Weaves Tragically Hip Hip30 Strombo

All your favourite bands covered the Tragically Hip for Strombo’s Hip 30 tribute show

Four hours of Tragically Hip memories and music from A Tribe Called Red, Greys, Weaves, Harrison, Arkells, and more.

- Jan 2, 2017
Photo by: Danny Patterson

In 1987, The Tragically Hip issued their self-titled EP — the band's very first release — making this year, their 30th anniversary. To celebrate Canada's house band, George Stroumboulopoulos organized an astonishing four-hour tribute called Hip 30, broadcast by CBC 2 on New Year's Day.

"This past year has been an incredibly emotional one for Canada's band and their fans. It marked their 30th anniversary and their monumental tour — a tour that captured the minds of our nation," Stroumboulopoulos says. The Strombo Show invited some of the country's top talents to the host's living room to share memories of the band and to cover their favourites.

Along with performances (spinning off some unlikely gems) by musicians like Weaves, Greys, Cowboy Junkies, SATE, Harrison & friends, Limblifter, The Dirty Nil, Arkells, Iskwé, Daniel Romano, The Sadies, and Julie Doiron, there are stories and memories peppered throughout by a long list of Canadian artistic luminaries who count themselves as friends and fans of the band.

The whole thing was filmed and The Strombo Show promises a movie to come as well as other surprises. "Let's push for #ABetter150," Stroumboulopoulos urges. "The Downie Wenjack Fund is one way you can do that."


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You can listen to the complete Hip 30 on The Strombo Show website.

Here's the full playlist:

The Tragically Hip, “Grace Too”
Blue Rodeo, “Bobcaygeon”
Cowboy Junkies, “Little Bones”
The Tragically Hip, “Are We Family”
Harrison + Friends, “Poets”
Amos The Transparent, “Gift Shop”
Tanika Charles, “Boots Or Hearts”
Annie Sumi, “Fiddler’s Green”
Donovan Woods, “Lake Fever”
Daniel Romano, “Something On”
Born Ruffians, “Fireworks”
Darcys, “Vapour Trails”
Hawksley Workman, “Emperor Penguin”
Sarah Harmer, “Thompson Girl”
The Tragically Hip, “Vapour Trails”
PS I Love You, “Small Town Bringdown”
The Tragically Hip, “So Hard Done By”
Kasador, “So Hard Done By”
Los Poetas, “Thugs”
The Trews, “Family Band”
Arkells, “My Music At Work”
The Tragically Hip, “Are We Family”
The Pack A.D., “Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park”
Sebastien Grainger of Death From Above 1979, “Grace, Too”
The Dears, “Tired As Fuck”
STARS, “What Blue”
Gord Downie, “Elaborate”
Hannah Georgas, “Vancouver Divorce”
Barenaked Ladies, “Chancellor / Ahead By A Century”
Willie Thrasher + Linda Saddleback, “Budget Shoes”
The Sadies, “Long Time Running”
Iskwe, “38 Years Old”
The Tragically Hip, “New Orleans Is Sinking”
D-Sisive, “Killer Whale Tank”
The Tragically Hip, “Fully Completely”
GREYS, “Courage”
Woodpigeon, “Pigeon Camera”
Kalle Mattson, “Wheat Kings”
Limblifter, “50 Mission Cap”
WEAVES, “Blow At High Dough”
The Dirty Nil, “No Threat”
Steven Page, “Honey Please”
Hey Rosetta!, “Stay / Now For Plan A”
Skydiggers, “The Depression Suite: The Rock”
Choir! Choir! Choir!, “Last of the Unplucked Gems”
Etiquette, “Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin’ Man”
Silver Pools, “Nautical Disaster”
The Tragically Hip, “Nautical Disaster”
Charlotte Cornfield, “Morning Moon”
SATE, “New Orleans Is Sinking”
Said The Whale, “The New Maybe”
The Odds, “Yer Not The Ocean”
The Tragically Hip, “Flamenco”
By Divine Right, “Ahead By A Century”
Jim Bryson, “Scared”
Julie Doiron, “Titanic Terrarium”
Rheostatics, “Bobcaygeon”

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