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 1992
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That Sassy Magazine From CiTR 101.9 fm EIGHTSONGS
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JUNE 1992 • ISSUE #113
"I hardly had time to get
dressed, put my wig on and get
to the Dufferin." — overheard on
the Hastings St. bus.
IRREGULARS
DIARY OF A MEDIA WHORE
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TEENAGE FANCLUB
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 5 REAL LIVE ACTION «
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 12 MOFO'S PSYCHOTRONIC PIX.21
 17 SPINLIST ,22
 17 ON THE DIAL....	
 18 DATEBOOK io
STUPID DUMMYHEDS...by Rob Ad
I WONDER...by lan Boothby	
EVERYTHINGS DUCKY...by BlaineThuri
THE BLANK GENERATION. ..by Gar? Wil-
JUNKFLESH...by Bryce Thing	
Mark Pilon—that's french, you know-
had nothing better to do and we had zero
ideas for a cover so he zipped up this
baby in a couple minutes. Hey, it's a
collage...dummy up!
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GET HERE EARLY OR ELSE!
•"TwiUGHt 20NE wl   and   CiTR present another fabulous PR opportunity:
"THE DEMO MADE ME DO IT!"
The  National  Campus/Community
Radio Conference is hosting a session where local musicians and bands
can meet Music and Program Directors from alternative radio stations
across Canada. The meeting will be
held from 4:30 to 6 pm on Tuesday
July 7 in the Student Union Building at
UBC. Bring your press releases, bios,
and most importantly, your demos and/or
CDs (up to 35 of them) and anything else of
interest to the collective big cheeses of Canadian
campus/community radio; This offer is open to musicians of any genre or style, not just indie-rock guitar bands:
reggae, folk, blues, industrial...anything that isn't supported
by mainstream media. This event will save you a whole lot of
postage, you'll get to meet the movers and shakers in
person, and you'll be updated on the NCRA's ongoing negotiations with SOCAN regarding indie
music's struggle to receive the royalties
they deserve from the money we pay to
play it. We'll also be talking about the
CRTC's proposal to change Can-Con
regulations and what this means to
you. And if you just can't make it, give
Mindy a call at 822-3017 and we will be
happy to distribute the material  for
you. So don't just sit there and whine,
do something! Not long ago I was reading a piece
called "Three Notes On Radio" by
PalrickReady in the Western Front.
In one ofthe "notes" he muses on
the possibility of seeing radio
waves; "they go around and
through things more easily lhan
light waves and we can only imagine what the world would look like."
Our eyes would be like portable x-
ray machines, a frightening and
somewhat amusing notion (so lhat's
what you had for lunch).
Well, obviously we can only
hear airwaves, and now more than
ever communities across Canada,
in big cities and small towns, wanl
to hear radio that's different from
the homogenized monotony on
mainstream airwaves. You know
Ihe old Gershwin tune that goes,
"Johnny could only sing one
note"...? Radio land hungers for
Consequently, Campus/Community Radio is growing stronger
every year. Back in 1981 the National Campus/Community Radio
Association (NCRA) was formed in
response to the rapid growth of
community-oriented radio and to
act as an umbrella organization to
represent the interests of community broadcasters and station administrators at the National level;
a collective voice lo speak lo gov-
, the record industry, spe-
groups, etc.... Every
year, since 1981, the NCRA has
gathered its members, and interested individuals andorganizations,
for a conference on the practice and
issues facing community-oriented
So, while Vancouver takes a
breather between the Jazz and Folk
Music festivals some 200 of these
broadcasting insurgents will slip
into town lo attend sessions and
workshops, brainstorm, debate and
ultimately network and exchange
informationandresources. It is also
a lime lo celebrate alternative communication and culture. CiTR is the
proud host station for this year's
conference which runs from July 6-
II.
Ifyou're interested in CIC radio and want to know more call us at
822-9358. Ifyou're a musician and
you wanl to get your demo lape
distributedandmeet the big cheeses
of C/C radio—hey, why not poets
and other audio artists as well—
then come to "The Demo Made Me
Do It" session on Tues. July 7from
4:30-6pm. Check out the ad on the
opposing page and we'11 keep ya'
posted on special events around
town (keep the Cruel Elephant in
mind).
On a different note (no pun
intended), you might have noticed
that Discorder has been pretty thin
in size over the last couple of issues
and this is wilh no thanks to our
printers who have bumped up their
rates again. So, for the summer
months we'll be decreasing our
circulation to 17,500, from the
regular 20,000, in hopes lhat we
can still pul oul the thick quality
'zine we pride ourselves on. Any
printers out there looking for
work..? give me a call.
Well, we had a lot of response
to the local crossword puzzle contest —"Mine's Fucking Right"—
and our 3 lucky winners are: Garry
Pendygrasse of Vancouver, Mike
Chang of Vancouver, and Belly
Purrey of Seattle, WA. All will be
receiving their goodies in the mail
very soon and Belly Purrey should
be additionally surprised as she is
the recipient of the Mofo prize!
Thanks lo everybody that look the
time lo enter and congratulations
lo our winners. Keep an eye oul for
more contests in Discorder'.? fu-
Just a reminder that
Discorder is still sticking lo its guns
with our editorial move lo not publish the noun describing the sound
bellowingfrom Seattle righl now—
it has forthwith been replaced by
the word "cheetah"— or lo publish the name of the band from
Aberdeen which became so famous
off of it. Don't like il? Lump it.
And yel one lasl note: July
will be our ALL-LOCAL ISSUE,
featuring interviews and articles
wilh and aboul local-area talent.
We will be including our first-ever
Local Music Directory with listings of contacts, addresses, and
phone numbers of the people involved in making our music scene
happen. DON'T BE OVERLOOKED!.'! The only way you can
insure that your band, business, or
service will be included is for you
to fill out the form on this page and
mail or fax it to us before June 15.
This is an excellent opportunity lo
open up and de-mystify the business side of local music, and lo let
people know whoyouareandwhere
you can be found. Ed.™
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into recycling as much as the next
guy, except in one case, and lhat is
the dreaded recycling of concert
reviews. This was obviously the case
wilh your review of the Violent
Femmes April 7 show at the Commodore Ballroom.
In Grant Lawrence's review
he tells the jaded talc of the
mealheaded beer can thrower, and
how the band left the stage only lo
return some fifteen minutes later to
resume ihc fun and games for the
happy-go-lucky FANS!?Il'sadamn
good thing 1 didn't shell
out the S27 for ihis show
I     because il sounds frighl-
eningly  similar to ihe
Femmes show lhal I saw
back on August 29! Same
first beer can, same second beer can (even ihe
brand of the beer can was
ihe same!), they even had
the same guy jumping up
on stage letting ihe crowd
to not "chuck shit on the
band, it's not cool." Coincidence? I think not.
So  whai's  ihe
scoop people? Did you
jusl simply fuck up? Are
fuck up? Perhaps
ihrough the vaults for previous reviews? Please let us, your trusting
readers, know.
D. Clay
North Vancouver
What a preposterous thought. I'll
bet you haven'i nol iced thai the Violent Femmes have released their
first album4 seperate times over the
past 9 years either.
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JUNE0 ^^_ I rom Aosta, lucked away in
^^V the northern Italian Alps,
Uf^ emerges Kina. Since their
beginnings, in the early
*W '80s, they have been an
  integral and active contributor to the independent anarcho-
hardcore circle in that country, joined
in the later years by such groups as
Panico, Wretched and Infezione. Kina
bassistAocalist .Gianpiero Capra responds to our questions.
to play and take your money.
We produce our records ourselves and have always done them
ourselves. We produce our own music lo be free to do what we want to
do: the songs as we want, sleeve
notes that we want, to design covers
as we want, lo write what we wanl.
You can only have this freedom
when it's you producing your
records. You can sell them al the
price you want, where you want.
HISTORY
Aosia is a very small city of 30,000
people, 20 km from Switzerland and
30 km from France. No scene exists
here...not when we started, not now,
and I think (laughs) not ever. We
were very lucky to have made many
contacts in Turin, which was picking up when we were beginning in
1981, with the first hardcore groups.
We had the opportunity of assisting
in the creation of that scene: we
organized the first shows...the first
self produced shows.
We weren't blessed with a
scene; everything was generated from
within... by our willingness to escape
from this void that exists in our city.
Aosta resembles the economy of Switzerland more than that of Italy. In
Aosia it's impossible to be unemployed, everyone's got work and are
well paid. For lhat reason, what we do
has always been difficult to understand for an Aostano.
THE ITALIAN INDEPENDENT SCENE
There are many interesting things
that are happening and our philosophies allow us the opportunity to
come inlo contact wilh many people
who think exactly like us...which is
good. In reality, hardcore no longer
represents a means of doing things
differently. An alternative scene, a
true alternative scene in hardcore,
no longer exists. There are interesting things but, in general, the hardcore
scene is truly stupid. Lots of groups
with nothing to say. They're just there
This choice that we made years ago
is very burdensome, but I wouldn't
do it differently. I prefer making
music this way and I want it to
remain my way of making music. It
gives me a lol of satisfaction. It's
tiring, very tiring, but I like it this
way and I'm proud of the records.
PUBLIC APATHY
Italy, in general, has changed very
much. People aren't very involved
in politics. I can't understand it.
There's much delusion...much un-
happiness. Many people who
thought they could change the world,
after some time, realized the world
changed them.
NORTH AND SOUTH CONFLICTS
There are many problems between
north and south...not so much between industrial and rural zones.
We have a hard time understanding
it ourselves, so for a foreigner it's
impossible to understand what happens here. I can only say that this
north-south situation finds ils roots
in the pages of history.
The north has always been tied
to continental Europe. The.Lom-
bardy region—Milan, Venice—
were under Austrian rule while Turin and Aosta were under France.
The south has always been influenced by the Arab world more so
than the Latin culture of Rome. And
they've always been someone's
colony: the Spanish, the French, the
English.They'vealways been ripped
off by someone. Italy has only been
united for the past hundred years, which
is a very short time. Every region has
their dialect. For me, something that
may seem important may, for someone
in Sicily, have no value and vice-versa.
It's truly difficult to communicate.
Plus, there exists this enormous problem—the mafia. The mafia has come
to control the economies and the politics of three regions: Sicily, Calabria
and Campagna. There exists no possibility to control their activities because
the mafia is part of the political system.
The mafia controls the police...controls
everything slate-owned. The money they
raise is being invested in the north and
the mafia is beginning to penetrate into
the economy ofthe north. The mafia is a
big problem and is destroying everything that is healthy in southern
Italy...completely ruining the minds and
lives of millions of people.
THE KUWAITI CRISIS
I think Italians are becoming more
ignorant, as people are allowing themselves to be controlled by the newspapers and by TV. They allow themselves to be controlled and manipulated by the mass media.
Clearly, the Italian government was in
favor of entering the war. There were a
few voices of opposition, a daily and a
weekly newspaper, but they were very
isolated and criticized by the rest ofthe
Italian press who saw the war as if ii
was a game of soccer. For me, il was a
very sad time. I would never have
thought to have lived in an Italy that
went to war against a nation that we
sold arms to, where Italy constructed
roads, where we had commercial Irade
sel up six months earlier. This was
disgraceful.
We, Italians were bombed by the
Americans between '43 and '45, we
know what it means to be destroyed...to
have people killed under iheir collapsing houses because of an
idiot...a tyrannical murderer. We had
Mussolini, the Iraqis had Saddam. The
Iraqis foughl very hard against Saddam.
They were massacred in a month of
hellfire and then massacred by ihe fascist troops of Saddam.
We in the western world bear the
blame for the millions of dead in Iraq.
I don't know when we' II be able to turn
the page on those six weeks. We paid,
we sold, arms to a murderer, plus we
destroyed a population. Perhaps in the
history of humanity, it's one of the
most horrible things we have seen.
THE ENVIRONMENT
As a group we don't do anything. On a
personal level, I'm a physiotherapist. I
work on illnesses that prohibit
movemenl,and in this environment I
do my share. I work with natural therapies: homeopathic and herbal medicines. I try lo explain to people that
chemical medicines are useless and
that there are natural medicines that
are much more u sefu I and in respect of
We can truly live in health without having to consume synthetic and
preserved foods and without, using
chemicals derived from petroleum or
dead minerals. This is the manner in
which I contribute, plus I tw to use my
mountainbike as much as I can and
driveas little as possible. It'snot much,
bul in my power, it's whal I can do.
Kina's records are available ihrough
their own label, Blu Bus Records,
which also serves as a distributor of
many hard-to-find European hardcore
releases including Milan's T.V.O.R.
Records (Crashbox, Indigesti,
Negazione). Write:
Blu Bus Records
Sergio Milani
Avondo 1
11100 Aosta
Iuly
My Rock 'n' M Weekend With...
Dose Pump
by Mark Kleiner
"N
0 sex please, we're British," quipped Hare
in perfect dry Cockney as the tapes began to
roll.
"Isn't that spesh-al," I volleyed back
with my best Church Lady. Thesetting? Fir Street Studio,
Vancouver. The event? Dose Pump Recording Session of
"I Don' t Wanna Know," a new anthemic ballad slated for
inclusion on their forthcoming independent release. Petey
Wheatjeans, my liaison to the group had sent word my
way that keyboard stylings were needed on the track.
Arrangements were made and on one balmy weekend I
found myself in the studio surrounded by Vince, Guy,
Yoda, Davis and Flare—Dose Pump—as I sat behind my
Yamaha Electric Piano.
"Alright, Mr. Keys," Vince said, putting ii all on
the line, "show us whal you gol." What followed was an
impromptu jam of every thing from "Train Kepta Rollin'"
to such Sux faves as "Hold On I'm Comin'" and "Walkin'
The Dog." The Memphis undertone lo the whole experience was only one of the surprises that a waited me while
my weekend as, if you will, "the sixth Pumpster" unfolded. Of course, most of what went on is too racy for
publication anywhere, but I'll let all you Discorder faithful in on a few of the tastier tid-bits.
All five of the boys made me feel welcome as
they led me around the studio digs that had, in the
previous months of recording, become their "second
home," to quote Vince. Guitarist Davis showed me his
1 to 100 scale replica of the Champ d'Elysees in Paris,
France, constructed from the empty Du Maurier packets littering the studio floor. Il turns out he left a ladylove behind there on a whirlwind visit years before, a
heart-mark that never completely healed.
"She must have been pretty special," I offered.
Vince indulged me in conversation about famed Cuban
pianist Dusty Parrington and oriental rugs (you make the connection! ), whi le Flare had a bevy of hilarious White Spot horror stories
thatkept meholdingmyside,andstomach! As we all became better
acquainted I got to witness, firsthand, the shenanigans that the
rhythm section of Yoda and Guy partake in to keep studio pressures
at bay. Once, when Guy reached for his drum sticks he came up with
a handful of baguettes. Not one to look the fool, he told me how
Yoda always gets into Disneyworld free—because they think he's
Goofy!
"Goofy who?" I chortled.
As the recording progressed, the level of seriousness rose
in tandem. Not lo say there was no more fun lo be had; after all,
this was still a Dose Pump session. However, itmust be pointed
oul that when the time comes to get the job done, these guys are
all business. "We're professionals," Yoda succinctly put it
when I queried him about this studio efficiency during a break
in the action. Afler much rehearsal and more than a few aborted
lakes ("not quite" seems to be their perfectionist credo), we had
lhat "just right" performance in the can. A call for celebration?
Indeed. The cry went up for a coffee round from the nearby
Bagel Deli. The normally lackadaisical Guy immediately volunteered to pick up the refreshments and bring them back to the
studio. "Alright, Guy," we all roared. "Who's the girl?!"
All loo soon it was time to say our good-byes, and the four
guys walked me out to the parking lot. Four??? Hey, wail a
minute, 1 wondered, where's Davis? J usl then he appeared from
out ofthe studio door carrying an enormous macrame hanging,
a gift from Dose Pump to me. I smiled fondly as I read its
embroidered message: "I went to a Dose Pump recording and all
I got was this stupid wall hanging!" Yeah, guys, and a whole lot of
H here's no real reason to give a shit about a
band thai has only released two seven inch
singles in their brief history, righl? Wrong.
Especially when those singles have been
Zipgun's "Together Dumb" b/w "Cool in Ihe Cell," and
"Ten." Both singles feature fasl-paced, guitar driven
rock V roll, man. And both have irreverent qualities
that bands like the Smiths or Fugazi could use a giant
dose of.
"Zipgun," says guitarist Neil Rodgers, "has only
been around for ten months." And the two singles the
band has done to date have not made Zipgun a household
name. The first Zipgun release, "Ten," was a one-sided,
packaging nightmare which lent alot of creedence to the
idea that a record should not be judged by its cover.
Anyways, the thing was given away for free.
"That was just a give away," says Mr. Rodgers.
"We made 500 of those then gave them away in the club
at one of our gigs. And if you ever bought anything mail
order from eMpTy Records, you got that single for free."
But that just wasn't democratic enough for the
Zipgun boys, who don't believe anyone should be de-
privedof quality rock 'n' roll. "Then we realized that the
kids couldn't get a hold of the record so we left a bunch
of them in record stores; and if you were under 21 you
could pick them up for free."
The second Zipgun offering, "Together Dumb,"
is a superior effort if only because of it's visual aesthetics. The single features cover art by Joe Newton of Gas
Huffer, and also comes wilh a lyric sheet. And that's
good because lead singer Robbe (no lasl name given)
obviously attended the Kurdt Cobain School of Indecipherable Lyrics. Musically, both "Together Dumb" and
its B-sidc, "Cool in the Cell," maintain the standards
established by "Ten" Loud, fast, energetic and fun.
Neil and his drumming co-Zipgunner "Diamond"
GUM
BY CHRIS UREN
Dan (I made up the "Diamond" part' cause I don 'l know these
guys' last names) agree that the 7 inch format has it's
drawbacks. "About the best you can expect is to sell 2,000
seven inch singles. You're belter off with something full
length. More magazines will review it and a CD or LP is
available at more outlets." On the other hand,
the band realizes that sheer numbers do not reflect the
promotional abilities of the single. "The people that buy
seven inches are constantly buying them, and they are usually
pretty hip to our kind of music, so that's good," says Neil."
We've been lucky because we've gotten alot of good press
from the lasl single."
Well, luck doesn't have a whole lol to do with
it, but that's all irrelevenl now. Zipgun expects lo
release a full length CD in July on eMpTy, which has
become the home of Seattle's best artists over the last
little while according to Zipgun. "Il's pretty hot:
Crackerbash, The Meices, Sinister Six, The Gits, Gas
Huffer. eMpTy's been great."
Which brings us to the last pointZipgun wants to make.
They may live in Seattle, and record with Jack Endino
("Who," Neil says, "is not God but is a good, inexpensive
producer."), but they are not a Seattle band. "I'm from
Denver, Dan's from Portland, and Robbe's from Pheonix."
Which leaves tattooed bassist Mark "Mad Dog"
Whatchamacallhim as the lone Seaulite in the band.
In any event, Zipgun likes to come up here every iwo
months. "Usually, the response up here is really cool," assured
Neil, after learning the hard way the folly of working a double
bill with Dead Surf Kiss. Given the two month scheduling,
though, Zipgun should be back in town about the time of their
album release. Catch them then, and you'll catch Ihem on the
way up. Entrepreneurial
V_-OnSpiraCieS    byMarkSzabo
VI ic Chesnutt sings
I cracked little songs
aboul people who fall
| intheice.heartbreak-
scammed by their
n scams of independence, and Independence Day.
He's done one album, recorded
in one day by Michael Stipe "before
Vickilledhimself.",n)esedays,itseems
unlikely that will happen, if only because Vic doesn't have the time. He is
coming to the Cruel Elephant on June
5th, and you should go.
This interv iew was done on Tuesday, May 12th, at an hour when decent
people are considering where to go for
Brunch.
So, you're coming here June 5th,
where are you now?
I'm in Albuquerque, at a Motel 6.
Howmany pcopledoyou travel with?
Just two. It's kind of our holidays.
We're going up to Las Vegas next, not
for a show but just to go.
Doyou gamble? Will you gamble?
Well, I'll probably put some money in a
slot machine, or if I feel like it I might
play Blackjack, or Rouletie. So where
am I playing up there? The last time
there I was opening for Bob Mould at
the Town Pump and the manager there
was one of the nicest guys.
