Besides: cub - Mauler Revisited

Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 by Fashion Munx in Labels: ,

cub was an indie rock/punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, and boy were they cute. I mean the term "cuddle core" was invented for them. They have a sound similar to Beat Happening or Go Sailor or Beatnik Termites. They are the kind of band with a huge discography but only a few major releases with the rest of it spread out amongst 7" and compilation albums. In 1997, a year after their demise they compiled a number of those miscellaneous songs into a collection called Mauler. If you are a cub fan you will find Mauler extremely disappointing in that it was extremely incomplete and it even included songs from their full-length releases. To add insult to injury Mauler eventually went out of print so these songs were once again doomed to a life of obscurity. So I've gone back and taken all the non-LP material from Mauler and done my best to go out and find all the other 7" and compilation songs the band recorded for Mauler Revisited. Sadly, I've been working on this collection for a few years and there is a few songs even I haven't been able to locate. They are their contribution to Lance Hahn of J Church's Honey Bear Record's Not Exactly Happy: A Tribute To The Smiths, "Maneaters" from the Green Light Go! compilation, and as well as "Eyes of a Stranger" from For Sher: A Tribute To The Valley Girl Soundtrack. I'm also missing a few tape releases that I'm not sure if they have exclusive songs or not. If anyone has any of these and they'd be kind enough to hook me up I'd appreciate it. Anyways for better or worse this is as definitive a collection as I could make.

If you've never heard of the band or the one's I name dropped, the bands they cover here are Motörhead, Sicko, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones, the Cars, the Hollies, the R. Lewis Band, the Undertones, the Rolling Stones and the Canadian Subhumans. Hopefully that gives you an idea of the band's style and influences. Enjoy Mauler Revisited:


1. The Day We Met [7" Version]
2. Killed By Death [Motörhead cover]
3. Through My Hoop [7" Version]
4. Cast a Shadow [Live Version]
5. Pencil Neck Geek (feat. Joey Shithead)
6. FB Song [Sicko cover]
7. Flaming Red Bobsled
8. I'm Sticking With You [Velvet Underground cover]
9. Best Friend's Girl [Cars cover]
10. The Day I Said Goodbye
11. Exit
12. Runaway
13. She's A Sensation [Ramones cover]
14. Secret Nothing
15. You Know He Did [Hollies cover]
16. Green Eyes
17. Get Off The Road [R. Lewis Band cover]
18. Howard
19. Here Comes The Summer [Undertones cover]
20. Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?
21. She's Like a Rainbow [Rolling Stones cover]
22. Through With You
23. Pregnant
24. Oh Canaduh [Subhumans cover]
25. In Your Bed [CBC Session]
  • Track 1 originally appeared on the Pep 7". 1992 Mint Records.
  • Track 2 originally appeared on The Mint Is Still A Terrible Thing To Taste. 1993 Mint Records.
  • Track 3 originally appeared on the Hot Dog Day 7". 1993 Mint Records.
  • Track 4 originally appeared on the Volcano 7". 1994 Mint Records.
  • Track 5 originally appeared on Johnny Hanson Presents Puck Rock Vol. 1. 1994 Wrong Records.
  • Track 6 originally appeared on the split 7" with Sicko. 1994 Top Drawer Records.
  • Track 7 originally appeared on Periscope. 1994 Yo Yo Records.
  • Track 8 originally appeared on the All Kinds Girls II 7" compilation. 1994 Munster Records.
  • Track 9 originally appeared on 13 Soda Punx. 1994 Top Drawer Records.
  • Tracks 10-12 originally appeared on the split CD with the Potatomen. 1995 Mint/Lookout! Records.
  • Track 13 originally appeared on Skookum Chief Powered Teenage Zit Rawk Angst, Vol. 1. 1995 Nardwuar Records.
  • Track 14 originally appeared on Ear of the Dragon: 19 Asian American Bands. 1995 Fortune 5 Records.
  • Track 15 originally appeared on Sing Hollies In Reverse. 1995 Eggbert Records.
  • Track 16 originally appeared on Slice of Lemon. 1995 Lookout! Records/Kill Rock Stars.
  • Track 17 originally appeared on On Guard For Thee - A Collection of Canada's Youth Gone Bad. 1995 Au Go Go Records.
  • Track 18 originally appeared on Pop American Style. 1996 March Records.
  • Track 19 originally appeared on Here Comes The Summer: A Tribute To The Undertones. 1996 Square Target Records.
  • Track 20 originally appeared on Tribute To Hardcore Logo. 1996 BMI Records.
  • Track 21 originally appeared on the TJ 7". 1996 SpinART.
  • Track 22 originally appeared on More Bounce to the Ounce. 1997 Lookout! Records.
  • Track 23 originally appeared on ? (Mauler was the only place I could find it)
  • Track 24 originally appeared on Oh Canaduh! Vol. 2. 2000 Lance Rock Records.
  • Track 25 originally appeared on Mint Records Presents: The CBC Radio 3 Sessions. 2006 Mint Records.


  1. nice work, dude. look forward to hearing these.

  1. biopunk says:


    'Secret Nothing' is one of the songs I most love in this world.

    Thanks for this. I too was disappointed by what wasn't on included on Mauler, but I'm pretty sure that 'Maneaters' and 'Get Off The Road' are the same song, tho'... ...unless it's a live version.


  1. Jurgen says:

    Thanks so much for putting this all together. When I tried to download it, I got a password prompt. Is the file still available anywhere?

  1. I'd love to get these songs too. Is the file still available?

  1. I love this! Is it still available?

  1. Johnny X says:

    Omg, please send me a link. I'm going through withdrawals...need new Cub!!