Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Karate Man

One of the cool things about growing up in the Detroit area in the late 80s/early 90s was the local Canadian station. This was at the start of the alternative revolution. But the Canadian station, 89X, was the station to hear new and different music. In a matter of years this would end but for awhile 89X was the place to discover new and exciting music.

Because 89X was a Canadian, they were obligated to play a certain number of Canadian bands every hour. Before visions of Bryan Adams and Rush haunt your nightmares, this was actually a good thing. Around this time Canadian indie rock bands were putting out some great music. And every time the Canadian power pop group Sloan played in Detroit there would be standing room only. It was as if they were from Detroit.

So I've decided to highlight some of the bands I was able to enjoy growing up. To this day I still listen to these great groups. And I'm constantly intrigued by the music they are making now. So check them out if you are interested.

Tragically Hip


The Superfriendz - "Karate Man" (man do I love this song

Mystery Machine


*music*indie*punk*alternative *89X*Canada *Sloan *Tragically Hip*Mystery Machine *Superfriendz *Karate Man


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