Eclectic ex-West Coast troubadour with a pedigree that encompasses some of Canrock's weirdest and most random talents, who brings his philosophical musical musings to Sneaky Dee's as part of Wavelength Sunday (January 8).
Stump - A Fierce Pancake
"What does a band whose only LP is dedicated to Wilhelm Reich and Flann O'Brien sound like? Maybe Count John McCormack and a blindfolded robot cat play Beefheart. The sound of dreams dreamt by body parts you forgot you had."
Betty Lavette - I've Got My Own Hell To Raise
"Seasonal apostasy had me in its grip the week she played Lee's, and I felt I couldn't justify the expense: a dunderheaded misalignment of priorities leading to a(nother) squandered opportunity to see a real live genuine legend of early R&B. This record - not my favourite but still kickass - is an artifact of my foolishness and remorse. "
The Birthday Party - John Peel Sessions
"This collection offers further ineluctable proof that, notwithstanding the fatuous jeremiads later tendered by Nick Cave, his old band remains the gold standard for the expression of terror, rage and despair in the rock idiom."