Since the appearance in 1993 of a discography called Smash The State written by Frank Manley, Canadian punk has become more widely known, harder to find, and generally expensive when you do find it. There are a lot of good Canadian records but in many cases the hype has taken over. Get the 3 Smash The State LPs and you'll have a lot of the more over-rated (and overpriced) Canadian 7"s in their entirety. Killed By Death #26 also focuses solely on Canadian records, some good, some not so good.
Records worth finding that aren't on the Smash The State LPs include The Action, Active Dog, Cardboard Brains 1st EP, Da Slyme (the double LP as well as the CD), Demics 12", the 1st Diodes LP, Discords, Dishrags (particularly their 2nd but just go buy the CD), some early D.O.A., Forgotten Rebels 12" and In Love With The System LP (if you're one of those obnoxious politically correct punks you might want to avoid them however), Genetic Control, K-Tels, No Exit LP, Platinum Blonde (the only release of theirs worth bothering with - after this one they signed to a major label and became more concerned with their hair than their music), Riot 303, Rude Norton, Shriek, 63 Monroe 1st 12", Slander LP (an under-appreciated record), Slow, all Subhumans releases, Swindled (Henry says this one is essential. It is a very good record.), Ugly (the 7" is weak but the CD rocks), Viletones 7"s (though the LP is weak), the 1st 2 Teenage Head LPs (on the first get the original version, the remixed one sucks which unfortunately is what is on the CD), and the Vancouver Complication LP.
For pop-punk fans the Allies, Curtains, Extroverts, Modern Minds (which features Moe Berg before he went on to bigger but not always better things), Pointed Sticks (just get the CD, it has all the 7"s tracks and a few from the LP but the LP is kind of weak anyway), Sinners, 222 and Wayouts are worthwhile. For good spazz art-punk the first Braineaters EP (recently reissued) is a keeper. In the "weird but weird in a good kind of way" category there's Jolly Tambourine Man. There is even a video to one of the songs which appears rarely on the Canadian equivalent of MTV.
One good thing about the popularity of Canadian punk is the number of CD issues with a lot of previously unreleased material from the Pointed Sticks, Young Canadians, Modernettes, Curse, Dishrags, B Girls (not punk but fun 50s - 60s style bubblegum pop), Demics, Forgotten Rebels, Mods, Ugly, Viletones and the Secrets. The Secrets??!! What the hell were they thinking? Even if the band does include members from the Viletones and Diodes, the Secrets fucking suck!
I haven't been particularly impressed by most newer Canadian bands but the Real McKenzies from Vancouver were a fun band, especially live. The best release to get is the cassette, the CDs are good but don't quite have the punch of the cassette. Even that doesn't come close to the energy of their live shows. For the "street punk" crowd the Glory Stompers and Systematics, both from Edmonton, are worth a listen.
There are a number of newer Canadian releases listed here though many of them aren't particularly good. For a while I tended to pick up just about any release that looked punk or seemed interesting (trying to support homegrown talent, I guess). I eventually got tired of accumulating a bunch of mostly crap, so I just taped the best of the lot and got rid of them. If you're interested in more about the current Canadian punk scene then you might want to check this out.
Very good rockin' punk from Ottawa.
OK powerpop. The Last Call track is better than both 7" tracks.
All songs are very good (though over-rated by collectors) punk-pop. Band included future Pointed Sticks and Modernette.
Very good melodic punk-hardcore. From Vancouver. Surgery is a great song. Too bad this was never released on vinyl.
The A side is cute quirky pop/new wave. The B side is pop and not very interesting. From Vancouver.
Somewhat of a spastic jazz-no wave mixture. The International Discography
of the New Wave also lists the 2 tracks on the Who Cares? LP (USA, 1981)
by AKA as being by this band. They're not.
Fairly mundane medium speed hardcore with some sort of blues twist to it.
The A side is a good punk/powerpop mix. The B side is tamer with interesting lyrics. From Toronto.
Quite good punk, especially the B side. Both songs along with a bonus
track are available on the Smash The State - Volume 1 LP so no need to pay
$100+ for the 7". The Animals cover on the No Pedestrians compilation LP
is rather mediocre.
Average hardcore punk from Winnipeg.
The 1st EP is basic hardcore except for Wake Up which is more traditional
punk. The 1st LP is a similar hardcore and punk mix while the second LP is
more melodic punk. Their later releases (at least 2 LPs, Dish and Exile From
Floontown) are more pop with some punk and not especially memorable.
Rating: 6.5 [EP and 1st 2 LPs]
Mediocre hardcore punk. Riot On is a reasonable song, the others are disposable.
All songs are some mix of artpunk and pop. This is the first release on
the Quintessence (later Zulu) label, one of the big indie labels in the Vancouver
scene. There were various line-ups, two members of the band that recorded
the Vancouver Complication track went on to the Pointed Sticks.
Rating: 6 [7.5 for the compilation track]
Recorded between 1977 - 1981. Band formed in a washroom after a Thin Lizzy
concert. Not punk, and I'm not sure they really "rock" but they do some good
50's and 60's style fun pop a la the Shangri-Las. The 7" tracks are included
(in remixed form) on the CD. The rest are previously unreleased (or were
they released on an LP?), some are live. I've seen mention of an LP released
on Bomp - anyone know if this exists?
Rating: 7.5 [if their style is your kind of thing]
Pop-ska. Spy vs. Spy is a good instrumental track, She's A Raver and Underground
Radio Stars are probably their other better tracks. Otherwise nothing to
get too excited about.
Bad Luck No. 13
One of the few 90's Canadian bands I don't mind. Better than average typical punk rock.
Experimental artsy fartsy stuff.
The only thing worth noting about this is that the band included Mickey
Skin of the Curse. The A side is a Barry McGuire cover, which is barely tolerable.
The other song plain stinks.
Uganda Stomp is a slightly amusing take on the state of affairs in Idi
Amin's Uganda. The B side of the 1st 7" is probably their best punk song.
The second 7" (which came only in copies of the Cigarettes LP (their 2nd,
not listed since I didn't think it was worth keeping)) is pretty good, including
the Ian Dury cover. Most of the s/t LP isn't that good, maybe the 1st side
is good for a listen every 6 months or so. Due to protests from womens' groups
they shortened their name to just The Wives. The 1st LP comes on red (most
common), black and clear vinyl. There's also a live LP (Live On Mother's
Rather mediocre hardcore punk. I Need Dope is acceptable, My Masturbation
is an idiotic take on a Who song, the rest is pretty forgettable.
