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Postby Afternoon » Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:58 pm

I'm curious to know how well known some of Canada's better musicians are outside of their own country. I"m compiling a list of some of my favorites, and some others that are also well known.

Barenaked Ladies
These guys are as Canadian as you can get. Their music is a combination of folksy-pop and comedy. I challenge any of you to even attempt to follow along the lyrics of "One Week".

(For any of you who watch the series Red Vs. Blue, The lead Singer of the BNL was the voice of the cameo character "General Butch Flowers")

Suggested songs: -One Week, If I Had a MIllion Dollars, Pinch Me, Get in Line

Matthew Good (Band)
Matthew Good is, in my opinion, one of the greatest musicians in North America. While the band broke up early into the new millenium, Matthew Good is still going strong solo.

Suggested songs: Indestructable, Oh Be Joyful, Hello Time Bomb,
Recommended music videos: Load me Up, Apparitions, Anti-Pop

Broken Social Scene
Both Jeph Jaques (Questionable Content) and Jeffrey Rowland (Wigu, OC) highly regard this band from central Canada. I've only recently started listening to them myself, but I agree that their album "You Forgot it in People" is definately worth the praise.

suggested songs; Almost Crimes, Cause = Time, Love and Math Equations

The Trews
While they are just beginning to pick up attention now, this band has been touring pretty much non-stop for the last several years, playing, I believe, more than 3000 live shows. The band actually started in my home town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, calling themselves "One I'd Trouser", but changed their name when they moved out West. They're well known for their live performances. If you love rock, check them out.

suggested songs: Every Inambition, Confessions, Not Ready to Go, Antigonish Song, (very rare)

Sum 41
Punk-rock band from Oontario. They've become increasingly popular over the past few years. They're about as loud and fun as you can get, in most cases. They recently got caught in a conflict in Congo when trying to film a documentary. The last album they released (Chuck) was named after the Canadian peace keeper who helped them escape unharmed.

Suggested music: Fat Lip, In Too Deep, Still Waiting, The Hell Song

Other bands:

Sloan: Mellow and groovy, reminicent of the Beatles. Check out "The Other Man"

Sam Roberts : Good pop-rock band. check out "Brother Down"

Treble Charger : Another punk-pop-rock band, well known for songs like "American Psycho" and "Hundred Million"

That's about all I have time for right now.
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Re: Canadian Music

Postby Material Defender » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:00 pm

Barenaked Ladies and Sum 41 are the two I've heard of before.

I personally like where Sum 41 went with the sound of Chuck, a bit harder then the stuff before it. Still Waiting is still my favorite song by them though.
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Postby Jay » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:06 pm

I <3 'If I Had One Million Dollars' and 'Pinch Me' :)
Never listened to much of the rest though. But that's how I am with most musicians.
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Postby Cali Defender » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:31 pm

Ive heard of a few of those bands but I cant say I listen to any of them.
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Postby justinbailey » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:38 pm

I hate Barenaked Ladies.

I listen to the Arrogant Worms sometimes. They're Canadian. So is Rush, I believe.
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Postby Vis » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:00 pm

Don't forget Avril Lavigne!
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Postby StrawberryPocky » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:03 pm

I only know SUM 41 but that was like 2 yers ago I listen to their music. havent heard of them ever since .
Avril Laviegn?(cant spell)
I like her music, but when she sings live its awful.

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Postby Smaug » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:05 pm

The only canadian band that I really listen to is The Dears.
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Re: Canadian Music

Postby Al Calnos » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:11 pm

Nickelback is my fav Canadian band...but didnt know Sum 41 was Canadian also, interresting...
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Postby StrawberryPocky » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:12 pm

Smaug wrote:The only canadian band that I really listen to is The Dears.


DearS is an manga/anime lol same name
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Postby Cole » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:20 pm

The only candian musicians I really listen to are Great Big Sea. Mmm, Newfie Rock.
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Postby Afternoon » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:45 pm

There are a lot I forgot to mention, or just didn't.

