We are very fortunate in Toronto to have so many great venues for acts to play at. On Queen West alone you have The Rivoli, The Legendary Horseshoe, The Cameron House, The Hideout, The Bovine and Cherry Colas to name but a few. The Tattoo Rock Parlour had a ton of potential but they just didn’t seem to be able to fully commit to “the rock”.
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Segarini: Workin’ the Bars…and a GREAT video tribute to one of Canada’s most charismatic Record Industry Icons.Posted in Opinion with tags Charlie Camilleri, David Wilcox, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, El Mocambo, Eugene Smith, Goddo, Hotel California, Kick Axe, Lee Aaron, Max Webster, Morgan Davis, Moxy, Partland Brothers, Piccadilly Tube, Rough Trade, Saga, segarini, The Gasworks, The Hunt, The Jarvis House, The Knob Hill, The Midwich Cuckoo, The Nickelodeon, Triumph, Zon on January 30, 2012 by segarini
When I first moved to Canada I was drawn to the music coming out of Montreal. We (The Wackers) had gone there in the first place to record the follow up to our first album, Wackering Heights as a kind of reward for making such a good debut LP. Our producer, the legendary Gary Usher, had promised to take us somewhere exotic to do the next record if the first either sold a pant-load, or the record was really good. The record was really good. Although I had played Vancouver at various times in different bands, Montreal was a mystery to me. Usher told me, “You’ll love it! They all speak French!” Wow, I thought, we’re going to Europe. Then I looked Montreal up in our huge Rand McNally World Atlas. Oh. We’re going to Canada. Fuck!