
show us lhat they have unequaled
punk rock skills. This shiny disc
lets us know they are still running
the show: the songs are catchy
and thick, the vocals are clean,
and the guitars are sharp. There
is no place for a wuss cuz the
edge is way more aggressive
lhan the first CD, Under the Big
Top (Excursion Records), This is
awesome, high energy punk thot
kicks the asses of the big guns
on Epitaph and Fat, ond they're
i your own backyard.   So buy
rhe:
andg
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of
cuz  they definitely ha\
known to tear it up.
Suki
BUCK-O-NINE
Barfly
(Taang!)
The title of this CD tells you right
away that you're in for some fast,
hard ska punk based on drinking, smoking, and drinking.
Tracks like "Calling in Sick" and
"Full Metal Bree" just cook, as
well as covers of Operation Ivy's
"Sound System" and Musical
Youth's "Pass the Dutchie". This
CD isn't ground breaking or anything but if ska punk's your thing,
check it out.
Ska-t
BUILT TO SPILL
The Normal Years
(K)
The Normal Years is a compilation of Built to Spill's singles and
compilation tracks. These are
your standard angst-ridden songs
about failed dreams, failed relationships, anxiety and other shifty
things lhat happen. The music is
very simple, stripped down,
punkish rawk. I like the bitter slant
in the lyrics, especially the puns
such as in "Joyride": 'I screwed
her and she screwed me/But we
never once had sex.' Yes, this
does sound like relatively conventional indie rock, but Built to Spill
create it in a way lhat makes the
genre proud. This is a pretty cool
disc and a definite keeper.
GQ
BUTTHOLE SURFERS
Electriclarryland
(EMI)
This latest effort from ihe Butlhole
Surfers proves they are not afraid
avenues of music. Tracks like "My
Brother's Wife" and "The Lord is
a Monkey" are a fusion of rock,
punk, new age and just plain
weird shit. The track everyone
seems to talk about when mentioning Electriclarryland (Hendrix
would not be pleased) is "Pepper". It is easy to distinguish ihis
added ingredient from the regular 'Surfer sound. Although a
good tune for ihe mainstream,
"Pepper" suffers from overproduction with it's rhythm-
sequenced drum. I'll stick to the
"Cough Syrup(s)- and
"Thermador(s)" of the album
which contain more of a raw "T.V.
Star" sound with a dash of country flavour. While there is no
shortage of innovative experimentation on Electriclarryland,
the album is definitely not a let
play all day CD, but it has its mo-
SB
DEAD CAN DANCE
Spiritchaser
(4AD)
This is the usual Dead Can Dance
mixture of "world beat" sounds,
wilh more of an African bent to
them. Dead Can Dance have
pretty much left iheir Celtic and
medieval roots behind and have
become very mellow on
Spiritchaser, almost too much so.
Their previous release, Toward
the Within, a live CD, featured
some very hip moving Arabic inspired Iracks, but not much on
Spiritchaser inspires this activity.
Spiritchaser is beautifully
crafted and recorded quiet-times
music that firmly puts them in ihe
New Age section of the record
June Scudeler
FALLING SICKNESS
Right on Time
(Hopeless)
For a group from Riverside, California who started as a joke in
1989, this release does seem like
it's right on time, considering the
explosive resurgence of ska and
punk these days. Not to say that
this is a bad thing, 'cuz if it's done
well, it's pretty damn catchy, as
Falling Sickness are, with songs
like "Start Over", "Mixed Up"
and the signature shout-out
"Ripperside". So forget about No
Doubt and Goldfinger, check out
Falling Sickness, "four rude punx
from Ripperside, CA" who'll have
you skankin' and shankin' in no
time, boss.
Bryce Dunn
FASTBACKS
Here...They Are: Fastbacks
Live at the Crocodile Cafe
(Lance Rock)
When Seattle's Fastbacks put oul
their first speedy punk-pop EP
(Fastbacks Ploy Five ol Their
Favorites, No Threes Records)
way back in 1982, who would
have guessed that they'd still be
around, doing the same old
thing, 14 years later? That's right,
the Fastbacks haven't changed,
in spite of departing (and returning) members and a world that:
1) brought fame and fortune to
one of their old drummers (who
was transformed into a rock star
with Guns V Roses); 2) made
Seattle, however briefly, ihe music capital of the world; and 3)
perhaps the last straw, hos gone
on to revere the bands following
in ihe Fastbacks' crunchy melodic
footsteps. If there really was jus-
n ihe universe, the Fastbacks
>uld  [
*   far
I   tha,
Green Day, and Kim and Lulu's
distinctive cheerful (and insouct-
antly off-key) harmonies would be
as well-known as Lennon and
McCartney's, but, as we all know,
things don't work that way. Instead, here's a low-profile live
record to tide us long-time fans
over until the next Sub Pop release, thanks to Nanaimo's Lance
Rock Records. And ihis recording
really does catch the Fastbacks'
inimitable live show (one hopes
the home-town crowd was bigger
lhan the cover photo would indicate), from the scanty and ingenuous stage banter—"Sorry we're
kind of boring and old up here,
but that's our lot in life"—to the
speed with which ihey launch into
one physically impossibly fast
song after another. (Don't they
ever get tired?) The catchy tunes,
the songs so rapid you think
you're playing the record at the
wrong speed, and that darn modesty are all part of the delightful
Fastbacks tradition, one I hope
Janis M.
