Bands
Ripcordz
Ripcordz
Mayday Records
Mayday! Records is extremely proud to announce the re-release of Ripcordz’ “Are Go!”, originally released in 1988, unavailable for a decade, Ripcordz first album finally makes it into the digital age. It's so old ("How old is it?", you ask...) It's so old that it originally just came out as a vinyl LP. (You can ask your parents what "vinyl" is). Fans have been asking for it for years. Now we'll find out if they'll actually buy it -- or just copy it from a friend like most of the other Ripcordz albums. It was recorded at various university studios around Montreal and was paid for entirely with dimes and quarters (about $700 worth). The album has the same wall of distortion guitar and gravelly vocals as the band's other releases. But there are differences as well. This album is equal amounts Punk and Garage -- representing the band's early sound. The CD also includes six bonus tracks from the '86 recording session. A couple of tunes that were re-recorded in different forms for later albums, and some unreleased songs.

The Ricordz have been making music since 1980 and have had several releases and a host of club appearances to their credit before the summer of 1988 when they started applying themselves full-tilt to changing the face of music as we know it. Since then, they’ve released nine full-length albums (including a CD-ROM), several EP’s, and eight self-produced videos. They have also appeared on a host of compilation albums and have racked up over 200, 000 kilometers playing more than 1200 shows across North America.

The band has built a large following by combining a lot of influence-from Punk to rockabilly, hardcore rock ‘n roll and pop-to create it’s own signature sound. They call the sound “kidnoise” and the center of it all is Fun. The band has received raves for it’s high-energy shows and their ability not to take itself too seriously. They’ve played shows with a wide range of bands including the UK Subs, Youth Brigade, Rancid, Soundgarden, The Vibrators, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, The Subhuman, Gob, Vice Squad, MDC, DOA, Nirvana and The Misfits.

The band stated goal is to sell millions of records, to able to make a living doing stuff and to finally get a CD player for their touring van that they call “Pamela Vanderson”.

The Ripcordz have also attempted to bridge gaps in the Canadian music scene by stating their own non-profit music corporation, EnGuard Records, which had more that 40 releases from small Canadian bands, as well as working as an information cooperative for groups.

The band released an EP, “I Went to the Summit of the Americas and all I Got Was This Lousy Tear Gas Canister in the Back of the Head”, appeared on several compilation including “Mayday! An All Canadian Oi! And Street Punk Compilation (Mayday Records) and were part of the 2002: A Punk Odyssey Tour. Their last original full length, “What if They Held a Revolution and Nobody Came?” (2003) is also available on Mayday Records a member of The Union Label Group.

In 2010 The Ripcordz released a new full length album "Black". Paul describes it this way: “We may be an old band, but we’re playing new music. Once we become our own cover band, I’m gonna quit and take up knitting or politics or something...”

Contacts
general: The Ripcodz theripcordz@hotmail.com
Band Websites
Official Website
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Tour Dates
There are currently no shows posted

Releases
Black
Ripcordz
Black
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Double Your Punk - Double Your Fun
Ripcordz
Double Your Punk - Double Your Fun
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100 000 Watts Of Pure Power
Ripcordz
100 000 Watts Of Pure Power
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Dead Or Alive in '92
Ripcordz
Dead Or Alive in '92
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Ripcordz are Go(d)!
Ripcordz
Ripcordz are Go(d)!
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What If They Held a Revolution and Nobody Came?
Ripcordz
What If They Held a Revolution and Nobody Came?
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