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Originally recorded in 1977 and given a sonic update in 1994, A Taste of Honey shows another side of the early Toronto punk scene. Bits and pieces of this material made its way out to the world on singles and EPs before this CD compilation brought it back to the world, prompting leader Steven Leckie to resurrect the band again. Like much of the recorded punk canon, it's hard to see why the band caused such a stir, because it just sounds like good, solid rock & roll (blame Nirvana for making naked, punk aggression part of the mainstream). Nevertheless, this was the real raw deal when it was first recorded, and should stand as a good reminder of what the Toronto scene had to offer back when the punk scene was still fresh and dangerous.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

The Canadian rock group known as the Viletones formed in the '70s and did a mix of music that combined alternative pop/rock with a little punk. Original members were lead singer and songwriter Steve Leckie, guitarist Freddie Pompeii, bassist Chris Hate, and a drummer called Motor X. Later, Leckie...
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