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Ian Jane
11-03-2012, 02:19 PM
My friend Brad has had this in the works for years and it's finally happening. Here's the press release:

Forgotten Rebels Tribute Albums

Album release dates:
Volume One November 23, 2012
Volume Two December 1, 2012

Press feel free to please contact bradleyrpine@yahoo.ca

THE FORGOTTEN REBELS TRIBUTE ALBUM VOLUMES ONE & TWO
Forgotten Rebels website: http://www.forgottenrebels.com

Canadian punk icons The Forgotten Rebels celebrate their 35th anniversary with two tribute album releases.

2012 marks the 35th Anniversary of the Canadian revolutionary punk legends The Forgotten Rebels. To celebrate this milestone, Niagara Falls, Ontario producer Brad "brado" Pine proudly releases online for digital download (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) The Forgotten Rebels Tribute Albums Volume One & Volume Two.

The Forgotten Rebels Tribute Albums feature material with bands from Canada, America, Brazil and Europe.

Label: Mutant Spider Recordings (Worldwide Digital Distribution)
Format: Digital Albums

Track listings:

The Forgotten Rebels Tribute Album Volume One
Don't Die Alone - Hetriani
Elvis Is Dead - Syringe
I Think Of Her - Choke On Candy
In Love With The System - The Hextalls
Little Girl In The Snow - Urban Idols
Live Strippers In Action - Painted Hussy
Me Generation - Trash Brats
No Place To Hide - Die Optimale Härte
Rhona Barrett - High Jinx
Rich & Bored - Spy 66
Rock & Roll's A Hard Life - The Rock n Roll Rats
Surfin' On Heroin - The Chemo Kids
Tell Me You Love Me - The Chick Magnets
The Punks Are Alright - Blind Pigs

The Forgotten Rebels Tribute Album Volume Two
Angry - The Unabombers
Bomb The Boats - The Chemo Kids
Don't Hide Your Face - James O'Brien & Don DenBraber
England Keep Your Stars - Riotstarters
Fuck Me Dead - Syringe
Hell Begins At Home - Fallout
I Think Of Her - 2nd District
In Love With The System - The 4th Class Males
Me Generation - T. C. Folkpunk
No Pistols Reunion - Blind Pigs
Surfin' On Heroin - Syringe
Time To Run - Spy 66
Underwear - The Rock n Roll Rats
Your Own Little World - The Jr. Grease Chiefs
You're A Rebel Too - Choke On Candy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcSdGmADztM&feature=youtu.be

Andrew Monroe
11-09-2012, 11:02 AM
The goofy costume-wearing McRackins did a cool cover of Surfin' On Heroin. They looked ridiculous (two eggs and a chicken or dog), but they had a terrific pop sensibility. I can still sing their songs at the drop of a hat.

Sounds like a cool project, I have to admit I've only heard of about 4 or 5 of those bands.

Ian Jane
11-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Ha, I'd forgotten about the McRackins. Didn't realize they'd covered The Rebels prior.

Ian Jane
11-27-2012, 03:47 PM
Volume One is up on Spotify now for the curious.

Ian Jane
12-01-2012, 03:05 PM
The second volume is up on Spotify now. Both are worth checking out.

Ironically though, Canadians can't have Spotify. But savvy Americans should give this a shot. The cover of Don't Hide Your Face by James O'Brien is really, really cool.

Mark Tolch
12-01-2012, 11:36 PM
I really like the original version. Probably one of my favourites.

Ian Jane
12-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Me too. O'Brien's version is done in this really low key style, as a very sort of sad but sweet ballad. Not punked out at all. It's a different take on it but a really good one. There's some cool stuff on these collections. A few tracks that I didnt' like but overall they're fun.