Sunday, December 29, 2002

Career Suicide ep

This was an early ep by the band. It came out on Kangaroo and saw the band tour Europe. At the time the band featured Martin on vocals, Jonah on guitar, Noah on bass, and Chris Colohon on drums. This was the first of many line up changes. Songs on here are:

1. Fall-out
2. Hapless
3. Brought to the Brink
4. Out of Hope, Out of Rope and Out of Time

5. Bend at the Crease
6. Stay Right Here
7. Jonzo's Leaking Radiation

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

The Class Assassins "State of Emergency" CD

This is the Class Assassins first full length release. Once again this comes out on Insurgence Records and is the label's 16th release. The band recorded this at Vespa Studios which is a different studio than the first two releases. Vespa Studios is a studio that had just recorded Billy Talent and Rush's cover album. The important thing about this studio is that they still recorded on 2 inch analogue. Bruce McGee from the Forgotten Rebels recorded the session. "State of Emergency" contains re-recorded versions of songs from the demo like "Uprise", "The Class Assassins", "Hard Times", and "Urban Rebel".

A new version of the single "No Justice" which had just come out as a single. The release would become known for new songs like "For the Kids" and "Without Warning".

Monday, December 23, 2002

Murdersquad T.O. "Blackened by the Vision of god" ep

Murdersquad T.O. does a split with Bloodsuckingfreaks. The songs on here are:
1. Blackened by the Vision of God
2. Spiritually Devastated
3. Aimless
4. Bad World

Sunday, December 1, 2002

Zine - EXD, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10

This issue of EXD features an interview with Robot Has Werewolf Hand from Buffalo that was done at CIUT. There was also an unpublished interview with DRI done originally in 1981. Daragh Hayes caught up with them in Germany while touring Europe and this was right when DRI was blowing up. There is also reviews and show listings from December 2002.

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Protest the Hero "...Search for the Truth" ep

This band is from Ajax. This ep was released on Underground Operations. The songs on here are:
1. Is Anybody there?
2. Silent Genocide

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

No Warning "Ill Blood" CD

This was released on Bridge 9 and I think it was recorded by the legendary Don Fury.

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Knucklehead "Hostage Radio" CD

This was Knucklehead's third full length recorded in 2002. There was a video included on this CD. The band was still a four piece. The songs on here are:

1. Hostage Radio
2. We're on Side
3. Shelters
4. Parasite
5. The Cause
6. Fuck 'em if They Stare
7. Plight of the Living Dead

Friday, November 1, 2002

Riot99 in MRR

This interview was conducted with Riot99 shortly after the band's first line up change back on March 3rd, 2002. The interview was transcribed and published in the November 2002 issue of MRR, which is issue #234. The PDF of the Riot99 interview can be opened by clicking the cover above. The full issue can be gotten at


This issue came out in November 2002 and featured a side project of the Tijuana Bibles fronted by the bass player Blue Demon. There was an interview with Downbelow who featured folks from Triggerhappy and the Tirekickers. Lastly a band from Winnipeg who would become Under Pressure, but were originally called Guns, Liquor, and Whores.

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

The Vapids "Teenage Head" CD

This is one of the best tributes I have ever heard. The Vapids from Hamilton cover the entire first record of Teenage Head's, another Hamilton legend. The do so in reverse order. This CD was produced by Gord Lewis of Teenage Head and released by Double Hell. The order of songs are:
1. Kissin' the Carpet
2. Get Off My Back
3. Little Boxes
4. You're Tearin' Me Apart
5. Curtain Jumper
6. Lucy Potato
7. Picture My Face
8. Bonerack
9. Ain't Got No Sense
10. Top Down

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

DOA "Win the Battle" CD

This was the first full length release after Joey started up Sudden Death records. The Great Baldini was drumming but Randy rampage had been brought back into the fold on guitar. Songs on here are:
1. Dead Men Tell No Tales
2. We're Drivin' to Hell 'n Back
3. Just Say No to the WTO
4. If I Were a Redneck
5. I Am Canadian
6. Warmonger
7. The Beer Liberation Army
8. La Grange
9. Fuck You with the Blues
10. Curbstomp the Devil
11. Mexican Holiday
12. Return to Lumberjack City
13. Junk City Nowhere (Vancouver)

Sunday, October 27, 2002

Zine - Konflict in the Kino, Issue 05

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Issue 05 explores the sexy witch genre of film.

