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Inward Eye “EP” J Records 2009. CD. Did these guys ever put out anything but EP’s? Another @planetofsoundwinnipeg find. Their initial track “Shame” is overall still mod but I find hints of Alice Cooper coming through. The track “You Know I Know” is very much in the vein of The Who, whom Inward Eye got to open for in around 2006 when they came through Winnipeg. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #mod #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #inwardeye #youknowiknow

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Inward Eye “!” No label information 200?. CD. I picked this 2 song EP up at @planetofsoundwinnipeg and it looks like it was even autographed by 2 of the 3 Erickson brothers: looks like Kyle and possibly Dave. Anyway, both songs are good. The band has improved since their last effort. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #mod #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #inwardeye #youknowiknow

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Inward Eye “Inward Eye” Burning Circus Media 200?. CD. Now known as You Know I Know, this mod influenced band started out as a trio of brothers out of Winnipeg. I’m not sure where I picked this disc up, perhaps at a yard sale, but the cover is missing. This might have been their first release, but they were already pretty decent musically by this time. Overall the first track “Tonight” is pretty good but I found the 3rd track “Wave Goodbye” annoying. There’s a bonus track as well that isn’t bad. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #mod #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #inwardeye #youknowiknow

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myrecordsbyalphabet

Intafada “Demo 98” Kwik E Mart Records 1998. Cassette. A 4 song release from a local Winnipeg hardcore group. I think “The Bond That Will Never Break” is about the best on this offering. Production values aren’t that great but that’s punk rock for you. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #punkrock #hardrock #longliverocknroll #cassette #cassettes #cassettetapes #cassettetape #musicaddict #musicjunkie #cassettecollector #cassetteculture #tapes #intafada

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myrecordsbyalphabet

The Insaniacs “The Insaniacs” No label information 2001. CD. Good old fashioned hard pounding punk rock. I would put “The Juggernaut” as my favourite on this release. Their liner notes give shout outs to a who’s who of the 1990’s punk scene. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #punkrock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #theinsaniacs #albumcover #albumcoverart #yesistilllistentocds #insaniacs

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witchpoliceradio

NEW EPISODE: Singer-songwriter @raphaelbronson was back in town recently, so we linked up for a quick food court interview. We talk hockey (of course), folk-punk vs. alt-country, his new record dropping in November (hear a couple of tracks from it on the podcast!), and much more. Episode brought to you by our friends at @parktheatre, who are presenting the inaugural @mbpodfest Sept. 30! Get the episode now wherever you get your podcasts!

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Iman Electric - Non-Fiction (2011). I picked this thing up from @musictraderwpg back in the day with no clue what it was (it was in that free section where bands leave handbills and stickers and shit). It's pretty raw-sounding alt-rock. Very earnest lyrics but the band can't really decide what it wants to be, stylistically. It's kinda all over the place. I found out years later that Iman Electric's frontman was actually @macleanthiessen, who I had interviewed on the podcast a couple of times about his band @unklelephantwinnipeg. A lot of these tracks make sense as proto-UnklElephant songs, but no offense, Mac, I like the Elephant stuff a lot better.

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Illusive Mind - Surface Tension (2005?). I guess this pre-dates the “Gypsy Crew” part of the band name. It’s also a lot less proggy and more straight-ahead metal with occasional electronic elements. No didgeridoo here. I had no idea anything existed by this project aside from those CD-R demos, but I got this earlier this year in a box of other ‘00s local stuff from @midnightreviewpresents (thanks again, man). Another weird thing: any idea why you’re thanked in the liner notes, @hbeckwith?

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Indy Nosebone “Demo” No label information 2003. CD. A 3 song EP from a local Winnipeg outfit. This release is tighter, more confident, and more polished than their 2001 album. They really pull it together and get into it here. Harder and more metal edged. Their opener, “Shatter Box,” is pretty good. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #punkrock #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #albumcover #albumcoverart #yesistilllistentocds #indynosebone

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myrecordsbyalphabet

Indy Nosebone “Indy Nosebone” No label information. 2001. CD. Local Winnipeg band, at turns thrashy, emoy, poppy. I think this was their first release and they were still working on a focus. Don’t get me wrong - they aren’t bad per se - just a little scattered musically maybe. Overall it does come together. Decent enough garage band. Going by their name, maybe something the local skater punks were into. Of the tunes on this album I like “Suspended Me” about the best. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #punkrock #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #albumcover #albumcoverart #yesistilllistentocds #indynosebone

