Active Dog – S/T 7″


In Active Dogs we find some members who later found fame in more known Canadians bands like Modernettes(John Armstrong/Buck Cherry) and Pointed Sticks(Gord Nicholls and Robert Bruce). They have a really great track on the infamous Vancouver Compilation named Fun While It Lasts. And here’s their one and only record. Rat Race leans more to the powerpop of punk while Good Filthy Fun is hectic punk the way old men likes it. In my humble opinion(IMHO as the kids say) two awesome tracks from an underrated Canadian band that will help you through the weekend.

Country: Canada
Year: 1979
Label: Active Dog
Format: 7″
Rat Race.mp3
Good Filthy Fun.mp3

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19,170 Responses to Active Dog – S/T 7″

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    Another classic Canadian record! Thanks…b side is the better of the two. Thanks

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Jay have you moved in here ;)?

  3. Jay Thurston says:

    I am here at least 5 times a day…boredom I suppose? There should be more to life than work and KBD records! Hahaha.

  4. Jerk Ass says:

    this record rules all! My first KBD “style” ebay purcahse. 20 bux. too much? not enough!

  5. R says:

    Great post as always! How’s the scanning coming along? :)

  6. Blenheim Shots says:

    Great record (truly great) – but with two such short tracks they could have made it an EP. I remember in my youth I was happy to go to the bother of putting a record on a turntable, to listen to a minute and half’s worth of punkie music (about the same time it took me to select it, unsleeve it, and get it on the turntable!) – This particular dog is too inactive to do that nowadays, so it’s a good job it’s in my MY MUSIC file – track # 2,454,365 – THANKS KBD (-;

  7. SKitzoid says:

    Thanks for posting. John Armstrong was also known as “Buck Cherry” in his subsequent band, The Modernettes. Band broke up and drummer and keyboardist you mentioned joined the Pointed Sticks. After the Pointed Sticks, Young Canadians, and Modernettes all broke up around 1980, former members formed a new band with Active Dog singer/frontman (underrated) Bill Scherk (aka Bill Shirt) called Los Popularos. Other members included Art Bergmann, Tony Bardach, Gord Nicholl, Zippy Pinhead (former Dils), and Buck Cherry (before he left to re-form Modernettes briefly).

  8. Jay Thurston says:

    When it comes to Canada, I think of one thing…the Disdhrags!

  9. Erich says:

    When it comes to Canada, I think of one thing: “Slapshot” (the movie).

  10. dylan says:

    my god. i love active dog. when i make a list of the 10 best songs that ever came from canaduh, rat race will make it. in fact, this wins all over. even the sleeve makes me snicker … punk rock and weed may be the only good things that ever came from canada. HOW I WISH THEY WOULD STICK CELINE DION UP THEIR ASS. thats my 2 cents.

  11. Jerk Ass says:

    When it comes to Canada, I think of one thing: Pussy. I always think that about everything.

  12. Jay Thurston says:

    Jerk Ass…You only think of Celine Dion and KD Lang pussy! Hahaha!

  13. Jerk Ass says:

    Pussy’s pussy bro……..hahahahaha. The worst pussy I ever had was phenomenal.

  14. Jay Thurston says:

    I can’t disagree with you. Although K D Lang makes me sick…haha

  15. Tim says:

    can somebody PLEASE post the PRIVATE SCHOOL Lost in Action EP?!!
    While moving flats, I broke my copy in half!!!!
    So theres just the great sleeve looking at me… buhuhu!
    Thanks, please, thanks…etc…

  16. Thanks for the MP3s. It is amazing that there are fans of music from the long ago days. Appreciate the effort!

  17. Nathan G says:

    Canada disappoints yet again…what happened? The best stuff from there (that I’ve heard) is the 60s garage stuff. Is just too nice over there? The maple leaf syrup caused everything and everybody to be oh so sweet? The cops/authorities not anywhere near as brutally fascist as their closest neigbhours?

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