Étranger, L' - Innocent Hands (EP)

Format: 12"
Label: Sensible Record Company LET-001
Year: 1982
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: punk
Value of Original Title: $50.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: 12"
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1980's, Ontario, Canadian Rock


Side 1

Track Name
Today's Papers
Took What Didn't Belong
Not Seeing Us

Side 2

Track Name
Taken Away



L'Étranger - Innocent Hands (EP)


Innocent Hands (EP)


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L'Étranger was a Canadian punk rock band in the early 1980s.

Named for the novel L'Étranger by Albert Camus, the band played a politically-minded brand of punk music that drew on both Clash influences and the band members' social justice-oriented Roman Catholic faith.

The band originally consisted of Andrew Cash, Charlie Angus and Peter Duffin. That lineup released two EPs, Innocent Hands in 1982 and Running Out of Funtown in 1984. The band was best known for their anti-apartheid single "One People", one of the first independent videos ever to gain airplay on the then-new MuchMusic.

Subsequently, Angus left the band to form Grievous Angels with drummer Duffin, and was replaced by Bruce PM and Tim Vesely for the band's final EP, Sticks and Stones in 1986.

Following the band's breakup, Cash began performing as a solo artist. His first solo release was a reissue of Sticks and Stones. He went on to record several albums as a solo singer-songwriter and as a member of The Cash Brothers, and also worked as a freelance journalist. Duffin later co-founded the acoustic pop band Barnhouse Static with Canadian songwriter Kathy Evans.

As of 2011, Angus and Cash are both in politics, sitting in the Canadian House of Commons as members of the New Democratic Party caucus.


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