Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Canadiana: Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite is another 80's Rock Band that received plenty of airplay on Canadian radio stations, thanks to the CRTC Canadian content rules. If i'm not mistaken, 30% of all music played on canadian radio stations had to be Canadian. That percentage has since increased to 35%.

Burning In Love

Feel It again

New Girl Now

What does it take


Roger the GS said...

Did you do Rough Trade yet? Good SCTV memories of them.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Rough Trade was a great band. No I havn't got to them yet!


Sean Robson said...

I was a D.J. at CHSK FM in 1985 and, thanks to the proliferation of great Canadian bands in the '80's I never had any difficulty making the 30% Can-con.

You've gotta love "Burning in Love," though it occurs to me that there were a lot of songs about burning love in those days. Songs of passion or subtle allusions to STDs? ;)

Desert Scribe said...

Considering that all the acts you've posted (including Honeymoon Suite) also received plenty of airplay on the West Texas album-oriented rock station I listened to as a teen, I think there must have been some rule that U.S. stations had to play at least 30% Canadian artists. :)

Zzarchov said...

@Desert Scribe

The rule is known as "Quality Control" ;)