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 FLAMING LIPS
DOWN BY LWN
GIRL TROUBLE
BOMB
ATOMIC 61
KREVISS WW
Cargo Records thanks
DISCORDER and all our
retail accounts across the
greater Vancouver area.
1992 was a good year
but you wouldn't dare start 1993 without having heard:
IJESUS LIZARD
JESUS LIZARD
Liar
CS/CD
Delve into some
uncharted musical
territory.
The holiday season
being the perfect
time for this baby
from Jesus Lizard!
Hallelujah!
g|    SEBADOH
Smash Your Head
On The Punk
Rock
CS/CD
On Sebadoh's
songwriter Lou
Barlow:"... (his)
songwriting sticks
to your gullet like
raw cookie dough,
and if he ever
overcomes his
fascination with the
sound of his own
nonsense, his
Sebadoh could be
the next greatest
band on this
planet". -- Spin
ROCKET FROM
THE CRYPT
Circa: Now!
CS/CD/LP
San Diego's saviour
of Rock'n'Roll.
Riff-driven monster
tunes that are
catchier than the
common cold and
loud enough to turn
your speakers into a
smoldering heap of
wood and wires.
Forthe ones who
prefer the Grinch
to Santa Claus.
The most brutal,
unsympathetic and
sickeningly repulsive
band ever.
A must!
Other titles from these fine labels
fjWMMgtlllli
(roue/a-go/
Wl
are available through JANUARY 1993
ISSUE #120
IRREGULARS
"I have a responsibility to young people. They're
the ones who helped me get where I am today!"
- Erik Estrada, former CHiPs star, now celebrity monster
truck commentator and Anthony Robbins supporter.
OFFICE USE ONLY
A RETROSPECT ON 1992	
BOMB vs. THE FLAMING LIPS
GIRL TROUBLE
You Don't Go To Hilltop, You
HAPPY MAN
DOWN BY LAW
COVERS
Listen, it's hard enough getting a 7
member band together, much less keep
them all in focus...Kai Korinth does what
he does best with Vancouver's Kreviss.
REGULARS
AIRHEAD	
 4
COWSHEAD	
 5
SHINDIG	
 9
SUBTEXT	
 11
VIDEOPHILTER	
 21
7"	
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REAL LIVE ACTION	
 25
MOFO'S PSYCHOSONIC PIX	
 26
UNDER REVIEW	
 26
SPINLIST.	
 28
DIALIN' FOR CELEBRITIES	
 28
ON THE DIAL	
 29
DATEBOOK	
 30
comics
BLOODY THE BLOODHOUND
by Michael Aushenker	
 5
EVERYTHINGS DUCKY
by BlaineThurier	
 10
THE BLANK GENERATION
by Gary Wildeman	
....26-27
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3. lo pul on own all-ages
show.
So lei's examine ihis greal
advice...wailing 3 years (as was
this case) is not too long to wait, is
it? How often will fake i.d. work
when you look 12 (which is often
the case)? Just how successful will
the show be when you and all the
rest of the "too old to care" punkers
won'l even go lo the show? What
kind of advice gives such shiny
options and then defeats them with
pessimism? Throughout your whole
response you explaines how all
ages shows don't work, the truth is
that they can work and do work—
just not with your "help." You
may as well have just laughed in
lhat person's face—sadly, i don't
Alright, folks, we got a lot of
ground to cover this month, so
no time for idle chit-chat...
SPARKS  R FLYIN'
Dear Airhead,
In r
"High
garding
It seems lhal ihere is a lack of all-
ages shows as well as a lack of
support for all-ages shows. Having been involved with putting on
all-ages shows, witnessing the prob-
lems, struggles and hardships in
volved with them, i thought lhat il
would be appropriate forme lo comment on the "age limit" arguement,
in defence of the freedom for people
of all ages to see shows.
It bothers me lhat you probably nevcrsupportall-ages shows,
except for the cool ones where
everyone you know is going, but
still, as a veteran punk, feel that
you have earned the right to give
advice on the no minors vs. all-
19. Maybe we try to forget the
injustices when we turn 19. I'm 21
and i hale lo make statements, but
i refuse to "grow-up" if it means
escapmg reality ie. hanging out al
9 to 5 at a job i hate—and convincing myself that il's a good job, or
silting at home in front of the television criticizing the world while
refusing lo be involved with it. I'm
human, i make mistakes, but i won'l
's been giv.
and say it tasles good.
To quote you: "...face the
fact that money is the bottom line;
music is a business."
to sell iheir product. That's whal
bars do—they use music and musicians lo sell beer. The fact that a
"alternative"—don't be fooled lo
think lhat the clubowners care about
the music, for them liquor sales
are the bottom line. You make it
seem that we should feel sorry for
even thinking lhat bars suck, i am
The fact thai ihey are oflen the
only place for bands to play just
displays the pathetic laziness of
those who claim membership io
and complain—do you really think
it would take too much effort to
makethmgs different? Believeme,
kirn kinakin
My thoughts on "Trips'
Sparkmarker review. Yeah,
Sparkmarker are greal. Perhaps
the only great band in Vancouver
right now.
Maybe my gripe with the review is lhat the Nappy Dugout is
lauded as the coolest venue in town.
Okay, maybe it's cool, but are you
aware of what a "Nappy Dugoul"
is? A vagina. Let me nit-pick for a
while. Perhaps Shakey (ND proprietor) likes Ice Cube a lol. Being
male, I may be full of shit, but I'm
pretly sure I'd feel uncomfortable
enough lo nol frequent the ND if I
was female. Il disappoints me lo
see that the skateboard crowd alien-
ales women like this when skaters
(especially under-19 skaters) are
alienated and have been for as
long as I've been skating. I say
"under-19 skaters" because they
have il the worst, as far as going
and seeing bands goes.
Perhaps it's wrong for me
to blame the whole "skateboard
crowd" for the actions of one
skater, and perhaps he didn't think
ofthe name because he's a skater.
It jusl seems lo me thai young
thing to stick their dicks in when
they're not out ollieing something. It bugs me to see that nobody clues in to the sexist re-
money on it, so his heart is in the
rightplace, although his brain mighl
nol be. I'll rant some more when
my band plays there and I have
some real power.
Oh yeah. Sparkmarker. I was
going to cut up Trip's review,
mainly because I don't understand
the comparisons lo Suicidal, All
or Pavement, but I won'l do that. I
get really bossy and opinioi
y fav,
ie local
shil.
mbcr
l  of  r
roll il
wouldn't be rock n' roll." Yeah
right. Jusl like if you took the
racism oul of white supremacy,
it wouldn't be while supremacy.
Fuck Billy Childish. IIDiscorder
printed an interview where someone said the same things aboul
black people that he said about
women, people would lose their
fucking minds
band. I think Sparkmarkerhas been
pretty damn original since I first
saw them 2 years ago and while
they're much harder + heavier
now, they still defy description.
English just doesn't do them justice. So Trip's comparisons
bugged mc, but lhats okay. Trip
wrole and I didn't, and anyone
can write for Discorder.
As far as the crowd being
sedate, I fully disagree. Maybe
my body was still, but my SOUL
was on FIRE and I felt I was
going to CRY IN MY TRUCK. I
mean it. Sparkmarker live makes
me want to continue all the shit I
Love I
i. That's all.
Lcl
up roughly half the human race
and if we're going to worry about
the way we talk about other racial
groups, we should worry just
P.S. The Gest-Quest co-op defunct?
No, we're just really lame lately
ulthew
IS well.
olher
s Kin
I'll keep my mouth relatively
shut about the Nappy Dugoul for
now. Al least it's all ages. Why
look a gift horse in ihe mouth?
Shakey's spent a massive load of
- (guil;
player) voice being better thi
Ryan's (lead singer), fuck that shi
Kim's just a pathetic Tom
wannabe. Ryan is a beautiful ge-
ya
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AND CHROME DOG
Friday
January 15
The Commodore
fay citd TRIVIALIZING TITLE
1 would like for the lady who wrote
the article on Hump, in defense of
iheir painfully obvious message
of violence against women, to read
We can be rented
to perform any feat
and we  reflect the  images pre-
by the medias, elite
positive or negalivi
is viewed as succc
I. Let's
selves
I am a Caucasian female of
5' 10" stature, with red hair (somewhat artifice due lo the fact that I
always thought bright red alternative to gothic black), living on an
island wilh 60 million short, dark
people. The average height for men
here is 5'6" and women 5'2", therefore I don't have to try very hard
to stand out in a crowd and look
very different, I guess thai makes
mc alternative. The real issue here,
questions
to much trulh in introspection
maintain the regimentation
and award self degradation
we act out all the stereotypes, try
to use them as decor
and we become shining examples
of the system,we set oul to destroy
Because even in the most radical
how,
of g
II find
grew up in a country where music
is a real concern for a teenager, as
is being fashionably correct in respective subcultures. I did al one
time use the term alternative as a
label for myself. "Alternative to
what?", my dad always asked,
"Your friends all look cxaclly ihc
same as you do." Of course, at the
time 1 didn'l think so, but nine
years later,most golhics and punks
still do ihc same things I did lasl
lal
r xt st
troubles, further lightening the
purse-slrings of would-be givers.
il breaks my heart because I've
seen belter fed cockroaches here!
What makes mc even angrier is the
memory of an "alternative" female
begging on the corner of Robson
and Thurlow, fully clothed, well-
fed, educated, and able to afford
Marlboroughs'. Girlfriend,you ain't
got no idea of poor!
I realise wilh grim clarity,
that being alternative lo millions
of people the world over means
family members. It means eating
every day, sleeping in shelter every night, and knowing thai your
children will live. As for all those
politically correct Vancouverites
who are sitting back smugly questioning whal 1 am doing to help
alleviate Ihe aforementioned slrifc,
I donate a generous portion of my
income lo ihc appropriate agencies
who will in turn, "feed the world",
righl? I*
Chris 'the sculpted MC of
Shindig" Uren
3, IT IS A MAGIC NUMBER
Discorder,
rid  of that  lillle  scooter fuck.
He's tried to prove his point on
arejusl now gelling boring. We ve
read them all before so jusl change
your line up and pul somebody
instead of somebody who tries
i\ur> L
via,
been stalked so finatically by a
rape threatening man thai she felt
the only safe way to come forth in
public was by useing a goofy
pseudonymn.
PHYLLIS I'OON
WORDS OF WISDOM
...AND AGGRAVATION
Dear Airhead.
:e from the postmark
lope. I am an ex-pat currently residing in Manila, Philippines. I
regularly gel my share of mail,
replete wilh good Canadian content drivel, which ihis month included a cartoon from the October
issue of Discorder. T
sucked, bul the letters on the back
a country where the media is obviously manipulated by the reigning
snd the voicing of
opinion (i
definitely a no-no. Regardless, what
acked.thelcilers
lhan made up for.
I had to laugh atthe petti
of "What is Alt
ously the  fli
topic, "Alternative" as defined by
Oxford, does nol refer lo music or
rug,:k-
the
ough money
poverty, and mak
to buy food. The average mc
here for trained clerical wor
two thousand pesos a month -
hundred dollars Canadian. I
fortunate to live in a beautiful hi
forgotten    ihe   punk/altcmau
a prolcsl against unemployment
England. Since then it has been bi
Whal'
do
my pon
icthingREALLY alternative and
laic something for ihe genuinely
mploycd and hungry people of
world, because yeah, ihey do
»>dy lhat
he's the poser. Also lo say bands
sucked and people were lucky if
by the other kids when he was little
and if everybody else right now
knew who he was I'm sure it would
be even worse. A few of us know
how gceky looking and pathetic he
is so to even think of him trying to
fight back leaves us rolling on the
ground with laughter. I hope to see
that happen some time so wish me
luck. So print this letter so that
everyone who doesn't know him
but has read his reviews can laugh
along with us and hopefully pick
on him when they sc
Dear Airhead,
In the last few year-
ered the wonderous pool game they
call Snooker. That's the one where
you sink a red ball and then go after
a colored ball. It's fun and easier
than il looks. I also dig 8 Ball as well,
yet my heart belongs to snooker.
I'm so enchanted with these
games that I am forming a Womens
Snooker League. We will play at Guys
N' Dolls (on main @ broadway) and the
games will include a choice of snooker or
8 ball. No cigaret smoking during play.
Beginners are more then welcome. Partners will be paired according to skill
level and all thai stuff. No sissies allowed
So ladies.. leave yournamc and
a contact number wilh IJnda at CiTR
822-3017. I'll gel back to you wilh m
info. If all goesaccordingly we should be
begin play around Feb first.
And fella's...as you've surely
gathered you're nol allowed! But feel
free to leave yourname and number w
I Jnda and perhaps we'llhave so
lenge matches" in the future with yousc.
Or maybe I'll have a game wilh you,
myself.
Don'l be shy! Sec ya,
Judith Itceman
Dear Discorder,
Enclosed is my payment for another
yearsubsenption. Thanks for existing!
Since subscribing last year, I' ve started
the Minneapolis area
your magazine on hand for
reference. It's a welcome sight each
: of my employees
recently road-tripped to Vancouver,
& MADF. her travel companions
listen toCiTR THE WHOLE TIME.
Let me know if you need anything
from the Twin Cities area.
Scot Covey
Norlhfield. Mir
USA
ARE SOME QUICKIES: TO
THE CLERK AT THE 7-11 AT
4TH AND YEW WHO GAVE
ME CHANGE FOR A TWENTY WHEN I ONLY HANDED
HIM A FIVE, SORRY I DIDN'T
SAY ANTHING BUT I REALLY NEEDEDTHECABBAGE;
TO A CERTAIN CiTR NEWSPERSON, YES I DID TAKE
YOUR CASSETTE THREE
YEARS AGO BUT I DIDNT
KNOW IT WAS YOURS UNTIL AFTER I HAD ALREADY
TAPED OVER IT; TO MY
MOM, YOU KNOW WHEN I
TOLD YOU I WAS GOING TO
ALL THOSE MOVIES
DOWNTOWN DURINGHIGH
SCHOOL? WELL I WAS ACTUALLY OUT OF MY HEAD
AT SOME PUNK ROCK GIG.
WELL, ENOUGH CONFESSIONS FOR NOW, OH, BY
THE WAY, WELCOME BACK
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fans sevmouR st. uohcouuer Retrospect on',92
..nineteen-ninety-two. by Dan MOUfe. [§2**L
Nineteen-ninety-two.. .Ahh.. .nineteen-ninety-two.
Almost two thousand years after that big bad dude with a crucifix and hokus-
pokus water came down(or up?) to this dreary little planet, we're still here
grovelling in our self-pitty. Well, this particular year has seen auite a few memorable events take place. Certain Gods and Demi-Gods have visited our humble
little home. Gods such as the Cure and Morrissey(2?) and even J.A.M.C. For those
of you who like U2, I'll throw them in there too.
But wait, that's not all. It can slice, dice, cut, chop and blend even the
toughest of vegetables. 1992 has also seen the big outdoors show...um...was it
Lollipoplooza or something like that? "It was a smashing show combining the best of
today's modern music..." Personally, my favourite part was watching the rain wash the
"permanent" blue dye out of people's hair. The fun began when the "permanent" dye
ran down the people's faces which magically transformed their skin into a beautiful
shade of blue resembling that of rigamortis.
Speaking of Magic, didn't that basketball player guy retire twice due to some sort of
disease he got (it's called AIDS, Dan. Ed) after having sex with...oh, roughly...TONS of
women? Wow, imagine that, who would have thought you could get that disease that
way? Personally, I'm still for the dirty tiolet seat theory. I should not trivialize a disease so
serious as the one he has unfortunately become a victim of, but one has to wonder why
when a non-celebrity gets this thing, they are avoided like the bubonic plague. But when
that magician guy gets it, he's a hero and people run up and shake his hand. Wow, what
a role-model I
Now that we're on the topic of sports, 1992 has also seen the arrest and conviction
of that loveable, huggable, adorable and irresistable Mike Tyson guy. Obviously, Mike
suffers too many blows to the head because the auditory cortex part of his brain received
an, "Oh, please do," when she said, "No!" I wonder how he's doing now...?
Onto bigger things, 1992 unfolded the continued changes for the better(?)
for the former Eastern Bloc. To think that ass wipe (excuse me, "sanitary tissue,")
costs more than Rubles is mind blowing. Or how about the bickering in former
Yugoslavia? If only they would have been fortunate enough to have some oil
wells, boy, those good capitalist Americans would have been ther to save the
day months ago.
On the round trip back home, 1992 has seen Doctor Master make his first
billion. For those of you who are still wondering what the TRUE definition of that
weird music style...Ah...Um, Alternative is, 1992 has discovered that also.
al»ter»na«tive: buying those shoes that made Mr. Marten so rich, then sandpapering them so as to make them look old. Then saying you got them when the
Sex Pistols (who?) were still around.(ie: it's the image, not the feeling, c'mon
people!)
The big sight for 1992 was that referendum bit. It's very sad to see that we
spent $130 million on something that has resolved nothing. No hardfeelings
against the politicians, but it would have been nice to spend that money on the
homeless or real hair dye and new Doc's.
I suppose I've sounded a tad more cynical than I've intended to, but, all in
all, 1992 hasn't been too shabby. I mean, who can complain about a year in
which Benetton adds portrayed that little chicken doing the 100 meter breast-
stroke through the Exxon oil spill for the sole purpose of selling more clothes?
Perhaps 1993 will be as eventful as '92. Who knows, maybe Michael Jackson
will be at the next Lollipop thing or maybe we can teach America how to mount
flags properly. But then again, maybe Elvis and Jack Kennedy are still alive and
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RENEGADE tfUWOS Qf>OUP Well, it has finally ended. A winner has been crowned and Shindig's work is done for yet another
year. It took 13 weeks, 27 local
bands, 2 venues, 4 MCs, 2 photographers, 11 writers, 44 judges,
88 judge's beer, a whole gaggle
of good and even worse jokes, 78
Jokes For Beer beer, countless
broken hearts and the assistance
and attendance of too many folks
to even begin to start mentioning
on these consecrated pages.
That's it, we're tired, see 'ya in
•93.
Monday November 16
I caught a few Shindig shows last
year and the one on Nov. 16th
was surely the oddest. Although
no Tragically Hip/Pearl Jam icky-
rawk wannabes twitched about
onstage, this time, the music
turned out to be pretty blah none-
the-less. Had I been a judge on
this night 1 would have picked the
first band —which dumbly featured the word "cervix" [Not In
Cervix] in their name—as the
winner: a pleasant mix of ska/
punk. Band members included
an excellent guitarist, gangly singer and a real bonehead drummer
(Sir, it's extremely bad form to
carry on greeting pals and lady-
friends as you did while another
band is playing a showcase). I
couldn't make out the lyrics but
can easily picture this troupe playing all-ages hall gigs. Highlight
of the night for moi.
As for the second band,
Mickey O' Love.yikes! They
were awful. With songs about
drugs (they took the "anti" position), bad family relations, and
odes to talk show hosts Sally Jesse
Raphael and Geraldo, this was
truly bad rock opera. I like to
support groups that play Shindig,
it takes energy, commitment and
a certain fearlessness to get up in
front of a bunch of folks, however, these songs were so wretched
in content that I couldn't muster
thcencrgy toclap between songs.
The third band (and winners), Howard vs. Willy, were
adequate. I was quite surprised
they won. A tight trio with snare-
heavy drums and rather lacklus
ter, why-yes-I-am-a-slacker vocals, I deemed 'em okay. I'll admit I left after a few songs (a
combination of a need for sleep
and an overdose of second-hand
smoke) but did I miss much? Per-
James Oslerberg
Semi-final Action
Monday November 23
This week in the continuing
trilogy of Shindig marked the
beginning of the semi-finals.
Once again, the Railway Club
played host to Stick Monkey,
Meet Daisy & Ten Feet Tall. 1
had seen Stick Monkey play
once before at an outdoor concert in Kamloops, where the
headlining band was none other
than D.O.A., and though they
were good then they're even
better now. Stick Monkey
played powerful instrumentals
that were nicely backed up by
the lead female singer's melodic voice. The guitarists
active performance left some
of  us   in  awe  and   therefore
e finis
i 2nd
together well at all.
They just weren't my bowl of
preztels....
Svea Sjoberg
Monday November 30
First on the night's bill was
Movieland, a band I had been
wanting to see for a while,
and with their basement-Stone
:yle they didn't disappoint me at all. They play the
type of music that you could
to, apart from live, that
makes you feel happy and alive
without the scorching headache. Alan (lead vocalist, guitar) has a good voice but all
too often it was inaudible under the loud acoustics. Their
song "Burn You" is one ofthe
best songs I've heard in a good
from
al
Movieland was nothing short
of great, and after this night
we'll definitely bee hearing
them at the finals.
