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COMMODORE BALLROOM:
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JOHN SCOFIELD BAND June 28
MICHAEL BRECKER BAND
June 29
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EKAYA/ BILL BRUFORD'S
EARTHWORKS July 3
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RAN BLAKE/HOUSTON PERSON
June 28
VINNY GOLIA SEPTET June 29
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June 30
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July 1
RAY ANDERSON TRIO July 2
JOHN ZORN July 3
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MAY 1987 Vol V No 4 Issue # 52
EDITOR
Michael Shea
WRITERS
Dana Alvaro, Iain Bowman, Mix St.
Che, Don Chow, Mike Dennis, Steve
Edge, Janis McKenzie, Mark Quail,
Dan Robbins, Michael Shea, Kevin S.
ILLUSTRATORS
Rod Filbrandt, Lawrence McCarthy,
William Thompson
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Gregory Guy
COVER
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ART DIRECTOR
Karen Shea
DESIGN
Harry Hertscheg
LAYOUT
Dana Alvaro, Johanna Block, Pat
Carroll, Lucy Crowther, Sandra Dametto, Jeremy Dean, Robin Fross,
Susan Mah, Shedo Ollek, Paulus T.
Scholten, Christina Terry
PROGRAM GUIDE
Louis Jantzen
TYPESETTING
Dena Corby, Ammo Fuzztone, Maja
Grip, Don Schuetze
BUSINESS MANAGER
Randy Iwata
ADVERTISING
Lucy Crowther
DISTRIBUTION
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SUBSCRIPTIONS
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PUBLISHER
Harry Hertscheg
Discorder Magazine, c/o CITR - UBC Radio
6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V6T 2A4 S (604) 228-3017
Discorder Magazine is published monthly by the
Student Radio Society of the University of British
Columbia (CITR-FM) and is printed in the far-away
reaches of Surrey. Canada.
That Magazine from CITR fm102 cable 100 circulates 1 7.500 free copies by the first of each
month. Twelve-issue subscriptions: $10 in
Canada. US$10 in the USA.. $15 elsewhere.
Make money order or certified cheque payable to
'CITR Publications'.
CITR-FM broadcasts a 49-watt stereo signal
throughout Vancouver on 101.9 FM. But for best reception, you're far better off hooking up your stereo
to FM cable. CITR is available at 100 1 FM on
Rogers Cable (Lower Mainland) and Shaw Cable
(North Shore), but not yet on Western Cable (New
Westminster and the Fraser Valley). Call your cable
company if you're having reception problems: call
us if you're having trouble hooking up
All inquiries concerning CITR. Discorder or the
Mobile Sound System can be directed to station
manager Harry Hertscheg. The business line is
228-301 7. The CITR request line is 228-2487 or
228-CITR
IN THIS ISSUE
• ROOTS ROUND-UP
are global freestylers who like to make
people free, dance, and be happy
• JOIN THE NOISE GENERATION
and you're guaranteed to pass the
acid test of rock and roll
• IN WARHOL'S WAKE
there's going to be a lot of
unfinished business
IN EVERY ISSUE
• UP FRONT
is the first thing you should read
• AIRHEAD
accepts mail from everyone regardless
of sex, colour, or per capita income
• VINYL VERDICT
Condition, Mantronix, NoMeansNo, Style Council,
U2, Vertical Laughter
• SPIN LIST
all the new and good stuff at CITR. Don Chow
provides the bottom's eye view
• ON THE DIAL
makes listening to CITR a lot easier
• LOCAL MOTION
keeps spinning its wheels
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MAY 1987    3 An oasis in the desert of Insanity,
the ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
show, Wednesdays, Midnight,
CITR-FM 102/Cable 100. Just
exactly what is your problem?
Phone 228-2487 or 228-3017
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DISCORDER HAS BEEN getting
knocked lately for supposedly shunning its duty to the local music
community. Readers grumble about the
lack of coverage on their favourite Vancouver bands (often times we suspect these
"readers" are in these bands —but that's
neither here nor there, somebody's got to
like them). Let's face it though, the
"scene" here is not what it was not so
very long ago. The people who created
the energy and tension to make Vancouver
vibrate have either laid their weapons to
rest or have gone on to tell the rest of the
world about it. It's a fact of life you can't
stay in one place too long or else you'll
self-destruct due to inertia. But where is
the undercurrent of new faces, ideas, and
attitudes? They're out there in the sea of
change, but we'll have to wait for the tide
to come back in to drop all that flotsam
on the beach, and then make something
out of it.
In the meantime, Discorder will do its
best to keep the ship afloat. This month,
we talk with Barry Taylor and Greg Hathaway of Roots Round-Up, and find
out what moves these people to move so
many others with their hybrid of international dance music. The secret of their
success? They're very serious about not
taking themselves too seriously.
For those of you who witnessed the Butthole Surfers' manic extravaganza last
month at Graceland, you might be interested in learning more about the Buttholes'
brethren, a herd of beastly bands with
names like Big Black, Live Skull, and
Scratch Acid. Mike Dennis fills in the
black holes with some timely information
on these and others, the New Noisemon-
gers.
So, Andy Warhol passed on a few months
ago and it is unlikely that he'll be back to
comment on the plethora of paens that
have and will continue to appear in his
wake. So why not have some fun? Andy
did and so does Dana Alvaro in a short
story about what his passing away has
made others do, think and say.
Mark Mushet takes a break from his
Stream of Vitriolic Contempt...and Bitter Cynicism this month, but the CITR programme
guide, Spin List, and Local Motion are all
where supposed to be, right before your
eyes! Also, this issue sees the return of
Generic Comix and Life Among The Earth-
lings. Read on!
BEHIND THE DIAL
Last month's Tape-A-Mania, held April 1st
to celebrate CITR's five years on FM,
was, by all accounts, a veritable success
thanks to Ian Hunter and Irwin Oostindie,
who coordinated the project, Commercial
Electronics and Co-op Radio for supplying
equipment, engineers Craig Burner and
Glen Reely, and also to Gord Badanic,
Victor Bonduroff, Pamela Neelands, and
Harry Hertscheg. Of course it wouldn't
have been possible without the consent of
the bands involved: Stubborn Blood,
Red Herring, The Hip Type, and Terminal City. CITR would like to hear from
listeners who taped the programme by dropping a line to the station, 6138 SUB Blvd.,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2A5. For those of
you who thought the programme was a
success and would like to extend thanks
to one of your favourite bands by way of a
$5 donation, you can write to them at the
following addresses.
