Capturing the spirit of Canadian rock from the late 20th century, this history tells the stories of the musicians and bands that made an indelible mark on Canadian culture and the global stage. Regarded by critics and musicians as the definitive history of the era, this massive tome has been updated to include brand-new interviews and up-to-the-present histories of the bands from Canada's homegrown music industry, including Blue Rodeo, the Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, Barenaked Ladies, Daniel Lanois, and many others. Rich, extensive first-person interviews pair with a treasure trove of rare photos in this one-of-a-kind masterpiece, making it one of the seminal works in the field of Canadian music writing and a must-read for any Canadian music fan.
Michael Barclay is a musician and sings on Arcade Fire's album Funeral. He blogs at Radio Free Canuckistan and has written for a variety of Canadian newspapers and magazines, including CBC.ca, Exclaim!, Eye Weekly, Magnet, and Maclean's, where he currently works. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Ian A. D. Jack is a teacher and songwriter. He records and performs with the Loft Party and Headpets. He lives in Port Hope, Ontario. Jason Schneider is a writer whose work can regularly be seen in Exclaim! He has been a Contributor to the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, and many other publications. He is the author of 3,000 Miles and Whispering Pines. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario. Gordon Downie is a Canadian rock musician and a writer. He is the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.