Busy Doing Nothing!
(Cribs, Evaporators, Andrew WK, Franz Ferdinand, Nardwuar)
Released on March 6, 2012
Assembled by Vancouver punk rock journalist and The
Evaporators singer Nardwuar the Human Serviette,
Busy Doing Nothing! features Andrew WK, Franz Ferdinand,
The Cribs, Fuad and The Feztones, Kate Nash,
Jill Barber and Sage Francis all showing their love for
Canadian punk heritage preservation!
Side A kicks off with an original collaboration by Andrew
WK and The Evaporators. The action continues with
Wakefield, England’s The Cribs covering ’70s Vancouver
punk band The Dishrags, London’s Kate Nash covering
’90s Vancouver “cuddle-core” band (and Mint Records’
signature act) Cub, and Franz Ferdinand’s rendition of the
legendary Pointed Sticks’ “Real Thing.” Fuad & the Feztones,
Bobby Beaton and John Davis from Montreal’s veteran
garage punk band The Gruesomes, offer their take on
The Evaporators’ first single from 1992, and Sage Francis
raps on a verse of The Evaporators’ “Hot Dog High.”
The Evaporators rule side B, delivering a number of
original tunes plus covers of 1970s rockabilly truck driver
Doug Rutledge (featuring Andrew WK and Canadian
singer / songwriter Jill Barber) and The Pointed Sticks. The
album closes with a clip from the first interview Nardwuar
ever did with Franz Ferdinand.
This fantastic collection also includes a free 40-page
2013 calendar of vintage 1970s punk rock photos taken
by renowned Vancouver photographer Bev Davies!