FU MANCHU
In Search Of...
(Mammoth)
Have you ever been to one of
those monster truck rallys? Well,
neither have I. I get the feeling,
though, lhat if you want all the
screaming diesel mudfest without
the rednecks and obnoxious pre-
teens, you could do a lot worse
than put on this latest platter by
California's Fu Manchu and LET
'ER RIP! These guys sweat real
rock'n'roll. Straight from their
dirty, ungroomed mustaches right
to your hi-fi. Go straight to ten on
your volume knob! Do not pass
go, do not collect $200.
Marq De Souza
THE FUMES
Self-Appointed Guardian of
the Machine
(Empty)
Speaking from personal experience, the few visits I've made to
Spokane, Washington in the past
have been pretty memorable, but
I don't think anything could compare to actually living there,
which The Fumes do. Now judging from these 1 3 pissed-off punk
blasts, I think it's sofe to say lhat
things aren't exactly all wine and
roses, and listening to the lyrics,
I would guess ihey speak from
personal experience too  But ihe
music is really the kicker here —
intense, solid-as-o-rock chops that
hit in all the right places. Next
time you feel like traveling to
Washington, make sure to add
Spokane to your list of pitstops
— The Fumes will be glad you
stopped by, even if it may be the
last place you'll ever want to be.
Sryce Dunn
GASTR DEL SOL
upgrade & afterlife
Drag City
Like my friend Ezmerelda said
when she handed me this CD,
melody." Weil, I don't know if
she was talking about upgrade
& afterlife. It ain't like Ezmerelda
likes Lionel Ritchie or anything,
but I guess she just figures that
Jim O'Rourke can get a bit self-
indulgent at times. While it's true
lhat he's no Lionel Ritchie, there's
no trace of indulgence in this latest release. And there's plenty
of melody, you just gotta listen a
couple times to find it. Be patient. Old Jimbo and his cohort
David Grubbs leave out most of
the catchy hooks and take a bit
of time to develop their songs, but
what else can you expect from
gash* del sol?
There's fun for the whole family in this one. Weird, ambienty
electronic tracks, sitting next to
sparse, melancholy guitar tunes
and haunting piano pieces. But
it ain't exactly a hodge-podge.
The boys do a nifty job of blending everything together. You're
listening to moody crooning and
atonal guitar, and then you hear
these soft kettle whistles in the
background, and then these electronic chirps and chirrups, and
then, just before the whole song
self-destructs, you find yourself
wondering "what exactly is the
difference between a chirp ond
a chirrup?"
Johnny Loaf-Boy
MICKEY HART
Mickey Hart's Mystery Box
(RykoDisc)
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey
Hart explored traditional
percusion-based music on his previous olbum, Planet Drum. Given
its quality and beauty, Planet
Drum must have been a fluke, as
Mystery Box is hideous. Perhaps
Mickey has lost direction now lhat
Jerry's ashes are truckin' down
ihe Ganges, but that's no excuse
for this abysmal attempt at pop.
To be fair, there are moments.
Some of the percussion work is
great and "Only the Strange Remain" is almost listenable, suiting
Mickey's limited vocal abilites
perfectly. However, the whole
project is just woefully wrong-
headed. Rob Hunter's lyrics are
so banal thot even the Dead
wouldn't use them and aren't
helped by the delivery of a soul
diva trying to sound folky who
performs most of the vocal work.
While Mickey's previous works
have shown an understanding of
world musics, ihe 'ethnic' chants
on Mystery Box seem to be variations on "When the Lion Sleeps
Tonight." Even a title like "John
Cage is Dead" deteriorates into
mediocrity after fifteen seconds
of fauxavant-gardeism. Worst of
all, AOR schlock pedlor Bruce
Hornsby is recruited for piano
duties. I guess there's a reason
Mickey Hart was only the drummer for the 'Dead.
Barbara Andersen
HOWIE B.
Music for Babies
(Polydor)
Howie B. is a very popular fel-
low. All sorts of British music folks
want to collaborate wilh him. On
his first solo album, Music for
Babies (written for his daughter),
Howie shows ihe influence of one
of those collaborators, a certain
Brian Eno. Howie has great technique ond taste, so this is a great
sounding album. The programming is perfect, the sounds are
unique, and ihe occasional muted
beats lhat pop up are groovy
enough to indicate his hip-hop
background. Unfortunately, ihere
isn't much else to get excited
about here. The ambience makes
for nice, soothing noises, but
Howie's cool analytical distance
from Ihe music makes for an intellectually interesting but bland
album. There is one very good
piece of music, the groovy but far
too short "On the Way Again."
It's also at the end of the album,
by which time the seven very long
songs lhat precede it have put me
to sleep. Maybe I'm too old to
appreciate Music for Babies.
Babies like pacifiers, but I like a
bit more substance.
Jovian Francey
IDA
/ Know About You
(Simple Machines)
I don't know who Ida Machado
Shafer was, nor do I know what
makes Ida, Virginia so special.
But I do know lhat the New York
trio who are the band Ida create
enticing, magical lullabies. /
Know About You hasn't left my
the few albums that makes me
glad it's so long (nearly an hour).
Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth
Mitchell's vocals are, for me, the
focus of the band; they sing
clearly ond strongly, but there's
a certain charming vulnerability
that underlies it all. Each voice
con stand on its own, although
in most songs, they sing together,
harmonizing effortlessly. Think
of, and it's not as weird, or bod
as it may sound, a cross between
the Indigo Girls and Tsunami. At
times, Elizabeth's singing is ex-
Toomey's wails (it's probably no
coincidence lhat Jenny signed Ida
to her own label).
