Label: NOCO - CR34 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Rock, Reggae • Style: Ska, Punk
Since their formation inthey have been a staple of the Song Of The Unicorn - Gandalf - Gandalf - MP3 music scene. During the third wave of ska, they quickly rose to national, and eventual international fame, with tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Lyrics by The Planet Smashers often deal with topics such as love, partying and good times, and sometimes use tongue-in-cheek innuendos. The name "The Planet Smashers" was first used in for a band including Matt Collyer and Ceco Munaretto and a series of other members. These groups played punk and Manchestor Mission Aborted - The Planet Smashers - Smash Hits and did not complete any recordings.
They did perform live shows and the songs "Coolest Guy" and "Vampire" come from this period. The name solidified into the current format in when Matt and Ceco decided to introduce horns into the band and focus on ska. Travis Wilkinson Trombone was attracted to the band by a misleading poster that read Its' your big break, goofball trombone player needed for ska band that's huge in Belgium with confirmed European tour. They practiced in the McGill University music department until kicked out and their first gig was at the now defunct "Station 10" on March 17th The band played small Montreal venues like "Purple Haze" and "Jailhouse" and at ska festivals.
A first demo of 3 songs was recorded in Dave's apartment but not released. Later Mission Aborted - The Planet Smashers - Smash Hits band recorded their first cassette in a weekend session, using studio time won by one of Matt's defunct former bands "The Thrill Killers". The quality of this recording was not very high, but it helped get the band more gigs and visibility, including shows outside of Montreal.
The band was an important part of the vibrant local ska scene that existed in Montreal in the mids. The self-titled CD was recorded in spring Because of a tight budget it was produced and recorded by the band in Dave's apartment on a 12 track tape recorder. This album includes favorites like "Pee in the Elevator" and "Janice". The band had its first cross country tour promoting its release in the summer of In the band's summer tour extended into the United States.
The band suffered mishaps like a broken saxophone, multiple van breakdowns and an issue at the border that prevented Travis from completing the tour. After a few more shows in Montreal the original lineup Eggshell - Die Krupps - Odyssey Of The Mind up, with Ceco, Andrew and Travis leaving the band.
The Planet Smashers have continued, with Matt and Dave remaining as core members and a series of Mission Aborted - The Planet Smashers - Smash Hits members and sidemen. Dave switched from drums to bass guitar when Tim Doyle joined the band. The band often plays "all-ages" shows and the playful lyrics and the high energy music has proven popular with teenage listeners.
The band is one of the most popular ska bands in Canada and continues to tour and perform. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. The Planet Smashers.
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