Svea Sjoberg
Next up were the Woo Woos.
thin
ind, that
i.pns
vith il
heavy, bass-end hardcore,
Rollins/Cro-Mags roar. They
were  fucking  greal  (despite
knows loud, angry bands don't
win "best of competitions.
Darkest of the Hillside
Thickets capped the night
off. To be fair, I really was
quite drunk by this point but
their combination of Gwar-
like visuals and Youth Gone
Mad sound (sort of a bad rock
'ti' roll mix with a punk feel)
was never more than slightly
amusing. Acting foolish never
really makes up for dreary
music. Still, all in all, a fairly
great night. I had no idea the
Shindig semi-finals could be
Tom Milne
Monday December 7
headed girl abouthairless mice.
Bunyanesque in-joke with this
band's moniker that I failed to
grasp.
After some pun-peppered
Jokes For Beer, Twitch wason
next. I recall these boys from
the first round as being much
more jangly, and I don't know
if the songs they played that
night were really indicative of
their sound because they came
out with the louder heavy hitters that made them sound at
times like the Pixies and at other
times like 13 Engines. Twitch
deserve credit, though, for having the most varied song styles
ofthe three bands. All in all, the
evening demonstrated the spectrum of good local bands that
dwell withinourcity'sprecincts,
bul somebody had to walk away
with firsl place, and that was
Brand New Unit.
A.O. Chapman
Shindig Finals
Friday December 11
However, superficial pigeonholes are still the most pathetic
means of appreciating music;
all three groups put on a strong
Meet Daisy delivered a
ranging from full-on rock-out
and diverging guitar riffs; the
live performance of a lo-fi con-
ceptalbum. Movie land worked
into a set of British-influenced
psychedelic pop, which then
veered off into angst territory,
nol unlike Joy Division. They
ended their set with a curiosly
spontaneous equipment-destroying episode. Brand New
Unit crashed onto the stage with
Monkey or Ten  Feet Tall,  I
first to hit the Railway spot
tip immediately while the Unit
had no idea what they were all
light was Brand New Unit
pumped out the tunes.
about   but   as   soon   as   they
This band featured some fine
Brand New Unit walked
started their set I was addicted.
guitar playing and a  singer
away with top prize, 24 hours
Although they were generally
who was intense enough with
of 24-track recording time at
a unique garage-type band, the
out making you think that he
Mushroom and Bullfrog Stu
vocalist had definite Pixies &
was a Henry Rollins Jr. on a
dios,  as  well  as  the opening
Dinosaur Jr. influences. Meet
high chair. A  broken guitar
spot  on   a  bill   produced   by
Daisy played some really good
string slowed BNU's momen
Perryscope. Movieland placed
tunes,   they   connected   well
tum  down  a   bit,  and   while
second,  winning 48  hours of
together,   and,   overall,   they
there   was   nothing   terribly
16-trackstudiotimeatBigBoss
ripped! I could've listened lo
unique about the  band  their
Sound and a $100 gift certifi
more but was content in know
diltys were pretty (pardon the
cate   from   Not  Just  Another
ing lhat Meet Daisy had ad
pun) A-O.K. in my book.
Music Shop. Meet Daisy drew
vanced to the finals.
Howard vs. Willy look
in third, receiving 24 hours of
After another great bout
the stage next donning toques
8-track recording time al bolh
of Jokes For Beer, hosted by
and almost as much plaid as
Renegade and  Deadbeal Stu
the lovely Paul McKenzie, Ten
the Real McKenzies had a few
dios.
Feet Tall came on stage; my
weeks earlier. These lads were
musical high from Meet Daisy
like a new king size mattress;
who entered and performed, ihc
was quickly deflated.  Had  I
heavy and tight. However, a
judges, the writers, and lo Mindy
been 14 I might have chosen
lot   of   this   group's   songs
Abramowilz for persevering in the
these  guys,  alas,   I   am   nol!
sounded the same and 1 got a
thankless  role of Shindig orga
Ten Feet Tall are a 70's punk
little  langucscent, so I ended
nizer. Sec you all next year.
influenced band that justdidn'l
up talking to this attractive red-
Rory Tail
Nardwuar The Human Serviette's Top Ten Reasons To
Live (Nardwuar The Human Serviette 3:30-4:00PM Fri.)
1. Seeing Rockin Rod & the Strychnines, Potty Mouth, and
Unwound at a house party in Olympia.
2. Learning about Neil Young's wailing 1960's Winnipeg
based garage band, The Squires, from a great book called
Aurora, The Story of Neil Young and the Squires (Available from N YASD, 2a Llynfi Street, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CF31 1st, Wales, UK.)
3. Reading 1 0 Things Jesus Wants you to Know fanzine.
No, this ain't full of Christian diatribe, just simple, honest
band interviews, intelligent record and show reviews, plus
it features a cool layout, and no bullshit major-label, fat-
folkie lame-ass ads. A great waste of time. Free in the
Seattle area, or from 1407 NE 45th St. #1 7, Seattle, WA
98105 USA.
4. Mecca Normal/Kreviss split 7 incher. This greenish disc
marks the first time Canadian bands have been featured
on Sub-Pop since Skinny Puppy reared its head on the
Sub Pop 100 compilation.
5. Drum sound on "99 Girls," by the Young Fresh Fellows,
from the It's Low Beat Time CD. Using the same studio
(Audio Recording) and same engineer (Kearney Barton)
as the Sonics, this recording is as close as anyone has
come to aping the true Northwest 60's punk feel; right up
there with the Mummies' version of "Tall Cool One." No
joke.
6. Victoria, B.C., Canada: home to tons of amazing bands
and not enough record labels, although the Blobs series
has been a great blessing to Vancouverites wanting to
hear fresh new vibes from the island. Garden City favourites include BUM, Mexican Power Authority, Fracas, Swell
Prod, Loot Bag, Contempt, Show Business Giants,
Closetman, Seat Belt, Pigment Vehicle, the Vinaigrettes,
Laffing Stock, Pressure Cooker, OTTG and Goat Boy.
There's also a cool record store, Funhouse, the intellectually stimulating Coercion 'zine( $1 from 2418 Dryfe St.,
Victoria, B.C., V8R 5T2) and the incredible Sam's Deli.
7. The Monks. A group of ex-American serviceman living
in Germany during the 1960's started this far out combo.
Dressed in black with heads shaved like monks, these
dudes played violent, brutal, near insane music. Quite
possibly the strangest group to ever take form, dig their
story in Ugly Things magazine (405 W. Washington St.
#237, San Diego, CA 921 03 USA) put out by Mike Stax of
beat-lords, The Hoods.
8. All-ages gigs at the Nappy Dugout and continued
'quality" rock performances at the Cruel Elephant.
9. Fiz. A new "blah blah blah" magazine from L.A., which
so hip it even prints letters that Discorder Gawd, Paul t.
Brooks, has sent to the editor. Six issue sub available for
$20 (U.S.) to P.O. Box 67E27, L.A., CA 90067 USA.
0. Local releases that continue to flow: Sparkmarker,
Drone, Indecisives, Superconductor, Lung, Thee Crusaders, cub, Facepuller, Pork Queen, The Sweaters, Cat's
Game, Tankhog, Rattled Roosters, Fratracide, DOA, Hanson
Brothers, Twerdocleb, Smugglers, Itch, Windwalker, Cartoon Swear, Perfume Tree and tons more.
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You'll Be Amazed; Offend
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Possibilities Are
Endless.(In Order Of
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7. More coffee!
Arts Council
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10. Dardanelles
Brent Argo's Top 10 List For
'92 (Soul Church 3:00-5:00
PM Sun.)
1. Prospero's Books (Even
better a second time).
2. Newton Branch, Surrey Pub
lie Library (Yes, Surrey!).
3. Brian Eno's Nerve/Vef(Eno
4. In The Middle, Somewhat
Elevated (New heights
cal, national dance).
5. A Week in the Real World
(Great cc ncept music).
6. King Sunny Ade live (Boy
was he ever).
7. Prospero'sBooks('Stretch
ing the envelope' in every di
rection).
Passionate pizza (perrenia
vourite).
9. Europa (At the count of ten
m).
0. Jah Wobble's Rising Above
Bedlam (Jaw dropping
eclecticism).
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be an even better wife and telephone operator in the months to
come; lo read less magazines and
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1992 found me reading Susie Bright's Sexual Reality: A Virtual Sex World Reader (Clcis) and
ignoring corporate dullard Madonna's Sex book. Ms. Bright (perhaps
you know her as Susie Sexpcrt) is
indeed an expert on knowing what
makes an interesting, humorous, of-
icn profound, read concerning the
subject of sexual matters. In the
ePaglia-
:.  This
,k (clos
500 pages) is promising righl frc
the  firsl  profile,  "Big   Mam
"Hound Dog"'bl-w Elvis boy's
to dust. Divided into sections,
including "Roots," "Girl
Groups," "Hear Me Roar"
(with Helen Reddy, Holly
Near, Karen
Carpenter...cough), "Punk
Revolution" and a final "Step
inlo ihe Future," this book
covers a lot of ground. A lad
academic for some. She's A
Rebel is indeed a fairly complete I lislory of Women in Rock
& Roll.
1992 was the year 1 gol
"into" comics in a major way. I
althelIenlagcllall(Main(«■ 1 < •
which was a rather surreal experience and well worth ihe effort: I struck some great deals.
tor for Seattle based Fantagraphics,
Pat draws and has his more famous
cd cdHOT "poster
of W.S.  Bur-
comix pals contribute stories, crude
but fun).
roughs.
Itwas only 1
ue last year lhat
My favorite in this genre
is   Canada's   own   Chester
I discovered ;h
monthly DC rele
#46, Sandman ha
Sandman.  A
ase now up to
s also been
my Fur  is  being made  inlo a
reprinted in four v
olumes—so
film!  Pretty good for this shy
far—which go as
Dream  is ihe ma
far as #28.
Subject mailer ranges from the love a
worker has for his bicycle, to a mystical tale of a cobra, and a newlywed
couple with a problem. I've just begun Hellman's Scrapbook by Robert
Majzels, a bizarre novel which fea-
Spcakingoffcmalemusieians,
eenlly read Site's A Rebel (Seal)
stories tend to run for about
four issues. Also look (orlhe
Playboy Years a new collection
of Chefs stuff by Drawn and
Quarterly, the Montreal based
co. that publishes Y.F. (in facl,
you can write D. & Q. for a free
catalogue: 4550 BoyerSl, Montreal, Que., II7.J 3K4).
'enjoyed Skin Deepuhrec
tales of overblown drah-mah by
Charles Burns. Alter follow
nightmares and thoughts while
asleep. His without a doubt the
besi comic writing I've encountered; Neil Gaiman, the writer is the next Clive Barker.
Look for a three part mini-series starring Death (who is actually Dream's rather charming big sister) lo be released
starting this month by Vertigo,
Exene Cervenka
ing Railroad series at, where else,
theRailwayClub(Dunsmuir@ Seymour). Every third monday will feature three wnters reading their work.
This will be followed by a solo performance by local musicians.
The headliner the first
evening is Evelyn Lau (Oedi-
pal Dreams, Beach Holme is
her new book of poems). Future writers may include Meryn
Cadell (does the "Sweater
Song" ring a bell?), Judy Radul.
Dave Bidini (from the Rheostatics), Exene Cervenka (ex of
X), La Loca (featured in the
very firstsubtext, Dec89!Gut-
wrcnchingly wonderful poelry
from Hollywood), Rivclhcad
(from Detroit), Clifton Joseph
(dub poet) and from Toronto,
Daniel Richler (have you seen
rk'.>). N
lgthcclialoguc
tor the .Swamp
Needless lo say, ils fairly intense
publisher  Use
1992 saw \heMondo2(XX) crew
1   boughl   l»
o   hardcover
publish their first book, A l.'ser \(',uuu
the fictional st
signed ediioi
s hv Joe  R.
(o/teMwZ^e (HarperCollins); the
Vancouver  pi,
io writes the
book ismagazincsi/ed and very slick.
mosi  refresh
ng   Southem-
'Ihis is a mix ol previous!) published
ties al the RaiK
1   picked   up
and new material Mondo 2000, ihe
wilh   the  cove
'■u'r^'n'Z'i
magazine, comes oul four limes a
year for just under seven dollars. If
you are into computer culture (Mac
;™b;;;i:,ss
stories is iv n
able in paper-
reigns with the Mondo gang;, etittint!
i,
edge art, or jusl plain fashion, this is
hcr scary stuff I
Ihc 90's mag lor you. Ihc book, es
v
sentially one big ol' mag, is divided
read las,  year
inlo alphabetical sections such as
" \phrixlisiacs," "Cyberspace," "Fi
Harvey Peka
B<x>ks),acolle
c_-rf of tales ty
ber (¥»«.'' "HyivneM," "Media
among the firsl
ol America wh
ping Mall filled with further reading,
umenl   'ii   u   rk
picture their vis
on ofthe world
altcrvarnpyrcs
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Mondo learn allemalciv annov ami
lease by Ihis gr.
ip, /■ reakShow,
great startmgpointforrnoclemaximcr-
Real Stuff by Denny Eichom, Peep
Show by lhal lovable wiener Jw Matt,
Dirt\ Plotte by Jul ie Doucct, Slulburg-
er hv Man.. Fleener, and the newest lliK
SMASH Gai!erv el Mixicm Art (160
I. proceeds will be
What People Are Reading
Ever wonder what people are reading? I do. David 0s-
trem, one heckuva great artist, took the time to write and
tell subtext.
I just finished reading The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. I
don't know what next but it will probably be something
American like Steinbeck or Faulkner. I don't have a lot
of time for reading but I always have a novel going and
it's always a modern classic from the nineteenth or
twentieth century. About six years ago I discovered that
good reading helped me organize my own mind which is
important in my profession (artist) because, as I'm sure
you've heard your artist type friends say, "I have, like, all
these ideas and it's not so easy to sort them out".
To keep things interesting, I also have a strategy for
jumping from country to country and from era toera. I'll go from
a Dostovesky, to a Sarte, to a Miller, to an English guy like
Forster. I might mix in the odd hard time, like Gulag with a guilty
pleasure like Graham Greene. Of course this kind of skipping
around can be difficult but it can also be good mental exercise.
The other big reason for reading, for me, is because of the
importance of words in my pictures. It's important that I
carefully study uses and effects of language from as many view
points as possible.
This word and picture stuff comes from my childhood as a comic book reader in Portland, Oregon in the
fifties. I still take a keen interest in comics, especially
those which evolved from the Zaps and other undergrounds from San Francisco. I often wonder if some of
these cartoonists aren't the best artists. In fact, there is
very little gallery art that I respect as much as the work
of K. Crumb, S.Clay Wilson, Kim Deitch, Justin Green,
and relative newcomers like Charles Burns, Kaz, and
Drew Friedman.
Humor is important in ray work so all this comic
reading is very beneficial. My greatest inspiration in
this field is the incomparable Krazy and Ignatz by
George Harriman. I am fascinated by his ability to
combine humor, tragedy, color, freedom, pain, and
beauty, and I'm always trying to do the same thing
myself..
For news its TV, the Sun, and the New York Times. The
Sun is only for scores, movies, and murder news; the Times
is for real news, sorry, Globe. I would pick up the Province
forthe Far Side and the "Smile ofthe Day" but there gets
to be too many papers to throw away.
For poetry, it s the Ginsberg greats of the fifties,
Howl, Kaddisn, and Reality Sandwiches, and Ferling-
hetti's Coney Island of the Mind.
Last and least, I recently picked up a bunch of magazines at a great little store in New York called See/Hear f59
E. 7th, 10003). Idon'tknow what they call the genre, maybe
"Magazine Noir" or "Negative Fascination," but they are
represented by such titles as Answer Me, Bad Seed, Gore
Gazette, Murder Can Be Fun, Smut Peddler, Ungawa, and
Panty Line Fever. Their interests seem to lie in many dark
tilings like B movies, trashy magazines and paperbacks ofthe
fifties and sixties, S and M, dead people and murderers,
especially murderers, and especially mass murderers. The big
favorite seems to be Ed Gcin, closely followed by Charles
Starkweather and Richard Speck, nicy arc really, really
negative, and kind of fun. Together with a pack of mass
murderer trading cards, they make quite a package.
Other titan lhat, I don't mess much with magazines,
except TheBett\Pai>esimd The Betty Pages Anniuil. And 1 met
Paula Klaw.
JANUARY ® Lights, smoke
gawd, il's the Flaming Lips! Touring in support of their fourth album, Hit lo Death in the Future
Head, the Oklahomaquarlct brought
thcirdog-and-pony show lo the Town
Pump in November. During the
soundcheck they did a version of
I.cnnonVMind Games" that put
an entirely new spin on the song;
I don't think I'll ever hear it the
same way again. Like all their stuff,
it was dense, hallucinatory and
loud. I talked to lead lip, Wayne
liscordcr: What about
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ity?
That's bullshit, I think you're either
creative or you're not. People get
bored so they do it recrealionally. I
don't know anyone whodoesn't take
drugs of some kind or another.
What about for something like
practicing scales...?
(Snorts) Scales! I suppose if you
were going lo try and do scales in
the first place...I don't try to do
scales. I jusl use the guilar, I don'l
consider myself a guitar player. I
can't see doing drugs lo do scales if
I was bored wilh scales.
be taken to seriously...the big
unanswerable themes seem to work.
With the lights and lyrics and
noise one might get the impression you want to fuck with
people's heads...?
No, not really. If it does, cool.
That stuff's just part of what we
do...it's not intentional.
Hitto Death sounds like a band
having fun in the studio...
Yeah? Good, 'cos it wasn't any fun
to make. Our records uke so long.
It's more ambitious than your
other stuff.
It is more ambitious, that's definitely true. You get bored with
what you do and try to do something different. And the more
money you get to make records
Do you know Robert Williams'
art? Your music reminds me
of his stuff, just layers and
layers of pop culture references
piled on top of each other to
make a unifying whole...
Yeah,
guess that's a compliment. Great. I
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sick of. But I'm thinking of picking up the new Sade thing.
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tell you, I'm glad I ha
earplugs...
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music, people think that because
they can do seventy minutes they
can put everything on there. People
come away thinking "Wow, I'm
really getting my money's
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tall.
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could come up with twenty great
songs bul lhal doesn'l happen.
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Immortality...
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ihe trMw\v\e r\be They're Girl Trouble. Tacoma's favourite,
friendly, talkative whipper-snappers. With a
brand new elpee coming outsornetimesoon
oneMpTyRecords.itwas naturalthalBlood
Alley's cobblestone streets should play host
lo a get acquainted session wilh "That Magazine from CiTR Fm 101.9" before the
'Troubles fall engagement- theeolde Cruel
Elephant. It began somelhing like ihis—
Nardwuar Who are you ?
GH Trouble: I'm Dale, that's Kurt Kendall,
and we also have Bon Von Wheelie and the
Big Kahuna
GirlTrouble areone of the oldest rock'n'
rollcombosintheNorthwesLlsthistr_c?
Dale: Yeah, I think so, next lo Pop Defect,
but they're not really from the Northwest.
Bon: The Fastbacks also.
What year did Girl Trouble start?
Kurt Kendall: We got together in 1982,
but we didn't actually become Girl Trouble until 1984.
Did you know tonight you guys are
competing against DOA's reunion
Kurt Oh yeah, well listen to this: do you
know who was in the immigration office
when we were getting all hassled at the
cool chicks like Go Grannie Go!
Kurt Yeah, Grannie Go Go is an eighty-two
yearoUgo-godanca-whoaduallygo-godances.
hot pants with a little miniskirt wilh fringe,
and she just dances. We've had her dance at
Wha, did you find her?
Bort She's a legend
Kahuna A Tacoma legend
Tacoma seems to have so much. There's the
Javajive; Almond Roca is from Tacoma! Go
Grannie Go!
Dale: Don't faget the Naliey Valley.
NafcyValey!Nalley's potato chips are from
Dale: Yeah, pickles and all lhat son of stufl
Thai's why ihey call it ihe Naliey Valley.
Kahuna: It's a little area, a valley in between the
freeway and downlown. It's ihe place where Ihey
makealllhepolalochips,lhevi*,thepickles,tlie    plegetoutofocnli
grease and all that stuff.
Kahuna: Well, we played al this place
called the Boxing Club in Seattle It was
kind of a benefit type show. There were a
lot of bands, like five bands on the bill.
