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    Default How big is your collection of local music?

    I've never considered myself a promoter of local arts, or any arts for that matter. But I realized today I have a significant number of discs from local bands that have had varying levels of commercial success. Some went on to have records produced by large US producers, some not.

    Here's mine, Whats yours? CD/Vinyl/tape, doesn't matter

    The Smalls self titled
    The Smalls to each a zone
    The Smalls waste and tragedy
    The Smalls my dear little angel
    Corb Lund Band unforgiving mistress
    Corb Lund Band modern pain
    Corb Lund Band five dollar bill
    Corb Lund Band hair in my eyes like a highland steer
    Ten Second Epic count yourslef in (I went to school with these guys)
    Procol Harum the best of (The only reason I bought it was because of the song conquisador which was recorded with the ESO at the Jub in 1972. I think it counts)

    My father has two of these so I consider one of them mine:

    Procol Harum live with the Edmonton symphony orchastra (vinyl) again, not a local band but I think it counts. Also it has a pretty cool cover.


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    the smalls (RIP) albums: to each a zone, My dear little angle, self titled
    King Lettus (RIP) - standby

    In fact, I had the privilege of playing in a band with the bass player from King Lettus in Vancouver

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    Got some "the smalls" from years back, and a lot of SNFU....

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    I have a few LP's from the late 70's / early 80's
    One Horse Blue - Self Titled
    One Horse Blue - Bite The Bullet (excellent record, great country rock)
    Jensen Interceptor - Self Titled
    Subtle Hints - Self Titled

    I also have a record by a Winnipeg Band called Scrubbaloe Caine that has a great song called "Edmonton Rain".

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    Ralph, you must be an aging hipster to own One Horse Blue albums. I've got their self-titled album, but it's from a garage sale. And Jensen Interceptor? Cool. I've met Doug Jensen and he's a phenomenal guitarist.

    Lindsey, my dad and I went to the Procol Harum/ESO reunion concert in '92. It was very cool.

    Edmonton is bursting with amazing, talented musicians. Here are just a few local artists I have CDs from:

    Old Reliable
    Shuyler Jansen
    Darrek Anderson and the Guaranteed
    Ann Vriend
    Melissa Majeau and the Muse
    Trevor Tchir
    The MayKings
    AA Sound System
    Michael Joseph
    Nonfiction
    The Middle Drift
    Corb Lund
    Five O'Clock Charlie
    Bill Bourne
    Karla Anderson
    AUDio SQUADron
    Moksha
    The Uncas
    John Guliak
    The Swiftys
    John Woroschuk
    Pal Joey
    Feeding Like Butterflies
    Bullyproof
    Allwoman Brothers Band
    Slow Fresh Oil


    That's just off the top of my head.

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    Aging Hipster???
    On another thread Sonic Death Monkey just called me old.
    This is depressing, I think I will go home and have a Metamucil/Geritol cocktail before my nap.

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    I have a bit of folky / jazz / and classical stuff that's local. I'd say about 5% of the CD's I have are local. Sorry, can't name names' off the top of my head, I can never remember song names, performers, or lyrics. Don't know why, I'm good with books, bad with music.

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    Apparently the Procol Harum/ESO recording is now available on CD.

    I was looking it up and I stunned to find out the original record hit #5 on the US charts. Has another local group ever repeated that kind of commercial success?

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    Okay, I must be REALLY old (possible) or out of touch (also possible) because with the exception of knowing that Conquistador, the global hit single by Procol Harum (1982,) was recorded with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) nothing else is registering with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgirl
    Okay, I must be REALLY old (possible) or out of touch (also possible) because with the exception of knowing that Conquistador, the global hit single by Procol Harum (1982,) was recorded with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) nothing else is registering with me.
    Nice try, but it was actually 1971, hope that doesn't make you feel older.... Don't worry though, Murman remembers bieng middle aged, slightly less pessimistic when Glen Miller first came here!

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    Wikipedia lists it as 1972--The Edmonton Fact Book from Economic Development Edmonton (EDE) the former name of Edmonton Economic Development Corp. (EEDC) lists it as 1982. The EDE Fact Book is grossly outdated and considering the source and then doing some more checking and verifying I concede Lindsey that you are correct and thus I stand corrected--1972 it was.

