Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Various - Loaf Eye: The Minimal-Fidelity Calgary Compilation That Never Was

Carefully stashed in a plastic bag in the box of tapes that Ian Doig leant us was a bunch of tapes that Ian had gathered in about 1996/97, in the hopes of putting together a compilation tape. For whatever reasons, that never happened, but now, thanks to the marvels of the interweb, we're giving this project a new life.Ian managed to put together a pretty swell lineup with this tape. There are plenty of our favourites on here: the Von Zippers, Jackson Phibes, Massive Ferguson, Shoutin' Abner Pim and the Puritans and solo outings by Garrett McClure (as Futures: Bionik) and Scott Bennie. But the gem on here for us is Donker, a super-smart, super-funny, super-hooky supergroup made up of Bob Keelaghan, Mark Igglesden and Pat Andrews. Bob tells us this is the only track the band ever recorded, which is a sad thing - but it makes this compilation a highly-recommended download. Get your loaf here.

1 comment:

T. Ohama said...

Man, I love this's an important historical document as well as entertaining, educational and just plain fun..Thanks for your great work.