Of all the ones I did list, I'd suggest checking out Matthew Good first, then Broken Social Scene.
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Postby Jay » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:53 pm

Hahaha, newfies!
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Postby LightStarr » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:50 pm

Our Lady Peace is good.
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Postby Afternoon » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:26 pm

Agreed, I forgot about them.
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Postby Yoshi » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:37 pm

Bryan Adams. Heh.
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Postby LightStarr » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:13 pm

Tom Chochrane. Rainbow Butt Monkeys. Port City All Stars!
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Postby Afternoon » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:58 pm

Matt Good video for Apparitions

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... tthew+Good

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Postby Spruce Moose » Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:33 pm

I know of Sum 41 and Barenaked Ladies. My firend is a huge fan of the latter.
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Postby the unknown one » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:13 am

Bryan Adams and Rush were around during the 80's, so I'd better recognize them. ^_^

Never knew Barenaked Ladies did If I Had a Million Dollars, and I've actually tried to sing along with One Week on the first Karaoke Revolution. Screwed up at least half the song, despite the fact that the lyrics were running along the screen (and I had studied them several times beforehand) and thought I was going to pass out a few times, but it was all good.
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Re: Canadian Music

Postby Nix » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:30 am

Pssssh, Avril Lavigne is just the record industry's attempt to appeal to the Punk/Angst-crowd who don't buy into their other bullshit Pop-creations like Brittney Spears and Hilary Duff.

Taking yet another generic teen-girl and slapping a spiked bracelet and some eyeshadow on her, then directing her to look angry at the camera does not constitue original or talented music.

It's actually demeaning to the other Canadian artists you've listed here to even mention her name.
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Postby Luke_tab » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:50 am

you guys are pretty freak'n lame on the Canadian Music-o-meter....radar...thing.

Seriously, all those bands are like the main that make there way over the state line.
Given, I enjoi Sam Roberts from time to time.

I think Nix and myself and any other canadian forumites probably have our local favs and get more of a listen to smaller stuff.... but(and I cant remember the exact percent) I know Canadian stations have to play like 35% canadian bands, and like 10% of that has to be local artists... or somthing silly like that.

All I know is Freq107.1 here plays so much fuck'n local shit, and dont get me wrong, its shit, but they play it, and it helps the bands, and thats pretty dope.


And you guys want some good local Canadian bands?
Check out Resistance. Sure you can put on a Distillers cd and get the same feel, but they rule live.
http://www.resistancemusic.com/
check the music video they have for "song for the sleepless" that tracks pretty dope. Video sucks dank, but the tracks dope.

then my last(and strongest) recomendation is Port Amoral.
I grew up going to local shows, listening to Volition. Volition was amazing, and could impregnate you via ear trauma. Horribly enough, they broke up. Ryan went on to Hollow Ground, which is doing awesome now, but the other guys made the Cast. The Cast broke up, cause they're bitches, and made Port Amoral.
Now they're only HALF bitch, and the rest awesome.
http://www.portamoral.com/
check out the songs When Angels Fall, and This Road.
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So yeah, those are my two cents.
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Postby Cali Defender » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:10 pm

Yeah, alot of the stations around here play alot of local bands to, or at least they have specific days for it or something. I dont care really, cause most of its the same crap over nad over again, and well...Most modern rock is crap as well anyways. I only listen to the radio stations around here when I have nothing else to lsiten to, or they do an eighties flashback hour.

Or the On top pieces. Those are pretty cool, they pick a different artist every month and play one of their songs every hour on hte hour. Ozzy, Metallica, Megadeth...But yeah, most modern rock is just horrible, so I stick to my play lists.

And on that note, the only Canadian band I can think of that I actually like is Spellgate, but I seriously doubt anyone else here has heard of them, so whatever.

And on yet another note, there really arent many good North American bands. I cant understand why, all the good artists are over in Europe, and a few down in South America.
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Postby Dave » Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:02 pm

Arrogant Worms, Mathew Good Band, Bare Naked Ladies, Simon and Milo (used to be called Prozak.), Avril, Sum 41 are all the ones I can think of off the top of my head I'm aware of being Canadian.
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Postby Lengeta » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:30 pm

Damn. Dave beat me to the Arrogant Worms. They're the only Canadian anything anyone needs!
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