The music is definitely folk-influenced (which I'm always attracted to, but funnily enough, the
cover of an old folk rune, "When
I Was Now," by Gndy Kalett),
with the occasional use of acoustic guitar, but the overall sound is
hard to describe. Both Daniel and
Elizabeth play guitar, often both
doing rhythm or both playing
pretty lead parts. Sometimes it's
just strummy guitar and harmonies (a la Retsin), :
2 4  JULY 1996 very similar to more straight
ahead slow/hod, soft/loud indie
rock like Seam and Yo La Tengo.
The third part of the trio is Daniel's brother, Michael, who only
drums when necessary, sitting out
about half of the twelve tracks.
When he does, it's perfect. Mellow, melodic, and soothing, the
core Ida are accompanied by
Rose Thomson (Babe ihe Blue Ox)
on bass, Rick Lassiter on stand
up bass, and another Littleton
member, Cecilia, on viola and
violin. No wanking, no ego trips,
just beautifully arranged, mature
pop songs wilh lyrics like: "Well,
maybe it's true I'm barely there/
So easily mistaken for your favourite chair/ Like a perfect and
graceful fading/ Where I thank
you for giving me nothing."
meeko
KOSTARS
Klassics with a K
(Grand Royal)
True to their hip hop alliances,
these girls show off an impressive
ability lo make their lyrics rhyme
- and if that wasn't proof
enough of their talents in this
area, they've recruited 2 boys
whose names rhyme, the incredibly sexist brothers Gene and
Dean Ween of Ween, to sing
back-up on one of their songs.
In fact, this first release of the
Kostars (Vivian Trimle and Jill
Cunniff of Luscious Jackson), is a
name dropper de-luxe, with Luscious J's Kate Schellanbach and
Gabby Glaser and Breeders'
bassist Josephine Wiggs helping
But no amount of rhyming and
special guesting by kool friends
can save this album. The Kostars
will be a disappointment to most
Luscious J fans. I appreciate their
move away from the very produced sound of the second Luscious J album, but while this
pared down "hippies with keyboards" sound is raw, it is also
without funk or flare.
LAND OF THE LOOPS
Bundle of Joy
(Up)
Land of the Loops is one feller,
Alan Sutherland, goin' crazy with
keyboards, drum machines, samples, and, funny thot - loops galore. He takes care of the "beats,
rhythms, bass and treble" on all
14 tracks, and has a sense of
humour that shows in his choice
of samples, ranging from sound
bites of old commercials to an
interview on Seattle's The End
radio. Electronic and dub-infected, it's sometimes ambient,
ond sometimes funky — always
fun. Half of the songs are made
even better with vocals, courtesy
of real live people, such as
Heather Lewis (yep, of the fabulous Beat Happening), who sings
like an angel who thinks she's a
dog, and Simone Ashby, with
pleasant, and a little more cutesy,
singing. Some of the songs are
made even more interesting with
samples of traditional-sounding
Asian vocals. Maybe now that
keyboards and drum sequencing
are becoming more fashionable
and accepted in the indie rock
world, more folks will check out
this interesting compilation of
neato sounds. Indie-pop, dub
style.
LEGION OF GREEN MEN
Spatial Specific
(Plus 8/Virgin)
What a pleasure to review trippy
eleclronica that is not only Canadian, but is also very good.
Though on Richie Hawtin's label,
the seminal Plus 8, the music this
Ontario duo makes really has little to do with the monotonous
bleeping squelchiness of
Plastikman. Unlike most of their
peers, LoGM haven't forgotten
the value of melody, as the gorgeous "Philosopher's Stone"
proves. Despite its length (being
as long — ie, very long — as
most techno/ambient albums),
Spatial Specific doesn't get boring. The simple, unique rylhms,
analog squiggles and bits of
found sound are all there, but it's
the emotion of the music that sets
it apart. There is a palpable, delicate sense of sadness in these
the almost poppy textures of "Mosaic Eye Evolutionary Approach"
with its plaintive vocal refrain.
This is powerful music for any
genre, and an anomaly for anyone who thinks electronic music
is empty and devoid of soul.
Barbara Andersen
MURPHY'S LAW
Dedicated
(Another Planet)
Murphy's Law is not a typical
hardcore band. You can tell thot
from the very first line in the
opener, "Don'tBother Me:"l just
wanna have some fun.' These
guys may call themselves
hardcore, but they sure owe a lot
to good old punk rock. "Dysfunctional Family," for instance, is simply a rewrite of the Ramones classic "We're a Happy Family:"
'Daddy's in the basement,
Mommy's on the couch/Brother
is who-knows-where and time is
running out/
"Bitter* is a generic angry
hardcore song, but it is an
anomaly on this album which,
frankly, is full of goofy tunes about
liking fat girls and smoking pot.
The only track lhat really grabs
me is "Still Smokin," a great instrumental ska number complete
with horns. Now, ifMurphy's Law
could find themselves a vocalist
who sang instead of shouted,
ihey could transform into a fantastic ska group instead of a tolerable h.c. band.
