Tuesday, October 23, 2001

No Warning CD

A collection of the band's demo and an ep, that came out earlier on Martyr, with some work done to the production. NO WARNING have slowed their sound from the AS WE ONCE WERE days, sacrificing speed and energy for heavy moshability. I am less inspired to write about this band given some of the grade 2 homophobic comments that have been coming out on their message board as well as at their live shows. On top of this, I have heard about a white power band that these guys have started. Add this to their actions at an AGNOSTIC FRONT show where they singled out this Asian kid who was trying to help their band and you start getting some ugly shit. It's a sad reflection on the scene, where kids have jumped on an old anti PC, backlash for a quick fix at some scene cred. Bigotry, in gest and especially on a serious level, has never been part of a hardcore scene that I have known. It is even more disheartening to me as I have interviewed these kids for MRR, written about their releases, and I have played them on the radio show, to find that they have grown into radical versions of the establishment.

Sunday, October 21, 2001

Haymaker / Oxbaker split ep

A Split between Hamilton's Haymaker and St. Thomas' Oxbaker. Deep Six from California releases the split. The songs on here are:

1. Commodity 182
2. Dream No More
3. Can't Believe
4. Misery for a Living
5. It Only Gets Worse
6. The Wheels of justice are Clogged with Shit....
7. Problem Solved as Many Start
8. Blanket of Scrutiny

Saturday, October 13, 2001

Gojira "Don't Fear the Cookie Monster" ep

Gojira were a power violence band that took their inspiration from Spazz and Infest and the like. Noah, the original bass player in Career Suicide had this band with his younger brother Simon and they lived in the Davisville and Mount Pleasant area. Noah self-released this ep on his own label Soap Dodger Productions. Songs on the ep are:

1. You're Dead
2. Hey Ewin/Simon - Look what record I got!" "Yeah, that's a good record, but it sucks compared to their earlier stuff!"
3. Strife are Dead
4. Interracial Vampire Catfight
5. Mousemate
6. Snortin' Blow
7. Press Conference at the All Star Cafe
8. Dark Lord
9. Too Extreme
10. I Love Balloons
11. Fighting Violence with Violence (blood stains the ice)

Sunday, October 7, 2001

Monday, October 1, 2001


This is the very first issue of the radio zine. It was one of the first interviews we did on the show and it was connected to the band playing live in the basement studio at the station known as Studio 3 because it is CIUT's third studio. The live idea came from an old show on About Town, but was also borrowed from John Peel and the sessions he would record with the early punk scene. Interviews often accompanied the live sessions because if you have the band at the station you might as well talk to them. And I wanted more people to find out about these great bands coming out from our city so the zine was born. They were really supposed to be small newsletters as is reflected in the first few issues. This was has just an interview and a few reviews and some other odds and sods.