Iconic Canadian band covers Iconic Canadian song

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Beardog, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Shouldn't work but it does!
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    It does work! I'd suspect Gordo would approve. It's faster but it retains the flavor of the song.

    I like the video---illuminated by car headlights, and they're using small amps.
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  3. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    Life is weird - I'm sittin' here an hour ago kinda bored and go down to the local bar for a pint(I'm in central NY). As I'm sitting there, I'm looking at the tap handles and i see they have "Edmund Fitzgerald Porter". Come home and click on this thread.
  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    You didn't get a sinking feeling, didja?

    That poor bugger's hand is frozen to the mic. Like doing a outdoor gig in Ottawa!
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  5. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    After the main hatchway gave in I did...
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Except the main hatchway didn't give in. Gordon L wrote and recorded the song long before good research showed what really happened. (It hit ground on a poorly mapped area of the lake.) Not sure why the official report was so wrong, ignoring good evidence from many sources.

    I'm sort of an Edmund Fitzgerald fanatic.

    Great version, grabbed it on iTunes. Thanks for posting.
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  7. 53Rockets

    53Rockets Electromatic

    Oct 14, 2018
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Love it. Have seen the Headstones 13 times in Ottawa over the years. Don't miss getting spit on, but this cover brings me joy. If Gordon Lightfoot can cover "Cemetery" then the world is finally spinning right.
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  8. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Nah, doesn't work for me. The pace and 4/4 structure are too happy and upbeat and create a mismatch to the story's somber mood.

    But I like this band - want to hear more of their stuff. Thanks for sharing!
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  9. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Good cover! Wish it was a shorter tune.
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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
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