Friday, 29 July 2011

Lost Hit (1990) : Dream Warriors - My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style

One the more important Canadian hip hop exports, Dream Warriors, aka King Lou and Capital Q, busted out of the Jane and Finch neighbourhood of TO in 1989. Their initial sound was sample heavy, but still managed to add Latin and Caribbean flavours to the mix. Although, far more popular in the UK and Canada the song only reached #24 on the US charts in the summer of 1990.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Versus - Since You Been Gone: Rainbow VS Kelly Clarkson

I don't care if you like both songs or not. What I want to know is who rocks it out better.

I'm going with Kelly.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

On To Golden Pastures - RIP: Rob Grill

Rob Grill, bassist and singer for the Grass Roots, passed away Monday at the age of 67. Though the Grass Roots were dismissed as easy pop of the time, their songs were highly influential to 70's supergroups like The Monkees, The Move, ELO and Three Dog Night and later for modern bands such as Robyn Hitchcock, The Flaming Lips and Sloan.
Fans of The Office might recognize Creed Bratton on guitar in this clip.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Happy Monday Declares "Pumped Up Kicks" Song Of The Summer

The song is actually a few months old, but is becoming inescapable as the summer days roll on.   Enjoy the song along with this very enthusiastic crowd at Sasquatch Music Festival.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Everybody Has Somebody To Love

You may not know it, but somebody out there loves you as much as Joanie Loves Chachi.  Happy Monday!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Lost Hit (1971) - The Poppy Family - Where Evil Grows

Lost Hit (1971) - The Poppy Family - Where Evil Grows. I've heard a lot of talk about evil in the last few days. Thought this was a little a propos. Canadian husband and wife duo Susan and Terry Jacks formed this folk/psychedelic group in the last sixties and scored a hit "Which Way You Goin, Billy". This is one of there lesser known singles. 

Friday, 1 July 2011

Lost Hits : Canadian Edition (1987)

Three songs from one of the greatest years in Canadian Pop History

Chalk Circle - This Mourning

Nothern Pikes - Teenland

The Tragically Hip - Small Town Bringdown