I'm feeling patriotic this week, so I thought I would post some cool Canadian content that may have been overlooked and everyone should be aware of.
Young Canadians were originally the K-Tels, but for some reason the K-Tel corporation objected to a bunch of Vancouver punks using the name and the band was forced to change their name to avoid legal action. In their all too short career of only 2 years, Young Canadians released 2 EPs and a single. The single, Hawaii is a Canadian punk classic and became the fastest selling punk/new wave record to date in BC. The band emerged from the Vancouver punk scene with other such notable bands as, D.O.A, The Pointed Sticks and Subhumans. Art Bergmann later went onto a respectable solo career. Before I ever listened to the Young Canadians I bought the cassettes of Crawl With Me and Sexual Roulette back in the day and I heard that he was a bit of a Canadian punk legend, but you almost couldn't tell with these two mainstream records (though they were very fine records). They had a bit more edge than the usual radio tunes, but I think it's best to dig further back in Bergmann's catalog to hear the music that gave him the reputation.
No Escape is an excellent collection that includes the 2 EPs and single, as well as compilation tracks and unreleased live recordings. Pretty much their whole career on one disc, a must hear! Enjoy!!
01. Son Of Spam 02. Can't Be Denied 03. I Hate Music 04. Automan 05. Don't Tell Me 06. Where Are You 07. Question Of Temperature 08. Wait For Your Approval 09. Fuck Your Society 10. Hawaii 11. Well, Well, Well 12. Hullabaloo Girls 13. No Escape 14. Beg, Borrow Or Steal 15. Last Tango (Femme Fatale) 16. Data Redux 17. Just A Loser 18. This Is Your Life 19. Don't Bother Me 20. Picture Of Health 21. Poison Of The Thought