The Gord Downie Tapes, 1992: plugging Fully Completely like he’s a “get-grease-outta-your-carpet” pitchman


By Steve Newton

A few weeks back I debuted “The Gord Downie Tapes”, my series of blogs in which I offer audio excerpts from the interviews I’ve done with the Tragically Hip singer over the years.

The first three posts featured snippets from the chat I had with Downie in 1989, when he was just 25.

Today I’m fast-forwarding three years to November of ’92, when he called me up to promote the band’s new album, Fully Completely, which I firmly believe is their best ever.

I started off by observing that it was their most varied album yet, and Downie took it from there. He seemed kinda amused that Fully Completely was battling it out on the local sales charts with R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People and Madonna’s Erotica.

Have a listen:

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