The very first Canadian punk band signed to a significant label, the Diodes are best-remembered for his or her moody, head-banging hit “Sick and tired of GETTING UP Tired” and their hard-hitting interpretation from the Paul Simon-penned tune “Red Rubber Ball.” With vocalist Paul Robinson supported by guitarist John Catto, bassist Ian MacKay, and drummers John Hamilton and, later on, Mike Lengyell, the Toronto-based music group roared with unabashed strength. Authorized by Columbia, the Diodes released their debut self-titled recording in 1977. Columbia released their second recording, Released, on its Epic subsidiary 2 yrs later on, but poor product sales of both albums led the label to drop the band’s agreement. Although they relocated to Britain after liberating their third recording, Action/Reaction, around the impartial Orient label, the move arrived late to save lots of the music group. They disbanded soon after, releasing an recording of outtakes and demos, Survivors, in 1982.