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Indicator Indicator “Edie\Abel” Sugar Gator Records 2016. CD. The band name is also the genus and species name for an African bird known as the greater honeyguide. Electronic pop rock from Winnipeg. The opening number “Back Slash” starts off ghostly. The album is overall smooth and pleasant and even sweet in spots. “The Floating Car Crash” is a short piece employing tape loops that could have been further developed. “Love is Not Enough” is a very good song, strong enough to get airplay in my opinion. Sometimes it amazes me to realize we have talent like this in our little city. Also good are “If I Could Change, I’d Change” and “Dead Battery.” #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #albumcover #albumcoverart #yesistilllistentocds #indicatorindicator

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myrecordsbyalphabet

Inclineation “In’CLINE’ation “Live”: Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline” Choral Recording Services 2003. CD. This is, as you might guess, a Patsy Cline tribute band. Based out of Winnipeg. They do a decent job, and the vocalist Michelle Anseeuw does her best work on “I Fall to Pieces” and “Back in Baby’s Arms.” In an interesting touch they add a song entitled “Blue,” which was written for Patsy but she never got a chance to record before her fatal accident. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #countrymusic #countrywesternmusic #patsycline #tributeband #tributebands #inclineation

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The Incinerators “The 90’s Wuz Awesome” Dub Ditch Picnic 2015. Cassette. Grittier, punchier, possibly punkier (?) than their earlier 2000 release. 6 songs, no new material, but more of a live feel to it. But not live so much as unpolished. “The Peeper” has a bit more of an Oi feel to it this time around. A listen to this with a cup of coffee and you’re ready to take on the day. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #rocknroll #rockandroll #garagebands #garageband #punkrock #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cassette #cassettes #cassettetapes #cassettetape #musicaddict #musicjunkie #cassettecollector #cassetteculture #tapes #winnipegpunk #theincinerators #incinerators

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The Incinerators “Incinerator Party Sessions” Gasso Music 2000. Cassette. 3, maybe 4 chords. Half-intelligible lyrics. Rusty sounding guitar. Must be 70’s style punk rock and roll from the turn of the millennium, refined right here in Winnipeg, likely from the bowels of the Royal Albert. True story: they were going to name themselves Anne Frank and the Incinerators, which is league with naming your band Dead Kennedys but even more tasteless. It’s pretty good, especially their version of Chrome Cranks’ “Lost Time Blues.” Side B consists of only 2 songs: a lengthy “Savage Night,” and an almost (at times) atonal number called “Father Fly,” which is interesting. Plus they scratched the band name into the cassette tape: now that is some punk rock. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #rocknroll #rockandroll #garagebands #garageband #punkrock #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cassette #cassettes #cassettetapes #cassettetape #musicaddict #musicjunkie #cassettecollector #cassetteculture #tapes #winnipegpunk #theincinerators

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witchpoliceradio

NEW EPISODE out now: punk rock feelings with @ceilingspunk (I just like the rhyme there) in a horrific murder warehouse. We talk juggling multiple bands, working with record labels from abroad, "consumer math rock" and much more! Episode brought to you by our pals at @parktheatre, who are presenting the inaugural @mbpodfest Sept. 30! Get it wherever you get your podcasts! Thanks for listening!

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Illusive Mind Gypsy Crew “Vagrant Moth Three: A Place of no Echoes” No label information 2009. CD. Local metally-prog-rock outfit. They’re ambitious: there seems to be at least 8 principal player including a didgeridoo player (although I honestly couldn’t pick it out), plus another 9 guest artists making individual track contributions. “Above the Riots To” is an interesting song, initiated with an electronic overture before segueing over to a female vocalist singing over a concertina - but the entire song is only 2 minutes. However, as is common with a lot of prog bands, some of the songs seem to carry on past their expiration date, so to speak. The track listing is confusing: there are only 7 titles listed but there are in fact 8 tracks on the CD, ending with “Fowl Assault,” (which actually might be the best track overall) so somewhere in the middle they apparently snuck in an extra track. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #illusivemindgypsycrew

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thebloodshots204

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Igor and the Skindiggers “Buried Pleasure” No label information 2005. CD. Local Winnipeg horror-themed punk rock. A 4 song EP clocking in at 8 minutes 36 seconds, so you know this is quick and brutal hardcore punk rock. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #punkrock #igorandtheskindiggers

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Illusive Mind Gypsy Crew - The Vagrant Moth Demos: One (2007?). I must have picked this up at the show we (The Mouth-Boat) did with IMGC at the Ellice Theatre back in the day. I also have another demo that's just on a CD-R with no case or art or info (so I'm not gonna post it) from the same show. I dunno how to describe this other than these guys probably listened to a lot of Tool, did a lot of drugs... and had a didgeridoo player.

