BEER & WILD TIMES
By CHRIS WALTER on G.F.Y. PRESS
Review By Gerry Jenn Wilson
Walter turns the volume up to eleven & takes one for the
team in his no holds barred band biography, WARM BEER
TIMES, on "GO FUCK YERSELF" Press! ...
Be prepared to saddle up a buzz
with Western Canada's legendary rock n' roll trailblazers "Personality
... & be a "Creature for Awhile!!".....
CRISIS: WARM BEER & WILD TIMES....
...When it comes to kicking ass and taking names on the rock
"road to ruin," Western Canada's legendary "Personality Crisis" were
indeed a force to be reckoned with in the hardcore eighties!!
with not one but two raging guitars, a distinctive baritone vocalist,
and a killer rhythm section, it is no wonder that 25 years later those
who witnessed them perform speak in hushed tones about a trailblazing
band that was so unwilling to break the mold!
Personality Crisis' twelve song debut "Creatures for Awhile"
Records) is all hits and no misses, and continues to stand up to the
test of time today without sounding dated.
Crowd pleasing rockers like
"Mrs. Palmer," singer Mitch Funk's bombastic take on
masturbation; the delicious n' dirgy ditty entitled, "The Look," and
Gleaming," never fail to disappoint; and leave P.C. fans new and old
jonesing for more of that sizzling Raw "P.C" Power in their rock n'
The mere fact that their twelve song record "Creatures For
Awhile" can fetch up to $400 on E-Bay is a sign that "P.C." Fever is
far from over!!..
Chris Walter earned his biography bones...as
bruised or as broken as they may have been from time to time in
out of the "Personality Crisis" mosh pits over the years!!!
delivers a hefty withdrawal from "THE PERSONALITY CRISIS MEMORY BANK"
through candid interviews, and his fine tuned "Total R&R Recall
In the end Chris successfully manages to capture the
group's unique chemistry...be it through funny XXX stinky sock n' fart
stories of the band on tour, or capturing the good, the bad, &
ugly essence of a young n' wild band that lived to rock n' roll no
matter how intoxicating the price!!
Warm Beer & Wild
includes entertaining photos from The Personality Crisis Archives. The
vintage gig posters alone are well worth the book's price of admission!
At the end of the day...Personality Crisis was indeed a band that
separated The "Hobby Rockers" from "The Real Deal"! P.C.'s hardcore
work ethic of practicing 8-12 hours a day -- possibly due to the cold
Winnipeg winters, created an uneven playing field for other
bands...Black Flag, DOA, The Circle Jerks, Toxic Reasons, TSOL, The
Fastbacks,The Dead Kennedys to name a few of P.C.'s Alliance...would
more than likely admit that Western Canada's biggest "SHOULDA, COULDA,
WOULDA, HEROES" were one "HARD ACT TO FOLLOW!!"
own Publisher & Outrageous Vocalist/ GINGER COYOTE of "THE
TRASH DEBUTANTES" shares her "P.C. Experiences" in "Warm Beers
Wild Times"..... Tthis is a fantastic read for anyone with an inquiring
mind on what it takes to live for the rock n' roll dream &
to tell the tale!!!!!...VIVA
LE PERSONALITY CRISIS!!!...