The Party's Over

Title

The Party's Over

Description

Description of band.

Creator

Scott Kerr

Source

Scott Kerr's archive - The Party's Over

Date

1980-1983

Contributor

Scott Kerr

Type

Band history

Coverage

Various Toronto locations

Text

The Party's Over was an industrial band (1980-1983) which put out the first independent cassette in Toronto: "Tissue Sample". Members included Eric Fitz (vocals, sax, tapes), Scott Kerr (electronics, tapes, production), Sean Leaning (Farfisa organ), Anita Smith (bass guitar) and Bruce Wrighte (guitar). The band blended industrial, post-punk, sound collage with some No Wave influences as well.

Article in Canuckistan Music

Weird Canada article

Song: Action Seeks Violence from Tissue Sample

Context

The Party's Over ran a cassette label Søme Records which also put out Toronto's first cassette compilation, Urban Scorch which also included the first release by Fifth Column, and music by Diners Club and March of Values.

The band performed at a mix of bars and other more arts-oriented venues: OCA (now OCAD), The Cabana Room (in the Spadina Hotel), The Music Gallery (when it was on St Patrick St), Artcultural Resource Centre (now Romni Wool).

The two cassettes Søme Records produced were sold at The Record Peddler (both Queen St East & Yonge locations), Records on Wheels (Yonge) and Pages Books (Queen St West), Driftwood, Vinyl Museum & Around Again (Harbord Ave).

Citation

Scott Kerr, “The Party's Over,” Alternative Toronto, accessed April 4, 2020, https://www.alternativetoronto.ca/archive/items/show/277.

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