K Tels – Automan E.P. 7″

k_tels.jpgReleased under the name “K-Tels” they later had to change their name to “Young Canadians”. This effort never came with a sleeve. “Young Canadians” released a decent 12″ EP in 1980. I thought “Automan” was slowed down due to the strange deep character in Art’s voice.



Country: Canada
Year: 1979
Label: Quintessence
Format: 7″
Don’t Tell Me
Where Are You?.mp3

This entry was posted in 1979. Bookmark the permalink.

19,170 Responses to K Tels – Automan E.P. 7″

  1. dylan says:

    this is my fave from canada, eh. i heard they gave these away with the 12″, or was that another single? anyhow, it was k-tel records made them change their name… (duh, i guess) but thats my 2 cents…

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yeah it was K-Tel Records that made them change their name. And yes this came with some of the 12″ copies.

  3. timsum says:

    Also had a great song on the Vancouver Complication comp – I Hate Music – great stuff again… cheers!

  4. becca says:

    Thanks for putting up these K-Tels tracks! Automan is cool. I remember seeing these guys (before they had to change their name) on some Vancouver cable access channel. I also remember The Dishrags and The Pointed Sticks. Thanks also for The statics which I’d never heard. Anyone ever heard Easy Money also from Vancouver circa 1980-82 on Richards Records?

    Art Bergman lives. No really, he does, at least the last I heard it, and still recording.

  5. scott skitzo says:

    This 3-song single was pressed but shelved because of threatened lawsuit by K-Tel International. After name change, the 3-piece Young Candadians released Hawaii 4-song 12-inch, and in the first pressing this 7-inch was included as a freebie. Their Vancouver Complication song I Hate Music (as K-Tels) was likely recorded at same sessions as 7-inch. Main singer Art Bergmann formed Los Popularos, then Poisoned, then went solo and moved to Toronto. Drummer Barry Taylor (a prog-rock muso by the way and that’s no lie!) joined Shanghai Dog, then Roots Roundup, and casual bands. Bassist/secondary singer Jim Bescott suffered from mood/mental disorders off and on over the years, and a couple years ago died tragically when hit by a car. The outside of his mothers house became site of shrine of sorts to him and previous fallen Vancouver. Incidentally, he was born in California and moved up here as youngster, and was one of this town’s first skateboarders, before it became punk-affiliated pasttime.

  6. behjan says:

    when will the PRIVATE SCHOOL 7″ep pop-up here?
    hope so,their “Fuck you” is really very good!

  7. dewey decimal says:

    this one kicks ass!

  8. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yeah the Private School 7″ is in the posting que :). K-Tels needs a repost too!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.