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Dayglo Abortions

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The Dayglo Abortions sometimes abbreviated to DGA are a Canadian hardcore punk and metal band from Victoria, British Columbia Their lyrics reflect a genre-typical disregard for societal norms The band was formed in 1979 and released a first album in 1981 The band has sold 500,000+ copies worldwide since their first release The band's biography, Argh Fuck Kill: The Story of the Dayglo Abortions, by the author Chris Walter, was published in 2010 by Gofuckyerself Press[2] Gymbo Jak, the lead singer from 1994 to 2007, also sang for the Toronto-based Maximum RNR[3]


  • 1 History
    • 11 Legal trouble
    • 12 Politics
  • 2 Members
    • 21 Current
    • 22 Former
    • 23 Timeline
  • 3 Discography
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Legal trouble

In 1988, a police officer in Nepean, Ontario, instigated a criminal investigation of the Dayglos after his daughter brought home a copy of Here Today, Guano Tomorrow Obscenity charges were laid against the Dayglo Abortion’s record label, Fringe Product, carried by Alternative Tentacles in the US and embroiling Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra in the battle for freedom of speech and the label's record store, Record Peddler, but those charges were cleared in 1990[4]

Two albums featured in the resulting trial, the covers and the lyrical content being showcased by the prosecution Here Today, Guano Tomorrow had a cover showing a picture of a hamster eating from a box of chocolates on nice satin sheets, along with a glass of wine, while a hand points a gun at the hamster; the back cover shows a depiction of the resulting carnage The band's previous album, Feed Us a Fetus, was perhaps a little less graphic, with a depiction of a baked fetus on the table in front of Ronald and Nancy Reagan


On their 2004 album, the Dayglos showed a new-found political awareness Holy Shiite has song titles such as "America Eats Her Young", "Christina Bin Laden", "Scientology", and "Where's Bin Laden"



  • Murray Acton "The Cretin", lead guitar and vocals, 1979-1994, 1998–present
  • "Blind" Marc, drums, 2011–present
  • Matt Fiorito, guitar, 2015–present


  • "Jesus Bonehead", drums, 1979-2010
  • "Spud" AKA "Stupid' "Couch Potato", Bass, 1979-1999
  • "Mike Jak", guitar, 1986-1994, 1997, 2007, 2011-2015
  • "Gymbo Jak", vocals, 1994-2007
  • "Hung Jak", guitar, 1995-2000
  • "Willy Jak", bass guitar, 2000-2018
  • "Nev The Impailer", guitar, 1986-1989
  • "Squid", lead guitar, 1994-1996
  • "Wayne Gretsky", guitar, 1985-1986



  • Out of the Womb 1981
  • Feed Us a Fetus 1986
  • Here Today, Guano Tomorrow 1987
  • Two Dogs Fucking - Deux Chiens Fourrent 1991
  • Little Man in the Canoe 1995
  • Corporate Whores 1996
  • Stupid World, Stupid Songs 1998
  • Death Race 2000 1999
  • Holy Shiite 2004
  • Live 2011 2011
  • Armageddon Survival Guide 2016

See also

  • List of bands from Canada


  1. ^ Charlotte Dillon "Day Glo Abortions" AllMusic Retrieved March 17, 2016mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-right
  2. ^ Gofuckyerself Press GFY Press News Release, August 2010
  3. ^ Harper, Kate The band has sold 500,000+ copies worldwide since their first album Out of the Womb was released in 1981 "Dayglo Abortions Singer Joins Maximum RNR" Archived 2010-02-24 at the Wayback Machine Chart Attack March 13, 2009
  4. ^ http://articleslatimescom/1990-11-09/entertainment/ca-4470_1_canadian-record
    - "Archived copy" Archived from the original on 2014-07-20 Retrieved 2014-08-20CS1 maint: archived copy as title link
    Canadian Press, "Record firms, rights groups laud obscenity case ruling: Impact on music industry, criminal laws still in doubt" November 10, 1990, Reprinted in The Globe and Mail, p C13

External links

  • Dayglo Abortions official website
  • Dayglo Abortions on Facebook
  • Dayglo Abortions on Twitter

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