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Hilt - Call the Ambulance (Before I hurt Myself)

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Hilt was a collective group of Vancouver musicians, usually referred to as a side project of the group Skinny Puppy. The group comprised Alan Nelson, a seminal member of many local Vancouver rock and punk groups, on vocals, with cEvin Key and D.R. Goettel on instruments.

Originally named The Flu, the group was assembled whenever cEvin and Dwayne lived temporarily in Toronto while away from touring/recording with Skinny Puppy. They released a few cassettes in Europe, composed of material that was very much a precursor to Hilt. In 1989, Key and Goettel's label Nettwerk made a bet with the group that they could not produce and record an album for a low budget, reputedly $15,000. They accepted, and the result is the lo-fi debut Call the Ambulance (Before I Hurt Myself). An EP followed in 1991, entitled Orange Pony, with the follow-up LP Journey to the Center Of the Bowl.

In 2003, Key released The Worst Of the Flu, an odds-and-ends collection of unreleased and alternate tracks by Hilt and the Flu recorded from 1985-1990. Another recording, Minoot Bowl Dropped the Ball, featuring material of a similar ilk to Worst of the Flu, was released in 2007. According to Key, approximately seven LPs worth of material were recorded in the above time period, and may see the light of day in the future.

Track Listings:
    Hilter 5:11
    Stone Man 4:35
    3 3:19
    4 Baby Fly Away 3:02
    5 Let's Fall Out 4:07
    6Get Stuck 4:50
    7 Septic 2:33
    8 I'm Standing On The Rim
    Guita 5:33
    9 Back To Insanity 3:13
    10 Jah Mon Rasta 2:22
    11 Come Alive 3:18
    12 Smut Peddlar (Blender Licker) 4:41
    13 Get Out Of The Grave, 5:36
    14 Young Hearts 3:28
    15 Squeltch 4:18
    16 Wood Soup 6:19
Artist Name(s):
Cevin Key, David Gotell
Release Year: 1989
Berlin, EBM, Industrial
Album Type:
Cassette, Compact Disc, Digital / Download, LP 33 1/3
Label / Publishing
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Catalog Number(s):
Vancouver BC
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