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!