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Phil Smith | Wasted Lives Vinyl Release

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Posted on April 12, 2018 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:06AM

Lecturer Phil Smith's first band Wasted Lives have had their entire 1979 studio recordings released on vinyl by the Supreme Echo record label: broadcast premiere, release party, and in-store appearances by the band April 27 - 28.

Lecturer Phil Smith's first band Wasted Lives have had their entire 1979 studio recordings released on vinyl by the Supreme Echo record label.

As the Supreme Echo website notes, "Wasted Lives’ music had an urgency about it — a vigorous hardcore edge meeting the progressive quirks of post-punk. The result was angular, poetic, wild and perfectly short lived. Featuring an all-star debut of musicians who made their mark in the Vancouver scene: Mary Armstrong (Modernettes), Colin Griffiths (U-J3RK5), Andy Graffiti (DOA, Modernettes, AKA, I Braineater), and Phil Smith (Corsage)."

Featuring the Vancouver Complication track "Wirehead" and the previously unreleased "Allegiance", the songs have been remastered for vinyl by legendary Vancouver engineer Ron Obvious; all copies include a booklet and the first 100 come with a button.

The record will be premiered and the band interviewed by Narduwar on CITR 101.9 FM on the afternoon of Friday, April 27, followed by a Release Party that night at What's Up! Hot Dog from 8pm-2am. You can also check out an in-store session with band members at Neptoon Records Saturday, April 28. Check the Facebook event page for full details.