A side is anthemic, sort of punk rock. Nothing special. The other song is pretty much crap.
These solo records came after stints in a number of Vancouver bands, starting
with the Schmorgs in 1976. Then came the K-Tels (renamed the Young Canadians),
Los Popularos and Poisoned. Both LPs feature some excellent songs (rock,
not punk). There is a s/t 3rd solo LP from 1991 which I heard once and don't
really remember at all. The comeback release in 1995, while not up to the
1st 2 releases, has some OK rockin' tunes. It is truly unfortunate that talent
such as Art's remains in relative obscurity compared to pustules such as
Bryan Adams. In 1991 he made a cameo appearance in the Bruce MacDonald film,
Rating: 8 (1st 2 LPs), 6 for the CD
Slightly above average (though I'm not a fan of the genre) skate-core.
There are 2 versions of the EP, one with 5 songs, one with 6. There is also
an LP from 1986, called Is Beyond Possession, which is considerably more
metal sounding than the EP. There is also a CD that was released about 1996
with (I think) the EP, LP and comp tracks.
Rating: 6.5 [for the EP]
Big Black Puppets
Decent punk. You can find it on the Smash The State - Volume 2 LP. Includes
a to be Modernette and a couple future Pointed Sticks.
Bill Of Rights
Not too exciting slightly melodic punkcore.
Punk name ... Punk sleeve ... Punk music? Not! Quite dull. The demo recordings
are somewhat better, don't know what happened on the 7".
Rating: 3.5, maybe 6 for the demos
Black Boot Trio
Country cow-punk. Sometimes amusing lyrics, not wildly talented, but a
fun band. From Ottawa. Not much else, musically or otherwise, has come from
there recently. They have other cassette and CD releases as well.
Decent punk, though the keyboards get annoying at times. Their demo recordings
(some are versions of 12" tracks) are generally better than the ones on the
12". For some reason they have more kick and the keyboards are less obnoxious.
Rating: 6, 7.5 for the demos
A mix of pop, punk, jazz, noise and probably everything else.
Fairly heavy jazzgrungecore (or something). Not great, not awful. From
Montreal. At least one other release as well, and there's at least one other band of the same name.
The 12" EP is good punky new wave. Following that they became pretty much just bad pop/new wave.
Rating: 7 [for the 12"]
Mundane pop-rock from Vancouver.
Rockabilly. 2 tracks are live, John Catto of the Diodes plays on one of
them which is why it is listed here. They also released other 7"s and at
least one LP.
The 7" EP is really good punk/artpunk. Includes Buck Cherry (Modernettes)
and "Art Bormann" (K-Tels/Young Canadians). It was reissued in 1996, even
keeping the 8.5 x 11" format sleeve. The 10" flexi, while not as wild as
the EP is still worthwhile. All the sleeves were individually designed and
hand painted and can be quite attractive. The 7" single (which sometimes
came with a huge foldout poster) is mostly slow droning electronics and effects.
The name later changed to I, Braineater with essentially one man (Jim Cummins)
doing it all.
Rating: 9 (the EP), 7 (the flexi) and 5 (the 7")
Passable melodic punkcore.
Brand New Unit (BNU)
Better than average 90's punkcore. There are other releases as well.
Good hard rockin' band. Not punk but still good.
For the most part the 7" tracks and the 1st LP kick some serious bum.
Very good rockin' punk including Misfits (Bullet) and Dictators (Weekend)
covers. The split EP with The Smugglers features a DMZ cover and a joint
effort with the Smugglers, a Stones cover (Hang Fire). The CD is a mix of
material from 1992 - 1994 and just doesn't grab me the way the 7"s and 1st
LP did. Some tracks (those already known from previous releases) are fine,
others are somewhat weak. I think there was at least one subsequent release
which I didn't bother with since the mixed results of the CD made me lose
interest. I never did get their 1st 7" (Promise Is A Promise / Wedding Day)
from 1991 but since those tracks are on the 1st LP I long since stopped caring
Rating: 8 (everything except the CD which is a 6)
Rough hardcore punk. They've been around the Toronto scene for years and have other releases after this.
2 really good tracks on the 7" and another one on the compilation LP.
Half of the 7"s were issued sleeveless though someone did (much) later do
a 2 piece reproduction on heavy paper stock. Original sleeves are slightly
oversized, glossy white paper with black printing, glued on 3 sides. 500
such sleeves, apparently, not 200 as some people might want you to believe.
And there was only one sleeve design, not 2 as has been rumoured.
Decent punk-pop, sort of like the Diodes but not as good.
Not sure if these guys were from Vancouver or maybe Seattle? Tryin' is
sort of punk with a hard rock feel. The B side (Wasted Lives) reminds me
of a bad Motorhead song.
Sometimes billed as John Paul Young and The Cardboard Brains. The first
EP is an excellent punk record. The 12" EP and live LP are much more art/new
wave than punk with considerable use of synthesizers. While they are not
bad records they are dismissed by most punk purists. John Paul Young also
did a solo LP (The Life of Ermie Scub) in 1980 which includes several tracks
which appear on the live LP. The CD contains remixed versions of the 7" and
12" EPs as well as a selection of other tracks. Go here
if you're interested in getting a copy.
Rating: 9 for the 7" EP, 7 for the other records
Some obscure indie thing, at the time I happened to think this song was pretty good funky punk.
2 man synth art/pseudo-industrial junk. There is also an LP.
Female punk. Not too exciting.
Dusty Rooms is the one maybe worthwhile song from their 2 EPs. The rest
is rather rock oriented with flashes of punk and hardcore. Generally pretty
Rating: 6 (for the one song, 4 for everything else)
Color Me Psycho
Really good garage punk. Turned into Forbidden Dimension.
Despite being on Quintessence, home to other good Vancouver punk bands,
this record is not remotely punk. She's A Jerk is barely passable poppunk,
the other song is some of the lamest shit I've ever heard.
Good riffpunkrock, from London, Ontario.
Crash Kills Five
Quite good poppunk.
