Sunday, February 28, 2021

Radio - Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Tonight's show is part of a series on the early Toronto hardcore scene named after the book "Tomorrow is Too Late". Tonight we look at one of Toronto's second wave promoters - Don Lebeuf, better known as Reuben Kincaide Productions. 

His primary responsibility was to help HYPE. But soon he took NEGATIVE GAIN under his wing. And then the RHYTHM PIGS adopted him as their tour manager. 

He brought so many great bands to town. And he gave so many local bands a chance to play. 

Unlike other cities where there was a love/hate relationship with promoters, there was only love for Don. So much so that when he took a bath on the Brigade show, bands rallied and put together a fundraiser. Unheard of. 

He became a regular contributor to Pirates of Doom fanzine with a regular column called  Reuben's Ramblings. He also contributed to One Solution and Maximumrocknroll (Berkeley). 

He had a lot of stories about bands, the scene and how things evolved in the scene.

You can download the show here.

Here is the playlist to go with the interview:

HYPE - It's all Hype (Reuben Kincaide Productions)
THE CLASH - London Calling (Epic / CBS)
STRETCH MARKS - Foreign Policy (BYO)
NEGATIVE GAIN - My Old Man (Pusmort)
SNFU - Get Off Your Ass (BYO)
HYPE - I Wanna be Neil (Reuben Kincaide Productions)
ADRENALIN O.D. - Suburbia (Buy Our / Psychic Volt / Beer City)
HYPE - Real Eyes (Fringe Product)
HYPE - Wipeout (Fringe Product)
7 SECONDS - Walk Together, Rock Together
HYPE - Free Trade (Fringe Product)
HYPE - Burned (Fringe Product)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Radio - Thursday, February 25th, 2021

We put together a special one hour show looking at black artists within punk and punk influenced by black culture. This show is available for download here

We started one of the first all black punk band from Detroit made up of three brothers - David, Dannis, and Bobby Hackney. They self-released a single in 1976 on their own label Tryangle Records and were re-discovered in 2009 at a reunion show.  

U.S. scene
DEATH - Freakin' Out (Tryangle)
PURE HELL - Noise Addiction (Welfare / Puke 'n Vomit)
BAD BRAINS - Pay to Cum (Roir)

U.K. scene
X-RAY SPEX - Identity (EMI)
THE CLASH - Police and Thieves (Epic / CBS)
THE RUTS - Jah War (Virgin)

THE STRANGLERS - Peaches (United Artists)
THE SLITS - Typical Girls (Island)
BONA RAYS - Getaway Blues (Flashback)

Ska revival (post punk)
THE ENGLISH BEAT - Whine & Grind / Stand Down Margaret (Go-Feet)
THE SPECIALS - 10 Commandments (Island)

Canadian scene
D.O.A. - War in the East (Alternative Tentacles / Fringe Product)
THE 20TH CENTURY REBELS - Unemployed Expert (Rebelution)
THE YOUNG LIONS - Law Breaker (Unreleased)
L’ETRANGER - Goliath (Sensible Record Company)

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Radio - Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Saturday February 13th, was World Radio day so we thought we would play punk songs that are about radio. UNESCO proclaimed February 13th as World Radio Day back in 2011. Tonight's show features punk rock songs about radio in tribute to World Radio Day. Download the show here.

RAMONES - Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio (Sire)

BUZZCOCKS - Radio Nine (United Artists)
ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS - Radio Radio (CBS / Ruthless Rhymes / Slipped Disc / Toasted)
THE JOLT - Mr. Radio Man (Polydor / Captain Mod)
THE ACCELERATORS - Radio Blues (Retro / Spiv)
THE RED SQUARES - Transmitter (Double Helix)

INFAMOUS SCIENTISTS - CKDA (AYECH International / Supreme Echo)
MEXICAN POWER AUTHORITY - Superantennae (Ragamuffin Soldier)
RHYTHM PIGS - Radio Silence (Unclean)
THE FALLOUT - Radio Fallout (Rebel Time)
C.I.A. - I Hate the Radio (Toxic Shock)