This time you're at the Cruel Elephant.
That wins the prize for club names.
Do you work when you're not touring?
No, I just play music. Mostly, I starve.
Whal is everybody into up there?
Well, the latest thing everybody's listening to is the new Pavement. Have
you heard it?
I heard one song on the radio and 11 iked
il but I don't really remember it now.
The cover is really great though.
The cover is a total Fall steal! So was
the last one.Themusic, which is great,
sounds a lot like the Fall too.
What do you think of Superchunk up
there?
I don't know, people think they're
okay. There's a big hype for them all
of a sudden.
We were just in North Carolina [home
lo Superchunk. Ed'*1} and ihey jusl love
them down there, and they're so ordi-
1 saw them last year and thought that
"Slack Motherfucker" was a great
song, but nothing else has ever grabbed
my attention.
I was talking to this girl the other night and
she was like,'Oh, they're so great, they're
from around here." I said that their whole
thing had been done before and she said,
"I'm eighteen, and I've never seen it be-
Supcrchunk: Inventors of Rock. It's as
dead cows, and legs
So your new record
is coming out in the
fall?
Yeah, thereabouts.
Actually, I'vegottwo
records in the can.
You know it lakes a
long time to get ihem
Arc they just you
and a guitar again?
Well, there are a few
songs lhal are like
lhat, then on some
there's a little rock
VIC CHESNUTT ~2
little honky-tonk piano. I'm doing a song
on this REM tribute album where I
was using a sampler, sampling all these
different REM songs and putting ihem
into "It's The End of The World As
We Know It."
if someone decided that they could be
really big and set out to achieve
that goal.
I'd believe that,  I'm conspiracy
There are entrepreneurial conspiracies as well as political ones.
All I know is I'm not part of one.
You j ust have to swallow some goldfish or something.
Hey, I just got a tattoo, it's Ignatz.
From Krazy Kat?
Yeah, the guy who did it had never
done a tattoo before—well, nol on
someone olher than himself. He was
• working al ihis diner we were eating
at, and I felt like getting one, so....
That's great! Did he put it on the bill:
hamburger, Pepsi, tattoo? At the
Town Punp there is now a tattoo parlour set up in the bar. But they're not
real tattoos, the sign says, "Tattoos:
Looks real, frighten your mom."
Have you heard the Disposable Heroes
of Hiphoprisy? They arejust great. I've
been listening to the tape a lot, and the
last song is just the best.
They came up about two weeks ago
but I didn't go. Are you listening to a
lot of rap on the road?
Yeah, the Disposable Heroes of
Hiphoprisy, the Beastie Boys....
I just heard the new Beastie Boys last
night.
I'm not sure about it yel. I'm giving it
the benefit of the doubt for the sake of
/>au/'iBo«/i<7««,butitjustisn'tso rapid-
fire.
Yeah, Paul's Boutique was great
'cause there was stuff coming at you
all the time.
This one is more of a funky groove
thang. When we were driving ihrough
Arkansas we were listening lo thai album and got sluck behind this truck full
of dead cattle, for miles. That's my
impression of the album: the smell of
I've heard that you've done "Wichita
Lineman" with Bob Mould.
Yeeeah, we learned thai one awhile back.
I can't wait for Bob's new album, it's
going to be great. He's got a new band.
The drummer's got these Popeye arms;
they 're huge. Have you got any of the SOL
(Bob Mould's Singles Only Label) sin-
Just the Shams one and the Daniel
Johnston/Yo La Tengoone.
Yeah, lhal one's greal, I love Daniel
Johnston. I've gol a single coming oul
on SOL soon. Who am I playing wilh in
Vancouver?
The Toiling Midgets, a San Francisco
band who have a single out on Matador, with Mark Eitzel from American
Music Club singing in this totally ovcr-
thc-top deep voice over a wall 'o' guitars. It's amazing. Also, Itch who have
an album out on Nettwerk. Will you
be touring from now until then?
And for a couple of weeks after that. I'm
playing with Jim Carroll in Seattle and
I'm really worried aboul il because he'll
be doing this intense spoken word thing.
And I have to open for all lhat intensity.
Are you normally playing the basic
rock clubs?
Yeah, prelty much. It's strange because
in one town it will be a good crowd and
in the next there'll be two people there.
When that happens I tend lo gel drunk
and be really obnoxious. Here in
Albuquerque lastnighl 1 was awful, and
somebody slill came up and said, "Thai
was really good.man. Ineverseen someone play like that here."
And those are the people that didn't
come to see you. Well, when you play
here, I'll buy you a beer.
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10:30-1:30
Pre-festival band thing. Chose a band
I've been dying to see for six years,
Three O'Clock Train, plus Jerry
Jerry, The Ludwigs and Grames
Bros, at the Railway. Missed the
'Wigs and Grames Bros, but Mack
MacKenzie & Three O'Clock Train
were great, whipping out all of my
fave songs except "Hold Me Tight."
Jerry Jerry was al so marvy, cranking
the jammed house into a frenzy.
Whoop, whoop!
FRIDAY, MAY 1
5:30-3:00
Went lo the Opening Gala Reception, which, unfortunately was not as
sleazy as I had hoped. Lots of name
dropping, though. Here's ihe slats:
Bryan Adams — 64 mentions.
Tom Cochrane — 47 mentions.
How greal FACTOR program is —
26 mentions.
How FACTOR program is
bankrolling formula rock has-beens,
instead of supporting vibranl new
riots, had a moment of silence for
'Too Loud' Macleod (I'm not a fan,
but he died of a horrible disease which
I would only wish on certain politicians. RIP.), and one speaker raised a
good point aboul how we shouldn't
wrap ourselves in Canadianess when
trying to break oulside of the country.
A native dance troupe performed, then blessed the event, after
a sobering statement about their situation and once they gol the honchos
who were jawing in the back to shut
the fuck up during the blessing.
A video by Perrin Beany effectively put the crowd into sedation,
and once they recovered, the
gladhanding began. Careful nol to
gel schmooze on my clothes, I
watched a kicking acoustic blues
quarlel from Portland by the name of
Back Porch Blues, who were shamefully ignored by most of the crowd. I
came, I saw, I left
8:30-1:30
Time to put my media whore wristband to use. With access to most of
Ihe clubs in lown for free, the world
was my proverbial oysler! Hence, I
slid over to The Groove '92 hiphop
showcase with a friend who had to
work all weekend for her band of
green (poor sap). The TMD posse
(from Alberta, no less) was pumping
the crowd okay, bul the sound in the
warehouse was pretly poor. Left afler TMD 'cause we had many things
to see; onward to the Elephant to
catch the much hyped Itch.
Man, a cool power-pop trio,
ended their set as we got there and, as
usual, the joint was too damn hoi,
and I started thinking, "Gee, my wristband sure is getting mighty uncomfortable." Itch came on, and their
thrash piano gimmick wore thin after
the third song. They were tight, but
Ihey sucked as well. Portland's Hitting Birth came next with their
psychedelic industrial-type weirdness blitz. They are cool although
they seemed cramped on that tiny
Elephant stage. I wanted to see more
of 'em but had to blast over to the
Pump to check out Halifax
wunderkinds (yet another hack writer
cliche!) Sloan.
I arrived in a nick o' time as the
Next Canadian Big Thing hit the
stage. I looked around and the place
was filthy with major record label
A&R guys. In an instant I wished I
could get mace up here because with
about three wide sprays I could have
taken out ihe lot. They were standing
stock still; some had rivuleis of drool
running down their jaws, some had
this glazed look on their eyes, and
some were wringing their hands feverishly as they thought about how
much money they
xploitin^
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eft the
stage people finally had
dance and the atmosphere switched
from an audition lo a fun-lype ihing.
Sloan ruled! The best ihir
maritimes, ever. Afterwai
pals Memory Day
zipped home to slumber.
SATURDAY, MAY
1:00-2:30
True lo form, slept in
stuff. But hey, I made it
nar entitled "Post Punk Apocalypse:
Surviving that N-band's Success,"
which featured various pundits and
label-mongers like Greg Werkman
(Alt. Tentacles), Dan House (C/Z),
Eliot Lefko (MCA concerts), Rob
Wright (some Victoria band, resplendent in his priesl suit), Michelle
Vlasimsky (apleasanl surprise, Space
Baby Prod.), et al.
First off, our own Nardwaur
broke the ice by commencing a rant
about Perryscope, Pearl Jam, and ihe
stale of all-ages shows in this town.
Once his frothing stopped, the lopic
moved on to (mostly) whether or not,
once the Seattle thing turns turtle,
indie artisls will have a hope in hell
of getting major label attention. Good
points were brought up: "Indie bands
have lo get their business side straight
from the slart"(James MacLean, promoter); "Naive groups will gel sucked
in by the majors before they develop
fully" (Vlasimsky); "Indie labels
have their bad people loo; check oul
ihe label before you sign" (pretly
much everybody).
There was a lot of slagging a
certain indie label with two, three-
letter names that is developing a reputation for not paying their artists,
(allegedly, of course), and the consensus was that indies make a lot
more money for their artists than
majors do. There will also be a
Lollapalooza parody with different
acts over the tour, and a rumour that
best band in the world, Negativland,
will appear at all shows (cool!).
The stais:
The N-band — 73 mentions.
Sloan — 42 mentions.
Paw and that Newsweek article on
alt. music — 21 mentions.
Best definition of "alternative"
ever, so put it to rest. Here be the
benchmark to judge what is not
I went to the Pump and saw Short
Leash, a stylish band lhat seemed
real cool. I don't know what to call
their music but poppers, thrashers,
and metallers all seemed lo like it.
Laurel Card(ex-Bolero Lava), vocalist supreme, sure can belt a lunc
out! I cruised back to the Commodore which was now packed wilh
rabid Byrne fans. Lots of safe-sex
tables in the back, which contrasted
wilh the bozos lhat were leering at
:nlw
A'ith—
"Alternative is music for music's
sake. Commercial Music is music
for money. That's it."
— Rob Wright, Nomeansno
2:30-4:00
A&R HELL!! Entided "Access to Success" I knew I was in for trouble. The
seminar was more annoying lhan my
wristband was getting to be, if that's
possible. A big difference from I
o by bozos who
iclong
;ion ofthe problems of bad A&R
Lots of talk aboul image,
lol of talk aboul
tain they were hanging around ihe
table to chat up women. We also
came to the conclusion that they put
my wristband on extra light because
I got in the conference free, which
explained the purple colour of my
hand. The people I was wilh started a
pool on how long I would lasl before
I chewed the damn thing off! This is
a true test of how much I would go
through to see shows for free.
Byrne was sensational. He did
about seven songs solo, mostly from
llh-Oh, and did a couple of Heads'
songs as well. Out came the mam bo
band, featuring a 4-piece horn <
percussioni
Broke down, got one and gulped it
down in a swallow. Don't ihe organizers of this fest realize lhat while the
music business doesn't run on cocaine (for anyone under 35, anyway)
anymore, il runs on coffee, lhat's for
First session was on do-it-yourself manufacturing; very technical and
under-attended. I' 11 spare you Ihe tech
talk but the gist is these duping and
pressing plants have people there thai
know more about making ihe damn
things than most of you ever will, so
gel their advice before you buy.
You know the Petro-Can ad
where the rock band pulls into the
station, has no bread, but one dude
pulls out a credit card? That guy was
at the conference. Just thought I'd
share that with you. I didn'l have
time to see if he had one of ihose
cards, though.
The indie distribution seminar
was too damn full, so I opted lo goto
the "A&R: Day in the Life." I must
be a sucker for punishment, after
yesterday's A&R thing. Blah, blah,
for the most part. Some good
:rlct
BEST SEMINAR: "Majors: Do We
Need Them?"
Dave Allen (World Domination) and Matt Callahan (Looters, director of Kommotion) stood
oul in their slagging of majors.
Allen, Callahan, Shari Ulrich,
Brad Merrill (54-40), Graham
Henderson (attorney) and Jerry
Raney (Beat Farmers) gave their
horror stories of the majors; there
were very few positive results with
Ihe majors except for Henderson's
Cowboy Junkies' story and the
Loreena McKennitt story.
Allen and Callahan lambasted the majors, especially A&R
people: "A&R people don't have
an ounce of talent" — Allen;
"A&R people don't know music
anymore, they're salesmen" —
Callahan. A lol of artisls lose oul
when companies get sold and key
people are sacked (e.g., Nine Inch
Nails is currently stuck with faux
alternative label Inlerscope due
to this). Many other worthwhile
things were said, t
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4:00-5:00
Toy show! A workshoponDigitech's
Vocalist, a remarkable thing that duplicates harmonies really well. If they
had this in the 60's, Young could
have gotten rid of Crosby, Stills and
Nash, The Mamas & the Papas would
have been The Mama, and ihe olher
Everly brother would be running an
DINNER
Try this. Take some pasta, preferably linguine. Cook it al dente, set it
aside. For each person you're feeding, use the following:
1 clove garlic (fat)
3 marinated artichoke hearts
2 slices sun-dried tomatoes
Chop this and fry il up with ihe pasla,
parmesan cheese, and butler. It is
totally sinful.
8:30-3:00
Gol my media guy perk— a ticket to
see Dave Byrne! I had time to kill, so
The show finished early so I
high-tailed il back to ihe Pump for
the Beat Farmers. Natch, il was sold
out, so I moved over to 86th St. for
SASS! There wasn'tmuch else to do,
so why not? I gol there just in lime to
laugh at all ofthe melal people there
before Sass Jordan came on. She
was definitely on tonight, howling
her gospel-influenced pipes over a
standard formula rock-thing. I decided to do the whole rock-thing, so
I drank more beer and bought some
acid from this sap who was in bad
shape. Rumour had il that Jon Bon
Jovi was there; I wish I coulda got
close enough to drop the aforementioned acid into his drink and watch
him twitch, bul no such luck.
After Sass I walked over to the
Mayhem rave; it was kinda lame. I
put on belter raves two years ago,
facrissakes. No liquor either, dammit.
Once again, rumours abounded about
JBJ being there, but no chance to
dose him (foiled again!).
SUNDAY MAY 3
10:30-2:30
I can't believe there is no coffee
within miles of ihis conference!!!
Closest I came was the thimble-sized
cups Cafe Boom served up for .75g(!).
guys (who are overwhelmingly white
and male, by the way) gel their mills
on it; play live often. The lasl point
makes mosl sense because:
1) You won't make any money
wilh a major, so you gotta tour;
2) The fans you gel from live
shows make up for the lack of promotion these bozos will give your
record (especially if you're Canadian and non-mainstream) before
they drop you from the label;
3) Most of these guys have pretty
healthy drinking problems, so you have
more of a chance getting them to your
bar show lhan listening lo your demo.
I ihen went lo a chat wilh Alternative Tentacles. Basic points made
— majors suck up your royal-
lies, spending them on bad videos you
have noconlrol over and cost too much,
and olher things like flying (US) college music directors to your show, etc.
— some record labels (wilh
two, three-letter names) do this as
well, not paying their artists as a
— you should follow up the
stores where you are playing and
make sure ihey have your stuff in the
stores before the show.
— you won't make any money
playing the Stales bul you'll win
friends and influence people.
— did I mention lhal a certain
record label, whose 6 letters fall in
between R and U in the alphabet,
hasn't been paying their artists?
lksllhing.if you call All. Tent,
they will let you know where the besl
plants are for pressing, contacts, clc,
for free!
do
ies,
pulled the wool over the powers-
ihat-be by submitting an old N-band
recording as their own in a demo-
critiquing session. Apparently, the
panel jusl freaked out, offering everything from new cars lo wheelbarrows
of cash lo ihem before Nardwuar
spilled the beans.
BEST RUMOUR: Thai Sloan
signed lo Geffen for a slupid amount
of money and were makin '_that jour-
I went io the toy show-supreme,
Westex, afler. Lois of new stuff bul
the two standout exhibits were Timeless Instruments, a Tugaske, Sask.
lulhiers' school whose work is magnificent, especially in the mandolin
and acouslic guitar vein, and this
mammolh studio going up in
Kelowna, which'U be a killer when it
I gol totally fed up wilh this
wrilslband, ripped il off in a fit, and
began to realize whal a fucking leg-
hold trap must be like. Then took off
to find a cup o' mud large enough lo
drown a sheep. That was il for me for
this conference. It did suffer a bit
from the LA riols but, overall, there
was a good representation of independent music and a definite feeling
lhal major record labels are fast becoming dinosaurs, as independent
music becomes the best way for musicians to achieve staying power. The
whole shebang was twice as good as
last year's, and if they can solve thai
coffee problem, nexi year's will be
an even better fest.
JUNE0 . _ had always been admirers of Teenage
W Fanclub. For quite a while seeking out their
singles and albums was quite a chore because they were somewhat scarce. Bui suddenly that all changed. There was a distinct time
when it seemed lhat Teenage Fanclub were transformed from being just a band into a band that
mattered, at least in the eyes of the music press. With
the release of their major label debut,
Bandwagonesque, it almost seemed Uke they were
the sacrificial lamb for anyone that would come after
them. Spin declared Bandwagonesque the album of
the yz&r&nA Rolling Stone gave it one and a half stars,
but neither seemed to listen to the songs within. Any
band should enjoy getting written about but in both
cases Teenage Fanclub were only the standard bearer
for the marketing term called alternative rock.
For us Bandwagonesque is not a statement.
There are 11 cool songs contained on this album and
they were created by four individuals with enough
musical sensibility to know whats good and bad.
This is what happened when we shared some fudge
with Brendan (drummer) and Norman Blake on an
Easter Sunday afternoon.
Discorder: First of all, I'm going to ask you
about Don Fleming. Did you enjoy working with
him on the albums?
Brendan: Well, we didn' t work with him on the first
album, in fact we started working with Don after
meeting him at the New Music Seminar, two years
ago in August. We had a mutual friend, a guy called
Dave Barker, who knew Don from when he had
played for Ball. The first album we did ourselves.
Norman: We had met on social networks and got on
quite well wilh him. So, this scheme was hatched lhal
we would record some songs and make a racket. We
were in the studio and we recorded eight songs plus
a version ofthe "Ballad of John and Yoko." We put
it out on a single; it was just a racket. So we did that
with Don and then we took Gumball on tour with us
in Britain. It was fantastic, they are really good guys.
He's going to do our next one as well.
Is the next album going to be in a different direction?
Norman: We'll see what happens. On our last
record we worked much more on the vocals, that was
jusl Don's idea. Before we made that record he'd just
finished the Gumball project so he wanted to do a
more pop-oriented album. Its more fun, and more of
a challenge to him. It was more of a challenge for us
Well what about the legendary Don Fleming
method of recording the songs and learning how
to play them in the van on the way to the show? Is
that just a tall tale?
Norman: That's completely true, for Ball anyway.
That's all they did. On those B.A.L.L. albums they
are just jamming, and then they would sing something over top of 'em. It really works! I mean, that's
how we did our B-side of the 12" single "God Knows
It's True" on the track "Ghetloblaster."
OK, I know you hate talking about Big Star, but
I'm going to ask you about this concept. There arc
bands that come along that arc revered by
critics, for example the Velvet Underground around 1983 had everyone talking about how great they were, and i
its Big Star. Well, I have this theory
that the next band will be Television.
What do you think?
Norman: Honestly, 1 think that's just
the way that critics really work. It's
just a crazy thing, people like to have
impressions of groups and they like to
have been into something lhat nobody
else is inlo.
Brendan: The bizarre thing aboul it
is lhat they pick on groups for sound
ing retro, and then in the same phrase they talk
about how great Big Slar or the VU are, which is
them being retro themselves.
Norman: When the Velvet Underground were
happening, the greats of rock were the big thing,
like Yes and Genesis, and the Velvets just wanted
to be a rock and roll band.
Well, you are sort of like that too because dance
music is now happening.
Norman: Maybe, anyway lots of people revered
the Velvet Underground but they were basically a
rock and roll band bashing away at the bass and
guitars. And only now are people making a big
thing out of them, they're just a band. I think that's
all they ever thought they were even though they
were relatively unsuccessful and doing rock and
roll differently.
