As regular visitors to my blog will attest, I try not to be a one-trick pony. That is to say, that while I have posted a helluva lot of Canadian punk rock from the 70s, I try to keep things diverse. As you'll also recognize, I try to post items that are no longer available.
Case in point, this extremely rare release by the now-defunct, Fringe Records ("Fringe Product"):
A Touch Of Fringe brings together some of Canada's finest proponents of aggressive music. You've got yer Dayglo Abortions, your Bunchoffuckingoofs, Razor, Slaughter, Sacrifice and so much more. The genres on this disk run the gamut from Industrial, to Speed/Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Punk, Techno and Crossover.
Fringe Product was the brainchild of one Ben Hoffman, who also used to be the man behind The Record Peddler store and Record Peddler Distribution. From the late 70s to 2000, Fringe was one of Canada's most important punk rock and heavy metal labels, if not THE most.
(If you were of a certain age in 1988, you may remember that Fringe and Record Peddler were brought up on obscenity charges: a police officer from Nepean, Ontario instigated a criminal investigation of the Dayglo Abortions, after his daughter brought home a copy of Here Today, Guano Tomorrow. The cover shows a picture of a hamster eating from a box of chocolates on nice satin sheets, along with a glass of wine. A gun points at the hamster. The back cover, on the other hand, shows a depiction of the resultant carnage. For the record -- if you'll excuse the pun -- a jury cleared the companies of all charges in 1990.)
Anyway, click on the album cover to download a copy of 1993's extremely rare A Touch Of Fringe.
(VA) A Touch Of Fringe - The Compilation (1993):
|1||Death and Horror Inc.||Pain and Courage||3:44|
|2||Sacrifice||Storm In The Silence||4:09|
|3||Disciples Of Power||Nature's Fury||5:31|
|4||Dayglo Abortions||Here Today Guano Tomorrow||4:55|
|5||Razor||Sucker For Punishment||4:03|
|7||Dogs With Jobs||Stone Cold Killer||5:05|
|8||Bunchofuckingoofs||Coke The Real Thing For Real Assholes||2:26|
|9||Northern Vultures||Clean Up Verdun||4:19|
|13||Death and Horror Inc.||Climbing||4:43|
|14||Disciples Of Power||Crisis||3:55|
|16||Dogs With Jobs||Dogs With Jobs||2:52|