EUGENE RIPPER punk folk (Canada) 7” & book launch
” Ripper puts spikes back in folk music. ” VANCOUVER PROVINCE.
Join Eugene Ripper, Canadian punk pioneer as he marks the Edinburgh release of a new single “ Ride The Northern Train/Dark as a Dungeon” AND the launch of his wee book of “Rock n Roll Poetry” featuring select illustrations by Edinburgh’s own Ross Craig (Black Cat Bone)
From his roots with Canadian first wave punk rockers Stark Naked and the Fleshtones and throughout an enduring solo career featuring a mashup of punk, folk, roots and rock n roll, Ripper continues to nail it down with his unique multi style vibe – it’s all well represented on these latest recordings.
” One of the first acts I saw at the Sidewalk Cafe was
Canadian Eugene Ripper playing with the inestimable Billy Ficca (Television) and seeming to be the very epitome of AntiFolk – Johnny Cash meets the Ramones ” ANTIMATTERS NYC
“Toronto’s underexposed gem Eugene Ripper has been honing his unique brand of fast-folk with a punk rock ethos since the early ’90s. Don’t miss a chance to be transported to his noir universe.” POP MONTREAL
” Ex guitar slinger for Stark Naked & The Fleshtones, now playing barbed, fast n furious folk, with a punk stance and a lyrical nod to Johnny Cash and film noir. Great stuff.” SMASH LA