EP38: Cool Blue Halo - Paul Boudreau/Barry Walsh

EP38: Cool Blue Halo - Paul Boudreau/Barry Wa...

EP40: Our Lady Peace (Fmr.) - Jeremy Taggart - Part Two

In the conclusion of my chat with Jeremy, we talk about the height of OLP craziness, playing Woodstock, the making of Happiness, how/why Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) covered for him on Spiritual, why Mike Turner left the band, his new record with his podcast partner Jona ...   Show more

EP39: Our Lady Peace (Fmr.) - Jeremy Taggart - Part One

This is part one of a chat I had with the former drummer of Our Lady Peace, Jeremy Taggart. We discuss starting so young that his Mom had to drop him off at the OLP audition,  a traumatic first gig opening for The Tea Party, almost getting killed while shooting the Starseed video ...   Show more

EP37: Photographer - Richard Beland

Richard Beland is Canada's Mick Rock, Danny Clinch or Charles Peterson. A rock/music photographer who grew up in a music scene and helped document it. In this episode, we hear how Ken Tizzard (The Watchmen) helped kick start his career, stories behind some of the most iconic ...   Show more

EP36: The Waltons - Jason Plumb - Part Two

This is the conclusion of a chat I had with Jason Plumb of The Waltons, in it we discuss his friendship and writing partnership with Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, touring the USA, appearing on the Friends 2 soundtrack, transitioning to a producer and his solo career. So, plea ...   Show more

EP35: The Waltons - Jason Plumb - Part One

This is part one of a chat I had with Jason Plumb of The Waltons, in it we discuss the importance of The Tragically Hip and Barenaked Ladies in their career, moving to Toronto, selling 10,000 records as an independent band, transitioning to a major label and much more. So, please ...   Show more

EP34: Blue Dog Pict - Keram Malicki-Sánchez - Part Two

This is the conclusion of a chat I had with Keram Malicki-Sánchez of Blue Dog Pict. In it, we take a deep dive into the making of BDP's albums, writing a song for Heather Graham (Boogie Nights), his friendship with Alex Lifeson (Rush) and more. So, please give it a listen an ...   Show more

EP33: Blue Dog Pict - Keram Malicki-Sánchez - Part One

This is part one of a chat I had with Keram Malicki-Sánchez of Blue Dog Pict. In it, we discuss what it was like for a band to navigate the Toronto music scene in the early '90s, producing a cover of 'Love Shack' by Neve Campbell & Jello Biafra, David Usher handing ...   Show more

EP32: Econoline Crush - Trevor Hurst - Part Two

This is the conclusion of a chat I had with Trevor Hurst of Econoline Crush. In it, we discuss working with Sylvia Massey (Tool, Prince) on The Devil You Know, Shannon Hoon, touring with Kiss, the future of EC,  his second career as a medical professional and much more. So, pleas ...   Show more

EP31: Econoline Crush - Trevor Hurst - Part One

This is part one of a chat I had with Trevor Hurst of Econoline Crush. In it, we discuss his time in Seattle in the early '90s, the origins of EC, his Canadian influences, the making and touring of Affliction and much more. So, please give it a listen and if you want more &a ...   Show more

EP30: Tara MacLean

We visit P.E.I. for the first time on the podcast as we chat with songstress Tara MacLean. During the conversation we talk about her being mentored by Sarah McLachlan, making a cameo appearance in Coyote Ugly, opening for The Cure, helping foster the career of a young Jason Mraz, ...   Show more

EP29: The Grapes of Wrath - Kevin Kane

In this episode we go back to B.C., this time to chat with Kevin of The Grapes of Wrath. We hear about the early days of Nettwerk records, recording with Tom Cochrane, the real world financial struggles of a touring band, fans stealing their windshield wipers, working at Abbey Ro ...   Show more

EP28: The Stand G.T. - Chris Page

This episode we go indie again, this time with Chris Page of The Stand G.T. . We discuss going from practicing in an abandoned chicken coop, to touring with The Smugglers, to recording with Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks) in Seattle, to releasing records on indie labels all over the w ...   Show more

EP27: Pure - Jordy Birch - Part Two

In the conclusion of my chat with Jordy Birch, we discuss getting dropped by your record label, going solo, Aaron Carter calling him 'buddy', the late Todd Simko and what Jordy is up to currently. So, please give it a listen and if you want more '90s CanRock conten ...   Show more

EP26: Pure - Jordy Birch - Part One

This episode is part one of a two part chat I had with Jordy Birch.  We discuss becoming a singer at 24, smoking a joint with Carlos Santana, Art Bergmann teaching him proper hand washing techniques, working with Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) on Purefunalia and more. So, please ...   Show more

EP25: Bootsauce - Sonny Greenwich Jr.

