Three things factored into my choice of theme this past week:
- My visit to Vancouver in August.
- The election of President Douchebag in the United States of America.
- It’s December. Canada is cold.
I’m not going anywhere, but many are talking about an exodus to Canada. Therefore, I thought I’d dedicate this episode to the rock & roll of Canada. So – take off to the Great White North! The great nation of Canada. My second favorite country in the world.
I’ve always said much of Canadian rock & roll borders on cheese. Some cheese tastes great. Some just stinks. To elaborate, there’s been a lot of cheesy rock & roll made up north way. Canada is known for a few things in rock & roll. High pitched frontmen, the power trio and of course, Nickelback. I played some cheese, tastes great! However, I believe my taste strayed away from the stinkiest of Canadian cheese. There will be no Nickelback, no Barenaked Ladies, nor the damn Crash Test Dummies either! Can’t go there, not even in an ironic way.
Here’s the playlist – three hours of the finest Canadian rock & roll.
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If It Feels Good Do It – Sloan
I’m An Adult Now – Pursuit Of Happiness
The Nights Of Wine And Roses – Japandroids
Suffocate – 13 Engines
Cinderella Man – Rush
Poets – The Tragically Hip
Big Brown Turtle – Junkhouse
The Oaf – Big Wreck
Time Goes By – Triumph
Roller – April Wine
True Life Hero – Klaatu
No Time – The Guess Who
Signs – Five Man Electrical Band
The Loner – Neil Young
I Am Here – The Grapes Of Wrath
It Falls Apart – Odds
She Says What She Means – Sloan
Dirty Weapons – Killer Dwarfs
Hangman – Sheavy
A Passage To Bangkok (Live) – Rush
This Beat Goes On / Switching’ To Glide – The Kings
Born To Die – King Khan & The Shrines
Cold Criminals – Pink Mountaintops
Orpheus Light – Grim Tower
Constellations – Black Mountains
People Of The Sky – Sloan
Old Man – Neil Young
Suddenly / Baby, I Won’t Do You No Harm / We’ll Get There / I Should Know – The Sheepdogs
Cordelia – The Tragically Hip
Loaded Gun – Lightning Dust
Set Us Free (Remix) – Black Mountain
The Birdman – Our Lady Peace
One More Astronaut – I Mother Earth
Circumstances – Rush
Take Me To The Top – Loverboy
Strange Dreams – Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
New Girl Now – Honeymoon Suite
Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider