S1E5. Live Between Us (The Tragically Hip, 1997)

Double Lives

28-09-2020 • 1 hr 23 mins

There was no band bigger, no band greater, and no band that represented Canada better than The Tragically Hip. Their 1997 live album (the only full length live LP they ever put out) is both a snapshot of a band fully embracing their role in Canadian music, and a full-of-energy artifact of what the band could offer every night onstage. James and Dan talk about the late poet/frontman Gord Downie and his antics, the band's massive popularity in their home nation (while never really making a big splash in the US), and the evolution of The Hip from a solid barroom blues band to stadium kings.