Stubborn Blood
4513, West 13th Avenue
Vancouver V6L 2V5
Red Herring
#3-650, Kingsway
Vancouver V5T 3K4
The Hip Type
c/o Life After Bed
CITR
Terminal City
89, East 26th Avenue
Vancouver V6B 2G6
Well, it's not over yet! CITR wants all
of you to come to its Big Birthday Benefit
Bash Tuesday, June 9th at Graceland.
Also invited are Mark Stewart & The
Maffia, Tackhead, Gary Clail Adrian
Sherwood, Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald, and Keith Leblanc. These are
the fellows who base their operations out
of On-U Sound from London and have
created the biggest, brashest dance beat
for miles around with hits like Rockchester,
Stormy Weather, Freak Out, No Sell Out,
Hypnotized, Hard Left, and Mind At The
End Of Its Tether. It's a five-hour performance where they're going to put the
bass in your face and the beat in your feet.
So listen up for more details on what will
be THE concert of 1987.
Finally, the CITR Open House held in
early March was another success, with
staff members welcoming over 300 guests
who were given brief but informative tours
of the station studios. Perhaps CITR will
be fortunate enough to invite you again
next year, but in the meantime if you have
any questions or comments,, the post box
is your best bet. The Editor
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MAY 1987    5 LOVE YA CUMBIAS
Dear CITR-
I really enjoyed listening to your Latin American music programme last Friday (Mar.
13) from 9:00 to midnight. I love
"cumbias" and hope that Alfredo Chavez'
show will be a regular CITR feature!
Sincerely,
Lesley Thomson
ART VS. POLITICS,
OR IS THAT
REALITY VS. FANTASY?
Dear Airhead,
The Billy Bragg interview (February 1987)
was less a discussion of the relationship
between politics and music than a celebration of social democrats who can play guitar
and tell jokes.
Comrades Johal and Edge should be
commended for their attempt to inform us
about using pop music as a weapon against
the ruling class.
They should be denounced for allowing
BB to get away with superficial remarks
where we deserved serious answers with
respect to the Labour party, folk music,
and '(f)art.'
But my big complaint about the review
is the idle comment about organizing mass
benefit concerts for the New Democrats
just like the Red Wedge show for Labour.
Writers Johal and Edge ask 'Why not
here?' I answer that Red Wedge is an
exclusive promotion by Labour for Labour.
Socialists and other interested people who
come to a Red Wedge gig find a controlled
show: little political discussion inside the
hall and no criticism of Labour from the
bands. So much for raising youth consciousness.
All Labour wants from youth is votes—
just like the NDP. The Young New Democrats and their ilk want a Red Wedge here
so they can get support for the NDP without actually mobilizing youth to change
their lives at school, at work and in the
community. The YND's solution to the downturn in the struggle is 'politically correct'
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Keep those tetters coming! Airhead has been
receiving more mail lately than Michael J. Fox
and it is gratifying to know that there are
people who do care enough to write. After alt,
this is your column to voice your opinion on
any matter, whether it has to do with Discorder
or nothing at all. Unfortunately we can not
print all your letters because of stringent space
limitations, so please make them short and
succinct. If your letter does not get printed,
and you would still like a reply, just say so
and include a return address. Airhead will do
its best to honour your request.
beer, 'politically correct' meat products,
'politically correct' music and voting NDP.
But the stress for the renewal of the
fightback has got to be on activism at the
grassroots, something Billy Bragg sings
about a lot but we have to carry out.
After all, rock'n'roll is just fantasy and
political rock'n'roll is just a variation on the
theme.
In Solidarity,
Ian Weniger
FALSE ADVERTISING
In your Magazine for February 1987 I notice
that you on page 23 refer to "Masqualero"
as the #1 Swedish Jazz Quintet. As you
will see from the enclosed flyer the jazz
band Masqualero is a Norwegian band.
Yours sincerely
Tor Virding Consul
Royal Norwegian Consulate General
Discorder stands corrected and we understand the Norwegian government's concern in not wanting a prime cultural export
mistaken as being Swedish. It is a common
problem for us here in Canada, too. How
many Norwegians do you think know that
Lome Greene, Raymond Burr, or even Glass
Tiger, are not from the USA?
ASK NO MORE
Dear Editor
It is with great regret that I, Marta Baresh,
may not be able to enjoy another issue of
your magazine.
The mag has been staple reading material since issue #1. Maybe even before,
I can't remember. Upon receiving my April
'87 issue I quickly flipped through trying
to find my favourite part—the William Thompson cartoons—GENERIC COMIX. But
aghast nothing to be seen!
How's Diana? What about Duck World?
Where is Duck World? Who is Diana and
why is our hero searching for her?
Questions I thought April's Discorder
would answer. Is there a reasonable excuse
for this? Has the creator run out of ink?
God let's hope not. Will he return in May?
Will I be able to sit and relax at Kits Beach
this summer knowing our hero is hard at
work avenging all evil doers that stand
between his ultimate goal? What is his
goal anyways? God I'm a wreck!!
Please help,
Thanks,
A Generic Reader
Look down, generic reader, look way down.
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Track Records by Michael Shea
IT WAS NOT SO VERY LONG AGO
that if one frequented the local clubs
and discotheques, it seemed absolutely necessary to associate oneself with a particular group by adopting a
similar mode of dress, manner of attitude,
and, most importantly, a taste in music.
For many people this was a vain attempt
to placate that innate fear that everyone
feels at one time or another, of not belonging; others, less self-conscious, used it
as a means of personal discovery and
wore their colours proudly in their hair.
This 'taking of sides' was reflected by the
opinions of CITR listeners who claimed to
hold rigid views on all styles, in Letters to
the Airhead and in the Listeners' Surveys.
