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Canada's 88 Mile Trip releases free EP 'Blame Canada' ft. covers of BTO, Neil Young, Red River and more
Vancouver's 88 Mile Trip are very proud Canadians, they are so proud that they have put together a new 5 track EP entitled 'Blame Canada' covering songs in tribute to Canadian rock and roll music of years past such as Bachman Turner Overdrive, Neil Young, Red River, The Stampeders plus Doug and The Slugs. The best part about this EP besides it all celebrating Canuck music, is that it's available for FREE DOWNLOAD via the band's bandcamp page at https://88miletrip.bandcamp.com.
The EP was created as a fun salute to the greats who laid the foundation for 88 MILE TRIP and other modern Canadian bands. The connection came full circle when, while recording the EP, Doug And The Slugs co-founder and keyboard player Simon Kendall got wind that the band were covering “Tomcat Prowl”, that he came down to the studio to lay down some keys on it.
The band explains the story behind the EP:
"The idea for the Blame Canada EP was spawned while we were on tour promoting our full length album “Through The Thickest Haze”. On our drive from Calgary AB to Cranbrook, BC, a song came on the radio in the van with this incredibly heavy riff that was good enough to be on any of the first four Black Sabbath records. It turned out to be a Bachman Turner Overdrive song called “Not Fragile”. After that we got thinking, if we had never heard this song before, how many other awesome Canadian rock songs have we missed out on. That thought turned into many hours of beer drinking plus record spinning, and eventually the idea to cover some songs we had discovered. We hope that Canadian music fans, young and old alike, enjoy this tribute to some of the best music our country has ever produced."
Song Stream - 88 Mile Trip - Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HtogI3s7qg
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