Anyone who grew up in Canada (and possibly elsewhere) in the 80s and 90s probably has at least a few memories of Gowan. I remember being mesmerized as a child by the video for Criminal Mind. I mean, it's just so deep! Either that, or the funny cartoon characters were appealing to my 7 year-old intellect.
Remember the sake-drinking on Oscar Night I wrote about a little while ago? Well, after we were done with that bottle, we started reminiscing about random music. At one point, Travis blurted out, "Strange Animal!" and our fate was sealed as we launched ourselved into a frenzy searching for Gowan songs.
From what I know, Gowan continued touring throughout the 90s and even released a few more albums. However, I didn't know (until just now) that he also replaced Dennis DeYoung as the lead singer and keyboard player of Styx a few years ago. I hope that's working out great, but honestly, I'll take Gowan over Styx anyday.
The moral of the story is: don't drink and download. Either that, or prepare to face the humiliation of your friends when they go digging through your iTunes library.
[mp3] Gowan - (You're A) Strange Animal
[mp3] Gowan - Criminal Mind
* Buy Strange Animal
* Our final province will be up before the end of the day. Go Manitoba!