The Gord Downie Tapes, 1992: analyzing the wild cover art of Fully Completely

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By Steve Newton

This last audio excerpt from my 1992 interview with Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie concerns the intriguing album-cover art for Fully Completely, which the band released less than a month before our little chat.

At the time I was still trying to make sense of the weird kind of collage that would become synonymous with one of the greatest Canadian guitar-rock albums of all time.

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So I got Gord to explain it to me.

Have a listen:

Downie Tapes #1

Downie Tapes #2

Downie Tapes #3

Downie Tapes #4

Downie Tapes #5

Downie Tapes #6

Up next: The Gord Downie Tapes, 1995

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