Monday, December 27, 2010

Artist: Throck Morton, Album: The Power Of Music, Song: Nag, Nag, Nag

"I guess in life there are some things not worth fixing.  There must be some point that I am missing now. I can't figure, I can't figure out, why you're complaining, you're complaining."  Throck Morton were a band from the Niagara region of Ontario.  They were Cashmere Wojtowicz, Bug Holtam, John Bird and Spanky Bauer.  Cashmere and Bug had a band previous to Throck Morton, known as The Revenge Of The Egg People.  They were around for 12 years and had 13 independent  releases.  Neil Young numbers!  The final line up of that band became Throck Morton.  Throck was a vehicle for change so to speak, allowing Cashmere to write and record songs that may have taken them in a different musical direction from the previous band's work while also preserving ROTEP's legacy.  Throck Morton was signed to indie label, Stumble Records.  They recorded 14 songs that singer Cashmere cites as possibly some of the best songs he's ever written.  I found the gem, Nag, Nag, Nag on a compilation entitled, The Power Of Music.  It was a 2005 release in support of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.  OCAP is a direct action, anti-poverty group that mounts campaigns against regressive government policies.  The compilation was very well done and the inclusion of this Throck Morton track makes it worth the money alone.  It may be the only place you'll find the song as there doesn't appear to be any Throck Morton releases available anywhere.  This compilation was put out by the Underground Operations label ( but doesn't appear to be available on their website.  Back to the band Throck Morton though.  The band never officially broke up but some of it's members left the band to pursue steady paying gigs outside of music.  Cashmere and Bug formed a new band called the Rumble Devils and you can follow them at  You can also keep tabs on whether Throck Morton will reunite in the future at  You can purchase the music of the Rumble Devils as well as The Revenge Of The Egg People from Itunes and at  Stumble Records is one of the coolest indie labels in Canada and has a remarkable roster of great sounding bands that are worth checking out.  In the meantime, turn it up and give your ears a listen to Nag, Nag, Nag on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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