    EEDC maybe it is time to update and re-check your info.

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    Recorded Nov. 18th, 1971, released 1972. You're both right now.

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    BTW, I still don't know any other...

    I concede also that I am almost as old as dirt but I just checked and I have "Reel-to-Reels" of a lot of local Edmonton bands circa the 70s and 80s courtesy of a "much" older spouse and his wild youth of debauchery. (I on the other hand was in grade school at this time--and for all you born in the 70s, 80s or god forbid the 90s no wisecracks or I'll have to hit you with my walker when I wake up from my nap.wink:

    When I get a chance I will have to listen to some of the reels. :

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    I'd be stunned if you havn't unknowingly came across some of those tunes before. Corb Lunds "the truck got stuck" was in very heavy rotation on numerous country stations.

    Procol Harum did do a 20 year aniversary concert with the ESO....Maybe EDE just averaged the years....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyT
    I'd be stunned if you havn't unknowingly came across some of those tunes before. Corb Lunds "the truck got stuck" was in very heavy rotation on numerous country stations.

    Procol Harum did do a 20 year aniversary concert with the ESO....Maybe EDE just averaged the years....
    ^ Be stunned...I have an almost photographic memory for some things but tunes, lyrics and bands seem to be one area I am hopeless at. (I have heard the stuck truck one though!) I once thought that the tune "Secret Agent Man" was actually "Secret Asian Man!" makes no sense but hey that is classic me.

    EDE maybe just averaged/inflated indeed.

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    I'll put my friends band's first:

    Keating
    Ellis
    Strenght in Solitude
    Fields to Flood

    and some others:

    Shout Out Out Out Out
    Corb Lund
    All Purpose Voltage Heroes
    Shameless Urbanophile

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    Electro & Funk Mix - Marquez el Prodan
    About Time - DJ Lego
    Last Flight, Last Fall - Whisper Eden
    a couple cds by Dreadnought
    a couple cds by Tripnotic
    a mix by Rob Tryptomene
    a mix by David Stone
    a mix by Cartridge
    a couple mixes by Kristoff
    a mix by Phatcat
    a mix by Matt Hatter

    some cd by Coded, another by Moonitor & Blank. Might have a Voice Industrie and a Zombie Girl cd somewhere... Oh and one by Binary Riot Squad.

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    Onishenko, what is SO4 Like? I've heard varying reviews. One called it a dance like rock, so my first thought was something like Metric or Goldfrapp which would be awesome. I'm partial to chick lead singers though...

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    SO4 is more dance than rock, me thinks. Their soundscapes vary - some of them are very nice and well planned and catch your ears - others are not so great but I think make better for a live performance than a cd.

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    female on vocals?

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    It's an all boy band.

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    Hi guys....

    Can anyone hook me up with the Jensen Interceptor album in mp3 etc.?

    Been trying to find it forever...awesome album - impossible to find.

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by ralph60
    I have a few LP's from the late 70's / early 80's
    One Horse Blue - Self Titled
    One Horse Blue - Bite The Bullet (excellent record, great country rock)
    Jensen Interceptor - Self Titled
    Subtle Hints - Self Titled

    I also have a record by a Winnipeg Band called Scrubbaloe Caine that has a great song called "Edmonton Rain".

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyT
    Ten Second Epic count yourslef in (I went to school with these guys)
    Sonic has been playing a 10 Second Epic tune quite a bit, and I can't get it out of my head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannago
    Hi guys....

    Can anyone hook me up with the Jensen Interceptor album in mp3 etc.?

    Been trying to find it forever...awesome album - impossible to find.

    Thanks.
    Were you able to get the MP3's? I am desperate to find them. Charlotte Wiebe is my aunt, they are divorced now, but I still consider Doug Jensen to be my uncle. Anyways, I would love to have the album again on MP3. I have the cassette, my brother has the album, but they are both so worn out that we can't make decent MP3's out of them. I am begging anybody who might have the Mp3's to share their wealth.

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    I have the album in mint shape, if anyone wants to borrow it and get it converted just let me know.

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    I like this one so maybe I will revive it lol.