Beat Happening was one of Ihem. Action
Buddie was playing. Anyway, we always
come up with some sort of gimmick for
our shows, like Go Go Grannie was one of
ihem Things have to be cheap, loo, something we can get a hold of easily, something we can buy. So we decided," let's go
out and buy a bunch of pillows and pass
Ihem out at the show and have a big pillow
fight!"
Dale: We had a big hat Tight, too.
Bon: It worked pretty well
Kurt And wigs, too. We threw out wigs.
There is some potential for violence at
something Ihe that, isn't there?
Kurt You've got lo tiusteverybcdy, youknow.
Il's Ike, when there's police or people hciting
people, holding people back, thal's when poo
ls there anything that you're unhappy Tae
ma has created?
Kahuna Yeah The smeller is pretty bad
c have to go through the same
le that Girl Trouble did?
Kurt: No, he didn't.
Kahuna: We were wailing in line being
hassled, and then he came in. He was
really small. He was a really tiny lillle
guy. He came by and then he went ouL
Bon: And he was not hassled! Not hassled
at all!
Kurt When we gol there, there were all
these, like, obvious sound engineers in all
these Morrissey l-shirts, so we thought,
hmmm. And then they left, bul I didn't
know the guy would have lo come in, and
then all of a sudden, the guy comes in with
the guilar player!
Do they have much allegiance tn thcTaco-
Bon: They moved to Seattle
Kurt I would say the only olher actual Tacoma
band that's slill in Tacoma is My Name.
Are there any Olympic gold medal
ners from Tacoma?
Bon: Yeah, ihe fighter. What was his
Kurt: Joe Louis? No.
How about any Olympic medal win
from Washington State?
Kurt: Yeah, Sugar Ray Seals is from Tae
Bon: Ahmad Rashad is from Tacoma, I
Ahmad Rashad?
Kurt: 11c played for... I don't know who he
played for... the Chiefs maybe. He's like an
Were you guys in bands before Girt TVou-
blc?
And there's also the.lava Jive? What'sthat?
Bon: Yes!
Kurt A big tea-pot building.
nedto Felicia Rashad.
Bon: Yeah, the woman from the Cosby Show.
She used to be married to the cop from the
Village People
Almond Roca was made in Tacoma?!
Dale: It was first invented then-
Kurt: Roman Meal, right?
Bon: Yeah, I think so. And also the Sonics,
Do gigs happen there?
Kurt No, not anymore
Bun: Robbie Floyd used to play there. I Ie was
really grualllewoukl play anysong you requested (Ti the piano or the organ.
Sort of like the Jades at the Bourbon?
Bon: Yeah, well he was really a lot like the Jades.
Kahuna: Anda krt sleazier anddirtier. Very dirty.
Girl Trouble is from, from Tacoma, Washington, 9_0_1_2—
Kurt: 98444.
people hate Elvis Presley?
Why do
Kurt: It beats the hell
Bon: Wc don't know and
What is Hilltop for readers who don't     ElvisPresleydidn'twritcallofhLssongs,did
Has there ever been a Cnps episode set in
Kahuna- Ya, except for they only had domestic
violence stuff.
Kurt There was a Cops in Seattle, loo.
Kahuna Bul half the slory rs on Tacoma
Did you recognize any of the sites, like Girl
Trouble posters and stuff?
Kahuna- 'Ihey went over to Kurt's house.
Kurt Yeah, there was a knife fight in my aiian-
1IATF!
Kurt In Hale thae's ihis bard, 1 can't even
remember their name, and iheir playing with Giri
Trouble
Any response to that? Doyou havea bigcomk
book following now?
Kurt WellPeterBaggedidacoverofa45of ours.
Nobody got hurt and it w
you'll never do it again?
Kurt Possibly.
Any Canadian covers in
repuloire?
Boa Na None
Kurt I don'l think we h
Canadian song in our lives
Bon: No, I'll tell you the story. They were
making some kind of toffee candy and they
burnt it And they threw il out And all sorts of
kids oul back were eating it And the guy who
Kurt: Il is popular for gang and drug activity.
Bon: Yeah
KurtAsoflastmomh, Tacoma has been rated
the number one crime city of Wellington.
Bigger lhan Seattle, Spokane,or Yakima
Have you ever played a gig there? Are
there any halls in Hilltop?
Kurt: At Hilltop? No.
Bon: Youdon'lgouptoHilllopatnight You
jusl don't
Kahuna: I used to pay my cable IV bill there.
Dale: He didn't write any of his songs.
Kurt: He wrote some of them, didn'l he?
Bon: No, I don't think so.
Kurt: I thought he did. 1 thought I had a record
wilh "F. fteslcy" on it
Your band fanzine, Wig Out! is handed out
free at gigs, or available by mail, right ?
Bon: Yes, order it from P.O. Box 44633,
Tacoma, Washington, 98444.
By reading Wig Out! one can learn about
Thatrstncsidel remembered Does that mean
that they won the battle of the bands if I
remembered their side of the split-single
Kurt Maybe for you
When Girl Trouble goes on stage you guys
don't just wear t-shirts, you dress up, have go-
godanca-s,andgiveout IVgOuffanzincs! It's
ddinatdy not no-frills rawk. You even once
hadalegendary pillow fi^it that a whole audi-
at was that all about?
Nope, are they Canadian?
Kahuna: 1 took a vacation lo Canada a little
while back and 1 was in a Value Village, and I
found this record llsaiATheBeslaftheSpotniki.
And on this record it showed a giri flinging her
hairkindofiikelhc Vcnlunsorsomelhmg. A.xl
then I turned lover and ilshowul a piclureof this
banddressed like KI ingons from Slar Trek tike
real Klingons.
Wow! That sounds interesting!
Kahuna It said The Beit ofthe Sputnik's, so 1
figured ihere probably were other Spotnik
Just becauscyou Ik wght it in (^anadadi nsn' t
Kahuna: No, ihey talked aboul what il was like
m Canada all though the liner notes.
What a-a was it?
Kahuna: The '60s.
Kurt I lowever, Ihey appear as one of those
groups that possibly could have been from any
time, to me anyway. 'Ihey're one of those
groups that you can't really pinprnl the year
because they look I ike the Monks or somebody
like that fhey were doing iheir own Ihmg. It
could have been hippie love time and Ihey still
woukl've been Ihe Spotniks.
For anyone with a more lhan
casual interest in the development of pop music, [Milsouj is
a key influence on the music of
the past decade. fMitsou'sj
signature blend of brash melody
and insistent grunge is instantly
recognizable in her two albums
- and in the grooves of a hundred
bands lhat followed.
—Ron (not quite) Straight
Dead Set on Destruction
"That's what I wanted. That was
my dream. I think lhat I was bom
wilh the idea of whal I wanted but
I didn'l think il would be as hard,
you know. I'm really happy now.
I want to succeed more than what
I already have now, but I'm really
happy with thai already."
All Work and No Play
"It's what I want. It's my thing.
Mitsou
6y &yat
Ckeqxtn
It's nobody's fault if I
it I
want. They're serving mc. These
persons aremy friends (pause) ...no,
gether for a cause, for one singer,
but no, it's not iheir fault. It's not
them that took me one day and
said you're going to be a singer.
It's me that went to them and said
'Hi,
i Mils
:, I v
laybe in Montreal, is th
olitics. My language is r,
"1 don'l sing ir
think il's nice 1
differ,
sic.  My
Could You Be the One?
"First, I think the difference with
me  between  the  other  singers,
Like, two girls lhal I met today,
they were from the record store
and she said that I broke the
rule...the rule was lhal French music
was on the second floor. And now,
you know...they were not doing it
because 'Oh, poor liltle girl, we're
gonna help her.'No! That's because
people were asking for Milsou's
records."
Something I Learned Today
starting to be more complicated."
The Tooth Fairy and the
Princess
"It's a part of singers, especially
'crybody wa.s looking
The Wit and the Wisdom
"'Les Chinois' is the image of tl
new women's generation, the ne
20 years-old women. We kno
what we wanlinourrelationshi
ships have become so much complicated and maybe we should make
il more simple and I think that
intelligent. I mean if Melissa
Etheridge sang 'Like a Prayer'
it would be very intelligent bul
because it's Madonna... ihey
could have searched for a
meaning, but because its Madonna
it means nothing. Sometimes the
image...people just relate to that
and you have to fight against il."
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Mofo's Top Ten New Year's
10 Things 1 Will Have A Hard
Resolutions For Disaffected
Time Forgetting About '92
Youth
(Bill Mullen)
1. Not to call my band "su
1. The L.A. Riots: Live television
per" anything.
at its most compelling and (unfor
2. To not have or attend sev
tunately) real. The weird part is
enties or disco theme par-
how surprised so many people
3. To avoid spray bomb dye
NWA?
jobs.
2. Slacker (the movie): The odd
4. To dance with a member
of the opposite sex, for real.
and strangely hallucinatory realization that the life I'm living is a
weird, kinda depressing, low-budget 16mm film from Texas (or
something like that).
3. My Bloody Valentine live at the
Commodore: The most powerful
5. To realize that 90% of cheetah bands are just rehashes
of 70's hard rock bands.
7. Not to buy my flannel at
Club Monaco.
and "metal" in the same sen-
live sound I've ever heard. Not so
much loud as awe inspiring. If I
9.   To  admit that  99% of
were these guys, I'd be worried
foxcore bands suck (L7 be
about the Pentagon taking too
ing theexception, of course).
much interest.
10. Not to crib lines from the
^.a) Ministry at Lollapalooza: The
Mosh pit, a dangerous and savage place to be. Well worth the
price of admission...
4 b) Ministry at Lollapalooza: Leav-
Ren and Stimpy show.
!
cub Top Ten
1. Candy
2. Shonen Knife
"Stigmata" where Jourgenson
3. Sit-down guitar playing
4. New York City
the look in your eyes..."and when
5. Jean Smith
6. "Hello Kitty" amp sticker
see is the stunned dead stares of
7. The Sun
human cattle. Scary moment. A
8. Cheeto's Paws
bad acid vision. Too true.
9. Nicholas Bragg
6. Malcolm X (the movie): A true
10. The Virgin Mary (glow-
epic. The white man is the devil.
in-the-dark version)
7. Sonic Youth (live at the PNE):
Not the whole set (it was actually
kind of disappointing) but it did
end well. Having the sun set dur
Jeff Gray's Top Ten List For
'92 (Blood On The Saddle
ing the final rush of "Sugar Cane"
1:15-3:00PMTues.)
was a nice touch. God still does
Neil Young's live solo acous
tic performance at Washing
8.Ecstacy (the drug) Did it twice
ton Winery.
in '92. The first time - a big speedy
Jr.       Gone       Wild       at
disappoint. Digital Soma for the
Bumbershoot.
DEAD generation. The second
Neil Young's Harvest Moon.
time though..!?!?!?.. Fuck denial.
Jr.  Gone Wild's  Pull the
It was beautiful...true, ecstatic,
Goalie.
infinite mirth...fora few hours any
Jimmy Roy's 5 Star Hillbil
way.
lies live on Blood On The
9. Reservoir Dogs (the movie):
Saddle.
The torture scene in particular.
Bad  Livers'   Delusions  of
OUCHm
Banjer
10. Noise day (the radio show):
Town South of Bakersfteld
24 hrsof non-stop so-called noise
Vol.3 (Various)
so-called audio art so call it what
Mortikye  Ranch's  Next to
N oth in'
Hard   Rock   Miners'   The
age to normal. Time well spent
Final Frontier
both as a listener and a a con
Ranch    Romance'    Blue
tributor. We'll have to do it again
Blazes
in '93. . maybe for a week.
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Knickle Head Top 10
fHHMlP
Grooves Ov '92
^Mpp"
1)  Human   Resource  -
J__Hk
"Dominator"
IK
2) LA Style - "James Brown
is Dead"
^Hb
3) 3 way tie: Perfume Tree
_%1R
- "Dreaming"; Opus III -
"It's A Fine Day" & The
f
Orb-"Little Fluffy Clouds"
P     A
4) Eon - "Spice"
4H
5) the Dylans - the Dylans
I- -™
6) Beastie Boys - Check
f                   j
Your Head
¥      1
7) Nirvana - Nevermind
'                 /      1
8) Lush - "Nothing Natu-
/       1
9) Blur - "She's So High"
/         I
10)  Catherine  Wheel  -
"Black Metallic"
David Wisdom's Top Ten
For '92 (Nightlines, CBC
Radio 11:00PM-4:00AM
Fri. and Sat.)
1. My personal family
2. Kronos Quartet - Pieces
of Africa
3. PJ Harvey - Dry
4. All those Olympic
Games
5. The Fall - "Ed's Babe"
6. Rheostatics- Whale Music
7. Sugar - the album not
the concert
8. Robin    Holcomb
Rockabye
9. Maurice Pooby - Song
of The Freedom Bird
10. Rodney Graham -
Verwandlungsmusik
The Out For Kicks Top
Ten List Of Controversial
Things To Do For Laughs
(6:00-7:30PM Thurs.)
Ask any one of your
profs what they wanted
to be.
2. Ask an RCMP officer if
his son wants to rush a
fraternity on campus.
3. Actually pay your campus parking ticket.
Put up a Bryan Adams
poster in CiTR.
5. Ask a campus security
officer who their favorite
character was from Bonanza.
6. Ask Dr. Strangway what
he really did for NASA
;*Bonus points if he is holding your degree).
Wear an Engineering
jacket to a meeting of the
Gay and Lesbian Society.
8. Dress all in black and
hang out in the bushes-
around Panhellenic Building on a Wednesday night.
9. Submit a well written,
ell researched, intelli-
ible article which positively concerns more than
0.0016% of students to
the Ubyssey.
10. Ask a Pit bouncer how
to spell steroids.
Flex Your Head Top Ten
Releases of '92  (3:00
5:00PM Wed.)
Integrity    -    Les     120
Journees De Sodome
Leatherface - Compact
Bijou
Monsula -  Sanitized
the Offspring -  Ignition
Outspoken- A Light In the
Dark
Pantera -   Vulgar Display
of Power
Sawhorse 7"
Seaweed -  Weak
Sparkmarker - jiffy 7'
Struggle 7"	 BY MINDY
ABRAMOWITZ
Perhaps to some the name Atomic 61 brings to mind
periodic tables and early Cold War explosives, but try not
to confuse the four members of the band with nuclear
physicists. Their name is actually deriven from a 1961
dual port carburetor—"a neato souped-up carburetor." If
ever there were an invitation to launch into comparisons
between the powerful rumble of a well-tuned machine
and its analogues in the world of bass....
But Atomic 61 tries not to model themselves after
cheap cliches. Take Seattle, for example. For a while,
Todd, Trevor, Phil and Brendan called the Supersonic City
their home. Yet, they describe themselves as firm believers in regular haircuts and other conventional forms of
personal hygiene; their capacity for alcohol consumption
also falls considerably short of records held by incoherent
members of the Seattle musical canon.
"We don't really associate ourselves with the stuff
the media makes Seattle famous for," says Trevor. "We
like to play live, that's our
thing. We don't play that much
in Seattle because we don't
really enjoy playing Seattle
clubs."
"Everyone around there
doesn't like us 'cause we're
way too loud," Todd adds.
Indeed, they are loud and
have since relocated, at
least temporarily, to Portland.
In the past, Atomic 61
has linked themselves with
the likes of Cop Shoot Cop,
Steel Pole Bathtub (the guy
makes his guitar whinny like
a horse!), and other adherents to the noise-mongering
tradition. December 1991 they
appeared in Vancouver, atthe
Cruel Elephant, with Steel
Pole Bathtub as part of a short
tour. At the time their line-up
consisted of Todd Morey and
Trevor Lutzen hiser, the fou nd-
ing members, Lisa Smith, of
former Dickless glory, and
Elizabeth Davis who later
played with 7 Year Bitch. They
went on to record a 7" entitled
"Rip" for Sympathy for the
Record Industry and the 10",
Heartworm, on Box Dog
Sound with Elizabeth and
Lisa.
The two women left the
band shortly thereafter "on
mutual terms" to follow their
own musical instincts. Todd
and Trevor scoured Seattle
for musicians of serviceable
ability until, finally, they struck
upon their current bassist and
drummer. Phil, the drummer,
comes from Portland, while
they had to import Brendan
from Salt Lake City.
"In the end, we never
did find anyone in Seattle
who could play their instruments."
Since the addition of Phil
and Brendan, Atomic 61 has
been on a roll. This past sum-
merthey embarked on a 100-
day-long tour of the States
during whichthey played approximately 80 to 85 shows
and visited almost every
major American city and
some minor ones as well. I
can only wonder about the
kind of reception they got in
Normal, Illinois. Todd does all of the
graphic art on Atomic 61 paraphernalia. At one point he made
a poster in which a puppy and a
kitten are pictured together with
the heading "Buster and Tiffany
couldn't wait to see Atomic 61."
A second photo of the two animals corresponds to the dry
caption, "Now they are dead."
An earnest passer-by was
moved to write "Why does
Atomic61 have to trivialize everything?" on one of them. Before leaving on tour, in an at-^?
tempt to elicit further reaction!?'
Todd expanded his artistic horizons into the realm of graffiti.
"Yeah. I just cut a stefici!
for the first time for spray p<§nt.
There's gonna be Atomic'IfS-l
graffitti all around Seattle nqw.
We've done posters and stickers, now we're graduating tdij.
paint to do some serious vandalism."
But the heady commotion
doesn't stop there. Just prior to
leaving for their tour the band
entertained an offerfrom a German record label to record a
full-length CD for release in Europe and domestically. Upon
returning home, Atomic 61 immediately initiated phase two
of their bo mbardmentthey held
a record release party in Olympia for their yuletide 7" "White
Christmas'TBlue Christmas"
(Sympathy for the Record Industry) at the beginning of December. In January,
Beechwood Music Ltd. will is
sue its British compilation of
American independent bands
on which Atomic 61 will be featured among other such misfit
luminaries as The Jon Spencer
Blues Explosion, Mudwimmin,
Mule and Royal Trux. The CD,
entitled The End of the Road,
will include the song "Rip" from
the band's 7" from April of 1992.
At the tjroe of the compilation's
studio, this tim-*
iuse^ in Seattle, recqr
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and will make their music available by whatever means are
necessary, hence their scattered discography.
"We've got scads and
scads of new material. Everything we've already released is
getting really stale to us. To a
lot of audiences it's still new,
but to us it's just getting old. We
haven't really gotten a big
enough slice of anything to stick
with one label. Our attitude is
that we have a ton of music that
we like, the more that gets out
there, the better. And maybe
someone will buy it and like it,
so for that we just keep touring
forever. Then none of us will
have to go get jobs cause that's
whatwe'rereally interested in."
In fact, only one member
of Atomic 61 works. Both Todd
and Trevor have been devoting
their energies to the band on a
full-time basis since Christmas
1991. While Todd does the
graphics, Trevor works at setting up shows. He organized
the tour and booked most of
their gigs. Along the way Atomic
|61 has managed to deal with a
Variety of interesting personalities. Jeff Smith, who runs Box
Ifog Sound (on which
Seatworm was released), is a
jriend of theirs and might also
?be known by some as Jo Smitty:
he played in Mr. Epp and the
Calculations in the early eighties. Since then he's been doing
work with video and magazine
and a few months ago put out a
warmly received Melvins video.
Another of their benefactors/producers is the owner of
Sympathy for the Record Industry. After hearing Atomic 61
in San Francisco and liking them
he established correspondence
with the band and maintained it
until they recorded a 7" for him.
Simple as that.
Even the origins of Atomic
61 reflect the ease with which
they move from one project to
the next: "About two years ago
we got an offer from New York
to put out some vinyl for a band
that we were in four years ago.
We just decided that we wanted
to do it enough again to do
something better, so we started
trying to form Atomic 61. We
had the pleasure of working
with Steel Pole Bathtub in San
Francisco. They helped us by
loaning us their rhythm section
for a single in New York. It took
us a while, but after a bit we
started playing with Lisa and
Elizabeth. We started to have a
little bit of success doing what
we wanted to do, instead of just
looking for people who could
play their instruments."
Their "coming-out" effort
as Atomic 61 was a little-known
7" on Baylor Records in New
York. Nevertheless, it re-introduced them to the world of
bands and record labels and
provided them with the means
to continue their development
as a band.
"The piece of vinyl itself
sounds like total shit. We
weren't very happy with that,
but it was the first thing that we
had put out on vinyl. It was a
start. The graphics
turned out neato."
