Where Are They Now? : GrimSkunk
- Montreal Mirrorr(October 20th 2005)
"The grass is always greener, no short-term memory loss for GrimSkunk" by RUPERT BOTTENBERG Journalists seek the naked truth—and sometimes, goddamn us, we get it. The cover of the May 2, 1996, issue of the Mirror featured locals GrimSkunk, interviewed inside by Chris Yurkiw, in connection with the release of Meltdown, the band’s second album. There they were on the cover in their birthday suits, an artfully placed headline the only thing keeping the paper out of a plastic wrapper. By 1996, GrimSkunk—Franz Schüller, Joe Evil, Peter Edwards, Alain Vadeboncoeur and Marc St-Maurice—already had quite a history. Born in ’88 out of the ashes of hardcore unit Fatal Illness, they’d built a big following for their distinct sound, a blend of pugnacious punk, hippie tripping and big, baroque prog rock of a decidedly nocturnal nature—perfectly suited to the pot-friendly crowds they attracted, and encouraged, with a fierce pro-legalization stance. And GrimSkunk had yet to found their label Indica, which these days is a whirlwind of activity due to the success of their recent signings les Trois Accords, Dobacaracol and Priestess.
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