Tim Ray and AV

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I’m continuing a long slow sort through my boxes of negatives. A good lesson as to why you should keep your work not only organized and catalogued as you create it but make sure you have adequate written information with the photographs. There are so many envelopes of negatives documenting events that I only have a vague remembrance of.

I came across a folder of images of Tim Ray and his band AV who were part of the early Vancouver punk explosion. I’ve been having difficulties with my neg scanner (the old software doesn’t seem to like the new computer) so I can’t scan my negatives right now. I did find this print though and scanned it on the flatbed.

The photograph shows (L-R) Tim Ray, Bill Napier-Hemy, Unknown to me, Colin Griffiths in a dressing room at one of the clubs. Napier-Hemy and Griffiths played in the Pointed Sticks as well.

Tim was an interesting guy with quite a theatrical performance at times. I was just looking at  negatives that show him starting out a show while his upper torso was encased in a large bag that he then punched his way out off. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait for the fixing of the scanner before I can show those.

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  1. Michael Graham Muscatt April 13, 2013

    that’s me standing next to Colin Griffiths. I was the bass player for this one gig at the “Body Shop”, and it was a “Battle of the bands”.
    At that time i owned a record shop called “Memory Lane Records”.
    There must have been at least 500 people at that club ,that evening.

    Can i buy a copy of this photo from you ?
    And i would like to chat.

  2. Fay Mallett September 4, 2014

    The photo with Colin Griffiths is great. What year was this taken?

  3. Michael Graham Muscatt, I assume that you were “Michael from Memory Lane” who appear periodically on CBC’s Neon Nites with J.B. Shayne w/ records from Bonzo Dog Band and the like. Cool to know that you were also in Tim Ray’s band.

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