At some point in 1986, at CKCU-FM here in Ottawa, I was tasked one day as a volunteer, to process the new arrivals for our library. I ran across a cassette album in the pile of swag from Calgary, Alberta's Color Me Psycho called "Kiss Me, Then...Color Me Psycho". In the listening room across from the on air studio, I slammed it into deck and proceeded to lose my mind! TOP shelf, snarling, hard driving, brain baking, Canadian punk rock influenced garage rock! I immediately thought of England's The Damned as an influence and then thought it was right up there with other Canadian gems like Forgotten Rebels, Durango 95 / Purple Toads, UIC, etc. I was gonna pump this fucker on my show "No Future Now" on it's next voyage! I ended up nabbing a copy (which I still have btw) at either Records On Wheels or the Record Peddler in Toronto later that year while down that way to see a show (Alex Chilton perhaps?) Color Me Psycho fucking RAWK! The band waxed a second album in 1988 called "Pretend I'm Your Father" (also kick ass) and then later evolved into the stellar behemoth: Forbidden Dimension (also fucking RULED)!
2 weeks ago at 4 a.m. in the morning I saw a post by Jack Tieleman (Lance Rock Records/The Black Dot/ The Black Tie), and literally gasped! A fucking vinyl version of "Kiss Me Then..." after 35 years ! Christ I had nearly given' up hope ! Here's the scoop...there only 200 copies...it will go fast! I have a few available here in the shop, as do others of course, somewhere and in the western part of our large nation, hit Jack up direct at The Black Tie https://www.facebook.com/The-Black-Tie114361483643543
"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus..." His name at this very moment is Jack Tieleman...😉💕👽