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Old 08-09-2007, 08:01 PM   #76
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has Ron Sexsmith been mentioned?
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While they're nowhere near the greatest or best Canadian acts of all time, I grew up listening to Our Lady Peace and still enjoy them today. I guess you can say they're one of my favourite Canadian bands of all time. They're my guilty pleasure, if you will. I saw them in concert last year and it was one of the best concerts I've ever seen—and I've been to many!
I Our Lady Peace as well...and Raine Maida's solo EP is very good. Obviously, not the greatest or best Canadian band, but I still love them. Are Raising the Fawn Canadian too? If so, they're a favorite of mine.
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In a perfect world, on a perfect night, they would share the same bill as Dashboard Confessional, have a huge spat about which of them should open the show...and, ultimately, kill each other.

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Neil Young.


Neil Young is an absolute genius! The comment under this video says it all. His musical range is truly something to marvel at...quiet and thoughtful, to downright explosive.

Pensive Neil:

My first introduction to his music wasn't exactly earth-shattering, however. I was 11, and watching television with my grandfather. There was a huge, nationally televised benefit for Africa at the time..."Tears Are Not Enough." It was the Canadian version of "We Are The World," a giant singalong with the country's best artists.

Neil strolled out looking like this:



My grandfather, looking on in horror, shouted, "WHAT A DISGRACE TO THE COUNTRY!!!"

Unfortunately, it took me a few more years to realize my grandfather was completely wrong, and that Neil was undoubtedly the most original and unique artist of the bunch. It was actually a softer album that initially drew me in: "Harvest Moon"...the 'sequel' to "Harvest." I just couldn't stop playing it, especially War Of Man, which I found strangely intoxicating with its rhythm and lyrics.

Aside from the music, he's a pretty interesting person. After his son developed cerebral palsy, Neil and his wife started the Bridge School Benefit...annual concerts that raise awareness/money for physically challenged children. The school focuses on the use of technology to help the kids lead better lives. Neil actually invented a toy train system they could use. His son fell in love with it, and with other trains...so much so that Neil ended up buying the Lionel toy train company.

I'm probably boring you all to tears at this point! I'll just end by saying that if you're new to Neil, I'd highly recommend his greatest hits collection that was released a few years ago. It's a great starting point, although it lacks some of his most recent work. My personal favourite albums of his are "Mirror Ball" (the album which features Pearl Jam as his backing band), "After The Gold Rush," and the already-mentioned "Harvest Moon."

As far as other Canadian artists go, I agree completely with Joni Mitchell...amazing lyricist. Sarah McLachlan is great, and who can forget about Rush? I've seen The Tragically Hip once so far, and they were incredible...hoping to see them again next month. You should go, GG! They kind of remind me of a hockey team with a huge following...the audience always know the songs, and loudly cheer the band on, no matter how popular they are at the time.

But Neil is definitely the best.
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EDIT: I am American, but I have had some major make-out sessions with a few canadian girls.

Seriously question, why are Canadian girls so much more prolific with the tongue?
because we are the best kissers in the world
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i cannot stand neil young. I know I fail at music for this but I.just.hear.it.like.nails.on.a.chalkboard.
The lyrics are fine...just the singing :coversears:

in no order.
Leonard Cohen
Rush - also not a big fan, but the extent to which other people love them cannot be ignored.
Bryan Adams
Daniel Lanois - jolie louise
Gordon Lightfoot
Raine Maida (maybe - time will tell)


this thread needs borders, too wide open.

I just realized I'm not super into any of these people...I just am not ignoring how much other people like them.
leonard probably has the most buy in from me and that is as a lyricist.

Oscar Peterson, and Glenn Gould certainly should be mentioned too, however, I need borders. Too many choices.
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because we are the best kissers in the world

Sorry dear, that just isn't true ...

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So humor me here...pretend I just landed on earth from planet Mars and had never heard of Neil Young. What would you say are oh, 20 or so essential tracks that would win me over and convince me he was the best?

I'm on a mission, I want to see if 20+ years later I can gain (or regain?) new appreciation for the man. I know, shameful to admit, but hell there's a shiteload of other music out there and I got wrapped up in it, what can I say?

Like a Hurricane
Down by the River
Powderfinger
Sleeps with Angels
Cinnamon Girl
Rockin in the Free World
Winterlong
Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing (OK, Richie Furay does it on
the Buffalo Springfield versions, but you can find some bootlegs
with Neil)
Love to Burn
Cowgirl in the Sand
Dangerbird
Harvest
Wrecking Ball
Expecting to Fly
Like An Inca
Cortez
Star of Bethlehem
Ohio
Tonight's the Night
Hey, Hey, My, My (Into the Black)
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i cannot stand neil young. I know I fail at music for this but I.just.hear.it.like.nails.on.a.chalkboard.
The lyrics are fine...just the singing :coversears:
Nope, I'm with you. Same with Bob Dylan. I tried, I made the effort, but it just irked me. There seems to be no soul, no spontaneity to it. Good poetry mixed with bad musicianship. That's how I see it. It bores me.
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Nope, I'm with you. Same with Bob Dylan. I tried, I made the effort, but it just irked me. There seems to be no soul, no spontaneity to it. Good poetry mixed with bad musicianship. That's how I see it. It bores me.
Good Lord, listen to A Man Needs a Maid or something
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