To date, Heartworm
stands out as the culmination of
Atomic 61's recorded work. It
consists of six songs interspersed with hilarious clips
culled from extensive television
and video viewing. The song
"Haywire,"for example, is sandwiched between selectionsfrom
ATOMIC 61
a porn show with a message. A
woman sighs, "They tried to
give me the real love that I
needed, but I knew deep down
inside that they really wanted
me sexually. So, they couldn't
give me the real love that I
wanted. I want you to love me
— David and Greg." Next thing
you know you're listening to a
visceral tribute to lust. Just as
the song winds down, the
woman pipes up again: "Of
course we'll do it, honey, and
you can stay here. It's better to
have love based on sexual attraction than no love at all."
Another song begins with
a plea from a televangelist for
anyone in need of a Bible to
simply call him and confess.
The fast-paced song that follows chronicles a woman's es-
capefrom an abusive boyfriend:
fleeing to Wall Drug and contemplating her fate in a local
restaurant.
While their lyrics and music reflect some serious existential angst, Atomic 61 likes to
juxtapose the intensity of their
songs with "perfect non-
sequitors" that bear testimony
to "the spastic world" that they
perceive. Do they worry about
being misunderstood and taken
too seriously? Yup.
"I think people think that
we're really serious a lot of
times. They take what we say
on their own terms — in terms
of themselves. They think that
all this stuff is totally deathly
serious. It fucks their lives up
and they've got to sit down with
their moms, or something, and
talk really seriously about it. We
walk around the world and all
these people are freaked out
inside their own heads and we
don't know what the hell they're
doing or why they're doing it.
The only thing we feel we can
do in our music is express that
and how we feel about it. Most
of it really cracks us up. We
want to inject a little bit of humour into things — Heartworm
is little more on the light side.
The one thing that people
can't handle about us is that
when we're playing music really hard, or when I'm screaming my head off about something, we're being really serious. All the stuff that I sing
about in my lyrics... I'm totally,
deathly, ice-cold serious. A lot
of people don't like that just
because it's hard for them to
handle. Atthe same time, we're
having a goodtime being alive
in the world. One ofthe reasons
that people associate us with
the hardcore movement is that
we do feel very strongly. That's
not necessarily something you
find in pop music or regular
rock. It's particular to hardcore
—or atleast itwas. Beforethat,
it was coming out of the stuff
that was being recorded and
performed in the late sixties."
Live, Atomic 61, and especially Todd, have an intense
Rollinsesque presence. From
the bare-chested, tatooed,
shorts-clad look to the bulging
veins and flying sweat, they've
got the Angry-Young-Men-With-
A-Lesson-About-Self-Esteem
style down pat. Songs about suicide, the urgency of life, conformity and other related themes confirm their allegiance to the didactic hardcore crusade. Clean living and agood attitude are what
it's all about.
Many may recali the
memorable show last December at which Atomic 61 and Steel
Pole Bathtub wowed the usually
staid audience at the Cruel Elephant. This past summer they
werescheduled to return to Vancouver to headline at the Elephant, but the recent changes
in border-crossing procedures
forced them to cancel. The closest they could come was Bellingham. Some of you may remember going to watch them in
July only to discover that little
fact. Unfortunately, they neglected to inform the management at the Cruel Elephant.
That's how punk Atomic 61 is. Terry and Johns Amazing Top 10 List For '92
(Groove Jumping
10:00PM-1:00AM Sat.)
1. The Hyundai Scoupe is
available in Turbo.
We held a contest in
the summer, win a date
with Terry and John, and
actually had people enter
our contest.
3. Burquitlam - Need I say
more.
4. Screeching Weasel releases a new LP My Brain
Hurts. It's only 30 minutes long but it's 30 minutes well spent.
We managed to keep
our day jobs for another
year, (not that we really
wanted to).
6. 16 years later we finally went to see the
Ramones at the Commodore. (Best concert of 92.)
7. Growing Pains season
finale. We'll miss you Alan
Thicke.
8. Groove Jumping is
voted as CiTR's best show
9. Terminator 2 (Fave
movie- yeah, okay, so
we're not cultured, fuck
you!)
10. Things in general.
Grant Lawrence's Top Ten
International 7"s of 1992
. Girl Trouble/A-Bones split
7" (Cruddy)
Pooh    Sticks    "Young
People"(Sweet Virginia)
3. Bum " Promise Is A Prom-
e" (Lance Rock)
Bum "Debbiespeaks" (Lance
Rock)
at Happening "Sea Hunt"
(Bi-Joopiter)
6. Shit Birds " Theme From A
Shit Bird" (PopLlama)
7. Pooh Sticks " The World Is
Turning On" (Sweet Virginia)
Uncle    Tupelo    "Gun'
(Rockville)
9. Pooh Sticks picture disc (Sympathy)
10. Gas  Huffer "Hotcakes!'
(Sub-Pop)	
Steve Edge's Top Ten
List For '92
1. Barley Works at The
Rogue in July.
2. Manchester United winning the league cup.
3. Jiggery Pokery's gig at
The Islands Folk Fest.
4. Alias Ron Kavana
Edmonton.
5. Bush getting his butt
kicked.
6. After Hours - Hung Up
and Dry
7. Four Men and a Dog
8. Tempest   modellir
"Edge On Folk" t-shirts.
9. Spain's La Musgana.
10. Martin Simpson at CiTR
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3. S.O.D - Live at Budokan
4. Pro-Pain - Fouled Taste
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5. Alice In Chains - Dirt
6. Death Row - Life Beyond
7. Skyclad - A Burnt Offering For The Bone Idol
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9. Kreator - Renewal
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For '92 (Popgun 1:00-
3:00PM Thurs.)
Boo Radley's Everything's
Alright Forever.
Permamnent ear damage
courtesy of My Bloody Val-
Ride's Going Blank Again.
Lush's Miki Berenyi's hand
on my knee for two seconds.
Being mistaken for Seinfelds
Kramer.
Spiritualized's Lazer Guided
Melodies.
Oatmeal in the morning.
Mom.
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(Boxer Short Boyz 7:00-
9:00PM Mon.)
1. Getting hustled away
from the front of Hunter
S. Thompson's house in
Woody Creek, CO..
2. Having an arrest-free
year.
3. Going to see Joan Jett
with Guido at the Moustache Hall and having
Guido mutter all night
"Jesus."
4. Being cub's driver/road
manager/roomie/tour
guide/drummer-with-a-
broken-finger at the
Highwood Music Festival
in Calgary.
5. The Schnitzel Palace
Film Festival.
6. Having a motorcycle
that makes those bikes
outside of Starbuck's look
like shit.
7. The fact that no one
punched me in the head
this year.
8. The sisters Marr.
9. Sacha at Topanga.
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. cruet elephant /< Optimism. Blatent optimism. So
much optimism I almost had a fit.
But Optimism is what Happy Man
exerts. But believe it or not, the
name of the band has nothing to do
with the attitude. After all, why would
a band want to name itself after a
superhero thateveryone, good and
evil, would want to kick the teeth
of? "A name's a name, it doesn't
mean anything," says singer Graham Brown. "I mean, does the name
Police mean anything?"
Too true, who would wanna
buy something made by cops when
stuff that's pumped out by drug-
pushers and cop-killers is way more
cool? "And look at the Beatles,"
adds drummer Mark Gruft, "dumb
name, great band. What matters is
the talent obviously."
Happy Man is four guys: Graham Brown (guitar and vocals),
Jay Homenchik(ditto), Mark Gibbs
(bass and vocals) and Mark Gtuft
(aforementioned drummer). These
four guys are totally independent:
their record company, Stomp, is
Jay and Graham's alone; everything is done by them and close
friends including the graphics on
their CD, Born to Entertain ; their
upcoming video is done by more
close friends; and all their finances,
like mosl other indie bands, comes
out of their own wallets. There's no
feeling of stress or resentment
"However, I would like to throw my
boss out of the window," Jay says
with a reflective smile.
The usual dumb question of
any deep messages lurking in their
music was responded to pretty
quickly with "Well, yeah, whattya
think?" answers. "If you read the
lyrics (he didn't say "dummy" although I could sense he might)
they're pretty socially conscious
and provoking" says Graham. The
problem is, you don't expect a band
with the trite name of Happy Man
to invoke social consciousness. You
kinda expect songs about getting
drunk, sunny days, and well... getting drunk.
Jay, the cofounder of the
group, met Graham after returning
from England wherein a series of
previously formed bands, including Brilliant Orange, had broken
up. Through a mutual acquaintance,
they met eye to eye at that charming bastion of British Imperialism
and terminally shitty wallpaper, the
Rose and Thorn, aka the RaT. "I
liked Jay, we got along great immediately. However, I must add, I
liked his girlfriend even more." Jay
replied to this with a grunt. I tried
to press the issue to get more of a
less-subdued reaction, but they
didn't feel like talking about it. After the initial meeting, (hey heard
about a bass guitarist and a drummer both named Mark (no relation), someone came up with the
droll name of Happy Man, and a
new local indie band was created
out of the froth of the beer taps at
the RaT.
Another way Happy Man was
created, according to an extremely
profound outburst of artistic license
by Graham, was "O.K., you have an
intersection, four ways, and you
have four cars heading for it at the
same time. In one car in one lane
you have Jimi Hendrix. The second
car is driven by Bob Dylan. The
third car contains Lou Reed. The
fourth is being driven by B.B. King.
They all collide in the middle and
what comes out is Happy Man."
Yes, when I form a band I'm going
to compare it to wreckage of a
four-car pile-up. Hopefully, thesheer
destruction of such a spectacle will
force people to slowdown and take
appreciation.
The music itself is light and
toe-tappingly pop-like, considering the type of music Graham is
into. "Facepuller. Facepuller'sgood.
I went to a Lou Reed concert and it
brought tears to my girlfriend's
eyes." I added that I once saw another local indie band, Shine, wear
Happy Man t-shirts. "Oh? Shine's
good! Shine!" Regarding theirown
music, "It's good music," explains
Graham, "my mother liked it. Out of
all the bands I've been in, my mother
likes this one." (I can imagine one
of the quotations on a future album, "Graham's mom liked this
one.")
We all had difficulty in actually labelling the brand of music
they play, was it alternative? "Alternative to what?" said Mark the
drummer. Graham emphasizes, "It's
good music. We're a good band,
that's all there is to it." But do they
fit intoadefinitive Vancouver sound?
"There's no such thing," says Jay,
the obvious ones. "When's the
last time CiTR played U2?" asked
Jay. "1982?" Actually, it was
probably 1984 but I really don't
know so I really had difficulties
arguing the point.
However, that friction didn't
last long. It's been said (in
Discorder) that Graham and Jay
are two of the best singers in
Vancouver, or something along
those lines. I was pretty surprised
to find out that they thought it
was silly. "I was kind of
dissapointed because the saxophone wasn't mentioned", added
Graham. It was cool to find out
that they didn't have inflated egos.
I really didn't feel like interviewing a bunch of jerks that evening
and I didn't.
Happy Man and I somehow
started to talk about commercialized , big-time, mainstream,
multi-million dollar, white-slave
trading, Lee lacocca namebrand
music. "There's a big difference
between marketing yourself as
an image and being an actual
performer," says Jay.
"For example Madonna is
a great seller of herself [and how]
But lets not mention her singing
and music," says Mark. "In big
business, controversy sells, just
served some slagging (Actually, I
was kinda disappointed about that).
One of the weirdest things that I
noticed when talking to these guys
is that, well...they're normal.
There's no raving psycho thing
like 0 from Olivelawn and there's
no drug problem (or so I'm told).
Happy Man is just a bunch of guys
who enjoy what they do, play good
music, entertain crowds, and do
their own thing at their own expense. What more could any band
ask for? (O.K., the bazillion dollars, the cars, the harems, etc.
etc..)
But even without massive
coinage, Happy Man seems to be
perpetually uplifting in attitude, if
not lyrics. They got that tyoe of
sound that goes great in a local
venue and come January, they go
on a tour of this great country of
The band is not even close
to being a year old so when I
asked if anything that constituted
as a dilemna or problem of any
shape or size occured, I was out
of luck. They're just too young.
The most recent thing that quali-
"it's all the same six chords." "It's
the same in Seattle," adds Graham, "there's no definite city
sound. There's plenty of other
types of music aside from cheetah."
Happy Man is one of the
luckier local bands because they
get a lot of air play from Coast
1040, probably attributable to their
pop-sound. "Like I said before,
it's good music. It's not guitar
thrash or blues, but," he also adds,
"ifyou want us to rip your face off
orgetyou really mellow, we will."
(Somehow, I just don't expect a
band with the moniker of Happy
Man to do a Helmet cover.) Still,
some of the band's popularity is
beyond anyone's understanding
(Canadian Content rules). "I have
no idea why 1040 is playing our
music." says Jay. "Maybe they
like us?"
"We owe a lot to college
radio," says Jay, "but it's kinda
hypocritical." With this Graham
and Mark the drummer took the
offensive (unfortunately, against
me, an eager young elementary-
heart cheated space cadet): "We
understand you [college radio]
play bands that need to be exposed, but what happens when
they've made it?" asked Mark.
They pointed out examples like
look at Sinead O'Connor." (Although, I'm still not too sure ripping up a picture of Pope John
Paul II, the symbol of Roman
Catholicism and Medieval ideology, in New York City exactly
helped her image as an Irish
singer.)
"I listen to Joni Mitchell,"
says Graham, as a much needed
pause in this quagmire of money
and the damnation of souls to
the god of greed. "Cult status is
cool," says Graham [cult as in
norm, not as in the band]. I asked
who the band like as cult followers, like how about the destitute
of Granville Mall? "Are you kidding? They dress better than me!
If I offered $20 for one of their
leather jackets, I'd probably get
a refusal."
Somehow, I don't think
they're even the right crowd for
Happy Man. Happy Man don't
talk about how big they want to
become, but it's assumed that
the leviathan size of Bryan Adams
is too big. "Although, you can't
knock his back-up band, they
really know how to rock," says
Jay. What about Adams himself?
"Grunt."
Despite these obvious ones,
Happy Man didn't slag other
bands, even the ones I felt de-
thei
ponderance of "which one of those
buttons on the pop-dispensing
machine gives out Miller High-
Lite? It ate my change." [In reference to Mel. CiTR's/Discorder's
beer machine] Profound, utterly
profound. Anyway, even if something bad did happen, they probably didn't tell me 'cuz, well, it's
really none of my business.
With Happy Man, catch-all
phrases like "peace" and "love" were
being sported around, so it's really
hard to be critical about a band like
this. Sappy? No, just realistic. You
can't go through life thinking unhappy thoughts and thinking there's
no hope. If that's the case you might
as well take a swan dive off of the
Granville St. Bridge (helluva postcard, there!). "There's no point in
getting depressed abouteverything.
You just gotta stay above all that"
says Graham. It's nice to hear a
band that believes life isn't totally
shit and yet refer to what they perceive as problems that we all face
with their music. They just can't
offend anyone.
Their CD, Born to Entertain, is
good: its sound isn't heavy and yet
the messages are there. It's kinda
difficult to explain, it's...enjoyable.
Although I can't really hear what
that intersection analogy has to do
with it. If I were to draw an opinion
(and my opinions should never be
taken too seriously) I'd compare
them to other up and comers,
Memory Day and definitely Shine.
In summary, the band with
the mildly-amusing name is simply
that, a band with a mildly amusing
name. The name does say it all,
despite their protests. If you ever
feel like mellowing out after destroying your eardrums from listening to your average thrash-gui-
tar-mosh-til-you-puke grit from
Caseatic [the name Republican-
Washington, D.C. has given the area
from Vancouver, B.C. to Portland,
Oregon, and I don't care but I don't
wanna be in the same regional label
as Billy Kwan of Almost Live: You
know "Mind your manners?"], just
listen to Happy Man and veg.
JANUARY Q£) It took place over a casual and
quiet dinner of bean burritos: good
food, Dave Smalley, Colin Sears
and myself. The meal was excellent and the relaxed atmosphere
produced an interview that was
more of a relaxed conversation
than the typical question and answer period which dominates most
For those readers unfamiliar
with these two it's somewhat of an
understatement to say both have
been very productive members of
the hardcore scene. Personally, I've
been listening to Dave
from his beginnings with D.Y.S.,
a powerful hardcore unit from
Boston,inthecarly'80's. Through
the years I followed his path and
continued listening when he sang
i almost
legendary band, Dag Nasty & later.
All.
Colin is an ex-Dag Nasty
member as well; both Dave and
Colin played together on Dag
Nasty's first record, Can I Say,
and more recently on Four on the
Floor, something the Can I Say
line up put together as a fun project.
Down ByL
together with an all new linc-i
the mosl powerful version of Dov
By Law yet, and you could
yourself a favour by cl
both of their records
Iipiiaph label.
Discorder: Dave, you've been
doing this hardcore thing for a
why you are doing it and ifyou
want to continue doing thi 'punk
rock" thing?
Dave: Thai's a good question, actually. Yes—although Idon'lques-
tion it anymore. I stopped questioning it because 1 finally answered il. Which is that this is
whal I really love to do and this is
what I believe in. I really believe
in alternative music. I believe in
how it shaped mc and helped me
and helped all my friends you,
Colin, everybody. And we talked
earlier about a community sense,
thats been part of my life for ih^
last eleve
before I was in a band I was into
the early stuff in D.C. like the
Teen Idles. I really wasn't fully
inlo the "community" sense of
hardcore yel. I didn'l ki
those guys bul I
still  loved  it  "
ailed chang-
y±<\w
tory and political science are great
fields but there's this great distance between that and ihe real
world. There are a lot of armchair philosophers and people
lhat just sit in offices. You have
to link-up things that you've
learned in "real" life and "real"
It's a long answer bul I decided
that's what I'm doing, that's what
I'm supposed to do. I think everybody is pul here for a purpose in
life, and I think that's what I'm
supposed to do.
You obviously see yourself doing this for quite some time I'm
Dave: Ya...
Colin: Let's not lie and say we're
going to be 45 and doing ihis.
Dave: I'm sure I'll still be doing
Colin: I don't want lo be like the
Rolling Stones and be a pitiful
example of some kind of... but I'll
still be doing music. The Rolling
Stones are jusl a good example of
"hang il up."
some records.... So we're both inlo
melody and Alloy didn't have
enough melody for me. It had a lot
of power but it didn't have the
melody and that's what I like. Now
that I'm in the band and we have
Mark, who's also from D.C..there's
a little more oompff to it.
Dave: It's
on the road, and recording, and
trying lo pul your all into il, you
.   Thcr
; the <
Stephen King'sandIsaac Asimov's
out there who can crank out so
much stuff, but you have to pul
your all into one thing and go for
it. Thai's why it was really hard
when 1 was in college to school
and music. There's this divi
Colin: I think I can do a lot and
have a lot more people listen lo
what I'm saying by being in this
band, ralher than sitting in grad
school writing articles that only
Dave: One thing I always hated
about school, even in high school,
was that they made it so boring.
I remember this one teacher I
had in high school who was great,
his name was Mr. Jasper, he would
jusl make everything very rel-
your girlfriend gels
pregnant, whal arc you going lo
do? How does this affect you?"
That's the real world.
ing ..
inglocollegelasl
year and slill doing Down By Uw,
bul Down By Law
was slill kind of
project forme. It w<
wilhdiffcrcnl people
in different bands anc
SBalso inlo a
vou cai
■Tl do it. 1 could not be in
to totally change the wo
rid. Even
afl
ll^^samc mu
Alloy a
nd Down By Law, which is
e talked about for a couple
Gutu'N'Rosesf can't ma
peace bul wc can, cspc
ke world
sic. The punk
of days
before. You can't do that.
alternative and punk ni
iis'i'c.'vv'e
/ant W*^^^^
I like best is
a lot of the old
If
you're a band like XTC
can do a lot, and we c
an affect
>ol,Ij   ust        m<
Jodie British!
Stuff: Buzzcocks,
that do<
ssn't tour, you can do XTC
people and our friends,
and our-
music, I just      G«
:neralion X,   I
'he Clash, thal's
and the
:n do the Dukes Of Slralo-
selves. Thai's really grc
at, lhat's
ly questions.        lo
t favorite, fav.
inte.Ifl had logo
id and just lake
sphere.
^"Ire^Z.t^l
somclhingyoucan'lgcu
inywhere
makes you look
at and think
about things a
than you might normally. You have
to push yourself hard. I would never
tell a kid not to go to college be.-
by your-
:lf." You can integrate the two.
college and it didn' t
really do me much good. It did me
a lot of good growing up. The
whole time I was in college I was
in a punk band and I cared a lot
about that than I did about
studying. Then I finished wilh thai
and I'm still in a punk band and
I'm probably never going lo need
to do anything that was taught to
me in college. It was great, I'm
glad I w
What were you taking?
