Monday, 30 December 2013

James Keelaghan - Small Rebellions (1989)

We're excited to present an important folk tape today, one the first from journeyman songwriter James Keelaghan. We actually bought a copy of this on CD at the time that it came out, almost 25 years ago. But it's just recently that a CCPS operative stumbled across a cassette copy of this in a local thrift store.

Here's a great article by James Muretich, from a few years after this tape was released:

Update: as we were going through the archives for Doug Wong Music, we found a folder labeled DWM-3378 without an artist's name in the usual spot. But inside is all of the mockups for the art and production notes for this tape! Even though the final art and tape don't bear any indication of Wong's involvement, it looks like he was part of  getting this great piece of work into the world. 

We're not posting the mp3s for Small Rebellions, since this is available from ye olde iTunes.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Slabs - Feed Our Dirty Dark Souls (2013)

Christmas came early at the CCPS offices! We just got this in the mail, and are super-excited. We're not sure if it's because we're getting more tolerant or because Kamil is getting better (at assembling a good group, at least) - but we really like the Slabs. 

"I'm rolling now and I'm not rewinding it!" someone says on the shambling intro track. Yep, this is recorded straight to ghetto blaster, so you get the Slabs in their raw glory. If you've seen their live show, this tape pretty much captures it. In fact, we're listening to this now, having just seen the band at Republik last night, and it might be the exact same set list. Hmm. 

Anyways, get the limited edition tape from Shake Records

Sunday, 22 December 2013

For Pete's Sake - The Fourth Dimension Experiment (1996)

We want to apologize up front for this. Gene Poole loves a bargain, so the three tapes for $10 offer at Recordland combined with our No Tape Left Behind policy means that we didn't pay as much attention to the imagery on this tape as we should have. We haven't posted any overtly-Christian rock on this site, and this tape shows why. Again, sorry for this.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Solid - Tales of Woe (1996)

Here's another regrettable Recordland purchase. However, we have a rule at the CCPS: No Tape Left Behind. So, here it is, regardless of the merit of posting it.

This is certainly a product of it's time: semi-heavy, grunge-tinged rock. These guys thank CJAY 92 instead of CJSW, which is always warning sign.

Friday, 20 December 2013

One Tribe - Hey Now! (1992)

We've got a few tapes of the highly disappointing variety for you coming up now. We were in Recordland a few weeks ago, and our OCD led us back to the tape aisle to see if there was anything we missed.

Well, we found this. We almost put it back, but it had Gord Adam and Dan Patton's names on it, so we figure we didn't have much to lose. Maybe we should have put this back - this is like a low-rent version of Jr Gone Wild. All it does for us is fill us with an urge to listen to Pull the Goalie.

Which we think we'll go do now... but if you really want, you can download this instead.