Sunday, October 6, 2002

Radio - Sunday, October 6, 2002

DOWNBELOWS - Miss You Forever (CIUT)
DOWNBELOWS - Moses Malloy / Sculptor 45 (CIUT)
DOWNBELOWS - 52 Pick Up With Your Teeth / Mess My Hair (CIUT)
DOWNBELOWS - Tonight We Go To War With Everyone (CIUT)
DOWNBELOWS - Subtertanean / Keepaway Cooties (CIUT)

Radio - Sunday, October 6, 2002

GUNS LIQUOR AND WHORES - Party in my ass / Rolling Thunder (CIUT)
GUNS LIQUOR AND WHORES - Another Hardcore Cliche (CIUT)

Guns Liquor and Whores were from Winnipeg and would go on to become Under Pressure.

Tuesday, October 1, 2002


This issue of EXD zine features an interview with the theatrical bije advocates from Philly, R.A.M.B.O. They were fuckin' awesome and their artit Mike Bukowski came up with them. It was neat to meet them all. There was some reviews and show listings from back in October 2002.

Monday, September 30, 2002

System Shit "Hell-O" ep

System Shit were from Halifax. This ep was released in France by Undislessed and Skud Records. The songs on here are:
1. hello
2. Scumlord
3. Loss of Words
4. Words no Action
5. Fuck the Clique
6. Bugged
7. Scenocide
8. Cider Frenzy, Pt 3

Friday, September 27, 2002

Zine - Konflict in the Kino, Issue 03

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Issue 3 of Konflict in the Kino starts out with a look at shark films within cinema. The issue is rounded out with reviews on film and music.

Sunday, September 1, 2002

Radio - Sunday, September 1, 2002


BLUE DEMON - Atomos Cajones (CIUT)
BLUE DEMON - Cat on a hot Foam Board (CIUT)
BLUE DEMON - Hot and Heavy (CIUT)
BLUE DEMON - Rock and Roll High School (CIUT)

Sunday, August 25, 2002

Radio - Sunday August 25, 2002

R.A.M.B.O. - Assholes are Heroes (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - Wall of Death the System (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - U-Lock Justice (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - 40's are for Molotovs (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - Guinea Pig Pride (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - Apocalypse Riders (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - No Circle Pits in Heaven (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - Avenge the Anarchy Moose (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - More Than Just Escapism (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - Bike, Skate, Mosh (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - Manifest Destiny's Child (CIUT)
R.A.M.B.O. - Jesus' Middle Initial Doesn't Stand for Hardcore (CIUT)

Friday, August 23, 2002

Flyer - Friday August 23, 2002

The Murdersquad T.O. / Sore Throat split ep

Murdersquad T.O. did a split ep with Sore Throat. The line up of at the time was Mike on vocals, Rob on guitar, Preston on bass, and Shan on drums. Preston releaed the ep on his label Wounded Paw Records. The songs on here are:
1. Wantonness
2. Broken
3. Rake of a Bullet
4. Blind

Monday, August 19, 2002

Head Hits Concrete "Hope, Fear, and the Terror of Dreams" ep

Head Hits Concrete were from Winnipeg. They wrote some heavy metal inspired crust that was short in length and political in nature. This was recorded by Chris Hannah of Propogandhi and the design was assisted by Jason Penner of Under Pressure. This ep came out on Intolerant Messiah out of California and featured the following songs:
1. Apparatus
2. "Dead Children", he laughed
3. Dear Penthouse Letters
4. Fucking Stinking Pile of Shit
5. Disgraceland
6. Nature's Expression
7. The Practical Impossibility of Denying Emotions
8. ...of the Divide
9. Stabbed at Six, News at Eleven
10. The New Old Fucking Idiot

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Polidicks "No Peace, No Chance" CD

The Polidicks were a band from Picton. They initially started off as a three piece and an interesting thing is that Marshall McLuhan's son played in this version of the band. This Cd is released on Wounded Paw Records. The songs on here are:
1. Fuck Your Flag, Fuck Your God, Fuck You
2. Anyway
3. Abused, Controlled, Enslaved
4. Mindcontrol
5. George W.
6. Bigotry, Violence, Brutality
7. Tranquility
8. State of Distress
9. ...And I Thought 1999 Scared teh Fuck out of Me
10. Stand in Line
11. Guns, Bombs, Bravery
12. War and Peace

Friday, August 2, 2002

Schizophrenic Records in MRR

This is an early profile of Schizophrenic Records out of Hamilton, which looks at the BCT re-issues and the early first time releases by Craig Caron. This is only the interview with Craig but back issues of this copy of MRR are available at This is issue #231 and came out in August 2002.