Big Star were the same, they listened to the
Beatles and the Kinks but they didn't emulate
them. They are not the Beatles and the Kinks they
are fucking Big Star. Their records were different,
Hike those records. We got a real slag in the British
press about emulating them but we like those
Its funny because Spin gave you record of the
year, and at the same time you got only one and
a half stars from Rolling Stone. I know it doesn 't
really mean much but it's somewhat ironic.
Norman: Its actually good in a way, it makes the
record a lot cooler.
Brendan: The album wasn 't even out when Spin
reviewed it, il's just them trying lo make a statement. It means as much as the Rolling Stone thing.
Norman: We thought it was funny and because of
it we have gotten a lot belter reaction. It's cool
because Jody Stephens [Big Star drummer] got in
touch with our manager to thank us because Big
Star have never sold as many records in Britain as
they are now.
Don't you guys have a single coming out on K
records?
Norman: Yeah, next month, a version of "Free
Again" an Alex Chilton song, and on the other side
"Bad Seeds" a Beat Happening song. We like Beat
Happening a lot, they're a reaUy greal group.
So what's your relationship like with the British press? Do they love you or do they hate you?
Norman: It's sort of a mutual business relation-
Brendan: They'll put us in the papers if it sells
papers. It's bizarre, all over the worid people read
the British music press but reaUy it is not very well
Norman: It's totally corrupt I mean we did a
front cover a while back and it was basically
bought by our UK label, Creation Records.
Brendan: It was bought for practically the price
of a full page ad and ii was ihe front cover.
Docs that happen on a lot of different levels?
Norman: Almost every front cover is like
that. The record companies pay for it...I guess
it actually is advertising: a way for bands and
writers to make a name for themselves.
Do you think it's good to manipulate that?
Norman: Everyone does: the band, the producers, the record companies. Its a real industry and it happens at all levels. We were on
Saturday Nig hi Live not because we are a good
band but because Geffen is friends with the
producer.
Brendan: Also, people in thepress say "if you
do this small article on this band, we will give
you an interview with ihis group." That's what
happens, it's a business. Record companies
don't think aboul music, they think about
Norman: Yel, we are somewhat distanced
from it all; in Glasgow we are 5,000 miles away
from our label. We don't live in London where
the music business scene is so they can't really
hassle us. We just sort of parted company with
our manager because he had a different vision
of us as a band within the industry. He saw us
becoming really big overnight...superstars. We
couldn't realistically see ourselves doing that.
We just wanted to make our record and keep
things at a fairly controllable level.
Well, you are. I mean, you managed to put
out this record and someone will want to put
out your next record, so if that's how you
by Nicholas Bragg
Norman: That's it exactly.
Does the indie scene operate differently in
the UK?
Brendan: It's different because England is
smaller, and you can actually be on an independent and survive. Your records can be distributed quickly, and be available all over the
country.
Norman: Plus, there's a lot of labels over
there: Paperhouse, Seminal Twang, Creation,
4AD...
What about at the band level, American
bands versus UK bands? You always hear
about British bands being fascinated with
American culture and, likewise, American
bands fascinated with playing in England.
Brendan: Bands are bands really.
Norman: It's just rock and roll really. The
Beatles and the Stones.
Well, we find that here in Vancouver, British bands really do well. There's a fascination for them.
Brendan: Yeah, and I watched that music
channel of yours, Much Music?... and there are
people who are massive here, who I've never
heard of before in my life.
That's the way it is here, it's sort of set up to
foster our own talent. It's unusual though
because itsort of stigmatizes the bands. One
final question though, is being in a rock
and roll band the best thing in the world?
Norman: Of course.
Brendan: It's one of the best jobs in
the world.
But is it just a job now?
Norman: It's always been a job
but now we get paid for it
j       Well ifyou weren't in a rock and
roll band what would you do?
and Michael Leduc
the cruel
elephant
the only alternative nightclub
Back to life...in with the new! yet another darn cool month
of cool rocknroll but enough of this rock crap, lefsboogie...
tues june 2 CHEAPDISCONOCOVER'70'S and back to rock
on wed 3 these girls rock! SHE w/ long beach californian
surf punk rastas SUBLIME w/ COILER OF THE GODS (a tribute
to led zeppelin by some of Vancouver's most imprtant
musicians, spanning the years ofthe "zep"-show at 10 !-full
production special effects-weehaa!)thurs. june 4 sub
pop recording artists from florida REIN SANCTION w/
detroits FOR CHRIST'S SAKE w/ CAUSTIC THOUGHT and
now for something completely different fri. june 5 one of
this town's most original new(ish) bands on a rollercoaster
of a show: nettwerk/scratch recording artists ITCH w/
matador recording legends( 13th year!) TOILING MIDGETS
w/ that guy from texas that opened for bob mould, texas
hotel recording artist VIC CHESNUTT sat. june 6 ever want
to feel the music ofthe bayou. but don't have the time but
do have the acid, dig this: mint recording artists
WINDWALKER w/ flipside recording artists from long beach,
ca: THE PAPER TULIPS w/ san fran s OVARIAN TROLLEY and
no we're not stopping the unstoppable: tues 9
CHEAPDISCONOCOVER70'S wed 10 one of victoria's great
new bands, damn it. they're funking good: SPIRAL JETTY
w/ ELECTRIC EYE w/ THIEVES OF SILENCE thurs 11 the
humble cruel elephant will be broadcast all across the
largest country in the world when CJSF does a live radio
recording of ALICE UNDERGROUND w/ CHROME DOG w/
SLUDGE fri 12 cool show of the month award goes to:
amphetamine reptile recording artists from new york
SURGERY w/ sub pop recording artists KREVISS w/ ELVIS
LOVE CHILD (ok. we give several of those awards out
every month, but you get the idea) sat 13 if you like
rockinpsychobillykindashow you'll really dig this: CHRIS
HOUSTON AND HIS EVIL TWANG w/ Spokane's amazing 10-
piece BLACK HAPPY tues 16 disco 'till you drop
CHEAPDISCONOCOVER70S wed 17 power pop night!!!
THE SWEATERS w/way out recording artists from victoria
THE SHOW BUSINESS GIANTS w/ victoria's VINAIGRETTES
now you're thinking what more could there possibly be in
this world full of rock-type music? well, thurs 18 AGENT
ORANGE w/ SONIC BRAIN JAM w/ NOISE FLOOR need
we say more? hell yeah- this time no border hassle, it will
come to be on fri 19 Portland's danceparty machine
SWEATY NIPPLES w/ SINNER'S SQUAD sat 20 cargo/
headhunter label recording artists the excellent, not to
be missed HEDGEHOG w/ nettwerk recording artists from
chilliwack. shindig winners MYSTERY MACHINE tues 23
CHEAPDISCONOCOVER'70'S wed 24 roots rockabilly with
a serious edge HAROLD NIX helped out by JOHN CARD
and ZIGGY SIGMUND w/ guests thurs 25 local rock show!
BIG TALL GARDEN w/ victorias GRUMP w/ DROP DOLLS fri
26 all the way from Seattle a funkinkiller band THE HUNGRY
CROCODILES w/ JOHN THE BAPTIST sat 27 heavy heavy
rock, suprise. it's POISON IDEA! w/ a&m recording artists
RANDOM KILLING and to top off a great month, a last in
the SUNDAY SERVICES: a band that makes me salivate
with anticipation; ex-rapeman/scratch acid from Chicago
THE JESUS LIZARD w/guests.
well, that's all for this month., .it's going to be a hot one and
we have the air conditioning fixed and a wack o'cool
bands lined up for july including the NCRC week of shows
(july 8-11) and how about a hand to the only band from
BC to be accepted to the most important music festival in
north america, new york's new music festival has TANKHOG
to deal with, we wish them luck, and we love you.
TEENAG^OlVfANCLUB
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WEZgjgsWzsiJi BAD CRAHNESS AT THE ESP FAIR
JUNE
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KEN WILLIAMS
(604) 687-3393
- 1831 RODSOH Street. Vancouver. B.C. V_G tE4
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f I "I   of room for all sorts of human traffic. However, it is scarier to realize that at least
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municipality.
I did not plan to attend the ESP Fair as an absolute skeptic but I must admit that my suspicions
as to the legitimacy of the event were aroused when I saw advertisements in the various local print
media for the ESP fair. I would have presumed that real psychics would have "felt" it coming and
fortune-tellers and seers of every sort would have converged in this psychic epicenter all on their
But, these psychics were apparently not so enlightened.
I warned my colleagues
who wanted to join me in exploration of this ESP mecca: "1
expect there will be many savage bastards there," cautioning,
"even I won't be able to endure
the evening and remain rational
without being calmed with
plenty of methaqualone." Having also explained plans of my
psychic safari to Nardwuar, he
immediately showed interest
and wanted lo take a video-
camera along to document out
trip. It was Friday, March 13th, so already the planets were aligned in our favour, plus it seemed
like a good idea to have a visual record just in case the second coming happened while
The evening began with an archetypal "inward journey" taken by myself, Nardwuar and
three friends, down a long and tasteless corridor within an equally gaudy pavilion. Long murals
hung from the walls around us which stunk of poorly spent tax dollars, all, I imagine, suggested
by the architect's alcoholic spouses who were having affairs with the artists while Canada Place
was being conveniently built. There's always a reason behind bad government art.
The first phenomena occurred when our arduous walk through the blithe hell of Canada
Place ended, and an apparent wise-worn an
extracted a toll of seven dollars from ourl
pockets and bade the guardian at the door
to allow us entry into the Psychic Fair.
Once inside, my fellow travellers and I
marvelled with nausea at the world we
had sought to enter: all was mysterious,
some was curious, none was free. The fair
area itself was quite massive with rows
and rows of cubicles where the various
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Rita Johnson look-alikes adorned in scarfs
with thick, Eastern-European accents was not far off. Most of these Gypsies had gone to the
expense of putting up cheesy satin or velvet signs behind them saying who they were and what
their craft was. The problem now was to decide which of the many hundred dollar avenues was
the truest path to the revelation of our futures. There's no such thing as a free lunch and apparently
there's no such thing as free salvation. One sign we came across read "Past Life Regression and
Aura Fluff: $35." This aura fluff involved no magic wand or symbol laden ritual, like one would
Many raise prophets will arise ana lead many astray.
Ana because wickedness is multiplied, most mens love
will grow cold, out lie who endures to the end will
be saved
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of money disappearing   and changing hands that would have made both Harry
Blackstone and Tom Vu envious. It was then I began to detect the redolent stink of greed that
hung heavy in the air, like cattle defecation in an August heat. These mediums and telepaths
had set up their booths and sold their wares in the tradition of snake-oil salesmen with about
much dignity as commgooanhandling beggars; levels of mendacity to make Tennessee
jJVilhams turn in his grave.
Around this time, out of the comer of my eye, I
ted a booth where a smirking youth stood behind
,* _ crystal ball and a computer. "Nardwuar," I mo-
) 1^^*^   <n\ tioncd, "look at that smart-alec kid." The kid
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4}t. A        \j&*    vjn\ computer sel up to a crystal ball, and as
"^ «*/-»    ^^_*       i_'\. Nardwuar was checking to see where
s were going I pressed the
:-alec for further informa-
Apparently his compu-
ter-cum -Noslredamus owned
by his father, who was out for
coffee, would read your palm and
the computer would tabulate the results on the printer. We demanded a free
demonstration and the kid—who already
looked afraid of ourpresence—capitulated easily. My colleagues objected to me being the test
subject for the computer because sedatives had bent
brain and I would definitely invalidate the readings.
Nardwuar, therefore, agreed enthusiastically lo be the guinea
pig. As he put his hand on the crystal ball it lit up and sure enough, the printer began to chum
out a report. While the kid tried to inveigle us with some psychic double-talk, the printer
suddenly jammed, the computer snapped, and we cheered loudly from the sidelines as
Nardwuar's mind and the computer were locked in some kind of psychic mortal combat;
Nardwuar had beat the machine at its own game. The fanfold paper came wildly flying oul of
the printer just in time for the father to come back with his coffee and see his paraphernalia in
meltdown. After rudely telling us lo
get our cameras out of his face-— he
seemed to mean it—we decided to
leave him, and his disobedient child,
alone with the ramshackle computer.
As Nardwuar was having his
tarot-cards read and his fortune decided, I spotted another booth which
was advertising an "Ion Shower",
which looked like nothing more
than a Water Pik™. No water or
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shower-head when supposedly
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We also came across a
full figured witch named J. Lee
Hall who drew psychic portraits at $75 a crack that apparently showed past lives. Hall
offered her guarantee that the
crayons she was doodling with
were guided solely by the Holy
Trinity, and that to purchase
her past-life portraits, wilh or
without veneer, was to purchase redemption. In addition to this modem, female
equivalent to Chaucer's Pardoner, there were plenty of
merchants and hucksters
selling ointments, health
foods, gemslon es andnew-
age books; hundreds of
^        books all, apparently, offering bona fide routes to
"a new birth." There were
tarot card readers and
palm-readers  by  the
dozen but the only amazing discoveries by these
mentalists was the vast
the charlatan who operated the gimmick had to pay.
There was also a pretty wide spectrum of weird science lo be seen. A lecture area off lo
the side of the auditorium featured a number of guest speakers with most of these lectures being
pretty dry. No spoon-bending parlour tricks, just a host of self-motivation speakers lhat you
could see for free on late-night television. However, there were a few exceptions: one man
conducted a lecture on "Optimum Health with Steam"; another woman named LaFaye Fouls,
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medication was taking effect I was sure she was going to do the Dance of the Seven Veils, bul
she instead related her experience of performing Shiatsu on pets. Even the ironic Hare
Krishna's were there, who had a rhythmic jam session and didn'l say anything aside from their
cryptic chanls.
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Nardwuar, our friends and I could lake). We had seen one loo many people wearing pyramids
on their heads or ankhs around their necks whilst trying to push us herbal tablets lo improve
our auras or the new-age books that changed their lives. Its nothing new for people lo cling to
the outskirts of reason when they've been rejected by the middle roads. And its nothing new
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Two of them are "clean-cut undergraduate types" {thanks, A. Varty) and
two of them are earnest young media
Tom Maginnis and Chris
Colbourn are from the rock band Buffalo Tom, Rory Tait and his photographer pal Joel form the Discorder media entourage. A tape recorder is set
up and the waiter arrives. Tom contemplates ordering a clubhouse, but
settles on a chicken salad sandwich,
whileChris orders acheeseburger with
fries and mustard. Rory and Joel, not
wanting to be overly imposing on the
PolyGram tab, jusl order cokes.
Bill Janovitz is conspicuously
absent. Cut to hotel room, where loud
snores can be heard. A young man is
crashed out on the bed. Cul back to
lounge, where the interview is about
lo begin...)     •
I |~w I n your first two albums
vJM (Self-titled release on SST
' ' with      the      follow-up
Birdbrain on Beggars Banquet)
you worked with ...Mascis. What
made you decide to change producers for this album?
Tom: Well, J. was getting on our
nerves, and we got in big fistfights...
so we fired him. Nah, we just wanted
to do something else. He was busy
doing his stuff and Sean [Slade] was
the engineer on the other two
records; he and Paul are part owners
of Fort Apache Studios. A lot of
indie bands record there, lots of
local bands.
Sort of like Reciprocal in Seattle.
Tom: Yeah, it's not real slick or
anything, it was started by a group
of local musicians who wanted to
get into recording, and they're into
collecting old instruments and amps
which are all sitting around... you
can just plug stuff in and see what
comes out. It's not real expensive,
so you don't feel really pressured
like in some bigger studios where
you feel like you have to get your
money's worth. It's really relaxed,
and it's close to where we.live.
Chris: We recorded the basics for
this one at a studio called Dreamland
out in Woodstock. It's a really cool
old church lhat they took all the
pews out of. It's all wood inside...
we got some really different sounds
out of it.
What's J.Mascis really like?
Chris: Totally retarded.
The last time Dinosaur was here
J. did some interviews and he
wouldn't answer any questions,
he'd just mumble "yes" or "no."
Tom: He just doesn't like doing
interviews that much. He's just uncomfortable around people he
doesn 't know. Once you get to know
him, he's just a normal guy.
I just wondered how he was in the
studio, 'cause it seems to me a
producer needs to be able to communicate...
Tom: Well, we didn't really want
someone who would be taking over
or anything... so we felt pretty safe
that way, but it's not the other extreme. I think he spent half his time
cracking jokes and making fun of
us. He's just a normal guy.
Let Me Come Over is a lot clearer
and in some cases mellower than
your previous albums. Have you
found you've lost some of your fan
base who liked you because you
sounded like Dinosaur Jr.?
Chris: Yeah, I'm sure. It was definitely a conscious decision to try a
different sound because we didn't
want to make a third album like the
first two. And we don'l
repeat the third record either. Most
of our favouite bands' records are
the first record or two, and we
knew that we'd open up to a lot of
other people too because it':
accessable in the traditional
It's a tricky thing, but we have to
move on always, no matter what it
is... next year it's synthesizers.
Tom: Yeah, we got this dance thing
I
worked out... I won't be actually
playing on the next album, it'll
be all samples.
Chris: And it's polka for '94!
Where do you get the inspiration
for your lyrics?
Tom: Chris writes some of the lyrics, but Bill writes most of them. It's
pretty personal stuff but it's not really surface-type stuff; it's not really
telling a story or about one experience. It's more impressionistic: a
whole bunch of things that are going
on in his life, or other people he
knows. It can be such a mish-mash,
Bill probably couldn't even tell you.
If you asked "What's this song
about," I don'l think he could say
just one thing.
Some of it's very stream-of-
consciousness. Hopefully it's not so
surfacy or preachy, or anything, that
you'd get real sick of it... that's what
we're trying to avoid. But I'm really
just a bystander here trying to figure
out how he writes lyrics. Most of the
time I don'l even figure out what
Bill's singing until we're recording
it and I can finally hear the words.
Chris: We don't use lyric sheets,
and a lot of it is just images and
sounds of words. I think Bill and 1
have a similar kind of view on using
words for the way they look, the way
they sound, and the feeling you get
from them, not necessarily a story.
The music usually gives you an image, and I usually take it from there.
I usually only write the lyrics out the
day before we perform the song.
But I'm surprised sometimes
by how little some people seem lo
get oul of our songs. One of the
things we've always liked is that the
lyrics are open, and they can
different things to everybody.
Have you been doing a lot of shows
in Europe?
Chris: Yeah, we've done four or
five major tours of Europe, and this
is only our second tour of North
America. For bands like us Europe
is a good place. In a short amount of
time we've made a lol of headway
with lots of radio play and a lot more
people coming to the shows.
Have you found that you get odd
takes on lyrics or song titles from
people whoaren'tfluentin English?
It seems that you're usually just
judged on your music. Do you think
that might change ifyou published
the lyrics in your albums?
Chris: Bill's not too into that, but
I'd be all for that kind of thing. I'd
probably be into having a couple of
Last show I noticed Chris had little whale stickers on his bass. Is
this related to the fact that whaling was a major industry in New
England?
Chris: Yeah, I can't remember who
gave me the whale things, but I did
notice that when we played with
Miracle Legion their bass man
had puffy whales on his bass
Tom: Maybe you started something, Chris?
Chris: Yeah, I think I've started
a little revolution, allhough
they've started to fall off,
they're an endangered species.
It's my little cause, dolphins
Are you doing other shows
by
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o_o_i
with Sebadoh?
Chris: Yeah, five shows, west
coast. We've played with them
before over the years.
Chris: Yeah, which I love... it's really
interesting. The first year I used to think
"Oh no, you're missing the point," but
that's okay... their inteipretation is as
valid as anyone else's. Whenour record
gets sold inJapan.wehavetosubmit our
lyrics because they print them in Japanese A friend of mine has translated
them back into English and she said it's
really weird how they
I think language is really:
lines here and there. Some people
don't investigate it at all unless it's
written out for them, but it's a tough
debate. Sometimes I think that the
guitars are so loud thatno-one's checking out the lyrics, which is a shame.
Why do you bend over backwards
when you do your vocals? Do you
have better diaphragm control?
Chris:\ thought we'd got a way from
esting. It's not something we take
lightly, by any means, but we almost
want to push people lo look further and
use their imagination. REM records
are always a good example... I always
got off way more on the early stuff,
whereit'sjustimages.andthenittumed
into this preachy thing. It was always
so much more interesting when it was
left open.
that... that was lasl year! It depends
on our alcohol intake ofthe day, but
it does feel good to sing that way
Have you ever fallen over?
