a band that i dont talk about really ever, but are quietly in my top 5 favorite bands, is canada’s the tragically hip. one thing i love about the hip is that there is little to no ego in their music, but its still cool as hell. as great as musicians as they are, lead singer gordon downie really makes the the hip, well the hip. he’s reminds me of a crazy history teacher that has some crackpot theories on shit and that has smoked way to much weed or still does. no tragically hip record sounds like the one before it, they dont stray far from their formula but there always seems to be a distinct and differnt vibe to each record.
i actually won a contest back in 2000 to film and hang with the hip when they played in chicago. unfortunately, my video is no longer up but you can read my drunken rambling, here.
this is show from 12.??.1989. no one seems to know exactly when this show took place except that it was close to christmas, that it was in 89 and in toronto. the usually reliable hip base doesnt even have a clue.
2. highway girl
8. 38 years old
unfortunately amazon doesnt have my favorite hip record available, and that would be phantom power.