Dave:  Communications ai
>itica^t^„-.
iColin*! wa:s a history, majoributkt
'Tic end I really gol inlo geography. I'm still really i	
that stuff. If I ever u
school again I'd gel
thing like that, il's a I
mediate to people's
whal I wanted lodoand he knew
thai I didn't want lo be there. I'm
glad I finished bul now I use il lo
only help my background, il didn 'l
effect my first purpose here. Il's
like Sling was a professor, he
brings il inlo his thing like "young
teacher the subject of school girl
'from "Don'lStand So
Close To Me." That whole thing
happened lo Sting.
illy quite a few
people out there in the punk
dents, besides yourselves, who my collective pillow.
Thus jolted back to the clear
hard light of reality, I switch
tenses to the present. (DONE!)
My     incubal     brush     with
 (you fill
in the word from this pool: megalomania, greatness, Hollywood)
has left me slightly more pushy
and self-assured than usual, so I
will ride mood and impart upon
you MY choices for the best work
in movie making for this pasl
year.
Since some of you wouldn 't
be caught dead at a movie shown
on Granville St., while others
think "indie" is the nickname of
Last month I promised you faithful peons that this newsprint would
be slathered in the spit of a famous director, namely Spike
"Malcolm X" Lee, and though 1
have been known to lie, cheat
and steal, in this case I'm as
clean as only a slightly greying
I was traipsing about in
that semi-dream world which I
inhabit and I found myself smack
dab in the middle of a weird and
mystical place. There were many
people of African-American descent floating around. They were
very earnestly trying to make a
scope and attempted to tell the
life story of a man, Malcolm X,
who held great significance for
them. The small guy in charge of
the whole production was constantly moving. Questions were
flying, people were shouting, and
wagging their fingers and clutching their back pockets.
A tall man approached
mc. I recognized the figure as
academy award-winning actor,
Dcnzcl Washington. "He was in
scarchofthctruth,"Denzcl wailed
at mc, "Malcolm's life is ...evolution. I'm not Malcolm X,there's
no way I can be! The same god,
the same spirit that moved
Malcolm X can move mc. If I
can...illustrate the evolution of
the man, then I'm thankful."
"Dcnzel," I implored,"!
need to speak to Spike Lee! I
made a promise."
Following his advice, I
went to speak to the two observing women sitting just outside
the action. They were quiet, composed, and happy to watch the
proceedings. Behind them, on
the street, marched youths. Some
were very interested in the movie,
while others were oblivious to
the filming, but all wore uniforms decorated with large X's.
I asked the women, whose
nametags read WIFE - Betty and
DAUGHTER - Attallah respectively, what they thought ofthe
"I think a lot of people
are learning about Malcolm,"
Betty quickly responded. "A lot
of people felt proud to connect
with his spirituality to make statements or to gain strength. I'm
pleased when I see someone with
a picture of my husband. I'm
pleased when I see a hat, a t-
shirt, a jacket. What it says to me
is, 'He's alive'.
Wealwayspayhommage
to our ancestors. We always tai k
about them. Someone said thai if
e call tl
day, they never tlie.
lineage. Thai is ho'
Malcolm alive."
Attallah answered more
slowly. "It's different for me to
read and study Malcolm X. I
think at this point, as an adull, 1
need to explore different people's
interpretations."
They told me I would
find Spikeifl went to the front of
the parade. Sure enough, there
he was, speaking to the young
people, asking them to gel their
parents to take the day off work
° !■« ■
e his
ing?" I was finally speaking
he whom I was bonded to d
liver. "Speak  what is in yo
Quolh he, "Marketing!"
"Speak  whal  is  in  yo
heart," I begged him.
Quoth he, "We have tola
responsibility to pass down tl
history to our children. If we <
not tell our children who Jack
Robinson, who Malcolm X, wl
Dr. King was...it has lo be mo
than, 'Well, Malcolm X said,"I
; necessary.'" It has
do
ling an X hi
be mo
t-shin
Then, he waved his hand
and the youths marched on, right
over the top of my freckle-faced
head. When I came to I was face
down on my typewriter with my
drool, a few magazines, and a
copy of "Canadian Audio Electronic Press Kit - Malcolm X" as
i popul
r  Hll
.   1'v
devised two sets of kudos. "H"
denotes my choice in the sphere
of Hollywood enterprises and "I"
indicates my fave in the independent realm.
Starting with the real power
in any cinematic venture, I'll bow
to his demands and elect Spike
Lee as best director of 1992 (II).
Though Malcolm X has been gel-
ting a more tepid response than
initially expected, Lee's work
certainly cannol be faulted, lie
promised grandiose and gratuli
ose he delivered: a full throe hours
through lime, space, and a human psyche. Though I didn't
choose Denzel Washington in the
acting category he was my sec-
interesting, intelligent film.
Though his film was only
lacked Ihc kind of pretension that
makes a Spike Lee film work,
Christopher Munch also earns
my pick for best director (I). His
film, The Hours and 'limes dealt
with famous people, too, though
on a fictionalized level. Speculating whal might have happened
on a 1963 Spanish vacation taken
iiteil homosexual manager. Brian
Lpstien. Munch \'l he Hours and
Times is a sludy in gentle, restrained film making.
Also from The Hours and
Times, David Angus gave the
besl performance by a lead aclor
(I) this year. I lis sensitive portrayal of the unrequited Brian
:.pstien is not only the best thing
I've
this y
matches any acting I 'veever seen
in an independent production. The
Hours and Times has only been
er (al
thei 992 Vancoi
Film Feslival) and doesn't quile
meet ihe running lime of a regular feature length film. If it docs
of regular run, be sure not to
miss it. You needn 'l be a Beatles
fan or even know who these characters are to enjoy this small,
beautiful film.
Another small, and beautifully grim, film was released this
year, though lo much more fan
fare and media discussion.
Glengarry Glen Ross is a claustrophobic gem that features the
talents of Jack Lemmon and Al
Pacino, my tied choices for best
actor (II). I've never really liked
Lemmon (especially in such fare
as Dad) but here he shows his
mettle as Shelley "The Machine"
Levine, a winner salesman who's
come down with a chronic case
of loser. Lemmon's subtle range
could only come with maturity
and practice.
Pacino, the jester's version
of Robert deNiro, is hisinsinuat-
ingly charming self as Ricky
Roma, the ace ofthe salesroom.
Only Pacino can say "fuck" more
than three times in a sentence
and still come across as refined,
(for you sensitive souls out there,
the biggest shocker in Glengarry
Glen Rossis Jack Lemmon's verbalization of that oft-heard F-
commenced expletive.)
One of the main reasons
Pacino and Lemmon where my
picks for the acting department
was not just the performances
but the drive ofthe words them-
with writing like David Mamct's
they are able to sing. Mamct is
regarded as one of the shining
lights of playwriting. With
Glengarry Glen Ross, he turns
his beam full on Hollywood as
well.
Hal Hartley is sometimes,
rather condescendingly, called
the "critics darling" ofthe independent scene. If he's trying to
lose that reputation, my earmarking him as best writer (I) for
1992 is not going to help matters. His Simple Men had mc
choki ng on my popcorn mid spew-
ing diet Coke through my nose,
Inaconversationlhadwith
another independent director,
Gregg Araki, he intimated that
Hartley's work wasn't edgy
enough. However, Araki's film.
The Living End, a highly controversial shoot 'em up road
movie with a substandard script,
is my biggest indie disappointment of 1992. My advice to
Hartley (humble as it is) would
be to stay his course and leave
the edge, and bad writing, to
On the subject of bad movies, Honeymoon in Vegas takes
the garlic cake for stinkiest
project of 1992. This little cha-
worthy of an Andrew Dice Clay
award for boorism. You know
the movie is going to be bad
when the trailer doesn't even
make you laugh the first lime
you sec it.
Misogyny be damned! This
year saw a few more projects
helmed by women and among
them was the extremely walchablc
Gas,Food,Lodging. FairuzaBalk,
Vancouver native, is my choice
for best actress (I) for her work
as the impressionable, single-
parenlcd teen growi ng up i n Goi ng
Nowhcrcsville, U.S.A. Billed by
my admiring friends as "the nexl
Winona Ryder", young Balk
shows in Gas, Food, Lodging
that her talent already outstrips
that of her older peer.
"Outstrips" is putting
things mildly. Ryder, and her
partner in trendiness, Keanu
Reeves, earn the worst perfor-
the head for their film-wrecking performances in Dracula.
I, alone in Vancouver it seems,
enjoyed the movie as a whole.
If only ability, instead of box-
office draw, had been a casting
consideration, Dracula would
have lived up lo its hype and
potential. If Ryder and Reeves
are enjoying their careers they
had better stick to contemporary settings  for their future
Back on the plus side, the
setling jumping, ability stretching Judy Davis is my choice for
best actress of 1992 (II). Davis
appeared in NakedLunch, Where
Angels Fear lo 'Tread, and Husbands and Wives this year. With
ie she changed her look,
her in;
to be commended nol only
hcrperformanccs bul on her br;
She's
it cho,'
ichdiv
risky roles.
Alright, it's time for the
the-chips-arc-on-the-table-and
my -bluff-is-called-movc. B>
far the best Hollywood movie
of this year was t
in  The  Player
chances.
My favorite independent
film of 1992 is The Player's polar
opposite. Julie Dash's Daughters
can get from the glitz and glamour
of Hollywood. Sel on an off-shore
Carolina island at the turn of the
century, Daughters of the Dust
tells the pasl, present, and future
story of a former slave family. A
triumph of experimental cinematography and narrative, this film
more than any olher this year made
mc reflect on the entirety of my
experience of il.
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Welcome, readers, to a new year.
Buldon'lgel loo excited, friends... I
mean, really, it's only the mid-early
'90's and nothing new has really
happened. I'm still paying GST on
chocolate bars, the Corporate Ogre
still has an ever tightening stranglehold on ye olde vinyl, and, on a
positive note, I haven't been fired
from this column yet. Even more
positive still, the elements in the 7"
world still seem undaunted if not
fueled by the apparent "vinyl is dead"
threat. Sextillions of 7"'s are still
flowing freely from the pores of
punk rock bands everywhere and
the 7" remains to be the truest form
of what is "independent music."
Right, Sea Monkeys? The
Sea Monkeys, who hail from New
York City, are definitely January's
flavour flav. Totally high energy
shout-punk rock, bustin' at the seams
with youthful exuberance and excitement. The two fairly awesome
songs are titled, quaintly, "Oh No,
I'm Sammy Petrillo" and "Nipsey-
land," mirroring the Sea Monkeys'
apparent and familiar punk fixation
wilh post baby boomer TV pop culture. Fans of groups like Mr. T Ex
perience and Young Fresh Fellows
must indulge. Hey, does anyone
know if ihese guys have an album
out? Maybe I'll write: Vital Music,
81 Second Ave., New York, New
York, 10003, USA.
One of the best things about
music today is that you can get just
about anything you want. Everybody's doing everything. You want
rap? You got it. You want punk?
You got it. You want industrial?
You got it. Same goes for almost
anything from any era anyone can
think of. Minneapolis' Vandalias
take on the '70's mellow, classic
rock thing, add a bit of new sunshine
pop and come out sounding like the
gang from Welcome Back Kolter
singing Teenage Fanclub songs. And
does it work? Yeah, like oil and
water, baby. (Tenpop Works, P.O.
Box 16304, Minneapolis, MN,
55416, USA)
Seattle's Night Kings have
gotta be the closest and newest incarnates lo the Sonics that I' ve heard
since the Mummies' first attack a
few years back. What gives on this
slab is a badly needed overdose of
the usual shit: super-charged fuzz
guitar, machine gun drumming, and
way over-driven scratch vocal styl-
ings. This is very tough, very sloppy
and very amazing rock and roll music. (In The Red, P.O. Box 49593,
Los Angeles, CA, 90049, USA)
You know when rock magazines sometimes give away a promo
7" from some feature band(s) of the
month? And you know how most of
the songs are usually throw-away
outtakes? Doesn't that suck? Unfortunately, such is the case with two
such 7"'s I have recently obtained
from said "rock magazines." The
first is a free-bee disc from ihe world
leaders of hip pulp: Sassy magazine.
They've gotten together with Sub-
Pop to releaseafour band, foursong
EP featuring Codeine, Velocity
Girl, Beat Happening, and Sebadoh. Codeine's song is a dead
paced, SLOW bore; Sebadoh are a
mixed bag of poopy (yes, lhat's
poopy) big rock; and Beat Happening (who are one of my favor
cr)n,
s Ihc m
with a Heather-sung, two-guitar
only, negatively hypnotic plodder.
The winner here is Velocity Girl.
Though I've slagged them in this
column before, I'll make up for it
now by saying that theirtune"Crawl"
rocks out in a fuzzy-wuzzy, female-
sung, rock anthem sorta way.
The second 7" promo comes
from a Canadian magazine lhal is
much more underground lhan Sassy,
and also much cooler lhan Sassy.:
il's London,Ontario's long-running
Whal Wave Fanzine. A 'zine dedi-
) bringing obsci
.s.lhis
included a 7" by The Purple Merlons, a side project of Tucson's
Marshmallow Overcoat. What can I
say? 'Ilie Overcoat SUCK so I don't
think a sidc-projeel sounds loo much
better. It's this sorta lame-ass shit
lhal gives the term "garage" a nega-
tiveconnolalion. Wrong pick on this
one, What Wave. (What Wave, Issue
21, 17 Erie Ave., London, ON.)
Trekking further c
a ihc
we find a 7" by a group called Eric's
Trip. So there's an apparent music
explosion in the Maritimes, ch? First
fellow Nova Scolians Sloan gel
signed to DGC, then rumours rico-
chci ol Eric's Trip gelling offered a
In facl, Canada's college radio bible, National Chan, reported that
Eric's Trip were the first band ever
lo lum down an offer from Sub-Pop.
N.C. were wrong in two regards: 1)
the aforementioned San Francisco
punk rock quartcl 'Ihc Mummies
received a Sub-Pop offer and, yes,
turned them down FLAT about a
year and a half ago; and 2) il turns
■cord C(
[hough the very cheaply rec<
Kobain were, both, Simon and Gar-
funkel. Anyhow, it's a cool single
and it's nice to know there's life on
the other side o' this country, (limited edition500copies,Nim Records,
115 Liberty Cres., Moncton, New
Brunswick, E14 6K6)
Not lhal it ain't a wild life over
here, too, Nomeansno's "official
side-project," The Hanson Brothers, have jusl released their first
full-length album, and much to my
excitement there was a bonus 7"
included in the 12" rock packet. Let
it be known to non-Hanson Brothers
disciples that the name comes from
the twin bozo hockey players in the
'70's Paul Newman flick Slapshol,
and lhat the band is a Canadian tribute (with a hockey twisl) to the
Ramones. This will therefore explain the first song on the 7", "Blitzkrieg Hops." Yeah, il sounds jusl
like the Ramones, yeah it rocks and
so do the olher iwo boss tunes. Ihc
Hansons have managed to score on
all three here, so I guess that means
a hat-trick, righl.' Please forgive me.
And here comes another all-
new, all-girl assault from down New
York way by TheGloo Girls. Quite
a bit of reverse sexism here, men...
The A-side is a iune called "Yo
Biondie" in which ihe ihrcc gals
shrilly sing, "Yo biondie, you
wouldn't know what to do if we said
'yes'"! I sure know what I'd do!
After slappin' her know-all mug a
couple times, I'd spin her around
and— JUST KIDDING!!! Trebled
bass, bitter-sweet cheetah-garage
bop V roll, the way I like il: good
and short (coincidcnlally ihc way 1
like my sex). Not as super as cub or
the Shit Birds, bul it's  up there.
(Dionysus Records, P.O. Box 1975,
BurbankCA, 91507, USA)
I've mentioned the Mummies
a lot this monlh and, yes, I'm going
lo do it one more time. Mummies
lead-dog, Trent Ruanc, produced ihis
nexl slab o' shit, a single by The
Fingers. As can be fully expected,
it's that lo-fi, lo-talenl, stripped-
down, straight ahead, three chord
punk rock. Greal chop guitar sound
on this bashing record, though the
chords do gel a little repetitive.
Sounds like Supercharger, and that's
a good thing. (Bag Of Hammers,
P.O. Box 928, Seattle, WA, 98111,
USA)
Nardwuar told me to review
this Paw single I'm looking at because "it's ihcnext big ihing.prick!".
Are you serious, ?<■. n? I thought
you were into beai, j_i>y, and this
ain't beat, it's sheet. (Paw/Nasly
Pope, 817 Indiana St., Lawrence,
Kansas, 66044, USA)
The E-Types, on the other
hand, arc ires chic and ires beat. I
always love a good mod band,
they're so... neat.'Ihc E-Types' four
song Action Packed EP fits nicely
inlo the bracket of mod neatness,
from ihc power-pop ravers on the
grooves lo the sharp picture of the E-
Type Jaguar on ihc fronl cover. 'Ihe
songs are catchy and bouncy and
ihc
e  l-lamii
Groovies. 'Ihc E-Typcs will probably neverbe huge, but at least they've
put out a good record on their own to
make their small niche in ihe big
lump. (Square Target, P.O. Box,
189092, Sacramento, CA, 95818-
9092, USA)
And that's the scoop for this
month! ljOlsa greal sluff as you can
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1250 RICHARDS St.. VANCOUVER • 688-2648 Billy Ray Desiresavigny
and Steve Michaud
Corner of Granville and
Georgia
Saturday, Nov 14th.
Man, oh, man, oh, man, oh, man!
Whata sweel delight! A streetmusi-
cian lover's delight! The Vancouver
gods of busking finally playing together: Billy Ray, the guy that plays
that homemade string concoction,
and Steve.the harmonica, drum machine and dog guy! This gig was
entirely unannounced.
Smooth was theirplaying. The
sounds streamed through my ears
like a glass of warm milk. When
they play logetherthey'rebelterthan
apart, colossal even! The mastery of
abstract noise completely distorted
and disrupted the surrounding environment for the hour they played but
I was the only one who noticed. Just
me, baby. No one stuck around for
•
Thi
^ent, dammit!
caught a cold because I was improperly dressed for the occasion but it
was worth it Oh, boy, it was worth
We're all very lucky that these
men will be collaborating again, so
pul that early live Sonic Youth LP.
down and see some real impromptu
noise mastery. It'll only cost you a
donation and they'll love you for it.
Rob Dayton
Sugar
Throwing Muses
Boo Radleys
Commodore Ballroom
Wednesday, Nov. 18
what did i think of the show?
it was a rock'n'roll show, man.
they came, they played, they left,
the crowd jumped up and down al all
the right places, there was blood,
sweatand beers, there was "pit swim-
ning" ;
n had a
token goofball jump on stage and
if you've been paying attention so far, yeah, you 're right, it does
sound like every show you've seen
in the last few years, that's why i feel
"i'm sorry you' re disappointed
but times may change and so did i."
perhaps my expectations were
too high, coming from a past of
husker du's blitzkrieg pop, to work
book'?, tour-de-force and bob
mould's soloacoustic performances
. intensely i
have
*n), o
easily see where such ai
bob has lime anc
proven to be a performe
of extremely high caliber and integrity; a person who would constantly
lay ilon the line musically and emotionally; a person who pul something of himself into everything he
did, no mailer who he was playing
a-compromise guy.
bob n
Uld    s
parody of himself, he had all
moves down pat, even rolling
eyes al the proper points, the "
>   be   a
they were playing but it seemed that
they were there to do a job, and they
did it. a good job, a professional job,
but a job all the same.
il was like watching a rainbow
thai is all one color.
"all work and no play makes
jack a dull boy."
however, the show did have a
few fine points with the credit being
given to the few long, "heavy and
ethereal" numbers, written and sung
by ihe bass player, david barbe. the
whole band seemed to click together
during these tunes and really pump
oul the sound but it was too few and
far between.
who knows, maybe it was the
end of the tour, or maybe bob's
holding back his ego to give the rest
of the band some air. or maybe
they're trying to get some financial
security or some crazy deal like that.
1 don't know, i haven't talked to the
band lately so i can't suppose any-
i do know whal i feel though,
and that's disappointed.
i suppose you liked it?
pukka
Girl Trouble
Sinister Six
Head
Crocodile Cafe
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov. 25
I'd never been to the Crocodile before, but apparently it's become
something of a Seattle holspot, and
I can see why. It's small, intimate
and kinda cozy. As my co-hort Lisa
arrived we noticed that despite there
being a Gits record release party
wilh guests Hammerbox
town, everyone seemed to be here.
