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  SUPERSUCKERS
'the smoke of hell'
LP/CS/CD
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BEAT HAPPENING
'you turn me on'
LP/CS/CD
SP167
REIN SANCTION
'mariposa'
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BILLY CHILDISH
AND THE BLACKHANDS
'the original Chatham jack'
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THE MUFFS
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SUPERSUCKERS
hell city, I   " '
REIN SANCTION
San Diego based
(of course!) this
sophomore
release highlights
Fishwife's catchy
rhythm  changes.
fascinating
arrangements
and juicy hooks
to make 'ritalin'
a keeper.
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Debut for
HEADHUNTER/
CARGO. This quartet
made early headlines
by launching the
shortest/longest
tour in history:
51 7-11 stores played
in one day.
Warm and fuzzy
melodic rock with
a whole lotta heart.
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HEADHUNTER
Revolution is the end. Revolution is the beginning.
. no Lackeys to the corporate ogre allowed.
Scrawl Nation of Ulysses Pastels Melvins L7 Spinnanes
Seaweed Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Kreviss Unwound
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For more info, call Pamela @ 822-6273 undentand them or is it just that you
aieaflso"serf serving and ego- riddled"
that you can't see beyond the end of
yournoses?Well,it'syour loss ifyou
The reason why myself and the
others write in to complain is that we
are concerned about the state of the
music scene and it's sub-cultures.
(Open your eyes, people: dancc^iip
hop is corporate manipulation invented/designed for the mindless to
spend their money on and make a
very few people extremely wealthy).
I am a surprisingly eclectic person
who knows a lot about ALL types of
More winners in the Discorder game
ofl'tfe. Ifyou were quick enough to
enter last month's They Might Be
Giants contest then youare probably
the recipient of some splendid prizes.
First place prizes of a doubleXL t-
shirt and Apollo 18 cassette go to
A.O Chapman, for his unique and
intellectual comparison cf President
Bush to a tarsier ("It's strange, unearthly cries in the night—like a man
strangling—terrify the natives. They
shun it insuperstitiousfear."),andlo
Graham Cook ("comparing him
[George Bush] to any it
insulting to that species.").Rmneri-
up.you know who you are.
Sorry, Idon't have anything to
offer you this month but if you come
around the office on ole Hallows Eve
I'llbe sure to giveyoua nice popcorn
POSTER CHILDREN?
To the musical director
Radio America
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to you as my husband
and I are extremely concerned about
tfie whereabouts of ourtwosons Philip
and Peter Downing, who disappeared
some time ago with their friends
Michael and John. To be honest we
haven't heard from Phil or Pete for
over six months now, and it was only
a stroke of luck that Mr. and Mrs.
Winterbainne (ourneighbours), happened to be taking their annual two
weeks holiday in Florida, when they
heard something on the radio. Unfortunately they couldn't identify the
particular radio station (I understand
that there's more than just one radio
station over there) but they are absolutely positive that they heard the
name DOWNING and (they think)
Philip's voice.
It may ormay not be of help but
both our sons have not been able to
put down a guitar since an early age
(despite Peter always being good at
science subjects in school). We have
never approved of their pop group
but understand that they may have
been lured to the United States by
something they read on a record label, about a Mr. Savage, who apparently used to manage another pop
singer named Michael Jackson.
We are seeking your help to
see ifyou have any information at all
on our 2 Lost Sons, or could at least
let us know whether or not it was our
boys on the radio and that they are
safe with a future assured.
Yours in hope,
Mrs. R.E. Downing
P.O. Box 2428
London, England
UNITED HNGDOM
N168NL
ALTERNATIVE UBERALLES
And I quote from the best-selling
biography Is That It by Bob Geldof
while describing the state of music in
thelate seventies/early eighties:"NEW
WAVE MUSIC WAS AN ALTERNATIVE". So you see, the earliest
proponents ofthe musical movement
considered themselves as an alternative to the corporate schlock super-
studio musician formula bands (i.e.
Styx, Toto) who were ruling the airwaves of the day. (And I suggest if
you haven't read this book, you do,
Geldof has an insight into the whole
sub-culture that rings true with visionary clarity). So along with New
Wave being altemaU've; ska, reggae,
gothic, death rode, rockabilly, synth
pop, skate thrash, etc. were also considered so. You can all refertoa letter
published inDiscorder in September
of 1991 written by myself on this
same subject matter.
In the truest definition, alternative means a "choice between two or
more things "not simply just a choice
as stated in last month's letters...
Now my question is why are
you all kicking on Goths? They have
just as much right to exist in the scene
as much as anybody else and the
Goths I know are a lot of fun. Have
any of you who road the soapbox last
month ever really talked to any of
them or even bothered to try? They
have a lot of soul and ultimately,
truly believe in their music and fashion and statement. Just like every
other faction of the scene does. (My
next question is why can't all these
factions pull together and support
each other instead of taking poi hots
at one another?) Goths are not all the
morbid, nihilistic self-serving creatures that you all portray them to be.
Have you ever bothered to try and
and has been on the scene long before
the Luvafair went to an open-door
pohcy...remember memberships...?
And before those of you who
ASSUME (that being the operative
word as that is what you all did last
month) aid accuse me of being a
"pretentious follower" and jumping
on a bandwagon; if you were to ask
me what bands I liked and listened to
in 1980,1 will most likely respond
"U2, Depeche Mode, The Cure,
Siouxsie, Bauhaus, The Rats, The
Psych Furs (Bet ya didn't know they
existed before that movie?) Pistols,
Buzzcocks and the list goes on and
on." Now if you were to ask me what
hands I liked and listened to today I
would give you the same answer
noting the changes in the Pistols to
PIL and Bauhaus to Murphy and
Love and Rockets and add Skinny
Puppy. So much for that theory, eh?
And as for my wearing my "attitude
like a flag" I'll only give out attitude
if you pull it on me. It's called self
same ilk. (It's that type of person we
all have been talking about here). If
she and her entourage had any etiquette (etiquette being simple common sense manners) they would have
kindly adjourned themselves to the
bar or sidelines and let other people
get on the floor but NO they didn't;
so it really is no wonder she got in the
way of a "Rude boy" who body-
checked her across the Dance floor
because she was in the way and taking up Valuable "dancing" space.
Now whether it was an accident oron
purpose that is only to be discovered
in the heart of the skankers.
The third paragraph of Mike's
response hit it right on the head ofthe
nail and reinforced the whole point
of my original letter. If you want to
go where the alternative lives be prepared to accept and respect it for all
its different factions and aspects and
live wilh it not make fun of it because
it's different from what you are and
we'll five you the same RESPECT...
Catch the drift of what we all have
been saying!!!!???
And to further refute the stupidity of the "if you make it in the
music industry it means you're no
longeraltemative" theory. Well, which
of you is going to call up and tell the
good folk at Nettwerk or any of their
roster they ain't alternative no more.
NOT. That is how ridiculous you are
all being. It's really not successs or
thelack thereof thatmakes something
alternative, it's the quality and substance that goes into the creating of
the art, kapish? It's an elusive and
almost in describle essence and some
have it and some don't
Finally, if you ever truly have
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Oh, and one more tale from the
Luvafair dark side.Classix Nite once
again and Hawkes played Ska. The
Mods go skanking and Miss I'm so
Blonde and trendy and ultra-beautiful n my latest and expensive designer wear from Robson Street that
e eryone just look at me while I
stand right here in the middle of a
mosh and do my routine of a thousand and one poses with only a single
cigarette and ridicule the way they
are dancing because I don't like this
music - with my "friends" of the
been to the Scuz, I'm usually the first
person on the dance floor dancing to
the videos, I don't need a light and
dance show and a hundred sweaty
people crowding around lo dance to
the beat of my own drum I just need
music. And that is exactly what I do
so I guess that makes me alternative....
Oh, and if anyone out there in the
readership has a copy of Belfagore's
only Canadian release circa 1983 or
84 could you please dub me a copy
because my ex-roomate took mine
with her when she moved to Germany. I would greatly appreciate it
You'll find me at the Scuz dancing to
the beat of my own drum "underline
j that to infinity."
Sign me,
Zanna Severin
A "Pretentious Follower" filled
with "Doc Martin hostility"...and
dreaming of alternative Utopia since
1979...
Wow, this sure is a looooooonnng
letter;! think you, Zanna Severin (if
that is your real name), have now
reached your ink limit. The holes in
your argument(s) are too numerous
to go into bul a couple points should
be made. You have eclectic musical
tastes? The scope of what you listen
to is both pathetically narrow and
sadly fossilized. And why did you
replaceU2withSldnnyPuppy? Aren't
the Achtung Boys alternative anymore? Andi'11haveyouknowlcalled
up Nettwerk just yesterday and told
them they ain't alternative no more.
They laughed good and hard; and so
aid I. Finally, "the Goths I know are
a lot of fun" is an oxymoron if I've
ever heard one.
Dear Airhead,
The drivel,
the clap trap of "god" rap...
ain't music to my ears,
it's an axe to grind with a thin edge;
gospel music bunk.
"Straggles, povetty....what's kept
you going all these years," David
asks Marion, reigning diva of "gospel" in August issue. Wow, what a
lead-in. Just sitting here waiting for
the zinger, formula answer, the buzz
word, GOD (does it all) (More
'suffering for god's sake', the old
swan song.)
Geez, I really need to hear this
in Discorder) Hell, I might as well
geta subto Ernst Angeley's Unlimited
Truth.
The so called "good news" (gospel) of Christian tradition, is chalk
full of chicanery, superstition, vi-
ciousness, myth, regardless of what
beat it comes rapped in. The beat
goes on, promoting everything from
coke to gods, or god, as perceived
and will god save us? God can't even
cure acne! Take your god and shove
it!
I love music and
I love good rhyme
but I also have a mind
Ice T, complimented on his
track and beat said, "that's when I
realized I owed people something,
that they enjoyed the message versus
the be_t"..."thanks man, thanks for
telling motherfuckers what time it
God talking double tongues,
hypocritical two faces, of George
Bush and the Pope on downwards to
local moralists, says to me we're
being fucked and hoodwinked. It's
prayers one day, and bombs the next,
and more often than not, both at the
Thelaws.customs.govemment,
schools, entertainment are riddled
wilh support mechanisms for religion; we're acculturated to accept
this fantasy worid. Bul, I'm not obligated to close my mind and blindly
worship a nonexistent god in hopes
of entering a nonexistent heaven ju st
because Chri stianity is the most dominant and well-funded religion.
With free thought already in
Discorder, sorry it's too late for a
halo. Published in an earlier Christian era, ya all would have been tar
and feathered, in prison, or burned at
the stake; toast, by now. Heretics all.
Bom again atheist,
Dale from Trail
Trail, BC
Speaking of an axe to grind, you sure
are zealous. Let me guess, you had
some kind of run in with a religious
authority at some point in your formative years. By the way, isn't Buddhism the most dominant religion?
Dear Airhead,
After months of the ongoing controversy over"Alt_mative" here's my 2
bits worth of opinion to shut up all
you whiners and those honestly
Ifyou go to the south of France
and need to ask how much the casino's
are, you can't afford it. Ifyou need to
ask am I punk or alternative (or care)
then you are not Nothing wrong
with that It takes a lot of a person to
admit to them selves they know not of
what they seek. Being "alternative"
is not a choice, it's like homosexuality you are oryou are not There is of
course plenty of room for experimentation. I may not lik e heavy metal
but there is heavy metal I like. I may
not like rap/country but you get the
idea. Exposure tc all elements of our
society is the only key, whatever gets
you excited be it music, politics or
religion. If you do/don't like something, do something about it Talk -
Action=O. Is that punk/ Alternative?
Who cares.
Sincerely, Fuck you, says me,
Paul
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Dear folks at DisconteHCTTR:
This fifteen dollars is to renew my
subscription to Discorder, starting
from October, since I got the September issue today.
I've got to let you guys know
that even though il'sfree in Vancouver,
I'm happy to pay my 1S bucks to get
it here: it's some of my best mail! No
seriously, I like it a lot: lots of good
stuff in there. Keepupthe good work!
Sincerely,
Jonathan Schick
Toronto, Ont
Discorder:
OK - here' s a cheque for $ 15 - put me
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We don't get much of anything
up here -'cept snow.
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Whitehorse, Yukon
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re.Headslave review, "Vancouver
Special"
Just a quick note from us at Claw to
set the record straight. The band that
rcoorded Dissension goes by the name
Headslave, not Mindslave.
Hopefully   not   too   much
confusion was created by this minor
error last month.
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Chills have been play -
ing and recording their
unique brand of icy-
yet-warm pop m«_rt_
for over a decade, and through
dozens of lineup changes. Embracing a fu 11, lush guitar and keyboard sound, anchored by lead
Chill Manin Phiflipps* fragile,
engaging voice and canny
songwriting, the unprolific band
has released only a handful of
records; among them BraveWords,
1990'» Submarine Bells and, most
recently, Soft Bomb.
The current lineup of the
Chills — Terry Moore (baas),
Steven Schayer (guitar), Lisa
Mcdnick (keyboards), and Craig
Ackroyd (drums)—came through
Vancouver on the Soft Bomb tour.
But are diey also destined to fall
into thai ever growing category of
New Zealand musician, the ex-
Chill, after the tour?
"No, they're going to stay
on. We're going to try writing
Phillipps says. An amicable,
thoughtful man in his late twenties, Phillipps still feels allegiance
to the scene that spawned his
band. In New Zealand the Chilis
are still signed to their original
label, Flying Nun. (In the rest of
the world they are signed to Slash,
or "Slesh" as Phillipps pronounces.) And so, "the ethics
and ideals of what we're doing
have stayed very true to the original."
This hasn't stopped the
band from becoming one of
New Zealand's best known
musical exports. "I've always
been lucky in that what I've
done has been more commercially viable than some of our
peers. We've always had a
slight pop conlcnt, always
with, particularly live, a lot
harder sort of edge to it; a lot
more energy. In effect the latter is turning out to be in the
long run one of our best assets. We're lucky there's a
punch to what we*re doing otherwise we'd just be another
jangly guitar band."
When they began playing
Phillipps says there was a real
effort on the parts of all the bands
"not to be a bunch of poseurs and
get dressed up in punk rock outfits. Any excessive movement was
kind of like, 'Oh, he's trying to
sell out, he
Besides the isolation from
what was happening in the rest of
the world. New Zealand afforded
their indie bands "the luxury of
time as well, 'cos until Hying Nun came along
there was
booklet. Some people do say,
*W_ll,yo_'re jumping on a bandwagon," bat I think you have to
rise above
things. And there's
songs and posters can become very
important, people can make a huge
But then I think 'Well,
that was then.' Now, so much more
is tied up in it. If diere's
body
The
no rivalry at all.
People shared
equipment... hand members.
A band like ourselves and the
Verlaines have shared at least five
members I think. It was just like a
real big fan club in a way. We
could speed off into the country in
our vans in Auckland and tour the
whole country just by staying at
somebody's house, purely because
they were into the same sort of
music we were. Now it's funny
Ulking to bands in New Zealand
and finding out that bands don'l
need each other's equipment and
that try to steal each other's gigs
and stuff."
Phillipps still lives in
Dunedin, as much as he can:
"Dunedin's still home for me, my
parents still live there. It's the
only place in the world that's actually mine. The countryside
around Dunedin, the Tiger Peninsula, is a really rich environment.
No matter how much I travel around
the world I always try to keep a
home base to have access to that
kind of land. It's a great place to
go and find yourself on a massive
beach with nobody else there."
No doubt this has contributed to an environmental theme
running through the music, from
the packaging (the last two releases have included information
on Greenpeace and environmental hazards) to the actual lyrical
content of songs like "I Soar."
Phillipps seems more commiled
than other artists who just seem to
be along for the ride..."h's funny
how many people say that all we've
done is put information in the
t and everybody
should be doing whal they can to
make things better. It still seems
like a superficial thing to do in a
way but I feel much more comfortable printing factual infomia-
"And,ye__,belngfrom New
Zealand could be part of it, the
fact that as an island nation we're
jumped on by some
government body. It would
he very easy to shut me out of the
States if we made the slightest
"For example,   in  New
Zealand it was discovered that
from America, in little capsules. [The U.S.] had found a
way of getting rid of them.
We were talking about this last
night in front of our manager
from L.A. and he was absolutely shocked, he's never
heard any mention of this in
the States. It's a tiny little
amount but if you get half a
million of these things...they're
going to be run over by bulldozers, burned in house fires
and released into the atmosphere, it's just amazing all
the stuff going on. So it's scary
but I'm very skeptical of the
ability of rock music to change
anything anyway. The audience we have now is pretty
liberal, reasonably well-informed, they've already made
darker nature ("Male Monster
from the Id") to the irrational
fears that plague our lives
("Water Wolves"). Tm not
the world's bravest person,
anyway. It's still difficult for
me to get up on a stage m front of
a crowd and start singing, it's
kind of alien to the way 1 normally
am. ft really frustrates me to see
people who wanna be doing
things, who aren't, and find ex-
eases for it."
Asked if he's a comics fan
— there's a reference to Swamp
Thing in Submarine Bells' "Don't
Be Memory"— Phillipps says,
"Yeah, a big comics fan," and
whips out a little black book and
starts reeling off all the titles he
has complete collections of.
'Blood, Books of Magic,
Crisis, Cult, Give Me Liberty,
Hellblazer, M, Howard the Duck,
Longshot, Miracle Man, Plastic
Forks, Sandman, Stray Toasters,
Swamp Thing, 2000 AD., Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Kid Eternity.... I'm still collecting Animal Man, Big Numbers, and
Cages. Concrete I've just started
on; Cere bus I've just started on;
DoomPalrol...Hate. He's great,
what's his name, Peter Bagge?
Shade the Changing Man. Yummy
Fur I really like. Neat Stuff,
Cheval Noir."
Love and Rockets'!
"Yeah, I don't collect the
comic, I just get the books.
They're wonderful, they're like
Garcia Marque/, whatever-his-
"My t
tion in a booklet that people can
assimilate at their own pace. Hopefully, the overall message they're
getting from the Chills music is of
rising above everything and realizing it's in your power to change
nitely part of it. At the same time
T'm very skeptical, the more I leam
about history, the more I realize
that people, the arts actually, can
make a real impact. In times of
revolution and so forth, stirring
side
Billy
Bragg and realizes that he's
held in very high esteem by
way, if you can put into words
something that other people
can't, than can solidify something make  it all worth it."
Fear seems to be a theme
running through Phillipps' lyrics, from the fear of his own
..lie
e magic
Yeah. There are no Cana-
"I bet there are in Eskimo
culture. One thing I really love
is good quality, old animated cartoons. My friend has a collection from around the world and
there's a beautiful one done of
black sand on glass of an old
Eskimo legend. I think il was of
an owl and a goose falling in
love with each olher, and the
goose wants to fly south for the
winter, and the owl kind of trys
to follow along but eventually
falls in the water and drowns. It
was a really sad story but beautifully done wilh an Eskimo child
and ihis langourous old Eskimo
in the background while the black
sand shifted around them throughout the story.**
Ummm. Sounds like there
could be a Chills song in there.
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noise. Unlike theEmeraldCitytolhe
south of our 49 th parallel, Vancouver doesn't do this all the time: the
timing's gotta be on, the atmosphere
just right, and a new bunch of hucksters have to be prepared lo unleash
Iheir witty repertoire to the scathing
judging of audience membersduring
"Jokes For Beer."
