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Subject: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: SarahJane87 on 02/12/06 at 6:15 pm

Let's list some great 80s bands from Canada:
Blue Rodeo
The Tragically Hip
The Barenacked Ladies
Helix
Rush
Gowan
54*40
Junkhouse
Men Without Hats
Trooper
Saga
Harlequin
Triumph
Kim Mitchell (he had a band called Max Webster in the 70s)

Here's a few to start out with...

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: SarahJane87 on 02/12/06 at 6:56 pm

Oh, my best friend is a huge April Wine fan - and I really love them, too. I guess I was thinking that they were more of a 70s band - but they were active in the 80s, too. I really like their song I Can Hear You Calling. That from their Electric Jewels albums, which was released in 1973. From their 80s tunes, I really enjoy Rock Tonight from Animal Grace.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/12/06 at 7:00 pm

Off the top of my head, Bryan Adams (up till 1993's "Please Forgive Me" - his last good song IMO), and Loverboy.

P.S. The only thing I know from Zappacosta is the Dirty Dancing song "Overload" - good song, reminds me a little of Robert Palmer or ZZ Top.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: whistledog on 02/12/06 at 8:42 pm


P.S. The only thing I know from Zappacosta is the Dirty Dancing song "Overload" - good song, reminds me a little of Robert Palmer or ZZ Top.


That song was the closest Zappacosta ever came to success in America.  Quite a shame too.  He had alot of great songs

Subject: VIDEO: Canadian Hits of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 03/28/10 at 8:43 pm

Here's a little video I made to give my fellow Canadians a trip down memory lane.  Volume 1 in a series I may work on over time.  10 Canadian Hits from the 80s in 1 minute intervals.  Some easily remembered, some not heard in a while.  Enjoy ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYZw3ppoNRM

Subject: Re: VIDEO: Canadian Hits of the 80s

Written By: Foo Bar on 03/28/10 at 10:05 pm


Here's a little video I made to give my fellow Canadians a trip down memory lane.  Volume 1 in a series I may work on over time.  10 Canadian Hits from the 80s in 1 minute intervals.  Some easily remembered, some not heard in a while.  Enjoy ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYZw3ppoNRM


Beauty work, eh?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: Davester on 03/29/10 at 12:33 am










  * The preceding was a paid advertisement from the Canadian Tourism Commission... 

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/29/10 at 2:02 pm

Technically speaking, The Barenacked Ladies are kind of more of a 90's band.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/29/10 at 2:07 pm

Other bands....

Glass Tiger

Chiliwack

The Jitters

Parachute Club

One To One

Haywire

Chalk Circle

FM

Kon Kan

Doug And The Slugs

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/29/10 at 2:09 pm

Sway was Canadian as was the dude behind Together (The New Wedding Song)?

My mind is blown!

:o

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: whistledog on 03/29/10 at 4:09 pm

lol


Sway was Canadian as was the dude behind Together (The New Wedding Song)?

My mind is blown!

:o


They sure were, and as you may know, 'Together' was one of the most overplayed songs ever.  There was just no escape.

Subject: Re: VIDEO: Canadian Hits of the 80s

Written By: Henk on 03/29/10 at 4:24 pm


Here's a little video I made to give my fellow Canadians a trip down memory lane.  Volume 1 in a series I may work on over time.  10 Canadian Hits from the 80s in 1 minute intervals.  Some easily remembered, some not heard in a while.  Enjoy ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYZw3ppoNRM


Nice work, though I didn't know any of them.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: whistledog on 03/29/10 at 4:33 pm


Nice work, though I didn't know any of them.


Forthcoming Volume 2 will have one that you may recognize

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: Frank on 03/30/10 at 1:34 am


Let's list some great 80s bands from Canada:
Blue Rodeo
The Tragically Hip
The Barenacked Ladies
Helix
Rush
Gowan
54*40
Junkhouse
Men Without Hats
Trooper
Saga
Harlequin
Triumph
Kim Mitchell (he had a band called Max Webster in the 70s)

Here's a few to start out with...


Some more:

Platinum Blonde
The Spoons
The Box
Loverboy
Honeymoon Suite
Red Rider
Payolas
Prism
Glass Tiger
Chiliwack

I've seen Saga, Payolas, Spoons, Platinum Blonde in concert.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/30/10 at 4:58 pm


lol

They sure were, and as you may know, 'Together' was one of the most overplayed songs ever.  There was just no escape.



Which is why I hated that song!

;D

I liked the song by Sway, though.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/30/10 at 9:47 pm

Skinny Puppy
Front Line Assembly
(and related projects of the above two)

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: oingo_fan on 03/31/10 at 8:26 pm

There was a band called Moev that I really got into.  Their stuff is still in my normal rotation...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqYjWj8W9-E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGFqBV7A1q4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzueu9iFNI0&feature=related

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/31/10 at 9:22 pm


There was a band called Moev that I really got into.  Their stuff is still in my normal rotation...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqYjWj8W9-E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGFqBV7A1q4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzueu9iFNI0&feature=related


Moev was mediocre.  Their best was "(Why Would You) Crucify Me?"
They toured with Xymox once.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: Bobby on 09/25/10 at 2:28 pm


Off the top of my head, Bryan Adams (up till 1993's "Please Forgive Me" - his last good song IMO), and Loverboy.

P.S. The only thing I know from Zappacosta is the Dirty Dancing song "Overload" - good song, reminds me a little of Robert Palmer or ZZ Top.


'Nothing can stand in your way' by Zappacosta is quite epic and recommended.  8)

I tend to like the odd song from most Canadian bands. Loverboy ('Heaven in your eyes'), Rush ('Closer to the heart'), Glass Tiger ('Don't forget me when I'm gone') and Triumph ('Just one night') seem to fit that category.

However, artists such as Bruce Cockburn ('The trouble with Normal') and Corey Hart ('Never surrender' and 'Sunglasses at night') are pretty cool. My consistent favourites are Luba, Frozen Ghost and the amazing Dan Hill.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: zcrito on 09/25/10 at 8:08 pm

Chilliwack,
Glass Tiger,
Bryan Adams (just his 1984-1985 songs for me)
Loverboy,
The Parachute Club, and
Rush
were already mentioned by others.

Don't forget
The Kings and their great "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide" from 1980.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjG8E1utyA

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/25/10 at 9:10 pm

How about Pukka Orchestra?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lpj5cB_uQ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5X6-p1ocog&feature=related

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/25/10 at 9:23 pm

Or for that matter, The Spoons?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtqIlvg3wsw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubMfPh7URs&feature=related

Subject: Re: Favorite 80s Canadian bands...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/25/10 at 9:51 pm


Chilliwack,
Glass Tiger,
Bryan Adams (just his 1984-1985 songs for me)
Loverboy,
The Parachute Club, and
Rush
were already mentioned by others.

Don't forget
The Kings and their great "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide" from 1980.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjG8E1utyA



I remember The Kings "Switchin' to Glide" very well from the roller rink.  "Switchin' to Glide" also made it onto Rhino's self-declared authoritative New Wave compilation series "New Wave Hits of the '80s" volumes 1-15.  I have all 15 volumes.  I pestered the Rhino promo guy for extras some of which ended up not being given away as fund drive premiums...

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