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Geddy Lee talks The Tragically Hip in new CBC Music interview

Tue, Aug 2, 2016@11:29AM | comments

Beloved Canadian band The Tragically Hip will finish off their current tour on Saturday, August 20 with a hometown show at Kingston's Rogers K-Rock Centre. The CBC will be broadcasting the show across all of its radio, TV and streaming channels, commercial-free. In the lead-up to the concert, CBC sat down with Geddy Lee at Rush's management's office in Toronto to talk about The Hip and their place in the history of Canadian music. Geddy discusses the distinct Canadian-ness of the band, when The Hip opened for Rush in the early '90s, his favorite Hip album, their cover of Rush's Limelight and more in a series of short video interviews which you can check out here (thanks Druphis). Here's some of what Geddy had to say:

"The first time you listen to one of their records it kind of sneaks up on you," Lee says. "It sounds simpler than it is. There is a particular way the power of those guitars work together.... [They] always sound sinewy and muscular. Then you put Gord's voice and his lyrics on top of that, and after repeated listening, you really start to love it. It just gets inside you. I think that's a trademark of the Hip."

And here's Ged talking about when the Hip opened for Rush:

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