Archive for the ‘1993 Music’ Category


Ralph Murphy Circa 1993

August 12, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: Circa 1993
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Amongst many other projects, roles, & duties, highlight releases for Ralph Murphy this year include:

* 1993 – Ralph co-writes ‘Crime of the Century’, performed by Shania Twain. Album: Shania Twain
* 1993 – Ralph wrote tracks 5 & 8, for Annihilator’s ‘Set The World On Fire’ CD.
* 1993 – Ralph co-writes ‘I Was Right About You’ performed by Keith Sykes. Album: It’s About Time.
* 1993 – Co-writes ‘Call My Name’ performed by: James Royal. Album: Various ‎– Sous Les Pavés…(Les Tubes De Mai 68).
* 1993 – Ralph wrote for Dude Mowrey’s Self titled release on Arista Records.
* 1993 – Ralph wrote tracks 5 & 8, for Annihilator’s ‘Set The World On Fire’ CD.

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Taylor Made 1993

August 16, 2012

Taylor Made
Genre: Rock & Roll
Year: 1993
Home: Chatham Ontario

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The Whaling Band 1993

December 26, 2011

Band: The Whaling Band
Year: 1993
Genre: Rock, classic rock
Home: Chatham Ontario

Ray Whaling – Guitar
Terry Allen – Drums
John Griffore – Bass

The group performed covers & originals.
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Shattered Existence 1993

March 27, 2010

Shattered Existence
Demo Release: Necromancy
Year: 1993
Genre: Rock
Home: Tilbury

E.J Chapados – Vocals
Kevin Deburger – Bass
Chris Hammerton – Guitars
Rod Beaudry – Drums
Ryan Odette – Guitars

This is the bands second demo release.
Visit them online here.



3 East Release Subject To Change

March 10, 2010


Band: 3 East
Release: Subject To Change
Year: 1993
Format: Cassette Tape
Genre: Hard Rock, Metal
Home: Sarnia

Chatham Connection: Singer Chris Young moved to Sarnia from Chatham after high school. He had played in a few underground bands here during high school. He ended up recording a few demo releases with 3 East. Chris’s brother Charles (Chuck Young) stayed in Chatham and became the drummer for Foster Child, The Janet Theory, FL3P, Dead Girls Union, and Face For Radio (as of 2010).

Chris Young – guitar/vocals
Chris Hamlin – guitar
Brett Savory – drums
Matt Keefe – Bass

Notes: When having to come up with a genre, they consider themselves power metal. The good vibe about this band is the humour. They had allot of fun and were a great group of guys. Sometimes they would just write a goofy little song to a heavy riff and it worked. The sarcasim was working for them. 3 East worked hard to create events and shows within the underground scene and gained support from the punk movement as well. The guys were young when they wrote these demos.

01 Belonging Kind
02 Life Without Existence
03 Cup Of Madness
04 Lost In Darkness
05 Insanity…My Domain
06 Through My Eyes
07 Puddle Of Memories
08 Chaotic Death
10 Eastern Winds
11 Shitty Day

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Sylvia Tyson in Quartette (1993)

October 29, 2009
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Artist: Quartette
Release: Quartette
Year: 1993
Chatham Connection: Sylvia is from Chatham-Kent

Sylvia Tyson
Caitlin Hanford
Cindy Church
Colleen Peterson

1. The Circle
2. Denim Blue Eyes
3. Unabashedly Blue
4. Soul To The Bone
5. Neon Cowboy
6. It Never Rains On Me
7. Hard Times
8. Cowboys And Rodeos
9. Lost Between Barren Shores
10. Papere’s Mill
11. Hobo Girl
12. When God Dips His Pen of Love in my Heart
13. Red Hot Blues
14. King Of The Cowboys

  Quartette’s debut CD, review – “a ‘must listen’ for the wonderful blend of voices. Since their first appearance at Toronto’s Harbourfront venue in the summer of 1993, Quartette has quickly become one of the most electrifying collaborations on the Canadian music scene. The four women combine formidable individual talents into an astonishing whole. The soaring harmonies and unique arrangements create a musical mosaic with flavours of R& B, swing, Cajun, bluegrass, and gospel, all solidly rooted in traditional country music.”
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The Melody Ramblers Celebrate 40 Years Of Music

