By Steve Newton
As we wind down to the Tragically Hip’s “last-ever show” on August 20, folks all across Canada are contemplating the legacy of the group.
One subject that commonly gets bandied about is the Hip’s famous inability to “break through” in the States, and to garner the same degree of commercial success down there as they have up here.
When I did my third interview with Gord Downie, in January of 1995, I asked him about that.
Have a listen: