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Subject: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 01/20/05 at 7:41 am

For me, it's a toss-up between Rush and Loverboy.  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/20/05 at 9:11 am

Bryan Adams and Men Without Hats

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/20/05 at 9:15 am


Bryan Adams and Men Without Hats


Same here!

tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: sputnikcorp on 01/20/05 at 9:23 am

other: images in vogue, skinny puppy

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: gord on 01/20/05 at 10:50 am

I voted for Rush off your list, I was big into them and Max Webster in the early 80s(has anyone outside of Canada heard of Max Webster ?) The Tragically Hip needs mention, not thought of as an 80's band their album from 89 'Up To Here' is excellent.  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Vesa Partanen on 01/20/05 at 10:57 am

Of Course it´s Rush and another Rush, namely Mahogany Rush with Frank Marino coming second. Rush´s saga still continues. so I guess Saga comes then.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: mitch1987 on 01/20/05 at 11:40 am

I like all the artists on your list, especially Rush and Loverboy. But I still had to go with other. My favorite Canadian band would have to be TRIUMPH. Loads of great songs and an incredible live show. TRIUMPH ruled the eighties in Canada!

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: conker on 01/20/05 at 12:38 pm

There were some great Canadian bands in the 80's.
Check out the Kings and 'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide'

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Howard on 01/20/05 at 2:34 pm

Men Without Hats
Bryan Adams



Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Indy Gent on 01/20/05 at 6:48 pm

Honeymoon Suite and other, Toronto

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/20/05 at 6:50 pm

Honeymoon Suite,Triumph and Frozen Ghost

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/20/05 at 7:09 pm

Loverboy, Triumph and Honeymoon Suite :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Xonnie316 on 01/20/05 at 8:01 pm

I vote for Rush,

2nd choice Bryan Adams

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: zcrito on 01/20/05 at 10:44 pm


There were some great Canadian bands in the 80's.
Check out the Kings and 'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide'


Alright!! Another Kings and 'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide' fan. And I know there are many others out there.
It's one of my favs from the '80s. It didn't get any airplay where I live when it was first released but finally did two years later.

Other '80s Canadian artists favorites...

Limelight - Rush
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Living Inside Myself - Gino Vannelli


I hope I didn't miss any good ones from Canada for that decade.

:)


Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/20/05 at 10:45 pm



I hope I didn't miss any good ones from Canada for that decade.

:)



no,z..only about 50  ;)

edited to add..i just posted my fave songs in a new topic...not quite 50, but pretty close  :D

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 01/20/05 at 10:47 pm

I chose "Other." My favourites are:

Images In Vogue, Rational Youth, and Strange Advance.

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Tam on 01/21/05 at 12:50 am

Honeymoon Suite and Other: Haywire!

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/21/05 at 3:52 am

ok..just spent a lot of time compiling popular Canadian bands/artists when i was growing up in the 80s  :):
Payola$
Toronto
Headpins
Harlequin
Haywire
Streetheart
Honeymoon Suite
Glass Tiger
Men Without Hats
Platinum Blonde
Corey Hart
Colin James
Frozen Ghost
Saga
Triumph
Rush
Bryan Adams
Spoons
Alannah Myles
Sass Jordan
Luba
Candi
Parachute Club
Roch Voisine
Gino Vanelli
Dan Hill
Strange Advance
Gowan
Zappacosta
The Northern Pikes
Grapes Of Wrath
54-40
Images In Vogue
New Regime
Trooper
Loverboy
Kim Mitchell/Max Webster
Red Rider
Blue Rodeo
Sarah McLachlan

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: bj26 on 01/21/05 at 7:35 am

Rush - Limelight rocked!

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 01/21/05 at 8:35 am

There was another one-hit wonder Canadian group who put out a great song in the early 80's:

My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) - Chillowack

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: SuspiciousMinds on 01/21/05 at 8:50 am

From the list I chose Rush...also liked Aldo Nova,Prism and April Wine..

I pretty much like all the bands people have mentioned though..

The only two from the main list I've seen live are Loverboy and Honeymoon Suite..Both were very entertaining..

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: SuspiciousMinds on 01/21/05 at 9:12 am


There was another one-hit wonder Canadian group who put out a great song in the early 80's:

My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) - Chillowack


chilliwack had a handful of hits,so I wouldn't say they were a one hit wonder..."Watcha Gonna Do" and "I Believe" come to mind..

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: _adam_ on 01/21/05 at 9:37 am

Bryan Adams and Loverboy

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: gord on 01/21/05 at 11:19 am


chilliwack had a handful of hits,so I wouldn't say they were a one hit wonder..."Watcha Gonna Do" and "I Believe" come to mind..



a couple other great songs from Chilliwack were 'fly at night' and 'lonesome mary' , both still get played alot on the radio :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: zcrito on 01/21/05 at 10:28 pm


ok..just spent a lot of time compiling popular Canadian bands/artists when i was growing up in the 80s  :):
Parachute Club
Sarah McLachlan


Parachute Club. I remember them. "Rise Up" comes to mind off that 1983 album. I may still have that cassette.
And Sarah McLachlan, I always thought of her as '90s only. Guess not.

