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THE PIG WVPER 



Entire 
Contents 
Copyright| 
©1978 by 
PIG PROD. 
INC. All 
Rights 
Reserved. 



Editor: 
GARY PIG 

& 

Contributing 

Editors: 

JEREMY GLUCK 
I ROCK SERLING 

IMANTS CRANSTONl 
[ARNOLD THE PIG 

Special Guests: 

BILL McAVORY 

JON VANKIN 

STEVE SIDDONS 

ETCETERA 
I Photography: 

JOHNNY PIG 

MIKE TUTT 

SCOTT GRAHAM 

RALFONZO 
I Layout/Design: 

GARY PIG 
I Rent: 

CINDY PIG 
iBack Again: 

Ikevin FROM 

ENGLAND 



LETTERS 



Dear PIG PAPER, 

Enclosed, please find 8 
by-10 promo pix, clippings, 
and test cassette of The 
Carniverous Buttockflys. I 
hope you can find a place 
for them somewhere in your 
next issue. 

Sincerely, 
John - L . 
PS: Please? 

Dear Pigs (how 
appropriate) , 

Jake has just shown me 
THE PIG PAPER #8 which you 
so bravely sent to me. 

I thought the Elvis 
Costello "interview" was 
very enlightening to say 
the least, which I try to 
whenever possible. 

Consequently, YourSj 

Dec Ian MacManus 



PIG-9 

I Seeing as most every other magazine chief, 
from Ira I WROTE ABOUT ELVIS COSTELLO FIRST 
Robbins to Greg I INVENTED PUNK ROCK/ I IN- 
I VENTED POWER POP Shaw, spend their editorial 
spouting self-praise, I thought I'd join the 
tribe seeing as I'm at least as accomplished 
| as a Trouser Press . And, true to journalistic 
tradition, I'm gonna plunge the knife deep 
into selected "competitors". So here goes: 

PIG 9 finds our fave mag nearing three 
years of age: Second only to the nation's 
trade publication, RPM , as Longest-Established 
Canadian Music Periodical. PIG 9 also finds us 
Pigs having produced the slickest, most com- 
pact (less pages don't mean less words!) and 
grandest PIG PAPER of em all. Reviews, inter- 
views, and overviews of rock the world over: 
From local wizards to British bonkers and 
everything in between. 

But, alas, it is time to move on. Having 
single-handedly cultivated and fertilized the 
Canadian (a. k. a. Toronto) New Wave, PIG, in its 
up-coming Gala Tenth Anniversary Issue, will 
progress to bigger and better things, leaving 
all our shady imitators to persist with purely 
Punk coverage. Don't Fret though: We'll con- 
tinue to keep you informed as to who The Curse 
are fucking and where The Viletones are supp- 
osedly bound for, but at the same time reveal 
there's more to rock than G,F, and B-flat. 

Coming Next Time, then, is the beginning of 
a more serious and thorough look at pop's past, 
which will consist of far more than just old 
press releases and shallow Bomp- like disco- 
graphies. In other words, we'll be teaching all 
you kids new to Pigdom that there were loads of 
records released before "Anarchy In The U.K." 
plus give all our veteran subscribors more than 
plain PIG PUNK. 

Also, premiering next time, is our long- 
promised Snappy Expanded Format, which, once 
you see it, I know you'll agree was worth the 
wait. 

Speaking of expansion, PIG did just that 
recently. We started our own little record 
label to give those jaded jugs at Chiswick and 
Radar a run for their money. PIG Record No.l, a 
debut 45 by (who else?) Simply Saucer, may not 
sport a sterile "Kissa My Face" sound, but have 
any of you so-called critics ever heard Stiff's 
first release? Or Apple's, for that matter? I 
rest my case. Besides, once we get our hands 
on The Beach Boys" 24-track board, plus dig deep 
into defunct label's vaults to re-issue some 
choice cuts from the Delete Zone, then we'll see 
who says "Shoddy", "Wasted Effort", and "Ho-Hum" 
to us PIG Rec Execs! 

And speaking of The Beach Boys, we'll soon be 
embarking on our very own California Saga. Yes, 
PIG is fleeing to the sun'n'surf of Malibu for a 
stay which, weather and authorities permitting, 
could be permanent. We've smartened up Canada's 
rock'n'roll, so, Next step: AMERICA. 

Yes, it's been a hard but fun three years, 
and if you'd like to be a part of it, PIG sub- 
scriptions are $10 for twelve issues plus PIG 
newsletters, contests, and assorted additional 
junk mail. Make those cheques payable to the 
address below. Aren't we wonderful? 

See you all this fall in PIG 10. 



Now 
you can 

MEET 
THE PIGS! 



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Punk is dead. That catch-all phrase 
applied to the late-Seventies pop 
renaissance has outlived its effec- 
tiveness, and the entire genre has 
outrun itself it seems. What re- 
mains is a lot of recording con- 
tracts which wouldn't have materia- 
lized a few years ago. Whether this 
is good or bad is for the Reverend 
Charles M.Young to babble about.... 
(A NOTED CANADIAN JOURNALIST) 



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Up here in Toronto, not only is the 
"genre" dead, but many now question 
whether it ever truly existed. 

You see, it always has been, and 
probably always will be, next to im- 
possible to earn a living as a musician 
in Canada unless one can mimic precisely 
whatever 's high on the American charts. 
Therefore, when someone catches a wiff 
of something new, as loads of Toronto 
college students did when The Sex Pistols 
first snuck into the local papers 'way 
back in '76, everyone jumps aboard the 
bandwagon and consequently runs it right 
off the road. 

Skip back to New York Rocker 10 if 
you will. To Page 20. Here lies documen- 
tation of the city's newave heyday of a 
year ago: Columns-ful of Diodes secretly 
and sneakingly authored by their manager 
Ralph "Bomp-de-Bomb" Alfonzo. A tearful 
tribute to the short-lived punkhole, the 
Crash 'n' Burn, which never really amounted 
to much more than Diodes rehearsals you'd 
pay to attend. And a quaint run-down of 
Toronto's "Top 14" Bands, each of whom 
represented the Clique-Elite of the 
city's seude-o musical headline hunters. 



If you don't have NYR-10 lying around, 
a similar scam filled the February '78 
Creem "Consumer Guide To Toronto Punk". 

Herein, 
author Jeff- 
rey Morgan, 
long -known 
in town as a 
"jiving wise 
ass" by most 
who fall in 
contact with 
him, rose the| 
art of fic- 
tion to an 
all-time low 
by proclai- 
ming (1) An 



If you're anything at all like myself— and you certainly must 
be— then you'll fast appreciate the fact that this is DMR-10, 
Canada's most widely read monthly rock 'n' roll forum wherein 
YOU, the actual record buying public get to have your own say 
on any rock 'n' roll related topics. 



irregular little affair called Stageiife | 
was "Canada's ONLY rock'n'roll magazine" 
and (2) Someone or something called 
"Machine Rock" was "Toronto's best- 
known rock 'n f roller". Let the truth at 
last be revealed: (l) StageLife was in 
existence for less than a year before 
folding, was in fact a free hand-out 
publication industry- supported and in- 
dustry-run, and always seemed more con- 
cerned with Barry Manilow § Bee Gees 
than Canadian talent; (2) "Machine Rock' 
was in fact the pen-name Mr. Morgan hid 
behind as editor of SL_ - hardly a rock'nl 
roller coz he never performed in public. 

Starting to get the picture? The 
Toronto Punk Scene was little more than 
a few dead-end bar guitarists and a few 
bored journalists with overactive ima- 
ginations. There was, and to a certain 
extent remains, an inpenetrable little 
cluster of bands and hangers-on who 
control the punk community. They're the 
ones with the richest parents, biggest 
mouths, and, not surprisingly, least 
talent. I'm talking about the Ontario 
College Of Art set (The Cads, Johnny § 
The G-Rays, The Curse, The Androids, 
Drastic Measures...). Others are merely 
an assortment of backstagers who said 
to themselves "This looks easy" and 



formed bands overnight. Such throw- 
togethers (The B-Girls, The Ugly) don't 
even deserve mention. 

What's left? To up-date the Top 14, 
which I've whittled down to four, 





One minute they're saying "We're gonna 
stay in Toronto and fuckin' turn it up- 
side down". Next minute they're getting 
ready to relocate in London or New York. 
(At the moment they've still got their 
eyes on London, where Stiff Records sup- 
posedly has their eyes on them) . Despite 
such endearing inconsistencies in press 
releases, The Viles have long outgrown 
the dull churn and bloodletting which 
hurled them into prominence and have 
turned into the city's Number One band. 
They deserve the position more than any 
one. Insofar as Canada is concerned, The 
Viletones are the most unique, vital, 
and important domestic product since - 
dare I say it? - The Ugly Ducklings. 