KRAFTWERK - Transistor (Capitol / Hor Zu / Kling Klang)
JOY DIVISION - Transmission (Factory)
THE TWEEZERS - Dance Dance Dance to the Radio (Secret Mission
RADIO STARS - Radio Stars (Chiswick)
SCREECHING WEASEL - Radio Blast (Underdog) 
RADIO REELERS - Radio Feelin’ (Zaxxon Virile Action)

TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET - Radio (Clearview / Red Scare / Fat Wreck)
THE DONNAS - Gimmie My Radio (Lookout)
THE HEADLINES - Punk Rock Radio (Bad Dog)
RANCID - Radio (Hellcat / Epitaph)

THE CLASH - Capital Radio One (CBS)
THE CARPETTES - Radio Wunderbar (Small Wonder)
LOCKJAW - Radio Call Sign (Raw)
THE FLESH EATERS - Radio Dies Screaming (Upsetter)

OUT OF ORDER - Radio (Self-Released)
LOS FASTIDIOS - Radio Boots (KOB / Mad Butcher)
KNUCKLEHEAD - Hostage Radio (Longshot Music)
PROBLEM CHILDREN - On the Air (Problem Children Wrekords) 
BOMBSHELL ROCKS - Underground Radio (DSS / GMM / Sidekicks)

BRAT PACK - Radio (Crucial Attack / Dirty Faces)
KILLER HEARTS - Death on the Dial (Beluga)
CRACKED ACTOR - Radio Ruled (1977)
THE DEGENERATES - Radio Anarchy (Hit and Run)

THE TELEFONES - Radio Rebels (VVV)
SOULSIDE - War (Dischord / Sammich)
DARK THOUGHTS - Scan the Radio (Drunken Sailor / Stupid Bag)
THE EAT - Communist Radio (Last Laugh / Giggling Hitler / Brain Transplant)
THE KIDS - Radio Radio (Fontana / Putana / Radiation Reissues)

THE MEMBERS - Radio (Genetic)
BULLET PROOF LOVERS - I am my Radio (Ghost Highway)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Radio - Sunday, February 14th, 2021

It is Valentine's Day and as much as we are fans of making themed punk shows we did not do one for this Hallmark Day. Instead we got back to our crate digging mixed with new release highlights to give you our blend of old and new. Check the Buzzers demo feature at the end. Download the show here 

EXCLUDED - First Line (Emergency)

CIVIC - Selling, Sucking, Blackmail, Bribes (Total Punk)
KILLER KIN - Narrow Mind (Pig Baby)
THE SKUNKS - Earthquake Shake (Self-Released)
BLITZZ - You Got What You Want (Sing Sing)
MANUAL SCAN - Jungle Beat (Cheap Rewards)

GENERATION X - Wild Dub (Chrysalis)
WILD YOUTH - Redemption Song 
WILD YOUTH - Radio Youth (Self-Released)
RIOT SQUAD SA - Changes Coming (Fianl Hour Entertainment)
HONEY BANE - Girl on the Run (CRASS)
SUBHUMANS - Black and White (Spiderleg / Bluurg)

ACME ATTRACTIONS - Never Again (A-Trax)
THE KEYS - It Ain’t So (A&M)
THE NUNS - Suicide Child (Bomp / Posh Boy / Get Back)
KRYPTON TIMES - All in Jail (Lightening)

SICK THOUGHTS - Drug Rock (Goodbye Boozy)
NO EXIT - Decisions (Self-Released) 
THE ROTTEN - Pigs on the Street (Self-Released)
THE SUBHUMANS - We're Alive (Friends / CD Presents)
SCHOOL DAMAGE - Frig Off, Bud (Brain Candy)

