Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 28
Heavy on the classic stuff again. Canada did have a thriving cottage industry in music during the 70’s and 80’s. There is also another trivia answer in here somewhere.
“I’m a Stranger Here”
Another song from the group that brought us “Signs”.
2. Idle Eyes
Another 80’s group that enjoyed moderate success in Canada, especially with this tune. They won a Juno for most promising new group in 1985.
“Big Hard Sun”The trivia question. Eddie Vedder covered this tune from Canadian singer-songwriter Indio. Indio (Gordon Peterson) released 1 album in his career titled “Big Harvest” in 1989. This was a hit in Canada and became worldwide after Eddie covered it.
4. Crash Vegas
Kind of a depressing song from a very good band. This song was released in 1994.
5. Ron Hynes
Canadian folk singer Ron Hynes hit gold in 1976 with the Sonny’s Dream. The song has become a standard and has been recorded by a multitude of artists around the world, The version here is a live duet with Alan Doyle of the group Great Big Sea.
Posted on November 4, 2012, in Canada's Best Music, Canadian Music, Classic Rock, Folk, Live Music, Music History, Music Trivia, Rock and tagged Canada, Five Man Electrical Band, Gordon Peterson, Indio, Music, Ron Hynes. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.