Friday, 3 October 2014

CCPS Miscellany: Grandpa's Magick Pinecone - Old Lady Ozzy Fist (1992)

We're going to ease back into the posts, and what better place to start than with something completely random from Chris Zuk? We can't remember what Chris told us about this Red Deer band, other than that they were from Red Deer (to be clear: we can't even remember who was more drunk, Gene Poole or Zuk, so lots of details around this exchange are clearly lost to the aether). Which makes this a fairly unique post for the CCPS - we honestly can't think of another band that claimed to be from Red Deer. Really, who would?


Anonymous said...

I remember GMP - there would be an all-ages show at the Highland House in Red Deer (aka the 'Hardcore' House) every 2 or 3 months. I recall seeing these guys open for an Edmonton straight-edge band called Profound Heave (now it's REALLY getting obscure!) ... the crowd of Red Deer loadies were sure heckling the Edmonton band, much to their chagrin.

Those weren't the days! Other Red Deer bands of the time were Solvent Sedation, Watersports, Case History, and Garage Door Opener. I'm not making these names up.

Kevin said...

Please never forget the legend that is Benalto - Best band from the world, let alone Red Deer

Love always,

Anonymous said...

No offense Carwash, but Grandpa's Magick Pinecone were the Godfathers of that scene.

Anonymous said...

Red Deer had a amazing scene back then !!!
Grampa's Magick Pinecone
JDT (jones town drinking team)
Butter Slide
The Unnoticed
Jehovah's Cordova

Rwynit said...

THAT was Fetal Position
The album was...
Cindy Laupers Evil Twin
-I wouldn't use the term "godfathers"
Since all their twisted moans and that wonderful racket came from beneath!!! From a hole in Mr. Rentz's well watered carpet

I loved that basement
So dirty
So inspiring!!
So much drool

That's were I got my first drummer!! Again sorry it took me so long to give you that 20 bucks Greg

Rwynit said...

Drum set
Dam auto correct

Rwynit said...



Sofas of doom


Eric Fletcher said...

It all started with The 60's Moon People in July 1986 playing in the Eastview Jr. High School music room. Greg Rentz rented the room for $30 and the admission was $2.
The line-up: Buy Your Way to Heaven, Sakundiak Matavan & The 60's Moon People. (All
Red Deer bands.)
I still have a copy of the VHS tape Ryan Frodle & Tim Krause recorded of the show.
The 60's Moon People were Ryan Frodle, Mike Streit, Steve Rentz & Greg Rentz.

The second punk show in Red Deer was about two months later with The 60's Moon People,
Witches Hammer (from Vancouver), and the brilliant SNFU original line-up. It was in a community hall by Kin Canyon park.

Steve & Greg went onto Fetal Position and then Grandpa's Magick Pinecone.
They got the name of the cassette from a woman who worked at IN & OUT Burger in Red Deer. She was indeed old and had OZZY tattooed on the fingers of one hand.

A big shout out to all those old school Red Deer "punks". You know who you are...

Unknown said...

Where can i pick up another copy of Old Lady Ozzy Fist? I misplaced my tape 20 years ago. Sincerely.

Eric Fletcher said...

Hey Jocko!

Good luck trying to find an actual copy of that tape. I'm guessing they made (maybe)
200 copies, probably less. But to ease your pain, one of their kids posted all the songs to YouTube seven years ago. Just spell their name right and they pop right up.
Enjoy and sing along with Harold.

Unknown said...

Rwyn Litti,

You mentioned The Sofa's of Doom!!!!!!
Do you (or does ANYONE) by chance have a copy of their cassette, "No Milk"??
That was such a great tape! And so funny!
You'd feel like a high alien just listening to it.
Hope all the band members went on to do amazing things (but they're probably in jail).