The Hip don't perform many cover songs in concert. I keep detailed statistics of every Hip song I've seen performed live and there's not a single cover song in the mix.
On this tour, however, Gord and the boys are singing a different cover each stop. Tonight I'll be seeing them at the ACC with my bro Ry and there's no guessing what we'll get. Here are the covers they've played thus far, courtesy of hipfans.com.
- 2007-01-07 - Victoria: "Queen Bitch" by David Bowie
- 2007-01-08 - Victoria: "C'Mon Everybody" by Eddie Cochran
- 2007-01-10 - Kamloops: "On A Night Like This" by Bob Dylan
- 2007-01-12 - Prince George: "It Makes No Difference" by The Band
- 2007-01-13 - Grande Prairie: "I Can Only Give You Everything" by Them
- 2007-01-14 - Edmonton: "Summer Side Of Life" by Gordon Lightfoot
- 2007-01-16 - Red Deer: "Somethin' Else" by Eddie Cochran
- 2007-01-17 - Lethbridge: "Four Stong Winds" by Ian & Sylvia
- 2007-01-19 - Regina: "Powderfinger" by Neil Young
- 2007-01-20 - Winnipeg: "2000 Light Years From Home" by The Rolling Stones
- 2007-01-22 - Thunder Bay: "Going, Going, Gone" by Bob Dylan
- 2007-01-23 - Sault. Ste. Marie: "Six Days On The Road" by Dave Dudley
- 2007-01-25 - Barrie: "Train In Vain (AKA Stand By Me)" by The Clash
- 2007-01-26 - Barrie: "The Weight" by The Band
- 2007-01-27 - Sudbury: "Sudbury Saturday Night" by Stompin' Tom Connors
- 2007-01-29 - Peterborough: "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell
- 2007-01-31 - Oshawa: "Hang On To Yourself" by David Bowie
- 2007-02-02 - Ottawa: "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan
- 2007-02-05 - London: "Lust For Life" by Iggy Pop
- 2007-02-06 - Hamilton: "Picture My Face" by Teenage Head
- 2007-02-08 - Toronto: ???
If you're going to the show tonight, I'm wearing my customary #5 Leafs jersey for Bashin' Bill.