About this title: The Tragically Hip's self-titled debut album is blanketed with a roadside texture that is interesting only because it harnesses their music in its rawest and earliest stages. Gordon Downie has not yet mastered his poetic rigidity or his soothsayer approach to obscure experiences and events here as he does on future albums. Instead, the simplicity (and immaturity) of their first outing comes fumbling through on a track like "I'm a Werewolf Baby," but redemption is quickly found with the frustrated cry of "Small Town ...
Tracks on this album
Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.