Great Big Sea

Just one CD purchased the entire weekend in Newfoundland

  • Great Big Sea – Road Rage ($19.99)

Great Big Sea are a band from St. John’s that are pretty well known all over Canada. This is a live CD and although the band are known for their raucous yet intimate party-like shows (I’ve seen them twice in the past 5 years), this recording doesn’t really convey that. Still, I bought it in St. John’s and spent a few minutes with the 50-something shopkeeper talking about them. In an ironic twist, he told me the Canadian Alliance party swiped one of their songs for their campaign and have been told to stop using it. Imagine, a band from Newfoundland being used to promote a party that would probably like to surgically amputate Newfoundland and push it into the sea.