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06 August 2018 08:08
 

Spotlight on Canadian Rock.  State your favorite Canadian Rock Song.

Rules:

1. It must be ROCK. Any mention of Celine Dion or Anne Murray will result in immediate removal from the forum.

2. It must be CANADIAN.  Any group or individual artist.

3. State the Song, the Artist, and the Reason Why you like it best.

I’ll start:

Song:  “American Woman”

Artist: “The Guess Who”

Reason Why: One of the best and most recognizable opening rhythm riffs in all Rock. A sustained groove all the way through. Great singing (Burton Cummings). Memorable lead (Randy Bachman). And a bit of suspense until the last verse about the true identity of the “woman”.  Still relevant today.

 

 
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06 August 2018 08:24
 

When Neil Young wrote Ohio, the world straightened itself out just a little.

But this is obviously a racist thread!

 
 
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06 August 2018 09:18
 

An impossible task.  I thought of twenty off the top of my head.  There’s no way to pick just one.

I will select Lakeside Park by Rush for so profoundly capturing my experience growing up as a Canadian kid in the summertime. 

A favourite…among many.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgeg-xadx9s

 
 
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06 August 2018 09:23
 
EN - 06 August 2018 08:08 AM

Spotlight on Canadian Rock.  State your favorite Canadian Rock Song.

Rules:

1. It must be ROCK. Any mention of Celine Dion or Anne Murray will result in immediate removal from the forum.

2. It must be CANADIAN.  Any group or individual artist.

3. State the Song, the Artist, and the Reason Why you like it best.

I’ll start:

Song:  “American Woman”

Artist: “The Guess Who”

Reason Why: One of the best and most recognizable opening rhythm riffs in all Rock. A sustained groove all the way through. Great singing (Burton Cummings). Memorable lead (Randy Bachman). And a bit of suspense until the last verse about the true identity of the “woman”.  Still relevant today.

Hmm ... is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border?  ;-) 


Song:  Tom Sawyer

Group:  Rush

Reason why:  It’s hard to pick favourites, and sorry, but I don’t know why – I just like it.

 

 
 
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06 August 2018 09:26
 
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:23 AM

is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border? 

 
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06 August 2018 09:41
 
EN - 06 August 2018 09:26 AM
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:23 AM

is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border?

Well, it’s working ... (haha)

 
 
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06 August 2018 10:10
 

Song - “The Trees”

Band - “Rush” ...of course!?

If you know me even a little then there should be no explanation necessary.

Power to the people!!

 
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06 August 2018 10:36
 
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:41 AM
EN - 06 August 2018 09:26 AM
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:23 AM

is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border?

Well, it’s working ... (haha)

Of course, I’m going to Quebec - it’s all accordion music there, I’m sure.

 
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06 August 2018 10:39
 

Rush seems to be the favorite. I’ll have to say, Tom Sawyer is a close second for me, but American Woman was just too influential in my formative years.

 
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06 August 2018 13:06
 

I had a couple of close Canadian friends in the 70s. They turned me on to “Max Webster” and a progressive band from Toronto named “FM.”

I never could stand Geddy Lee’s voice so “Rush” doesn’t get my vote.

But Neil Young has got to be the best musician Canada has produced. Oh, hell, I almost forgot Joni Mitchell. Joni Mitchell and Neil Young — the best. Deciding which song is the best between these two would be impossible; they have so many excellent songs between them.

 
 
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06 August 2018 15:54
 
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:23 AM

Hmm ... is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border?  wink 


Song:  Tom Sawyer

Group:  Rush

Reason why:  It’s hard to pick favourites, and sorry, but I don’t know why – I just like it.

We’ve been through this before:  https://forum.samharris.org/forum/viewthread/68294/P855/#849583

Obscure Candians.  Too obscure even for Canadians.

 
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06 August 2018 16:36
 
Skipshot - 06 August 2018 03:54 PM
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:23 AM

Hmm ... is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border?  wink 


Song:  Tom Sawyer

Group:  Rush

Reason why:  It’s hard to pick favourites, and sorry, but I don’t know why – I just like it.

We’ve been through this before:  https://forum.samharris.org/forum/viewthread/68294/P855/#849583

Obscure Candians.  Too obscure even for Canadians.

Haha Skip, yeah we have been through this before ... geez, you have a good memory!
(I think you’ve done this to me before, i.e. remind me of something I’d forgotten.)

Hey, not obscure so much as deep, complicated, intense and profound – ya know, Canadian.

And I get the gist of the song and love it ... and I’m guessing you do too as you said you’d bought the record.

 

 
 
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06 August 2018 16:49
 
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 04:36 PM
Skipshot - 06 August 2018 03:54 PM
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:23 AM

Hmm ... is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border?  wink 


Song:  Tom Sawyer

Group:  Rush

Reason why:  It’s hard to pick favourites, and sorry, but I don’t know why – I just like it.

We’ve been through this before:  https://forum.samharris.org/forum/viewthread/68294/P855/#849583

Obscure Candians.  Too obscure even for Canadians.

Haha Skip, yeah we have been through this before ... geez, you have a good memory!
(I think you’ve done this to me before, i.e. remind me of something I’d forgotten.)

Hey, not obscure so much as deep, complicated, intense and profound – ya know, Canadian.

And I get the gist of the song and love it ... and I’m guessing you do too as you said you’d bought the record.

I like it for the same reason you do, but then I thought about the lyrics and felt perplexed.

 
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06 August 2018 17:14
 
Skipshot - 06 August 2018 04:49 PM
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 04:36 PM
Skipshot - 06 August 2018 03:54 PM
Jan_CAN - 06 August 2018 09:23 AM

Hmm ... is this an attempt to acclimatize yourself and get-in-good with Canadians before your upcoming trip north of the border?  wink 


Song:  Tom Sawyer

Group:  Rush

Reason why:  It’s hard to pick favourites, and sorry, but I don’t know why – I just like it.

We’ve been through this before:  https://forum.samharris.org/forum/viewthread/68294/P855/#849583

Obscure Candians.  Too obscure even for Canadians.

Haha Skip, yeah we have been through this before ... geez, you have a good memory!
(I think you’ve done this to me before, i.e. remind me of something I’d forgotten.)

Hey, not obscure so much as deep, complicated, intense and profound – ya know, Canadian.

And I get the gist of the song and love it ... and I’m guessing you do too as you said you’d bought the record.

I like it for the same reason you do, but then I thought about the lyrics and felt perplexed.

Maybe you’re thinking too hard – with lyrics, as with other poetry, it seems one often feels the meaning as much as anything.
Is that your favourite Rush song?

 
 
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06 August 2018 18:00
 

Hey Hey My My favorite Canadian rock song

or is it the other way? I forget.

[ Edited: 06 August 2018 18:04 by Nhoj Morley]
 
 
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06 August 2018 19:38
 
Nhoj Morley - 06 August 2018 06:00 PM

Hey Hey My My favorite Canadian rock song

or is it the other way? I forget.

He was at his peak before I could care and came back after I was into heavy metal and didn’t care. But I remember this song a bit and liked hearing now so I looked it up, pretty interesting and cool backstory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Hey,_My_My_(Into_the_Black)

 
 
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