Friday, May 17, 2013
Jeez, just when you think you've posted all the Forbidden Dimension you possibly could, what shows up in the Dropbox but another live recording! It's like Christmas. Or maybe more like Groundhog Day... every morning, you check the CCPS site, and it's another goddam FD thing.
Anyways, thanks to Chris Zuk for passing this tape, which is allegedly from a show where FD opened for Urge Overkill. We suspect that - given the timing - that would mean this show was at the Westward Club. But maybe not? What we do know is that this is the original, full band era FD. Actually, we don't know that. For all we know, it could be Jackson Phibes and a random bunch of Mount Royal College music students.
Actually, that might be a pretty cool thing to hear...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We're never quite sure.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Our scanner hasn't done the orange of the cover on this justice, but what could?
Sunday, May 12, 2013
So, another day, another FD single. This single finds FD returning to their full band format for three glorious tracks - including a cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Stairway to the Stars."
You know, we feel we're at the point where we've said pretty much all there is to say about FD. So just grab the download.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
We had an offer a while back of a bunch of singles, ones which we already had in the CCPS archive, but hadn't posted. Which made us wonder, why hadn't we posted them? So, back in to the vinyl we go... starting with this great single from Jackson Phibes and crew. This is a great, beefy-sounding drum machine version of two tracks that appeared on early FD cassettes but inexplicably didn't make it onto Sin Gallery.
As a bonus, here's Jackson in the basement revisiting the b-side:
Dial D for download!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This has been sitting on the CCPS hard drive for a while, after we liberated it from Girls From Tahiti. We recently lost an opportunity to own this rare 7", we weren't quite as fast as another local collector. Sigh. That's the way it goes.
Anyways, we don't know anything about this band - other than they sound a lot like the Raspberries.
Get the ticket here.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Before we leave Edmonton (quick! gotta get out before the end of April, or we'll be stuck here FOREVER!), we have one more tape, courtesy of Todd Walker.
This is - apparently - a broadcast of the Smalls' final show, from CJSR radio. As the title of this post is pretty clear about. We actually forgot that the Smalls kept going for so long - perhaps because Corb Lund's post-Smalls output has been fairly constant.
We ended up in a bit of a debate today, trying to decide which city owns Corb Lund. As much as an Edmonton band as the Smalls were, we like to think of Corb as an Albertan, plain and simple.
Anyways, grab this radio broadcast here.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
We thought we lost our mp3s of this tape in the great mediafire shitshow we went through prior to Christmas. Well, thankfully we didn't - so this donation from Chris Millar can see the light of day!
What is this? It's a super low-budget compilation of, uh, Edmonton punk bands. In fact, an explosion, as it were. Anyways, this thing is so low budget that the songs at the ends of both side are cut off, presumably because they were too cheap to spring for longer blanks.
Get it here.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Get Tippy here.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Shelley Boettcher's tape collection is taking us up to Edmonton with this tape from the Imagineers. We're struggling to find anything useful to say about them - other than they appear to have been hairy.