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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Pictured above: Pre-Carlos NILS, circa 1983, picking their noses (before they began taking themselves too seriously).
(Click on the image to see larger version) Posterama circa 1980. Pictured above: D-VICES with "Montreal's youngest band" THE NILS.
(Click on the images to see larger versions) Posterama circa 1980. Post-punk aspirations from THE UNKNOWNS & THE EIGHTIES (a band Carlos/NILS & Rob/NORMALS briefly ran).
Rob Labelle fronting Montreal's first punk band THE NORMALS. R: Some of the many hats Rob's had to wear over the years.