Let us give thanks for Shindig,
an opportunity for those untested,
underground underlings of the un
derworld [nice alliteration, Rory!]
[thanks Paul.] to be exposed to the
harsh spotlight of fame and "fabulous" prizes. And believe me, that
spotlight can all too often be harsh.
But those that suffer the severe scrutiny of the elite judging panel may
soon find themselves swathed in the
arms ofthe paparazzi, or in the company of strangers al the local detox
centre (fame is what you make of it).
Shindig is already underway at
the Railway, every Monday night
from now until Decern ber.. .27 bands
culled from a whopping 60+ entries
(is that some kinda record?) will pa
rade across the Railway's historic
SUge; 3 of them appeared on Night
One of Round One on SepL 14:
Tho Lonesome Canadians: Our
first combo was a four-piece who
featured a quirky and eclectic grab-
bag of styles and sounds during their
set 1 enjoyed them, but not enough to
makethe singer's obvious David Byrne
infatuation any less irritating. The
band's stage personality was rather
introverted, which made the lyrical
and between-song jokes and witticisms seem kind of...oblique. Still,
enjoyable and fun.
This is where I'll have to disagree with you Rory. I found the
Lonesome Canadians to be a ralher
original combo who incorporated
the best elements of Jimmy Buffet
andthe Rheostatics inaslightly nerdy
way. Agreed, a lillle loo heavy onthe
David Byrne thang, but a band wilh
a direction and that direction being
"MargaritavUle"...or should I say
"Melville"?
Stick Monkey: Stick Monkey were
about 60 dB louder than The Lonesome Canucks, which certainly gets
the band noticed when they play in
the intimate confines of a small venue
Kke the Railway. Although thedrmusic
and lyrics were very cliche and derivative, pretty much anything in the
pop-punk-metal camp can't help but
be so (At least they aren't a Dino Jr./
SY ripoff, eh Paul?). I guess what I
liked about them was the singer's
smooth and powerful vocals, and I
always think Kurt (ex-Qirious George
guitarist) has the most hilarious stage
presence..he's a sorta Joey Ram one/
Keith Richards at 17
hybrid. Again, enjoyable
We just can'I seem
lo click on any of these
bands can we Rory ? I'm
sorry, bul just because
theUrgeOverkillwanna-
be guitarist (fashion-
wise) has roots in the
over-rated Curious
George isn't reason
enoughforme lodig their
scene. This was the most
predictable musical
rehashings that T
heard. You know, I knew
this band was going to win
all along, sadly enough,
because it seems that
Shindig has become more
of a loud rock event than
anything else. Crucify me
for wanting to bring a band
wilhtalenlandoriginality,
ratherthanlhe sheerability
to play loud,  into the
The Cretin*: Ugh, these
guys were pretty awful. I
know what a tricky can of
beans the old "1 hate telephone-operator headset
mikes" argument can be,
so maybe 1 just won't try.
Sophomoric lyrics,
weak music. Not enjoyable,
and not much fun either.
Rory, we've done
it...words can't say how
muchthisbandstunk.Let's
try - my sphincter lightened.
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triumphant. Like the Phoenix,
that mythical bird of regeneration, 1 have risen from the
ashes of my geeky adolescence
to find that those things 1 hold
nearest and dearest to my
psyche — independent cinema,
cutting edge music, and complete ambivalence in the face
of earnestness — have been
accepted as legitimately cool
by vast numbers of the general public. While this popular embrace of all things alternative has created some difficulties in my day to day existence — line-ups and cover
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at all the clubs, decent bands
are forced to play large sit-
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innattentive teenie-boppers,
and while 1 have to parade
around in $10 canvas sneakers my thirteen year old sister
sports mom-bought Dr. Martens — it has also made a few
aspects of immortality worth
living. This year's Vancouver International Film Festival is a case in point.
Film festivals generally
include independently produced films in their repertoires, but in carving it's niche
in the world of international
galas the directors of the VIFF
have chosen to stay completely
away from Hollywood extrava-
ing the participation of the
world's principle filmmakers.
"For a city of [Vancouver's]
population," say those in the
know, "we have an extraordinary appetite for more adventurous programming." Maybe
it's that Pacific Northwest zen
quirkiness thing, but to quote
the Kids in the Hall, I'm not
going to jinx it by talking about
it.
Among the showcased
collections of filmwork so
hard- edged it makes Cannes
look like Silly Putty™ are such
groupings as Dragons and Tigers: The Cinema of East Asia,
Canadian Images, Young
Americans, The Gulf War and
Other Non-Fiction Features,
and Walk on the Wild Side.
While the festival program-
imaginations in their designation of series titles, nothing has held them back from
selecting the weirdest, wacki-
sial movies available on the
Fans of schlock cinema
will be impressed with the
midnight screenings of the
Walk on the Wild Side series. "Campy," "kistchy," "hilariously sick," and "gleeful
shocker" are but a few of the
colourful descriptions of this
However, the key film of this
series looks to be the ultra-
serious Romper Stomper. Australian Geoffrey Wright's
"uncompromizing and aggressive" film chronicling the lives
of skinheads and their race-
oriented battles with Vietnamese gangs in Melbourne. Compared to A Clockwork Orange
"without the intellect," the film
is said to be "well acted with
a certain slickness but rarely
has there been such a disturbing, essentially misconceived
pic."
On a more consistantly
light note, the Canadian
Images series is dominated
this year by gloriuosly dark
humour. Though a few forehead wrinkling flicks have
seeped into the lineup, this
series primarily demonstrates
that avant garde, black comedy is a nation-wide phenomenon. Leolo, listed as "an audacious and totally original
black comedy....startling and
erotic," opens the series. An
unexpectedly huge hit at
Cannes, where audiences had
enough good taste to boo David
Lynch's Fire Walk With Me
off the screen, Leolo is bound
to be a VIFF favorite. If you're
looking for a no-miss way to
support Canadian cinema with
your $6, check out And Now
For Something Completely
Canadian. A series of four
shorts and a new Hard Rock
Mir
like
Bruce McCullough (Kids in Ihe
Hall) as director of Coleslaw
Warehouse, Don McKellar
(Highway 61's co-writer and
star) as director of Blue, and
David Cronenburg (yes, that
David Cronenburg) as star of
Blue, ensure that And Now
For Somelhing Completely Canadian lives up to it's press
kit description as "a unique
evening of Canadian comedy
at its best...you know, weird,
cynical, black - and very, very
If you have a pathalogical
fear of laughter. The Gulf War
and Other Non-Fiction Features is probably the series
for you. Tackling such bullies
as the Gulf War and the powers involved in that lillle skirmish, the media, the Canadian
prison system, third world
imperialism, anti-gay legislation, the big business of entertainment, and macho facades, documentarians of varied experience will be ready
tojoust with yourperceptions,
views, and political in/activity. Says festival director Alan
Franey, "Each ofthe documentaries unveils information that
will challenge received opinion on many of today's mosl
burning issues." No holds
barred seriousness is not mandatory for documentary features, however, and 1992's
VIFF includes a diverse mix
of n
i-fictic
iubjec
ial gay artist Tom of
Finland, to legendary New
York City party-crasher Richard Osterweil, to the changing role of physical fitness in
America. Also included are the
academy award-winning In the
Shadow of the Stars and
Michael   Moore's   sequel   to
Roger and Me, Pets or Meat:
The Return to Flint.
A potentially rivetting
documentary yet to be made
is The New Xenophobia: Asian
Immigration to B.C. in the Late
Twentieth Century. If you
know any prospective human
subjects for such a film, you
may want to drag them out lo
one of the features in Dragons and Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia for some
cultural enlightenment. Dominated by international premieres, the format for this
series has been altered from
last year's Pacific Rim showcase to focus specifically on
Japanese, Chinese, Korean,
Thai, Taiwanese, Philipino and
Hong Kong artists. Also different, this year there is "a
deliberate emphasis on young,
independent filmmakers working outside their film industries." Cowards fearing inaccessible artiness need not avoid
this series. Many of the films*
synopses read like a Hollywood summer feature guide,
full of guns, money, gambling,
bad women, and bad
Hopefully, and assuredly, thesi
films will be
lacking in Tinsel Town's real
speciality - half the lips of
the VIFF pucker up
to something
this year it SS>
won't be afxS
banality, at
least not if director
Franey can help it. "Operating with a fra
tion of the means o
[the big] festivals
and not wanting
more mediocre
way  of  approaching
things, [by]
just taking
what's provided through the commercial marketplace, we're
hoping...to carve an identity for
going out and seeking new things,
having strong premieres, and having an audience that supports it in
a very intelligent and independent way. Thai's what makes festivals exciting and that's why the
people who supply us with the
films are rewarded for their participation."!, for one, will be there,
seeking out new alternative avenues and a haven from over-
exploited flannel-wearing, tattoo-
sporting, rebel middle-class corporate marketing targets.
THE NUMBERS PARAGRAPH
The Vancouver International Film
Festival will feature 225 films at
6 venues over a course of 17 days,
October 2-18. There will be
screened 50 Canadian films, including 23 from B.C., 65 premieres, including 18 international
and 17 continental premieres, and
6 midnight showings. Individual
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Fifteen or twenty fleeting
minutes? Not a lot on the cosmic
time scale. Do you feel the same
yesterday as today?...fiveminutes
ago? Sometimes it just seems w>
pointless. Who really cares whal
these four have to say, nevermind
they themselves? For what it is
worth, if what they say grabs you,
pick up their IJ> or 7". Let the
music speak for itself. I'm sure
that's the way they'd wart it.
Drive Like Jehu ia:
Mike Kennedy-bass
John Reis-guitar, vocals
Mark Trombino-drums
Rick Farr-vocals, guitar, lyric*
Discorder: The first thing people
who aren't familiar with you
might want to know is...Drive
Like Jehu, it must mean something to you? What does it mean?
Why did you pick the name?
John: Nothing, it's just a name.
Two of you guys were in Pitchfork, does Drive Like Jehu seem
to be a logical extension of what
Pitchfork was doing?
John: I don't know if it's a logical
extension of what Pitchfork was
doing. I think it's a logical extension of what I'd want to be doing,
just ai much as what Rick would
wanl to be doing. I don't know if
you'd slay that Drive Like Jehu is
a logical extension of "that band."
I don't bally look at it that way.
Is there a progression? If Pitch-
■i\ vtds still going would you
see; it doing some of the same
things Drive Like Jehu are do
it really like Pitch-
Cargo. we'D be on Ri. 's label.
Actually we don't have any major
labd interest, but we have interest in major labels, so we're going
to go out there and beat the pavement. Knock on all their doors,
man 'cause it's hard. You're asking a question where things get
really hlown out of proportion.
Rick: It's one of those things that
is like nobody's fucking business.
John: If you Ulk about it you're
bummed, and if you don't talk
about it then people make their
own shit up and h gets all distorted. It's best to just let things
lie and call people on the bullshit
instead f letting people know
whai's going on and what's not
going on.
I'm looking at things from the
stand point of "I've been Into
punk rock since 1980 and I've
been doing Ute do-it-yourself
thing since then." So, when I see
all these band, jumping towards
major labels...?
Rick: That's more of a question
like, "do we think being on a major label is a sellout or immoral...?"
John: "A contradiction to the type
of music you're playing...?"
Rick: I'm totally undec:    J about
On the other hand, signing with
a major label would be great for
you guys: lots of people are exposed to your music and lots of
people get to hear you.
John: We all know that's not necessarily a good thing.
Rick: Think about the last time
you went to see your favorite underground punk band, say Sonic
Youth, in some giant place, and
people are milling around with no
idea why they are there.
L.A.!
John: As far as creativity and bands
putting out the same type of music they did when they were on an
independent, a lot of times bands
start to suck. But 1 think that's a
band thing.
I don't think the major labels
are out there stifling their creativity.
John: Especially the way it is now.
Pretty much every band is on a
major label at this point.
Rick: It's not all that uncommon,
and if it's destroying punk rock, 1
don't think lhat's a bad thing.
Hopefully it will destroy punk rock
so people can do something bet-
John: The whole thing wilh punk
is lhat it meant so many different
th;ngs to somany different people.
It ran the gamut from extreme
creativity and spontaneity to the
most violent, stupidest thing in
the world. It was, literally, a huge
spectrum.
Do you still subscribe to that
punk sort of attitude?
Rick: We never did in the first
place...well, I guess we did.
John: I :hink we all did. We were
all into punk rock. We grew up
watching punk bands. I don't
want to say looking at it, because
I slill consider a lot of the music
that came out of lhat my favorite
music. 1 think the whole thing of
discovering punk and being punk
was the coolest thing that ever
happened to me. It's probably the
most important thing lhat has happened in my whole life. Again,
that's because il meant something
to me and I saw it meaning somelhing totally different, and
something fucked up, in my eyes.
,)<;s being in both
bands, John, (Drive
Like Jehu and
Rocket PrOffi-Thft^J
Crypt) create any
tension for Drive
Like Jehu touring
and such?
John: It doesn't really make it difficult
to tour, we haven't
really toured at all.
This is the first Jehu
tour, and Rocket has
How many good punk
bands are there around
now? You can say that
don't think there ii
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John: Rick is starting up a label, f
g
They have no idea why Ihey came Also, from booking this tour,
besides it seeming/like the cool I would hear from other bands
-ling to.do. how they would be able to book
Mike-You don'tsven have to be their c
Maybe it does and 1 'm just totally
blind to it, but it doesn'
be as big of a deal as it used to be.
I don't know, are we a punk band?
Are we punkers?
You don't look Uke a punk band.
John: There you go saying punk
rock has to look a certain way...
Rick: I certainly wooldn 't want to
live up to anything like that. I Kke
rock V roll better.
John: It's more vague,
open ended.
Rick: No
punk rock, we just play
What I'm trying to get at is.
business- wise, are there still some
of those punk Meals floating
around for you guys? Low door
prices, all-ages shows.-?
John: 1 wouldn't wanl to say "Yeah,
we're a DIY band and we only
play all-ages shows," and set up
all these things for us just to go up
and contradict ourselves. But I
do. I think it's pretty
evident in the way we sound and
certain things. Of
not out there doing this for any
kind of money thing, we do it
because we like to do it. There's
a lot of things that I think are
totally fucked up, but I don't need
it and say it because
they are so blatant to me that I
don't need to lake a stand.
Anything else to say?
Rick: There's a lot of things to be
said but it's really hard to say
things in the
view. As far as music goes, major
labels go, punk rock ethic goes, I
don't give a fuck. Who cares? We
think about lhat kind of stuff, we
find it exciting, but il's not very
important. If anybody is reading
this stuff thinking it's the fate of
the American Youth Genet
or whatever is at stake, they're
So. what is import*.
Rick: If I was going;,
thing is really important I'd say
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More, me, indie re-ceaeeg av-aifalce th Walking into the spacious
main floor suite in the
house at the comer of
Charles and Salisbury
Streets, the four members of Lung
(Jason-guitar and lead vocals,
Doug-guitar and backing vocals,
Mike-bass and backing vocals,
Richard-drums) and self-professed
thespian/manager, Andrew, are
sprawled around a coffee table
taking turns gazing at press photos which are going to be sent,
along with an interview, to Melody
Maker.
I said with surprise, "Melody
Maker!"
"Sure is," Mike affirms,
"can't do an interview for them
without photos."
Well, shows you how much I
know when a local outfit (who by
choice keep their relative distance
from the "scene," as it were), graces
the pages of an overseas rag. I
figured this was as good a time aa
any to get the poop on this bunch
of disgruntled musical youth.
Although you may or may
not know it. Lung has actually
been kicking around for a few yeas*
now, playing in Vancouver wi*
the likes of L7 and Buffalo Tow,
and even managing to get down
the west coast for a 4 city mini-
tour to hone their skills on differ*:*
ent audiences. However, on one
trip in particular,
their skills would
have probably been
put to better use if
they hadn't forgotten one thing...their
about to leave for
Seattle , I kept saying, "Where's Mike?
Where's Mike?" recalls Doug. "The
other guys assured
me he was meeting
us there." Mike
chimes in: "So later
that day I get a message on my answering machine saying
that they were in Seattle. I had no
idea 'cause nobody told me about
anything."
"That   night,"   says
Doug," I'm sitting outside
of this  club, pissed
drunk, singing at the
top of my lungs,
when who shows
up but Mike. Bass
suitcase in the
unnerved Dennis Hopper) is indeed "heavy," it also generates an
intensity not unlike a freight train
speeding downhill without brakes.
When asked about the Blue Velvet
sample, Richard's reply spoke for
itself: "At the time I guess it had
the right kind of feel for the song."
Indeed, now would this freight
train of a band pull it off on stage?
To see Lung play live is, like
Maximum Rock V Roll
saya,"pretty amazing shit." Every
time Lung play a new battle is
engaged inside each individual
member and the results are furiously emitted from their instruments...most times to the point of
imminent destruction. Lung
admit    that
because we tend to isolate ourselves from the crowd or whatever seems to be around. We also
have very large egos, but we have
large egos because we have to
believe in ourselves no matter if
no one else does." Mike adds:
"Someone came up to me at one of
our shows and said he really admired the fact that we could still
play like we were playing to 300
people, although there were only
30 people in the audience. I told
him we only play for ourselves."
Richard elaborates further "Obviously it's nice when people enjoy it and if someone else gets into
it, cool, that's great."
These opinions
have gotten
chosen
path: playing the odd
show here and
there and recording their first vi-
nyl effort in August of 1990, • 7"
for Scratch Recon
playing some of
these shows (i.e. the
Pixies or Ned's
Atomic Dustbin
bill) because it just
gets reduced to who
can ulk business
the most," says
Mike. "I guess the
only good thing
about it is that they
(the promoters)
came to us. We
didn't go around
trying to get on
those shows."
Nor did they
try to land the deal
withtheirnewestV
platter,"Litany'7
"Fuck Generator,"
on the Serial Killer Records label
based out of Birmingham, England. "The deal came together coutesy of Keith
(Parry, Scratch
Records)." Rich points
out "The first single
got over there and
before we knew
it we got a letter from S.K.
saying they
wanted to do
something
with us, so
we   did."
Serial
Killer's
impressive
list of acts
(of which
their decision lo go with
Scratch Records was a relatively
easy one as owner Keith Parry has
been friends with the
members of Lung for
sometime. About the
same time though,
another local label
was expressing some
interest in them too:
"We actually had our
material demoed for
Nettwerk about a
year and a half ago,
but they said we were
too hardcore, too
heavy," says Mike.
"And that was before they asked us to
open up for Lava
Hay!" quips Doug.
While the single
itself, crimson and
black splotched (with
introduction by an
they
are very aggressive on SUge to themselves and each other. Case in poi n t,
their last big show with Chicago's
Jesus Lizard wherein Jason hurled
himself, Kurt Kobain-style, into
Richard's drum kit. "Our shows
are really just an outpouring of
emotions, whatever feelings we
have that particular day," explains
Richard.
It seems, more often lhan not,
that those feelings involve bitterness, frustration and anger, and
for Lung these are pretty justifiable feelings. They've uken a lot
of flack for their personalities and
their sUge show, and it is at this
point where some true feelings are
shared. Doug admits "One reason
we don't get much
some hot water and, though justified, some
people just can'taccept them. For
example, there has been an ongoing feud between the members of
Lung and the Cruel Elephant which,
for reasons better left unsaid, has
left a sour uste in both of their
mouths. As a result. Lung have
terminated any and all dealings
with the Cruel Elephant and its
booking agency. Good Boy Productions. Doug offers, "It's not a
money thing, it's not an ego thing,
it's more of a principle thing."
