Friday, September 30, 2011

Artist: Chixdiggit!, Album: Chixdiggit!, Song: I Drove The Coquihalla

"I drove, drove, drove, drove, drove the Coquihalla, just to be, just to be, just to be here with you."  Chixdiggit! were a punk band from Calgary, Alberta.  They were high school friends who started selling tee-shirts with the name Chixdiggit! (aka Chicks Dig It) printed on it.  They weren't even a band yet and none of them had any musical training.  The tee-shirts sold well and they used the money to buy a drum kit.  Over the next two years, the members practiced, played the odd show and by 1996, signed with Sub Pop Records and released their self titled debut!  I Drove The Coquihalla is one of many stand out tracks from this debut and it clocks in under the two minute mark.  The band would eventually leave Sub Pop and is currently signed to Fat Wreck Chords.  They have toured internationally and to date, have 5 albums.  Their most recent album was released this past year.  The band is currently celebrating their 20th Anniversary.  This particular debut album was actually re-recorded and re-released as Chixdiggit! II in 2007.  You can follow the band at  You can purchase the debut album on Itunes.  You can hear the song, I Drove The Coquihalla, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!