Even though they hail from the Art 
College, this sextet of amiable zanies 
enter their fourth year of existence 
with a hot new EP, HOT PROPERTY, which 
demonstrates more than ever before that 
beneath all their Sparks/Roxy poop lies 
a great pop band struggling to get out 
(Current showstopper: Tommy James' 
"Mirage") . Besides, drummer Steven 
Davey's kit once belonged to Dave Clark! 



A painter, an electricomposer, and 
three neighbourhood faces make unlikelyj 
components for a new sensation - even 
up here near the tundra. But they did, j| 
and they are. Their vinyl debut, "C.N. 
Tower", was the cleanest, most profes- 
sional release from these parts, and 
since then they've been busy recording 
under the auspices of none other than 
John Cale. This fall will see them as 
the first Canadian newavists to under- 
take a full-scale North American tour. 
In the words of their keyboardist Doug 
Pringle, "If you love the sound of 
whales, you'll love The Poles". 



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This foursome are constantly being put 
down 'round here because (a) They're 
good and (b) They choose to operate 
outside the aforementioned clique of 
trendies. Nonetheless, they struggle 
onwards, improving with each step of 
the way. Today they divide their time 
between touring high school gyms (OK!) 
and recording an album. Check back here| 
in a year and you'll almost certainly 
find The Battered Wives on their way. 

It's happened twice before at least:! 
Booms in the local musical society thatl 
is. Over a decade ago bands such as The| 
Lords Of London, Little Caesar £ The 



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[Consuls, and the legendary Ugly Ducks had us all shouting 
"Toronto will be the next music capitol of the world!". At 
the turn of the decade, another eruption: Folks like Edward 

'Bear, Crowbar and Lighthouse were actually getting their 
songs on the radio! 

What happened in '66- '67 then '69-' 70 is already happening 
in '78: Lack of support, both financial and spiritual, from 
both inside and outside the Canadian record industry. The age 
old feeling that our local lads may be good, but never good 
enough to compete on an international scale. But worst of all 
it is the bandmembers themselves, along with the seedier 
characters of the biz (managers, writers...) who tend to sour 
a good thing before it is allowed to ripen to maturity. They 
frustrate and ultimately foil the struggling hopefuls while 
forcing the better and bolder bands to seek refuge in the U.S 
or U.K. And it's happening in Toronto. 

We all agree that the punk phenomenon's prime contribution 
was its clearing of the air and opening of doors. Nowhere was 
this more evident that in this city. Yet the opportunities 
which arose courtesy of the New Wave have been all but fumble* 
and lost, never to knock again. 
PIG TORONTO PUNK D1SC0GRAPHY: JULY 1978 

Nov. 76. . .45. . .ZOOM SWEET DESPERATION/MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH. . .Riot 1001 

Apr. 77. . .EP. . .THE DISHES FASHION PLATES. . . (PS) Regular R-001 

Jul. 77. . .45. . .JOHNNY LOVESIN TONIGHT/CE SOIR Smile SLE-113 

Aug. 77. . .EP. . .THE VILETONES VILETONES. . . (PS) Vile 8277 

.THE DIODES/THE CURSE et al . . .RAW/WAR. . . (PS) Crash'n'Burn CEAC 

.THE POLES C.N. TOWER/PRIME TIME. . . (PS) Nimbus 9 NN-313 

.THE DIODES RED RUBBER BALL/WE'RE RIPPED. . . (PS) . . .Columbia C4-4168 

.THE DIODES THE DIODES. .. (PS) Columbia PES-90441 

.THE CADS DO THE CRABWALK. . . (PS) Bi-R 001 

.THE DISHES HOT PROPERTY. . . (PS) Regular R-02 

.THE CURSE SHOESHINE BOY/THE KILLER BEES. . . (PS) Hi-Fi 001 

.SIMPLY SAUCER SHE'S A DOG/I CAN CHANGE MY MIND. . . (PS) PIG-1 

.THE DIODES TIRED OF WAKING UP TIRED/CHILD STAR Epic E4-4186 

NB: Items preceeded by * are no longer available. However, the ZOOM 45, which features Chris 
Hate of The Viletones and John Hamilton of The Diodes, was re-issued in picture sleeve June 
1978. Titles followed by (PS) indicate they were originally issued in picture sleeve. CURRENTLY 
ON THE BOARDS: New EPs by The Viletones, The Poles, and Johnny Lovesin; New LP by The Diodes; 
New 45 by Simply Saucer. About to make their vinyl debuts: The Battered Wives, The Androids, 
The B -Girls and The Ugly. ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE BY WRITING TO PIG PRODUCTIONS. 






*Aug.77. 
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Mar. 78. 
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Not entertained! 
by this music 

In disgust, I heaved a record 
which is supposedly today's mu- 
sic into the fireplace and watched 
it melt away. Unfortunately, the 
words and the memories that 
they conjure up cannot be de- 
stroyed. With the thought of pro- 
voking citizenship action I must 
quote a few of the lyrics from 
this tune: 

'Shoeshine Boy, is that your 
pay? 

How'd ya earn a hundred dol- 
lars today 

They'll beat you, Mistreat you! 

They'll find you — wrapped in 
a plastic bag." 

To make things even worse the 
name of the shoeshine boy used 
in this song is Emmanuel. 

The ink is not /yet dry on the 
judge's orders to commit some 
criminals to prison for the hei- 
nous killing of a 12-year-old shoe- 
shine boy. The ink is not yet dry 
on the eight weeks of the most 
nauseating disgorge of garbage 
that we read in all of the daily 
newspapers. And here today, 
people, if we can even call them 
that, are using this sad, pitiful 
and brutal murder as a means to 
fill their coffers with blood mon- 
ey. 

What is our direction? Where 
is our society going?.. How can so- 
called, "honorable businessmen" 
allow this type of music to be 
published? How can we as par- 
ents and citizens of the upcoming 
generation permit our children to 
have their minds brainwashed 
with this drivel in the name of 
music?_ Mwrence Evans, 

Burlington. 



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For the past six weeks without fail I've been spending my 
Friday nights in various theatres across Southern Ontario 
watching, over and over again, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. And I'm 
playing the grooves off my Buddy Holly albums between trips to 
the movies. Why? Well, probably because Buddy Holly has some 
great songs. And his film biography isn't anywhere near the Holly 
Wood "Happy Days" non-epic I feared. Despite piles of historical and 
musical inaccuracies (how can any recreation of the Holly legacy take 
place without his brilliant co-writer and producer Norman Petty?!), the movie 
is a joyous success in that it portrays so acutely the personality of Buddy and of rock* 
n'roll's infancy. "He had class, but above all he had poise, charm, and politeness", 
which is how Bill Grigs, president of the Buddy Holly Memorial Society, described the 
man to me. "He knew what he was after and went after it very determinedly, but always 
with a sense of humor". Check. Director Steve Rash's celluloid Holly makes us, true to 
the movie's promotional slogan, sing, cheer, laugh, and cry. And Gary^ 
Busey is nothing short of amazing in portraying Buddy Holly. I am 
not alone in believing I'm watching Holly, not Busey, as the reels 
spin by. Gary sings Holly, walks and talks Holly, even plays great 
Holly guitar along with his "Crickets" [Don Stroud, Charles Martin 
Smith) and it's as close a recreation of the Holly Sound as I ever 
imagined possible. But THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, good as it may be, 
hopefully will serve as but a reminder (commercial, if you will) 
for the REAL Buddy Holly, whose music lives on courtesy of MCA 
Records (which bought out Coral: the folks who originally re- 
corded Buddy) and Paul McCartney of all people (whose MPL Comm- 
unications bought the publishing rights to most of the Holly 
catalog). MCA's recent cash-in quickie, 20 GOLDEN GREATS (MCA- 
3040) is, like the movie which inspired it, surprisingly well 
presented. Just listen to the wealth of inventiveness Holly's 
pop,C£W,M0R and R£R present. Production-wise, the team of 
Holly and Petty was responsible for dozens of innovative ex- 
periments: For example, the vocal tracks introduced many new 
techniques of production seldom heard elsewhere on recordings 
from the 1950s. And that oft-forgotten Cricket, drummer Jerry 
Allison, demonstrates he's as adept playing his knees ("Every 
Day") and mike stands ("Well Allright") as his kit. All factors 
contributed to make records which were not, shall we say, fully 
understood or appreciated when first issued twenty years ago 
but have resurfaced many times in new forms. Much of the Mersey- 
beat of the 1963-65 British Invasion was directly Holly-inspired 
(where do you think The, Hollies got their name?). And more re- 
cently, three of Linda Ronstadt's most recent hits have been 
out-and-out Holly re-hashes. So, just like the cover of 20 
GOLDEN GREATS proclaims, Buddy Holly Lives. I for one hope 
this entire Holly revival inspires some lowly kid with a 
guitar out there to pick up on the mood and the music of Buddy 
and use it to repair the pathetic state of pop we find our- 
selves in nineteen years after that Iowa plane crash. Perhaps 
I'll be that lowly kid after the movies let out. 