(Another Planet Records: 740
Broadway, New York, NY 1003)
John Lucas
PALACE MUSIC
Arise Therefore
(Drag City)
'How could one ever think any-
thing's permanent/ How can you
sleep when I'm going away/ I
haven't a reason left in my head/
To not go away ...' And so begins "Stablemate," the first track
on the latest Will Oldham offering. Arise Therefore. This time it's
Palace Music, not Palace Brothers, Palace, or Palace Songs; it's
almost a solo outing, but not
quite: Will is joined by brother
Ned on bass, guitar, and additional singing, and David Grubbs
(Gastr Del Sol) on piano and organ. Once again recorded by
Mr. Steve Albini, this is a much
sparser follow-up to last year's full-
bond effort, Viva Last Blues. Will
has chosen his faithful drum machine as percussionist, but it's
more effective when just his
words and guitar lull you into a
comfy depression. Still folky/
bluesy, the drum machine makes
for a less warm feeling/sounding
lhan his other minimalist recordings. This is by no means a
unique effort in ihe Palace discography, but a necessary one nonetheless.
meeko
POSIES
Amazing Disgrace
(DGC)
It's been ihree years since ihey
"frosted Iheir beaters," but The
Posies have returned with Amazing Disgrace - easily their rawest,
angriest, and most jagged effort
Jon Auer and Ken Sringfellow
have, once again, written a great
and diverse whack of runes ranging from the chaotic and blistering ("Grant Hart"), to the sweet
and pretty ("Song #1 "); from the
simple and straightforward ("Ontario"), to the weird and off the
wall ("Broken Record"). And, of
course, ihey are all stuffed full of
catchy melodies and perfect har-
Production has always been
an extremely important aspect of
Posies' albums. They're not satisfied to simply record their songs;
instead, ihey seem determined to
create a sonic eargasm.
The Posies have certainly developed and moulded a unique
sound and style which I feel they
can deservedly call their own.
Fred derF
THE RAINCOATS
Looking in the Shadows
(Geffen)
Those legendary but little-heard
British all-female post-punkers,
The Raincoats (recently revived
and signed to a major label due
to Kurt Cobain's affection for
ihem), have never been easy to
define. In spite of their punk credibility and connections, fhe self-
titled first album, which came out
in 1979 (now reissued by DGC)
certainly wasn't punk — it felt too
slow and quiet, the melodies and
harmonies were complicated and
unsettling, and hell, they even
used a violin! After all these
years, you kind of have to wonder what The Raincoats'new offering is going to be like, but as
it happens Looking in the Shadows is similarly quirky, sweet,
prickly, and indefinable, with
songs lhat seem to scorn simple
hooks and only grow on you
gradually. And don't be fooled
by the guitar charts that come
with the lyrics—the arrangements
are also somewhere between ihe
traditional  pop guitars/bass/
drums and subdued prog rock,
full of weirdly interwoven
theramin and moog noises, guitar effects pedals, and yes, violin. Perhaps my favourite song,
"57 Ways to End it All," even has
a couple of whistling parts! As a
confirmed guitars and girls fan, I
have to admit that I generally like
The Raincoats better in theory
than in practice, but this CD is
gradually, very gradually win-
favourite indie record store, and
lifted your eyebrows at the
sleeves with iheir crude line drawings of naked, or near-naked,
young women straddling huge
phallic objects. I mean, what kind
of an all-girl band promotes itself
like that? For that matter, what
kind of all-girl band writes lyrics
like, "Tie
e up, i
stinkin
ning n
Janis M.
SEROTONES
The Soundtrack to Your Life
(Independent)
Quasi-Beatlesqueha
vade from the opening
to the end of ihe disc, which is a
rare treat. However, the Beatles
would always vary ihe types of
harmonies they were doing. On
this album, the oft-repeated background "ahs," "ba-ba-ba-ba-
ba's," and "ooh-ah-la-la-la's"
eventually become quite predictable. A few of the lyrics are great,
but many are trite or seem like
forced rhymes: "we'll go on/for
so long" or "we'll shine for/like
a star"... Also it should be noted
that one track, "Green Gables,"
bears an uncanny resemblance
to "She" from Green Day's
Dookie album.
The rhythm guitar work is
wicked. At moments, I envision
samurai warriors bottling with
their weapon of choice: the
Fender Stratocaster. The tones too
seem impeccably worked out.
That said, my main criticism of
the mix is that in every song the
guitars seem to be ihe focus. True,
they are quitar-rock band, but
ihey also have some really nice,
hooky melodies and harmonies
rhythm section. I would have liked
to have heard those elements re-
Sound like the guitarists mixed it.
For a first indie effort, a commendable finished product. I recommend it for anyone looking for
good quality local stuff.
Dave Silverman
SLOW GHERKIN
Double Happiness
(Raj)
This 9-piece from Santa Cruz fall
in lhat middle category of current
ska bands — their music is tight
and arranged too well to be ska
punk, yet they have all the fast
paced energy and crazy lyrics.
Still, Ihe traditional side of the
band comes out in some of ihe
instrumentals and wicked horn
arrangements and solos. Some
great latin ska influences in songs
such as "Salsa III" and "Este
Toro", also a surfy spy tune "Operation Thunderballs" and a ska
rendition of "Hava Nagilah". 17
songs in all, including the wicked
"Thumbs Down to Generation
X"!U
Ska-T
SMEARS
Like Hell
(Headhunter/Cargo)
Maybe you've seen their singles
(put out by that naughtiest of
record labels, Hell Yeah) in your
slut...Pee in my face
" (in
aWhor
plays guitars adorned with stickers that say "Super Pussy" and
"S>U>C>K/C<0<C<K" (an imitation of the famous and much-
appropriated Sub Pop logo)?
