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Encyclopedia > The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip
In concert.
In concert.
Background information
Origin Kingston, Ontario, Canada Flag of Canada
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1983Present
Label(s) Universal Music Canada
Members
Gordon Downie
Paul Langlois
Rob Baker
Gord Sinclair
Johnny Fay

The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and occasional acoustic guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). The band is highly popular and influential in Canada and in 2005 was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 828 KB) Photographer: Sarah Naegels from Ottawa, Canada Title: The Hip 03 Taken on: 2003-01-01 00:00:00 Original source: Flickr. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Paul Langlois is the rhythm guitarist for the popular Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip. ... Rob Baker is a Canadian rock musician from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... Gord Sinclair is the bass guitarist for the popular Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Paul Langlois is the rhythm guitarist for the popular Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip. ... Rob Baker is a Canadian rock musician from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... Gord Sinclair is the bass guitarist for the popular Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. ...

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History

The Tragically Hip — often referred to simply as The Hip — formed in 1983. They took their name from a skit in the movie Elephant Parts by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. Nesmith took the phrase from the song "He's So Cool" by Carolyne Mas. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Elephant Parts was also the name of a British adult humour comic. ... Robert Michael Nesmith, born December 30, 1942 ) (age 64) in Houston, Texas, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, perhaps best known for his time in the musical group The Monkees and on the TV series of the same name. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ...


In 1987, the band signed a long-term record deal with MCA after former company president Bruce Dickinson saw them perform live at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Ontario.[1] Later that year they released the eponymous EP The Tragically Hip, though they were largely unrecognized until 1989s Up to Here, which established them as one of the best and most influential bands in Canada. In 1992, they created the Another Roadside Attraction festival, which tours Canada to promote Canadian bands. The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... The Horseshoe Tavern The Horseshoe Tavern (known as The Horseshoe or The Shoe to Toronto locals) is a concert venue located at 370 Queen Street West (northeast corner of Queen at Spadina) in downtown Toronto, and has been in operation since 1947. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The Tragically Hip EP is the first release from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Up To Here is the first full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Another Roadside Attraction is a travelling music-and-arts summer festival developed by The Tragically Hip, the first of which took place in 1993. ...


In addition to their energetic live performances, the band are also noted for their often improvisational renditions of songs. Lead singer Gordon Downie often strays from the lyrical path to rant to the audience or wander off into fictitious monologues and conversations. Some of these become lyrics for future songs. The most famous live monologue is the "killerwhaletank" version of "New Orleans is Sinking" [2], recorded at The Roxy Theatre, LA, May 3, 1991. During the song, Downie tells the story of how he worked as a diver in a killer whale tank only to have his arm ripped off. This version was released on CD in 1996 as the B-side to "Grace, Too". Other notable monologues include the "Police Frogman" version of "New Orleans is Sinking" (Gord rescues a family trapped in their car at the bottom of a frozen lake), the "Greek Porter" version of "Highway Girl" (in which Downie has an affair with a female porter on a luxury cruise ship while on an ocean crossing), the "Double Suicide" version of "Highway Girl" [3] (in which Downie "accidentally" shoots his girlfriend) and the "Japanese Exchange Student" version of "At the Hundredth Meridian" (the day before Halloween, Downie accidentally shoots a Japanese student trick or treating). During a cover of the Them hit Gloria, Gord talks about tying his friend to the railroad tracks and being unable to free him in time to avoid the approaching train. The Roxy Theatre (often just The Roxy) is a famous nightclub on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Them was a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, best known for the garage rock standard Gloria and launching singer Van Morrisons career. ... Gloria is a rock song written by Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrisons band Them in 1964 as the B-side of Baby Please Dont Go, which reached #10 on the UK charts. ...


