Trespassing Bean Rays
Trespassing Bean Rays EP - 7"
Altair Four - 1982
As far as the early-eighties dustbin goes, things don't get much more obscure than Ottawa's Trespassing Bean Rays. This hopelessly unknown three-piece seems to have toiled about the national capital region for at least a half-dozen years, bookending their career with this swell seven-inch EP back in 1982 and their only documented Barrymore's gig in February, 1987. Aside from that, there is precious little about the band out there in cyberspace. The trio - Ron Renaud on "vocals and rhythm instruments", Marc Periard on "lead & rhythm instruments" and Rick de Grandmont heading up sundry drums and percussives - meld zipped-up songwriting, strident guitars and some of the more pointed lyrics to come out of Canada at the time. With three of the tracks given over to the sort of guitar-driven pop that scored big for bands like Sniff 'n' the Tears or even the early Go-Betweens and an undulating, minute-long instrumental tacked on at the end, how these guys managed to fall under the indie radar is anyone's guess.
Urban Scorch Compilation
Urban Scorch Compilation (cassette only)
Monsters in My Garage + 3 EP - 7"
Land of Giants
Cannibal Dolls / Seven Men - 12"