Yeah, the Smears moke me nervous. They're young, and as cute
looking as the Pandoras, as
shameless as the Screaming Sirens, as pissed off as Bikini Kill,
and sometimes just as melodic as
the Shangri-La's on badly-
stomped speed. This unholy
Bloomington, Indiana three-piece
rocks hard enough to scare your
scariest neighbours, and writes
poisonous and painful lyrics
about anger, hate, suburban
male/female  stereotypes,  vio-
At their best, they knock the '60s
girl-group tradition on it ear, twisting pretty pop hooks into an
tinged) garage roar, mostly in the
songs by guitarist Kathleen, as in
"Mr. Randak," "Don't Mess with
Him," "The Worst Day of My
Life," and, to a lesser degree,
"Not Fucking Happy." Other
songs (mostly by bassist
Gretchen) are pure machine-gun-
guitar-driven headbangers, wilh
the words spitting out like so
many sour cherry pits Don't say
I didn't warn you.
SMOG
Kicking a Couple Around
(Drag City)
Someone oughtta tell that Billy
Callahan to lighten up or
somethin' I meon, hasn't he ever
heard of Prozac? This is the 90's
isn't it? In the twenty minutes it
takes you to listen to this EP,
you're liable to slit your wrists.
That Billy can sure tell a sad story,
alright. Drag City! Butwhilel'm
a sucker for depressing minimalist
guitar songs, somehow, these
ones don't quite stand up to repeated listenin's. Don't git me
wrong, there is definitely
somethin' compelling about these
sparse little songs. The atmosphere and lyrics are great, but
these aren't enough to carry the
thing. The pieces just aren't musically in'erestin' enough. Too
often, Billy goes for the easy
chord, and as my grand pappy
used to say, "The easy chord is
always the wrong chord."
Johnny Loaf-Boy
THE TANTRA MONSTERS
The Tantra Monsters
(Dill)
This self-tiHed-recorded-in-Genu-
ine-CREECH-OPHONIC sound lp
available in both vinyl and cd
formats is THE best ska-influenced
band I've come across yet. Steering away from the punk edge lhat
so many bands rely on these
days, this Hawaiian 7-piece rely
on the sounds of '60's ska and
soul. The hammond organ is
used to its fullest along with a
killer horn section and harmonica, while ihe rhythm section
holds it all together.
Ska-t
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Punk Lost and Found
(Shanachie)
This compilation album is really
just another money grabber from
those who cannot get off the nos-
talgic ride of '70's punk.
Shanachie records are relenriess
in their quest to inform you of all
the punk greats; they use a lot of
parentheses to make it very OBVIOUS to those less than knowledgeable about the '70's. For
example: "Contains rare tracks
from Joe Strummer (before The
Clash!!)," which is stated about
four times all over the jacket and
CD. Is this really necessary? We
get the picture! It's old classic
punk rock lhat we're gonna like!
Despite its gimmicky nature, the
compilation has a lot of great
songs on it ("Smash it Up,"
"Saints and Sinners," "Where's
Captain Kirk"...) and if you love
or even appreciate '70's punk,
ihis is worth listening to.
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ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
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Reggae inna all styles and fashion.
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CiTR's industrial/no,se/ambient show,
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datebook
MON 1 Rebecca West, Speedbuggy, Chickpea, Kaneva, Splittsville
and the Tonebursts at the St. James Community Square...Mel Torme in
Deer Lake Park.. Kenny Wayne w/Hurricane and The Twisters at the
Purple Onion. Hate, 7:30pm and 9:30pm @ the Ridge.Decalogue I,
7:15pm, Decalogue II, 8:30pm and Decalogue III, 9.45pm @ the Pocific Cinemotheque...
TUES 2 Speedbuggy, Chickpea, Kaneva, Splittsville and the Tonebursts
at the Storfish Room...Ray Condo ond his Richochets at the Town
Pump...Adam Thomas at the Southhill Candy Shop...Harry Belafonte
at the Orpheum...Hate, 7:30pm and 9:30pm @ the Ridge...
WED 3 Strung Out w/Diesel Boy at the Starfish Room...Steve Mitchell
at the Southhill Candy Shop. Uzume Taiko Drummers at Minoru Park
Plaza...Hate, 7:30pm and 9:30pm @ the Ridge. Waiting for Quentin,
9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little Theatre...Decalogue IV, 7:15pm,
Decalogue V, 8:30pm and Decalogue VI, 9:45pm @ the Pacific
Cinematheque...
THURS 4 Violet, Oh Susanna, Gaze and The Moch Ill's at the Railway Club...Muscle Bitches w/Vitapup at the Pit Pub...Daisychoin,
Papillomas, 1000 Stamps, Pinwheel, Spacekid at the Gate. Terry
Brennan at the Southhill Candy Shop...Hate, 7:30pm and 9:30pm @
the Ridge...Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little
Theatre...Decalogue VII, 7:15pm, Decalogue VIII, 8:30pm and
Decalogue IX, 9:45pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
FRI 5 Bughouse 5 at the Gate...The Sweaters w/The Mean Reds at the
Picadilly Pub...Hollowman, Hades Day and Vicarious at the Anza
Club...Furio's at the Southhill Candy Shop...The Catherin Mclellan
Group atthe Purple Onion...Fargo, 7:30pm and Things to Do in Denver
When You're Dead, 9:30pm @ the Ridge. Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm
@ the Vancouver Little Theatre. Decalogue X, 7:15pm, Decalogue I,
8:30pm and Decalogue II, 9:45pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque..
