"WE ARE NOT THE FANTASTIC.....
WE ARE THE FUCKING FANTASTIC!!!"
In 2006 rich boy, Greg Thompson, and his insomniac/workaholic cousin, Eric Dawson finally found a drummer that could make sense of the noise that they were trying to call music. Edgar Ozolins could play everything except drums, making him a perfect fit. Edgar was joking when he asked his neighbour, Tim Connell to play bass. Tim showed up, it was an excuse to drink cheap beer. This was the beginning of The Fantastic.
Founded in Winnipeg, Canada, The Fantastic have played with Hugh Cornwell, D.O.A., and a multitude of bands of different genres. On the airwaves, their single “I’m your Satan” was featured on 92CITI FM’s top ten local countdown and was number one for twenty one weeks.
IT ISN'T A FANTASTIC SHOW
UNTIL SOMETHING BREAKS OR BLEEDS
- STYLE: Old school punk rock
- INFLUENCES: XTC, The Who, Iggy and the Stooges, The Pixies, Iron Maiden, Rush, The Subhumans, The Stranglers, The Clash, Duran Duran, etcetera ad nauseum and who really gives a shit.
- SOUNDS LIKE: Moose puke in a blender. Wear earplugs....and all the bands mentioned above mixed together because we're too drunk to be truly original.
- DISCOGRAPHY: "Unitard" EP released 2012, and about forty randomsingles that
we'll eventually put on an album and release.....
After we stop for more beer.
Howard Mandshein, 92CITI FM music guru, had this to say:
“I LOVE THIS BAND’S INFLUENCES, A LITTLE SABBATH, A LITTLE HAWKWIND, A LITTLE RAMONES, A LITTLE STOOGES. AND THEY PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IN THEIR OWN CRIPPLING BREW.”