10.18.2017 11:25 AM

The Rodents, the Filters, the Slinks: RIP Gord Downie

Those were some of the early names of the Tragically Hip. They got their start in the early Eighties in the nascent Kingston punk scene.

A lot of bands got their start in punk rock (and some of us never left). I always felt the Hip’s Downie had that don’t-give-a-fuck punk ethos about him.

RIP to him, the Rodents, the Filters and the Slinks.

2 Comments

  1. Matt says:

    Trudeau mourns Downie’s passing with a picture of the two hugging.

    Of course only Trudeau’s face is showing and one would have no ideau who the other person is unless one was told.

    Wat to make it about yourself Justin. Just like you did at the Tragically Hip’s last show.

    http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/10/18/statement-prime-minister-canada-death-gord-downie

  2. Kevin says:

    RIP Mr. Downie. You certainly made a difference. Well done sir.

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