The band is immensely popular in Canada. They have never found mainstream success in the United States. Their most-seen appearance in the United States was on March 25, 1995, when they appeared on Saturday Night Live with fellow Canadian and friend Dan Aykroyd guest starring, and with John Goodman hosting. In 1999, The Hip were also one of the featured bands at Woodstock '99 held in Rome, New York. When touring in Canada they typically play to sold-out arenas; when touring in the United States they play smaller venues and clubs, or festivals where they aren't the headliner. Performances abroad are usually attended by Canadian expatriates. The band permit recordings of their performances, so an active trading community thrives. The tone and content of much of their music is a paean to the Canadian experience and touches on such themes as small-town life, geography, Canadian history and hockey. The historical, geographical and individual references in many of the lyrics are a source of much internet discussion. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the American television series. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... Woodstock 1999 was the second rock concert (after Woodstock 1994) that attempted to emulate the success of the original Woodstock concert of 1969. ... Rome is a city in Oneida County, New York, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Despite the fact that The Tragically Hip are largely unknown in the United States, their live album, Live Between Us, was recorded at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan in 1996 in support of the album Trouble at the Henhouse. The Hip have a small, but fervent, American following, mostly along the border towns in Michigan and western New York. Standout tracks from the album include a powerful version of "New Orleans is Sinking" and a heavily improvised "Grace, Too," in which Downie alternates between muttering asides ("I was born in a little town / I was on my way down") and spitting four-letter lyrics with something close to disgust. In 1998, the band released their seventh full-length album, Phantom Power, which contains such fan-favourite songs as "Poets", "Bobcaygeon", and "Fireworks". Live Between Us is a live album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Cobo Arena Cobo Arena is an indoor arena in Detroit, Michigan adjacent to the Cobo Conference Center. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Trouble at the Henhouse is the fifth full-length album from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Phantom Power is the sixth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ...


In 1996, they contributed the song "Butts Wigglin" to the soundtrack to the movie Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. The song originally appeared on the Trouble at the Henhouse album. Brain Candy (aka Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy) is a feature film by The Kids in the Hall, a popular Canadian comedy troupe. ... Trouble at the Henhouse is the fifth full-length album from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ...


On October 10, 2002, The Tragically Hip performed two songs, "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken", and "Poets", as part of a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II of Canada. is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Look up queen in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 2003, The Tragically Hip performed a cover of "Black Day in July", a song about the 1967 12th Street Riot in Detroit, on Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot. The riot featured on the cover of the August 4, 1967 edition of Time magazine. ...


In 2004 The Tragically Hip released their tenth full-length album, In Between Evolution. Many fans considered the record a return to their classic sound after the more experimental tone of their last two records, Music @ Work (released in 2000) and In Violet Light (2002). In Between Evolution is the title of the most recent Tragically Hip record, which was released June 29, 2004. ... Music At Work (or Music @ Work) is the seventh full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... In Violet Light is the eighth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ...


On Sunday, September 12, 2004, the Hip headlined "Across the Causeway" on the grounds of Royal Military College in Kingston, which had more than 18,000 attendees. Joined by Matthew Good, the Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir, The Trews, The Sadies, James McKenty & The Spades, Chris Koster and hosted by Dan Aykroyd, it marked the first time the band played their hometown in close to 6 years. The event raised $355,555 for local charities The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston, Camp Trillium, and the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe's MILL). is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Military College can refer to: Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, Canada Royal Military College, Duntroon in Campbell, Canberra, Australia Royal Military College, Sandhurst in Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom [(Royal Military College, Sungei Besi, Selangor, Malaysia)] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Matthew Frederick Robert Good (born June 29, 1971, Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian rock musician. ... Discography The High Co$t Of Low Living - 2005 External Links Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir Offical Website Chart Attack Review - Tuesday June 07, 2005 ... The Trews are a Canadian rock group from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, consisting of vocalist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Sean Dalton. ... The Sadies are a Canadian indie rock/alternative country band from Toronto, Ontario. ... Chris Koster (born August 31, 1964) is an attorney and Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston is a community foundation established in 1995 to support philanthropy in the Greater Kingston Area. ... Francis Joseph (Joe) Chithalen (November 17, 1967-May 1, 1999) was a Canadian musician. ...


