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It Came From Canada
February 25, 2008 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Do you like Canadian music? I like Ukrainian-style country music, military band covers of "Shaft", Funky Gospel, Quebecois Surf Rock, Hillbilly Calypso, and a professional wrestler singing country music. All this and more courtesy of It Came From Canada, a treasure trove of ultra-rare Canadian music. Via Projects, from the creator of Five Bucks On ByTor.
posted by Fuzzy Monster (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Go Canada, eh!
posted by Vindaloo at 10:17 AM on February 25, 2008


I like all kinds of music. But I like Canadian music best, baby.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:24 AM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Barachois concerts were ridiculously fun. Acadian folk music from PEI--good stuff. Maybe not obscure enough?
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:28 AM on February 25, 2008


Wow, I'll be getting lost in this site when I have more time!
posted by evilcolonel at 10:58 AM on February 25, 2008


Awesome. I wouldn't consider the Leslie Spit Trio or Tristan Psionic to be *that* obscure compared with a Newfoundland jug band, but it's great that Problem Children are included. The Future of the World Is Up To Us is a fantastic record, a Canadian classic. Not your average small-town hardcore band.
I still own this album; I knew it was a keeper when I was reduced to selling records to scrape together cash for video gams and cigarettes.
posted by Flashman at 11:14 AM on February 25, 2008


Hey, who's the black private dick who's, like, a sex machine for all the chicks, eh?
(It's still OK to stereotype the Canadians, right?)

posted by PlusDistance at 11:16 AM on February 25, 2008


Until you need our water, sure.
posted by regicide is good for you at 11:27 AM on February 25, 2008


Since when does a marching band have a chicka-chicka-wah-wah player, eh?
posted by not_on_display at 11:45 AM on February 25, 2008


D'oh, never mind, I read "military" as "marching". I shall now "take off".
posted by not_on_display at 11:46 AM on February 25, 2008


East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion: Exactly!

Good ol' Violent Femmes.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 1:15 PM on February 25, 2008


Sweet Daddy Siki used to do Karaoke at the Starlight on Queen St. Sometimes the place would have an influx of junkies around midnight just milling around, pretending to listen to the music while waiting by the bathroom for their dealer. One night one of them did a half decent version of Lou Reed's "I'm Waiting for the Man", blowing several minds and officially ushering in the post-irony age. That place is now the Drake Hotel, one of the most vaccous, soulless hipster joints in Toronto.
posted by tighttrousers at 5:12 PM on February 26, 2008


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