Title: Outloud 1 – The Music of the City of the Kawartha Lakes
Label: Dogbus Music
Released: June 11, 2002
Release Number: dbm004
Recorded by: Various
Recorded at: Various
Mastering: Ryan Oliver
The Official Line
A compilation CD of the best the City Of The Kawartha Lakes had to offer in 2002. Originally known as the “Lindsay Music Project”, Outloud is what ended up putting Dogbus Music on the map. Since the release of this CD, Outloud has become a massive project for the Dogbus Community and every year we try to showcase what this city has to offer.
The first CD was put together in two months. By contacting all the local bands we knew we assembled some of the coolest music we could find. This CD features the first appearance of Jay Spectre, which broke him into the scene and brought him to where he is in 2004. It also featured an appearance by The Delicious Fakers who, within a matter of months would reform to create Sunlit Ambush.
The CD was launched with a big show in Lindsay and was followed by a summer unlike any we’ve seen in the local music scene. Unfortunately, this piece of history is completely sold out. The only way to find a copy is to check with the bands on the compilation. Every band got ten copies of the record when it was released and there is still a chance that someone has an extra one kicking around.
Track Listing - Click to download full tracks
1. Looking for Heather – Good to Feel Down
2. Looking for Heather – Save My Soul
3. Jay Spectre – Heaven Closed Its Door
4. The Delicious Fakers – Joy to the World
5. The Delicious Fakers – Burden
6. The Daniel Greer Band – No One’s a Virgin
7. The Daniel Greer Band – Kill Me, Her
8. The Sum of All Ages – Utopia
9. middlefingerresponse! – Johnny Got His Gun
10. middlefingerresponse! – Oh Boy!
11. The Triple Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six – Wasting Away
12. The Logans Band – Everything I’ll Ever Need
13. The Logans Band – The Way of the Mog
14. Jay Spectre Featuring Bugsy Biggs – Ride
15. Lonely Heights – In the End
16. Lonely Heights – See No Evil
17. Hooty McOwl – Hooty’s House Party
From the Artist
January 27, 2011 - Dogbus was essentially created to put out this album. I created this compilation to bring together and provide a single image/representation of the Lindsay music scene at the time. I had just dropped out of film school as was desperate to find some directly in one form or another. Having played with Ensonic previously, I found that the scene was disjointed, everyone seeking attention individually and no one really working together. As a result, we had no venues for shows as there was no single representation; fan bases were just friend groups, as there was minimal exposure to other bands. I thought it appropriate to bring everyone together under one roof. You could say this was my attempt to unionize the Lindsay music scene. I never anticipated that it would blow up the way it did, but you’re reading this today because of the success of this one album.
Everyone pulled together to see this through. Each band contributed their own money to the overall costs and received copies of the CD in thanks. My mom actually designed the cover of this album, based on a picture of Tyler Trumbull that I had taken at an MFR! Show. We launched the CD at a show in Victoria Park in Lindsay, but the momentum really picked up after Rockapaloozafestockival 1.
Outloud 2 was a better album musically, and Outloud 3 was professionally produced… but Outloud 1 started it all. It exposed the people of the Kawartha Lakes to what was going on, and put all of these bands on the map. With the exception of the Delicious Fakers (who would become Sunlit Ambush) and Hooty McOwl (who never really existed and was just me, pretending to be a rapping owl), all of these bands would become staples of the music scene for the years to come. The other thing this album created, that I had hoped it would, was a bunch of “singles” for bands that were otherwise getting no radio play. Songs like “No One’s a Virgin” by the DGB, “Heaven Closed its Door” by Jay Spectre and “Good to Feel Down” by Looking for Heather became instant classics and concert favourites. If only we could have kept this going.