This episode takes us back to Montreal, with Sonny of Canadian funk/rock pioneers, Bootsauce. We discuss their origins, how Joan Jett and Lemmy (Motorhead) ended up on Bootsauce records, touring with The Cult, the recent release of a lost '90s album and much more. So, please ...   Show more

EP24: Big Shiny Tunes - Mark Teo (author of Shine)

In this episode I speak with Mark Teo, author of Shine, a book about Big Shiny Tunes. We discuss the origins of BST, its impact, its legacy and much more. So, please give it a listen and if you want more '90s CanRock content, find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube ...   Show more

EP23: The Smugglers - Grant Lawrence - Part Two

This is the conclusion of an epic chat I had with Grant Lawrence, front man of The Smugglers and one of Canada's greatest story tellers. We discuss touring with cub, that one time Neko Case wanted to beat them up, their time on Lookout and Mint Records, The Hives opening for ...   Show more

EP22: The Smugglers - Grant Lawrence - Part One

This is part one (of two) of an epic chat I had with Grant Lawrence, front man of The Smugglers and one of Canada's greatest story tellers. We discuss his early promoting experiences with Nardwuar, that time Nirvana stayed at Grant's (and his parents) house, touring the ...   Show more

EP21: Universal Honey - Leslie Stanwyck/Johnny Sinclair

This episode takes us to Saskatoon via Toronto with Leslie and Johnny, the husband and wife duo that is at the core of Universal Honey. We talk their early beginnings in The Pursuit of Happiness, branching out on their own, touring with the Goo Goo Dolls and more. So, please give ...   Show more

EP20: Manager - Peter Rowan

We're going back to the east coast in this episode as we chat with manager and Halifax Pop Explosion co-founder Peter Rowan. We talk about managing Sloan, Eric's Trip and Hardship Post, working with Geffen and Sub Pop, Halifax being dubbed the 'next Seattle' a ...   Show more

EP19: Chore - Mike Bell

In this episode we go indie again, this time with Mike Bell of Sonic Unyon band Chore. We discuss writing fan letters to Dave Bidini (Rheostatics), the D.I.Y. aspect of being on an indie label, getting their music on the TV show 24, playing gigs with Dallas Green/Alexisonfire and ...   Show more

EP18: Me Mom Morgentaler and Mudgirl - Kim Bingham

This episode features the first Quebec band to be on the podcast as we welcome Kim Bingham from Me Mom and Morgentaler! We talk about their origins, some of their most memorable gigs and then we discuss her departure from the band and starting Mudgirl, which led to touring with L ...   Show more

EP17: Duotang - Rod Slaughter/Sean Allum

This episode takes us back to Winnipeg to speak with Rod and Sean from Duotang. We discuss the importance of Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers) on their career, getting signed to Mint Records, witnessing the rise of The Weakerthans and more. So, please give it a listen and if you wan ...   Show more

EP16: Moist - Kevin Young/Jeff Pearce - Part Two

This episode is the conclusion of an epic chat I had with Kevin Young and Jeff Pearce of Moist. In it we hear about what the MMVA's were like, shooting the videos for Creature, the making of Mercedes..., why they re-recorded 'Push' for the American release of that ...   Show more

EP15: Moist - Kevin Young/Jeff Pearce - Part One

This episode is part one of an epic chat I had with Kevin Young and Jeff Pearce of Moist. In it we hear about their indie roots, the true story of how they came to be called Moist, the making of Silver and much more. So, please give it a listen and subscribe/follow the podcast so ...   Show more

EP14: Change of Heart - Ian Blurton

"Ian Blurton is the kind of guy I totally think is king." - Gord Downie (from the book Have Not Been The Same). I couldn't agree more and in this episode it's my pleasure to chat with him about his legendary band, Change of Heart. He tells stories about touring with The ...   Show more

EP13: Blinker the Star - Jordon Zadorozny

This episode is jam packed with stories involving a who's who of nineties alternative rock, including Melissa Auf der Maur, Courtney Love, Brad Laner and Chris Cornell. We talk about Jordon working with all those folks, sharing a castle with Carole King and Nancy Wilson and ...   Show more

EP12: Odds - Craig Northey

In this episode Craig Northey comes on the podcast to talk about hanging with Johnny Depp and Richard Grieco, being part of Warren Zevon's back up band, becoming friends with Kids in the Hall and all things Odds. So, please give it a listen and if you want more '90s Can ...   Show more

Interlude: '90s CanRock March Madness w/Eric Koreen

This is a mini-episode about a nineties CanRock March Madness style tournament launching this week on Twitter (@ekoreen). This scratches me right where I itch, so I wanted to get its creator, Eric Koreen of The Athletic, on the podcast to talk about it. So, please give it a liste ...   Show more

EP11: Crash Test Dummies - Ellen Reid

This episode features the funny and talented Ellen Reid of CTD where we discuss how she met Brad Roberts, what it was like to appear on shows like David Letterman and Saturday Night Live, how they got on the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack, some of their famous fans and much more. So, ...   Show more

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