Thursday, August 1, 2002


This issue came out in August 2007 and featured an interview with the First Day who were from Vancouver. There is also an intervie with the Runnamucks from Orlando, Florida who sounded uncannily like Gang Green in the Boston Not L.A. era.

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Sunday, July 7, 2002

Radio - Sunday, July 7, 2002

DFA - I Know Everything (CIUT)
DFA - Hypocrite (CIUT)
DFA - No Respect (CIUT)
DFA - Destined for Assimilation (CIUT)
DFA - Pliant (CIUT)
DFA - New Enemy for Life (CIUT)
DFA - No Fight to Lose (CIUT)
DFA - Nerve (CIUT)
DFA - Your Song (CIUT)


Destined For Asssimilation (DFA) had come through town from Saskatoon. This was excited because a new label at the time, Ugly Pop, had just released a 12" by the band. It was ferocious unleashing the spirit of crossover legends of the past like the Accused and beyond Possession. And the band played upstairs instead of Studio 3 downstairs. This issue also contains reviews and show listings from back in July 2002.

Saturday, July 6, 2002

Career Suicide LP

This was the first local full length put out by Ugly Pop. It took a while to come out and was an old recording, but when it finally got released it had all the songs that we were ready to hear. The songs on here are:
1. Punitive Damages
2. Let It Go
3. Look The Other Way
4. Day By Day
5. You Call This Life?
6. Catch Up
7. Ruin And Wreck
8. Who's Walking Who?
9. Another Sign, Another Year
10. Moron
11. Closed Eyes
12. Affectations
13. Shutup
14. Career Suicide
15. Urban Slobs
16. Stay Away
17. Social Circle
18. Last Word
19. Like All The Rest
20. Square One
21. Blood Type X (Chronic Sick)

Monday, July 1, 2002

Haymaker “It Only Gets Worse” CD

This is Haymaker’s first full length released on Deranged Records. Side 1 or the first 12 songs were recorded in April 2001. This line up features Chris Ansley of Burst of Silence fame. The next 12 songs were recorded in August without Chris. Haymaker are from Hamilton and the band features Jeff from Chokehold / Left for Dead. Christian played guitar in the Cursed and the Swarm. I’m not sure where Curtis and Scott are from. But Haymaker borrows from their past. The heavy down tuned sound, the breakdowns, the pushing the envelop lyrics all come from the Chokehold era. The fast hardcore with emphasis on short fast songs comes from the Left for Dead period of this group of people. Haymaker are the evolution of sound based around Jeff Beckman and although the musicians are really responsible for the sound the vision comes from Jeff. Musically you can hear bits of influence from different places but I have never heard it brought together in this way. The lyrics are pretty straight forward taking on some of the age old issues that hardcore did when it first became a thorn in society’s side. From the fatalistic view of the title track to the reflections of living in the rust belt  with “City that Always Burns” this is a playbook on the raw side of life. There are no Disney endings, no delusions or looking the other way, songs like “Another Million More Dead Cops” is born out of the experience. It is also a clever way of breathing life into a sentiment by a great band like MDC. And it is not the only time. Jeff pays respect to the Subhumans UK with the title of “From the Cradle to the Pavement” and to Unbroken with “Life. Love. Revenge”. They also do a cover of what may seem like an obscure band from Kitchener-Waterloo called the Nunfuckers, but to us were a band we would see often. Jeff brings popular culture face to face with the class war in “Who wants to Kill a Millionaire?” “Cameras in the Streets” is a big issue here in Toronto as the police installed security cameras on the major streets for the G8 summit and they were never taken down. This is just one of many observations Jeff shares about the erosion of our civil rights. And Jeff’s stand on atheism which were prominent in Chokehold to stave off the christians who were weaseling their way into the scene through straight edge in the early 90’s, this theme remains in songs like “God Can Fuck Hymnself”. There is a host of great issues to sink your brain into and here is a list of what can be found on the full length.

