Vancouver’s 88 MILE TRIP are very proud Canadians, they are so proud that they have put together a new 5 track EP entitled ‘Blame Canada’ covering songs in tribute to Canadian rock and roll music of years past such as Bachman Turner Overdrive, Neil Young, Red River, The Stampeders plus Doug and The Slugs. The best part about this EP besides it all celebrating Canuck music, is that it’s available for FREE DOWNLOAD via the band’s bandcamp page at https://88miletrip.bandcamp.com.
The EP was created as a fun salute to the greats who laid the foundation for 88 MILE TRIP and other modern Canadian bands. The connection came full circle when, while recording the EP, Doug And The Slugs co-founder and keyboard player Simon Kendall got wind that the band were covering “Tomcat Prowl”, that he came down to the studio to lay down some keys on it.
The band explains the story behind the EP:
“The idea for the Blame Canada EP was spawned while we were on tour promoting our full length album “Through The Thickest Haze”. On our drive from Calgary AB to Cranbrook, BC, a song came on the radio in the van with this incredibly heavy riff that was good enough to be on any of the first four Black Sabbath records. It turned out to be a Bachman Turner Overdrive song called “Not Fragile”. After that we got thinking, if we had never heard this song before, how many other awesome Canadian rock songs have we missed out on. That thought turned into many hours of beer drinking plus record spinning, and eventually the idea to cover some songs we had discovered. We hope that Canadian music fans, young and old alike, enjoy this tribute to some of the best music our country has ever produced.”
1. Not Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive cover)
2. Cowboys In Hong Kong (Red Rider cover)
3. Tomcat Prowl (Doug and The Slugs Cover) Feat. Simon Kendall
4. Ohio (Neil Young Cover)
5. Wild Eyes (Stampeders cover)
88 Mile Trip:
David Bell: Vocals
Pat Hill: Guitar
Darin Wall: Bass
Eddie Riumin: Drums
Simon Kendall: Guest keyboard on “Tomcat Prowl”
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Mike Rogerson at Harbourside Studios, North Vancouver BC, Canada
Assisted by Rob Acquino and Nick Stirling
Big Cartel: http://88miletrip.bigcartel.com
Founded in 2013, 88 Mile Trip is a heavy stoner rock band from Vancouver BC, Canada. In a few short years, the band has managed to release an EP, a live album, a full length LP “Through The Thickest Haze” and are now poised to release an EP of classic Canadian cover songs called “Blame Canada”. They have also embarked on several west coast tours, and a full cross Canada tour in support of their debut full length. Additionally, 88 Mile Trip has shared the stage with such noteable acts as Orange Goblin, Holy Grail, Jex Thoth, Lazer/Wulf, Karma To Burn, The Skull, Mothership and more. In 2016, the band received the award “Best Local Rock Band” at The Whammy Awards in Vancouver, where local musicians give recognition to each other and fans vote on the awards. 88 Mile Trip plan to continue to build on this foundation in 2017 and beyond. Fans of Kyuss, Orange Goblin, Black Sabbath, Fu Manchu and groove laden stoner rock should take note of 88 Mile Trip.