Thanks to Doug P. for the rip and the scan!
A glam-punk classic from Montreal's first punk band, The 222's (many of whom went on to be in the 39 Steps (see HERE). "I Love Susan" is a the power-pop number with echoes of the Beach Boys and the Ramones, while "The First Studio Bomb" is the more punky rock n' roll side of things but the band keeps both sides full of unpredictable little breaks.
The 222's Wikipedia entry on the band is a particularly juicy read, as is this great interview with singer, Chris Barry, over at the Montreal Mirror.
If you want to hear some of the band's original demos go visit our friends over at ISKP.
Finally, for what is an absolutely stunning array of videos for band from this era and this place, go HERE.
Let us know what you think of The 222's in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the I Love Susan 7" link).
Update Chris from the 222's said:
If anyone thinks they might be in Montreal over the weekend of Dec 9-10, 2011, the recently resurrected 222s are gonna be doing a rare gig at le Cabaret Mile End on the 9th, and the following day I'm gonna unleash my new "solo" band on the world at Cafe Campus, Chris Barry's Shaken Babies. The 222s will be doing, uh, strictly 222s material while the Shaken Babies live set is a mix of old 39 Steps and Pillbox [NYC] songs along with some new stuff from my/our forthcoming record. So if you think you're gonna be in Montreal that weekend please come on out to one or both of these gigs.