Imagine it: You're stuck in a decaying dead end industrial town a thousand miles from anywhere. Subzero temperatures dropping as low as minus 40 keep you indoors for half the year but maybe it's just as well since your city has the highest murder rate in the country.
Nothing else to do but start a rock 'n' roll band. Nothing to do but start a Winnipeg Riot!
From grimy basements and skid row punk rock bars we bring you 18 outbursts of street level rock 'n 'roll served up Winnipeg style.
Featuring the classic punk sounds of the Horribles and the Insaniacs, stompin' rockabilly and surf from the Farrell Bros. and the Rockdoras, primitive girl garage and punk from the Wild Things and The Quiffs and primal punk 'n' roll courtesy of the Squareheads and Hot Live Guys, this album finally unleashes the unheard music from the Town the World Forgot for the outside world to hear.
Other featured combos: Dead By Dawn, American Flame Whip, The Fever Breaks, The Surfadelics, The Switchbla de Sisters, Turnbull ACs, The Sleepless Knights, The Hestons, Buried In The Backyard, and the Mohosimrots. Also included are pics and info on all the bands plus flyers and the whole inside story of Winnipeg's rock 'n 'roll scene.
Compiled by veteran album and poster artist Darren Merinuk, this album is a document of the hometown scene he's been a fanatical fan of for the past 6 years and is sure to induce wild, drunken good times in any home lucky enough to boast a copy.