Chris: (mumbles) Maybe a couple of
Tom: (laughing) Yeah.maybe... righl.
Chris: Maybe if I remembered.
Is there a feud between Lou
(Barlow, ex-member of Dinosaur
Jr. and lead singer/guitarist or
Sebadoh) and J.Mascis, and if so,
which side are you on?
Chris: Yes, and we're on... No, when
you work really closely with someone, and obviously both Lou and J.
are both really talented individual
artists, some tensions can build up.
They're different people and being
in a van together for a couple of
years can sorta wear on you. But I
don't think deep down they really
hate each other, or disrespect each
other, or anything. We've played
with both bands and we're friends
with both guys.
Do you still not use set lists on
stage?
Chris: Not any more! We're no
longer the Grateful Dead of indie
rock. It got lo the point where we
taking too long on stage to
decide what to play next. And when
you've got three records, so much lo
choose from, you start lo forget stuff.
The show goes a little quicker now.
What was the longest time you
spent on stage trying to decide what
to play?
Chris: Pretty long... for encores we
don't use set lists. We sit up there a
good... ten minutes. We're usually
so deaf anyway we're saying
"What? What? What do you wanna
play?"
Has Melody Maker's endorsement
of Buffalo Tom being "the best
band in the world" helped you, or
has it just been a big pain in the
butt?
Chris: Sally Margaret Joy. ..I'll never
forget that woman, we owe her. That
was a liny thing in a review lhat was
kinda jokey anyway. I don't think
anyone took it lhal seriously.
Joel {Discorder photographer): A
friend of mine was buying a ticket
at Ticketmaster, and the guy in the
booth was looking at the computer
and he said "It says here they're
the next Nirvana"!
Chris: That was on the computer?
"Hmm... I think I'U see Buffalo Tom, what are they like?"
"They're the next N-Band."
"Hmm, okay, I'U lake it!"
Oh my god, sad but true. Witfc
our year almost done, we've proven
that we're not the next N-band, we're
the next, uh... Squirrelbait!
Squirrelbait? Are they still together?
Chris: Nope. And long forgotten by
most people.
What do you do when you're not
doing band stuff? Or are you ever
not doing band stuff?
Tom: It's getting less and less.
Chris: We've been touring for a long
time but we have jobs at home, or we
used to... and Bill and Tom are getting married!
Tom: Not this year.
Chris: Oh, right, Tom's next year,
BUl's this year. Which means they
have lady-friends... but it's pretty
normal stuff. We don't practice a lot,
we mostly work when we get home.
If you could write an article for
Sassy, what would it be called and
what would you say?
Tom: It would be caUed "Cute Bass
ist Alert With Chris Colbourn".
Chris: Oh really! I can't believe it:
You really would?
Tom: With a big, fuU-page photo
Chris: And they'd still cul me out
and put you in. Wouldn't it be "Fash
ion Tips"? "A Hundred Ways To
Take Care Of Your Hair On Tour'?
Tom: Yeah. Hair care.
Chris: "A Hundred Ways To Score
Big On Tour"?
Tom: Wow, I ihink you know a little,
bit more about lhat!
Chris: Oh, reaUy! How ironic of you
to say lhat.
Tom: I would write il, bul I'd say
"According toChris Colburn, he find.-:
the best line is... "
Chris: "... would you Uke to meei
Tom Maginnis, Really Cuie Drum
mer? I can arrange it!"
I was going to ask Bill if he h.< a
large collection of baseball caps
but I sec Chris has one in hi.-
Chris: Righl, I've gol my Red Sox one
but B ill does ha ve a lol of them, I al w:i\ s
lose them. People take them off the
stage... that's been happening a lot this
year. People are taking our cloihes oft
the stage, and it's nol even like a rock
thing, it's like "Yeah, ii'sfree." It's not
"Yeah, I've got the Buffalo Tom gu>' s
stuff," it's just "this is free."
This shirt, someone look it in
Glasgow. I was coming off the stage
and I saw some person take my shirt.
I'm Uke "No! Il's my shirt! It's the
only long-sleeved shirtl have!"I had
to go through the crowd and say
"Excuse me, I don't wanl to gel in a
fighlor anything, butthat'smy shirt."
He had il underneath his jacket and
goes "What? Oh, yeah... here ii is."
Buffalo Tom returns to Vancouver's
Commodore Ballroom, wilh My
Bloody Valentine and Yo La Tengo.
Juty]- _«.
JUNE(|> fter the press I had
read on Ms. Love
(Mrs. Kobain), interviews and what
, I expected a
heady chat with an outspoken feminist wilh a bad attitude. Especially
after my referral to her asa "N-band
mattress" and a "Hole—in both respects of the word" I was sure she
would verbaUy rip me limb from
limb or, worse yet, send Mark
Lanegan afterme. However, wasn't
I surprised to find out that our confrontation, via phone to my house
from her posh Seattle hotel suite
where her and Kurdt gorged on fresh
salmon and cheeseburgers, was simply a forum for us to acquaint ourselves and comment on one anoth-
While Kurdt tried to sleep.
e, which I don't
mind, and he only likes this one kind
of nylon. He doesn't Uke the garters
and to dress up, he just likes this
suburban >
Well, hopefully something comes
about with his Lydia Lunch collaboration.
The whole thing with him is that
he's been obsessed with her for a
reaUy long time. I always seem to
get the guys that are my foxcore
friends' rejects, because all of us in
foxcore have shared. Me, Finch [L7]
and Kat [Babes In Toyland], we've
aU had repeated boyfriends. Sometimes they're mine first so it's not
Uke I get aU the seconds, but in
Kat's case she always gets my sec-
of the dress thing which has been
talked about a lot, I can't shut up
about it. See, the war of the dress is
aboul to enter into a new realm....
I can't wait.
... and I don't care if you beUeveme
or not but I'm telling you this and
il's the fucking God's truth. Madonna offered me $ 1,000,000 to be
on her label and I said no way. I
actually made her talk to me a couple times, I got her phone number
Can I have it?
Yeah it might be disconnected now
because I gave it to Dave Grohl (N-
band drummer).
And has he been making obscene
phone calls?
touch and the whole reason I didn't
wanl to do il was because it was a
What she sees is that I can't
put on my makeup and I'll look Uke
a battered 12 year old rape victim,
and I'm blonde, and she wants aU
blonde images to subscribe to her.
And I tell her my Ufe story, all of a
sudden she turns up in Portland, in a
movie, playing a misfit punk-rock
murderess.
Now I don't care ifyou don't
believe me but she's eating me alive
and I won't let her do it. And that's
why I'm going to do Vanity Fair. If
I go in Vanity Fair and I wear that
dress, once and for aU, no one can
ever take it from me again. Not only
Kat, but Madonna too. And that's
the one reason I want to do it because goddamnit I stole that dress
Well, you guys aren't straightedge, so...?
According to you we 're nol. I hated
that I had to move. If I hadn't have
moved I'd have got the same
amount of British Press, I'd have
sold them the same motherfuckin'
record, the only thing different
So, this is kind of lame, I
have a lot to prove now. Lightning
doesn't strike twice in the same
famUy plus I don't even want it to.
He didn't wanl to get bigger than
the Pixies and neither do I.
I think it's weird how the
Hole thing has metamorphasized
(<cThzrt is only one sort ojiovt
—Francois cL
cowRtp&y
into totally being my band. A lot of
it has to do with Eric: he hates
talking lo press and hates taking
pictures, and Eric's reaUy my partner in this. Carolyn, as much as I
love her, is getting a lol better...we
have to gel new wave, I'm really
I hate the tempo on ou
record, il's so fucking slow and
intolerable. And I notice aU
girls lend todo this, il's
totaUy a girl
Courtney and I had a fairly lengthy
conversation—21/2 hours—regarding Hole, her pregnancy, foxcore,
her being deemed ihe first woman
to smash a guitar in England (Yes,
before Quatro, Wendy O. and Joan),
my Leaving Trains article (in which
'he said quotes appeared) and the
rape of a girl in Reno by two men
inging "PoUy." Heavy stuff.
When she initially startled me
at work with a "Hi, this is N-band's
mattress," when I answered the
phone, I was aU but certain it wasn't
Courtney. But, once my suspicions
were confirmed that it was indeed
Courtney who phoned Discorder
obtaining my phone# I readied myself on the defense for what I thought
was going to be an ugly conversation... 1 couldn't have been farther
off the mark.
Discorder: I must admit I was
quite surprised to hear from you
today.
Courtney: WeU, Mark Lanegan was
saying, "Yeah, I saw this Leaving
Trains ihing and James said he's
^onna beal up Kurdt, so I'm gonna
go kick his ass," and I'm sure James
.ally means it.
Oh yeah, tough James. I'd be
-:<.-ared of a guy wearing pantyhose
and a skirt.
I ley, I knew about lhat before anybody and beheve me I was oulla
'here. I don't mind boys that wear
dresses butman the pantyhose thing,
are you kidding? That was reaUy
So James is for real then?
What's really intriguing about him
is that: a) he was really smart; b) he
was really ugly; c) he was really
unambitious; and d) he had reaUy
wacky sexual predUeclions, that
bordered on the crepuscular. He's
So, is she gonna get Kurdt too?
No, no, no, he's untouched by the
foxcore nation. He only use to like
troll girls, Juliana Hatfield-type
[Blake Babies]. He went out with
someone in Bikini KU1 but she
doesn't count because being a brat
is nol [the same as] being a feminist.
So how do you distinguish bc-
being bratty and being a
feminist?
When precocious turns to preten-
I resort to the bralliness some-
but I'm 5'9" so no one be-
Ueves me. And I have ihc whole war
I don'l know bul I'll give il lo you.
I caUed it once and she was there.
This is her New York number
[number withheld from publication
for obvious reasons]. What are you
going to talk to her about anyway ?
I 'II talk to her about underground
Oh, see that's herproblem, you don't
want lo do that and I figured out
why. The minute I said no [to signing on to her label] she went after
Daisy Chainsaw, which just goes to
show you somelhing: the whole reason her people are so fucking out of
from Christina Amphlett [Divinyls]
in 1982.... When new wave hit Portland, I went to see the Divinyls and
she was wearing thai dress. The
dress is a black velvet number with
a coUar and cuffs, il makes me look
Uke a 12 year old. Before Christina
Amphlett, Edith Piaf wore th at dress.
Why do you want to look 12
though?
Nol that I'm trying to make a fashion statement but people do make
fashion statements: Thurston [Sc
Youth] wears parkas, Kurdt
fuzzy sweaters, Mark Arm
[Mudhoney] wears stripey
shirts. You get this one
Uttle affectation and
But it seems
foxcore scene is
wearing dresses.
Not L7. There is a definite hne between those of us
who do and those of us whodon't
and ihe only ones that do are me and
Kat, and then some of the 3rd generation   [foxcore  bands).  Cuz
Frightwig is like ihegrandmas, right,
so the 3rd generation is like Calamity Jane and Bikini KiU.
Janet went to see ihem [Bikini
Kill] and two of them were wearing
the motherfucking dress. Not only
thai but Bikini Kill bleach their hair
and are strippers in Portland, and
they're planning to move to DC,
which I thought was my political
party. So, they sort of mix it up
between being the biggest bitch in
town but also being accepted by Ian
Mackaye because it's very 90's.
But everybody's trying to be like
Ian Mackaye though?
would be that I wouldn't have
gotten into the same industry;
I wouldn't have gotten the
loney opportunities.
Maybe that'
advantage, m
ting    tl
press, because
to get
the people
that got that
press initially are
being disscd on.
.they're just w
The thing is I'm
ut I really wish my husband
was in Some Velvet Sidewalk or
something because you should
only go oul wilh guys in bands lhat
are jusl a little bit bigger than you;
smaller preferably.
14 ES^gsrajj^jj Covrt-ney: Heavy *ifh foffy.
<B<ysc weakness thing; they write songs in
E and they play that tempo. I mean
guys stay in their room for 3 years
and girls go oul. And so they don't
get the same abiU ty to play hot leads
and technicaUy be reaUy good.
Yeah, but ifyou want to play hot
I knew that if we started in
Seattle, or MinneapoUs, or Vancouver that immediately people would
have gone "Oh" (said with some
interest). In some ways it was good
because there was no scene and in
some ways it was good because it
gave me room to be more deriva-
/ but there arc a thousandr copies*
tfa%gchefouandd
But that's the way it's turning out
though.
Yeah, that's the way it's turning out
but when L7 started, sinceJennifer's
contribution is bigger than Suzie's,
Jennifer should have her own band.
Jennifer should have her own band
in a lot of ways 'cuz she really does
wear dresses, she just refuses lo.
Every Christmas I give her dresses,
and nighties, and bras just to remind
i her of her gender. I've known her
for ten years you know and she used
to be a girl.
So did Kurdt marry you for your
money or because you're the best
fuck in the world?
No, cuz we're best friends.
I  Best friends? Best friends don't
more episodes of Cops come from
Portland than I have any other
city.
Last lime we were there Jerry A
took us lo his house which is totally,
anally clean and he made us a big
spaghetti dinner; salads, spaghetti,
garUc bread; he spent all day making this dinner, il was really nice.
The funny thing is that years
ago I was going to move up
here[Seattle] but I don't even want
to live here because first of aU everyone does drugs here and everyone
thinks it's just a Utile city fuU of
Utile Mark Arm's running around
being English majors. It's totaUy
not, it's a fucking Utile city full of
Stone Gossards [Pearl Jam] running
around in leather pants trying to be
rock stars and il always has been.
So, you were basically trying to
shatter a myth?
WeU, yeah, lhat's a really sick value
system we cater to that we can give
15 year old girls hope because they
think they can marry rock stars now.
The whole point of it, what I was
saying, is you shouldn't want lo
marry a rock slar, that's totaUy
inadvertant, you should be a rock
star. I think somebody in Bikini KiU
said, and it's a reaUy good quote,
that "being sexy and being a woman
is completely subversive all into
itself."
So basically, as a band, you're
trying to influence other people to
leads you might as well play in a
metal band.
Yeah, I know who wants to play, hot
leads, no shit. My point being is, JiU
jusl quit and she never liked it. We
openedforMudhoney and shedidn'l
even know who Mudhoney was.
The problem with LA people is
they're sofucking lame, they're beyond lame, bul it's the only
didn't gel kicked oul of. Only
now, 3 years later, do
seU out the Whis-
waich myself as
be a
Mudhoney
ripoff band.
Even though
enough to be
a Mudhoney
aUy pissy because people would
s and I used to
think, "They're so sexist;
they're so lame." And then I
reaUzed, "No, they can'l
love it's going so slow.
We might as weU be
fuckin'Saint Vitus."
When I
JLOItE
get married, they move in with
one another, realize they hate each
other after 4 months, and then
fight over cable and phone bills.
Well, me and Kat were besl friends
for almost ten years and if we'd
have been different sexes I'd bel
we'd have got married. Instead, we
jusl fight over who's going lo be a
star, but I'm out of that. She can be
sexy, I'm cheetah. I'm having a
I know, you're expecting in about
August?
I can't play the Reading Festival [because of it]. I'm going to call the baby My
Ruined Career.
No, don't do
No il won't because wc
gol this house in the country
and it won't even know. By the
\, Kurdt's not even going
have a career anymore, and nei-
Nevermind will be in salcbins.
No, that wiU probably always be a
novelty classic of the year that punk
truly died... "and yourdad killed it!"
That would be great for show and
tell. So who's doing the second
Hole album for you guys?
Nobody famous al aU. I wanl lo try
and find a cheap studio in Portland,
or something, an 8 track, and really
piss Geffen off.
It's never been this hub of true coolness one bit. And Minneapolis has
more of that bul then Minneapolis is
fucking pretentious I'd much rather
live in LA which is jusl insane. LA
is like Uving in a vacuum; it's totally
fucking martian.
So what was your first impression when you read my article,
were you pissed off?
No, of course nol. The only thing
thai really bugsmc is when people
call me fat, and they can't do that
anymore. I thought your "Top Ten"
list was bogus though, the only
thing funny about it was the Belly
Ford part. I'm totally not insulted,
okay, I mean I can laugh at myself
harder than anybody else.
Do you want mc to explain why
we did Sassy! I jusl thought "Wow,
this will really give 15 year old girls
help, that ihey can be obnox ious geek s,
not even lhat pretty, they can be chec-
coflhc.
do the same thing that y
Well.no.'cu/.IrcaUywant
a greal rock record. I lisle
Breeders and that's oi
girls, Kim Deal I'm meaning, I can
think of that writes songs so well
she actually influences other people, boys included, to rip her off.
There's jusl nol enough good
songwriling going on.
So why do you think Kim Deal
stays with the Pixies when she's so
suppressed by Black Francis?
She's tolaUy castrated by him. She
said that every night she gels to pick
between two songs and sing one of
them. He castrated her and it's a
fucking shame.
Why is she such a chicken shil
aboul il though?
say, "Listen up, man." If she left
the band Francis would be
fucked and she should give him
that ultimatum and say,
"Fuckin' wise up Charlie or I'm
outta here." Cuz if she leaves
there is no more Pixies.
I told her exactly lhat. He'd be so
fucked if she left. That's a really
good point, that's what she should
do, say, "I'm leaving."
So why is it so hard to write a
good rock song nowadays?
Firsl of aU, authenticity is really
important because you've got these
same 4 instruments that you've always had. Then there's a magical
quaUly; an intensity or an honesty.
A lot of these guys are so
fucking boring and they have nothing to say at all, and
they just go through the
newspaper to find interesting things to write
aboul. There is nothing
un-punk, or lame, or ridiculous about talent.
Hank had fucking talent, that's what made
head and shoulders
above the other bands.
Talent is talent and nol
everybody has it, mailer of fact hardly anybody does.
So how come you don't
mail from... males?
Tally.
Is the whole Seattle scene gone
In difference lo what, so the
hairspray people can slay? Even
Pearl Jam and Soungarden, shilty-
snotty-cvil-icky bands like lhal,
arc more on the side of Axl than
they arc on the side of punk rock,
but to sit around and beaker off
aboul N-band is just so much
insiding. 0.0001 % of ihe population
arc fighting amongst themselves
about whai's more important: being
a vagan or being a vegan; being
straight-edge or drinking a beer occasionally; politically correct sex...
do you go down on the girl on Monday .Wednesday and Friday? Aren'l
we all on the same side of ihe fence
at ihc end of the day?
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"Hey,  it's  a
slampit.'TUkelhai
e  n  - ergy a lot. So Carolyn's
going lo lessons, which I'm reaUy
against but....
So, find somebody else; replace. Highest crime rate, per capita in
Yeah, but I don't reaUy like that North America, in Portland. I
idea. This whole thing was not sup- think only second to Washington,
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The very much missed Redd is still
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my monthly demo reviewer for this
month is the knowledgeable Brad
Quinn from GoGuy (the band took
a beating not long ago in this very
column). Much thanks to Dale "the
cart guy" for the assistance with the
local demo reviews last month.
If your band wants to pay
$600 to be on the 14 band, Vancouver complilati on, Raincrealure CD
then read the next sentence. If you
would like to submit material write
to Kwazsong Music, 2305 Vista
Court, Coquitlam, B.C. V3J-6W2
for more information.
On Saturday May 161 went to
goseeTankhog/Superconduc-
tor/Dead Surf Kiss at the Commodore and had to endure 3 or 4
cheesey heavy metal bands. Superconductor ruled! The whole award
thing, however, seemed to be a big
scam because the record stores that
supposedly voted for the best independent Vancouver band did not
even get their voting ballots, but
this is hearsay. [Actually, they
didn't get them until late on the day
of the event, but I don't think the
ballots were valid after the time the
stores received them. Ed""]
Anyways, Dose Pump won the
best band thing.... On with the re-
Tree Frogs
This band describes themselves as
"an endangered species of nocturnal musicians, known for their large
red eyes and love of warm, damp
places." With that said they are into
funky blues jams with a 60's edge.
You can obtain their demo by writing to Demian Azrael @ 1083
Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.,
V6B-3E4
Meat Daisy
Brilliant. It's about time there were
more local bands furthering the
realm of ultra-melodic punk rock.
