Chris Houston (musician)

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Chris Houston
Born Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Associated acts Forgotten Rebels

Chris Houston is a Canadian punk rock musician and songwriter, who was in the band the Forgotten Rebels[1] in the late 1970s. He co-wrote "Surfin' on Heroin",[2] one of the band's most famous songs.

Following the band's album This Ain't Hollywood, he left to pursue a solo career. He recorded songs for four of the five It Came from Canada compilation albums, including a solo rendition of "Surfin' on Heroin". He released his solo debut Chris Houston and the Sex Machine domestically as a vinyl LP in 1986 on label Caucasian Records.[3] On cassette tape, he released Hate Filled Man in 1987 on Caucasian-Driveway Records.[4]

He lived in Vancouver B.C. for a spell, working as a writer for the CBC Television teen series Pilot One,[5] and now lives and performs in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Dillon, Charlotte. "Chris Houston Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Song Details (Song Number: 626973)". Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ ""Chris Houston and the sex machine" (sound recording) / Chris Houston", (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), AMICUS No. 38491473, retrieved 14 January 2012 
  4. ^ ""Hate filled man" (sound recording) / Chris Houston", (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), OCLC 83436711, AMICUS No. 9129133, retrieved 14 January 2012 
  5. ^ "The Evil Twang's songs from the dark side". The Globe and Mail, June 16, 1990.

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