A lot of people would say the Doughboys are the best Canadian punk band ever. I prefer Slow or Chixdiggit myself, but then I'm not the expert, the guys with the Tragically Hip and Barenaked Ladies tapes are.
Anyway, this EP collects three songs that the Doughboys demo'ed in 1987 and then re-recorded for their first LP, "Whatever". I like these versions much better; arrangement-wise, the two songs I'm posting here aren't all that different from the versions that ended up on "Whatever" (the demo of "Stranger From Within" has an additional acoustic guitar intro), but sonics-wise they're a hell of a lot crunchier.
This record has the thickest vinyl I've ever seen for a 7-inch-- it's like a dinner plate, for crying out loud. It would be cool if it was glow-in-the-dark vinyl, too, like that M.O.T.O. 7" which is almost the same color, but you can't have everything, I guess.
I posted a bunch of vinyl rips from "Whatever" back in March, by the way; you can find them by clicking on the "Doughboys" tag at the bottom of this post.
"Stranger From Within"
(these files are now listen-only)