Monday, July 22, 2013

Radio - Sunday, July 21st, 2013




Genetic Control were a hardcore band from Montreal around between 1983 and 1985. They were one of Canada's best hardcore bands which is evidenced in how sought after the "First Impressions" single is today. Many tributes have been paid to the band one of which was the bootlegged dedication record to Tim Yohannon which contained the song "Love Rat" by the band. In fact I think one of the reason's why "Primitive Air Raid" is so good is because of their song "Suburban Life" which in my opinion is the best song on the compilation. The band is now scattered across the country, but every few years they get together to play amd for some big name people. They opened for Flag at this year's NXNE and I was able to speak to the two Robs who play guitar and Doug-O on bass (Saturday June 15th). We spoke about their songs, their recordings, the sows they played, the bands they played with, the scene and their beloved practise space known as the Bleury Beach Club or the BBC for short. The interview was long and thanks to Eric Betlam for cleaning up the audio quality and spending a couple of hours with me cutting it down so that we could fit in the openng song "1984" and some brief underlying recordings by the band. This band deserves a re-issue and maybe a collected discography but here is a bit of their story.


GENETIC CONTROL - 1984 (Generic)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
S.C.U.M. - Home away from home (Psyche)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview
FAIR WARNING - You are the Scene (Self-Released)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - I'm Eighteen (Unreleased)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Big Takeover (Unreleased)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Love Rat (Generic)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Brave New World (Generic)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - 1984 (Generic)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - First Impressions (Unreleased)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Urban Cowboy (Generic)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Licence to Kill (Unreleased)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Gilligan's Island (Unreleased)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Meet Billy (Unreleased)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Rockin with Seka (Unreleased)
GENETIC CONTROL - Interview (CIUT)
GENETIC CONTROL - Subruban Life (Generic)

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