Have Not Been the Same Tribute Album

One of the most important books written about Canadian music over the last quarter-century is Have Not Been the Same, a chronicle of the rise of Canadian indie rock between 1985 and 1995.  If you’re a fan of Canadian music and you haven’t read it, you should.

Earlier this year, this was a 10th anniversary edition of the book.  To commemorate that, a tribute album was assembled, featuring artists covering the music discussed in the book.  This includes Richard Parry of Arcade Fire, Kevin Drew of BSS, Jill Barber, Great Lake Swimmers, Cuff the Duke and more.  They tackle material by Sloan, Grapes of Wrath, the Hip, Art Bergman, the Rheostatics–hell, even Men Without Hats.

Look for the album at Zunior.com.  All proceeds go to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Read more about it from HNBtS co-author, Michael Barclay.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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 “Have Not Been the Same Tribute Album

  • December 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    What we need is someone to chronicle the Toronto music scene (Torontopia) between 2000 and 2010. It was a vibrant scene, bursting of DIY subculture.


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