Barenaked Ladies inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame in Calgary

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The Barenaked Ladies have been in Calgary Wednesday to mark their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and to open a brand new momentary exhibition on the Nationwide Music Centre exploring the Canadian rockers’ profession.

“We have been 18 years previous after we began this band. I am enormously thrilled and grateful,” mentioned Ed Robertson.

Milestones included treasures from band founders Robertson and Steven Web page, together with early songbooks, lyric sheets, devices, and even Web page’s 8-track cassette recorder used for early demos for “Jane and “Outdated Residence.”

Ed Robertson, proper, of the Barenaked Ladies, and former member and co-founder Steven Web page, left, carry out in the course of the Juno Awards in Vancouver in 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Robertson mentioned it was a visit by means of reminiscence lane going by means of his possessions to search out gadgets for the exhibit.

“Opening packing containers that hadn’t been opened in 25 years to search out all these items was actually enjoyable,” he mentioned.

The band emphasised the particular connection they’ve had with one another over time.

“Our voices simply harmonized so completely … It was irresistible. That feeling of musical connection is one thing all of us ended up feeling with one another,” mentioned Steven Web page, describing the primary time he and Robertson carried out collectively as teenagers.

“Through the years some issues get simpler however assembly folks like that and having that inventive connection and doing issues for the enjoyable and pleasure of it may well develop into tougher so it is good to see these recollections captured in the exhibit,” mentioned Kevin Hearn.

After 20 years collectively, Web page launched into a solo profession, however the band reunited to carry out collectively at this 12 months’s Juno Awards. The Barenaked Ladies have launched 15 studio albums, and offered over 15 million albums worldwide.

The band mentioned it was an honour to see their names on the wall subsequent to different Canadian legends like The Band, Rush, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Leonard Cohen and The Tragically Hip.

“The corporate right here is actually all of the folks we regarded as much as and made enjoyable of,” joked Robertson.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/barenaked-ladies-1.4666448?cmp=rss

 

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