November 20, 2012

VA - Canadian Relics EP (1995)

This 7" was a cool concept, some Vancouver bands covering obscure Canadian bands and TV theme songs. Nardwuar's band The Evaporators kicks things off with a rendition of Arson's "Coho? Coho!", The Tonics do a great version of The Littlest Hobo and July Fourth Toliet do the theme to CTV kid's show, "Let's Go". On the B-Side, The Sister Lovers tackle Goddo and the last one is an Ian & Sylvia song performed by the Insignificant Specks featuring Carl Newman (of Superconductor, Zumpano and New Pornographers fame) on vocals. Too bad they didn't do a volume 2.

THE EVAPORATORS - Coho? Coho!
THE TONICS - The Littlest Hobo
JULY FOURTH TOILET - Let's Go
SISTER LOVERS - Sweet Thing
INSIGNIFICANT SPECKS - So Much For Dreaming
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November 14, 2012

THE INTOXICATORS - Last Call tape

Mr. Walters gave me this demo months ago, but it was only recently that I finally got around to ripping it. Unfortunately, there's no info in the insert, so I don't know when it was recorded. I'm thinking sometime between the late 80's and early 90's. All I really know about this band is that it featured a former member of The Bill Of Rights and a future member of The Deadcats, which I think is the same person. The Intoxicators definitely sound more like the latter band than the former. If anyone knows any more about these guys, help a brother out.

1. Wrong Side Of The Trax (live)
2. Black, Black & Blue (live)
3. Sinner Soul (live)
4. Fire Spirit (live)
5. Pull Of The Smoke
6. Heading Out
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November 7, 2012

GREETINGS FROM MELONVILLE MIXTAPE VOL. 2

Last mixtape I made was hardcore from 2000 to present. This time I made one from my favorite genre, early 80's USHC. Not really any obscure bands on this one, but I did throw in some live and demo versions. Like my previous mix, you can download it as one long 59 minute MP3. I could have easily kept going as there's lots of bands I would have like to added like Koro, Adolescents, MDC, Youth Brigade(DC), etc. I'm thinking the next one will be an all Vancouver (or BC) mix.
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November 1, 2012

FUCK ME DEAD - Unreleased Shit

Short-lived band from Vancouver who put out a couple of 45's in the mid-00's before members went on to form the B-Lines. There was talk of a third 7" that never saw the light of day, except for one song on the compilation, "Killed By Canada". I found pretty much everything they recorded on Soulseek about 5 years ago. Tracks 1-2 sound like they could have been out-takes from their first release, "Mechanize Me". I'm assuming tracks 3-6 are from the unreleased EP. Track 7 is a 25 minute live set and interview from CITR's "Thunderbird Radio Hell" show, recorded April 20, 2006.
1. Hijacked Brains
2. Coming Down
3. Lowlife
4. Spilled Milk
5. Patterns
6. Stockpile
7. Live On Thunderbird Radio Hell
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