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The Hummers “Save the Jets” Sisyphus Records 2002. CD. Is the title a Winnipeg Jets reference? 6 years after the franchise had departed? Not sure on that. Their fourth release sees a lineup change with Mike Germaine, late of Banned From Atlantis, joining them, plus they actually have names for the individual tracks. Maybe they named tracks on their third release in the “listen trilogy” but I don’t have that one. Yet. But I will. Someday. There’s a bit more lyrical content in this offering but otherwise it’s similar to prior efforts: funkatronic. This one seems a bit more raw and loose though. A bit edgier. In particular I like “When the Drugs Wore Off, It Wasn’t so Much Fun Anymore.” I see they include a liner notes of sorts in the form of a review by local scribe @bkives which is a pretty good introduction to the band, although he erroneously states that “The band’s name appeared nowhere on the disc,” but it does in fact on both the disc and the spine. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #jazz #jazzrock #poprock #thehummers

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bosslogn

On Nov 30, join us at the Pyramid Cabaret as we release our EP. Live sets from us and some guests, as well as some other surprises along the way!

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crashtestdummiesofficial

The passion. The fire. The perm. Way back Wednesday Ellen shows how she can play accordion and still look demure. Brad looks on wondering if he, too, should get a perm. 1990. #crashtestdummiesband #crashtestdummies #canadianmusic #waybackwednesday #permedhair #1990 #90smusic #whenwewereveryyoung #winnipegbands

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bosslogn

It's that time again.

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witchpoliceradio

An extremely blurry photo with Steinbach's @theboyandtheseaband, who sat down for an interview tonight. We talked about the music scene in Steinbach, "douche rock", their new record, that @nhljets song/video, and much more. Hear it when it comes out. Stay tuned!

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myrecordsbyalphabet

The Hummers “Caywan” Sisyphus Records 1999. CD. 10 more funky jazz favourites from Winnipeg techno jazz funk fusion locals. All tracks are again untitled, and the album title, in Cyrillic script this time, again apparently translates to “listen,” and I did as I was bade. There’s a bit more vocal component this time but overall very much as in the vein of their first release. I like the final track, which is a short spoken word piece (possibly a “found lyric”) over a barely audible musical backdrop. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #jazz #jazzrock #poprock #thehummers

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myrecordsbyalphabet

The Hummers: no title, apart from a Chinese ideograms that may mean “listen.” Sisyphus Records 1998. CD. 11 untitled and largely instrumental tracks from a local Winnipeg electro jazz funk pop rock group. A bit experimental - enough so that when track 3 developed a “CD stutter,” at first I thought it was part of the song. Unfortunately my copy stutters in tracks 3 & 8 and track 9 won’t play at all, so I’ll have to keep an eye out for a replacement copy, but most of the CD does play and it’s quite enjoyable to listen to. Possibly my favourite is “Track 11,” which is very “outer-spacery.” #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #jazz #jazzrock #poprock #thehummers

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Human Music - How's It Goin'? (2014). Full disclosure: I found this at a thrift store relatively recently. I really knew nothing about @humanmuzik other than one of their later records came out on @dubditchrecords (which seemed like enough of an endorsement). This is pretty decent. Kind of that sleepy indie-pop stuff that was popular at the time (and which I was never really into). I'm sure if I heard this in 2014, I would've immediately derided it as hipster trash (I mean... look at the font and the moustache guy on the cover), but it's an OK little record. Still not my style of music at all, mainly because it never seems to *go* anywhere (the genre as a whole, not this album in particular) but I am definitely more open to giving it a shot than I woulda been back then.

