I discovered this 1988 album through my high school buddy Jo Johnson. It was our staple summertime weekend album which we played loudly on his ghetto blaster up at Winnipeg Beach. We were able to buy 2 litre plastic bottles of Canada Cooler from the liquor vendor there (7% alcohol for $7), tear off the label, and drink them right on the beach--the vendor staff pretending we were of legal drinking age, and us pretending we were drinking 7 up. So, this is a nostalgia post. Sons of Freedom were a Vancouver-based band, and their debut on Slash Records is a monster of chunky rock riffs, odd lyrics, and non-conventional song structures. Not to everyone's taste perhaps, but I am willing to claim that this album is one of the most original Canadian rock records of all time. I dedicate this post, and the cover quote (by early "Valiant Five" feminist Nellie McClung) in particular, to Spinster Rock's Nolan Micron who is thinking of shutting down his wonderful blog due to The Man.
Sample mp3: Sons of Freedom - Mona Lisa
Full download: http://www.zshare.net/download/135470641eda6fbc/