Saturday, December 21, 1991

Various Artists "Go" Double LP

This was an all Canadian comp released by Fans of Bad Productions. The songs are:
1. Soy - Arbiters Manifesto
2. Danko Jones - Samuel Sin
3. Acrid - Panic
4. Rubber Girlfriend - Queen of the Nieghbourhood
5. Daddy's Hands - I Hate 2-Pank
6. Ulcer - Ramones
7. Chitz - Cycle
8. AK 47 - Prison House of Nations
9. 26 Letter prison - 5:39
10. Doomtown - Slaves
11. Submission Hold - All Peopl are Created Equal....
12. M-Blanket - Fonz
13. Never Too Late - Mistrust
14. War Face - Understand?
15. Grade - We'll Get There, Just Not Yet
16. Blundermen - Chaos
17. Disassociate from Man - Savages
18. Render Useless - Becoming Anti-Human
19. Goatboy - Crossing the Border
20. Spazmz - Artfag
21. Swallowing Shit - If They hated Me, They Will Hate You
22. One Eleven - False Alarm
23. Moral Panic - Stolen Land
24. Moaning Lisas - Lurking in the Dark
25. Bombshelter - Swift Pain
26. I-Spy - In 20 Years
27. Dillinger Mob - Say It Ain't So
28. Pipebomb - Pressure
29. Phallocracy - Aqualung Leg
30. Third World Planet - Clear Cut, Trends, and Cliques
31. Mexican Power Authority - Orbit
32. Jonas - Eradicate
33. Kops for Christ - Why Be Something That You are Not (Negative Approach)
34. Black Market Fruits - Lifer
35. Infect - McDeath
36. Bound to Fall - Cause for Thought
37. Seized - The Drowning
38. Ineretia Kills - No Limbs
39. Ignatz - Faint
40. Betty Ford - When Will It End
41. Propogandhi - The Overtly Political, but oh so intensely Personal Song
42. Crisis of Faith - Consume
43. Hard to Say - In a Space of Six Weeks, Dead Guys Don;t Eat Much Fish, Baby Shit Herself
44. Holocron - Gimerstick
45. Union of Uranus - Pressure (Negative Approach)
46. Ten Dead Men - #9
47. Dirty Bird - I May Be Ugly

Friday, December 20, 1991

Sons of Ishmael "Mimsey with the Borogoves" 10"

This was a 10" that came out on Sell-Out Activities, which was a record label in Germany that released Skeezicks records among other things. "Mimsey with the Borogoves" was the last release and it was to coincide with a European tour that the band did. The songs on here are:

1. This is Germany
2. Lefty Gets Serious
3. Lightbulb Cracks
4. Evolution is for Turkey (A televangelist sermon put to song as pure mockery)
5. Smash the Fascist Bottle
6. Umbrella Toenail
7. Undulating Blobs
8. Do Something Radical
9. Sex Class Riles Mom
10. Sumo Training Camp
11. Reprise
12. Burnt Farmer
13. Take the John Train
14. Prolegomenon to a Theodicy

Monday, December 16, 1991

Various Artists "This Ain't the Hot Fudge Show" ep

This was the fourth release by Fans of Bad Productions, but the third Toronto compilation. Using the kids TV show as a theme. Only 500 copies of this compilation were pressed and it was pressed on red vinyl. This compilations features:

1. Liquid Joy - Who Are Your Friends?
2. Mud - Ice-T Stay in your Home
3. Chicken Milk - Fleece
4. Hi Dummy - Pony Tails from Hell

Thursday, December 12, 1991

Crisis of Faith "The American Dream .... A Global Nightmare" ep

Crisis of Faith featured two members of One Blood, which was Adam payne the guitarist and Paul Abrash, the drummer. Dave Lake was the singer. This was recorded in November 1991 at Tall-Sky Studios by Glen Talsky. this was teh first release on my label Ragamuffin Soldier Records. The songs on here are:
1. Consume
2. Incest
3. Public Assistance
4. Close Your Mouths
5. Struggle for Existence
6. Doctor of Death
7. Land of the Free

Monday, December 9, 1991

Jello Biafra with NoMeansNo "The Sky is Falling and I Want My Mommy" LP

Jello did a bunch of projects with punk bands. This one with NoMeansNo. The songs on here are:
1. The Sky is Falling and I Want My Mommy (Falling Space Junk)
2. Jesus was a Terrorist
3. Bruce's Diary
4. Bad
5. Ride the Flume
6. Chew
7. Sharks in the Gene Pool
8. The Myth is Real - Let's Eat

Saturday, December 7, 1991

Friday, November 29, 1991

Thursday, October 31, 1991

Zine - Drastic Solutions, Issue 5

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Issue 5 features interviews with Moral Crux, Hopeful Monsters, and Bad Religion.

