Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Popular Front (feat. Ron Hawkins) - This is the Rubicon tape (1987)

Thought this might interest a few of you.  I didn't realize it at the time I purchased this, but Popular Front featured a pre-Lowest of the Low, pre-Rusty Nails, pre-solo Ron Hawkins, who at this point is a Canadian singing/songwriting institution.  I didn't really know what I was getting into with Popular Front.  The tape looked interesting enough.  Was hoping for something along the lines of the Replacements or For Against or Miracle Legion - something like that.  Instead I got four songs from a Toronto trio who seemed intent on mimicking what Duran Duran were pumping out contemporary to this release.  Nothing pompous or insincere, rather a little too derivative for their own good.  Decent songs though if that's your cup of tea.  Enjoy (or not).

01. Forty Days
02. This is the Rubicon
03. September Reign
04. We One

http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/27901377/file.html

14 comments:

bglobe313 said...

Boy, with that write up, I just can't wait!

Ah, as I know from my own vinyl prospecting, you can't always tell the true nuggets from the fool's gold.

Ace

spavid said...

So deceptive those album covers, especially these days.

MKV said...

Speaking of TLOTL I used to have cassette of Shakespeare my butt but it disapeared somewherabouts, any chance of posting that one.

spavid said...

Sorry, I have a not a shred of TLOTL to share.

mohsin ali said...

Nice blogger i like it ....

losergeek said...

I'll listen to anything by Ron Hawkins but this description does make me nervous.

rivum said...

it appears that the download link has expired. can you repost? i'd love to give this a go!

rivum said...

it appears that the download link has expired. can you repost? i'd love to give this a go!

Mike McCann said...

Hey there, I know this may be a long shot, but a) do you still have a hard copy of this and b) would you be willing to part with it?

I'd happily put $100 in your hands for that tape, and cover the shipping too.

Thanks, fingers crossed!
Mike

Mike McCann said...

Hmm, not sure why that posted twice - I see it happened to the last comment by rivum as well...Blogger gremlins, perhaps?

spavid said...

Hi Mike. If you're still interested in the tape I can cut you a better deal than that. Shoot me an email:

trusty73@roadrunner.com

Thanks.

rivum said...

Mike, if you end up with the tape, any chance you could convert to a lossless (FLAC) digital format?

while we're on the subject of Ron Hawkins/Lowest of the Low rarities, anyone have a City Full Of Cowards CD single they'd be willing to part with?

Oxy said...

I'd love to see this on your next list of re-ups! In the meantime, keep the great music flowing.Thanks!

spavid said...

The link has been updated.