The Tragically Hip: Road Apples at 30
Today marks the 30th anniversary of The Tragically Hip's first Canadian No.1 album, Road Apples. The band's sophomore album would be their first of eleven No. 1's and would solidify their career as one of Canada's top musical exports.
Notable singles from 1991 included; "Three Pistols," "Little Bones," and "Twist My Arm," but the album would also produce everlasting classics like "Long Time Running," "The Last Of The Unplucked Gems," and "Fiddler's Green." The latter of which was written about frontman Gord Downie's nephew, who died while the band was recording the album. The song went largely unplayed for years until it made frequent appearances on the band's setlist during their farewell tour in 2016.
Road Apples would go Platinum in 10 days and has reached well over Diamond status today.