That time Gord Downie raved to me about his buddy Hugh Dillon’s performance in Hard Core Logo
By Steve Newton
The fifth and last time I interviewed Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie–on October 24, 1996–Bruce McDonald’s mockumentary Hard Core Logo had just been released.
Downie’s buddy since high school, Hugh Dillon, starred as Joe Dick, the self-destructive frontman of the rock ‘n’ roll road movie’s titular punk-rock quartet.
Knowing that Gord had recently attended the film’s premiere in Toronto, I asked him about that, and that got him going on how great he thought Dillon’s performance–and the movie as a whole–had turned out.