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. SATURDAY AUG. 19
At the Commodore
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Black Swan, High Life, The Patty Shop, Pelhams Auto, Ebony Eyes, Gerard Hair Styles and Zulu Records.
</V^Wi»y.^ That Magazine from CITR FM 102
Julyl989* Issue #78
EDITOR Kevin Smith
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Viola Funk
WRITERS Dale Sawyer, Pat Carroll, Annette, John
Ruskin, Janis McKenzie, Warren Whyte, Viola Funk
ART DIRECTOR Scott Chernoff
ARTIST Den Lebel
PHOTOGRAPHERS Mandel Ngan, Chris Helgren
COVER Scott Chernoff, Bill Baker
PRODUCTION MANAGER Harley McCauley
PROGRAM GUIDE Randy Iwata
ADVERTISING REP Bill Baker
DISTRIBUriON MANAGER Pierre Huish
ACCOUNTS GUY Randy Iwata
SjUBSCRIFHONS Robynn Iwata
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cb     LOCAL BAND GUIDE
like a good idea at the time
12 JOEY ARIAS
a creature from another world
14 CRO-MAGS
cry wolf
19 THAT'S COOL, THAT'S TRASH
what oan a poor kid do?
5   AIRHEAD
readers who write
15   UNDER REVIEW
lard^wans and more
17   HELL'S KITCHEN
Is it hot in here, or what?
20 ON THE DIAL
everyperson's guide to citr
21 SPINLIST
the hlpper sounds
22 CYBER GIRL
a new comic
VANCOUVER'S  PREMIER
LIVE MUSIC VENUE
UPCOMING EVENTS:
JULY 1      CANADA DAY PARTY
FEATURING GUY JONES
JULY 5 PERRYSCOPE PRESENTS
KINGDOM COME PLUS
WARRENT
JULY 7/8 From Toronto Wea Recording
Artist ALANNAH MILES
JULY 12   BIG BAM BOO
JULY 13       REGGAE NIGHT WITH
ONERIDDIM ANDAZAD
JULY 14/15 CAPITOL RECORDING
ARTIST LISA DALBELLO
A&M RECORDINGARTISTS
KING SWAMP FEATURING
MEMBERS OF SHRIEKBACK
AND WORLD PARTY
JULY 28/29 WEA RECORDING ARTISTS
TROOPER
Underground or Valet Parking at Gate 9 Entrance - Across from B.C. Place
FOR INFORMATION CALL 683-8687   Tickets: VTC/Tlcketmaster & all usual outlets .Ill-.111
CLOTHINGACnSSORIES
939 DAVIE ST.,688-2650 AIRHEAD
c/o CITR
•138 SUB Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C
VST 2AS
CALLING ALL BANDS
Dear Airhead,
The purpose of this poor excuse of a note is to say
that CFRU-PM, the little station that grooves Guelph,
Ontario, is starling a one hour program focusing on
the music of the great Canadian West. We are in need
of music input so we will take anything on tape,
record, cd, etc. Send what have you to: Don Webber,
c/o CFRU-FM, Level 2 University Center, Guelph,
Ont., NIG 2W1, please.
SIMPLISTIC WALLOP
Dear Airhead,
First of all I'd like lo thank Viola Funk for her
"Hells Kitchen" ginger biscuit column, which was
fun.
Secondly, I'd like to comment on her review of
Ministry's "Land of Rape and Honey" album, and my
comment is....what a load of poop.
I'm sick and tired of well-fed psuedo-amarchistic
collegiate-types whining about their lot on life. I'm
weary of hearing how wonderful a record is when its
a hate-filled, twisted piece of shit. Danceable shit,
perhaps, but shit just the same. As Ms.Funk admits,
music for Nazi-esque skinheads, truly pathetic punks
who arc afraid of varying skin colors and cultural
backgrounds. What the fucks so great about music
"glorifying psychosis, trauma, disaster,(and)
ultraviolence"? (Ms.Funk's words.)
Finally, implying that "walking into the nearest
McDonalds with a sawed-off shotgun and doing what
comes naturally" is a "valid reaction to modem-day
America", is, whether meant in fun or not, one of the
most fucked statements I've ever come across, period.
It's obviously a lot easier to tear things down than
it is to buid them and I personally prefer music that
tries to rise above all the crap, rather than wallowing
in it; music that's ultimately hopeful, because its all
too easy to lose hope. Punkish anger and dispair is
only a symptom of todays maladies, and is certainly
nowhere near the answer or antidote.
A song like "All you need is Love" may be
simplistic but it still packs a wallop.
Yours sincerely,
Eric Nielsen
GYPSY NECROPHILIACS
Dear Airhead,
To the necrophiliacs at CITR who want us dead so
they can fuck us too. Ya...I was into necrophilia too
'til the bitch split on me! O.K., O.K.! So obviously
CITR hales our guts. But after all these years we still
send stuff into the station in search of someone there
with some heart and com passion for local independent
music. Maybe they don't like us because we're not
disposable enough for some intelligent reason!
We're tired of fcebjig feckless as opposed to
fecund in the eyes and ears of the academic ones.
There's already enough deceit in the music business
that we have to deal with everyday without having
music directors telhng us that they'll throw us on the
playlist, or even the cancon/demo list, and letting
those bygone Listeners decide how we're doing all
those years. I'm sure that if we did a poll of the
listeners of CITR 90% of them would admit to having
never heard of us! That makes us feel like dog shit on
the kicking foot heel of their new spring shoes...or
maybe this is the Canadian way "Survival of the
Feces as opposed lo the fittest!" A classic case of
judging a book by it's cover, I'm afraid, critiqued by
the predictable ones and pastel poofters alike. We've
watched the blands come and go all this time
wondering what we've done so wrong to be so
ignored by CITR and Discorder?
The band the media loves to ignore, or so it seems
after 5 1/2-6 years locally and two (2) 12 inch
independent vinyl releases later, who is "Iron
Gypsy"??? T.A.W. Wicklcy leader and founding
leader of "Iron Gypsy". So how about a feature story
on us in Discorder? Who knows, we might be bigger
alive then we arc dead!
Iron Gypsy
ABSOLUTELY FORGETFUL
Dear Airhead,
A few years ago you invited listeners to write in
their comments regarding the programming of CITR.
May I suggest that you do it again as (lets face it)
CITR is quite forgetful nowadays.
I mean if you have something on the air called
"Absolute Value of Noise", why don't you have a
show where someone farts on the air for a couple of
hours.
Chris Arnold
-call us first
-you've found
the place.
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Not too long ago the general consensus was that woodwork and onto the stage. Groups are appearing
the live music scene in Vancouver had suffered a like sharks who've picked up the scent of fresh blood
death blow. Clubs were closing left and right. With in the water. It seems like a handful of bands are bom
the deletion of The Savoy, The Arts Club and The each day. We were discovering new ones right up to
Venue from the short list of clubs willing to feature the time of final deadline.
local, original music, it seemed the situation could not This edition of Discorder focuses on Vancouver's
get any worse. Well, as they say, what comes around original music acts in an attempt to give YOU, the
goes around. The Arts Club re-opened a short time reader, a better idea of the bands and music of
ago, and the Waterfront and Smilin' Buddha are once Vancouver. We've tried to give you descriptions of
again booking local bands. As well, and possibly the bands as well as inform you regarding their
more significantly, the Town Pump, the Commodore recorded material and upcoming gigs. Of course we
and 86 St. are opening themselves up to local triple were silly to have attempted such a task. Of course we
band bills. And there's always the Railway. The end could never cover every band in town. Of course
result of all this is an over abundance of locations for some people will hate us, if they don't already. Well,
bands to play. it seemed like a good idea at the time.
This club scene vitality has led to the emergence of LOCAL BANDS - send us information and any
a plethora of heretofore unknown bands. Out of the recordings.
6 DISCORDER BANT> Gfri1^
BRUCE A. AND THE SECULAR ATAVISTS
Bruce A. is a man most noteworthy for his
songwriting talents. In the latter 1970's he was
involved with one of this town's seminal alternative
acts, The Secret Vs. Bruce's "Waiting for the Drugs
to Take Hold" came from this time. Quality
songwriting, interesting arrangements.
RECORDINGS Cheap Release (1988)
commercially available cassette.
FUTURE PLANS July 3rd at the Town Pump.
AFTER ALL
Reportedly signed to Capitol Records after only
three gigs, the ascent of this guitar-pop band has been
nothing if not swift. Look and sound good Uve despite
highly derivative tunes. Currently missing a singer.