They have a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame and on April 3, 2005 were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2005 Juno Awards and performed "Fully Completely" and "Grace, Too". The Hip also performed a three-song set at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario with Dan Aykroyd joining them as a guest harmonica player. Canadas Walk of Fame (French: Allée des célébrités canadiennes) acknowledges the achievements, accomplishments, and successes of amazing Canadians. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. ... The 2005 Juno Awards were held April 3 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba and were hosted by comedian Brent Butt. ... On 2 July 2005, a Live 8 concert was held at Park Place (formerly Molson Park) in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Three full length live shows recorded in 2004 were also released as downloads for purchase at LiveDownloads.com[4] as part of The Hip Live Series. Recorded at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, John Labatt Centre, London and the Civic Centre, Ottawa. Molson Amphitheatre (commonly called the Amphitheatre) is a semi-enclosed outdoor concert venue in Toronto, Ontario. ... The John Labatt Centre is a sports-entertainment centre in London, Ontario, Canada -- the largest such centre in southwestern Ontario. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


In October 2005, several radio stations temporarily stopped playing The Hip's classic song "New Orleans is Sinking", out of sensitivity to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which had devastated the city in early September of that year. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


On November 1, 2005, the Hip released a double CD, double DVD box set, Hipeponymous, including all of their music videos to date, a backstage documentary called is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ... Hipeponymous is a limited-edition boxed-set by The Tragically Hip. ...


"Macroscopic", an animated Hip-scored short film entitled "The Right Whale", two brand new songs ("No Threat", "The New Maybe"), a full length concert from November 2004, entitled That Night In Toronto (which takes its title from a line in the song "Bobcaygeon"), and a 2-CD greatest hits collection Yer Favourites (selected online by 150,000 fans). On November 8, 2005, Yer Favourites and That Night In Toronto were released individually. That Night In Toronto is a live concert DVD filmed and directed for The Tragically Hip by brothers Pierre and Francois Lamoureux. ... Yer Favourites is a compilation two-disc album from the Tragically Hip. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yer Favourites is a compilation two-disc album from the Tragically Hip. ... That Night In Toronto is a live concert DVD filmed and directed for The Tragically Hip by brothers Pierre and Francois Lamoureux. ...


2006 saw The Hip complete a summer tour in addition to recording a new studio album produced by Bob Rock. The album, titled World Container, was released in Canada on October 17, 2006 and in the US on March 6, 2007. The album's third track, "In View", was released as both a radio single and as a music video, and reached the #1 spot on the Canadian rock music charts. The mutual love between The Hip, hockey and Canada was further demonstrated when the track "The Lonely End of the Rink" (the second Canadian single) was featured prominently on Hockey Night in Canada the week of the album's release. In support of the album, the band played concert dates in major Canadian cities, then as an opening act for The Who on several US dates. A summer Canadian tour (with a few American dates) has been announced for late June to Mid-September, followed by a brief European tour. A second American leg is expected to be announced for Fall 2007. For the Christian heavy metal singer, see Rob Rock. ... World Container is the eleventh full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Promotional recording. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ...


Their latest single is "Family Band".


Members

Current

Former Rob Baker is a Canadian rock musician from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Paul Langlois is the rhythm guitarist for the popular Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... Gord Sinclair is the bass guitarist for the popular Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping,popping or using a pick. ...

Davis Manning is an alto saxophone player from British Columbia, Canada. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ...

Solo projects

Singer Gordon Downie has released two solo albums, Coke Machine Glow in 2001 and Battle of the Nudes in 2003, while Rob Baker released an album with his own side project, Stripper's Union in 2005. Coke Machine Glow was the first solo album released by Gordon Downie, the singer for The Tragically Hip. ... Battle of the Nudes is the second solo album by Gordon Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip. ... Strippers Union is a Canadian rock band consisting of Rob Baker (vocals, guitar), Craig Northey (vocals, guitar), Doug Elliott (bass guitar), Simon Kendall (piano), and Pat Steward (drums). ...


