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The Riptides

Canadian punk rockers the Riptides hail from Ottawa, Ontario, forming in the middle-’90s with an intense pop sound that nodded towards the Queers and Ramones as very much since it did the Dwarves and Meatmen. Their initial record was released in past due 1997, and the people — twins Andy Vandal (vocals) and Bob Goblin (bass), Sean Shameless (drums), and Doug Vermin (electric guitar) — released five full-lengths and made an appearance on several compilations over another eight years, though the majority of their information dropped out of printing aside from 2002’s Joe Queer-produced Drop Out. The Riptides became a fixture in the Canadian underground, dispersing their name on travels with acts just like the Methadones, Dwarves, and Moral Crux. They ultimately discovered label homes at Union 2112 (Canada) and Crimson Scare (U.S.) release a their November 2006 record, Hang Out, made by Mass Giorgini. By that time, the band’s lineup included the brothers Vandal and Goblin alongside drummer Pat Bitch and guitarist Skottie Lobotomy, as well as the quartet going out in early 2007 on the UNITED STATES tour using the Queers.

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