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Volumizer

Meet Volumizer....

First, there is Rodney Graham, former guitarist and songwriter for U-J3RK5 - the legendary Vancouver new wave band that had but one release in its short life (1980's self-titled EP) - and now a major visual artist. He plays guitar. Then there is Bill Napier-Hemy. He was the guitarist and songwriter for the Pointed Sticks, another seminal Vancouver new wave/punk band, also known as the first Canadian band to sign to Stiff Records in the UK He has undertaken numerous musical projects since, most recently a collaboration with Corsage's Phil Smith, and at present teaches rock music at the Fraser Academy. Jade Blade is the former Dishrags member, singer, guitarist and songwriter for the vital Victoria punk band, one of the first all-female punk bands in Canada. Shannon Oksanen is the fourth member of the band, also a visual artist.

On the other side of the Mint musical spectrum but also sporting the JC/DC Studio's King Midas touch, comes a different kind of Vancouver allstar collaboration. Together with drummer John Cody they've created a buzz-saw punk rock document that draws from their respective pasts and musical oeuvres.