Im No Punk - F - The Complete Discography
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They issued 11 albums, including a collaborative album with Jello Biafraas well as numerous EPs and singles. Critic Martin Popoff described their music as "the mightiest merger between the hateful aggression of punk and Im No Punk - F - The Complete Discography discipline of heavy metal.
They are often considered foundational in the punk jazz and post-hardcore movements,   and have been cited as a formative influence on the math rock and emo genres. Formed in by brothers Rob and John Wrightthe group Im No Punk - F - The Complete Discography as a two-piece punk band influenced by jazz and progressive rock.
Adding guitarist Andy Kerr the following year, the group signed with the Alternative Tentacles imprint and continued to expand their audience. Guitarist Tom Hollistonand briefly second drummer Ken Kempsterjoined inand Nomeansno continued touring and recording extensively while operating their own Wrong Records label.
They were inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame in and announced their retirement the following year. In and at age 25, Rob Wright returned to his family's home in Victoria after studying in Calgary. Nomeansno recorded its earliest material in the months that followed on a TASCAM four-track recorder, with Rob playing electric guitar and bass, John playing keyboards and drums, and both brothers singing.
The brothers began performing live as a bass-and-drums duo in The guitar player — the guitar god quote unquote — was such a focus for so long that by the nature of not having a guitar player, the bass and the drums have to do a lot more. It also makes the vocals more important, or at least it makes a lot more room for the vocals.
You don't have guitar solos, you don't have the wash of high end. And the things you do on the drums are different, if you just did a straight four beat on the drums it would get kinda dull after awhile.
It isn't as though bass guitar hasn't Im No Punk - F - The Complete Discography a prominent instrument at times in other bands but it made us approach things differently, our song structure couldn't just be verse-chorus-verse. It had everything to do with how our sound got off to a unique start.
Some of the songs they played in this period were released on the Mama LP, which was self-released in a limited pressing in The Infamous Scientists disbanded inand their guitarist and vocalist Andy Kerr joined Nomeansno several months later. Nomeansno became a fixture in the British Columbia punk scene despite playing music that did not always conform to punk rock standards.
The three also began Veridian - Northlane - Mesmer Ramones covers and more traditional punk music as The Hanson Brothersa side project Im No Punk - F - The Complete Discography would later receive more of their attention.
The album further expanded the band's experimental and progressive punk sound, yielding the single " Dad ". The song was a minor college radio hit, which AllMusic reviewer Adam Bregman called "a bit chilling, even though it's spit out at slam-pit 's pace". This, along with frequent touring in North America and Europe, helped the band to garner a larger audience. AllMusic reviewer Sean Carruthers called the experimental recordings "less aggressive" than, but nonetheless worthy Im No Punk - F - The Complete Discography , the band's previous efforts.
Rob Wright's vocal cords began to heal, and he again began acting as the group's lead vocalist. Inthe band issued their fourth album, Wrongto wide critical acclaim. John Wright later reported that circa the band became profitable enough that "we didn't have to have day jobs.
Kerr departed the band after touring in support of Quiero Felicidad - Aurita Moscoso - ¡¡ Que Lotazo !! record and emigrated to the Netherlands. The Wright brothers had begun to focus on their side project, The Hanson Brothers. Dressing as a mock group of backward Canadian ice hockey players and fans, they derived the band's name and personae from a group of characters in the George Roy Hill film Slap Shot starring Paul Newman.
The Wright brothers also remained active with other endeavors. Rob Wright began performing as Fly Me To The Moon - Minoru Muraoka, Tadao Sawai - Shakuhachi & Koto - Mandom solo artist under the name Mr.
Wrong, appearing as a character dressed as an authoritarian priest. John Wright became a member of D. The brothers also continued to expand Wrong Records, their own imprint. AllMusic critic Ned Raggett later praised the album's balance, arguing that it reached dark and sinister depths while also exhibiting subtler and more introspective moments. Holliston replaced Kerr as their full-time guitarist, while Kempster went on to tour sporadically with Nomeansno over the next four years.
Receiving its title from philosopher Martin Heidegger 's seminal text Being and Timethe album featured simpler and more melodic songs than its predecessors  while nonetheless retaining the band's "taste for blood and gristle. The album featured some of the band's longest songs, including its title track.
The album received mixed, but generally positive, reviews. In a retrospective review, AllMusic critic Tom Schulte praised the album in its experimental tone as "dark and unforgettable, poignant and cutting. Clubhowever, dismissed the album as "dull, meandering punk" and likened the band pejoratively to Rush. The band issued its final Alternative Tentacles album, Onein Featuring a slow stoner rock cover of The Ramones's " Beat on the Brat " and a fifteen-minute version of Miles Davis 's " Bitches Brew " with electric piano and congas, the album was well received.
AllMusic's Schulte assessed the album as "intense and heavy collegiate punk" as praised it as the band's finest effort since Wrong. The band left Alternative Tentacles inand began slowly reissuing their back catalogue through Wrong and Im No Punk - F - The Complete Discography Southern Records. Nomeansno continued touring extensively, but ultimately took six years to release their next album.
In the meantime, they issued the best-of compilation The People's Choice. AllMusic critic Jo-Ann Greene praised the album's exhausting diversity as befitting of the band's legacy and career-spanning accomplishments. The band toured frequently in the years that followed, but ceased recording albums. They continued performing live throughand toured as The Hanson Brothers in the following year with Byron Slack on drums, but entered a hiatus thereafter.
Holliston continued to perform with The Showbusiness Giants and release solo albums, while John Wright began working as musical director for the all-robot rock band Compressorhead. Holliston announced his departure from the band in August On September 24, John Wright announced the band's official retirement.
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