Monday, February 6, 2012

Artist: Corndogs, Album: Love Is All, Song: In My Neighbourhood

The Corndogs were a three piece rock band from Toronto, Ontario.  The band was formed by Greg Clarke and Brodie Lodge in 1987.  Both guys handled songwriting and vocal duties and released their debut EP in 1988 on their own imprint, Doggie Don't label.  They would then hook up with Cowboy Junkie, Michael Timmins, who signed them to his label, Latent Recordings (http://latentrecordings.com/).  The band would collaborate with the Junkies on many of their releases and would also go on to release three more albums between 1990 and 1999.  They toured Canada numerous times and even ventured overseas to the U.K. on several occasions.  The band has shared stages with the Cowboy Junkies, Johnny Winter and Eric Burdon to name a few.  Their album, Love Is All, was released in 1995 and it represents their only album during the nineties that wasn't released with Latent Recordings.  In fact, the band would release this album with Raven Recordings which also happened to be the home of the London, Ontario band, Thundermug (see blog 8/29/10).  The album was recorded in London, Ontario and is a solid mix of country and early rock and roll influenced music.  In My Neighbourhood, was penned by Brodie Lodge and is the hardest rocking tune on the album and you can check it out on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c92wI9fjCrE&list=UUppSJ2-WmKhVgELd07MXO3w&index=4&feature=plcp).  Both Greg and Brodie would eventually move on to other musical projects following their last release in 1999.  Greg has been busy with the band, Greg Clarke and the Madvarks (http://madvarks.com/) while Brodie along with his brother and former Corndog, Lionel as well as his son Durrie have a new band called Shed.  You can follow them at http://www.myspace.com/shedfriends.  The album, Love Is All, is a difficult find these days.  However, there was one copy trading on Ebay for $6 at the time of this blog.  Alternatively, you can purchase their last release from 1999, entitled, Rabbit, from CDbaby (http://www.cdbaby.com/).  Thanks for reading and enjoy! 

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