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I feel like there's not nearly enough love for 1990s Canadian music on vinyl. And so I'm starting this thread for the few of us on here to try to appreciate what, if at all, is currently pressed from this era. I was an avid radio-listening, MuchMusic-watching kid in the mid-late 90s, and have a serious soft spot for a lot of the music from the era. But so little of it is available on vinyl (unless it came from Sloan's murderecords, and even then, most of that is hard to find). Some records that I own/hope to own from this era: Lowest of the Low - Shakespeare My Butt (rerelease) Weeping Tile - Cold Snap (Sarah Harmer's old band - I love this one) Hayden - Everything I Long For Hayden - The Closer I get (rerelease) Rheostatics - Whale Music (rerelease) Sloan - One Chord to Another (someday I will own this - though I've heard they're working on a reissue?) Local Rabbits - Kombinator Change of Heart - 82-97 (recent compilation, but easily the worst mastered recorded I've heard in a long time) There is a bunch more out there, but so much I wish I had on vinyl, like early treble charger, Thrush Hermit, and probably some other bands I feel a bit nostalgic for, like I Mother Earth, Moist, etc. Anyone else have some good 90s Canadian vinyl?
I'm surprised a Canadian board member hasn't posted this, but here goes. Matthew Good Band (MGB) went under the US radar nearly entirely, though they were very well known up north. So if you're ouside Canada they would be considered a "hidden gem" I suppose. Matt Good is issuing 5 records that were never released on vinyl, and it's just fantastic to finally have them available for purchase. One LP is from Matt Good's solo career, 3 LPs are from MGB, and the last one is an EP from the MGB years. http://www.matthewgood.org/news/2015/12/7/five-remastered-records-to-be-released-on-vinyl Release Jan 15, 2016. If you've never heard of this band, but like alt-rock, do yourself a favor and youtube some clips. Accessible radio-friendly entries are Hello Time Bomb, Anti-Pop, or Load Me Up, but worth checking out Prime Time Deliverance or Avalanche for his slower side. He's got 20+ years of music so the well is very very deep. Any of my friends who've picked him up have pretty much bought up everything he's written.