Saturday, December 31, 1983

Flyer - Saturday, December 31st, 1983

Crucifix from San Francisco played Ottawa on New Year's Eve in 1983. Heart Attack from New York City were also on the bill as were Reagan Youth and False Prophets. This is an incredible line up. This flyer is courtesy of Lisa Deanne's archive.

Direct Action at the Turning Point

New Year's Eve at the Turning Point.

Saturday, December 24, 1983

Various Artists "Medium Raw" tape

I get the sense that this was teh first ever comp to document the Victoria scene. This is almost excusively bands from vancouver island with a few exceptions. The comp was put out by BYO and Tim Yohannon had this to say about it "An excellent long-player's worth of British Columbia's current crop of bands. The Neos appear with some previously released material, but the rest (Automatic Shock, Chronic Submission, Jerk Ward, LSD, House of Commons, Red Tide, the Infamous Scientists, SS Top, Da Jeep, and the cool Dayglo Abortions) all chip in with new material, most of which is fine. Very little filler." -(from Maximum Rocknroll #12, March 1984)

1. The Neos - Typical Obligatory Anti-Government Song2. The Neos - Life Sentence
3. The Neos - I Don't Want to Be

4. The Neos - Sexual Revolution
5. Automatic Shock - Mushrooms
6. Automatic Shock - Fuck Off
7. Chronic Submission - Sick of Reality
8. Chronic Submission - Narc
9. LSD - Ursula
10. SS-Top - Swamp Stomp
11. House of Commons - Way Down South
12. House of Commons - Do You Feel Low
13. House of Commons - Feed Us Feed Us

14. House of Commons - American Patriot
15. Jerk Ward - I Love the Girls
16. Jerk Ward - Major Threat
17. Jerk Ward - UFO
18. Infamous Scientists - Noise 'n' Rhythm
19. Infamous Scientists - I Can't Get the Sounds I Want
20. Da Jeep - Anti-Sex
21. Red Tide - My Son Is a Kuwahara
22. Red Tide - NATO Actionaut
23. Dayglo Abortions - Bedtime Story
24. Dayglo Abortions - Proud to Be a Canadian
25. Dayglo Abortions - Arg Fuck Kill
26. Dayglo Abortions - Nuclear Supremacy

Friday, December 23, 1983

Suburban Menace demo

Suburban Menace were a band from Victoria and more recently appeared on the "All Your Ears Can Hear" comp. This band was the band that would develop into Red Tide. They released a demo in 1983 that was self-titled. The songs on it were:
1. Outta My Way
2. Serena Dunk Fuck Off
3. What's So Wrong?
4. Fear to Live
5. Surf Zone

Thursday, December 22, 1983

Flyer - Thursday December 22, 1983

Flyer - Saturday December 22, 1979

Flyer - Wednesday, Decemeber 21st - Thursday, December 22nd, 1983

This was WRATH's first Toronto show. According to Pierre, the guitarist of Wrath, MICRO EDGE got them this gig.

Wednesday, December 14, 1983

Flyer - "Sin" 12"

Friday, December 9, 1983

Flyer - Friday, December 9, 1983

Flyer - Friday December 9, 1983

The Terminals and 10,000 Screaming Appaches were from London, Ontario. They came down and played a show at the Turning Point and Direct Action, Chronic Submission, and BFG opened up for them.

Sunday, December 4, 1983

DOA Bumper Sticker

Flyer - Sunday December 4, 1983

BFG plays the Quoc Te, which was across the street from the Fort.

Saturday, December 3, 1983

Video interview - L'Etranger on New Music

Daniel Ritcheler of New Music did an interview with L'Etranger on their front porch. Thanks to Chalrie Angus for sharing this link.

Flyer - Saturday December 3, 1983

I have heard about Quarantine. One of the members went on to become Blue Demon. This show took place at the Upper Lip, which was a club on Yonge Street across from the Gasworks. I think Buzz from Direct Action and Andy Ford played in A.P.B.

Thursday, December 1, 1983

Scene reports in MRR

Although these are set up to be scene reports the first section on Winnipeg os really an interview that Vic Bondi of Articles of Faith did with the Stretch Marks. The second report on Montreal is an interview by Lisa bat with S.C.U.M. The third page is a scene report about Victoria. The main news is about the "Medium Raw" comp. These three piece appeared in MRR #10 which came out December 1983. Click on the image files to enlarge the reports to a readable size.

MRR Review - S.C.U.M. "So Much Hate" tape

Tim Yohannon write this review for MRR of the S.C.U.M. cassette. I had no idea that there was aa tape that came out before the album. This appeared in issue #10, which came out in December 1983. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

MRR Review - Personailty Crisis "Creatures for Awhile" LP

Steve Spinali wrote this review for MRR of the Personality Crisis. This appeared in issue #9, which came out in October 1983. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

Flyer - Thursday December 1 - Saturday December 3, 1983

Three nights at the Turning Point (192 Bloor Street West) with the Young Lions.