Saturday, December 31, 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.
Saturday, December 24, 1983
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 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
Wednesday, December 14, 1983
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
Saturday, December 3, 1983
Thursday, December 1, 1983
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.
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.
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.