RECORDINGS Debut lp, How High The Moon
(1988), on Capitol.
FUTURE PLANS Now recording demos for their
next album.
FUN FACT The former singer's father is purported
to have written Barracuda for Heart.
ART BERGMANN
Vancouver's only true rock star. This mainstay of
the underground scene is finally making it 'big',
kinda. Gritty lyrics, raw vocals and slashing guitar -
what more could you ask for?
RECORDINGS Difficult to find releases with the
K-tels/Young Canadians, Los Popularos and Poisoned.
Crawl With Me (1988) on BMG as Art Bergmann.
BAMFF
One driven woman's musical conceptual
imagination turning real through persistence and
belief. Recently described as Zappa meets Kate Bush.
RECORDINGS The Uncanny/Mini Crisis
7", 1983; Come Outside lp in 1987.
FUTURE PLANS New lp due out Sept. 1989.
BLACK EARTH
An apparently Pink Floyd influenced duo that has
recently released an album.
RECORDINGS Secessus lp (1989).
BOB'S YOUR UNCLE
A one-of-a-kind off-kilter pop band, fronted by
the highly individualistic Sook-Yin Lee. No
weaknesses, unless you don't like their style.
RECORDINGS 6-song ep on their own Criminal
Records.
FUTURE PLANS They've recorded an album
and are hoping to have a major record label release it.
BOLERO LAVA
Danceable groove stuff, fronted by the truly
charismatic Vanessa. Solid band, completely aware
of what they're doing; infectious live. However, seem
to have trouble writing really memorable tunes.
RECORDINGS Inevitable/Click of the Clock 12"
(1984); Dance And Be Happy/Move A Groove 7"
(1986).
FUTURE PLANS Entice record labels with
recently recorded 4-song demo produced by Paul
Hyde.
BRILLIANT ORANGE
This band has changed a lot since the days when
their debut demo, Happy Man, ruled the airwaves at
CiTR. Now with Invasion Records and without
founding member Graham Brown, their look and
sound is much harder. Competent musicianship, very
tight musically. Large-ish local following.
RECORDINGS In 1985, a demo (Happy Man and
Shotguns were playksted); later that year a 4-song ep,
Happy Man, on Zulu Records.
HISTORICAL NOTES Mark Findler is a former
Soldier of Sport; Ron Scott previously played with
Hunting Party and Corsage.
BRUNO GERUSSI'S MEDALLION
As everyone ought to know by now, BGM are a
three-chord rock band fronted by Province music
critic Tom Harrison. They have just released an
album, distributed by WEA, entitled In Search of the
Fourth Chord. They have a clear idea of what they're
doing (rock 'n' roll) and great taste in covers. They're
weaknesses include a singer who doesn't very well,
and has a tendency to blather on between songs.
FUN FACT The length of Tom's hair in
centimeters equals his weight in kilograms.
CANNON HEATH DOWN
A truly brilliant pop band with next to no stage
presence.
RECORDINGS A wonderful album, Heartthrob
Companion.
HISTORICAL NOTE Plagued by uncertainty
over its lineup, this band has played live very
infrequently...however, things are said to have
stabilised so maybe...
CATHERINE WHEEL
Like a lot of jangly-type guitar bands recently,
Catherine Wheel have been toughening up their sound
of late. Still, what's changed most since their days as
The Retinal Circus is personnel — Cliff Boyd and
Charles Boname are the only remaining original
members.
CLAIM TO FAME Former owner of Retinal
Circus club threatened to sue the band for copyright
infringement.
RECORDINGS Demos "Future" and "Spring"
on CiTR. 2-song demo recorded at Mushroom
produced by Paul Hyde in early 1989.
FUTURE PLANS Getting a new bass player.
CHIEFS OF BELIEF
Keyboard-driven proto-arena rock, "as heavy as
Led Zeppelin without the guitar." (huh?) They've
only played one show, however, they look fairly
promising.
HISTORICAL NOTE The members are veterans
of such groups as Cast of Thousands, Cannon Heath
Down, FYF, and the Pink Torpedoes.
FUTURE PLANS July 5th at Commodore.
COPYRIGHT
Self-described as 'pure fusion', these fun-loving
guys play a heavier brand of guitar-oriented rock.
FUTURE PLANS Lp to be released on Geffen
Records; gig Aug. 6th at the Penthouse.
HISTORICAL NOTE Features Christian and
Tom, formerly of Slow.
CRASH DUMMIES
Many CiTR listeners are probably familiar with
the Crash Dummies' Mom's Gone Mental, about a
psychotic son driving one parent to drink and the
other to insanity with his gory practical jokes. The
CD's are manifested only on their many cassettes; the
music is highly original and experimental, with an
emphasis on humour.
RECORDINGS Many demos, including Iacocaine
(1987), Satisfaction (1987), Live at the Terminal City
Lawn Bowling Club (1988), Holiday with Geraldo
(1988).
CRAWFISH FIESTA
This group is the splinter band that remained after
the November 1988 breakup of the Hot Tamale
Twisters, the same month that band released their 6-
song demo. What the group lacks in busines acumen
they make up for in energy and polish. Catch their
zydeco/cajun/country/R&B every Sunday night at
Darby Dawes, or, if you're quick, June 30th/July 1st
at the Railway.
CURIOUS GEORGE
Together since the spring 1987, Curious George
are probably truer to the 70's punk ideals and sound
than just about anyone. And, in the dubious tradition
of Vancouver punk performances, their June 16th
appearance at the Budda was abruptly cut short by the
club's owner — guitarist Ian ross will probably be
pressing charges for assault...
RECORDTNGS 8-song demo recorded at Dave
Gregg's Gore Avenue Sound Project in Feb. 1988.
(New lp will feature Dave on a track called Punks go
Camping.)
FUTURE PLANS Soon-to-be-if-not-already-
released 11-song album, recorded at Profile and
engineered by Cecil English. At Arts Club June 30th
and July 1 st.
DANGER CO.
Fronted by former Stubborn Blood guitarist Dan
Campbell (aka Danger). They play rough-edged rock
V roll with occasional jangly flourishes.
RECORDINGS A demo on CiTR, done by Dan
JULY 1989 7 before he assembled the band.
FUTURE PLANS Finding a full-time bass player;
July 12th at Commodore.
FUN FACT Back-up singers "Mistress" Mary-
Ellen and "Alluring" Andrea are related...one is the
other's aunt; neither will say which is which, though.
DAYBREAK PARADE
A guitar-based four-piece band that produces
some
mighty fine pop-rock. Nice tunes, charismatic singer/
frontman Steve Forsyth.
RECORDINGS One recent demo on CiTR,
"Numbered Roses".
FUN FACT Singer Steve co-manages the Railway
Club with sister Janet. One assumes he'll always be
able to get a gig.
DEATH SENTENCE
A showy punk/metal 5 piece with an antic-filled
Uve show and many fast punk songs. An extremely
good live show when they're on, but they do suffer
from inconsistency.
RECORDINGS Not A Pretty Sight (1986); Stop
Killing Me (1988).
FUTURE PLANS Presently recording a 10-song
album.
FUN FACT Jim Sigmund, guitarist, is the twin
brother of Ziggy Sigmund, previously with Slow,
presently with
The Scramblers.
HISTORICAL NOTE At Shindig '85, friends of
the band were outraged when they didn't win in the
finals — hence the Savoy's 'no hardcore' policy.
DIRT
"Dudes in Righteous Tights/Trousers" play rawk
with a female drummer. A collection of riffs and the
attitude necessary to pull it off. (What? They're
trousers?) Hasn't this been done before? (Perhaps
that's the point.)
RECORDINGS Two sets of demos.
FUTURE PLANS July 1st at Arts Club.
D.O.A.
This hard rock/punk band has grown to become
one of the most appreciated musical and political
forces in the city. They could be even more well
known, too, but they're too busy kicking butt to kiss
ass.
RECORDINGS Various 7" singles; Triumph of
the Ignoroids ep (1979); Positively DOA 7" 5-track
ep (1980),available only in the U.K.; Something
Better Change (1980); Hardcore *81; War On 45
(1982); Bloodied But Unbowed (1983); John Peel
Session (Don't Turn Yer Back on Desperate Times)
(1984); Let's Wreck the Party (1985);
True(North)Strong and Free (1987).
FUN FACT They will be seen in the movie
Terminal City Ricochet playing with Jello Biafra in a
party scene.
HISTORICAL NOTE Joey Shithead is the only
remaining original member.
