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#1 whcanuck

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

For all you Tragically Hip fans out there, what are your top 5 songs by them that aren't singles or did not receive radio play. Basically songs that aren't well known by them. Here are mine, in no particular order


Yawning or Snarling (from Day for Night), Lionized (from Fully Completely), It Can't Be Nashville Every Night (from In Between Evolution), On the Verge (from Road Apples), 700 ft. Ceiling (from Trouble at the Henhouse)


Interested to see what your guys' picks are.


The Hip rock!
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

They have fans? :shock:
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

They have fans? :shock:


Yup, they didn't become the most popular band in Canada and sell out stadiums without fans.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:04 PM


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

They have fans? :shock:


look at this guy pretending he doesn't like AT LEAST 5 Tragically Hip songs
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Can't think of five off the top of my head, but So Hard Done By is one of my all-time favourites.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

look at this guy pretending he doesn't like AT LEAST 5 Tragically Hip songs

Sorry do you mean that collection of whinny noise that somehow passes as music here in Canada? But I guess if I come on to CDC to read all the whiners garbage it would make sense that I would listen to that trash.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Well, they're no Static X... (lol)


1. Little Bones
2. Three Pistols
3. Fiddler's Green

4. Wheat Kings
5. Hundredth Meridian
6. Locked in the Trunk of a Car

7. New Orleans is Sinking
8. Blow at High Dough
9. Trickle Down

10. Nautical Disaster
11. Grace, Too

12. Ahead by a Century

13. Bobcaygeon

14. The Darkest One

15. Lake Fever

16. In View


There's of course more on the first 3 albums, but this represents their finest work, imho.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

Sorry do you mean that collection of whinny noise that somehow passes as music here in Canada? But I guess if I come on to CDC to read all the whiners garbage it would make sense that I would listen to that trash.


You must have trouble reading. Here I'll help...it's in the first line. "for Tragically Hip fans"

Amazing music, amazing writing by Gord Downie and the rest of the band. ^ this guy up here seems to also have trouble with his hearing, I guess it's a tough life if you don't weaken!

-It's a good life if you don't weaken
-Gus the polar bear
-Thugs
-The Luxury
-Family Band

All time favorite is: Nautical Disaster
What a masterpiece!
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

You must have trouble reading. Here I'll help...it's in the first line. "for Tragically Hip fans"

Amazing music, amazing writing by Gord Downie and the rest of the band. ^ this guy up here seems to also have trouble with his hearing, I guess it's a tough life if you don't weaken!

-It's a good life if you don't weaken
-Gus the polar bear
-Thugs
-The Luxury
-Family Band

All time favorite is: Nautical Disaster
What a masterpiece!

Of course it is! it also happens to be the Whinest song of them all. Hey if you like that nasaly brand of singing thats up to you but if you truly like that song you must record babies crying in movie theaters and on airplanes because that is pretty much on par with that crap.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

Oh you said no singles... Um, right...

Anything from the first three albums then.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Although I no longer listen to The Hip, they are arguably the most popular Canadian band (in Canada).

That said, I have always been partial to Tiger the Lion.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

I wouldn't classify the Hip as 'whiney.' That's more like Our Lady Peace.

Instead, i would classify them as 'done.' But they're still putting out albums. Why?
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

Of course it is! it also happens to be the Whinest song of them all. Hey if you like that nasaly brand of singing thats up to you but if you truly like that song you must record babies crying in movie theaters and on airplanes because that is pretty much on par with that crap.


Did they do something to personally offend you? You sure hold a lot of anger against a bunch of people whom you've never met...
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Did they do something to personally offend you? You sure hold a lot of anger against a bunch of people whom you've never met...

How do you know I never met them? I haven't but you shouldn't just assume that... LOL

I have no anger towards them I just really dislike their music... I don't like Andy Warhol art but I don't hate him for making it... I don't like Justin Beiber's music but I have no anger against him for doing it.

I suppose it is like any other sense, some people enjoy receiving pain and feel it to be pleasureable, or eat disgusting things and call it a delicacy, find ugly people sexy or attractive, don't mind the sound of nails on a chalk board or perhaps like the Tragically Hip's music.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Of course it is! it also happens to be the Whinest song of them all. Hey if you like that nasaly brand of singing thats up to you but if you truly like that song you must record babies crying in movie theaters and on airplanes because that is pretty much on par with that crap.


Calling Tragically Hip a Whiny band and Nautical disaster the Whiniest song just proves to me you have zero music knowledge. Speaking of zero, you've contributed zero to this thread and from reading your post over the last while you contribute zero to this forum. Anyways, I guess you have nothing better to do, then go on threads to troll.

I quite like my musical taste, it's well rounded and I have the fortune of going to many live shows. I'm probably well over a thousand and The Hip put on one of the best shows bar none. The best thing about The Hip is their writing is cryptic and takes some thought to dissect. One of the best lines IMO is : "In a forget your skates dream"
Now that's truly Canadianic and very vivid. I'm sure if you ask most people who've ever played hockey they've had this dream (nightmare) and its quite easy to relate to.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

Cordelia x 100000000, WhenThe Weight Comes Down, Gus, Long Time Running, Fiddlers Green (yep, I like Road Apples), I'll Believe In You

Love the Hip. Was almost crushed to death in the front row of their concert once, but I love the Hip.

