O Boy

from by The Scenics

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    Italian pressing from the Rave Up label. Sharp, clear, warm remaster of original 1977-78 studio recordings by Victoria, BC, producer Joby Baker. Joby had two projects he produced up for Grammys this year. Original recordings done on 4 and 8 track reel to reel.

    ‘I don’t know much about this Canadian New Wave band that made these brilliant recordings in ’77 & ’78. Why they aren’t legends is hard to say.’ Roctober (Chicago)

    “Largely unappreciated when they originally existed between 1976-81, these underground icons merged Television’s guitar work, Big Star’s pop prowess, Pere Ubu’s dementia, & the Ramones’ urgency.” Jonathon Cummins, Montreal Mirror

    "Brainy crackpot art-pop with an ear for off-kilter melody, a headful of magic & twitchy grooves to burn. It's a sin the Scenics have left such a faint mark on punk-rock history... but the reborn cult starts here.” Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

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    Designed by award-winning designer David Montle, who has worked with The Scenics since 1979. Features photos by Brian Molyneaux and Rodney Bowes, including the photo used on the new Scenics T-shirt. Extensive liner notes by Colin Brunton, director of the Last Pogo and The Last Pogo Jumps Again, tell the story of the summer of 1977 day when he first met and first heard the Scenics. Sound is powerful, clear and nuanced- it's a new remaster by celebrated producer Joby Baker and it sounds like the original four track reel to reels, but better!
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    Designed by David Montle, who has designed all the Scenics' album artwork. Features the tray card image from the In The Summer CD. Monochromatic Psychedelia will help you feel the groove.

    6.0 ounce 100% cotton jersey
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lyrics

O Boy (Ken Badger)

He's a product of a college community
he takes drugs and so does his mother
he's quite unstable yet he seems so serene
the way he talks from one side to the other
to paint to cook to play the fiddle

He's a product of a college community
he's around for a while then he fades in thin air
wish he had a pal to make things real
wish he had a pal instead of these nuts


At the watering hole they all knew him
cause he could spit from underneath his tongue
drink and drink and drink and go home and get sick
football game tomorrow O boy

Look out people when you see him walking around
he's quite capable now ain't that funny
look the other way don't wanna attract his attention
if you see him at a party go home.

credits

from In The Summer, track released November 10, 2015

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Dream Tower Records Toronto, Ontario

Vintage/current music by Toronto protopunk legends The Scenics & related projects.

“It wasn't so much that The Scenics were ahead of their time in 1977, it's more that almost everybody else didn't even know what time it was.
New York had Talking Heads, and England was blessed with XTC, but here was their equal in Toronto...”
Bob Mersereau, author "the Top 100 Canadian Albums"
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