Besides: The Weakerthans - Table of Contents

Posted: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 by Fashion Munx in Labels: ,

The Weakerthans aren't a band with an extremely prolific body of work outside their main LPs. However, the b-sides that do exist aren't the easiest to track down either, so I thought they would be a great candidate for the blog . Tracks 10 to 15 are live studio recordings from CBC Radio 3 Sessions, with just John and his guitar solo. While there isn't a single song here that is an original Weakerthans song not on any of their LPs their re-arrangements of their own songs are truly interesting and their covers are top notch. Enjoy!:



1. My Favourite Power Chords
2. Ringing of Revolution [Phil Ochs cover]
3. Bad Time To Be Poor [Rheostatics cover]
4. Past Due [Alternate Version]
5. Confessions Of A Futon-Revolutionist (Country Style)
6. Everything Must Go [Alternate Version]
7. Utilities [Alternate Version]
8. Illustrated Bible Stories For Children [Live on CKUW]
9. The Last Last One [Live on CKUW]
10. Left and Leaving [CBC Version]
11. The Reasons [CBC Version]
12. Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call [CBC Version]
13. One Great City [CBC Version]
14. Reconstruction Site [CBC Version]
15. Utilities [CBC Version]
16. Judy G [Sarah Harmer cover]
17. Swingin' Party [Replacements cover]

  • Track 1 originally appeared on Take Penacilin Now. G7 Welcoming Committee Records 2005.
  • Track 2 originally appeared on Return of the Read Menace. G7 Welcoming Committee Records1999.
  • Track 3 originally appeared on The Secret Sessions. Zunior 2007.
  • Track 4 originally appeared on Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 4. Hopeless Records 2002.
  • Track 5 originally appeared on Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 3. Hopeless Records 2000.
  • Track 6 originally appeared on Sub City: Take Action sampler. Hopeless/Subcity 1999.
  • Track 7 originally appeared on Help: A Day in the Life. Sony/BMG Recordings 2006.
  • Tracks 8 & 9 originally appeared on the Watermark CD Single. G7 Welcoming Committee Records 2001.
  • Tracks 10-14 are not commercially available. Recorded live in-studio at the CBC.
  • Track 15 originally appeared on CBC Radio 3 Sessions, Vol. 1. 2004. It is credited on the CD to John K. Samson only because at that point the song had not been recorded by the full-band on any commercial releases.
  • Tracks 16-17 are Not commercially available. Recorded live at Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario on November 18, 2005. Sarah Harmer assists on "Swingin' Party".


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  1. heidl says:

    awesome!!! thank you

  1. CZ says:

    can you re-up this?

  1. Unknown says:

    I'm really interrested by your compilation. Could you re-up it or send me a link on PM ?
    Thanks a lot