It came to the point where ridiculous categories of music had to be invented just so
that everyone knew where they were supposed to stand; more industrial appliance
noise, less reggae cow-punk, more operatic disco, less hardrock hip hop, ad nau-
seum...and at the end of the day everyone was singing the same old song.
People had to hide their guilty pleasures
in the closet for fear of being ostracized
by their peers. How could one admit to
liking Nocturnal Emissions and Johnny
Cash? Was it possible to be a skinhead
yet   enjoy  dancing   to   Donna  Summer?
These were some of the questions we secretly had to ask ourselves while attempting
to justify the contradictions that, it soon
became apparent, are inherent in human
nature. But this in itself is not at all a bad
thing; once one realized that music is a
powerful medium of communication, it
became time to rejoice in all the various
ways music could communicate a message. All seeming contradictions became
irrelevant because, to paraphrase a quote
from Oscar Wilde, "There is no such thing
as moral or immoral music. Music is well
written, or badly written. That is all." And
yes, it is possible to have read and understood Karl Marx and still like We Built
This City on Rock'n'Roll.
This is 1987, and it is time to negate all
the pretenses of making music and be true
to the spirit of music as communication.
Let it be called, once again, getting back
to our roots; not to the root of white culture, but of all cultures. Let music be that
MAY  1987    9 powerful medium to unite all people on an
emotional, visceral level that transcends
the artificiality of political, economic, and
social obstructs. Let me introduce you to
Roots Round-Up, a local music group
that aspires to do exactly that.
Roots Round-Up. You've probably seen
their name on any lamp-post or telephone
pole in the downtown area. You may have
even seen them play at one of our city's
finer live music venues. They're the ones
who don't limit themselves by adopting a
particular mode of dress, manner of attitude, or taste in music.
"We're able to play whatever kind of
music we want. There are no limitations
on this band," claims Greg '2-Shirts' Hathaway, singer and acoustic guitar player
of Roots Round-Up. Mmmm....well, how
would you describe it to the uninitiated?
"We play dance music - international
dance music. It could be music people
dance to in another country."
True enough. Roots Round-Up, in the
short time they've been playing on the
local club circuit, have managed to mix
and match different musics from different
cultures with an admirable display of spontaneity and virtuosity. And they seem to
have such a great time while they're doing
it. This talent has helped them to attract a
legion of fans who are just as eclectic as
the music Roots Round-Up play.
"Everybody, I hope, listens to different
kinds of music," says Barry Taylor, drummer extra-ordinaire and formerly of local
pop icons The Young Canadians and
Shanghai Dog, among others. "If you're
a player and you draw your influences from
so many different places even though,
let's say, you're playing in a hard-core
thrash band, you might be a big band
fanatic. With us, if you like doing a hardcore thrash song, do it; a big band song,
then do it."
"Or even a swing reggae tune," adds
a mirthful Greg.
Roots Round-Up don't just copy different styles of music and pump out generic versions of the tried and true. They
are adept at adapting to their influences
and in the process developing their own
style.
"Basically, we're playing with emotions
and your own personality is coming out in
the music," says Barry. "I find in Roots
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Round-Up I don't play a drum set the way
a drum set is usually played. I attack it
from a different angle. I play more melodi-
cally, rather than being a metronome, because of the nature of the music. You have
to play rhythm and melody on the same
instrument."
The band is currently back to its roots,
comprised of the three original members,
Greg, Barry, and Dymitri Strachan, the
smiling trombone player.
"Everyone's got to be able to work toge
ther and be happy in the situation, and
be happy with what they're doing, with the
music they're playing," stresses Greg.
This apparently was not the case with
John, Ian, Tim, or Hamm, past members
of the band who have since departed on
amicable terms to follow other musical pursuits. This hasn't fazed the original three,
though, who share a common goal with
the people who are helping to promote
them, and they are all very confident with
the progress that they've made to date.
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MAY 12
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by Mike Dennis
Dear Mr. Know-It-All,
Occasionally on that nifty radio out at UBC
called CITR I'll hear this really keen, twisted,
sort of music with really, like, scratchy guitars and guys singing like they're insane
or something. Then these really deranged
DJs with names like Travis Bickle (didn't
he used to drive a taxi?) and Mickey Likesit
come on the air and rave about these, like,
totally twisted bands like Scratch Acid, Honeymoon Killers, and Killdozer. These weird
DJs (my mom calls them sickos) call these
bands "The New Noisemongers" and talk
about these songs with titles like "Mary
Had a Little Drug Problem", and "Expressway to Your Skull". They claim the
songs are about axe-murderers, sexual perversion, and stuff. My parents have threatened to ground me iftthey catch me listening to this music anymore. And my big
sister always puts on records by Gene
Loves Jezebel and the Cult instead because she claims these Noisemonger bands
look too "normal". Oh yeah, and my snotty
little brother, the skateboard rat, says these
"Noise" bands suck because they don't
play as fast as D.R.I, or Raw Power. But
my 92-year-old grandpa, he's senile and
sits in a corner all day talking to himself,
loves it when I crank up our stereo when
these bands come on.
Please, Mr. Know-lt-AII, tell me more
about these totally fab "New Noisemonger" bands, or I'll just die, ya know?
Peace, Love, and Granola,
Virginia V. Alley
DEAR MISS ALLEY: YES, VIR-
ginia, I have heard of these
bands referred to as the "New
Noisemongers" and I will endeavour to fulfill your inquiry as to the
precise origin and evolution of this apparent deviation of the music norm for contemporary youth. I undertook some rather
12    DISCORDER -Scratch Acid, four likeable lads from Austin
extensive exploratory research on the subject of this phenomenon and what follows
is my theorem: the "New Noisemonger"
bands, as my source refers to them, are
a "vomit-like" reaction to the homogeneity
and blandness which have permeated even
the  "alternative"  music  scene.   Parameters for the  "right" type and speed of
music,   lyrical   content,   political  stance,
and proper mode of dress were being
forced on the various factions within the
"underground" music scene. Factions or
"cliques" being affected by the aforementioned   parameters   included:   hardcore,
industrial,    metal,    "jangly-guitar"    pop,'
deathrock, post-punk dance, as well as
many others. So a few years ago, a number
of bands around the United States apparently said to themselves,  "To fuck with
fashion, or the icool' musical form, we're
going to play whatever the hell we feel like
and  damn  the consequences!" As circumstance would have it, a lot of these
bands started to become quite popular.