While moseying up to the bar for a
couple of
drinks, 1 spied
Mark Arm and
Steve Turner
ofMudhoney,
exactly like the album (which is
:r lhan ihe live show), even ihc
/cen the first 3 songs they
played (which are also ihc first 3 on
ihc album) was exactly the same, so
much so that i had to check and see if
the drummer was listening to a click
track, they layed il on thick, bul they
never layed it on the line, rock'n'roll.
i could overlook all this if il
looked like they were enjoying them -
selves and getting into the music.
played to death lately. The band
seemed to be having an off night
as their set was, although plenty
energetic, not quile together and
they seemed to be messing up a
lot. Later I would learn that
guitarist Brother James attrib-
the presence of Mudhoney m
Finally, the band I'i
everyone came to see. Girl Trouble.
Now, by this time, I must admit to
being somewhat inebriated beyond
normal comprehension, and so any
attempt to relate to you exactly what
Girl Trouble played would be futile.
All I can really say is lhat they were
as rocking as usual and that K.P.
Kendell seems lo have shaved his
beard off.
Cryptic Al
Mudhoney
Eugenius
Supersuckers
Seattle Center Arena
Saturday, Nov. 28
Having never seen either Mudhoney
or the Supersucki
hyped for t
bouncers and commented that "If I
were this kid, I'd fucking sue these
guys!" to which he received cheers
of approval. "Well, I guess we' re an
arena rock band now" he chuckled,
as they burst inlo theirnext stream of
songs, stopping not again until their
last song "Dead Love" and ending in
a culmination of feedback and noise
before walking off stage.
Union
s of g
ing loclub shows where bands
never take ihc stage before 10
PM resulted in my girlfriend
and 1 arriving al the Seattle
Centre just in lime to miss the
Supersuckers.  Apparently
they took the stage some-
whcrcaround8:30and played
a half hour of super-intense
punk rock atbrcakneck speed.
Aflerbeing patted down
and put through a melal de-
entered and found some scats.
It's been aboul seven years
since I've been to an arena
concert and this will probably be my lasl; the crowd
consisted mostly of thirteen
year olds in flannel and the
air was thick wilh cigarette
smoke. Anyways, Hugenius soon
lock ihc slai;c and tx:j;an lx>[ inn uslo
death. Yeah, 1 know they're kinda
popular and lhat the singer was in
'Ihe Vaselines, bul they sounded
likea cross between Manchester and
thcuorsl elements ol Sealllc'schec-
danci
o pul
Finally, Eugenius finished and
slage of Mudhoney. Lisa was kind
enough to remind me thai "The lasl
time I saw Mudhoney, they really
blew." Afler watching guitar and
drum techs scurry around on slage
for half an hour, the lights went
down, the smoke machine came on,
and Mudhoney came oul and shook
theplace. Playing mostly oldies like
"You Got It," "This Gift" and "If I
Think" came off real well while
some of the newer tunes like "Inlo
the Drink," "Who's Driving Now"
and "Suck You Dry" seemed almost
oul of control, faslcrand chaotic. At
one point an overly zealous young
grabbed by r
g Ihe
nd U
Mark I
rescued the lad, pulling him and the
bounceron slage wilh guitarist Steve
Turner telling the audience "This
would've never happened al The
Metropolis in 1983."
Unfortunately, mosl of the
audience would've been about five
back then so the comment went righl
over most of their heads. Mark then
uttered a stream of obscenities al the
Of c
show
would be complete without an encore, so "Touch Me, I'm Sick" and
a cover of Motorhead's "Over the
Top" were performed and by 11 ;00
it was all over. AU in all, I thought
they rocked pretty good but the venue
sucked and the sound was typical of
an arena: hollow and very loud. I
doubt I'll go see 'em again unless
though thai may be unlikely as their
lerlaining band and wilh such a light
show any more may have been too
much. Whal helped them pull off
such a well done show definitely has
to include the stage persona of Dave
Muslaine.  He reeks of arrogance
Mcgadeth's producl lo always be
music wilh an altitude.
Braden Zrno
Rocket From The Crypt
Kreviss
Big Gulp
Cruel Elephant
Saturday, Dec.12
Calgary's HI Caminos forced transplanted Calgarians Big Gulp lo lake
unprcpan
Megadeth
Suicidal Tendencies
PNE Forum
Tuesday, Dec. 1
There's nothing thai can ruin a show
e effectively than a few fuckin'
idiots whose egos demand the attention of those around them. They
howl, whistle, yell and throw fireworks around so they can feel a part
of the show. For example, when
Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies
vocalist) was doing his self-righteous speech on mind revolution,
there was a build-up to some line
thai only the people immediately in
front of ihe stage could hear because, for some inexplicable reason,
some people started howling lhat
redneck howl that reminds me of
Dukes of Hazard reruns and sucked
almost everyone around me inlo il.
From whal I could piece together, the Suicidals were iheir usual
energetic selves. It would have been
greal to hear some of their earlier
when they'll realize that trying to
bring a punk attitude for heavy metal
consumption is an effort bound lo
fail.
Megadelh sounded a lot better
morcenlenaining light show. As far
aslhehand'sperformancc; iIh .
were greal lo watch for thei r musical
skill and technique, bul lacked the
high energy S.T. had. Granted,
Megadeth are a more musically en-
IheIndy 500,Spcedo'sArmy hit the
stage,  blasted off wilh  "Don't
Mr. Speedo himsc
stylings of Apollc
RFTC losscd out into the I'rcnzified
crowd. Olher songs  like "Hippy
For ihc Record Industry 7",.simply
(@ MOWS PSYCHOSONIC PIX 0' THE MONTH
Howdy, li'l campers! A new year
is upon us and, naturally, along wilh
the inevitabilities lhat come with
this month—like fucking up Ihedate
on every check you write—comes
the bottomless pile o' lists and reflections back on how great/shitty
last year was. Naturally, I, Mofo,
shamelessly join everybody else
on the planet in ihe space-filling
task of giving you a list of the best
of the amazing stuff I have foisted
upon you in the lasl year. Without
further adieu:
Best of a Bad Lot: Mofo's
Psychosonic Pix O' The Year
1. The Odd Couple Sings l^lack
Klugman & Tony Randall
Thee most excruciating LP I have
found to date! The songs on ihis
set a new high in low.
2. Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas
Ouch! The most listenable of the
pile; so Vegas you'll crap yourself!
3. Lullaby of the Womb—Zit.
Hajime Marooka
Stairway   To  Love—The
Wonder Band
Disco versions of Zep tunes! Beats
Dread Zeppelin by a good twelve
5. How To Hustle—Betty White
More disco! This time a step-by-
step instructional guide forthe rhythmically challenged.
6. Flutes Front & Centre—Ray
Rasch & the Pipers Ten
ie(and S5) c/o CiTR.  Dor
Mum
! The oi
safe
7. The Black Motion Picture Experience: Soulful sounds of Cecil
Holmes
"Superfly," "Shaft" and others done
elevator style. Chillin'!
8. The Trial of Billy Jack—Elmer
Bernstein
Zzzzzzzz.
9. Slade Alive!—Slade
Gotta know this one would make it.
10. SourCream & Other Delights—
The Frivilous Five
Wins forthe worst playing, concept,
coverand what have you. Big influence on John Zorn, I figure.
If you keep your eyes open, you
maybe able to find these platters
in town. Excerpts of the above
may or may not be found on
Mofo's Psychosonic Psampler #1,
available  by  dropping  me  a
LUNG
Magnum Opiate
(Zulu Records)
Well, it has finally happened.
Summerhas descended phoenix-like
upon fall, fall into winter, and finally
4993 arrives on its first balls-to-the-
walls, thank you, sir, may I have
the door and out the window, oh,
brother, what a party...rock and roll
album. And the first album in a long
time that's gutsy enough lo express a
social conscience while al the same
time not seeming too ovenly preachy
THE  BLANK  GENERATION
n off tl
>, here
is another Psychosonic PsixPack!
The first iwo were kindly donated
by the dynamic duo of Rob Harrison
and Sondra Macleod. Many thanx!
Kill
Jot
-Little
Osmond (Polydor) Killer Joe!?
Sounds hke a title for a Nick Cave
LP! The six year old Osmonds spawn
proves blood is thicker lhan talent.
Best song: "Little Girls Are Fun"
Cheezability rating: 90
On The Campus—Paul "Tex"
Yearout
Yearout talks to ihe "Now" genera-
1 ne high moments are many
on ihis release, so I'U only mention
a few of the mosl stellar iracks. The
firsl keeper, "Sweet Be Jesus," is a
classic and unrelenting statement
on blind faith in organized religion.
In ihc span of four minutes Lung
call down every major religous
figure of the lasl 2000 years and
them all into the court of
Lung to render judgement for their
crimes against humanity. While the
twin-barrelled guilars tear off
cyberpunk riffery like a lisl of
charges, the bass suddenly pounds
back with a throbbing verdict, which
you know is guilty. Like a judge
presiding over the proceedings, the
flail—you can almost see the
the arms and drumsticks flying,
culling ihrough the air as if they
wished lo knock ihe angels from
their all-loo- safeand bleached white
heaven, down lo the earth so that
they might know that there is a new
judge, a new jury. That is to say,
there is Lung.
Just as compelling ,s the
anthem "Pat Hogue Must Die." On
the surface, il would seem lo be a
scathing personal attack, but lhat is
where you fail forthe trap lhat Lung
has set. On further observation, we
see the character of Pat Hogue as the
every man should hope for: security,
independence, freedom. However,
ii is not Lung lhat is sentencing him to
death, ii is a government whose
business interests perpetuate growing
unemployment; a government thai
does not care if its citizens don't have
a clean place tolivc; a government that
can't understand why everyone isn't
as rich as they are. In this sense it is
clear whal Lung is saying: that Pal
I logue musl not die, for if he dies our
freedom and our future dies wilh him.
Of course this will probably be
misunderstood, and like Springsteen' s
"Bom in the USA" and Nirvana's
"Teen Spirit," it will probably become
an anthem for the very people it wishes
k. What,.
•rlheca
be denied thai they have created a
prolesl anthem as subliuieK chilling
as Dylan's "Ihe Lonesome Death of
Hattie Carroll."
In essence, a stunning peicc of
controlled fury that never loses sight
of its goals: lo educate, to question,
to rock, and to roll.
Carl Newman
THE SWEATERS
The Pop Thing
(Alandhiscar Records)
Right off the top, the besl thing
tion about the "Stereo" generation.
Man, this "cat" is really "hip"!
"Groove" to his " rap," recorded "live"
in "Lawndale," CA in 1965. "Yow"!
Cheezability rating: 100
Parakeet Training Record (Hartz
Mountain)
This fell out of an old Ukrainian LP
I got. A double bonus, I say! The
greatest thing is that this record is
supposed to run at 78 rpms, meaning it's nearly impossible to hear at
the right speed; it sounds real neat at
slow speed anyway. Play this one
when your roommate is passed out,
after a while he/she will sleepleam
it, much to your sick a
Stereo  Sysler
(Yorkshire)
I  Test  Rec
1 definitely
disappear with the CD age.
You'll only be hearing these
test tones and hums on rap
songs these days! Very, very
Cheezability rating: 80
Tune Your Autoharp—Gloria
M. Follett (Rhythm Band)
A rock classic! My fave is the
G7   chord   track.   Great   for
Cheezability rating: 86
Thee Psychosonic Pick O'
The Month!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fun Activities For Perceptual
Motor Skills—Georgina
Liccion Stewart (Kimbo)
Motion instruction for lots, set lo
such classics as "Love Will Keep
Us Together," "Melody of Love,"
and others. One of many insidious
records put out to get us ready for
the New World Order, I say.
Cheezability rating: 100 (extra
points for comedy!)
Thai's all for now but if you cats
out there have got any of that
dang good stuff just drop it by
CiTR's offices, along with a note
on who you are (so the whole
world can know that you'd own
something like that), and I'll see
it gets a mention in this very
column!!!!!! Also, I have just
had a pile of totally wacko vinyl
sent in from my old place, so
watch out, there's lot's more to
come!!! And don't forget to get
the aforementioned sampler
(plug, plug, plug)!
lead singer Pete Campbell's moronic
between-song banler. Without
exception Pete has managed to turn
everyone completely off with his
snide and self-righteous remarks.
This is indeed not cool, not is it
punk, it's stupid.
Campbell has personally
insulted me and this magazine, as
well as Shadowy Men On A
Shadowy Planet and the Reverend
Horton Heat. He has even gone so
far as to insult bands he does not
even know, like the Dharma Bums.
So why, you ask, if I have so much
contempt for this stage-jerk, am I
reviewing his band's debut album?
I'm doing it to: a) support local
talent; b) 1 actually think ihey are
talented; and c) maybe Pete will
shut his fucking trap after reading
this. Stick to singing Peter, a
comedian you are not.
All of thai shil aside, The
Sweaters have actually managed to
come up with a nicely packaged,
well-rounded and fairly rockin' CD
here. With 13 songs in total, the
album's title indefinitely comes into
play being lhat most of the tunes are
certainly POP songs. Pop-punk in
fact. Buzzzcocky pop-punk.
Modemette/Buzzcocky pop-punk-
chop., .you get Iheidea. Though there
is definitely some filler ("Kurt Got
Hurt," a sappy ode to Fastback/
Young Fresh Fellow Kurt Bloch is
pretty embarrassing), the catchy
"hits" stand out, making this an
album worth someyourattention. Il
isn't incredible or anything, but il
ain'l all lhal bad neither.
Grant Lawrence
COWBOY DICK
Das Dick
I sure hate tapes without ihe
obligatory contact info. It's such a
shameful oversight, it breaks my
heart. This five song tape is from a
band I saw opening for ihe Smalls
(.Ithinl
re), so
Edmonton part of the map. They
were  good  live,   I   was  pretly
ihey put the effort in.
D<_? Die* has all the problems
associated with demos: poor mixing,
a little noise, too short, etc. although
it has a rather colourful cover, yet
cheap. But, hey, I'm not knocking
it, Das Dick doth rock with plenty of
thrashy, power trio-type songs with
ng of hard  rock
inline
Yet another potentially great prairie
band to watch out for!
Mofo DIDJITS
Little Miss Carriage
(Touch and Go)
Who's ready to get high!? I sure am,
cuz I'm stoked on this new EP by the
Has
;rd  Son
of Fu
Rock'n'Roll. Rick "The Man"Sim
bassist  Doug  Evans  and ne
Rav
(Ex-
Scratch Acid and one time TAD
can-kicker) hop in iheir carriage
and ride, peeling oul on the "Dirt
Country Road," hugging the curves
while they "Rock the Nation"
(Velvet Monkeys, eat dust!), and
leave ya' chokin' on the fumes
with "Sugarfox." Didjits—five
albums strong on super-charged
guilar devastation and thanking
everyone for their support, lhat
includes you, mother-fucker.
Bryce Dunn
JON  SPENCER  BLUES
EXPLOSION
Crypt-style!
(Crypt Records)
Budget rock is in. When I say budget
rock, I mean stripped-down,
minimalistic twang, plod and crash
(guilar, bass + drums for you non-
hip types). When [ hear budget rock,
I hear groups like ihe Mummies, the
Gories, the Cheater Slicks... and the
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Imagine Willie Dixon and Hasil
Atkins getting into fisticuffs and the
referees are three scruffy-lookin'
lads who use their favorite volume
of "Desperate Rock'n'Roll" for
scorecards.
Gctthepicture?No?Wellthen
listen lo Crypt-style for heavy doses
of harp-wailin',guitar-wranghn'and
drum-smashin' in songs like the title
cut, "Lovin' Up a Storm,"
"Walermain," "Twcntynine," and
the tribute lo Wisconsin, "Yolb
Block of Cheese" to catch my drift.
Did I mention budget rock is in?
Thank you.
Bryce Dunn
MACEO PARKER
Life On Planet Groove
(Verve/Polygram)
PayattentionB3M,youcan'tafford
free speech. I sec you out there,
space cadets and funkatcers, with
your samplers and sequencers
hooked up to your reality simulators
night and day. Well, believe it or
not, the primitive art of creating
funk wilhoulmuchmoreeleclronics
than a few vacuum tubes is alive and
well and aboul lo rear its head!
You might have noticed the
occasional foray inlo hve funk of
the cut type in the late '80's and the
early '90's by the likes of the acid
jazz community, mostly native t
the British Isles, and the creeping i
of the occasional live funk has:
then guitar, and now
•   I hiss
trendoflaiea
finally, fully dropped with the B rand
New Havies' Heavy Rhyme
Experience Vol. I But don'l you
wonder why this stuff is coming
back? Of cou rse you do. Il' s' because
a lot of musiczoids into tha funk gol
tired of being amazed by whal James
Brown was doing in the '60's and
' 70' s, and instead of trying lo jam it
into their electronic circuitry, only
lo have il come out funked up,
actually picked up an instrument
and tried lo do il for real. Ihen they
really, really becameamazed at whal
James Brown was doing back ihen.
Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley
and Pee Wee Ellis, better known as
the Homy Homs, have been in the
Molherships of George Clinton and
James Brown since the mid '60's,
hopping back and forth between the
dual pillars of funk for at lcasl 15
years, all the while lending some of
the besl bounce-lo-lhe-ounce brass
to both. Well, aboul a year ago, I
intriguing, filling with a potpourri
of musical value. Although they
have lillle to do wilh ihc deep sea,
let alone sediments, I feel it's safe lo
assume they've bathed.
Ihe Stone Temple Pilots seem
to have everything going for them.
Big Canadian music stations arc
frequently airing their nifty lillle
video and theirgeneral sound should
satisfy a variety of tastes; snipits of
Danzig, Alice in Chains and Pearl
inspiration. All the members come
across as strong musicians but the
whole cluster is a tad overpackaged.
In other words, they seem great but
seem is ihe operative word. Ihe
songs are catchy, the pictures arc
distorted, lyrics are iwislcd, bul is
this all some major label
Frankenstein to boost sales? I dunno.
Emma Lauder
.•ning :■
II lhat v
uld e
he  don
CI) 11
o this
Rig RockJukebox is the firsl
compilation for Diesel Only
Records, a labc, up until now,
dedicated to pulling oul seven
inchers of true country and country
rock, primarily for use in jukeboxes
of truck slops across ihe U.S.. 16
songs by len artists show that while
N.Y.C. is positively ihc lasl place
you'd expect cool c & w to come
from, this CD puts just about
anything currently coming oul of
Nashvillcloshamc.Thcinfluences
thai such acts as Courtney &
Western, Mumbo Gumbo, World
Famous Blucjays (bad name!), Go
To Blazes,etal.draw from include
Texas swing (Bob Wills and His
Texas Playboys, frinslance),
country rock (Gram Parsons, Long
Ryders), and vintage torch queens
like Patsy Cline or Brenda Lee.
The songs make for good listening
from start lo finish.
Jr. Gone Wild,
■   lulm.
closed chapter in the bcx>k of the
history of music.
But wait a minulc, whai's this
on Ihe horizon? I know lhat more
and more people arc gcllin' into lha
funk, and I'm aware of each reissued
new, 1992! And tha funk is there in
full force! Of course things ain't
perfect yet, bul Ihis 76minule chunk
of aluminum and plastic has gol to
be the closcsl thing to it since disco
began literally eating up all the
funkatecrs back in 1975. Macco's
got a six-piece band, a 14 minulc
version of "Soul Power," and more
groove lhan the San Andreas fault-
line! Now that the originators have
shown everybody that ilean bedone
in the 90's, I think a few years from
now things arc gonna be lookin'
mighty fine once again. Funk, Part
II, begins here.
Adam "Bootsy" Sloan
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
Core
(Atlantic/Wea)
Manganese nodules arc ci rcu la i, full
of valuable minerals and formal by
Surprisingly, manganese nodules
and the Stone Temple Pilots' album
entitled Core are not entirely
dissimilar. As one listens lo ihe
album il grows concentrically more
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Rig Rock Jukebox
(Diesel only/First Warning)
JR. GONE WILD
Pull The Goalie
(Stony Plain)
THE WALKABOUTS
Dead Man Rose
(Sub-Pop)
Edmonton, and Australia ihey al
have deep, deep, tradiliona
country roots in a time when mos
:lf is drenching itself in the same
ky posturing that makes
insircam pop so obnoxious. The
>ve artists also mold these roots
> their own unique style lhat
kes them instantly memorable
i sea of mostly mediocre new
ingai
The Walkabouts
content to use the cold, s
gothic country as a major
their Scavenger LP: thr
recorded live from
appearances and another
track, "Train of Mercy," f<
Brian Eno on vocals. Ihc s<
ominous and gloomy, lik<
Nick Cave, and titles like
Black  Veil," "The Anvil
aboul their points. These g
ighl now,  and  hopcfullj
Helen G.'s Selective Top
Ten List Of Cool Women
For '92 (Dog's Breakfast
11:00AM-1:00PM Tues.)
