Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Super Friendz- Sticktoitiveness

Happy Canada Day!!
When you think of great albums recorded by Canadian artists, of course names like the Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, or Blue Rodeo always seem to come out. Though all those artists are good in their own right, I personally have listed some of my favourites (in no particular order):
  • Sloan- Twice Removed
  • New Pornographers- Mass Romantic
  • Bum- Wanna Smash Sensations
  • Stand GT- They're Magically Delicious
  • Chixdiggit- Chixdiggit
  • Plumtree- Predicts the Future
  • Weakerthans- Left and Leaving
  • The Nils- The Nils
...and I'm sure there are many more I can't think of right this minute, but if you have any fav Canadian albums, please list them in the comments.

Definitely one of my favourite bands from the 90's was Halifax's, Super Friendz who recorded only 3 full-length albums. Their first two albums, Mock Up, Scale Down and Slide Show in my mind are over-looked Can-Con classics. The band was active from 1994-1997, but reformed in 2003 for a tour and recorded a third record, Love Energy. The band released their early albums (and 7" and 10"ers) on Murderecords, Chris Murphy of Sloan's label and were part of the renowned East Coast scene of the early 90's. This scene discovered other great bands that gained attention and exposure such as; Jale, Thrush Hermit, The Inbreds, Eric's Trip, Plumtree and Sloan.

Super Friendz's only release in the U.S. was a CD compilation of Mock Up, Scale Down and their rare 10", Play The Game, Not Games repackaged as Stickoitiveness. This release was the band's attempt to gain some exposure in the States. For some weird reason this was also the title of an independent cassette made by the band in 1994 and if anyone has more information or a copy of this recording, please let me know, I would love to post it here.

Sticktoitiveness (1997)
1. 10 Lbs.
2. Karate Man
3. Undertow
4. Rescue Us From Boredom
5. One Day
6. Fireflies
7. Machine Green
8. Kiss The Land
9. Landing Light
10. Green Hand
11. Half-Mast
12. Restricted
13. Better Call
14. Down In Flames
15. Boots
16. Come Clean
17. When They Paid Me

THE SUPER FRIENDZ- Sticktoitiveness. rar


Anonymous said...

Love Junk - Pursuit of Happiness

binky said...

Good choice, haven't heard that in awhile. I think I'll seek out a copy on CD!

Pops said...

The Flashing Lights - Where The Change Is

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