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Old May 31st 2017, 9:52 pm
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Do you wash your face in his sink?
That was their second biggest hit.

Some journalists in the class recognized him. I wasn't convinced but after finding a picture when he had lost his dreadlocks I was able to confirm.

On confrontation in the pub he told me that he doesn't talk about it because it's such a waste of time.

That being said there is now talk of a comeback.

You should come down to Toronto! We could mosh pit it!
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Originally Posted by rivingtonpike View Post
Am I the only one who likes April Wine? I thought they were great back in the day. So I'd have to go with:
April Wile
Rush
Tragically Hip
I've heard only good things about April Wine, but don't recall ever hearing any of their material.

What about Kick Axe? I think I have three of their four CDs, and damn good they are too. It's a shame they fizzled out in the mid 80's. They had a one-off come-back CD in 2004, which is where I stumbled across them.

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Old May 31st 2017, 11:15 pm
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Chilliwack was a good band from the 70's; they opened for ZZ Top at Craven here one year,
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Old May 31st 2017, 11:24 pm
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A former colleague of mine in London, who hailed from Calgary, was a big fan of Chixdiggit. They seem to have remained unaccountably obscure in the wider world.
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Old Jun 1st 2017, 1:32 am
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I've worked with pretty much all the artists mentioned here, but my faves have to be

April Wine(for not dropping a note all night),
Rush(just because),
and Walk Off The Earth(for pure creativity).
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Old Jun 1st 2017, 2:46 am
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Not a fan of their music as such, but if you want a really good Canadian music documentary, seek this out:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/anv...tory_of_anvil/

Just noticed that the Anvil doc is available on Canadian Netflix:

https://www.netflix.com/title/70084229

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They're so the noughties.
That's cutting edge for me, mate. If you looked at my iTunes you'd be forgiven for thinking that music stopped in 1997.
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That's cutting edge for me, mate. If you looked at my iTunes you'd be forgiven for thinking that music stopped in 1997.
Did you ever get that shed and/or the dog to take down the pub?
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Not a fan of their music as such, but if you want a really good Canadian music documentary, seek this out:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/anv...tory_of_anvil/

Just noticed that the Anvil doc is available on Canadian Netflix:

https://www.netflix.com/title/70084229
Saw that doc. Never realised they were so influential, even Metallica were singing their praises.
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Did you ever get that shed and/or the dog to take down the pub?
Ha! I did better than that. I already had a shed, that’s where the lawnmower lives. So I built a 12’ diameter roundhouse out of earth bags, with a reciprocal roof made from 4” round poles. It’s got a stove inside, and a hammock. Still a work in progress, no rush to finish it as I fear that’s where I’ll then be sent to live like a pathetic old hermit at the bottom of the garden. It’s like a hobbit house, I suppose, but being a Scottish chap I’ve called it The Bothy, and I go up there to smoke my pipe and ponder.

We’ve got 2 dogs and they love to go for a walk round the woods then stop in at the Red Lion for a packet of pork scratchings, so I am forced to have a pint or two while I’m waiting.
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You're putting Neil Young in the same category as Burton Cummings? Burton Forking Cummings?!





Yep...!


Not the same style of music, obviously, but no doubting that Burton is a talented musician.
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Old Jun 1st 2017, 12:25 pm
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Ok, I'll go with Burton Cummings, KD Lang and Leonard Cohen
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Old Jun 1st 2017, 7:28 pm
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I've worked with pretty much all the artists mentioned here
Even better than that, one of the best ones is headlining (geddit?) a FREE Canada day concert in Halifax AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED (moshers included)!
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Even better than that, one of the best ones is headlining (geddit?) a FREE Canada day concert in Halifax AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED (moshers included)!
Who is it?
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Old Jun 2nd 2017, 3:26 pm
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Even better than that, one of the best ones is headlining (geddit?) a FREE Canada day concert in Halifax AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED (moshers included)!
Would love to but I'm baby sitting Burton Cummings that weekend. Hoping to pass the gig off to one of my guys if I'm honest so I can take the weekend off.
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