July 27, 2013

DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Live At Gilman St. (1987)

Here's a pretty decent soundboard recording taped August 30th, 1987 at Gilman Street Project in Berkeley, CA. The sound is a bit low in the first song, but is fixed (somewhat) by time they start playing "Fuck My Shit Stinks". In case you're wondering, "D+DOD" is actually "Dragons". 

1. Proud To Be A Canadian
2. Fuck My Shit Stinks
3. Argh Fuck Kill
4. Die Sinner Die
5. Bedtime Story
6. Hide The Hamster
7. Fuck Satan To Death
8. Stupid Songs
9. Religious Bumfucks
10. D+DOD
11. Drugged And Driving
12. I'm My Own God
13. Here Today, Guano Tomorrow
14. Stupid World
15. My Girl
16. Dogfarts

July 14, 2013

PERSONALITY CRISIS - Demos (1981-83)

I scored this on a trade, along with a bunch of other stuff (including that Young Canadians live set I posted two weeks ago), so stay tuned. Tracks 1-8 aren't actually demos but rough mixes from the "Creatures For Awhile" LP, recorded Sept 1983 at Ocean Studios, Vancouver. The only difference from the album versions besides the mix is the false start at the beginning of track 5 followed by who I presume is Mitch bellowing, "Listen up geek... this is Personality Crisis!". 
Tracks 9-13 was their 2nd demo, recorded sometime between late 1981 and early 1982 in Calgary. Songs 11-13 originally appeared on the cassette compilation, "Charred Remains". 9-12 later showed up on the 1990 UK reissue of "Creatures". Tracks 14-16 was the band's unreleased first demo, recorded January 1981 in Winnipeg. This was right before they changed their name from Le Kille. I still find it baffling that no one's released a proper discography of these guys. 

1. Vampire's Dream
2. Mrs. Palmer
3. Twilight's Last Gleaming
4. The Advocate
5. Creatures For Awhile
6. Double Take
7. Namedropper
8. People In Glass
9. Losing Time
10. Empty Sky
11. Waiting
12. Wonder What They're Thinking
13. Shotgun
14. Sundays
15. Burning Rain
16. On The Sidewalk Bleeding
17. Fashions (Bonus Track)

UPDATE 3.25.15
I added an extra song, "Fashions" taken from the pre-production demo for "Creatures". I don't know why the band didn't put it on the album because it's a ripper. Big thanks to Ken for the hook up!

July 8, 2013

CURIOUS GEORGE - Children Of A Common Mother LP (1989)

This record was a recent blind purchase. I had only heard this local act previously through the 'Canuck-Core' compilation. They basically sound like what a Canadian skate-punk band in the late 80's would sound like. So yeah, there's a definite SNFU influence here. Songs about the Socred Party, safe sex and credit cards may seem dated, but then again so are songs about Ronald Reagan. One of their guitarists currently plays in The Authorities, the early 80's SoCal band that brought you the classic hit single "I Hate Cops". You can listen to this entire album over at CBC Music.
1. Pit Bull Attack
2. Bonehead
3. Safe Sex
4. It's The 70s Again
5. Canadian National Front
6. Better Dead Than Socred
7. Charge It
8. She Belongs To Me
9. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
10. Punks Go Camping
11. Johnny's Joy Ride

July 1, 2013

YOUNG CANADIANS - Live Radio Broadcast (1979)

Happy Canaduh Day, hosers! What better way to celebrate it than with a rare live set by the band formerly known as the K-Tels? Tracks 1, 5 and 18 later appeared on their discography CD, 'No Escape'. According to the liner notes on that disc, they were recorded for radio broadcast at Gary Taylor's Rock Room in the summer of 1979. A lot of these songs were never recorded in a studio. I assume if they were they would have been released by now, right? The videos below aren't from the same set, but they were also recorded live at Gary Taylor's in '79 and are around about the same sound quality.

1. Wait For Your Approval
2. No Escape
3. Unknown
4. Unknown
5. The Remainder
6. Hulabaloo Girls
7. Come See About Me (The Supremes)
8. Don't Tell Me
9. Automan
10. Palisades Park (Freddie Cannon)
11. Sharpshooter
12. Where Are You
13. Something Else (Eddie Cochran)
14. I Hate Music
15. Looking Out My Window
16. Can't Be Denied
17. Hawaii
18. Fuck Your Society
19. C'mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran)
20. I Can't Control Myself (The Troggs)