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Release Date Oct 2009. Remastered Scenics studio recordings from 1977/78
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“It wasn't so much that The Scenics were ahead of their time in 1977, it's more that almost everybody else didn't even know what time it was. The Scenics were on top of it though, grabbing the freedom promised by punk's first blush, and incorporating their own smarts... New York had Talking Heads, and England was blessed with XTC, but here was their equal in Toronto and they never got the necessary push and support. It's fabulous we finally have the evidence, but it's a drag we haven't been able to enjoy it the past 30 years.”
Bob Mersereau, author of the "the Top 100 Canadian Albums"
"Brainy crackpot art-pop with an ear for off-kilter melody, a headful of magic and twitchy grooves to burn. It's a sin the Scenics have left such a faint mark on punk-rock history... but now we can start to make things right: the reborn cult starts here.” Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
“The world's premier Velvet Underground interpreters are back with a new sizzling platter of original studio songs recorded in 1977/78...pop their py art rock & trippy jazzbo excursions will leave you sonically sated & wondering why most of today's bands are incapable of sounding half as good! Jeffrey Morgan authorized biographer of Alice Cooper/The Stooges
“If a band makes an album and nobody hears it, does it still rock? It sure does. Three decades after the fact, recently reunited Toronto punks The Scenics have finally issued a sophomore disc — this long-lost batch of wiry Television guitars, black Velvets art-rock, Pere Ubu yelping and the freakiest Tommy James cover you’ve ever heard. Daryl Sterdan the Winnipeg Sun
Do The Wait
DO THE WAIT:featured on UNCUT Magazine's May 2010 free cover CD.
Featured on ‘Explore Music’s 5 Songs You Gotta Hear Today’ - nationally syndicated radio- Nov 6 2009
Do the Wait- #9 on John Sakamoto’s ‘Toronto Star anti-hit’ list
‘Do the Wait is the coolest dance tune ever’ Colin Brunton, film-maker, The Last Pogo/ Hedwig and the Angry Inch