- Live in Yonge-Dundas Square
- [Director: Brian Seeger]
- Toronto, ON
Addendum: If you’re not jamming WITH the King, then you’re jamming FOR the King, so might as well get with his majesty’s Lute-through-too-much-Line-6-style and call it a deep, mind-melded, madrigal, there Troubadour!
(1) (Mark Maclean) Of the Sick Lipstick, Black Cat 13, Thrashed Genes and Induced Labour, but who recently chose Life and gave up on the permanent death-fetish that is rock n roll, ostie.
(2) (Brian Seeger) Of the Planet Smashers, Pon D’Replay, Wasted Nymph
(4) (John Shapiro) Of Induced Labour, Conspiracy of Familiar Objects, 13 Moons, Almost Blue Sunshine, producer of the John Milner 7” on Pleasance… also runs LsdOTB records, one of the few labels to actually release an Afternoon Penis joint, remembers record shopping on Yonge St. in those Palaeolithic times, secret side doors to the Lion at College and Adelaide, long nights at the Bagel and the first great gig of 2005 as if it had been fried and served just now, Chuck Schuldiner briefly joined Slaughter for a few months and was seen straggling around York Mills for some reason, how the Jerks and Suicide played the Horseshoe, Major Street days, long-night living room gig scenes and onwards.
(5) Wintage, the non-internet-presence label, has released countless amazing underground titles. Recent zones have included releases by Thurston Moore, field recordings of a Japanese couple fucking, Knurl, Nihilist Spasm Band and Six Heads, the former three on wax! The former three are all stone-cold Canadian classics.
(6) (Gas Station Studio on Toronto Island) Of Diner is Ruined, possibly even the Rheostatics. Recorded plenty of records in his day, including sides by Gord Downie, Julie Doiron, the Woodchoppers Union and the second GYBE! record ect ect. The Diner is Ruined blew my adolescent mind bee tee double you, when they opened for Helium and Sonic Youth at the Warehouse circa 1995.
(7) Reminds me of my submitted piece on Black Sabbath’s “Never Say Die” for Weird Canada’s Departures Revisited, the draft of which came back to me defaced, in Levin’s hand, by a giant MAPL system logo with only the “P” blackened.
- Six Heads
- Cardboard Oracle
- (Wintage Records & Tapes)
- Toronto, ON
From the corrugated ESP of Jesse Locke:
With decade-spanning CVs instilling sonic seasickness, Toronto’s smirking surrealists have become an underground institution of near NSB proportions. Carboard Oracle marks Six Heads’ inaugural expedition on vinyl, and it’s a seriously woozy cruise. Sipping from the same strange brew as Smegma, A-side “Smaller, Larger, Lighter (Incantation of the Naugahyde Witch)” finds Twin Peaks’ little man from another place bubbling up the bong and raiding a kid’s tickle trunk to find a kalimba. The flip slides even further sideways, as “Carnival Dust” spins on a not-so-merry-go-round of smeared signals, chimes and disconnected static from the depths of the Devil’s Triangle. Not for the faint of stomach.
De la perception extrasensorielle de Jesse Locke: (Traduit par les six têtes de Maya Keshav)
Avec les CV qui passent les décennies en distillant le mal de mer sonique, les surréalistes souriants de Toronto sont devenus une institution avant-garde de dimensions presque égales à celles de NSB. Carboard Oracle est l’expédition inaugurale de Six Heads en vinyle, et c’est une croisière tellement enivrante. En sirotant de la même infusion bizarre que Smegma, la face A “Smaller, Larger, Lighter (Incantation of the Naugahyde Witch)” trouve le petit homme d’un autre endroit de Twin Peaks en train de faire bouillonner un bong et de dévaliser la planque de jouets d’un enfant pour trouver une sanza. L’autre face est même plus tordue, quand “Carnival Dust” tourbillonne sur un carrousel de signes tachées, de carillon et de larsen déconnecté du fond du triangle de l’enfer. C’est pas pour les estomacs faibles.