Sunday, 27 May 2012

CCPS Miscellany: Ghost Shirt Society - Live Demo


So, we're going to dig into some tapes from the City of Champions. Every time we want to put an Edmonton band in context, we visit the masterful Chronology of Edmonton Bands, a pet project of Vertical Struts/Famines guitarist Raymond Biesinger.

The site tells us that Ghost Shirt Society was around from 1983-85, and was made up of Scott Parker, Dave Bacon and Andy Hill. We have no idea who any of those guys are, but together they make some pretty fine, Killing Joke-esque post punk, as evidenced by this tape from the cavernous basement of Mark Igglesden.

Get it here.

8 comments:

Davegeek said...

They also went by the name of Government of God. I first saw them under that name open for the Dead Kennedys with SNFU and Down Syndrome.

citrus said...

Dave Bacon played bass in SNFU for a while.

Anonymous said...

Scott Parker was later in Big House, the Down Syndrome spin-off band.

Davegeek said...

Scott also played in Down Syndrome right before they did the name change.

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is Dave Bacon?

Anonymous said...

Come on guys, Government of god was a different band. Ghost Shirt was Ghost Shirt! Otto.

Anonymous said...

Scott here..this is cool and thanks! Nice to have a digital copy. I have the original cassette of this. Barry Peters recorded it on his 4-Track. The show is at Spartans Hall opening for DOA on their Free the Five/ General Strike tour ('84?). SNFU was also on the bill.

Mitch Gloom said...

Does anyone have any mp3s of this or any live SNFU material from Spartans Hall? If so could ya send it to my email : mitchsadler666@gmail.com