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Classic Album Review: Simply Saucer | Cyborgs Revisited

Some claim the Hamilton weirdoes' 1989 release is the best Canadian album ever.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):



THE BACK STORY: Hailing from Hamilton, this band of ’70s-rock weirdoes forged a bizarre sound that bridged Syd-era Pink Floyd psychedelia with the darkness of The Velvet Underground and the Detroit metal of The Stooges — and somehow prefigured the New York noise-punk of Sonic Youth. Cyborgs, originally recorded in 1974 and ’75, is seen by many as perhaps the best Canadian album of all time. And perhaps they’re right.

THE GOODIES: Fractured fever-dream masterpieces like Nazi Apocalypse, Bullet Proof Nothing and Dance The Mutation are, not too put too fine a point on it, simply incredible.

THE EXTRAS: Another nine bonus demos, live tunes and singles.