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LOWLIFE- Leaders 7"EP (Airout Records, Canada, 1979)

Repost from August 19th 2006. Freshly ripped and missing songs added!

I have no idea whether or not this gem has been reissued (other than on one of the fab “Smash the State” comps), so I’m only posting the title track of LOWLIFE’s 7″. It’s the best of the three songs anyway, but drop me a line if you need more and I’ll post the rest too.

Richard Duguay who played bass on this was later one of the guitarists in PERSONALITY CRISIS. If you want to hear some of their LP “Creature for a while” (which is one of my all time faves!), let me know too. I know there were some songs from “Creature for a while” on another mp3 blog (can’t remember where I’ve seen it), though.

Now get happy. And here you get PERSONALITY CRISIS.

Leaders.mp3
White Lightning.mp3
Thinking naturally.mp3

22 Comments

  1. malfeitor

    Creatures For A While showed up on the now defunct Punk Records. A few of the other blogs were nice enough to post PC’s comp. songs. I didn’t know about the connection Lowlife had with Personality Crisis. I thought the only time this showed up as a reissue was on Smash The State, but I wouldn’t swear to it.

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    Posted on 19-Aug-06 at 13:14 | Permalink
  2. Radio Pilot

    I never thought i would see the day!
    Blast from the past
    I was at many Personality Crisis shows in Winnipeg Manitoba and let me tell
    you I have never seen a live band that came near the energy they had. It was also the audience wildly slam dancing that made it memorable,too.
    Anyroad-Wonders never cease do they?

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    Posted on 19-Aug-06 at 19:55 | Permalink
  3. E.

    I envy you, Radio Pilot! Must have been great in Canada in the early/mid 80s …… This makes me think of posting GENETIC CONTROL.

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    Posted on 20-Aug-06 at 00:30 | Permalink
  4. E.

    Yepp Malfeitor, and one often hears that PC were “ex-Lowlife”, but from looking at the line-ups on both discs, I could only find one member being in both bands.
    If Lowlife only appeared on Smash the State (Vol 2 I think it was), I maybe should post the other two tracks. Aren’t those Smash the State comps kinda hard to get too?

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    Posted on 20-Aug-06 at 00:34 | Permalink
  5. malfeitor

    My understanding is that there were 500 each of the 3 volumes (1994-98) and they never repressed them. Also, I thought they were vinyl only and yet someone on ebay is selling volume 2 on CD- hmmmm, wonder where they found that (possibly from their own CD burner???).

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    Posted on 20-Aug-06 at 11:59 | Permalink
  6. E.

    Hahahaha – who are you quoting there?

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    Posted on 20-Aug-06 at 15:00 | Permalink
  7. Leaders is the killer track but Thinking Naturally don’t fall too close behind I think. So how knew it was all Canadian posting at goodbad and kbd ha ha :D.

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 08:49 | Permalink
  8. too far behind that is he he

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 08:50 | Permalink
  9. how=who? yes.

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 09:04 | Permalink
  10. Spam? Yes, spam. Now I see this is a repost Erich!!! HOW did I miss this in the first place? Incredible.

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 09:08 | Permalink
  11. This feels very KBD and of cause this is great! I love it and I just wanna dance when I listen to this!

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    Posted on 15-Dec-08 at 09:52 | Permalink
  12. Rusty James

    This is awesome! Never heard of them before! Thank you so much for posting this! Reminds me a bit of the first TEENAGE HEAD LP.

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    Posted on 16-Dec-08 at 05:41 | Permalink
  13. Been listening to this one now queit much and it continues to grow on me. Truely great stuff!

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    Posted on 16-Dec-08 at 14:08 | Permalink
  14. Ha! I’ve been so busy lately that I even missed this repost! I’ve wanted to hear this one for quite som time, and it’s better than I thought it would be, which sucks of course as I’ll have to add it to my want list. For unknown reasons I used to mix up Lowlife and the Insane. I think it had something to do with the artwork of them, but now I can’t even figure out why I mixed them up. It’s not like they’re the only b/w punk 7inches ever… Damn it, I’m so tired so I should just stop writing before I bore you even more. Thanx 4 the punx Erich.

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    Posted on 30-Dec-08 at 13:06 | Permalink
  15. mark halldorson

    haven’t heard leaders since my last turntable,maybe 20 years ago…hillarious…even more funny people still know about it…both richard and i were in lowlife and 1st version of PC….personality crisis came from a band called le kille…i joined le kille maybe summer 1980….richard joined i think in the fall…singer doug bauer left at the same time and mitch started singing….tom wharton left feb 81 and jimmy joined,then we changed the name to personality crisis…i quit in spring 81,jon card came in from calgary to drum in my place and the rest is history…it’s all in chris walter’s book personality crisis:warm beer and wild times….i still have about 15-20 lowlife singles in the closet…i downloaded the b side lowlife off soulseek about 7 years ago ,so thanx for leaders….the lyrics are about our singer rick sprung,but he didn’t know it……

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    Posted on 19-Feb-09 at 18:51 | Permalink
  16. behjan

    Hi Mark, did LOWLIFE record any other songs beside the ones on the 7″e.p. ? Is the singer (and the other members) still playing in a band?
    Greetings

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    Posted on 20-Feb-09 at 06:50 | Permalink
  17. Mark, if you’re interested in unloading a copy please get in touch: info at kbdrecords dot com. Love to have it!

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    Posted on 20-Feb-09 at 08:53 | Permalink
  18. mark

    hey behjan….lowlife made a demo about jan 79(we recorded the single summer of 79)but no vinyl…it had white lightning,thinking naturally and 3 others,lowlife,justice, and sex pistol’s belsen was a gas…richard and i started “playing” summer of 78.so the single had much improved playing….i wanted to record justice and lowlife for the single instead for the b side,i guess i got over ruled or talked out of it…..i have a tape of it somewhere,a couple of live gigs and some funny practice tapes….rick sprung (the singer) sang in a couple of rock bands in the early eighties but we haven’t seen him since 82…brad hasn’t played(that i know of)since the mid 90’s in a brief reunion of his mid 80’s band monuments galore(they couldn’t dig up the drummer so i filled in)..i haven’t played for maybe 5 years,just local bands with friends from the old punk scene….richard lives in hollywood now and for sure will NEVER stop playing,i need to get off my ass and phone him (last talked to him sept 07)…richard still writes some great tunes and his guitar playing seems to get better and better ……thanks for giving a shit about the ancient lowlife…..

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    Posted on 26-Feb-09 at 18:31 | Permalink
  19. mark

    oh yeah,a few years ago punk history canada put out a cd called punk history canada presents:only in canada,eh(77-81)….it has thinking naturally on it…

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    Posted on 26-Feb-09 at 18:48 | Permalink
  20. Anarkist_Attak

    i want a copy! please email
    humansoffplanetearth@Hotmail.com

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    Posted on 10-Mar-10 at 12:06 | Permalink
  21. Ryan

    I play drums in a new band with Brad Hryshka and Colin Bryce (Dub Rifles). We’ve resurrected the 3 songs off of the Lowlife 7″ with Brad singing, as well as some of the Dub Rifles stuff. Super fun – those songs are great to play. From what I hear, no one can replace Sprung on vocals, but Brad does a good job.

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    Posted on 16-Apr-10 at 15:49 | Permalink
  22. James

    I’m just reading about Lowlife in the Personality Crisis book. This is actually Winnipeg’s first punk record.

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    Admin Reply:

    Which books is that?

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    Posted on 16-Aug-11 at 01:51 | Permalink

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