Canada is known as “the great white north”….at least that’s what the Mackenzie brothers told me.
They are known for more than back bacon, hockey, second city, RUSH, and Bryan Adams.
tragically, Canada gets the short end of the stick for really hip bands…
Or do they?
They are home to one great band that, in my mind, has never achieved the worldwide recognition they deserve.
The Tragically Hip
Back in my days of living on the border…..the other border….down south…you know, Mexico…
I used to bartend at a downtown hotel bar. Once in a while, out of town bands would stay there.
It was there, that I met and was introduced to The Tragically Hip. We talked a while. They even gave me tickets to the show.
Being a hotel bar, we closed at 11 on slow nights, which gave me a chance to make the show.
I have been a fan ever since.
Here is their most well known song, eh.
From “That Night In Toronto” I give you….
“New Orleans Is Sinking”
As far as covers go, they were pretty difficult to come by.
Like I said earlier, not a very well known band outside of Canada.
I found one I that does it justice and is quite hip in its own way.
The band- Nikita’s Reason.
With an acoustic version…2 guitars…one voice.
Her reason…..cuz the song kicks ass.
I hope to one day take the trip up north to enjoy all things Canadian. Until then, I will continue to enjoy the music and the blogs that reside beyond the northern border.
The Tragically Hip…..you have been covered on Sunday.
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The Hip are from Kingston, just up the street from me. The city is also well known for the likes of Dan Aykroyd (he lives close by) and oh look at that – Bryan Adams! 😉 If you ever get a chance to watch the movie Men With Brooms (fantastic movie that is sooooo Canadian) you’ll see Gord and the guys in it, representing none other than Kingston.
I am obviously very uneducated when it comes to Canada, which is why I hope to get the chance to go sometime. My younger brother used to play semi pro soccer for the Montreal Impact but beyond what he has told me I am clueless…..but the Hip I know and love! I will definitely check out the movie! Thanks.
I’m sure then, you’ll find the movie quite enlightening. Funny as hell too. 🙂 If you do come up here, let me know. Maybe I can show you around a bit. 😀
Awesome! I should have mentioned “The Trailer Park Boys” in that post. That show kills me!
Ah yes. The lowest common denominator of our society. I prefer watching Howie Mandel any time. … even Jim Carrey for that matter.
I found them while scrolling through Netflix one day. It’s like a train wreck…so horrific yet I can’t seem to turn away….
Haha! Yep, that about sums it up.
Love The Tragically Hip. How awesome that you were able to meet them. The cover wasn’t half bad either. Happy Sunday!
They even wrote a song about their time in El Paso called “Yawning or Snarling”. Nice guys. Too bad the song is about a busload of kids from there giving them the finger. Oh well….they made a huge fan out of me! Thanks and a happy Sunday to you as well!