Da Slyme - ST

Format: 2LP
Label: Loo Enterprises Inc. (no number)
Year: 1979
Origin: St. John's, Newfoundland
Genre: punk
Value of Original Title: $850.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Most Valuable Canadian Music, Primitive Cover Artwork, Newfoundland Labrador, Canadian Pioneers, 1970's, Canadian Punk


Track Name
one chord punk rock song
the wrong reunion
no talent
fear and loathing in the east end
piss eye sleazoid
crazy glue
arriverderci roma
the pon pumphrey song
they all art the same
speed ballin with granny
rat shoppe blue
tough luck
political clout
rocket in my pocket
young buck
margaret thatcher for possum queen
i hate my job
fail-safe video
my mind is shot
brewer'sdroop (the ladies lament)
right wing power
1000 year scam
running from the weapons of war
my only concern
and the $12 sneakers
kickin till i die
squeeze my blackhead
low-life scum
joe brick wall medley defecation on the nation
what ya doin wit dat seal?
devils (skeletons) out
kill (fill in the blank)
truck stop nun
the break song
constipated at kenora high
newfie rastaman
Defacation On The Nation
Trudeau Sucks





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Da Slyme were from St. John’s, Newfoundland and were Newfoundland's first punk rock band. They formed in 1977 and cut this album 3 years later, although some of the recordings were from 1978.

Apparently only 10 copies of this album were distributed outside of Newfoundland. It is not known how many were distributed within Newfoundland, but it is likely that less than 200 were made in total, and only a handful have survived the drunken Piss-eyed sleazoid beerfests.

The album was released in 1980 and was comprised of 2 lp’s (first punk 2lp released in Canada); one studio, one live, as well as extensive DIY style liner notes. After cutting the lp’s, Da Slyme ran out of cash so they went down to the local Salvation Army, bought some cheap albums for 25 cents each, spray painted the covers and housed the albums in a brown paper bag cover. Some of the albums that they spray-painted were Mr Dressup, Pink Floyd, Chris DeBurgh, Carlton Showband, Donna Fargo, The Bell Jubilee Sound, and Kris Kristofferson. (MoCM owns the Pink Floyd, Mr. Dressup and Kris Kristofferson copies). This particular copy shown is somewhat unique, likely one of only a couple signed by all the band members: The music itself is raw punk, ska, reggae, etc.

Da Slyme released an album of previously unreleased material (recorded at the Admiral Keg in 1984) on CD and it is available on their website. It’s a lot cheaper than trying to obtain a copy of this obscenely rare and important historical artifact of Canadian Punk rock history.
-Robert Williston


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