Mrs. Beeton—Victorian
author of several books of
cooking and household
lanagement. Sadly, she
died young and pooi.
2. Joan of Arc—not canonized until 1920, this fif-
nth century French visionary and military leadei
is the subject of much popular legend and art.
3. My mum—Because
she's fab!
4. cub (3 in 1!)—Local pop
heroines. Pick up thei
single.
5. Hildegardevon Bingen-
Twelfth century German
abbess, philosopher, poet,
prophet, artist and composer; "The Sibyl of the
Rhine."
6. Jane Austen—Eigh
teenth century queen of
English literature—a little
piece of ivory I worship.
7. Elizabeth David—Re
cently deceased English
food writer and recipe com
piler. Not recognized prop
erly for her achievements
in her lifetime. Get hi
cookbooks.
8. Mary Kingsley—English
Victorian adventurer;trav-
elled alone in West Africa.
Check out her record of
the trip.
9. Jeannette Winterson—
Contemporary British au
thor of several astonish
ing books. From her debut
novel ,Oranges Are Not
the Only Fruit, to the latest, Sexing the Cherry, her
writing is exquisite.
10. Lucy Maud Montgomery—Maritime novelist, unhappy but prolific. Kudos
to Margaret Atwood for
helping to revive her reputation. Read her diaries,
the third volume came out
recently.
Scooter's Top Ten Bands
You'll Soon Be Saying You
Liked Waaay Before They
Were Big (Madonna Death
Watch8:15-11:00AMTues.)
1. Rocket From The Crypt
2. Walt Mink
3. Monster Magnet
4. Poster Children
5. Flop
6. Best Kissers in the World
7. Bum
8. Come
Ron's Top Ten Releases
of '92 (Powerchord
12:15-3:00PM Sat.)
1. Trouble - Manic Frustration
2. Dream Theatre - Images and Words
'     Black    Sabbath    -
Dehumanizer
4. My Sisters Machine -
Diva
5. Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
6. Kings X - Kings X
7. Exodus - Force of Habit
Kreator - Renewal
9. Iced Earth - Night of
the Storm Rider
Blind   Guardiai
Somewhere Far Beyond
'92
1. Ultramagnetic MC's - Funk
Your Head Up
2. Tim Dog - Penicillin On
Wax
3. Comptons Most Wanted -
Music To Driveby
Public Enemy - Greatest
Misses
5. Brand New Heavies - Heavy
Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1
6. Grand Puba - Reel To Reel
7. Scarface - Mr. Scarface Is
Back
XCIan - Xodus
Digital Underground - Sons
of the P
0. Boogie Down Productions
Sex & Violence
Clay Loudermilk's Top Ten
Things In The World In '92
(Popgun 1:00-3:00PM
Thurs.)
Ween
Helen G.'s date square
Free money in the mail
My band
My rock candy
Swedish bass guitars
Earl grey tea
9 hours sleep
My favorite comic books
hot buttered popcorn!!
Mint Bill's Top Ten
2. Thee Goblins' "The Phaser."
3. Pesto spaghetti pizza ii
NYC.
4. Welcoming c
Toronto.
5. Fibre tablets(on several
occasions).
6. Mint-o-shank.
7. Hotpotato seagulls in Blaine
WA.
10. Something good that happened when I was too drunk
remember.
HEY WAIT! THAT'S NOT..
HEY! THIS IS #f3&_
I HATE   — 32
DOWN BY LAW
BLUE                                                      EPITAPH
33
SUGAR
COPPER BLUE                                      RYKODISC
34
VARIOUS ARTISTS
AFTERNOON DELIGHT              CARGO=SUB POP
35
NOMEANSNO
0+2=1                          ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES
36
GREEN DAY
KERPLUNK                                          LOOKOUT
37
ROLLINS BAND
THE END OF SILENCE                               IMAGO
38
DOUGHBOYS
WHEN UP TURNS TO DOWN                      CARGO
39
BODY COUNT
BODY COUNT                                 WARNER=SIRE
40
SONICS
MAINTAINING MY COOL                          JERDEN
41
X-CLAN
X-ODUS                                            POLYGRAM
42
BABES IN TOYLAND
THE PEEL SESSIONS                    STRANGE FRUIT
43
VARIOUS ARTISTS
JUNGLE COMPILATION                             NEXT UP
44
CHANGE OF HEART
SMILE                                                      CARGO
45
CYPRESS HILL
CYPRESS HILL                COLUMBIA=RUFFHOUSE
46
ROOTS ROUNDUP
WHAT WE DO                                    GROUNDUP
47
LOST DAKOTAS
LAST TRAIN TO KIPLING                   INDEPENDENT
48
UNREST
IMPERIAL FFRR                                 CAROLINES
49
LEMONHEADS
IT'SASHAMEABOUTRAY         WARNER=ATLANTIC
50
LAVA HAY
WITH A PICTURE IN MIND     CAPITOL=NETTWERK
1992 SHORTIE GROOVES 35
3 WINDWALKER
4 TEAR GARDEN
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS
6 PERFUME TREE
7 FACEPULLER
S FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
9 BEAT HAPPENING
10 MINISTRY
11 DOGBOWL
12 HELMET
13 POLVO
14 BABES IN TOYLAND
15 NICK CAVE/BAD SEEDS
16 CHUMBAWUMBA
17 VARIOUS ARTISTS
18 VARIOUS ARTISTS
19 SHEILA CHANDRA
20 PAVEMENT
IR. T EXPERIENCE
22 URGE OVERKILL
23 DAISY CHAINSAW
24 SUPERSUCKERS
ATOMIC     61
26 BEASTIE BOYS
27 VARIOUS ARTISTS
28 MERCURY REV
29 THE SMUGGLERS
THE   POD CARGO
RAINSTICK MINT
THE UST MAN TO FLY CAPITOL= NETTWERK
VIRUS 100 ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES
DUST
CRANIAL EXPANSION DEVICE
TACTICAL NEURAL IMPLANT
JAMBOREE
PSALM   69
FLAN
MEANTIME
COR CRANE SECRET
FONTELLA
HENRY'S DREAM
SHHH...
CASSETTE   MYTHOS.
ZULU
TEMPLE NORTH
THIRD MIND
CAROLINES
WARNER = SIRE
CARGO=SHIMMY DISC
ATLANTIC=INTERSCOPE
MERGE
WARNER=REPRISE
ELECKTRA=MUTE
AGIT     PROP
WHAT  NEXT
DONOVAN: ISLAND OF CIRCLES       NETTWERK
WEAVING MY ANCESTOR'S...
SLANTED AND ENCHANTED
MILK MILK LEMONADE
ELEVENTEEN
THE SMOKE OF HELL
HEARTWORM
CHECK YOUR HEAD
WE BITE AMERICA
YOURSELF IS STEAM
ATLANTA WHISKEY FLATS
BRICKS ARE HEAVY
LUNAPARK
REALWORLD
MATADOR
LOOK OUT
TOUCH  N  GO
CARGO=SUB POP
BOX     DOG
CAPITOL
WEBITEAMERICA
POPLLAMA
WARNER=SLASH
WARNER=ELECKTRA
1
MECCA NORMAL/KEVISS
3-SONG SPLIT 7*                                   SUB POP
2
BROTHER BUZZ
"DYNAMITE" 7"                                         eMpTy
3
TANKHOG
TRAIN   SONGS   7"                                      MINT
4
DRONE
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR FUCK IT... 7"     INDIE
5
FLOP
DRUGS 7"                      DASHBOARD HULA GIRL
6
BUM
A PROMISE IS A PROMISE 7"          LANCE ROCK
7
STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS
BFLEIVE   IN   YOUR  COUNTRY  CD-5       CAPITOL
8
HED
VOODOO CHILI 7"     DUTCH   EAST = ROCKVILLE
9
HOT GLUE GUN
I'LL KILL YOU 7"                                              MUD
10
HOUSE OF PAIN
JUMP AROUND 12"                         TOMMY BOY
11
THE MUFFS
GUILTY/RIGHT IN THE EYE 7"             AU GO GO
12
LUNG
LITANY/FUCK GENERATOR            SERIAL KILLER
13
BILLY CHILDISH
BALLAD OF HILLIS BROWN 7"              SUB POP
14
THE WORST
5-SONG 7"                                  INDEPENDENT
15
BUM/SCOTT HENDERSON
BLOBS VOL.3                                       WAY OUT
16
SWIRLIES
SARAH SITTING 7"                    SLUMBERLAND
17
SAW-TOOTH
KINDA STANKY 7"               CARGO = ENGUARD
18
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
4-SONG r                                           SUB   POP
19
SHADOWY MEN
D0G&SQUEEGIE7"                             ESTRUS
20
MUDHONEY/GAS HUFFER
YOU STUPID ASSHOLE/KNIFE MANUAL 7" eMpTy
21
HEUVOS RANCHEROS
ROCKET TO NOWHERE 7"                       ESTRUS
22
VELOCITY GIRL
MY FORGOTTEN FAVOURITE 7"     SUMMERLAND
23
SINISTER SIX
OUTTA MY WAY/DE10USED 7"     BAG OF HAMMERS
24
CRAYON
MOOMINLAND EP 7*                                 HARRIET
25
THE FELLS
SPACE GIRLS 7"                                  DARK TWIST
26
SPRINKLER
MARBLE/LANDLORD 7*                                    T/K
27
STIMMIES
CHESTER/C'MON 7"                   PERSEVERATOR
28
JESUS LIZARD
1 NEED YOU/BEAT YOUR HEART OUT 7"          SUBPOP
29
UNDERTAKERS
WHEELCHAIR EPIDEMIC 7"             TOUCH N GO
30
THEE HEADCOATS
MY DEAR WATSON 7"                             ESTRUS
31
PHLEG CAMP
8EAKER 7"                                      FINAL NOTICE
32
ALICE DONUT
MAGDELINE 7"            ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES
33
FUCKERS
3 SONG  7"                                            SUBPOP
34
TWERDOCLEB
THE GNAT EP 7"                                    SCRATCH
35
FRAMPTON BROTHERS
DO THE CHAIR/FURNITURE 7"                 BOGUS
HE ft
IMNETIC PARTYCLOTHES
1 CAUSTIC THOUGHT
•PLANET CLAIRE*
2 MEET DAISY
■UTTLE ZEBRAS*
3 MOVIELAND
■RANT"
4 TERROR T
'NO MEANS NO"
5 HEUVOS RANCHEROS
■REPTILE*
6 JUDY RADUL
■BUCKLE UP-
7 MEET DAISY
"TRAIN SONG-
8 RATTLED ROOSTERS
"I'LL BE GOOD"
0 THE FALCONS
•SHADOWLAND"
10 STARBOYS
-BASTARDS OF 76*
11  PIGMENT VEHICLE
"iAM"
12 FOAM
"SICK MAN*
13 FOAM
"LET JESUS PUT HIS LOVE DEEP INSIDE YOU"
14 SLOAN
■UNDERWHELMED"
15 MYSTERY MACHINE
"BROKEN"
16 SINUS ENVY
■BULGARIAN BODY BAG"
17 SHORT LEASH
"DRINKING WITH THE ANGEL"
18 AGING YOUTH GANG
■1 WANTED YOU-
19 MYSTERY MACHINE
■SHAKY GROUND"
20 WICKED SWIMMING DOG
"FROM HERE TO YOUR GARDEN"
21  BLAISE PASCAL
■TURNSTILES-
22 VINAIGRETTES
"1  WAS SAVED"
23 32 TO BASE
"SOMETIMES   Y"
24 SHE STOLE MY BEER
■THE  GRINCH   LIVES"
25 RHYMES WITH ORANGE
"MARVIN"
26 MOVIELAND
"HELLO"
27 ALICE UNDERGROUND
"TWISTING ROPE"
28 STAIN
"BEHIND THE WALL"
29 MAN
"PEOPLE BOW"
30 NENDIKS
"HAD TO GET AWAY"
31 VEDA HILLE
"LAINE"
32 CANE TOADS
"HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT"
33 SUCKING CHEST WOUND
"SATAN 'N' DRUGS 'N' HIPPIES 'N' ROCK 'N' ROLL*
34 JACK FEELS FINE
■SOMEONE DIED ON TV AGAIN"
35 BLAISE PASCAL
■SUITCASES & POSTCARDS"
DOYOU REMEMBERUTTLEOL'GARN?
GARNET TIMOTHY HARRY'S TOP IO 5 YEARS AGO.
1   GOT PUMMELED BY EIGHT MEATHEAD JOCKS AT THE ARTS CLUB
2 GOT SMACKED IN THE HEAD B
1 A WIMP AT THE ARTS CLUB
3 ACTUALLY LANDED A COUPLE
3FPUNCHES IN FIRST ALTERCATION
4 MET AL WAXMAN AND GAVE H
M A FREE PACK OF MINTS
5 WORE AN ORANGE AND GREEN
BANANA TUXEDO IN PASADENA
6 SAW FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE BA
L GAME; MET WILLIE RANDOLPH IN ELEVATOR
8  LIFE AFTER BED DIED AFTER 4
TOP" ON COMMERCIAL DRIVE
9  FOUND OUT CONDOMS DON'T C
10  INITIATED CONDOM GIVEAWAY
OME IN SMALL. MEDIUM. AND LARGE (HOW TIMES CHANGE!)
Did!ill' fOr G©ieforitieS      by Excubus Manslaughter
Another year has passed again, Chrislm
is done and hopefully all your hangove
have danced off with the sugarplums.
new year, a new phone book soon
follow and more celebrities entering o
charming metropolis. As I stroke the pag
of our beloved phone book searching f
those great people who enrich our live;
once again ask myself, "Is Elvis still alive
So I decided to call various convenient
stores and gas stations to find out...here
the scoop on the king:
1) He has never bought gas fro
Shell stations.
2) At a Surrey 7-11 he bought a chi
I called are part of th
spiracy master minded by the CIA who
have Elvis frozen in a vault beside Wall
Disney wailing lo run them in the next
presidential election forthe Republican party.
Who could confirm this dastardly
plot? Who can put us on guard to fight this
hide from mc, I'n
especially  after  the Carol Bui
Show, but there is still hope f
.0 busy right n
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get-babe:
disguise
B lovable buffoon
/ Showand counties
vies.Igm
) hide from the Man. Let's find
nunlliN alternative lips...
l)Remember when th
m Granville?
2)0h, gawd, look at h
-. Scarl a life bull-face
liked'en
Elephant
3)Helmet
4)01d   Si
Doomklaxun.
28 n>*Kgo£__r0ip- days with host lan Gunn.
BOXER SHORT BOYZ 7:00-9:00PM Just a
couple of guys who like to walk around in
their boxer shorts wilh their big lat guts
hanging out. Jerome Broadway and Garnet Timothy Harry alternate weeks.
THE JAZZ SHOW 9:00PM-12:00AM
Vancouver's longest running pnme time jazz
program. Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin
Walker. Features at 11.
Jan. 4: Happy New Year! Tonight a
wonderful album by one of the greatest
giants...Kenny Dorham. "The uncrowned
king" on trumpet playing a program of his
original compositions with Hank Mobley
(tenor saxophone), the superb "Philly Joe"
Jones on drums and others. "Whistle Stop"
on Blue Note Records.
Jan. 11: One of the most powerful
voces of the tenor saxophone is Yusef
Lateef... huge sound, original concept
and a hard swinger. "Into Something" is a
at portrait of Yusef. Trio tracks v."
ElvinJ
3S (drun
Country music to scrape the cowshi off your
boots to. With yer host-poke Jeff Gray.
LIVE FROM VENUS 3:00-5:00PM Women-
Tilley.
MEET IDA BEAN 6:0O-7:00PM Rap, hip
hop.and Super Dope Lyrics- so fly that
you'II do 3-Sjust lor getting caugnt listening
tolhastuff. Requestsaretaken...if you can
get through on the phone! Ida Bean's on
THE UNHEARD MUSIC 7:00-9:00PM Meat
of host and demo director Dale Sawyer.
AVANT-PIG 9:00PM-12:00AM Alternating
Tuesdays with Wolf at the Door. Nowthree
hours of funky, ambient noise-piggery with
Pete Lutwyche.
WOLF AT THE DOOR 9:00PM-12*0AM
Alternating Tuesdays with Avant-Pig. The
latest in dance music and interesting drama
every second week. With Lupus
Yonderboy.
AURAL TENTACLES MIDNITE UNTIL THE
MOON DROPS Fun forthe whole family to
SUNDAYS
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
12:00PM All of time is measured by its art.
ic. Thisshowpresentsthe
most recent new music from around the
world. Ears open. Hosted by Paul
Steenhuisen and lan Crutchley.
THE BRUNCH REPORT 12:00-12:15PM
CiTR News, Sports and Weather Depart-
THE ROCKERS SHOW    12:15-3:00PM
Hosts: George Barrett and Mike Cherry.
Reggae inna all styles and fashion.
Dancehall, Dub, Roots, Lovers-rock, Rock
Steady, Ska and beyond!
SOUL CHURCH 3:00-5:00 PM Alternating
Sundays with Brent Argo. Vancouver's
only program devoted entirely lo African-
Canadian and African- American Gospel
DONANDGOURD-STUPIDRADIOSHOW
11:00 AM-1:00 PM So they asked me "Is
Your Ear."
THE AFTERNOON REPORT 1:00-1:15PM
News, sports and weather.
MEKANIKAL OBJEKT NOIZE 1:15-3:00PM
CiTR's only all industrial / technical / electronic show with different feature albums
every week. With your dj pal, June. Rhys
Fulber hates all ol you.
SONIC SALAD 3:00-4:00PM Funkier than
nine cans of shaving powder.
STRAIGHT OUTTA JALLUNDHAR 4:00-
5:00PM Let DJ's Jindwa and Bindwa immerse you inradioact ive Bhungra! "Cha kkh
dephutay". Listen to allour favorite Punjabi
tunes - remixes and originals. Brraaaah!
THE QTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:30PM
and Dave Langille (every second
Dec. 6 Vince picks out the m
able Gospel tunesfor those pre-fin
eek).
BUCK MUSIC 6:00-8:00PM Everything
fromthe African-American tradition: Blues,
Gospel, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop,
and current Dance Tracks. Mouldy vinyl to
and Carnatic, popular music from Indian
Semi-classical music such as Ghazals
and Bhajans, and also Quawwalis. Folk
Songs, etc. Hosted by J. Dhar, A. Patel
RADIOFREEAMERICA 10:00PM-12:00AM
Join host Dave Emory and colleague Nip
Tuck for some extraordinary polilical re-
searchguaranteedtomakeyouthinklwice.
Bring your tape deck and two C-90s. Originally broadcast on KFJC (Los Altos, Cali-
MONDAYS
THEMORNINGSHOW 7:30-8:15AM Wake
up with the CiTR Morning Show. All the
news, sports and weather you need to
start your day. Plus whafs happening at
UBC each day with UBC Digest, a feature
interview and more. Topped off with the
BBC World Service News at 8.O0AM.
live Irom 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
Jan. 18: Latin Jazz is being treated as
something new... its been around for a
long time... one of the prime movers and
shakers was (and is) the great Cuban
drummer Mongo Santamaria. From the
late liftiesMongoh
enjoy! V\
M WWOD.
im 1964 wi
ut "El Pussy Cal" tonight
n. 25: "McCoy Tyner at Newport"
was recorded in 1963... Tyner (Coltrane's
pianist) was given a spot at the Newport
minutes he handpicked a group of players
who had never played together before.
The results...great! Tyner wilhClarke Perry
(trumpet) andaflo-legendCharlieMariano
and a boss rhythm section...sponlaneous
let the ?#?%?@? fool you.
THURSDAYS
THEMORNINGSHOW 7:30-8:15AM Hosted
by Antje Rauwerda.
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:00-1:00PM Toques,
plaids, backbacon, beer, igloos, snowmobiles, beavers & Brian Mulroney. If you
love Canada, tune in and eat your lunch to
Canadian music. Previously Coralation.