SAT 6 CiTR 101.9fM PRESENTS PERFUME TREE AT THE
GATE.Earthprayers at the Orpheum ...Perfectly Norman at the Anza
Club. Smokey Wine at the Southhill Candy Shop...The Catherin
McLellan Group at the Purple Onion...Big Tall Garden w/The
Shademakers at the Picadilly Pub...Fargo, 7:30pm and Things to Do
in Denver When You're Deod, 9:30pm @ the Ridge. Waiting for
Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little Theatre...Decalogue III,
7:15pm, Decalogue IV, 8:30pm and Decalogue V, 9:45pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
SUN 7 Scorpions and Alice Cooper w/Junkhouse at the Pacific Coliseum...Artisan at the W.I.S.E. Hall. The Lome Etkin Group at the Purple Onion...Fargo, 7:30pm and Things to Do in Denver When You're
Dead, 9:30pm @ the Ridge Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Voncouver Little Theatre...Decalogue VI, 7:15pm, Decalogue VII, 8:30pm
and Decalogue VIII, 9:45pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
MON 8 Kenny Wayne w/Hurricane and The Twisters at the Purple
Onion. Brain Candy, 7:30pm and A Midwinter's Tale, 9:20pm @ the
Ridge. Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little
Theatre...Decalogue IX, 7:15pm, Decalogue X, 8:30pm ard Decalogue
V, 9:45pm @ the Pacific Cinemotheque...
TUES 9 Ronnie Hayward Trio at the Town Pump. ..Mitzi Gaynor at the
Vogue...P.S. at the Southhill Candy Shop Brain Candy, 7:30pm and
A Midwinter's Tale, 9:20pm @ the Ridge Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm
@ fhe Voncouver Little Theatre ..Powerful Lover with Positive, 7:00pm
and Clear Dying Vision with Blue, 9:00pm @ the Pacific
Cinematheque..
WED 10 CiTR 101 9fM PRESENTS THE WARPED TOUR W/NOFX,
PENNYWISE, LAGWAGON, FLUF, FISHBONE, ROCKET FROM THE
CRYPT, DANCEHALL CRASHERS, CIV, GOLDFINGER, MEICES, RED
5, UNWRITTEN LAW, DEFTONES AT THE PLAZA OF
NATIONS...Something Ska w/The Molestics at the Town Pump...Mitzi
Gaynor at the Vogue. Steve Mitchell at the Southhill Candy
Shop...Legion Band at Minoru Park Plaza Blending Milk & Water:
Sex in the New World, 7:30pm and 9:30pm @ Video In Faster,
Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, 7:30pm and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, 9:15pm
@ the Ridge. Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little
Theatre. Re Generation with Silverlake Life, 7:00pm and Positive Twenties with Rock Hudson's Home Movies, 9:00pm @ the Pacific
Cinematheque...
THURS 1 1 Man or Astroman? at the Starfish Room...Thrill Squad w/
Psychomania at the Pit Pub...Sing Sing Dead Man w/Knock Down
Ginger at the Town Pump. Mitzi Gaynor ot fhe Vogue. Prof Zio at
Edison Electric...Neil Thompson af the Southhill Candy Shop...Faster,
Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, 7:30pm and Beyond the Valley ofthe Dolls, 9:15pm
@ fhe Ridge...The Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre...Waiting
for Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little Theatre Intimacies, 7:00pm
and Savage Nights, 9:00pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
FRI 12 Maow Cd Release Party w/The Vinaigrettes at the
Niagara...Mitzi Gaynor at the Vogue. UFG Soundsystem af
Gracelond.Mahlafhini anc the Mahotella Queens w/Kwasi & the
Ogedengbe Drummers ot fhe Commodore    Kristia Jeanne Sheffield at
the Southhill Candy Shop..Richmond Summer Jazz, 12:00 noon at
Minoru Park Plaza...The Millenium Project atthe Purple Onion...Amanda
Marshall at the Town Pump.Ruoc h/The Entrance, 8:00pm @ Video
In...Tie Died: Rock 'N Roll's Most Dedicated Fans, 7:30pm and Atlantis,
9:25pm @ the Ridge...The Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown
Theatre. Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little
Theatre...Shorts Program, 7:00pm and World and Time Enough,
9:00pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
SAT 1 3 The Makers, The 1-4-5's and The Statics at the Niagra.The
Waltons and The Rattled Roosters at the Town Pump...Mitzi Gaynor at
the Vogue. Everything But The Girl at the Rage...Carmen Cleary &
October at the Southhill Candy Shop...The Millenium Project at the
Purple Onion...Tie Died: Rock 'N Roll's Most Dedicated Fans, 7:30pm
and Atlantis, 9:25pm @ the Ridge...The Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the
Gostown Theatre...Waiting for Quentin, 9:00pm @ the Vancouver Little Theatre...Parole Chiave: AIDS Between Reality and Imagination @
the Pocific Cinematheque...
SUN 14 Mitzi Gaynor at the Vogue...The Lome Etkin Group at the
Purple Onion...Tie Died: Rock 'N Roll's Most Dedicated Fans, 7:30pm
and Atlantis, 9:25pm @ the Ridge...The Fall of Troy, 2:00pm and
8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre...The Third Man, 7:30pm and The.
