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Canadian Rock

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jimmy ray, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. I havent seen a thread on this, please forgive me if there is one already, but lets talk can-rock, and i dont mean stuff like brian adams. I just got home from seeing C'mon for what seems to be the 10th time or so, and these guys cannot be beaten, except maybe by the Sadies on a good night, but those are two different styles of bands. I know with a country so large its hard for a lot of west coast bands make it east and vice versa, so lets talk can rock and see if we can all discover a few new groups along the way.
  2. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Sweeney Todd!
  3. I find the stuff that stays in Canada so much better than the stuff that makes it big south of the 49th.
    I talk about this band alot but The Tea Party were simply amazing. I have seen them 5 times and out of the 50 plus rock concerts I have been too they rank in the top five of all time and number one for small venues. It's to bad they have disbanded.
    I also really like
    Matthew Good
    Sloan ( Supposedly Dave Grohl's favorit Canadian Band)
    Blue Rodeo
    Great Big Sea
    Hundred Mile House
    Junkhouse/Tom Wilson
    Hugh Dillon/The Headstones

    I hope to here more of Arcade Fire so I can decide weather I like them or not. I have heard one song and I really like it. I guesse a trip to HMV is in order so I can listen to that disk.
  4. wolfs


    Jan 18, 2006
    They Shoot Horses Don't They? from Vancouver will be playing here (Chicago) some time this weekend or next week... should I look into checking them out? Anybody seen them live?
  5. matrok


    Jan 10, 2005
    Ferndale, Michigan
    I really like Sons of Freedom from Vancouver. BNL, Blue Rodeo, the stuff I've heard from Matthew Good was cool. Singer from my old band Ten Seconds Over Tokyo has done some work with the guitar player from Junkhouse. Never cared for the Tea Party. I Mother Earth had some cool tunes, so did Glueleg.
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Nickelback and Sum 41! :bag:
  7. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Canadian bands are the darlings of the indie rock scene:

    The Unicorns
    Broken Social Scene
    Wolf Parade
    The Constantines (one of my faves as well)
    The New Pornographers
    All/most of Constellation Records' bands
    The muchly overhyped AIDS Wolf

    Plus The Band, NomeansNo and more straightedge hardcore bands than you can shake a stick at.

    Ironically, Boards of Canada and Of Montreal are not Canadian.
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I didn't know they were Canadian.
  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Tragically Hip are/were pretty cool.
  10. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
  11. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    The Guess Who, Triumph, RUSH!!!!

    I have Our Lady Peace, Finger 11, Sam Roberts, Theory Of a Deadman and Great Big Sea playing all the time on my MD player.

    Love Sloan and Blue Rodeo.

    I've seen Finger 11 twice, Thornly and Tea Party at a local festival. We have in my home town.

    Yep, this Canadian boy loves his Canadian music.
  12. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Neil Young
    Our Lady Peace
    The Guess Who
    Godspeed, You! Black Emperor
    Matthew Good Band
    Barenaked Ladies

  13. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    You seen Thornley at the Strawberry Festival last year too?? haha
  14. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    David Gogo. Great live show.
  15. has anyone heard The Constantines/Unintended split cover album yet? I've heard 1 track of the Unintended doing Gordon Lightfoot, and its so great, they managed to make it really spacey and trippy, but i guess thats what happens when Rick White gets into the mix.
  16. I thought of a whole bunch more Canadian Bands. Some I have no clue if they are still around or not I guesse I will check the net but some old bands I used to listen to
    The Payollas (I know Bob Rock is a producer)
    Chalk Circle
    Northern Pikes
    Grapes of Wrath
    Aldo Nova
    The Pursuit Of Happiness.
    Ah does that bring back some memories
    I jammed once with the guitarist of Haywire and played the bass players bass through his rig at our High School but I never really cared for their music but they were cool guys especially the guitarist.
    I saw April Wine 2 years ago with BTO. BTO sounded better but I prefer April Wines music.
  17. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Yeah man, the power kept going out just as the songs started picking up. It was a sweet time. It's cool to see another guy from "Windsor Essex county"
  18. I presume the Constellation stable includes Metric and Stars, right? I don't pay too much attention to BSS and its offshoots because You Forgot It in People did absolutely nothing for me.

    One of the better-known Canadian hardcore bands is Propagandhi. Terrible, IMO, but the hardcore kids like them.

    Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, et al) is Canadian, isn't he?
  19. "Let's go get some Blue and listen to the Hip, eh?" :p

    There was a surprisingly large number of Canadians at Cornell.
  20. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Tarkake. I don't 'own' any of their material, but from what I've heard on TB, they're pretty good.

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