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#75888 - 01/11/05 09:11 AM My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
LT61 Offline
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These are my favorites:

Steel River
Guess who
Jeff Healey
Alannah Myles
Sass Jordan
AND of course, BTO.

What I really want to know from the Canadian forum members is...... do any of you remember the 70's band "Steel river"?
I saw them live,....(back in the day) and I still have a couple of their LP's. Does anyone know if their albums ever made it on to CD'S up there?....(they didn't here).
They were a good band, and had some really good songs too.
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#75889 - 01/11/05 09:55 AM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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i grew up with the 90s grunge/post grunge movements, my favorites have always been:

Skinny Puppy
Big Wreck
Moist
I Mother Earth
Billy Talent
New Pornographers

(good topic by the way, we can introduce some of our southern neighbours to some of the great music they probably wouldn't otherwise be exposed to)

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#75890 - 01/11/05 02:29 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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Not too many "older" Canadian rockers here eh?.........................OR...maybe "Steel River" is so old, and obscure a band, that EVEN Canadians have forgotten them.

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#75891 - 01/11/05 02:42 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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Saga

My fav albums are:
Silent Knight
Images at Twilight
Worlds Apart

I wonder if even Canadians know about this group.
I was into synths. during the mid80s - early 90s , a fellow keyboardist introduce me to them.. Their early work was way ahead of its time.

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#75892 - 01/11/05 02:52 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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I must admit that having grown up in the 70's in Southern Ontario, I can't for the life of me place that band.......

As for Saga, I was very close to the music scene, and I went to high scholl with the drummer and his brother!

I also hung out with Triumph (Rik Emmett is an AMAZING guitarist), Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Rush, Brighton Rock, Coney Hacth....the list of local artists is endless!!!


Edited by BBIBH (01/11/05 02:54 PM)
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#75893 - 01/11/05 04:11 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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BBIBH,

Now I'm REALLY curious...........I'll get out the LP's when I get home and see if they say WHERE in Canada they hailed from.

As far as band members go,........the only one I know personally.....is Jim Stafford, (We grew up in the same small mid-west town)......he's now the lead guitarist with the California band..... TRAIN.

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#75894 - 01/11/05 04:33 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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I can't seem to find anything that references the band......

If memory serves, there was a band that formed from the wreckage of BTO late 70's...something like Street Something or Steel Something......is that a possibility?
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#75895 - 01/11/05 04:33 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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Skinny Puppy is definitely good, so's Moist.

I generally don't know where bands are from, though, so i can't continue this list!!

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#75896 - 01/11/05 04:41 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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BBIBH,

I just found their "bio" by doing a google search: STEEL RIVER BAND.
(65-73 out of Toronto).

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#75897 - 01/11/05 07:07 PM Re: My favorite Canadian bands + Steel river anyone?
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FM was fantastic live in the early days (especially as a two-man group) but the albums never lived up to the live sound.

Does anyone remember Zon ? There was some kind of grudge match thing going between Zon and Saga's keyboard players, always made for interesting concerts.

I assume Max Webster and Men without Hats were just missing due to an oversight, right ?
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