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Old 12-22-2022, 03:24 PM   #3421
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They had seven consecutive #1 albums in UK spanning 14 years and sold 70 million albums worldwide.

Sure, they also completely sucked ass from start to finish if you ask me, but they're massively successful and popular, and were (unfortunately) massively influential. What can you do, fans of classic rock have terrible taste. I mean you can still find people who will seriously tell you that something like Guns'n'Roses "totally rules".
Classic Rock?! I wouldn't consider Oasis or Guns n' Roses classic rock.

Maybe some classic rock influences but Oasis is ####ty British Rock and guns n' roses is ####ty hard rock.
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Old 12-22-2022, 07:50 PM   #3422
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Old 12-23-2022, 02:04 AM   #3423
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Came across this 1935 commercial for Chevrolet. It's a little long winded for a commercial and some dated language, but it's more just an interesting brief look at life in 1935. I didn't realize they had motor homes and big dump trucks like that 88 years ago. I also thought it was interesting that they were talking about fuel economy back then as well. I also can't help watching films from that time and think, those poor buggers had no idea what was just around the corner.

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Old 12-23-2022, 10:44 AM   #3424
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They had seven consecutive #1 albums in UK spanning 14 years and sold 70 million albums worldwide.

Sure, they also completely sucked ass from start to finish if you ask me, but they're massively successful and popular, and were (unfortunately) massively influential. What can you do, fans of classic rock have terrible taste. I mean you can still find people who will seriously tell you that something like Guns'n'Roses "totally rules".
It's funny how artists are perceived depending on where you live, isn't it? I just looked at their chart history. They had 23 top 10 songs in the UK, but only had 1 in the US (had 10 in Canada apparently though, mostly their later stuff, so not sure where that poster is coming from) They were a huge part of my teenage years. I liked them well enough but all my mates grew their hair out and starting learning to play the guitar. Fun times.

Reminds me of watching a one hit wonders show on the retro music video channel here recently and seeing The Corrs. And I'm thinking "how the hell can a band be a one hit wonder when I own their greatest hits album?!" but I guess they just didn't really make it to this side of the world.
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Old 12-23-2022, 11:12 AM   #3425
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Old 12-23-2022, 12:45 PM   #3426
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It's funny how artists are perceived depending on where you live, isn't it?
Nobody outside of Canada cares about Canadian music. Go to any generic pub in England, and they know Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, and Biebs.
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Old 12-23-2022, 03:45 PM   #3427
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Nobody outside of Canada cares about Canadian music. Go to any generic pub in England, and they know Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, and Biebs.
Rush, The Guess Who, Shania Twain and Alanis Morrisette all say hi
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When I was in Europe and I told people I was from Canada, I had few right away start talking about Neil Young. I found it pretty cool that overseas he is attached to being from Canada, because I think he gets forgotten here a little.
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When I was in Europe and I told people I was from Canada, I had few right away start talking about Neil Young. I found it pretty cool that overseas he is attached to being from Canada, because I think he gets forgotten here a little.
Was going to include him actually. And there are lots more, but I just wanted the ones that were top of the world charts at some point.
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All of those examples are really, really old.
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All of those examples are really, really old.
Okay, but even if you're adding a qualifier like that I'd be highly surprised if Brits aren't familiar with The Weeknd, Drake, Sean Mendes, Alessia Cara. All those artists pack arenas in the UK. Even a lesser known like Jessie Reyez is really well known around the world.

It seems like a weird statement, first you talked about pubs, which I'd attribute with a slight older demographic AND you listed two old artists yourself, but missed some of our best young artists. Maybe you're just not into younger music and didn't realize that the young canadian artists have been killing it the past decade or so?

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Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble, Arcade Fire, Sum 41, Simple Plan, Billy Talent, Three Days Grace, and yes even the massively hated Nickelback. All were massive in the UK at their peak.
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Feom my experience most of the big Canadian artists are generally not recognized abroad as being Canadian. Most people just assume they're American. True of actors as well as musicians. Lots of people love them, but don't know they're Canadian.
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Old 12-24-2022, 10:34 PM   #3434
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Feom my experience most of the big Canadian artists are generally not recognized abroad as being Canadian. Most people just assume they're American. True of actors as well as musicians. Lots of people love them, but don't know they're Canadian.
I think thatís true for basically any famous western celebrity. Itís just assumed they are Americans. Applies to both musicians and actors.
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When I was in Europe and I told people I was from Canada, I had few right away start talking about Neil Young. I found it pretty cool that overseas he is attached to being from Canada, because I think he gets forgotten here a little.
Yeah, at the couple touristy pubs in Temple Bar we visited, there was a small Canadian contingent, and the fella playing live music played some Neil Young.
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Finger Eleven couldnt gain any traction in Canada and as soon as they focused on the US, became a hit. Then became a hit in Canada, because of the popularity in the US.

On the flip side, the Traj were maybe the most iconic Canadian Band ever, and not as well known in the US and around the world.

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I'm always surprised The Band doesn't get more mentions. I'd put there 3 album run up against any other band. Also essentially created the Americana genre.
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Finger Eleven couldnt gain any traction in Canada and as soon as they focused on the US, became a hit. Then became a hit in Canada, because of the popularity in the US.

On the flip side, the Traj were maybe the most iconic Canadian Band ever, and not as well known in the US and around the world.
More recently, there is an indy rock band called Black Pistol Fire who were from Toronto. They did the local scene there, but later moved to Austin Texas where they started to take off. I listened to an interview with them and they are still proud to be Canadian, but the Austin scene is just a better place to jump off from in their niche.

I think it's just a fact for most Canadians in the entertainment industry that the American markets off more opportunity.
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Feom my experience most of the big Canadian artists are generally not recognized abroad as being Canadian. Most people just assume they're American. True of actors as well as musicians. Lots of people love them, but don't know they're Canadian.
That seems weird, cause the major canadian artists now a days typically mention they're Canadian quite often in interviews and TV analysts speaking about them will often introduce them as Canadian or mention it at some point.

I have a hard time believibf people across the world have never heard mention of Drake, Bieber, The Weeknd, Sean Mendes, Alessia Cara being Canadian.
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Finger Eleven couldnt gain any traction in Canada and as soon as they focused on the US, became a hit. Then became a hit in Canada, because of the popularity in the US.

On the flip side, the Traj were maybe the most iconic Canadian Band ever, and not as well known in the US and around the world.
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