Now, you're probably saying to yourself:
"Haven't they created a uniform fashion
among themselves?" The answer is NO,
because my source just calls them the
"New Noisemongers" for reference's sake.
He could just as easily call them "The
Perusers of Dissonance", or else nothing
at all. The name is just a reference point.
There are no rules with these bands. They
play whatever they like, use whatever instruments they want, and couldn't give a shit
if you or I like it or not. But these bands
have tended to become lumped in with
various underground music scenes, either
art-damage,   hardcore,   or  industrial,   to
put it loosely. The reason: nobody else in
the mainstream music industry will have
them, yet. No clubowner or record company magnate with dollar signs in his eyes
is going to sign these bands. They have
had to tread the underground water alongside such groups as Algebra Suicide,
GG Allin and the Scumfucs, and Roach
Motel. But even this is changing, what
with bands like Husker Du inking big-
time contracts. Yet, I really don't think the
public is ready to see a Butthole Surfers' Blind Eye Sees All video follow a
Lionel Ritchie number on MTV. However,
stranger things have happened.
Perhaps the leading band of this unruly
mob is one Scratch Acid, from Austin,
Texas. Now Austin is indeed a music town!
but better known for the likes of Stevie Ray
Vaughan, or the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Scratch Acid appear to be four quite amiable lads, even a bit quiet; that is, until
they grab their instruments. Then the disfiguration takes place and they hit you like
a runaway Winnebago full of drunken tourists. You are floored by booming drums,
gouging guitars, and a rumbling, pogoing bass. Singer David Yow moans and
wails like a man being dragged off to the
electric chair. The music is heavy, challenging, yet melodic. They sound like the
Birthday Party meets Led Zeppelin on a
bad acid trip. Reports have it that they are
dynamic and unpredictable live;.lead singer
Yow apparently got so carried away with
the excitement at a packed gig one night
that he reached down in his pants and
pulled out a brown substance and hurled
it at an astonished crowd. A near-riot broke
out. Scratch Acid's lyrical contents are
confrontational - they talk about men setting their wives on fire, cannibals ripping
flesh, and derelicts. And these are some
of the lighter subjects they touch on.
Scratch Acid is, at the moment, overshadowed by another legendary reject band
from Austin: the Butthole Surfers, who
seem to be getting more press in town
lately than Michael J. Fox. Musically, I
prefer Scratch Acid. And as soon as everybody sees through all the hype surrounding the Buttholes and realize they actually
can't play their instruments, they will prefer
them too. Or maybe not. If you are curious
about the Acid boys, check out their latest
EP Berserker out on Touch & Go records,
their brilliant Just Keep Eating LP, or their
debut Scratch Acid EP on Rabid Cat Records. Interestingly, neither the Butthole
Surfers nor Scratch Acid are considered
to be much in their home town of Austin,
even among the music press, who tend
to ignore them in favour of more cheerful
pop bands such as Timbuk 3, Zeitgeist or
the True Believers. But eyes are being
opened as the "Noise" bands are selling
a phenomenal number of records. The
Buttholes even managed to buy their own
house - "Look dear, we have new neighbours, hmmmm, I wonder why that man
has a nurse's smock on, with a bra on
over top."
The midwest of America is an unexpected place to see new, unconventional
bands originate from. Killdozer comes out
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Reagan, cute cheerleaders, and all that.
They take delight in mutilating Lynyrd Sky-
nyrd's Sweet Home Alabama, ZZ Top's
LaGrange and Jesse Coulter's I'm Not Lisa.
But they just don't do hilarious covers,
they have their own rave-up originals like
Ed Gein, their tribute to the insane grave-
robber. These boys admit to being hicks
and are proud of it; but they make some
great squealing and grinding, er, music.
Live Skull brings home the bait
The Midwest has also burped up Big
Black, out of Chicago. Big Black plays a
mind-blowing form of music which can
closely be described as post-punk industrial fusion. Singer and guitarist Steve Albini
was run out of his home state of Montana
by the local rednecks. So he moved to
Chicago, formed Big Black and has since
become somewhat of a legend in the American underground circuit. Big Black does
songs about decapitation, mass murders,,
and the like.
One wouldn't expect such upstart bands
to come out of the Midwest, or Good Old
Boy territory, but they might expect them
to surface in the Big Apple. Yes, Travis
Bickle's favourites, the Honeymoon Killers, hail from New York City and they are
weird (must be something in the water).
They are rumoured to be close personal
friends of David Letterman, and feature
wall-of-sound guitar, major feedback,
shrieking vocals, and manic percussion.
Reports have it that at a recent concert,
opening for the Buttholes, the audience
stood in dumbfounded amazement while
being literally pushed backwards by the
Noise. Then there is Live Skull, another
NY outfit, who play spastic, discordant
guitar chords and have a drummer who
uses a hammer. Homestead displayed
good sense and signed them. They are
probably the only dance band that can
make you happy while singing about amputation, torture, child murderers, and the
like.
Yes, Virgina, these are some of the new
breed of noise bands surfacing in America. There are lots more: Sonic Youth,
the U-Men, and Happy Flowers, among
others. They all have records out, some
even have videos. For a great sampler of
these "Sultans of-Earaches" check out the
God's Favourite Dog compilation LP out    question?^
on Touch & Go Records. Some of your
friends might dig these bands; others may
liken them to the breath of an Aardvark.
But the "Noisemongers" (or whatever you
want to call them) are here, they are creating a stir, they are expanding the musical boundaries a tad further. Most of the
members of these bands are intellectual-
type college graduates gone astray: they
quit their jobs as teachers, accountants,
and mathematicians to play oddball music.
