There are a handful of bands from the 70s from outside of Canada that are really specific to Montreal and Quebec.
Supertramp? Styx? And of course, Jethro Tull. I can’t overstate the love Quebec has for Jethro Tull, they were intrinsic to the culture in the 70s.
For my 12th birthday? My sister gave me two albums: Rush A Farewell to Kings and Jethro Tull Aqualung.
At that moment I was sold on a prog-rock holiday.
The second album I bought? Was probably Benefit? And probably at Eaton’s at the Fairview Mall… and probably because I thought the album cover was really cool.
That original line up? Sick, sick, sick. Clive Bunker has always been my favorite drummer (listen to him on Teacher where he’s simply marking time… insane.) . Glenn Cornick‘s bass runs? Come on! There is nothing like Martin Barre’s Gibson Les Paul. I’m not a guitar guy, but I’m guessing that’s what he plays… correct me if I’m wrong: