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Fassa Albrecht
08-20-2010, 04:16 PM
Much as I love Rush, I would really like to see if there are any other Canadian bands I've been missing.

Does anyone know any fairly well-known Canadian rock bands? Not too fussy on decade either.

ChucklesMginty
08-20-2010, 04:20 PM
I think Rush are the only one.

stringbreaker19
08-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Bachman Turner Overdrive - Rock On!

ChildofBelial
08-20-2010, 04:25 PM
Into Eternity

bassist_E1337
08-20-2010, 04:26 PM
3 inches of blood is Canadian...not sure if your looking for that genre though
Kataklysm also is Canadian but there also Metal

fba217
08-20-2010, 04:33 PM
well, of course theres rocks biggest disgrace: nickelback

Metal: Kataklysm, strapping young lad, zimmers hole, voivod and cryptopsy

Deathore: Despised Icon, The plasma rifle, Beneath the massacre

Black Metal: Iskra and Alda

But don't expect any of this to sound like rush lol

Jazz Funeral
08-20-2010, 06:12 PM
The Tragically Hip and Triumph are the only two that I can think of offhand...

bodyheatseeker
08-20-2010, 06:37 PM
Much as I love Rush, I would really like to see if there are any other Canadian bands I've been missing.

Does anyone know any fairly well-known Canadian rock bands? Not too fussy on decade either.
Then you should take this thread to Bands and Artists.
OT: Neil Young

piratemetalhead
08-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Some popular bands in Canada when I was growing up:

Billy Talent (modern melodic hardcore-influenced rock)
Sum 41 (pop punk kinda thing? never listened to too much of them)
Alexisonfire (post-hardcore, have gotten REALLY popular)
Cryptopsy (technical brutal death metal)
Despised Icon (technical deathcore)
Beneath the Massacre (breakdown oriented tech.death)

to be fair, none of these bands are anything like rush.

BrainDamage
08-21-2010, 12:37 AM
Outside of Rush, The Band and Neil Young are probably the most well known.

Vornik
08-21-2010, 01:40 AM
Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, The Guess Who, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Bedouin Soundclash, Stan Rogers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Metric

)v(egaFan90
08-21-2010, 01:47 AM
I despise them, but there is Anvil.

ron666
08-21-2010, 07:41 PM
What about Triumph?? They started in 1976 and came out with Rock N Roll Machine in '77. Then, they Lay it on the Line. Later, they had Allied Forces in 1982. Then, suddenly they broke up in 1988 or '89 and were never heard from again. But they were awesome and Canadian too for quite a while there.

ron666

scott john
08-21-2010, 08:07 PM
Propagandhi, they tear it up.
How to Clean Everything and Less Talk More Rock are excellent albums.

Tempoe
08-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Triumph was great.

April Wine (fantastic drummer for you, Jerry Mercer, I saw them back up Rush and Mercers solo was kind of better than Neils, in a different way of course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO2F3HrJJ7M&feature=related) , Max Webster (great too), Goddo.

redandwhite12
09-04-2010, 10:50 PM
protest the hero and blind witness. blind witness still isnt really that well known yet though

sjones
09-05-2010, 09:34 AM
Protest the Hero, Triumph are pretty awesome IMO.

Rocker_94
09-05-2010, 08:40 PM
-The Guess Who
-Bachman-Turner Overdrive (features Randy Bachman from The Guess Who)
-April Wine
-Crash Test Dummies
-Loverboy
-The Tragically Hip
-Neil Young
-Bryan Adams
-Jeff Healey

That's off the top of my head. There's countless of modern rock bands from Canada still, like Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, Default, Mariana's Trench, State of Shock, Sum 41, Simple Plan, Stereos, Hedley, Faber Drive and more junk. I suggest Google.

Mr.Cuddles
09-06-2010, 08:46 AM
April Wine hasn't been mentioned yet, and I'd like to second Protest the hero, the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. :)

Rocker_94
09-06-2010, 07:36 PM
April Wine hasn't been mentioned yet, and I'd like to second Protest the hero, the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. :)
I mentionned April Wine above. :)

Tempoe
09-06-2010, 07:39 PM
and me before that


and again Max Webster was great too.

metalfan#3
09-08-2010, 12:02 AM
Kim Mitchell, 54-40, The Weakerthans, second to Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire, Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, Chilliwack, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Rita Mcneil, Alanis Morissette.


REPRESENT

hobson111
09-08-2010, 12:03 AM
You literally try and find any excuse to mention Rush don't you.

