Archive for the ‘1994 Music’ Category


Ian And Sylvia – Long, Long Time (1994)

May 31, 2009


Artist: Ian And Sylvia
Release: Long, Long Time
Date: 1994
Sylvia is from Chatham. Born Sylvia Fricker.

  This is a compilation of songs from the five albums Ian & Sylvia recorded after they left Vanguard.

1. Hang on to a Dream
2. You Were on My Mind
3. Summer Wages
4. Lovin’ Sound
5. Stories He’d Tell
6. Trucker’s Cafe
7. Here’s to You
8. Reason to Believe
9. Joshua
10. Long Long Time to Get Old
11. Big River
12. Salmon in the Sea
13. Last Lonely Eagle
14. Crazy Arms
15. Windy Weather
16. Tears of Rage



Square Root Of Margaret – Casual Man-Slayer (1994)

May 6, 2009


Artist : Square Root Of Margaret
Home : Chatham
Release Title : Casual Man-Slayer  (Cassette Only)
Music Style : hippy-surf-acid rock
Date : 1994

Musicians :
Bryan Cadotte – guitar, vocals
Dennis Reisner – Bass
Todd Clarke – Drums

Track Listing.
1. Angry Sex Meat
2. You’ll Never Get Out Of Your Diapers If You Don’t Stop Shiting
3. White Sox
4. Population Party for 2
5. Lusty Shadows

I love this band. Josh was my neighbor, Po played with me in my first band, & Dennis jammed on bass with us in the early days. All this happened before S.R.O.M. met.
S.R.O.M. were a cult in themselves and it was like the inner circle wished the world away. They remain to be one of the longest running bands from Chatham still in 2009 when this little edit was written.  These guys have plenty of hidden gems in their massive catalogue so it is worth poking through it,.

Listen to them here, here, or there.


Whaling (1994)

May 5, 2009


Artist : Whaling
Home : Chatham
Release Title : 3 Pieces
Music Style : Classic Guitar Rock (70’s Influenced)
Date : 1994    (no date on inlay, but I believe it was between 1992-94)

Musicians :
Ray Whaling – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Terry Allen – Drums, Backing Vocals
Dan Beaulieu – Bass, Backing Vocals

The Demo :
Recorded @ Rick Neufelds place on 8 track, Wallaceburg Ontario.
Whaling is a veteran of the local music scene & brings his music inspired by the guitar legends of the 70’s. This demo show cases these influences in a perfect way with Ray’s own twist of originality and unbelievable passion for playing.
 During this era (90’s) The whaling went through several line-up changes, the band played originals, did the tribute band to Guitar legends, did an amazing Neil Young, & even did solo 1 man acoustic shows in pubs through out the area.

Additional Musicians : Jeff Mifflin – Slide Guitar, Rick Neufeld – Percussion & harmony , Rick Murphy – Keys
Track Listing.
Side A : Reason Why, Empty Blue Box, Strange Attraction, Little Girl World
Side B : Change Of Times, Cryin Over You, Fools Game, Girl Next Door, Island



Michelle Wright – The Reasons Why (1994)

May 5, 2009


Artist: Michelle Wright
Release :
The Reasons Why  ( Arista/BMG )
Genre: Country music
Home: Originally from Merlin/Chatham-Kent.

The Scoop:
* This record went Platinum in Canada, She has toured extensively for the past 4 years in Canada, U.S. and Europe;
* Hon. Chairperson, Operation C.T. Scan St. Joseph’s Hosp. (Chatham, Ont.)
* 1993; Awards: Acad. of Country Music: Top New Female Vocalist 1992; Big Country Awards (RPM Mag.):
* Top Female Vocalist 1989, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95,
* Artist of the Year 1991, ’93, Top Country Album 1993, Top Country Single 1993; Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA): * Entertainer of the Year 1993, 1995; Female Vocalist of the Year 1990, ’91, ’92, ’93, Single of the Year 1991, ’92, ’93,
* Album of the Year 1991, Video of the Year 1992, ’93, Country Music Person of the Year 1992;
* Juno Award: Country Female Vocalist of the Year 1993; has had 2 TV specials;
* awarded Commemorative Medal for 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada 1993; Nashville, Tenn. 37203.
* In 1994, came “The Reasons Why.” The opening single, “One Good Man,” only reached number 48. Arista decided to delay the album in hopes of creating some momentum.

Track Listing.
One Good Man  – Steve Bogard, Rick Giles
Safe in the Arms of Love –  Pat Bunch, Mary Ann Kennedy, Paam Rose
We’ve Tried Everything Else –  Bob DiPiero, Steve Seskin, Pam Tillis
Cold Kisses  – Chapin Hartford, Pam Tillis
The Reasons Why I’m Gone –  Chuck Cannon, Gary Loyd
Try Getting Over You – Paul Nelson, Craig Wiseman
Where Do We Go From Here  – Jill Colucci, Randy Sharp, Michelle Wright
Tell Me More  – Chuck Jones, Cactus Moser
The Wall – Steve Bogard, Rick Giles
The Old Song and Dance –  Laying Martime,Jr., Kent Robbins
* Watch the CD Preview below.