Rock My World Canada, chapter 218: Contraction

[Mike Carr has created a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. – AC]

One of the most important Progressive rock albums coming from La Belle Province was Dimension M (released in ’71) from frontman Frank Dervieux, and his back-up band happened to be the group that would call themselves Contraction after Dervieux’s sickness that would eventually take his life at a tragically low age. Not only was he all too young, but Dimension M is one of the defining albums for the coming prog tsunami that would flood Quebec throughout most of the 70’s and it helped the Quebecois cultural revolution. His backing band decided to remain together and recorded their self-titled debut album, which was released in early ’72. – Progarchives

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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.

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