With that came a new problem, where to play now? Well,
how about bigger shows at bigger
venues with bigger bands? Lung
tried it and, suffice it to say, they
could do without. "It's such a hassle
Motherland
and   North
Carolina's
E r e c t u s
Monotone are a
part   of)   Lung
prove themselves
worthy  with  two
songs of ear-splitting,
eye popping love. This
release precipiutes my next
question...where'stheLP?Fear
not, friends, local biggies Zulu
Records have scooped up and babied Lung into producing their debut
long player, due
October. Produced
under the watchful eye of Ken "Hi-
Watt" Marshall
and Don Gordon
this could very
well be the most
anticipated local
release of the year.
If the lead off track
"P.H.P.M.M.D.,"
an ode to some
people Lung hold
very dear to their
hearts, is any indication lean only
fear for your
safety.
Plainly, the future looks good
for the gurus of guitar-wallop as
they prepare themselves for possible touring overseas next year.
Mike deuils their tenutive plan:
"What they [Serial Killer] want to
do is Ug us on with a big band
(Godflesh is a name that pops into
mention) and tour in and around
England with a guaranteed John
Peel Session that the label will
arrange forus. We've actually been
played on John Peel's show a number of times now." But before they
embark on that, they may play
around Vancouver, if you're lucky,
and maybe stateside if they manage to corral all the members together at the same time. As for
right now. Lung only have one
aspiration in mind. "One day we
might be as hip as Superconductor," sighs Doug. "No, no, never
that hip," disagrtess Mike.
"Do 1 sense some tension between you and them?" I ask tongue-
in-cheek. "We want to try and hang
out in the same places they do,"
exclaims Doug. "They just have
this aura." Mike's idea may seem
more plausible: "We want to try
to get their old girlfriends!" Look
out ladies. Lung are comin' atcha,
fast.
(Lung a,
you.)
17 playing a club near
OCTOBER
O such as a daycare centre,
washrooms, showers, recycling sutions, and a
spectacularly beautiful
campsite adjacent to the
BowRiver."—SlurMaga-
zine, August 1992
"Look at this... il's just
gross." — festival-goer at
High River
After a long and dangerous haul-trough the wilds
of Alberta, KC. and I finally pull into the sleepy
prairie town of High Ri v-er,
pop. Speopleand lOOpickup
trucks. The sun is a burning
element of UV rays in the
sky and dust, it seems, is the
town's chief product. A sign
points in the direction of something ca_ed"High Row! Music
Festival." This must be it..
We turn a comer—the
only oomerin town—and there
are freakseverywhere, straight
out of Perry Ferrell's wet
dreams; a regular Lollapalooza
of dreadlocked, pale "alternative music fans" jumping off
a bridge into the river that
runs through the middle ofthe
town. How fitting thai this
should be the first image in
High River that greets us.
At the front gales we're
directed past the first campsite. We roll through, raising"
dust in our wake, past a disgusting canvass-to-canvass
shantytown (KC.'sterm)to
the backstage campsite
where the rest of the media
whores huddle with thcmu-
Nendicks, one of the
nine hundred and twenty-five hands
playing this weekend. Little dolknow
as we chat about the troubles he's
seen that our paths will cross again.
Hme to check out the music,
that's what this is all about, after all.
Over at the big yellow tent, band
check-in headquarters, thereisasdied-
ulc pencilled -over and covered in red
marker. They have no schedules to
give out, k's hit or miss ifyou want to
see any particular band. By the time
we get to the field the Bombshells are
5 off the sUge. Fewer than
one hundred people are out here for
the second day of this festival.
snaked back is being pair
"This is a Fugazi T-shirt." Everyone
looks beaten and ragged, desperate
for a second wind. I must talk to
someone to find out what happened
the evening before. We set off to
explore the rest of this circus.
Under a big top, tables are set
up for the selling of food, books, and
jewellery. I grab some copies of
lidmonton magazine S/i_- forfun. Next
to the big tent is a Greenpeace booth
and a tattoo parlor operating out of a
trailer. No Jim Rose Sideshow Freaks,
though. Hallelujah for small blessings, there's enough freaks of nature
here without someone hauling around
concrete blocks with his nipples.
Near a booth filled with
Highwood memorabilia is something
called an Orbitron. The Orbitron is
shaped like a giant gyroscope. A sign
recommends that participants be "in
good physical shape." It's purpose
becomes apparent as we watch one
young skatepunk get strapped in and
started spinning around; it's a machine to make you throw up.
Big black garbage bags overflow with litter hanging from the jagged
edges of a gap in the orange spider-
web fence. And this
is only the <
day; whal will it look
_ketomorrow?What
there was this band, the H Caminos,
they were io punk rawk man, the lead
singer came out and said 'What the
fudr. are you doin' here?
Whatisthis?Suckmycoc_,
suck my cock.' And when
he wasn't singmg or talking he'd put the nuke in his
pants, he called his penis
Elvis."
Babes in Toyland can
celled, too big for their
Birkenstocks.
From the sounds of
things.       Tad's
band), and Furnaceface. Joke band
follows joke hand, building towards
ie act— the Dead Milk
"salty       cheese
snacks" had been
the high light of the
evening.
Onstage, a radically refitted
and sonidally reduced Kreviss
perform. Their set is cut short
by the sound man and they
protest, but to know avail. There's a
festival to be run, after all.
Afternoon gives way to evening.
Off in the distance, Huevos Rancheros come on bul I don't move from
my seat in the beer gardens; I'm too
preoccupied with the expand] ng.multi
coloured hot air balloon in the distance.
Tad's, being ready for lift off? Why
not? Other big names arrive for festivals in helicopters. Tad arrives by
private hot air balloon. Or perhaps the
th ing'sjustdropped off Art Bergmann.
The beer garden quickly becomes boring. Back at the stage the
Smugglers come one. They rock and
provide plenty of laughs with their
agonized take on die premature cancellation of Alan Thicke's Growing
Pains. Afterthe Smugglers' set seems
as good a time as any to head for the
Port-O-lets behind the stage. Walking along, I hear another band take the
stage They sound pretty good...plenty
of time, 1 think, determined lo relieve
"You missed Shonen Knife!"
K.C tells me when 1 return.
"What?"
"Shonen Knife! They!
and said they only had time for five
to look for you but
you were gone."
The hot air balloon lifts off as
men. The tension is incredible; it's
all I can do to suy awake.
Several of my companions are
not so fortunate and have crawled
off to bed by the time I grow weary
of Furnaceface (haven't these guys
ever heard the aphorism "Brevity is
the soul of wit'?) and decide once
more to see whai's happening under the big top. Most everything has
been put away. Several people sit at
the tables, Ulking. 1 turn around and
there's Art Bergmann, smoking and
sniffing around for coffee. His eyes
are last week's weather report. I
make small talk and bum a cigarette—- Marlboro light. Suddenly,
Art's distracted by a coffee maker.
For the Dead Milkmen I deride to take advantage of the stupid
pass that's been hanging around my
neck since arrival. 1 stand al the side
of the suge, watching the behind-
the-scenes action. The Milkmen stand
around patiently, waiting for the
technical kinks to get ironed out
When they finally start up the sound
is even worse from the side of the
stoge than at the front.
Back at the big top, Art
Bergmann is exactly where I left
him, drinking a cup of coffee. In the
distance the coloured lights of the
Orbitron spin like a whirligig.
Enough, I head back to the safety
and comfort ofthe Wild Turkey and
m sleeping bag.
That night 1 dream I'm at the
festival site and I'm walking towards what I think is a big hot air
balloon. As I get closer I see it's the
Orbitron. There's someone familiar strapped in, being spun around.
I move closer. I try to see the face,
which is a blur. Finally the spinning
slows down and I see a butt dangling from a mouth and two bleary.
It's Art Bergmann.
Mildly hungover and tired, I
wake up to near-silence. I'd woken
up twice, once by Husker Du's
"No Promise Have I Made." (This,
as time will tell, becomes the most
memorable moment of the whole
festival for yours truly.) We don't
want to miss any of the bands
ie   -Z
Sunday morning (I forget why) so
we're at the site before ten am. We
watch Deadbeat Backbone ("Why
aren't you in church?" asks the lead
singer), then Bum. The
Nendicks take the stage
shortly after Elvis Love
Child's extended ranting and raving about cops
and authority. ("We'd
like to thank the RCMP
forgetting our amp back
for us," the singing
Nendick says.)Regrna's
Mrs. Svenson follow,
then Dagwood ("leaders of the youth
revolution," the MC announces; "WKRP m.
Conspiracy"  and       r.;
"Wheelchair Transvestite'
two of their songs).
BythetimeWinnipeg's   J*W
BulletProof Nothing come   Eg
on we've had enough. The
band is good, but ultimately
defeated by fatigue, the
shoddy sound, the biaz-  ,
ing sun, and the apathetic     '
crowd. At threeo'clock,
it's suggested by KC.   &-P /
that twenty-four hours   ^
of this is enough for fljjB*r-
any sane person. We ^^T
embark on the thirteen
hour drive back to Var
"This song's dedicated
to Paul Hughes.everybody' s friend
today... no? Well he's my friend
fuck you." — One of the bands
Saturday nigh-
Paul Hughes is the Man;
Highwood was his baby. As organizer of the event, he made as
many enemies as friends. For every band that was grateful for the
opportunity to play the festival
there was someone (whether festival-goer or band member)
complaining about the lack of a
proper schedule, bands getting cut
off midset and poor sound quality.
No doubt it didn't help that
this was the first of its kind (as far
as 1 know) in Canada and that the
site had to be moved from atop
sacred burial grounds to grounds
only a gopher could love. Perhaps
with proper organization (a schedule of bands, a real effort at
recycling), a better site (trees and
fireptts would be niceX some workshops (for instance: "Choosing a
Stupid    Name    That's    Also
Unmemon"_te*,;"You Sound Like
Pearl Jam, You Look Like Pead
Jam, You Smell Like Pearl Jam-
So How Come You'reNotSigned
to Geffen?"; ^a* My Cock,
SuckMyCodcSuckMyCock:
An Introduction to Stage Man-
ners  in  the Nineties";
"Comedy IsNolPrett)-—
A Songwriting Workshop With the
Ramada Gods
and Furnace-
said an emphasis
ii quality rather than quantity (thirty-
six bands, for instance — twelve
bands aday—would be more than
enough, especially if one of them
was Tad) the Highwood Festival could be a worthwhile
annual event A place where
musicians and fans could
come together and share
ideas about music,
effort    i
gether in a spirit of
real community....
maybe the Great Wizard
will come down from his
Cloudcastle and create a
magical land for the Sugar
Faeries and the Tree
Sprites to live in happily
ever after. the   Western
Canadian hide-
festival on the
way home, in fact
about twelve hours. I
thought about theti
when I first heard
about the festival
l;V
Kross,
and  (dare  1
/en think it?) the
|  Ramones. I must
a part of this
festival, I resolved,
it will be the event
ofthe summer. The
'  program echoed
my thoughts..."be
tell your kids how
cool you were." I
guess many people
were sharing my sen-
timents, as bands all
over Vancouver were
jumping     on     the
Highwood bandwagon
for a pittance.
The Stoney Creek
Reserve was where the festival was originally to have
taken place, but was moved
at the last minute due to liquor
licen sing difficulties. I was lucky,
someone al a bar told me the
festival had been mowed. Others
weren't so lucky; greeted by a
dead end sign in the middle of
nowhere saying the festival had
been moved to the High River
Rodeo centre, approximately
60 km away.
Afteraheinous 17
hour drive, in which
I was crushed in
a small vehicle.
arrived at the gale, received our wrist-
re directed through an
arid, flat and as yet empty festival site
to our camping area. Not terribly good
at roughing it particularly in the de-
. bilitating sun, I gritted my teeth and
cleared a dozen or so cow paddies out
of the way and made my homestead.
Besides it being really fucking
hot the town of High River ran out of
ice and the locals looked freaked out
by all the shirtless guys with bandannas aroun their heads. This was the
closest I came to being overwhelmed
by the summer of love spirit There
was also a cool river (presumably it
was High River) with frightening undercurrents that everybody swam in.
A s the day wore on more people
came, bands started playing...I was
saddened by the news that Beat Happening, Seaweed, L7 and Mudhoney,
who were all "90% confirmed" as of
an interview with Paul Hughes, artistic director of Highwood, in the June
edition of Calgary's VOX magazine,
were not going to be making an appearance at the festival. Babes in
Toyland, who were listed in the program, didn't play either. The Dead
Milkmen, Sons of Freedom, Tad, Art
Bergmann, and Coffin Break were
billed as the premiere performers.
So maybe I didn't get to camp
with Joey Ramone, but Bif Naked
was there and with Nekroscope and
Krul Hul right down the tent Hock,
how could I not feel in the thick of an
independent extravaganza? High den -
sity camping and beer drinking was
the mainsuy in the main campsite.
The ratio of people to portajohns was
sadly unbalanced, however, when you
think about how much excrement 6000
people make. Heavy police presence
(2 RCMP) and over a hundred volunteer security people, one of whom,
the huge drunken skinhead variety,
borrowed my friend's car on the
premise of some security emergency.
Needless to say, he drove around aim -
lessly blasting the stereo until she
asked him to get out of the car.
biggest gathering of Canadian rock bands in all of
our 125 year history. Wow! Too
bad all of them were so dull. This is
not without exception
of course. Hell, there
were just too many
bands;. 65 bands is a
lot and 1 believe seventy-four actually
played. Each band
(premiere performers
excluded) played ten
to twenty minute sets
(and onoccasion were
rudely cut off) which
on at 7:00. 7:00a
the other Conductors still hadn't arrived, they were then told they missed
their slot Tankhog therefore had to
to get a really good
groovegoing. Conse-
quenti-lly.itgenerated
a sort of assembly line
affect Quality, not
quantity, should have
been the rule of thumb
here.
Bands of merit
at the festival included
Cub who played a very
brief but confident and asthtetically
pleasing set Watch forthe October
10th release of their Jean Smith
(mecca Normal) produced debut 7"
Pep. The Smugglers sounded greal
but I was standing in line to get paid
so 1 couldn't see them. One of the
greatest moments of my Highwood
adventure was seeing the Evaporators. Nardwuar was in peak form
and I almost split my gut laughing
when 1 looked to see him, in a gold
lame jacket, being carried around
(at about shoulder height) by the
audience like a battering ram.
Though most aspects of the
festival seemed torun quite smoothly,
backstage was havoc. Despite tight
security restrictions a lot of mixups
occured. However, whenever aprob-
1cm aroseone was instantly deferred
to Paul Hughes; omnipotent yet
persi stently difficult to find. An ex-
military man and local personality,
he overrode a somewhat question-
KJSS, beer, weiners, and hooting were
all on the agenda for the weekend.
Those who tore them selves away from
the party at their campervans to watch
the bands seemed to mosh to just
about anything, and only really approved of generic, alternative metal
bands. This was, without a doubt the
able reputation to tun the High wood
show in most regards.
Mixups with surfing times
seemed a common problem. Confirming a sun time of 10 o' clock
with Mr. Hughes, on the phone
before they left Vancouver, the
members that so happened to arrive at Highwood at 6 o'clock
place in Superconductors 7:00 slot
which was a drag for them, and further complicated the situation.
Understandably pissed until the situation was later rectified.
Superconductor played a brilliantly
dirty set, silhouetted against the setting prarie sun...sigh.
However, this wouldn't be the
end of such shenanigans. Areathor,
slotted to play the die-hard set(2:00-
5:00a.m.) were toldjustproirto going
on stage thai that was it, everything
was being shut down for the night
Obviously furious, an argument ensued and escalted until Mr. Hughes
threw a punch at one of the band
members and challenged all of them
to a fight Apparently Areathor split
from the festival the next day.
My understanding is that a lot
of local bands played Paul Hughes'
Highwood Festival for free, some of
them for next to nothing. In reality,
everybody (premiere performers ex-
cluded) paid to be al Highwood. 1
have yet to speak with anyone
whohas actually covered the costs
of the trip. Nobody minded too
much, though. After all, how
often do you get to play in front of
6000 people? (Fifty people if you
happened to play in the daytime.)
Unfortunately, the media exposure that seemed to warrant
such an expensive endeavour
just wasn't there. The audience seemed definitely less
interested in the bands than in
theirs will. Nevertheless.play-
ing was fun and what with the
huge suge setup and fancy
Marshall amps for the bands to
play through one almost felt like
an honest to god Canadian celebrity.
the chance thatyoumightget"screamed
at," as did Rob from Bum, were fairly
likely. Paul was even so bold as to
threaten to call security because Rob
insisted on their guarantee being met to cover
their costs home.
"Do you know
what it's like to book/
pay sixty-five bands?" is
a question he should have
asked himself along time
ago instead of screaming
it in to some poor musicians face. You have to
give him some credit
though, he looked utterly
exhausted and stressed
out what with his attention being demanded on
all sides at all times.
Among others, the
Smugglers and Elvis Love
Child didn't get their
agreed on payment. Getting one hundred dollars
less than yourguarantee,
in light of the thronging
crowd all wearing Highwood t-shirts
(sporting the logo "1 came 1 drank I
puked 1 poked I came and I'll come
again," no less.), must have been a
bitter pill to swallow. I'd like to point
out that fortunately for the Smugglers, the balance of the money they
werenot paid at the festival was given
to them by local rock mogul and
Scratch Records proprieter Keith Parry,
who had a tidy sum from selling
Highwood's advance tickets.
But this is rock and roll, and
whai's rock and rail all about if it's
not about having a blast, playing a big
gig and maybe throwing some bad
attitude around? Hell, ifyou dan' t get
paid it's all part of As fun or, al any
rate, expected.
Punk rock shows lose a lot of
money, and promoters everywhere
can't pay the bands the way they'd
like to. In the independent spirit of
things, this is perfectly okay. But I
smelled a little posl-Nirvana explosion in the air, and damned if the
whole thing left me with a vague
Lollapaloozish taste in my mouth.
Obviously, one has no way of knowing how much Highwood cost to put
on, organizers have claimed they lost
between $16,000 and $28,000; reports vary. A festival compilation is
Let it be said, however, that
there was "general difficulty in getting paid." If you could find Mr.
Hughes at all there was a lineup, and
if he didn't just disappear on urgent
told to go       business, and you get to talk with him
major ads on
the bill as expected. Paul v
also overheard
bragging drunk-
enly about all the
money he was raking in to a member
of Elvis Love Child
late on the Saturday evening of the
even in the works with the proceeds
going to pay off the festival's debts.
Learned estimates disagree. It
seems impossible that they could have
lost money. There were so many
people there, and not as many of the
circulating (although it sounds
rumourish) that the
Western Canadian
Independent Music
Society was buying
land for next year's
festival wilh the proceeds   from   this
Punk rock or
corporate    rock?
Highwood seemed
to teeter on ihe fence
between       both,
Molson Canadian
sponsorship    not
withstanding.   I'd
rather avoid sounding moralistic and
spout off about the
love rock revolution.
1 think the problems
that arose could be
easily rectified with
a little communication and organization:
less stress all around
for promoters and
bands. The bands are
the focal point to the
festival and they work
really hard to be there
and put on a good
show. All in all, audience and performers
alike seemed to have
Highwood which is
what really counts in
the end. After Ulking
with a lot of Vancouver
bands, almost aH of them
said they'd go back;
some of them said they
wouldn't go hack unless they had a contract
with the organizers guaranteeing payment.
