Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 30
With this post, we have now covered the first 150 songs on this list I discovered. Only 350 to go, blogger gold. This set has some drinking songs and lots of rock and roll, some classic, some newer and some that raises hackles on some people. Enjoy.
This one is for Hotspur. It isn’t pissing rainbows, but it is purple. One of the great drinking songs, done by the Irish Rovers in 1967, it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968. Glen Campbell played guitar on the original. I think most people can sing at least a little of this one.
Rush, one of the greatest bands ever. 2112 is not a song, but one side of an album, broken into 7 pieces. The total length is 20:33. One of the best albums of all time. The video here is a live 6 minute piece of the song, taped in 1976.
3. Treble Charger
A little more recent is Treble Charger’s song, American Psycho. Recorded in 2000 on their album “Wide Awake Bored“, it reached number 4 on Billboard’s Canadian Alt chart.
“Heavy Metal Love”
Helix was popular in the late 70’s to the mid 80’s. Their sound was definitely heavy rock, a classic 80’s style.
Get your hate on. Nickelback, like em or leave em, are Canadian and are successful.
- Rush Reissues Deluxe ‘2112′ With Comic Book (wzlx.cbslocal.com)
Posted on January 27, 2013, in Canada's Best Music, Canadian Music, Classic Rock, Folk, Live Music, Rock and tagged Canadian Music, Irish Rovers, Nickelback, Rush, Treble Charger. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.