THE DOTS
Female country group.
FUTURE PLANS Performing at Vancouver Folk
Festival; July 6th at Commodore.
EARTHLING
A straight ahead rock band with hints of hardcore
and garage thrash mixed with a 1970's rock tempo
reminiscient of Alice Cooper. Quality musicianship
and occasional bursts of good energy on stage.
8 DISCORDER
RECORDINGS Two demos receiving airplay at
CiTR.
HISTORICAL NOTE Earthling features guitarist
Mike Davies and bassist Brian Olinek, formerly of
the Enigmas.
FUN FACTOlinck works downtown as apostman.
FUTURE PLANS July 8th gig at Commodore.
EXCITED FIRST DAUGHTER
"Progressive" rock group that owes a large debt to
groups such as King Crimson and Genesis.
RECORDINGS Self-titled commercially available
cassette.
CLALM TO FAME Can actually play their
instruments.
FAB MAVERICKS
Quite possibly a band with a future - demos the
band recently recorded have coaxed positive responses
from A&R types back East. The full, well-produced
sound on these tapes highlight leader Nick Jane's
impassioned vocals while still allowing ample space
for the excellent backups by keyboardist/vocalist
Brenda Haggard.
RECORDINGS Commercially-available cassette,
Notes From Yaletown.
FUTURE PLANS July 19th at 86 St.; Railway on
August 8-9th; Rogers Cable Complaint Dept. show in
July.
FAMILY PLOT
Near-legendary two-bass, no-guitar, keyboards,
drums, and vocals outfit. Songs tend to document the
darker side of life.
RECORDINGS An album with old lineup of the
band; recent video featuring the new singer.
FUTURE PLANS July 5th opening for Condition
at Town Pump; July 14th/15th at Arts Club.
FUN FACT At one point everyone in the band
was related by blood and marriage — now mostly by
intent.
MARTIN FIELDS AND THE ACADEMY
This hardworking new band is currently making
its mark locally with their "Iceland" show, a set of
over 30(!) songs thematically strung together
embodying evocations of Icelandic mythology. Really,
though, the music one should expect to hear at their
gigs is entertaining and meaningful pop-rock. Lots of
hooks and catchy choruses.
RECORDINGS Two demos.
54-40
These long-standing members of the Vancouver
scene have recently springboarded into international
status by touring the Soviet Union with the Scramblers.
Their music, sort of like U2 doing Neil Young covers
whilst in the mood for funk, has a loyal following
across Canada. Intense, energetic live shows; tight
rhythm section and interesting guitar work.
RECORDINGS Four songs on Mo-Da-Mu
compilation Things are Still Coming Ashore (1981);
Selection ep (1982); Set the Fire (1984, re-released on
WEA 1988); 54-40 (1986); Show Me (1987).
FUTURE PLANS Possible gigs at end of July.
August 8th release of third WEA lp, Fight For Love.
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
Industrial/dance project of former Skinny Puppy
member Bill Leeb. Probably better known elsewhere
than here in Vancouver. Currently touring Europe.
RECORDINGS At least three lps, available
through Third Mind/Play It Again Sam in Europe and
Waxtrax in the States.
FUTURE PLANS New lp out presently.
FYF (Five Year Fuck)
FYF had two long-term smash demo hits at Ci'll*
in their earlier incarnation as Five Year Plan-"Socred
Youth" and "At the Beach." Dave Mcintosh and his
crew rarely make live appearances, unfortunately.
RECORDINGS Demos as Five Year Plan;
cassette-only release, I Am Real Estate in fall of 1987;
new cassette release out now.
THE GATHERING
A moody, mysterious, dance-oriented band with a
smooth, flowing blend of keyboards and guitar very
similar to early Simple Minds.
RECORDINGS One ep, entitled Let It Shine, in
1988.
FUN FACT The ep was produced by Neil Osborne
of 54-40.
FUTURE PLANS The discovery of a new lead
singer.
GRAPES OF WRATH
Vancouver's leading proponents of folk-
influenced jangly guitar-pop who emphasise vocal
harmonies.
RECORDINGS Two releases on Nettwerk: self-
titled ep (1984) and September Bowl Of Green lp
(1985); Treehouse lp on Capitol.
FUTURE PLANS New lp due out in July.
GROUP 49
An industrial percussive noise outfit, formerly
known as Carbon 14. Like others in this genre, they
have an uncompromising, challenging approach to
what they do. Unfortunately, the above is often
exercised to the detriment of their actual songwriting.
RECORDINGS Commercially available cassette-
only release in 1989.
FUTURE PLANS More of their infrequent gigs,
and the establishment of their own religion.
HARDROCK MINERS
Down home,hillbilly, cowpunk with an excellent
live show. Good fun band.
RECORDINGS  Various demos.
FUN FACT Isabella Rosselini's fave band.
CHRIS HOUSTON akaTHE REVEREND BABY
JESUS
A singer/guitarist with an individual view of the
world, eg. "NRA/KKK/Marvin Gaye/the American
way". Very unique song stylings. If you don't dig the
shriek, baby, you ain't gonna like the dude.
RECORDINGS Solo album out on Zulu Records;
appeared on Og It Came From Canada compilation.
FUN FACT While in the Forgotten Rebels he
wrote Surfin' on Heroin; often saves members of his
audience by inducting them into the Church of the
Fallen Elvis.
THE ICEMEN
Newest local entrants in the "Big Rock
Sweepstakes" - big guitar, big drums, big vocals, big
bass, big lyrics. U2 do Hendrix.
RECORDINGS Commercially available cassette-
only release.
FUTURE PLANS July 7th/8th at Arts Club.
IDIOT SAVANT
Fast, light guitar work combined with countryish
vocals.
RECORDINGS A demo called Governor Brian.
FUTURE PLANS July 20th live on CiTR. photo: Mandcl Ngan
THE INTOXICATORS
A hard rock combo which evolved from such
punk/hardcore bands as The Forbidden Beat and Bill
of Rights with a singer who lives up to the band's
name and a live set that goes "brunggg, yeowww, and
cruchhhhh".
RECORDINGS A cassette release available at
finer record oudets everywhere.
FUTURE PLANS Replacing stolen gear.
IRON GYPSY
A fairly standard, low profile heavy rock/metal
act with uninteresting lyrics and lots of guitar solos.
They rarely headline shows, but are always a likely
candidate to open for big-name hardcore bands that
come into town.
RECORDINGS Two eps, one of which, Take 2, is
a recent release. Also, Castaway demo at CiTR.
JAZZMANIAN DEVILS
"The gangsters of Swing" or "The Hardest-
Drinking Band in Show Biz", they play a very
entertaining mix of funk, pop, and rock in an ersatz
big-band format. Well-executed, very "show biz"
and entertaining live. If you don't like drinking or
artifice, don't pay to see them.
RECORDINGS Commercially available cassette,
Let's Drink (1988).
FUTURE PLANS July 29th at Commodore.
RC JOHNSTON
Ever heard of the Fridge Magnets? The Garage
Surfers? The Unknowns? These "groups" are all pet
projects of one Ralph Cameron Johnston, a surf music
enthusiast from New Westminster.
RECORDINGS 13-song Surf Party cassette,
featuring above bands, and Ralph Cameron Johnston
solo work.
LAVA HAY
Michelle Gould and Suzanne Little left TO as a
guitar/vocal duo, but upon arrival in Vancouver have
acquired a band to help them play their country and,
even, new-age influenced, pop songs.
RECORDINGS One half-recorded album for
Nettwerk Records.
FUN FACT Sometimes referred to as Lava, Eh?
by their friends.
SARAH MCLACHLAN
Nettwerk Records' newest "discovery" is this
Maritime miss and her astounding voice. Possesses a
Uve band that knows how to get behind the songs and
the singer. At present, she can sUp into a sort of "Kate
Bush" voice; however, given time and maturity, there
is litde doubt she'U find her own.
RECORDINGS One remarkable album, Touch.
FUTURE PLANS The US release of her album.
MARY
A new local trio currently making waves with a
barrage of demos in recent months. Influences are
diverse, with textures of songs varying widely, but
Husker Du or Killing Joke come to mind the most.
RECORDINGS 48-minute commercially
available cassette, Virginal; a 2-song demo; a brand
new 3-song demo, Roy's Head.
FUTURE PLANS Uve on CiTR, August 3rd.
MECCA NORMAL
This poetic, poUtical guitar/vocal duo express
their anarchistic beUefs through simple lyrics and
slow, often erratic music. They relate weU to the
audience and are able to get their message across loud
and clear. However, because of their concentration on
philosophy in their lyrics, the musical aspect is not as
attractive as it could be.
