Soundcheck Sunday: Lesser known Canadian acts from the 1980s

So about a week ago I found myself humming a tune I hadn’t heard in years. It took me a day to place it — Kim Mitchell’s “America”:

You know Kim Mitchell, of course. Between “Go For Soda” and “Patio Laterns,” he’s been a staple of Canadian radio for — holy crap — almost three decades now. You also probably have a very specific image of him in your mind, and it’s likely this one:


Prepare to have your mind blown. Kim doesn’t look like that anymore.

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