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Tired of Waking Up Tired: The Best of The Diodes
     

Tired of Waking Up Tired: The Best of The Diodes

by The Diodes
 
In 1977, record labels all around the world were snapping up bands perceived to be punk, at which time CBS Canada signed Toronto's The Diodes. The only problem is the label didn't know quite what to do with them, and despite their popularity with other bands on the scene (notably The Ramones), they were dropped

Overview

In 1977, record labels all around the world were snapping up bands perceived to be punk, at which time CBS Canada signed Toronto's The Diodes. The only problem is the label didn't know quite what to do with them, and despite their popularity with other bands on the scene (notably The Ramones), they were dropped after only two albums. Somewhere in the decades since, The Diodes attained an almost mythical status in the Canadian music community, spawning a tribute 7" and a reference in the punk rock road movie Hard Core Logo. It took nearly 20 years for the reissue, but Sony Canada finally compiled both original albums onto this best of compilation, which also features previously unreleased material. Does it sound dated? Sure, just like The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, and other important bands from the era. For those who want a greater sense of Canada's contribution to the world of punk, this is essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2004
Label:
Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC:
0074648032020
catalogNumber:
480320
Rank:
80587

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diodes   Primary Artist
John Catto   Guitar
Paul Robinson   Vocals
Lawrence Bruner   Quitar

Technical Credits

Bob Mould   Author
Paul Simon   Composer
Jeremy Gluck   Author
Barry Mann   Composer
Ken Barnes   Author
Dave Bidini   Author
John Catto   Composer,Author,Logo Illustration
David Farrell   Author
Bob Gallo   Producer,Author,Audio Production
Paul Robinson   Author
John Savage   Author
Greg Shaw   Author
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Bruce Woodley   Composer
Fred Kirby   Author
Lloyd Sachs   Author
Dean Motter   Cover Design
Ralph Alfonso   Liner Notes,Cover Photo
Vivien Goldman   Author
Rudis   Author
Jeffrey Morgan   Author
Ian Birch   Author
Paul Klie   Author

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