My other favs that are more well known: Nautical Disaster (right Bob?), Blow At High Dough, Locked In The Trunk Of A Car, Wheat Kings, Pigeon Camera, Bobcaygeon, Looking For A Place To Happen.

Some of my favourite stepper music. :)

Aladeen: so what music are you into?


And that's one of my favourite lines, RIR....IAGLIYDW :) A beautiful song. Yep, add that to my list.

Edited by debluvscanucks, 20 February 2013 - 04:38 PM.
Oh, forgot Poets

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

No singles eh? Hmm I'll go chronological I guess...

Road Apples:
-Cordelia
-The Luxury
-Fiddler's Green

Fully Completely:
-Wheat Kings

Day For Night:
-Yawning or Snarling
-Inevitability of Death ( "I thought you beat the death of inevitability to death just a little bit" is probably one of my all time favourite Hip lyrics...and must be a bitch to sing and not screw up...lol)
-Titanic Terrarium
-Impossibilium

Trouble at the Henhouse
-Butts Wigglin
-Coconut Cream
-Let's stay Engaged
-Sherpa
-Put it off

Phantom Power:
-Thompson Girl
-Rules
-Chagrin Falls
-Escape Is At Hand For The Travelin' Man
-Emperor Penguin

Music @ Work
-Stay
-Sharks
-As I Wind Down The Pines

In Violet Light:
-Throwing Off Glass
-All Tore Up
-Leave
-The Dire Wolf

In Between Evolution:
-Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park
-Are We Family
-Goodnight Josephine

World Container:
-The Kids Don't Get It
-Pretend

Haven't bought their last couple albums...so I can't comment on them.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

I must double post and tell you this story too.

My daughter was just in San Fran visiting some friends down there before Christmas. Friend says to her "hey, wanna go to a show tonight?...it's really cheap ($25) and it's a Canadian band...I don't know them, but my friends say they're good and they're all going". He couldn't remember the name.

So she gets ready and they head to The Fillmore.

And she was floored when The Hip walked out on the stage!

We love them. She called me every song and put her phone in the air for me to hear. And she brought me a very cool shirt. So talk about one of life's unexpected little treats....she'd always wanted to see them (her brother and I both have), so she had her moment. Got some GREAT pics...I'll post a few later (at work now).
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

I met them... I wanna say around 2000/Music @ Work tour I think...though it could have been Phantom Power and a year or two earlier.

Went to go see them at the Moore Theatre in Seattle (great little venue FWIW). We met them outside after on the way back to their bus. They were all more than cordial but Gord lingered the longest and was the friendliest. I was surprised at how he seemed so reserved, almost shy. Quite the polar opposite to his onstage persona! Super friendly though and chatted and answered questions, seemed quite down to earth.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

(still won't post what he listens to)
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

I met them... I wanna say around 2000/Music @ Work tour I think...though it could have been Phantom Power and a year or two earlier.

Went to go see them at the Moore Theatre in Seattle (great little venue FWIW). We met them outside after on the way back to their bus. They were all more than cordial but Gord lingered the longest and was the friendliest. I was surprised at how he seemed so reserved, almost shy. Quite the polar opposite to his onstage persona! Super friendly though and chatted and answered questions, seemed quite down to earth.


We have a very similar experience. I just caught the Hip in Portland this December. Great show, even had the sax player from Los Lobos join in for a few songs.

Anyways, after the show we met up with the band and they were all first class. Mr. Downie stayed around the longest and we had quite the chat. I was able to portray my appreciation for his music and let him know that that nights show was one of the best I've ever witnessed from them. He was sincerely appreciative of the complements and even extended his hand out for a handshake afterward. Totally down to earth and really sincere.

Their last album -Now for plan A
Is a really good record. I totally understand a lot of the fans of their old charging style from their first three albums, not liking it that much but you can feel the heart in this one. It seems less about musicianship and more vocal orientated. It's my understanding Gordie went through some trying times with his wife, health wise, durning this record and it shows. You can hear this best on -We want to be it- Drip,Drip,Drip

Just thought I'd add abit more to this thread : )
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Any songs of theirs that are at least 18 years old I guess... there is something about these bands that produce like... a dozen albums... after they have lost the magic that rubs me the wrong way.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Aladeen - quit trolling the thread please.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

It's hard to take seriously anyone who's named after a movie that only 13 year olds found funny. Then again I guess humor is subjective, just like music.

Opiated, When the Weight Comes Down
The Luxury, Fiddler's Green
Pigeon Camera, Eldorado
Yawning or Snarling, Titanic Terrarium (Day For Night fav hip album)
Springtime in Vienna
Thompson Girl, Escape is at hand, Emperor Penguin (their last great album imo, still released more great stuff but not as full albums)
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

Long Time Running


Amazing song. Although it technically was released as a single it received little to no airplay.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

one that hasn't been mentioned is vaccination scar
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

one that hasn't been mentioned is vaccination scar


Because it was a single released in 2004 ;) Reached 5 in Canada FWIW.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

I have their Live Between Us album and I love it.

Though some of my favourite Hip tracks are:
Bobcaygeon (sp)
New Orleans is Sinking
Locked in a Trunk of a Car
Nautical disaster

Edit: Snap. Reading the thread, I forgot to mention Wheat Kings. By far, my favourite Hip song

Edited by :D, 21 February 2013 - 11:42 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:44 AM



Not my favorite song, but the mid-song story is great. At about the 2:00 mark.

Edited by inane, 21 February 2013 - 11:45 AM.

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