Saturday, December 30, 1978

Flyer - Saturday, December 30th, 1978


Saturday, December 16, 1978

Friday, December 15, 1978

Friday, December 8, 1978

DOA "Disco Sucks" ep

I believe this was DOA's first single. This is the reissued by Quintessence in 1979, BY Wrong Records (No Means No's label) in 1991, and Alternative Tentacles in 1993, but this was originally released on Sudden Death Records in 1978. This is DOA as a 3-piece with Randy Rampage, Chuck Biscuits and Joey Shithead. The songs one here are:

1. Royal Police
2. Woke Up Screaming
3. Disco Sucks
4. Nazi Training Camp

Thursday, December 7, 1978

Friday, December 1, 1978

Zine - The Pig Paper #10

Inside there are pieces on the Verbs, the Rich Kids, Television, the Modern Lovers, the Viletones, the Dishes, the Boston music scene, and the L.A. music scene. There are photos of the Diodes with the Clash, David Byrne, Dave Thomas, and the Secrets.

Flyer -Friday December 1, 1978

This was their Last Pogo show.

Saturday, November 25, 1978

Subhuamns "Death to the Sickoids" ep

"Death to the Sickoids" was the Subhumans first single. The ep was self-released and the B-side became a punk national anthem in Canada.

Friday, November 24, 1978

Thursday, November 23, 1978

Press Release: Which Wives

Sunday, November 19, 1978

Monday, November 6, 1978

Saturday, November 4, 1978

Friday, November 3, 1978

Thursday, November 2, 1978

Wednesday, November 1, 1978

Zine - Surfin' Bird #1

Surfin' Bird was a zine from Montreal that came out in November 1978. This issue featured an interview with the Battered Wives, a piece on Elvis Costello, a column by the guitarist of the Chromosomes, a piece on DEVO, a piece on Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richardsm, and some record reviews which included Blondie, the Rezillos, the Clash, the Dishes, and the Buzzcocks. Click on the cover photo to download a PDF of this issue.

Flyer - Wednesday November 1 - Thursday November 2, 1978

Tuesday, October 31, 1978

Monday, October 30, 1978

Pointed Sticks "What Do You Want Me To Do" ep

This was Pointed Sticks first ep. The band won the Second Georgia Straight Battle of the Bands and and recorded this first single. It was released on Quintessence Records out of Vancouver. Bob Rock produced this ep and he would go on to produce records for the likes of Metallica and Motley Crue. Three Chord City has a neat write up on the band. The songs on here are:
1. What Do You Want Me To Do
2. Somebody's Mom

Sunday, October 29, 1978

Friday, October 27, 1978

Flyer - Friday October 27, 1978

Flyer - Friday October 27, 1978

Flyer - Friday October 27, 1978

This flyer was sent to us from Henry Martinuk.

Monday, October 23, 1978

Battered Wives "Ugandan Stomp" ep

The "Uganda Stomp" is battered Wives first ep. The ep came out on Bomb Records. The song makes a reference to the old Sun single "Ubangi Stomp" by Warren Smith. The number is deliberately offensive in the punk tradition and uses some reggae. The song is about former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and the band gave a copy of the single to the Ugandan embassy. The B-Side is a song called "Giddy" which was never released on other vinyl but did get released on the CD version of "Cigarettes". Check out Short Sharp Kick in the Teeth for a download of the ep.

Thursday, October 19, 1978

Wednesday, October 18, 1978

Wednesday, October 11, 1978

The Dishes "Hot Property" ep

This is the second Dishes ep and was recorded or released a year later. The band still put it out under Regular Records but they tagged it with General Idea, which was a label going around OCA for punk related things. A song about the Crash 'n Burn is "Summer Reaction". The band has a big Bowie influence. This was produced by Headley Jones who was a DJ on CFNY. The songs on here are:

1. Hot Property

2. Summer Reaction
3. Secret Storm

The Ugly "Stranded in the Laneway (of Love)" ep

The most notorious punk band in Toronto were the Ugly. When they were around they only released this ep which didn't really sound the way folks were use to hearing them. The record was self-released on a label called Explosion Records and featured the songs:

1. Stranded in the Laneway (of Love)
2. To Have Some Fun

Thursday, October 5, 1978

Flyer - October 1978

Tuesday, October 3, 1978