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takeit_ezk

GON BE NUDDIN BUT SMILES AND DAD BODS TONIGHT AT @cavernwpg! @northern_lights_drive PLAYS 2 SETS! @thecarbonsmusic IS HERE ALL THE WAY FROM BC. MUSIC AT 1030. LETS GET FUNKY! #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #grunge #funk #gunk 📸: @edenlcarter

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drkstrsbnd

Last night's jam brought out some new,exciting sounds. Can't wait to analyze the recordings.

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witchpoliceradio

NEW EPISODE: Your grungy pals @silencekitband are back with a glorious new record (dropping Oct. 5 on vinyl) and much more! Check out our conversation wherever you get your podcasts! Episode brought to you by @parktheatre, home to the inaugural @mbpodfest Sept. 30!

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Hypernashion - In Dub (2015, Hyper Recordz). Dub versions of Hypernashion tracks recorded between 2007-2013. Includes versions of a bunch of tracks from Free West, etc. This was my introduction to this whole crazy Polish-Canadian reggae thing. Recommended.

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witchpoliceradio

Most popular episodes over the past seven days. Not cumulative, just literally the episodes people downloaded the most this past week. Check 'em all out, why dontcha? Most are from this year, except for the Ziggy interview from 2014.

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jones_sound

It looks like we're burning the dust off the tubes again... October 19th at The Orbit Room - let there be rock! New tunes, too! @mohair.sweets @nicolinosrestaurant @greggardner80 @lloydpetersonmusic #guitar #winnipegbands #winnipeg #colinbryce #dubrifles

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Hypernashion - Free West (2012, Hyper Recordz). Crazy cultural mash-up of Winnipeg based artists with Polish origins, playing a unique combination of dub and electronic music. As a reggae nerd, I was first turned on to @arturonashion and co.'s music via the "In Dub" album (next up), so naturally I'm more into the reggae vibes than some of the dancier stuff on here, but dub is fairly prominent, and there are three(!) versions of what I consider Hypernashion's best track, "Dead City", on this disc. This is apparently their second release, after something that I believe came out in small quantities on CD-R (but had a similar cover image). Always cool to hear a local group with lyrics in a language that isn't English or French.

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witchpoliceradio

NEW EPISODE: Folk singer-songwriter @arebelnamedriel on representing his Métis heritage and culture in his music, developing his sound in the music scene up north in Thompson, and much more! Episode brought to you by @parktheatre, where the inaugural @mbpodfest takes place Sept. 30! Get the episode now wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening!

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thetaskmaster

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Hot Live Guys - Robbin' A Bank (2006, @transistor66). Pure rock n' roll glory by one of Winnipeg's finest. I miss this band. I miss the Albert.

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witchpoliceradio

...so I have so much going on right now that I had to cancel the interview I had scheduled for last night (sorry, @nicecopsband, we'll reschedule soon), but I DID manage to link up with the legend himself, @raphaelbronson, on lunch today! We talk Toronto vs. Winnipeg, starting over in a new city, his upcoming EP, hockey (a lot about hockey) and much more! Stay tuned!

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myrecordsbyalphabet

The Horribles “You Should Hate Them” Horrible Records 1999. CD. But I don’t: I love them! My all-time favourite Winnipeg band! High energy punk rock fueled with cheesy horror movies about the undead and other creeping monstrosities. I love every single song on this album without exception, so I won’t single out any favourites. This album rocks! When MRR’s reviewer dismissed it as “ghoul rock,” I cancelled my subscription. I didn’t get out much back in the day but once I discovered them, I made sure to go out to the Albert every time they played. I may even have some old video footage of them - I’m not sure. I did get photo credit in the album for some pictures of mine that they used: my small contribution to Winnipeg’s punk rock scene! Man, I wish I could go out to the Albert and watch them play again RIGHT NOW! They were the best! #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #punkrock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #youshouldhatethem #winnipegpunk #thehorribles

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Hoppers 13 “Colonization: An Indigenous Perspective Into a Culture of Rape” Bad Food For Thought Records 1999. CD. A 9 song hardcore socio-political release. The accompanying 28 page booklet is a mini encyclopedia detailing the sufferings of indigenous peoples within Canada. The music is hard, fast paced and urgent, in line with their message. The band name is a “Love & Rockets” reference, I think. If you like Propagandhi, this is another local band in the same vein. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #hoppers13

