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discussion regarding 1980 to 1984: september 6, 2006

- The first clip focuses on the first real local punk show that we went to when we were 15, the 1980 Ramones gig at Burlington Civic Arena. While walking home five miles we came upon Ramones in a 7/11

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- "We had a tv show on Oakville and Burlington Cable 10 called Radiovision in 1980 on which we played records and took phone calls from annoyed Rush fans". Kealan refers to Mark E. Smith whom Kealan worked with in Mark Aerial Waller's 1998 film "The Glow Boys". Apparently Mark E. Smith received a royalty from the airplay of the Fall's "How I Wrote 'Lasticman" single on the show; his first royalty from airplay in North America.

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- Discussion regarding very first band FLQ in 1980. Band line up, other names.

- Synopsis of the progression of pre-Zeroption band M16 in March 81 to when band started then the problems that became evident with the advent of stage monitors and recording studios

- First M16 show. Discussion of the general music audience in Oakville

- Meeting Stuart (guitarist) and Jill in Grade 11; Jill's evolution

- Early Zeroption gigs; parties, general chaos

- M16 lyricist Eli recalling early Zeroption gig at the Masonic in Oakville

- Toronto 81-83 Hardcore scene overview

- Commentary: Toronto Hardcore bands and audience

- Recollections around first Ottawa gig 1981

- Recording at Comfort Sound with Blair Packham

- Recording at Comfort Sound; artistic vision

- The end of hardcore

- All star Toronto hardcore group 1984

- Discussion of American Hardcore film

- Chris and Kealan explain the circumstances surrounding Kealan's broken leg in the summer of 1984.