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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.

Hissanol
The Making of Him

This second full length outing of Mr. Henderson and Mr. Kerr continues on in the tradition of their first cd but in a darker vein. Be it "Burnt Popcorn", "Satyricon For Lunch" or that delightful little ditty "Anti-Fascist Song For Mom", The Making Of Him always manages to strike a delicate balance between tearing it up and ripping it all to pieces. Featured on one song is a guest song stylist from Middlesbrough and on another a man playing wind-up fluffy bunny. A must.

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.

Mcgillicuddys
Kilt by Death

Celtic punk. “Celtic rock is more that soft, kind of east coast-y stuff,” muses lead singer, guitar, mandolin and tin whistle-r Mike Walker, “so Celtic punk is more applicable.”

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
Let's Have A Talk With The Dead

 

1 used cd in excellent condition

Tom Holliston, now better known as the current guitarist for NoMeansNo, indeed has this mad genius look about him. Those black rimmed glasses and crazy hair are obvious indications that something slightly demented is going on inside that head of his. Show Business Giants were and are his original band, although a revolving cast of characters and cohorts make it appear to be a side project of sorts. Essentially anyone who is anyone in the Vancouver scene appears on Show Business records. Moreover, the band is a cavalcade of misinformation and complete tomfoolery, perhaps a bit more literally in this case.