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If you’re a Gord Downie fan, watch this full solo show from 2001

Back around the turn of the century, Gord Downie decided to step away from the Tragically Hip to stretch his legs with some solo work. For live gigs, he put together Gord Downie and the Goddamned Band, which featured some close friends.

On July 30, 2001, Gord and the band played a now-closed place called T.T. the Bear’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The group featured Josh Finlayson, Dave Clark, Julie Dorio, Dr. Pee and Dale Morningstar. It was to be among Gord’s first solo gigs. Joel Flynn, a Hip fan, was there to record it.

The Internet, in its wondrous wisdom, has washed up video of that gig.

Here’s the setlist:

  1. Canada Geese 2:30
  2. Vancouver Divorce 5:00
  3. SF Song 11:45
  4. Figment 18:00
  5. Tonight’s The Night (Neil Young cover) 22:44
  6. The Bread Song 30:15
  7. rick Rider 34:30
  8. Chancellor 39:20
  9. Don’t Mind Me Jesus 47:12
  10. Insomniacs Of The World Goodnight 49:30
  11. Pascal’s Submarine 54:35
  12. Ray Charles Kind Of Party (Dinner Is Ruined Band cover) 1:00:45
  13. Christmastime In Toronto 1:06:50
  14. Steeplechase 1:10:10
  15. Never Ending Present 1:16:10
  16. Elaborate 1:22:00
  17. Yer Possessed (audio only) 1:31:40
  18. Audio issues 1:38:40-1:43:50
  19. When You Dance I Can Really Love (Neil Young cover) 1:43:50

(Thanks to Darrin for the tip.)

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One thought on “If you’re a Gord Downie fan, watch this full solo show from 2001

  • I was at this show and it remains one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.


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