SPORES, THE: News, Weather and Spores: CD

Dunno a damn thing about these guys other than they hail(ed) from Vancouver and, based on the dates given for the material here, were active 1984–88. The music here showcases a band that sought to stretch punk’s parameters a bit by throwing in bits of country twang, standard rock, and other elements into the tuneage, and they weren’t afraid to use humor to address more conventional punk topics like animal exploitation, media manipulation, and the like. Also included are a couple of low budget videos the band shot that are very much of their time.

 –jimmy (Sudden Death)