Monday, September 9, 2013

The Diodes - Best Canadian Songs of all Time No. 4

This series of posts will be offering the definitive list of the best Canuck tunes ever recorded, scientifically tabulated, collated and obfuscated by the Brain of Scruff, in absolutely-not numerical order.

All three of my kids know and love The Diodes' Tired of Waking Up Tired, and one of them is only three years old. It's the catchiest chorus ever made, released on an unsuspecting public in 1979, and it still sounds fresh to this day. It's the scene in Hardcore Logo where Hugh Dillon and Callum Keith Rennie are in the front of the van, driving to wherever, singing the chorus over and over and over. It's punk rock the first time around, when hooks were sharp, circus keyboards were cool, and nobody could really accuse Canadian punks of selling out 'cause no one was getting rich.

 Available on iTunes, Amazon, maybe even in a cool record store.

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