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The purpose behind this space is to share obscure, out of print or otherwise commercially unavailable music, video and other media from a period in time in which music history revisionists have written out or downplayed the contributions of so many great bands, fanzine writers and others. And to entertain myself.  I don't own any of the material posted, so if  it belongs to you and you do not want it up here, get in touch with me and I will take it down. A lot of the material I will end up posting has been downloaded from other blogs or received through trades and may or may not be available elsewhere. I am extremely grateful for all the great stuff I have discovered through other people's blogs and their effort to share but please do not spit your dummy out for not receiving credit for your "ripping the vinyl" or whatever.I really cannot be bothered to keep track of where I found things. Keep in mind you probably do not own the rights for the music either and it is all about bringing the music to a wider audience (in my case likely the 3 or 4 people who bother to read this blog). I hope everyone discovers something new or something they have been searching for. All the best.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

THE UGLY


These guys were the real deal from Toronto.Not only did they have the tightest rhythm section in the city in Sam and Tony, but they were fronted by the charismatic villain Mike Nightmare (who was infamously punched out by Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy) and his guitar playing brother Renee.

Mike had a side job as a cat burglar and as a result, often performed in disguises such as oversize sunglasses and leather hoods as the cops were looking for him. Gunshots into the ceiling of their rehearsal room was nothing out of the ordinary as it was Mike's way of getting the band wound up and on edge. The group recorded some rehearsals around 1977 that were later released as "Disorder" by Other People's Music in the 90's. Their sole release in the 1970's was this amazing single with a later line up. Mike passed away in the late 90's. I am posting this because I hope more people discover this great band. They had a power that few punk bands at the time could come close to and they deserve to be remembered.


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