Jasonbts
09-08-2010, 01:05 PM
Nicklelback
Barenaked Ladies
Three Days Grace
Finger Eleven
Sum 41
The Tragically Hip
Avril lavigne
Starfield


Rush is the best though... not jsut for Canada, or Noth America, but the world in general. IMO...

Jasonbts
09-08-2010, 01:06 PM
You literally try and find any excuse to mention Rush don't you.


I do it too

GezzyDiversion
09-09-2010, 11:24 AM
Good garage rock band called Priestess.

msteel2
09-14-2010, 02:13 PM
yeah, I agree with Mr. Cuddles.

I would check out Protest the Hero. They're a contemporary Prog Rock/Metal band from Whitby, Ontario, and their influences range from classic rock/metal (Rush, Maiden, Queen) to death/grind, pop punk to hardcore, and other progressive rock bands.

Protest were so different from anything Iíd listened before that I actually didnít like them when I first heard them. In my opinion, the closest band I could compare them to would probably be Coheed and Cambria (one of my favorite bands), but a hell of a lot faster and definitely more technical. It took me a while to get into them, but now they're one of my favorite bands.

mtforever
09-15-2010, 09:45 PM
Stepenwolf

Petey D
09-15-2010, 10:46 PM
Soooooooo many great canadian bands out there.

Big Sugar
Theory of a Deadman
Big Wreck
Thornley
The Tragically Hip
The Guess Who
Bachman Turner Overdrive
The Creepshow
The Deadboys
Blue Rodeo
Finger 11
Triumph
Billy Talent
The Headstones
Matthew Good Band

So many more, I could go on for days, so yeah, you're missing out on a lot.

the hirsh
02-05-2011, 02:42 AM
Yah, lots of good ol' classic rock from Canada, Neil Young, Chilliwack, Tragically Hip and Triumph were all mentioned. Some Tom Cochrane anyone?

patbuck2
02-05-2011, 02:35 PM
The Band. They are awesome. Listen to them.

IommiPage
02-06-2011, 09:49 PM
Neil Young
April Wine
The Tragically Hip
Anvil
Triumph
Alexisonfire
Cancer Bats
Billy Talent
Three Days Grace
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
The Band
The Guess Who
3 Inches Of Blood
Protest The Hero
Max Webster
Priestess
Arcade Fire
Paul Anka
Alanis Morissette
Nickelback
Lights
D.O.A
Teenage Head
City and Colour
Danko Jones
Die Mannequin
Gob
Sum 41
Joni Mitchell
illScarlett
Jacksoul
Metric
Moneen
Our Lady Peace
Pilot Speed
Finger Eleven
Sloan
Steppenwolf
Subhumans
Ten Second Epic
The Tea Party
Theory Of A Deadman
The Trews
Justin Bieber

iro-bot31
02-06-2011, 09:55 PM
yeah, I agree with Mr. Cuddles.

I would check out Protest the Hero. They're a contemporary Prog Rock/Metal band from Whitby, Ontario, and their influences range from classic rock/metal (Rush, Maiden, Queen) to death/grind, pop punk to hardcore, and other progressive rock bands.

Protest were so different from anything Iíd listened before that I actually didnít like them when I first heard them. In my opinion, the closest band I could compare them to would probably be Coheed and Cambria (one of my favorite bands), but a hell of a lot faster and definitely more technical. It took me a while to get into them, but now they're one of my favorite bands.
It's funny, the exact same thing happened to me. Coheed (still my favorite band) was basically my gateway into Protest the Hero. I can't wait for Scurrilous! :D

OT: IommiPage covered most, if not all, of them.

bigblockelectra
02-10-2011, 11:51 PM
Didn't see Saga mentioned....Progressive rock, I would equate them with a band like Supertramp. Rush is a little more rock then Saga but they do have some similarities. Started in 1978 or so.

jakesc8
02-10-2011, 11:55 PM
Simple Plan

Guitarplaya27
02-11-2011, 12:14 AM
Protest The Hero

Dtals
02-15-2011, 06:39 PM
Neuraxis
Beneath The Massacre
Strapping Young Lad/Devin Townsends projects
Cryptopsy
Kataklysm
The Agonist
Despised Icon
Quo Vadis

redleader12
02-20-2011, 06:09 PM
The Kings are another one..had just one big song though (This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide)

SwampMusic
02-28-2011, 11:56 PM
somebody said it already, but, Kim Mitchell

BaddBullitt
03-04-2011, 10:27 AM
Noone mentioned Anne Murray..lmao.. But thank you for leaving Celine out of the list!!!