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Honeyeyes “Gypsiation” No label information. 2008 CD. Hard rocking Winnipeg quartet fronted by an excellent female vocalist. Overall a pretty good effort. I like “Cover Me” about the best. Some of their material, such as “Goodnight” and “Truth or Dare” could easily be reworked into a country format in my opinion. They were pretty good but I think this might have been their only release. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #honeyeyes

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“Home Spun” 92.9 Kick FM. 2006. Compilation. Various artists. CD. 17 Winnipeg bands comprise this release. Among them, The Perms with “Bring You Down” (they certainly evolved from their first release “Tight Perm” when they were still in Brandon), Volume with “Drive You Home” (which is okay, but doesn’t give a hint as to how good they can really be, as evidenced by their “Amazing Spider-Band” album, of which more when we hit the V’s. You’ll just have to wait.) and Eric Nicholas’ “Song For My Future Wife ( which reminds me of Lionel Ritchie’s “Say You, Say Me”). Some of the other local bands represented here include The Telepathic Butterflies, The Mailman’s Children, Castrati, and The Saucermen, who conclude with the lovely moody instrumental “Los Trepadores.” #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #poprock #longliverocknroll #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds

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witchpoliceradio

Forgot to post this. These discs came in the mail on Friday. The backstory: local alt-rockers @plainasghosts sent me a copy of their CD to review last year, and on my first listen (in the car), suddenly another car ran a red light and completely destroyed my vehicle (thankfully everyone was OK). My Jeep was so smashed up that the CD wouldn’t even eject from the player! So thanks to PAG for hooking me up with another copy (and a copy of the remix album!) so I can actually give it the listen it deserves. Much appreciated, fellas.

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“Homegrown Project Volume II” CKIS-FM Radio 1988. Compilation. Various artists. Cassette. First up is Winnipeg band Budding Messiahs with the bass-heavy funky “Paper Death,” which is pretty good. Can’t seem to find any info on the band though. There’s another band, of the hair metal persuasion, called Lawsuit (try googling that) playing a song called “Save it for Me” that sounds like KISS. Rock of the Clock chips in with a number called “Radio Waves” which has a bit of an experimental intro that quickly lapses into mainstream. It’s all decent enough; there are even a couple really good performances here, but I don’t think I have heard of any of these artists, except for maybe Bran Solo, who plays a song here entitled “Doesn’t Hurt Anymore.” #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #poprock #longliverocknroll #cassette #cassettes #cassettetapes #cassettetape #musicaddict #musicjunkie #cassettecollector #cassetteculture #tapes

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“Homegrown Project ‘87” CKIS-FM Radio 1987. Compilation. Various artists. Cassette. This is a sampling of Winnipeg bands and musicians from back in the day. I like coming across these: very often they aren’t sought after, but if you find them you’ll also discover some local talent you’ve never heard of. I recognize a few for sure: The Cheer contribute a rocker with “Shot With Our Own Gun,” and the Chocolate Bunnies From Hell (rendered here as “Chocolate Bunnies” so as not to offend . . . someone, I guess) punch out a really strong number with “Hidden Words.” Another more obscure group, 417, has a nice keyboard infused pop rocker called “Caught in a Storm” that sounds pretty good. Monuments Galore put forward “Peace and Harmony” which they had also released as a single. It’s a decent cross section of the Winnipeg music scene at the time. I have only one issue with this release and that’s the lack of information on the bands: no liner notes or photos: really, if you want this to represent, then you could have put a bit more effort into this. Well, maybe there’s a vinyl version that carries that information. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #poprock #longliverocknroll #cassette #cassettes #cassettetapes #cassettetape #musicaddict #musicjunkie #cassettecollector #cassetteculture #tapes

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bosslogn

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prinport

Thanks everyone for tuning into the live stream last might. We play the Windsor tonight at 9pm and are filming a music video for shipments, so we need as many people out in the crowd going wild as we can!!! We also have prizes and a surprise cover so you won’t wanna miss this one !!! @looknorthwpg @agrizzlyfate

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myrecordsbyalphabet

J P Hoe & The Truly Richards “The Live Beta Project” No label information 2006. CD. He had a very good voice: strong, sweet and confident. No slouch as a songwriter either. Great backing ensemble as well. It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in Winnipeg. You don’t see a lot of live albums from local independent artists. This one is nicely done and really plays to his strengths as a performer. It’s a rock and folk sound and I like the entire album. If I had to pick favourites I’d have to go with the opening track “Always,” followed by “Completely” and You’re Here and I’m Not.” He concludes with a rousing cover of Bowie’s “All the Young Dudes.” #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #poprock #folkrock #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #jphoe #jphoeandthetrulyrichards

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witchpoliceradio

@threepeatmusic free show in the Exchange!!!

