I used to sell records on GEMM under the name DISCJUNKIE. I was a 5 stars seller. I do audio-grading. This means that I listen to EVERY record before I sell them. Most of them we're cleaned on a Keith Monk machine. I still sell under that name on CD&LP. Check my score for yourself...

As for my background, I've spent years spinning alternative music in underground clubs and radio. I have written a few screenplays, including the starting point for 'MTL punk', a documentary on the early Montreal punk scene (which I co-directed). I've also written a novel where I express my passion for music (Accro vinyle) and two other ones where I tell about my journey through the 80's underground scene. I write in french.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Savant (2) - Artificial Dance. 3 months ago
The first 9 songs are from the early 80's but I doubt that the 5 last ones are from the same era.... there's no electro-acoustical mix like in first ones, which was Savant's trade mark... this CD is worth it for the 9 first songs that included the entire ... See full review
posted a comment on Robert Charlebois - Charlebois. 3 months ago
on Robert Charlebois' offical web site, this album is called Fu Man Chu ; ref.: http://www.robertcharlebois.com/album/fu-man-chu/
submitted Archie Shepp - Horace Parlan Duo - Trouble in mind . 4 months ago
posted a comment on Les Frères Brosse - Dans Un Opéra Cric Crac Rock. 9 months ago
A brilliant fusion of québécois poetry and music, reminiscent of the Mothers of Invention, but way crazier. A true masterpiece.
posted a comment on Yma Sumac - Miracles. over 2 years ago
the CD version (on Omni) has serious drop out all over... never seen such a lousy job of transfert from vinyl to CD... it's a shame since Miracles is such a great record...
posted a review of Jeanne Folly*, J.L Hennig*, VXZ 375, Hektor Zazou*, Bazooka (11) - La Perversita. over 2 years ago
La Perversita is a compilation that touches all kind of taboos including beastiality, cannibalism and suicide among others. Lyrics are in french and they «rock», if you known what I mean. No censorship here ! The entire album is a true masterpiece of the ... See full review
posted a review of Savant (2) - The Neo-Realist (At Risk). over 2 years ago
A true obscure masterpiece of the 1980's. The 12 inch «Stationary dance» is also excellent.
posted a review of Whodini - Escape. over 2 years ago
This album is a true classic old school hip hop... No less then 4 songs played on WBLS which used to be THE station in NYC for rap/break/electro... funky beats and superb poetry... An immortal piece...
added This Heat - Deceit to their collection. over 2 years ago
added R. Stevie Moore - Delicate Tension to their collection. over 2 years ago
added Philippe Doray / Asociaux Associés* - Nouveaux Modes Industriels to their collection. over 2 years ago
added Joe Henderson Featuring Alice Coltrane - The Elements to their collection. over 2 years ago
added 21 grams (3) - EP1 to their collection. over 2 years ago
added George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail to their collection. over 2 years ago
added The Residents - The King & Eye to their collection. over 2 years ago
posted a review of George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail. over 2 years ago
This album is a well balanced fusion of funk, soul and jazz that warms up the heart and the production is excellent. Every Zappa fans have to listen the two songs covered on this album...
posted a review of The Residents - The King & Eye. over 2 years ago
The Residents returned to Montreal in November 1990. It was one of the best concerts of my life. The first part was dedicated to the album 'The King and Eye'. Between the Elvis covers, there were intermissions with child giant puppets who questioned the ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - Stars & Hank Forever! (The American Composer's Series - Volume II). over 2 years ago
The second album in the series on 'The American Composers' is called 'Stars and Hank Forever'. The side dedicated to Hank Williams is beautiful. The song “Six More Miles To The Graveyard” is plunged into a dark atmosphere that adds to its realism. ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - The Third Reich 'N' Roll. over 2 years ago
My copy was not in a very good shape when I bought it but I still raved listening to this dadaesque synthesis on the origins of rock and roll. The Third Reich and Roll resembles 'Meet the Residents' sonically but it is more structured and more trashy. ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - Not Available. over 2 years ago
I wanted to hear 'Not Available' for quite some time and I was very excited when it arrived in the box sent by Ralph Records. 'Not Available' is a sad album which consists of long pieces that evolve into an unpredictable but catchy algorithm. The sound ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - George & James (American Composer Series - Volume 1). over 2 years ago
As if they had been aware of their lack of breath, The Residents have returned to basics. This time, they were interested in composers who mark them and started The American Composers Series. The first opus was dedicated to George Gershwin and James ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - Fingerprince. over 2 years ago
The skillful deconstructions undertaken by The Residents allowed them to create their own musical language: a kind of marriage dada and pop. The first side of 'Fingerprince' consists of short pieces. It is a blueprint for several subsequent albums. “Six ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - Meet The Residents. over 2 years ago
The first time I heard 'Meet the Residents', I was disappointed by its poor sound quality, but dazzled by its inventive genius. I was shaken by what I heard. There was nothing to hold onto, beside a few melodies entangled in a bizarre chaos. The musical ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - The Tunes Of Two Cities. over 2 years ago
'Tunes of Two Cities' continues the trilogy begun with 'Mark of the Mole', but in a much lighter atmosphere. It is less successful. We can feel that they are running out of steam and that there’s a drop in intensity. As if The Residents we’re trying to ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - Eskimo. over 2 years ago
'Eskimo' was their first record that has earned them critical acclaim and many consider it to be their masterpiece. Designed as a musical documentary about the Eskimos, this album evokes the rugged and tribal life of this nation of the far north. Eskimo ... See full review
posted a review of The Residents - Duck Stab / Buster & Glen. over 2 years ago
The Residents is one of the strangest bands in the history of music. Rejecting all forms of convention, these self-taught musicians have produced a astounding quantity of weird music, startling videos and parallel projects. Their creative universe ... See full review
posted a review of Hybrid Kids* - Hybrid Kids - A Collection Of Classic Mutants. over 2 years ago
Morgan Fisher is one of the most bizarre characters of the British post-punk scene. Ex-member of 'Mott The Hoople', Fisher launched his own label, 'Pipe Records', and he has produced some obscure gems including the 'Hybrid Kids'. 'Classic Mutant' looks ... See full review
posted a review of R. Stevie Moore - Delicate Tension. over 2 years ago
R. Stevie Moore is a pioneer of the DIY. In the 1970’s, this prolific musician produced tapes that he would copy and distribute himself through the R. Stevie Moore Cassette club. His records are compilations of the best stuff on these cassettes. Purveyor ... See full review
posted a review of Snakefinger - Chewing Hides The Sound. over 2 years ago
Snakefinger, whose real name is John Philip Lithman, was a British guitar player who lived with the Residents at the end of the 1960’s. After that, he has collaborated to many of their albums and he also went on tour with them, including the one in 1986 ... See full review
posted a review of Throbbing Gristle - Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain. over 2 years ago
Looking at the sexy Cosey Fanny Tutti on the cover, it is nearly impossible to figure out of what’s on the record. Fortunately, a notice warns the listener : 'Entertainment Through Pain'. Pioneers of the industrial scene, Throbbing Gristle is ... See full review
posted a review of Cabaret Voltaire - The Voice Of America. over 2 years ago
Pioneer of the industrial scene, Cabaret Voltaire was influenced by the dada movement which is where it got its name. Master of magnetic tape manipulations, CV is one of the bands who invented the industrial esthetic. In 1978, the band signed a deal with ... See full review
posted a review of This Heat - Deceit. over 2 years ago
This Heat is one of the strangest band to have sprouted from the post-punk scene. Deeply affected by the emergence of the punk/industrial scene, these trained musicians tried to express the 'no future' in their own way. Their experimental approach is ... See full review
posted a review of Der Plan - Normalette Surprise. over 2 years ago
Der Plan’s esthetic is reminiscent of the wild side of the Residents but in a more electronic approach. Worthy successors of the krautrock bands, Der Plan always incorporate a good dose of weirdness in its music. Der Plan also launched the Ata Tak label ... See full review
posted a review of Pyrolator - Ausland. over 2 years ago
Pyrolator is a solo project of Kurt Dahlke, a member of Der Plan. Ausland (abroad) is reminiscent of the Resident’s surrealist spirit but with a new wave touch that eases the music.