Great melodies over neato guitar
licks and guitar harmonies are frequent on this cassette. Meat Daisy's cover of Gordon Lightfoot's
"Go Go Round" is destined to be a
local classic. I really look forward
io seeing this band live.
Ngoma - Dance Drum Party
They say they are influenced by Arabic and African music, funk, and
reggae. They are a very enthusiastic
group and involve a lot of tribal percussion; if this is your cup of tea you
can contact the band at 1622 East 1st
Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V5N-1A7
Howard vs. Willy - nip 'n'
tuck
Willy vs. Howard - Round
Two
Two volumes from what appears to
be a couple of pent-up losers displaying their songwriting genius. All
of the songs are well-crafted and
flowing, with creative and tricky
ideas thrown in thereby providing
originality. The Willy songs tend to
be heavies, musically, while the
Howard songs carry plenty of lyrical
weight. There are great pop melodies throughout both cassettes that
neverthreaten to annoy. Howard and
Willy are a couple of great bands.
Shine - Friendly Fire
A high-quality cassette recording of
some really good depressed-sounding pop. These songs are all complete wilh clever guitar lines and
keyboard colourings, and while listening to this tape 54-40 definitely
comes to mind. Avid listeners of
Coast 1040 are bound to dig Shine.
Will Shine stand the test of time or
will they be shined?
Dancing On Glass
The band most stoked about their
own band, which I've had to deal
with over the past year. They must
have phoned the office more than
any other band yet., and they suck! I
think they're trying to be a techno-
Pink Floyd band but I can't stand to
listen to the whole thing to offer an
accurate judgement.
Grand Theft Canoe - Mucky
This band is from out easl somewhere and their 10 song cassette is
full of the Canadian cynicism we
were all bom with. The familiar, but
pleasant, melodies are sung over60's
pop arrangements with the odd falsetto harmony thrown in for good
measure. If you Usten to the words
this is an entertaining cassette; Canadian identity is hard to miss.
The Bellingham Conflagration
Tl bands from Bellingham donate a
song each to this—the fourth—
Bellingham compilation. Obviously,
with 27 bands on one tape there is
: some pretty good music
covering many different styles...and
there is. Highlights of this tape are
Megafred, LOAF, Wicker Biscuit,
The Meek, Mono Men, Crayon,
Uncle Salty, and Stagnant Water.
Just buy it.
What Are We On- Metanoia
Records
This compilation is well worth your
money. I assumed it would be full of
metal bands bul it's not. It contains
the best young talent in Calgary such
as Huevos Rancheros, Agony Pipe,
Wedge, AnxiousPoets,Zen, Ramada
Gods and more. If you want to find
out what's going on in our neighbouring province buy this orgocheck
out the bands when they tour some-
lime soon. For more information
write Paul @ 7915-34th Ave. N.W.,
Calgary, Alia., T3B-1P4
Way Beyond
Yes, I know they're an American
band bul they dropped me the nicest
note...Way Beyond has been playing
Seattle for two years now at places
like the Off Ramp and the OK Hotel
and their engineer for this demo was
Chris Hanszek, who worked wifh
Green River and the Sub Pop 200
release. Despite all this wonderful
info this band did not thrill me, initially, but maybe they' re one of those
bands lhat grows on you? They got a
bit of that Seattle guitar sound going
with standout tracks "Out Of My
Head" and "Bloody Mary." Overall
the band is strong in every way.
Already, this band has started togrow
on me. You can make a personal visit
to their office at 504 E. Denny Way,
#303, Seattle, WA, 98122
Laffing Stock/GoatBoy -
Good Stuff Maynard!...nope
Demo Of The Month! You can obtain this by writing to 419 Henry St.,
Victoria, B.C., V9A-3J3. I've been
listening to this cassette demo at
home and in the car so therefore
neglected lo review it lasl month. 1
believe this is only one of maybe
three demos that I've been listening
to for pleasure and not for just reviewing purposes since I started this
column. Great cover art by Hanz
Laffing Stock reminds me a bit
of Section 46 at times, perhaps because of Lootbag's piss (which they
do thank them for). It's fast but has
slower funky parts to skank to, and
Jason sings preachy, but good, lyrics. Goddamn interesting cover of
"Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty.
GoatBoy aren't scared to incorporate cowbells and some guy
named Joe yelling, whom they
grabbed just before the recording,
for their sound. They seem to be a
ralher angry bunch of young men
who are holding back from beating
the shit out of every onearound them.
Hidden amongst the noise is some
definite energetic talent—lotsa fast
guitars and drumming—and these
guys should not slow down.
Keep sending those demos.
Until next month, see ya.
BY TARA SLOAN
Only got a few CD's to speak of this
month.
M.C. Brains has a Motown
Records release out called Lover's
Lane featuring a total of nine tracks.
"Oochie Coochie," the first 12" off
this CD, is playing on the commercial radio stations and is extremely
mainstream soundin'. M.C. Brains
makes his attempt at droppin' a little reggae on "Everybody's Talkin'
About M.C. Brains" and a sing-
songy chorus is also in the mix.
R&B bull tothemax! Same with the
following tune.
On side two is an alright
soundin' song, called "G-siring,"
starting with a guitar solo and then
dropping to a slow, low-rollin' beat.
All in all, though, this CD isn't any
good. It's very basic, the lyrics are
) big deal, and the music and beats
e the s<
,e ole I
eole.
What's the latest hype on the
club scene? Those two little Macks
whose style of dress is wearing it
backwards. The look that'll surely
turn some homies jeans around is
called Totally Krossed Oul and is
also the name of Kriss Kross'
1992 Ruffhouse release.
There arc 15 tracks with two
having already been 12" releases
from this dub. First, "Jump" lore up
the dancehalls and hit number one
on 95.3FM, a.k.a. Zradio, and many
olher stations, I'm sure. It is a new,
fresh sounding group of kids that
actually rapped unlikeall those other
kid crews that do a Utile rap in there
R&B sappy tunes. There are plenty
of stolen samples from famous rap
songs Uke NWA's "She Swallowed
II," just to mention one. The songs
are very basic but are told from li'l
boys points of view. "Warm it Up"
is the second release out now in the
clubs and it's gettin' the play.
Kriss Kross consists of two
confident youngsters that rap about
such incidences as missing the bus,
trying to get into a night club then
being thrown oul (because of their
age), and growin' up as U'l boys in
the hood. There's a lol of variety
and although their songs are somewhat predictable, as far as beats and
lyrics go, there is something kinda
hype and raw. They kinda make yah
wanna Jump! Jump!
The last CD I have to mention
is by one who I have chosen as
rapper of the month. The CD is
titled Daddy s Little Girl and the
rapper... Nikki D! This lady is the
first female rapper to be signed by
Def Jam Recordings and this 13 track
release is a definite winner. Some of
the chorus's may be a bit lame-o but
the rest is real smoove! "Daddy's
Little Girl" was the first single off
this CD...o.k. ,but not that great,
with Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner"
riff rolUn' over a drum beat. "Hang
on Kid" was the next 12" to hit the
scene and that basically followed
the footsteps of thepreviously mentioned.
The latest hit oul that is truly
slammin' is titled "Wasted P!*#Y."
Nikki Dhas crazy-hype tracks. Some
arc fun tun/.c like "Sunny Daze"
that just describe ihe cheerful, ac-
tivedaysofsummer.and "All Aboul
You," which is aimed at a specific
male Nikki's been scopin' oul. Olher
topics dropped deal wilh the pathetic use of plastic surgery, Nikki
losing her man lo another man and,
in " 18 and Loves to Go," she teUs of
how girls are starling to have sex at
too young an age.
This sista knows exactly what
time it is and damn sure proves it!
With a positive altitude, a strong
confident voice, and inlelUgent lyrics, Nikki D school's the ladies and
puts those gentlemen in check! And
this Ain't no... "Freak Accident"!
mi mo
JUNE (J Evening folks, this:
ing from the road. Yes, that's right,
my rock and roll combo the Smugglers are louring the States bul nothing slops the press. Meaning I'm
sitting in the home of Mike Olson,
from OUvelawn, in Los Angeles,
California. The7-inch selection this
month is a (Jirect hit from Mike's
massive collection. All selects are
fairly hot-off soheregoes... aCali-
fomia punkers guide to rock and
roll.
First up is the Jon Spencer
Blues Explosion from In the
Red Records. Mike states, "It's one
of the best singles out today, "cuz
it's a 1:26—ya' can't understand
the lyrics—with a horrible lead-
guitar solo coming out of the right
speaker. BasicaUy, these guys are
a fucked- up cheetah, rockabilly
group. Jon Spencer is the dude in
Pussy Galore and Boss Hogg, from
New York." Thanks Mike, great.
A record Mike most recently
bought was a 7" on Sympathy for
the Record Industry. This time the
rekkid is from NW faces Gas
Huffer. Says Mike, "Gas Huffer
never lets me down." This single,
featuring, "Mole" and "Body Buzz"
is Gas Huffer's best work to date.
Guitarist Tom Price makes his lead
vox debut with "Mole," a great
melodicpunk rock song,and"Body
Buzz" features lead singer Malt
Wright debuting on lead guitar in
this surf instrumental. A great sin
gle from a consistently great group.
The 5.6.7.8's are an incredible find in Mike's selection.
They' re a wild rock and roU combo
straight from Japan with an amazing 'now' sound. The songs "Ah
so" and "She was a Mau Mau" are
spat oul by 3 chicks and one dick
and, as Mike depicts, "ihey sound
Uke Japanese Headcoaters." Find it
now, the first 1,000 on are on Japanese pearl pink vinyl.
And now for the transition:
speaking of Headcoats, a new
one from the Estrus Crust Club of
Estrus Records, Bellingham. "Me
Dear Watson" and "Hogs Jaw"have
both been released before, weren't
smashes then and certainly aren't
on a weaker reissue. "So," I say,
"what's the point?" Mike agrees.
Great packaging, if that's any consolation.
Also new on Estrus is the
mighty M-80's from Norfolk, VI.
Crunchy, melodic garage pop. The
A-side, "Seeing Things" is greal
with cool harmonics; "SpUt" and
the FaUing Angels cover of "Bad
GnT'ain'tbad neither! MikeOlson
of Olivelawn, however, says thai
the M-80s are a "Horribly shitty
pop band with annoying vocals digressed further by band maracas."
Oh the power of the difference in
opinion.
Mike's select ofthe month is
Hammerhead's "Load King"
from    Amphetamine    Reptile
Records. Though a bit too noisy
and dirgey for this tongue, Mike
caUs them "an incredible band, very
influenced by Helmet, but way
more upbeat. It's an exceUent display of songs tuned to D." Yeah,
o.k., they rock it. Good energy here.
Puget Power ///is out! Yes,
that fab series from the amazing
Regal Select Records is back, featuring the best of the northwest.
Calamity Jane kicks it off with
"Shark," a foxcore punkerthat ain't
too far off Dickless. Rancid Vatis
next with "Breakin' Bones." Mike
says one word: "Boring!" At this
point, I have nothing lo say.
Mudhoney kick starts side
two with a great (Mike and I agree)
ong called "Bush
Pusherman." It rocks! Il's great!
Mudhoney sound inspired again...
besl Mudhoney iune in two years
easy. The Nightkings wrapped
things up in a psycho-ironic whirlwind of teen-hate with "Black
Fluid." Mike caUs the Nightkings
"the best rock and roU band in the
country... don't mess with'em."
Puget Power III a is pretty great
third chapter, I must say.
For our final selection, we
have chosen a bit of a biased platter, that being the Mono Men's
new 7" on Mike Olson' s own label,
Rekkids. Whal ihe fuck, he deserves the plug for letting the Smugglers stay at his wonderful house
here in LA. Yes, il's very hot here.
The Mono Men yet again tackle
Sonics covers here: "He's Waitin'"
and "Boss Hoss." To date no band
ever has ever been able lo cover
"He's Waitin'" and do it any justice. The Mono Men have just
changed that. Their version of the
classic demon tune mips. Loud
guitars, booming bass and strong
vocals. I can't beUeve I'm saying
this aboutthese BeUingham drunks
bul... they'rrre great! "Boss Hoss"
is equally powerful and an amazingly rocking version. I'm actuaUy
excited to see ihese boors again, if
they'll let me in. Best Mono Men
stuff I've ever heard.
So that's it from the vaults of
o' vinyl ofthe famed social rocker
Mike Olson. Check out OUvelawn's
record, Sophomore Jinx, on Cargo
records for a rocking good time. I
know there were local singles released this month but because of
my current geographical predicament I could not feasl over them
Ihis month. Next time, 1 promise.
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18 nfggsumMa Spirit of the West
Commodore Ballroom
Sunday 3 May
This show was billed as the Music West
conference "wrap party" and upon arrival I expected to see many of the very
same faces, I had seen at Canada Place,
drunkenly staggering around with their
spirits broken because they were not
signed by the same people who produced
Celine Dion.
ThankfuUy, the show was open to
the general pubUc so not everybody there
were slimy Micheal Bolton
dopplegangers thai had convened to pollute this town with their "need to sing" or
their "vivedejoie."
Spirit of the West took a lot of
criticism for their new sound when Go
Figure was first released. Indeed, the
content of the album made one ponder if
the band had hung around a little too
closely with The Wonderstuff. Still, the
punters were enthusiastic and even I,
your unbiased journalist, had to run out
and pogo during "Home For a Rest" and
"D For Democracy."
The new sound seems to have
worked for them. Geoffrey KeUy still
looks smug and aloof on the slage, so
Spirit of the West purists be firm that that
part of theact will probably never change.
I came, I saw, I had fun.
A.O. Chapman
The Smugglers
Vogue (Seattle, WA)
Wednesday 6 May
I had the pleasure of seeing this West
Vancouver band in Seatde, for the lsl US
city of their North American Tour.
A good show with many favourites including "Chicks Like Thai," "Shut-
up and Fuck me, "Hying Buttress of
Love," and a slew of other great hits.
Their punky/garage type sound fills the
air, and the hearts, of iheir Usteners and
has even excited Popllama Records
enough to sign them to their label (which
includes Young Fresh FeUows and Girl
Trouble).
Sooo, lum up the volume (which
is where il was on this night) and let into
your soul the screaming guitar, punk
drums, and just plain fun. Go buy their
record, Smugglers at Marineland, and
see what it's reaUy like to taste the rock
lick of Vancouver's salt air.
Biddie Brat
Meat Puppets
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Town Pump
Thursday 7 May
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
are all about responsibiliiy— personal
and political. So when a friend told me he
was irresponsibly reproducing himself
before the concert staited, the Disposable Heroes look on added meaning and
importance.
The evening started with vocahst
Michael Franti delivering a poem on the
recent LA Riots afler which they slammed
into a non-stop barrage of sound and
information. Everything from the
scariness of waiting for the results of an
HIV test ("Will I BePositive If It's Going
To Be A Negative") to the 1996 US
Election were included.
'Television Drug of the Nation"
was accompanied by a video that ironically underscored the song's message
while the crowd gol off on the whole
"yo" thing. But having such a well-fed,
while-bread audience doing the "moves"
struck me as slightly ludicrous. Ironies
abounded.
Comparisions between the Disposable Heroes and ConsoUdated are inevitable but the Heroes had a Uve drummer and an amazing bass player. Plus
they're nowhere near as anaUy-retentive
and humourless as ConsoUdated.
The Meat Puppets were a let down
after the energetic infoimalion overload
ofthe Disposable Heroes. A few people,
myself included, drifted out after a few
songs finding the Meal Puppets new-
psychedelicness loo jarring.
June Scudeler
The Indecisives
Sons And Lov-
and a real sore butt.
The relative highlight of the
evening came fairly early on when Scott
B. look the stage aU on his lonesome and
stirred up an energetic set of simple and
powerful urban-acoustic songwnting. A
;en Bob Wiseman without the
keyboard and Vic Chesnutt without the
heroin habit. Good stuff. I forgot about
my sore butt during Scott B., so I guess
that says it aU.
The Indecisives closed up the
evening with a faithful performance of
kooky pop songs that were about as
stripped-down and surreal as kooky pop
can be. Singer Zaf was the focus and
highlight of their performance wilh his
growly, off-key vocals and amazing eyebrows. Most people sing with their
mouths; Zaf sings with his whole face. I
bought one of their singles (you should
too, if only for the bizarre John Giotti-
working-at-lhe-Chevron-station photoon
WB).
The other musical offerings of the
evening (No Evil Hair and Sons and
Lovers) just left me with a sore butt.
Rory Tait
Reverend Horton Heat
Town Pump
Saturday 9 May
Scooter: "Hi, what lime does ihe Reverend lake the stage?"
Pump Flunky:"l 1:30."
'Thanks. Oh, by the way, who'sopening
for him?"
"Dead Surf Kiss."
"Too bad."
CLICK
Unfortunately, my timing to get to
the show was a Uttle off and I had to
endure the last excruciating song in Dead
Surf Kiss' set. But with the dance floor
empty and the numbers reaching capacity in the lobby I felt justice was served.
Justice, however, seems to have something else in mind for the DSK boys as
ihe local music rumour-mill spits out
word of their label-man declaring bankruptcy, in turn severing aU financial backing, andsUpping town with theSherriff 's
possee hot on his tail. The only consequence to this otherwise answered prayer
is lhat they may resort to busking on my
comer and greal talent Uke Numb and
Brilliant Orange are dealt the same fate.
Uncannily, on first glance, Horton
looks like the murderer from Rear Window—pointed out to me by Barry from
Cargo Records—and a Utile resemblance
is also laken to BiU Janovitz from Buffalo Tom. Maybe this combination has
something lo do with the way Heat takes
to approaching music. Nol unlike the
homicidal type. Heat sneaks up on his
prey and lunges his bands's softcore version of rockabilly—henceforth known
as biUy-core- onto the unsuspecting (you
know a lot of people went to this gig
anticipating to hear some cheelah rock
because it carried the Sub Pop tag) victim. And with the debonair and genius of
a musical pioneer he sidesteps his peers
for a more adventurous plateau. One
might think this difficult with the uncom-
pUcated rockabiUy sound but that's what
separates the Reverend Horton Heat apart
from...all the others (?).
With themodesty of J. Mascis and
the humbleness of Buddy HoUy, Horton
leads his frantic biUy-core Irio through
the trenches at a fran tic, but soulful, pace.
Not to be outdone by ihe aggressive
whim of the Drums, or the early-mom-
ing-drop-of-the-lure-into-a-glasslike-
lake plunk from the slandup bass, Horton
squeezes more than enough soul from
each note for a taU refreshing glass of
rockabilly ooze for aU.
Whether it be the kinetic instrumentation of "Manjuana," the full-bore
rhapsody of "Psychobilly Freakout," or
the humoring reply of "Yeah, I'm a
redneck, so what about it bitch?!" lo a
rude, female patron. Reverend Horton
Heat and his billy-core possee arc redefining ihc teim power trio. Forget aboul
Primus, or XTC, or Rush, or N-band, the
Reverend is here to save your mortal
souls from musical purgatory...and did!
Scooter
Skatanism #2
Aging Youth Gang
The Sweaters
Lootbag
Nappy Dugout
Saturday 9 May
This was the first of what promises to be
an almost weekly series of all ages shows
at the Nappy Dugoul (a new venue set up
by P.D.'s Hotshop). The big disappointment this night was the lack of people,
especially the 18 and younger crowd, as
there was only aboul 50 people in altend-
Everyonealwayscomplains about
the lack of all ages shows and when there
is one, no one thinks lo show up. You
need to come out and support these bands
and promoters to ensure these gigs hap-
Enough preaching. The show w;
excellent,
thought
was ihe sound which I
ild be similar to the echo-
prone Arcadian Hall.
The fust two bands
were punk rockish
songs with covers of
punk rock oldies such
as Ramones, D.O.A.,
and Bad ReUgion.
Lootbag were extremely cool with
their ska/punk rock
sound. Although I
knew none of their
songs  before  the
these guys from Vic-
tona are definitely
worth checking out.
them again at the
Nappy Dugoui. Support aU ages shows.
Jayson X
Treepeople
Prairie School
Up and Up Tavern, Bellingham
Saturday 16
May
photo by Len Whistler
this is one ugly bunch of guys. ThankfuUy, their music doesn't suffer from aU
the lime nol spenl in fronl ofthe mirror
shaving, combing, and practicing favourite rock poses. Notice, however, lhallhey
do not sing about hygiene...?
lt seems only fitting lhat
Treepeople would be playing the equaUy
disgusting Up and Up Tavern in
Bellingham, with TAD in the much larg er
Bellingham Bay Brewing Co. next door.
