Everyone came out of the woodwork amid the Juno weekend frenzy in Vancouver, B.C. to pay homage
to the return
of the legendary Art Bergmann, who was accompanied by the original founders of his
band "Poisoned" -- Taylor
Little (Drums), Ray Fulber (Bass),
(Keyboards) plus guitarist Tony (Balony) Walker, to signify
the release of CD
"THE LOST ART BERGMANN."
Art & Ray Fulber (Bass) relive a magical
moment from the "POISONED" Days!!!
Art & Tony Baloney shake what their Mama's gave 'em!
This disc is manna to those who have longed for the Bob
Paul Hyde -produced demo sessions that resulted in powerful versions of
"My Empty House" or "Runaway Train"
and then subsequently
lamented the misguided production by John Cale on Bergmann's first official album, "Crawl With Me." The album is a loving restoration by Bearwood music, the production
company set up by Fulber and Richter. Fulber now has a studio at
Gibson's Landing, where one of his recent projects was Lowry Olafsen's
"Borderline." It was mentioned prior to the gig that I should not
expect Art to be the
volatile trainwreck of
days gone by. I was warned that this won't be the Bergmann whose hair-trigger temper could produce chaotic shows
that would leave the music
industry quaking in their boots! Art has been living a clean life on a farm in
Airdrie, Alberta, and is now
beset by serious arthritis.....
Susann Richter kicks it out on the
keyboards for "Runaway Train"!!!
Vancouver's Taylor Little pounds on his Gretch kit for a killer version
of "My Empty House"...to a packed room of "ART BERGMANN LOVERS!!!!"
.... Rat Silo hit the stage & got the party started
at Dix on Dix! This group is a molotov cocktail of ex-members of hit makers "The Sons of Freedom" &
"Black Eye Buddha."
The band may have been
clad in suit & ties but rocking was their business....and yes,...business was good!!! Don (Bunny) Binns on bass
guitar thumped out his
Joke"-infected locomotion while giving the lovely ladies in the audience a visual carrot to munch on! Singer/Swinger
Jim Newton crooned faves
from Rat Silo's CD, "What The Butler Saw." Newton's lyrics stick
with you like a bad smell that you can easily acquire a taste for, from "Get up
go to work go home go to bed" to "Dirty Gir,l" & "Your Daddy Says I Got To Go!"
Rat Silo succeeded in lighting a "Purple Jesus Sized Flame" on
Dix on Dix stage and got the hungry audience ready for the main event!
Rat Silo's fearless leader, "Jim Newton"
gets the party started smiling
like a Cheshire cat!!!
Don "Bunny" Binns thumping up a storm on his
4-String with The Rat Silo "Pack"!!!!
Art Bergmann may not be the man that allegedly once sold his Juno
award for smack, but in
the end...isn't that a good thing?!...I say..."HELL YEAH!!" Absence indeed made the crowds heart grow fonder for Ol' Art
& his band mates who
blazed through a nostalgic, tight as a nun's bad habit set! I personally was hoping for some tunes from his days with "The Young Canadians"
...like "HAWAII", but in the end...after 2 encores...all expectations were exceeded!!
Art belts out the crowd pleasers from his latest
"The Lost Art Bergmann" CD!!!
Produced by the legendary
Bob Rock & Paul Hyde!!!!
Art's lost art is found at Dix on Dix!!!
(L to R)- Spank Machine Reunion at Art Bergmann's Juno Jamboree:
Gerry-Jenn Wilson, Ani Kyd (Alternative Tentacles),
Stokely Seip, Engineer Brian WHO ELSE (NoMeansNo, D.O.A.,
Day-Glo Abortions, etc...) & The one & only Simon Snotface...
"Prisoner of Evil" on G.F.Y.
Press/ JAK's Skateboard team enforcer!!!
The stunning Ms. ALEXA makes
her "Victorian Pork" cameo at
The POISONED/Art Bergmann reunion!
(R-L)...Craig Stapleton (Full Leather Jacket), Natural Blonde,
& Jim Flunkee (Singer for The Flunkees,
Sluts n' Bozos,
& The Strolling
Clones) groove on
"Art Bergmann's FULLHOUSE!"
DAN WANN-A-BEE (towering above the crowd at 6 ft. 4')
gives PUNK GLOBE a smile,
wink & nudge on Canada's JUNO Wknd.
March 26th/2009 @ Dixon Dix!!!!
ZIPPY PINHEAD SANDWICH!!!!!....Photo l-r:
Cute r&r Chick, Zippy Pinhead..drummer
for D.O.A., The Dils,
The Fiends, etc.., & Marc Manhatten
(The Outrageous Valentinos, Soul Kid #1!!!
Stokely Seip (The Strolling Clones, City Space, Spank Machine Svengali),
(JP5/Punk Globe), & Tony Baloney (Art Bergmann, & The Rubes!!!!
This "Punk Globe" correspondent hopes & "PRAISE" to see
ART BERGMANN rocking behind his pulpit again...(sooner than later!)....Until next time, "Rock with your boots on!"...