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The Never-Ending Present

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The biography of "Canada's band"

In the summer of 2016, more than a third of Canadians tuned in to watch what was likely the Tragically Hip's final performance, broadcast from their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Why? Because these five men were always more than just a band. They sold millions of records and defined a generation of Canadian rock music. But they were also a tabula rasa onto which fans could project their own ideas: of performance, of poetry, of history, of Canada itself.

In the first print biography of the Tragically Hip, Michael Barclay talks to dozens of the band's peers and friends about not just the Hip's music but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band's role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie's role in reconciliation with Indigenous people. When Downie announced he had terminal cancer and decided to take the Hip on the road one more time, the tour became another Terry Fox moment; this time, Canadians got to witness an embattled hero reach the finish line.

This is a book not just for fans of the band: it's for anyone interested in how culture can spark national conversations.


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Publisher: ECW Press

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  • ISBN: 9781773052069
  • File size: 8644 KB
  • Release date: April 13, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781773052069
  • File size: 8644 KB
  • Release date: April 13, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781773052069
  • File size: 8649 KB
  • Release date: April 13, 2018

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English

The biography of "Canada's band"

In the summer of 2016, more than a third of Canadians tuned in to watch what was likely the Tragically Hip's final performance, broadcast from their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Why? Because these five men were always more than just a band. They sold millions of records and defined a generation of Canadian rock music. But they were also a tabula rasa onto which fans could project their own ideas: of performance, of poetry, of history, of Canada itself.

In the first print biography of the Tragically Hip, Michael Barclay talks to dozens of the band's peers and friends about not just the Hip's music but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band's role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie's role in reconciliation with Indigenous people. When Downie announced he had terminal cancer and decided to take the Hip on the road one more time, the tour became another Terry Fox moment; this time, Canadians got to witness an embattled hero reach the finish line.

This is a book not just for fans of the band: it's for anyone interested in how culture can spark national conversations.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    ECW Press

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781773052069
    File size: 8644 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781773052069
    File size: 8644 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2018

    Open EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781773052069
    File size: 8649 KB
    Release date: April 13, 2018

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    Open EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English