Capturing Canada in the 80s
It took us months to pull together the songs, weeks to research the bands, and then about two hours to record the 40-minute show. The end result: Our tribute to Canadian music of the 80s is finally online.
Please forgive Times pop music critic Sean Daly for his jokes, which often came at the expense of your favorite bands.
For our fans in Canada, you likely don't need a primer on the songs and bands from this show. But for everyone else, here's the playlist of songs for the podcast, in order of their appearance:
- "You're the Only Love" (Paul Hyde and the Payolas)
- "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" (Bruce Cockburn)
- "Standing in the Dark" (Platinum Blonde)
- "Rock You" (Helix)
- "Rebel" (Blue Rodeo)
- "New Girl Now" (Honeymoon Suite)
- "My Girl" (Chilliwack)
- "What Was Going Through My Head" (Grapes of Wrath)
- "Feet of the Moon" (Parachute Club)
- "Box in the Box" (Corey Hart)
- "Hey Men" (Men Without Hats)
- "Things I Do For Money" (Northern Pikes)
- "Man's Best Friend" (The Pursuit of Happiness)
- "Magic Power" (Triumph)
- "New Orleans is Sinking" (Tragically Hip)
A quick reminder: Every band and every song was recommended to us by our Canadian fans. And special thanks to Alistair Burns and Damian Penny -- they supplied me with just about every song on the list.
Leave a comment with your thoughts about the band and song choices, especially if you feel we excluded some worthy bands. Who knows -- maybe we'll do a "part 2" in the future.