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There’s a new Tragically Hip music video

For years, “Montreal” was a “lost” Hip song. It was almost never performed and not formally released until the Saskadelphia album earlier this year. Why? Perhaps because the subject matter is so raw. It was inspired by the shooting of 14 women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 1989.

On the 32nd anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in Canadian history, The Hip have created a new video dedicated the victims of the massacre and their families’ efforts to have semi-automatic assault rifles banned. (Details here.)

From the press release:

We’ve created a CD, as well as a collectible Flexi Disc single, to commemorate the anniversary. All proceeds will be donated to PolyRemembers/PolySeSouvient, supporting families of the victims. This item comes bundled with a tee-shirt, and will include the Saskadelphia single, ‘Montreal’, written about the event. As well as the Juno performance of ‘It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken’ featuring Feist. To purchase and support, please head to:

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One thought on “There’s a new Tragically Hip music video

  • Hi Alan. In fact it’s been 32 years (not 22 years) since the Montreal slaughter of those 14 women at the Polytechnique



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