Simply Saucer

By Oliver Hall

 

When Simply Saucer formed in Hamilton, Ontario in the early 1970s, it was one of a small number of isolated, visionary North American and UK bands working in the space opened up by the Velvet Underground, the MC5, the Stooges, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart and Krautrock.  Because Simply Saucer was active in the early and middle 1970s, writers often refer to them as “proto-punk.”  As with their contemporaries Pere Ubu, the term is fine as a strictly chronological designation, but it unfortunately implies that the band’s aesthetic was crude and... Read More

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