When one of our sons started getting interested in bands, I would take him out to shows he wanted to see. We once went to Winnipeg’s Garrick Event Centre (a former movie theatre I used to go to as a teenager) to see this new act, called City and Colour… it must have been around 2008. I assumed it was a duo, or a band. It was one guy, Dallas Green. Okay… city, and colour. Got it. He was a member of the Canadian punk band, Alexisonfire, but had gone out on this solo project. Was he still in the other band? I was confused.
Anyway, we both really liked his show and saw him again several years later with a full band backing him at the Walker Theatre. I think that was the tour supporting the album, ‘Little Hell,’ which was released in 2011.
I like Green’s music though I never ventured into his Alexisonfire phase.
Today’s song is the title track from the 11-track album (I have the deluxe one with extra tracks including live, demo and video). Whenever I hear this song, I think of a time when I thought I heard the chorus as “We’ll wig it out, in this little Hell…” Still makes me chuckle each time I hear it. A good submission to that website for misheard lyrics, http://www.kissthisguy.com, after the famous Jimi Hendrix lyric.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Please enjoy.
Here’s the official audio from the City and Colour Youtube channel: