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Quick Hit : The Tragically Hip – Road Apples

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The Tragically Hip were a band that caught my ear with their ‘Up To Here’ album. I devoured that one. So I anticipated Road Apples to see if they could follow it up. I wasn’t disappointed. I got what I wanted and more. They kick the album off with a great rocker ‘Little Bones’. These guys rock hard and have their own sound. Gord’s vocals are perfect and his lyrics conjure up vivid images.

TH are a tight band that changes things up. They can get into slower grooves. They write good songs backed by great music, Rock n roll Hip style. They’re good. Some real good rockers on this record. The reason I came back for more. It always helps to have a great lead singer who writes good words and has passion. The guitar attack is great and drums and bass lay down a real solid back bone.

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This album never gets old with me. All their work is solid and I could have featured anyone of their records but I chose ‘Road Apples because it had an impact and made me a forever fan. You knew they would keep pumping out quality music. A Canadian bar band that did good similar to their cousins The Band.

The Tragically Hip really do have their own sound and I dig it. Not a weak cut on this really good record.

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18 comments on “Quick Hit : The Tragically Hip – Road Apples

  1. Vinyl Connection
    December 23, 2018

    Despite all the good press from blog-mates, I’m yet to listen to the TH. Must remedy that as a NY resolution!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 23, 2018

      Bruce. That’s the quickest hit CB has ever got. I usually post the take and hit the hay.
      Yeah I’ve been listening to the boys from close to the start. Good solid band with a truckload of integrity. Far away from that music that shall remain nameless ( initials PR and rhymes with frog talk) that we like . This might be a good place to start for your NY resolution.

      Send some of that sunshine our way it’s wet as hell up here. Later fella.

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  2. Jim S.
    December 23, 2018

    That guy Gord who passed away, geez, Canada acted like the guy was the King or something. Even the prime minister mentioned him. What’s up with that?

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 23, 2018

      I guess people want to hang their hats on a feel good story. The media really got behind them ( even anti social/media CB heard it). Falda and her guy went to the farewell concert.
      What’s up with that politician thing? That’s what they all do. Jump on any band wagon they can (When we get together an uncensored CB will give you his political opinion. which is short). They all do it. I’m not an expert on TH. Bottom line again Doc is these guys rock hard, play good music and were the real thing. Out.

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  3. BuriedOnMars
    December 23, 2018

    Road Apples was the first Hip album I listened to start to finish. Slowly started to introduce more of their music into my life and now I’m a full on fan. But yeah, to Road Apples has that Canadian Bar band feel to it more than their other records. Still my fav.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 23, 2018

      I hate picking faves but I seem to grab this one the most. Mars, I think they deserve anything good that came their way. Again they earned it by gigging in every shit hole in Canada especially Ontario. I betcha they have some cool road stories from the beginning. Love this band. Gord’s words just leave so many vivid images. Later

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      • BuriedOnMars
        December 27, 2018

        I love picking favs! All must be ranked and ordered from worst to first! lol

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        December 27, 2018

        My gal has my behavior ranked pretty low today but I’m working on raising that as the day wears on.

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  4. Sarca
    December 23, 2018

    Hey CB. I love this album. My favourite song is Cordelia, followed by Three Pistols. It’s not my favourite TH album ( Fully Completely is) but it’s right up there. CYa

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 24, 2018

      All good choices Sarca. Can’t go wrong it’s like choosing an ice-cream flavor. All good. Later

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  5. christiansmusicmusings
    December 25, 2018

    First of all, The Tragically Hip is one fucking cool name. Sadly, it’s the only thing I had known about these guys. Based on sampling some of the tunes, this album sounds awesome – yet another band I need to add to my growing list of music artists to explore!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 27, 2018

      You are right about the “cool name’. It fits because they are a cool band. I like everything about these guys. If you give them some time I think they’ll grow on you.

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  6. J.
    February 5, 2019

    I only got into The Hip a couple of years back. Loads of blogging pals like them. Loads. I thought “aye, let’s see what it’s all about”… and aye, bloody terrific stuff.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      February 5, 2019

      I think most the folks you pay attention to have a pretty good taste in tunes. Tragically Hip are just a good solid rock band. High bar for what they put out.

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      • J.
        February 5, 2019

        Definitely, aye. And you’re right about the lyrics and vocals. He had something special.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        February 6, 2019

        Now you’re setting off my cravings. A big bag for the next movie night.

        Liked by 1 person

      • cincinnatibabyhead
        February 6, 2019

        That response was for the M&M comment.

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      • J.
        February 6, 2019

        Even got myself a wee craving now!

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