August 24, 2009

Band: Melody Ramblers
Home Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Year: 1993
Year Formed: 1953
Style: Country Music

Current Line-Up
Rene Brosseau – Steel Guitar, Vocals
Dan St. Pierre – Lead Guitar
Larry St. Pierre – Drums
‘Gene’ Eugene Beaulieu – Bass, Vocals
Wendy Jenkins – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Mark Buckwheat – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

  Who would have thought when Sherley St. Pierre and his wife Theresa formed a small country music band “The Melody Ramblers” in 1953, they started a country music tradition. Even though country music styles have changed over the years, the name “Melody Ramblers” has remained and still lives on after 40 years.
           Read the full story in the picture above………

Demo Kid note 2009: I heard much about this band growing up and it was nice to know that my uncle was in this band juring their 40th year celebration. Since then, I have been lucky to meet, play and record with members from this band recently. Growing up as a punk and metal kid, I would never be into this band musically, but as I grow up and appreciate music for music, I realize that this was one band that set the standards for the best around. A band with a local legend respected by generations.



Cassandra Vasik – Feels Like Home (1993)

July 18, 2009
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Artist: Cassandra Vasik
Also known as Cassandra Leigh
Release: 1993 – Feels Like Home
Genre: Country / Pop
Home : Blenheim Ontario Canada

   Cassandra Vasik is a Canadian country singer/songwriter from Blenheim, Ontario. Signed to Epic Records between 1990 and 2000, she released three studio albums for the label. In that same time span, she charted eleven singles on the Canadian country charts.

Winner of two Juno Awards.

   Her second album fuses a traditional sound — like the Patsy Cline-ish opener “Sadly Mistaken” — with a modern and somewhat mysterious edge and look. The best songs feature an organic blend of acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, pedal steel and harmonica. Unfortunately, several others, including the lush, monster ballad “Almost Like You Cared,” resort to that dreaded synth-strings crutch. Still, every nuance of Vasik’s delivery suggests “contemporary woman,” sensitive and introspective but also self-assured and firmly in control of her own destiny. ~ Roch Parisien, All Music Guide.

   All fourteen songs were written by Tim Thorney and Erica Ehm (with an assist by Ms. Vasik on several) who also produced the album. Erica Ehm was making a name for herself as MuchMusic’s (and Canada’s) first female VJ.
  Highlights include Fortune Smiled On Me, a duet with Russell De Carle who was the lead singer of Canadian Country band, Prairie Oyster, Stand Your Ground, a fiddle-drenched two stepper and Lavender Hill, a beautiful waltz.

1. Sadly Mistaken
2. Fortune Smiled On Me
3. The Man I Never Knew
4. Stand Your Ground
5. Almost Like You Cared
6. Lavender Hill
7. Afraid To Drive
8. She Talks
9. Roll Like A Wheel
10. As Far As The Story Goes
11. Sometimes A Harbour
12. The Parade
13. I Can Forgive But I Can’t Forget
14. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

 Note: This year (1993) Cassandra returned from a tour that entertained U.S. troops in Germany, France, Israel, Egypt and more.

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Rick Neufeld – Mercy Me (1993)

May 5, 2009


Artist : Rick Neufeld
Home : Wallaceburg Ontario Canada

Release Title : Mercy Me 
Music Style : Rock.Blues/Roots
Date : 1993

Musicians :
Rick Neufeld along with a long list of friends over the years.
Recording credits –
by Rick Neufeld  @ Nuefelds Place,on 8 track.
Keyboard production – Larry Swiercz

The Scoop : This is Rick’s first demo which is a collection of material he has recorded, produced, & engineered in his home studio over the years. Rick is one of Wallaceburgs elite ‘all around’ musicians. He has recorded several bands over the years, does live sound, & performs solo & off & on with bands.  Taken his down to earth nature, he easily blazes through a CD that is superb in execution.

