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PERSONALITY CRISIS- Creatures for Awhile LP (Risky Records, USA, 1983)

img_0079img_0080Caught a little cold hiking through the snow yesterday, so I’m not feeling like writing much.

I wanted to rip & post this for a long time: One of the most criminally overlooked LPs of all time. Canaduh’s PERSONALITY CRISIS sounded like no one else and still today, this LP gives me goose bumps all over my godforsaken body. Of course, the main attraction here is the singer, but the incredibly potent song writing should not get unnoticed. A total hit-o-rama here, with not one second of annoyance or redundancy. And a total love it or hate piece of work.
Released on Risky Records from San Francisco – yeah, the one that also brought you TOXIC REASON’s “Independence” LP and the “Ghost Town” 7″.

This has been made availalable on vinyl again in the year of 2000 and I feel you should not just download this but buy the re-issue.

And while we’re at it, here’s the great and rare LOWLIFE 7″EP that had one of the later guitarists of PERSONALITY CRISIS. A KBD-type hit monster!

Download the entire PERSONALITY CRISIS LP here. And here’s one of my favourite tracks off this monstrous LP, called Twilight’s last gleaming.mp3

19 Comments

  1. This LP… I mean…I’ve loved and still love it to death. CLASSIC! It needs to be posted everywhere.

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 08:45 | Permalink
  2. “Criminally overlooked”, no doubt as I’ve never heard of them and as I’m downloading the whole album as I write this, the sample tune “Twilights Last Gleaming” shreds. The Lowlife stuff is good but this one is a step up in my opinion. Sorry about your cold, but you owe me two emails my friend :-)

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 08:58 | Permalink
  3. Jay Thurston

    I tried, but this record has always bored me.

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 09:12 | Permalink
  4. Frank Mossi

    Haven’t listen to the whole album yet but what I heard so far is GREAT!! Weird mix f opera voice and Punk. Can’t wait to get home and play this on my stereo!!!

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 09:17 | Permalink
  5. Mad Mike

    AMAZING

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 15:05 | Permalink
  6. billm

    Nice! This one is definitely a classic.

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    Posted on 14-Dec-08 at 19:15 | Permalink
  7. Nja, good but not Lowlife great. It is something about the vocals that annoy me.

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    Posted on 15-Dec-08 at 10:12 | Permalink
  8. --^^--

    I want to make love to you for this.

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    Posted on 16-Dec-08 at 00:28 | Permalink
  9. dewey decimal

    LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.

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    Posted on 16-Dec-08 at 14:03 | Permalink
  10. readgeorgesbataille

    i could be wrong but the mentors released “live at the cathay de grande “the same year as that motley crue LP and they played the “strip” together as follows; only mentioning ’cause I listened to this the other day and I COULD NOT STAND the sexual euphemisms…oh’ sorry OFF TOPIC is punk that’s why i do it here (my zappa love and all ov that… remember?) anyway i dig personality crisis thanx for thee cool post-WAR ALL THE TIME

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    Posted on 16-Dec-08 at 20:48 | Permalink
  11. One of my all time favorite albums and one that has held up better than several of its peers for me. Was lucky enough to catch these guys live back in ’84 & they were really really fucking great.

    There’s a book about them out now; check it out –>

    http://members.shaw.ca/hook90/personality_crisis.htm

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    Posted on 22-Dec-08 at 08:58 | Permalink
  12. Matthew

    This band kicks ass AND they are from my home town, Winnipeg. Kick ass blog, keep it up.

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    Posted on 01-Jan-09 at 13:40 | Permalink
  13. Matthew

    Also a local record label has reprinted the album. http://www.waronmusic.com that’s the website you should check it out. Also on their label is this great local band called Evil Survives, who really sound a lot like old maiden. They kick MAJOR ass.

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    Posted on 01-Jan-09 at 13:42 | Permalink
  14. Thomas

    Hailing from Winnipeg these guys put out an outstanding album. Wild & weird Hardcore-Punk, if they were from L.A. or NYC, they could be BIG in da ol’ dayz.
    Very unique through the strange voice of the vocalist, but the songwriting is superb, too.
    Unfortunately they never make it, but they deserve it for sure!

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    Posted on 08-Jan-09 at 05:55 | Permalink
  15. FatCat

    Thanks for uploading this…
    I don’t know if this is of interest, but I bought the UK pressing of this great LP when I was a teenager back in 1983 and it has a different track listing.
    On UK release:
    Empty Sky
    Losing Time
    Waiting
    Wonder what They’re Thinking
    Not on UK release are:
    People in Glass
    Namedropper
    Wild Game
    Scavengers
    I just mention this for completists who like to know such things… There is a cracking contribution also on Someone’s Gonna Get Their Head to Believe in Something compilation called Piss on you – it’s fairly easy to rip this off as an mp3 to add to the collection from last.fm. Another track, Case History, is on Ratmusic 2 compilation too, but therein endeth my knowledge…
    Cheers!

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    Posted on 20-Jan-09 at 15:03 | Permalink
  16. dewey.decimal

    Fuckin A I just scored a sealed copy of the first Risky press of this monster. There are days when you just gotta love the fucking world. ‘Course I ripped er open right away–couldn’t bear to not listen to 26-year-old virgin vinyl.

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    Posted on 21-Jan-09 at 20:37 | Permalink
  17. Misses Tamaralin

    Fucken eh!!! Thank you!!! Downloading now, will be buying the LP soon!!!

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    Posted on 26-Dec-09 at 20:55 | Permalink
  18. Anarkist_Attak

    sounds like 45rpm jello sung on 33! haha great post!

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    Posted on 10-Mar-10 at 12:03 | Permalink
  19. I just posted record this on my blog with the UK bonus tracks

    http://melonvillehc.blogspot.com/2011/09/personality-crisis-creatures-for-awhile.html

    I’ve also got some more rare Canadian punk there, check it out

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    Posted on 21-Sep-11 at 02:03 | Permalink

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