Others didn't
mind bearing
the brunt ofthe
playing there
was a fun thing
to do.
I ce.
Highwood
Festival, and.
the furtherance*. •
rock scene ii
general, much success. 1
hope organizers can work
out the bugs for next year
and an even better (...
dustier, hotter) Time
be had by all. >*?*  &>
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On the telephone, Mike Olson
seems like a pretty nice guy. You
don't want to buy him flowers or
anything, but he's alright. Which
is kind of surprising, given that
Olson' s claim to fame is being the
snarling lead singer for Olivelawn,
a band who's reputation for turmoil is unsurpassed.
Olivelawn is the L.A./San
Diego based outfit that brought
the world Sophomore Jinx, an
amazing piece of work that fully
realized the promise established
by their debut Sap LP. Everything
about Sophomore Jinx works, from
"the Ventures influenced cover, to
the Seattle influence (big guitar
music), to the jack-hammer rendition of ZZ Top's "I Heard it on
the X" that closes the album. In
Short, Sophomore Jinx is one shit-
hot piece o' plastic.
But while listening to
Olivelawn may be a pleasure, interviewing them is not. I recall a
conversation I had with famed rock
journalist Steven Wells about
Olivelawn.
"Fuck those guys," screeched
the usually laid back Steve.
"They've stiffed me for an interview three limes already. I'm a
busy man, damn it, and I've got
better things to do." And with
that. Wells smashed his empty 40
ouncer of Schlitz Malt against his
Dominoes delivery truck, and drove
Why, then, would one ignore the difficulties and spend a
good four months trying to get an
interview with an obscure South-
em California rock'n'roll combo?
One reason is that a band with
good songs as "Hate," "Major
Label Blues," and "Earthquake"
begs to be interviewed. The other
reason is to address the plethora
of rumours that follow Olivelawn
around like a bad mood.
"They've broken up," said
Smuggler drummer Bryce "Sticks"
Dunn, suavely removing a booger
the size of Manhatten from his
left nostril. It was March, and attempts to contact Olivelawn had
failed. "O (the band's lead guitarist) hates having his picture taken.
So when he saw his picture on the
album and in some promo posters, he quit." Poor O couldn't have
been thatmad, though. Two weeks
later Bryce told me Olivelawn was
back together. "And," Sticks assured me, "they're coming to Van-
But Olivelawn wasn't coming to Vancouver. They were staying right where they were, waiting for a chance to be interviewed
by Discorder: At least that's how
one record rep made it sound.
"Could they call you back in ten
minutes?" asked the rep. I ran to
get a cassette and my i
ecall.
"They've broken up," said
Discorder editor Paul Brooks,
while scratching at his anus as
though he were trying to claw
through cement. "You know how
you wanted to interview O and
Mike Olson at the same time?
Well, those two can't be in the
same room at the same time. So
in the ten minutes that it took to
call you back, they got into an
argument, and the band broke
up." Two weeks later, reports
had the band back together and
headed for Vancouver.
in Los Angeles. "They don't practice, because they don't like each
other," said Grant, who is a renowned lunatic with a quick right
hook,"and they actually get into
fist fights on stage. One time Jonny
Donhowe (the bassist) creamed'
Olson with a mic stand." But the
most exciting piece of news Grant
had concerned the shadowy O. "He
won't book a show for Victoria
because he doesn't feel safe on
islands." Man, I just had to talk to
this guy.
It wasn't to be, though. "O is
pretty negative," said one record
rep, unaware of his stupid pun,
"you don't really want to talk to
him." And Mike Olson himself
asked, pleading, if "O really has to
be there?" But I was adamant. An
Olivela
view couldn't happen because of
the L.A. riots. "O isn't gonna
drive to L.A. and I'm not leaving
my house," said Mike, who then
went on the CiTR news to explain what was actually happening in L.A. during the riots.
It was not long after that I
kicked my nasty ether and bourbon habit and came face to face
with that ugly monster called reality. I'd been trying to interview Olivelawn forfourmonths,
with no success. O had no intention of ever talking to me or anyone likeme. And that band wasn't
coming to Vancouver, no matter
how often they were listed in the
Cruel Elephant ads. I was jusl
going to have to interview Mike
Olson solo.
Which isn't a bad thing in
and of itself. Olson is an interesting guy in his own right. He runs
"Olivelawn?" laughed
Zipgun guitarist Neil Rodgers.
"We did a show with them in
Berkeley. I think they came in
four separate vans, did four separate soundchecks, played their
set and went home. Never did
they talk to each other. They did
a great show, though."
Atthe time, Zipgun had just
cut a split 7" single for Rekkid, a
label owned and operated by none
other than Mike Olson.
The undisputed heavyweight champion of Olivelawn
info, though, has to be Smuggler
frontman Grant Lawrence. Like
Zipgun, the Smugglers have recorded for Rekkid, and the band
stays at the Olson domicile when
would be like sex without orgasm.
Or, I'm guessing, it would be.
Armed with Olson's home
phone number, and a list of questions like "O, are you really as
fucked in the head as everyone
says?", I continued my battle undaunted. On one memorable occasion, I learned from Mike's mother
that "The Smugglers are just the
nicest boys."; dramatically destroying that band's reputation as a bunch
of sex-era zed juvenile delinquints.
Mrs. Olson related how Dave
Carswell (Smuggler guitarist) had
gotten up early to clean the Olson
pool and informed me that "Those
boys can stay here anytime." On
another occasion, Mike himself ex -
plained that our scheduled inter-
Rekkid records, which has recorded the Mummies, the Derelicts, and the Hoods in addition
to Zipgun and the Smugglers.
He's also a USC student, or was
at least last year.
Olson holds a fascination
for Seattle cartoonist Peter Bagge,
discuss. Rekkid, of course, is a
term used in Bagge's Hate comics, and "Hale" is also the first
song on Sophomore Jinx. "It's
just a philosophy I like in there,"
says Olson of the Hate comics.
I also asked Olson about
Olivelawn's part in one of the
most sly and insidious plots to
Uke place in years. As you may
or  may   not  know,   Boeing,
Starbucks, Microsoft and the Entertainment Industry are currently
pushing to have Seattle declared
the capital of North America, which
will be renamed Corporation and
will be presided over by University of Washington football coach
Don James. "We just happened to
be in Seattle when we wanted to
record", says Olson, fooling nobody. Both Olivelawn records have
been produced by Jack "Mr. Seattle" Endino in the Emerald City.
Olson was far more forthcoming when the subject turned
toO.hispartnerand nemesis. Keep
in mind that O elected not to be
present and thus was unable to
defend himself.
"He's huge," said Mike, "and
he could kick your ass." Olson
had no way of knowing that I'm
6'7", 275 lbs and used to wrestle
professionally under the pseudonym Mad Dog Martel. "His real
name is Oswald or something, and
he gets real mad ifyou don't call
him O," Mike added. I was disappointed. I wanted O to be named
after that French S & M book,
The Story ofO.
Olson also confirmed lhat O
was indeed the same O who served
as senior photographer of
Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. "He's probably betterknown
for his skateboard photography
than the band. Lots of kids thla
think O is really cool don't even
know he's in a band," Olson says.
Being a renowned photographer doesn't mean Big O likes
having his picture taken though.
Olson confirms that O "goes berserk" when he sees his glorious
likeness reproduced, and the
photo that accompanies this article is, according to Olson, one
of only two band photos with O
in them. Olson went on to say
that O could well inflict physical injury if he saw that picture
Of course that wouldn't be
the first time Olson had been
roughed up by a fellow
Olivela wner. The singer also confirms that he was indeed beaten
with a mic stand by Olivelawn
bassist Jonny Donhowe during a
gig. "We feed off the energy,"
says Mike 'the Pinata', "it makes
for great shows."
Of course, we're unlikely to
see any of those shows up here in
Vancouver although Olson assures
me the band does plan to come to
Canada; "Probably in August,"
he said, lying through his teeth.
Olson also contends that the only
reason they don't consider playing Victoria is because they.ve
heard it's hard to book all-ages
shows there and because they don't
have anywhere to stay on the Island. As to O's fears that islands
have a tendency to sink or tip
over, Olson feigns ignorance.
"Maybe," he says, "but that's the
first I've heard of it."
Finally, the issue of
Olivelawn's viability isbreached.
"Sometimes, everything I do bugs
O," says Olson wistfully. That
problem, coupled with the fact
that both men are very active outside of Olivelawn, does not allow
the band a promising future. In
fact, O has recently been perform -
ing with a seperate combo, one
called Huff.
Olson, though, is optimistic. "Things will get better once
we start preaching again," he figures. Then, to emphasize that the
millions of rumors about the band
may not be so accurate, Olson
says that "the tales of our demise
have been greatly exaggerated."
Yeah. Exaggerated. Over and over
again.
POSTSCRIPT
Just a few weeks ago, my
phone rang at somewhere between
2 and 3 in the moming. It was
Discorder editor Paul, who miraculously could transmit halitosis,
as well as words, through the phone
lines. "Olivelawn has broken up,"
he told me.
Yeah, sure I figured. Paul
was the guy who told me that
Mike Olson had tried to set him
up with the girl on the cover of
Sophomore Jinx. But Paul was
insistent: "They've broken up,"
he repeated.
The next day, I bumped into
Grant Lawrence while supporting
the local music scene. Grant echoed Paul's words, and added that
Ruff had a single coming out on
the Sympathy for the Record Industry label. He too was convinced
of the permanency of the latest
Olivelawn break-up
Now, if I were 83, living in
Arkansas, and sat on a rocking
chair in front of an old gas station, I'd tell you not to worry.
"That band has more lives than a
cat," I'd tell you, prior to spitting a massive wad of brown
tobacco juice on the ground at
your feet.
But really I'm young, and
any wisdom I have is hidden behind bad facial hair and a moody
disposition. And that's why I've
got to agree with Paul and Grant
and admit that a good band has
left us. Olivelawn is done like
dinner. (Olivelawn won't be playing at a club near you.)
OCTOBER   (Q BY ADAM SLOAN
Yo, "Future Rap" is back! I'll
be takin' over the column from
Terror T as she's busy for a
while  schoolin'  herself.  So,
here's a coupla' 12"s fo' yo'
contemplation. Kid Rock,
Detroits #1 rapper, is hittin'
hard with "Back From The
Dead" on Continuum Records.
Mixin' a Beastie Boys style
lyrical delivery with hardcore
beats and lotsa' breaks, look
out for the forthcoming album.
Coming    out    on    Ruthless
Records are Yomo and
Maulkie with their "Mockingbird" 12". DJ Yella from
NWA helped out with the production, 4 different mixes, but
none of this is fresh enough to
cut it with me, so on with da
PG.... Roxannehasa 12" out
on Select Records produced
by Chubb Rock and
Trackmastey. The two tracks
pretty hard but Roxanne is held
up by the dope beats and
doesn't have loo much lyrical
wisdom to offer.
Alright, now to a coupla'
EP's. Planet Rock, the 1982
super-electro hip-hop,
uptempo-funk jam by Afrika
Bambaalaa      and      the
Soulaonic  Force  of  the
Universal Zulu Nation has
been reissued ten years after
the  original,   with  a   whole
bunch of remixes. The most
notable of the five remixe:
DJ Magic Mike's rap tre
ment of tha groove and th
808 State techo-mix, bul
the
iginalis
And ya' git da' bonus beats
MC  Ren of NWA h;
got an EP out of his ow
Kiss My Black Ass with   pro
duction done by Bobcat. If yi
like NWA's releases after I
Cube left the group, you'll lik
this.   Busy  tracks  and  W<
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Now we gonna hit the full
length releases. First we got
Me Phi Me with his release
One. This is defintely a college radio crossover record
with a whole bunch of acoustic guitar and is strictly wack.
And we  got no time for that.
DJ Quick has got his second on tha streets now for Profile Records called Way 2
Fonky. He's backin' it up with
plenty of kick and claps, as is
keyboard funk of Parlis
and Zapp as it's all ove
.Heshouldn'thave
albur
thi
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reggae
r  getting
slow, but overall this is way 2
Too Short has let loose with
album number four straight outta
the Oaktown, Shorty the Player. Now
here' s another rapper totally into the
Parliament keyboard funk. The album is good for the most pan, but it
sounds exactly like the last three. He
hasn't done anything new for yean
now, but if you like Too Short you'll
dig this. The bass is boom and the
car low as always.
The UMC's have a new album
out on Wild Patch records called
Fruits of Nature. This stuff is very
light Kid n' Play-style rap, but not as
good (in a pop sense). I guess you
gotta have all sorts, but this sort
doesn't interest me at all.
Yo, somthin' else you might
wanna check out is Miles Davis'
last album, Doo-Bop, which was put
together wit Easy Mo Bee. Definitley
on tha hip-hop tip.
Rapp crew of tha month goes
to lha Bronx niggaz, the
Ultramagnetlc MC's, on the
strength of their "Make it Happen"
12". I didn't even mention it because it's been out 4 a while and
their new LP is due out next month.
Closing news, CiTR's DJ
Soundwar Chapter III is scheduled 4 tha Spring of 1993 and you
can bet il' s gonna be a superslammer!
Get it together and make it happen
wit your own crew! Peace, an' I'm
outta here y'all!
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20 Efp^IEO: Did you miss me as much as I
missed you? Due to some reshuffling, il's been three months since
the last thrilling installment, so
First up is Front Line
Assembly's latest CD Tactical
Neural Implant (Third Mind). A
big departure for the Vancouver
duo. Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber,
TNI has actual songs influenced
by FLA's interest in techno— especially their lighterdance project
Intermix—instead ofthe extreme
aggro of Caustic Grip (Third
Mind). The album is full of melodies, whereas Caustic Grip was
over the lop with rhythmic repeti-
tiveness. "Final Impact" and their
first single "Mindphaser" are superb examples of their latest styles.
FLA has also been garnering a lot
of attention for the cyberpunk video
masterpiece of "Mindphaser", by
local Plasma Productions, and has
been nominated forthe best alternative video at the Canadian Music Video Awards. Buy this album or die.
God Family Country (Dove)
by Sucking Chest Wound was
originally presented as a live multimedia performance in November
'89, released as a 3 cassette limited edition in December of '90,
and remixed for CD in February
of this year. There are fifteen tracks,
of which five each appear under
the headings of God, Family and
Country, including "Who Shot the
Pope" which was on the Death of
Vinyl compilation. Each segment
starts wilh a heavily sarcastic introduction; for example "Family,"
where a childlike voice tells us
"father punishes us because he
loves us." The music is a mixture
of jazz, industrial, gospel, disco
and heavy metal. This is cheesy
and scary at the same time as it
points out the combination of banality and horror in the ideals of
God, Family and Country. Extremely sly.
Also on Toronto's Dove label is PGR's Chemical Bride, a
combination of noise and ambient
music that is loo loud to be called
ambient and too rhythmic to be
pure noise. This is pretty heavy
on low end distortion but it's not
bad, more varience would have
made Chemical Bride more interesting. If you're into oppressive
music you'll like this, especially
the title track with it's rhythmic
An excellent compilation has
to be Object #5 on Ladd-Frith
Records, which includes Dive (ex-
Klinik vocalist Dirk Ivens), TAGC
and Vox Popull. There's also a
spoken word intro by each artist
before their respective songs. Some
of my faves were Cyrnai s "Friction Song" with it's complicated,
catchy motif, De Fabriek's contribution of a pleasant, fuzzed piano melody with some slamming
noises, "Speaking in Tongues" by
In the Distance, and the ubiquitous Haters tune is quite disturbing—a car crash impact repeated
over and over. Object #5 is continuing excellence in experimen
tal c<
np.L.
Cabaret Voltaire's Technology-Western Reworks 1992
(Virgin) is a vaguely tolerable
remaking of old tunes which have
tons of bass percolations, but everything starts to sound the same
after a while. Plus, they've managed to turn the fabulous " I wanl
you" into utter drivel; "Sensoria"
fares belter as the vocals are kept
somewhat. But 808 State should
be drawn and quartered for their
re-mix of "I want you." A hardcore
Cab Voltaire fan would never figure out what this shit actually was.
Some things shouldn 'l be re-mixed,
how can Kirk and Mallinder sleep
at night?
In contrast, Laibach's newest, Kapital (Mute), is a sly mix-
lureof dance and politics. Laibach
are based in Ljubljiana (what used
to be Yugoslavia), and are a part
of Neve Slowenische Kunst, which
was founded in 1984 to work in
the area between ideology and art.
By 1989, Neve Slowenische Kunst
had expanded to embrace film,
architecture, design and practical
philosophy, alongside original
music, painting and theatre. A lot
of people have been put off by
Laibach's videos of members
striding mightily through forests
and quickly slapped the "fascist"
label on them. Laibach raises questions about mechanization and nationalism and presents them in an
ambiguous way. People can't seem
to handle topics not put in a black
and white manner. This is dance
music, but it's without compromise, and it is full of thought and
uneasiness—it leaves the listener
edgy. A good challenge and recommended.
The Cassette Mylhos Alchemy compilation CD (What Next
Records) is published by the
Nonsequitir Foundation, a non
profit audio publishing venture;
their address is: P.O. Box 2638,
Santa Fe, NM, 87504.USA.
They've also published a book of
the same name about the underground tape exchange and interviews with it's practitioners. This
compilation is suitably off the wall;
my faves include the atonal "Grievance" by Daniel Johnston and
completely insane "China Pong"
by Japan's YximallOO. This is
definitely not everyone's cup of
Koolaid, bulif you're into experimental, avant-garde stuff, you'll
get off on this.
Sect is Vancouver's own
Mike Victory collaborating with
Bruce Young and they have a brand
new self-titled cassette. Sect used
to be on Spiral Records, but Mike
decided to go the indie route. Their
latest five song release utilizes
more state of the art than before,
but it slill keeps their signature
minimalist sound. It should be in
stores soon. Another local band to
watch for is Fourth Man, who
haven't released anything yet but
they've given me a demo. The
songs are well done industrial and
belie the fact they don't have a lot
of equipment. I'll let you know
when they release something.
Well, that's enough heart-racing infofor one column. If you wanted
to write me, drop me a line QO of
Discorder. See you in two months.
It'!
dl'm
minutes past i
drinking tea in lisa cub's living room.
cub have finished band practice and
we (lisa, robynn, Valeria and I) are
no w curled up in chairs ready to talk.
October 10th?
lisa: Sports and Health Day in Japan.
robynn: It's a theme.
lisa: It's our dream: to play Japan.
Oh! One of my questions is what
would be the Ideal site for a cub
gig?...a karaoke bar?
lisa: Liveat Budokan.of course. What
would your ideal spot for a gig be,
Valeria: WeU,not outdoors. Anything
but outdoors.
robynn: No black flies, no mosqui-
valeria: Anywhere indoors and dark.
cubare having arecordrelease party
mid-Octoberand areplaying atZulu
Records the evening of Friday the
16th. After that 2l3rds of cub are
doing New York!
Are you distributing your record
there?
robynn: No, we're going shopping,
lisa: And signing autographs.
If you couldn't be bi cub, what
band would you be in?
Valeria: Probably none at all... lisa
would go on to fame and fortune, I'd
sink into obscurity and robynn would
write novels. (laughter)
robynn: I don't think so.
lisa: I'd like to be in an accordion
band that played only Italian weddings.
