|The Tragically Hip|
Left to right: Gordon Downie, Gord Sinclair, and Rob Baker performing in Aspen, Colorado, 2007
|Origin||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|Genre(s)||Rock, hard rock, alternative rock|
The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and occasional acoustic guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). Kingston Ontario is a Canadian city located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Universal Music Group (UMG is the largest Business group and family of Record labels in the Recording industry. Gordon Downie (born February 6, 1964) is a Canadian Rock musician and writer Rob Baker (born April 12 1962 in Kingston Ontario) is a Canadian Guitarist, best known as the Lead guitarist for the Canadian rock band Gord Sinclair is a Canadian Bass guitarist for the rock band The Tragically Hip. Johnny Fay (born July 7 1966 in Kingston Ontario) is a Canadian Drummer, best known for playing in the Rock music group The Paul Langlois is the name of Paul Langlois (Canadian politician (born 1926 member of Canadian Parliament Paul Langlois (musician, Davis Manning is an Alto saxophone player from British Columbia, Canada. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Kingston Ontario is a Canadian city located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St Gordon Downie (born February 6, 1964) is a Canadian Rock musician and writer Paul Langlois is the name of Paul Langlois (Canadian politician (born 1926 member of Canadian Parliament Paul Langlois (musician, Rob Baker (born April 12 1962 in Kingston Ontario) is a Canadian Guitarist, best known as the Lead guitarist for the Canadian rock band Gord Sinclair is a Canadian Bass guitarist for the rock band The Tragically Hip. Johnny Fay (born July 7 1966 in Kingston Ontario) is a Canadian Drummer, best known for playing in the Rock music group The The band is one of the most popular and influential bands in Canada, and in 2005 was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in Music.
The Tragically Hip—often referred to simply as The Hip—formed in 1983. They took their name from a skit in the long-form video Elephant Parts by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. Elephant Parts was also the name of a British Adult humour Comic. Robert Michael Nesmith (b December 30, 1942) in Harris County Texas, is an American musician songwriter Actor, producer For the group's self-titled album see The Monkees (album. For the TV series see The Monkees (TV series. Nesmith took the phrase from the song "He's So Cool" by Carolyne Mas.
In 1987, the band signed a long-term record deal with MCA after former company president Bruce Dickinson saw them perform live at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Ontario. MCA Inc (or Music Corporation of America) was an American Corporation in the music and television businesses The Horseshoe Tavern (known as The Horseshoe or The 'Shoe to Toronto locals is a concert venue located at 370 Queen Street West (northeast corner of Queen Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario  Later that year they released the self-titled EP The Tragically Hip, but the band did not achieve success until the release of 1989's Up to Here. The Tragically Hip EP is the first release from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. Up to Here is the second full-length Album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. In 1993, they created the Another Roadside Attraction festival, which tours Canada to promote Canadian bands. Another Roadside Attraction is a now defunct travelling music-and-arts summer festival developed by The Tragically Hip, the first of which took place in 1993.
Known for their energetic live performances, the band is noted for their improvisational renditions of songs. Lead singer Downie often strays from the song lyrics to rant to the audience or wander off into fictitious monologues and conversations. Some of these become lyrics for future songs. The most famous live monologue is the "killerwhaletank" version of "New Orleans Is Sinking", recorded at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, California, May 3, 1991. For other people and places named Roxy see Roxy and Roxy Theatre The Roxy Theatre (often just The Roxy) is a famous Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. During the song, Downie tells the story of how he worked as a diver in a killer whale tank only to have his arm ripped off. The Orca or Killer Whale ( Orcinus orca) less commonly Blackfish or Seawolf, is the largest species of the Oceanic dolphin family This version was released on CD in 1996 as the B-side to "Grace, Too". Other notable monologues include the "Police Frogman" version of "New Orleans Is Sinking" (Downie rescues a family trapped in their car at the bottom of a frozen lake), the "Greek Porter" version of "Highway Girl" (in which Downie has an affair with a female porter on a luxury cruise ship while on an ocean crossing), the "Double Suicide" version of "Highway Girl" (in which Downie "accidentally" shoots his girlfriend) and the "Japanese Exchange Student" version of "At the Hundredth Meridian" (the day before Halloween, Downie accidentally shoots a Japanese student trick or treating). During a cover of the Them hit "Gloria", Gord talks about tying his friend to the railroad tracks and being unable to free him in time to avoid the approaching train. Them was a Northern Irish group formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the Garage rock standard " " Gloria " is a rock song classic written by Northern Irish Singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's
Although the band is immensely popular in Canada, they have never found mainstream success in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Their most-seen appearance in the United States was on March 25, 1995, when they appeared on Saturday Night Live (performing Grace, Too and Nautical Disaster) with fellow Canadian and friend Dan Aykroyd guest starring, and with John Goodman hosting. Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Canadian-American John Stephen Goodman (born June 20 1952 is a Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning American Actor. In 1999, The Hip were also one of the featured bands at Woodstock '99 held in Rome, New York. Woodstock 1999, held July 23 - 25, 1999 was the second large-scale Music festival (after Woodstock '94) that attempted to emulate the Rome is a City in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 34950 at the 2000 census. When touring in Canada they typically play to sold-out arenas; when touring in the United States they play smaller venues and clubs, or festivals where they aren't the headliner. Performances abroad are usually attended by Canadian expatriates. An expatriate (in abbreviated form expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing The band permit recordings of their performances, so an active trading community thrives. The tone and content of much of their music is a paean to the Canadian experience and touches on such themes as small-town life, geography, Canadian history and ice hockey. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The historical, geographical and individual references in many of the lyrics are a source of much internet discussion.