And someone else also mentioned Chilliwack. I too, remember that "I Believe" song from 1982.

:)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/22/05 at 5:05 pm


And Sarah McLachlan, I always thought of her as '90s only. Guess not.
:)


hi,z..Sarah McLachlan debuted in Canada in the late 80s...she probably didn't get to you guys till the 90s  ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 01/22/05 at 5:38 pm


hi,z..Sarah McLachlan debuted in Canada in the late 80s...she probably didn't get to you guys till the 90s  ;)


I actually remember her first(?) single from 1989, interestingly called "Vox." Great song. :)

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Howard on 01/23/05 at 11:09 am

Loverboy



Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Sean1983 on 09/09/05 at 4:36 am

Does anybody have any MP3s of Tu, the twin sisters from Toronto who put a couple of albums out in the late 80s?  All I've heard so far is some samples from this page: http://www.musicbymailcanada.com/Tu/index2.html

I'd never heard of this group in my life until I heard "Stay With Me" at the barbor shop last time I got a haircut and the song stuck in my head.  I succeeded in finding out who did it, but, alas, I haven't had any luck finding their albums or songs anywhere.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: queenof2day on 09/09/05 at 3:56 pm

what about Barney Bentall? or was he just a west coast icon?
three cheers for the payola$ and parachute club

and whatever happened to TPOH?

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: maddog on 09/09/05 at 4:03 pm

I voted for Rush out of nostalgia for the happy days of my youth, playing air guitar to "Xanadu" and "Temples Of Syrinx" at the local heavy metal club.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Lisa on 08/20/08 at 6:44 pm

The Grapes of Wrath !!!! :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: johnny5alive on 08/21/08 at 11:00 pm

i voted  "other' because of a canadian group  named  Doug And The Slugs!!! i have seen two dozen times!  over 20 trips into canada to see this band! they put on a great show for over 25 years until doug passed away a few years back, check out their webpage,    http://www.dougandtheslugs.com/
and they have a few videos on youtube as well!  they hve won many canadian artist grammys, just an over all great sounding fun group. :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: midnite on 08/24/08 at 2:40 pm

^  I personally do not know Doug And The Slugs.

Rush is my favorite Canadian band because IMO they have so many good albums and songs.  I like Bryan Adams as well but only a handful of songs outside of the Reckless album.

For a different synth sound, my favorite is Images In Vogue.  I like Lust For Love, Call It Love, Save It, and Travel.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 08/24/08 at 2:57 pm

Doug and the Slugs had ZERO success outside of Canada, but they had some exposure in the States:  Their last ever Top 40 hit in Canada 'Tomcat Prowl' was recorded for the movie IRON EAGLE II.  In the late 90s, their 1980 hit 'Too Bad' served as the theme song for Norm MacDonald's sitcom 'The Norm Show'

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: johnny5alive on 08/24/08 at 5:27 pm

i dont know why they didnt do well in the states, the first two shows i saw from them were in portland oregon and they were packed!  i was hooked from then on!  about 1985, they also opened up for the "huey lewis and the news" sports tour!

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Entouch on 08/26/08 at 9:21 pm

Bryan Adams will still be my favorite import. As far as rock bands I would go with Loverboy, Saga, and Honeymoon Suite

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Bobby on 08/27/08 at 5:59 am

I like a couple of songs from certain bands/artists (Heaven in Your Eyes - Loverboy, Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart, Just One Night - Triumph, Promises - Frozen Ghost, New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite, If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot) . . .

I think the two Canadian artists I love to listen to is Bruce Cockburn and Luba. Listening to Pacing the Cage by Cockburn is, for me, almost a cathartic experience. As for Luba, she has an amazing voice and I recommend songs like Everytime I See Your Picture I Cry, No More Words, The Best is Yet to Come, Strength in Numbers, How Many and Giving Away A Miracle.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Shacks Train on 09/21/08 at 6:42 am

Lisa Dalbello - Black on Black
Jane Siberry

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Jillian on 09/24/08 at 6:39 am

Ok guys, I need your help!  I have been wracking my brain for weeks to try to think of the name of this song and band.  It's a group from the 80's, i believe they are from Quebec.  They had one top ten song.  The song was about a murder.  I tell you i have looked everywhere on line to try to find the name of the song.  The chorus goes something like, "oh say, say to me, please say that this can't be"  Sorry I don't have more than that....it's driving me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Shacks Train on 09/25/08 at 2:52 am

OH I got this one if you want it so check yer email!

