Because I don’t have this record on CD—I don’t think it was ever released digitally—it’s one of my great Canadian indie treasures from the 1980s. This Toronto-based jangle-pop band released Glow in 1988 which quickly became a solid CFNY favourite.
It was rather different for its time, especially this single, which if you ask me, still sounds like it could have been released yesterday. The Replicas broke in 1989 but reunited briefly in 2007. Singer Charlie Salman died on November 9, 2013, at the age of 53. He’d been suffering from the ravages of leukemia and eventually took his own life.