Have Not Been The Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995 (Universal Music Canada)

have not been the sameAMuch like the 2001 novel of the same name, the audio companion of Have Not Been The Same covers a wide swath of musical ground. The compilation starts with the holy trinity of legendary Vancouver bands Slow and Art Bergmann’s Poisoned and Nomeansno before moving into Central Canada’s contributions of The Pursuit of Happiness, Skydiggers and Weeping Tile. A nice mix of rarities along with previously released material make the compilation a fascinating history lesson in Canadian rock music.