Rock My World Canada, chapter 266: Blimp Rock

[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]

Blimp Rock is an indie folk rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Their music has been described as quirky and sincere and has been compared to The Burning Hell and Lou Reed. Their live performances have been said to include a PowerPoint presentation and the selling of outdated office equipment. In October 2015, Blimp Rock requested royalties from the Toronto Blue Jays for their 2012 song “Oh Baseball.” In a Facebook post, the group claimed to have invented the “Come Together” slogan adopted by the Major League Baseball team in February, 2015. While the royalty claim proved unsuccessful, the dispute led to a large amount of hate mail being sent to the band, ultimately providing them with the material for the music video “In The Doghouse.”

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian musicians at Rock My World Canada. Pick up your soft cover edition of our Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide here

Mike Carr has created a second catalogue/reference work in an ongoing series, this time featuring all kinds of Canadian Blues album releases from the past few decades.  Check out Canadian Blues Reference and Collectors Guide.  It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of blues artists. 

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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