    I don't have much, just most of the Corb Lund discography, Souljafire (sp?) and Spreepark/Gaysian Invasion.

    Does k.d. Lang still count?

    Not bad considering I have only been here a year, and after 10 yrs in Calgary I don't think I have any local music from there. (opps, couple of classical cds from the MRC conservatory)

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    Is this the album you have??

    Quote Originally Posted by ralph60 View Post
    I have the album in mint shape, if anyone wants to borrow it and get it converted just let me know.

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    Sorry Kerrym1, I have Jensen Interceptor in mint shape. My copy of Scrubbaloe Caine is playable but not in the greatest condition.

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    Thanks for getting back to me. I will keep looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onishenko View Post
    I'll put my friends band's first:

    Keating
    Ellis
    Strenght in Solitude
    Fields to Flood

    and some others:

    Shout Out Out Out Out
    Corb Lund
    All Purpose Voltage Heroes
    Fields to Flood were great, I miss those guys.

    I can't remember all mine right now...two that jump to mind are Our Mercury and The Smalls. There's lots of great local bands in Edmonton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph60 View Post
    I have a few LP's from the late 70's / early 80's
    One Horse Blue - Self Titled
    One Horse Blue - Bite The Bullet (excellent record, great country rock)
    Jensen Interceptor - Self Titled
    Subtle Hints - Self Titled

    I also have a record by a Winnipeg Band called Scrubbaloe Caine that has a great song called "Edmonton Rain".
    Here's some trivia for you...Scrubbaloe Caine had former original Guess Who bassist,Jim Kale with them for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry N View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ralph60 View Post
    I have a few LP's from the late 70's / early 80's
    One Horse Blue - Self Titled
    One Horse Blue - Bite The Bullet (excellent record, great country rock)
    Jensen Interceptor - Self Titled
    Subtle Hints - Self Titled

    I also have a record by a Winnipeg Band called Scrubbaloe Caine that has a great song called "Edmonton Rain".
    Here's some trivia for you...Scrubbaloe Caine had former original Guess Who bassist,Jim Kale with them for awhile.
    It's awhile ago, so I'm not positive, but I believe Scrubbaloe Caine also had Paul Dean (Loverboy) in it.
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    Default Jenson Interceptor / Doug Jenson

    Doug Jenson's website is here: http://www.dougjenson.com/

    New album (no contact information though).

    Check out "Keep The Roads Rollin".


    Quote Originally Posted by Wannago View Post
    Hi guys....

    Can anyone hook me up with the Jensen Interceptor album in mp3 etc.?

    Been trying to find it forever...awesome album - impossible to find.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Culley; 02-11-2009 at 03:33 AM. Reason: adding my favorite song

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    I've got my own demo CD. Does that count? Gary Koliger recorded the vocal tracks and produced it.

    I have a copy of "One Night When No-One's Looking" by The New Old Boys. That's Gary Koliger and Ron Rault. A very good selection of bluesy ballsy stuff.

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    These guys kick *** http://www.manraygun.com/

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    I used to have a couple of Disciples of Power CDs.

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    ralph60 That is so cool about the One Horse Blue Albums as i'd love to get all of them but i only have the first one and i've got the first one of Jenson Interceptor but now i'm trying to hunt down the second one called Cosmetics.
    But if anyone is willing to share any music from Edmonton Bands i'd be so grateful.
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    Default Edmonton Musicians on ReverbNation

    For Edmonton bands try ReverbNation: 'Browse' then 'Charts' then 'Local'

    A 'Doug Jenson and the Feels Kings' profile is there also:
    http://www.reverbnation.com/dougjensonandthefeelkings

    Quote Originally Posted by "Rockin' Rowdy" Brad View Post
    ... and i've got the first one of Jenson Interceptor ... if anyone is willing to share any music from Edmonton Bands i'd be so grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgirl
    Okay, I must be REALLY old (possible) or out of touch (also possible) because with the exception of knowing that Conquistador, the global hit single by Procol Harum (1982,) was recorded with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) nothing else is registering with me.
    Nice try, but it was actually 1971, hope that doesn't make you feel older.... Don't worry though, Murman remembers bieng middle aged, slightly less pessimistic when Glen Miller first came here!
    It's not getting old that bother me...It's just the part about growing-up!

