Part two in my series showcasing the music I listened to as a kid and through high school. Some, like the first here, could almost be heard on the radio! Some, like the last one…actually was…but shouldn’t have been! Enjoy!
Jazz Butcher – Mr. Odd: I never owned this album. But I was obsessed with this song. When I was little I listened to the Jazz Butcher non-stop. I remember being in Grade 7 and being so excited that I bought my first Jazz Butcher tape – Big Planet Scarey Planet. There was a swear on it. I turned the speakers down when it happened.
It’s funny looking back…I hadn’t yet realized that bands may not be around forever. Of course, I was in Grade 7, I highly doubt I was going to head to Toronto to catch a Jazz Butcher show, but they were in the middle of their career when I grabbed that album.
Nomeansno – Now: I was worried about swears in Jazz Butcher…yet I also loved Nomeansno, especially this album 0+2=1, and most importantly, this song. This is probably one of their few radio friendly songs…if it had come out a couple of years later I have this weird feeling it might’ve done better. Nomeansno has this really neat rhythmic quality to their music, something I also love with the Wooden Stars and Gandharvas…where bass and guitar almost act like drums at times.
Max Webster – Toronto Tontos: Another fricken weird song, this one from Canadian rock icon Kim Mitchell’s first band. I used to totally go crazy for this song…never listened to the rest of the album. “Free publicity’s not free when it’s public!”
What the hell was wrong with me as a kid?! I’m digging out those tapes in the God Room downstairs and trying to find more gems.
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