When I read this I could not think of my favourite band. For some good reason, it turns out I don’t listen to bands a whole lot. I’m more of a solo artist kind of person. And I took the “Song From Your Favourite Band” seriously. Band = 2 or more folks making music.
So, when I couldn’t think of a currently band that I’m enamored with. So I decided to take a trip down memory lane to high school. And when I was in high school I was a HUGE Barenaked Ladies fan. I had all their albums and their music made me smile.
When I was a teen I even subjected myself to be a guinea pig for a psychological study to make money for concert tickets (FYI: the concert was a Pine Knob and it was fantastical).
I stopped listening to them consistently after their Maroon album hit (they went mainstream…). And subsequent albums were…ok.
And then that crazy shit happened when Steven Page left his family and started doing drugs in the US.
Before that, however they were my favourite. And one of my faves was a Bruce Cockburn cover:
“Lovers in a Dangerous Time”