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bosslogn

Come join us on Oct 13th after the @wpgbluebomberscfl game at @nicolinosrestaurant to keep that Post-Game High going!

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Hot Live Guys - The Legend, The Legacy (1999, Pure Class Records). Like most people, you probably remember the Hot Live Guys (correctly) as stage-destroying, riff-rocking monsters, and one of Winnipeg’s best-ever live bands. Before they settled on what became their signature sound, though, they were something entirely different. This debut album (which, if memory serves, was scrubbed from their official discography when they started getting a lot of attention) is HLG as, essentially, a funk-rock band with ska leanings (complete with horn section). Very similar in sound and goofiness to what RWPO was doing at the time. I grew up with the core members of (this version of) HLG, and I still remember getting an advance listen to this album, on a Walkman, in the high school parking lot, and being *blown away* by how great it sounded. I was in Grandpa’s Army at the time, and we played a LOT of shows with HLG, so there was always a bit of friendly rivalry and stupid teenage bullshit going on. The song “Yeehawmoebas” on this record was originally named “Eat Some Shit Sam Thompson” (in my ‘honour’), for reasons that don’t even matter anymore (seeing as I don’t even remember what they were). Overall, though, I probably saw the Hot Live Guys live more than any other band, and was super proud of how much local success they achieved in the 2000s. I also legitimately love a lot of the songs on this CD and wish it was better-known.

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theruleswinnipeg

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nemesiswpg

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Homesick - Odd Man Out (1997). Good old skate punk. First lyric on the album is “fuck!” Oddly, I remember nothing about this band other than the fact that a bunch of people I knew had a copy... so I must have seen them live or someone knew someone in the band, or something. Production values are slightly higher than most of the local punk rock I was into at the time, and as a result, it still holds up really well.

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adamorbanski

I'm such a dork hahaha...singing a "everybody's cursed" by my band @nosamada204 which right now I'm working on editing songs to make them better lyric wise...going through years of lyrics to see who I am, who I used to be, how much I've changed and how much I've stayed the same. I started writing songs in high school so that's over 20 years of songs...wow to think I went to high school in the 90s. I was 15 when the Spice Girls exploded on the scene. Now I'm on the scene too. In my own little ways... #everybodyscursed #nosamada #winnipegbands #oldmarketsquare #exchangedistrict #winnipeg #winnipegbands #gay #instafamous

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witchpoliceradio

NEW EPISODE: This one wasn’t intended to be released for weeks, but three or four other episodes have been delayed for various reasons, so you get it early! It’s @bigfootyetiband, an indie rock trio that rose from the ashes of @futurekidsband (RIP) to create their own sound. We talk about their upcoming EP, cryptozoology, unexpected punk influences, @pilgrim_paul’s solo record (that he thought everyone had forgotten about), and much more! Episode brought to you by our friends at @parktheatre, who are presenting the inaugural @mbpodfest Sept. 30! Get the episode now wherever you get yer podcasts. Back (hopefully) to regularly scheduled programming next episode, as I have a few that were recorded ages ago and still need to come out (but were unavoidably delayed this week). Thanks for listening!

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myrecordsbyalphabet

High Five Drive “Demo” No label information 2001? CD. A total DIY first release consisting of a 2 song EP (not including a short 7 second introduction track). They’re energetic, enthusiastic and having fun. Sort of a pop punk skater feel. #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #music #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #punkrock #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #longliverocknroll #highfivedrive

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myrecordsbyalphabet

Hide Your Daughters “Twisted and Distorted Gender Relations 101” No List 2003. CD. Decently thrashy moody hardcore from Winnipeg. “Deserving” actually gets a bit funky. “After Eight” is pretty good - heavy but melodic. Yeah I was doing the standard heavy metal head bob throughout. #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #music #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #longliverocknroll #hideyourdaughters

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued (out of order): B’ehl - Only A Paper Moon (1997, Endearing Records). Definitely a band I got into way too late. I remember their split tape with the Bonaduces and *seeing* their other music on local record store shelves, but not actually checking any of it out until well after the fact. Really beautiful songwriting and earworm-y indie pop/rock. Ahead of its time.

