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ARTIST
TITLE
Mr. Oil Man
FORMAT
CD

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PACE 033LN-CD PACE 033LN-CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/28/2012

"Poised between Toronto and Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Ontario became the unfortunate refuge for every touring band in Canada; that mandatory break while crossing the perilously vast Canadian Shield. With a nine-hour drive to anywhere else, Thunder Bay's isolation goes beyond the cold, Northwestern psyche. It permeates the Canadian consciousness, leaving its mark on every musician crossing the Bay's threshold. No doubt, Canada's vastness can be heard in much of the northernly musical output. There is perhaps no better example of this than Thunder Bay's Jarvis Street Revue. Their lone Columbia label LP from 1971 leaves no one untouched by the band's sheer avalanche of psychedelic heaviness, wasted acid leads and harrowing vocals. Every song is laced with a conviction born from the physical landscape they called home. Jarvis Street Revue spent (literally) a month of Sundays recording the album and bouncing tracks to create effects. The album's (and band's) concern with the environmental - including bold statements on the use and abuse of the oil reserves, rapacious business men, and the depletion of Earth's natural resources - were truly visionary. Tucked somewhere into the band's murky history were recording sessions for a handful of singles, and a few cuts for an unreleased second album, Strands of Time (1971); all of these other recordings (ten in all) are included as bonus tracks. This makes the entire output of this legendary band available for the first time in this revised and expanded version of this seminal psychedelic effort. Wrap around over-sized booklet has a band history by Tom Horricks, plus photos, images of sheet music for most of the songs, and lyrics for the band's greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man."