Stompin’ Tom Connors

CD Stompin Tom

Stompin’ Tom Connors

Stompin' Tom Connors


While nationalistic sentiment usually makes me a little ill,
Stompin’ Tom is just so frikkin’ awesome you can’t help but
love the guy in all his Canada-loving earnestness. The first three tracks are
remakes of Connors standards, including a somewhat updated “The Olympic
Song” (Whistler and Vancouver are mentioned) and not-at-all updated
“The Hockey Song” and “Hockey Mom,” the latter a nice
reminder of a time before Sarah Palin wrecked the term. Save for one song,
the balance of the album is new material in the usual Stompin’ Tom mix
of love stories and cross-country celebration (including a live “Take
Me Back to Old Alberta”). If for some bizarre reason you’re not
familiar with this national treasure, the penultimate (and title) track tells
the story of how he turned out so damn cool. V

Stompin’ Tom Connors 
The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom 
(EMI)

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