Track Listing.
1. Livin’ In The Night 2. Don’t Be A Dink 3. Blue Jeans 4. In My Shoes 5. The Peanuts 6. Sittin’ At Home 7. Wind And Rain 8. Mercy Me



The Mad – Songs For The Ugly / Albino (1993)

May 5, 2009


Artist: The Mad 
Home : Chatham Ontario Canada
CD Release : Songs For The Ugly / Albino
Music Style : Thrash/Punk
Date : 1993

Musicians :
Rob Johnston – Vocals, Guitar
Mat Davis– Guitars
Mike Krestel– Bass
Terry Hart – Drums

(Mike Krestel joined the band about 6mths before the SFTU studio sessions in Montreal)

Track Listing:  (Songs for the Ugly)
Blue Guy,
God’s On Drugs,
Lonely Head,
Me, The Asylum and I,
Shine Softly,
Songs For The Ugly,
Stroll Minds,
The Last Suffer, The Other Side, Web

Track Listing:  (Albino)
And The Apes Got Creepy

* Recorded at dB Studios, London, Ont. on Aug. 17 ’93
Produced by The Mad and D Brodbeck
Engineered by D Brodbeck

The Scoop: This is the follow up to their first Fringe Records release ‘Taboo of the Western World’. This would be their last full length recording, although they did put out a 7″ inch vinyl record called Albino featuring 2 songs this same year..
The Mad played with several great bands of the time including Punk Legends The Accused, Dayglo Abortions, NOFX, Death Angel, Armed & Hammered.
The band spilt up a few years later. Rob went on to form ‘Never’, a popular local punk band that also dominated the thriving scene around 1997-2000. Mat moved away to try & form the ultimate punk band & began his work in London becoming the band SALMONBLASTER.
The Mad are one of only a small handful of local bands to ever get a distribution deal.

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JIVARO FRACUS – Gonna Die Anyways (1993)

May 4, 2009


Home : London Ontario Canada
CD Release : Gonna Die Anyways
Music Style : Rock
Date : 1993

The Scoop : Chris Hart (Originally from Chatham) moved to london to start this band. Chris started out on the local Chatham Punk scene in a band called L.O.T.D. (Lice Of The Dead). His brothers Terry & Ted were members of M.A.D. around this time.
     By 1999, Chris was the singer for the Matadors, a band that was legendary on the London scene for it’s Rockabilly rthyms.
   Chris Hart went on to record his own record entitled Lonesome Blood

Chris Hart from Chatham

Chris Hart from Chatham

 Track Listing
Above, Broken Bottles, Buried, Come In From The Darkness, Confessions, Criminal Grip 2, Flashlight, Grip, Her Side, Metropolitan Jerusalem, Nothings Wrong, Sketch, Soft Winging, Stole A Smoke, Stranded, Time To Leave



The Flaming O’Haras CD (1993)

May 4, 2009


Artist : The Flaming O’Haras      Home : Chatham  
 Release Title : Self Titled          Music Style : Classic Rock
Date : 1993

Engineered by Ron Burkelin

Musicians :
B. Craven – Vocals
T. O’hara – Bass & backing Vocals
G. Cowan – drums
T. Martin – Guitar
C. O’Harra – piano & guitars
Contributing artists :
K. Cornelius , T. Martin, The Walrus

The Scoop : This demo blends new influences of the Tragically Hip & Classic Rock in general.
     The band was a big part of the local music scene & probably the only one at the time who was writing this style of music in the area.
    The Park View was the place to catch them live.

Track Listing. 1. Impotence, 2. Water Street, 3. Dead Man’s Hand,  4. Plumb Of Discord, 5. Sight For Sore Eyes, 6. Dune, 7. WestWorld, 8. Fast Dress



Dirty Weapons – About Face (1993)

May 3, 2009

Artist : Dirty Weapons
Home : Chatham Ontario
Cassette Release : About Face    
Music Style : Rock
Date : 1993

Musicians :
Pete Howlett  – Vocals
Mario Panayiotis – Guitar
Brian McDonnel – Bass
Drums – Dave Deighton
(Keyboards – Gary Barnett)
Guest Vocals by Julie Deighton

  Recorded @ Baseline Studios (Chatham). The Glam rock movement was alive & Dirty Weapons was a project that worked well keeping the Aberdeen happening.
      They broke up but the members continue to be a big part of the music scene spending time in the coming years in such cover bands as Beggar’s Opera, The United Snakes & more.
     Mario has recorded several original solo stuff show casing his brilliant guitar ability.

Track Listing. Side A : The Cure, Red Light, Street Light, Colour Me!, Forget to Remember
Side B : The 7th Sign, What a Shame, A Fool’s Dream, Jack Knifed, Somersault