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I was walking down Queen Street E. 
in Toronto on the afternoon of Saturd ay 
Ap* il 15 en route to New Rose Punk 
Shoppe (where The Viletones were hope- 
fully gonna pay me the $$ they owed me) 
when I was seized by a vi cious att ack^ of 
The Munchies (happens everytime I'm owed 
$$) . I immed lately sought refuge in my 
f a/our i te r est ax ant , the dr oni cal ly- 
empty Blue Sea Eatery at 90 Queen East. 
I always eat here when in Toronto ooz 
It's always empty save for some r ubby 
sleeping in his soup at the rear. But 
besides the r ubby and I on this pa-tic- 
ul ar afternoon , however , was a young man 
wi th tos si ed d ir t-r ed h air and a s 1 i ck 
Eaton's- looking jacket. He looked vaguely 
faniliar. "Is it?. ..Could it be?..." 
After al 1 , he was supposed to be in 
Toronto... I was scared to go up and 
strike a conversation with 
him (he' s supposed^ 
to be Rl 




mean) , so Id ecid ed to grab a nearby 
table and advertise the fact that I was 
a journalist to see wh at happened. 
Shunning the menu (after al 1 , I was broke) 
I littered the tabletop with contact 
sheets , ruler s , 1 ayout pad s. 
It worked . After repeated ly eyeing me from 
behind his large 7 "Up he finally mumbled 
in a (r azed Lord on accent , "You a wr i ter ?" 
"Yeah" I replied , scarcely glancing up 
from my Mi ckey'n' Blond ie pr ints (see Page 
) "What?" the7-Up asked. "I said Yeah, 
I'm aw iter" I r epe ated . "No , I me an Wh at 
do you write?" he said . "Oh. Umm , Lots of 
things. Here", and I handed him a copy of 
PIG PAPER 8. He g- abbed it at) stuffed it 
into an old briefcase which lay at the 
foot of his seat. 

ROT: Thanks. I got another one of you* 
papers yesterd ay and thought it was pretty 
funny. 

PIG: Er , Thank you. Most people say that 
about my magazine. 

ROT: Then why d o you keep doing it? 
PIG: It's a god way to lose money! 
Feeling I'd broken the ice with that last 
statement I'm sure he and most of us can 
readily identify with, I br avely told him 
"But I bet I'd make a fortune if the next 
PIG PAPER had a Johnny Rotten interview in 
it". 

Rottendidn't tell me to Fuck Off. He said 
Why Not - he has nowhere to go till seven 
when he was to re-unite with his mum whom 
he was visiting Toronto with. He even let 
me r ecord his word s with my tr usty Panasoni c 
Mini-Tapey, but warned me that I'd get sued 
blind if I bootlegged the inter view onto 
vinyl. (Coming Soon: ROTTEN TALKS, on Time 
Warp Records - Not a one lawsuit has stuck 
to me yet) . 




Some 
per sonal 
impressions of 
Rotten before we begin: 
He's got nothing like the d iseased 
oatmeal oomplextion he r eputed to 
have. After all , he's been busy 
vacationing in the tropics. But the 
infamous JR Eyes are as icy and 
stare- i nsi stent as legend proclaims. 
Makes Nazi Dog an Osmond by compar i- 
son. No, I couldn't spot any Johnson 
&Johnson baby powder sprinkled in his 
hair . He 1 i ter al ly spi ts out word s 
like "Malcolm" and "Pistols" with a 
vengence , yet the rest of his speech 
is slurred and lifeless. Oh , and of 
course he wants to be known as John 
Lyd on these d ays. 
The cast of characters, then: 
JOHNNY ROTTEN-LYDON: Ex-Pistol 

STEVE JONES , PAUL COOK, 
O fj^^ VICIOUS: Sex 

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MALCOLM McLAREN: Sex Pistols 

manager 
DUCKS DELUXE: Belated ly- 

accl aimed Br i tish r ockband 

PIG: Here comes the ob- 
vious question. I know it 
must make you feel like 
an ex-Beatle or something 
but are The Sex Pistols 

[ever going to reform? 
ROT: They can go r ight 

aheal without me if they 
r want , but I have a feeling 
they won't. They sr e too 
messed up Individually. 
PIG: Specifically? 
ROT: Without getting too 
specific, Jones and Cook are 
s chemer s . S id is a f o 1 1 ower . 
Malcolm is a manipul ator . 
PIG: Did that cause the 
br eak-up? 

ROT: In affect , yeah. The 
main problem was Malcolm, 
and still i s by the way be- 
cause he's threatened to sue 
me if I ever go back on 
stage with anything but Sex 
Pistols. 

PIG: How can he d o that? 
ROT: I d unno. He's got goad 
1 awyer s . 

PIG: Dp you ever want to go 
back on stage? 

ROT: Yeah, but not until this* 
who 1 e t h i ng d i es d own , wh i ch 
shouldn't take too long. 
PIG: You're supposed to be 
starting a reggae bard. 
ROT: Am I? 

PIG: You just got back from 
Jamai ca d id n' t you? 
ROT: Yeah, but what does thai: 
mean? I was there on hoi id ay 
till one of Malcolm.'s boys 
d is covered me with his earner a 
PIG: What's McLaren up to? 
ROT: I d unno. Most likely 
somethi ng stupid . 
PIG: Would The Sex Pistols 
have stayed together if they 
hain't of toir ed America? 
ROT: No. It was coming apa- 1 
bef cr e then. Amer i ca just 
speeded up the process. The 
Pistols were finished in 76 



1 





A GARY 
PIGSCLUSIVE 



when we cut our first record , as fa* as I 

was concerned . Since then it's just been 

a job : "WV- i te another song", "Sign this". 

PIG: That's what you all wanted , wasn't 

it? Records out, success... 

ROT: Yes , but we wanted it to be hand led 

r ight , and it wasn 1 1. 

PIG: How so? 

ROT: We were treated as a circus act fcr 

a yea- . That was the fault of the p- ess , 

of course, but nobod y d id anything to 



TOOTS 

SEX PISTOLS 
^..MERLLHAGGATO 

OUREDOM 




stop it. 

PIG: Perhaps they encouraged it. 
ROT: Par haps. I'll never know half of 
what went on. 

PIG: An English fr iend of mine told me 
the Pistols and EMtish punk in general 
reached its peak in mid -7 6, with the 
100 Club's Punk Festival and all that. 
ROT: Mus ical ly and socially it was at 
its peak then, but that's fcr historians. 
I don't want to waste time dwelling on 
the past. No more Sex Pistols questions. 
PIG: Okay. Let's talk about Britain. 



Ik. 



ROT: That's not much of an improvement. 
PIG: Were you brought up as a working- 
class kid ? 

ROT: If you hal to call it something, 
T t tl be that, but I went out of my way 
to avoid working. 
PIG: What did you d o in school? 
ROT: Wasted time. Met a few people. 
PIG: Sid and you were classmates? 
ROT: Our paths crossed occasionally 
back then , yes. 

PIG: What d id you two think of each 
other? 

ROT: I think we hated each other. 
PIG: Were you a rock fan back then? 
ROT: No. You don't have to be a fan to 
hear it. It just comes in yoir ears 
through windows and outdoors. 
PIG: Did you he a* anything you liked 
pa- ticul a* i ly? 

ROT: I can't remember. Ducks Deluxe, 
but don't quote me on it. I heard lots 
of things , but I d id n' t sta* t getting 
records till later. I used to steal 
them at parties. 

PIG: What record s d id you steal? 
ROT: Whatever I could get me hand s on. 
I could n't real the labels till I got 
them home. Some were g* eat nicks. 
PIG: DH you ever imagine you'd be in 
a band some d ay? 
ROT: Never . I never 
PIG: Is it true you 
my 1 ip-syncing "I 'm 
Mai colm's jukebox? 

