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Biography

In the early 90s in northern Ontario, kids were inspired by the alternative, grunge, and punk rock movements to form bands, record their own albums, form small labels, and put on local punk rock shows. A small scene emerged in Kirkland Lake, a small town best known for hockey and gold. Bands and local punk rock fans from all across northern Ontario (Kirkland, New Liskeard, Sudbury, North Bay) would play or attend each others shows. Cragmatic Pope was one of those bands. They had 2 singer songwriters. Shane's songs (some represented here) make up roughly 1/3 of the band's 2 albums, while Austin's songs and occasional lyrical contributions by the band's original bassist Beck Pascoe make up the other 2/3. Cragmatic Pope made 2 tapes (that's right kids tapes). "Disappear Today" was recorded in 1995 in a small home studio in New Liskeard. "Get Away From That Fish" was produced by Austin, and recorded in Jamine's basement in 1996. 50 copies of "Disappear Today", and 125 copies of "Get Away From That Fish" were pressed. MP3s ripped from an old tape found their way onto the interweb in 2009.

Cragmatic Pope:
Austin Acton: Vocals, Guitar
Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar
Jasmine Barrette: Bass, Vocals
Amanda Mongeon: Drums, Vocals
Ryan Blais: Cornet, Tacet

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