Rock My World Canada, chapter 25: The Killjoys

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s GuideIt’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC]

The Killjoys is an alternative rock band formed in Hamilton in 1992. Their first album was Starry (1994) followed by Gimme Five (1995) and Melos Modos (1997). A live album entitled Onenight and a Morningafter came in 1998. That was followed by a break until a greatest hits album called Essentials was released in 2005.

The Killjoys received a Juno Award for Best New Group in 1997 and a Rock Radio Award for Independent Artist of the Year. Leader Mike Trebilcock was also nominated for a Jun with Antoine Moonen in 1994 for Best Album Design for Starry.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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