L – Laffing Stock, Lando, Let’s Put the X in Sex, Lootbag, etc.

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Generation Gap
Cover and tape of Let's Put the X in Sex

Cover and tape of Let’s Put the X in Sex’s “Gag Me with a Spoon” demo.

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LAFFING STOCK

Dave Brown (guitar), Hoobie (Jason Greenwood) (vocals), Ryan Moist (drums), Wade Swagar (bass)

Releases:

“Coffee, Tea, or Me” demo (cassette, ?) – Needed Reality/Dave’s/Form a Life/I Met Al Instra/Boner for No Ree/Fairweather Friend

“Good Stuff Maynard!… Nope” split demo with Goat Boy (cassette, ?) – Phit Few/Choke/Hear or There/3 Part Party/Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover)/Stads Gone Punk/Gaffer

V/A – “Victoria Newlywed Nearlydead” (CD, 199?, Em Tee Head Productions) – Top/Important

“Small” demo (cassette, 1993) – Top/Skip/Just a Touch/Falafel/Balls/Five Bux/Important/Hot R/Pissed/Snatch/Bridge/Get/C.S.F.

LANDO

Joke band who sang only about Star Wars and played straight edge hardcore. Played one show and wrote huge bio in the Scene Ventage comp for no apparent reason. Played a reunion show?

Cam Pipes (vocals), Steve Bays (drums), Scott Gibson (bass), Todd Graham (guitar)

Releases:

Self-titled demo (cassette, 1995) – The Saga Begins/Join the Darkside/Who Will Leia Choose/Cloud City

V/A – “Scene Ventage” (7”, 1997, Break Even Records) – The Saga Begins

LARGETOOTH [zine]

Politics and art zine, first issue came out in January of 2000.)

Founders: Michelle Deines, Patrick Beattie

LASHBACK

[Dyke-core, members unknown.]

Releases:

Self-titled demo (cassette, 1994) – Her Song/Guns + Babies/Crazy/Big Dump/Little Sisters/School Factory/Pack of Dogs/Anarchy Mountain

LAST LAUGH

[Metallic pop-punk in the Strung Out vein. A strange mix of peppy snowboard punk and Slayer-esque metal riffs.]

Members unknown.

LEECH HARVEST

[Short-lived punk band around 1998. Played one or two shows and recorded a demo with Scott Henderson, but it was never released.]

Dan Wear (guitar/vocals), John London (RIP) (drums), Kent Webb (bass)

LEFT OF CENTER

[Hardcore.]

Aaron Clark (vocals), Jeff Turnbull (guitar), Jordan Clark (bass) (replaced Keith Laidman), Kent Kynastion (drums)

Releases:

“Hard Times” demo (cassette, 1993) – Meaningless Word/Dead Dream/Stealth Away/L.O.C./Poorhouse/Urban Cowboy (Genetic Control cover)/Obsession to Control

“Speed Bag” demo (cassette, 1994) – Open Your Eyes/Powertrip/More Wrong than Right/Deception/Job with a Future/My House/Beer Commercial Song/Time’s Up

LET’S PUT THE X IN SEX

[Predominantly a cover/parody band, these guys were unlike any other band, ever. Screechy vocals, crazy keyboard solos, and the best version of “I Want to Know What Love Is” ever, called “I Want to Know What Punk Is.” Played first show on May 13th 1995 in Sidney, played “last” show May 11th 1996 in Nanaimo, and in true rock and roll fashion they did a reunion show in Duncan, BC, Sept. 26/97. “Improv for Everybody” off the live tape was the only time everyone in the band jammed something original together.]

Bill Horsfield (vocals), The Count (Stewart Fulke-Griville) (poetry), The Cruiser (Jeff Kruys) (keyboards/bass on first demo), Greg Pratt (drums), Tavis Radford (vocals), Tom Saville (bass)

Releases:

Let’s Put the X in Sex/Roy Gbiv split demo (cassette, 1995) – Anarchy (“Tequila” parody)/Timing X (Devo cover)/I Wanna Know What Punk Is (Foreigner parody)

V/A – “Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group Benefit Compilation” (cassette, 1996, Carpe Diem Records – Nanaimo, BC) – Anarquila

“Live at CBGB” split demo with Hermit (cassette, 1996?) – In the Beginning (Motley Crue cover)/Shout at the Devil (Motley Crue cover)/Axel F (Herbie Hancock cover)/Centerfold (J. Geils Band cover)/Stoked on Technology/Thirteen/I Wanna Know What Punk Is (Foreigner parody)/Innertubin’ with Christians (Misty Mountain Hop) (Led Zeppelin parody)/Rock You (Helix cover)/Sweet Child o’ Mine-Jump (Guns n’ Roses/Van Halen cover)/For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica cover)/Hence Loathe Melancholy of Dark Stygian Knights Forlorn/Rock You Too (Helix cover)/Rheumatism of the Godless/Anarchy (“Tequila” parody)

Let’s Put the X in Sex/Hermit/James Rupper “3-Way Split” (cassette, 199?, Pure Fucking Chaos – Salt Lake City, UT) – ??

