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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Vintage Wine

As you know, last year The Tragically Hip were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. They shouldn’t have been. Now don’t get me wrong. I think The Hip are a great band, but an honour like this should be reserved for the end of a band’s career.

Meanwhile, another band has been tragically overlooked year after year. I am, of course, speaking of April Wine. Formed in 1969, they released their first album in 1971. This was followed by a string of hit albums until they finally broke up in 1986. They reunited in 1992 and have been recording and touring ever since.

Over the years they had many gold and platinum records. Their album The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazy was the first Canadian album to ship platinum in Canada. Their concerts set many attendance records that will never be broken (due to stricter fire regulations). And they probably had more hit singles than any other Canadian band until The Hip came along. On the radio today, they get more airplay than any other Canadian band of their era.

I urge you to write to CARAS, the custodians of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and demand that this injustice be righted.


Blogger PapaDogDuvalier said...

I'd get right on that if April Whine didn't so thoroughly blow.

4:23 PM  

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