Play Song The Vegas Strip: Phantom Power session outtake: Some of the lyrics ended up as the basis for the poem of the same name in Coke Machine Glow, and some of the music was reworked into "The Dark Canuck". From the time "Poets" first appeared in full during the surprise Camp Trillium benefit gigs, it has been accompanied by two ad-libs which you could set your watch by.
After singing the "doin' some final accounting" lyric, Gord will sing the "Black Death" plague inspired: Not because there's a fifteen foot dorsal fin closing in Made famous when Gord performed it during Woodstock '99, this tale of a gospel choir trapped in a burning church showed up often during the Phantom Power tour.
It re-appeared in It can be heard on the Dec '98, Milwaukee Modjeska Theatre show. The man who would eventually give "The Bastard" its tabla sound, played his unique instrument with the band during the encore at Wetlands, NYC, July 25, Thanks eriehip Father's Sad Song: Bobby Baker performed on this Hell Billy's record. Rheostatics song often sung by Gord as the coda to Nautical Disaster. Heard as early as , but most often during the Phantom Power tour. It was played on its own only once, at the Wetlands Preserve in New York, when Gord Downie, Paul, and Johnny played it while technical problems were being fixed.
Released on Coke Machine Glow. The Lofty Pines Motel , which is referenced in both the jam and the Downie solo release, is a real motel in Ontario's cottage country. This song, also introduced at the beginning of the Phantom Power tour, was never really developed, and was for the most part ignored until the Canadian tour.
Lyrics SF Song a. I Think It Was: Debuted in San Francisco on July 27, as more of a monologue or a rant than a song, and repeated occasionally during the Phantom Power tour. The Marlboro ad Gord saw on the back of the bus pictured below was a parody ad used by the California Department of Health Services, along with anti-tobacco groups.
Eventually released on "Coke Machine Glow. The band played around with it during a few tunes but in the end it was performed mostly spoken-word on Coke Machine Glow. That's the verb, not the adjective. Appeared in September and toyed with throughout the Phantom Power tour. Gord sang lyrics from this Stampeders song, most often the "sweet, sweet city woman" chorus, during the end of "Bobcaygeon.
Features an anesthesiologist of ever-changing gender. First appeared in September , and it hasn't changed much since then. Some of the lyrics were incorporated into Freak Turbulence, and the whole thing appeared on Coke Machine Glow.
Gord ranted about running into a girl he hadn't seen since high school during At The Hundredth Meridian.
About waiting for a bus? Surfaced in September and played throughout the Phantom Power tour. This one got its debut in August and was played a little less often, but made it, slightly changed, into the Coke Machine Glow book as I Stand Before the Songwriters' Cabal. Gord began singing Drake's "Fly" in the same spot during Significantly, "Stay" was called "Drakes" in early setlists.
Johnny Fay played drums on this Mahones record, he also co-produced the album. Toronto heard much of the same, including Lake Fever played in full for the first time.
Every song performed during the "An Evening With The Tragically Hip" tour is in some way unique thanks to the vocal contributions of Kate Fenner and the keyboard work of Chris Brown. The duo first served as the opening act for a few shows, before being incorporated into The Hip's double-set stage show. More than simply backing the band on stage, Kate and Gord traded verses on songs such as "Scared" and "Sherpa," while Chris provided melodic intros to songs like "Tiger The Lion" and "Giftshop.
As early as summer , a studio-recorded instrumental version of Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" began appearing on file sharing sites such as Napster, Kazaa and their descendants. The cover was credited to The Tragically Hip. A version of "The Wreck" does not appear on any album demos, it was never performed live in its entirety by the band until , and nobody seemed to know why it was labeled a Hip song.
I e-mailed the band in June of , and they confirmed that The Tragically Hip have never recorded a version of the legendary Lightfoot number. Though I did receive another e-mail message from the band which read, "if it sounds like us, then it's us. Rant which appeared during Grace, Too in various cities, including Vancouver and Montreal during the "Evening With" tour.
The Vancouver version went like this: Mike Borgida points out that during the January 1, show, Gord can be heard referencing The Band: Gord does a great Rick Danko impression when he struggles to hit the high notes and delivers a moving rendition of the song. The Band references are perhaps motivated by his poem: Gord would sing this tale of a salesman on a country road at the end of "Scared.
Pinette added the subtle but sensational cello work to the studio versions of "Tiger The Lion" and "Toronto 4. The man from Los Lobos, who contributed his various musical talents to Music Work, also produced the album as well as 's Phantom Power. He pulled the same duty when The Hip played Darien Lake back in ' Kanata in Uncle Jim's Car: You've got your Hudson's Bay blankets, and it's not even a joke. Almost every one of ya drinks, and every one of ya smokes How'd the story start?
How did he start the story with something like: I don't know where Leeno's used to be. You know that on-ramp that used to go up and around behind the old Elm tree. I just want to know how to get there! I don't want no lesson in history!
The concert's at 8! Please, please, give me the keys! Gord sang lyrics from this Sloan song, most often: Gord was fond of singing the chorus to this Neil Young song at various points during concerts. When Downie briefly toured in support of Coke Machine Glow in , he and his band performed the song in full.
Gord took to singing these lyrics as the band played out Giftshop. A song heard frequently on the "Evening With" tour, usually during ballads or "Daredevil Reprise. Gord Sinclair played bass guitar and received a writing credit for this song which appears on Tom Wilson's release "Planet Love.
Gord Downie provided backing vocals as the rest of the Hip played this Sarah Harmer song when it first appeared on the "Men With Brooms" soundtrack.
Sarah opened a few Hip shows during the summer of , and was always joined on stage by Gord for a duet.