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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, 27 February 2014

THE LAST POGO (1978, TORONTO PUNK DOCUMENTARY, DIR: COLIN BRUNTON)


This 1978 Toronto punk documentary directed by Colin Brunton and filmed at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern does for Canadian punk what Don Lett's The Punk Rock Movie does for UK punk. Absolutely indispensable. It features Toronto's Viletones, The Ugly, The Secrets & The Cardboard Brains, Scarborough's The Mods and Hamilton's Teenage Head & The Scenics.

Below are a few clips the film others have posted on youtube:



The video is still available for sale on Colin Brunton's website and is easily the best $12 you will ever spend on a music purchase. To grab a copy and find out more about Brunton's most recent project, The Last Pogo Jumps Again, a three hour plus ambitious documentary picking up on where The Last Pogo left off thirty some years later through archival materials and recent interviews, visit his site:


In 1979, Bomb Records released a soundtrack for the film featuring several other bands that played the event and who were not featured in the film such as Drastic Measures, The Everglades and the Ishan Band but sadly leaving off Viletones and Teenage Head. The record is long out of print, and despite rumours that Canada's most important punk archivists, Other People's Music (another post in itself) were slated to re-release the record with bonus tracks, I've never come across a copy. 

Get the original record here:




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