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nemesiswpg

Manitoba Food Trip part 2! It was a solid and fun set! Hats off to all the sponsors! Thank you for having us! We had a blast! . Photo courtesy of Bong Pagaduan . . #winnipeg #nemesisWPG #mbfoodtrip2 #foodtripwpg #mbfoodtrip #winnipegbands #opmband #opm #pinoymusic

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belindades

“Understand my motivation. It's not infatuation! Baby, Oh baby. You were the witness. You be the judge! I did it for love! I don't question you, your honor. I did it for love! I did it for love! What more can I say? I only hope you'll understand my plea someday!..” #harlequin #winnipegbands #rock #classicrock #classic #rocker #beauty #redhead #pixiecut #love #freckles #womenempowerment #selflove #bodypositive #loveyourself #sexy #hot #inspire #model #boobs #confidence #simple #naughty #makeup #ironmaiden #empoweringwomen #empowerment

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: High Watt Electrocutions - “Night Songs” (2007, Introspection Records). Psychedelic, guitar-heavy one-man project. This copy includes the bonus track (limited to first 300 copies). Very cool track listing, where each song represents a half hour (between 9:30 a.m. and the following 6:00 a.m.) No idea what happened to this dude afterwards, although he put out a few more HWE records. I had his Cerebral Drift CD-R as well, which was a 25-minute improvised track, but I have no idea what happened to it. There was a point around the time this came out that the dude behind HWE (pretty sure his name was Ryan) was interested in recording a proper Mouth-Boat album (since we were just muddling our way through making DIY tapes). We had a budget of literally zero, though, so it never happened. Probably woulda sounded amazing, in retrospect.

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myrecordsbyalphabet

Heavy Early “Stick it to the Man!” No label information 1997. CD. I just love this album. This is a Winnipeg band that I ran across while rummaging in The Cellar (shout out to Andy Horrible) one day many years ago and bought solely because it was a local group. Plus I liked the cover. This is one of my favourite albums. It’s a little garagey, grungy, and fuzzy. I like “Rabelais,” which is an ode to a missing book, and you can dance to “Sexy Chicken” and “Oliver Twister,” both of which are a little quirky. “Clean Underwear” is a nice methodical instrumental track. The album concludes with the gritty “Zero Gravity Girlfriend,” which overall is my favourite. Apart from this, I don’t think they released anything else although I heard rumours of a cassette EP which predates this CD, but I’ve yet to run across a copy. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #poprock #stickittotheman #heavyearly

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witchpoliceradio

NEW EPISODE: Folk-rockers @kakagimusic (well, half of them, anyway) are on the show to talk about their excellent new EP “Stay Up Late”, touring (and the anxiety that comes with it, being too rock for the folk scene (and too folk for the rock scene, and much more! Episode brought to you by our friends at @parktheatre, who are presenting the inaugural @mbpodfest on Sept. 30. Get the episode now wherever you get yer podcasts! Thanks for listening!

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myrecordsbyalphabet

The Harlots “Connoisseur of Ruin” No label information 2006. CD. The 3rd and I believe final album from this local pop rock outfit. It’s decent enough but seems to be less energetic somehow. “Oceans of the Emotionless” stands out for me as about the best song off this album. #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #music #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #poprock #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #harlots #theharlots

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myrecordsbyalphabet

The Harlots “Crawl Spaces” Universal Music 2003. CD. This is the sophomore release by local Winnipeg band The Harlots, and it’s a bit stronger and tighter than their initial self titled album. I like “Afraid of Mice,” which is a nice bouncy quirky sing along type song, but not top 40 material. They’ve expanded their range here: a little more pop and some softer tunes in addition to the rockers. “Up on the Rooftop” is good and “Hypnotized” is decent enough to have charted in my opinion. #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #music #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #poprock #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #harlots #theharlots