ROT: I can't remember. No more Pistols 
please. 

PIG: Okay. Back to Britain: What do you 
like about that country? What d o you 
hate about it? 

ROT: I like the weather. I like some of 
the people. I hate most of it. 
PIG: A- e you going to live there the 
rest of your 1 ife? 
ROT: Maybe. 

PIG: How d oes it compa-e to the U.S? 
ROT: Idunno. These are stupid questions. 
PIG: I know, but I'm unprepared. Like 
most people I just know what I've real in 
Rol 1 ing Stone about you. 
ROT: Too bal . I' ve got nothing to say. 
PIG: What are you doing in Toronto? 
ROT: I don't know, but I can tell you 
right now that I bet the bands here suck. 
PIG: How can you tell that? 
ROT: From the cut of the buib ings. 
PIG: Hmmm. What are you going to d o now? 
ROT: I think I'll have a rest. I think 1 
deserve one. I'll get another band going: 



imagined anything, 
got in the Pistols 
Eighteen" from 



No-one's gonna stop me. I'll make some 
recerds maybe. I'll have to wor k though: 
All my money's tied up. It's all in 
courts with you-know-who. I got a house. 
A little one. That's all. That's all I 
need . Th at ' s al 1 I can afford . 
PIG: Any bea what your new bard will 
consist of? 

ROT: No. Just music. And a little less 
hype th a 1 ast time. 

Wi th that , Johnny finished off his 7 "Up , 

left an Amer i can d ol 1 ar on the table, 

told me to "Keep it up"(?) and walked out 

of the restaurant. So much for the scoop 
of the century. 



In the months since that lunch, The 
Sex Pistols have reformed without 
Rotten but with you-know-who still 
managing, and have a new twelve- inch 
single due any minute. Along with the 
h$ will be adocumenta-y film of the 
Pistols tentatively titled THE GREAT 
ROCK AND ROLL SWINDLE ard a flurry of 
paperback histories of the bard . 
John Lyd on has formed The Carnlverous 
Buttockflys with three other young, 
unknown London musicians ard , accord- 
ing to a nice letter I recei.ved from 
his little house last week, they're 
r ehea* sing hard . 
I d on' t real ly know how to end off. . . 



JEREMY GLUCK PROUDLY PRESENTS 



Magical news has reached me now of a facilely accessible pinnacle of 
contemporary rock'n'roll stupidity which will transform the. until -now 
relatively elitist field of nonsense prospecting entirely. A song so water 
tight in its conception and execution of kitsch that it is a landmark in 
musical malfeasance the type of which may occur only once in a decade. 

The guilty party's title is "Ca Plane Pour Moi" by a Belgian limpwrist 
malmby palmby calling himself Plastic Bertrand, the continent's own made 
good. On the charts in a half-dozen nations, Plastic Bertrand is setting a 
precedent in infantile extremism unchallenged in scale and quality for 
many years. I'm so intoxicated with ol' Plastic that I could be pushed to 
say he is 

THE SAM THE SHAM OF THE SEVENTIES ! ! 
Look at the evidence: 

"Ca Plane Pour Moi" is (oh magic digit) three chords at a pinch, has a 
two-note searing pulp of a solo and (sharp intake of breath) SURF HARMONIES. 
Genuine Beach Whoops that could slim Brian Wilson - and that's saying alot! 
The lyrics, sung in fuel-injected Francais, are utterly and extravagantly 
SILLY. Not clever; Not a finely woven tapestry of parody, mind. Simply 
TOTALLY DUMB. They are senseless to all but the most hardy of 
rubbish snipers. I have, with the help of a translation, threaded the needle 
of Bert's absurdity and it is foolproof. From every angle this record is 
crystall ine in its worthlessness . That is to say It Is Indispensable. A 
record collection without "Ca Plane Pour Moi" is as a fish without a bicycle 

Enough waxing lyrical on the vinyl. It was my great honor shortly ago to 
witness Plastic Bertrand visually expos iting his epic on that eternal show- 
case of slime, Top Of The Pops. (For you idiots out there, TOTP is sort of 
the British television equivalent of The Midnight Special. Sort of). Plastic 
Bertrand How Ridiculous Art Thou, can I count the ways? 

Basically, Plastic didn't sing his song so much as demonstrate a case of 
epilepsy. Shaking in time in between an eye-catching batch of beauties be- 
decked in balloons, this fruit of faddish excess grinned and up-staged an 
assortment of bonafide musicians in grand style. Leather strands clinging to 
his weedy gams, Plastic came across to an aghast crowd as nothing less than 
nothing. He is definately Goofsville. A megablast of beautifully-tailored 
foderole. I Am In Love. 

Let us now praise Plastic Bertrand! An idiot grin in a world of frowns! 
The Ambassador Of Good Swill! 



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4. THE "HYGENA" AUTOMATIC 
NOSE PICKER 

Strapped to the nose in the normal way, this highly 
sensitive automatic device is activated by any 
foreign particle entering the nose. The yellow light 
glows, an alarm bell rings, and the extricating 
mechanism springs into action, removing every- 
thing in the wearer's nose within seconds, wraps it 
up into a neat ball and pops it in his mouth. 




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WHY 

GENERATION X 

ARE THE BEST 

GROUP IN THE WORLD 

Keep The Sex Pistols (someone is going 
to have to now) , keep The Clash and some- 
one take The Stranglers, please. I've got 
a group on my side to beat the lot of ya. 

Now, I ain't gonna run down an itemized 
list of what it is that has had me mouthin 
off about Generation X for the past year, 
ever since I first heard their John Peel 
BBC broadcast, coz if you can't feel it 
yourself from their debut LP (Chrysalis # 
CHR-1169) then I just can't help. 

Some things in life are self-evident, 
okay? Let's just say Generation X are 
self-evident, as in self-evidently brill- 
iant or self-evidently sincere or self- 
evidently exciting. Fortunately, through a 
twist of fate too kind to believe, I sorta 
fell in with Generation X last year. Back 
a year later and they're finally acting 
the new wave, despite a lot of local press 
jackals who think they're less than divine 
though I dunno why. 

I hate history so I won't tell you The 
Generati on X Story. Why, you could dig it 
up yourself out of those yellowing NMEs 




and thrill as I did each time Billy Idol 
changed his hair colour. I really couldn't 
rush in and have you miss that! What I 
could do (included in the price of this 
issue) is hammer out this interview with 
Billy Idol and Tony James, Gen.X's twin 
turbines . 

This chat took place in a plush Brighton 
hotel suite Generation X booked after 
having been thrown out of their original 
choice on first sight. First I talked to 
Tony James. Billy Idol entered later: 



DO YOU ALREADY HAVE PLANS FOR MORE RECORDS? 

I always think you should record when you're ready, which is what 

we did with the album: We took our time. We've written two or 

three new songs which we rehearse in sound-checks. If I have to 

write a whole new album in two weeks it's all gonna sound the 

>same. If I rush and try to write three songs at the same time I 

split my ideas three ways so it's better to take those three 

songs and put them into one. 

NOW THAT YOUR FIRST THREE SINGLES HAVEN'T MADE THE TOP 30, ARE 

YOU RETHINKING YOUR APPROACH AT ALL? 

No. I like putting singles out. The reason our singles haven't 

been big is because we don't have any radio airplay. I don't know 

why. I think we'll put out an EP next of material we had left 

over from the album. (These cuts appeared on the North American 

pressings of the Generation X album). I'd like to get everything 

out and then get on with the new stuff. 

WHY DO PARTS OF THE U.K. PRESS HAVE ANTIPATHY TOWARDS YOU? 

Ever since we started they've been down on us. It's always been 

"They're great, but..." I know what we're doing so I don't 

really care what anyone else does now. 

WHAT'S THE LOW-DOWN ON YOUR ENCOUNTER WITH KEITH MOON? 

He was drunk, right? Billy just met him at a reception and he 

came down to the studio. He walked in and Mark, our drummer, 

just fainted! Keith's always been good to us: One of the few 

from the big groups who's like one of the lads when you meet him. 

When we met Pete Townshend he punched Mark in the face! Some 

argument or other. Anyways, we played Keith our stuff and then 

he played with us on some Who stuff, until he broke the bass 

pedal. . . 

WHY WAS YOUR ALBUM SO LONG IN COMING OUT? COULDN'T YOU HAVE 

DONE IT ANY SOONER? 

