By Steve Newton
Back in 2016, when the awful news about Gord Downie’s incurable brain cancer came out, I started posting excerpts from the first interview I did with him in 1989.
The third excerpt from that chat with the up-and-coming 25-year-old has him calling me up from a roadside stop near Brantford, Ontario (“the home of Wayne Gretsky”). I asked him about the music scene growing up in Kingston and his band’s biggest influences.
Have a listen:
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