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Wrong Records
a label owned by NoMeansNo
NoMeansNo's Wrong Records label, which went out of business a few years ago. NoMeansNo formed a record label to release punk rock by great bands that had limited or no commercial potential - but deserved a release anyway. Great music, including some brilliant work by NoMeansNo!
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Ford Pier
Meconium

CD (October 6, 1995)

Very Rare and Out of Print

Ford is a western Canadian prodigy, having performed in such bands as Junior Gone Wild and D.O.A., and now a part of the brilliant Veda Hille ensemble and the NoMeansNo side project Show Business Giants. A wildly brilliant and diverse guitarist and singer.

 

GUS
The Progressive Science of Breeding Idiots for a Dumber Society

CD (April 28, 1995)

Very Rare and Out of Print

The CD was produced by Ken Jensen of D.O.A. And the Hanson Brothers, who tragically died in a house fire just before the CD was released. The CD includes bonus tracks by Red Tide, Ken's earlier band. A nice collectible of a very rockin' band.

Johnny Hanson Presents... Puck Rock Vol. 1

Very Rare and Out of Print Cassette (SEALED)

PUCK ROCK Cassette Johnny Hanson Presents Puck Rock Volume 1
Starts kicking ass with the Hanson Brothers''Hockey Night Tonight' - a compilation that's entirely dedicated to hockey, Puck Rock Vol. 1 pays tribute to the only sport that makes no front teeth look fashionable. Bands like SNFU, Joey Sh*thead and Cub, Huevo Rancheros, D.O.A. and the Smugglers, Jughead, and of course NoMeansNo's alter ego The Hanson Brothers. Out of Print on CD. much more. Fun fun fun.

NoMeansNo
Mama

label: Wrong Records

very rare and out of print cassette and cd (factory sealed)

CD includes bonus video of Forget Your Life and Rich Guns.

13 trks, 55 mins. Originally released back in 1982, this tim ely re-issue includes the videos for Rich Guns and Forget Yo ur Life. Seminal and primitive punk for all occasions 

Pigment Vehicle
Independent Women Are So Damned Good

CD (September 10, 1996)

Very Rare and Out of Print

Victoria's Pigment Vehicle were a terrific hardcore unit, that also had releases on the Incentive and Sudden Death labels. Mathrock? Progcore? Just good fun...

Removal
Hello My Name Is Irrelevant

CD (August 24, 1999)

Very Rare and Out of Print

Instrumental punk rawk? Yowza! No current USA distribution of this great band, touring mates of NoMeansNo. Last heard touring Europe.

Royal Grand Prix
High Performance

CD (October 13, 1998)

Very Rare and Out of Print

The hilarous project featuring former members of Roots RoundUp, Hard Rock Miners, Show Business Giants, and many more great local Vancouver bands, doin rocking songs about their three favorite things -beer, cars and girls!

If Frank Zappa and the Beastie Boys had somehow been constrained by the musical ambitions and abilities of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, they might have made music that sounds something like Royal Grand Prix. Hailing from Vancouver, the "brothers" Romoli (vocalist Rocky, guitarist Robbie, bassist Rosie, and drummer Mac) dropped High Performance -- their debut collection of smart-ass punk rock -- in 1998 for Wrong Records. Upbeat and simple (both conceptually and musically) High Performance fails to get any big laughs, but Royal Grand Prix does exude a colorful (if somewhat forced) personality on the record that, while dopey, has some charm as well. Double entendre on tracks like "Full Service" abound, and while it's all delivered with unbridled enthusiasm, the tired material prevents Royal Grand Prix from firing on all cylinders. Choice cuts like "She Says" and "Do or Die" have a nice punk energy, and a few clever lines delivered with enough raw power to make any stripped-down hard-edged rock & roll throwback jealous. Listeners who crave muscle-car referenced, filling station goof rock with a punk edge might enjoy High Performance. As for everyone else, well, let's just say they might find that Royal Grand Prix simply lacks octane. ~ Vincent Jeffries, All Music Guide

Show Business Giants
Maybe It's Just Me

 

These guys need no introduction to NoMeansNo afacionados - NMN guitarist Tom Holliston's side project, hilarious, musically brilliant. With a revolving cast that has included such luminaries as Scott Henderson, John Wright, Ford Pier, and more.

They say genius is often misunderstood. For instance, Albert Einstein worked at a patent office until he finally stole the theory of relativity from a Dr. Smith and then ran off with the formulas. Fame naturally followed him, despite slamming God's head in an oven and stealing the formula for life on earth. The Show Business Giants are very much in the same boat as Einstein, only with somewhat shorter hair and less theft. Maybe It's Just Me is one of the two relatively easy to find discs by the Giants and is probably the best example of the band at their zany best. But even the most adventurous listeners are advised to give this one awhile to sink in. It's like calculus. On a whole, it's a mystifying entity, but if you break down into chapters and digest a little at a time, it makes sense. To a degree. I still haven't touched calculus since taking it as a freshman in college. In fact, all I ever needed to know was the arithmetic they taught me in grade school. Maybe it's just me, but I never built a bridge with calculus.