A Winnipeger is allowed to speak of Winnipeg in whatever way one wants to. This song, “One Great City”, by Winnipeg band The Weakerthans, is literally a love/hate song of our mutual home town. The band formed in 1997. They are an Alt band with some punk roots. This song is both melodic and ironic. It was on their 2003 album “Reconstruction”. A bit different that what I have featured lately, but, heard it on the drive today and had to post it.
4 responses to “Song Of The Day – The Weakerthans – “One Great City””
Nice tune. When they tour, I wonder if they’ll rewrite a verse for each city they stop in.
Have to admire a band that can put Winnipeg into a lyric and make it work.
an all time fave! seen them too many times 🙂
Have yet to see them. Love to at some point.