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Old 05-13-2002, 01:12 AM   #31
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...an act from the early 1990's called the Northern Pikes (are they still around?) Their song "She Ain't Pretty" rules!
They actually made a comeback last fall I belive? I don't know how successfull it was, but I used to love them.

Other bands not yet mentioned... Spirit of the West. If you are all lucky, I have a funny story about them that I might share.

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um OBVIOUSLY you dont know any good prog rock if it bit you in the ass, if you consider rush good prog rock. if you want good prog, which is about the only good thing out there other than some techno and electronica or ambient stuff, listen to pink floyd. listen to radiohead. even listen to tool. but most importantly discover some great underground prog thats not in the mainstream. thats the goldmine.
*sigh* I never said Rush was good prog. I did, with some justification, think that part of your problem with Rush was over-emphasis on musicianship or something, which is something people tend to level at prog. I do like prog. A few years ago I was deeply into Yes and ELP--possibly you hate them too (Jon Anderson's voice does bear a certain resemblance to Geddy Lee's.) I also like Pink Floyd and, yes, I like Radiohead a lot, at least I love The Bends and OK Computer. However, I'm not sure I'd classify them as prog. Not that they're non-progressive, just that prog has certain characteristics that they're definitely influenced by, but they don't necessarily possess those characteristics enough to make them prog. Though OK Computer is a very prog album in some ways, at least it starts off that way (Paranoid Android.)

I may never get into the prog underground scene now, since I seem to listen to prog much less than I used to, but I've heard there's good stuff there.

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Other bands not yet mentioned... Spirit of the West. If you are all lucky, I have a funny story about them that I might share.

Did it happen at UVic by chance? They used to play there all the time! I saw them at a Week of Welcome concert there that I volunteered for.

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The New Pornographers, doubt anyone's heard of them though. They're great. They were on tons of best of 2001 lists. Look into them.
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There's this Canadian band called the Weakerthans who have out-of this world amazing lyrics and really awesome music to back them up, I recommend everyone check them out, though I've already been over this here and no one listened. bah.
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Well Zoomerang, if you sent me to school, Im ordering you back to college...this thread is about your favorite Canadian bands, let me requote it for you:

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there are many great canadian bands. Some of which have been around for a long time and are super-talented but are barely known outside Canada!!
What are you fav. canadian bands?
I see no invitation in there to rant on about which Canadian bands you hate. So you dislike Rush, like who gives a damn? Its just your foolish opinion.

And as far as answering your silly 'suck's shit' comment with another equally silly reply, I go by the 'when in Rome' principle...when conversing with fools, speak as a fool.

What are you going to do, beat your silly opinion into me with your mousepad? ooohhhhh....Im supposed to be frightened of the zoomerang's harassment....oooohhhh Im shaking in my boots already...

Im trying to get a handle on your use of sarcasm, so Im just going to assume you were being very sarcastic in saying that apart from prog rock like Pink Floyd, the only other good thing to listen to is ambient techno shit?? I guess so..

Haha, at least your reply was good for a morning laugh...

Feck the rest, Rush is the best!


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Yes!!

I can't believe I missed L. Cohen and Cockburn!!

Cohen is one of my faves of all time and Bruce has "fall", which must be one of the most beautiful songs to come out of this country.

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Also, I really like most of David Ushers solo stuff, especially his first album "Little songs"


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Old 05-13-2002, 01:05 PM   #39
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Did it happen at UVic by chance? They used to play there all the time! I saw them at a Week of Welcome concert there that I volunteered for.

Tell it!

Well... now that I think about it it's probably not that funny of a story to anyone else but me. lol But I'll share! Anyway... no, it didn't happen at Uvic, but at the Q. Do you remember last year when they had that contest to see U2 in Toronto? The Q's Election? Anyway, I entered the contest and made an election sign. I was feeling desperate though, and felt that bribary was in order. So one afternoon after work my friend and I decided to go sweeten up Rick Everett and brought him a mini chocolate cake complete with its own little election sign. Anyway, so when got to the radio station we were feeling a little silly to say the least and wanted to just leave it at the front desk and run! But... everyone on staff there that day thought it was too funny and insisted that we hand deliver it to him in the booth. We were like, no way! We just wanted out of there, but the production manager came out and thought it was a brilliant idea and he said come on, I'll take you. So at that point - thinking that this might clinche my win - we followed him. When we got to the booth he said 'you got to hurry though, because Rick is just about to interview Spirit of the West.' At that point I took one look at him and said there is no way I am going in there with 'Spirit of the West!' lol, but there was no time, and the next thing I knew they flung the booth doors open and there they all were, all eyes on us. lmao!! It was really funny, and so I just went ahead and did my little speech and gave Rick the cake. The guys from 'Spirit of the West' just sort of looked at us like wtf? I felt bad because there we were trying to win tickets to see U2, while Spirit of the West were getting ready to be interviewed. lol

Anyway.... so it was one of those, 'you had to be there' moments, but once we left, we couldn't get over the fact that Spirit of the West were in there, and then we just sat in the parking lot and listened to the interview. Hahaha! I think we were hoping they would have mentioned us, lol, but of course they didn't.

Anyway.... moving along.....

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Well I'm old school from up here in Canada and I happen to love RUSH - I used to have quite a thing for Neil Purt - loved the hair. It's all about the hair. I read an interesting article about them on the weekend and I had no idea the trouble they'd been through - and to come back and tour. I hear they are using the internet as a place to find out what fans want them to play and then they will use that to comprise their sets. Pretty frikkin cool if you ask me.

I unfortunately am not going to see them but am going to see YES and am looking forward to that reunion. But they aren't Cdn..oh well...
I also like Cash Brothers, Lowest of the Low - Ron Hawkins is good Cdn talent.
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gabriel, allow me to point out one crucial element of your existance: your a newbie. you dont count, and your opinions are worth even less than your appearance.

let me make myself very clear - you will never outwit, outperform or outclass me. i excel over you in every imaginable way.

the very fact that you like rush disturbs me to no end, and that you would go on to say that techno is shit, clearly shows you have no idea whats going on around you.

your walls are bleeding.

your eyes are oozing puss.

just keep this in mind, for as long as you continue to be a cocky individual, i will remind you that anywhere you turn ill be there. open up your skull, i will be there.

you cannot escape me.

btw, there are 12 powerchords, weve had 20+ years of them, dont you think its time to move on? any band that relies solely on guitar driven rock ALONE cannot, imo be classified as prog.

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wtf is prog?

and bear........ u r dead!
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Ok I may be totally off base but what does being a newbie have to do with likes and dislikes of music and opinions of such. Sorry but to say you don't agree with someone is fine, but don't throw away the opinion just because of how long they've been around this place...and it you were being totally sarcastic...then that's fine but newbies wouldn't knwo that...and if you were being serious then that wasn't nice now carry on.

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uh, getting back to the business at hand....

Anyone heard of Joni Mitchell? I guess you all are too young

I used to get a Vancouver station on my satellite dish, so it was nice to hear the Canadian bands that US radio never played. I thought Tragically Hip was great, then I saw them live, and they SUCKED. Go figure.

This Vancouver station also carried Zoo Radio, which I listen to this day on tape
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joni mitchell is very good. only heard some of her stuff since i'm such a youngun but it is all good

tragically hip are the best live band short of U2
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