Sunday, 30 December 2012

THE POINT, STILL REMAINS THE SAME

The Vapids were a punk rock band from Burlington Ontario Canada. they formed in 1993 as the Swansons.
they released one demo cassette tape, then changed their name to The Vapids when founding member Mike Bombadier quit to attend university.
all the old websites are no longer maintained. (facespace, myface, cookbook, twitface)
this is it... unless someone updates that shit.
they have no plans on playing live again.

you can contact jimmyvapid@hotmail.com and scottyvapid@hotmail.com
regarding anything to do with the band, unless your trying to collect any royalties.
check out www.jimmyvapid.blogspot.cawww.jimmyvapid.blogspot.ca for his continued downhill plunge into punk rock obscurity
OFFICIAL FULL LENGTH ALBUMS:
"Five Minute Major" CD.1995 fish tank records/independant (500 copies in orange)
"Five Minute Major" CD 1996 Crack Records (1000 copies in b/w)
"Drink Beer" CD 1997 Crack Records (2000 copies)
"Wanna Fuck Around" cassette tape 1997 (450 copies) independant/amp records
"Wanna Fuck Around" CD 1998 independant/Amp Records (500 copies) (cassette +28 bonus songs)
"Charm School Dropouts CD 2001 Amp Records/Independant (1000 copies)
"Teenage Head" CD 2003 Double Hell Records (1000 copies)
"The Vapids/The Riptides" split CD, 2004 Goblin Records (1000 copies)
"The Point Remains The Same" CD 2007 Independant (1000 copies)
"Charm School Dropouts" LP, 2009 Surfin Ki Records, 400 copies (white, black)

SEVEN INCH VINYL RECORDS
"self Titled" 3 song 7", 1997 Crack Records. 500 copies, all yellow vinyl
"Spit, Sweat and Beers" 4 song 7", 1998 independant. 500 copies, all black.
"the Vapids/Handicap Five" split 7" 1999, 1000 copies, all black
"the Vapids/the Strikeouts" split 7" 2000 drunk records
"we can't do it" 3 song 7", 2002 route 13 records, 300 copies, all gold
"the Point Remains the same" 3 song 7", 2009 Surfin Ki records, 300 copies (green,grey,black)

JIMMY VAPID has released 3 different 7" records, all from Surfin Ki Records in Italy.
"Humble Beginnings" "Realities of war" and "Triangulator"
they were released in 2012/2013, and are very hard to get in the western world.
there is some free downloads on youtube and other sites a such.
he has a blog...... www.jimmyvapid.blogspot.com.
he actually updates it too.

almost all of this is available for free download on the internet. find it if you wish.
Currently,www.interpunk.com has a few things for sale.
if interested in obtaining anything else, Scott has a stash in his basement

UNOFFICIAL STUFF
Two Demo Tapes, both from 1994, 40 copies each
"Most of the stuff and more"  CDR, 100 copies, in black plastic cases, 2001
"Leave Home" CDR, 25 copies, 1999
"teenage powerchord massacre" CDR 25 copies, 1999
"New Wave Humor" CDR, 100 copies
"Live at the Continental NYC" CDR, 25 copies, 2005
"The Point remains the same" Cassette tape version, 2007, 25 copies
DEE COLVINS 7" (spit sweat and beers with different covers, 50 copies) 2005
"three things at once" CDR, first 3 7"s, 2000, 40 copies
"Live at Equalizing Distort" live radio broadcast. 15 copies on CDR 2007
THE VAPIDS have appeared on atleast 70 V/A compilations

THE CREW
Jimmy Vapid - vocals, guitar and sometimes bass.
Scotty Vapid - drums.
Jay Toulmin (J.T Vapid) bass 1994-1998 and 2005-2007. Vocals only in the Swansons
Doug Hill (Dully Vapid) (Doug Hell) Bass 1998
Adrian Brent (Chuck No-Star) bass 1999-2003
John Gazzola (Johnny No-Frills) Guitar 1999 - 2004, for 20 minutes in 2008
Robert DeGrunt (Robo) Guitar 2004-2008
Eric Felgner (Eric) Bass 2007-2008
Matthew Ellis  (Matthew O'Dellis) guitar, very briefly in 2008
Robo sadly passed away in 2012

Scott, Jay, Chuck, Eric, Matt and John still reside in the hamilton/burlington area.
Doug was last seen in Bowmanville Ontario.
Jim resides in Courtice Ontario

THE PLACE'S
(rehersal/jam spots)
Mikes basement - 1993, sundays from 3-5pm only. burlington
Scotts basement -1994 burlington
Hendershot (cover of FMM) 1995, BinBrook Ont.
Jim's place (His Dads Basement) 1996-1997, Milton Ont. Tuesday nights
Above Leathers, Hamilton, 1998-2000
Jim's Dads Basement (no longer Jims place) 2000-2002, Milton
--did not practice untill 2005, at Reigning Sound Records, Hamilton
Jim's Basement, Hamilton, 2006-2008

The Vapids played 486 shows. the first one being at spencer smith park in 1994, the last at the Whippit Lounge, London Ontario in 2008.
there is a list on the internet of every single one. find it

the Vapids made one video for "we cant do it" its on you tube.
along with alot of older stuff, almost noting past 2003.
"got me on a leash" from Ottawa is good.
there is a documentery (?) there as well.
in the vaults are about 40 shows on VHS.
along with the entire 2004 USA tour (not even converted from HI-8)

HERE ARE SOME PICTURES
thanks for reading