MIDNITE SNAXXX - Fight Back (Slovenly)
REAL PEOPLE - Money Well Spent (Slovenly)
THE DIRTIEST - Quando C'era Lui (Slovenly)
THE YOUNG HASSELHOFFS - End of Time (Rumbar / Melted)
THE HIDEOUS STRENGTH - More Powerful than a Steaming Locomotive (Aware)

SARCASM - Caught Hand, Gazing Head (Static Shock
THE SILLIES - Is There Lunch After Death (Nebula)
PRIORS - Life Lease (Drink and Drive)
NOMEANSNO - Try Not to Stutter (Wrong)
GWAR - Ă–llie North (Shimmy Disc)

G.I.S.M. - Anti Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Relapse / Dogma / City Rocker)
GENOME - Never Exit (Not Enough / Phobia / Ryvvolte / Up the Punx)
G.B.H. - Wardogs (Clay / Roadrunner / Combat)
DEATH SENTENCE - So Civilized (Self-Released)
PHANE - What a Fucking Mess (Phobia)

Demo Feature 
THE BUZZERS released a demo in 2018 which was released as an ep in 2019 and we’re playing it in our demo feature tonight. You can find it on bandcamp.

THE BUZZERS - Skinhead in the Parking Lot
THE BUZZERS - Pilsner Rage

THE DAMNED - Love Song (Chiswick)
PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED - This is not a Love Song (Virgin)

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Radio - Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Tonight we start off with a tribute to the lyricist/vocalist for Arson who passed away last week just before the show aired. We collected some tributes from his friends, band members and others who conveyed how important Rude Van Steenes was to us. This is followed up by a tribute to Sylvain Sylvain. There are some sets of punk and feature on a new cop compilation called "Eh C.A.B." Plus a partial demo feature of the Phone Jerks from Moncton. Download the show here

ARSON - Coho Coho (Motor / Ugly Pop)

Tribute by Simon Harvey of Ugly Pop Vinyl
Tribute by Greg Dick Tribute 
Tribute by Shawna Carlton
Tribute by Marcel la Fleur and Dave Quinton
ARSON - Raw Power (CIUT
Continuing tribute from Marcel la Fleur and Dave Quinton
ARSON - Motor City Suicide (Glamatron)
ARSON - Memory Stains (Glamatron)
ARSON - Pretty Girls (Glamatron)

NEW YORK DOLLS - Personality Crisis (Mercury)
WALKERS - Let´s Go Let´s Go Let´s Rock´n´Roll (Philips)
THE BRATS - Be A Man (Whiplash / HoZac)
RITZ - Why Love (Moon Boot)
NEW YORK DOLLS - Bad Girl (Castle)

PROTEX - Don’t Ring Me Up (Demo)
THE BOYS - You Better Move On (Safari)
THE ERECTIONS - Noise For The Boys (Self-Released)
SENSUURI - Kirjoitan Seinään (Poko)
SOFTIES - Something's Gonna Change (Charly)

Eh. C.A.B. Compilation feature
Shawna Carlton tipped us off to this new all Canadian west coast compilation about the cops that was put together by Nick from DTF. So we had Nick tell us about the comp and some of the bands on the compilation. You can order a compilation from here.

DTF - Cold War 
RIPCORDZ - Revolution
DYSRUPTIVE - The Unheard Ones
DIRTY BIRD - Bootlicker
CHIPS OV OI! - On the Grid

You can also get copies of this compilation locally through Artificial Dissemination and Dirty Bird.

Phone Jerks are from Moncton and I came across their "No Funswick" demo last week so here is some of that for our demo feature. 

PHONE JERKS - Crush, Kill, Employed
PHONE JERKS - 3rd Wheel
PHONE JERKS - Too Fucked Up

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Radio - Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Tonight we are celebrating 50 Years of CanCon and it’s influence on punk. On January 18th, 1971, Canadian Content became a part of the Broadcast Act and was implemented through minimum percentages of hourly Canadian airplay. You might have heard us use the term Can Con. It is a short form for Canadian Content. Like other countries in the world Canada became concerned about championing our own culture. In the 60s radio airplay was dominated by British and American acts. So on January 18th, 1971, Canadian Content requirements were added to the Broadcast Act. Radio stations were required to program somewhere between 25% which has now been increased to 40% of programming by Canadian artists. In Scandinavian countries their content requirements are higher to help preserve their culture with good success. And the same is true here. You can download this show here.

DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Proud to be a Canadian (Fringe)

DA SLYME - Defecation On The Nation (Loo Enterprises)
THE POLES - C.N. Tower (Nimbus 9)
TYRANNA - Toranna Boys (Rave Up)
CURSE - Shoeshine Boy (Hi-Fi)
THE RED SQUARES - Ottawa Today (Double Helix)

THE STIFFS - Oh Canaduh (Supreme Echo)
THE FORGOTTEN REBELS - National Unity (S and M)
INFAMOUS SCIENTISTS - Canada's Pissed (Supreme Echo)

A.P.B. - Constant Threat (NRK)
THE SUBHUMANS - Canada's Favourite Sport (SST)
HYPE - O’Canada (Reuben Kincaide)
DOA - 51st State (Rock Hotel)

SONS OF ISHMAEL - Small Town Mentality (Death Enema / Schizophrenic)
PROBLEM CHILDREN - The Pit Between 2 Signs (Welcome To Dunnville) (Problem Children Wrekords)
THE TERRITORIES - Quit this City (Pirates Press)
LEFT FOR DEAD - A Nice Place to Raise Children (No Idea / Rhythm of Sickness)
HAYMAKER - City That Always Burns (Deranged)
BORN WRONG - Torch this Place (Schizophrenic)
SYSTEM SYSTEM - Home Sweet Home (Psychic Pain)

Hate for Toronto.
It’s a favourite past time in this country but nobody can hate on Toronto like bands from this city. 
RIOT 99 - Destroy the City (Longshot Music)
CAREER SUICIDE - Quarantined (Deranged)
URBAN BLIGHT - Cutback (Slasher)
SCHOOL JERKS - Slums of the Future (Bad Vibrations / Grave Mistake)
WASTOIDS - My Toronto (Self-Released)
HASSLER - Trainwreck (Beach Impediment)
MALIBU KENS - Crude City (Exploding Debut)
CURIOUS GEORGE - Canadian National Front (Nemesis)
THE GLORY STOMPERS - Tory Crimes (Pogostick)
KNUCKLEHEAD - Shelters (Stumble)
MOTHERFUCKERS - Southern Alberta Terror Spree (Handsome Dan)
MASTERLESS DOGS - War at Home (Longshot / Contra)
REIFER MADNESS - Nowhere To Go (Self-Released)

ONE BLOOD - Indian Summer (Gern Blandsten)
HOCKEY TEETH - Not So Long Ago (Homewrekords)
KNUCKLEHEAD - North of the 54 (Stumble / Contra / Longshot)
PROPAGANDHI - Oka Everywhere (Recess)
AK 47 - This Racist Country (Self-Released)
COUNTDOWN TO OBLIVION - Spray P.E.C. (Deranged / a389)
THE FALLOUT - Quebec City (Longshot)

EAST END RADICALS - Allez Montreal (Stomp)
ROUGH CUTS - Reds (Insurgence / Contra)

AUTOGRAMM - Working Man (Self-Released)

Puzzle Fundraiser - School Jerks

This is a photo of School Jerks at the Buzz Garage on Cecil Street back in November 26th, 2010. The line up featured Naughty Girls, School Jerks, Total Trash, and Skunx. The photo was taken by Victoria Czerniawska , who is an artist and photographer that has documented the Toronto punk scene and did a tribute to S.H.I.B.G.B.’s. You can see some of Victoria’s work at This is part of a puzzle fundraiser to support Toronto’s only campus/community radio station CIUT 89.5 FM. Go to We Piece Together