Posts Tagged ‘Liz Worth’
Many are unaware of this, but Canada did contribute to the original wave of punk bands in the late 70s and early 80s. Those bands were mostly forgotten for decades, until author Liz Worth got turned on to those early Canuck punk acts, like The Diodes, and decided to track down as many of those bands as she could find, and write a book about their recollections of the scene. The result is Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History Of Punk In Toronto and Beyond.
Her book has done the unthinkable. It has sold out two printings, which is unheard of in the Canadian press, let alone for a book about bands everyone seems to have forgotten about. The book has also helped reignite interest in those original punk bands. The Diodes are back together and performing again.
This week, I chat with author Liz Worth and then interrupt The Diodes frontman Paul Robinson‘s dinner for a few questions!
The Diodes “Tired of Waking Up Tired” Classic Canadian punk.
www.cjsf.ca (Vancouver, BC, Mondays 4:30-5pm PST and Wednesdays 12:30am PST)
www.ckdu.ca (Halifax, NS, Saturdays 1:30-2:00am AST)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, MB, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)