We could have done it last summer. We did some recording with our 

old drummer, John Towe, but it wasn't happening. It was a drag 

to break up because we knew that if we asked John to leave it 

would delay the record. But I felt it was better to do it then 

than in the middle of a deal. You see, we don't need to be 

carried along on the crest of a new wave. We're quite content to 

ride along behind in a boat. 

ENTER BILLY IDOL. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE POWER-POP FIASCO THAT WAS INVENTED IN 
BRITAIN BY THE RECORD COMPANIES? 

Record company people even had to change the way they looked to 
be involved with punk music and that frightened people. I think 
they created power-pop because it's nostalgic and reaches back 
into the past, so they don't have to change. I think that people 
like us are speaking for ourselves. Whether it's new or not I don't 
know. I just know it's what we're saying and the way we dress and 
think. I know our record company find it hard; they don't under- 
stand us. I think that's great though, because it makes people use 
their heads. 

DO YOU THINK THAT THE NEW WAVE HAS FAILED AT ALL? 

No. I think it did change things. It opened doors for lots and lots 
of new groups. Not just punk groups either; just people with ideas 
who would never have picked up a guitar otherwise. It could only 
have failed if groups like us wren't around. But we're here, so it 
hasn't failed. 





I THINK YOUR SOUND HAS CHANGED ALOT DURING THE PAST YEAR, DO YOU? 
Alot of people have said we're becoming more "pop". I think we've 
always played a sort of punk-strong rock'n'roll though. Music with 
feeling and emotion which is also the loudest, heaviest music 
possible: That's what I've always wanted to play. I never wanted 
to be in a "pop" group because it's exactly what we're not. 
WHAT ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION X ALBUM? 

I think it should... I dunno. People say we started out as a punk 
group but I don't think we did. Not exactly. I'm not saying I 
minded being labelled "punk", but I think there's always been many 
different aspects to our music. Now that the one album is out 
people can see that we were always capable of writing good rock 
like "From The Heart". But also, more complicated songs like "Kiss 
Me Deadly". All I can say is that the next album will be even 
better. 



RELIGION PU 

IS A LOAD O] 

SHYOFMEETIN 

cCIRI S 1 GET m GREAT wr[l 



Now, if I were you, I would do something 
straight off: Buy the Generation X album and 
play it over and over and over again (which 
you're bound to do inspite of yourself) and 
once^ you've memorized it thoroughly, loan it 
to a friend. Just long enough so he gets the 
feeling he can't live without a copy. Then 
take it back coz by then you'll be missing it 
something awful. In this way, in your own 
home, you can be a Generation X Representative. 

Just think: In homes all over North 
America, thousands, and soon millions of kids 
singing, playing, and worshipping to Generation 
X! Can a more sparkling ideal be aspired to? 
When God finished creating this mad orb and 
said it was good he surely must have meant: 
"All we need to glue this whole proposition 
together is one record. One hunk of black 
(yes: Black) vinyl that will top it all off!" 

This, my dear friends, is the first, not 
last album by Generation X. The greatest group 
on God's green earth. 

You know what to do. 



Gluck just happens to be one of the greatest writers on so-and-so's 
green earth. Long active (and frustrated) a character on the Canadian music scene 
Ijeremy at last found freedom: A home with PIG. Now acting as our pigsclusive 
I European correspondent (with Big Interviews up-coming with Ray Davies, The Saints 
let al), he would like all his Toronto pals to know he is now busy gigging with 
[his very own band, The Baracuda, and wonders, as do we all, why The Viletones 
[aren't yet in London. 



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WHATEVEO .9 
HAPPENED ^Of 

Veteran PIG PAPER readers will know 
well of our search for renegade ex- 
BEACH BOY DAVID MARKS, who subbed 
for dental student AL JARDINE during 
the "In My Room" days. We recently 
dispelled the rumour that MARKS was 
in fact teen actor- cum- hear throb 
JOHNNY CRAWFORD of "Cindy's Birthday" 
and "The Rifleman" fame. But even B. 
Boy drummist DENNIS "She Was NOT Under 
Age" WILSON, in a pigsclusive P.P. 6 
Interview, failed to shed sun upon the 
whereabouts of DAVID. Well, we've hope- 
I fully solved the mystery for good! The 
roving lens of JOHNNY PIG was alerted 
to the man pictured at left who ROCK 
SERLING stumbled upon at a New York 
City rock convention this summer. This 
fellow claims to be none other than D. 
L. MARKS, and is shown shaking the 
hands of well-wishing surfniks while 
crooning "Little Miss America" as 
letter-perfect as he did 17 years ago 
on the first BB LP! True or False? 
Heads you win - Tails I lose. 



JOE STRUMMER is still bored with the 
USA, but he's a trifle miffed that 
Columbia Records Of America has yet 
to issue any of his CLASH product 
Stateside. So, as you can see by this, 
his most recent publicity pic, JOE has 
undertaken severe exterior redecorating 
and affected a more acceptable Barry 
McGuire look. He's also busy preparing 
a medley of PAUL SIMON ditties for the 
first US-released CLASH single. Has JOE | 
sold out? "Just put it down to career 
opportunities" STRUMMER sez. 



SHAHN K " MAK " ' 




Hey, kids! Did any of you know that 
The Diodes did NOT release the first 
local punk album? That distinction 
belongs to the late and lately- 
lamented Ugly Ducklings, whose SOME 
WHERE OUTSIDE LP appeared in 1966. 
John Hamilton of the just-mentioned 
Diodes claims that all the Toronto 
punkheads know about the Ducks, and 
the quintet's "Just In Case You 
Wonder" 45 was a fave on the old 
Crash' n' Burn jukebox, though every- 
one insisted it was the Roogilators 
From Space or something. You see, 
unfortunately, most people just know 
nothing about this great band. 
The Ugly Ducklings (originally named 
The Strolling Bones) got together in 
a Scarborough, Ontario high school 
around 1965. As their lead singer 
Dave Byngham revealed to PIG recent- 
ly, "The Ducks and The Haunted in 
Montreal were the only bands in 
Canada doing Stones material. Back 
then, everyone else was doing Beatle 
stuff". 

Other original Ducklings were John 
Read (bass), Glynn Bell (rhythm 
guitar) , Roger Mayne (lead guitar) , 
and Robin Boers (drums) . 
Their first record, "Nothin"', 
featured a kinky raunch guitar that 
sounds almost like Dave "Death Of A 
Clown" Davies (or Jimmy Page, de- 
pending on which fable you subscribe 
to). The song blasted into -Toronto ' s 
Top Ten and was followed by three 
other nits, including the classic 
"Gaslight", which hit Number One. 
In an up -coming column, I'll present 
an in-depth chat with Dave Byngham, 
who is fortunately still very much 
alive but is too busy to talk at the 
moment coz he's in the middle of 
moving. Meanwhile, haunt the bargain 
bins and delete zones everywhere for 
Ugly Ducklings records - get them 
now while they're going for a dime. 
Because someday, someone, somewhere 
will unearth the band's material and 
re-issue it to death at inflat-o 
prices. Mind you, this music is worth 
hearing at any price. To make your 
shopping easier, I've enclosed a 
handy Ducks Discography. 
8 - 




The UGLY 
DUCKLINGS 

Every so often, opportunity lends 
itself to a person or persons, de- 
serving or otherwise, in one fashion 
or another, for a moment or two. 
Several months ago, in a fit of pas- 
sion, opportunity laid itself fare, for 
a quiet, dedicated group of 5 — 
"THE UGLY DUCKLINGS". It 
came as a record called "NOTHIN" 
and a lot of work on the part of the 
group; along with that moment of 
opportunity, made NOTHIN a hit. 
So, they wrote, "SHE AIN'T NO 
USE TO ME", and recorded it and 
put it on the market, and it too be- 
came a hit. 

They have also released an L.P. 
called "SOMEWHERE OUT- 
SIDE". At about the same time, the 
"DUCKS" single, "THAT'S JUST 
THE THOUGHT THAT I HAD 
IN MY MIND, and "JUST IN 
CASE YOU WONDER", was re- 
leased. Both the album and the 
single are indicative of the "UGLY 
DUCKLINGS" ingenious style and 
quality of recording and writing. 

GLYNN BELL, is the "UGLY 
DUCKLINGS" rhythm guitarist, 
and is probably the 'least' ugly 
DUCKLING, of them all. Glynn 
plays guitar, some mouthorgan 
(harmonica) and has even tried the 
Bagpipes. He is a Jaguar fan, and 
hails originally from England. The 
PRETTY THINGS, the WHO, and 
PAUL REVERE AND THE 
RAIDERS, are his favourite groups, 
and hot tea and cold tea are his 
likes and dislikes in that order, 
Glynn, who's long blonde hair once 
hung well below his shoulders has 
had a haircut, pity! 



