Thursday, January 19, 2023

Throwback Thursday: The Oh No's , Daniel Lanois Documentary, Teenage Head

This is part of our new recurring series of 'Throwback Thursday' posts where we celebrate the wonderful past of the local music scene (specifically pre-2000). If you know of any videos, old posters, trivia bites, etc that would be perfect for this, please email us at

Bill Wood (vocals) / Mark Shannon (bass) / Tom Forsythe (guitar) / Larry Potvin (drums) / Tim Clément (guitar) / Mike Lalonde (drums) / Mychael Danna (keyboards) / Andy Ryan (guitar; replaced Clément)
Burlington, Ontario band Darwin won a high school battle of the bands in 1976 and recorded an independent 7″ single. Following the band’s break-up in 1977, Bill Wood moved to Wolfsville, Nova Scotia to enroll at Acadia University.
A friend sent an early demo of Wood’s last demo to Q107 in Toronto, and the song won. He reunited with the members of Darwin a week later and performed at Q107’s Homegrown showcase gig at The El Mocambo. They changed their name to The Oh No’s and would tour Southern, Ontario.
Clement left to pursue solo work, and was replaced by Andy Ryan on guitar. The band lasted until 1980; Wood and Ryan would go on to form Eye Eye; Clément and Danna would continue to work as a duo on ambient music albums and soundtrack work. As individuals they have both sustained lengthy careers doing soundtrack work; Bill Wood is currently enjoying a solo career with his band Bill Wood & The Woodies; Andy Ryan is a real estate agent; Lalonde died in 2000

Video above courtesy of Tim Clement

Here is a 1993 documentary on Daniel Lanois.

Links: Daniel LanoisMore Daniel Lanois StoriesVideo above courtesy of Art Varkington

Links: Teenage HeadMore Teenage Head StoriesVideo above courtesy of womb13

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