Monday, February 20, 2012

Artist: All Good Children, Album: All Good Children, Song: Black and Blue

"I'm black and blue, head over heels over you.  Doesn't seem to mean much to you now.  Under your spell like I was living through some hell.  Doesn't seem to mean much to you now.  I love the way she takes me higher.  I love the way I fall down."  All Good Children were an alternative rock band from Hamilton, Ontario.  They were part of a talented group of new bands that emerged in Ontario during the early nineties like Rail T.E.C. (see blog 5/7/11), Teknicolor Raincoats (see blog 7/13/11), Sour Landslide and Flatland.  They had some early radio success thanks to the CFNY Annual New Music Search Contests.  In 1992, this track, Black and Blue, floated in to my ears for the first time.  The intro to this song sounds reminiscent of The Cure.  The two principle songwriters of the track were band mates Simon Ruzzier and Steve Metham.  You can check out the song on You Tube (  Their self titled debut was released in 1992 with Raw Energy Records.  It also included the talents of former Crash Vegas and Kathleen Edwards' guitarist, Colin Cripps, as well as multi instrumentalist, Kim Deschamps.  Kim's resume is ridiculously long as he has played with everyone from The Cowboy Junkies (see blog 2/13/11) and Blue Rodeo to The Barenaked Ladies and Fred Eaglesmith (see blog 8/3/10).  I don't believe the band released another album following their debut in 1992.  This particular release is a rare find today.  At the time of this blog, there were three copies for sale on Discogs between $15 and $20.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!