Tragically Hip - Day for Night

Tragically Hip
Day for Night

First Appeared in The Music Box, November 1995, Volume 2, #10

Written by John Metzger


The Tragically Hip have been touring relentlessly for the past year in support of their latest effort. The band has been around for awhile, and I had the opportunity to catch them opening for Little Feat several years ago. At that time, I hated them. My mind has since changed dramatically.

Sounding like a cross between Crazy Horse and R.E.M., I'm fully convinced this was what Michael Stipe was looking for on Monster. Instead, he was scooped by these Canadians who blast through 14 songs with music that is the perfect complement to their poetic lyrics. From the dreamy Nautical Disaster to the horrifying depths of Scared to the environmentally focused Titanic Terrarium, this group just doesn't miss a thing. starstarstarstar


The following is a listing of the bold-faced words
scattered throughout the lyric sheet of this disc.
I've put them together in the form of a poem.
Intentional? I don't know, but it sure fits nicely. Here it is:

Metropolis noir
Take a look at this photograph
Book -- make me feel insanity
Move through night
Bemused winter
In the dark I'm helpless with space
We're no longer relevant
If there's glory in miracles,
It's that they're reversible.


Of Further Interest...

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The Good Life - Album of the Year

Hem - No Word from Tom


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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!


Copyright 1995 The Music Box