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.

https://youtu.be/6N8XdsEfkFc

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.

9 thoughts on “Interested in some long-lost Tragically Hip demos? Listen here.

  • September 3, 2018 at 2:44 am
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    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.

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    • September 3, 2018 at 10:48 am
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      You did an excellent job! Hip fans the world over are grateful.

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      • September 3, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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        Agreed. These songs are fantastic. You did a brilliant job with these tracks. Hip fans everywhere are grateful.

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      • September 4, 2018 at 4:24 pm
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        Alan Cross, could you PLEASE give proper credit to the original poster of this phenomenal recording. John has given all Hip fans an incredible amount of material, and I would truly like to see credit given where credit is due. Thanks!!!!

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  • September 4, 2018 at 9:49 am
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    I can’t believe these guys were sitting on this stuff since at least 1986! Not sure why this wasn’t on the EP

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  • December 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm
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    Is there a way to download these demos?

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  • December 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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    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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