Tour of the Curse

by Black Fork / Los Canadians

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    Brand new vinyl of a rare and long-lost classic, originally released on the Starcrunch label in 1996. Two rockin' bands at the peak of their powers, East Bay punx Black Fork and Miami's finest, Los Canadians, dish out eight awesome songs about love, loss and class warfare.

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    Distro copy of Black Fork 12" discography, put out by Berkeley's Mess Me Up Records on gorgeous blue vinyl. Collects all of Black Fork's 7"s, compilation tracks and some rare outtakes - Basically every song except those on BF's Lookout! Records release, "Rock for Loot".

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This record is a reissue of (now defunct) Starcrunch Records' split 7" featuring Black Fork and Los Canadians, two of the '90s greatest underground punk acts, who toured the U.S. together in '95 and '96. Both bands broke up before 2000, but their members are all still active in bands such as Black Rainbow, Severance Package, Hidden Spots & Dark Rides. Other members went on to play in Drunk Horse, Stun Guns, The Pattern, Chickenhead, Saviours, Talk is Poison, Needles and a hundred or so others.

While Black Fork and Los Canadians played very different strains of punk (BF relied on a blunt-force sonic assault while LC was melodic and intense ala The Replacements or Husker Du), they considered themselves kindred spirits and played together every chance they got. They even shared members at various times, with Ivy playing drums for Black Fork in the early years and Josh filling in on guitar with Los Canadians when they found themselves Buddha-less in Berkeley.

In the Summer of '96, Black Fork and Los Canadians joined forces to rock, drink, fight and steal their way across America.

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released June 1, 2014

BLACK FORK:
Robin "Tussin" Indar - Vox
Josh "Officer Von" Indar -Guitar
Cyrus "T. Nails" Comiskey - Bass
Jim "Nastic" Anderson - Drums
Recorded by Billie Joe Armstrong, Catbox Studios, Berkeley

LOS CANADIANS:
Ivy "Hellbaby" McClelland -Vox
Brian "Buddha" Bush - Guitar
Timmy Put - Bass
Scott "Cut n Dry" Baldwin - Drums
Recorded by Dan Destructo, Miami

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Bringing you the finest in punk, rock, psych and powerslop since 2003!!!

Shut Up was founded by Brad Lackey, who launched the label with a blistering posthumous LP by The Stun Guns.


In 2013, Brad passed Shut Up on to Robin & Josh Indar of Severance Package / Black Fork.

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Track Name: Black Fork - Who Put the Narc in Anarchy? (Black Fork)
Grab 'em by the tie, grab 'em by the throat - tell the whole world it's a big joke, joke - inadequate everyone - If you can't fool the system into going away, put a little dynamite in their way, rip down the flags of wrong - They tell us to salute them or we're going to fall, they glorify the rules when shit ain't real - a biased sense of pride - Think about that at your ten course meal - ain't rich, ain't white, ain't man, no deal - so much for you to hide - You think you can push around and we'll just blindly take it, and even if not you can always use force - we think we know better than you about how to run things and the time has come for you to die off.
Track Name: Black Fork - Shelf Life (Black Fork)
We don't want today, what's going on is so lame. Business men in skyscrapers make me fill out papers. There's only one way to live - cryogenically preserved into the next century! Don't pull the plug or we'll thaw,and we don't want to have to pay Johnny Law. Don't wake us until prescription refill, ten times over... We love today - football, prozac and AIDS - doesn't get any better than this! Just keep the immigrants out and our tax budgets low - we'll vote for him for more years. And we don't want IT ALL - we just want more kiddie parks and more malls. Don't underestimate all the power that we have on the state. Gold on TV - that's all we see, through the goggle...
Track Name: Black Fork - Fur Worm (Black Fork)
Meter maid, peace officer, French mime, McHamburglar, trailer full of mormons, mail-order bride, Beefaroni doctor, Nurse Lowfat at his side, and we are not gonna be under the mustache of what's on TV. We're experimented Guinea Pig wrecks but we know what we hate and we know it's related to you!
Track Name: Los Canadians - Taming the Devil (Los Canadians)
Pick up a penny, wish on a star, don't forget to throw salt over your shoulder - found the saint candle at the supermarket - reading horoscopes, see how far you'll get with this life, Doesn't matter how luck y you are, 'cause nothing can replace the scars. And you don't care how lucky you are - it's all a game and so are you.
Track Name: Los Canadians - Cardboard Box (Los Canadians)
What'd you say? Why don't you say it again? What did you say? Now say it again... Doesn't matter how you hurt me, 'cause you won't remember tomorrow. Doesn't matter what you say now.
Track Name: Los Canadians - At Iggy's (Los Canadians)
Try to remain unconscious to the voice of consciousness, but sometimes it backfires - sometimes it requires more than I've got. Can't focus my energy on one spot, on one spot...
Track Name: Los Canadians - Speed at Robin's (Los Canadians)
I saw you kill yourself today, the weight never gave in but oh, you did - You looked in the mirror only one way, your eyes changed - You didn't see the same face and the trouble behind you. And you say you're alright now, but you know you can't last much longer with that smile on your face, can't hold on too much longer... You see your cure is causing the disease and the trouble behind you. You hold it close, like it's your only love, but you know it's sucked you lifeless, it's touched you numb. It keeps you going, going away, further from your will so that nothing could be real.