Scenics: In the Summer LP
The Scenics didn’t play by the punk rules of the day. Their wild creativity meant any Scenics performance was an adventure... In the summer of 1976 Andy Meyers, fresh out of High School, and Ken Badger, working at the local music store, met and started The Scenics. After hearing their first studio recordings, legendary Toronto promoters The Garys immediately slid them onto Talking Heads’ September 1977 show. Featuring 12 studio recordings from 1977-78, remastered by Joby Baker. Liner notes by Last Pogo director Colin Brunton. We have the last copies from the trios’ own Canadian pressing on Dream Tower Records. 12” black vinyl LP with download card. Recommended for fans of Pere Ubu, MX-80 Sound, Television, and other kings of the lesser-trodden proto-punk path! “In 1977 New York had Talking Heads, England XTC, but here was their equal in Toronto” Bob Mersereau, CBC. “This one is quite special” 4 stars, Kris Needs, Record Collector. “These underground icons merged Television’s guitar work, Big Star’s pop prowess, Pere Ubu’s dementia, & Ramones’ urgency.” Montreal Mirror.