Thursday, June 9, 2011

Artist: Pigeon-Hole, Album: And The One They Call Lightning, Song: We're Not Gonna Take It

"We're not gonna take it, no, we ain't gonna take it.  We're not gonna take it anymore."  Pigeon-Hole were a four piece band from Quebec.  They were Isabelle Fahmy, Natasha Szuber, Adam Blinick and Wade Manricks.  They were signed to Aquarius Records and released, And The One They Call Lightning, in 2002.  The album was recorded in Quebec as well as British Columbia and featured the support of Kinnie Starr (see blog 12/4/10) and Bob Egan.  Bob Egan has played guitar in bands like Wilco and Blue Rodeo.  One of the two bonus tracks on this album is a cover of the Twisted Sister classic, We're Not Gonna Take It.  The song was an eighties heavy metal staple which crossed over to the pop charts in 1984 and peaked just shy of the Billboard Top 20.  It was the band's highest charting single and Pigeon-Hole do an inventive folk like cover of the popular song that is worth checking out.  You can hear the song on You Tube (  There isn't much written about the band but I do know they had at least two albums released.  This particular release is a difficult find today.  At the time of this blog, there was one copy trading on Amazon for $10.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!