By Christopher Ward,Mike Myers
From the 1st Canadian VJ Christopher Ward, Is This Live? captures the natural enjoyable and rock ’n’ roll uprising of the early years of MuchMusic television.
On August 31, 1984, the Nation’s song Station introduced, breaking floor because the Wild West of Canadian television—live, gloriously unpredictable, seat-of-the-pants television, brought clean daily.
The careers of Canadian legends like Blue Rodeo, Corey Hart, Jane Siberry, Bryan Adams, Platinum Blonde, Glass Tiger, Colin James, the Parachute membership, Honeymoon Suite, Barenaked women, Maestro clean Wes and Sloan have been introduced whilst a lot introduced them toward their lovers. a lot additionally gave us foreign acts (Duran, Duran, Tina Turner, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Madonna, Motorhead, weapons N’ Roses, Nirvana, pink sizzling Chili Peppers), and coated the second one wave of song activism with occasions like reside relief and the Amnesty overseas Human Rights Now! journey. starting from Toronto’s iconic studio at 299 Queen highway West, to Vancouver’s MuchWest, MuchMusic’s programming travelled throughout Canada and attached the Canadian tune scenes in an unheard of way.
The dream baby of television visionary Moses Znaimer, and John Martin, the maverick author of The New Music, a lot used to be reside and mostly improvised, and a complete iteration of Canadians grew up observing the VJs and embraced the recent tune that turned the video soundtrack of our lives.
With tales of the bands, the song, the movies, the distinctiveness exhibits, the fashion and the improvisational method of day-by-day broadcast lifestyles at a lot, Is This Live? is informed by means of the folks who have been there—the vibrant forged of on-air VJs, the artists who discovered their manner into our residing rooms of the kingdom as by no means prior to, and the folks at the back of the cameras.
As our travel consultant to the 1st decade at MuchMusic Christopher Ward supplies a full-on dose of popular culture nostalgia from the Eighties and ’90s, while the track scene in Canada replaced forever.
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