Friday, October 4, 1991

Friday, September 20, 1991

Release - SNFU "Last of the Big Time Suspenders" LP

SNFU had broken up and the Belke Brothers were in the Wheat Chiefs while Chi Pig had the Wongs going. We learn in Chris Walter's book titled "SNFU ... What No One Else Wanted to Say", in April 1988 Randy Boyd reminded the band that they owed Cargo another record. Chi remembered that he had a tape of SNFU's last show at the Polish Hall in 1989. Chi suggested they combine this with material culled together from other sources. Randy liked the idea.

Tracks 1–7 are live tracks taken from one of their final shows before disbanding, held at the Polish Hall in Edmonton in September 1989. Two of these tracks ("Cannibal Cafe" and "I'm Real Scared") were initially released in studio recordings on their first album, ...And No One Else Wanted to Play (1985); "Gimme Some Water" was originally written and recorded by Eddie Money; a studio recording of "Beautiful, Unlike You and I" was later released as a single in 1993. The remaining three live tracks are unique to this recording.

Track 8, "The Electric Chair", is a demo version of a song from the band's second album, If You Swear, You'll Catch No Fish, recorded at Technical Difficulties Studio in Edmonton, in early 1986.

Tracks 9 and 10 are taken from a studio recording session at Power Zone Studio in Edmonton, in late 1986. "She's Not on the Menu" is a re-arranged and re-recorded version of a song from ...And No One Else Wanted to Play that had previously been the A-side of "She's Not on the Menu", a self-released 7".

Tracks 11–13 are outtakes from their third album, Better Than a Stick in the Eye, recorded at Profile Studios, Vancouver, in June 1988. "Wonder What They're Thinking" is a cover of a song originally by the Canadian punk band Personality Crisis.

Chi Pig did the album cover artwork. Cecil English did the production to polish up the songs.

The album was released in the Fall of 1991. This would satisfy frans for a band that had become increasingly popular after death.

1. The Kitchen Kreeps
2. Cannibal Cafe
3. Beautiful, Unlike You and I
4. Gimme Some Water (Eddie Money)
5. I Know More Than You
6. I'm Real Scared
7. I Used to Write Songs
8. The Electric Chair
9. Visiting the Bad Again
10. She's Not on the Menu (Dunce Mix)
11. Appraise the Lord
12. Wonder What They're Thinking (Personality Crisis)
13. Grunt, Groan, Rant and Rave!

Thursday, August 29, 1991

Saturday, August 24, 1991

Sunday, August 18, 1991

Sunday, August 4, 1991

Thursday, August 1, 1991

Sunday, July 14, 1991

One Blood "Building a World of Prosperity with the Efficiency of the Free Enterprise System" LP

This was our full length LP. We recorded it at Pete Hudson Studios in July 1991 over a couple of weekends. Although two of the tracks were recorded a year earlier at a different studio. The record was teh first release on Germ Blandsten Records, which was a label that Charles Maggio started up. Charles was from New Jersey and sang in Rorschach and we got to meet him when he came up to play a bunch of shows in Southern Ontario. Charles dug us and wanted to put us out as his first release. There was a big newsprint booklet included in the record that has lyric and graphics about each song. Omar's brother played harmonica at the beginning of "Indian Summer". This was our last release although we had planned for more. The songs on here are:
1. Indian Summer
2. Settler Nations
3. Make the Links
4. Reform Party
5. Safe
6. Can You Feel It?
7. Operation Exodus
8. The Heat Is On
9. Uncle Joe's Revenge
10. Guardian Angel
11. Life Vision
12. Opinion Control in the Democracies

Tuesday, July 9, 1991

NoMeansNo "0+2=1" LP

NoMeansNo back to a two piece with the Wright Brothers. The songs on here are:
1. Now
2. The Fall
3. 0+2=1
4. The Valley of the Blind
5. Mary
6. Everyday I Start to ooze
7. When Putting It All In Order Ain't Enough
8. The Night Nothing Became Everything
9. I Think You Know
10. Ghosts
11. Joyful Reunion

Sunday, May 19, 1991

Bliss ep

Bliss grew out of a band called Rise and featured Dave Bryant on vocals, Michael Stevenson on guitar, Sylvain Bouthilliette on bass, and Colin Burnett on drums. The band played shows with Phleg Camp, Failsafe, and the Doughboys. The songs on this ep are:
1. Baby I'm Yours
2. Greenshine
3. Dear Friend
4. Black Red

Saturday, April 13, 1991

Thursday, March 14, 1991

Monday, February 18, 1991

Thursday, January 31, 1991

Zine - Drastic Solutions, Issue 4

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Issue 4 of Drastic Solutions features interviews with Oi Polloi, Fuel, and Bliss.

Sunday, January 6, 1991

Tuesday, January 1, 1991

Zine - Confuzed #5

This was the last issue for Confused and it was influenced by the desktop look af zines like Sold Out at the time.

Joel interviews Sick of it All, Epileptic Brain Surgeons, the Wongs, Big Drill Car, and Fidelity Jones.

There is a column on hardline written by Paul Abrash. There is also a review section for the time which includes a review of my band One Blood and our first ep.