Despite the fact that The Tragically Hip are largely unknown in the United States, their live album, Live Between Us, was recorded at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan in 1996 in support of the album Trouble at the Henhouse. Live Between Us is the first full-length live Album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. Cobo Hall, officially Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, is a Convention center situated in downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA. Trouble at the Henhouse is the fifth full-length Album from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. The Hip have a small but fervent American following, especially in border states such as Michigan and upstate and western New York. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Standout tracks from the album include a powerful version of "New Orleans Is Sinking" and a heavily improvised "Grace, Too", in which Downie alternates between muttering asides ("I was born in a little town / I was on my way down") and spitting four-letter lyrics with something close to disgust. In 1998, the band released their seventh full-length album, Phantom Power, which contains such fan-favourite songs as "Poets", "Bobcaygeon", and "Fireworks". Phantom Power is the sixth full-length Album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip.
In 1996, they contributed the song "Butts Wigglin" to the soundtrack to the movie Brain Candy. Brain Candy (aka Kids in the Hall Brain Candy) is a feature film by The Kids in the Hall, a popular Canadian comedy troupe The song originally appeared on Trouble at the Henhouse.
On October 10, 2002, The Tragically Hip performed two songs, "It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken", and "Poets", as part of a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. Events 680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II
In 2003, The Tragically Hip performed a cover of "Black Day in July", a song about the 1967 12th Street Riot in Detroit, on Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot. Beautiful A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot is a Tribute album to Canadian Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, released in 2003
The Hip have a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame. Canada's Walk of Fame, Toronto, Ontario is a walk of fame that acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians On April 3, 2005 they were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2005 Juno Awards, and performed "Fully Completely" and "Grace, Too". Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in Music. The Juno Awards of 2005 were held April 3 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba and were hosted by comedian Brent Butt They also performed a three-song set at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario with Dan Aykroyd joining them as a guest harmonica player. On 2 July, 2005, a Live 8 concert was held at Park Place (formerly Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Canadian-American A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or
Three full length live shows recorded in 2004 were released as downloads for purchase at LiveDownloads. com, as part of The Hip Live Series. They were recorded at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, the John Labatt Centre in London, and the Civic Centre in Ottawa. Molson Amphitheatre (commonly called the Amphitheatre) is a semi-enclosed outdoor Concert venue in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario The John Labatt Centre is a sports-entertainment centre in London Ontario, Canada -- the largest such centre in southwestern Ontario London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a metropolitan area population of 457720 the city proper Ottawa Civic Centre is an indoor arena located in Ottawa, Ontario, capacity 9862 Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality.
In October 2005, several radio stations temporarily stopped playing The Hip's song "New Orleans Is Sinking", out of sensitivity to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which had devastated the city in early September of that year. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States 
On November 1, 2005, the Hip released a double CD, double DVD box set, Hipeponymous, including all of their music videos to date, a backstage documentary called "Macroscopic", an animated Hip-scored short film entitled "The Right Whale", two brand new songs ("No Threat" and "The New Maybe"), a full length concert from November 2004 entitled That Night in Toronto (which takes its title from a line in the song "Bobcaygeon"), and a 2-CD greatest hits collection Yer Favourites (selected on-line by 150,000 fans). Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is a compilation of various musical recordings Films Television programs or other collection Hipeponymous is a limited-edition Boxed set by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. That Night in Toronto is a live Concert DVD featuring Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, Yer Favourites is a compilation two-disc album from the Tragically Hip. On November 8, 2005, Yer Favourites and That Night In Toronto were released individually. Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In mid-2006 The Hip completed a tour, in addition to recording a studio album produced by Bob Rock. Robert Jens Rock, aka Bob Rock (born 19 April, 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian Musician The album, entitled World Container, was released in Canada on October 17, 2006 and in the US on March 6, 2007. World Container is the tenth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The album's third track, "In View", was released as both a radio single and as a music video, and reached the #1 spot on the Canadian rock music charts. A promotional recording, or promo (recently known as a radio single) is a recording issued on vinyl, CD, Cassette tape, VHS A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics The mutual love between The Hip, hockey and Canada was further demonstrated when the track "The Lonely End of the Rink" (the second Canadian single) was featured prominently on Hockey Night in Canada the week of the album's release. In support of the album, the band played concert dates in major Canadian cities, then as an opening act for The Who on several US dates. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend A tour of Eastern Canada, Europe, and select cities in the United States occurred late in the year.
On February 23, 2008, The Tragically Hip returned to their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, where they were the first live act to perform at the new K-Rock Centre. Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The K-Rock Centre also known as the Kingston Regional Sports and Entertainment Centre is a new 5700 seat Arena in downtown Kingston Ontario at the intersection
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