Okay, now we move on to the Helen
G. oriented portion of the program.
We start off with: whafs your
favorite fairytale?
robynn: Oh, I can't think of one.
lisa: The three bears, of course.
Valeria: Ial ways hated the three bears,
lisa: So did I.
Valeria: Goldilocks deserved everything she got!
We're drinking tea but it's not
chamomile. Speaking from personal Interest, what's your best
remedy for cramps?
lisa: I don't get cramps, I'm too tough,
robynn: I just suffer in silence and
they eventually go away,
lisa: You're supposed to stretch.
Valeria: Actually, we' re too young to
get cramps. We're pre-pubescent.
October is a spedal month for me
because it has my birthday and
Hallowe'en. What are your favorite
kinds of birthday cake, favorite
Hallowe'en treats and costumes?
Valeria: What was the question?
Favorite kinds of birthday cake?
(hmmms all around)
lisa: Not Safeway.
robynn: Chocolate, but a special kind
of chocolate—a homemade kind made
with sour cream so it's runny inside.
My aunt made it for me
Valeria: So you slab it and it bleeds?
lisa: Angel food cake with sprinkles
in the shape of an elephant holding a
peanut in its trunk. That was my
favorite one that my mum made.
Costumes?
Valeria: Well, I'm constantly considered to be in costume, and Hallowe'en
is the one time of the year I feel
normal. I get on the bus and they say
"So, what are you?" Um, Hallowe'en
treats?...apples. Without razors,
lisa: I loved mini Oh Henrys,
robynn: Iused to hate Good V Plentys
but now I like them,
lisa: Once I went as Aunt Jemima,
which I find totally embarrassing, in
complete black face. And I cried
whenmymumwasputtingthemakeup
when I stayed at home, so why go
out?
Valeria: I'd like to go as Zorro one
Well, I have a Thanksgiving
question—Being vegetarians, do you
eat toru turkey moulds?
lisa: Nooo. But we always have a big
Thanksgiving dinner with ourfriends,
and wemake alternative stuff. Uke if
you make scalloped potatoes with
smoked Gruyere, it tastes like meal,
robynn: Bacony!
So, that's the dirt on cub but
before I let you go I have to tell
you about my favorite kind of
birthday cake. This one is espe-
on and taking it off. It was definitely
against my will. Other than that., .once
I went to the Venue dressed as a
carrot Nobody got it and I was embarrassed and sad.
robynn: I stopped al an early age
because I figured I got better candy
cially great to make for other people
and it comes from a party book for
kids. I think il's from the Carnival
Party section and it goes like this.
Buy some white cake mix,
enoughforfour round layers—the
cheap kind is fine. If you are a
made-from-scratch diehard that's
your prerogative but this cake is a
bit fiddly so I recommend saving
your energy.
While you're at the store pick
up some whipping cream (500mL)
and some food coloring in the basic shades: red, blue, green and
yellow.
When you arrive home, get
the cakes baking right away. You
will need lo divide Ihe batter into
four bowls, add some food coloring
lo each bowl and then get them in
the pans and in the oven. My preferred colours are pink, purple,
orange and green but you can
experiment.
Once the cakes are out and
cooling, you' re ready lo start whipping . Sweeten ihe creamalittle
if you like. I've never added
that stuff to keep the cream
stiff bul if the cake's going to
be silting around all evening
it might be a good idea. (Do
not use Cool Whip.)
Then you just stack 'em up
and start spreadin'. Put cream
or jam between layers for a
special treat. Sprinkles on the
cake add colour but put them
on just before serving—they
bleed. Now you just have to
keep Ihe secret until you slice
the cake. Voila!Listen toyour
friends ooohh and aaahh over
the beauty of it and then gorge!
Exotic versions of this cake
can be made with chocolate
layers and chestnut cream or any
other variation you wish. I gotta
go now, I'm drooling on the keyboard. Hope October treats you
right and talk to you in December.
Cake on!
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Was it really necessary to be greeted
by an anabolic enhanced throwback
at the door to the Neurosis show
(Septl 1 @ the Cruel Elephant)? If
we can jump on the bandwagon for
a second we'd like to say that we
don't want the company of jocks at
our local watering hole either. Speaking of said watering hole, the next
time Tankhog play it might be a
good idea for you, dear readers, to
go out and buy a ticket. The band is
of the members actually got married
just so they could bold a prenuptial
benefit gig (a fine mix of fuck bands)
to fund a "proper wedding." Better
not make anything too official, married couples get less on welfare.
In other club news the Na ppy
Dugout, 1248 Seymour at Drake
(back alley entrance), needs your
support. These guys are putting on
some great and much needed all
ages shows although they seem to
be underattended. The shows happen on Sundays at a reasonable hour
(5:00 PM) and some that you should
make note of are: Oa. 4 - Greenday
w/ Ten Feet Tall; Oct. 18 - Sandy
Duncan's Eye w/ Rusty Nails; OcL
25 - Sparkmarker. For tickets and
info you can skate down to P.D.'s
HotShopat538 W. Pender orphone
662-3328.
Mark Manhattan (Outrageous
Valentinos fame) is booking bands
forthe Lie-rice Whip a.k.a. Hollywood North on Seymour St.
Discrepencies abound as to the longevity of this project but, being the
optimists that we are, we say look
for a special Halloween showl
SHINDIG NEWS
CiTR's Shindig is happening once again and, if you missd
them, the festivities were kicked off
on Monday, September 14 at the
RailwayClub (Penderand Seymour).
Christening this year's 13 week event
of local band competitions were the
Lonesome Canadians, Stick Mon-
key.andTheCretins. Stick Monkey
chalked up a first round victory and
therefore advance to the semi-finals
which take place a few months do wn
the road, Rory and Paul's column
(page 10) should keep you right up
to date on the happenings of Shindig,
but don't just read about i_..GO,
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no worse than the rock sur who
in sis ts his/her lovers fit only into the
mould of groupie.
3. Wearing less clothes does
not make one intimidating.
4. You can't lay no boogie
woogie on the King of Rock and
RoU they say, yet public nosepicking
has become noticeably trendy.
5. Suicide is the final form of
rebellion.
STEPPIN' ON GRANT'S
TOES
Sparkmarker have recently released a 3 song 7" and I actually
went out and bought this at Track
records. Sean (hard-working employee) said that it was the hottest
selling 7" in the store, and with a
price tag of only $3.25 they make it
pleasant on the pocketbook. For those
of you who yet don't know what
Sparkmarker sound like, Fugazi,
Greenday, and Phleg Camp are
good comparisons. Strong bass,
thought provoking lyrics and energetic tunes fuel this 7". Buy it you '11
like it.
And while you got your wallet
out don't forget to pick up Lung's
new 7" out on British label Serial
Killer.
DEMO REVIEWS
Castrated Turnip — Bad Wah
Our Bones
I haven't smoked any pot today and
I'm not feeling particulanly tender
ormerciful. Kitimat, where this group
is from, is the suicide capitol of
B.C....maybe the entire world. One
knows why after listening to this
band. They went to the same school
of retard-rock that the Ramones
graduated from and these guys are
still in the first grade. Study hard
boys and move out of Alcan™ land.
66Gannet Cres., Kitimat, B.C. V8C
1P6.
Mutant Starfish
This band sounds like they just quite
haven't found their groove yet With
a strong rhythm section and, oh no,
Axl Rose vocals we just couldn't get
Billy Gets Left Behind — Small
Potatoes
...mashed with a little margarine.
To Do With God —Reunites and
All
Angrier Cure. Brazenly Cure.
Lemons
This is the Lemonheads without
the head, and in pure Lemonhead
form they sent us a picture of
themselves looking very stylish
and altemo-metal ( shine the
cheezy promo shots guys). Jannis
likes this demo a lot and can be
quoted as saying, "It's damn fine.
It's believabledammit!"621 Pine,
Tacoma, WA. 98406
Dead Crony
Deth, No Lip, Grungee Al and
Space J are the members that
make up Dead Crony. That about
says it all, don't you think? These
guys are so bold to thank all of
the chicks who have had the pleasure of even half the meat. What?
Is this because they got soft once
LOCAL RELEASES
Wedge
Judging from the letter they sent
us these guys have had the pleasure of opening for many a fine
band: Tar, Unsane, and Vertigo
to name a few. They deserve that,
I guess. This is the best thing
I've heard to come out of Cal-
town yet I Too bad Coral already
stuck the god damn slicker on
her fridge, I kinda wanted it.
Sloth Records, PO Box #23119,
Connaught Postal Outlet, T2S
3B1.
Flash Bastard — Mommy, Can
I Go Oul and Kill Tonight
"Psycho Bitch From Hell" and
"Suburban Nightmare" are the
two songs offered from this intensely punk outfit. Although they
are not old enough to get into the
Cruel Elephant they are old
enough to create great tunes.
These kids do everything like
the big boys, except harmonize.
Dyssentry Recordings.
Vicious Barbs
Truly punk. A sound not unlike
the U.K. Subs crossed with the
Descendents. Art fags will call
them childish. Politically correct song titles dealing with issues concerning gun control, laboratory animal testing, and date
rape yet the lyrics seem contradictory: "I test my drugs on animals/and I do it all for kids./I got
a job making shampoo/that's really what I want to be./If it gets
in your eyes it can be the worst/
so we have to let the bunnies try
il first." 1642 Kitchener St.,
Vancouver, B.C., V5L 2W2.
"pep" the debut six-song-seven-inch from Vancouver's cub.
available oct.10, taiiku-no-hi (health sports day).
on sale at scratch, track & zulu records.
see cub live October 16 in-store at zulu records.
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how freakish or by chance Its occurence was. you can't help but at
any time In the future looking back on this peak and reminisce about
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Just gets better. You know how anticipation can almost be more
exciting than the actual fruition of something. If only because weeks
and weeks of work and planning go Into what amounts to five hours
of reabing the achievement It's almost disappointing when the moment passes, great satisfaction is achelved but soon the thoughts tu m
to the next conquest, kinda like after sex. you know? so in a sense Its
feverish foreplay ail the time and orgasms (often multiple!) five nights
a week, feel for my predicament, and read on uhhhhooooh fri.
sept. 25 nardwuar the human servlette/poplama records presents
THE SMUGGUERS w/ way out recording artists from victoria THE SHOW
BUSINESS GIANTS also Seattle's DRIP TANK w/ CUB and THEE GOBLINS
yeahhowowoohh tat 26 some bizarre shit: scratch presents a festival
of Ifs recording artists roster, with, from japan: NIMROD featuring
Japan's s&m pom queen MAVUKO HINO w/ TWERDOCLEB w/ victoria's
politically Incorrect HUMP sun 27 SUNDAY SHOW!!! doors at 8. show at
9:30: featuring no other than THE CHAINSAW KITTENS with a fantastic
band FLOP w/ guests tues 29 tuesday night fever DISCO $1 CHEAP
ORIGINAL VINYL STARS got the garb? no lining up to get on inl scuse
me my mouth is full: wed 30 rain creature cd release party featuring
RED SECTOR 1 - DOSE PUMP - DANCING ON GLASS and COLOUR
CLIQUE OCTOBER, CHUBBY CITY! thurt 1 kinda punky kinda folky kinda
rootsy kinda night: t.o.'s COURAGE OF LASSIE w/ San Francisco's
BEDLAM ROVERS w/ ZOLTY CRACKER and some Ike it a little harder
faster fri 2 Seattle's nastymix recording artists THE ACCUSED w/ cargo
recording artists from montreal SLOV w/ victoria's SHUT DOWN w/
DISTORTED INFLUENCE, now on this show I'm goona ruin a whole
wardrobe's worth of stuff, stand back. I don't know how big this thing's
goona getl tat 3 a rare performance by Seattle's legendary GIRL
TROUBLE w/ Seattle's amazing FASTBACKS w/ like that wasn't enough:
rave recording artists from Ohio GOD AND TEXAS tuet. 6 CRUEL 70S
DISCORAMA GOT 70S GEAR ON? NO LINING UPICHEAPI and I thought
Saturday was as good as It gets but on wed 7 matador recording artists
from Stockton ca. PAVEMENT w/ BLAISE PASCAL now read the next
part real slow cause if you're on a bus or something it could get
embarrassing thurt. 8 raging killer pop-punk from California, fallout
recording artists GREEN DAY w/ Ohio's PRAIRIE SCHOOL w/ the new
improved SWEATERS ok. catch your breath, clean up a bit. a little
deodorant. that's better, this one's staying awhile fri 9-tcrt 10 Ottawa's
best band since....wel. ever: FURNACE FACE!!! fri wtth THE SUPSHODS
and SISTER LOVERS, tat A CARTOON SWEAR and California's DEBRIS
STREAM tuet 13 CRUEL 70S DISCORAMA GOT 70S GEAR ON? NO
UNING UPI wed 14 cargo recording artists from toronto CHANGE OF
HEART with THE TOUCH AND GOES serious homage, need I say more?
It'sthurt 15 reprise recording artists from minneapolis BABES IN TOYLAND
w/ guests and if that wasn't enough: fri 16 eMpTy recording artists from
minneapolis SANDY DUNCAN'S EYE with SPICE OF UFE in a cd release
party tai 17 now this is hormone city, some of the coolest damn rock
to ever come out of amertca. not for the shallow of mind: matador
recording artists from san fran THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282 w/
from pheonix. majora/shimmy-dtsc recording artists THE SUN CITY
GIRLS w/ victoria's VINAIGRETTES tuet 20 CRUEL 70S DISCORAMA GOT
70S GEAR ON? NO LINING UPI CHEAPI wed 21
UNDEI»lcOUNDTECHNONONC»MMERaALTUI*NTABUDJ.WmW_VTTIT-DE-
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over north amertca: Ottawa's FUN FOR MALAKAI w/ san fran's ONE
EYED JACKS w/ BIG TALL GARDEN fri 23 the music Just never gets
definable, dig this: from minneapolis THE DASH BOARD SAVIOURS w/
CHRIS HOUSTON AND HIS EVIL TWANG w/ TERROR OF TINY TOWN sat 24
a little rock o billy, a little brass o billy THE RATTLED ROOSTERS MONKEY
BUSINESS tuet 27 CRUEL 70S DISCORAMA GOT 70S GEAR ON? NO
UNING UPI CHEAPI wed 28 can you say punk rock??? AGING YOUTH
GANG w/ TEN FEET TAU w/ VAN HOOLIGANS fri 30 polygram recording
artists CARNIVAL ART tat 31 ALL HALLOW'S EVE!!! featuring M.D.C. w/
nettwerk recording artists from chilliwack MYSIERY MACHINE very
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Info Line - 688-5351 Hi. Due to sheer boredom [Ihopeit's
not lethargy. Ed.], I've decided to
change the format of this here column. I probably won't stick to it, I
just feel like it. But whadda you
care, anyways?
"Curse Me" b/w "Replete"
Bulimia Banquet
This semi-legendary San Francisco
band falls slightly short of the mark
here, with a slightly directionless
punk rock offering. Apparently the
band features Dez Cadena of Black
Flag but I didn't hear it. The Aside
is filled wilh annoying tempo changes
that add up to nothing but musical
confusion. Maybe that's the point,
but to me it's a headache. The B-
side's "Replete" is a much better
retreat, a good rock tune in a standard alty-rock way. Nothing special
overall. (Bulimia Banquet, RO. Box
#2852, Los Angeles, CA, 90078,
USA.
"White Summer**b/w "How Does It
Feel To Feel"
Chopper
This New Haven, Connecticut premier mod-pop band have shed almost all their mod roots and sound
to present more of a pure pop sound;
sounding more like REM than the
Jam. Catchy, harmonic stuff that's
worth your attention. The B-side is
an obvious cover of an obvious song,
I just can't remember who did it
(The Creation. Ed.). A slightly psychedelic late '60' s feel. And hey, for
all you leftovermods out there, Chopper has a great backlog of pure mod
angst tunes that any of you scooter-
hoppin' daddies are sure to dig. (Ani-
mal-5, RO. Box 2383, Milford, CT,
06460, USA.
Estrus Gearbox — 3x7"
Various Artists
Jeez, after hearing from about six
people that the new 3 x 1" box set
from Estrus was a pile of musical
crap, I actually came away liking it!
Besides the standard excellent packaging job (full colour hot-rodesque
cover from Coop), you get twelve
groups from across the nation dabbling in this box's theme: hot-rod
Though there are some obvious embarrassments (Mortals, Nomads—their cover of the Sonics'
"BossHoss" simply sucks)the overall
garage sounds are a mixture of the
Beach Boys/Dick Dale/and Link
Wray. Canada's contingent is
Calgary' s Huevos Rancheros, whose
surfy "Burrito Grande Prix" is the
closest I've heard them skirt to that
Shadowy Men sound yet. Other cool
tracks roar in from Gas Huffer, the
Cheater Slicks and Vacant Lot. And
of course I must own anything with
the Untamed Youth on it, who cross
the finish line with the best song of
the lot: the ultra-catchy California
highway anthem "SS 396." (Estrus,
P.O. Box 2125, Bellingham, WA,
98227-2125, USA)
The American Scream - 4 song EP
Final Conflict
Woah. Very hard and very fast ra-
zor-Cal-core that's apolitical ball of
hatred, bitterness and contempt. And
yes, descendants, it's still catchy!
Good,truehardcore-mosh-rock that
cares. But don't go in blind, these
guys are not happy and they let you
know that fact, fast. Left wing musical disgust of the USA. (Nemesis/
Crash Course.P.O. Box 5905, Buena
Park, CA, 90622, USA.)
Split 7"
Gorls/Flathead
Here'sacoolliltleD.I.Y.,"we-don't-
give-a..." platter! The Gorls start
things off in a very primitive, guri-
sung, jungle garage sound a la, you
guessed it, the Gories. A very short
tune but they make thei r point. Where
The Gorls cut it short, the flipside's
feature, Flathead, seem to go on and
on. Still a cool punk-garage sound,
once again primitive in style and
grace, delivering their vomit-like
tune admirably. However it did begin to drag by about minute 5. Pressed
on cool, bubble gum pink vinyl.
(No address!)
Hell Beach Party — split 7"
Phantom Surfers/Roofdogs
An instrumental pack of supreme
finesse, starring San Francisco's water
sport druids, the Phantom Surfers.
Once again they spill more instro-
surf intelligence, this time in the
form of a Lee Hazelwood cover (!),
"El Aguila," and another swanker,
thrown in for an extra dash of brilliance, called "Squad Car." The B-
side features two from theRoofDogs,
a now defunct, early NW instro group
who later became the breathtaking
Mono Men. Ofthe Roofdog's songs
"Cannon Beach" certainly rock s, but
as funny as the live version of
"Ribbed" might be it still sucks. A
fantastic gatefold, full-col or sleeve,
and yet another collector of rock and
roll must-have. (Demolition Records,
P.O. Box 18107, Madrid, 28080,
Spain.)
Fairlane — 4 song EP
Kill Sybil
Yet another good band from a great
Seattle label. Kill Sybil's soundmixes
all sorts of feelings,mood and beats,
exercises the Velvet Underground
plod on one song, and on others
stretches into a chaotic Neil Young
mindwarp. The foundation of Kill
Sybil is based on a listener-friendly,
melodicfolk-punk sound,hence there
are moments when the female vocals rise up from the melancholy
sound-drive to sound almost like
Mark Arm! If the powers that be
were everto remake MidnightCow-
boy this would be
a great
soundtrack recording. Oh
yeah, cheetah.
