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Chevy Dirt - Western Civilization

Format: LP
Label: Change CLP 8009
Year: 1980
Origin: Toronto, Ontario, 🇨🇦
Genre: rock, punk, new wave
Value of Original Title: $25.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, Rock Room, Canadian Pioneers, 1980's


Side 1

Track Name
Nothing to Me
Gas Operator
This Ain't Love

Side 2

Track Name
Western Civilization
No Foolin' Around
Little Loser
Convertible Car
Shake Me Up


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Western Civilization


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In 1980, Chevy Dirt marked their musical presence with the release of their eponymous album, a unique fusion of rock, new wave, and punk. At the helm were Steve Emslie, embodying the persona of "Chevy Dirt," and Dawn Guthrie, known as "Squirrely Strange." The journey began with their inaugural performance in Elliot Lake, Ontario, setting the stage for an eventful year filled with club dates across Ontario and Québec.

As their popularity soared, Chevy Dirt embarked on two tours to the east and one to the west, expanding their reach and captivating audiences along the way. Signed to Myles Cohen's Change Records label, the band crafted their self-titled debut, featuring a 3D front cover and liner. An innovative touch for its time, the album even included 3-D glasses, making it a pioneering release in Canada. This 3D album cover preceded Toronto's 'Girls Night Out' in 1983, solidifying Chevy Dirt's status as unique in the Canadian music scene.
Canadian Pioneers have their own place at MOCM:
-Robert Williston

Dawn Guthrie (Squirrely Strange): lead vocals
Spike: lead guitar
Steve Emslie (Chevy Dirt): guitar, vocals
Skitz Borderline: bass
The Vulture: drums

Written by Steve Emslie; except 'Gas Operator' co-written with Dawn Guthrie; and G.T.O., written by John W. Wilkin
Produced by J.J. Stewart for Change Records
Recorded and remixed by Rick Capreol, Ed Stone, and Kevin Doyle at Sounds Interchange, Toronto, Ontario
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York, NY, USA


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