The Barenaked Ladies Going Back to their Roots for Record Store Day

In the Olden Dayes, the Barenaked Ladies converted fans one at a time the old fashioned way: by busking everywhere and often.

For example, when CFNY was perched over a couple of roti shops at 83 Kennedy Road South in Brampton, we’d often find the place infested with cockroaches, music fans with brains a few psi short of spec and members of the Barenaked Ladies.

In those pre-fame Yellow Tape days, they’d often show up in the lobby uninvited and star to play. We’d often have to elbow our way past Ed and Stephen as they played “Be My Yoko Ono” for the 1,000,000th time on our way out the door so we could get downstairs to our rotis.

It was fun at first.  Then mildly annoying.  Now, though, it makes for some great memories.  And come Saturday, some of those memories will be resurrected when Ed, Jim, Kevin and Tyler will play an in-store show on Saturdaxy at Sunrise Records at 784 Yonge Street as part of Record Store Day celebrations.

Now if they’d just get around re-releasing the original Yellow Tape on vinyl or CD or something…

(Via FYI Music News)

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The Barenaked Ladies Going Back to their Roots for Record Store Day

  • April 14, 2014 at 10:19 am
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    Proudly still have my Yellow Tape!

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