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Forbidden Dimension

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The Forbidden Dimension began originally as a one-man band in 1988, but over the course of 19 years, Jackson Phibes (Earth name: Tom Bagley) has worked with a host of other local Calgary musician pals. In 2006, FD began recording A Cool Sound Outta Hell, the first full-length project since 1997's Widow's Walk. The album comprises songs worked up secretly during the intervening years along with a clutch of brand new stompers honed in the live setting. It's a surefire combination of catchy garage rock, psychedelic mood modifiers and ornate proto-metallic ravers. After the session's completion in Spring 2007, the FD were delighted to find that Calgary's Saved By Vinyl label was expressing interest in doing the full 12-inch vinyl release, a first for the band which has continued priding itself on keeping it fun, loud and creepy-assed.

Since starting out in the Calgary-based garage rock band Color Me Psycho in 1985, Phibes has been dishing out macabre-tinged, psychedelic punk rock for over two decades. CMP managed to stay together for 3 years of tyranny and stagnation, releasing a few tapes and one full-length piece of vinyl (the now collector's item Pretend I'm Your Father album).

Immediately following the demise of his first ill-fated stab at the small-time, Phibes set about initiating a headlong dive into the B-movie rock ghettos with the Forbidden Dimension. Three critically well-received, full-length CDs were recorded and released by the now defunct Cargo Records. These, along with a brace of singles on various small labels, found an ardent international cult audience. A fourth CD was released by an Ann Arbor, MI label, Reanimator Records, in 2000. This collection of home-made, one-man band recordings reached #3 on the !Earshot chart that summer.

From 1998 through to 2005, he was a member of the boogie-rock ensemble The English Teeth (alongside current FD recruits H.P. Lovesauce and P.T. Bonham). They contributed incidental music to the soundtrack of the 2002 film FUBAR, as well as to the accompanying soundtrack CD alongside such acts as The New Pornographers, Sum 41 and Chixdiggit!.

The Songs

Side A

  1. Calcinator Death Ray
  2. Sound of Hideous
  3. Cool Sound Out of Hell
  4. Hatchet Fight in a Mannequin Factory
  5. A Wolf’s Gotta Learn
  6. Vincentprice Eruptum

Side B

  1. Bloody Show
  2. Harvey’s Keeper
  3. The Night Has a Thousand Tongues
  4. The Boy Who Has Everything
  5. Cradle Robber

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