RECORDINGS A self-titled lp in 1986, and a
brand new album caUed Calico KiUs the Cat.
MEMORY DAY
, Big-sounding guitar pop from the North Shore.
Don't sound much Uke REM but some of their guitar
work would do The Church proud. They're
ridiculously tight Uve and have several boxcar-loads
of songs.
RECORDINGS They've recorded two demos but
haven't released either.
THE METHOD
The Method play good guitar-drenched "rawk 'n'
roU". Quite the enterprising youngsters, The Method
laboriously saturate downtown Vancouver with
various forms of propaganda: gig posters, stickers
andhandbUTs. As with most groups, they have recorded
a demo tape to secure concert bookings, impress
girlfriends and to make an impact on college radio.
FUTURE PLANS July 6th at Town Pump.
MIND/BODY
This is the latest brainchild of Joe Naylor, whose
work as Egghead made quite a name for him in the
early 1980' s. Since then, Joe has been putting together
materialforthefirstMind/Body cassette—90minutes
of adventurous funk propeUed by Joe's masterful
bass playing and featuring guest vocals by Amanda
Hughes, BUT Air, Garnet Harry, Al Thurgood, and
more.
RECORDINGS Mind/Body cassette available
commercially.
MOEV
Electro-pop/dance band that has gone through a
number of vocaUsts since its birth in the early 1980's.
Now enjoying tremendous success on the U.S.
'alternative' dance charts.
RECORDINGS Numerous vinyl releases
culminating with Yeah, Whatever in 1988.
NERVOUS FELLAS
Highly dancable pop tunes flow one after the other
from Vancouver's first and foremost rockabilly band.
Good guitar work and an extremely fun Uve show.
RECORDINGS A commercially available
cassette, From the Other Side of Rock 'N* Roll; two
songs on compilation lps.
NO FUN
No Fun are anything but. For the past couple of
years the band's (David M., Paul Leahy, and Pico)
theme shows (No Fun in Love, No Fun on Drugs, No
Fun' s Major Record Company Contract Signing Party,
etc., etc.) have been wildly popular. Their tapes are
always huge successes at CiTR (the most consistendy
witty, sharp, and sing-alongable of any other tape
entries); and, in fact, No Fun's existed for more then
ten years now.
CLAIMS TO FAME The official folk-rock duo of
Expo '86; the Beades of Surrey; also, Pico does a
brilliant Kate Bush impression.
RECORDINGS Two 7" eps (one was caUed No
Fun at the Disco) came out before their appearance on
the Vancouver CompUcation lp in '79. Since then
they've put out many cassette-only releases on their
own Werewolf label, including the epic and immortal
"Snivel" around five years ago now.
FUTURE PLANS No Fun's Rich Folk Fest at the
Cultch on July 9th.
JULY 1989 9 NOMEANSNO
ActuaUy from Victoria, this band have attracted a
sizeable foUowing in the States due to both heavy
touring and through sales of their albums, released on
Alternative Tentacles. Lyrics dealing with mental
diseases of various sorts are growled over challenging
bass Unes, fiercely slashing guitars, and frequent time
signature changes.
RECORDINGS Two 7" eps, five 12" releases:
Mama (1981), You KiU Me (1985), Sex Mad (1986),
The Day Everything Became Nothing (1988), SmaU
Parts Isolated and Destroyed (1988); appearances on
some compilations, including Undergrowth (Self Pity)
in 1984.
NUMB
An industrial/electronic group which has a strong
sense of what they're about and an international
foUowing. Recendy recruited a new vocaUst.
RECORDINGS Blue Light cassette (1987) and
self-tided lp on New Rose in Europe and Edge in
Canada in 1988. New album is due out in the faU,
probably on new labels here and away.
FUTURE PLANS A tour of Europe to accompany
the new release.
NYETZ
Nouveau folk? An old-fashioned jamboree? A
combination of accordian, guitars, bass fiddle, and
voices. A pretty unique thing locally, well-played by
a band that obviously enjoys playing together. Fronted
by Karen Anderson, formerly of the legendary
Crimpolenes.
RECORDINGS Commercially avadable cassette
release (1989).
FUTURE PLANS July 6th at Commodore.
OVERSOUL SEVEN
A guitar-based three member pop band with a
load of intelUgent, well-crafted tunes.
RECORDINGS Two releases on Edge Records.
FUN FACT OS7 features the "BOUNCING
MOP OF HAIR THAT PLAYS BASS LIKE A
MAN", Len Morgan.
FUTURE PLANS July 15th at Paramount.
PANGAEA
A brand new 'upbeat' folk group.
FUTURE PLANS July 12th at Commodore.
PEDESTRIAN SACRIFICE
Quirky, funny duo featuring absurd lyrics and
finely distorted guitar work.
RECORDINGS Demos at CiTR.
PICASSO SET
Self-described "cubist pop groovies" who have a
strong British pop influence.
RECORDINGS Two sets of demos on CiTR.
FUTURE PLANS July 26th at Commodore.
THE PRANKSTERS
Formerly the Merry Pranksters, they are mosdy
CJIV members who have, so far, mosdy played
CJIV-sponsored events. The tongue in cheek attitude
sometimes gets out of hand. Actually, some people
find them quite offensive.
HISTORICAL NOTES Lost to Benzyne Jag in
Shindig in '88; were dragged off stage when opening
for Death Sentence at the Waterfront not too long ago.
FUTURE PLANS July 27th Uve on CiTR.
PUKE THEATRE
This coUaboration of Vancouver musicians has
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noise. Coming last in CiTR's Shindig and being axed
from a possible Pilot 1 appearance could have kiUed
almost any band, but not Puke Theatre, for they live
by the motto "We just don't care!"
RED HERRING
Yes, these guys are stiU around playing their
adventurous jazz-influenced music.
RECORDINGS Taste Tests ep, 3 demos, and 2
songs on the Shindig lp.
ROOTS ROUND-UP
Lively mix of roots reggae, ska, jazz, funk, and
African music.
RECORDINGS Three cassettes, two of them
available commercially.
FUTURE PLANS July 1st at Oasis of Life.
SARCASTIC MANNEQUINS
The Sarcastic Mannequins are a happ'nin' combo
who exemplify the true spirit of aU-around
musicianship. The Mannequins are presendy on a
Canadian tour (which will eventually lead to Europe),
alerting audiences to their zany cassette, Eye SwaUow.
Maybe you don't Uke the gimmick of dressing up in
women' s clothing, but how can you take your eyes off
those gorgeous hunks in K-Mart pyjamas standing on
top of mega-boogie amps eating raw eyeballs. With
their jazz/punk beat, the Sarcastic Mannequins wiU
surely be the first band to play on Mars.
SANDY SCOFIELD AND THE CRANIUM
MINERS
No parody of the Hardrock Miners is intended
with the name. This recendy-formed outfit places the
emphasis on being eclectic — absorbing cajun, blues,
tango, and country into their sound.
FUTURE PLANS Recording a demo of several
songs in July.
THE SCRAMBLERS
A hard rock/blues/punk amalgamation of longtime
local rockers on their way up the ladder of success.
RECORDINGS Three demos: Ain't That the
Truth; Out of Sight, Out of Mind; Salvation Train.
HISTORICAL NOTE Former bands with
members now in the Scramblers: Slow (Ziggy
Sigmund-guitar), Enigmas (Randy Bowman-drums),
Shanghai Dog (Ron Allan-bass), Rabid (John
WilUams-guitar), Stingin' Hornets (Howie Rix-
vocals).
FUTURE PLANS July 7th at Commodore; lp out
soon.
SHE
This four-piece have quickly made themselves
into a household name — that is, if your household is
Club Soda or the RaUway Club. She have already
brought their blues-based R&B/rock 'n' roU to clubs
such as these, as weU as to a sizeable crowd at UBC
opening up for DOA and the Icemen.
RECORDINGS One demo, 1989.
FUTURE PLANS July 4th at Town Pump.
SILENT GATHERING
Mudhoney meets Sonic Youth. The Cult goes
country.
RECORDINGS A few demos.
FUTURE PLANS Town Pump on July 3rd, Club
Soda on the 23rd.
SKINNY PUPPY
Vancouver's best known proponents of industrial/
dance music.
RECORDINGS Self-titled ep (1984); Bites lp
(1985); MindTPE lp (1986); Cleanse, Fold And
Manipulate lp (1987); Vivisect VI lp (1988).