POPGUN 1:00-3:00PM "Why dont you love
ME as much as I love YOU 7*
FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:00-5:00PM
- — HARD JINX —-
-ERIC CORE—-
OUT FOR KICKS 6:00-7:30PM No
Birkenstocks.nolhing politically correct. We
donl get paid so you're damn right we
have fun with it. Hosted by Chris B.
EDSVILLE, POP.6 7:3O-9:O0PM Roots of
Rock'n' Roll - H you donl get into Rock 'n'
Roll Heaven donl blame me! Hosted by
Jan. 28: Nux Vomica
RADIO TRANSUBSTANTIATION YEA
11PM-1AM Alternating Thursdays with
Kaptain Kill and Wild E Coyote to the
shores ol EARopa and onward to the
Psychobabylon.... Do nof go gently into
the night, rage. raGE, RAGE against the
dying light. Managafeeliadapalanza!!
MEGABLAST! 1:00 AM-WHEN U STOP LISTENING minimalism, adamnoizisloan is
(ir)responsible.
editorial commentary ar
TUESDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW    7:30-8:15AM
l-5:30PM Hosted by Antje Rauwerda
sports, an      MADONNA DEATH WATCH 8:15-11:00AM
n review Two dicks who don't know shit.
Week       BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:15-3:00PM
1:14 i,
SUN        MON        TUE        WED        THU        FRI        SAT
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ARE YOU
SERIOUS?
MUSIC
BRENT
ARGO/
SOUL
CHURCH
DON AND
GOURD'S
STUPID
RADIO SHOW
MEKANIKAL
OBJEKT
NOIZE
SONIC SALAD
JALLUNDAR
MADONNA
DEATH
WATCH
BLOOD ON
THE
SADDLE
BROADCASTING
LIVE FROM
VENUS
DIGITAL
ALARM
CHRONOMETER
PLANET
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ONE STEP
BEYOND/
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IN THE GRIP
OF INCOHERENCY
BOXER
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BOYZ
WOLF AT
THE DOOR/
AVANT PIG
MAPLE
SYRUP &
BACK BACON
TALES FROM
THE INFINITE
LIVINGROOM
IIIIVILLI'III
DYNOMITE!
COUVD'ETAT
LIVE FROM
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RADIO HELL
GIGABLAST/
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NEW SHOW
JAMES
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LIVES
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THE
SATURDAY
EDGE
111 471-1
COCKTAILS
WITH DARYL
AND
SUSI
PROJECTIONS 5:30- 6:00PM Projections:
news, music, and reviews of alternative,
Hollywood and locally produced films on
hosted by two actual film students, Jason
HOMEBASS 9:OOPM-12:30AM Dcpejarr-
and fresh beats for a groovy evening with
DJ Noah on the wheels of steel.
SINK 12:30AM-Morning   Giving up
by lan Gunn.
NOOLEY TUNES 1:15-3:00PM Spinning the
best and worst of CiTR's playlist, only the
most original requests will be remotely
terial from around the world, regardless of
NORMAN'S KITCHEN 3:00-5:00PM We play
everything Irom Southern Iranian Funk
Punk to Psycho Spasmatic Hypercore.
Sorry no requests.
ESOTERIC5:15-6:00PMDJ'sTripandGustav
ENTERTAINMENT 9:0O-12:00PM Only Ihe
third Radio Program in the history of
Homosapien kind to be dedicated to sorv-
aggression and maybe   even EVOLU- NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE
TION. Top 701. PRESENTS... 3:30-4:00PM White Light!
OPEN COUNTRY JOY 12:00-4:00AM,THE THE CiTR DINNER REPORT 5:00-5:20PM
FIRST WED. OF EVERY MONTH. Donl With "The Voice ol Reason," our weekly
o give up though, not after I just
inished lunch. With my fingers gripped
the base of the mind cycle I gave
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:OOAM-12:00P»
Vancouver's biggest and best acoustic
year on CiTR! Roots music Irom aroura
POWERCHORD 12:15-3:00P'
Vancouver's only true metal show; loc;
demo tapes, imports and other rarities
Gerald Rattlehead and Metal Ron do Ih
damage.
THE AFRICAN SHOW 3:00-5:00PM  It's
"Afric;
ss thing of sefl and o
African house party. Stories, music, dance
fun. Welcome! Your host: Umerah.
THE SATURDAY MAGAZNE 5:00-5:30PM
UBC's weekend news. All the latest news,
report and more. News with Luc Dinsdale;
Doug Richards has sports.
IN EFFECT 6:00-8:OOPM The Hip Hop beat
and nuttin' butt. With host PDS.
THE HEIMLICH MANOUVRE8:00-10:00PM
Sophisticated radio for the after dinner
GROOVE JUMPING  10:00PM-1:00AM
98% Funk1.
WHOM   &   HOW
A RTS SHAWN BOUCHARD
BOARD CHAIR HARRY HE-RTSCHEG
CURRENT AFFAIRS IAN GUNN
DEMOS/CASSETTES DALE SAWYER
ENGINEER RICHARD ANDERSON
ENTERTAINMENT TANIA ALEKSON
MOBILE SOUND DRU  PAVLOV
MUSIC MINDY ABRAMOWITZ
NEWS IAN GUNN
PRESIDENT DRU PAVLOV
PRODUCTION JUSTIN LEIGH
PROGRAMMING ADAM SLOAN
PROMOTIONS A.O. CHAPMAN
SECRETARY CORAL SHORT
SPORTS MARK DINSDALE
STATION MANAGER LINDA SCHOLTEN
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SAT 19 Grames Brothers cassette release party at the Cruel Elephant
Jazzmanian Devils at th* Railway... Cash McCall mth Tba Demons at the Yale... Fifth
Avenue at The Glass Slipper... Patty Hervey, Oliver Gannon, Iune Katz at Alma
Street Cafe... Econoiine Crush at the Commodore... Rymes with Orange with
Stigmata at the Town Pump... Barney Bentall at Breakers... Joyride at Notorious
Nite Club... Sibel Thrasher at Picadilly Pub... Lenna Greer's exhibition "Cross
Cultures" at Vancouver East Cultural Centre (until b_5)._ 12 Midnite's exhibition
"Gunland" at Smash Gallery... Voices of Christmas at Vancouver East Cultural
Center... The Element of Crime (7:30pm) and Europa (9:30pm) at Pacific
S UN 20 David Phyall Group at The Glass Slipper... Ministry, Helmet, Sepultura
at the PNE Forum... Fast Aid Somalia Benefit with UHF, Powder Blues, Amanda
Hughes, Bambaya, Circle of Voices, Linda Lee Thomas _ Vrveza, Tzimmes at Hotel
Vancouver... 12 Midnite's exhibition "Gunland" at Smash Gallery... Voices of
Christmas at Vancouver East Cultural Center... Mala Noche (7:30pm) and My Own
Private Idaho (9:10pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
MON 2 1 No Fun at Christmas at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Chris
Houston's EvilTwang, Zolty Cracker, Crawl & Trust Us at the Railway Club... Oliver
_ the Elements at the Yale... Lear's Fool at The Glass Slipper... 12 Midnite's
exhibition "Gunland" at Smash Gallery... Voices of Christmas at Vancouver East
Cultural Center... Shirley Valentine at Vancouver Playhouse... Ju Dou (7:30pm) and
Raise the Red Lantern (9:20pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
TUE 22 Cruel '70s Disco at the Cruel Elephant... Spirit of the West at the
Railway... Oliver * the Elements at the Yale... Garbo's Hat at The Class Slipper... 7th
Sign at Notorious Nite Club... 12 Midnite's exhibition "Gunland" at Smash Gallery...
Voices of Christmas at Vancouver East Cultural Center... Shirley Valentine at
Vancouver Playhouse...
WED 23 Food Bank benefit with Ten Feet Tall, Man, Bombshells, SajesNynd at
the Cruel Elephant... Strolling Cones at the Railway... Oliver _ the Elements at the
Yale... Fraser MacPherson with Oliver Cannon at Alma Street Cafe... 12 Midnite's
exhibition "Gunland" closes at Smash Gallery... Voices of Christmas at Vancouver
East Cultural Center... Shirley Valentine at Vancouver Playhouse-
SAT 26 Bughouse Five, Nick Chursinoss, Drop Dolls at the Cruel Elephant... Video
Barbecue at The Glass Slipper... Boxing Day Jam aat the Yale...Water with
Rumplesteelskin at the Commodore... 1992 Cannes International Advertising Film
Festival at the Ridge (7:30 _ 9:30pm)...
SUN 27 Tony Wilson Quintet at The Glass Slipper... Voices of Christmas at
Vancouver EastCultural Center... Shirley Valentine at Vancouver Playhouse... 1992
Cannes International Advertising Film Festival at the Ridge (7:30 _ 9:30pm)...
MON 28 Ralph Eppel Quintet - Slipsinc III atThe Glass Slipper... Oliver and the
Elements at the Yale.. CI Blues at the Railway... 1992 Cannes International
Advertising Film Festival at the Ridge (7:30 8 9:30pm)...
TUE 29 CITR PRESENTSBLINDMEL0NATTHET0WN PUMP... limmy Roy's5Star
Hillybilly Boys at the Railway... Liz Mandville-Greeson at the Yale... Cruel '70s Disco
at the Cruel Elephant... Bongo Bob at The Class Slipper... Gl Blues at Notorious Nite
Club... 1992 Cannes International Advertising Film Festival at the Ridge (7:30 _
9:30pm)...
WED 30 limmy Roy's S Star Hillybilly Boys at the Railway... Liz Mandville-
Greeson at the Yale... Monroe's Fur with Skin _ Bones and Playhouse at the Cruel
Elephant... Celtic Works Wake at The Glass Slipper... 1992 Cannes International
Advertising Film Festival at the Ridge (7:30 S 9:30pm)...
THU 3 1 Mystery Machine, Twerdocleb, Chrome Dog, The Pasties at the Cruel
Elephant... Video Barbecue, Veda Hille _ Bones _ Feathers, Rick Colboume _ Hard
Poetry at Cinderella Ballroom... I Braineater, Triple loy, luice Monkeys at Champagne Charlies... She Stole My Beer at the Town Pump. . Ngoma at La Quena... New
Year's Eve Fiesta at Studio 16... Liz Mandvile Cieeson at the Yale... Wal Street with
Memphis Slax at the Commodore... UFE New Year's Eve Spectacular at BC Place...
R&B All-Stars at Vancouver Rowing Club... Colin James with Grames Brothers at 86
Street... Al Foreman at lake O'Cradys... Johnny "Bagpipes" Johnson at Yuk Yuk's...
Cathy St Germain with Station 2 Station at Big Bam Boo... Crystal City at Level 5...
THU 21 Hungry Crocodiles with guest sat the Cruel Elephant...
n Chomsky and the Media at the Ridge
SAT 2 Big Tall Garden with My Beautiful Children, Planet of Spiders and guests at
the Cruel Elephant... Liz Mandville-Greeson at the Yale... Manufacturing Consent:
Noam Chomsky and the Media at the Ridge (7:30pm) ...
SUN 3 Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media at the Ridge
(7:30pm)...
MON 4 Oliver and the Elements at the Yale... Kathleen Wyman exhibition at the
AMS Art Callery... And Now for Something Completely Different (7:30pm) and Monty
Python's Meaning of Life (9:15pm) at the Ridge...
TUES Cruel 70s Disco at the Cruel Elephant... Battle of the Blues Bands at the
Yale... Kathleen Wyman eihibition at the AMS Art Callery... Lenna Greer's exhibition
"Cross Cultures" closes at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Lips Together, Teeth
Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... And Now for Something Completely Different
(7:30pm) and Monty Python's Meaning of Life (9:15pm) at the Ridge...
eofth
bs Bands at the Yale...
(man exhibition at the
AMS Art Gallery... Judy Vargas exhibition "Sacred Manifestations" at Vancouver
East Cultural Centre (until Feb 2)... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver
Playhouse... Simple Men (7:30pm) and One False Move (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
T H U 7 Battle of the Blues Bands at the Yale... Kathleen Wyman eihibition at the
AMS Art Gallery... Sharyn Yuen exhibition atthe Pitt Callery... Lips Together, Teeth
Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... Simple Men (7:30pm) and One False Move (9:30pm)
atthe Ridge...
FRI8 Superconductor with Star Pimp and Wedge at the Cruel Elephant... Toque,
Triple Joy, Naked for Jesus, King Single Man, Mutant Starfish at the Commodore...
Battle ofthe Blues Bands at the Yale... Strunz _ Farah at Massey Theatre... Kathleen
Wyman exhibition at the AMS Art Gallery... Sharyn Yuen exhibition at the Pitt
Callery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... Manufacturing
Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media at the Ridge (7:30pm)...
SAT 9 Sweaty Nipples with guests at the Cruel Elephant... Sister Psychic, luice
Monkeys, There's No Mona, 6 Inch Maria at the Town Pump... Shalom Dancers at
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Battle of the Blues Bands at the Yale... Sharyn Yuen
exhibition atthe Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse-
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media at the Ridge (7:30pm)...
SUN IO Shalom 0
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the Elements at the Yale...
FRI 22 The Smugglers with Huevos Rancheros and BUM at the Cruel Elephant...
BB King at the Orpheum... Kate Hammett-Vaughn at VCC King Edward Campus
Auditorium... VSO: Orchestral Manoeuvers in Sound at Simon Fraser University...
Sharyn Yuen exhibition at the Prtt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at
Vancouver Playhouse... The Elementary School atthe Ridge (7:30 & 9:35pm)...
SAT 23 The Rattled Roosters with guests at the Cruel Bephant... The
Battlefield Band at the WISE Club Hall... Dobb S Dumela with Erin Corday at
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Marilyn Lerner, Ralph Eppel, Saul Berson at the
Jewish Community Centre... Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the Pitt Gallery... Lips
Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... The Elementary School at the
Ridge (7:30* 9:35pm)...
S UN 24 The Battlefield Band at the WISE Club Hall... Masterpiece Chamber
Music's Flights of Fancy at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Sharyn Yuen
exhibition at the Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... The Elementary School at the Ridge (7:30 _ 9:35pm)...
MON 25 Joe Pass at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Sharyn Yuen exhibition
at the Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse...
Unf orgiven (7pm) and A Fistful of Dollars (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
TUE 26 Cruel70's Disco at the Cruel Elephant... Sharyn Yuen exhibition at the
Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... Unforgiven
(7pm) and A Fistful of Dollars (9:30pm) at the Ridge...
WED 27 Sharyn Yuen exhibition atthe Pitt Gallery... Lips Toeettier, Teeth Apart
at Vancouver Playhouse... The Public Eye (7:30pm) and Night and the City
(9:30pm) atthe Ridge...
THU 28 The Monks of Doom with The Dirt Fishermen and guests at the Cruel
Elephant... Women in View festival at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Sharyn
Yuen exhibition at the Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver
Playhouse... The Public Eye (7:30pm) and Night and the City (9:30pm) at the
Ridge...
FR I 29 Women in View festival at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Sharyn Yuen
exhibition at the Pitt Callery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Play
house... A River Runs Through It (7pm) and Of Mice and Men (9:25pm) at the
Ridge...
SAT 30 Flop with The Sweaters and TheMany atthe Cruel Elephant. ..Women
in View festival at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Sharyn Yuen exhibition closes
atthe Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... A River
Runs Through It (7pm) and Of Mice and Men (9:25pm) at the Ridge...
TUE 12 Cruel 70s Disc
t... Original Sinners at the Yale...
Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the Pitt
er Playhouse... A Brief History of
Time (7:30pm) and Blast Em (9:15pm) at the Ridge...
WED 1 3 The Ludwigs, Phil Smith and Primitive Road and Rotorcloud at the Cruel
Elephant... Original Sinners at the Yale... Tania Trepanier eihibition at the AMS Art
Callery... Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the Pitt Callery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at
Vancouver Playhouse... The Belly of an Architect (7pm) and The Cook, the Thief, His
Wife and Her Lover (9:20pm) at the Ridge...
THU 14 Faith No More at 86 Street... Wailin' Al Walker's Blues Band at the Yale...
Cary Fjellgaard at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Tania Trepanier eihibition atthe
AMS Art Callery... Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth
Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... The Belly of an Architect (7pm) and The Cook, the
Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (9:20pm) at the Ridge...
FR I 15 CITR AND THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT PRESENT BAD RELIGION, COFFIN BREAK
AND CHROME DOC AT THE COMMODORE... Circle C with guests at the Cruel
Elephant... Gary Fjellgaard at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Wailin' Al Walker's
;s Band at the Yale...
I at th
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the AMS Art C
, Teeth Apart a
OS 9:35pm)...
sr Playhouse... The Elementary
SAT 16 CITR PRESENTS SEX WITH NIXON AND THE SMALLS AT THE TOWN
PIMP..Gary Fjellgaard at Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Wailin' Al Walker' s Blues
Band at the Yale... Vancouver Academy of Music at Vancouver East Cultural Centre-
Young Fresh Fellows at the Backstage (Seattle)... Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the Pitt
Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... The Elementary
School at the Ridge (7:30 _ 9:35pm)...
TUE 19 Cruel 70's Disco at theCruel Elephant... Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the
Pitt Callery... Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Vancouver Playhouse.The Elementary
School at the Ridge (7:30 _ 9:35pm)...
WED 20 Sinners Squad with Taste, Hoodlum Empire and Elephant's Child at the
Cruel Elephant... Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth
Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... The Elementary School at the Ridge (7:30 _
9:35pm)...
MON 1 1 Oliver and the Elements at the Yale... Tania Trepanier eihibition at the
AMS Art Gallery... Sharyn Yuen eihibition at the Pitt Gallery... Lips Together, Teeth
Apart at Vancouver Playhouse... A Brief History of Time (7:30pm) and Blast 'Em
(9:15pm) at the Ridge...
VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES
Access Gallery • #26-448 Seymour
Alma Street Cafe • 2505 Alma (at Broadway)
Artspeak Gallery • #3-3110 West Hastings
Cafe Bergman • 52 Powell (Gastown)
Cafe Django • 1184 Denman (at Davie)
Commodore Ballroom • 870 Granville (Granville Mall)
Contemporary Art Gallery • 555 Hamilton
Cruel Elephant • 23 West Cordova (Gastown)
86 Street • Plaza of Nations (BC Enterprise Centre)
Glass Slipper • 185 East 11th Avenue (at Main)
Hollywood North • 856 Seymour
Isadora's • 1540 Old Bridge (Granville Island)
Latin Quarter 1305 Commercial Drive
Maximum Blues Pub • 1176 Granville (at Davie)
Nappy Dugout • 1248 Seymour (at Davie)
Or Gallery-314 West Hastings
Paradise Cinema • 919 Granville (Granville Mall)
Park Theatre -3440 Cambie
Picadilly Pub • 630 West Pender
Pit Pub • basement, Student Union Building (UBC)
Pitt Gallery • 317 West Hastings
Queen Elizabeth Theatre • Hamilton at Georgia
Railway Club • 579 Dunsmuir (at Seymour)
Ridge Cinema • 3131 Arbutus at 16th
Sandy Cove • 1554 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Smash Gallery • 160 West Cordova (at Cambie)
Speedy O'Tubbs • Fairview, Bellingham
Starlight Cinema • 935 Denman
Town Pump • 66 Water Street (Gastown)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre • 1895 Venables
Varsity Theatre »4375 West 10th Avenue
Video In • 1102 Homer
Waterfront Theatre • 1405 Anderson (Granville Island)
Western Front • 303 East 8th Avenue
WISE Club • 1882 Adanac (At Victoria)
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Just In Time For Christmas!
Who says that there's no good music released at Christmas time? Certainly not us at Zulu. Here are some "last minute item" CDs and cassettes
which have caught our attention (some of them are imports too!)
Nick Cave/Shane McGowan 7.98cd
•  What a Wonderful World EP
King Missile 14.98cd
®  Happy Hour 9.98cass
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Julian Cope 14.98cd
• Jehovah kill 9.98cass
Utah Saints U.98cd
Utah Saints (Full-length) 9.98cass
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9.98cass
7.98cd
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Smiths
®  Best Of... Vol 2
Messiah
®  Temple of Dreams EP
Helmet
®  Unsung EP
Throwing Muses
® The Curse (Ltd Ed Live CD)
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so you can now purchase
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anything! (even Tractor Pulls
if so inclined.) Check us out
for all your ticket needs. And
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f Yellow-tagged sale items are 102 off    ft 7inch vinyl 202 off
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SALE PRICES ARE IN EFFECT UNTIL JANUARY 15. 1993 - ZULU WISHES YOU A HEALTHY AND HAPPY MUSICAL NEW YEAR!

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