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Friday, October 31, 2008

THE POINTED STICKS (THE REAL THING)

Definitely one of my all time favorite records. The Pointed Sticks were formed in 1978 by vocalist Nick Jones, guitarist Bill Napier-Hemy, bassist Tony Bardach and drummer Ian Tiles; keyboard player Gord Nicholl joined later. After releasing several singles including this their second and undergoing a number of personnel changes, the band released their debut album, Perfect Youth, in 1980. They disbanded the following year.
The band reformed after a hiatus of twenty-five years to play shows in Japan. They recently played a sold out performance in their hometown of Vancouver, B.C. More shows and recording are planned. I don't think any of the other versions of either of these songs are as good as these. They also had a great track on the Vancouver comp. You can visit their site at http://thepointedsticks.com/ also sudden death has reissued most or all of their material, which you can and should(if you don't own the records) go buy at http://www.suddendeath.com/
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Quintessence Records 1979
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1. THE REAL THING
2. OUT OF LUCK
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2 comments:

Powerpopster said...

The Pointed Sticks was/is one of the best pop/punk bands around. Perfect Youth is nearly a perfect album. Check it out.

Pointed Sticks said...

thank you for the kind words...we've been working on a new album..and its turning out very nicely...should be out by May,and our MySpace site has some more info