Saturday, December 23, 1989

Infect '89 demo

Long before there was the all-girl straight edge band from Brazil there was an Infect from a band from Victoria that released a demo in 1989 The songs on the demo were:

1. Pressure Cooker
2. Punker Than Thou
3. That’s not Funny
4. No More Football
5. McDeath
6. Infect
7. Deaf Dumb and Blind
8. No Regrets
9. Billy Club
10. Expose Yourself to Kids (G.G. Allin)

Flyer - Friday, December 22nd, 1989

Saturday, December 16, 1989

Friday, December 8, 1989

NoMeansNo "Wrong" LP

This was my favourite NoMeansNo record of all time. The was the last one with Andy Kerr. There was magic in the Wright brothers-Kerr line up. If you are to get any record this would be my recommendation. Be Strong Be Wrong. The songs on here are:
1. It's Catching Up
2. The Tower
3. Brainless Wonder
4. Tired of Waiting
5. Stocktaking
6. The End of All Things
7. Big Dick
8. Two Lips, two Lungs, and one Tongue
9. Rags and Bones
10. Oh No! Bruno!
11. All Lies

Friday, December 1, 1989

Flyer - Friday December 1, 1989

Zine - Rear Garde #38

Issue #38 of Rear Garde features interviews with Lydia Lunch, War Brides, Lunachicks, Public Enemy, Scream Third Man In, Flaming Lips, and Dead Milkmen. There are scene reports and reviews providing a cultural time capsule.

Zine - Confuzed 4

I was more involved with the fourth issue of Confuzed. I think I helped with the layout and the photos and some of the writing. But Joel did most of the interviews.

The zine coloumn continues in this issue but has a name which is called "Raggin'". This column mentions Still Thinking, Robzine, dripping Pig Mucous, Something Smells and then some other zines like Subruban Voice and Sold Out.

The music reviews section is called Looney tunes and has lots of live band shots scaterred throughout.

The issue starts out with a piece on Death Angel, Agnostic Front, and Das Damen.

There is an interview with Joey Shithead about the 10th Anniversary for DOA, with All when Dave Smalley sang for them, and More Stupid Initials (M.S.I.), which is much more detailed than anything else I have read on the band.

But the best part of this issue is the back cover which has Jamie Problem in the buck at a show they played with SNFU at Ildiko`s. It is hilarious looking and makes it`s way into the Chris Walter`s book on SNFU.

Friday, November 24, 1989

Sunday, November 12, 1989

Nunfuckers artwork

Friday, November 10, 1989

Saturday, November 4, 1989

Saturday, October 14, 1989

MSI "An Amazing Feat" ep

This is MSI's second ep. There is a bunch of other songs that the band recorded in this same session. One of them came out on the Still Thinking comp called "Progress?!?". The rest of them remain unreleased. Joe Boyden who is now a Giller Prize winner for fiction played harmonica on one of the songs on here. Rob Ben put out the record on a label he made up called Bucko-5. I think this might have been the only release on this label. The band covers the Village People on this record sort of. The songs on here are:

1. Daydream
2. Shoelace
3. Macho Man

4. Border Song
5. Make My Day
6. Rear View Mirror

Friday, October 13, 1989

Brontocrushrock "Next 5 Songs" ep

Brontocrushrock were a band that Geoff Thomlinson sang in. Geoff did a label called Irate faction and Irate Faction put out the first Direct Action LP. Geoff recruited Dave Cornelius from Direct Action to play in the band. The scene roadie Tom played guitar in this band as well. This was recorded by James Stewart at Reaction Studios. The songs on here are:

1. A Titantic Mistake
2. I Don't Want You

3. Organizations of Power
4. Page Three
5. Iguana

Sunday, October 8, 1989

Friday, October 6, 1989

Youth Youth Youth "Re-Packaged" LP

After the "Sin" LP was sold, Youth Youth Youth talked to Fringe about re-releasing the material. They came up with the idea of releasing an LP with demoes on one side and the "Sin" 12" on the other. It was called "Re-Packaged" for obvious reasons. Side A starts out with material from a demo in 1982. The songs from this are:

1. Why Pay More
2. Apathy
3. Blue Stain
4. The One on the Right
5. Domination (not the "Something to Believe In" comp version)
6. Louie Louie / Part Time Punks

Side A continues with three songs from a demo recorded in 1983.

