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Shotmaker – Bull 7″

October 2, 2009

Inspired by Scott’s last instalment of Saturday Videos, this week’s download is a Shotmaker 7″.

Shotmaker were an influential Ottawa hardcore band who existed for a scant few years in the mid-90s. There’s a two-CD discography out there which contains most everything they ever released, including the four songs from this 7″ on Kung Fu Manticore.

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I picked this up on Record Store Day at Backstreet Fredericton back in the spring. I already had the songs via the discography, so I bought this mainly for the cool packaging. The jacket is a manila envelope, screened and folded over to form a record sleeve. The original insert includes lyrics, a couple of grainy black and white photos of three guys who look about fourteen years old, and this uncited concert review:

The third band of the night was the most pleasant surprise I’ve experienced in a long time. After what seemed like hours of endless tuning, [redacted] broke into a thundering rendition of the Stone Temple Pilot’s [sic] Crackerman. The [redacted] proved their versatility as they went from their own punk influenced material from their first album like [redacted] and [redacted] to moshpit favorites like Nirvana’s Very Ape and the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy in the U.K. After I recovered from the bloody nose that I sustained in the pit during the [redacted] set I had a seat and listened to Shotmaker. I must say I was disappointed by Shotmaker. I had expected more from them than the basement style sludge rock that they poured out.

Download Shotmaker’s Bull 7″ (including scans of the cover and insert) from Evilmp3

Tracklist:

  1. Believe in
  2. rope & pulley
  3. add and subtract
  4. fine day
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One Comment leave one →
  1. passerine songs permalink*
    October 2, 2009 11:55 am

    Very cool.

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