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Arrows vs. The Arrows

The Arrows are mentioned on Toronto Mike'd periodically, including today. I'm not familiar with The Arrows, but my brain is full of trivial facts including that Joan Jett's I Love Rock N' Roll was a cover of a song by the Arrows. That's the Arrows, not to be confused with The Arrows. This is what trips me up.

The Arrows that was mentioned today is Dean McTaggart's band from Toronto that had local radio hits like Talk Talk.

With apologies to Dean, I don't really know anything by The Arrows. I am quite familiar with a couple of Amanda Marshall songs he co-wrote, including the great Dark Horse.

Arrows were a British band that recorded the original version of I Love Rock 'n' Roll, a #3 hit for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Every time the Toronto band The Arrows is referenced on the podcast, my brain thinks about the British band. Every. Single. Time.

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