An introduction to understanding the misunderstood Hip

Last night after I found the lyrics to The Tragically Hip’s “Pigeon Camera” tune, I came across an excellent article at Tiny Mix Tapes about the Hip. It’s always been a mystery to me why a band that has achieved cult-like status in their homeland of Canada has never really caught on more in the United States. Though I have appreciated being able to see them in small clubs. The best show was probably The Ranch Bowl in Omaha, Nebraska back in ’92 or ’93. The Ranch Bowl has three rooms: a bowling alley, bar and night club. The club probably fits a couple hundred people. The Hip put on one of the best live shows. Seeing them in such a small place was spectacular.

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