Blue Peter was formed in 1978. In 1979 they released "Test Patterns For Living" on one of Canada's first "Indie" labels-Ready Records.
It included the songs "Factory Living" and "Same Old Place". "Factory Living" was played heavily on Toronto's new music station CFNY-FM.
"Test Patterns For Living" was recorded in two days at Southwest Sound in London Ontario.
Test Patterns for Living was recorded in a single day in 1979, Angus MacKay and Andie Crosbie of Ready Records took the band into a studio in London Ontario and came out with this explosive collection of punk/pop, which included the underground radio hit "Factory Living" and the three minute bullet about the boredom of the scene, "Same Old Place".
Producers: Angus MacKay and Andy Crosbie Engineer: Kevin Doyle
Recorded at Southwest Studios, London, Ontario and Sounds Interchange, Toronto 1979.
Original analogue masters restored and mastered by Peter J. Moore at the E Room
Originally released on Ready Records (1979) (#RR005)
Cover by Sandra Shaw / Photography by Powey
Band: Paul Humphrey > Vocals & Keyboards / Chris Wardman > Guitar / Geoff McOuat > Bass / Ron Tomlinson > Drums /
Backing Vocals > Olimpio Mesquita, Chris Wardman, Geoff McOuat
All Words and Music by Chris Wardman / Music For Masses (SOCAN) EXCEPT "Out With The Boys" by Paul Humphrey / Music For Masses (SOCAN)
Take Me To War (Live) Recorded in 1983, Montreal, Quebec
Mixed by Kevin Doyle and Chris Wardman
Band: Paul Humphrey > Vocals / Chris Wardman > Guitar / Jason Sniderman > Keyboards / Rick Joudrey > Bass / Owen Tennyson > Drums.
Words and Music by Chris Wardman / Music For Masses (SOCAN)