Why I chose to see Treepeople and not
TAD was simple: my girlfriend wanted
to go, ergo sex.
The fact that I even got into ihc Up
and Up was a joyous event in itself as ihe
first time l approached the club I was
greeted by a Neanderthal doorman who
couldn't cross-reference a birth certificate, student ID, and Alberta bar card
(whether he knew what or where Alberta
was is questionable), therefore excluding me from thai nighi's fesliviues. Fortunately, this night's doorman graduated
elementary school so with a pencU, and
about 5 minutes of "carry the knol"s he
was able to figure out that 1992 minus
1967 makes me older than 21.
Prairie School was aheady on ihe
stage by the time we got friendly with a
frosty pitcher of Red Hook, and allhough
ihey were interrupting my reading "The
l-all of the House of Dischord" article in
ihe latest Hype issue, I found ihem to be
an enjoyable guilar band. Yeah, I know,
kind of a vague term but for lack of a
belter one....They weren't Superconductor on the sense of guitar but more aptly
a band you can read lo. This is good
considering 1 can only think of twoolher
artisls to which I can perform that feal,
those being James Taylor and XTC!
Now eilher 1 was reaUy drunk or
Treepeople rocked because the firsl lime
I saw them (with Voodoo Gearshift and
Gnome al the Cruel Elephant) ihey blew
hard. Thalsaid, ihey blew iheir wad in the
first 20 minutes at the Up and Up as well,
wilh "No Doubt," "Liquid Bay,"
"Funnelhead," 'It's Alright Now Ma,"
and "Big Mouth Strikes Again" plus a
few others. 1 guess they were in a rush to
go see TAD too.
Paul T. Brooks
Bewitched
Kreviss
Mecca Normal
Cruel Elephant
Wednesday 20 May 1992
I was psyched for this gig. I've been
playing Mecca Normal for a year and
was reaUy looking forward to catching
ihem with Kreviss, whom I had heard of,
and Bewitched, whom l knew nothing
aboul except they were ex-members of
Sonic Youlh and Pussy Galore. If I had
remained ignorant of them I wouldn't
have missed much.
Mecca Normal's slage-look was a
real surprise. Jean Smith in her psychedelic beUbottoms and black satin, beaded
shirt was a lot more showy and imposing
than I had expected. Her voice reminded
me of Grace SUck but no one noticed.
She and David Lester played an adventurous sel, with Smith wandenng out lo
sing - sans microphone - among ihc
audience and later playing guilar with
her feel. I'm glad lo see them playing
gigs butihcirsound is definitely belter on
vinyl. 1 really have respect for a duo who
can pul out music that never makes you
wish the band was bigger.
Bigger bands can make for excitement though. Kreviss fiUed up the stage
with two (hummers, one bassist, and
their famed six guitarists. Mosl of the
women were wearing floral prints (bonus points) and one of the main vocalists
had an awesome pair of while vinyl, lace,
zip up gogo boots to complement her
rockin' raunchy voice. Kreviss' olher
singer's voice is not quite as sullry, bul
she docs an impressive job on their new
single "Going lo Hell", with a mega
phone for company.
Now for the sad pan. Bewitched
were lame. WeU, their drummer was
pretty cool-even at the back of the stage
she had more presence than the other
three guys - and when she came up to
sing it was the first good song ihey did,
but the rest of the set just didn'l inspire.
Considering they'd come all ihe way
from New York, I think bolh the audience and ihe band were disappointed
with each other.
Helen G
Mordecai Richler
Discovery Theatre
May 22 1992
The primary problem with Mordecai
Richler's travelling "Canada In Crisis"
sideshow is lhal it's difficult lo determine exactly who Richler wishes to vent
his famous contempt upon. Is it the earnest Westerners who have come to gain
a more intimate comprehension of the
on-going Quebec question? Is il the
would-be sophisticates who syncope lo
celebrityhood Uke young girls to pimply
teen idols? Or is ii Richler himself for
submitting to such a macabre "lake the
money and run"presentalion? More than
likely Richler's contempt falls on a mix-
lure of the audience and himself, but
whal I saw and heard al the Discovery
Theatre the lines of such distinction began to blur.
Richler, in both his controversial
bestseUcr Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! and
his mock performance piece ai the Discovery Thealre, constantly reiterates ihe
need for intefUgence and depih to be
broughi to the conflicts between French
and English Canada in our cultural discourse. He's right of course. Yet the
Discovery Theatre saw Uttle of that from
Mordecai Richler on this particular
evening.
The short lecture consisted of a
condensed version of Richler is current
book and the preceding New Yorker article lhal spawned il. As an unexpected
fringe benefit il also displayed lo me jusl
how hard someone like Swimming lo
Cambodia's Spalding Grey musl have to
work al his craft to be as good as he is. For
a straight reader, Richler seemed bored
and tired of the material; his altitude
resembling lhal of Mick Jagger slill singing "Satisfaction."
On the whole Richler was sUghtly
disrespectful lo an audience paying $25
each, however mosl of the questions the
audience pul to the author were boring,
irrelevant and stupid in nature.
In fact the general concensus
among the well-heeled I loll Renfrew proportion of the audience and the thud
generation beatnik proportion ofthe audience, was lo view Richler as a wizard
from the far off kingdom of Quebec. A
wizard who knew all and, sage-like, could
speak for all. He was peppered with redundant poUtical and economic questions lhat, even if he could answer confidently, disinterested Richler as distracting from the issue spccificaUy in con-
Ai the obligatory book-signing session afterwards Mordecai Richler appeared barely able to make eye contact
wilh his fa wning admirers. He musl have
noted himself lhat seemingly half of the
evening's audience purchased copies of
Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! from the book
stall in the thealre lobby. Had not aU
these people already read the book? Or,
Uke many of his mosl out-spoken critics,
are the most visible Mordecai Richler
fans simply name-dropping re
Richler, on the whole, held up his
part of ihe performance; his audience
also held up iheirs—they were ftiU of
good intentions, ihey were dull and jusl a
Utile bil dim. Probably exactly what
Richler expected.
Dominic Patten
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UBC • ALL AGES • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Jon Wayne
Texas Funeral
(Fist Puppet)
Country singers are always trying to out do
each other in terms of pathos. You know, one
guy sings about his dog dying, so the nexl guy
sings about his wife leaving him. Next thing
you know "yer listening to some unemployed
guy, whose wife just got shot by the shenff,
caterwaul about having a brain tumor and only
one arm. Christ, sometimes I think those country singers only dress that way because they
want to illicit pity.
Well, the good news is that the pathos-
festival has reached its peak on Jon Wayne's
Texas FuneralLP. For example, ol' Jon uses
the "my wife left me" line, but in his case his
wife "peed on the carpet and shot the horse"
before she left. And Mr. Wayne is not just
broke, he's so poor he has to "jerk off the dog
just to feed the cat."
The rest of the album adheres to the
mockery established by the lyrical content.
Wayne's voice is intentionally made tinny and
thin, giving the album a depression-era feel.
At the same time, the frequent stops and starts
of Wayne' back-up band adheres to the time
honoured country tradition of hiccuping for an
audience. The gee-tar work of Ernest Bovine
adds to the mix by wavering between being
totally out of place and being totally cliche-
So take a listen to Jon Wayne. His cool
Texas drawl, when combined with totally
inelevent lyrics, makes for some nrettv entertaining parody of a genre that richly deserves
the treatment.
Chris Uren
Lyle Lovett
Joshua Judges Ruth
(MCA)
Do you like Lyle Lovett? Run out and buy his
new album, NOW. Not so hot on him? Never
heard of him? Why not?
The man who took the stigma out of
the word cross-over has scored another one
for plain old entertaining musicianship. On
Joshua Judges Ruth, Lovett keeps the country/big band/jazz mesh pumping furiously and
then throws in a little gospel to get things
really going. Call him anal-retentive, but this
Lovett guy never throws anything out, thank
The large band is still in attendance, as
are the beautifulhaimonies of Emmy lou Harris
and the Diva-ish vocals of Fancine Reed. Of
course, there'salso those too-ckver-for-their-
own-good lyrics. Master fo the bitingly witty
images f 'the sun comes up/ in a coffee cup/
waitress please I've had enough...the sun goes
down/in another town/ bartender please an
other round). No one writes a poignant love
lament ("She's already made up hermind") or
tells a great story ("Family Reserve," "Since
the Last Time") like Lyle Lovett.
With Joshua Judges Ruth, his fourth
album, Lovett seems only to be gaining momentum. I, for one, am wet with anticipation
for his live tour.
Tania Bolskaya
CRACKER
(Virgin)
Dwayne walks into a convenience store, buys
a six of Bud and a bag of potato chips and, on
second thought, a lottery ticket. Out in the
parking lot, the sun shining crisply through
the polluted skies of backwoods America.
Dwayne sets his bag of groceries on the ground.
He places the lottery ticket on the hood of the
pickup. The metallic gloss glints so brightly in
the sun it hurts his eyes.
The lottery ticket celebrates Great
American National Paries. Three white-tailed
deer wins the big prize- $10,000. Three
Canadian Geese nets $5000, and so on down
the line until three squirrels nets $2.00.
The doorof the convenience store opens
behind him and out of the comer of his eye he
sees a girl come striding out, long bronze legs
crossing rapidly to the baby blue Thunderbird
a few car-widths away. She gets behind the
wheel and pulls the door shut as her companion, a boy with a cornfield haircut and wearing
a baseball cap advertising a tractor company,
walks over with two bags of groceries. He
throws the bags in the backseat before he gets
Dwayne fishes around in his pocket
and pulls out a penny he'd found near a phone
booth at a rest stop. He'd never bought that
crap about pennies you found bringing good
luck, but luck was what he needed most right
Dawyne scrubs away the coating of the
ticket from the first row: a couple of squirrels
and a goose.
The girl's yelling back at the boy now;
they remind Dwayne of he and Theresa after
he got laid off from the plant and started
moping around the house. He thinks ofThercsa
and how they used to be. He thinks aboul her
cheating onhim with that low-lifebiker, dope-
dealer scumbag.
The second row, not much different
from the firsl. He squints up at the sky. He
should've bought food instead of beer. He
shouldbesleeping instead of driving. Hcshould
never have mamed her... He should've run as
soon as he'd seen the tattoo of Hank Williams
Jr. on her bun.
The couple are still arguing.
He starts on the third row; a goose. By
now Angel had discovered his stash is gone,
along with Dwayne.
Another goose. Dwayne could use
some cold hard cash, some road money, no
doubt about it... by now Angel's saddled up his
1 larley and is on his way armed with a shotgun
and probably a couple of biker buddies...
Shit. A deer. Nothing.
Yeah, it's too bad Dwayne got
by the Highway Patrol, just his luck, with $50,
000 dollars worth of biker-tested cocaine
under the seal. He thought his heart wi
gonna burst but then the cop gave him a
ticket for missing a tail-light and sent
him on his way. Twenty minutes later
Dwayne pulled over onto the side of
a bridge and threw the coke into the
Mississippi.
Two rows left, the fourth and
fifth. He scraped away the top layer
of the fourth row, two geese and a
squirrel. Not even close to anything.
A car door slams, it's the boy
leav ing the Thunderbird. The girl scream;
"And take yer fuckin' tapes with ya!" And
throws a bunch of tapes onto the dusty parking
lot. The boy hasn't heard, he's disappeared
around the corner of the convenience store.
The girl peels out of the lot.
Well, shit.
He starts on the fifth row, carefully...
he's rewarded with two deer in a row, and
space for another. Not a religious man, he
closes his eyes in prayer. He scrapes the layer
He throws the ticket onto the ground
near a few others and picks up his bag. He goes
around to the dnver's side. He steps on something and hears a crack! It'sone ofthe tapes the
girl threw at the boy. He picks it up. Cracker.
The cover shows a tin of sardines.
He flips the tapeover."ISce the Light,"
"Mr. Wrong,""Can ITake MyGunto Heaven,"
"Don'tFuckMeUp(WithPeaceandLove)"-
what the hell, he thinks. He gels into the truck
and ejects Theresa's tired, old Dolly Parton
lape and punches in this 'Cracker" thing.
He rums the ignition and the tape starts
playing. Wasn't what he was expecting—
loud guitars, rock'n'roll, but there's something edge and sad aboul ihe singer's voice
lhat keeps him interested....
He hits the highway going about sixty
miles an hour singing along to the chorus of "I
See the Light." He cracks open a Bud and
checks his rcarvicw mirror to make sure he's
not being followed by a shotgun-wielding
maniac on a llarlcy-Davidson.
The coast is clear. The road stretches
out before him, a nbbon of promise. The beer
is cold, the sun's shining and he's got a full
tank of gas. Maybe it won't be such a bad day
after all.
Shawn Conner
Urge Overkill
TheStullEP
Touch and Go
There's nothing that gives you that inspiring
sense of being more than waking on a dew-
coated moming with the robin pulling worms
oul of the grass, the sound of a hockey card in
ihe spokes of the paperboys bike, the smell of
a sleeping pot of English Breakfast tea... and
U.R.G.E..
U.R.G.E. is everything;
U.R.G.E. means everything and anything;
All is U.R.G.E.
A squirrel. Two deer and a squirrel.
They say that imper
sonation is the highest form of flattery, if that's
the case then Neil Diamond is glowing like an
eight-month pregnant mother-to-be.
On the newest 6 song—available on
10",granite coloured vinyl—U.R.G.E. re lease,
Stull, these playboys not only croon Mr. Diamond's "Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon" to a
new level of chic but they also christen the
arrival of ihe long-awaited lounge-core hybrid. This was an obvious direction for National "Nash" Kato, Blackie Onassis, and
King Rocscr as their last 4 re leases heard this
Chicago trio noodling with solid emotion
heart-tearing, vocal orchestration, and the
stylish musical panache that was once only
reflected in their dapper apparel.
Thankfully, Slull is a photo album
from the early 70s which, coincidentally,
depicts the U.R.G.E. evolution. "Stull(Part
1)" is a Tom Joncs-ish, under-the-breath,
musical mood-scner which, with the brilliant combination of a tambourine, bongo
precussioa and a free- form guitar chording,
comes across with the smoothness of the
crushed-velvet lilvis hanging above the fire-
place.
And jusl as the Brandys start to lake
effect, the wax begins to dnp onto the table,
and you're full-swing into your roll on the
bearskin rug, "Stitches" winds its way into
your romantic rendezvous. This is a modestly pompous tunc which grabs your lover
by the genitals and says.'Tve got an instrument, and I know to use it."
Also included on Stull are "What's
This Generation Coming To" and (Now
Thai's) The Barclords" which were originally used as a Sub Pop single of the month
some time ago.
"Generation" is a kick in society's
teeth to re-evaluate the demise of vinyl—
possibly, not only as an audio treasure but as
a swell fabric—while "Barclords" is an
anthemic alma-malcr-chant with a climatic
"Baba 0'Riley"-ish keyboard fervor.
Send up the cheer, U.R.G.E. is here
and you gotta love'cm.
If you're womed about those special
moments and you're not quile sure whether
Slull is...appropriate, remember lhal from
strip joints in Vegas to Kabanas on the
'ith red wine or while, U.R.G.E.
i sel the mood for any night.
Paul t. Brooks
Various Artists
Fortune Cookie Prize: A Tribute to Beat Happening
(Small Machines #7)
As a recent convert to this minimal
trio's work, I can only suggest that
ifn you like snarling optimism,
feedback, and boy-girl songs filled
wilh passion, you had best check
out this record. Feel good bonus:
100% of profits will go to a Washington based youth program.
Scrawl, Velocity Girl, Sonic Youth,
The Cannanes, Leaky Chipmunk, Seaweed, Whorl, Superchunk, Unrest, Fish and
Roses, Love Child and Geek all know the
magic that is Beat Happening and offer their
renditions ofthe groups numbers. You need
this.
Nancy Sin
Godflesh
Pure
Earache/Relativity
To enter the fifth dimension, or hyperspace,
one must direct oneself at right angles to
every point in the universe. Apply the same
approach lo music and one amves at grindcore,
an unjustly obscure genre.
Wilh Pure(, Godflesh (Bnt potheads w/
machines) have transcended grindcore, building
a vast aural edifice, the sonic equivalent of a
post-neutron bomb. Ihe name of the band is the
ideal; the name of the album describes the con-
This is not 'new' music but I flashed on
King Crimson's Red, the 1975 tectonic-plate
mover which dispensed with all the jerk-off
accoutrements lhat "art-rock" (and, by extension, "music") clung lo as signs of humanity.
Godflesh delivers ihe new world that
Red promised. The very static drum machine
and words, that when audible, accentuate the
sense of genetic slumming.
Be ing"Molhra"isa common fantasy (as
it should be!), "Monolrcmanta" is a wallow in
the biological sewer where the only issue is the
life-fom
isc)w<
ing.
Pure is an attempt to transcend biology (I
don'tknowwhocoincdlhclcrm"pathologicore",
but I wish it was mc). I predict ihis thing of great
beauty will remain on Earth long after the biosphere, awaiting alien travellers like a lost civilization, and they will be unable to resist it. And
then their stomachs will burst open.
Dave "Wave Queen" Quaglia
Poison Idea
Blank Blackout Vacant
(Taang)
Please write your own review.
1. Black Blackout Vacant is a tribute to:
A) redundancy
B)1982
C) fried food everywhere
2. This album proves that:
A) self-parody isn't always funny or
B) its bctlcr to bum out lhan lo fade away
C) if punk rock were a horse it would get
sent io ihe glue factory
3. Musically, Blank Blackout Vacant makes
A) 1982
B) cliches
QlinFlipsuJertagrnvsllow-lo-Make-
Punk-Rock Handbook
4. Lyrically, the album makes extensive use of:
A) 1982
B) cliches
C) the Flipside magazine llow-to-Make-
Punk-Rock Handbook
5. On the other hand, the album docs feature:
A) a helpful definition ofthe word 'nihil-
B)a]
t-shirt
C) a song called "Smack Attack"
6. Finally, I can only recommend you buy this
album if:
A) you're still pissed that all this cool
punk rock stuff happened when you were 12
B) you find 350 pound tattooed men
irresistible
C) you want to find a svnonym to "damage" without using a thesaurus
Chris Uren
noro-.; psraiosonic pix o- mc nonm
This month's column-type-thing is centred around the long-forgotten stars ofthe small screen.
What better way to blow your hard-earned dough (or better yet, somebody else's) from your link
fifteen minutes of fame as a supporting character on a Neilsen family favorite than on your
fledgling singing career? I mean, why not? It's a good stepping stone from prime time star status
to your blossoming future in potato chip ads, ripping off video stores, punching out transvetites,
living in a trailer park and finding Jesus, or pulling hard time at San Quentin when the gun
accidenlly goes off.
After a long hard look at the pile o' doom, 1 have assembled a few examples to amaze and
horrify your friends; if you can find all of these, you are truly a psychosonic sleuth!
Cheryl Ladd-s/t (Capitol) - She was Farrah Fawcett's replacement on CHARLIE'S
ANGELS, a true high point in the '70's phenom of 'jiggle' shows. In between bustin' crime (no,
you sick puppies, no pun intended), Ladd fancied herself a singer. This LP literally spawned a
moderate hit with the schmaltzy "Think It Over." Most of the eponymous debut is standard
holly wood overproduction with way too much strings. Great inner sleeve photo of Cheryl getting
down in the studio; makes it worth the dollar I paid for it. Cheryl was on the country tip with her
second album, which sold three copks before she moved on to the Love BoatlFaniasy Island
Cheezability Rating: 65
Kim Fields>/7» Loves Me Not (Critique/Quality) Yes. Kim Fields, loveable moppet
of "The Facts of Life," decides to get away from the incestuous, greed-govemed,
corprophagic world of television and enter the...well, incestuous, greed-governed,
corprophagic world of music. This twelve inch is something even 1 didn't imagine existed.
The pre-house dance track on side A would appeal to people who get a kick out of the stuff
loveabk cartoon moppet Jem puts out. The prize, though, is "Dear Michael," an ode to the
Dangerous one himself. Cover photo has Ms. Fields posed with flowers, a metal suitcase,
and, inexplicably, a wok. Go figure.
