Thursday, July 16, 2009
Pointed Sticks - Part of the Noise
Canadian punk rock/power pop from 1978? I didn't think such a thing existed until I came across Part of the Noise, which collects the bulk of Pointed Stick's work during their '78-'83 heyday, and brief run on England's legendary Stiff Records. Prior to discovering this I figured D.O.A. was the only the only real punk band playing out of Vancouver at the time. I apologize to any blog-reading canucks for my ignorance. Anyway, these songs have a real smarmy pop edge to them, and are so catchy that they're likely to leave you scratching your head and wondering how the band never received the recognition they undoubtedly deserve.
Download Part of the Noise