cub – Go Fish
“I wanted to be in a band because I’d never been in a band. Nardwuar said, ‘OK, The Evaporators have got a show Friday. You’ve got five days to learn ten songs, here they are. And get an outfit.’ The outfit was as important as the playing, undoubtedly, for him. So that was it. I didn’t have time to worry about it that much. Our roommate, who was Bill’s [Baker] partner on the radio show, Scott [Chernoff] – he had a bass, showed me how to play a little bit. I got some Ramones records, listened to them, learned how to play, and then did the show.” Lisa Marr
|cub: Lisa, Robynn and Valeria|
|Robynn Iwata, Montreal, 1993|
|cub @ Hastings Community Center, Vancouver, 1993|
cub – My Chinchilla
“The first time playing with cub was a little bit intimidating. Valeria has a very different style. I would call her a little more jazzy. I found it very difficult to try and play like her. So both Robynn and Lisa were like, ‘Why don’t you just play how you want to play?’ And that was obviously better. I was a little bit more straight-ahead, and a little bit more obvious. At the beginning I played the same beat with all my limbs [laughs]. But I was learning as I went. My day job was welding furniture at the time. So my friend at work would show me a few drum manoeuvers after work. And then I would practise so I would be ready when I went to the studio. I remember that. Being in a band is a lot of sitting around waiting. And being the drummer, it seems like you wait even more.” Lisa G
|cub (Robynn, Lisa G and Lisa) with a friend (from DC)|
|“‘Cuddlecore’ is indie pop at terrifying levels of adorable.” SPIN, 2010|
|cub pep 7" (Mint, 1992)|
cub – Chico
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Excerpts taken from Kaitlin Fontana's book Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records.
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