Percussionist in Brian Wilson's touring band, a fabulous solo artist in his own right, friend of PowerPop and all around swell dude Nelson Bragg announced yesterday that these guys...
..."are the BEST Jangle Folk Rock you'll ever know."
Ladies and germs, from deep in the Great White North, please enjoy Canadia's The Grapes of Wrath and a splendid 1990 live performance of their hit single (in their home country) "Peace of Mind."
I should admit up front that I had never heard of TGOW until yesterday, and for obvious reasons...
...I was initially suspicious of Nelson's claim.
That said, I watched the above clip and, although it takes a while to get going, by the time the full band kicked in, I was pretty much convinced. If you're a Byrds/REM fan like me, that song sounds pretty much like heaven.
In any case, I'm somewhat chastened that the band never impinged on my consciousness until now. Come to think of it, we may need to establish some kind of blog equivalent of the Canadian Content rule around here.
And of course -- thank you, Nelson.