Pointed Sticks - Perfect Youth - 1980 Canada Power Pop - Punk - Black Vinyl - LP

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The Pointed Sticks - Perfect Youth

Label: Sudden Death Records – SDR-0060
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Country: Canada
Released: 2017 
recorded 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk, Indie Rock


A1 Marching Song
A2 Perfect Youth
A3 No Use For U
A4 American Song
A5 When She's Alone
A6 True Love

B1 1-2
B2 The Witch
B3 Real Thing
B4 Way You Do
B5 Out Of Luck
B6 Part Of The Noise


Artwork – Jim Cummins
Bass – Tony Bardach
Bass [Additional] – Whisperin' Jim Bescott*, Paul Blaney, Ross The Boss Popenoe*
Drums – Dimwit
Executive Producer – Ted Thomas
Guitar – Bill Napier-Hemy
Keyboards – Dash Ham
Mastered By – Jamie Sitar
Mastered By [Assistant] – Mike Fraser
Producer – Bob Rock
Recorded By, Mixed By – Bob Rock
Saxophone [Solo] – Johnny Feraro
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Wayne Kozak
Vocals – Nick Jones (7)
Written-By – Bill Napier-Hemy (tracks: A6, B6), G. Roslie* (tracks: B2), Gord Nicholl (tracks: A5, B1), Nick Jones (7) (tracks: A1 to A4, B3 to B6), Steve Macklam (tracks: A1, B3), Tony Bardach (tracks: B6)


Recorded at Little Mountain Sound Vancouver, Canada, Fall 1980.
Originally released November, 1980.

This is the reissue "Perfect Youth" LP by Canadian punk rock legends The Pointed Sticks, rare original pressing released in 1980 on Quintessence Records This is the band that drummer Dimwit (Ken Montgomery) joined after quitting the Subhumans and before joining D.O.A.! On this record, the Pointed Sticks were vocalist Nick Jones, guitar player Bill Napier-Hemy, bass player Tony Bardach, Drummer Ken "Dimwit" Montgomery and keyboard player extraordinaire Gord "Dash Ham" Nichol. This record is one of the first jobs by now famed producer BOB ROCK, who went to work with Bon Jovi, Metallica and The Cult).

Great pop-punk with an edge, lots of catchy songs (including "The Witch", a Sonics cover!). Nick’s nasally vocals, Bill’s crazy guitar riffs and Dash’s catchy keyboard melodies: all the greatness of the Pointed Sticks can be found in that album!

There is also some guest appearances by saxophonists Johnny Feraro and Wayne Kozak as well as bass players Jim Bescott (who played for those other Vancouver legends The Young Canadians and The K-Tels) Ross The Boss Popenoe and Paul Blaney. The LP was produced, recorded and mixed by Bob Rock, assisted by Mike Fraser, at Little Mountain Sound in the fall of 1980. The LP features original artwork by another great Canadian punk rocker, Jim Cummins from The Braineaters and I, Braineater. When they recorded that LP, the Pointed Sticks were already famous in Canada and the U.S.A. from their four previous singles as well as many tours. They had attracted the attention of U.K. major label Stiff Records, on which they had released the "Out of Luck" 7 " and which had invited the band to the U.K. to record their debud album. The album was recorded but the deal fell apart and Stiff refused to release the finished album. The band had to come back to Canada and re-record the album in 1980 to release it on legendary Vancouver indie label Quintessence Records. They split about a year after releasing this record but they got back together in 2006!

Pointed Sticks - Perfect Youth (live in Vancouver)

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Pointed Sticks - Out of Luck (Live)

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Pointed Sticks - Out of Luck

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Pointed Sticks - Real Thing

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label Sudden Death Records
Color Black