(eMpTy, P.O.
Box 12034, Seattle, WA,
98102, USA.)
Kimberley Yodel
featuring the
Tyrolean
for an opinion: a little over
produced....And to think. Lung's
guitarist used to work at Caper's!
Congrats on the fame. (Serial Killer,
P.O. Box 2347, Birmingham, England, B23 60S)
"Suck You Dry" b/w "Disceplion
Pass"
Mudhoney
Ok, here we go, Mudhoney's major
label debut! And it's on 7" vinyl!
Yahoo! I don't actually own this
babe yet, but my buddy Cryptic Al
Wright reviewed il to me over the
phone from his Kitsilano townhouse:
"Well, Grant, the single's packaging is the first thing that struck me.
It's how singles used to be, way
back when. Just a white paper sleeve.
The label (Reprise/Warner Bros.) is
of the old design reminding me of
past Reprise artists like Jimi Hendrix
and Neil Young".
But that's just the packaging,
Al, what about the sound?: "Well,
Grant, the first song, "Suck You
Dry," is a sort of throwback to early
Mudhoney
Mou
italn
Boys
Here's an interesting find. A friend
of mine recently gave this to me
because he knew I was "into those
old fashioned mini-records." What
he gave me was an old 7" of his
dad's, who is originally from
Kimberley, BC. This is an actual 7"
record of songs about Kimberley,
BC, set to a waltzy Bavarian yodel
backing music. Basically it seems
like it's this local guy, M J. Garriott,
who sings these dumb songs about
Kimberley ("go to Kimberley, it's
that yodel-odel-eh-hee-hoo, town for
me!"), with the local combo, the
Bavarian-esqueTyrolean Mountain
Boys. Pretty funny and historically
moronic stuff. (Kimberley Records
c/o Big Hat Productions, 1461 Nichol
Road, While Rode, BC.)
"Litany" b/w "Fuck Generator"
Lung
Wow. Local sonic-noizsters Lung
have just released their second 7" on
Serial Killer Records of England!
An extremely hard-hitting white-
out assault; a lil' too much for these
whimp ears. Sure there's some
melody, just not enough! This
industro-chainsaw stuff scares the
shit out of me! And how about this
Fudge. It's good,
very Uno-esque.
Except for the modest physical presentation, I can safely say that there
are no surprises here."
Thanks, Al. (Reprise/WarnerBrolh-
ers — I don't know the address, go
check Smash Hits.)
3 song Ep
Sparkmarker
Hey, hey, Sparkmarker finally got
their record out! Simply stated,
Sparkmarker are young fresh fellows of ihe D.LYTFugazi world scene,
and proud ambassadors they are.
Sparkmarker play angsl-filled, fast,
emotional rock-core that comes off
on vinyl with the same intensity as
their bve show... GOOD. One also
receives the excellent purple package most symbolic of their straight-
edged dicks. Besides the purple vinyl, and purple outside sleeve, you
also get an inside picture sleeve and
purple booklet filled with thought
provokin' stories and band facts.
And if that ain't all, there's yet another Nardwuar audio snippet. All
for 3 bux, zoinks. (Final Notice
Records, P.O. Box 1457, Station A,
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2P7.)
"Laugh of Cry" b/w "I've Heard It
AU Before"
The Vagabonds
Good, fast, punchy MOD rock and
roll from Connecticut (again). Catchy
choruses and a wild, frantic beat
reminds one of the Who or Small
Faces. Completely fab. (Animal-5,
P.O. Box2383,Milford,CT, 06460,
USA.)
Special thanks thi s month to Cryptic
Al and Bryce Dunn. Keep sending
those 7"s to Discorder c/o ME!
BYE.
HANG IN THERE, BABY!
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BEAT HAPPENING
You Turn Me On
(Sub-Pop)
Forget their trendy, low-fi,lovr-
rock-gods status, Olympia's Beat
Happening have produced one of
this year's truly great singles in
"Tiger Trap," the first four glorious minutes of You Turn Me On.
It's one of those songs that makes
you fall in love all over again and
has you reaching for a bottle of
Muscatel and the rewind button
Unfortunately, the trio falls
victim to their own popcraft by
offering up this "Tender hook of a
tiger trap/ Lost on the edge of a
treasure map" before You Turn
Me On even gets out of the starting gate. The result: while there
aremany excellent trackshere (most
notably "Noise," "God Send" and
"Bury the Hammer") that make this
worth listening all the way through,
it's "Tiger Trap" that leaves an inescapable, lasting impression.
Shawn Conner
LAST WILD SONS
Heart of the Working Man
(9B South)
Before he was served a Havohne
cocktail with a knuckle twist, the late
Bobby Fuller (accompanied by the
Bobby Fuller Four) made records
that authentically reflected his music
as played in a Hve environment In
the dark, phony period of American
mid-sixties pop (doo-wop idols, and
such). Fuller recorded inside a self-
imposed strait-jacket; no overdubs,
no instrumentation outside his own
musiaans'capabilities.thatworewell
when it came time to put up or shut up
Fuller's beliefs haven't been
lost on Vancouver's Last Wild Sons.
Anything they can do in the clubs and
roadhouses ultimately ends up on
Heart ofthe Working Man. The thrust
outfront shared by the Muiphy brothers
accounts for most of the CD's best
moments. Alternating between Gene's
rock rasp and Darren' s country tenor,
the Murphys embellish eighteen songs
with chops by the case tot. From the
Flamin' Groovies sweep heard on
"Gotta Go To Work," Gene's acidic
slide work in "I Do These Things," to
the Blaster-like atuck of "True
Rocker," the Sons answer all ques-
and tell no lies about how they
really sound.
Ironically, the Sons' willingness to leave things "as is" proves to
be a drawback sometimes. Some of
the songs could benefit from streamlined arrangements and a little restraint that could turn good songs
into great singles. It's eighteen selections, seventy minute running time
and sheer relentlessness make Working Man the aural equivalentof drinking a case of Extra Old Stock in one
sitting. That's okay though. You've
gotta get fucked up once in awhile.
Rob Harrison
JESUS UZARD
Lhr
(Touch 'n' Go)
"Holy hit factory, Batman, this new
Jesus Lizard album sure is a scorcher!"
"Right you are, Robin, if it look
the chill right out of Captain Cold,
just think of what it could do to the
rest of the criminal elite here in Gotham
City."
"I can only wait and wonder,
"Absolutely, Robin."
Bryce Dunn
THROWING MUSES
Red Heaven
(Slre/Wea)
You won't catch me writing a bad
review of a Throwing Muses record.
Remaining Muses Kristen Hersh and
David Narcizio could release an album of INXS covers and I'd find
something to like about it—"Sweet
Jesus, listen to that vocal phrasing in
"Suicide Blonde"!"
Fortunately, Red Heaven features no covers, just plenty of original Hersh compositions. It also represents another step forward for the
decade old band, proving that any
new release from the Muses should
be hailed as a major event.
Hersh is gifted with one of the
most unique and visionary talents in
music today. Bleak and funny, her
lyrics explore the thin line between
the perverse and mundane, the sacred and profane; between love and
hate and heaven and earth. For example: "You' re furious/I never taught
you to sing" ("Furious"); That sheet
metal sound next door is keeping me
awake/ Jank's eyes are open and my
feet are killing me" ("Dio">, "When
the ground starts shaking/ Watch the
gifts inside your home"("The Visit");
"Let's just say it crawled across the
snow/ It tooks like your left hand"
("CamivalWig").Whichlooks good
on paper but could be pretty boring if
the music wasn't so strong.
"Dio" (with artful backup vocals from the Mouldman himself),
"Furious" and "The Visit" tunefully
rock with the scornful humour that
marks Hersh's best work. If I have a
complaint it's with the soft middle:
"Pearl"and"SummerStreet"are sorely
in need of ex-Muse Tanya Donnelly's
melodic guitar arabesques. But that's
a minor quibble when the rest of the
album is as good as this.
Already, I can hardly wait for
their next record, rumoured to be a
collection of Hersh's grocery lists
accompanied by a seventeen-piece
orchestra.
DANZIG
How the Gods Kill
(Def Amerlcan/WEA)
It seems that my weakened de-
summered sense of reality has
caused me to react to this album in
quite an unexpected fashion. Has
my mind become so desperate for
anything remotely lighthearted that
even the ever so evil Danzig causes
me to tilt my head back and laugh?
Sure looks that way.
Certainly the cover by renowned Alien artiste, H.R. Giger,
is intimidating, even foreboding,
but the sounds beneath this cold
harsh exterior only impress my
funny bone. The only sense of awe
I get from How the Gods Kill is in
considering what form of eternal
damnation Glen Danzig (in all his
power) would inflict on me upon
reading this review.
Sure, there's nothing like a
mellow tune regarding lonely harbours
of evil in the voice of a man missing
Vegas lounges by inches. And who
could pass up an album who's songs
blend in similarity as well as a pack
of unsacrificed lambs. To translate
for you music experts—or non-music experts: it sounds like a cheap
demo. To translate for you tv buffs:
where's the bass?
CMX
Veljeskunta
(Bad Vugum)
RADIOPUHEUMET
Plan, Plan
(Bad Vugum)
GENERATORS
Fake
(Spirit Label)
So do you think the Brown's could
get suckered into giving a good review of CMX's new vinyl release,
Veljeskunta, just becasue the Bad
Vugum press kit quotes the Brown's
Discorder review of their 1990 album Kolmikarki...he\\ yes, and for a
cup of coffee we'll do more. Truthfully though A.W. Yrjana (you can
figure out the pronunciation yourself. Hint: supposedly there is a phonetic similarity between Finnish and
Japanese, would I lie?), a former
university theology and philosophy
student, has managed to rally his
cohorts to produce yet another mas-
CMX.theself-describedspeed-
jazz-core maniacs, are the next best
thing to our own NoMeansNo. Sha-
manistic chants, punk trash, glam
rock, and pop all pop up in CMX's
intricately dizzying arrangements.
There are no straight paths here,
musical indirectness is the rule with
enough pace and style change to make
you giddy, yet they never leave or
lose their way. Perfect mu sic for weenie
regimens. Absolutely delicious.
Radiopuhelimet on the other
hand is pure unadulterated Finnish
hardcore in the tradition of Tenet
Kadet. Gloriously harsh and able to
strip the enamel off your espresso
cup. Plan, Plan never feels dull or
derivative. Radiopuhelimet provides
the perfect musical background for
that postapocalyptic rhumbs line
you've always dreamed about.
The final element in this Finnish hat trick are the five Finns who
call themselves The Generators.
Their new LP Fake displays that
same irresistable funk-punk attitude that made the Red Hot Chili
Peppers so much fun before they
traded their socks for commercial
endorsements. Lyrically The Generators are very funny (they sing
in english which helps). Who can
beat songs with titles such as "Like
A Fat Vegetarian"or"Eurocentric
Sausage"? Very happy making
Peter (one of th* Browns) Sickert
AMIDENIO
Birthing Chair Blues
(Spoot/Knittlng    Factory
Works)
Ami Denio is a curiosity. Her music
isn't quite jazz nor quite pop; she
dabbles in the industrial and flirts
with minimalism. Her music is
everything familiar yet nothing definable. The only comparison that
seems to stick is to Merideth Monk
in her more playful and experimental moods.
Birthing Chair Blues is full of
surprises and unexpected twists and
turns. The music takes a serendipitous path from the industrially tainted
and dark "Apocalypso" to the
Brechtian lament of "Dishwasher."
Denio's odd sense of composition
creates thick layers of sound that
allow for continual discovery. Her
sly sense of humour permeates her
work in a downright subversive way.
Certainly a very fine piece of work
from a very cool cat-
Peter Sickert
moFO's psYchosopic
So begins another journey into
the weird and wonderful (to me,
anyway) world of obscure albums.
Yours truly has happened on a
veritable cornucopia of treasures
amongst the trash. No theme this
month, just wacky wax from around
this town. Begin the Psychosonic
Psixpack!!!
Planlasia - Warm earth music for
plants (and the people who love
them) — Mort Garson
(Homewood)
I'm not much of a plant guy. Some
say I have a black thumb. I have
killed literally scores of plants,
which is why nobody's very eager
to have me look at their plants, let
alone care for them. So I can't
vouch for the growth inducing
properties of this LP, although the
mildew covering the sleeve seems
to be doing fine. Lotsa laffs at
Mort's expense to be found in the
concept alone, with songs like
"Symphony For a Spider Plant,"
"Swingin' Spathiphyllums,""Mu-
26 £li__2^o___Tj^_"*
Sooth the Savage Snake
Plant," and a half dozen others.
Basically cheap synthesizer noo-
dling from some flakey new-ager
for a seventies fad that lasted about
as long as pet rocks did.
Cheezability Rating: 85 (flake
appeal)
Swingin Bach Guitar! - Franz
Loftier & Pierre Favre (Polydor)
Whoa, dad! We're rocking now!
The Bachmeister done a gogo sty le,
rocking your booty from the heart
of rock Vroll...Munichl! Contains blister-raising songs like
"Bach's Bag," "Bachomania,"
"Lullaby of Bachland," and my
fave, "Ping Pong for Bach Bugs"!
Many guitar dubs over limp drums.
It's Bach, man, how good d'you
think it's gonna be?
Cheezability Rating: 80 (Bach is
still spinning over this onel)
Grover Sings the Blues -5
Street (Pickwick)
Man, the blooz ain't not hin' but a
good blue emaciated gangly, <
mammal, I think, feeling bad. And
Graver's howlin' makes John Lee,
Lightnin' and Howlin' Wolf
ashamed of their own bad selves.
Late night whiskey guzzlin',
lollypoppin'-yer-shotgun kinda
blooz from tha master.
Cheezability Rating: 95 (100 for
"Has Anybody Seen My Dog?")
Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)
Worth finding for the song "Seattle" alone, this song was sadly
missed from the soundtrack of
Singles. The cover photo of Bobby
is priceless, too. From the liner
notes: "Born under Leo, the sign
of entertainment [News to me.-
Mofo], Bobby's planets must be
in just the right place these days"
and "it couldn't happen to a nicer
guy." The quotations are theirs,
not mine. Fanclub address: P.O.
box 890, Radio City Station, Noo
Yawk, Noo Yawk, 10019. And
listen folks, we're trying to encourage you to stop sending Bobby
meat through the mail, okay?
Cheezability Rating: 90
Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas •
Tom Jones (London)
Not to be confused with the 235
other live in VegasLPs that are
out, Jonesy suffers from less than
perfect recording on this one. This
is the SECOND live LP that has a
cover of "Danny Boy" on it (the
Sonny and Cher Live LP I mentioned a few months ago had it as
well)! However there is a version
of "Hard to Handle" that makes
the Black Crowes look like a dirtbag
southern bar band, which is coin-
cidentally what they are. Yes, "It's
Not Unusual" is on it. Fanclub
address: GPO Box 2671, Noo
Yawk, Noo Yawk, 10001. Panties
encouraged.
Cheezability Rating: 100
Thee Pick O' The MOnth
Mission Earth (Songs by L. Ron
Hubbard) - Edgar Winter (Rhino)
This is the first CD I'm review-
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ing, and, although I don't usually
do CDs, this is a special case. L.
Ron Hubbard is the God of the
pyramid scheme—masquerading
as religion in The Church of
Scientology. If you are not familiar with them, imagine an entire
religion of people with the personality of Ross Perot, whose main
tool of worship is the lie detector.
I did not know that L. Ron wrote
music as well as being a writer,
philosopher, inventor, financial
whiz, God, and scam artist. Busy
guy-
I was totally overwhelmed
with excitement when I found this
one! The songs are from his ten-
volume science fiction novel of
concept LP. Curious about this
God/songwriter, I called them up;
the person who answered almost
cut me off, but after some persuasion I was shipped over to some-
onemore familiar with the Hubster.
She told me that there were a group
of musicians called the Golden
Era Musicians who made tapes of .
music for "the Church." You can
get them through Bridge Publications, 4751 Fountain Ave., Los
Angeles.CA, 90029. She said they
were "awesome," as were the
books.
Just how "awesome" is it?
WeU, the fact that Edgar Winter,
pop/rock has-been and avowed
scientologist, is on it should tell
you it's a tough listen. Poppy,
overproduced spacey nonsesnse
if you ask me. For a songwriter,
Hubbard makes a great god.
Cheezability Rating: 100 (curiosity value alone)
Once again it's time for
me to leave some space for
real writers and hit the sales.
Next month, soundtrax from
hell . . . maybe. Oh yeah, the
first person to write me and
tellm
t speci
will win a Kiss solo album!
Mail 'em to CITR. okay? Oop,
gotta go, my engrams are
scrambled III Drive Like Jehu
Jack Feels Fine
The Cruel Elephant
Thursday 27, August
"OKpeople,focus.People..POCUS,
Thankew. Here's the scene: you're in
a bar, a bar. You're in a dark, dark bar.
A dark, dark, smoky bar. The crowd i s
alternative, you are alternative. That's
the part you play, that's the part we're
paying you for, being alternative. This
means that some of you will be i
tough, some of you
will be bored, and
some of you will be
when you shout it out. At this point in
elw
gradually stop dancing and progress
to an awed state. Drive Like Jehu are
an integral part of the script and do not
wish to be distracted. Plus we want a
few new people to be dancing.
Oh Kayyyyy, great, let's do a
walk through and then wrap for lunch.
PLACES EVERYONE!"
things. OK.nowfol-
low me people, we
have to show Rik and
Tammi a good time,
that is the purpose of
this scene, you'll
know what I mean in
Darryl, bring
out Rik and Tammi!
Everyone, as
you can see by their
upscale appearance,
the plot of this scene
is to scare them.
During the first
band, Jack Feels Fine,
you will all be fairly
happy. Some of you
will be picked out to randomly bump
into and bum cigarettes ofl" of Rik and
Tammi, spumed on by the hostile
dirge that Jack Feels Fine first master
then dwell upon. You know, you're
feel ing angry and you 're feel ing numb
and...oh, just full of snot! Yet
friendly...because you're drunk.
You all look great by the way.
Jane, over in wardrobe to the left
there, has some t-shirts she'd like you
to put on.
Oh kay, the crowd is angry, the
bands are angry...people, just bear
with me people, they are danceable
too. You're not all going to get to
stand around and scareRikandTammi,
some of you will be up here and
dancing, there's enough people here
to get a good solid sea of bobbing
heads. Some of you are dancing, OK,
you're doing the local hero
footstomping thing for Jack and the
boys, and then some more of you
come up to the front for Drive Like
Jehu. Don't forget the pronunciation
They Might Be Giants
Commodore Ballroom
Sunday 6, September
I was stoked for this one. I had been
waiting for three years to see these
two Johns and their wacky musical
stylings. I came in to find that the
Young Fresh Fellows were opening
which was even cooler since I had not
yet seen one of the northwest's few
decent original bands. They, of course,
got the joint moving with their any-
thing-goes party music.
TMBG cameonreasonably early
(since the Liquor Nazis decree- bars
must be closed by midnight on the day
of the Sabbath), starting off with
"Apollo 18," an odd instrumental from
the newest LP, followed by the bouncy
"Anna Ng" from the Lincoln LP. The
band sounded terrific, featuring large
amounts of woodwinds substituting
for the band's weird samples that appear on their albums. They played
flawlessly.
I suspect most of the crowd had
only heard "TheStalueGot Me High,"
the single ofl" the new album, because
there weremany perplexed looks from
the crowd when they played their
weirder stuff like "32 Footsteps" and
"Boat of Car".