FUN FECES Gave Discorder shit via Canada Posi
(literaUy! !@#$$%***%#$@!!).
FUTURE PLANS New lp due out soon.
PHIL SMITH
Mr. Smith has been a big part of Vancouver's
music scene since the early punk days. Phd and old
friend BiU Napier-Hemy (former Pointed Stick, now
studio engineer/producer and creator of musical
instruments) make up the heart of Phil's best-known
project, Corsage.
RECORDINGS Wasted Lives (an early Phil Smith
band) contributed Wirehead to the Vancouver
Complication in '79, and shortly thereafter released
False Hopes, a7". Jimbo and the Lizard Kings appeared
on the first Bud Luxford LP in 1980, as did Corsage
on the second in '81. The Phd Smith LP came out in
1983, on Zulu Records. Last summer Corsage made
its comeback with a cassette-only release.
FUTURE PLANS A solo album, possibly to be
ready next spring. A new Corsage ep (recorded at
Litde Mountain) to appear this faU.A Blanche
Whitman mulri-media instaUation should be showing
up in a gaUery sometime next summer.
THE SMUGGLERS
Classic garage thrash in the true Northwest coast
style. They're crearive enough to incorporate a
washboard into their act, adding a fresh twist to an old
formula but appear to be a little bit shy during Uve
performances.
RECORDINGS Lots of demos.
FUTURE PLANS July 6th at Town Pump.
SONS OF FREEDOM
Most commonly described as a merging of Killing
Joke-style rhythms and Led Zeppish riffs. Live they
are loud and menacing. Sound is hard, modem and
danceable.
RECORDINGS Demo of "BUnd Children"; self-
tided lp on Slash/WEA in 1988; remixes of "Super
Cool Wagon" and "Mona Lisa" by Joe the Butcher
distributed to radio stations.
FUTURE PLANS July 22 at the Commodore;
NCRA conference in Victoria during August.
FUN FACT Out of four members, three are named
Don and three have Gordon as a middle name.
SPIRIT OF THE WEST
The two core members, Geoffrey KeUy and John
Mann, have been playing their rogue folk together for
over five years now.
RECORDINGS Serf-tided lp in 1984, produced
by Barney Bentall; Tripping up the Stairs lp in 1985;
Labour Day lp in 1988.
FUTURE PLANS Soon to be signing with a
major label.
HISTORICAL NOTES Geoffrey and John started
off as an acoustic band, Eavesdropper, with a song
caUed Spirit of the West. Linda McRae, their recendy-
added bassist, used to front Terminal City.
STAGE DOOR JANES
Grunge rockers with a geneology probably linked
to Big Can of Dog Food.
STICK FIGURES
The figures have existed in one form or another
since late 1985. These very skinny guys play a punk-
flavored power-pop and, right now, are in the process
of looking for a new guitarist. (Anyone interested can call their manager, John Paul, at 294-1899.)
RECORDINGS A 4-song demo in 1988.
FUTURE PLANS Possible name change. Mainly
guitarist hunting right now.
SYNDROME
This trio, pared down from the 1987 quintet of the
same name, were the subject of the second Tape-A-
Mania program last March 9th on CiTR. This half-
hour session offered listeners a taste of their tortured
post-post-punk-funk industrial quaUty "streamlined
grunge".
RECORDINGS 2-song demo in late 1987.
TIN GOD
A band with an impressive geneology, Tin God
play honest, powerful rock with political, social and
environmental messages.
RECORDINGS Several 2-song demos.
FUTURE PLANS June 30th at Arts Club; July
3rd at the Town Pump; 7-song cassette release this
summer.
TIPPY-A-GO-GO
Eclectic mix of various ethnic musical styles and
assorted et ceteras.
RECORDINGS CommerciaUy available Soul O'
Works cassette (1989).
FUN FACT Tippy's mom used to hang out with
writer/acid head/honourary HeU's Angel Ken Kesey.
TOMBSTONE ETIQUETTE
Guitar-oriented roots rock with a country flavour.
RECORDINGS CommerciaUy avadable cassette.
TOUCH & GOS
They formed in the summer of 1988 and are only
just starting to play Uve.
CLAIM TO FAME Singer Janis McKenzie works
for CITR/Discorder and guitarist Dave Badanic is on
the Board of Governors at CJIV.
RECORDINGS One five-song demo, recorded
June 1989. Touch & Go and Another Boyfriend (Oh,
no) playlisted at CiTR.
OBVIOUS MUSICAL INFLUENCES Fastbacks,
Young Fresh Fellows, Hoodoo Gurus.
TT RACER
Formerly caUed Sparky Magneto, this band is
fronted by Paul McKenzie, most famous as the
Enigmas' singer and owner of cool motorbikes. And
coincidentaUy enough, motorbikes are frequendy the
subject of TT Racer's songs. A frenetic stage show;
energy and noise — some people Uke it, some people
hate it.
RECORDINGS A demo recorded Uve at Tape-A-
Mania (under the name Sparky Magneto).
ULTRAMARINE
A "pop" outfit for keyboardist Blair Petrie's less
avant-garde inspirations.
RECORDINGS Several demos.
FUTURE PLANS Return of their fearless leader.
VIDEO BBQ
Fun-loving jazz in the style of the Shuffle Demons.
RECORDINGS Demos at CiTR.
HISTORICAL NOTE 1988 Shindig winners.
WAGES OF SIN
Before Wages of Sin formed only a matter of
months ago, Gary Seronik (vocals, guitar) and Dennis
Giacometti (bass) used to be half of Green For Go.
Whtfe GFG had a somewhat mod sound, Wages of
Sin play a more straight-ahead (and hardertoclassify)
kind of power pop.
CLAIM TO FAME WeU, Tom Harrison played
their demo on CFOX.
RECORDINGS 4-song demo. Stop the World
playlisted on CiTR.
THE WATCHMEN
These guys sure chose an apt name —their songs
are concise and economical, as if they used a stopwatch
whde playing. Comparisons to the Minutemen,
however, would be unfair. Their sound is more closely
Ukened to '60's-inspired garage punk/pop.
RECORDINGS 4-song demo, 1989.
HIROSHI YANO
Hiroshi is a veteran of the local recording scene —
over the past 10 years he's recorded five tapes on his
home 4-track studio. Always an experimenter, Yano
used tabla, Inca drums, African percussion, as weU as
his usual bass, guitar, and drum machine, on his latest.
RECORDINGS Five demo cassettes of about 4
songs each. Also, in early 1987, formed the trio,
Elevation, for which Hiroshi played aU instruments,
and released a 4-song cassette.
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JULY 1989 11 Name three interesting and exciting bands to come out of
New York City in the last five years. Sonic Youth — okay,
that's one. Swans — uh, ya, I'll give you that one. Number
three...uh...well, the heyday of CBGB's in the 1970's it ain't.
Since that period of musical fertility which spawned Patti
Smith, Television, The Ramones, Talking Heads and many
lesser lights, New York has not been a hotbed for rock 'n'
roll.
Nowadays, the musical vitality of N.Y. is
encompassed in non-rock areas. For example,
the av ant garde/dance club circles hav e produced
some of the most original and entertaining
performers; people such as Ann Magnuson,
John Sex and Joey Arias. As with many of the
performers in this scene, Joey Arias, apparently,
can do it all - singing, drama, comedy and so on.
In the early 1970's, Arias spent four years
with the legendary Groundlings Improv Theater
Group in Los Angeles. This is the group that
served as the training ground for the likes of Pee
Wee Herman, Elvira and Laraine Newman. Arias
contributed dada and surrealism based
improvisation and singing which, as he says,
"people couldn't handle."
So he went from L.A. to N.Y., where we
know folks can handle anything. This led to
performing as backup singer for the amazing
Klaus Nomi, the man who first combined opera
and rock (check out one of his domestically
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available lps, or his astounding appearance in
the movie, Urgh: A Music War). Malcolm
McClaren? Forget about it. Dollie Deluxe? Ya,
right. Klaus Nomi was the innovator. You may
have even caught the bizarre spectacle of Klaus
and Joey Arias backing up David Bowie on
Saturday Night Live in 1980.
The getups and music of Klaus and Joey
were, to be sure, wonderfully strange. Arias
remembers they "felt like we were creatures
from another world. That's why it all worked so
well. Then with him dying and leaving, it was
like him taking off somewhere. It left a hole in
my life for a second. But I never really stopped;
I just kept the ball going. Even when he was sick
I started developing Mermaids on Heroin. That's
when I came up with the concept. I just thought
the world was being polluted and Klaus was
obviously one person who had gotten polluted."
