By Steve Newton
One thing I figured out about Gord Downie during the five interviews I did with him between 1989 and 1995 was that he really, really likes musicians. Especially musicians who play in bands.
He was always quick to rave about the new groups he’d heard lately, or maybe the ones the Tragically Hip was touring with.
When I talked to him in January of ’95 his band was enroute to Vancouver for a gig at the Pacific Coliseum, and along for the ride on that cross-Canada tour were Change of Heart and one of my personal faves, the Odds.
He was pretty psyched about his band’s handpicked guests.
Have a listen:
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