An album by album deep dive into the music and lyrics of The Tragically Hip. Hosted by three long time friends and huge Hip fans. Follow the show on Twitter @CastGems.
Episode 15-The Wrap Up
This is it, the last episode in the series. Brad, Steve and John give their final thoughts on songs they selected for each other and themselves, the Hip in general and what they learned over the course of this deep dive into one of Canada's favourite bands. You'll have to listen to find out which songs were picked to be covered though. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for a new show from the crew behind The Cast of the Unplucked Gems.
Episode 14-Man Machine Poem
The last in the discography but don't worry we'll do one more wrap up episode. In the meantime, Brad hosts and the album is discussed as are some of the circumstances surrounding the timing of the release and the subsequent tour. Highlighted songs include: Man, In a World Possessed by the Human Mind, Here, In The Dark, Tired As Fuck, Oceans Next and Machine.
Episode 13-Now For Plan A
Lucky number 13 and the penultimate album in the Hip cataloge Now For Plan A is the subject of this episode which Steve hosted and was recorded remotley for unmentioned reasons. Highlighted songs include: At Transformation, The Lookahead, We Want To Be It, The Modern Spirit, Take Forever and Goodnight Attawapiskat.
Episode 12-We Are the Same
Did The Hip go one Rock to far? John hosts the breakdown of 2009's We Are the Same. Highlighted songs include: Morning Moon, The Last Recluse, The Depression Suite, The Exact Feeling, Queen of the Furrows and Love Is a First.
Episode 11-World Container
Ready to rock? Bob Rock. Brad hosts as the guys break down the first of two Hip/Bob Rock collaborations...World Container. Highlighted songs include: The Lonely End of The Rink, In View, Luv (Sic), The Kids Don't Get It, The Drop-Off, Family Band.
Episode 10-In Between Evolution
An album chalk full of bangers, but is it an Iraq War record? Find out as the boys discuss 2004's In Between Evolution. Highlighted songs include: Summer's Killing US, Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park, Vaccination Scar, You're Everywhere, One Night in Copenhangen and Are We Family.
I love the banter, the insight and the format these guys have come up with. I have reached another level of appreciation for The Hip and can’t help but listen to the featured album immediately after rabidly consuming each podcast. Keep up the good work!
Thoughtful and diverse analysis from a group of guys for whom this band obviously has had an impact on. Love it, keep it up!!
The Tragically Hip are a piece of Canadiana, a cultural artifact. This podcast dives into the songs that mean so much to fans and many Canadians. Even if your not a fan, or Canadian, listen to this and see why it means so much.