Saturday, November 21, 1998

As One "No Less an Authority" CD

As One was a four piece from the west end of downtown Toronto. The band featured Jesse Parker on vocals, his younger brother Robert who played bass, and James Morten who played drums. The band was originally called BSE. BSE were originally a pop punk type of band. Jonah joined after they played a set at their high school which consisted of punk covers. They started listening to bands like Warzone, Strife, and Hatebreed and changed their name to As One.

The band started in late 1998 and the CD came out around then. The CD was titled “No Less an Authority” and the songs on the CD were:

1. Tolerance not indulgence
2. It’s Time
3. Caught in the crosshairs
4. United worldwide (Warzone)

As One were 3/4s straight edge but they didn’t promote that.

As One recorded a second time in the Winter of 1999 which initially was put out as a demo titled “So What if I’m a Fucking demo”. This demo was put out as the Scare Tactic 7” that came out on Solomon Method Records. So the band changed their name once again.

Thursday, November 12, 1998

MRR Interview - Marilyn's Vitamins

This interview is with Marilyn's Vitamins conducted by Damian Abraham who worked on Mods & Rockers at CIUT. Damian is the singer for Fucked Up these days. This appeared in the November 1998 issue of MRR (#186). This issue is still available as a back issue at

Monday, November 9, 1998

The Diodes "Tired of Waking Up Tired: The Best of the Diodes" CD

1998 marked the 20th Anniversary of "Tired Of Waking Up Tired", the quintessential new wave pop classic. And what better way to celebrate than to make available for the first time on CD, the complete Columbia/Epic recordings by The Diodes, one of the great original punk pop bands, and a part of the Sony Music Canadian rock legacy. The collection contains the first two LPs with a number of out-takes and a couple of previously unreleased songs. Here is the track listing:

1. Noise (previously unreleased out-take from the first LP)
2. Red Rubber Ball (the single)
3. Child Star (B-side to Tired of Waking Up Tired)
4. Tennis (Again)
5. Blonde Fever
6. Plastic Girls
7. Death in the Suburbs
8. Behind Those Eyes
9. Midnight Movie Star
10. We're Ripped (B-Side to Red rubber Ball)
11. China Doll
12. Shapes of Things to Come
13. Time Damage
14. Headache
15. Burn Down Your Dady's House (Out-Take from the second album "Survivors")
16. Teenage Nation (B-Side from the re-release of Tired of Waking Up Tired)
17. Photographs from Mars
18. Madhouse
19. Mercenary Flight
20. Tired of Waking Up Tired
21. Jenny's in a Sleep World
22. Weekend
23. No Eight to Make Me Bleed
24. Terminal Rock (previously unreleased)
25. Dead on Arrival (previously unreleased)

Saturday, November 7, 1998

Knucklehead "Little Boots" CD

Knucklehead are from Calgary. This is the band's first release which came out on their own label Whiskey Voice Records. Longshot would later re-release it. the band was a three piece at the time with Kyle on drums and vocals, Clay on guitar and vocals, and Matt on Bass and vocals. The songs on here are:

1. Little Boots
2. The Kids Are Alright
3. Wise Up Jackie
4. B-Anthem
5. Pseudopunk
6. Press Gangs
7. Bad reputation
8. Johnny's Dirge
9. House of Campbell
10. integrity
11. Shotdown (1989)
12. Early Grave
13. Four Years Down and Life to Go

Wednesday, October 28, 1998

DOA "Festival of Atheists" CD

This is DOA as a two piece. Joey Shithead teamed up with Brien O'Brien and they knicked out this god foresaken project. The songs on here are:
1. You Won't Stand Alone
2. Groundhog Day
3. Death to the Multinationals
4. Mommy Mommy
5. If There's a God
6. A Gun and a Bomb
7. World Falls Apart
8. Brainwash
9. Smeat
10. Frontier Justice
11. Give 'em the Lumber
12. You Can't Walk All Over me
13. I Got a Noose

Monday, October 19, 1998

Marilyn's Vitamins "Politics on the Dance Floor" CD

Marilyn's Vitamins were a very melodic punk band for these parts. They didn't hold back on the politics and worshipped D4. This came out on Raw Energy Records a label co-run by Chris Black and drummed in Sons of Ishmael. The songs on here are:
1. How to Debate a Nationalist and Win
2. Scapegoat
3. Pension Watch
4. One More Scene
5. Funeral for a Living Friend
6. Hey Man, Nice Set
7. Squeegee Girl
8. Band du Jour
9. Standing Up?
10. October Monday
11. 100 Bodies
12. The Day they Cancelled Baywatch
13. Other Men
14. The Turnaround
15. Promising Madelline

