Saturday 7 January 2012

Golden Calgarians: Brave New Waves interview (1985)

Rodney Guitarsplat Brent sent in a recording of Brent Bambury interviewing the Golden Calgarians on CBC Radio Two's seminal late-night radio show, Brave New Waves. Broadcast date: October 18, 1985. The band was on the Montreal stop of their cross-country tour. No live performances, but Bambury spun tracks from It's Fun to Be Alive, Savage Love, the "New Desperados" single and the brand-new-at-the-time Guitar Curse EP. Thanks, yet again, Rodney!

The above clipping is from the August 1985 issue (vol. 1, no. 9) of Graffiti (a slick Canadian pop culture mag--and a surprisingly hip thing to find on the Mac's newsstand) features a short front-of-book piece by Alastair Sutherland about the Golden Calgarians. This article inspired the following exchange on the October 18, 1985 broadcast of Brave New Waves:

Brent Bambury: Graffiti said you were obnoxious.

Bruno: Yeah, I don’t know where he got that from. Maybe it was just from talkin’ to him.

Jeff Smith: Maybe because it’s true.

The Brave New Waves interview also elaborates on the whole landlord/$60 story. Which you can listen to here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I bought the drums that the Golden Calgarians used from Bruno. They still play loud and hard like the Calgarians.