The British Invasion, The second and third waves of the British Invasion. The California Surf Rock scene. San Fran's psychedelic scene, New York's Punk Rock Era, LA's Glam Metal days, Seattle's Grunge, There are dozens of influential music scenes that have shaped rock music over the course of history, but what about "The Early 80's Canadian Power Rock/Pop Scene"?
Ummm, the what? You are probably asking yourself. You mean you've never heard of it? Well that's because I just coined the phrase, but that doesn't mean it didn't exist. Oh, it existed and I plan on shinning the light on this music era that was as sweet as Canadian maple syrup. So grab a Molson and get your mullet ready to rock. Eh.
Next up is Saga, hailing from Oakville, Ontario. The prog rock bands fourth album 1981's "Worlds Apart" was there breakthrough record. Spawning the MTV hit "On The Loose" as well as "Wind Him Up". The band won a Juno award in 1982, the Canadian Grammy and Worlds Apart was certified Gold.
Their next album barely made a dent in the US charts and Saga faded away into memory. They still released records but by the 90's Canadians weren't even buying them. However the Germans were, as every album the band has released has charted there. But don't forget these are the same people that bought David Hasseloff's records.
He would wind up selling 15 million records worldwide before his career would flame out as quickly as it rose. His second album "Boy In The Box" would be only the second ever million selling record in Canada and produce the smash hit "Never Surrender"
Oh Canada indeed. So I rest my case for the inclusion of The Early 80's Canadian Power Rock/Pop Scene as a real and credible musical scene and if all this awesomeness doesn't prove that the Early 80's In Canada wasn't a smoking cool music scene then you obviously have your mullet up your ass. Because The Early 80's Canadian Power Rock/Pop Scene was real and it was real cool. Eh.