Some disappointments: they sold
out of Fezzes and not many people
danced with their dates (facrissakes!
not many bands this cool that play
good dancing type tunes come out
here this often, so K would be nice if
some of you clued in!). Some cool
things: they played "Bil lie Jean" AND
"Frankenstein." Some pissoffs: the
assholes who pushed into me, yelling
"Play Sabbath!" and the losers who
wanted to start a slam pit (getta grip!).
But all in all, a great show!
Mofo
The C/Z Indian Summer New
Music Festival
Moses Lake, WA.
Saturday 12, September
Like butter, all forecasts for this festival predicted smooth sailing. With a
roster of 18+ bands, all of them hard
working and respected independents
from the northwest region, including:
Tiny Hat Orchestra, My Name,
Treepeople, Seaweed, Truly,
Blackhappy—save for any Canadian
talent(?)—the stage was set for adawn
'til way-past-dusk event of legendary
proportions. However, somebody forgot to tell the promoter and the
weatherperson that this was going to
require a I ittle cooperation and further
the smaller, enclosed, and acoustically superior stage were old school
p«_:ersMoralCnix.WhileDRLMDC,
Agent Orange and Gang Green have
either broken up or traded their talent
for a slot in the new school hardcore
genre—and they don't do it very well,
I might add—Moral Crux play the
politically motivated
punk of old with a
sincerepassion.lt
why      this
band has
had/will
Traditionally, the term Indian
Summer implies an unusually warm
autumn so when temperatures plummeted below 0°C with the wind chill
a lot of people caught wearing shorts
and t-shirts were surprised and cold!—
the afternoon did start out as sunny
and mild without a cloud in the sky.
Luckily, there was warmth to be found
fortheresourceful:huddlinginacrowd
(body warmth), standing by the concessions (propane barbeques), or going back to the car (healer). Those few
brave and hardy souls who weathered the length of the festival frrob-
ably caught a lot of cool stuff (colds?),
but if the last 4 hours were anything
like the first 9 maybe they should've
went home when I did.
We arrived at the Grant County
Fairgrounds shortly after 1:00 PM,
already two hours late and four bands
deep into the roster, to a very nonchalant security gate: "Oh, I'm with
(band name here)" and "If you're
taking in beer all we require is you
give us one and keep it out of sight
from the sheriff were familiar entrance tactics. Believe me, a lot of
people used them and a lot of people
therefore got away with murder. The
sheriff, however, wasn 't quite as nonchalant with the felons as watching
them confiscate and pour out alcohol
at a waterfall pace was a common
sight. Anyways, Imij was onstage as
we nestled ourselves into the grass,
removed from the steadily increasing
throngs of people, and they sounded
good. Good for a band roosted on top
of a flatdeck semi-trail er in the middle
of an open field with acoustics consisting of grass blades and the downy
breasts of passing birds. To play on
the larger of the two stages this was
the sacrifice that all the bands
offered...sound!
The first band that we saw on
girls, booze and tarnished relation-
8:00 PM, the sun had long been
down, and the Best Kissers took to the
stage in a caffeine buzz mood that
made us all forget about how cold it
really was. "Do you guys like free
stuff?" was the first question out of
their mouths and before we could
answer a shower of Best Kisser's CDs
rained down upon the heads of the
crowd. It's fortunate that so
many people got to take
e their Sub Pop
release that
evening be-
following
throughout
humble existence. A
pleasant surprise for
festival goer.
After a couple hours of stroll-
ing the grounds and dining on oomdogs,
German sausages with 'kraut, and curly
fries we convened at the large stage
for what we thought would be a rousing set from Gnome. In contrast to
their opening slot for the Afghan Whigs
thisyear at the Cruel Elephant, Gnome
were pathetically boring as they
fumbled through a set all the while
asking themselves why indeed they
were playing this buttfest? Gnome
went through the paces, and agreed it
was cold out, but few others made it so
obvious to the crowd that they would
rather not be playing. This was a cue
I acted my indifference upon and therefore took a stroll to catch Voodoo
Gearshift on the smaller stage.
Iowa's Voodoo Gearshift are
definitely a band worth driving across
a state to see. I fust stumbled onto this
band about two years ago, from a
friend whom I migrated out to the
coast with (Thanks Pukka! Oh yeah,
welcome home Tim.), and thankfully
Voodoo Gearshift are still at it They
have a new album due out in November and you could do yourself a big
favour by adding it to your collection.
With a unique version of that start-
stutler-stop approach to hardcore, VG
spit out a Grade A pieceof fried gristle
into the eyes of the Melvins, Jesus
Lizard, and Amphetamine Reptile
Records. Banking on no-frills, no-
gimmick, no-guitar-wank feedback and
a bluntly intense musical capacity this
trio drop the clutch at every given
opportunity. This is a must sec/must
hear act who could wipe snot on their
sleeve and still make sissy s out of all
the longhaired noisesters on the scene
At this point we should have
left Moses Lake and let Voodoo Gearshift live on, upon reflection of this
trip, as the hallmark. Unfortunately,
against better judgement, we stuck
around. In retrospect, leaving would
have been the smart thing to do, however the reason we went to the C/Z
Festival was to see the Best Kissers in
the World. This is a group of guys
who.singlehandedly.haveputthefun
back into power pop—not done since
the early days of the Replacements—
with their high school boy charm and
adolescent approach to writing about
weresorudely
kicked off the stage X they
only had thcopportunity top!ay6
songs from their forthcoming MCA
release. That's right...*iot__ off the
stage! By ahorrifically unoriginal Seattle band by thename of SlamSuzanne,
nonetheless. Why this band was permitted to musically masturbate on
stage for 15 minutes is anybody's
guess but this was the final straw as far
as we were concerned.
After having driven 6+ hours to
get to this festival, needless to say, we
turned our tails upon C/Z, Moses Lake
and its sad excuse for a music festival
and started on our long journey home.
The bright side to this whole story is
that is wasn't in Seattle or Vancouver
because then we'd have a lot people
walking around asking, "Hey, did you
go to the C/Z Festival? Wasn't it
awesome?". Yeah.right. And you just
went to see Ministry, right.
Paul t. Brooks
Love Battery
Cruel Elephant
Thursday 17, September
By the time I reached the ominous
Elephant, the wee hours were hot on
my tail. Therefore, all you avid readers, please excuse my sketchy outline
of a show seen through rest-deprived
The festivities began by shutting the heavy front door behind me,
escaping a rush of cold wind for one
filled with smoke and gossip. Due to
my frequent trips down south and too
much MuchMusic, I felt right at home
in the sparse gathering. Flashes of
plaid and oil resistant soles!
Love Battery were pleasant. Far
those of you who can only speak
Seattle, I'd say their style falls somewhere bet ween the Lone Bone and the
N-band. Nothing too harsh but grimy
(or i s it cheetah?), just the same. They
were more than the usual background
music most clubs seem to provide
these days. Although their set length
seemed to crawl like a wounded slug,
I' m sure it was all in my less than agile
mind. Anyway, Love Battery were
the type of slug I wasn't tempted to
toss Comet™ on.
Overall, an enjoyable expe-
ience that left me with
only the usual bevy of
questions. Why do practically all the waitresses
glare at me as if I was the
ne who squished wet gum
into the ashtray and ID me when
all I order is a Coke? The mystery
Front Line Assembly
88th SL
Friday 18, September
Front Line Assembly should put out
an aerobics video: vocalist Bill Leeb
would be the bouncing instructor,
keyboardist Rhys would demonstrate
the Fulber hop,and percussionist Chris
Peterson would lead the viewers in his
human piston exercise.
Okay, okay, that's a bit silly,
but it illustrates the point that just
because FLA uses keyboards it doesn't
mean they're a bunch of techno wimps;
far from it. The aggression count was
through the roof and the crowd re
sponded; the energy flowing between
the crowd and the stage was palatable.
I was worried a lot of trendoids would
be a drawback because of the Club
1040 Ihing, but they were bludgeoned
into submission by madly moshing
teenage males on testosterone highs.
Thesixteen stacked colourTV's
at the rear of the stage added a lot of
energy with their well edited, fast
paced imaging. It mirrored the hectic
pace of the music excellently.
The stereotype of electronic
musicians pushing a button to start a
tape with all the music on it was also
dispelled: the songs, (mostly from
their latest release Tactical Neural
Implant), were very different from the
recorded versions. And Bill, while
drumming, let slip a huge, contented
smile because Front Line Assembly
got the local they deserve.
June Scudeler
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Excubus: Hello, Mr. Davis, IV
Discorder magazine, may I as
tions?
Sammy Davis Jr.: Sure, do I w     s
Oh, Mr. Davis...hahaha. So, ho
have you been smoking and dan.
Is this one of those survey-type cails
Harcourt stinks. What's he doing a
calling from
■ a few ques-
I'm interviewing celebrities, sir. You are Sammy Davis
Jr. aren't you?
Oh, heavens r i< Steven. You must have gotten
the wrong nunioer.
Oops. Weil, sir, d dance?
TiK       -.r a few too many. Hawhawhaw.
lie real Sammy!)
So whai magazine do you write for?
I'r
not sure but, uh...
Now I never really liked VanderZalm
Thanks Mr. Davis.
Bye-bye.
Well I'll be, no Sammy Davis Jr., but a
reasonable facsimile that could sing and dance.
Maybe next month we'll hear from Dean
Martin or get the whole Rat Pack on a conference call. Cross your fingers. Oh yeah,
before I go, this month's alternative tips are
for those trying to sound artsy:
1) "1 painted this one on acid."
2) "Don't you think Naked Lunch would
make a great book?"
3) "My two favorite artists? Well, I like
Jim Cummins and this other fellow...I
Braineater."
See ya kids, and goodnight Mr. Bojangles.
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SUNDAYS
ARE YOU SERIOUS? MUSIC 8:00AM-
12:00PM Aloftime is measured by Isart.
Most broadcasting shuns art for Incestuous market-music. This «haw presents the
most recent new music from around the
world. Ears open. Hosted by Paul
Steenhulsen and Ion Crutchley.
THE BRUNCH REPORT 12:00-12:15PM
News.gports. weather and more wih the
CITR News. Sports and Weather Depart-
THEROCKERSSHOW 12:15-3:O0PM Host-
George Baratt and MikeCherry. Reggae
inna al styles and fashion. Dancehal.
Dub. Roots, Lovetsrock, Rock Steady.
Ska and beyond!
BLACK MUSIC &0O-S:00PM Everything
from the African-American tradition:
Blues. Gospel. Jazz. Soul. R&B. Funk. Hp
Hop. and current Dance Tracks. Mouldy
vinyl to shiny CD's. Your host. lochlan
LULU'S BACK INI TOWN 8:00-9:OOPM Tune
in as your hosts VbnfeCatpeli and Sonny
Prince play some ofthe hottest crooners
on wax. Names IkeTony Bennett .Sammy
Davis. Jr.. Engebert Humperdbck and
many, marry mofe...bts of great cuts
and plenty of polyester.
GEETANJAU 9:00- 10:00PM Geetanjali is
a orie-hour radb show which features a
wide range of musfc from bdta. This includes classical music, both Hbdustanl
and Camatte, popubr muste from b-
dkn movies from the 1930s to the 1990s,
Serr+clcBsfcalmiBfcsuchasGhamlsand
Bhajans.and also Quawwab, Fok Songs,
etc. Hosted by Jyoti Dhar and Pradeep
Kumar Nandam.
RADIO FREE AMERICA 10:00PM-12:00AM
Join host Dave Emory and colleague Nip
Tuck for some extraordinary political research guaranteed to make you think
twice. Bring your tape deck and two C-
90s. Origbatry broadcast on KFJC aos
Alos.Califomta).
MONDAYS
IHEMORNIN. SHOW 7:30-8:15AM Wake
up wtth the CfTR Moming Show. Al the
news, sports and weather you need to
start your day. Plus what's happening at
UBC each day with UBC Dfaest. a feature htetviewand more. Topped off with
the BBC World Service News at 8:00AM,
ive from London, England. Hosted today by Bil Carrie.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BROWNS 8:15-
11:00AM Your favourite brown-sters,
James and Peter, offer a savoury blend
ofthe fomlloT and exotic in an exclbgry
luscious blend of aural deight- Tune In
and enjoy each weekly brown plate
specbl.
DON AND GOURD'S STUPID RADIO SHOW
11:00 AM-1:00 PM So they asked me *_
this musb 7 Noon feature: "Ctucfflx In
Your Ear.*
THE AFTERNOON REPORT 1:00- 1:15PM
News, sports and weather.
MEKANKAL OBJEKT NOSE 1:153:00PM
CfTRs only al hdustrial / technical / etec-
tronic *icwwth different feature afoums
every week. Wth your djpd.June.Cevri
Key Bros some of you.
IHE CUR DINNER REPORT 5:0O-5:3OPM Al
the latest on campus: news, sports, an h-
depth interview, theatre or im review,
edlortal commentary and more. Weekdays with host tan Gunn.
SOMC SALAD 6:0O-7:OOPM Do you believe in electric guitars? Clay Loudermik
preaches to the faithful
BOXER SHORT BOYZ 7:00-9:00PM Just a
coupb of guys who Ike to walk around
in ther boxer shorts wtth thek big fat guts
hanghgout. Jerome Broadway and Garnet Timothy Harry alternate vnreeks.
THE JAZZ SHOW 9:00PM- 12:00AM
Vancouver's longest rurmbg prime time
jazz program Hosted by the ever-suave
Gavin Walker. Features at 11.
Oct. 5: *Uve Musfc is Best" is a
common and true stagan, so we wil
draw our features this morrthfrom "Ive"
recordings from concerts and dubs. To
begh one of the most sought after stan
Getz recordings (just now re-Issued on
CD)...Sfon Gefe at fhe Shrtie. The great
saxophone at an earry peak with his
working band... 1954. A "not to be
missed"-how.
Oct. 12: Art Blakey and the Jazz
Messengers at Brdtand (1963). Ugetsu
was the ttte of the original recording.
Master drummer Blakey with Wayne
Shorter (tenor saxophone), Curtis Fuller
(trombone).CedarWalon(piano)and
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) who said
this was his best recording. Cookln' Jazz!
Oct. 19: Sonny Roftns at the VI-
tage Gate (1962)...tenor Wan Re*- in a
very expertnental and free-form context with hisfavorite bassist BobCranshaw
and two Omette Coleman
sidemen...trumpeter Don Cherry and
drummer BUy Hggins. Ro*_: breaking
rules and making new ones.
Oct. 26: Tonfeht one of the most
famous Jazz concerts. Jazz at Massey
Hal took place rt Toronto In May 1953
and was the bst musical summit meeting of the founding fathers of Modem
Jazz (BeBop). Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet),
Chaie Parker (alto saxophone). Bud
Powel (piano), Charles Mrtgus (bass)
and Max Roach (drums). Say no more!
TUESDAYS
THE MORNINC SHOW   7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by Antje Rauwerda.
MADONNA DEATH WATCH 8:15-11:00AM
...is three words.
DOCS BREAKFAST 11:00AM-lflOPM My
birthday and Hallowe'en al in one month
- how can I bear it?! Send recipes and
b'day carcfc to Helen G. c/o Discorder.
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE 1:15-3:00PM
Country music to scrape the cowshit off
your boots to. Wth yer host-poke Jeff
Gray.
UVE FROM VENUS 3:0O-5:0OPM Women-
made muste and stuff, hosted by Jane
Hey.
THE UNHEARD MUSC 700-9O0PM Meat
the unherd where the unheard and the
hordes of hardly herd and heard, courtesy of host and demo (Sector Date
Sawyer. Herd upl
AVANT-PIG 9:00PM-120QAM Alternating Tuesdays with Worf at the Door. Now
three hours of funky, ambient noise-
piggery with Pete Lutwyche.
WOU" AT THE DOOR 9:00PM- 12:00AM
Alternating Tuesdays wth Avant-Pig. Ihe
late_ n donee musfc and interesting
drama every second week. With Lupus
Yonderboy.
AURAL TENTACLES MIDNITE UNTIL THE
MOON DROPS Fun for the whole famiy to
enjery! Weird chunks of news, odd pieces
of tuneage, Pierre and the 2AM WWOD.
WEDNESDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW    7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by tan Gunn.
SOULCHURCH 12:00- 1:00PM That program where we ptay for you the best of
theAfrican-Canodian .African -American
gospel music tradition. Your host in a
hurry, Dave Langile.
NOOLEY TUNES 1:15-3:00PM Sprtning the
best and worst of CiTRs ptayfct, onry the
most original requests wl! be remotely
considered. Emphasis wH be on new
material from around the worid. regardless of musical classification.
NORMAN'S KITCHEN 3:00-5:00PM We
play eveything from Garage to
GospelL.txit no rap, I dont like rap; and
that thrash, death grindcore stuff sounds
the same after awhile; blues is OK. but no
pop. and I don't like that stow melodic
stuff, neither do I ike most of the stuff you
hear on COAST...
6 O'CLOCK LOCAL TIME &OO-7:0OPM The
only tak show that really matters (and
holds your Interest). From politics to
psychics. Marc Dinsdale wfl guide you
through the best takbg hour on Vancouver radb. Coll in and be obnoxious,
thafs what he's there for.
1HER£ALDEAL6:00-7:OOPM 'Ifitaintiap
then you know ifs crap.'— Eazy€. Hardcore rap wth your hardcore rap host
ENTERTAINMENT 9:00-12:00PM Only the
third Radb Program in the history of
Homo-sapen kind to be dedicated to
solving a> of the worid's problems. Radb
that beieves in confusion, noise, peace,
rove, aggression and maybe even EVO
LUTION. Move beyond the old ob-
ses_on_..featuring UVE FROM THE INNER
STATION the ftst Wendsday of every
month. An alered approach to muste
performed Iveforrodto.
OPEN COUNTRY JOY 12:00-4:OOAM, THE
HRST WED. Of EVERY MONTH Donl let
the m fool you.
THURSDAYS
THE MORNINC SHOW 7:30-8:15AM
Hosted by Antje Rauwerda.
CANADIAN LUNCH 11:00-1:00PM
Toques, plaids, backbocon, beer, igloos,
snowmobtes, beavers _ Brian Moloney.
If you bve Canada, tune in and eat your
lunch to Canadtan muste. Previously
Coratation.
POPGUN 1:00-3:00PM *l Love You'
FLEX YOUR HEAD 3:0O-5:00PM
-—HARD JINX—-
-—ERIC CORE-
OUT FOR KICKS 6:00-7:30PM No
B«kenstocks.norhhg poDbaly correct.
We donl get pab so you're damn right
we have fun wtth I. Hosted by Chris B.
RED HOT AND BLUE 7:3O-9:0OPM Roots
music, rhythm and blues, rock 'n rol. and
who knows what, hosted by Eddfe J.
UVEFROMTHUNDERBRDRADIOHELL9:00-
11:00PM Local musak from 9. Uve bam
from 10.
Oct. 1: Cub
Oct. 8: Jumbo Cross
Oct. 15: from Victoria.
Crosetman
Oct. 22: Cartoon Swear
Oct.29: Ten Feet Tai
ABSOLUTE VALUE OF NOISE 11:00PM-
1:00AM 100% Canadbn Industrials™.
Noise with four-dlmensbnal psycho-
acoustic InteractMty. Practitioner. Peter
Courtemanche.
