As I have described in earlier posts such as Gord Downie: Canadian Musical Psychopath, The Tragically Hip’s front man is a bit of a maniac on stage. Being up close and personal with him at the Country of Miracles show last year gave me an appreciation for his lunacy in an intimate setting. I had yet to witness the full blown frenetic schism that he becomes when teamed up with massive electric guitar power and the chest thumping bass drum that collectively form The Tragically Hip.
Gord aping about as The Hip take the stage
For those of you, who have not seen The Hip live, trust me this is not one of those overproduced, lip synced cookie cutter perfect types of shows. Everything, I repeat everything is live. From Gord going wildly off topic in the middle of a song, ranting and raging about anything from sports, politics or inventing a new story on the spot. Thursday’s performance was no different in those regards.
Gord Downie in full flight with Paul Langlois (guitar) and Johnny Fay on drums.
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For anyone who is a fan of The Tragically Hip the title of this post should come as no surprise. For the rest of you, sit back as I try to capture the spirit of a Canadian poet, songwriter, musician, wise man and raving lunatic.
Gord Downie (Photo – Robert Ogden)
I had the great fortune of being offered a ticket to see Gord Downie and his new band The Country of Miracles last night in concert. For the record I am a fan of The Tragically Hip and have been so since I first heard the song Little Bones, off the Road Apples album in the early 90’s. The catchy lyrics and rocking beat lead me to other tracks such as 50 Mission Cap, New Orleans is Sinking
Gord Downie Singing a Duet with Julie Doiron. (Photo – Robert Ogden)
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Tagged Arts, Garrick Theatre, Gord Downie, Gordon Downie, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Julie Doiron, Music, Rants, Road Apples, Rock and Roll Concerts, The Country of Miracles, Tragically Hip, Winnipeg