Tag: Barenaked Ladies

Thursday 10pm ET: Feature Artist – Barenaked Ladies

The Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. The band quickly developed a cult following in Canada, with their self-titled 1991 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada. Their debut with Reprise Records, Gordon, featuring the singles “If I Had $1000000” and “Brian Wilson”, was released in 1992.

Initially a duo of Ed Robertson and Steven Page, as of 2018 the band is composed of Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, and Tyler Stewart. Jim’s brother Andy was a member between 1989 and 1995. Page left in 2009, reducing the group to a quartet.

The band’s style has evolved greatly throughout their career, and their music which began as exclusively acoustic quickly grew to encompass a mixture of a wide array of styles including pop, rock, hip hop, rap, etc.[citation needed] They are most commonly billed as an “alt rock” band. The band’s cult following translated into immediate success with Gordon in Canada, but it was not until the band’s 1996 live album Rock Spectacle and their 1998 fourth studio album Stunt, that they achieved major success in the United States and United Kingdom.

The band is known for their live performances, highlighted by comedic banter and free-style rapping between songs. They have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for two Grammy Awards. The group has sold over 15 million records, including albums and singles, and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in March 2018. “One Week” remains the band’s most successful single. Other well-known singles include “It’s All Been Done” (which was used as the theme song to the animated series Baby Blues), “Pinch Me”, and “The History of Everything” (the theme song to the sitcom The Big Bang Theory). In 2003 they sang the theme song for Odd Job Jack.

Monday 9pm: Feature Artist – Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Brothers Jim and Andy Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on hiatus from the group. Andy departed permanently in 1995 citing musical differences and was replaced by Hearn. Page left in 2009, leaving the group as a quartet.

Upon forming, the band quickly developed a cult following in their native Canada culminating in their self-titled 1990 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada. The band then received a major record deal with Reprise Records. Its label debut, Gordon, was released in 1992.

The band’s style has evolved greatly throughout its career, and its music which began as exclusively acoustic quickly grew to encompass a mixture of a wide array of styles including pop, rock, hip hop, rap, etc. They are most commonly billed as an “alt rock” band. The band’s cult following translated into immediate success with Gordon in Canada with a number of popular singles including “If I Had $1000000” and “Brian Wilson”, but it was not until the band’s 1996 live album, Rock Spectacle with its singles, live versions of “The Old Apartment” and “Brian Wilson”, and its 1998 fourth studio album, Stunt that the band finally found success in the United States. The lead single from Stunt, “One Week” remains the band’s most successful single. Other well-known singles include Stunt’s second, “It’s All Been Done”, and the lead single from the follow-up album Maroon, “Pinch Me”.

The band is also known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style and humorous chat between songs: improvised banters and/or songs are staples at most concerts. They have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for Grammy Awards. The group has sold over 15 million records including albums and singles. – Wikipedia

Monday 11pm: Feature LP: Barenaked Ladies – Gordon (1992) @barenakedladies

Gordon is the debut studio album by Canadian band Barenaked Ladies. It was released through Sire Records on July 28, 1992. After The Yellow Tape was certified platinum in Canada, the group won a contest hosted by a local radio station. With the winnings, Barenaked Ladies were able to hire producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda and record the album at Le Studio, north of Montreal. Though most of the album was recorded without incident, difficulty with “The King of Bedside Manor” caused the band to record the track naked—a tradition they would continue on other albums. Horn parts, guest vocalists, and nods to other bands including Rush allowed Barenaked Ladies to expand on the sound they had developed while touring. “They had a real clarity about what they wanted [the album] to be… I just captured what it is they do,” said Wojewoda. – Wikipedia

Singles
1992 “Be My Yoko Ono”
1992 “Enid”
1992 “Grade 9”
1992 “If I Had $1,000,000”
1993 “Brian Wilson”
1993 “What A Good Boy”

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Artist Countdown: Barenaked Ladies Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @barenakedladies

bnakedBarenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario, then a borough of Metropolitan Toronto. They are best known for their hit singles, “One Week”, “The Old Apartment“, “Pinch Me”, “If I Had $1000000”, “Brian Wilson”;[1] as well as the theme for the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. They have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for Grammy Awards. They are also known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style. Their live shows are known for humorous banter between songs and improvised raps/songs, both of which are staples at virtually every concert.[2] Original keyboardist Andy Creeggan left the band in 1995, and founding member Steven Page departed in 2009. They have sold over 15 million records including albums and singles. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 One Week
2 Pinch Me
3 It’s All Been Done
4 Call and Answer
5 Jane
6 The Old Apartment
7 Shoe Box
8 Alternative Girlfriend
9 You Run Away
10 Lovers in a Dangerous Time
11 Get in Line
12 Life, in a Nutshell
13 Alcohol
14 Another Postcard
15 Enid
16 Boomerang
17 If I Had $1000000
18 Brian Wilson
19 What a Good Boy
20 Break Your Heart
21 Grade 9
22 Be My Yoko Ono
23 Too Little Too Late
24 Easy
25 Falling for the First Time
26 Thanks That Was Fun
27 7 8 9
28 Odds Are
29 Pollywog In a Bog
30 Celebrity