Toronto Proto-Punk Band ZOOM Treated to Compilation Album from Ugly Pop Records

Toronto Proto-Punk Band ZOOM Treated to Compilation Album from Ugly Pop Records
Before they became members of the Viletones and the Diodes respectively, Chris Haight and John Hamilton were members of the early Toronto punk band ZOOM. Formed in 1976 and disbanding shortly thereafter, the group's sole release was a rare single. Now, however, their unreleased material is coming to fruition.

The compilation is called Sweet Desperation, and it's set to arrive via reputable Canadian punk imprint Ugly Pop Records, who have pieced together a 13-track LP using ZOOM's previously unreleased material.

The tracks were recorded by Bob Segarini and BB Gabor. In addition to Haight and Hamilton, they include musical contributions from members of the Ugly, the B-Girls and the Curse.

Ugly Pop's release will land on April 4. Until then, you can stream two tracks from the album in the embedded Bandcamp player below.

Sweet Desperation:

1. Subway Surfin'
2. Massacre At Central High
3. Schoolgirl Hitchhiker
4. They Only Come Out At Night
5. I Hate You
6. Hollywood Babylon
7. Sweet Desperation
8. Young And Alive
9. Vampire Heat
10. Nowheresville
11. My Baby's Got No Brains