MEGABLASTI 1:00 AM-WHEN U STOP US
TENING minlmalsm. adamnoizisioan is
(ir)responsibte.
FRIDAYS
THE MORNING SHOW    7:30-8: ISAM
Hosted by tan Gunn.
LO-FI  1:00-2:30PM lo-fi.
THE NO_ SHOW 2:30-3:30, -:0O-5:0OPM
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SEN1S.. 3:30-4.-00PM Thank you.
THE OTR DINNER REPORT 5OM20PM
With The Voice of Reason/our weekV
look back at the week h the new*,
tongues flrmry in cheek.
THE THUNDERBIRD PREVIEW 5:20-5 J0PM
The Sports Department's preview of
what I be gob' down this weekend, so
tune hi
PROJECTIONS 5:30- 6:00PM Projection-
news, musfc, and reviews of altematke.
Holywood and focaty produced flms
on Vancouver's only oj-movte radb
show hosted bytwoactualflmiiudents,
Jason and Steve.
COCKTAILS WITH DARYL AND SUSI 6:00-
9:00PM Underground sound system_yte
mastermk radb.
FOR THE RECORD 6:30-6:45PM Excerpts
from Dave Emory's Radb Free America
HOMEBASS 9-.0OPM-12: 3QAM Dope
jams and fresh beats for a groovy
evening with DJ Noah on the wheels of
LYMPSINK12:3QAM-Momlng The worlds
greatest variety show is nearing the end
of Its first spectacubr year. Tune in and
hear aH of your Ump Sink favourites.
Hosted by the G42 players.
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE 8:00AM- 12:00PM
Vancouver's biggest and best acous-
tic/icotyrogue radb show. Now in its
6th year on CUR! Roots music from
around the worid.
POWERCHORD 12:15-3:00PM
Vancouver's only true metal show: bed
demo tapes, knports and other rarities.
Gerald Rattbhead and Metal Ron do
the damage.
THE AFRICAN SHOW 3:0O-5:0OPM It's a
music thing from al 'Africa.' It's an
awareness thhg of self and cithers. It's
an African house party. Stories, musfc.
dance fun. Welcome! Your host:
Umerah.
THE SATURDAY MAGAZNE 5:0O-5:3OPM
UBC's weekend news. Al the btest news,
sports, weather.a marie review, feature
report and more. Newswlh Luc Dbsdate;
Doug Richards has sports.
INEFFECT6:00-8:00PMTheHipHopbeat
and nuttrV butt. Wtth hostPDS.
THE HEWUCH MANOUVRE 8:00-10:00PM
The show that knows what evi lurks In the
hearts of men (and women). "The
Shadow* and his bad attitude pervade
In a worid where He is cheap and the
musfc Is good. The Shadow* Intro at
8:X. conclusion at 9:30.
GROOVE JUMPING 10:00PM-1:00AM
Hostess Twhldes™ Terry and John ptay
really bud shtt.Ble me!
SOMETHING IO)-4.00AM Arrtoivafent
twat plays what ever she tNnks is cool for
four hours, and then puts on a CD and
goes to sleep h the vinyl couch ri the
lounge.
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DiSCORDER DATEBOOK
THUl Onjroge of Lc*sle wtth Be<iciT)ltoversarxi Zolty Oocker at ^
CruelElephant... New Music Across America opens: Maarten Altera
Enserrfcle and Michel Ratte Trio with Jean Beaudet at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm), Ken Newby wtth DB Boyko at the
Western Front (5:30pm), Sarbo's He* at the Glass Slipper (10pm)...
Caroline Arenas wtth Rachel Pago at the Railway Club... Carter tho
Unstoppable Sex Machine at 86 Street... Lowest of the Low at the
UBC Ptt Pub... Morgan Davis at the Yale.. Blithe Spirt at Jericho Gym
(8pm)... Ptospeio's Books (7pm) and Edward II (9:25pm) at the
Ridge... Lecture Presentation: Lorraine Chan on "Moving Beyond the
Politics of Containment: Exploring New Territories of Self Definition":
Two lies, Chink Chicks/American Women, Relocations at Pacific
Cinematheque (7:30pm)...
FRI 2 The Accused with Slov, Shut Down and Distorted Influence at the
Cruel Elephant... New Music Across America continues: Fritz Hauser
ft Urs Leimbgruber with Francois Houle Et Cetera at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre (8pm), Brick on Brick at the Western Front
(5:30pm), Paul Dolden wtth Ron Samworrh (10pm) and Thomas
Ansflekfs PoshCecll Taylor Garage Music Orchestra (12:30am) at
the Glass Slipper... Memphis Slax at the Railway Club... Morgan
Davis at the Yale... Blithe Spirit at Jericho Gym (8pm)... Vancouver
International Film Festival opens...
SAT 3 OTR PRESENTS PERFUME TREE AT STUDIO 16... Girl Trouble wtth The
Fastbacks and God and Texas at the Cruel Elephant... New Music
Across America continues: London Jazz Composers Orchestra at
the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm), Paul PHrnley, Lisle Ellis,
Greg BendiGn ft Bruce Freedman (10pm) and Simon Picard Quartet
(12:30am) at the Glass Slipper... DOA wtth Mr Wrong plus Itch at the
Commodore... Memphis Slax at the RailwayClub... Morgan Davisat
1he Yale... Arrows to Freedom at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre
(2pm)... Blithe Spirt at Jericho Gym (8pm)... Vancouver International Film Festival continues... Decades 92 AIDS Benefit at the Plaza
of Nations...
SUN A New Music Across America continues: London Jazz Composers
Orchestra at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (8pm), Wende
Bartley ft Hildegard Westerkamp at the Western Front (530pm) and
Konrad Bauer Trio with Peter Kowald and Gunter Sommer at the
Glass Slipper (10pm)... Green Day with The Sweaters and Ten Feet
Tc* at the Nappy Dugout (5pm, all ages)... Pat Metheny at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre... Blithe Spirt at Jericho Gym (8pm)...
Vancouver International Film Festival continues... Tarzan movies at
the Raiway Club...
MON 5 CiTR SHINDIG AT THE RAILWAY CLUB WITH DRAG THE RIVER, FINE
GRIND, MOVIE LAND.:. New Music Across America closes: ISKRA 93
(5:30pm) and Pauline Oliveros with Randy Raine-Reusch ft Suart
Dempster (9pm) at the Western Front, Evan Parker Trio with Barry
Guy and Paul Lylton at the Glass Slipper (10pm)... Morrissey with
Galon Drunk at tfe PNE Forum... Prong wtth Big Chief at the
Commodore... Michael Coleman ft Russet Jackson at the Yale...
Vancouver Interncflonal Film Festival continues...
THE 6 The Ramones wtth Overwhelming Coloifast at the Commodore...
Lowest of the Low at the Railway Club.. Jumbocross at Club 88...
cruel 70s disco at the Cruel Elephant... The Man Who Collected a
Day In a Year at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Vancouver
International Flm Festival continues...
WED 7 Pavement wtth Blaise Pascal at the Cruel Elephant... Hazel
Motes at the Railway Oub... Vancouver International Flm Festival
continues...
THU 8 Green Day wtth Prairie School and The Sweaters at the Cruel
Elephant... Fast Fok Underground at the Railway Club... State of
Mind at the UBC Pit Pub... Blithe Spirt at Jericho Gym (8pm)...
Vancouver International Film Festival continues...
FRI 9 Furnace Face at the Cruel Elephant... Rockaway Revue at the
Raiway Club... True Inversions/Heavenly Alarming Female at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Blithe Spirt at Jericho Gym (8pm)...
Vancouver Internctional Film Festival continues...
SAT 10 Furnace Face at the Cruel Elephant... Rockaway Revue at the
Raiway Club... 54-40 wtth The Watchmen at the Commodore...
Feiron CD release party at the Backstage (Seattle)... True Inver-
sions/Heavenly Alarming Female at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre... Blithe Spirt at Jericho Gym (8pm)... Vancouver International Flm Festival continues...
SUN 11 Debris Stream wtth Treadmill and Ttckletrunk at the Nappy
Dugout (5pm, all ages)... Rockaway Revue at the Railway Club...
Masterpiece Chamber Music "French Fare" at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre... Blithe Spirit closes at Jericho Gym (8pm)... Vancouver Internc-iond Film Festival continues...
MON 12 Vancouver International Film Festival continues...
TUE 13 cruel 70s dbco at the Cruel Elephant...Planet of Spiders at the
Railway Club... Vancouver International Film Festival continues...
WED 14 Change of Heart wtth Touch 'n Gos at the Cruel Elephant...
Two Penny Opera at the Railway Club... Ottmar Liebert+Luna Negra
at the Commodore... Mulgrew Miller Trio at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre... Vancouver International Film Festival continues...
THU IS Babes in Toyland at the Cruel Elephant... Nick Chursinoffs
Drop Dolls at the Railway Club... Lou Diamond Phillipes ft the
Pipefitters at the Commodore... Rymes with Orange at the UBC Pit
Pub... David Lanz at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Vancouver International Film Festival continues...
FRI 16 OTR PRESENTS KING APPARATUS WTTH ROOTS ROUNDUP AT THE
UBC SUB BALLROOM... Sandy Duncan's Eye at the Cruel Elephant...
Blue Shadows with Billy Cowsill ft Jeff Hatcher at the Raiway Club...
Fifth Avenue with Above Ground at the Glass Slipper... Oktoberfest at
the Commodore... Vancouver International Film Festival continues..
SAT 17 Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 with Sun Cty Girls and The
Vinaigrettes at the Cruel Elephant... Del Amitri with Gin Blossoms at
86Street... Oktoberfest at the Commodore... Blue Shadows with Billy
Cowsill ft Jeff Hatcher at the Railway Club... Jack Duncan's Shango
Ashe wtth Kcthy Kidd ft Kongo Mambo at the Glass Slipper... Fooisi
Fools! Fools! at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Vancouver
International Film Festival continues...
SUN 18 OTR PRESENTS COAL CD RELEASE PARTY AT SISLSLSLSLSL...
Sandy Duncan's Eye with Rusty Nails and 100 Tongues at the Nappy
Dugout (5pm, dl ages)... Fools! Fools! Fools! at Ihe Vancouver East
Cultural Centre... Vancouver International FUm Festival closes...
MON 19 CITR SHINDIG AT THE RAILWAY CLUB WITH HONEY, NOISE
FLOOR, SICKO... Culture at the Commodore...
TUE 20 cruel 70s disco at the Cruel Elephant... The Vinaigrettes at the
Railway Club...
WED 21 Wyckham Porteus at the Railway Club... Polygraph at the
Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Vancouver International Writers
(ft Readers) Festival opens on Granville Island...
THU 22 Fun tor Molokal wtth One Eyed Jacks and Big Tail Garden at the
Cruel Elephant... Wyckham Porteus at the Railway Club... Johnny
Winter at the Commodore... Polygraph (8:30pm) at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre lecture Presentation: Roy Miki and Ron
Yamauchi on "Reclaiming Japanese Canadian Experience: aeat-
ing a Space for Artistic Acts": The Last Harvest, Minoru: Memory of
Exile at Pacific Cinematheque (7:30pm)... Vancouver International
Writers (ft Readers) Festival continues on Gronvile island...
FRI 23 The Rheostatics at the Railway Club... Chris Houston ft His Evt
Twang with The Dash Board Saviors at the Cruel Elephant...
Oktoberfest at the Commodore... JeihroTulat the Orpheum... Chile
In a Mirror A Week of Contemporary Chilean Cinema: opening
night reception (7pm), The Moon In The Mirror (8pm) at Pacific
Cinematheque... Vancouver International Writers (ft Readers) Festival continues on Granville Island...
SAT 24 The Rattled Roosters with Monkey Business at the Cruel
Elephant. Loose at the Raiway Club... Oktoberfest at the Commo-
dore... Kethy KaBck ft the Good OT Persons (2pm) at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre... Chile In a Mirror The Moon In The Mirror
(7:30pm) and ToUee or Mint (9pm) at Pacific anematheque...
Vancouver International Writers (ft Readers) Festival continues on
Granville Island...
SUN 25 Sparkmarker with Peanut Gallery at the Nappy Dugout (5pm,
all ages)... Kate Clinton at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre...
Chile in a Mirror Toffee or Mint (7:30pm) and The Return Stop
(9:30pm) at Pacific anematheque... Vancouver International Writers (ft Readers) Festival closes on Granville Island...
MON 26 OTR SHINDIG AT THE RAILWAY aUB WITH BLAKE PASCALA,
WOO WOOS, LITTLE PUSH MACHINE... Polygraph at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre... Chile In a Mirror The Return Stop (7:30pm) and
Something Is Out There (9:15pm) at Pacific anematheque...
TUE 27 cruel 70s disco at the Cruel Elephant... aive Pig at the
Railway Club... Polygraph at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre Chile In a Mirror Tales About Lizards (7:30pm) and Latent
Image (9pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
WED 28 Aging Youth Gang with Ten Feet Tall and Van Hooligans at
the Cruel Elephant... aive Pig at the Railway Club... Polygraph at
the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... Chile in a Mirror Something Is
Out There (7:30pm) and Angels (9:05pm) at Pacific Cinematheque...
THU29 TheStoatersattheRalwayClub...PotygraphattheVancouver East Cultural Centre Chile in a Mirror One Hundred Children...
and Rain Cloud (7:15pm) and The Moon In The Mirror (9:30pm) at
Pacific Cinematheque...
FRI30 Camtvc_ArtattheCruelElephant...TheStooJeisat1heRaiway
Oub... Polygraph at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... A Panorama of Japanese Cinema opens at Pacific Cinematheque...
SAT 31 MDC with My stery Machine at the Cruel Elephant... Hallowe'en
Bash at the Raiway Oub...
VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES VENUES
Alma Street Cafe • 2505 Alma (at Broadway)
Backstage • Ballard, Seattle
Cafe Bergman * 52 Powell Street (Gastown)
Cafe Django • 1184 Denman Street (at Davie)
Commodore Ballroom • 870 Granville Street (Granville Mall)
Cruel Elephant • 23 West Cordova Street (Gastown)
86 Street • Plaza ol Nations (BC Enterprise Centre)
Glass Slipper • 185 East 11th Avenue (at Main)
Isadora's • 1540 Old Bridge (Granville Island)
Latin Quarter 1305 Commercial Drive
Maximum Blues Pub * 1176 Granville Street (at Davie)
Nappy Dugout • 1248 Seymour (@ Davie)
Paradise Cinema • 919 Granville Street (Granville Mall)
Park Theatre *3440 Cambie Street
Pit Pub • basement, Student Union Building (UBC)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre • Hamilton at Georgia Street
Railway Club • 579 Dunsmuir Street (at Seymour)
Ridge Cinema • 3131 Arbutus at 16th
Sandy Cove • 1554 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Smash Gallery • 160 West Cordova Street (al Cambie)
Speedy O'Tubbs • Fairview, Bellingham
Starlight Cinema ■ 935 Denman Street
Town Pump • 66 Water Street (Gastown)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre -1895 Venables Street (at Victoria)
Varsity Theatre -4375 West 10th Avenue
Waterfront Theatre • 1405 Anderson Street (Granville Island)
Western Front • 303 East 8th Avenue
WISE Club • 1882 Adanac Street (At Victoria)
Yale • 1300 Granville (at Drake)
THE BLANK GENERATION
30 E_R_»»3__Iitif*  1869 W 4th Ave.,
Vancouver. BC
V6J1M4
CANADA
tel 604.738.3232
STORE
HOURS
Mon to Wed 10:30-7:00
Thurs and Fri 10:30-9:00
Sat 10:30-6:30
Sun 12:00-6:00
New
Tunes
At
Zulu
14.98
Medicine 14 9g
® Shot Forth Self Living import
Dig the new breed we say! After a hot EP on the renowned Creation Label (the
label that sprung The Jesus and Mary Chain. My Bloody Valentine. Ride and others
unto the worid) comes the debut album trom Medicine. Similar to the current run
of loud guitar/ambient noise bands. Medicine may be a little harder to take than
the syrupy sounds of Curve, but as your mother would say. "lit's good tor you".
Screaming Trees
® Sweet Oblivion
The kings of Northwest Psyche-rock are back with their seventh stellar release,
produced by the semi-legendary Don Fleming. Last year's great "Uncle
Anaesthesia" preceded current trend of Seattle mania and was perhaps
unjustly overlooked by the press. This could be their breakthrough LP.
Eugenius avaiime 1st week       J4 <JQ
® Oomalama ihoctober ,Mp0RT
Forced by Marvel Comics to change their name from "Captain America". Eugenius
(who. in another lite, were the infamous Vaselines) have released a collection of
pure pop hits. Somewhat reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub. Oomalama contains the
great singles "Flame On" and "Wow" in addition to new exciting hit explosions.
Consolidated -t * no
• Play More Music l4yo
Hip hop for the politically aware. Consolidated pull no punches on this, their third
release. Ifyou be diggin' the sounds ofthe Disposable Heroes. Basehead. and
other like-minded groups check this out "It may be the only record you'll need
this year" (although we hope not).
Happy Mondays
• Yes Please
The pitl-poppin', cognac-swillin'. NME-cover-makin' lords of excess are back
with their working class version of what the heavily-hyped Manchester beat is
all about Produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Tom Tom Club. Talking
Heads). "Yes Please" is sure to have folks as oblivious to reality as "Pills. Thrills
and Bellyaches" did.
14.98
Nine Inch Nails
® Broken
It seems like every day someone asks "When is the new Nine Inch Nails going to
be out?" Up until now you've had to settle for remixes (there are now ten versions
of "Head Like A Hotel. WelL it's not a new album, but it is six songs of new
materiaL so LEAVE US ALONE ALREADY!
Furnaceface
• Just Buy It
The debate rages on — does humour belong in music? Canada's Furnaceface
says "yes" with a strong adventurous debut LP. Punky. funky, and funny — what
more do you want? "Just buy it".
12.98
IMPORT
12.98
i >Ay
Local
CD
Bust-
Out!
Lately, there have been
more independent
releases from Vancouver
bands than at any time
over the past few years.
Here's a short list of
some recent
recommendations...
12.98
Jack Feels Fine
® Jack Feels Fine
Memory Day
® Jenkins Farm
Happy Man
® Born To Entertain
Video Barbeque
® Maximalism
Perfume Tree
® Dust
Roots Round Up
• What We Do
Last Wild Sons
® Heart Of The Workin'Man
Jungle
® Various Artists
U.98
12.98
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10.98
All sale prices in effect until October 31/92
COAL
Events
Not To
Be
Missed!
Zulu Records CD/Video Release Party
Sunday. October 18
Arts Club Revue Theatre
(Granville Island)
Doors Open 9pm
Tickets at the door
• rwo Short Films <"Battek" & "The Widower*)
• Video Premiere - "No Angel"
• Performance by Coal
CUB
In-Store Performance
Friday, October 16
Zulu Records &*s«^>
4:30pm
Playing songs from their new 6-song Mint
Records 7" EP. "Pep".
Autograph session follows performance!
PERFUME TREE=7
Saturday, October 3
Studio 16 (1545 W 7th)
9:00pm to 3: 00am
Dance party featuring Perfume Tree with DJ Daryl A
& MC 900ft Susi. video by Truth Channel, live visuals
by Kathyrn. big sound mix by Gang Fury & The
Tribal Sex Cult
Tickets $6 at all the usual outlets,
including Zulu Records
Admission limited to 19 yrs+

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