The Diodes - Tired of Waking Up Tired

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The Diodes - Tired of Waking up Tired
This song made my definitive list of the 100 greatest songs recorded by Canadians. The Diodes were pioneers of the Toronto punk scene. From Wikipedia:

The Diodes were a Canadian punk/new wave band formed in 1976. They released four albums: Diodes (1977), Released (1979), Action-Reaction (1980) and Survivors (1982). One of the first Toronto bands playing that style of music. The Diodes helped foster the scene in the city. They opened the first Canadian punk nightclub in 1977, called Crash 'n' Burn, where many of the city's punk bands at that time played. The first band to play the club was The Nerves (Peter Case, Jack Lee, Paul Collins), on a double bill with The Diodes.

I love this tune. Enjoy.

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James Edgar

I love this one too. I almost wore a vinyl copy when it came out . Fak I'm old :(

Now I can't find the album. Lost in a move with some others or borrowed and not returned

July 2, 2008 @ 1:23 PM


My kids grew up listening & singing this one with Dad..I played the hell out of it! Go on eBay and find a copy of the CD- Tired of Waking Up Tired.. The Best of The Diodes. Doesn't have Cat Walker, but over 20 tunes to take you back in time. David Marsden also played it tonite...

July 3, 2008 @ 8:51 PM

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