Cheezability Rating: 76 (warning to diabetics; listen in small doses)
Tarzan'77t< Eyes ofthe Lion (King Leo) This doesn't really qualify, but it's far
more interesting than singing has-beens. A transcript of an episode of the 1966 scries, it has
a way cool gatefold sleeve with stills from the show with captions like, "Tarzan and
Cheetah view a strange sight," and others. Ron Ely, "tall and impressively well muscled"
(according to the sleeve), sounds about as Tarzan-like as Jerry Seinfeld. "Tarzan's March,"
at the end of the episode, has a great, heavily percussive dirge-like beat that resembles an
old Swans ditty. Wotta find!
Cheezability Rating: 100
SPECIAL PIKO'THE MONTH
Randall & Klugman-r/tf Odd Couple Sin£s(London) 1' 11 be in a pine box before I pan
with this one! FelixandOscargive the bus incsstosongslike"lnchWorm,""Johi_iy One Note,"
and "Applause, Applause," but their version of "You're So Vain" should have driven Carly
Simon into seclusion. The Eagle snack boys slay in character throughout the LP, totally
drowning out the songs as they engage in their half-witty banter. Randall al leas: tries his
broadway best to get through these tunes bul is stymied by bufoon Klugman at each turn. It
doesn't get much odder than this, folks.
Cheezability Rating: Beyond mere numbers; this is TOTAL FUCKING GODHEAD!!!
That's ail I have for now, but I am on the hunt for these things:
•the William Shatner LP
•Mary Han's only LP
•Mario Thomas' LP Free To Be, You and Me (very rare)
So keep your glassies open, 'cause if I find them, you can bet you'll read about 'em!
NEXTMONTH: All local oddball stuffn'guilty pkasures from the last four decades!!!
Any suggestions or finds can be sent to me care of CiTR, and make sure you include your name
and address and I'll send you something really annoying for the effort. Also in the near future:
soundtracks from HELL, and advice on how to start up your very own Wall O' Shame!!!
JUNE^ JUNE 92 LONG GROOOVES 50
1 VARIOUS CLAMCHOWDERANDICEV!
2 THE YOUNG GODS
3 HARD ROCK MINERS	
4 WINDWALKER	
5 JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
6 SUPERCONDUCTOR ...
7 FACEPULLER	
8 YOKO O^O	
» SHOVLHED	
BIG MACS AND BOM BERSIN A9DW UAR)
 T.V.SKY(CAR0LINE=PLAY1TAGAIN>
  THE FINAL FRONTIERSONY)
 RAINSTICK(MINT)
 HONEYS DEAD<WARNER=DEF AMERICA  )
 HEAVY WITH PUPPY(BONER)
CRANIAL EXPANSION DEVICEtTEMPLE NORT  )
WALKING  ON THIN  ICE(RYKO)
SIOVEBOY SERVES DAILY SPECIAL(KONKURREL)
10 TREEPEOPLE ..SOMETHING VICIOUS FOR TOMORROW/TIME WHORE(CARGO=C«>
11 BABES IN TOYLAND      THE PEEL SESSIONSfDUTCH EAST INDIA=STRANGE FRU  )
12 BODY COUNT BODY COUNT<WARNER-SIR )
13 HEROESOF HIPHOPRISY HYPOCRACYISTHEGREATESTLUXURY(ISLAND=4TH»BWAY)
14 GODFLESH       PURE(RELATIVITY)
15 GWAR AMERICA MUST BE  DESTROYED(WARNER=SLAVEP T)
16 KRONOS QUARTET  PIECES OF AFRICA(ELEKTRA)
17 SEAM HEADSPARK(HOMESTEAD)
18 SUPERSUCKERS THE SONGS Alt SOUND THE SAME(EMPT )
19 THE  BROOD      VENDETTA(ESTRU )
20 DHI       MACHINE ALTAR TRANSMISSIONtFRINGE PRODUCT)
DOPE-GUNS'N-FUCKING VOL.4(CARGO = AMPHETAMINE  REPTILE)
22 BEASTIE BOYS     CHECK YOUR HEAD(CAPITOl)
23 DAYGLO ABORTIONS TWO DOGS FUCKING(FRINGE PRODUCT)
24 GREEN  DAY     KERPLUNKKLOOKOUT!)
25 THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES MORENOISEANDOTHERDISTUR»ANCES(TAANG)
26 POISON IDEA       BLANK BLACKOUT VACANT(TAANG)
27 RIDE	
28 SIR MTX-A-LOT	
29 YO LA TENGO	
30 CURVE	
31 DOG EAT DOG
32 SKINNY  PUPPY
33 ASEXUALS	
34 COWS	
35 CRACKER	
36 ITCH	
37 JERRY JERRY .
38 PALE SAINTS	
39 SUPERCHUNK
40 VARIOUS
41 3-D PICNIC	
GOING  B
43 BORGHESLA
44 BUFFALO TOM	
45 D.O.A..
46 HAPPYHEAD
47 INDUSTRIAL ARIZ
48 THE MONKEYWRENCH
49 NEGATIVLAND	
50 ROCKET FROM Tt
K AGAIN(WARNER=SIRE)
F AMERICAN-RHYME)
MAY I SING WTTH ME(CARGO=ALIAS>
DOPPELGANGER<CHARISMA*WEA=ANXIOUS)
I  DOGEATER(DOG  EAT DOG)
LAST  RIGHTS(NETTWERK)
EXILE FROM FLOONTOWN(CARGO)
CUNNING STUNTSfAMPHETAMINE REPTILE)
CRACKER(VIRGIN)
DYIN' TO BE JESUS(NETTWERK)
DON'T MIND IF I DO(AQUARIUS)
IN  RIBBONS(WARNER=4AD)
TOSSING SEEDS(MERGE)
WORLD   MUSIC(ISLAND=MANGO)
NEW WAVE PARTY(CARGO=EARTH MUSIC)
       PERCOLATER(CRUZ)
DREAMERS IN COLOUR(CAROLINE=PLAY TT AGAIN SAM)
LET ME COME OVER(BMG=BEGGARS BANQUET)
BLOODIED  BUT UNBOWED /WAR ON 45(RESTLESS)
GIVE HAPPYHEAD(EASTWEST)
6 DEMON  BANG(CARGO)
CIEAN AS A BROKE-DICK DOG'SUB POP)
     GUNS(SST)
>T PAINT AS   A FRAGRANCE(CARGO=HEADHUNTER)
JUNE 92 SINGLE MAGN
EM PARTYCLOTHES
I    1 CAUSTIC THOUGHT	
 "PLANET CLAIRE" 1
 "BUCKLE UP- 1
4 FOAM
6ALICE  UNDERGROUND	
•TWISTING ROP ■ 1
7SKANK	
■THE NIGHT  1 MET    SATA   - 1
9GOAT  BOY	
     -TIRED- 1
I 11 UNDERTAKING	
   "BUMBLE  BEE-  - 1
I 12LEONARD CONAN	
   -HAD IT MAD * 1
13SHORT  LEASH	
   -BAG LAD  -|
M4DANCING ON GLASS	
   -CRUEL DA  -|
I 15THE  VASECTEMOIDS	
    -GLOVE TRILOG  ' 1
J16HOOFARUMP	
    REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONE "I
M7CARDOKIA	
   'THEME  FROM CARDOKIA- 1
M8THENAKED AND THE DEAD	
   -KILLING YO  * J
M9LAFFING      STOCK	
   -HEAR OR THER - 1
I 20 HAZEL MOTES	
   "THIS IS NOT RELIGIOU -|
   "LAIN - 1
123MYSTERY MACHINE	
•SHAKY GROUN   "
I 24TRIO....
'WAKE  U  '
I 252 LEFT  FEET
'BUTE? DRIN  ■ 1
J26CUTER THAN SPUNKY
•FOR YO  •
I 27 MONKEY  TRIAL
•SOULSIC   ■
I28SNOWDOGS
 -K-CA  •
I29IMOGEN JAKES          	
•20TH CENTURY SKYLIN ' 1
130 MOVIELAND	
       -HELLO-
131 DIC  SCENE	
   -PLAIN TRUT  ■
132 SHINE	
   'BUTTERFL  '
J34FURNACE  FACE	
     -DOWN THE  DRAIN'
1 35 JONESTOWN	
  -HOOVE ■
JUNE 92 SHORTIE GROOVES 35
JAWBOX
PHLEG CAMP
INTER MIX	
 CD-5-EP(POLYGRAM=.4AD)
       EP(WARNER=SLASH)
■DRUGS"  . "ACTION* 7-(DASHBOARD HULA GIRL)
PROMISE IS A PROMISE 7-(LANCE ROCK)
•TONGUES*/ 'ONES AND ZEROS*(DISCHORD)
        *BEAKER*(FINAL NOTICE)
     CD-5- EPfWAX TRAX)
B MUDHONEYB/WGASHUFFER        *YOUSTUPIDASSHOLE*/"KNIFEMANUAL*7-(EMPTY)
9 BAD LIVERS     "LUST FOR LIFE* 7*<FIST PUPPET)
D UNREST       BAVARIAN MODS    7-(HOMESTEAD)
1 CAPTAIN9SANDTHEKNICKERBOCKERTRIO     SOPHIE'STIKILOUNGE7-(HEARTPUNCH)
2 HOT GLUE GUN     "I'll KILL YOU* 7-(MUD)
3 HUEVOS RANCHEROS     ROCKET TO NOWHERE 7"(ESTRUS)
4 MURDER INC       "MANIA"  l.-(lNVISIBLE)
5 SYBIL     3-SONG 7* EP(eMpTy)
5 THE UNDERTAKERS "TIMEMACHINE7*lOOKOUT*7-(TOMBSTONE)
7 THE WOGGLES -l GOT YOUR NUMBER" 7-<CARGO=ESTRUS>
Et BLUE-GREENGODS/MINDSIRENS "IOWA"/*ALASKAWHENWINTERISKING"(JETTISON)
9 SARA CRAIG          E.P.tSARA CRAIG)
|20 THE GORIES "BABY SAY UNH!* 7-(CARGO=ESTRUS)
1 THE INDECISIVES FILL ME UP EP 7THRILL-0-RAMA)
|22 LAGWAGON •ANGRYVISIONVTRAGICDAYSVtFATWRECKCHORDS)
|23 LOW POP SUICIDE THE DISENGAGEMENT EP(CAPIT0L=WORLD DOMINATION)
4 MECCA NORMAL ARMCHAIRS FIT THROUGH DOORWAYS 7'(K RECORDS)
|25 MULE  *UNCLE FUCK" 7-(BROWNER)
|_6 THE NATION OF ULYSSES    THE BIRTH OFTHE ULYSSES AESTHETIC 7"(DISCHORD)
7 PENTHOUSEPLAYERSCLIQUE  EXPLANATIONOFAPLAYAl--<PRIORITY=RUTHLESS)
8 A HOUSE "I DON'T CAREVI AM THE GREATEST" 7-<UNI=RADIOACTIVE)
|29 BEDLAM ROVERS/WANNABE TEXANS A BENEFIT FORAMERICANPEACETEST7-(SPIRIT)
pO BIZARR SEX TRIO    EP(INVISIBLE)
1 CHEATER SLICKS "I'M GROUNDEDI"/*CAN IT BE?* 7*(IN THE RED)
fc»2 CHOOSEY MOTHERS 'MY GIRLFRIEND IS GONNA BEAT UP...* 7-(BOOZE FIGHTER)
|33 CRAYON        MOOMINLAND EP 7-(HARRIET)
34 EXCESSIVE FORCE "CONQUER YOUR HOUSE* 12-(WAXTRAX=KMFDM)
35 THE FALLOUTS DON'T WANT THE SUN 7"(ESTRUS)
BRYCE AND SCOOTER'S
TOP 13 COW BANDS
MADONNA DEATH WATCH (TUESDAYS 8:15-11:00)
1. URGE OVERCOW
2. GAS HEFFER
3. FUCOWZI
4. SUPERCOWDUCTOR
5. COW BY LAW
6. STEER POLE BATHTUB
7. BESTCOWSERS IN THE WORLD
8. THEE HEADCOWS
9. COWFIN BREAK
10.DIECOWZEN
11. URBAN COW SQUAD
12. BIG DRILL COW
13. BARRACOWDAS
RORY TAIT'S TOP SEVEN
DAVID MARSDEN QUOTES
from the SOAP 1040 "alternative radio" panel at Music West
1. "We don't have to sell the station... 70% of
our advertisers are also our listeners"
2. "We don't play music that's anf/'-anything."
3. "We respect our listeners."
4. "We're here to make good radio... but we
also like to eat."
5. "We're having a lot of fun."
6. "We have a very friendly relationship with
college radio, we're not competing with them."
7. "Firsf you have good programming; the listeners follow. That's good radio."
DO YOU REMEMBER ROCK'N'ROLL RADIO?
DISCORDER CHARTS 5 YEARS AGO.
1 KALAHARI  SURFERS. .
2 PRINCE	
3 VARIOUS	
4 BUTTHOLE SURFERS
5 HUSKER DU
6 D.O.A.
7 MARKSTEWART AND tv
8 BHUNDU  BOYS
10 GO FOUR 3
 SLEEP ARMED(RECOMMENDED)
 SIGN O' THE TIMES(WEA)
ANIMAL IIBERATION(NETTWERK)
LOCUST ABORTION TECHNIQUE(TOUCH AND GO)
WAREHOUSE SONGSANDSTORIES(WEA)
TRUE NORTH STONG AND FREEfPROFI E)
MARK STEWART AND  MAFFIA(UPSIDE)
SHABINKDISCAFRIQUE)
ANGEL WITH A LARIAT (WEA)
SIX  FRIENDS(ZULU) SUNDAYS
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
12:00PM All of time is measured
by itsart. Most broadcasting shuns
art for incestuous market-music.
This show presents the most recent new music from around the
world. Ears open. Hosted by Paul
Steenhuisen and lan Crutchley.
THE BRUNCH REPORT 12:00-12:15PM
News, sports, weather and more
with the CiTR News, Sports and
Weather Departments.
THE ROCKERS SHOW 12:15-3:00PM
Hosts: George Barrett and Mike
Cherry. Reggae inna all styles and
fashbn. Dancehall, Dub, Roots,
Lovers-rock, Rock Steady, Ska and
beyond!
THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE S:00-5:30PM
All the day's news, weather and
sports, and a feature. Hosted by
Helen G.
MAURY'S GOT THE NIGHT OFF 6:00-
8:00PM Kooky antics, current irrelevant issues, Joe Jackson,
Pankow. Ice-T, Hellbastard. and
your cool requests. Hosted by
Karen Toddington and Lloyd
Uliana.
LULU'S BACK IN TOWN 8:00- 9:00PM
Tune in asyour hosts VinnieCarpelli
and Sonny Prince play some of
the hottest crooners on wax.
Names like Tony Bennett, Sammy
Davis, Jr., Engelbert Humperdinck
and many, many more...lots of
great cuts and plenty of polyester.
GEETANJAU 9:00- 10:00PM
Geetanjali is a one-hour radio
show which features a wide range
of music from India. This includes
classical music, both Hindustani
and Carnatic, popular music from
Indian movies from the 1930s to
the 1990s, Semi-classical music
such as Ghazals and Bhajans, and
also Quawwalis, Folk Songs, etc.
Hosted by Jyoti Dhar and Pradeep
Kumar Nandam.
RADIO FREE AMERICA 10:00PM-
12:00AM Join host Dave Emory
and colleague Nip Tuck for some
extraordinary political research
guaranteed to make you think
twice. Bring your tape deck and
two C-90s. Originally broadcast
on KFJC (Los Altos, California).
MONDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW   7:30-8: ISAM
Wake up with the CiTR Morning
Show. All the news, sports and
weather you need to start your day.
Pluswhat's happening at UBC each
day with UBC Digest, a feature interview and more. Topped off with
the BBC World Service News at
8:00AM, live from London,England.
Hosted today by Bill Currie.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-
11:00AM Your favourite brown-sters.
James and Peter, offer a savoury
blend of the familiar and exotic in
an excitingly luscious blend of aural
delights! Tune in and enjoy each
weekly brown plate special.
DON AND GOURD'S STUPID RADIO
SHOW 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM So they
asked me 'Is this music ?* Noon
feature: "Crucifix In Your Ear."
THE AFTERNOON REPORT 1:00-1:15PM
News, sports and weather.
MEKANIKAL OBJEKTNOEE 1:15-3:00PM
CiTR's only all industrial /technical /
electronic show with different feature albums every week. With your
dj pal, June. Cevin Key likessomeof
GUMBO RADIO   3:00-5:00PM   Host:
Steve Wells.
THE CITR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:30PM
All the latest on campus: news,
sports, an in-depth interview, theatre or film review, editorial commentary and more. Weekdays with
host tan Gunn.
AUTHENTIC AMATEURISM 5:30-6:00PM
The sports show that seethes with
insight while staying at one with the
sports world. Hosted by Mark
Dinsdale, who always gives 110%.
Focusing on local, campus and
amateur sports.
BOXER SHORT BOYZ 7:00-9:00PM Just
a couple of guys who like to walk
around in their boxer shorts with
their big fat guts hanging out.
Jerome Broadway and Garnet
Timothy Harry alternate weeks.
THE JAZZ SHOW 9:00PM-12:00AM
Vancouver's longest running prime
time jazz program. Hosted by the
ever-suave Gavin Walker. Features
at 11.
June 1: All the featured artists this
month will be at the Vancouver
Jazz Festival this year. Joanne
Brakeen (pianist and composer)
lead her trio (plus guests Terence
Btanchard—trumpet and Blanchard
Marsalis—alto and soprano saxo
phones) don't be misled by the al
bum title Fifi Goes to Heaven.. .this is
bold and adventurous jazz.
June 8: Johnny Griffin is one of the
suprise tenor saxophonists in jazz.
He has played with all the giants:
Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk to
name two. He continues to record
and perform with the freshness of a
man half his age (He s 64). Tonight,
his latest. 7he Cat. Griff with guests
Curtis Fuller (trombone) and Steve
Nelson. The Chicago Fire burns
brightly!
June 15: Bernie Senensky is one of
Canadasgreat musicians. Toronto
based Senensky plays piano, com
poses and arranges his best album
to date. Four great horns, including
ex-Vancouverite Campbell Ryga
(atto sax), plus bass and drums...a
unique and swinging date.
June 22: Roland Hanna is one of
the world's finest piano artists and
this album called Child of Gemini
shows his compositional abilities
and his deep retatiionshiop with
'classical' music. Hanna, Dave
Hollins (bass) and the great Swiss
drummer, Daniel Humair. A must
for piano lovers.
June 29: Saxophonist Ralph Moore
isone ofthe young'Giantsof Jazz."
His maturity and quiet authority is
evident on this fine recording where
he performs with the great bassist
Ray Brown and his trio (Gene Harris
piano and Jeff Hamiltion drums).
Moore Makes Four is a fine show
case for four ofthe finest players on
the planet.
TUESDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW 7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by Antje Rauwerda.
MADONNA DEATH WATCH    8:15-
11:00...is three words.
June 2: Bryce phones home.
June 9: The Beastie Boys co-host.
Cross your fingers.
June 16: The return of Bryce.
June 23: Bryce and Scooter phone
to see if Fugazi's home from Europe.
June 30: Celebrate the eve of
Canada's Birthday.
DOG'S BREAKFAST 11:00AM- 1:00PM
June is the month of instant dinners.
TV cooking has killed people's attention span. Recipesyou can whip
up in 10 minutes. We start with the
Grilled Cheese sandwich Fry-Off on
June 2nd. Winner gets their sandwich bronzed. On June 16th,
Father's Day Meal for your pappy.
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:15-3:00PM
Country music to scrape the
cowshit off your boots to. With yer
host-poke Jeff Gray.
LIVE FROM VENUS 3:00-5:00PM
Women-made music and stuff,
hosted by Jane Tilley.
THE REAL DEAL 6:00-7:00PM "If ft ain t
rapthen you knowit'scrap.'— Eazy-
E. Hardcore rap with your hardcore
rap host Terror T.