They don't give a shit about fashion, or
what you might think about their confrontational lyrics. These bands could flop on
their faces tomorrow, or they might be the
next Beatles (God forbid!). They are
there; check them out if you wish. Next
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in the smoke shop selling my wares: menthols,
kings and extra lights. Satisfied shoppers were
just leaving when Sid walked in. Sid was an artist
oFsorts-We had met a few months earlier, and usually
managed an interesting conversation in the midst of
the nightclub madness. He sat in one of two chairs in
the tiny room. I could tell he was in the mood for an
' arousing episode of prattle. So I finished up behind
the counter, restocked matches and counted change
while Sid settled in with his Heineken.
Wfe had just begun an intriguing discussion on political propaganda in tne media, when a new face strolled
in. Before I had a chance to recite the brand names :
of the evening, he juggled a drink and cigarette in his
left hand and offered me his right. "My name's David.
You two looked so comfortable in here, I thought Pd
take a break from the crowd and join you/
With introductions aside, David told us about an art
show he had been to earlier in the evening. He thought
it had been quite a success, "as far as art shows in
this city go." He was an artist, as well, and had
recently sold a painting he had completed of Andy
Warhol. "Kind of eerie, isn't it?" I nodded my head
in agreement. I could see David was beginning to
enjoy himself. He sat back in the other chair and took
a long, slow sip of his drink.
Meanwhile, Sid was out in left field. "What do you
mean, 'eerie'? What's so eerie about selling your
painting?" "It's not selling my painting that's eerie,"
David said. "But it's a painting of Andy Warhol. I sold
it a few days before he died. That's the eerie part"
Apparently Sid makes a habit of ignoring the six o'clock
news, the New York Times and People magazine.!
imagined Sid was no stranger to left field. He was :
stunned; no one had told him. "I'm stunned; no one
told me.... So Andy Warhol's dead.... When did it
happen, where, how?"
"About two weeks ago," I answered wearily. I hated
being the bearer of bad news. "New York City. He
had a heart attack." He was 58 and he had a heart
attack. For some peculiar reason I never thought Andy
Warhol would die.
David picked up the slack by prophesying an international resurgence of Pop Art. "Of course," I said, "it's
bound to happen. A posthumous revival of the artist's
work usually does. Immortality is linked to the arts."
"Sure it is," David replied, "but I remember reading
somewhere that Warhol was afraid of growing old."
"Well, who isn't9" Sid asked.
"I know, I know, but Warhol was obsessed with it.'
David was sitting on the edge of his chair; ice cubes
tinkled in his glass. "He surrounded himself with beautiful, young people. It was almost as if he thrived on
them. I think he was jealous of youth."
u\ think he conquered youth." f was in the mood for
an argument. "As long as I can remember, that man
has always looked the; same. His glasses and hair and
his expression. He usually had the same look in every
picture I think he stopped aging a long time ago,"
Sid couldn't wait to agree with me. "I think she's right,:
you know. Maybe he was afraid of old age, but,he1;
didn't seem to get any older; did he?" As an
thought he added, "So was that a wig or his
hair?"
"Who cares about his hair," David blurted, "the
man was an artist, but even that is questionable," I
could barely contain myself. "What do you mean,
'questionable'? There's no question about it. The
man was a genius. Who else thought to silkscreen the
stars or paint canvases of soup cans?"Then David
asked, "Do you call a soupcan art?"
There I was, the only one in the room who didn't
claim to be an artist, defending my concept of art.
What a night. "The very idea of envisioning that can
as art is unparalleled. And isn't the idea the basis of
art?" I said. At this point I was hoping that someone
in the crowd was dying for a cigarette and would Walk
through the door any second.
"i agree with all of that," David answered, still on
the edge of his seat. His ice cubes had melted by this
time. "I agree with the idea, but was he a genius or
just lucky? I think he was lucky."
"How can you attribute luck to so much talent and
success?" I asked. "Was it just luck that he produced so many films and wrote so many books and
published his own magazine and hosted his own talk
show?"
Sid finally intercepted the line of fire. "Wasn't it
Andy Warhol who said something about the right place
at the wrong time?" David and I looked at Sid and
grinned. There was nothing left to do but finish our
drinks with a toast to the artist. After all, it had turned
into something of a celebration.
So the boys finally disappeared into the crowd, to
dance and drink and meet who knows who. I almost
sold out of cigarettes that night, it was so busy. But I
couldn't stop thinking how the most simple things in
life are so sweet, and how funny Warhol's dachshund,
Archie, must have looked dressed as the Pope.^r
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U2
The Joshua Tree
Island Records
It has been three years since the release
of U2's last studio LP, and the new disc
is finally out. Has the wait been worth it?
Well, it depends what you were waiting
for.
If you were waiting for an album that
basically fills the same mould as its predecessor, The Unforgettable Fire, then yes, the
wait has been worth it. The Brian Eno/
Daniel Lanois produced, Joshua Tree
album basically gives you more of the
same: a toned down, lush guitar sound.
Nine of the eleven tracks are cast in
clay. Sometimes they work (/ Still Haven't
Found What I Am Looking For, and One
Tree Hill) and sometimes they don't (Exit,
and Mothers Of The Disappeared). None
of them, however, come close to the defiant, idealistic, emotional power of, let's
say, Pride In The Name Of Love).
If,on the other hand, you were waiting
for an album that boldly explored new musical directions, and/or harked back to the
rawer, more energetic sound of their two
best LPs, Boy and War, well for the most
part, you are still waiting.
Although Steve Lilywhite, producer of
the aforementioned albums, is back mixing
four of the tracks, the rawer sound is just
not there. On the bright side, however,
are two tracks — Running To,Stand Still
and Trip Through Your Wire — that do
explore some new musical directions. This
I credit to the influence of Little Steven Van
Zandt, Jimmy lovine, and T-Bone Burnett. .
These three individuals, along with a host
of others, are acknowledged in the 'thanks
to' section of the album.      Stephen Gold
T-Bone Burnett
T-Bone Burnett
MCA Records
T-Bone Burnett managed to escape his
production duties with Elvis Costello, Peter
Case et al last summer to record this fine
solo LP, featuring some tasteful arrangements of country-flavoured songs. With
help from such musicians as Los Lobos'
David Hidalgo on 8-string, guitar, accor-
dian and vocals, Jerry Douglas on dobro,
Byron Berline on fiddle and Jerry Scheff
on string bass, this project could not fail
to impress.