The Box - Laffaire Dumoutier

I Love that track as well as

"Live on TV"

"Closer Together"

"Dancing on The grave"

The Box were tops of their day!..A lot of great bands come out of Quebec.
The "Intowner" in Thunder bay used to book a lot of bands from P of Q
;D :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Lindee on 09/25/08 at 10:42 am

Loverboy
Triumph

I think of RUSH as a 70s band. IMO anything after the Moving Pictures & Subdivisons LPs sucked. 8-P

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 09/25/08 at 10:40 pm


I think of RUSH as a 70s band. IMO anything after the Moving Pictures & Subdivisons LPs sucked. 8-P


IMO everything after they formed sucked :P ;D

I never liked Rush, as you can tell :D

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: coqueta83 on 09/26/08 at 11:35 pm

Corey Hart and Loverboy are my favorites.  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: seeburg220 on 09/28/08 at 9:07 pm


IMO everything after they formed sucked :P ;D

I never liked Rush, as you can tell :D


If you play or played guitar or drums, I think you would have a different opinion, perhaps.  They are completely original in their lyrics and sound.  That is why commercially, they were never a powerhouse like Zeppelin or Aerosmith.  However, they have a devoted fan base, that has stuck with them for 32 years now - that's pretty substantial.  Neal Peart, though VERY quirky, is one of the top drummers ever.  He's also a very good story-teller, as he has written almost all of the lyrics.  Sure, some are spaced-out, but others are a social commentary, like the lyrics from Natural Science. 

I've seen them 12 or so times since 1981.  I'm amazed they can still ramp-up and play nearly as good as they did 20+ years ago.  They are WAY better than the Rolling Stones, who I will give credit to, as being the oldest band alive.  To each his own, but you are missing out on some terrific talent!  Cheers. :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Teresa Ursini on 07/07/10 at 4:05 pm

My favourite 80's band is Glass Tiger & still is  my favourite band. I think Alan has an amazing voice. Glass Tiger's music is timeless. They have a great sound :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 07/07/10 at 9:06 pm


My favourite 80's band is Glass Tiger & still is  my favourite band. I think Alan has an amazing voice. Glass Tiger's music is timeless. They have a great sound :)


They sure were.  They were the only Canadian band of the 80s to hit the Canadian Top 40 with every single they released.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/08/10 at 11:50 pm

Other:

Skinny Puppy

and what else?

The Northern Pikes?
:D

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/12/10 at 9:07 pm


Skinny Puppy


Heh, you had to remind me the Front Line Assembly was also Canadian.  (And technically, late-80s.)

Aside: Holy crap!  FLA just released a new album - Improvised Electronic Device - last month!  (Track-by-track review)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Frank on 07/12/10 at 9:54 pm

I voted for Bryan Adams.
I think his album "Reckless" is still the best album to ever come out from a Canadian Artist.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: midnite on 08/10/10 at 3:41 pm

I vote for the Parachute Club.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: zcrito on 08/10/10 at 4:36 pm


I vote for the Parachute Club.


I had their first album (cassette) in '83.
Rise Up & She Tell You were my favorites.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Tam on 08/17/10 at 5:44 pm


I had their first album (cassette) in '83.
Rise Up & She Tell You were my favorites.




Feet of the moon was my fav by PC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OawT1I8n1Ms

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Frank on 08/17/10 at 6:07 pm


Feet of the moon was my fav by PC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OawT1I8n1Ms

Nice song...

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/17/10 at 8:23 pm


Heh, you had to remind me the Front Line Assembly was also Canadian.  (And technically, late-80s.)

Aside: Holy crap!  FLA just released a new album - Improvised Electronic Device - last month!  (Track-by-track review)


Yep, Bill Leeb was in SP early on before leaving to form FLA.  Also from Vancouver: Moev -- a mediocre band with one great song "Crucify Me" from 1988!
:)

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 08/18/10 at 1:51 pm


Feet of the moon was my fav by PC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OawT1I8n1Ms


Same here.  2nd for me would be their John Oates duet 'Love is Fire'

Radiowise, these days, the one I hear most is 'Rise Up'.  Good song, but big time overkill.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/24/10 at 10:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HwXz7_viUg

Jane Siberry was cool.  She was often called Canada's Laurie Anderson.  There is some stylistic similarity, but Siberry tends to be fluffier than Anderson.  Anderson has a dark, ironic side in all her works.

Like Anderson, Siberry is still around and when she puts out an album, it's always high quality stuff!

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 08/25/10 at 1:39 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HwXz7_viUg

Jane Siberry was cool.  She was often called Canada's Laurie Anderson.  There is some stylistic similarity, but Siberry tends to be fluffier than Anderson.  Anderson has a dark, ironic side in all her works.

Like Anderson, Siberry is still around and when she puts out an album, it's always high quality stuff!


Unlike Anderson, Jane Sibbery never had 7 minute weird songs about a Canadian superhero :D

Jane did have many a  great album.  Her 1986 song 'One More Colour' is probably still her most well known song.  still frequently played on classic stations.

Subject: Re: Favorite Canadian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/25/10 at 8:43 pm


Unlike Anderson, Jane Sibbery never had 7 minute weird songs about a Canadian superhero :D

Jane did have many a  great album.  Her 1986 song 'One More Colour' is probably still her most well known song.  still frequently played on classic stations.


Amen to that.

Laurie Anderson started out as a sculptor and moved into electronic music and performance art in the 1970s.

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