By Garry Benfold

The Scenics were an art-punk/new wave band that formed in July 1976 after Ken Badger answered Andrew Meyers’ ad in search of musical collaborators. They released one single “Karen” b/w “See Me Smile” on their own label and an album “Underneath The Door) for Bomb before calling it quits in 1981. During this time they got to play gigs with the Troggs, Viletones, Simply Saucer, the Government, Johnny and the G Rays, and many others. Mostly unheard at the time, the band became Canadian cult heroes, reforming in 2008 and released a new LP “Dead Man Walks Down Bayview” on Dream Tower Records in 2012.