This has got to be one of the best singles to ever come outta canada, great skater style hardcore. Lyric sheet and flyer with the “no label” pressing. Another version in 1991 on Fango records (address covered by a sticker that says “Chikara”) that’s said to be an original as well; cover is black & white (the other one has the title printed in red ink); different back cover / labels / lyric sheet, also the last track (dying fast) is missing. Sound quality is as good as the other version’s, so I guess it’s no bootleg (or at least very well made).
Winnipeg had a good mix of bands in the early 80’s, although I do prefer the more hardcore sound, Ska is up in the top 3. Self released by the band and recorded locally. Great Canadian Ska, so if ya like the horns this ones for you. Check out this little interview of Colin here.
(Positively) D.O.A. – No God, No Country, No Lies EP (Alternative Tentacles UK Virus 7) 1981
Canadas own DOA with a sort of comp. of previous released material to expose the band to the overseas listener. Five of their best tracks packed into one easy to carry 7inch. If you want some more info on DOA check out Joey Shitheads record label @ Sudden Death Records, buy something while you’re there. Chuck sure got around…D.O.A. (1978–1982), Black Flag (1982), Circle Jerks (1983-1984), The Descendents (1983-1984), Danzig (1987-1994), Run-DMC (1988), The Four Horsemen (1994), Social Distortion (1995-1999).
Here’s the rare & great 1982 7″ by THE DISCORDS from CANADA (Montreal).
I don’t know too much from this band. This records comes without sleeve and with an insert including lyrics sheet. I like a lot this records
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Here’s one of the best record from the 2000′ s. TERMINAL STATE : 7″ from 2004 on HATE THE 80’s RECORDS. This Canadian band played exactly like early DC HC bands such as TEEN IDLES or more… Great 5 tracks records, delicious… No sleeve.
The Spores – Meat Biproduct 7″ EP (Criminal Records, Canada) ’84
The Spores, hailing from Vancouver existed from 1983 to 1988. Notorious for their crazy ‘over the top’ live shows e.g. Throwing animal entrails at the audience (that old favourite) and getting themselves banned from clubs. Somehow they never seem to have received much exposure outside the local scene.
Here are their two EPs. They also had an a great LP “Schizofungi” which is well worth picking up. Even if you don’t enjoy the music you gotta appreciate the amazing picture sleeve artwork!
NEOS – “Hassibah Gets The Martian Brain Squeeze” ep (Alandhiscar Records) ’82
Q: How do you qualify “angry” in an art form (i.e. punk) that is synonymous with the term? A: The 2nd ep from Victoria Canada’s NEOS, which twenty-plus-years-on still stands as one of the angriest, most explosive, and above all, fastest punk records North America has produced. Listen for yourself, necessary flaws & all (feedback fragments, false starts, etc). In addition, NEOS did THE RAMONES one better by not only giving you a punk record you could learn to play along to (yeah, good luck!), but actually including inserts with the chord & drum structures hand-written for each song! If only I had a scanner, you’d ALL be playing along right now.
Thanks again to website Kill From The Heart http://homepages.nyu.edu/~cch223/ for the cover, who have also housed the lyrics for you. Oh, and the title? Allow NEOS to explain it themselves: “The Martian Brain Squeeze had it’s origins in Ancient Greece, credit being given to the wrestler Ephistomenes, who accidentally employed the unknown hold and broke his opponent’s head off…”