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Have Not Been the Same (rev)

The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995

Michael Barclay Ian A.D. Jack Jason Schneider Gordon Downie

752 pages
Ecw Press

?Published in autumn 2001, Have Not Been the Same became the first book to comprehensively document the rise of Canadian underground rock between the years 1985 and 1995. It was a tumultuous decade that saw the arrival of Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, Barenaked Ladies, Daniel Lanois, and many others who made an indelible mark not only on Canadian culture, but on the global stage as well. Have Not Been the Same tells all of their stories in rich detail through extensive first-person interviews, while at the same time capturing the spirit of Canada’s homegrown music industry on the cusp of the digital age.

Ten years on, the 780-page book is still regarded by critics and musicians as the definitive history of the era. To mark this milestone, the authors have updated many key areas of the book through new interviews, further illuminating the ongoing influence of this generation of artists. And with its treasure trove of rare photos intact, this revised edition of Have Not Been the Same is sure to maintain the book’s status as one of the seminal works in the field of Canadian music writing, and a must-read for any Canadian music fan.

Author Bio
?Michael Barclay works at Maclean’s and blogs at Radio Free Canuckistan. He has written for the CBC, Exclaim!, Eye Weekly, and Magnet; has been a musician his whole life; and sings on Arcade Fire's Funeral album. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Ian A.D. Jack is a teacher and songwriter. He is a former freelance writer who now spends his time recording and performing with The Loft Party and Headpets. He lives in Port Hope, Ontario, with his wife, Cara, and their two spirited sons. Jason Schneider’s work can regularly be read in Exclaim!. He has also been a contributor to the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and many other publications. He is the author of Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music, From Hank Snow to The Band, and the novel 3,000 Miles. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario. Gordon Downie, author of the foreword, is the lead singer and lyricist for the rock band The Tragically Hip.