Canada’s Best Music – Part 14

Canada’s Best Music – Part 14

The Real Canadian Music Blog

A day late, but better late than never.  I think the set lists are getting better as we move up the ladder.

1.  Protest the Hero

“Sequoia Throne”

English: Rody Walker, lead vocals, the band Pr...

If you like your music metallic with a touch of big time screaming, then this song is made for you.  Released in 2008, Protest the Hero cuts loose in all directions.

2. Spirit of the West


Spirit of the West at the Pacific National Exh...

A great song from 1987, Spirit of the West, and this song in particular, have always been part of personal soundtrack.

3. The Weakerthans

“Civil Twilight”

John K. Samson of the The Weakerthans at Calga...

This Winnipeg band, formed in 1997 released this song, which became an inst-rant classic. Love this song.

4. Daniel Lanois

“The Maker”

Daniel Lanois plays with Black Dub in 2011

Another entry from the great Daniel Lanois.

5. 5440

“Ocean Pearl”

Sweeter Things: A Compilation

A further entry from 5440.  This piece of Canadian classic rock history still sounds as fresh as it did the first time…

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I enjoy travel, sports, music (a dedicated site at and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of travel posts, pictures and our videos as well as a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Albertan

Posted on March 5, 2012, in Canada, Canada's Best Music, Classic Rock, Country, Live Music, Music. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    I hadn’t heard these before, number 1 was blocked in my country, but out of the rest I would say that I did like number 3. 😀

  2. Eric Murtaugh

    I’m not a huge fan of their work, but Protest the Hero does have a few nifty guitar parts. The screaming gets a little old, though.

    A friend of mine introduced me to The Weakerthans a while ago. Good stuff!

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