It begins with 'Max', a light piece à la Der Plan that moves on with ... See full review
posted a review of Renaldo & The Loaf - Songs For Swinging Larvae. over 2 years ago
'Renaldo & the Loaf' is a British band discovered and signed by the Residents on Ralph Records. Apart from a taste for tripped music, his characteristic is to give itself a lot of trouble to create strange sounds without using a synthesizer, a move ... See full review
posted a review of Philippe Doray / Asociaux Associés* - Nouveaux Modes Industriels. over 2 years ago
Philippe Doray is an obscure French musician. We know very few things about him except that he has produced two records, including the excellent 'Nouveaux modes industriels' on the equally obscure label, 'Invisible Record'.

Recorded in Montpelier ... See full review
posted a comment on Joe Henderson Featuring Alice Coltrane - The Elements. over 2 years ago
a truly great jazz record, with lots of ambient passages that heal the soul.
posted a comment on 21 grams (3) - EP1. over 3 years ago
Amazing band from Quebec city with 2 ex-members from Handful of Snowdrop (and produced by a third one) ... music flirts with post-punk with a touch of cold wave and has very strong melodies...
posted a review of Various - Punk 1980's. over 4 years ago
Side A is an amazing bootleg remix of the B-52 made by Daniel Coulombe. B-52's producer's (Chris Blackwell) heard it at the Dancetaria (NYC) and was so impressed that he hired Coulombe to do the 'Party mix' in Nassau. This is a truly incredible mix made ... See full review
posted a comment on Shocking Blue - The Shocking Blue. over 4 years ago
yes, this is a compilation...