Klaus' personal pollution was something not so
widely talked about at the time, A.I.D.S.
Mermaids on Heroin was a performance
dealing with, in a very unusual manner, pollution.
Arias can be seen performing its theme song,
Fish Out Of Water,as both a mermaid and the
devil, in the film Mondo New York. Last year
marked what would seem to be a move by Joey
into the movie mainstream with his appearances
as Shim, the half man/half woman circus
performer, in Big Top Pee Wee, and as the
crazed hitch-hiker in Elvira - Mistress of the
Dark.
In contrast to common entertainment sense -
that is, find a shtick and milk it for all it's worth
- Joey is always changing. Transformation is the
natural way of life in N.Y. Although constants
are not many in the big city, one would have to
be a sense of adventure - an attitude of "still
playing cowboys and indians." Very self, and
world, aware cowboys and indians, mind you.
This awareness injects an element of satire into
most everything Arias does; the target of the
satire often being celebrities and celebrity itself.
Ironically, Joey Arias is part of a scene
obssessed with a des ire for stardom and celebrity;
where it seems everyone demands, and actually
receives, their Warholian fifteen minutes of
fame. An attention hungry performer lampoons
the already famous attention hungry celebrity.
Instant fame. For example, consider the Arias
and Ann Magnuson "Imitators" show which
made it as far as being a part of Magnuson's
Vandemonium comedy special on Cinemax in
1987. In this performance, Magnuson and Arias portrayed various celebrity couples such as Andy
Warhol and EdieSedgewick, Salvador and Galla
Dali, and Charles Manson and Squeaky Fromme.
Showing another facet of the artist, during
May, Joey performed in Vancouver in the jazz
vocal style of Billie Holiday. An ep, Arias on
"...we were creatures from
another world. That's why it
all worked so well. Then with
[Klaus Nomi] dying and
leaving, it was like him taking
off somewhere. It left a hole
in my life for a second. But I
never really stopped; I just
kept the ball going. Even
when he was sick I started
developing Mermaids on
Heroin."
Holiday, came out on the indie label, Flaming
Pie, in 1987. "I thought if Billie Holiday was
alive she'd probably cover a Madonna song. On
myrecordl sing Madonna's Holiday."Themost
succesful cut on the ep is the reworked, Billie
Holiday-style version of Hard Day's Night.
Speaking of success, you know you're goin'
somewhere when a Japanese company wants to
put out a cd only release of your music. We're
talkin' BIGTIME. And then there's Vogueing.
You haven't heard of Vogueing? C'mon, it's
already made it into People magazine. It's been
around for awhile, having its genesis in the N.Y.
gay disco scene. Essentially a parody of
modelling that takes its name from Vogue
magazine, it's become the forum for some very
elaborate performances. Anyway, Joey will soon
have a dance tune out called Vogue
Extravaganza.
But can creatures indigenous to N.Y. survive
outside their natural habitat? Can a Joey Arias
exist anywhere other than la grande pomme? It
would not seem so. Most of us must follow the
shortest path from A to B. Find a career, or at
least get a job, eh. New York may encourage
variety, experimentation and celebrity, but for
most of us non-inhabitants, even the fifteen
minutes is missing.
JULY 1989 13 rCROMASS
By Warrei Wbyte aii Mr. El
Controversial bands often claim "it doesn't matter whether the publicity is good or bad as long as you sj>
Mags case the name was spelled correctly—all over the front and sides of the New York Theatre,
"Cro-Mags are racists", "Ban Cro-Mags gigs—Nb Nazis" read the,
who were in town to play a show at the New York on May 18i
A demonstration "against the Cro-Mags' Nazi supporters"^
York Theatre. Unlike the graffitti, the nei
ago inorder to oppose thi
"We want
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targeted a* a
accusati
Wishes - Iani
of San Francisco, <5a. confirmed this cl;
About thanking Ian Stuart, Hines explains'
different. That's a guy who worked with us on a tour,
guitarist Parris Mayhew.
The ANL did realize its overreaction to the Cro-Mags' gig
information, there was a severe overreaction. (There is acta,
nature. Just examine their album covers or read the article al
to avoid a confrontation by not marching to the New York
which was presenting the gig, suffered from acute over;
Rather than demonstrate against the band itself, the
them that they're not welcome here in Vancouver," said
was made the fervor had built to such an extent that all
to be a big non-event; no Nazis, no confrontation, and no
the ANL has something of substance to say
The ANL is now trying to build support throughout the ci]
For more information you can contact the ANL Hotline at
14 DISCORDER
away from the New
!ated about three months
ice Movement.
3 peaceful public meetings, and
and political activists—all on the streets of
telled as "Nazi supporters". "We've never been
;o the only city on their tour where they met such
e known Nazi skinheads on their latest album, Best
said another ANL member. Maximum Rock 'n' Roll
ell, in the Cro-
ased hardcore band
ame Ian Stuart, that's what that's all about. It's someone totally
as a guy who used to sit in a bar next to me and get drunk," said
ge its plans accordingly. Clearly, given the very scant
id's supposed Krishna beliefs than anything rascist in
LSpin magazine.) Yet, even though the ANL decided
igs were already branded by them as Nazis. CiTR,
val of support for the show.
tead presence in Vancouver. "We want to show
t is a confrontation." By the time that decision
ere present at the rally. And then it turned out
•oj^ people might not be that willing to listen when
a benefit concert towards the end of the summer. fovj*>w
REPLACEMENTS
Don't Tell A Soul
(Sire)
Well, here's one band that could record their
laundry Ust and I'd probably love it. We're talking
hero-worship here. Unfortunately THE
REPLACEMENTS ARE LOSING THEIR
TOUCH—I mean, gaining it, which could well be
their ruin. Where Pleased To Meet Me flirted
dangerously with respectabdity, Don't Tell A Soul
overdoes it completely. I mean, harmonised backing
vocals the whole way through the album?! It may
send Rolling Stone reviewers into orgasm but it does
dick for me.
Although when I first jumped in, the water seemed
warm enough. Listening to Talent Show, I was
asking myself "Hey, whatisaU these people's problem,
turning up their noses at this album? Come on, this is
the Replacements. As if it could be anything other
than coolness." Heh. As if. Back To Back shoots
that theory to shit. Okay verses but that chorus—
EUGH! It's almost a relief to move on to We'll Inherit
the Earth, sUckly produced and Much Music-worthy
as it may be. The sentiments hit home anyway. Achin
To Be is about the only tune on the album I've found
myself walking about the house humming. For the
most part, the remainder of the record carries on in the
mode of Back To Back. Oh God, and on I Won't the
band actually sound Uke they're trying to be ready
raunchy. A sad travesty of the days when they were,
to quote I'd Be You, "Much too young/Much too cool
for words." Rock *n' Roll Ghost stands out from the
rest of the Side 2 shlock, atmospheric and exquisitely
depressing as it is. The final track, Darlin' One, also
has its moments, but these exist solely during the
chorus and not on the seemingly Chilliwack-inspired
verses. At least the guys manage to end off the album
sounding a credible shadow of their old selves.
It's a sad but true cUche that an appearance on the
cover of a glossy magazine by a once-hip band kills
them. Beer commercials, here come the Replacements.
Viola Funk
Swans
The Burning World
UNI/MCA
There used to be a saying in the music biz, 'once
you've heard one Swans album you've heard aU the
grungy and unrelenting music which you could ever
stomach' — not too catchy but that's the biz for you.
The Swans have this amazing ability to have each of
their songs sound identical, hence, all the Swans'
albums sound the same.
It was with much trepidation that I began to Usten
to the kings, and queen, of dirge after having barely
suvived the onslaught of their horridly repetitive and
boring lp, Children of God. Perhaps it was due to
Bdl Laswell's production, or perhaps the major label
money given to the Swans, or perhaps just a frontal
labotomy performed on Michael Gira, but for some
reason this album is not only Ustenable, but actuaUy
enjoyable. Throwing off the monotony of their pre-
Burning World days, the Swans have branched out
into real emotions — usuaUy depression. The band
has been "saved", coincedendy the name of the first
single off the album; saved from themselves, that is.
Even potentiaUy droney songs like God Damn The
Sun and The River That Runs With Love Won't
Run Dry are saved by wonderful melodies and
harmonies. There are even a number of catchy pop
tunes on the album. As a whole, the Burning World
is a weU-crafted, weU-produced, and very good
album. While it fads to transform itself into a great
album, it is certainly the best product the Swans have
released.