“Gag Me With a Spoon” demo (cassette, 1996, Hebdomadal Omphaloskepsif Media Productions) – The Party Starts Now (Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom cover)/Taming the Ferocious Captain Nagle/P_NRS_DEV:IFTRXPROC.LOG/The Final Countdown (Europe cover)/I (Kiss cover)/White Pride (Breakwater parody)/Shout at the Devil (Motley Crue cover)/Dude (Looks Like a Lady) (Aerosmith cover)/Rock You (Helix cover)/For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica cover)/I Wanna Know What Punk Is (Foreigner parody)/Star-Spangled Banner/The Final Countdown (Europe cover)/Auld Lang Syne/Anarquilla (“Tequila” parody)

“Just Like a Wartime Novelty…” (7″, 1996, Hebdomadal Omphaloskepsif Media Productions) – Balls to the Wall (Accept cover)/Filler (Minor Threat cover)/Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners cover)/A&W-Da Na Na Na Na Na-Dude (Looks Like a Lady) (Aerosmith cover)/Beemans Gum is for Perverts and Corn Chips are for Bachelors/Anarquila (“Tequila” parody) “Whoa! Blossom, whoa!/Baby if you’ve ever wondered…”

V/A – “Mutilated Carcass Volume 3” (cassette, ?, Pure Fucking Chaos – Salt Lake City, UT) – Shout at the Devil (Motley Crue cover)

V/A – “Mutilated Carcass 5” (cassette, ?, Pure Fucking Chaos – Salt Lake City, UT) – Master of Puppets (Metallica cover)

“Jay Flower Recordings ’96” (unreleased, 1996) – The Party Starts Now (Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom cover)/White Pride (Breakwater parody)/Techno/I (Kiss cover)/Balls to the Wall (Accept cover)/Dude (Looks Like a Lady) (Aerosmith cover)/Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners cover)/Beemans Gum Is for Perverts and Corn Chips Are for Bachelors/(Residents rip-off)/Filler (Minor Threat cover)/Improv/Anarquila (“Tequila” parody)/The Final Countdown (Europe cover)

“When the World Never Seems to Be Living Up to Your Dreams” split with Hermit and James Ruppert (cassette, 1997, Pure Fucking Chaos – Salt Lake City, UT) – I Wanna Know What Punk Is (Foreigner parody)/Breaking the Law (Judas Priest cover)/Balls to the Wall (Accept cover)/Copperhead Road (Steve Earle cover)/Master of Puppets (Metallica cover)/A New Level (Pantera cover)/Walking Corpse (Brutal Truth cover)/Circle of the Tyrants (Celtic Frost cover)/26 (92)/Kill Erik Disorder Improv.

V/A – “Hardcore Hillbillies” (cassette, 1997, Jalden Records) – Filler (Minor Threat cover)

V/A – “Scene Ventage” (7”, 1997, Break Even Records) – Hang the Pope (Nuclear Assault cover)

V/A – “8:11 on a Summer Night” (cassette, 1997, Diminutive Records) – Balls to the Wall (Accept cover)

“Live at the Hammersmith Odeon” (cassette, 1997, Hornbuckle Records – Decatur, Alabama) – Hang the Pope (Nuclear Assault cover)/I Wanna Know What Punk Is (Hella Speed Version) (Foreigner parody)/A&W-Da Na Na Na Na Na-Dude (Looks Like a Lady) (A&W theme song/Conga line song/Aerosmith cover)/A New Level (Pantera cover)/Timing X (Devo cover)/Axel F Reprise (Herbie Hancock cover)/The Final Countdown (First Version) (Europe cover)/26/13/Master of Puppets (Metallica cover)/One (Metallica cover)/Rock You (Helix cover)/Walking Corpse (Brutal Truth cover)/Anarquilla (“Tequila” parody)/”Let’s Hear It for Let’s Put the X in Sex…” (spoken word by Connor of Offal Consumption – Nanaimo, BC)/Improv for Everybody (all songs live except “The Final Countdown” and “Improv for Everybody”)

V/A – “Audio Terrorism: The Soundtrack for Weirdness and Blind Hostility” (CD, 199?, C.N.P. Records – Richmond, VA/Satan’s Pimp Records – Reno, NV/Heartplug Records – MA) – Rock You (Live)

V/A – “Choice of a New Generation (An Underground Tribute to Brutal Truth)” (CD, 2000, Zero Negative Records – Enschede, The Netherlands) – Walking Corpse (Brutal Truth cover)

Unreleased recordings – Improv. #1/Improv. #2 (Santo cover)/Master of Puppets (Goofy Version) (Metallica cover)/Improv. #3/(Residents rip-off)/”Are You Ready?”

