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5 times Ed Robertson has dazzled us with his hair

It's Ed's birthday today - Happy Birthday Ed! Here are some fun moments from years gone by when Ed's hair has taken centre stage... 1. The curly mop Long on top and short on the sides, here's Ed's look in the band's early days... 2. The bleached-blonde At the height of their success in the US - the late 90s when Stunt sold a bucket-load and the [...]

Barenaked Ladies pay tribute to Prince

Barenaked Ladies posted their memories of Prince yesterday following the sad news of the singer's death. Barenaked Ladies shared their memories and tributes to Prince on social media, having covered the enigmatic singer various times over their career. Drummer Tyler Stewart tweeted: The following message was then posted on the band's [...]

UNEARTHED GEM: 1991 live recording surfaces on Spotify

A fantastic live recording from the band's early days has popped up on streaming service Spotify. Recorded live at the Horshoe Tavern in the heart of Toronto, this recording from the summer of 1991 features an early Barenaked Ladies performing tracks from the yet-to-be-released debut Gordon, along with a host of covers and, of course, the band's [...]

CBC’s ‘The Incident’ – Steven Page meets Brian Wilson

In a well-timed feature (Gordon's 20th anniversary week), CBC have explored how Steven Page met Beach Boy Brian Wilson years after writing a song about him.Text courtesy of CBC.ca: Steven Page made a name for himself with the Barenaked Ladies back in 1992. Their album Gordon was a runaway success in this country and featured the then chubby and bespectacled [...]

Guest Blog: Gordon Opened The Floodgates, by Doug Bogatz

In a week that Gordon turned 20, Ladies fan Doug Bogatz has written in to share his thoughts on the band and how his love for BNL even extended to his wedding day. A great read - thanks very much Doug.I am somewhat of a "born again" Ladies fan, and also one generation late. I was in middle school when "One Week" hit the charts, and was instantly hooked [...]

Gordon: 20 year anniversary!

It's a special Barenaked anniversary, as BNL's debut album Gordon is 20 years old today! At the risk of making many of our readers - and the band themselves - feeling rather ancient, today marks 20 years since BNL's classic full-length debut was released.On the 28th July 1992, BNL and Sire Records introduced the world to Gordon - and the public [...]

Guest Blog: Pirate Ship masterpiece, by Paul Clyne

BNLUK reader Paul Clyne has contributed this wonderful piece on a Barenaked Ladies 'masterpiece', Born On A Pirate Ship.Having read and enjoyed Mark’s guest blog about Gordon, I felt compelled to write in about what I consider to be BNL’s other masterpiece - Born On A Pirate Ship. Like Mark, I was introduced to Barenaked Ladies back in the early [...]

Guest Blog: Gordon and beyond, by Mark Gray

BNLUK reader Mark Gray has contributed this fantastic piece about discovering BNL's music in the Gordon era, and how he remains a fan two decades on.It’s sometimes easy to forget what the musical landscape was like in the early 1990s. Phil Collins just didn't do it for Mark...There [...]

Retro videos now online

Below are the results of some VHS -> DVD converting, digging out some classics from the Barenaked vaults! Enjoy these clips, more to follow."It's All Been Done" on CDUK (1999):BNL perform "It's All Been Done" from Stunt on CD:UK sometime in 1999. Apologies for the cut-off introduction. The singing is live but it becomes apparent that the instruments [...]

Random nostalgia: Stephen Duffy – “Jane”

Stephen Duffy co-wrote the BNL classic "Jane" - check out his recording. Stephen Duffy of The Lilac Time is a long-term pal and writing partner of Steven Page, dating back to the early days of Barenaked Ladies.Check out Duffy's recording of "Jane", the BNL hit that first surfaced on 1994's Maybe You Should Drive. NB a number of lyric changes.What do [...]