Trial, 9:20pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
MON 1 5 Kenny Wayne w/Hurricone and The Twisters at the Purple
Onion...Tie Died: Rock 'N Roll's Most Dedicated Fans, 7:30pm and
Atlantis, 9:25pm @ the Ridge...The Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown
Theatre The Third Man, 7:30pm and The Trial, 9:20pm @ the Pacific
Cinematheque...
TUES 16 Joe Keithley w/Eugene Ripper at the Town Pump.. Eric Vaughn
at the Southhill Candy Shop.Tie Died: Rock 'N Roll's Most Dedicated
Fans, 7:30pm and Atlantis, 9:25pm @ the Ridge...The Fall of Troy,
8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre..
WED 17 Steve Mitchell at the Southhill Candy Shop...Salmon City
Music Association ot Minoru Park Plaza Tie Died: Rock 'N Roll's Most
Dedicated Fans, 7:30pm and Atlantis, 9:25pm @ the Ridge...The Fall
of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre. The Kingdom Part I, 7:00pm
and The Kingdom Part II, 9:30pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
THURS 18 Chris Field w/The emptys at the Gastown Music
Hall Maracujah w/Spirit Merchants at the Pit Pub...Run DMC at
Richard's on Richards.. The Vandals w/gob at the Tower.. .Wayne Morris
at the Southhill Candy Shop. Tie Died: Rock 'N Roll's Most Dedicated
Fans, 7:30pm and Atlantis, 9:25pm @ the Ridge...The Fall of Troy,
8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre The Awakening of Elizabeth Shaw,
7:30pm and Nothing to be Written Here, after @ the Pacific
Cinematheque...
FRI 19 Tori Amos at the Orpheum...Latex at the Southhill Candy
Shop The Mike Allen Quartet at the Purple Onion. In Sight:Media
Art from the Middle of Europe, 8:00pm @ Video In The Fall of Troy,
8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre...Reception, 6:30pm, Identification of
a Woman, 7:15pm and Johnny Stecchino, 9:40pm @ the Pacific
Cinematheque...
SAT 20 The Forbidden Dimension at the Starfish Room...Buzzcocks
w/Supernova at the Town Pump ..Prof. Zio at the Whip Gallery...The
Grift at the Southhill Candy Shop The Mike Allen Quartet at the Purple Onion...Logodi Street, 6:00pm and 8:00pm @ Video In...The Fall
of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre ..Identification of a Woman,
7:15pm and Johnny Stecchino, 9:40pm ©the Pacific Cinematheque...
SUN 21 The Lome Etkin Group at the Purple Onion...The Fall of Troy,
2:00pm and 8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre...Bellissima, 7:1 5pm and
Identification of a Woman, 9:30pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
MON 22 Kenny Wayne w/Hurricone and The Twisters ot the Purple
Onion. The Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre...Bellissima,
15pm  and  Identification  of a  Woman,  9:30pm @ the Pacific
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DV8  515 Davie  (downtown)
Edison Electric Gallery/Cole  916 Commerciol  (the Drive
Firehall Arts Centre  80 E. Cordovo   (ot Mom)
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Goroge Pub   2889 E. Hostings   (downtown)
Gaslown Theotre   36 Powell   (Gostown)
TheGole   1176 Gronville   (downtown)
Gloss Slipper   2714 Prince Edward   (Mount Pleosont)
Grocelond   1250 Richords   (downlown)
Greg's Place  45844 Yole Rd.   (Chilliwack)
The Grind Gallery  4 1 24 Mom   (Ml  Pleosont)
Hostings Community Centre   2096 E. Hastings   (near PN
Hemp B.C.   324 W. Hostings   (downlown)
Hollywood Theotre   31 23 W Broodwoy   (Kitsilono)
Hot Jozz Society  2 120 Moin  (Mt. Pleosonl|
Jericho Arts Centre   1600 Discovery   (Pi. Grey)
Lo Queno   1111 Commercial   (the Drive)
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8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre...
WED 24 Steve Mitchell at the Southhill Candy Shop...Finnish Canadian Festival Wind Ensemble at Minoru Pork Plaza. .The Fall of Troy,
8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre. The Kingdom Part I, 7:00pm and
The Kingdom Part II, 9:30pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
THURS 25 No Fear of 40 at the Southhill Condy Shop...Christmas in
July at the Glass Slipper...The Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown
Theatre...The Kingdom Part I, 7:00pm and The Kingdom Part II, 9:30pm
@ the Pacific Cinematheque
FRI 26 Time Waits at the Southhill Candy Shop...The Bob Mahaney
Quartet at fhe Purple Onion. White Zombie and Pantera w/Eye Hate
God at the Pacific Coliseum. The Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown
Theatre ..Blow to the Heart, 7:30pm and Long Live the Lady, 9:35pm
@ the Pacific Cinematheque.
SAT 27 Neil Diamond ot GM Place Helen Gone at the Southhill
Candy Shop. The Bob Mahaney Quartet at the Purple Onion...The
Fall of Troy, 8:00pm @ the Gastown Theatre. Blow to the Heart, 7:30pm
and Long Live the Lady, 9:35pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque. .
