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Published on September 2nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Interested in some long-lost Tragically Hip demos? Listen here.

The Internet is a repository of fascinating artefacts. A fan points us to a long-lost demo recorded by the Tragically Hip from 1986. These recordings were made with Red Rider guitarist Ken Greer and were done about a year before the Hip landed their major label deal with MCA.

Fascinating, really. Listen before someone complains and takes them down.

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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.

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9 Responses to Interested in some long-lost Tragically Hip demos? Listen here.

  1. Glad to see some stuff from my channel being shared. I worked on this in my studio for a few weeks to make it a bit more listenable.

  2. Michael says:

    I can’t believe these guys were sitting on this stuff since at least 1986! Not sure why this wasn’t on the EP

  3. Alvin says:

    Is there a way to download these demos?

  4. Alvin says:

    Thanks for posting those songs and for getting back to me. Would be great if the Hip did a comprehensive release of all their albums with unreleased and demo material!

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