The Canadiana Classic:
If I had to choose one Canadian band to laud from the aftermath of punk’s first generation it would be Blue Peter. Most of the material on their three full length albums and three E.P.’s sound like they could have been released yesterday. The two mainstays of Blue Peter have always been Paul Humphreys and Chris Wardman. Both have remained active as musicians and producers on the Canadian music scene, but their subsequent work hasn’t garnered the kind of attention still given to their first band. (An interesting side note: Humphrey’s brother John, also a musician, was once a member of Jean Luc Ponty’s touring band.) Although Blue Peter is no longer actively making music, all of their recordings have been reissued and they continue to play a couple of shows a year. I recommend you investigate.
[North of the Border is a one hour radio program hosted by Wayne Henning that showcases up and coming Canadian indie bands, singer-songwriters, and roots musicians. The show has also been known to feature a few of Canada's more celebrated recording artists. The program is currently broadcast Saturday night's at 7 on Exit 977 in Albany, NY or via streaming audio at www.exit977.org.]