Friday, May 13, 2022

The Tragically Hip preview Live At The Roxy album

The Tragically Hip are sharing audio of a performance of She Didn't Know as the first preview to the June 24 release of “Live at the Roxy Los Angeles, May 3, 1991.”

The legendary Canadian band’s appearance at the iconic Los Angeles venue has been revered amongst fans for years as it featured – among other things – the fan favourite “Killer Whale Tank” version of “New Orleans Is Sinking.” The nine-minute track is characterized by mid-song story from the late frontman Gord Downie about a job cleaning an aquarium and inadvertently causing friction between the two whales held in the tank, fact or fiction, fans listen in wonderment.

Originally recorded for a Westwood One radio show, only 40 minutes of the set was broadcasted on air at the time, making the full recording that much more in demand. Prior to its inclusion on the “Road Apples” 30th Anniversary Deluxe package last year, the 15-song concert had not been publicly available and was a sought-after show for the bootleggers and diehard fans….and now it gets a standalone release.

“I remember the Roxy show like it was yesterday,” recalls bassist Gord Sinclair. “We had spent a year on the road before recording ‘Road Apples’ and got right back in the saddle when we finished. The new tunes worked great live and by the time we got to LA we were firing on all pistons,” adding “a great show is something you just have to experience to understand. The magic stays with you. Listening back 30 years later and I’m transported to that hot, sweaty, and very special night. The band was tight and unstoppable. Great crowd, great venue. Together we took things to another level.”

“The Tragically Hip: “Live at the Roxy Los Angeles, May 3, 1991” will be available in multiple formats, including CD, 2LP, digital and streaming.

Formed in Kingston, ON in 1984, The Tragically Hip issued 13 studio albums to huge success in their homeland, earning an unprecedented 16 Juno Awards, and inductions into both the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame and Canada’s Walk Of Fame.

The Tragically Hip retired in 2017 following Downie’s passing at the age of 53 after a lengthy battle with terminal brain cancer.

The Tragically Hip
“Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991”

Release date: June 24

01. Little Bones
02. She Didn’t Know
03. Twist My Arm
04. Highway Girl
05. Cordelia
06. Trickle Down
07. The Luxury
08. Three Pistols
09. Fight
10. I Believe in You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)
11. New Orleans is Sinking
12. On The Verge
13. Long Time Running
14. Blow At High Dough
15. All Canadian Surf Club

See also:

The Tragically Hip revisit Road Apples for 30th Anniversary
The Tragically Hip stream video for Road Apples outtake Not Necessary
The Tragically Hip share alternate version of Fiddler’s Green
The Tragically Hip announce expanded Road Apples 30th anniversary reissues
Search The Tragically Hip at hennemusic