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Their first album was a live recording titled Toilet Rock, produced by Skip Prokop of Lighthouse. Burton Cummings of the Guess Who appears on and produced the studio portions of their second album, Bitter Reality, although his management tried unsuccessfully to have his contribution (singing two short "dirty" songs) removed, fearing it would be harmful to his career. This challenge caused the album's release to be delayed by several months, by which time the controversy had been widely reported by the media, and the track had been "leaked" to a Toronto radio station which played it on a weekly show featuring comedy records, making the attempted removal a futile effort, and the album was released with Cummings' contributions intact. Jack Richardson, the producer of the Guess Who's albums, produced the live portions of this album.

Controversial for their use of strong language, at one point they had to appeal for the right to perform at the level of the Supreme Court of Canada. The title of their album Locked Up for Laughs refers to an incident when they were actually put in jail in Kingston, Ontario after a charge of public indecency at a live performance. Their theme song was a rendition of "Ja-Da" retitled "Fuck Ya", and it appeared on all of their albums in one form or another. It was often used as a closing to their live shows, following a "mutual heckling" routine in which the audience and performers jokingly shouted abuse at each other; the song would then be performed as a "sing-along" with the audience.

So, lock up the children and issue the trigger warnings. It's Maclean And Maclean Week. (Or maybe just Maclean And Maclean Coupla Days.)


Bob and Juanita. One of the funniest bis ever.


I think he is saying "Why do I have to do Nancy Pelosi again,
I said Screw Hillary"

A great Canadian folk song by the duo:


J.M. Heinrichs - That's not just a Canadian folk song, that is a Royal Canadian Air Force song originating with 10 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron in Gander, Newfoundland during WWII. The original version was composed of ribald verses about various station personalities (Administration Officer, etc.). Over the years, many new verses have been created.

Roosh says he won, the Star disagrees. I think the Star is wrong. Original venue, he wasn't kicked out of the city or country so that's a victory for him.

Scratch a former PC and you will usually find a leftist. Steven Sinclair is still pissed apparently over the merger of the Progressive Conservatives and the Reform party....

Looking to try to run spoiler candidates to thwart that dastardly Stephen Harper.

LOL they call themselves a centre-right party but you look at their platform and it is anything but. Support of the CWB? Single-tier health care? Promises to eliminate student debt? Oy.

Gary and Blair Maclean were pioneers in Canadian comedy. They were edgy and truly funny because they consistently deflated pomposity and there are just too many people who take themselves too seriously. They proved that censorship and the political oppression which it rides on are systemic.

Ha, I saw M & M at the Commodore in Vancouver about 1980, outrageously funny and ground-breaking for their era. I also remember years later, as a salesman travelling through N. Alberta, listening to an interview with them on CBC radio where they played the F Ya song..... unedited. I was shocked but appreciated the chance to sing along. :)

I remember those young days when Conservative values represented "The Man". I admit that I certainly never imagined that the rebellious hippies of those times would become "The Man" of today and that they would use their new influence and power in society to try to dismantle it.

Sinclair Stevens was the one who swung to Joe Clark instead of the Quebec candidate at the leadership convention and put Clark over the top.

sinclair stevens schwing!

I'm very happy to see the Conservatives took care of some business before the election was called.

If there is a change of who forms the Government with the election, they will have to amend the law through parliament instead of just not bringing the law into force.

PET Cemetery Report.

Indian Act Section.


"Trudeau Pledges Millions For First Nations Education" (NP)

"'I do not believe in formal coalitions': Justin Trudeau" (G-M

"'Harper doesn't have respect for the intelligence of Canadians': Trudeau" (G-M)


"The chief of a tiny B.C. First Nation with only 39 members was paid more than $200,000"

"When the Gwawaenuk chief’s tax-free status is factored in for his pay in 2014-15, it makes Charlie Williams one of the highest paid politicians in Canada"

There are some old PCers who have never forgiven Harper for the merger. They are a nasty bunch -- probably thinking their old PC party was going to make a comeback (except for Harper). Media courts them occasionally because they can make it look like a former conservative is abandoning the Conservatives, where in truth, these folks never supported the Conservatives. I suspect they have been supporting Libs in recent years. They are best ignored.

The family of Valerie Jarrett:

"Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was also another big-time Chicago Communist, according to separate FBI files obtained by JW as part of a probe into the Jarrett family’s Communist ties. For a period of time Vernon Jarrett appeared on the FBI’s Security Index and was considered a potential Communist saboteur who was to be arrested in the event of a conflict with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). His FBI file reveals that he was assigned to write propaganda for a Communist Party front group in Chicago that would 'disseminate the Communist Party line among…the middle class.' ”

There are about 150 verses listed in "Songs From The Front And Rear".
We often sang it in the Mess, under suitable conditions.


Canada is a liberal country. Conservatives (social) are viewed with fear, contempt, loathing, hatred etc. "Progressive conservatives are tolerated from time to time. If you spend any time east of Manitoba you will encounter the liberal bias. I have been asked in Ontario several times if I am a red neck. Huh? They wouldn't know one if they met one so they have to ask.

This is what Harper is up against. The most right winger in the east is a liberal who on occasion will entertain voting progressive conservative. Although Harper got the name dropped he has to govern like a progressive to hope to form a government.

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