A compilation of photos from Adam Swica’s Crash ‘n’ Burn contact sheets. All at the Crash ‘n Burn July 29/30 (Diodes/Boyfriends) and closing night Aug 5/6 1977 (Dead Boys/Diodes). Sighted in the Audience Lucasta Ross and Xenia Holiday of the B-Girls and Gyda Gash, then girlfriend of Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys these days bassist with Judas Priestess.
Another great interview. This one is in fact the motherlode of all Diodes interviews done in 2007 the night before before our Dundas Square show by Greg Dick on CIUT Equalizing Distort. This one’s huge, it runs over 2 hours, everyone was there (including Liz Worth and Rob Sikora in the control room). We went over everything, so much in fact that as Liz was completing her book this interview was cited as one of the sources, it truly is all-encompassing, an instant capsule history of Toronto punk. In 2 parts, can be downloaded or streamed
Toronto Rock’n’Roll History
One Night Only! September 11 2015
The Diodes (original 1977 line-up plus John Andrew on drums ex. Kingmaker)
with support from special guest
Gordie Lewis (of Teenage Head)
featuring Dave Rave (The Shakers, Teenage Head)
A rare screening of the 1977 film, “Crash’n’Burn”
featuring The Diodes, Teenage Head, The Dead Boys and The Boyfriends.
Filme in its entirety at the legendary Crash’n’Burn club,
Toronto, during the punk summer of 1977 by indie film-maker Ross McLaren. This film is not available commercially and can only be screened in its original 16mm format.
Diodes and Crash’n’Burn club manager Ralph Alfonso will
introduce the film and give a short overview of that era in
Toronto rock history.
In addition, there will be an exhibition and sale of 1977 punk photography by Ralph Alfonso (Ramones, Diodes, Teenage Head, Patti Smith, Viletones, Damned, Stranglers, Blondie, Talking Heads, etc).
Memorabilia, vinyl, cds, shirts, books and DVDs will also be available (including The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD).
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! (click here)
$15 in advance $20 at the door
We are proud to announce that CIUT 89.5FM is a co-presenter of our Toronto show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre!! Listen to CIUT for tickets and prize giveaways.
The summer 1977 Rare five piece line-up photo taken @ THE Crash ‘n’ Burn. photo Bill Piton
The Globe & Mail October 12 1977. All good fun and games until someone loses an eye!!
This was taken by our good friend Ken Steacy who designed the Diodes Logo seen on this website.
Promo outtake Shot 1977 for CBS just after we were signed to the label. Photo by?
Beatles vs Stones, Oasis vs Blur…In the end who cares both The Diodes and The Viletones added their fair share to Toronto’s rich musical history!