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Old 16th Aug 2007, 6:08   #1
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I won't mention the iconic songs here: No Leonard , Rufus or Neil to be found.. Just the more parochial stuff that I want all my fellow Palimpsesters to hear. Speak up if you have.


Ian and Sylvia Tyson: Four Strong Winds
Gordon Lightfoot: Early Morning Rain
Be Good Tanyas: The Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs
The Tragically Hip: Wheat Kings
Bare Naked Ladies: Brian Wilson
Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow taxi
The Guess Who: These Eyes
The Tragically Hip: New Orleans is Sinking (kind of prophetic, really)
The Guess Who: american Woman
KD Lang: Chatelaine
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Sounds like a good selection, Oryx, and you're right, I didn't know all of them.

However I would definitely suggest that Joni's version of Big Yellow Taxi is iconic with a capital I !

kd lang - wonderful, although I prefer her ballads to the whoopin' hollerin' stuff she sang at the Calgary Olympics.
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I only know of the kd lang and the Joni Mitchell, but there's nothing from Rush or Kim Mitchell...
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I'd add the ever eccentric Moxy Fruvous in there, but they're just one of my favourites and not everyone's... and what about Blue Rodeo, there's got to be at least one.

I must revisit my Bare Naked Ladies CDs they're great for driving to. and the Hip. Great list.
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MikeM, I guess you're right about Joni. And wow, Col and Digger, I'm impressed that you know Rush and especially Moxie Fruvis! Must admit that I was never a Rush fan. But for sure, Blue Rodeo should have been on that list. How about "Try"?
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Rush were huge though, weren't they? They're mentioned elsewhere in the Palimp.
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All I know about Rush is the singer had quite a high voice. I heard them on Planet Rock (digital classic rock station that I listen to far too often, and which has an alarming propensity to play Dio-era Rainbow a lot).
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And I'd add the brilliant Le Vent Du Nord, if you fancy a bit of trad. Québécois stuff.
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Rush were huge though, weren't they? They're mentioned elsewhere in the Palimp.

That was probably me as well I was a huge Geddy Lee and Neil Peart fan, from my brother having all their albums. Tremendous stuff!

And I'm saving up to get the CD of my worn-to-a-thread Max Webster tape.
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Oh my goodness, Neil Peart's drumming - fantastic!

(I have many Canadian friends, hence my kanuknowledge!)
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