April Wine, Neil Young, Big Sugar, Triumph, Tragically Hip, Max Webster are always good listening to name a few!

Crazed Shredder
03-04-2011, 02:16 PM
Their a metal band but still Gorguts are worth mentioning.

pointblankpb10
03-06-2011, 11:00 AM
definitely check out The Guess Who, Neil Young, and The Band

Silveroon009
03-06-2011, 02:13 PM
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flunkert
03-13-2011, 07:37 PM
i have been searching for this song seems like forever. it is by Goddo and called "Once Again" . i would love the lyrics and chords for it if anyone out there has it. thank you. sincerely, angie

axemanchris
03-13-2011, 10:57 PM
HELIX!!

www.planethelix.com

CT

axemanchris
03-13-2011, 11:07 PM
Headstones
Helix
Pursuit of Happiness
Sloan
Tragically Hip
Doughboys
Treble Charger
Odds
54-40
Pure
Metric
K'naan
Max Webster
April Wine
David Wilcox
Tom Cochrane
Headpins
Harem Scarem
Slik Toxic
Our Lady Peace
I mother Earth
Rush
Brighton Rock
Trooper
Great Big Sea
Sarah McLaughlin
Honeymoon Suite
Killer Dwarfs
Bruce Cockburn
Nickelback
Saint Alvia Cartel
Anvil
Chilliwack
City and Colour
Alexisonfire
Lights
Econoline Crush
Stampeders
Coney Hatch
The Kings
Sum 41
Finger 11/Rainbow Butt Monkeys
Kazzer
Haywire
The Salads
Robin Black
Nelly Furtado
Chantal Kreviazuk
BTO
The Guess Who
Stampeders
Coney Hatch
The Kings
Sum 41
Finger 11/Rainbow Butt Monkeys
Demics
Kazzer
Haywire
The Salads
Robin Black
Nelly Furtado
Chantal Kreviazuk
BTO
The Guess Who
Age of electric
Limblifter
Ghandarvas
Alanis Morrisette
Glass Tiger
Arcade Fire
Barenaked Ladies
The Waltons
Razor
Keel
Varga
Crash Vegas
Barstool Prophets
Danko Jones
Cowboy Junkies
Crowbar
Teenage Head
Forgotten Rebels
Junkhouse
Joel Plaskett
Posies
Rheostatics
Weakerthans
Teagan and Sarah
Watchmen
Big Sugar
Classified
Billy Talent
Goldfinger
Crash Test Dummies
Gowan
Lee Aaron
Goddo
Harlequin
Jann Arden
K-Os
Killjoys
Lowest of the Low
Sven Gali
Stomping Tom
USS
Theory of a Deadman
Robbie Robertson and The Band
Leonard Cohen
Raffi
Daniel Lanois
Big House
Ian Thomas
Murray McLaughlin
Buffy Ste. Marie
Steppenwolf
The Tea Party
Anne Murray
Celine Dion
Brian Adams

CT

axemanchris
03-13-2011, 11:08 PM
Arcade Fire won the Grammy for best artist or something just a few weeks ago.

CT

Tempoe
03-13-2011, 11:16 PM
Missing from the list (i think), Edward Bear, they had a big hit in 73, last song. maybe you've heard it. They played my old high school, so did Rush, Max Webster, Goddo, Triumph and some others...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPeAL657lnk
edit...hah the album looks like Pedobear!

oh yeah, also not on that list is -FM..nash the slash...the famous guitar intro from phasers on stun, great talent that guy.

FM link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7HbHMOMD6o&feature=related

GNRfan32
03-22-2011, 08:02 PM
Lover Boy, Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who, Triumph... Nickleback and Billy Tallent are a bit more modern but they're still good. There are some good metal bands like 3 Inches of Blood and HateBreed...

ron666
04-20-2011, 06:57 PM
Hold it a second, I've forgotten about April Wine. They were pretty good and had songs like FAst on The Heels of Love, 21st Century Schizoid Man, and Roller. They were Canadian, but seemed to have disappeared after the early 1990s.

ron666

SlashDuff
05-01-2011, 12:53 PM
Good garage rock band called Priestess.

I came here to post this. I love Priestess I've been to their last 4 shows. I hope they start touring world-wide. They're good enough to be known on a world-wide scale

slippp22
05-05-2011, 10:50 PM
Kim Mitchell was pretty good, April Wine and BTO

diamondking117
05-07-2011, 09:44 PM
Neil Young and Tragically Hip