Friday, October 28, 2011

World Tour: Canada

Pilot: Canada


Ear Worm Warning: Listen at your own risk

Look out California
Ooh-Ooh, I gotta warn you
Here comes Canada

So maybe it wasn't the smartest commercial move --trying to pit The Golden State against The Great White North, but the Scottish trio Pilot ( best know for their Top 5 hit "Magic") just couldn't help themselves.

 They named their third album, Morin Heights, after the tourist town in Quebec where they recorded with Roy Thomas Baker.With generous measures of Beatlesque melodies and Queen-like harmonies, Morin Heights has been called Pilot's "Abbey Road".

 Lyrically though, they've always been lightweights.Witness:

Canada, you proved your worth
You got snow peaked mountains tumbling down
You had them from birth

Though I prefer British Columbia with its majestic mountains and sunny islands, the list of rock bands who've recorded in Morin Heights is impressive: Rush ( naturally), The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Police, Cat Stevens and The Bee Gees, among others.

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