305660

$300.00

Verdix - Lookin' Around b/w Media

Format: 45
Label: Aura Records AR 8003
Year: 1981
Origin: Calgary, Alberta
Genre: punk
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $300.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Alberta, Canadian Punk, 1980's

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Lookin' Around

Side 2

Track Name
Media

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Verdix - Lookin' Around b/w Media

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Lookin' Around b/w Media

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Information/Write-up

While age, geography (note: no one had their own car) and schooling had kept bands isolated during the early years of Calgary punk, the satanic-clubhouse atmosphere of the Calgarian’s back room brought the Nasties-Sturgeons scene crashing into the world of the Verdix, one of the best and most underappreciated bands from Calgary’s first wave of punk.

“The Verdix were different from the Calgary bands that had gone before, which tended to be pretty young, like 17-, 18-year-olds,” says Allen Baekeland, the former station manager of CJSW. “They were a little bit older and they could play. So immediately the scene sort of coalesced around them.” Their only single, “Media,” backed with “Lookin’ Around,” showcases a band that absolutely held their own against the lean aggression of the Sturgeons and the melodic skill of the Nasties, and while a palpable, friendly tension still exists between the two camps (the Verdix were “suspicious”; the Nasties were “nerdy”), all three bands co-existed and flourished at the Calgarian.
-Sam Sutherland, Fastforward

read the rest of this great article here: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/music/music-features/punk-at-the-calgarian-hotel-7957/

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