DDD.
RAPEMAN
Budd
(Touch and Go)
[RAPEMAN: FACT #1: is the tide of a bizarre
Japanese comic book starring a vigilante rapist who
kills men and rapes women if they've been bad.
FACT #2: is the latest Steve Albini project.]
The first thing you're likely to ask is: who the heU
would name their band Rapeman, and why?
You may ask yourself: 1) Is this a vtie attack of
misogyny? 2) Perhaps this is a social satire of rampant
American consumerism and greed exploitation? 3)
Or is this simply another blatant attempt by some
smart-ass to guarantee himself some otherwise
unwarranted pubUcity?
Well, Rapeman was Steve Albini's new band
(recendy defunct), which in itself may be a satisfactory
answer. His previous group, Big Black achieved
a degree of notoriety for their acclaimed final album
Songs About Fucking, with Rapeman the "noise-
coitus" tag continues to be something of an Albini
trademark. Just one Usten to Budd confims a singular
attitude that is as explicit in the music as it is in its tide.
In this four-song ep, Albini unleashes an intense
overload of sexist-fascism that is insulting, depraved,
and often, very funny.
Recorded Uve last summer in a pair of Chicago
pubs, Budd documents the first few times Rapeman
came together. It features amazing bursts of controUed
guitar feedback, superb polyrhythmic drumming,
distorted vocals, brutal bass, and several moments of
hysteria which occasionally threaten to overpower a
deceptively tight mix.
This is a great ep. Ideal for use at Catholic Church
Bazaars, Nitrous Oxide Orgies, and for sending your
neighbour's beagle into horrible, spastic convulsions.
Whtie exposing us to the cheapest and crudest
American fantasies of sex, materiatism and death,
Rapeman, ironicaUy, may affect one in a, uh, weU,
rather positive, transcendent manner. Sound absurd?
You bet.
Anthony Roberts
VIOLENT FEMMES
3
(Slash/WEA)
REJOICE. The Violent Femmes—the real Violent
Femmes—are back. After an absence, 3 heralds a
return to the grooviness of their older albums. Yet
whde one foot is firmly entrenched in that trademark
acoustic Femmes sound, the other is venturing
recklessly, if neurotically, forth into the '90's. The
theme of '80's-induced paranoia riddles practicaUy
every peice on the album, but it's nursed along from
so many different angles it never gets tiresome.
Nothing Worth Living For, closing side 1, is
accompanied with piano that reminds me of those
times as a smaU child, sneaking into a deserted
Sunday School room deep in the Church basement
and picking out on the piano a few sad lonely tentative
notes that would linger in the musty air, overheard
only by a mute congregation of wooden chairs—IS
THIS ALBUM EVOCATIVE, OR WHAT?!
On World We're Living In, Mr. Gano beseeches
us "What am I going to do/If I see someone I'd Uke to
do/Something to. . ." and not knowing just how that
"Something to" is meant only adds to the beauty of
sentiments aU us neurotics can empthise with. Buried
further along Side 2, we find the prayer-tike Outside
the Palace on which the Femmes surpass themselves,
foUowed anon by Telephone Book, a honkytonk
rave-up worthy of the Hard Rock Miners. The record
wraps up with See My Ships, in which Gano's tenure
with the Mercy Seat comes to the fore. Bare-bones
instrumentation underneath his gratingly plaintive
vocal, which inspired a friend to blurt out "What is
that?! God, it sounds
horrible..." A band that can't sound ugly isn't worth
its salt.
This record won't stay off my turntable. The
Femmes' nigh-on 3-year hiatus has done them nothing
but good. Don't let yourself be fooled by the fancy
cover on which the boys attempt the Lloyd Cole look;
a motherlode awaits within. And, always a reUable
indicator of a good album, no lyric sheet included.
Buy. Listen. Groove. Commit suicide (optional).
Viola Funk
LARD
The Power of Lard
(Alternative Tentacles)
He's a punk activist, an ex-mayoral candidate, a
poet, an actor, a survivor of a PMRC crusade,
yes... it's Eric Boucher. Who? Eric Boucher... you
know. . . JeUo Biafra, the thorn in America's side.
Now that the DKs are dead and JKlaus is producing
his own weirdness, Peligro is hanging out with the
Red Hots and Ray is doing whatever, Biafra has
stormed on to greater things.
JeUo, with his Chicago buddies from Ministry,
has produced a classic politipunk ep entided The
Power of Lard. Biafra is in top form, uninhibited,
snarly and outspoken. The tide track is forceful,
thrashy, clever and wiU send you slamdancing across
the floor. Hellfudge is the sophisticated update of
such classics as Religious Vomit. And Time to Melt
is an impressive industrially tainted punk symphony
with the most depressing lyrics since the Huskers'
Hardly Getting Over It. Power of Lard is cleanly
produced, thrashy, and lyrically strong; there is no
excess fat on this LARD.
Peter Sickert
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kitchen
Not that we didn't both have ample reason to be
catatonic. The night before had been Silent Gathering
at the Town Pump. That should say it all. But this was
ridiculous. I couldn't even remain vertical for any
length of time (Troy had taken me to the Luv-a-fair
after the T.P. and ga me so drunk), and Carla was a
fixture on the green chair in the sitting room, with the
Jewish Western Bulletin spread out on her lap. It all
began when I, innocently enough, wondered whether
wc had any chicken noodle soup in a tin. Carla went
and looked, and reported no, we didn't. I had this
strong craving for chicken noodle soup from a tin, so
I observed as I lay in bed, *T think I'll walk up to the
store and get some chicken noodle soup in a tin."
Well, you know what they say about the road to Hell.
When a couple of hours had passed by and I still
hadn't moved, I took the supreme effort to raise my
voice and call to Carla whether she would be willing
to walk up to the store with me. Eventually I got her
verbal agreement on this course of action. But then,
wc spent a couple more inert hours, during which she
came and sat in my room trying, unsuccessfully, to
goad mc into action. It ended up with mc saying,
"Carla, would you do mc 3 huge favours?, . . 1) (I
forget what it was, something trivial), 2) Go to the
kitchen and get me a glass of cold water, and 3) (with
a total Guilt Smile) Go to the store for me and buy me
a tin of chicken noodle soup??"
Needless to say, she was not taken with Favour
No. 3. So we spent another hour or so lolling about,
arguing about the logistics of the situation. "... Well,
Viola, the only reason I was going to you to the store
was to accompany you, I mean, there'd be no point
whatsoever in my going by myself!" "Yes there
would; you could get me a tin of chicken noodle
soup!" And the only thought that made Carla even
remotely receptive to the idea of going to the store in
the first place was that she felt like a chocolate bar.
"Look at us, this is pathetic!" she exclaimed at one
point. "The only way we can even motivate ourselves
to get off our asses is by the promise of junk food. "We
had a good laugh at the irony. So anyway, at long last
we both managed to stand up and stagger out the door
and along Salsbury towards Wood's, me leaning
weakly on her for support. Wood's. We were just
going to go to Wood's, she was going to get her
chocolate bar, I was going to get my tin of chicken
noodle soup and we were going to stagger back home.
Five minutes, tops. Hah. Somewhere in the one block
between here and Wood's, something possessed me
to say "We should have pizza tonight." Carla looked
at me and the same anticipatory gleam was lighting up
her eyes. "Okay, well sure, but then if we're going to,
we should walk up there right now, while we're out
here anyway. 'Causeif wedon't doitnow while we're
mobile, we'll never get there!" It was agreed.
Miraculously, we made it up to the Panagopoulus on
Venables without collapsing, and duly ordered the
pizza. Then, since I had no money, we were even
going to be super-ambitious and during the 20-minute
Tour Guide:
Viola Funk
wait for the pizza, walk up to the Credit Union
machine at 1 st Ave and on our way back hit Sweet
Cherubim to get milk for Carla. We walked up the
Drive a ways, but, upon encountering a bus stop,
could not resist the temptation and sat down to await
a bus to transport us to the CIS. Just to thwart us in our
lethargy, I guess, no bus was forthcoming. After
wailing about 10 or 15 minutes, we grew anxious
about our pizza and decided Fuck it, I could always go
to the machine downtown at work the next day and
pay her back later. Wc picked up our milk and
grooved on down lo Panagopoulus where the pizza
was indeed ready, (Oh ya, wc detoured through the
24-hr comer store on our way so that I could get my
TIN OF CH ICK EN NOODLE SOUP and a chocolate
milk.) Carla carried the pizzas home and I carried the
bottle of milk, tin of soup, and chocolate milk carton.
