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DAYGLO ABORTIONS

This picture of Dayglo Abortions was taken on Friday, May 13, 2011.

Band members at the time included:

The Dayglo Abortions are the Canadian punk band from Victoria, British Columbia that was notorious for having two of its' albums criminally investigated.

In 1988, a Nepean, Ontario police officer instigated a criminal investigation of the Dayglos after his daughter brought home a copy of their 1987 third album Here Today Guano Tomorrow.

Two albums featured in the resulting trial; the covers and the lyrical content being showcased by the prosecution. Here Today Guano Tomorrow had a cover showing a picture of a hamster eating from a box of chocolates on satin sheets, along with a glass of wine. A gun points at the hamster, and the back cover shows a depiction of the resulting carnage. The previous album, Feed Us A Fetus, was perhaps a little less graphic, with a depiction of a baked fetus on the table in front of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

This resulted in the criminal prosecution of Fringe Product, their label at the time, for distribution and possession with intent to distribute of obscene material - the first such prosecution since the offense entered the Canadian criminal code in 1959. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

The band formed in 1979 and released their first album in 1981. The band's biography, Argh Fuck Kill: The Story Of The Dayglo Abortions, by Chris Walter, was published in 2010 by Gofuckyerself Press. Their lyrics are informed by a complete disregard for societal norms. After numerous personnel changes, the band continues to tour and makes regular stops at The Zoo.

Current singer Gymbo Jak also sings in Maximum RNR.

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