Bubba (Mike Hamilton), John Siska?, Trevor Shea ? (guitar)
FANS OF BAD PRODUCTIONS [record label]
[Moved to Kingston, ON and released other records, including the “Go!” compilation CD/double LP in 1996/1998 with several Victoria bands. Here’s an interview with founder Chris Iler from Abridged Pause. The “Fuck the Commonwealth” LP teamed BC bands and Ontario bands and was put out to “protest” the Commonwealth Games that were held the same year. Each LP came with a recycled album cover, including a note “This cover was once: V/A – ‘Famous Original Country Hits’ etc.” Also came with a ‘zine booklet and was limited to 500 copies.]
Founder: Chris Iler
V/A – “Fuck the Commonwealth: 22 Bands From Ontario and BC That Hate the Queen!” (LP, 1994) – Kops for Christ (Toronto, ON), Ignatz (Toronto, ON), Blundermen (Toronto, ON), Dirty Bird (ON), Mr. Nobody (Oshawa, ON), Wad (ON), Blowhard (ON), Hockey Teeth (Toronto, ON), Minnow (Guelph, ON), Whatever (ON), Nothing To Lose, Insult to Injury (Vancouver, BC), Benchwarmer, The Uniks, Giblet, Mblanket, The Dunderheads (Vancouver, BC), Black Kronstadt, Goatboy, Splatter Boys, Mexican Power Authority (also included track by The Queen-Haters, the fake punk band from an SCTV episode w/Martin Short on vocals, John Candy on drums, etc.)
V/A – “Fuck the Commonwealth” (cassette/CD, 1995) – Kops for Christ (Toronto, ON), Insult to Injury (Vancouver, BC), Gus (Vancouver, BC), Hoofrarump, Ignatz (Toronto, ON), Render Useless, Blundermen (Toronto, ON), Hudson Mack, Dirty Bird (ON), Black Market Fruits, Floragore (Duncan, BC), Benchwarmer, Mr. Nobody (Oshawa, ON), Ache Hour Credo, Nothing To Lose, Wad (ON), The Uniks, Phallocracy (Barrie, ON), Giblet, Enfa/lak, Black Kronstadt, Blowhard (ON), Mexican Power Authority, Union of Uranus (Ottawa, ON), Goatboy, Hockey Teeth (Toronto, ON), Minnow (Guelph, ON), Lootbag, Mblanket (different song than on LP version), Whatever (ON), Swell Prod., Splatter Boys, Submission Hold (Vancouver, BC)
V/A – “Go!” (CD/double LP, 1996/1998) – ??
FIG. 4 (a.k.a. FIGURE FOUR)
[Melodic emo rock, 3/4 of the members went on to form The Trousers.]
Kim Block (bass/vocals), Mercedes Calvert (guitar/vocals), Sarah Nordean (guitar/vocals), Trena Canham (drums)
Self-titled demo (cassette, 1996) – Slipstream/Big Blue Eyes/Phat Boy/Woo/Still Falls the Rain/I Feel Release/Cinderman/Not My Thing/Gone
[Ska, 1997-1998?. Chris also in Deathwatch.]
Chris ? (bass), ??
Dez Carpenter?, Jason Welch, ??
FOOD NOT BOMBS VICTORIA
[Food Not Bombs served free vegan meals every Saturday in Centennial Square.]
Jaime Sheppard, Jamie Elder, Tanya Bernard, Rich Trawick and Lisa Wilson were some of the people involved.
[1990-1996, recorded a third release but couldn’t get past mixing stage.]
Calvin Dick (drums/power tools/vocals), Sylvia Kenny (bass/violin/vocals), Tania Wegwitz (guitar/vocals)
“Quiet Please” demo (cassette, 1992) – Getting Away from It All/Cold Prickly/Make Me Wear Pink/Frightful Release/Red Hose/Mind Funk/Mindless Hardcore Song/Moral Victory
“Grisly Lobby Display” (CD, 1994) – Waiting for It to Pass/Wildcat/Wallace/Insectary/Merkin/The Poultry King/It’ll Have to do/Phossy Jaw/Elevator Shoes/Lurking Circus Pervert/More Pigs/Venus, Texas/Mr. Jiffy (Made Me a Woman)
V/A – “Rock for Choice) (cassette, 1994, Vancouver, BC) – Waiting
Unreleased third recording
FRANCE’S FJORD [record label]
Founder: Sean Thomas
FFR01 – Rot:Ironsmile/The Warsaw Union split (cassette, 1997)
Wrought:ironsmile – “I Fear My Government, I Fear My Mother When She’s Mad at Me for Not Cleaning My Room, but When I Hear My Music, I Fear Nothing” (7”, 1997)
Adam Angus?, Dane Gifford, Ross Russell?, Jordy Picard?
Self-titled demo (cassette, 1996) – Queen Gaiptman/Deal with the Devil/Rocket in the Brain/I Wanna Be Me & Jonny B Goode/I Hate God/Drug Test
FREE TOY INSIDE
“May Contain Small Parts” demo (cassette, 199?) – ??
Dave Truscott (vocals), Jode Shortreed (guitar/vocals), Paul Burrows (guitar), Steve Bays (drums), Steve Simard (bass)
[Released a hardcore video in 1999? Also did horror and war films using local actors from the Victoria punk scene. Founder Brian Clement filmed many shows during the late ’90s, including the infamous “dollar show,” which anarchist punks Black Kronstadt played in Langford in 1995. “Somewhere buried deep in my old 8mm video cassettes I have the ‘dollar show’ recording,” says Clement.”The show was made cheap because there was another show planned some months previous that the bands and kids were locked out of when no one showed up to open the venue. I may have video from other shows, too.”]
Founder: Brian Clement
V/A – “The Dollar Show & Trial” (video, 1999?) – Black Kronstadt, Jonas, Trial (Seattle, WA), War Without End
[Heavy, loud industrial band who played all-ages in Courtenay a couple times, and out at UVic with Hermit. Scary!]
Kalani Rita (guitar/vocals), Kate Simms (vocals/bass), Jason Brown (drums)
“God Sucks Cock” demo (cassette, 1997) – Sodomy/Roid Rage/Latex Death/Deus
FUCK YOU, I’M STEALING HOME
[San Diego emo-style rock and roll, 1997?]
Dustin Hawthorne (bass/vocals), Quinn Slobodian (vocals), Steve Bays (drums), Todd Graham (guitar)
Demo (cassette, 199?)
V/A – “Please Do Not Feed the Pigeons” (CD, 1996, Skooby Snacks Records – Vancouver, BC) – “These Changes”
“VXXIII” (CD, 1996) – If We Only Had the Will/No Directions for Us/Trial/Where I’m At/Chance/Shawn William O’Neill/Ner/Sense/Anthem Mark/Negative Division/Fuzzy Wuz ‘E’/Doubt/23 Strikes Again/Dumb Fun/Rear Window/N.G./These Changes/(unlisted track)
FUNHOUSE RECORDS [record store]
[Independent record store that lasted for five years: 1988-1993?]
Founders: Kev Lee, Rick Andrews