"Cuddlecore", whatever that is. 3 woman who are (were?) barely competent
on their instruments playing pretty catchy pop songs, I guess. Fun to listen
to, in small doses. The insert for the Come Out Come Out CD even has a remake
of the D.O.A. Hardcore 81 LP cover ... Cuddlecore 94. They have other releases
after this but I lost interest. Cute and a lack of talent can only take you
so far in the music business. The Subhumans cover on the Oh Canaduh! 2 LP
is truly awful.
Rating: varies from 6.5 to 7.5 across each release
Mediocre powerpop from Vancouver. Gets Japanese collectors all excited. Powerpearls material.
Pretty good punk/hardcore mix. The Pink Floyd Cover is pretty cool.
All female punk band from Toronto. Mostly OK. Their side of the split
7" with The Diodes isn't music, it's vocalist Mickey Skin offering her opinion
on a monologue by a pretentious art theorist that is heard in the background.
She basically suggests where he can put his theories. The 7" tracks both
appear on the Killed By Death #26 LP and the CD. The 7" first appeared in
a mostly white sleeve with red lettering, then later in a black and yellow
Curse of Horseflesh
Cool country twang, blues, surfy instrumentals, lo-fi rootsy stomping
from Calgary. The A side of the 7" is not about the political has-been who
is trying to save Canada yet again.
Cool punk-pop from Ottawa. Someone told me he first thought they were
from California since the songs have somewhat of a surf style to them.
Lame pop-ska from Toronto.
Gothy sounding punkish songs. From Calgary.
From St. John's, Newfoundland. Great mix of punk, almost hardcore, and
general goofing around. You'll even find some Beefheart influence and some
country stylings mixed in. The LPs come in another group's LP jacket with
the band name spray-painted on it. Side A was recorded in a studio in 1978,
side B in 1979. Sides 3 and 4 are live recordings from 1979. The CD is a
complete show from 1984 though a lot of the material was written several
years earlier. The playing may be more proficient but the punk spirit is
definitely still there. Get your sorry ass over to their web site and get a copy right now.
Another one I know nothing about. It has the MAPL logo on it so it is
Canadian, from Quebec somewhere. The music is somewhat uninspired bar poprock,
not really punk.
Dangerously Americanized Canadians
Terribly generic hardcore.
Originally known as the Dayglow Abortions. The first LP is a very good
punk rock record. Most of the first LP was included on the second LP (3 tracks
were left off, 2 of them are on the CD). The second LP also has some worthwhile
tracks. After this they became more thrashy, metallic and I lost interest.
They are still going, in some version at least. Their less than subtle lyrics
landed them in court in the late 1980's on obscenity charges. Hey, look at
us, we're (trying to be) shocking. Yawn. The cover of the first LP was used
as the cover for Break The Rules #8. Some copies of the Toxic Shock pressing
of the second LP come on orange vinyl. For more info check out their current
label - God Records .
Rating: 8 for the first LP. 7 for the second.
Their first vinyl release. The members were 14 - 15 years old then and
they were one of many poppunkcore bands around at the time. They're still
going. Their 3rd LP is available on Sudden Death Records .
When I listen to it again, I'll let you know.
Gothic, dirgey, strange. It grows on you though.
These tracks from their 1st 12" are good mid-tempo hardcore. Their later LP (Stop Killing Me) sounded like metal/rock.
Fairly generic punky rock.
Quite good speedy poppunk. Has some memebers from an earlier Ottawa punk band I think (Restless Virgins?).
Way cool shit! 2 guys with guitar and drums pound out "rockabilly-blues-punk-psych-garage-R&B-surf-country
sludge full strength". Their influences are many. Among those mentioned on
the Swamp Of Love LP: Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Jody Reynolds, Link Wray,
Big Maybelle, Wilbert Harrison, Wynonie Harris, Big Mama Thornton, Cramps,
Louis Armstrong, Kinks, Buddy Holly, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Muddy Waters,
Elmore James, Elvis Presley, The Gun Club, Animals, Johnny Cash, Dead Kennedys,
Trashmen, Jerry Lee Lewis, Contours, Jesus & Mary Chain and Velvet Underground.
Put that all together and what do you get? As I said, way cool shit!
Really good punk band, started out in London in 1977. The 12" is top notch
punk rock. The LP is tamer, though the songs are still good. Many of them
appear on the CD in live versions. The CD consists of the 12" tracks, 3 1978
studio recordings and live sessions from 1978 and 1979. There are also 2
7"s which are just tracks from the LP and don't have picture sleeves. Of
interest only for nerdy collectors.
Rating: 8.5 (the 12"), 8 (the CD) and 7 (the LP)
Like most of the Chikara label releases this is hardcore with a rock edge
to it. Maybe it is "emo", whatever the fuck that is. Probably the better
of the releases on this label (from Kamloops, British Columbia) but if you
never hear them you won't be missing a lot.
I picked this up because it was on the same label as the 63 Monroe 12".
Thankfully I only paid $1 for it because it sucks! Very tame pop-rock.
A really good band from Edmonton. Unfortunately they never released anything
and these recordings aren't the best quality. Perhaps with current technology
something can be done about that.
Dik Van Dykes
Their 2nd LP. Good poppunk with a sense of humour.
The first LP is excellent, the second nearly so. The 3rd one is very lame
in comparison. The Survivors LP is a collection of material dating from 1977-81
is mostly OK. There were a number of 7"s issued, some promos, all with LP
tracks, and only the Red Rubber Ball / We're Ripped one had a picture sleeve.
There has been a CD reissue of most of the Columbia/Epic material from 1977-78
which I haven't yet obtained. Their manager has a cool web site which includes pages about the band and the CD.
Rating: 8 (1st LP), 7.5 (2nd LP), 5.5 (3rd LP), 7 (4th LP)
More rock than punk. Average.
Excellent raw, loud punk. Read about them in the booklet that comes in
Smash The State #3. The record never came with a sleeve. Some copies had
a lyric sheet.
Originally from Victoria they started in 1977 opening for The Furies in
Vancouver. Starting with Lou Reed, Clash and Ramones covers they quickly
developed a number of original songs and became very prominent in the Vancouver
scene. The CD includes both EPs, the Vancouver Complication track and demo
and live tracks.