    Yuppers! Procol Harum was heard on "album rock" FM station (Remember them?) They're other "hit" was "A Whiter Shade of Pale".
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    Jenson Interceptor - Tiny Thing

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    MP3


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    I like the guitar player that busks at Corona station. I bought 1 of his CD's buried somewhere around here. I know the guitar player and drummer from "Death Assembly," A drummer friend of mine, his wife Judea is fairly well known. I'm not a metal fan but I also know the singer and bass player for "Dead Jesus," So, that's about 3 CD's from local artists that I have, not including a local rapper often known as "Rekesh," That's about 4 CD's in my "collection"
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    Jeff Morris - Original Songs on a Borrowed Guitar
    Drive By Punch - A Good Start to a Bad Day
    Drive By Punch - southniskusoftcore
    Drive By Punch - dear flannagan...
    Ruckus v.1
    Ruckus v.2
    Deep Fine Grind - What Do You See
    The Provincial Archive - Nameless Places
    The Provincial Archive - Maybe We Could Be Holy
    Murder City Sparrows - self titled
    Social Code - self titled
    Tanner Gordon & The Unfortunates - We Talked of Shadows
    Tanner Gordon - Calm Down This Is Only The End
    Ender - self titled
    Today & After - can't remember the title
    Choke - can't remember the title
    Ten Second Epic - One More For The Road
    Ten Second Epic - Count Yourself In

    Probably a bunch more that I've completely forgotten about. Also, a TON of other small-time Canadian bands (most from Vancouver).

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    Here's some local music to add to your collection: Edmonton Music Prize nominees announced

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    Outside of lots of Tommy banks, Bobby Cairns and PJ Perry stuff.... ummm nothing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmWind View Post
    Jenson Interceptor - Tiny Thing

    VIDEO

    MP3

    CBC radio this morning just played this.



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    2014:

    Life & Times: Musician a rebel until the end

    EDMONTON - Guitarist Doug Jenson’s riffs used to float in the breeze over southern Alberta.

    He’d set up his gear in the basement of a community hall, about three km east of his family’s farm. “The wind blows a lot in the south,” says his sister, Kennedy Jenson.

    “In the evening, I could hear wafts of him playing Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl. Doug just wanted to turn it up loud and he knew he wouldn’t be able to do that at home. He really sounded so good. I remember thinking: ‘Yeah, he’s got what it takes.’ ”

    Together, the siblings went on to form Jenson Interceptor, one of Edmonton’s most successful rock acts of the early 1980s. Afterwards, Kennedy became a respected jazz vocalist and the head of the Alberta Music Industry Association, while her older brother fronted Doug Jenson and The Feel Kings, releasing six albums between 2001 and 2014. At a studio in his Cloverdale house, he also produced CDs by Edmonton artists such as Freeburn and Matt Walker.

    Jenson, 59, died of Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), on Aug. 6. He is survived by Kennedy, his ex-wife/former bandmate Charlotte Wiebe, and his brother, Jim.


    The Jensons grew up in a musical family near Spring Coulee, a hamlet south of Lethbridge. “Doug was making up songs before he could get out of his crib,” says Kennedy. At six, ...

    “When he was 14, he got hired into this professional band — all the rest of the guys were 18 and 19 years old,” Kennedy recalls. “Those were the days of rural hall parties and school dances and the morning after one of them, I went into his bedroom and ...”

    In 1976, four years after moving to Edmonton, he met singer/keyboardist Charlotte Wiebe and the two started a band, Valhalla. They soon fell in love.

    “He was very kind and very talented,” Wiebe says. “He was really supportive of my songwriting.”

    Valhalla, also featuring Kennedy on vocals and keyboards, morphed into Jenson Interceptor. The band released its self-titled debut in 1980, selling more than 30,000 copies across Canada. While Wiebe was the main songwriter — her ABBA-esque composition, Tiny Thing, was a modest radio hit — Jenson was the group’s leader. (He was also the guy in women’s leather pants — from Woodward’s — on the album cover.)



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    Jensen Interceptor - there's at least 1 in town.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jensen_Interceptor
    I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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