Miers on Music by Jeff Miers: Tragically Hip pre-game
March 05, 2007
Tragically Hip pre-game
The Tragically Hip release “World Container” Stateside on Tuesday, and come to Buffalo for a two-night stand at the Town Ballroom, beginning Friday night. For fans of the band, every Hip show is a new experience, a chance to see Gordon Downie ride the crest of his creative genius in real time, and an opportunity to hear rarely-played songs, interesting covers, or even tunes getting their “in-concert” debut. So what makes a great Hip show? Are there songs you must hear? Others that interupt the flow of an otherwise great gig?Â Is there any one song the appearance of which early on in the set spells a great show to come? In Friday’s Gusto, which will feature my recent interview with Gord Downie, I’ll offer my fantasy Tragically Hip set-list. In the meantime, let’s hear about some of your own favorite past sets, and criteria for the “perfect” Hip set.
For a data-base of past Hip set-lists, visit www.Hipbase.com.