ROGER MAYNE, is the lead 
guitarist for the group, and stands 
as perhaps the most regal soul of 
all. With green eyes, blonde hair, 
and an overbearing manner, Roger 
carries a good many fans over the 
threshold of ecstasy every time he 
smiles. Aside from orange sodas, 
Roger Ramjet and pretzels, Roger 
carries a torch for "SOMEWHERE 
OUTSIDE", the Lovin' Spoonful, 
Roger Miller, Mad Magazine, a 
Cooper Climax and Jake the Bear. 

JOHN READ is the bass guitar- 
ist for the "DUCKS" ... He is the 
proud owner of two basses and a 
guitar and is most fond of all three. 
John's musical tastes run from the 
Blues to Butterscotch. Lady Jeze- 
belle, (a brown, black, and white 
beagle) is his best friend and PAUL 
REVERE AND THE RAIDERS, 
his favourite group. Yorktown is 
his recording label, and Barbra 
Streisand shares the limelight along 
with Gene Autry as his favourite 
vocalist. So much for John. 

ROBERT BOERS, is the 
DUCK'S drummer. Blue eyes, 
brown hair, self-taught, loves Rocky 
and Bullwinkle, that's our Bob. 
Pizza and applesauce make it as 
food of the day, and progressive 
jazz makes it as tops in listening 
enjoyment. Unlike the rest of the 
group, Robert went to West Hill 
Collegiate, "but we won't hold it , 
against him". 

DAVE BYNGHAM, is lead 
singer and harmonica player, who 
claims he never entered show busi- 
ness. Dave is a coffee and fair play 
man for breakfast; a pierced arrow 
and Chuck berry for lunch; and 
"SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE", for 
dinner. Some diet eh Dave? 

These then are the "UGLY 
DUCKLINGS". 



1966 NOTHIN'/I CAN TELL (Yorktown 45001) 

1966 10:30 TRAIN/SHE AIN'T NO USE TO ME (Yorktown Y-4S002) 

1966 THAT'S JUST A THOUGHT THAT I HAD IN MY MIND/JUST IN CASE YOU WONDER 

(mis-titled JUST IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING) (Yorktown Y 45003) 

1967 POSTMAN'S FANCY/NOT FOR LONG (Yorktown Y 45005) 
1967 GASLIGHT/RIMB NUGGET (Yorkville YV 45013) 

1967 I KNOW WHAT TO SAY/EPILOGUE (Yorkville YV 4S0I7) 
LP 

1966 SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE (Yorktown YT 50.001) 

(A: Nothin 1 , Do What You Want, She Ain't No Use To Me, Just In Case 
You Wonder, Not For Long, Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Any More) 

(B: Hey Mama(Keep Your Big Mouth Shut), 10:30 Train, That's Just A 
Thought I Had In My Mind, Postman ' s Fancy.Windy City(Noise At The 
North End) 

ALSO 

1968 GASLIGHT appeared on YORKVILLE EVOLUTION album (Yorkville YVM 33001) 
1968 EPILOGUE appeared on AFTER FOUR album (Yorkville YVM 33003) 



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A DELETE ZONE REVIEW 
by Rock Serling 



DESTROY ALL MONSTERS hae the 1968 Inoslilro Honda, TOHO FILMS Monster spec- 
tacular, has a Michigan new-wave power-pop band to nark Its 10th anniversary. 
Torontonlans got their first ta»te of the group from Ann Arbor at the Horshoe 
Tavern June 1st, 2nd, 3rd. The outfit caae Into Hogtown with sparse publicity 
In mags like CHEEM ( nice colour plk) and Rock Scene plus several boxes of 
their Initial single release. 

Just as interesting as the present stated of affairs are for the group, 
so is a little hlBtory of the group and its make-up. There are two Millers, 
one plays the sax,( SHADES OF DENIS PAYTON!), maybe there we have a brother 
act-. There is an ex-STTOGES, Ronnie Asheton and ex-MC5-er Mike Davis. Rob 
King is the skins beater. But th« lead singer Is a story all to her own. Her 
nana is Niagara like the Falls and has her hands very full when up there on 
stage. In one hand, of course is the Mike, and in the other is an Identifiable 
pink can of Sugar free Tab. Rumour has It that she is an avowed pastry freak 
[ and that she went to Bexkely High in 72. She and rhythm guitarist Cary Loren 
founded the five In 73 but the ST00GE-MC5 additions are recent, 

Cn stage let it Is hard to divide one's attention between studying 
J the lead work of Amheton and the bass work of Davis,and the vocals of Nie. 
She has a voice that approximates accurately the sound and tone of boredom 
I and apathy. Witness the verse and chorus in the BORED side of their single. 
I But what the heal, that is perfect for their cover of Nancy Sinatra's 
I THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING. Oh yes, she can crank up the voice from 
this motoring state into a post-adolescent acreech (You're Gonna die Die DIE!!!) 

Her dress Is equally unique, with this get-up she had on that night, 
A flame orange vinyl -or was It leather?- mini skirt and a compact corset- 
bra. Her flame red-orange-bronze hair-doo looks like it was dried out using 
the house fan. Having never seen Blondle and Debby Harry for that matter, 
I'll not know at this moment how much she, Niagara patterned her stage 
presence after Dabby. 

Niag's talents do not end here, she drew the front jacket lllo for 
the IBDI surprise single as well as the label design. And both of the • 
^5*8 songs have here In the writing credit. Wowf, another Patti Smith. 
The slnglefe songs axe a collection of power pop near hewy mettul 
with strong guitar parts, machine gun drumming and snaring and both bear 
the strangely affecting vocals of Niagara. You can cut the frustration and 
boredom of I'M BORED and YOU'RE GONNA DIE ah, has a surprise ending. 

In the Japanese D.A.M., TOHO's monsters, lead by GODZILLA and radio- 
active mates, went on to sack the world and the* up and going Michigan 
Monsters should have little trouble doing the same. I look forward to 
an album If It is in the wind and a return to Toronto. 



SUICIDE, also on the DESTROY ALL MONSTERS-TEENAGE HEAD Horseshoe bill 
are a duo who are very much off the punk path. I deem it hazardous to 
whole Hy lump them in with the mainstream of punk, for there is not 
one guitar or drum *• the group plays. Martin Rev is the assault officer 
behind the synthesizer, percussion-rhythm box, and cassette unit he 
plays. While he lays out * loud almost fire alarmese riff patterns lead 
singer Alan Vega, no relation to the car, iggles around the stage like a 
controlled and caged tiger occasionally darting into the crowd to raise 
the skin of those in the front rows. And that is what he did to those 
of us who hung around out of sheer curiosity. While you're viewing Martin 
who is wearing sunglasses found in a sci-fi movie where people have- to 
shield there eyes from an atonic blast or solar eclipse, Alan shakes 
around and changes vocal gears randomly. The group's main claim to fame 
is a Mysteron-Dalek cover version of 96 TEARS. It is as fascinating and 
innovative as DEVO's Satiifactlon. 

I was laid out by this unit and they have an album selling somewhere 
in limited quantities, and if you like this form of avant-garde offbeat 
neo-punk KRAFTWERKian rock riot then get it. And catch them If you can 
live, BECAUSE you'll never be the same after committing SUICIDE. 



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CRASH AND BARN 

SIMPLY SAUCER / TEENAGE HEAD 

(Friday, June 23, 1978) 

This show was scheduled at some unknown barn on the outskirts of 
! Hamilton, Ontario, so me and my brother drove out there. First act 
I was Edgar Breau: Solo, on acoustic guitar, because the rest of the 
Saucer were on holiday that night. He did a set of folk-styled 
numbers to an appreciative crowd. After finishing the set, he was 
joined onstage by Frankie Venom and Steve Mahon for a modern-day 
interpretation of the Crosby Stills & Nash sound. All three said 
"We're taking a break now" and walked off stage, punching each other 
in the head until it finally degenerated into a brawl. The three of 
them then continued outside. Now came the long wait for Teenage Head 
: who were supposed to come on at midnight. There was quite a line-up 
by now, and at 11:50 Head came on to tumultuous applause. They began 
their set With a new number: A really good fast one. In the middle 
I of the song Gord Lewis apologized for the shitty sound system. Head 
: began their second song: A slow one and a new one, and then a guy 

from the audience began pull'ng at Frankie's leg. But Frankie carried; 
Ion regardless. Just then Chris Hate jumped onstage and beat the shit 
•out of the guy pulling Frankie's leg as the song finished. Unfortu- 
: nately word of the bomb scare had got around, and the barn was evac- 
: uated and everybody went away. My brother went home to sleep on a 
: neighbour's front lawn and I went home to walk around my front lawn 
for the rest of the night. 



