Its Not Too Late To Be Hip
This song is about regular people
caught up in their daily routines
which may constrict their life choices.
The second verse reflects how
many women are constricted by outmoded sexist tropes.
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This song was recorded with my usual
Friday Night Speakeasy version of
The FatBand in Edmonton
(It was "bring yer own booze"
until the cops shut us down).
The next year, when I went to Vancouver
to record my vinyl LP
I'm Talkin' To You,
Produced by Claire Lawrence,
I used the studio musicians at
The night before the vocal sessions,
in my hotel room, I suddenly thought
to myself that the reference to being Hip
dated the song, so I quickly rewrote
the lyrics of the chorus to
record the track as
Are You Prepared For Your Past?
arguably a weaker hook line.
Wouldn't you know it?!
The year after that was when
The Tragically Hip
started recording their first hits!
As a result,
I've always regretted my hasty
hotel room decision,
& still prefer the Original Title.
Ian Birse on Slide Guitar,
Pat Braden on Bass,
Rick Jenne on Drums,
Hal on Keyboards
Ernesto on Percussion, &
The Jenne Sisters on Backup Vocals
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