The outstanding original songs are River
Of Love and Oh No Darling and he does
a wonderful version of Tom Waits' Time as
well as a classic Billy Swan song, No Love
At All.
Douglas' dobro work is a delight (check
his LP Under The Wire on the MCA Master
Series for more evidence), and Berline,
who will appear at this year's folk festival,
is a superb fiddle player. The harmonies
with Hidalgo work extremely well, too.
T-Bone Burnett LPs are a rarity. His
last one, Proof Through The Night, came
out four or five years ago. When this LP
was released in the U.S.A. in January
there were no plans to release it here in
Canada. Thankfully, MCA have put that
situation right. Now it's your turn. If you
like acoustic music and exemplary performances then this record is strongly recommended. Steve Edge
Mantronix
Music Madness
Sleeping Bag Records
If the Beastie Boys play sophomoric jinks
to entertain pre-pubescent teens, then Mantronix play gritty hip hop blues for beatniks. They're just too damn cool to be
numero uno on the hit parade. Music Madness, the first album release from this New
York-based black and white duo, is ultra-
electronic and if you find a drum machine
a bad sign then be warned, but I say
anyway, listen up! Mantronix speaks sound
dynamics and what they do with those
wavelengths is weave a hard-edged sonic
slink that is as warm as it is cool. This is
seductive dance muzak that aims right for
those points along your spine that release
the energy to make you move. Mantronix
occasionally melds this bass beat rhythm
with a memorable melody, and before you
know it you're humming the tune as well
as moving to it. And they don't give you
an excess rap about how astonishingly
potent they are because the music speaks
for itself. It's bad and it's mad. Hey, they
can even emulate a mouth organ and pull
off a hip hop swing song like Big Band
B-Boy with a twist and an edge that doesn't
let you forget where this noise is coming
from. Mantronix means human electronics. Get wired to it. Mix St. Che
Vertical Laughter
A Canoe trip down Weird River
Vertical Records
When I heard that these guys were on a
record, I couldn't wait to get my two cents'
. worth. Partly because I've had to see them
live on three occasions opening for bands
I wanted to see. I wasn't sure what to
expect on a record, because the first time
I saw them (with Omnisquid at Channel 1
Klub), the sound system was bad and so
were they, so I left after two songs. But
with Nick Cave at the Town Pump, they
didn't sound too bad at all and I even liked
some of the tunes, so I bought the record.
One thing t can say about the record is
it's original. The ideas are fairly intelligent
and new, with some very weird and sometimes quite complex arrangements.
The recordings are raw and upbeat,
never softening enough for dance muisic
lovers to stomach, yet never getting hard
or fast enough to get hardcores jumping
into walls either.
The songs vary drastically: there's the
screaming distorted gusto of Break Glass
and Suckcess or the more calculated rock
songs V.L. and Public Bodies, the snappy,
traditional Protocol, and then an oddball
tune like the silly heavy-metallic-fuck-
bandish song Wipe Your Beer All Over Me,
Baby. The last song on the record is a
ridiculous rendition of CBC's Friendly Giant
theme.
The production and playing isn't air tight,
but the lyrics seem well thought out and
the music is fresh. Dan Robbins
MAY  1987    19 NoMeansNo
Sex Mad
Alternative Tentacles
Finally, it's here: the first LP from that trio
of thrashers from that city to the west.
While crafted in Victoria it sounds and feels
like it was fashioned in the suburbs of the
U.S. Sex Mad focuses on a gaggle of
psychological conditions, anxiety, self pity,
deadly sperm build-up, and fear. They're
all here. Sex Mad is about what happens
when you live at home with your parents
for too long. It's about what happens when
you go out with too many unstable women.
It's about what happens when life sucks.
If you've seen NoMeansNo within the
last year and a half you'll have heard all
of these tracks before, but if you haven't
imagine jazz-like bass lines charbroiled
over polyrhythmic African drumming and
then smothered with frenetic and twitchy
guitar riffs and you'll have the flavour of
Sex Mad. This is sophisticated thrash. Lyrically and musically it combines for a complete aural sculpture of a disturbed young
mind. Sex Mad shifts through crashing
power chords and jerky guitar ejaculations
and never once gets stuck in the post-
punk mire. This is due largely to Rob
Wright's deft bass playing and John
Wright's explosive drumming. As a rhythm
section they are far more inventive than
most others. Their approach to their instruments grabs you by the face and doesn't
let go. Add to this Andy Kerr's six-string
injections and you get the feeling of mainlining with ice-water. The effect is intense, it's overpowering, it's radical, man.
This is sonic dissonance the way it should
be.
The lyrics on Sex Mad sound like they
were all conceived by someone lying on a
bed and staring at the ceiling of his room
in his parents' house. They're angry and
poignant. They're about reaching that point
between personal helplessness and breaking out into your own world. Self Pity is a
quasi-mantra for the dejected. Love Thang
has wicked shades of hate and bitterness
all through it. The title track is blind with
pure, unadulterated lust. Then there is the
brilliant Dad. The terror with which Kerr
sings this one is chilling. It's a horror show
of Oedipal proportions. It gives new meaning to the phrase "trouble at home".
Sex Mad is one more example of just
how good our alternative scene is here in
Vancouver.   Buy   it   and   make  yourself
happy.
Mark Quail
Condition
Red, Hot and Blue
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Personal memories of Condition date back
to two early songs, Play Me that Rhythm
and Stranded in the Jungle. Not memories
to be cherished. They annoy me to this
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day; it's traumatic but you learn to live
with it. Play could be described with one
word —lame; Stranded with one more word
—lamer. It has probably become evident
by now that from the inception of our relationship I did not care for the music of this
band from Montreal. In fact, Condition
I could effortlessly illicit a cringe and a
I frenzied search for a volume control. Then
' Condition put out an LP Mumbo Jumbo.