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PIG wants YOUR records to review! 



DAVID JOHANSEN 
DAVID JOHANSEN 
(Columbi a/Blue Sky PZ-34926) 

Uh oh , folks: It's another review by Arnold 
"Wannahearmylifestory?" The Pig. Well, maybe I'm 
a little long-winded and I can't help it if this 
album, like the one I taught you about in the 
last issue, is by a former New York Doll. It just 
so happens that the Dolls were a gas, and that 
the new wave just might not have happened without 
them. 

So David Johansen, the Dolls' singer, has his 
own alb w out now and, Yes, it is Great. Just 
great. How could an album that starts off with a 
song called "Funky But Chic" be bad? As for 
"Funky But Chic", it's sorta disco-punk but the 
guitars are pretty loud and Sarah Dash and Nona 
Hendryx of Labelle make it sound good. 

The best song on the record is "Pain In My 
Heart". It's so good it makes you yearn to vop, 
pogo, pony, eat a greasy hamburger, play pinball, 
and hang out. Super stuff with Felix "Rascal" 
Cavaliere playing organ, Stan Bronstein on horns, 
multi-vocals, a good beat, a catchy chorus, and, 
and Gosh, It's Great! 

"Donna" is a romantic 3/4-time song with lotsa 
coo-ing and great singing from Dave. "Frenchette" 
is anoth er girl song but it starts off slow and 
builds dramatically, like Springsteen's "Thunder 
Road" except louder. 

The remainder is fast, loud, tough rock'n'roll. 
DJ Himself is without equal when it comes to 
singing. As sarcastic and ridiculous as some of 
the songs are, Davey always manages to sound 
sincere. His phrasing and his lyrics are unique. 
The band is more than just competent, which is 
really something these days: Raw-cuss when they 
should be and quiet when Johansen sings. 

As opposed to (although not necessarily better 
than) the powerpop of The Ramones, this is main- 
stream rock'n'roll: Lots of nifty arrangements, 
spontane qjs improvision (where did these big words 
come from?!) and you can dance to it! So if punk 
is wearing thin with you (and it should be by now) 

Get this LP. ,, _. _. 

-Arnold The Pig 



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, BLONDIE PLASTIC LETTERS (Chrysalis CHR-1166): Keyboardist 
James Destri has abandoned his beloved Farfisa organ in 
favour of the dreaded Roland synthesizer all over this 
disc. Consequently, "Denis" is the only cut that has more 
than the title going for it. Therefore, it went Top Ten 
in England. SIX OINKS 
BOYS THE BOYS (Nems NEL-6001) 

ALTERNATIVE CHARTBUSTERS (Nems NEL-601S): I'm afraid 
that like most Canadian consumers I wrongly overlooked 
these two wonders from the golden year of 1977. Thankfully 
I.Mants came to my rescue. Let me now come to yours by ad-' 
vising you scarf up at least one of this twosome immediat- 
t r ' a "" com P leteJ y satisfied, send proof of purchase to 

' am am n »p T P mf naUy S£nd y0U hate mail - TEN 0INKS EA CH 
, ALLAN CLARKE I WASN'T BORN YESTERDAY (Atlantic KSD-19175): 
He s left The Hollies again, but this time for better, I 
must admit. Overall, this LP tops The Hollies' last few, 
and that's real hard for me to say because I LUV The Hollies 
but hate Allan Clarke. Mainly coz he's such a prick at press 
functions. But then again so was John Lennon SEVEN OINKS 
, (COUNT] BISHOPS BISHOPS LIVE! (Chiswick CH-7) : Habit is to 
clump the Counts into the late pub/early punk era, but that 
doesn t do anyone justice. Despite sounding cliche, I'm just 
have to going to say BISHOPS LIVE is a great rock'n'roll 
r f°™ " noth mg more, nothing less - in the grand tradition 

the ^ sniff ™ " VE AN ° ° UT ° F SIGHT AT PJ ' S a " d ™ AND 
r THE KASUALS LIVE AT THE STUDIO CLUB. NINE OINKS 

/§Lp§eOSmiO "STRANGER IN THE HOUSE"/"NEAT NEAT NEAT" (Radar 
/SAM-83) and LAST YEAR'S MODEL (Time Warp WARP-1): My hate of 
Declan is well known and well documented, and that score of 
NINE OINKS below must surprise you, but despite two dung- 
filled LPs, I believe there's hope. And as always, it lies 
in a 7-incher as opposed to a 12. The Radar 45 came as a 
„™^ *?. thE flrSt million or so buyers of the UK THIS YEARS 
MODEL. Stranger..." shows that The King would be better off 
on Hee Haw than Saturday Night Live. "Neat Neat Neat" tears 
The Damned apart, believe it or not. LAST YEAR'S MODEL is an 
EP illegally pressed from Columbia-Canada's ELVIS COSTELLO 
LIVE AT THE EL MOCAMBO promo album, and shows The King should 
not release studio albums. Search both of these out and 
while you're at it, ditch his 12-inchers. NINE OINKS EACH 
J THE DIODES "TIRED OF WAKING UP TIRED'V'CHILD STAR" (Epic E4- 
/,4186): I've pulled my typewriter into the closet so I can say 
this without fear of execution: I like The Diodes new single. 
Ured... , even though it's got real dumb words (that aren't 
helped any by the REAL dumb singer), is a cute little bop. 
And Child Star" was the only good cut on their album. So 
there: I like The Diodes new single. (Would it help any to say 
I now hate The Cads EP?) SEVEN OINKS 
I™ DISHES H0T PROPERTY (Regular R-02) : I watched the year-old 
television film of a Dishes concert instead of the news last 
night.. That, plus this new EP of theirs, leads me to one un- 
escapable judgement: The Dishes should release a live 
record. Either that or find a producer who can make them sound 
even half as good as they really are the next time they step 
into the studio. I volunteer. SEVEN OINKS 
I AN DURY NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES!! (Stiff STF-002): I've never 

been able to figure this guy out. FIVE OINKS 
WILDMAN FISCHER WILDMANIA! (Rhino RNLP-1): Ahhh, now this is 
more like it! There's three reasons why I'm relocating in 
L.A. as soon as I can. This record is one of them. TEN OINKS 
l GE NER ATION X GENERATION X (Chrysalis CHR-1169): The album of 

1978 (so far). TEN OINKS 
THE KINKS MISFITS (Arista AB-4167): Maybe it's because the band 
just lost their keyboardist and bassist. Or maybe it's because 
Kinks have been at it for fifteen years. But MISFITS is like the 
first grey hair or the first heart attack: Signs of approaching 
death. SIX OINKS 
V> MINK DeVILLE RETURN TO MAGNETA (Capitol SW-11780): Willy 6 Co. 
sound like they're coasting. A bit early in the game for that 
isn't it? SIX OINKS 
p NEW LEGION ROCK SPECTACULAR WILD ONES (Spectacular SPLP-7777) : It 
was 'way back on Page 25 of PIG PAPER 6 that I first immortalised 
these guys in print. So grateful were they that they sent me a 
copy of their only LP to date. All the way from Brookfield, 
Wisconsin! Air Mail!! Needles to say it's fantabulous. For your 
own copy, write Lee at PO Box 588, Brookfield 53005. And, Gary 
Topp , if you're listening: They're only charging $2000 for a 
Canadian concert tour! TEN OINKS 
^999 999 (United Artists UAG-30199): Nice cover. 666 OINKS 
^OJHO OKINAWA (OHO NR-4579) : I get a lot of WEIRD records in the 

mail, believe me. If you don't, write 8 Cedar Ave. Apt. B, 
^ Baltimore MD 21204 for this one. FOUR OHOINKS 

^ PALEY BROTHERS THE PALEY BROTHERS (Sire 9147-6052): Produced in 
The Beach Boys' studio by Earle Mankey: How could it be anything 
but stupendous? Dwight Twilley taken one step ahead. NINE OINKS 
\ TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS YOU'RE GONNA GET IT! (Shelter 
; 9309-52029): Am I? SIX OINKS 