Monday, October 12, 1998

MRR Interview - Armed and Hammered

Barbara Isherwood from CIUT interviews Armed and Hammered back in 1998, just after the release of "It's About Fucking Time" CD. This appeared in the October 1998 issue (#185) of MRR. This issue is now out of print. This is only the interview with Armed and Hammered and not the rest of the issue.

Thursday, September 3, 1998

Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Friday, August 21, 1998

Saturday, July 25, 1998

Friday, July 17, 1998

Thursday, July 16, 1998

Sunday, July 12, 1998

Flyer - Sunday July 12, 1998

MRR Interview - The Vapids

The Vapids had an interview in the July 1998 issue of MRR (#182). Click on the above image to download a PDF of the interview. It is only one page long.

Wednesday, July 8, 1998

Friday, June 26, 1998

Sunday, June 21, 1998

Wadge / Pantalones Abajo Marinero split ep

Wadge's side of this split is rapid fire grind with power violence heaviness and sampling. There is no way you would know that all these instruments were played by one man, Paul Pfeiffer. It blows me away everytime I hear Wadge material. Paul enlists a bunch of singers, some with some experience, like Tim Freeborn from Sons of Ishmael, and others who are is friends. They all do a great job and screaming and growling out lyrics. If Heresy sounded more precision like they would sound like Wadge so Wadge takes the fastcoe sound to the next level of blurr. The songs on here are: 
1. Don't Fuck with the Devil
2. Ever Frantic, Ever Calm
3. Never to be Revealed
4. Gnaw in Vain
5. Your THroat, Your Life
6. Before They Get You

The split was done with another one man band from Minnesota Pantelones Abajo Marinero. Their side is also rapid fire drumming and slower metal played riffage. The vocals are done in those often ridiculed death core style of vocals. There isn't any information about songs. I think Regurgitated Semen Records migt have been behind the release.

Friday, June 12, 1998

Wednesday, June 10, 1998

Tuesday, June 9, 1998

Monday, April 27, 1998

Saturday, April 18, 1998

Saturday, March 21, 1998

The Swarm / Morser split ep

The Swarm were a band that was started up with Kyle and matt from Grade who recruited Chris Colohon as the singer just after Left for Dead broke up. Kyle had found some young kids to play in the band one of them being Mike who would go on to drum with Chris in the Cursed. In fact some bands look at the Swarm as a precurser band that would become the Cursed. The idea behind the band was to do something similar to the German crossover scene in bands like Acme and Morser. So this split with Morser was a big deal. The record was released by Per Koro in Germany and Spiritfall in the States. The songs on here are:
1. Last Rites
2. Familiarity Breeds Contempt
3. Smooth Running Order

Friday, March 13, 1998

The Swarm "Parasitic Skies" 10"

This was the early inception of the Swarm. Kyle Bishop played guitar with Adam Bratt and Matt Jones was on bass. Mike always played drums and Chris always sang. This was recorded at Signal to Noise and was put out by No Idea. The songs on here are:

1. Fucking Invincible
2. Blink
3. First Saved Message
4. Plague
5. God's Little Acre
6. On Our Knees
7. Upside Your Head
8. Willing Victim
9. Monopolized Reality for the Maintenance of Order

Friday, March 6, 1998

Friday March 6, 1998

Friday, February 27, 1998

Thursday, January 22, 1998

Zine - Full Contact 05

Click on the above to download a copy of this issue

Issue 5 of Full Contact Magazine had a couple of pieces that I worked on like the Verbal Assault piece and the 9 Shocks Terror interview. This issue also features interviews on Sick of it All, Ringworm, 100 Demons, Ferret Records, and Seth Enslow.

Thursday, January 15, 1998

Hacksaw ep

This band featured the Sharron brothers and Chad Ross. The band really liked what Swiz and Sweatbelly Freakdown had been doing and took them as influences. Great American Steak Religion released the ep and the songs found on here are:

1. Kick It
2. I Lied to Myself
3. Without Living
4. A Million Times