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PuckRogue
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10-18-17 11:18 AM - Post#1705486    



How is there not already a thread?

The Hip are the Beatles of Canada and it's a pretty sad day, up that way.

-PR


 
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10-18-17 02:08 PM - Post#1705497    


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See Dunsworth, John
 
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10-23-17 08:50 PM - Post#1705651    


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It was a sad day. I am just thankful I got to see them once in Abbotsford B.C. in 2008. Have always been a big fan.

B.B.King came to our local theatre just before he passed. The ticket was $50 Canadian. I thought Hmmm well he'll be back. Well he wasn't. Buy the tickets!

RIP GD. A huge hockey fan and a Canadian legend.
Lamont, You big dummy!


 
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10-25-17 12:03 AM - Post#1705716    


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I guess I'm really Americanized/Europeanized when it comes to music. I can't say I have listened to any of the Canadian musicians. I once made joke in an Ontario hotel lounge that BC apologizes for Bryan Adams. And this guy gave me this uncomfortable stare, and said, "I like Bryan Adams."

Now that I think of it, I can't say I've ever listened to really any Canadian band that I would consider myself a big fan of.


 
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10-26-17 10:58 PM - Post#1705831    


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  • Canucko29 Said:
I guess I'm really Americanized/Europeanized when it comes to music. I can't say I have listened to any of the Canadian musicians. I once made joke in an Ontario hotel lounge that BC apologizes for Bryan Adams. And this guy gave me this uncomfortable stare, and said, "I like Bryan Adams."

Now that I think of it, I can't say I've ever listened to really any Canadian band that I would consider myself a big fan of.



I have a few I like. Rush, BTO, Max Webster, Powder Blues, Triumph. Red rider. The CRTC has always had a policy of a percentage of Canadian content would be played on Canadian airwaves which would have been in place when the hip was in it's infancy.

92.9 in Washington had a voice bit that said, we don't play Canadian music because we have to, we play Canadian music because we want to.

Maybe repetitive government policy has altered my view but these bands rock.

Lamont, You big dummy!


 
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10-27-17 01:11 PM - Post#1705848    


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Famous Canadian performers that many in the U.S. don't realize are Canadian seem to be more popular than the "Canadian bands". Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson (The Band), Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO) for example.

I also enjoy Saga, some Gino Vanelli, and Oscar Peterson (jazz pianist).
 
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10-30-17 09:03 PM - Post#1706052    


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Famous Canadian performers that many in the U.S. don't realize are Canadian seem to be more popular than the "Canadian bands". Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson (The Band), Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO) for example.

I also enjoy Saga, some Gino Vanelli, and Oscar Peterson (jazz pianist).




Michael Buble hasn't done too bad either.

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01-19-18 09:01 PM - Post#1709262    


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I moved up to the Buffalo area in 1989 and one of the first things I noticed on the radio in the first couple of years I lived there were these great Canadian bands I had never heard of.

Tea Party, Headstones, I Mother Earth, Our Lady Peace and of course, The Hip

For 90's rock, I don't think you will find a better 4 album run than Up To Here, Road Apples, Fully Completely and Day For Night. Saw them twice during this period and they were a fantastic live band, with Gord leading the way.

Fully Completely may be my favorite rock album of that decade.

Gord, you will be missed by the country that worshipped you and by us hearty border dwellers in the country that criminally ignored you.

"Gotta Go, its been a pleasure doing business with you ...."
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01-20-18 07:00 PM - Post#1709283    


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  • CHRISCOLE Said:
I moved up to the Buffalo area in 1989 and one of the first things I noticed on the radio in the first couple of years I lived there were these great Canadian bands I had never heard of.

Tea Party, Headstones, I Mother Earth, Our Lady Peace and of course, The Hip

For 90's rock, I don't think you will find a better 4 album run than Up To Here, Road Apples, Fully Completely and Day For Night. Saw them twice during this period and they were a fantastic live band, with Gord leading the way.

Fully Completely may be my favorite rock album of that decade.

Gord, you will be missed by the country that worshipped you and by us hearty border dwellers in the country that criminally ignored you.

"Gotta Go, its been a pleasure doing business with you ...."



I always heard that the hip would go down south and play small venues attracting flies. Being on the west coast, the opportunity never arose. Must agree on the Fully Completely CD, and the run of the four albums/CDs.
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01-21-18 07:09 PM - Post#1709311    


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Fully, Completely is a GREAT release. One of the best Canadian releases of all time...easily. Day For Night (5th album) is VERY good as well.

After reading this thread, I curiously looked up the CBC's top 100 Canadian releases/albums; 'Fully, Completely' was 13th. A little low I thought.

Max Webster's 'High Class In Borrowed Shoes' wasn't in the top 100. Stupid cunts.

A friend of mine was running a big night club here in Winnipeg back in the mid-late 80s. The Hip played there when they were just starting...I think they had already released the '87 EP. They played one night, and he fired them. Apparently they were terribly sloppy. He STILL to this day doesn't like The Hip.

It's a shame they never hit in the States. That said, it never seemed to bother them. Definitely an iconic Canadian act.
 
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02-14-18 08:34 PM - Post#1710412    


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Fully, Completely is a GREAT release. One of the best Canadian releases of all time...easily. Day For Night (5th album) is VERY good as well.

After reading this thread, I curiously looked up the CBC's top 100 Canadian releases/albums; 'Fully, Completely' was 13th. A little low I thought.

Max Webster's 'High Class In Borrowed Shoes' wasn't in the top 100. Stupid cunts.

A friend of mine was running a big night club here in Winnipeg back in the mid-late 80s. The Hip played there when they were just starting...I think they had already released the '87 EP. They played one night, and he fired them. Apparently they were terribly sloppy. He STILL to this day doesn't like The Hip.

It's a shame they never hit in the States. That said, it never seemed to bother them. Definitely an iconic Canadian act.




I always loved Max Webster. Mutiny up my sleeve is my favourite album. HCIBS was also good and the first album with the heads on the conveyer belt.
Lamont, You big dummy!


 
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