Media – Hated Uncles

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The front and back covers, and inside sleeve inserts for the LP “Music From the Armpit of Canada” LP. Released: 1986 by Problem Children Wrekords. “Name on a Gravestone” by The Hated Uncles is side 1 track 6.

This is hilarious. Oh, the memories! This is from a Forgotten Rebels gig list page on the net. We’re listed twice. The first gig was the best show we had done to that point. The second was the gig from hell. Yes, we were kicked off after 3 songs. Yes, we almost broke up. This will be a scene in novel #1. July 1986

Hated Uncles on Forgotten Rebels Gig List 1986

The Hated Uncles’ “Name on a Gravestone” made the CFMU singles chart, hitting a high of #5, from November 2nd/86 to December 30th/86. I’m missing the Dec. 16th chart.

“Zulu Death Chants”: The Hated Uncles / CFMU controversy. The Silhouette “letters to the editor” from November 1986 to January 1987.

“Thrashing out the ’60s, From The Armpit Of Canada” article in The Hamilton Journal – Jan 27, 1988 – review of the second “Music from the Armpit of Canada” live show at Bannisters – Hamilton, ON.

"Thrashing out the 60's, From The Armpit Of Canada", article in the Hamilton Journal January 27, 1988

The “Variety Show” booklet – 1989. Drawings by John Kinsella. (pdf)

“The Hated Uncles: ‘Very evil and very godlike’” article in The Hamilton Spectator – June 15, 1989 – article & interview by Nick Krewen.

Article about The Hated Uncles – June 15, 1989 – Hamilton Spectator – “The Hated Uncles: ‘Very evil and very godlike'” – Article by Nick Krewen.

The Hated Uncles were an influence? Maybe, on what not to do! June 13, 1990 – Spotlight Magazine – Voice of the Hammer – Article by B. F. (The Mole) Mowat

June 13, 1990 – Spotlight Magazine – Voice of the Hammer – Article by B. F. (The Mole) Mowat

A contract? No idea about this, but here it is. A contract signed for a Sinister Dude Ranch / Hated Uncles show at Bannister’s for July 31, 1990.

Contract for Bannsiters show - Sinister Dude Ranch & Hated Uncles

Mentioned in the “Year In Review” article – Spotlight Magazine – January 1991 – Voice of the Hammer – Article by B. F. (The Mole) Mowat

Hated Uncles - Voice of the Hammer - article by B.F. (The Mole) Mowat - Year In Review - January 1991

The Hated Uncles – April 11, 1991 – Spotlight Magazine – “Consummate Poetic Barflys” – Article by Bruce “Mole” Mowat.

April 11, 1991 – Spotlight Magazine – Consummate Poetic Barflys - Article by Bruce “Mole” Mowat.

“Wrasslin’ With Wryhme” – Lit: The Literary Calendar – December, 1997 – Article & Interview with Harvey Dog Article by Bruce “Son of Lord Athol Layton” Mowat.

Harvey Dog / Bad Etiquette - Lit: The Literary Calendar - article & interview by Bruce “Son of Lord Athol Layton” Mowat - December 1997.

A blurb for the Hated Uncles live show on July 22, 1998 at the Gown – Hamilton Spectator Club Highlights – by Bruce “Mole” Mowat.

Hated Uncles - Hamilton Spectator Club Highlights - A blurb for a live show on July 22 1998 at the Gown.

Simply Saucer: Heavy Metalloid Music by Jesse Locke 2016. The Hated Uncles are mentioned twice in the book. I highly recommend this book to read about a vital part of Hamilton’s music history – Edgar Breau & Simply Saucer. The Hated Uncles opened for Edgar & His Shadows of Ecstasy a few times – at the Gown & the 1150 Club in Toronto. They were pioneers!

Brief write-up by the author of “Simply Saucer: Heavy Metalloid Music“. The website is no longer active: ( Thank you Jesse!

“Hamilton’s other ’80s underground dwellers were rounded up on the compilation Music From The Armpit of Canada. Garage/punk weirdos like The Dik Van Dykes, Drunk Dentist, and Trash and The Bags share space with The Hated Uncles. No one can hold a candle to the latter group fronted by a 6-foot-6 former wrestler with a Thalidomide survivor on trumpet. Their songs include “I Don’t Want To Die On Heroin” and “Why Do I Live In Canada?” from the Uncles’ unreleased album Tumours (a parody of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours).”
article by Jesse Locke 2017

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