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The Tragically Hip Thread

Discussion in '80's Music' started by Flower, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Well, I just learned of a song by them I've never heard before. New Orleans is Sinking is definitely a cool tune. Definitely dig the music, especially the guitar tracks.
     
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    Downie joins Bluesfest

    By JAMES REANEY, THE LONDON FREE PRESS

    Last Updated: February 22, 2010 10:33pm

    Colourful Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie blue this summer.

    Downie is flying solo at Bluesfest London 2010's closer. He'll play at the fest's temporary concert site at King and Clarence in downtown London on July 18.

    That makes London a July destination for Downie two years in a row. The Hip headlined at Rock the Park VI in the summer of 2009 at Harris Park.
     
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    Love this episode and being a Boston Bruins and hockey fan only makes it that much more special...
     
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    I'm a huge Tragically Hip fan and I have been for a very long time. I have seen them live 21 times spanning from the 2nd album tour - the last tour !!

    Where do I start...Gord Downie is an exceptional writer and sometimes that is one of the first things that will attract me to a band or musician. The second thing that will attract me to a band would be how good do they sound live ?? Well I have seen quite a few bands live (unfortunately never saw (Led Zeppelin,Jimi Hendrix,Duane Allman,Janis Joplin,Jim Morrison and others). Gord Downie is the ultimate front man that can send shivers down your back with a short story before, during or after a song (see highway girl live double suicide !! Great story and pure magic IMO. I have seen them live all over canada in stadiums,arenas, and outdoor events. I have also seen them in the US (once in Toledo @ a Zoo and Cleveland in a small bar, I believe called the Odeon). The tragically hip are a talented rock band, but not Cream,Led Zeppelin or Beatles talented but they are extremely great to see live and anyone who likes rock n roll and great stories would not be upset or not impressed IMO. For people who want to open their ears and give them a chance I suggest the following tunes to start with....

    Highway Girl (especially Double Suicide live version noted above)
    38yrs Old
    Blow at high dough
    When the weight comes down
    Boots and Hearts
    Fiddlers Green
    Last of the unplucked gems
    The Luxury
    On the verge
    Fully Completely - literally the album "fully and completely" 1st track to the last
    An inch an hour
    Grace too
    Nautical Disaster
    Thugs
    Lets stay engaged
    Don't wake daddy
    Ahead by a century
    Bobcaygeon
    Emperor Penguin
    Escape is at hand for the travellin man
    Poets
    Something On
    Music @ Work
    Forest Edge
    Problem Bears
    Dark Canuck
    Darkest One
    It's a good life if you don't weaken
    Silver Jet
    Yer not the ocean
    In view
    Family Band
    World Container
    Love is a first
    Depression Suite
    Morning Moon
    Summers killing us
    Gus the polar Bear
    Vaccination Scar
    It can't be Nashville everynight
    and finally are we family

    Gord Downie likes to write about Canada,water,war,hockey and generally history of all forms and types....enjoy !
     
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    I challenge any music fan to listen to this song and not enjoy....



    "Til the men they couldn't hang
    Stepped to the mic and sang
    And their voices rang with that Aryan twang"


    :cheers2
     
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    Dave78 Dave's not here, man

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