Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Canadian Songs/Videos from the Golden Era of MuchMusic

I had MuchMusic (from Toronto, CA) as part of my cable package growing up, so from the ages of 11 through 18 or so I had a strong education on a genre that was pretty much left untouched by MTV and US Radio. Due to a trip down memory lane, I ended up watching many of my favorites on YouTube today, and here are some of my old favorites. Warning: this list is so '90s. Any additions?

Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century

And, of course, the band that made it big (unfortunately they left the best of it up in Canada):


BK said...

You are baiting me so hard right now. Glaring omissions:

Moist - "Resurrection"
Matthew Good Band - "Apparitions" (which is actually a pretty good video)
and I would have picked "In Repair" as the standout OLP video, but that's just me. There was a stretch from when I was 15 until I was 17 or 18 where I would have cited "Naveed" as my favorite song.

BradPearson said...

I had a feeling BK and me would be the first ones to respond to this. I have to agree that Naveed is the best of the purely Canadian OLP--and by that I mean untainted. I remember that freaky puppet sometimes at weird times. But I also remember seeing "Is Anybody Home?" on Much a lot.

I'd like to add "Strange Days" or "Hello Time Bomb" by MGB as big ones for me. Also a little later Econoline Crush or Treble Charger--like 2000 or so--they were on a lot.