Long-lived and probably the best known Canadian punk band. There are other
releases besides those listed here. I sort of lost interest in them in the
late 80's/early 90's. Most of the material from that era is still good, it
just isn't as good as the earlier stuff. The Black Spot CD is surprisingly
good though. There is a D.O.A. history and more at the Sudden Death Records site.
Rating: Generally 8 or 8.5, some is better some is worse. The Let's Wreck The Party LP is about a 6.
Asexuals Greater Than Later CD (2000) [career comp, with some previously unreleased] Bad Luck #13 Tight As A $5 Whore CS (1996) Battered Wives Live On Mothers Day LP (1980) Bedspins live (Oct. 26/87) [pre-Bum] Blue Peter Video Verite/Radio Silence 7" (1980) Breeding Ground Wintergarden +3 12" EP (1982) Bum Promise Is A Promise/Wedding Day 7" (1991) Bureaucrats Roi CD [1979-80 recordings] s/t LP (2000) [=CD + 3 tracks] P.J. Burton The Shuffle/The Affair 7" (1981) [ex-Nerve] Chandells One Track Mind/Tired Of Waiting 7" (c1980?) Cleats Lost Voices Broken Strings LP (2001) Clooz Leave Me Alone/You Can Do 7" (c1980) Color Me Psycho demo [10 tracks] [date unknown] H&R Block Office Rehersals (1985) [6 tracks] live (Calgary, 1985) [12 tracks] live (1986) [3 tracks] s/t demo (1987) The Good, The Bad & The Indifferent (1988 demos) Crusties The Only Band Worth Hating ... LP (2001) Danger s/t LP (1977) (mostly shitty rock) Da Slyme interview (1999) tracks by Bubonic Plague/Dog Meat BBQ/Atones/ Wetcheeze Delerium/Black Auks [post-Da Slyme bands] Diodes Tired Of Waking Up Tired CD (1977-79 recordings, some previously unreleased] live (Toronto, 1978) Dishes Hot Property +2 EP (1978) Kitschenette CD (2001) [1977-78 EPs + more] Dog Meat BBQ Hang Up Yer Raw Hides CS (1997) (includes ex-Da Slyme members) Down Syndrome The New Dark Age CS (1984) Dream Dates Moans On The Phone/Heartattack Rhythm 7" (2000) [rec. 1979, similar to Teenage Head] Dry Heaves Shoot Yourself +2 EP (1981) Shoot Yourself LP (2001) [1981 EP + unreleased] Dry Heeves Maggie/LSD 7" (1986) Dub Rifles 2 7"s (early 80s) Dundas Bloodshot In Your Eyes/Can't You Hear Me 7" (1979) Dundrells 2 7"s (late 80s) Durango 95 Lose Control LP (1984) Mother's Day LP (1985) e? Reaction/Coincidence 7" Elad's Guitar Army 8 tracks (ex-Spys, year unknown) Enigmas Enigmas? 12" EP (1983) Strangely Wild 12" (1985) Erics Trip Belong +3 EP Hurt +3 EP Warm Girl +4 EP Euthanasia Living Heck 12" (1986) Existers Telex Love +1 7" Extroverts Living In Poverty/Political Animals 7" (1980) Eye On You Who's Been Sleeping In My Head EP (1985) Illusions Of Freedom 7" (1985) Facepuller Pull This 7" (1991) Female Hands Divided By Three +5 12" (1980) Fictions s/t LP (1980) Field Day Little Secret +3 EP Filters NFG/I Don't Know 7" (1981) Fits Bored of Education EP (1979) Forbidden Beat Driving You Insane EP (1986) Flesh Columns Schweigew vor Dem Sturm EP (1984) unreleased LP (c1984) Forbidden Dimension Into The ... EP (1988) Creepsville EP (1989) Dial M For Monster/Hand Of Glory 7" (1993) All About Evil EP (1994) Hallowe'en Everywhere EP (1995) No Sleep Til Altamont EP (1995) Shivs, Shrouds & Shrunken Heads CS c1991) Sin Gallery CD (1993) Somebody Down There Likes Me CD (1995) Widow's Walk CD (1997) A Coffinful Of Crows CD (2000) [1.7", 1988-94 stuff] 1988 demos, 1989 sudio/live, 1990/1/2 demos assorted compilation tracks Forgotten Rebels Tell Me You Love Me/Rhona Barrett 7" (1982) Bomb Khadafi Now +1 7" (1987) Tomorrow Belongs To Us 12" EP (1979) This Ain't Hollywood LP (1980) In Love With The System LP (1981) Pride and Disgrace LP (1987) Surfin' On Heroin LP (1988) untitled LP (1989) Pride and Disgrace CD [1987 LP (remixed) + "Bomb Khadafi Now" + 1 prev. unreleased] Tomorrow Belongs To Us CD [12" EP, Burning The Flag CS, Chris Houston 1980 demos and Live 1980] (1997) live (10/3/92 and 10/13/95) interview (1994) Stanley Frank S'cool Days/On A Line 7" (1977) Cold Turkey/Hey Stupid 7" (1977) Furnaceface Just Buy It CD (1992) Fuse EP Future Yanks Suite For A Nation/Don't Bring Me Down 7" (1980) B.B. Gabor 7" Generics Societal Hemhorrage EP (1983) studio recordings (unreleased?) Genetic Control First Impressions EP (1984) demos (c1985) Gentlemen of Horror Sterling Death EP (1981) 3 unreleased songs (1982-3) Glory Stompers Tory Crimes EP Abandoned Youth LP (1995) Ninesixnineseven 10" EP (1998) split 12" EP w/Templars (GER band) (1996) Golden Calgarians New Desperados +1 7" (1984) Good Horsey s/t CS Evil Twin Episode CS Kazue CD Good Things 9 tracks (ex-Spys, year unknown) Government Hemingway Hated Disco Music +1 7" (1979) Flat Tire +3 EP (1979) Groupoem What You See Here, Hear Here ... 