Watch: The Tragically Hip’s 1989 Canada Day Set in London Ontario

The Gordfather doing what he does best

The Tragically Hip are arguably the most important band in Canadian history and before they sold-out out arenas, they were five kids just wanting their songs to be heard.

In a recently in archived video, dug up by YouTube used Darrin Cappe, The Hip are seen jamming toward a crowd of twenty at London’s Canada Day in 1989. It was several months before their seminal release Up To Here dropped and The Gordfather’s trademark swagger is in full-force.

Watch in the player above.