SNUB: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN DEVICES (THE BAND THAT NEVER "WAS")
SNUB began in the late nineties when DEVICES members Rick Trembles & Robert Labelle decided it'd be interesting to chronicle their 20-plus year history playing music in various Montreal bands (AMERICAN DEVICES since 1980) beginning with the first wave of punk rock & ending in the present. Rick & Rob determined to go off on their own & write separate reminiscences so they could compare notes at a later date & see what kind of embellishments, omissions & historical rewrites would result from each others' selective memories. With SNUBDOM.COM, THE AMERICAN DEVICES present the first 2 installments of this experiment.
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Keith Strange of THE ULTERIOR MOTIVE cultivated a facial twitch just for live performances. Inset: Phil Nylon.
L: Devices founder Phil Nylon parodying the pseudo-sophisticate. Intensity of the band dropped a few fathoms when he left, but we eventually coalesced into what he described of as "perfection & detail in tight, intricate non-sequitur, with sophisticated arrangements paradoxically drawing a stark, bleak picture" (BLAND MAGAZINE, 1983). R: Dildo art for one of our posters.