Friday, May 13, 2011

Artist: The Wet Spots, Album: Wake Up With The Wet Spots, Song: Fightin' A War

"I'm fightin' a war and I'm fightin' a war in my head."  The Wet Spots were a punk rock band from Hamilton, Ontario.  They formed back in the eighties and had an indie, cassette only release, entitled, Urinal Diaries, before this album in 1988.  They were Pat Havoc, Danger Dave, Mo De Lon and Dug Illegal.  Wake Up... was produced by Mickey DeSadist, lead singer of the Forgotten Rebels.  The band released the album with Problem Children Wrekords label.  The Problem Children were another punk band from the "Hammer".  Unfortunately, there isn't a lot written about the band in order to piece together a timeline for their discography.  They had another release that followed this album called, From Beer To Paternity, which included a few songs from the Wake Up... release.  Unfortunately, it doesn't include this cool track, Fightin' A War.  The album, Wake Up... is not widely available today.  At the time of this blog, I couldn't find any copies available online.  However, From Beer To Paternity, is available from Itunes.  Some of the original members of both the Wet Spots and the Problem Children are in a new band called the LeT dOwNs and they played in Hamilton last month at the annual Joe Strummer Tribute show.  You can follow them on their facebook page at  You can hear the song, Fightin' A War, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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