Thursday, October 27, 2011

NoMeansNo: Oh Canaduh/New Age 7" (1991)



Please click over to The Big Takeover for my review of NoMeansNo live.

Y'know in case I couldn't talk you into downloading any of the two gargantuan-sized NoMeansNo singles/comp tracks/live songs bootlegs (see HERE), then do not miss this exquisitely packaged 1993 single which contains the band's rip-snortin' cover of two seventies Vancouver punk classics; the Subhuman's "Oh Canaduh" and DOA's "New Age". Hell, even if you did take those, add this for the artwork alone (and add the chance to add these two tracks to your next playlist!)




This is, I believe, was the last NMN release to feature Andy Kerr. While the band did amazing work before his arrival and since his departure there is a fearsome intensity about the Kerr era that is hard to replicate.




Oh yeah all the crafty artwork is courtesy of punk artist John Yates who worked with Jello Biafra and briefly ran a label, Allied Records, which always looked stunning!




So what's your take on the Kerr era of NoMeansNo? Let us know in the COMMENTS section (where you'll find the Oh Canaduh/New Age 7"  link).


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    http://www.mediafire.com/?grwxzlnwhlf7ubl

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  2. CallPastorJerkfaceOctober 27, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Nineteen ninety was about the time when Nomeansno came into focus for me.
    I'd already learned about them via CBC's Brave New Waves and my bandmate's love of playing a rendition of "Brother Rat/That's What Slayde Says" whenever there was a break in our rehearsals. But it was in that storied year I first picked up "Wrong" (and, in my shame, must admit I tried trading it for a copy of Dinosaur Jr.'s "Bug") and was soon enough blown away by their ferocity, originality and breadth of scope (Blues rock? Prog rock?!?). My intense love and dedication to dissonant metal, sloppy rock, naff guitar pop, etc., etc. notwithstanding, Nomeansno are actually one of the greatest bands this world will ever see. "Wrong" and "Small Parts" prove this.

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  3. all periods of nomeansno should be revered. i am simply happy they exist and continue to release records.

    that said, sex mad/you kill me is usually my favourite.

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  4. thanks a ton for these. i own the 45 here, along with most everything they released, but a lot of it is on vinyl that i haven't converted. that means i haven't listened to it in a while, so i appreciate these uploads (and your interview posts).

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  5. I hate to say it but when Andy left I kind of stopped following NoMeansNo with the avid interest I had before. I feel he added so much to them that he was almost as integral part to the band as the Wright brothers. The stuff I heard without him just seemed kind of flat. So I guess I have to say that the Kerr era of NMN is the best era.

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  6. CPJ
    ``Nomeansno are actually one of the greatest bands this world will ever see
    Amen, jerkface, amen!

    the carp
    `all periods of nomeansno should be revered
    For the win!

    Postebear
    And thanks for your regular and thoughtful comments - such things keep this blog afloat.

    DG
    I do think the Kerr-era is special but there`s some great other stuff - check out Worldhood of the world as such`.

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