12" (1986) Gruesomes Unchained 12" EP (1988) Tyrants of Teen Trash LP (1986) Gruesomania LP (1987) Hey! LP (1988) Hanson Brothers Brad/Hey, There Goes That Kid 7" Gross Misconduct LP+7" (1992) Hippies Nuclear Disaster/How You Gonna Live 7"(1982) live (London ONT, 6/12/82 & 1/16/84) Honest Injun The Rosenthal Effect 12" (1986) Horsey Go Light +2 EP Hot Nasties Invasion of the Tribbles EP (1980) unreleased material (c1980) House of Commons Patriot 12" EP (1983) demo (5 tracks) Huevos Rancheros 64 Slices of American Cheese +1 7" Endsville LP (1993) Dig In CD (1995) Human Tripods s/t LP (1988) Hype Life Is Hard...Then You Die LP (1984) I, Braineater I, Here. Where You! LP (1983) Artist Poet Thief LP (1985) Idols Reajean/I've Been Inside 7" (1980) Independents Save Yourself LP (1986) Infamous Basturds Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous EP (1988) Infamous Scientists Noise 'n Rhythm EP (1981) Trouble 12" EP (1982) unreleased (4 tracks) [from 7" EP recording session] live (Mar. 13/82) Innocent Got It In The Bag +3 EP (1980) Insex Play Or Die +2 EP (1982) IQ Burn Me/Sixth World 7" (1980) Itch 88 Bones 7" (1991) Dyin' To Be Jesus CD (1992) Pull The Wool CD (1994) Jackson Phibes CBC Session (1998) [Forbidden Dimension head guy] Jale I Lied +2 EP Emma +1 7" Promise +1 7" Steppin' Out +1 7" Jerry Jerry & The Sons of Road Gore LP (1985) Rhythm Orchestra Battle Hymn of the Apartment LP (1987) Joe College & The Rulers It Aint Alright With Me/Working Class Hero 7" (1981) Joey Did unreleased [same band as Malibu Kens] (c1981) Jolly Tambourine Man Apple Studel Man/Sweater In Sri Lanka 7" (1984) Jr. Gone Wild Less Art More Pop LP Folk You CS Kings Are Here LP (1980) Klo No Money/The Parking Lot Song 7" (1980) K-Tels Automan +2 EP (1979) live (Vancouver, 1979 or 1980) Lackeys I Yell Because I Care CS (1995) k.d. lang & The Reclines A Truly Western Experience LP (1984) Leonard Conan Lost +3 EP Living Proof Getting In The Groove/Oh No 7" (1984) Los Popularos Working Girls/Mystery To Myself 7" (1981) Born Free 12" EP (1982) Lost Durangos Evil Town 12" EP (1986) Lowlife Leaders EP (1979) Lung Mother +1 7" Ray Luxemburg Following/Run Away From Love 7" (1980) Malibu Kens Be My Barbie 7" (1981) Missing Link Metalibut Torque Bastard EP (1987) Mobile Clones Abrasive Air +3 EP (1980) Modern Minds Theresa's World +2 EP (1980) live, Edmonton [radio, c1980] Modernettes Teen City 12" EP (1980) View From The Bottom 12"EP (1982) Gone But Not Forgiven LP (1981) Get It Straight CD [1.12" + remixed 2.12" + 3 from LP + 4 live and 2 demo tracks from 1979-82] Mods Step Out Tonight/You Use Me 7" (1978) 22 Months CD [7" tracks + unreleased, recorded 1978-80] (1996) demos [date unknown] Moev Zimmerkampf LP (1982) Mr. Wrong State Of Grace +1 7" M.S.I. More Stupid Initials EP (1986) An Amazing Feat EP (1988) Nash The Slash Children of the Night LP (1980) American Bandages LP (1984) Joe Naylor I'm Canadian Beer +1 7" (1980) Neanderthal Sponge EP (1989) Negative Gain Back From The Dead LP (1986) Neighbourhood Watch Death At The Hands Of Time EP (1987) Neos Hassibah Gets The Martian Brain Squeeze EP (1983) Nerve Penchant/Preludes 7" (1978) Nils Sell Out Young 12" EP (1985) I Am The Wolf +3 12" EP (1986) s/t LP (1987) Green Fields In Daylight CD [comp tracks, both 12" EPs, live, radio sessions and demos] (1997) Herald Nix The Fugitive Kind 12" EP (1986) One Night Only 12" EP (c1986) NJF (Negro Jazz Funeral) Wounded Knee EP (1984) No Exit s/t LP (1980) No Fun Fall For A Cliche EP (1978) No Fun At The Disco EP (1979) Don't Leave Me Hanging/It Came From Heaven 7" (1981) NoMeansNo Look, Here Come The Wormies +1 7" (1980) Betrayal, Anger, Fear Hatred EP (1981) Burn/Getting Colder 7" (1980 CS tracks) Dad/Revenge 7" Oh Canaduh/New Age 7" You Kill Me 12" (original mix) Mama LP (1982) Sex Mad LP One Down, Two To Go CD [1979-80, 1992-4 songs] (1994) The Worldhood of the World CD (1995) Live In Warsaw CS [live 1990] various recordings, some unreleased (1980-84) Nomind Tales of Ordinary Madness LP (1988) Numbers Add Up LP Null Set New Job 12" EP (1980) Nunfuckers Dead And On The Floor EP (1987) Octatrackter Kiddie Fist/Stam Her 7" (1981) Office Physical +2 EP Onionhouse Brother's Day +2 EP (1990) Onits Weekend Wrestler/Gamma Boys 7" (1981) Parkades 7" Payolas China Boys/Make Some Noise 7" (1979) Perks McPig +2 EP (c1979?) Personality Crisis Twighlight's Last Gleaming/The Jam 7" Creatures For Awhile LP [original] (1983) Creatures For Awhile LP [reissue w/5 different tracks] (1990) Phleg Camp Beaker +2 EP split 7" with Fuel Phollop Willing P.A. Orphan Baby/Sea Cruise Blues 7" (1981) Pink Steel A Taste Of Pink Steel EP (1981) Won't Come In Your Hand +1 7" (1981) The Basement Tapes [various 1979-81 recordings] Plan 9 I Ain't No Robot +3 EP (1980) Platinum Blonde Hey Hey You/No Regrets 7" (1980) Pluto Pretty Little Jacket +1 7" Million and Two +1 7" Cool Way To Feel CD (1995) Pointed Sticks What Do You Want Me To Do?/Somebody's Mom 7" (1978) The Real Thing/Out of Luck 7" (1979) Lies/I'm Numb 7" (1979) Out of Luck +2 EP [UK issue, different mixes] (1979) American Song 7" [promo, diff. version from LP] 1981) Waiting For The Real Thing LP (1988) [rec. 1979-80] Part of The Noise CD [1st 3 7"s + comp, selected LP & 1980 unreleased tracks] live, Edmonton [radio, c1980] live (Vancouver, 1979) Poisoned s/t 12" EP Poles CN Tower/Prime Time 7" (1977) Pop Stress So Good To Be In Love/Neurotic 7" (1981) Popular Front Doomsday Army/Puppet 7" (1981) Popular Mechanix s/t LP (1980) Porcelain Forehead Right Now The World Needs A Clear Head EP (1983) Frog Boy Lives LP [recorded 1985] (1993) Presence Meeting The Demands of Society EP (1981) Blown Away/Mechanoid 7" (1982) live (London ON, 1981) Private School Lost In Action EP (1979) Problem Children On The Air EP (1988) Future Of The World Is Up To Us LP (1986) Long Weekend LP [1985-88 comp](1989) Kids Next Door CD (1993) Pulse Video Casualty/More Than Anybody 7" (1979) Purple Toads s/t LP (1986) Love Songs For The Hard of Hearing LP (1988) Pussymonster 7" Quahogs EP David Quinton s/t LP (1981) Rage (Toronto) I've Got Your Number/Stay With Me 7" (1981) Rage (Vancouver) Level With Me/Off The Track 7" (1981) Randy Rampage 12" EP (1982) Dave Rave Pure Honey/She's On The Telephone 7" Real McKenzies s/t CS (1994) s/t CD (1995) Clash Of The Tartans CD (1998) Loch'd & Loaded CD (2001) Red Squares Ottawa Today/Transmitter 7" (1978) live 15/04/79 interview + unreleased (1979) Resin Scraper Crash Course +2 EP Duh Factor EP Harmful If Swallowed +2 EP split EP with Quincy Punx Ridin' On The Small Bus ... LP (1998) Resistance Raw Deal EP (1987) demos Restless Virgins Television Child +2 EP (1981) Restless Virgins Live EP (1981) Result The Result Confesses The New Standard EP (1981) Rex Chainbelt Foreign Movies LP (1980) Riot 303 Crowd Control EP (1981) 3 song demo (c1981) Rock and Roll Bitches Wild West EP (1980) Ronald Reagan Story 10 tracks (ex-Spys, year unknown, c1985) Rude Norton Sea Cruise +4 EP (1980) Ruggedy Annes Jagged Thoughts 12" EP (1985) Brian Ruryk Nothing Better Than This Song +1 7" Scenics Karen/See Me Smile 7" (1981) Underneath The Door LP (1979) Schzoid Beer Thief EP (1987) Secret V's Modern Boy +3 12" (1980) No Life Like It 12" (1981) Secrets Teenage Rampage CD [all 7" and LP tracks, plus live and whatever] (1997) Section 8 Hollywood Halloween/Can't Let Go 7" (c1980) Shanghai Dog Clanging Bell 12" EP (1983) This Evolution LP (1985) Shiner Burnt +3 EP Shmorgs s/t LP (1978) Shriek Sex Sells 12" EP (1980) Shutdown The Mechanic +3 EP (1991) Siggy Magic & Hey Ho Band Commercials For Free EP (1978) Silicone Injection Sic Nos Non Nobis EP (1981) Simply Saucer She's A Dog/I Can Change My Mind 7" (1978) Cyborgs Revisted LP [recorded 1974-75] (1989) Sinners No Brains Required +2 EP (1980) Sixteen Again 7" 63 Monroe NFG 12" (1980) White Xmas 7" (1984) Stinkin' Out The Joint LP (1985) various live, unreleased and CS material [1980-82] Skuddzies Take Them Away (Russian Tanks & Planes) 7" (1980) Bomb Iran 7" [same song on both sides] (c1980) Slander Hemi-Conscious LP (1981) Slow I Broke The Circle/Black Is Black 7" (1985) Against The Glass 12" EP (1985) Slow Death s/t CS (1985) [PEI hardcore shite] Phil Smith The Phil Smith Album LP (1983) [Wasted Lives (2 songs from 1979, 1 is on Vancouver Complication, the other otherwise unreleased), Corsage, Blanche Whitman, Jimbo & The Lizard Kings (Bud Luxford type thing, includes Art Bergman & Dimwit). Except for Wasted Lives recorded 1981-2.] Smugglers Up and Down +2 EP The Smuggler King +3 EP At Marineland 10" Atlanta Whiskey Flats LP (1992) Wet Pants Club LP (1992) In The Hall of Fame CD (1993) split 7" with The Hoods SNFU She's Not On The Menu EP (1987) Real Men Don't Watch Quincy EP [198x demos] (1990) Beautiful Unlike You and I/The Watering Hole 7" Better Than A Stick In The Eye LP (1988) The Last of the Big Time Suspenders LP (1991) Something Evil Die Children Die/The Great Winnipeg Riot 7" (1986) Some Weird Sin Sky's The Limit +8 12" EP (1984) Sons Of Ishmael Hayseed Hardcore EP (1986) Sing Generic Crap EP (1989) Mimsy With The Borogroves 10" (1990) Soreheads Not Tonight...I Have A Sorehead EP (1986) Spaceshits Misbehavin' LP (1998) Radio Shits Rock'n'Roll LP (1999) Sparkling Apple Killer By Night +3 EP (1979) It's Criminal +1 7" (1980) Spikey Norman The Green Album LP (1990) Spiny Anteaters Soundcheck +2 EP Spiral Scratch live (10/9/81) Spores Meat Biproduct EP (1984) Narcs In My Pants +1 7" (1986) Schizofungi LP (1985) News, Weather, Spores demo CS Spys Underground/Machine Shop 7" (1980) Original Punk Rock From Canada 1979-1980 LP (2001) [7", 1979 demos, 1995 live reunion show] several unreleased songs (1980) live (1995 reunion) Stand (Stand GT) Blur Your Cool CS (1992) Sad Bunch of People +2 EP (1992) Toasting Gears EP (1993) They're Magically Delicious CD (1995) State Of Mind I'll Be Yours/Dark Side 7" (1985) Statics Rebel Like Me +2 EP (1980 recordings) (2001) Stretch Marks Who's In Charge EP (1983) What D'Ya See LP (1984) Sturgeons Punk Rock Virgins/Forward Disorder 7" (1980) unreleased material (c1979) Subhumans Death To the Sickoids/Oh Canaduh 7" (1978) Firing Squad/No Productivity 7" (1980) Death Was Too Kind +3 12 (1979)" Incorrect Thoughts LP (1980) No Wishes, No Prayers LP (1983) live (London ONT, 6/12/81) live (Marion Hotel, Winnipeg, 1981) Pissed Off...With Good Reason CD (1996) [selected 7", 12", LP and live tracks] Suburban Slag 20 song demo (c1980) [cool Calgary band!] Superconductor Most Popular Man In The World +1 7" (1991) Heavy With Puppy 7" (1992) Hit Songs For Girls LP (1993) Swindled Who Wants Guns?