[Album Review] Strippers Union | The Duece

Thankfully, Strippers Union did not drop a deuce for The Duece. No sophomore slump for these guys. Most of the band s back with the only move being Simon Kendall making an exit for Murry Atkinson on keys. Rob Baker and Craig Northey are again the primary songwriters for all but two of its 10 … Continue reading [Album Review] Strippers Union | The Duece

[Album Review] Strippers Union | Stripper’s Union Local 518

When I bought Strippers Union's 3- The Undertaking from their website last year, they threw in their debut album Local 518 from 2005 for free! Well dang. It ain't often that I get free music around here! Don't worry though, my opinion of the album isn't tainted by the bribe. My enjoyment of it is … Continue reading [Album Review] Strippers Union | Stripper’s Union Local 518

[Album Review] The New Odds | Cheerleader

Odds went on hiatus after Craig Northey left the band in 1999 and it wasn't until 2007 that a comeback began to build. Steven Drake's (the band's 2nd singer/guitarist/songwriter) career as a music producer/ engineer had taken off so he remained the only holdout as OG members Northey, Doug Elliott, and Pat Steward, teamed with … Continue reading [Album Review] The New Odds | Cheerleader

[Album Review] Northey Valenzuela

For Craig Northey's next project, he teamed up with Jesse Valenzuela from the... Gin Blossoms? Yeah, I had not thought about them in almost 30 years too. And, It is a good thing I looked them up before writing this because I had them confused with Goo Goo Dolls. For the record, Gin Blossoms are … Continue reading [Album Review] Northey Valenzuela

[Album Review] Craig Northey | Giddy Up

After Odds released what in my opinion is their best album Nest in 1996, they toured for almost the remainder of the decade until Craig Northey up and quit the band in '99. Thankfully, he continued to make music. Northey's 2001 debut solo album, Giddy Up is EP adjacent, with its 8 songs adding up … Continue reading [Album Review] Craig Northey | Giddy Up

[Album Review] Odds | Nest

Isn't it great when an album reintroduces itself into your life? Nest made that move last summer where I spent a good chunk of it in our garage. The roof on Sarah's car was having some serious issues with rust, and since she was working from home, it seemed like a good idea to take … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Nest

[Album Review] Odds | Good Weird Feeling

Odds third album, Good Weird Feeling, was a scorching hot release in 1995. Well, at least it was here in Canada. It spawn five singles, Truth Untold, Eat My Brain, Satisfied, Mercy To Go, and I Would Be Your Man. It earned the band three Juno Award nominations for Best Rock Album, Group of the Year, … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Good Weird Feeling

[Album Review] Odds | Bedbugs

Odds were on the upswing for their second album, Bedbugs. Not only did they get the Canadian comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall to be in the video for the album's first single, Heterosexual Man, but they also locked in THEE Warren Zevon as a fan. Warren was so impressed with their song Wendy … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Bedbugs

[Album Review] Odds | Neopolitan

For the majority of my life, I thought the name was "The Odds". But it is just "Odds". Fun fact. An even funner fact: I'm not a fan of Neopolitan ice cream or mixing flavours in general. The fewer the ingredients, the better. My past self has been a casual fan of The Odds. The … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Neopolitan

[Album Review] Colin James | Blue Highway

I really enjoyed Colin James' previous blues album, National Steel which came out way back in 1997. So, I'm a little embarrassed to admit how I completely slept on Blue Highways when it was released in October of 2016. I remember him promoting it on the slew of Canadian morning shows and whatnot, but the … Continue reading [Album Review] Colin James | Blue Highway