Mama

by Nomeansno

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about

13 tracks, 55 mins. Originally released back in 1982. Seminal and primitive punk for all occasions.

Although primitive sounding and not indicative of their guitar injected fury, this album still stands out as one of their most interesting. Dark yet inspiring lyrics and the signature dynamics, it still reaches the fever pitch energy and emotional peaks that NMN was to become known for. A band in it's infancy but what a scary little baby.

Only five hundred vinyl copies of Mama were originally printed before a few hundred more were reissued on cassette. This new version is the remastered edition which originally appeared as Wrong Records' first ever release back in the early nineties, complete with four extra tracks taken from the Betrayal, Fear, Anger, Hatred seven inch EP that was released a year or so before Mama. Both the original and remastered editions have become rarities over the course of the last ten years, a situation to be remedied by this edition of the album. Timed to coincide with the band's 25th anniversary three tours of Europe and to follow in the wake of the release of The People's Choice compilation.

credits

released June 1, 2004

Bass, Guitar, Vocals – Rob Wright
Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, Bells, Percussion, Other [Mamas] – John Wright
Engineer – Sandra Lange (tracks: 1 to 8)
Producer, Written-By – Nomeansno
Remastered By – Marc L'Esperance

Tracks 1 to 9 form the original 'Mama' album.

Tracks 1 to 8 originally recorded at Key Studios, Victoria, B.C. in 1982.

Living In Detente recorded on a TEAC reel-to-reel 4-track in Wrights mothers basement.

Tracks 10 to 13 are also home recordings, originally released as a 7" EP. The EP didn't have a title but became to be known as 'Betrayal, Fear, Anger, Hatred'.

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Nomeansno Victoria, British Columbia

Nomeansno is a Canadian punk rock band originally from Victoria, now located in Vancouver.

Formed in 1979 by brothers Rob & John Wright, their name derives from an anti-date rape slogan.

The press described their earliest work as "Devo on a jazz trip, Motörhead after art school, or Wire on psychotic steroids."

They are credited with being an influence on, or maybe the genesis of math rock.
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