Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists)

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    Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists)

    We recently had a thread to identify bands that were non-American; only a few Canadian artists were mentioned, since Canada was deliberately left out of the mix.

    Let's ID Canada's finest musicians here.  Even if the music has been primarily delivered in the US or abroad, if the artist is a native of Canada, that's the ticket.

    I'll go with the obvious and one of the greatest:  Neil Young

    A female favorite of mine and recently discussed in another thread: 
    Loreena McKennitt  (Celtic singer  -- please come to the USA, Loreena) :)


     
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    BTO and The Guess Who are two of my favorites.
     
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    Joni Mitchell

    Sara Mclachlan

    Natale McMaster
     
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    Robbie Robertson
     
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    Four of the most contentious letters in rock:


    R-U-S-H



    Add:


    Triumph (often overlooked)


    Arcade Fire


    Tragically Hip

    Leonard Cohen



     
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    Ah, there are so many.

    Broken Social Scene
    The New Pornographers
    Arcade Fire
    Neko Case
    Leslie Feist
    The Rural Alberta Advantage
    Dan Mangnan
    Great Lake Swimmers
    Owen Pallet
    The Acorn


    I'm tempted to include The Boards of Canada but i'm pretty sure that they're Scottish!

     
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    Robbie Robertson was already mentioned and was one of the 4 of the 5 members of The Band who were natives of Canada.
     
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    also, per yoga and hfx from the other thread:

    April Wine


    Just an all-around solid group.
     
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    The Tragically Hip
    Aldo Nova
    Loverboy
    Red Rider
    Chilliwack
    Prism
    Mahogany Rush
    Five Man Electrical Band
    Bryan Adams
    ...and the great Gordon Lightfoot
     
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    I'll also add Alanis Morissette,Men without hats and a singer who has a nice voice,but not really my type of music: Celine Dion
     
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    Cowboy Junkies
    Crash Test Dummies
     
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    Odds
    54-40
    Sloan

    Colin James (has anyone here ever heard of him?  Excellent blues-rock guitarist and a very fine songwriter)
     
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    In Response to Re: Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists):
    The Tragically Hip Aldo Nova Loverboy Red Rider Chilliwack Prism Mahogany Rush Five Man Electrical Band Bryan Adams ...and the great Gordon Lightfoot
    Posted by ZILLAGOD


    Great indeed
     
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    F**cked Up out of Toronto.. Love these guys
     
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    I believe Bryan Adams is Canadian.
     
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    In Response to Re: Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists):
    Robbie Robertson was already mentioned and was one of the 4 of the 5 members of The Band who were natives of Canada.
    Posted by devildavid


    I'd say Neil and most of The Band, this side of Levon,  is as good as it gets right there.

    Here's a couple: GOrdon Lightfoot and April Wine.  Folk and some rock/classic rock/new wave type examples. Also Bryan Adams.  Some thing it's cheese, I just think it's good solid, pop/rock.

    Cheeseball examples: Loverboy and Glass Tiger

    April Wine..Nova Scotia's finest:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8NKO_s0MM&feature=related
     
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    Avril Lavigne  (not my taste, but she's big in pop)

    Nickelback  (Sorry to bring this one up -- speaking of cheesy)  :D

    RE: April Wine -- they are new on my radar, and I like them quite a bit, so far.  Sound quality wasn't too hot, but I like the clip in BaFi's post.  

     
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    BTO and The Guess Who are two of my favorites.
    Posted by mrmojo1120

    The Guess Who?  Never knew this nice little fact.  Their classic hits are brilliant.

     
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    Pat Travers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtsClj04oIE
     
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    In Response to Re: Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists) : The Guess Who?  Never knew this nice little fact.  Their classic hits are brilliant.
    Posted by yogafriend


    I cannot believe that? Think back my love to a song called American Woman.
     
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    In Response to Re: Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists):
    In Response to Re: Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists) : I cannot believe that? Think back my love to a song called American Woman .
    Posted by jesseyeric

    Okay, I didn't say that I thought they were American, m'love.  Just said I didn't know they were Canadian (there's a diff) ... and oops, but maybe I just didn't really ever catch the meaning of the song.  Am seeing it's a very misinterpreted song.  Wow.  

     
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    In Response to Re: Canadian Rockers (bands and solo artists):
    Not a favorite of mine, but I understand that Anne Murray is considered a Canadian Treasure.  I suppose she's not a rocker, but rather a Country singer. 'American Woman' was in the news less than a year ago.  One of the Female Republican candidates for President was using it on the campaign trail until someone pointed out that the Guess Who were Canadian.
    Posted by SlimPickensIII

    Wow, Slim.  Not only did someone (in *that* campaign ... cough) forget to do their homework re: the Canadian band aspect, but they also didn't see that the the meaning of the song also was way off the mark.   Moot now, but interesting.    
    Leave it to JE to point this out, at least to me ... but really, is it a 'given' that most people know that the Guess Who are Canadian?  -- it certainly is clear that the song is widely misinterpreted, most likely due to lack of social context.  I had no idea that "American Woman" was the break out song for the GW in the USA, or anything of the kind  -- but now it makes perfect sense.   
    ETA: Is this a real blunder on my part?  Eh, no worries.  It makes me very happy to have this new little fact stored in my brain, as I learn the most from my blunders.  
     
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    It bears repeating:  Joni Mitchell


    An extraordinary influence of female singer-songwriters and jazz artists everywhere and a significant (if idiosyncratic) artist in her own right.  She's a very skilled guitarist and composer...and even a pretty decent painter.
     
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