Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Confused Teenagers...The Story of The Hot Nasties and Show # 230

Warren Kinsella (bass/vocals), Pierre Schenk (guitar), and Alan McDonald (drums) formed a group known as The Hot Nasties in 1976; The band would also contain Wayne Ahem on rhythm guitar and Tom Edwards on drums (he would take over for McDonald who would go onto another Canadian punk band The Sturgeons). Coming from Calgary, Alberta, the band originally went by the name The Social Blemishes. In 1977, they changed their name to the Not Nasties, naming themselves after a triple x rated film.

In 1980, the Hot Nasties released their Invasion of the Tribbles EP. The EP was released on Social Blemish Records, Kinsella's own label. The Ep contained three songs, the chugging punk of "I Am A Confused Teenager", the hectic "Invasion of the Tribbles", and the slow and chunky "The Secret of Immortality". The band would release a full length album of songs on cassette (which is extremely hard to find now), shortly after the release of their first EP. In 1981, the band split up.

In 1994, the bands Invasion of the Tribbles EP was featured on the Canadian punk rock compilation Smash the State Volume 1. Besides playing bass in a punk band in the late 70s/80s, Warren Kinsella would go onto become a Canadian Lawyer, author, and politician. In 2005, he formed a new band called Shit From Hell, releasing an album and Kinsella also released a self titled album as well. The Hot Nasties are a short lived Canadian punk band and while they only have had a few releases they are still known as part of Canadian punk rock history.

More information on the band can be found on the following websites:

Hot Nasties History on Wikipedia
Hot Nasties on Punk History Canada

Play List:

1. Sex Pistols - Bodies
2. The Replacements - Pool & Dive
3. The Urinals - I'm A Bug
4. Modernettes - Teen City
5. Zro4 - Give Me Attention
6. Lowlife - Thinking Naturally
7. Animal Kingdom - Tension
8. Essential Logic - Aerosol Burns
9. kleenex - You
10. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Mirage
11. The Ettes - Marathon
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cold Light
13. Love Me Nots - Move In Tight
14. Hot Nasties - Barney Rubble is My Double
15. Stolen Minks - Bring it (6015 Willow Session)
16. Marble Index - All That I Know
17. The Revelers - Hey Hey Hey
18. The Alarm Clocks - No Reason to Complain
19. Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
20. Luger Boa - Humans Rule
21. Luger Boa - Mutate or Die!
22. The Saints - Know Your Product
23. Hoa Hoas - I Saw You
24. Blur - Chinese Bombs
25. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Oh
26. XTC - Statue of Liberty
27. The Diodes - Noise
28. Ramones - Come On Now

To download this week's show visit the CJAM archives and select the files 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on January, 6th 2009.

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