It’s Canada Day today here in the Great White North, so while I generally eschew all these special days as a bunch of crap, I figure I might as well do an all-Canuck version of this week’s favorite tracks… if only to give Johnny Thunders’s ghost a week off.
The Scramblers: “Shed My Skin” & “Ridin’ the Eight Ball”:
Live on CBC. OK, so when I say the CBC never does anything worthwhile with our tax dollars, this is the exception that proves the rule. And that exception came in 1988 or 1989.
Danko Jones: “I Want You”:
Copyright: “Death of a Curbcrawler”:
Kill City Kids: “Da Tweaker Tweaks”:
Crystal Pistol: “Watch You Bleed”:
The Rabid Whole: “Stargazer”:
Fake Shark Real Zombie: “Siamese Disease”:
The Thick of It: “First Day of Death”:
Live at Venue, 2011.
Left Spine Down: “Welcome to the Future”:
We Found a Lovebird: “Shiver”:
Live at Little Mountain Studio.
Louise Burns: “Drop Names Not Bombs”:
Big Rude Jake: “Gotham City Seranade”:
Matthew Good Band: “Load Me Up”:
We Need Surgery: “Stranger”:
Just a few of the first things to come to mind [and which were easy to find on YouTube!] when I think of Canadian music…