There was a period in Canadian music long before Arcade Fire were cool and Sum 41 were on Vans Warped and Edgefest was crossing the country… and that was the ’80s.
Truthfully, not a whole lot of good came out of that era, besides maybe Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip and, like, The Box or something. It was an era where all the worst stereotypes about major label music manifested themselves in the form of physical product.
As a fascinating archeological exercise, some of the albums from that period are getting re-released. As such I took a look at these albums and compared them to iconic figures from that era. Namely Gowan, Sebastian Bach and Randy Bachman.
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