CPC Gangbangs

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CPC Gangbangs
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CPC Gangbangs playing live in 2005
Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Garage punk
Garage rock
Rock 'n' Roll
Years active 2005–2008
Labels Swami Records
P.Trash Records
Die Slaughterhaus Records
Seeing Eye Records
Profet Records
Associated acts Les Sexareenos
The Spaceshits
Lyle Sheraton and the Daylight Lovers
Grime
Milky Ways
The Night Marchers
Members Paul Spence
Choyce
Danny Marks
Tommy Kitsos Riccardo Lucchesi

CPC Gangbangs were a Montreal, Quebec-based garage punk band,[1] composed of former members of bands Les Sexareenos (1999–2002), The Spaceshits (1995–99), Lyle Sheraton and the Daylight Lovers (1997–99), Grime, and Milky Ways.

History[edit]

CPC Gangbangs was established in 2001 as The Gangbangs. It was originally intended as a punk band influenced by the likes of Black Flag. Its first single was released in 2002 by High School Refuse Records, titled "When All Turns To Shit."

In early 2003, the band was renamed CPC Gangbangs, and guitarist and vocalist Paul Spence, (previously a member of the punk rock band Lyle Sheraton and the Daylight Lovers, and co-star of the mockumentary cult classic FUBAR: The Movie), joined the band.[2] Soon Daylight Lovers' bassist Roy Vucino, using the stage name Choyce, joined as well, creating more changes to the band's sound. Spence and Choyce shared songwriting duties and stage presence evenly. After entering and completing a drug detoxification program, Choyce returned to the band with renewed health and incorporated experiences of crime and hard drug-related experiences in the lyrics of songs for the band. He also included imagery and lyrical content influenced by Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare.[3] While playing mainly garage punk, CPC Gangbangs incorporated elements of space rock and thrash metal into their music. With this lineup, the CPC Gangbangs performed live shows regularly in Montreal and later in Toronto.[4]

The group's debut LP "Mutilation Nation" was released in 2007 on Swami Records.[5] The band then went out on tour in support of the album.[6] That year the band released a single, "The Broken Glass".[7]

Following the departure of key members and the arrest of another in the USA, Choyce released a statement declaring the band's dissolution in 2008. Some of the members formed a new outfit under the name Red Mass, and continued to use the imagery and Crowley influences of the previous band.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label Other information
2007 Mutilation Nation Swami First full-length LP.

EPs & singles[edit]

Year Title Label Other information
2007 World War III 7" Profet Records Limited run of 500 copies; Catalog No. PR10
2007 The Broken Glass 7" Seeing Eye Records Picture disc; Catalog No. SE005; B-side: "Rich Rich Rich"
2007 Teenage Crimewave 7" Die Slaughterhaus Records Limited run of 500 copies; Catalog No. DSH015b; B-side: "Blood on the Wall"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearis, Bill; BrooklynVegan (2008). "Bill reports on M for Montreal (Night three) Red Mass". Buzzmedia.com. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Le dark side CPC Gangbangs’ Montreal includes blood". Now Toronto, by Tim Perlich August 16, 2007
  3. ^ "Magick and mayhem". Montreal Mirror, by JOHNSON CUMMINS, June 14. Archived at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Jay Reatard Punches Audience Member, Walks Out On Show". Chart Attack, Apr 18, 2008
  5. ^ "CPC Gangbangs Mutilation Nation". Exclaim!, By Josiah Hughes. Oct 29, 2007
  6. ^ "CPC Gangbangs". Mongrelzine, June 2, 2008 BOB SCOTT
  7. ^ "CPC GANGBANGS The Broken Glass". Kalle Stille, Ox-Fanzine Issue #76 (February/March 2008).

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