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Ignored 141: Up to Here by the Tragically Hip

In Podcast on April 18, 2017 at 2:07 am

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Season Two of the Completely Ignored Podcast wraps with a chat about iconic Canadian classic rock heroes the Tragically Hip and their 1989 debut full-length Up to Here. Where to even start with this band? Well, we try to compare them to R.E.M., the Black Crowes, Pearl Jam and the Dave Matthews Band. It kinda works. It kinda doesn’t. We also ponder what it meant when Gord Downie started strumming an accoustic guitar in 1996 and whether those two “other guys” in the Jeff Healey Band were twins. We also discuss how music and media worlds collided in a sad but fairly touching way during the Tragically Hip’s victory lap in the summer of 2016. The episode wraps with a quick chat about Gorillaz, the varied brilliance of Damon Albarn and finally, Canadian cartoon rockers Prozzäk.

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Ignored 139: Superior Cackling Hen by the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir

In Podcast on April 6, 2017 at 12:35 am

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The fellas go back to late, late 20th century Toronto for this episode as they talk up the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and their stellar 1992 full-length Superior Cackling Hen. Why didn’t this band become more of “a thing” beyond the GTA? We don’t know and we never will!!! They were talented and fun AF yet this amazing album got stuck in the murky middle between major labels and independence. Good times! The episode also labels Bran Van 3000 as a “connective tissue” outfit, talks quite a bit about both Change of Heart and Little Feat plus features a random discussion about Dusty Springfield. Enjoy!

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Ignored 137: Miss America by Mary Margaret O’Hara

In Podcast on March 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

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In the sphere of “one-and-done” artists, few approach the mastery and mystique of Toronto’s Mary Margaret O’Hara. Her sole studio full-length, 1988’s Miss America, is the subject of this episode as Cam and Sammy dissect this enigmatic classic. They talk about late 1980s CanCon (again), why artists like MMO are far rarer in the digital age and the career arch of the Cowboy Junkies. The episode ends in a super namedrop-y fashion with mentions of This Mortal Coil, Tim Buckley and the Cocteau Twins.

Note: Apologies on the audio. It improves within the first 10 minutes.

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Ignored 136: Crawl with Me by Art Bergmann

In Podcast on March 18, 2017 at 3:41 am

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Cam and Sammy are total Art critics for this episode as they (mentally) visit BC for a chat about Art Bergmann and his 1988’s solo debut Crawl with Me. We love this album and we love both Art and art so brace yourself for lots of gushing. We discuss the merits of John Cale (as a producer), debunk suggestions that Bergmann is Canada’s answer to Keith Richards (he is Canada’s answer to Paul Westerberg, obviously) and we ponder long and hard why Bergmann isn’t often in the conversation with Neil, Leonard and Joni as Canadian songwriting royalty We wrap things with a bonus chat about Joy Division and New Order as we try to figure out if Peter Hook is really that bad of a dude. This episode also contains a random Cecil Seaskull mention.

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Ignored 134: Salad Days by Mac DeMarco

In Podcast on March 12, 2017 at 2:38 am

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Cam and Sammy move into the 2010s for their latest Canadian album chat, shining a spotlight squarely at folk weirdo Mac DeMarco and his stellar 2014 full-length Salad Days. This episode goes deep on why even accessible music can be sometimes be hard to categorize plus other important topics such as easy listening music of the 1970s, Beck and incongruency between stage personas and recorded outputs. Bonus: We somehow end this episode with 8-10 minutes of chatter about Aphex Twin.

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