Sunday, December 31, 1995

Gus / Gus "Floriduh vs. Canaduh" ep

No Idea Records knew of a band from Florida called Gus. It makes sense as the label is based in Gainesville, Florida. They came across the band from Victoria, BC so they decided to put together a split between the two bands with the same name. The BC recorded two songs at the Rat's Nest in October 1994. The songs were:
1. Lettuce is Dead
2. Snivling
The band from Florida are from Hollywood and they recorded at Studio 13 on January 1995. The songs on here are:
1. Organ Donor Potential
2. Dirt Bike
The record was pressed twice in two different presses of 300 copies. The first pressing is on black vinyl and the second press is on a Purple-Grey marble.

Flyer - Sunday, December 31st, 1995

This was the first New Years Eve fest in the city. It may have been the first fest pre-dating the Columbus fest and whatnot. The unique thing about this show was that there was a great representation of regional bands, so loads of bands from Canada were on the bill. And folks flew in from California and Philly to see the Chokehold and Union of Uranus reunions.

In the zine "Thousand Year War #7", the organizer of the event, Dave Munro, recounts the following:

"What was conceived in ignorance (?), brought forth an unknown monster. Seven venues and two band cancellations plus an incorrect ad in Heart attaCk. Constant explanations to bands why there was already too many bands. Threats of possible violent confrontations with Northern New York scenesters. Crazy midnight Detroit border crossings the night before the show with a semi-delirious, blood soaked member of Coleman at the wheel. Last minute arrangements for: final venue, advertising, sound and band line ups. Plus, a shit load of stuff that comes crashing back to me in the form of stress induced flashbacks (watch Opera!)

In the end, the work of the few was dispersed to the many on the day of the show. Each person who attended, played a part in making the show actually come together and not fall apart into a blur of repetitive decibel oscillations. Though some peoples efforts did stand apart and were far greater help than expected, For that and any other assistance - I say thanks! The final tally: each band received $150, club $600, myself $55, ONtario Coalition Against Poverty $308.

Maybe we'll do this again? Maybe, we'll hurt ourselves? Who's ta say"


Thursday, December 21, 1995

Resin Scraper "Harmful If Swallowed" ep

The second ep by Resin Scraper includes a Gang Green cover with a bunch of originals described by the label as Gaunt meets a stripped down version of the New Bomb Turks. Mag Wheel Records released this. The songs on here are:
1. Harmful if Swallowed
2. Get Your Hat Back On
3. Alcohol

Saturday, December 16, 1995

Saturday, December 9, 1995