LETTERS TO THE LORD HIMSELF

[Melodic hardcore with chaotic bits, post-Republic of Freedom Fighters, heavier than Freedom Fighters, not sure if they played any shows. A Last FM page for the band is here.]

Dave Truscott (guitar), Dustin Hawthorne (bass/vocals), Jode Shortreed (drums)

Releases:

V/A – “The Carlos Compilation” (7”, 1997, Pleed Records – Tampa, FL) – Bomb Drop

L.I.D.

[Pop-punk. Band name stands for Lower Island Dealers. The band’s MySpace page is here.]

Little Jay (guitar), ??

Releases:

“Beer Mug On” demo (cassette, 199?) – ??

“Beer Mug On Sampler” (cassette?, 199?, not sure if this was the same release as the demo, recorded for Gary Brainless) – Bitter Dregs/Power Is for Assholes/Rukus/MC5/Not All There/What I Gotta Do/Thomas Crapper/Busface/Settle down/Camaro/What’s your XcusE/Bitch/Vetoed/Grey Poupon/Dukes/Goodpiss n Brluy c you n Get on the floor/FNDFN/CAN I HELP YOU/Charlie Arson/Smart Like a Dumptruck/4 track Andy Seibert Project/Shock Treatment 95/Barely cyou 95/CFUV with Uncle Ian

L.I.D. stands for Lower Island Dealers.  Best to speak with Glen Bitters regarding what your doing, I’m sure he’d be interested. He’s on Facebook, I’ll post a link to the blog on his profile. As far as I know the Beer Mug On demo I got was actually recorded for Garry Brainless, so I don’t know if it’s an actual release. Tracks I got…
L.I.D. – Beer Mug On Sampler (Cassette)
V/A – “Sex with Nothing” (CD, Rat’s Nest/Em Tee Head Productions, 2002) – Power Is for Assholes

LITTLE FERNWOOD [venue]

Shows put on by Malcolm Croome, Greg Pratt, Jason Schreurs, and many others.

LOOK THE OTHER WAY [zine]

Founder: Greg Pratt

LOOTBAG

Dan Ferneyhough (bass), Jay Siska (drums/vocals), Tony Goluza (guitar/vocals) [Sean McCombs did vocals on “Kill a Cop,” Todd Majheur on trumpet.]

Releases:

“Next 15 km” demo (cassette, 199?) – What the Fuck/Eat/Fuck Peace/Just No Way/Every Fucking Day/Over My Head/77 Days/Not Doing It/Hank’s by the Lake/One Desire/Utopia/Lies, Repression, Hatred/Wasting Away/Larry Maki’s Hair/Nothing/Scram

“10th Kid” demo (cassette, 1992) – The Fuckin Mall/This One/Ed Rocks Hard/Skip One/Whatever Happened to Fawn?/Holy Shit/5 Banana/Ramblin Gamblin Man (Bob Seger cover)/Mike Makes Rice/Heard They Were Cops/Jan/Our War/Our Lives/Hate/The Joker (Steve Miller cover)

V/A – “Fuck the Commonwealth” (cassette/CD, 1995, Fans of Bad Productions) – Kill a Cop

Unreleased recordings – Four songs recorded in 1993; supposed to be a 7” but never came out/The Right Brigade (Bad Brains cover)

LOST CAUSE

Bubba (Mike Hamilton) (vocals), Hoobie (Jason Greenwood) (guitar), John (drums), Matt (guitar/vocals), Todd Graham (bass)

Releases:

Self-titled demo (cassette, 1993) – No More/Just an Act in a Day/Choked/Useless/Winter of Hate/No Faith/My Choice/Conveniently Forgotten/Racist Lies

[other 5 song demo??]

LOUD MOUTH MASON

[Formerly know as Wide Mouth Mason, but changed their name for obvious reasons. “Fugazi goes swimming with a ska octopus,” is how the band described themselves.]

Ceilidh Grieve (bass/vocals), Devon Grieve (guitar/vocals), Don Stenner (drums)

Releases:

“Something Slightly Ajar” demo (cassette, 1996) – Viva Puffs/Little Ditty/Death of an Era/Rugrats/Fall/Spiderlady/Flamenco Ska/Clock Strikes 13/Shutdown/Plight of Keith

LUKE PUKE AND THE BABA-CHUCKS

Clay (guitar), Luke Burgess (vocals), Randy Babachuck (bass), Tania (guitar)

Rather uninspired punk rock about drinking, played one or two shows.

LYLE’S PLACE RECORDS [record store]

[Jeremy Robinson worked here before opening Ditch Records, other employees included Jamie Fulton and Noel Davies. Still open today, on Yates St. beside the Odeon Theatre.]

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