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great album by that nice guy from winnipeg...

Did you ever have a neighbour who was quiet, nice, had a cat, would help you with the groceries, and just smile when he saw you? Yeah, that's what it feels like when listening to John. This album is amazing, and anyone not familiar with the weakerthans should check them out if they like this album too. Great tunes which give me eerily vivid memories of my hometown, winnipeg, and are catchy enough to be enjoyed by anyone. After listening to this, you'll want to know about cruise night, reggie leach, and where the army surplus is on portage ave. Stop reading and click "purchase"… now!

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Hadn't heard of Samson nor his former band but had seen a bit of the video for 'Highway 1 West' on the CBC one morning.

There's much good here; it''s daring to render poetry from even something so prosaic as 'Call of Duty 4' - but it works well; he seems like a natural songwriter.

Had originally thought the title for the 'Petition' song was a misprint - but even that is charming, even moving.

Highly recommended.

Another amazing collection of songs

JKS is fast becoming an icon in Canadian music, if he isn't already, and this albums further cements that status. Must buy if you're a fan of folk/rock driven by storytelling and an earnest sound.

Biography

Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Canadian singer, songwriter, and poet John K. Samson is best known as the frontman for introspective Winnipeg indie rock outfit the Weakerthans. During the early '90s, while playing bass for Canadian punk group Propagandhi, Samson released a 15-song solo cassette called Slips & Tangles. By the late '90s, he'd left Propagandhi to focus on his writing and start a publishing company. Around this same time, he formed the Weakerthans with drummer Jason Tait and bassist John P. Sutton, melding melodic...
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