Honours & Awards

Canada's Walk of Fame

  • 2002
    • Inducted in Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

  • 2005
    • Inducted at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Royal Conservatory of Music

  • 2006
    • Presented with an Honourary Fellowship May 24 at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

Juno Awards

  • 1990
    • Most Promising Group of the Year
  • 1991
    • Canadian Entertainer of the Year
  • 1993
    • Canadian Entertainer of the Year
  • 1995
    • Entertainer of the Year
    • Group of the Year
  • 1997
    • Group of the Year
    • Album of the Year - Trouble at the Henhouse
    • North Star Rock Album of the Year - Trouble at the Henhouse
  • 1999
    • Best Rock Album - Phantom Power
    • Best Album Design - Phantom Power
  • 2000
    • Best Single - Bobcaygeon
  • 2001
    • Best Rock Album - Music@Work
  • 2006
    • CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year - Hipeponymous
    • Music DVD of the Year - Hipeponymous

Discography

EPs

The Tragically Hip EP is the first release from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ...

Official studio albums

Up To Here is the first full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... MCA can stand for: Maximum credible accident MCA (rapper) - A rapper in the group, The Beastie Boys Micro Channel architecture - a type of computer bus Music Corporation of America - a music booking company and record label. ... Road Apples is the second full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... MCA can stand for: Maximum credible accident MCA (rapper) - A rapper in the group, The Beastie Boys Micro Channel architecture - a type of computer bus Music Corporation of America - a music booking company and record label. ... Fully Completely is the third full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... MCA can stand for: Maximum credible accident MCA (rapper) - A rapper in the group, The Beastie Boys Micro Channel architecture - a type of computer bus Music Corporation of America - a music booking company and record label. ... Day for Night is an album by the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Trouble at the Henhouse is the fifth full-length album from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Phantom Power is the sixth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Music At Work (or Music @ Work) is the seventh full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... In Violet Light is the eighth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... In Between Evolution is the title of the most recent Tragically Hip record, which was released June 29, 2004. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... World Container is the eleventh full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ...

Compilations

Live Between Us is a live album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Yer Favourites is a compilation two-disc album from the Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ...

Video Releases

Heksenketel - (1993) That Night In Toronto - (Universal, 2005) Heksenketel, 1993 Heksenketel is a documentary film released on VHS by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... That Night In Toronto is a live concert DVD filmed and directed for The Tragically Hip by brothers Pierre and Francois Lamoureux. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ...


Box Sets

Hipeponymous - Universal, 2005, Includes Yer Favourites and That Night in Toronto) Hipeponymous is a limited-edition boxed-set by The Tragically Hip. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Yer Favourites is a compilation two-disc album from the Tragically Hip. ... That Night In Toronto is a live concert DVD filmed and directed for The Tragically Hip by brothers Pierre and Francois Lamoureux. ...


Singles

  • Small Town Bringdown
  • Last American Exit
  • New Orleans Is Sinking
  • Blow At High Dough
  • 38 Years Old
  • Boots or Hearts
  • Trickle Down
  • Little Bones
  • Twist My Arm
  • Cordelia
  • Long Time Running
  • Three Pistols
  • Fiddler's Green
  • Courage
  • Looking For A Place to Happen
  • At the Hundredth Meridian
  • Fully Completely
  • Wheat Kings
  • Fifty-Mission Cap
  • Locked in the Trunk of a Car
  • Grace, Too
  • Greasy Jungle
  • So Hard Done By
  • Nautical Disaster
  • Scared
  • Ahead By a Century
  • Gift Shop
  • 700 Ft. Ceiling
  • Flamenco
  • Butts Wigglin'
  • Poets
  • Something On
  • Bobcaygeon
  • Fireworks
  • Escape is at Hand for the Travellin' Man
  • My Music at Work
  • The Completists
  • Lake Fever
  • It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken
  • The Darkest One
  • Silver Jet
  • Vaccination Scar
  • Summer's Killing Us
  • It Can't Be Nashville Every Night
  • In View
  • The Lonely End of the Rink
  • Yer Not the Ocean
  • Family Band
  • TBA (2007)

The Tragically Hip in popular culture

The band had a cameo in the television show Corner Gas, where Brent kicks them out of his garage so that his group "Thunderface" can practise. Corner Gas is an award-winning Canadian situation comedy which has aired on CTV and The Comedy Network since 2004. ...


