Tuesday, October 20, 2009

222s (Canada, 1979-1981)

By request, and since I happen to have them at hand, here are the songs from both 7"s from this Montreal, Canada band. There is some info about them on Wikipedia and a bunch of videos on YouTube. Start with these:

The song "Hold Up", from a 1978 demo, appeared on the Only In Canada, Eh 77-81 Volume 1 CD compilation (Punk History Canada, PHC CD 0101). There was also a CD release called Montreal Punk - 78-81 (Sonik's Chicken Shrimp, SCS006) released in 2006. It has 8 demo tracks from 1979, 1 each from 1980 and 1981, several live songs and 4 bonus video tracks. It is well worth getting as is the Only In Canada, Eh CD.

222s - I Love Susan / The First Studio Bomb 7" (Rebel RB-7901, 1979)
222s - La poupée qui fait non / La poupée qui fait non (instrumental) 7" (Gamma AA-1703, 1981)


GraemeSTL said...

Many many thanks - great stuff!

Anonymous said...

This is one of Montreal's finest bands. I remember actually seeing them in Toronto back in the late '70s and they were truly amazing live. The singer especially. I don't think these Youtube links are them at their best though. You should really check the live clips of them that are also on Youtube. Thanks a lot for the info though. This is great!

Anonymous said...

Very cool. Great band.