Have Not Been The Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985–1995 - ECW Press

Have Not Been The Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985–1995

Barclay, Michael

  • An astoundingly comprehensive discussion of the greatest decade of Canadian music. Have Not Been The Same captures the spirit of Canadian rock from 1985 to 1995, a time when it became cool to be Canadian. Indie labels flourished, campus radio exploded, MuchMusic changed the way we look at our music, major labels tapped into the underground, and an exciting new generation of artists created a new canon of CanRock that altered the musical landscape for generations to come. Bands like The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, and Sloan created a fever pitch for Canadian music, but there were also numerous others in the underground who created equally exciting work. Have Not Been The Same is a vital, lively, and entertaining examination of this groundbreaking decade, with vivid original photographs and interviews with all the major players. It’s a must-read for any fan of Canadian music.
  • Michael Barclay is the Associate Editor of Exclaim! Magazine, a national free monthly devoted to underground music. He is also a contributing writer to Toronto’s eye Weekly and a freelance writer and broadcaster. His campus radio show Airplane On The Highway has aired on Guelph’s cfru-fm since 1992. Between 1993 and 1999 he was the Music Editor of Southwestern Ontario’s Id Magazine and played keyboards in the band Black Cabbage. Michael lives in Guelph, Ontario. Ian A.D. Jack is an elementary school teacher and freelance writer, who contributed to Id Magazine from 1995 to 1999 and was the Entertainment Editor for McMaster University’s Silhouette newspaper in 1995. He is the singer, guitarist, and songwriter in the Headpets and operates the indie label Bipolarecords. Ian lives in Cobourg, Ontario, with his wife/bandmate Cara. Jason Schneider is a freelance writer and novelist who contributes regularly to Exclaim! Magazine, and covers music for the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. He was a Contributing Editor to Id Magazine from 1995 to 1999, and currently plays bass with Shannon Lyon & The World Record Players. Jason lives in Kitchener, Ontario.The following photographers' photos appear in the colour section:Neil Young: Richard Beland,Copyright: Graham Kennedy, Sloan: Catherine Stockhausen, Change of Heart: Richard Beland, Steven Page: Richard Beland, John Kastner: Paul William Clarke, Jane Siberry: Richard Beland, Spirit of the West: Richard Beland, Bruce Cockburn with Blackie & The Rodeo Kings: Richard Beland, Daniel Lanois: Graham Kennedy, Sarah McLachlan: Richard Beland, Dave Bidini: Richard Beland, Greg Keelor: Chris Black, Weeping Tile: Phillip Smith, Rick White: Catherine Stockhausen, Joel Plaskett: Catherine Stockhausen, Hugh Dillon: Richard Beland, Ron Sexsmith: Graham Kennedy, Gordon Downie: Richard Beland

  • Published: August 2001

    ISBN: 9781550224757

    Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25 in.

    Pages: 650