The band has a cameo in the movie Men with Brooms, where they play the curling team representing Kingston. Men with Brooms (2002) is a Canadian movie, and among the most successful English Canadian films on a Canadian subject ever. ...


In the Trailer Park Boys episode, "Closer To The Heart", they kidnap Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, where he asks "Who are you?" to Ricky, to which he replies "Gord Downie". In the episode, "We Can't Call People Without Wings Angels So We Call Them Friends", the song "The Drop-Off" from World Container is heard playing on the radio. This article is about the television series. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Alex Lifeson OC (born Alexander Zivojinovich on August 27, 1953, in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada), is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist for the rock group Rush. ... World Container is the eleventh full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ...


In Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, the boys go to a theatre and all the movies in the theatre are named after Rush and Tragically Hip songs. Gord Downie and Alex Lifeson also have cameos as police officers who pull over main characters Ricky (Robb Wells) and Julian (John Paul Tremblay). Later on, "Bobcaygeon" plays over the closing credits of the movie. The movie also features "38 Years Old" (jail scene), and "Scared" (lap-dance club scene). Titles of other Hip songs can also be seen on the marquee of the movie theatre where the Boys pull off "The Big Dirty". Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario. ... Robb Wells (b. ... John Paul Tremblay (born in 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian actor who stars in the hit Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys. ...


The song "Blow at High Dough" was used as the theme song for Canadian sitcom Made In Canada, starring Rick Mercer. Made in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom / single camera comedy, which aired on the CBC from 1998 to 2003. ... Richard Vincent (Rick) Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ...


The song "Little Bones" was used as the theme for the weekly CBC TV music show Ear to the Ground.


The television program Due South used the Tragically Hip song "At the Hundredth Meridian" during a car chase. Due South is an award winning Canadian television police drama created by Paul Haggis and produced by Alliance Communications (now part of Alliance Atlantis), first aired in 1994. ...


"All Tore Up" (off In Violet Light) is featured as menu music in XSN Sports' NHL Rivals 2004 for the Microsoft Xbox[1]. This was the first time a Hip song was licensed for a video game. In Violet Light is the eighth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... XSN Sports was a division of Microsofts Sports; an online service that allows Xbox gamers to set up private leagues and tournaments. ... ... Xbox and a Controller S The Xbox is Microsofts game console, released on November 15, 2001. ...


Trivia

  • The band did a music video for "The Darkest One" which featured the Trailer Park Boys stealing an engine for their car and Don Cherry delivering fried chicken.
  • Drummer Johnny Fay once famously quipped to Billboard that being the biggest band in Canada was "like being the world's tallest midgets."
  • The band's hit song "New Orleans is Sinking" was largely shunned from radio play following the extensive flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
  • On 07/07/89 about 40 people watched Nirvana open for the band at the O'Cayz Corral, in Madison, WI
  • The song "New Orleans is Sinking" was covered by the band Billy Talent when they were still called Pezz on their first album Watoosh!
  • Actress Sarah Polley does a cover of the song "Courage" in the Atom Egoyan film "The Sweet Hereafter". The actual song is played in the closing credits.
  • "As with most Hip songs however, "Bobcaygeon" defies easy explanation and seems to be alluding to multiple references. Of the most commonly discussed and debated is the songs hint of intolerant thugs clashing with mounted cops in "Toronto The Good." Gord took to introducing the song during 2004 with: "'This one asks the question: evil in the open or evil just below the surface?"' This article is about the television series. ... For other individuals named Don Cherry, see Don Cherry. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ...

