Chris Walter, ‘Vancouver novelist, memoirist, music critic and band biographer’ has written somewhere around 22 books, including a brand new biography of SNFU (a must read!) as well as bios of Personality Crisis and The Dayglo Abortions. He’s the CEO and Head Pencil Sharpener at GFY PRESS, the publishing company he started, and you can check out all his stuff there.
Chris has been kind enough to do a bit of a write up on the band (with video and music) for the Deafwish website. Among other things he had this to say:
“Perhaps there is something in the water supply besides the usual toxic waste that causes otherwise normal mothers to breed children with an affinity for high voltage punk rock. If that is indeed the case, then the Class Assassins have absorbed enough of that deadly chemical to become Toronto’s reigning punk rock royalty, and they sit firmly atop that booze-drenched throne like the seasoned veterans they truly are. Or maybe there is nothing dangerous in the water. Maybe whatever Toronto has in the beer.”
You can check out the article here.
And, if you are looking for something to read while listening to The Class Assassins, we’d highly recommend the book ‘Wrong.’ What’s it about? “A housing crisis lead to social unrest on the streets of Vancouver’s troubled Downtown Eastside…just in time for the Olympics.”
Razorcake said of the book: “In the end, you are not only treated to a great story about punk rockers, but you are given a great deal of insight into the problems of the homeless and addicted in what has been described as the worst drug ghetto in North America.”