Vintage Vinyl: Chad Allan and the Expressions – ‘Shakin’ All Over’

When you think of Canadian rock legends The Guess Who, their hit “American Woman” may spring to mind, but their sound and history is drenched in British influence and humble beginnings playing roller rinks and school dances. The band was originally formed in Winnipeg as Al and the Silvertones in 1958, taking their name after the classic Silvertone guitar. Founding member, singer and guitarist Chad Allan evolved the band into the Reflections, the Expressions and finally, Chad Allan and the Expressions.

Vintage Vinyl: Skinny Puppy – ‘Remission’

With Industrial influenced acts gaining popularity worldwide, it’s a humble reminder the genre was spawned in part right here in Canada. Skinny Puppy formed in 1982 in Vancouver, BC. The partnership of cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre evolved into one of the most influential groups in Electronic music. Their impact stems primarily from the vast number of bands they influenced. Nine Inch Nails was once their opening act, with Trent Reznor proclaiming them as heroes, and stating his first song “Down In It” is a copy of SP’s 1986 single “Dig It.”

Peter Cook (July)

We were first introduced to July after buying Mojo's, Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers.. After listening to disc 2, Gandalf's Garden, July's - The Way, we were hooked.. For us to be allowed to run an article on July with Peter Cook's permission is an honour....