/Hymn #84 7" (1982) Systematics Clockwork Society LP (1996) Tankhog The Freight Train Song +1 7" (1992) Teenage Head Picture My Face/Tearin' Me Apart 7" (1978) Somethin' On My Mind/Let's Shake 7" (1980) Frantic Romantic/Get Down 7" (1985) Can't Stop Shakin' 12" s/t LP [original issue] (1979) s/t LP [remixed reissue] (1981) Frantic City LP (1980) Some Kind Of Fun LP (1982) live (London ONT, radio) s/t CD [2nd version of 1st LP + different versions of a few songs from 1977-78] Teenage Heads Tornado/Luv For Sale 7" Ten Commandments Weird Out LP (1987) Home Fires Burning LP (1989) Ten Days Late Getaway/Death Reggae 7" Throbs Proud To Be Loud 12" EP (1986) The Language Of Thieves and Vagabonds CD Thomas Trio Jam It Inya CS s/t CS Tickets Extended Play EP (1980) Tin Twist Sometimes It's Funny +2 EP Torn & Frayed First Legg LP (1980) [This has to be one of the worst records ever made. How anyone could listen to this and even possibly think it might be anything at all close to punk is beyond me. Such people should be locked in a room for at least a month and forced to listen to real punk records. Oh, the music? It's insipid poprock shit.] Trapt A Minute Late ... A Dollar Short EP (1989) Trouble Boys Pass The Bottle Baby LP (1985) 222s I Love Susan/The First Studio Bomb 7" (1979) Ugly Stranded In The Laneway Of Love +1 7" (1978) Disorder CD [all prev. unreleased, recorded 1977] demo (1 track) UIC Our Garage LP (1986) Like Ninety LP (1989) Witches In Credible CD (1993) UJ3RK5 12" EP Ukase The Rain/Runaway 7" (1986) United States Don't Be Late/What I Want 7" (1982) Automaton/Glass Knight 7" (1984) Bedazuld LP (1982) Unruled Time Is Running Out +2 EP (1984) Unusuals The More I Drink The Better She Looks To Me +1 7" Uranus You're So Square LP (1980) live (1982) Vegetables Obnoxious At Any Volume CD (1999) [recorded 1979] Velveteens Tall House 12" EP (1985) Verdix Lookin' Around/Media 7" (1981) Viletones Screamin' Fist +2 EP (1977) Look Back In Anger EP (1978) Saturday Night, Sunday Morning LP (1983) s/t LP (2000) [This is just a copy of the OPM CD.] A Taste of Honey CD [1977 recordings] (OPM, 1995) What It Feels Like To Kill CD (1997) live (Toronto 1978) Vogons Kiss Me Under The Missile Toad LP (1987) Von Zippers Mighty Red Baron +1 7" Hot Rod Monkey +1 7" (1997) Wurms +3 2x7" (1997) Wow 'Em Down At Franzl's 10" Bad Generation LP (1998) Blitzhacker CD (2000) [singles/comp tracks] Wasted Lives split 7" with Big Black Puppets (1979) Wayouts No Time +4 EP (c1979) Wet EP Wet Spotz Wake Up With The ... 12" EP (1989) White Noise Dead & Alive CS [pre-Beyond Possesion] (c1981) Young, John Paul The Life of Ermie Scub LP +7" (1980) [John Paul Young ex-Cardboard Brains] Young Canadians Hawaii 12" EP (1979) This Is Your Life 12" EP (1980) No Escape CD [K-Tels EP, both 12"s, comp track + 9 live tracks] Joyride On The Western Front CD (2001) [recorded live at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 1980] Young Lions Welcome To The Freak Show LP (1986) stuff from 1981-82 cassette releases, etc Youth Youth Youth Repackaged LP [contains Sin 12" (1983) and demo tracks] (1989) Zellots demo + various live (1980-81) Zoom Sweet Desperation/Massacre At Central High 7" (1980) [recorded 1976-77 by pre-Diodes & Viletones members] Zyklon B Independence & Anarchy/No Escape 7" (1983) COMPILATIONS A-Billy EP (1989) [Deja Voodoo / Gruesomes, etc] Bud Luxford Presents - Volumes 1 and 2 LPs (both 1981) CFLR - From Under The Slag Heap CS Four Whom The Bell Tolls EP (1988) From Montreal EP (1983) [Deja Voodoo, etc] Hardcore '94 EP Hollow Weiners EP (1984) It Came From Canada #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 LP It Came From Inner Space LP (1983) [Malibu Kens / SNFU, etc] Johnny Hanson Presents ... Puck Rock Vol.1 CD (1994) [punk rock songs about hockey ... this rocks!!] Last Call - Vancouver Independent Music 1977-1988 2CD (Zulu, 1991) [What Do You Want Me To Be (Furies) / Fucked Up Baby (Skulls) / Disco Sucks (D.O.A.) / Fuck You (Stiffs) / I Wanna Be A Girl (Generators) / I Don't Love You (Dishrags) / Nothing Holding You (Active Dog) / I Don't Give A Shit (BIZ) / New Clientele (Shades) / Real Thing (Pointed Sticks) / Science Fiction (Private School) / Slave To My Dick (Subhumans) / Hawaii (Young Canadians) / Divided By Three (Female Hands) / Eisenhower & The Hippies (U-J3RK5) / Barbra (Modernettes) / Off The Deep End (Insex) / 634 Dog (AKA) / Waiting For The Drugs To Take Hold (Secret V's) / Seen A Fight (Tim Ray) / Shame I Feel (Corsage) / Synchronized Swimming (Popular Front) / Yank (54-40) / Mystery Movie (Scissors) / Can't Come Back (Los Popularos) / Music Is Your Body (Moral Lepers) / Teenage Barnacle (Enigmas) / Party Dog (Actionauts) / The Crush (Family Plot) / Self-Pity (NoMeansNo) / Work Song (The Work Party) / Inevitable (Bolero Lava) / Edge (I, Braineater) / Just Another Day (Go Four 3) / Learning To Live (Animal Slaves) / Happy Man (Brilliant Orange) / Have Not Been The Same (Slow) / American Desert (Shanghai Dog) / Be Like Us (No Fun) / Bone Of Contention (Cannon Heath Down) / Evil Town (Lost Durangos) / Dirty Ol' Town (Herald Nix) / To Tell The Truth (Poisoned) / Talk To The Birds (Bob's Your Uncle) / King Blood (Rhythm Mission) / Solitary Man (Scramblers) / 1 + 1 is 3 (Oversoul Seven) / Darker Than This (The Hip Type)] (The first CD is excellent with several classic punk tracks and several unreleased tracks from the Furies, Skulls (pre-D.O.A.), Stiffs (pre-Subhumans) and BIZ. The second CD is post-1983 and with the exception of I, Braineater, NoMeansNo, and Slow it is mostly decent indie rock. However, the first disc and booklet alone make this worth getting.) Rating: 8 (1st CD), 6 (2nd CD). Last Pogo LP (1978) [Cardboard Brains / Mods / Ugly / etc] London Crawling CS Merry Christmas 1985 flexi EP (1985) [Zulu label] Merry Goddamned Christmas EP No Pedestrians LP (1980) [Arson / etc] Oh Canaduh LP (1995) [covers of old Canadian punk by recent bands] Oh Canaduh! 2 LP (1998) [Oh Canaduh (Subhumans) [Cub] / Truck Stop Nun (Da Slyme) [Von Zippers] / We Hate The Bloody Queen (Queen Haters) [Mudhoney] / Mindless Agression (No Fun) [Maow] / Shamrock Bang (U.I.C.) [Titans] / Punk Rock Virgins (Sturgeons) [Mants] / Tits On The Beach (Rude Norton) [Sugar Shack] / Hawaii (Young Canadians) [Huevos Rancheros] / Locator (UJRK5) [Servotron] / The Grey and The Black (Demics) [Nomads] / Living On Top (Jerry Jerry + The Sons of Rhythm Orchestra) [Stand GT] / Machine Shop (Spys) [Junior Varsity] / Barbra (Modernettes) [More Fun] / In With The Crowd (The Metros) [Sator] / At The Boot (63 Monroe) [Stinkies] / Vampire's Dream (Personality Crisis) [Forbidden Dimension] / Wild West (Rock & Roll Bitches) [Teenage Kicks] / Try Not To Stutter (NoMeansNo) [Puritans]] (This is a collection of old, relatively obscure Canadian punk songs covered by current bands. Mostly the originals are better than the cover versions. The crummy sound of the LP doesn't help either. The Von Zippers, Mants, Forbidden Dimension, Mudhoney, Teenage Kicks and Puritans are the best of the lot. Cub and Junior Varsity particularly suck. An interesting concept but I prefer the original versions.) One Guard For Thee LP (1996) Primitive Air Raid LP (1984) [Asexuals / Genetic Control / etc] Rot n' Role LP (1979) [Bureaucrats / Red Squares / a bunch of crap] Shed Sessions I-IV CS Teenage Zit Rock Angst LP (1995) Things Are Still Coming Ashore LP This Ain't The Hot Fudge Show EP (1992) Undergrowth '84 CS (1984) [No Means No / Bill Of Rights / Clay Pigeon / Soldiers of Sport / Celebrity Drunks / Culture Shock / Death Sentence / Unnatural Silence / Spores / Sudden Impact / House of Commons / Unknown Fibres / Slow / Emily / Family Plot / Der Mittelgang / Quantum Leap / Kevin Zed / Skinny Puppy / Gord Martin / Courage of Lassie / Pepperlip / Blair Petrie] Undergrowth '85 CS (1985) [House Of Commons / NG 3 / AKOB / Bill Of Rights / Bad Attitude / Otis Dog / Mecca Normal / Shanghai Dog / Soreheads / Krauts / Sexual Infections / Active Glands / Immoral Minority / Celebrity Drunks / Emily / Industrial Waste Banned / Idyle and Undesirable / MIA / Beauty Foundation / Stab'em In The Abdomen / Belgianiques / Ominous Cinema / A Merry Cow / Electric Purple Carrot / Blood BBQ / Sam] Vancouver Complication LP (1979) Vancouver Evolution EP [Furies / Skulls / Stiffs / Victorian Pork (BIZ)] (selections from c1978 bands taken from Last Call 2CD) Vancouver Independence LP (1980) Very Scary Cemetery EP (1985)
These are records that I've had that I either thought were complete shit and couldn't bring myself to waste tape on, or ones that just don't do anything at all for me musically.
Adversity Lost It All LP (1988) Thrashy metallic crap. Asexuals/Change of Heart split EP (1990) Change of Heart are total garbage. Brian's Children Cut Her Hair/Oh Yeah 7" (1979) Fuckin' hippie shit. Anyone who calls this punk and charges more than $1 for it hasn't a clue what punk is. Anyone who pays more than 50 cents for it is a clueless moron who deserves to be parted from their money. Capitalist Alienation s/t 12" (1987) Crusty hardcore crap. Crisis of Faith split EP with Chokehold (1991) Thrashcore. The American Dream ... LP (1991) More of the same, or is it just the same song played over and over and over and over and over and over and over. Chokehold EP (1992) see Crisis Of Faith. Corpusse Delusions LP (1988) Synthesizer death drone. Death Of Gods A World Of One, Divided By All EP (1988) Generic HC. Direct Action Trapped In A World LP (1984) Damn-Age LP (1988) Both are basic boring hardcore.
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