Toronto, the capital of Ontario and also Canada's largest city, was once known derisively in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the Stern Voice of God in the British Empire. The town was notorious for the moral righteousness of its leaders as well as their prohibition laws and church laden approach to social problems. The city, which today is proudly called the "most multicultural city on earth" lost its stoic and stuffy image and was permanently scared in 1933 by the Riot at Christie Pitts. During an afternoon softball game at the 30 acre park, a horde of Nazi's from a Toronto gang called the Swastika-Club brawled with a group of young Jewish men.


Like a school yard fight, word of the confrontation spread quickly throughout the city, bringing additional fighters and onlookers in a flood. The police in the area were overwhelmed, and didn't restore order until 2:30am the next morning.


Toronto was again touched by hate-induced violence in 1993 when members of the Neo-Nazi group the Heritage Front (scum who may also be referenced in Fire In The Hole) engaged in a bloody street fight with a group calling themselves Anti-Racist Action. Once again, Toronto police were caught helpless, and the city stood with its tolerant reputation in tatters.


This reference is furthered by the 1930's Guthrie-esque anti-hate message scrawled across Bobby's acoustic guitar at the end of the Bobcaygeon video: "This Machine Kills Fascists."


- via [The Hip Museum][5]

See also

Canada has been a source of rock and roll music for decades, beginning with Paul Anka who in 1957 went to New York City where he recorded his own composition, Diana. The song brought him instant stardom and went to No. ... Canadian music includes pop and folk genres; the latter includes forms derived from England, France (particularly in Quebec), Ireland, Scotland, and various Inuit and Indian ethnic groups. ... Saturday Night Live has been a mainstay of the NBC late-night schedule for over thirty years. ...

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The Tragically Hip
Gordon DowniePaul LangloisRob BakerGord SinclairJohnny Fay
Davis Manning
Discography
Studio albums: Up to HereRoad ApplesFully CompletelyDay for NightTrouble at the HenhousePhantom PowerMusic at WorkIn Violet LightIn Between EvolutionWorld Container
EPs: The Tragically Hip EP
Live albums: Live Between Us
Compilation albums: HipeponymousYer Favourites
DVDs: HeksenketelThat Night in Toronto
Collaborators
Managers: (past) Jake GoldAllan Gregg
Album producers: (partial list) Ken GreerChris TsangaridesSteve BerlinHugh PadghamAdam KasperBob Rock
Members' side projects
Coke Machine GlowBattle of the NudesStripper's UnionStripper's Union Local 518
Related subjects
Another Roadside AttractionKingston, OntarioCanadian rockTrailer Park BoysMade in CanadaThe Sweet Hereafter
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Preceded by
Bryan Adams
Grey Cup Halftime Show
2004
Succeeded by
The Black Eyed Peas

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TrouserPress.com :: Tragically Hip (959 words)
It's an article of faith for many Canadian rock fans that Kingston, Ontario's Tragically Hip is the best band north of the 49th parallel — or at least the best band that people south of the border have yet to pay serious attention to.
Tragically Hip songs have often hinted at themes of death, but Day for Night —; perhaps the band's finest work — is positively haunted by images of mortality.
While that would be a compliment for most bands, Tragically Hip always seemed destined for bigger things; this mildly entertaining but ultimately underwhelming album may be the best they can do this late in the game.
Cokemachineglow.com : The Tragically Hip: Yer Favourites (1334 words)
Because while the Tragically Hip may approach Dave Matthews-like levels of popularity in their native land (not to mention a similar looking, ball cap clad, fanbase), unlike the latter, they’re actually good.
Hip fans don’t question that “Fiddler’s Green” and “Wheat Kings” are fantastic songs, but they’ve never sounded as crisp as they do here; and the acoustic interplay between Bobby Baker and Paul Langois is far more intricate than most will have remembered (the guitar separation between headphones is especially acute).
I’d heartily recommend the Tragically Hip to anyone desiring that most old-school of entities; a solid, honest to goodness rock band that came of age in an era pre-dating the internet hype machine, earning their rabid following through endless touring and quality releases.
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