I was a teenage doorman at Toronto's first all ages Punk Club. It was also the place the Wasagas played so many of their shows during the early 80s. Nothing but trouble. Buy the book...
Wishing all our friends an excellent Holiday Season and looking forward to a productive New Year.
‘Alone And Gone’ is a book based around the photographs of Simon and Nick White. This period (1978 – 1983) is widely credited as being the ‘Post Punk’ years. Bands such as The Rheostatics, The Vital Sines, Breeding Ground, Kinetic Ideals, The Sturm Group, The Dave Howard Singers, Youth Youth Youth, Rent Boys and your lovable WASAGAS all released their home produced basement recordings on cassette tape, which was the cheaper alternative to vinyl.
It seems that Nick Smash's book about Toronto's Post Punk days is now SOLD OUT.
After entering the charts at #2, the LP Return of the Wasagas has reached #1 in its second week in rotation. As well the single Surfin a Go Go hit #2 in the singles chart and the band hit #2 band popularity chart. Crazy man, Crazy !
Check out the LP HERE
WOW Episode 60 of the SURFPHONY OF DERSTRUCTION 2000 is a full 2 hour interview about the Wasagas wild past and present. Have a listen to the strangest band history in Surf Music ever !!!
Another positive review from this respected Surf Music Blog...
...this is a damn fine instro record. Their sound is modern trad -- not sounding terribly close to a 60's California record but with a melodic focus and not too many gimmicks.
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Our first review from Shakin' Katz - Slam reviews
From the opening intro to the final track this is one refreshing and fun ride that maintains a stout groove.Highlights include: "Surfin' A Go-Go" , " Boogie Board ", " Spaghetti Summer" and "Ain't Gunna Crash"
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This past October 28th the Wasagas were joined by the Men in Gray Suits from Montreal and members of the Surfrajettes at the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto for their LP release, the place was packed, the costumes were crazy and the SURF was dripping in reverb!