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Sympathetic Sounds of Montreal
1. All the Way to My Grave - Stack O'Lees
2. Rock & Roll Soldier - The Cut Offs
3. Hang On - BBQ
4. Owe Money - Scat Rag Boosters
5. Fat Bottom - Scat Rag Boosters
6. Gone Black - CPC Gangbangs
7. Baby I Grind - Les Sexareenos
8. Out the Door - Les Sexareenos
9. She - Royal Routes
10. Kukamonga Train - The Del-Gators
11. Big Bird - The Deadly Snakes
12. Talk About My Baby - The Deadly Snakes
13. Are You Sure - The Sunday Sinners
14. Heart Attack - The Cheating Hearts
15. Horse Fever Blues - The Cheating Hearts
16. Masked Marvel - Stack O'Lees
17. Death Rattle - The Cut Offs
18. Debra Lee - BBQ
19. Loretta Lynn - The Sunday Sinners
20. Suicide Ride - CPC Gangbangs
21. Restless Night - Royal Routes
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 686
Edouard La Rocque; Edouard La Rocque
Edouard La Rocque
Personnel: Andr Either (vocals, guitar); Age of Danger (vocals, organ); Missy, Oily Chi (guitar, background vocals); Cheddy, Choyce (guitar); Jeremi Madsen (saxophone); Matt Carlson (trumpet); Cocobutter Khan (piano, background vocals); Annie (Farfisa, background vocals); Dorrito Dan, Andrew Gunn (drums); Choyco (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Edouard La Rocque; Robert Squire.
Photographers: Edouard Majeri; Leyla Majeri.
Seems like every town has a garage punk scene now (you can decide if this is progress or entropy), and the good folks at Sympathy for the Record Industry, determined to document this phenomenon, have headed to the unlikely locale of Montreal to capture the loud sound in action within Canada's second-largest city. Sympathetic Sounds of Montreal features 11 bands offering their own variations on punk-influenced garage raunch, ranging from R&B-influenced ravers the Deadly Snakes and Les Sexareenos to noise-addled bashers Scat Rag Boosters and CPC Gangbangs, all recorded in the intimate and affordable confines of Edouard La Roque's Rabbit's Ears Studio. If there's a surprise here, it's how strongly blues influences dominate these bands in a town not exactly known for a thriving R&B community; the Stack O'Lees and BBQ show off plenty of soulful swagger as well as bringing the rock, and even the most rawk of these acts manages to make with a hip-shaking wail that belies their French Canadian heritage. Overall, Sympathetic Sounds of Montreal is a few notches short of revelatory, but it's also a good bit more rockin' than you might expect, and offers concrete proof that America has no monopoly on high-attitude guitar bashing. Fine and fun listening, not to mention a worthwhile soundtrack for your next trip across the northern border. ~ Mark Deming
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