Friday, 12 October 2012

Huevos Rancheros - Endsville (1993)

It's been a pretty disappointing year for us on eBay. We've managed to be outbid at the last second on pretty much everything we've been interested in. So, we were all set for heartbreak when we saw this come up for auction last month. Thankfully, the snipers stayed away, and we're able to present one of our favourite early 90's releases.

Endsville was the first sign that something great might happen in Calgary. Why did a label out of Seattle want to put out Huevos' first full-length? It was unfathomable to our tiny minds at the time. Even if it was mostly just a re-recording of the tracks from their first two cassettes and 7" single.

One of the things that made Huevos one of our favourites was that they never took themselves too seriously, as evidence by their interview with James Muretich:

Anyways, we're super stoked to have this in the CCPS collection. Suffice to say, it's replaced our well-played CD.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

CCPS Miscellany: Wheat Chiefs - Demos (1991, ?)

We went up to Edmonton last weekend for their semi-annual record sale, and came back mostly empty-handed. One of the things we did come back with was, appropriately, the new-ish Chris Walter book about SNFU. That, combined with a request over the weekend from an Edmonton reader have us digging into the CCPS hard drive for these two tapes, which we think we originally borrowed from Jeff Caissie. We're actually not sure where they came from.

Anyways, one tape bears the year of 1991 and full artwork. The other is free of both. So, we'll quickly fill you in on the Wheat Chiefs story, even though you probably know more about it than us. The band was mainly brothers Marc and Brent Belke from SNFU... aw, hell, just go read the wikipedia page. Notably, the band also included former NiCon/future Pal Joey alumnus Trent Buhler at one point.

You can grab the band's 1996 CD, Redeemer, at Making Time For Thoughcrime. Or grab the demos here.