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222's - Montreal Punk '78-'81

Format: CD
Label: Sonik's Chicken Shrimp Record SCS 006
Year: 2006
Origin: Montréal, Québec
Genre: punk
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Value of Original Title: $18.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Quebec, 1970's, Canadian Punk

Tracks

Track Name
Female
Hold Up
Always Around
She Wants Revenge
Fun, Fun, Fun
Academic Drop
Lowlife
First to Third Round
La Poupee qui fait non (demo version)
Come to Me Cold
Jailbait (Live, Club Montreal)
First Studio Bomb (Live, Rotter's Club, Ottawa)
Something New (Live, Venue unknown)
Dumb Girl (Live, Venue unknown)

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Information/Write-up

One of Montreal earliest punk bands, the 222's hold the distinction of releasing the city's first indie punk single back in 1978 [actually, I think it's 1979]. Taking their cue from the likes of The Stooges, The Dolls and the original Alice Cooper band as much as from the Ramones or Pistols, in the late '70s, the 222's, led by charismatic 16 year old front man Chris Barry, were unquestionably Montreal's premier glam/punk outfit, capable of drawing capacity crowds wherever and whenever they played. Eventually chastised in their hometown for their glam roots, by 1980 the band had been unofficially adopted by Teenage Head's management, and, in between regular jaunts to play Max's Kansas City in NYC, spent much of the following year supporting the Head in Québec and Ontario. In 1981 a second 222s single, La Poupee Qui Fait Non, was released. Allegedly recorded at gunpoint for a Montreal drug lord who took issue with the group's musical direction, the record was widely regarded as so horrible, the band broke up out of embarrassement, rather than try to repair their once stellar reputation. This extremely rare and highly sought after collection from Montreal's legendary late 70's punk outfit, the 222's, is now available in CD format. 14 songs + 4 bonus (computer) video tracks of the band from various TV and live performances. Comes with a 16 pages booklet with rare photos and extensive liner notes written by 222's singer Chris Barry. This is remastered and restored from original tapes that showed up in 2005 from a local radio DJ. This is not a bootleg and fully endorsed by the band. These are brand new and sealed cds direct from Sonik.

Chris Barry: vocals
Pierre Major: guitar
Joe Cerratto: bass
Louie "Louie" Rondeau: drums

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