Quite a Herculean feat for two such weaklings.
Energized by the mere presence of junk food, we
quickly devoured our pizza and sat there feeling
stuffed. Then before the lethal inertia could set in
again, Carla said, "I'm going to go to Wood's for
some ice cream. Wanna go with me?" I acquiesed,
though not withou i a token bit of whining and moaning.
Wc stood before ihe deep freeze surveying the
panorama at our disposal and both decided on a
Canadian Mint tec cream bar. "Wanna walk while we
eat these?" I suggested as wc left the shop. So we were
off, at our creeping pace, up Frances St. to Victoria.
"See," f pointed out as wc crossed the intersection, "if
we're doing something healthy and athletic like
walking while we eat this stuff, the two cancel each
other fut so we end tip breaking even!" That theory
wasn'tquite so comforting when we walked up past
the track at Templeton Secondary, confronted by the
„ aerobic-fanatic people
i. Puke. But hey, it
j were that far east
J eas i ly walk up to the bank machine
i I could get money out. (A fatal
it turned out.)
On our way to the machine, we passed a bus stop
shelter with this really absurd, retarded Chiclets ad
and were discussing at length the idiocy of it. After a
pause Carla said, "Let's stop off at a comer store
somewhere after we've been to the bank machine. I
want some Chiclets." Right. So we hit the bank
machine and then turned to head home back down
Hastings. "Want to walk on the North side of the
street?" she proposed at the comer of Nanaimo. So we
crossed thestreet and began wandering alongNanaimo
North. We went into the Mac's on Powell for Carla to
get her Chiclets (which turned out to be Passionfruit
flavour Bubble Yum instead) and a Slurpee, or
whatever they're called there, and for me to get a
bottle of Coke. In the Mac's I was possessed of sanity
for a few seconds and screamed at Carla for corrupting
me into this junk food monster. That blew over and,
after checking out the comic racks, we set off down
Powell West. Wherupon it suddenly hit us what was
happening. "My God! Do you realise," Carla burst
out, "what we're doing here? We're making like this
massive circuit with stopovers at every corner store
along the way, to load up on more junk food which we
eat as we walk, and as soon as it runs out, we stop to
buy more. "I had to concur through hysterical laughter.
"I can see myself spending every cent I just took out,
just on the course of this stupid walk. .. This Junk
Food Odyssey.. ."
We then found ourselves on Stewart St, still
heading West, and Carla had to go to the toilet badly.
I suggested going back to the apartment for this
purpose but she said "Nah, I can find some bushes or
something, some secluded place along here
somewhere. "We walked on a little further, and crossed
the railroad tracks to investigate some promising-
looking brush behind thathuge grey corrugated metal
building that says "Mcand Mc" on it. Butnope, it was
still too exposed to the view of any motorists who
might chance along Stewart So we pressed on (Carta's
bladder did, anyway). Somewhere before B.C. Sugar,
just West of Clark Drivel think, we discovered a good
healthy stand of broom bushes, juniper and pine trees,
a litde landscaped deal in front of West Coast
Reduction (I swearthat says "West Cost Seduction").
Carta crept in amongst the bushes and I sat down on
the curb at the roadside. A car was approaching; it
drove by just at the crucial moment when Carla was
arising from the "throne", if you will. But I don't think
the people in the car saw anything. Thus relieved, we
sojourned on into B.C. Sugarland. We walked way
thjHheJLNe'rtffalong side the factory complex till we
"came to a sign proclaiming a Prohibited: Employees
Only zone beyond a chainlink fence. The gates were
open so we continued through them and made our
way out to the very terminus of the B.C. Sugar dock.
Weird shit. We were right underneath these two
massive, towering white cranes you can sec from all
over the downtown East Side; it was deserted except
for us and wc were right out in the middle of the Inlet
and it was really harsh. At length we wandered back
outta there, alongside the factory again i
right so that we w<ere still heading We<
my Coke was long gone but I was s
bottle for tne sake of thrift and n
both had our wads of Passiot
When you get to
trainyards, you <
prohibited top-sei
territory with met
bit,So we went up t
overpass back to Powell St- So
it hit US. We were ju st going to go
cream! And there wc were, p
Considering the staggenng d
we felt it was time once again to hit a c
victuals. Up past Oppenheimer to ;
Confectionary, otherwise known as Psycl#-Shop,
because Carta informed me, "All the psychos shop
there. So it's Psycho-Shop.** Here I loaded up with
cashew nuts (Nutty Club, $2.39 for 100 g), and a
chocolate bar or something (it all begins to blur
together after a while). Carla bought some Rolos.
Good, sustaining junk food. It got us to the bus stop
on Cordova where we reluctantly boarded a bus home
to cap off our Rebelaisian expedition.
Thus, the Junk Food Odyssey. It will go down in
the annals of history, wherever Twinkies, are
consumed. As a result of this disgusting episode, I
have sworn off all junk food forever. (It's been about
8 hours so far. Which will be negated with my Alpha-
Bits tomorrow morning.) But hey, the thought is
there.
And that damn tin of chicken noodle soup is still
sitiing in the kitchen cupboard.
JULY 1989 17 wS&s-sn
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Kids today, they got nowhere to go and
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point of exploding like a supernova. They should
have somewhere to go to see real live rock 'n'
roll action. Unfortunately, to make any kind of
a living most bands have to play in clubs that
cater to the drinking age audience. Putting on an
all ages gig in a hall or similar location is a risky
and time consuming venture for any promoter
who decides to do so. It requires renting the hall,
renting the p.a., security, advertising, etc., etc.,
etc. — all with no guarantee of even making
your money back.
One person in Vancouver who has been
willing lo take the risk is CiTR's own Nardwuar
the Human Serviette, aka John Ruskin. Barely
out of his teens himself, Nardwuar has put on
seven all ages gigs since August 1987. His most
recent show, That's Cool, That's Trash, took
place on May 19th at the Cinderella Ballroom at
Main and 11 th. The gig featured six acts-T.O.S.,
The Evaporators, The Smugglers, The LI 150's,
The Vindicators, and The Gruesomes - who
played to a full house of over three hundred
happy patrons. The only problems of the evening
were a broken window, and the obstinance of the
LI 150's. The boorish Li's refused to exit the
stage after their allotted time had expired, thereby
preventing the headlining Gruesomes from
getting onstage until 1:00am. Fortunately,
Nardwuar managed to come out of the whole
thing with a loss of only $25.
All of the That's Cool, That's Trash groups,
except for T.O.S., will be featured on the
Nardwuar presents lp Oh God My Mom's On
Channel 10. Also to appear on the late August
release are San Diego's Tell Tale Hearts, The
Headless Horsemen from N.Y.C., Seattle's
Mighty Squirrels, and Vancouver's own
Enigmas. Nardwuar himself can be heard most
Fridays from 2:30-3:00pm on CiTR.
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10th "The Hub of Hubbard": Freddie Hubbard and an all-
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17th "Ellington Uptown", one of Ellington's most famous
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Impersonator II
BAD NOISE (CC) We Ain't Good'We're Bad.
COURAGE OF LASSIE (CC) Sing or Die
HAPPY MONDAYS Lazyitia 12
DEMOLIST
PICASSO SET Second Hand Story
SARCASTIC MANNEQUINS When I Bought the Car
ULTRAMARINE Secret
MESCALINE RITUAL Car Accident on Memory Lane
LAB RATS ON MORPHINE It was Phallic
HARD ROCK MINERS Jim Guroo
SYNDROME One Eye Open, One Eye Closed*
LUXURY CHRIST California
MARY Him
RAINWALKERS Another Black Day
BRIDE OF ZAMFIR Animal Pharmacy
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by PolyGram Inc. In conjunction with and in support of a nationwide boycott called by the National Campus/Community Radio
Association, CiTR's boycott consists of not doing any promotions
of, not doing any interviews with, and not play listing any artist
distributed in Canada by PolyGram unless it is done in such a
manner as to address the whole fucking issue of fees. It also consists
of informing our listeners and readers and the media of the
situation.
This is in response to PolyGram's insistence on charging Canadian
campus and community radio stations for receiving their material,
radio stations that provide an essential service to a number of the
artists distributed by PolyGram in opening the ears of Canadians
to new musics. The boycott will be lifted when PolyGram
withdraws its fees for distribution of its products FOR ALL
CAMPUS/COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS.
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