Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Kentucky Fried Chlidren - Unreleased

In our never-ending quest for excess, we have this gem today - which we forgot that we had tucked away. We honestly don't know why we never posted this - maybe because we're idiots?

Anyways, Pat Rae tells us this is the songs from the tape we posted the other day, plus a bunch of other things that were otherwise unreleased, apparently from a session with Brad Simm.

Thanks to Pat for the pictures with the track list for the first 14 tracks. We'll let you make up titles for the rest of this.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Kentucky Fried Children - Another Heavy Metal Massacre (1994)

Well, nothing like a new tape to drag you out of the painful loop that is relinking nearly 1000 posts.... Pat from Kentucky Fried Children got us this tape, something folks have asked for over the years, but we've never been able to get our hands on.

Good things come to those who spend their evenings relinking posts, we guess.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Download links kaput

Oh, hey - look at that. Our download links are broken, thanks to a change over at Dropbox. We're going to work through re-linking the nearly 1000 items in the CCPS archive, starting with our oldest posts. Bear with us...

Friday, 25 August 2017

Interstellar Root Cellar - Interstellar Root Cellar (1997)

Almost six years ago, we posted a tape of alternate mixes of this, Interstellar Root Cellar's first CD. Good things come to those who wait - we've got the actual CD now!

And, as is becoming de rigueur, a VOX article from December 1997!

And, as (almost) always, a download link!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Curse of Horseflesh - Burning Up the Jade (1997)

We were listening to thee fantastic (yet, terrifying!) sounds of Baron Mark Von Frankenstine and his exceptional Radio Free Transylvania on CJSW a couple of weeks ago, and couldn't quite place a very familiar song. Was it Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet? The Ramblin' Ambassadors? The Sadies? Nope, it was the one and only Curse of Horseflesh.

In its lifetime, Roto-Flex put out two CDs. We already posted Nothing Beats a Royal Flush, and considering our love of all things Al Charlton, it's weird that we didn't post this as well.

Hey, would you believe we have a VOX article to go with this post? From March 1997, even!

Yeeha! Or something.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Forbidden Dimension - Widow's Walk (1997)

Today's narrative continuity is being provided by another band we've covered ad nauseum. So, off to the March 1997 issue of VOX!

Huh. Looks like VOX was all Forbidden Dimensioned out as well.

And like our last CD, we're going to point you elsewhere for the download. FD has joined the 21st century and got themselves a bandcamp!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Puritans - Marquee Themes (1997)

We might as well hop from a soundtrack to a band whose members have recently gone on to making soundtracks of their own. Yeah, we're grasping at straws for some sort of narrative continuity here, but earlier this year Bob Keelaghan put out a set of tracks from his score to the films Intersection and Inside the Ku Klux Klan.

We've talked about the Puritans (formerly Shoutin' Abner Pim and the Puritans) a lot here at the CCPS (most recently on what is probably the final installment of our Unspooled podcast), so we'll hand things over to the September 1997 issue of VOX:

We're skipping the usual download link for this one, since you can still get this via the Shoutin' Abner Pim website and CDBaby.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Various - Kitchen Party (1997)

We've been sitting on this CD for a while - it originally came to us via the former proprietor of Golden Rock. It's been years since we saw Kitchen Party - our memories of Gary Burns' second feature-length movie are super sketchy - and we barely remember the soundtrack.

The soundtrack is an interesting mix of bands - Calgarians like the Soft Tips, Bittermen and Knucklehead mix with some of our favourite non-Calgary bands from the 90s, including Sianspheric, Tristan Psionic and the Posies' Ken Stringfellow.

Get it here.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Earthquake Pills - Autodidactaphone (1997)

It kind of makes sense to follow up a post that invokes the Primrods with one that invokes Wagbeard. In our minds, anyways. Oh, yeah. We basically already posted this thing,albeit in cassette format. So what? Here we go - although this one takes us back to the days when VOX was its larger newsprint format.

Pop the pill!

Friday, 18 August 2017

New 1-2 - Infully Visible (1997)

Oh boy! An excuse for us to invoke the name of the Primrods! The double-guitar attack-ack-ack-ack of the New 1-2 was a pretty special thing. Especially when the lead track gleefully steals lyrics from Public Enemy (for no apparent reason).

That said, we're still puzzled by the final track and its electronic loops.

It should be noted that this was released in an era when VOX had not only dropped down to the smaller format that would ultimately lead to its ruin transforming into the Calgary Straight, but also when the paper doubled down on including both a cover story AND a lead record review from local bands:

Not that we're complaining, though.