SNUB: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN DEVICES (THE BAND THAT NEVER "WAS")
SNUB began in the late nineties when DEVICES members Rick Trembles & Robert Labelle decided it'd be interesting to chronicle their 20-plus year history playing music in various Montreal bands (AMERICAN DEVICES since 1980) beginning with the first wave of punk rock & ending in the present. Rick & Rob determined to go off on their own & write separate reminiscences so they could compare notes at a later date & see what kind of embellishments, omissions & historical rewrites would result from each others' selective memories. With SNUBDOM.COM, THE AMERICAN DEVICES present the first 2 installments of this experiment.
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SNUB: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN DEVICES (The band that never "was")
© 2000-2006, Rick Trembles
(Note: the "was" in quotation marks is a pun signifying the fact that the band stupidly never stopped existing, therefore banishing it from ever being referred to in the past tense)
DEVICES 2000, L to R: Rob Labelle (guitar/vocals), Andre Asselin (bass), Rick Trembles (guitar/vocals), Jackie Gallant (drums)
The following is an abridged version of the first chapter of a book proposal as it appears on the devices' 25th anniversary CD from Grenadine Records (originally archived in full on this website from 2000 to 2006. For more information on how to obtain the full draft contact Rick Trembles through this website).
(Click on the images to see larger versions) NORMALS!: One of the first Montreal punk bands. You get a bit of NORMALS in every poster! ...When I tore one off the wall to keep, they told me they used pee to make the glue! Rob Labelle, Scott Cameron & Tracy Howe (circa 1977).
IMPORTANT!: Full page "ad" from SURFIN' BIRD magazine also pasted all over downtown Montreal walls (circa 1979).
High school shenanigans. Top L: The only picture of me that made it into the high school yearbook (suspended for "protesting"). Joe Dull sits before me. Inset & R: Carlos Soria VOMIT/NILS. Far right: THE ELECTRIC VOMIT opens for Toronto's dreaded VILETONES (circa 1978).
All 3 issues of the 70's Montreal punk fanzine we aspired to.