Friday, July 29, 1983

Flyer - Friday July 29, 1983


Saturday, July 23, 1983

DOA "Right to be Wild" ep


"Right to be Wild" was the first of D.O.A.'s benefit singles. The proceeds from this single went to help pay legal fees for the Squamish Five. Gerry Useless from the Subhumans was one of the Squamish Five. They had been involved in the 1982 bombing of defense contractor Litton Industries, who at the time were supplying guidance components for U.S. nuclear cruise missiles. A dynamite-laden van, with a warning box duct-taped to the roof to avoid human casualties, was parked in front of their Toronto-area factory. With the uncanny frequency of most bombings - state or insurgent - this one backfired, detonating too early and injuring ten Litton employees.


The B-side of the single has 'Fuck You'. The A-side is "Burn It Down".

Jeff Bale from MRR reviewed the single as the following:
"The proceeds from the sale of this 45 are going into the Vancouver Five's defense fund, so that's enough reason to buy it. Still, it's a mixed bag musically. "Burn It Down" is a slow, boring rock song that I prefer to ignore, but their version of the Subhumans' "Fuck You" (written by Hannah, one of the Five) has spunk and power, which makes this a worthwhile audio investment."


(from Maximum Rocknroll #9, October/November 1983)

The Canadian pressing has a stark black-and-white sleeve, as well as an extra verse on 'Burn It Down' not found on the U.S. release. These tracks can be found on the "Punk Rock Singles" comp for DOA. Both releases are on Sudden Death.

Wednesday, July 20, 1983

Flyer - Wednesday July 20, 1983


Flyer - Wednesday July 20, 1983

This is a pretty big deal of a show. MDC from San Francisco and Articles of Faith from Chicago played a show with Civil Terror from Ottawa and the Young Lions. The show took place at 167 Church Street which I think is the location of the Party Centre and was used for a couple of other shows.

Saturday, July 16, 1983

Flyer - Saturday, July 16th, 1983

MDC plays Ottawa with Civil Terror, Porcelain Forehead, and Unwarranted Trust. Looks a bit like a line up for the P.E.A.C.E. comp that MDC put out on R Radical Records around this time.

Friday, July 15, 1983



Audio from the 1983 YYY "SIN" ep. Video from Larrys Hideaway, Toronto July 15th 1983. Edit by Rick White.

Flyer - Friday July 15, 1983

Youth Youth Youth and Micro Edge got to open up for GBH and the show took place at Larry's Hideaway.

Thursday, July 14, 1983

Friday, July 1, 1983

MRR Review - Red Tide "Outta My Way" cassette

This appeared in MRR #7, July 1983. Click on the image to enlarge this to a readable size.

MRR Review - Sudden Death cassette

This appeared in MRR #7, July 1983. Click on the image to enlarge this to a readable size.

MRR Review - Subhumans "No Wishes, No Prayers" LP

This appeared in MRR #7, July 1983. Click on the image to enlarge this to a readable size.

Red Tide in MRR

This piece on Red Tide was based on a flyer handed out at a Red Tide show. Notice the Free the Five photo at the bottom of the page. Click on the image to enlarge the photo to a readable size.

MRR Review - Dayglow Abortions "Out of the Womb" LP

This appeared in MRR #7, July 1983. Click on the image to enlarge this to a readable size.