One of the great things about working at CFNY during The Spirit of Radio years (1977-1991ish) was that the announcers could choose from close to 20,000 records in the library. The variety was awesome. The downside is that many of the songs played on the air eventually disappeared and were forgotten. But every once in a while, I get an email from someone asking me to identify taped-off-the-radio song clips asking for help in identifying them.
I love these puzzles, although I will admit to being defeated many times. This is one of those times.
Reader Bleu Clement offered up these clips. Can you identify the artist and the song? Keep in mind that this was from an era when CFNY played a lot of B-sides, bonus tracks, imports, and indie recordings. Best of luck!
1. Recorded in 1991
Comments on the song can be found here.
2. Recorded in early 1986
Speculation can be found here.
3. Recorded either late 1991 or early 1992
Some guesses here.