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Re: eric's Trip

nope...I don't think so...my vote would go for skinny puppy, or 
SNFU...some would say it might even go back to some of the west coast 
punk scene, but the first bands that truly crossed the border might be 
these...or even, (don't dis me) 54-40, who 10 years ago were the great 
alterna-hope and were one of the first indie bands to get signed with a 
major...they were also one of the first to get dropped stateside by said 
major :P  mind you, funny how it is...if it weren't for ET, I may have 
never turned my attention to the east coast (well, I would have, but it would 
have taken much longer)...I still remember the days when they'd show little 
snippets of ET shows on city limits and wondering when the hell I would 
ever find anything by ET...that's why they will always be in my heart. I 
found Peter before I found Smeared...the rest is history...and so are they...

I would say, however, that ET were probably the first East Coast band to 
start making waves in the US (at least in the US east coast). Sloan were 
the icing on the cake, but from what I remember, ET started getting 
attention before Sloan did...

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Bos Family wrote:

> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 1996 12:45:38 -0400
> From: Bos Family <hbos\!/kent.net>
> To: sloannet\!/bluenose.canadaweb.com
> Subject: eric's Trip
> Hello!  I was just mulling over some ideas, and I came upon this one.
> Could it be that Eric's Trip was Canada's first
> successful *international* indie band.  I can't think of another
> Canadian band (who doesn't get regular airplay) with such a cult
> following across the border and across the oceans.  Some people have the
> idea that e.t. are not known very well outside of the maritimes, but
> from what I can figure this is untrue.  Anyways, it was just a thought.
> Does anyone know whether the E.T. Rarities album is going to be a
> reality?
>                          Adrian
> P.S. Could Mark Greenan please email me so I know that you've got my
> address now?  Thanks.