Sunday 17 July 2011

Gravity Thugs - Gravity Thugs

Shortly before Sled Island, we got an email from Ben Docktor telling us he had unearthed a copy of one of our Holy Grails, along with a few warnings: it was a dubbed copy, he didn't have a proper j-card, and someone had accidentally punched record in the middle of one of the tracks (apparently someone was a bit excited about recording some AC/DC for Ben).

Obviously, we didn't have to think twice. We did, however, have to get off our lazy asses and make time to ride the complex system of busses, C-Trains and sidewalks between the CCPS offices and Ben's secret hideout. After the three-hour round trip (thank you, Calgary Transit), we finally have this in our library.

Despite the lack of a j-card (update: we got it! Thanks to Daaren Boreham!) and the missing second towards the end of "Shotgun Love," this is a must-have. "Take You Down" has always been a favourite of ours, and the other three tracks on here are just as good. We assume this is from the recording referenced in the above VOX article, which would peg this as an artifact from 1989.

Honestly, we're just happy to hear more of Brent Cooper's amazing guitar work.

1 comment:

Jaye Ellis said...

post NDP election, looking for tangible evidence that Alberta was always cool, trusting a bit too much in Google, I searched for Gravity Thugs. Gold. Thanks, CCPS.