^ PLASTIC BERTRAND PLASTIC BERTRAND (Vogue V0-1S008) : I must agree 
with it looks like everyone else and proclaim this as one of the 
year's top newcomers (along with The Rutles) . I only wish I 
hadn't dropped French in Grade 10. EIGHT OINKS 
THE POINT ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING (MCA MCF-2826) : The soundtrack 
of the British stage adaptation of Harry Nilsson's 1970 album is 
a landmark in that it heralds the triumphant return of ex-Monkees 
Mickey and Davy. Not quite as potent as Capitol's DOLENZ JONES 
B0YCE AND HART but I'm not complaining. NINE OINKS 
IGGY POP TV EYE (RCA AFL1-2796): The only act which has released 
more albums in the past twelve months is that other famous RCA 
stiff Elvis. FIVE OINKS 
PORK DUKES "MAKING BACON"/"TIGHT PUSSY" (Wood BRANCH- 9) : It's on 

yellow vinyl isn't it? SEVEN OINKS 
RADIO BIRDMAN RADIOS APPEAR (Sire 9147-6050): I wrote these guys a 
letter a year ago that I still haven't got a reply from. Regarding 
this debut LP: I know I've heard it all somewhere before. It must 
be alot like Canada in Australia. FOUR OINKS (if they had've 
answered my letter they would've got a FIVE) 
v TOM ROBINSON BAND POWER IN THE DARKNESS (Capitol STB-11778): I like 
J it. (I like girls too) SEVEN OINKS 

> THE ROLLING STONES SOME GIRLS (Rolling Stones COC-39108) : Pretty 
good considering, but there's something definately missing: That 
something drowned nine years ago. SIX OINKS 
^ THE ROMANTICS "LITTLE WHITE LIES"/"I CAN'T TELL YOU ANYTHING" 
; (Spider SPDR-101): This is a great little single. My industry spies 
tell me these guys are headed for bigger (but better?) things at 
Columbia Records this fal 1 .^ J^INE OINKS 



REVIEWS 




THE RUNAWAYS LIVE IN JAPAN (Mercury SRM-l-374u, : Budget domestic" - ' 
press ing of the expensive Oriental import for those of you who 
haven't yet had the thrill of seeing The Runaways live. (For LP 
review, see ELVIS COSTELLO: LAST YEAR'S MODEL) EIGHT OINKS 
THE SAINTS ETERNALLY YOURS (Harvest SHSP-4078) : Like Eddie And The 
Hot Rods' LIFE ON THE LINE, the first song on ETERNALLY YOURS is 
the band's best ever and the rest is just the rest. SEVEN OINKS 
SEX PISTOLS SPUNK/LIVE IN ATLANTA/LIVE AT WINTERLAND (bootlegs - 
label (and cuts) depend on where you buy them): If the Pistols are 
ever awarded Gold Discs for NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS they should go 
to Chris Thomas, Bill Price, Malcolm McLaren, and, most of all, 
H^ iS , Sp ? dding - SPUNK . however, contains a demo of "Anarchy In The 
UK that's better than the released version. SEVEN/THREE/TWO OINKS 
SHAKIN' STREET VAMPIRE ROCK (Columbia PCC-90479): First The Diodes 

then this: This sure ain't a good year for Columbia. FIVE OINKS 
SNEAKERS IN THE RED (Car CRR-3) : Spiffy mini-album featuring a fine 
twenty-second adaptation of a Mexican folk tune. (I TOLD you I get 
a lot of weird records: Write 89 Bleecker Street Suite 2-C NYC 
10012 for this one). SIX OINKS 
D? F L, B °y S "WADING THROUGH A VENTILATOR"/ "THE FACE OF DEATH"/"HEAR MY 
BRANE' (Raw 5-B): Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. For those of you still" 
into the sounds of '77, listen to this for the sounds of '79 TEN ' 
STARR, RINGO "BAD BOY" (Portrait PR-3S378): Ex-Beatle becomes Elvis/ 
Vegas Seventies tune slaughterer. Still beats LONDON TOWN though. 

TELEVISION ADVENTURE (Elektra 6E-133) 
Consequently, SEVEN OINKS 

VARIOUS ARTISTS STIFFS LIVE (Arista STF-0001) 

CHISWICK CHARTBUSTERS VOLUME TWO (Chiswick CH-S) : One 
of my favourite bands of all time back again with TWO albums, still 
in a punk vein. The Arista set is a live one, and as such is fairly 
electric. The Chiswick set, however, is studio, 'but not too-so. Both 
albums far exceed their usual K-Tel output though. SIX/EIGHT OINKS 

WRECKLESS ERIC WRECKLESS ERIC (Stiff Seez.B-6): Is this supposed to 
be a 78 or what? Sounds too much like Donald "Disco" Duck when it is 
Oh well, what can you expect from the birthplace of Elvis Costello 
and The Damned? FOUR OINKS 

Z00M "MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH"/"SWEET DESPERATION" (Riot! 1001): A 
1976 item re-issued because the band (Johnny "7" Hamilton, Chris 
"Kris" Hate) are now more popular elsewhere (Diodes, Viletones). For 
Canadian pre-punk enthusiasts only. FIVE OINKS 



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GLEASON 

I How Sweet It Is 
For Lovers 



THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH "A NIGHT AT THE SPACE OPERA" 
(Aware 45-000): Bela Lagosi and "Sally Can't Dance" 
CELEBRATION "ALMOST SUMMER" (MCA 40891): It's got a 
good beat. That's so we can understand the vocals. 
PETER HOLSAPPLE "BIG BLACK TRUCK" (Car CRR-5) : I 
hate this record. It sounds like a country f, western 
song. The guy sounds like a trucker. It started off 
good but then it got really obnoxious. 

THE RAMONES "BABYSITTER" (Sire SRE-1017): These 
guys sound like they've spawned many imitators. 
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS "BORED" (Idbi EEEE-1): Look 
over there somewhere and that's how you feel when 
you hear this record. 

HALF JAPANESE "DREAM DATE" (50,000,000,000 000 000 
000,000 Volts 7084-18): It's a hit, folks! 

^ THE BIZARROS "IT HURTS, JANEY" (Clone CL-003) : This 
• is awful. 

J KEN KAISER 



"I LOVE YOU LAURIE" 



u (Kleen Kut KK-514): 
^This is like a phone that won't stop ringing. 

$ HARVEY GOLD "I KEEP A CLOSE WATCH" (Clone CL-005) • 
5 Is this some kind of joke? 

; ALTERNATIVE T.V. "LOVE LIES LIMP" (S.G. .75 RPS) : 
SThis is Edgar Breau speaking: This record has no 
^redeeming virtue. It's awful. I can say 100% that it 
J is awful and know it is awful. However, I've got 
; nothing against whoever made this record, but whoever' 
Jit was, they should go out and get regular jobs. 
; There's so many bands now that are hyped. All I can 
J say is "Go home". 

IN HUEY "ROBERT TAKES THE ROAD TO LIEBERNAWASH" 
A miss. Mercy! 



Mercy! Mercy! 



THE OLD RUGGED CROSS 

WAYNE NEWTON *-* 



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(Clone CL-004) 

STANLEY FRANK "S'COOL DAYS" (Attic AT-130): This is 
like when I used to be in school adding up different 
columns of numbers. I'd have about eight columns and 
I'd pick numbers at random: 5,3,9,8 6 3 2 10 8 9 1 
7,6,3,8,7,9,9,1,0,2,4,5,6,7,10. I'd get to' tne'bottom 
ot the page then I'd go to the next column: 7,6,3,10 
9,5,4,8,9,8,7,4,8,8,3,2,1. Like old notebook paper. I 
would have columns all down the page and then I'd add 
them all up. It was just like a horse race. One 
column would be the winner. That's what this record's 
like. It's really repetitive, but any record that is 
this repetitive can be really great! Things can 
always be the same but you can still like it. 

- THE CURSE "SHOESHINE BOY" (Hi-Fi HF-001) : I wouldn't 
: listen to this in my spare time. 

: THE WAITRESSES "SLIDE" (Clone CL-006): When you 
don't like something you don't even think what you 
have to say. You just take it off. 

SIMPLY SAUCER "SHE'S A DOG" (Pig PIG-1): I gotta 
; get another drink 

: . T . HE CRAMPS "SURFIN' BIRD" (Vengeance 666): How 
: did I put up with it for this long? 

: THE DARK SIDE "SWEET PROMISES" (Go Hog B-002): 
: Making stupid records is a real art. 

• X-RAY SPEX "THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED DAYGLO" (X- 
. Ray Spex INT-553): Who will point the accusing 
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