I was just catching up on my ChartAttack news when I stumbled across an item dated November 17th that somehow eluded me. The Watchmen have broken up following their final gig at The Horseshoe in Toronto last night.
I was always a big fan of The Watchmen and constantly wondered aloud why they weren't bigger than they were. I remember fondly picking up "In The Trees" at my local Sam The Record Man after totally digging "Boneyard Tree". One spin of this disc and I was in love with "All Uncovered", one of the finest musical compositions in Canadian recording history. Daniel Greaves' voice and the power punch of the melodies made The Watchmen underdogs you rooted for. Under the stars at the Molson Amphitheatre, I watched them open for The Tragically Hip and their performance was nothing short of spectacular. They even threw in a cover of James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" for good measure.
Coincidentally, I wrote about the breakup of another band I enjoy on November 17th, the very same day ChartAttack posted the article about The Watchmen calling it quits. On that day it was announced the Stone Temple Pilots were no more. The Watchmen and STP will both be missed.