THE UNHEARD MUSIC 7:00-9:00PM
Demo Director Dale Sawyer provides some insight into the best and
the worst of the newest Canadian
music.
AVANT-PIG 9:00PM-12:00AM Alternating Tuesdays with Wolf at the
Door. Now three hours of funky,
ambient noise-piggery with Pete
Lutwyche.
WOLF AT THE DOOR 9:00PM- 12:00AM
Alternating Tuesdays with Avant-
Pig. The latest in donee music and
interesting drama every second
week. With Lupus Yonderboy.
AURAL TENTACLES MIDNITE UNTIL THE
MOON DROPS Fun for the whole
family to enjoy! Weird chunks of
news.oddpiecesoftuneage. Pierre
and the 2AM WWOD.
WEDNESDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW   7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by lan Gunn.
SOULCHURCH 12:00- 1:00PM That program where we play for you the
best of the African-Canadian. African-American gospel music tradition. Your host in a hurry. Dave
Langille.
NOOLEY TUNES 1:15-3:00PM Spinning
the best and worst of CiTR's playlist,
only the most original requests will
be remotely considered. Emphasis will be on new material from
around the world, regardless of
musical classification.
NORMAN'S KITCHEN 3:OO-5:00PM The
next best thing to the Vision Channel! With your host, the Bernice
Gerard of Rock & Roll, The Reverend Norman.
THE HEALING HOUR 7:00-9:00PM
Guru Dru plays the blues.
ENTERTAINMENT 9:00-12:00PM Only
the third Radio Program in the history of Homo-sapien kind to be
dedicated to solving all of the
world's problems. Radio that believes in confusion, noise, peace,
love, aggression and maybe even
EVOLUTION. Move beyond the old
obsessions...featuring LIVE FROM
THE INNER STATION the first
Wendsday of every month. An altered approach to music performed live for radio.
OPEN COUNTRY JOY 12:0O-4:00AM,
THE FIRST WED. OF EVERY MONTH
Don't let the ??? fool you.
THURSDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW    7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by Antje Rauwerda.
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:30- 1:00PM
Toques, plaids, backbacon, beer,
igloos, snowmobiles, beavers &
Brian Mulrooney. If you love
Canada,tune inand eat yourlunch
to Canadian music. Previously
Coralation.
POPGUN l:00-3:O0PM
FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:00-5:00PM
--HARD JINX--
--ERIC CORE--
OUT FOR KICKS 6:00- 8:00PM No
Birkenstocks,nothing politically correct. We don't get paid so you're
damn right we have fun with it.
Hosted by Chris B.
RED HOT AND BLUE 8:00- 9:00PM Roots
music, rhythm and blues, rock n
roll, and who knows what, hosted
by Eddie J.
UVE FROM THUNDERBIRD RADIO HELL
9:00-11:00PM Local music from 9.
Live bands from 10.
June 4: Thieves of Silence
June 11: Psychotic Jamnation
June 18: The Smalls
June 25: Foam
ABSOLUTE VALUE OF NOISE 11:00PM-
1:00AM 100%Canadian industrialism. Noise with four-dimensional
psycho-acoustic interactivity. Practitioner: Peter Courtemanche.
MEGABLASTI 1 AM-WHEN U STOP LISTENING minimalism, adamnoizisloan
is (ir)responsible.
FRIDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW    7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by lan Gunn.
THE NOIZ SHOW2:30-3:30.4:00-5:00PM
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NARDWUARTHE HUMAN SERVIETTE PRESENTS... 3:30-4:00PM Nardwuar the
Human Serviette Presents...Word!
THE CITR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:20PM
With 'The Voice of Reason," our
weekly look back at the week in
the news, tongues firmly in cheek.
THE THUNDERBIRD PREVIEW 5:20-5:30PM
The Sports Department's preview
of what'll be goin'down this week-
PROJECTIONS 5:30- 6:00PM Projections:
news, music, and reviews of alternative, Hollywood and locally produced films on Vancouver s only all-
movie radio show hosted by two
actul film students, Jason and Steve.
COCKTAILS WITH DARYL AND SUZI 6:00-
9:00PM Underground sound system-style mastermix radio.
FOR THE RECORD 6:30-6:45PM Excerpts from Dave Emory's Radio
Free America Series.
HOMEBASS 9:00PM-12: 30AM Dope
jams and fresh beats for a groovy
evening with DJ Noah on the
wheels of steel.
LYMP SINK 12:30AM-Morning Divide
twin bags along perforation. Use I
per cup: add boiling water. Steep
4-6 minutes. If desired, add a touch
of honey. Special Bonus! Make it
to 5 AM and get a bedtime story!
Hosted by the G42 players. June 5
and 19, The Doctor Kildare Show.
June 12 and 26, The Postman Pat
Show.
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:00AM-12:00PM
Vancouversbiggest and best acous-
tic/roots/rogue radio show. Now in
its 6th year on CiTR! Roots music from
around the world.
POWERCHORD 12:15-3:00PM
Vancouver's only true metal show;
local demo tapes, importsand other
rarities. Gerald Rattlehead and Metal
Ron do the damage.
THE AFRICAN SHOW 3:00-5:OOt>M tt'sa
music thing fromall "Africa." It'san
awareness thing of self and others.
It'san African house party. Stories,
music, dance fun. Welcome! Your
host: Umerah.
THESATURDAYMAGAZNE 5:00-5:30PM
UBC's weekend news. All the latest
news, sports, weather, a movie review, feature report and more.
News with Luc Dinsdale; Doug
Richards has sports.
IN EFFECT 6:00-8:00 The Hip Hop beat
and nothin' but. With host PDS.
THE HEIMLICH MANOUEVER8:00-10:00
The show that knows what evil lurks
in the hearts of men (and women).
The Shadow and his bad attitude
pervade in a world where life is
cheap and the music is good. The
Shadow, intro at 8:30, conclusion
at 9:30.
GROOVE JUMPING 10:00PM-1:00AM
Loud, fast and aging rapidly... it's
not just a name it's a way of life.
Drink beerand listen to it loud... we
do! Hosts Terry Holland and John
Yaremus do Rock and Roll the way
it's supposed to be done.
SOMETHING 1:00-4:OOPM Ambivalent twat plays whatever she thinks
is cool for four, or four and a half
hours, and then puts on a CD and
goes to sleep in the vinyl couch in
the lounge; unless you decide to
drive her home.
WHOM & HOW
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Bobby Bradford
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plus Francois Houle Group
Frid.y. Jun. 19. 8pm
Paul Bley Trio
Oliver Jones
■On, ofthe world's best piano players. "
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plus Inside Outside
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Richard Davis &
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Tim Berne Quartet
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Barbara Dennerlein
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with Ray Anderson
Powerful Hammom
Mahlathini &
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£ Shango Ashe
Margareth Menezes
Unmistakably Brazilian.
Strunz & Farah
Hotter than the Gipsy Kings
plus Celso Machado &
K.K. Nogueira
Sunday, Jun. 21. 9Pm
SKYWALK
'Craftsmanship ofthe highest level, superb. "
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Tu.ad.y. Jun. 23. 9pm
Johnny Griffin Quartet
A tenor sax legend who's played with
Monk & Coltrane
plus Ralph Moore Quintet
Katie Webster Band
& Marion Williams
"The greatest living gospel singer. "-N. Y. Times
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plus Lonely universe
Friday. Jun* 26, 10pm
Otis Clay, Ann Peebles
& The Memphis Soul
Revue
A loul-ttirring R&B spectacular
plus Jim Byrnes Band
Saturday, June 27, 10pm
Yomo Toro
•A sort of Puerto Rican hillbilly Jimi Hendrix"
-N.Y. Time,
plus Daniel janke Quartet
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24 HR. SHOW INFO: 681-1732 'JUNE^ _.... at the Ridge........
Event* of Shorts (IMm) afthe Pacilic Ciiematheque™
2   TUESDAY       Philips, MacDermont & Crane at the Glass
Siipper... Nowhere Blossoms atthe Ra_way... im Watktns atthe Vate._
Cruel 70s Disco at the Cruel Elephant
Grand Canyon (9_5pm) at the Ridge...
Cruel Bephant.. Ralph Eppd Quintet at % Glass Slipper... Colleen
X" rns if!
to the musicTof Polka Dogs aHhe Yancouver" fasTCufaral Centre
Savage at Gallery....
Railway... Hank Williams Jr.
Byrnes at the Yale... Rheostatics at the
Patty Loveless & Doug Stone at the
BYale.. "*
Pacific Coliseum... Jim Byrnes at the Yale... Sleeping Dogs Lie performed
[8pm)... Beaniy and the Beast (7:30pm) and Hook (9:25pm) at the
Ridge... Alexander Sokurov: The Lonely Voice of Man (7:30pm) and Days
ofthe Ecapse (9:15pm) at the Pacific Cinematheque...
6    SATURDAY
Ovarian Trolley at the Cruel Bephant.. Francois Houle tt Cetera at the
Glass Slioper... Colleen Savage at Gallery 56... Jim Byrnes at the Yale...
Windwalker with The Paper Tulips and
"  leRCT
 Slipper... Colleen Savage at Gallery 56... Jim Byrnes _. ___
Country Dance atthe WISE Hall... Rheostatics at the Railway... Jungle CD
release party: Facepuller, Stigmata Atlantis Bus, Shine, Gabrielle, 6 Inch
Maria, Juice Monkeys. Happy Man, Memory Day, Tankhog, Grames Bros.,
Catherine Wheel at the Commodore... The Fureys at the Eric Hamber
Auditoreum (7:30pm)... Jim Byrnes at the Yale... Gwar with The Melvins
at the New York Theatre... Demolisten Derby Finals at 86 Street..
~ s Lie performed to the music of Polka Dog at the Vancouver
East CulWafCentre (8pm)... Beauty and the Beast (7:30pm) and Hook
(9:25pm) at the Ridge... Alexander Sokurov: The Lonely Voice of Man
(7*30pm)and Days of the Eclipse (9:15pm) atthe PacificCinematheque...
7    SUNDAY        Video Bar-b-que atthe Glass Slipper... More in
e Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Vancouver Goh Ballet
8 MONDAY CiTR Alternative Mondays at the Pit Pub-.
David Chastin at the Yale... Foam with Carmen Rogues at the Railway...
The Rankin Family atthe Vancouver East Cultural Centre (7pm &10pm)...
Donovan with Tom Northcott at the Commodore... 7flf (7:30pm) at the
Ridge... Jewish Film Festival: Escape to the Rising Sun (7:30pm) at the
Pacific Cinematheque...
9 TUESDAY CiTR presents the Beastie Boys with Big
Chief and Fu-Schnickens at the Commodore... Kate Hammet-Vaughn at
Gallery 56... Cruel 70s Disco at the Cruel Bephant.. David Chastin at the
Yale... Yothu Yindi with Diamond Fist Wemy at the Backstage (Seattle)...
Dancing on Glass at the Railway... Al Stewart with Peter White at 86
Street.. JFK (7:30pm) at the Ridge..
Cultural Centre (until the 22nd):.: mis' My Lie (7*30pmj and &_■**•/
Canyon (9:25pm) at the Ridge... Jewish Fflm Festival: Gatkes - An
70s Disco <rt the Crad Bephant.. tikis My lh% (730pm) and
Van Pelt Tno at Galery 56..
3 WEDNESDAY , CiTR Hot Wednesdays atthe Pit Pub-
She with Sublime and Coierof the Gods at the Cruel Bephant.. Maya —
Sounds of India at the Glass Slipper... Nowhere Blossoms at the
Railway... John Watkins atthe Yale... Walter Gulezko exhibition opens at
Gallery 56 (until the 27th)„. Seeping Dogs Lie performed to the music
of Polka Dogs atthe Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm)... TheMambo
Kings (7:30pm) and High Heels (9:30pm) at the Ridge... Filmmakers in
tersort Monuments FarandStange(i:3tiw) Atactic
4 THURSDAY Ci!8Altem*r_veTuesdaysatthePftPiil).-
Rein Sanction with For Christ's Sake and Caustic Thought at the Cruel
Bephant. Alien Sex Fiend atthe Town Puna.. Bob Bell with Necropolis
at the Glass Slipper... Rheostatics at the Railway... Jim Byrnes afthe
Yale... Freeway Persuasion. Moist Orbit in Bloom, Never Say New at 86
Street.. 3m Carroll with Vic Chesnutt at the Backstage (Seattle)...
Syee^Oo|$Z/.perfonnedtothemusicofPolkaDogsattireVanco-ver
East CufturaTCerrtre (8pm)... TheMambo Kings QMam) ani High Heels
(9:30pm) at the Ridge... Filmmakers in Person: Monuments Far and
Strange (7:30pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
5 FRIDAY        Itch with Toiling Midjets and Vic.Chesnutt at the
Raff (935pm) at the Ridge... Alexander Sokurov: The Second Chk
(7:30pm) and Mourmullndifference&2Qpm) at Patific Cinematheque...
Pages from toe Spring Catalog* of Movement at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre (5pm)...
13 SATURDAY Chris Houston & His Evil Twang with
Black Happy at the Cruel Bephant. Roger Baird with MuseArt at the
Glass Slipper... Major Handy at the Yale... Rockaway Revue at the
Railway... Jumbalassy at Speedy O'Tubbs (Bdindiam)... Oyster Band
wimTimyghtsat-ieB_ckstage(Seat^
Riff Raff (mm) at the Ri^. Alexander Sokurov: The Second Circle
(7:30pm) and Mournful lrtdiffe7ence(9:2Qm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
Pages from toe Spring Catalogue of Movement at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre (Tpm)...
14 SUNDAY RonSamworth Group at the Glass Sipoer...
Lorita Leung Dancers and the Little Panda Children's Performing Group
at the Vancouver Playhouse (Ham).. Neville Brothers at the Queen
Elizabeth Theatre... Rockaway Revue atthe Railway... B.C. Country Musk
Awards at the Commodore... The Stink Bus at Speedy O'Tubbs
(Bellingham)... Hear My Song (7:30pm) and Riff Raff (9:35pm) at the
Ridge.. Jewish Him Festival: Hmuno, King of Jerusalem (7:30pm) at the
PacificCinematheque...
15 MONDAY CiTR Alternative Mondays at the Pit Pub...
Oliver & the Bements at the Yale.. The Beautiful South at the Commodore... Maisha World Beat at the Railway... Herb Ellis at Cafe Django..
HorsefeathersClom), Duck Soup (ii35om) and AnimalCrackers&Sbm)
atthe Ridge... Jewish Film Festival: Hmmo, King otJerusalem'(7:30pm)
at the Pacific Cinematheque...
Dance ft Kane/Taylor Explosion "Bats" at the Waterfront Theatre
(9pm)._ Mumau double Bit Hosfento (7.30pm) and The Last L*vgk
(9:00pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
25 THURSDAY CiTR Alternative Thursdays at the Pit
Pub... Big Tall Garden with Grump and Drop Dolls at the Cruel Bephant..
Floyd Dixon at the Yale... Vancouver International Jazz Festival continues: Richard Davis & Roland Kama with Travis Shook Trio at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm): Katie Webster Band & Marion
Williams at the Commodore; Kokoro Dance & Kane/Taylor Explosion
16   TUESDAY
Johnny Nocturne at the Yale... Crud 70s Disco at the Cruel Bi
Karen Graves Quartet at Galery 56...
 iv Nocturne at the Yale... Crud 70s Disco at the Cruel Bephant..
Herb Blis at Cafe Django... Show Business Giants at the Railway.. The
Beautiful South at the Backstage (Seattle)... Horsefeathers (7pm),
Duck Soup (8:35pm) and Animal Crackers (9:55pm) at the Ridge...
17 WEDNESDAY CiTR Hot Wednesdays at the Pit
Pub... The Sweaters with The Show Business Giants and vinaigrettes at
the Cruel Bephant.. Jack Duncan's Shango Ashe at the Glass Slipper...
Johnny Nocturne at the Yale... Happy Man at the Railway... Truly, Madly,
Deeply (7:30om) and Close My Eyes (9:30pm) at the Ridge... Sink or
Swim: The Runs of Su Friedrich: Sink or Swim plus The Ties That Bind
(7:30pm) and First Comes Love plus Damned if You Don't and Gently
Down tte Steam (Opm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
18 THURSDAY CiTR Alternative Thursdays at the Pit
Pub... Agent Orange with Sonic Brain Jam and Noise Floor at the Crud
Bephant.. Henry Boudin and Michel Gauthier at the Glass Slipper...
Johnny Nocturne at the Yale.. Poetry Readings with Carolyn Zolailo,
Stephen Moirisey & Tom Konyves and Ed Varney Book Release Party at
Gallery 56... Happy Man at the Railway... Margareth Menezes at the
Backstage (Seattle)... Sink or Swim: The Films of Su Friedrich: Sink or
Swim plus The Ties That Bind (7:30pm) and First Comes Love plus
Damned If You Don't and Gently Down toe Steam (9:30pm) at Pacific
Cinematheque...
19 FRIDAY       Sweaty Nipples with Sinner's Squad at the
Mo'tet with Francois Houle Group at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre
(8pm); Mahlathini & the Mahofella Queens with Shango Ashie at the
Commodore (10pm)... The Picketts at the Railway... Sadhappy atSpeedy
07ubbs(Bellingham)._ Charles Musselwhite atthe Backstage (Seattle)..
Alexander Sokuror. Save andProtectg^m)^ Pacific Cinematheque...
20 SATURDAY Hedgehogwith Mystery Machine atthe
Crud Bephant. Amanda Huges at Gallery..... Johnny Nocturne at the
Yale... Folk Musk Festival Early Bird Tickets deadline... Vancouver
International Jazz Festival continues: Paul Bley Trio with Bill Smith
Ensemble at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm); Margareth
Menezes with Fantaz.a at the Commodore (10pm).. The Picketts at the
Railway... Loaf at Speedy OTubbs (Bellingham)... Phranc at the Backstage (Seattle)... Alexander Sokurov: Save and Protect (7:30pm) at
Pacific Cinematheque...
21 SUNDAY Vancouver International Jazz Festival continues: Oliver Jones with Diana Krall Trio at the Vancouver East Cultural
CiTR Hot Wednesdays at the Pit        Commodore
Pub... Spiral Jetty with Bectric Eye and Thieves ol Silence at the Cruel
r  David Chastin at the Yale.. Peter Huron Nonet with Celtic
10 WEDNESDAY
Pub... Spii ■'
Bephant	
Works at the Glass Slipper... Sepatu Big Boss at the Railway.. Toto Le
Heros (7:30pm) and Madame Bovary (9:25pm) at the Ridge... Vintage
Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much (7:30pm) and The Lady
Vanishes (9:05pm) at the Pacific Cinematheque...
11 THURSDAY .     CiTR Alternative Thursdays at the Pit
Pub... Alice Underground with Chrome Dog and Sludge at the Crud
Bephant. Major Handy at the Yale... Clyde Reed Quartet at the Gla
Slipper... The Stoaters at the Railway... Toto Le Heros (7:30pm) a
Madame Bovary (9:25pm) at the Ridge... Visibly Queer Framed Youth,
or Revolt ofthe Teenage Perverts plus Un Chant d'Amour (7:30pm) at
Pacific Cinematheque... Pages from toe Spring Catalogue ot Movement
at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm)...
12 FRI DAY Surgery with Kreviss and B vis Love Child at
the Crad Bephant.. Al with My Name at the Town Pump... Stellar
Saxophone Quartet at the Glass Slipper.. Poetry and Flamenco Guitar
with Alice Tepexcuintie. Hilary Peach Blossom and Gary Bourgeois at
Gallery 56... Major Handy at the Yale... Oyster Band with The Stoaters at
the Commodore... The Stoaters at the Railway... Gas Huffer with Sinister
Six at Speedy O'Tubbs (Bellingham)... Hear My Song (7:30pm) and Riff
26 LJ^^Snm^^
Griffin Quartet with Ralph Moore Quintet at the Commodore; Kokoro
Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm): Katie Webster Band & Marion
Williams at the Commodore; Kokoro Dance & Kane/Taylor Explosion
"Bats" at the Waterfront Theatre (9pm)... Memphis Slax at the Railway... Egberto Gismonti at the Backstage (Seattle)... VisLL'
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Dance & Kane/Taylor Explosion "Bats" at the Waterfront Theatre
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