Sunshine World

from by The Scenics

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  • Record/Vinyl

    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

    Includes unlimited streaming of In The Summer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    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!
    Gatefold Eco pac with clear plastic tray.

    Includes unlimited streaming of In The Summer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    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
    Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping
    Double needle sleeve and bottom hems
    Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage

    They're made in Mexico and are NAFTA certified.
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lyrics

SUNSHINE WORLD Andy Meyers 1978

Hold your eyes don’t jump in front of me girl
when the sun goes down we’ll play Monday
72 hours to fit all my life into
it’s a nice task, I gotta hurry.

If I’m angry if I feel frustrated
It’s ‘cause times rushing by pull the window out from under me
If I’m moving faster than you can girl
It’s cause I’m
Trying to catch up to the Sunshine World.

Eyes wide all night awake all day
gonna find adventure and romance
all bridges burned no stone unturned
never ain’t gonna not take no chance

no ifs ands or buts no waddaya means
if you block me while I’m stretching
I’ll just bust you at the seams
If you call my bluff I’ll just let it ring
‘cause I’m trying to catch up to the Sunshine World

When the last bus is leaving I don’t wanna miss the station
‘cause I walked you past a window where the new music’s playing
out my option for the hoping that I did while I worked and I’m
Trying to catch up to the Sunshine World.

credits

from In The Summer, track released November 10, 2015
Andy Meyers Guitar, Vocals, Song, Ken Badger Bass, Brad Cooper Drums.

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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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