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myrecordsbyalphabet

The Harlots “The Harlots” No label information. 1998. CD. This Winnipeg quartet (comprised of a core of 3 Garinger brothers with Mark Sawatzky on drums) plays fairly straightforward pop rock. “Lawnmower” and “Queen Sugar” are pretty good tunes off this their freshman release. #cd #cds #cdcollection #musiccollection #musiccollector #music #musicjunkie #yesistilllistentocds #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #poprock #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #harlots #theharlots

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gra8tton

Wind Up’s! Opening for Cheap Trick. So awesome. #winnipegbands #livemusic

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: Hide Your Daughters - Twisted and Distorted Gender Relations 101 (2003, @nolistrecords). This is a really beat up copy of the first album by this Winnipeg heavy supergroup (feat. members of @kenmodenoise, @electroquarterstaff, etc.) Still sounds as noisy and frantic as it did 15 years ago! I thought I had a copy of the second HYD album somewhere (and I remember liking that one even better than this) but I can’t seem to find it.

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thebloodshots204

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nosamada204

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slowspirit

So pleased to announce we'll be playing shows with our pals @thisislanikai in SK, AB and BC in October -- help us out and tag a friend in one of these cities! Thanks! 07 / Langenburg / Flav'r Country 09 / Saskatoon / open stage at @capitolclubyxe 10 / Calgary / @dickensyyc 11 / Nelson / @redlightramenbar 12/13 / Kelowna / TBA 16 / Edmonton / @aviarynorwood 18 / Regina / @thecureregina 19 / Winnipeg / @thatgoodwill . . #touringcanada #tour #mbmusic #breakoutwest @breakoutwest #vanlife #indiemusic #winnipegbands #flavrcountryranch #thecapitolsaskatoon #dickenspub #dickenspubcalgary #redlightramen #nelsonbc #yycmusic #yegmusic #theaviaryyeg #kelowna #kelownamusic #thecure #reginamusic #yqrmusic #westerncanada

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bigdramashows

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myrecordsbyalphabet

Harlequin “Love Crimes” Epic 1980. Vinyl. Local Winnipeg power pop outfit. The first thing I notice about this album cover is that the steering wheel is on the right which tells me the cover art is English. Which is odd given this is a Canadian band, but maybe this was a sign they were coming up in the world, since Hipgnosis did the sleeve design. Love “Innocence” which I think is their biggest hit. “Thinking of You” is also pretty good. “Sayin’ Goodbye to the Boys” wouldn’t be out of place on a Cheap Trick album. #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #harlequin #vinyl #vinylrecords #vinyllp #vinylcollector #lp #lps #record #records #recordcollection #vinylcollection #33rpm #album #vinyl #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #poprock

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witchpoliceradio

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myrecordsbyalphabet

Hard Boiled “Demo 1998” No label information 1998. Cassette. Local Winnipeg Hardcore band aged like a cheap wine for for 20 years. It’s pretty standard hardcore, but I find the best hardcore is always from the local scene. This 5 song cassette issue will have you moshing or your money back! #winnipegmusic #manitobamusic #winnipegbands #winnipeg #wpg #wpgmusic #music #mbmusic #garagebands #garageband #canadianmusic #🇨🇦 #204 #431 #cassette #cassettes #cassettetapes #cassettetape #musicaddict #musicjunkie #cassettecollector #cassetteculture #tapes #rocknroll #rockandroll #rockmusic #hardrock #punkrock #hardboiled

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witchpoliceradio

Throwback Thursday: Two years ago today, we released the podcast version of our @shineonfest (RIP) experience, which featured interviews with @rogerrogermusic, @micaherenbergofficial, @rainehamilton and Eli from @nonethewiserwpg. It certainly didn’t go the way we planned (we were supposed to be doing a live podcast onstage, but when we got there, everyone was still asleep and/or hungover). I like the way it turned out, though... a weird field recording-style collection of different interviews. 📸 of me interviewing Roger Roger (with @umfm1015’s heavy-duty field recorder) by @elimatas1

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witchpoliceradio

Local CDs A-Z continued: High Five Drive - Fullblast (2009, Fond of Life Records/@noreason_records / Bad Mood Records) Might as well finish off the ol’ HFD trifecta here with their last and most fully realized album. This is what this band was always supposed to sound like, and clearly their ludicrous touring paid off, as everything is just... better than on the previous records. Better riffs, better songwriting, better harmonies, better everything. Released (apparently) by a collection of labels from different European countries.

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