1. It Only Gets Worse
2. Can’t Believe
3. Sixteen
4. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
5. From the Cradle to the Pavement
6. 35 Years Later
7. Dream No More
8. Life Love Revenge
9. Stressed Out
10. City that Always Burns
11. Don’t Want to Know You
12. Burning Chemicals (Nunfuckers)
13. What I Mean to You
14. Another Million More Dead Cops
15. Another Shit Movie
16. Cameras in the Streets
17. Should I Care?
18. Waxed Curbs
19. Questions Answers
20. 1460 Days
21. God Can Fuck Hymnself
22. Built to Destroy
23. Tax Attack
24. Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire?

One of the most stark things about this release is the cover artwork done by Pushead. It fits the ideas and the homage to the material on here.

Sunday, June 30, 2002

Simply Saucer "Cyborgs Revisted" CD

This was a CD issue of the infamous "Cyborgs Revisted" LP that was recorded at Bob and Daniel Lanois's home studio on July 14th and 15th, 1974, making it the first recording of a band associated with the punk scene. Sonic Unyon was responsible for the re-issue. These songs are:

1. Instant Pleasure
2. Electro Rock
3. Nazi Apocalypse
4. Mole Machine
5. Bullet Proof Nothing
6. Here Come the Cyborgs (Part 1)
7. Here Come the Cyborgs (Part 2)

The interesting thing about this record was that it contained two live songs recorded at Jackson Square. These songs were:

8. Dance the Mutation
9. Illegal Bodies
The CD re-issue also contains bonus material made up from three different sources. The first batch are from a rehearsal tape recorded by Edgar's brother Paul onto cassette on October 16th, 1977. These songs are:

10. Low Profile
11. Little Sally
12. Get My Thrills
13. I Take It
The second batch of stuff is a live recording at the Hamilton YWCA on January 8th, 1978. These songs are:

14. Yes I Do
15. Bullet Proof Nothing
16. Now's the Time for the Party
The last two songs were the sing released by their manager Gary Pig Gold and are:

17. I Can Change My Mind
18. She's A Dog

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Zine - Konflict in the Kino, Issue 02

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This second issue starts out with an article on the closing of the Eaton's Centre cinemas. Dion compiles a hit list of theatres that closed in Toronto in the last little while. The issue is filled with reviews of movies and music. This is one of my personal favourites.

Friday, June 21, 2002

Radio - Sunday, June 21, 2002

THE FIRST DAY - Why I Quit Drinking (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - All Day I Dream about Punk Rock (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - Words are Lies (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - People Believe thier own Lies (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - Fuck Amerika (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - P.C. Self Righteous Disease (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - Why I Started Drinking (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - He Scores He Shorts (CIUT)
THE FIRST DAY - Death Worship (CIUT)

Sunday, June 9, 2002

Tijuana Bibles "Siesta Fiesta! " ep

A brand new 3- song self- released ep by this local surf- garage quintet of scene veterans. The ep opener is a humourous back and forth between the Crippler and Super Destroyer set to the bouncey blues bottom end of Blue Demon. It's a fun lo-fi carefree number "Jet Pack" is an instrumental with the Felina Negra's organs taking the lead. The song has all the creepy eerieness of an Ed Wood monster movie space flick. It is airy and casio-like with all the trappings of a K-Mart Hallowe'en soundtrack In this song the guitars and bass work much better for a tough working man's surf sound. "Sleep Mask" rolls along like tumbleweed in a Spaghetti western. It has the air to it of siesta right before a Mexican shoot out. Fans of SHADOWY MEN FROM A SHADOWY PLANET will dig the Bibles, but prepared for a little more darker, creepy sound to your Mexican surf. (Trophy Records / PO. Box 477, Station C / Toronto, ON / M6J 3P5 / Canada). The songs on here are:

1. Not Here to Fight
2. Jet Pack
3. Sleep Mask

Sunday, June 2, 2002

Radio: Sunday, June 2, 2002

Put to Shame - Put to Shame (CIUT)
Put to Shame - World of Hate (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Believe in This Time (CIUT)
Put to Shame - The Struggle (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Open Letter (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Everyday I Drown (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Remedy My Insomnia (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Road Rage (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Love Can Be Murder (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Weirdoz / Use Your Head (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Flippantly Ascertaining (CIUT)
Put to Shame - Death of Innocence (CIUT)