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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Old P Bass Guy, Oct 27, 2018.
Maybe my favorite Rock band of all.
Who was yours?
Crowbar. Hands down...
Tell me deep purple didn't steal this sound
Yes!!! I saw them back in 1975 with Domenic Troiano. (I never got to see Kurt Winter.) Then in '87 Jim Kale's reconstituted version was in Cohasset, Mass. with the Super '70's tour. Caught Burton Cummings last year. Great show. Jeff Jones on bass, in Rush before Geddy. Later Guess Who bassist Bill Wallace is an under appreciated musician.
It’s bedtime for me. I’ll grt back to this tomorrow.
There is fertile ground to share.
I took a drive across the US with my folks in '82, and my Walkman was either blaring Journey's Escape, Billy Squier's Don't Say No, or tunes from the first and second album of these gents.
I dig Blue Rodeo.
At the risk of being Mr. Obvious:
I love The Guess Who but there is another Canadian band I've been fanatical about since I first heard them. The Collectors released two albums on Warner Brothers Records in the late 60's produced by the late, great producer/engineer Dave Hassinger (look up his amazing list of credits). Prior to their two albums The Collectors released nearly an album's worth of singles. They were also commissioned to write music for the Canadian Pavilion at the Japan World's Fair 1970. The Collectors had a unique sound featuring strong harmony vocals and great music composition.
A live performance from Playboy After Dark in 1968:
Extended 25+ minute performance on the CBC "Where It's At" TV show.
I was in the audience for this one.
Not necessarily classic but certainly iconic...even says so on their website. Bonus points as they bassist used what I believe to be a Lado headless.
There are many! Rush, Trooper, Max Webster, Doug and the Slugs - the list goes on. Here are a couple I like.
- Go for a Soda - Kim Mitchell. After Max Webster split-up, Kim went on solo venture. This is a cool vid!
And an East coast treat - Cape Breton's own Matt Minglewood doing his cover of Can't You See (Leaving Kansas) by The Marshall Tucker Band. If you don't care for a long, talking intro (it does tell a story leading up to the song) you can skip ahead to 2:56. One thing you learn about some of us East Coasters - we'll get there but we like to take the scenic route Speaking of which, the video has lots of pictures of the area, very nice.
I don't have one favorite, so many great bands from Canada, Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who, April Wine, Triumph, Bryan Adams, Rush, Bare Naked Ladies, Nickelback, Steppenwolf, Loverboy, Finger 11, Honeymoon Suite, The Stampeders.
I've always liked this song by Chilliwack.
They're not my favorite by a long shot, but whenever someone mentions Canadian rock bands I fondly recall the first concert I went to after I'd moved out of my parents house at age 17. I was reveling in my newly-achieved independence and ability-to-do-whatever-I-want-ness, so I saw a concert was happening nearby and said "Imma go!" ...and I didn't even care who the act was.
Turned out to be Chilliwack: