If you live in Canada and listen to music at all, you probably know who Great Big Sea is. And even though it’s not one of their most popular songs, you’ve probably heard that cool Run Runaway song they do.
Yeah. that one.
Now what if I were to tell you that it isn’t actually Great Big Sea’s song?
I’m sure some of you would be all like “yeah dude, it’s Slade. Know you nothing about music, you fool?” But I’ll bet a lot of you, like me, would react more along the lines of “what the…who the…this is…what’s a Slade?”
A Slade is a British band that I’d never heard of even though it has been around in some form or other since the mid 60s and continues to this day. They’re cited as an influence by all sorts of bands I do know, which only deepens the mystery of how I fail to know who they are.
Here’s their version of Run Runaway, recorded in 1983. It’s pretty good in its own right.
Mind still blown, though.