CND Song 14 Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo - Try, 1987 (Toronto, Ontario)

'Don't tell me I'm wrong, cause I've been watching every move that you make...' Looks like it's Ballad Week here on 35 Canadian 80s Songs, though this one's a lot more easy-going than yesterday's offering. Strangely, although this is a perfect romantic slow-dance number, I most strongly associate 'Try' with failing Driver's Ed in high school. I spent hours in the car with various teachers throughout the winter and spring of '87, careening along the highway, trying to steer clear of telephone poles, with this on the radio. And, yes, I tried. And failed. But Blue Rodeo did not - they became one of Canada's most successful country-rock bands, and I have it on good authority that they are still going strong, still relevant, and that Jim Cuddy is still hot. As a side note, you'll notice that in the video the female love interest decides to leave the hero just after a short scene in the bathroom, during which a toilet is clearly visible. A toilet...with the seat up. Take heed, gentlemen! And mend your ways.

 

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