More proof positive that Vancouver are the kings of late 70s/early 80s punk rock (also see previous post):
This post is a response to a request over at Dgrador's O Canadarm! site.
This is an excellent rare tape of the Vancouver scene with otherwise-unreleased tracks (live & demo's of released versions) from 1984 - mostly punk but with some art/alternative rock thrown in.
Undergrowth 84 was released on Collector's R.P.M. Records, which reportedly was a rather large record store in Vancouver, which dealt in vinyl collectables. The following description is based on another site's testimony:
"The smaller front part of the store had the 'KISS collectable corner' and the 'Beatles Museum' along with all the high-$ items; the larger rear of the place was a dark mould-smelling grotto of a few thousand LPs, EPs, 7"s, and tons of bootlegs of all genres including a wall of punk boot's. In the far back corner was a hidden door to a poster-lined stairway leading up to an antechamber of music & entertainment ephemera like posters, buttons, & TV Guides from the 1950s-1970s. Incredibly cool place, but around 1990 the owner slowly went crazy with paranoia & other strange symptoms, moved to a smaller shop (while the original site was razed for a big-name hotel) & would only let people in either through appointment or if they "looked right", and then even that disappeared....)"
The following year, CRPM would release Undergrowth 85.
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(VA) Undergrowth 84 (1984):
Side 1 (Tracks 1-26)
Side 2 (Tracks 27-43)
|3||Bill Of Rights||Blind Society||1:36|
|4||Bill Of Rights||Shot In The Ass||2:02|
|5||Bill Of Rights||Back In The USSR||0:51|
|6||Clay Pigeon||Party Line||2:33|
|7||Clay Pigeon||Holy War||3:34|
|8||Soldiers Of Sport||The Broadcast||4:11|
|9||Celebrity Drunks||Laugh Till I Cry||2:39|
|10||Culture Shock||Stay Away||1:26|
|11||Death Sentence||Get Out Of The Way||2:13|
|12||Death Sentence||Real World||1:05|
|13||Death Sentence||Ultra Violence||3:23|
|14||Unnatural Silence||Misfits Are Innocent||1:04|
|18||Sudden Impact||Hostage Taker||2:11|
|19||Sudden Impact||She Drives Me Crazy||3:48|
|20||House Of Commons||Insane||2:15|
|21||Uknown Fibres||Surfer Joe||2:06|
|22||Slow||The Night Before||4:54|
|23||Emily||Cows In The Field||4:21|
|25||Der Mittelgang||Take Away The Love||3:13|
|28||Family Plot||Taxi Driver||5:35|
|29||Quantum Leap||Cancelled Picnic||4:08|
|31||Red Herring||If You Work For Me||4:27|
|32||Animal Slaves||Save Me From Ruin||4:22|
|36||Skinny Puppy||Glass Houses||3:27|
|38||Gord Martin||Still Examination Of Objects In Space||5:57|
|39||Courage Of Lassie||Hopes and Fears||4:26|
|40||Courage Of Lassie||Grablied (Loved Ones)||3:19|
|43||Blair Petrie||Gog Demanos (Live)||3:09|