Music: Top 5 Best Canadian Bands

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  1. RobBrown4PM

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    Based off the recent "Best American Bands" thread, post your top 5 Canadian bands of any genre. Bands only, no individual artists or bands who's name starts with N and ends with K.

    1. Rush
    2. Tragically Hip
    3. Barenaked Ladies
    4. The Guess Who
    5. Blue Rodeo
     
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    All time?

    Rush
    5440
    Grapes of wraith
    Guess who
    The Band(even thou it was 50/50 Can/US--most considered it a Canadian Band due Robertson)
     
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    Neil Young Band
    Tragically Hip
    Rush
    Guess Who
    Bryan Adams Band
    Nickelback Band
     
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    Get your facts straight. The Band was 80% Canadian. The only American was Levon Helm.
     
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    Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    The Band
    Blue Rodeo
    Tragically Hip
    Guess Who
     
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    Kinda disappointed to see The Tea Party haven't been mentioned yet - especially if we're talking "best", as in, the most talented



     
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    Bachman Turner Overdrive
    Rush
    Triumph
    Tragically Hip
    Guess Who
     
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    Those 3, Gordon Lightfoot, and Rush
     
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    Rush, Big Wreck, The Tea Party, Miriodor, Unexpect
     
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    In no particular order:

    Rush
    Sloan
    The Tea Party
    The Guess Who
    The Tragically Hip

    HM: The Barenaked Ladies, Steppenwolf, Wide Mouth Mason
     
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    Rush
    Triumph - Best Live performance musically that I've ever seen
    Tragically Hip
    Guess Who
    BTO



     
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    That's kind of tough... Probably some amazing bands that I don't even know are canadians, but from those I can think of...

    Klaatu
    Morceaux de machine
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    Jean Derome et les dangereux zhoms
    Skinny Puppy (not exactly my style, but deserves some recognition and I don't really know what to put last, maybe Les Colocs)

    Edit: while I was scratching my head for the american bands thread, it came to me: CCMC, with Michael Snow, canadian genius!
     
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    Neil Young
    Rush
    Joni Mitchell
    The Band
    Alanis Morissette

    edit: screw your rules, they all played with bands
     
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    There is a serious lack of love here for the Barenaked Ladies
     
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    Rush
    BNL
    Tragically Hip
    Blue Rodeo
    BTO
     
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    I don't understand Rush. I think their songs are long and boring. I have never liked them and they have still not grown on me.
     
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    I believe Neil Young was the only Canadian in Crazy Horse.
     
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    I thought they were ok, but they weren't great.
     
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    Rush is one band that makes me change the radio dial. There are so many good Canadian bands, these come to mind.

    Guess Who/BTO are same ranking bc of Bachman.
    April Wine
    Cowboy Junkies
    Respectables
    Jeff Healy Band

    H.M.> Chilliwack, Steppenwolf, Prairie Oyster, Mahogany Rush (The Original Rush BTW):naughty:
     
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    Neil counts for ten.
     
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    Sloan
    Sam Roberts Band
    Blue Rodeo
    5440
    Guess Who
     
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