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The next couple of pages has all sorts of picks, flicks and licks that made the Hamilton Music Scene tick in the year 1999. Most of the people involved in 1999 are still around in 2001 and some of their choices for the Best of that year will certainly make you raise an eyebrow or smirk like you haven't smirked before...so go forth and enjoy HOTTUB's Best of 99!

Marc (Dr. Nasrad) Big Brother

-Favourite album: Atom and his Package "Making Love"
-Favourite local album: The Evil Engine "Evil Trax"
-Local Heroes: Big Brother
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Big Brother
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: Big Brother
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: underpants
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: Big Brother
-Favourite Local Club: Fever
-Radio station that doesn't suck: CBC radio 2 (brave new waves)
-The feel good moment of the year: seeing Stewbacca and Mr. Wolf dance at the Christmas party.
-The suckiest moment of the year: Celine Dion's retirement

Alex Erasmi-View Magazine (Hamilton Music Notes)

-Favourite album: Latin Playboys: Dose
-Favourite local album: Fred Eaglesmith: 50 Odd Dollars
-Local Heroes: Tom Wilson, Hamilton's cops
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Gumby, Dave Marsh, William Shatner's toupee
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: Trigger
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: Happening
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: The Steve Strongman Band
-Radio station that doesn't suck: C101.5
-The feel good moment of the year: Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts are now on video!
-The suckiest moment of the year: Rolling Stone Magazine naming the Backstreet Boys artist of the year.

Stewbacca (The man behind us all!) Local promoter and hero to us all!


-Favourite album: Mr.Bungle-California
-Favourite local album: The Evil Engine- The Evil Trax
-Local Heroes: Stewbacca
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Mike Patton
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: The Mirc Fux
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: bubbling
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: Kitchens & Bathrooms
-Favourite Local Club: Dante's
-Radio station that doesn't suck: CFNY (ed's note: WHO?)
-The feel good moment of the year: seeing bands get recognition
-The suckiest moment of the year: I dunno

Dave Buist (Dave2) Big Brother/The Tighties

-Favourite album: Atom and His Package -- "Making Love"
-Favourite local album: Trigger -- "#1 Fan"
-Local Heroes: Chris Briscoe
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Size 14 (if you don't have their album yet get it, it rocks!!!)
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: The Tighties
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: comingaround
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: Big Brother
-Favourite Local Club: La Luna
-Radio station that doesn't suck: 100.3 "The Voice of the Grand"
-The feel good moment of the year: Man or Astroman show in London
-The suckiest moment of the year: I missed the Grinch again!

Josh Holt (H-BOMB) -The Evil Engine/The Tighties/Big Brother

-Favourite album: Promise Ring -Very Emergency, Braid - Frame and Canvas &
The Getup Kids - Red Letter Day
-Favourite local album: Chore - Take my Mask and Breathe - Well produced, well articulated; a bit long, but not a rock opera.
-Local Heroes: I think Chris Briscoe is a local hero for what he is/will/has done for the local music scene.
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Bill Gates is thought by many (including me) to be this monopolizing tycoon. He has also made computers accessible for almost anyone. It sure don't take long to learn that there windows program.
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: The Tighties
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: fledgling
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: Chore - they are probably the most solid rock band in a long time
-Favourite Local Club: Hudson
-Radio station that doesn't suck: 93.3 CFMU (McMaster Radio)
-The feel good moment of the year: Hearing someone say " I used to hate Evil Engine, now you guys are awesome!"
-The suckiest moment of the year: braid broke up. Hawksley Workman - who cares about his music? He sounds like a suck.

Tim Potocic - Tristan Psionic/Sonic Unyon Records

-Favourite album: Tom Waits
-Local Heroes: Lou F
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Pierre Trudeau
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: gettingbetter
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: sick of it all
-Favourite Local Club: union hall
-Radio station that doesn't suck: 93.3 CFMU
-The feel good moment of the year: my holidays

Kevyn Wright - Sara Somebody and the reason for it all.

-Favourite album: caP'n Jazz "analphabetapolothology" or V/A "Post Marked Stamps"
-Favourite local album: Marigold "Benefit of the Doubt"(ed's note: Now known as Plasticine!)
-Local Heroes: Lane Augdenfield, Coach and Dave...to a lesser extent.
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Albert Einstein, Fat Mike, Low fat bacon.
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: Millhouse? Or how 'bout Shale? No wait, The Mirc Fux!
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: Drunk and disorderly. oh,you said ONE word. Rats.
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: cedrumatic or wallowstarr
-Favourite Local Club: Dante's
-Radio station that doesn't suck: They all suck. Sorry.
-The feel good moment of the year: CAPR Sydney, Nova Scotia: Sara Somebody #1.
-The suckiest moment of the year: The time my pants fell down and i had an erection. that sucked.

Bruce Farley Mowat - The man around the town.....Hamilton's music guardian! / Music Journalist

-Favourite album: Don't laugh..Dolly Parton The grass Is Blue (Sugar Hill/Koch) The voice is weathered but true, the material well-chosen and executed , the pickin' swell. Dolly is the only person who can cover Billy Joel and not make me ill. Really!
-Favourite Local Album: Mark LaForme - True To Form (Act records) If you didn't know these were |Stompin Tom tunes, you'd think the Blasters had reunited. Old farts will dig this the utmost...
-Local Hero: Dan Quinlan.trying to keep the Corktown afloat is no easy job, but he is..
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: One day, people will figure out just how important the Holy Modal Rounders are/were. Zildo Ildo, meet your long-lost dad...
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: Zildo Ildo of course. More saws and hardware, I say!
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: A theory o'mine: whenever the Ti-Cats do well in a season, the music scene recedes- and vice versa.
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: Jack Pedler's fully electric gigs. Zildo Ildo
-Favourite Local Club: Art gallery of Hamilton (mix up the acts though...)
-Radio station that doesn't suck: Mohawk & Mac radio, of course.
-The feel good moment of the year:the birth of my granddaughter, Karyna on Sept.14th
-The suckiest moment of the year: me leaving the Spectator..t'was necessary though.

Mat Savelli (Lawnmower of Love) Empathize & Squidport Main

-Favourite album: Mr. T Experience - Alcatraz
-Favourite local album: The Evil Engine- The EVIL TRAX
-Local Heroes: Kitchens and Bathrooms
-Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century: Marlie on Ice
-The local band to look out for in 2000 is: Wallowstarr
-One word to sum up the Hamilton Music Scene in 99: OVERKILL
-Local Band that makes seeing live music great: Kitchens and Bathrooms
-Favourite Local Club: TRANSIT, BABY!
-Radio station that doesn't suck: 93.3 CFMU
-The feel good moment of the year: Drowned in the Harbour @ number 1!
-The suckiest moment of the year: Evil Engine's so called last show with Mike Kiere...

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