There are a few Canadians on here who skipped this...I've contacted the Department of Citizenship about all of you.
― clemenza, Friday, 24 February 2012 05:46 (five years ago) Permalink
Pierre Juneau is turning over in his grave: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/music/pierre-juneau-champion-of-canadas-pop-music-industry-dies-at-89.html?hpw
― Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:21 (five years ago) Permalink
The Canadian music industry named its annual award the Junos in Mr. Juneau’s honor.
oh man I never got that before
― Stormy Davis, Friday, 24 February 2012 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink
Always figured it was after the Roman goddess.
― Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 February 2012 23:42 (five years ago) Permalink
Holy cow--would never have guessed that Cancon's architect was still alive, and would never have jinxed him if I'd known he was.
― clemenza, Friday, 24 February 2012 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink
You know what would be a great sample? The little electric-piano part that goes right after he first sings "These eyes..."
― Fonz Hour (Eazy), Saturday, 25 February 2012 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink
Missed this poll - would've voted "Sugar," although my favorite of theirs on principle is "Clap For The Wolfman." Love the whole concept, nobody writes songs like that anymore.
― Doctor Casino, Saturday, 25 February 2012 01:30 (five years ago) Permalink
Years and years ago on a defunct and sort of stilted blog I wrote this:
While not utterly obscure (I'm pretty sure this is on a few of their greatest hits compilations), "Clap For The Wolfman" definitely hasn't gotten the airplay of, say, "American Woman" or "No Time." The reason for this is probably mainly due to the fact that those other songs are much better and more rocking. But "Clap For The Wolfman" has a tremendous charm, thanks to its unique premise: a guy wants to pick up a girl, but she gives him the cold shoulder while focusing all her attention on to the Wolfman Jack's radio program. To add insult to injury, the Wolfman himself (a weird-voiced syndicated DJ of the times) actually guests on the track to make such boasts as, "You thought she was diggin' you, but she was diggin' me! Ha ha ha!" The chorus doesn't really relate to the plot of the song - if the Wolfman's stealing your girl, why would you clap for him? - but it does feature hand-claps to go along with the "clap for the Wolfman" idea. I can't dispute that.