Still, the effect remained the same. A
couple live shows, the condition worsened. Annoyance quickly turning to distaste to disgust. Let's face it, a positive
review of their new EP ain't too likely. But
it would be a challenge to step back and
give it a fair shake.
Condition attempt to create an atmosphere of swingin' sultry film-noire cool.
It's an attitude. A style with little relevant
substance. Yet, a saxman and a new guitar
player, and time, have made Condition a
better group. On record and especially
live the focal point is singer/combo organ
player Julia Gilmore. She hits the notes,
but who cares what she's singing about?
Relating to tunes like Havanna, Way Down
Deep and Boogie Man is difficult. Mood
music with little relevance. The EP includes two gutsy or stupid (take your pick)
cover versions, the classic Fever and Screa-
min' Jay Hawkins' / Put a Spell on You. It
takes nerve to cover Fever for the zillion
and oneth time, lord does it take nerve.
But it's one of the better ditties on the
record. Now, Spell is one bad mistake.
As in, they should not have gotten in the
same room with this song. The vocals are
left to one of the male members of the
combo, guitarist Philip Lanthier. He does
not deliver a particularly good rendition,
never mind come close to the original. The
voice just isn't there. The best tune is
probably the last one, Why D'ya Do What'
Cha' Did?.
Try, try, try. But alas, Condition does
not convert this listener. The problem is
inherent in the whole concept behind the
band. It seems anchored in a nostalgia for
a time and place neither I nor the band
lived through, if it ever existed. It just
doesn't click. What is the point? What's
the relevance? Cut away this extraneous
style and maybe Condition could create
something. But then I guess it wouldn't
be Condition.
Kevin S.
The Style Council
The Cost Of Loving
Polydor
The Style Council's third LP finds Paul
Weller in a reflective mood. Whether or
not this is a good thing depends on your
point of view. For me, this record is like
the proverbial curate's egg: good in parts.
The good news is that the Cappucino
Kid has been decaffeinated, and his puerile dribblings no longer clutter up the album
sleeve. The good news is also that three
of the songs have real flashes of brilliance:
Right To Go, Fairy Tales and The Cost Of
Loving. The bad news is that they remain
flashes and that the rest of the record is
surprisingly mellow.
Weller the flaneur has returned and here
he dishes up a mix of mad-seventies soft
soul and boulevard philosophy that is more
reminiscent of Cafe Bleu than the more
recent Internationalists. We get a number
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on the record is mixed by Curtis Mayfield
{Fairy Tales). Strings, horns and funky,
frothy guitars are strongly evident, while
lyrics are seemingly of secondary importance. This would all be wonderful from a
lesser artist, but we ask more of a former
" youth hero" such as Weller, or at least,
I do.
This is easily Weller's least angry album
to date, and I really miss the fire and
brimstone which characterizes most of his
output. Maybe he's just growing old, but
personally, I'd rather listen to the fury of
Internationalists than the navel gazing here.
Not that I won't listen to it, mind you. The
songs are catchy, and here and there the
old fire flashes, as on Fairy Tales:
The giant towers over all,
But from close distance she don't seem
so big at all.
In fact no more than you or I,
But we give her much more power than
her size.
The "she" is of course TINA Thatcher,
Weller's favourite female politician. Despite this and Right To Go (UK hip hop
co-written and rapped by a London trio,
the Dynamic Three), there is a general
lack of the usual Weller indignation, and
it can be no coincidence that this is Weller's
first album since the Jam's 1977 record,
This Is The Modern World, to lack a lyric
sheet.
The temptation is to believe that Weller
wants to be the Paul McCartney of the
90s, and if he keeps writing stuff like this,
AOR, CHR, AC and all the other commercial formats will suddenly "discover" Paul
Weller. But this is the man who broke up
the Jam at their peak because he didn't
want them to end up like the Who or the
Stones, an outdated dinosaur. Can he
have changed? Can he keep his principles and social conscience deliberately
suppressed? I think not and this record
is just a one-off, an experiment, and that
whatever follows will have more of the usual
Weller fire. Whatever the truth, I eagerly
await the next TSC communique.
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it's interesting to hear one that's
actually from the place. The third Kalahari Surfers LP is called Sleep Armed,
but is interesting regardless of where it's
from. The band is basically Mr. Wreck
Sony, and the record is a distinctive mutation of jazz and pop styles on Recommended Records.
A lot of neat stuff has been coming out
lately on the more established Mute label,
and one of the latest is an LP by Wire
member Bruce Gilbert. The Shivering
Man demonstrates that Mr. Gilbert is probably the most adventurous of the solo Wires,
or at least that he is the most fond of
construction sites. This is not just machine-
sound, though, as Gilbert has the ability
to make these sounds lush and atmospheric. The new Wire LP is called The
Ideal Copy and should be out as you read
this.
Also from England, the new Current
93 record is Dawn, and is label-less so
you can't tell if it's actually spinning —
except for the weird and possessive speaker-emanation which is guaranteed to
cause extreme trauma if played to small
children in locked closets. Scary and from
Sweatbox is Sht, an EP from The Anti-
Group, which comes complete with an
informative pamphlet on death and evil.
Bourbonese Qualk have a new disc out
as well, less cardiac-arresting and more
song-oriented. It's self-titled.
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have put their debut out on phlegm-
coloured vinyl, and thank the bands they
sound like on the back cover. It's raw,
scraping and fun. From the other coast
come the Washington Squares, a beatnik-like new-folk-sound three-piece group
whose debut is also self-titled. A catchy
record which will not scare anyone except
those wary of people with goatees. Also
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RECTAL RECTITUDE
5:30-8:00 pm
Dislodge those constipated valves—shake it
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TUESDAY WELD
9:30-1:00 am
"If life is a mystery, then who are the
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PLAYLOUD
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Start your Wednesday mornings with Sidney
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WE BE BOTANISTS
10:30-1:00 pm
Plant Crusaders Grant, Dave and Byron
discuss Satanism and its connection with
developmental evolution of photosynthetic
organisms. Music and refreshments will be
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NERVOUS NORBERT & LOUIS LOUIS
1:20-5:00 pm
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THE UNDERWORLD
5:30-8:00 pm
Charles Manson's favorite radio show.
Anything twisted, psychotic, and loud, we
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pop, noise, art-damage, Bohemian—Ragtime—Funk—Metal, or what have you. With
your hosts: Mikey, Carbuncle Kaputnick. And
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THE AFRICAN SHOW
8:00-9:30 pm
The latest in modern African dance music
plus/minus a few oldie but greats and extras.
Your way we come every Wednesday at 8:00.
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Possible special features at 9:00. Your hosts:
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Welcome.
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Midnight to 4:00 am
Rockin' Patrick is off to organize paramilitary
activities in small Third World countries.
Travis B. has recovered after his recent incarceration at Riverview. Get prepared for
phone Art #1, May 20th.
THURSDAYS
FINE LINES
10:05-11:00 am
A new feature on CITR, courtesy of the fine
folks at CFUV, U. of Victoria. A literary program featuring readings and interviews with
known and obscure poets and authors. Produced at CFUV and heard across Canada.
Hosts are Jim Andrews, Barry MacDougall
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11:00-1:00 pm
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5:30-8:00 pm
Sonic explorers Mike Mines and Robin
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Psychedelic. Progressive. New. Beam us up,
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8:00-9:00 pm
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9:00-11:00 pm
Possibly the only show in the western world
to be named after a T-shirt. So tune in, lie
back, and listen to records being spun by a
student who's had to compare and contrast
the rise of fascism in pre-WWII Japan with
the common uses of Cartiesian geometry
once too often.
MEL BREWER PRESENTS
11:00 pm-Midnight
Join Pat, Jay and Ian, three people with
three letters in their names, for interviews,
news, reviews and bugaboos about the local
music scene.
ANTHROPOLOGY
Midnight-3:30 am
Radio waves, broadcast omnidirectionally,
leave the Earth at the speed of light. Due to
the curvature of space, they will return to the
point of origin; far in the future we will rediscover our past. The signal may not be strong
but it will still be better than commercial
radio. Inserting the needle: Matt Richards. FRIDAYS
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7:30-10:30 am
Regular features include multi-dimensional
profiles of wilderness issues, feminist
ideologies, children's culture, and what's happening around Vancouver. Kirby Hill oversees
the whole operation.
01 May    Dancing the Rites of Spring—A
profile of some of this Spring's hottest dance—New works by Anna
Wyman, Karen Jamieson and more.
08 May    Art Therapists on creative healing
practices. Plus—Children's Festival
grounding session.
15 May    Lillian Allen, Children's Festival,
etc.
22 May    ASIA PACIFIC Festival Update
29 May    CATS an obsession
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10:30-11:30 am
A program that explores "New Consciousness." Dreams, myths, cultures and rituals all
take context, bridging the gap between Dark
and Light. Featuring the innovative, the
eclectic and the stirring diversities inherent in
the musical fabric of our world. Hosted by
Kirby Hill.
01 May    Ravi Shankar, a profile.
08 May    A mise en scene of Karen
Jamieson's "Rainforests"
75 May    Electro Acoustic Potpourri
22 May    ASIA PACIFIC
29 May    CATS
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5:30-6:00 pm
Members of UBC's Progressive Conservative,
Liberal and N.D.R clubs discuss federal
political issues. Alternately moderated by
Stephen Gold and Betsy Goldberg.
NEOFILE
6:00-9:00 pm
More new records than you can shake a stick
at, while Kevin Smith suffers extreme
humiliation.
THE BIG SHOW
9:00 pm-midnight
Beautiful beat, meglomaniacal mixing, and
"dead off the cuff" repartee. With hosts
"Man-About-Town" AI Big and Aural Merger
Robert Shea.
08 May    Un saludo especial a todas las
madres en su dia. Escuchenos y
goze con la musica que les
estamos dedicando. Para corn-
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"The Mega-Mother Show". Once
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this time dedicated to the mothers
in us all!
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Midnight-4:00 am
Paula Rempel, radio sex-goddess, fulfills all
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THE SATURDAY EDGE
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9:30-11:00 am
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09 May Stephen Fearing. Vancouver guitarist
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76 May  Richard Thompson solo concert.
23 May Christine Lavin. Fine singer from
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30 May Garnet Rogers. Stan's brother.
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The Compleat Monty Python, adapted for
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11:30-noon
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12:05-3:00 pm
Vancouver's only true metal show, featuring
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3:00-6:00 pm
Saturday music to help shake your cocktails.
Bits of everything from hip-hop to pop.
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The Beat special edition: ABBA
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Paul Funk plays musical bumper cars as
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special features.
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12:30-3:00 pm
Reggae, Rock Steady and Ska. At 1:30,
Reggae Beat International Hour: qews and
interviews about Reggae music worldwide.
Host: George Barrett.
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Authentic Rock 'N' Roll from the 50s and 60s
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7:00-9:00 pm
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Mark Mushet searches the world over for
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plays a controlled variation on a scary kind
of sound not often heard outside of metal/
hardcore.
Cannon Heath Down - Not Now/The
Light That's In Your Eyes. You may have
seen variations of this band playing under
one of its previous names, 5th of November, Bayou Drachma, or the Caitlins
-too industrious to just gig and make
demos, they'll give you a chance to buy
their self-produced debut (at 13 songs,
a maxi-) LP, this summer. And if the
biographical notes that came with the cassette (with fun facts like, the band's fave
Beatle is Ringo, fave excuse - "REM?
Never heard of 'em!" and fave ambition,
of one member, anyway, to be "cuter than
Tom Hooper") and this tape itself are at
all indicative, it should be an album worth
getting.
The Kingpins - Some Girl. The Kingpins are four guys with impressive rockabilly experience and one of the most fun,
danceable live shows going (thanks, in
part, to Ron Hayward, the coolest stand-
up bass player I've ever seen). Some
Girl is just one of their original songs - if
you want to hear more, catch them live.
The Butthole Surfers at Graceland,
April 13.
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a then Gibby lit a cymbal on fire and
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& was all over sooner than anyone real-
5 ized," remembers Noddy.
Retinal Circus - Fortune! Slowing
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