Monday, July 27, 2015

Unwarranted Trust - Demo 1984

Unwarranted Trust were an all girls band from Ottawa Canada who are well known for having one song on the P.E.A.C.E. comp. album in 1984. These 4 songs seem to be the only ones they recorded in a studio. This version of Honour's Calling is the same one as on the P.E.A.C.E. comp. Two of these songs were released on the Matrax comp. tape which features all women bands. Track 1 here is one of those songs but listening to the comp. I couldn't determine the other song which is titled "Pay". The other song hasn't been released anywhere else as far as I could determine. Can anyone fill in the song titles? Sound quality is very good.

info + photos:
Matrax comp.:

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Johnny Learns To Cook
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. Honour's Calling

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Honest Injun/D-Ploy/Porcelain Forehead/Unwarranted Trust - Glebe Community Center, Ottawa Canada 3-15-84

Here's four bands from Ottawa Canada recorded live in their hometown. I think Porcelain Forehead might be the most well known band of the four and I saw them once in New York City in December 1983 at an Anarchist Fest at a theater in the Lower East Side with False Prophets, Heart Attack, Virus and others. Unwarranted Trust have one song on the PEACE Comp. album, Honest Injun released an album of older recordings in 1986 and D-Ploy never released anything at all. The recordings from this show are not complete, there are a few songs from each band. I don't know if the person recording it intended to make a tape comp or was just recording bits and pieces of the bands because of only having one tape to record the whole show. These are audience recordings and the vocals are low in the mix but still good enough for a listen just to hear what was happening in Ottawa at the time. Can anyone help identify which recordings belong to which bands and add song titles?

Honest Injun info:
D-Ploy info:
Porcelain Forehead info:
Unwarranted Trust info:
Ottawa fanzine:

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. unknown
02. unknown
03. unknown
04. unknown
05. unknown
06. unknown
07. unknown
08. unknown
09. unknown
10. unknown
11. unknown
12. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
13. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
14. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
15. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
16. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
17. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
18. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
19. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown
20. Unwarrented Trust - title unknown

Monday, July 20, 2015

Society's Grudge - Wellington's, Winnipeg Canada 12-15-83

 Society's Grudge were from Winnipeg Canada and had one cassette release in 1983 titled To Hell With Heroes before disappearing. In 1983 I bought the tape through an ad in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll and it became a favorite. Unfortunately, I lost that tape and have been trying to get another copy ever since. Recently I got this live recording of the band that has some of the songs on the tape and a few that didn't get released, as far as I know. There's almost nothing about them on the internet. This show is an audience recording and has good sound quality.


01. 1983
02. title unknown
03. Prisoners Of The Suburbs
04. Keep It To Yourself
05. To Hell With Heroes
06. Asylum
07. Society's Grudge Anthem
08. title unknown
09. No Friendly Faces
10. title unknown
11. title unknown
12. Socially Aware
13. Weekend Punks
14. This Program Is Brought To You By
15. Quick To Judge
16. New Generation
17. Lies For Greed
18. title unknown

Pointed Sticks - K97 FM, Edmonton Canada 1980

Here's another great Canadian band that were around from 1978 to 1981 and released some great records. This show is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good.


01. The Witch
02. Marching Song
03. Life
04. True Love
05. When She's Alone
06. New Ways
07. Care Less
09. My Little Red Book
10. I Can't Wait
11. I'm Numb
12. What Do You Want Me To Do
13. Worse
14. Real Thing
16. Shape Of Things To Come
17. Nothing Else To Do
18. The American Song

Young Canadians/K-Tels - unknown radio show, Vancouver Canada 1979

The Young Canadians were from Vancouver Canada and started out as the K-Tels. The K-Tels released one single in June 1979 and had one song on the Vancouver Compilation LP also released in 1979.They changed their name after these releases to the Young Canadians and went on to release two 12" ep's in 1979 and 1980. The band split up in December 1980. This recording is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good. Can anyone fill in the unknown song titles?


01. title unknown
02. No Escape
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. Hullabaloo Girls
07. Come See About Me
08. Don't Tell Me
09. Automan
10. Palisades Park
11. title unknown
12. Sharpshooter
13. Where Are You?
14. Something Else
15. I Hate Music
16. title unknown
17. title unknown
18. Hawaii
19. Fuck Your Society
20. C'mon Everybody
21. I Can't Control Myself
22. title unknown

Subhumans - Winnipeg + Reno 1981

Here's two live recordings from 1981 by Canada's best. The Winnipeg show is a soundboard recording and has very good sound quality. The Reno show is an audience recording and the first four songs have a clicking sound through them, probaby from a bad cdr copy, and the sound quality is pretty rough.

@ Marion Hotel, Winnipeg Canada 5-02-81: [from cassette tape]
01. Firing Squad
02. Escalator To Hell
03. New Order
04. Out Of Line
05. Slave To My Dick
06. The Scheme
07. Model Of Stupidity
08. Greaser Boy
09. Urban Guerillas
10. 21st Century
11. Screwed Up
12. Behind The Smile
13. Let's Go Down To Hollywood

@ Duncan's Pub, Reno Nevada 10-25-81:
01. No Productivity
02. Moron Majority
03. Death To The Sickoids
04. Slave To My Dick
05. Screwed Up
06. Inquisition Day
07. Fuck You

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Diodes - Toronto + San Francisco June 1980

 Canada had some great Punk bands back in the late 1970s and The Diodes were one of them. They were one of the first Punk bands in Toronto and helped get that scene going by opening the Crash 'n' Burn club. Between 1977 and 1982 they released 4 albums. Here are two radio broadcasts from the summer of 1980 that capture them in their prime. Sound quality is excellent on both. The Mab show is from the collection of Terry Hammer.

info here:
photos here (scroll down):

@ Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto Canada 6-80: [from cassette tape]
01. Tennis (Again)
02. Rock It Over And Under
03. Shapes of Things to Come
04. That Was The Way It Was
05. China Doll
06. Coma
07. Photographs From Mars
08. Mercenary Flight
09. Edge Of Darkness
10. Terminal Rock
11. Lost In The Dark
12. Red Rubber Ball
13. Tired Of Waking Up Tired
14. Play With Fire

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 6-20-80:
01. Red Rubber Ball
02. That Was The Way It Was
03. China Doll
04. Teenage Nation
05. Edge Of Darkness
06. Tennis Again
07. Weekend
08. Terminal Rock
09. Child Star
10. Lost In The Dark
11. Cat Walker
12. Tired Of Waking Up Tired