Wednesday, December 31, 1980

Tuesday, December 30, 1980

Zine - Smash It Up, December 1980

 
https://archive.org/download/SmashItUp80-12/80-12-smashItUp.pdfSmash It Up was a Toronto punk fanzine. This issue came out in December 1980. This issues starts out with a report about local bands by Randy Swagger, which included information on the Points, the Sharks, the Government, the Demics, Martha and the Muffins, the Civilians, Teenage Head, Blank Generation, the Spoons, the B-Girls, the Secrets, True Confessions, the Viletones, Tyranna, and the Bop Cats.

The first interview is with the Slits where they wind up talking about Sid Vicious death, which had just happened.

There is an interview with Martha Johnson at a Hamilton show, where she sheds some light on how crappy it is to be signed to major label. I wish she had more space to elaborate.

There is an article on Ultravox which was done around a show they played in Toronto supporting "Vienna". I didn't realize that Midge Ure was in the Rich Kids and was offered the guitarist spot for the Pistols when Steve Jones left. This all seems weird talking about him as a guitarist in light of Ultravox being a synth band.

There is a review of a Joan Jett and the Blackhearts show with lots of photos.

There is an amazingly designed piece on a Siouxsie and the Banshees show on November 18th, 1980 at the Music Hall.

There is part one of an interview with Bangkok who were a new band that featured Mickey Skin of the Curse on vocals.

There is a back page ad for Edge Records which I am guessing had something to do with the Garys and were reported to have been releasing the Sharks record.
 
Thinks appears thanks to the archive of Dhaibid James, host of Moondog Ballroom, also on CIUT 89.5FM.
 


Monday, December 22, 1980

Pointed Sticks "Waiting for the Real Thing" CD

This is a collection of singles and recordings by the Pointed Sticks originally recorded between 1978 and 1980 so they predated the "Perfect Youth" LP. This was re-issued by Sudden Death Records in 2006. The songs on here are:
1. What do you Want me to Do?
2. Somebody's Mom
3. Real Thing
4. Out of Luck
5. Lies
6. I'm Numb
7. It's O.K.
8. All I Could Take
9. How Could You?
10. Apologies
11. Marching Song
12. True Love
13. New Ways
14. All That Matters
15. Love or Money
16. The Witch
17. Real Thing
18. You Must Be Crazy
19. Care Less
20. Worse
21. Middle Age Teenagers / No More Love
22. Found Another Boy
23. Middle Class
24. Automatic You

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