7. Pop Song
8. Made in England (Young Lions song)
9. We Can't Be Beaten

Monday, October 2, 1989

Photos: Fugazi

This show took place in Guelph. It might have been at a place called the Thrashetria. I think it was on Monday October 2, 1989. My friend and I hitch hiked to Guelph to see the show. I was able to catch a ride home with Tracey Cummings and the group of people she was with.

Sunday, October 1, 1989

Zine - Rear Garde #37

This is issue #37 of Rear Garde which was published in October 1989. This issue features interviews with Laughing Hyenas, the Cure, UK Subs, Medicine Men, and Grapes of Wrath. This issue also features scene reports of Montreal, Toronto, and Toronto and concert and music reviews.

Flyer - Sunday October 1, 1989

MRR review - Various Artists "Contimanation process" cassette

Walter Glaser wrote a review for MRR of this comp. This appeared in issue #77, which came out in October 1989. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

MRR Review - Sons of Ishmael "...sing generic crap" ep

Chris Dodge wrote a review for MRR of the Sons of Ishmael ep. This appeared in issue #77, which came out in October 1989. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

MRR Review - Random Killing "This Whole World" 12"

A review in MRR of the Random Killing 12". This appeared in issue #77, which came out in October 1989. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

MRR Review - Doughboys "Home Again" LP

Tim Yohannon wrote a review for MRR of the first Doughboys  LP. This appeared in issue #77, which came out in October 1989. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

Flyer: Sunday, October 1, 1989

Saturday, September 2, 1989

Friday, September 1, 1989

Flyer - Friday, September 1st, 1989

Zine - Rear Garde #36

This is issue of #36 of Rear Garde features interviews with the Dik Van Dykes, Bad Brains, Guilt Parade, Groovy Aardvark, Sons of Freedom, Ripcordz, and B'last.There is a special supplement on the New Music conference in New York and scene reports on Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. 

Curious George "Children of a Common Mother" LP

A review in MRR for the Curious George LP. This appeared in issue #77, which came out in October 1989. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size. Thanks to Operation Pheonix Records for doing the PDF archives of the early issues.

Thursday, August 31, 1989

Sunday, August 20, 1989

Flyer - Sunday, August 20th, 1989

I think American Standard were from New Jersey and part of the straight edge scene. This new club was in Little Italy in a basement level near a Blockbuster video and was later run by Jeff Cohen before becomng a gay club called El Convento Rico.

This flyer was designed by Noxious Art.

Saturday, August 19, 1989

Flyer - Saturday August 19, 1989

Thursday, August 17, 1989

Flyer - Thursday, August 17th, 1989


Flyer - Thursday August 17, 1989

Flyer - Thursday August 17, 1989

This is when Sudden Impact went out to the East Coast. This particular show was in Halifax. The flyer art was sent to us by Ian Hart.

Wednesday, August 16, 1989

Monday, August 14, 1989

Sunday, August 13, 1989

Saturday, August 12, 1989

Wednesday, August 9, 1989

Flyer - Wednesday, August 8th, 1989

Sudden Impact play Fredericton on the "Split Personality" tour.

Tuesday, August 1, 1989

Zine - Rear Garde #35

This is issue #35 of Rear Garde and this issue features interviews with Mojo Nixon, the Hodads, SNFU, the Accused, the Wet Spots, King Swamp, and Ludwig Von 88. The issue also features scene reports on Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa and reviews of concerts and music. Real great time capsule. 

Friday, July 21, 1989

Sons of Ishmael "...Sing Generic Crap" ep

The band at the time featured Tim Freeborn on vocals, Glenn Poirier and Paul Morris on guitar, Mike Canzi on bass, and Chris Black on drums. Their faces were pasted on the heads of the Bay City Rollers for this cover art. The back cover made fun of a Rollins record that put Ian MacKaye's name in huge letters on the back cover as the producer. There is also a sample used of Doug Galbraith who was the boyfriend of the Ildiko club owner that would dress up and introduce all the hardcore bands at shows that took place there. Really only known to people in Toronto. Songs on here are:

1. Downsview
2. The Hallowe'en Party
3. Elastic Sympathies
4. Fluffy the Cat
5. Jimmy Swaggart Stuck his Pee-Pee in my Poo-Poo

6. Obnoxious
7. Less Than Zero
8. Man and His Penis Sceptre
9. Louie Louie
10. The Waltz

Thursday, July 20, 1989

Tuesday, June 27, 1989

Zine - Drastic Solutions, Issue 2

Click on the above image to open or save a PDF of this zine.

This second issue came out in the summer of 1989. The issue features interviews with Voivod, Slaughter, Heibel, Son of Happy, and the Alcohol Preps.