You got to respect a band that opened up for such phenomenal acts like Ultravox, XTC and Fingerprintz(I must post something from this excellent band). And that they gigged with the Bureaucrats is nothing to be ashamed of either. But no matter what bands Canadas Red Squares played with, their one and only single stand as one of the greatest moment in Canadian punk history. Everything I know about them is from the great booklet that follows Smash The State Volume 3. The single came from the pressing plants with reversed labels as a result some band member attacked “…some copies with exacto knives, slicing the song titles out and gluing them on the proper side.” The pressing of the sleeve fucked up too so less then 250 copies came with the sleeve you can see here.
“I can’t stand the vacant stares. The vacant people with their vacant cares. The government girls and the government guys. In the government suits telling government lies. Automatic pleasure and automated pain. Automatic, instamatic, kodacolour brain.” -Ottawa Today. Pure poetry. Two classics for you to enjoy.
Label: Double Helix
- Pawel on The Producers – S/T 7″
- Pogelpunk on Liliput – S/T 7″
- Pogelpunk on The Misfits(The Tragics) – Mommi I’m A Misfit E.P. 7″
- iain on Those Intrinsic Intellectuals – S/T 7″
- Dan on What Records Comp. E.P. 7″
- D. on What Records Comp. E.P. 7″
- Cheslie Kryst on The Misfits(The Tragics) – Mommi I’m A Misfit E.P. 7″
- Jeremy on Xterminators – S/T 7″
- Dsno on The Bats – Popgun 7″
- Dsno on The Bats – Popgun 7″
- Steve Dirkx on Bobby Soxx – S/T 7″
- 7inch punk
- Always Searching for Music
- Attacking The Beat
- Blog Visions
- Dressed for the H-bomb
- Eet U Smakelijk
- Egg City Radio
- Girls from Tahiti
- Good bad music for bad, bad times!
- MR PHREEK’S ANOKIST EMPORIUM
- My LifeÂ´s A Jigsaw
- Noise Addiction
- One Base On An Overthrow
- Punk Business Manager
- Sing Sing Blog
- Swedish Punk Fanzine
- Thee Head Vein
Ever since I heard this on tape, it’s been on my wantlist, but somehow never found a decent copy. Both songs are incredible, kinda weird mix of styles. Phenomenal! Top of the top!
“Transmitter” is punky psychedelia. Besides the telegraph beeps you have the surf licks, the acid guitar and those funny noises a la 13th Floor Elevators! Great single, tak
Jag gillar Peter!
This band sounds like the modern pop Stereolab
ops, not this one, I meant the Brighton Red Squares
Hey, it’s the Red Squares!
Oh Yeah This Is Cool, Dad
Another one to add to the wantlist…
Those are terrific! Why weren’t these guys huge?
My own copy has a different sleeve: a man and a globe. Anyone could give me information about the two diffenet sleeves?
Thanx to all!
I recall something about a different sleeve. Is the print black on white background? Are you able to upload pictures of it somewhere or send via email? Would love to see it.
please sebd me your email and I’ll send you the front+back sleeve.
please send me your email and Iâ€™ll send you the front+back sleeve.
Extra copies of this record were shipped to Europe and if I remember correctly the black and white sleeves were printed in the Netherlands. I had a copy which I gave to my friend Frank when he was putting the Smash the State discography together. After we did the Smash the State comps most of his stuff went to the Canadian Archives. The European cover might be more difficult to find.
can you post the alternate sleeve please
never seen it
Don’t have it. I only have this version with my copy.
wow, I have been looking for this red squares 7″ since mine went missing in 1995
I had one of the originals with the labels scraped off and repasted to the proper side, light yellow and red colour sleeve. I Had seen them at the brigadier’s pub in Ottawa sometime in 78-9 , I remember having a vastly good time.
thanks for keeping art like this around