VENDETTA: Modern Rockers: Flexidisc

It turns out that it isn’t just the west coast of Canada that is being archeologically sifted through for long-lost punk rock artifacts by Supreme Echo. This time the focus is on our nation’s capital Ottawa and one of its earliest punk rock and roll bands, Vendetta. As is often the case with these aural history lessons that the label serves up, I was completely out of the loop on this one (and I am someone who is fairly well versed in the annals of Canadian punk). I don’t know what I was expecting from these two tracks that originally came out in 1979, but it certainly wasn’t the face-melting rock blast I received. Seriously, you could have put this on for me completely blind telling me it was a new Candy Snatchers single and I would have believed it without question. I bet Larry May and the boys had no idea that their true spirit animal band lived a few states north and over the border twenty-five years beforehand. This one is on a heavy duty round flexi like the Zellots one I reviews a couple of issues ago. Feels and plays like a record. It also comes with an info booklet. Don’t sleep on your chance to get in on some amazing Canadian history! –Ty Stranglehold (Supreme Echo, supremeecho.bandcamp.com)