Toronto's Lowest of the Low, the proletarian poets of Parkdale, the street writing men and working class heroes are back with new material (finally!). The band stormed into the Canadian public's view in the early 90s, making an impact as vital as The Smiths and The Clash did in Britain. They only released a couple of records but they strode confidently into the Canadian canon, Shakespeare My Butt in particular. And like their Brit counterparts stepped down while on top. They returned from "hiatus" sometime ago and have been playing shows. In the interim Ron Hawkins has been performing solo, with the Do Good Assassins and with The Rusty Nails. But The Low have always been there, smoldering away. Co-founder Steve Stanley is not with them this time around but the spirit of the band and their optimism remains. And the songs are instant, immediate and classic Low.
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Maybe its just the times . . . back in the day . . .