Archive for May, 2013

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We used this shot for our 1983 promo photos. Captain Maniac is in full rockabilly regalia! Photo by Hans Sipma

Our 1983 promo photos were taken by Hans Sipma, and on Googling his name I discovered that he indeed has a website and is still involved in the photographic industry. I emailed him, wondering if he still had photos from our 1983 photo shoot, and he graciously replied, saying “How very cool to hear from you. Yes I have a box of old band shots, and your file was pretty easy to find. We did this shoot on October 31, 1983.” He sent me the contact sheets, advising me that high-res shots could be obtained from him at a nominal charge. For your enjoyment, here are a few outtakes from that session – thirty year old photos, back when we was lads!

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Photo shoot by Hans Sipma. At this point, delirium sets in! Photo by Hans Sipma

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Outtake of above session. Buzz gets rough! Photo by Hans Sipma

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Outtake from above session. Art looks puzzled! Photo by Hans Sipma

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It’s only fair to warn you: Do NOT mess with these gentlemen under any circumstances. Photo by Hans Sipma

Proudly Canadian

Posted: May 3, 2013 in 21st Century, New CD

This just in… an actual review of Sparkling Apple’s CD Hard Core Apple, available worldwide! Dan Brisebois, who runs the nifty website, has written a piece all about our recent CD, and has graciously included it on the opening page of  his site. After his page loads, click on enter, and the first thing you see is shown below.
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Click on review…, and you’ll be taken to the inner sanctum, where Dan’s article awaits (shown below). We can’t thank you enough, Dan!

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At the moment, our Hard Core Apple CD can be seen and heard on the Internet from a staggering variety of sources. You can download it online, or you can buy a physical CD — and an easy way to do that is to purchase a copy from either of these fine locations:



Buzz Constantly in 1978 with a bottle of Royal Reserve, which used to include a sticker that touted the claim, “A Proud Canadian”!

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