MP3: Classic Canadian Punks The Scenics

 

Track comes from band’s
first studio album since the ‘70s…

 

By
Blurt Staff

 

Andy
Meyers and Ken Badger originally formed The Scenics in the summer of 1976,
joining the ranks of the nascent Toronto
punk scene alongside outfits like Simply Saucer, Teenage Head, The Viletones,
The Diodes, The Demics, Forgotten Rebels, and The Dishes.  With a rotating cast of drummers and bassists
the pair issued their classic ’79 debut Underneath
the Door
and, later, the “Karen/See Me Smile” single before
parting ways amicably in ‘82. They were also featured in 1978’s infamous Horseshoe Tavern punk swansong, live album, and
film The Last Pogo.

 

Following
a resurgence in interest in the band, Badger and Meyers resurrected the most
powerful Scenics line-up in 2008 with drummer Mark Perkell and bassist Mike Young ,playing their first live
shows in 26 years to wildly appreciative audiences. Sunshine World followed in 2009, featuring previously unreleased
originals and two intriguing covers laid down in ‘77/’78.  Now they’ve cut a brand new, propulsive album
with producer Joby Baker, to be released Oct. 30 on Dream Tower Records. Dead Man Walks Down Bayview – think
Velvets, Byrds and Television – is the title, and you can check out the track “Dark Cave”
right here:

 


Dark Cave by Howlin’ Wuelf Media

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