SUN 28 The Lome Etkin Group at the Purple Onion The Grim Reaper,
7:30pm and Blow to the Heart, 9:20pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
MON 29 Ozzy Osbourne at GM Place w/Therapy. Kenny Wayne
w/Hurricane and The Twisters at the Purple Onion. The Grim Reaper,
7:30pm and Blow to the Heart, 9:20pm @ the Pacific Cinematheque...
TUES 30 Kann Plato at the Southhill Candy Shop...
WED 31 Ross Curran at Minoru Park Plaza.. Out of the Past, 7:30pm
ond Double Indemnity, 9:25pm @ the Pocific Cinematheque. .
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Niagara Hotel Pub  435 W  Pender   (downtown)
Odyssey Imports  534 Seymour   (downlown)
Old American Pub  928 Mam   (downlown)
Orpheum Theotre   Srmlhe & Seymour   (downtown)
Pocific Cinemotheque    1131 Howe   (downtown)
Porodise   27 Church   (New West)
Porodise Cinemo   919 Gronville   (Gronville Moll)
Pork Theotre   3440 Combie   (South Vancouver)
Picadilly Pub   630 W. Pender   (ol Seymourl
Pil Pub   basement, Student Union Buildin
Pill Gollery  317 W. H
Plaza Theatre   881Gronville   (Gronville Mall)
Raffels lounge   1221 Gronville   (downlown)
TheRoge  750 Pocific Blvd. South   (Ploza of Notions
Railway Club   579 Dunsmuir   (ol Seymour)
Richard's On Richards   1036 Richords   (downlown|
Ridge Cinemo   3 1 3 1  Arbutus   (ot 16th Ave.)
Russian Hall   600 Campbell   (Chinotown)
Scratch Records   109 V    Cordova   (Goslown)
Southhill Candy Shop  4198 Main   (at 26th)
Storfish Room   1055 Homer   (downtown)
Starlight Cinema   935 Denmon   (West End]
Stohon Street Arts Centre  930 Station   (off Main)
St. Regis Hotel  602 Dunsmiur   (downtown)
Theotre E   254 E. Hastings   (Chinatown)
The Tower  339 W. Hastings   (downlown)
Town Pump 66 Woler  (Goslown)
Trock Records  552 Seymour  (downlown)
Tree House Lounge  602 Dunsmuir St.   (downtown)
Twilight Zone  7 Alexander   (Gostown)
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UBC Grad Centre  Gole 4   (UBC)
The Underground   1082 Gronville   (downtown)
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influence other parts of bodies into motion -
exceptionally well. With deliberate restraint,
FUNKI PORCINI mix funky, jazzy and trip
hoppy styles into one enticing groove, while playfully exciting a sensual anticipation which satisfyingly
plateaus for the duration of this disc. Turn it on.
1696 CD AVAILABLE JULY 5
OVAL
Systemisch cd/lp
Through investigating the implications of the word
"meditated," and the influence of this idea - as
sort of potential - has on the definition of experience, OVAL attempt to creatively intervene in
the naturalization of technology (insofar as it
may be an aesthetic process of coming into being).
OVAL are digital surgeons who practice the
recognition and exploration of chance within the
space opened up by their utilitization of technology. Similar in style to the more minimal works of
Autechre, Orb or Aphex Twin, Oval up the
ante by drastically questioning the boundaries of
"end" and "means" in digital music creation.
14?sCD    14"-2LP
Strapping KeJdhands
■
becomes more coherent - as a vehicle for more
than broad emotion - its minute properties
become revealed: there is as much depth of
restraint in just such a way. Growing from their
under-recognized first recording, JUNE OF 44
have confidently established an - not common
enough - individuality, while providing a welcomed voice of confidence to indie rock.
1658 CD    T25* LP
0EDHEAD
of the latest FIELDHANDS release, itself a fine
juiced-up jaunt into the epic realms of chivalrous
knightly romping. Witness "Song Of Mourning
Dove," "Tickled With Olive Branch," "Blue
Kangaroo," and more... such cavaliers of
romance woe even the purest hearts!
14?«CD   12fflLP
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GAST0
DEL SDL
Upgrade And
Afterlife
CD/LP
Equally creative and
compelling, Chicago's GASTR DEL SOL continue to explore the blurred boundaries between
rock ond modern classical composition. Founding
members David Grabbs and Jim O'Rourke
immaculately interweave a myriad elements and
styles, reflecting their varied and eclectic pasts,
and their unwavering desire to challenge the
boundaries of conventional music. An enjoyable
and intense listen for those of you who like
unpredictability and "attention to detail" in
your rock.
l^CD   16P2LP
CD/IP
Successful performance is all in the
execution: how
ideas are composed and rendered. When this is
done well, the actual details of a work con evaporate into air, leaving behind a positive feeling
of incoherent agreement. BEDHEAD do this
easily. Within the tactful waves and slow undulations of their tuneful songs and the unpretentiously quiet vocals resides the most pleasant
reverie. Before you notice, the songs began.
Once you have, they've ended. A true Zulu
favourite.
14»»CD    12!*LP
DELASODL
Stakes Is High co/ip/cass
A heavy-handed approach to hiphop aesthetic
has never been DE LA SOUL's method.
Their debut LP, 3 Feet High & Rising, countered the gangsta sound with wit and style,
and DE LA SOUL's influence was felt coast
to coast. With maturity and experience,
Stakes Is High offers a personal and critical
view on the contemporary hiphop scene,
while still delivering an infectious bass-
heavy and satisfying sound. Take note, hip
hop scholars.
l^CD    10** LP
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