Craptastic brings us the excellent Can Con Hall of Shame:
Here are some “artistes” that benifited from having a Canadian passport and little else. I’m tempted to give everyone on this page off the scale ratings but I’ve tried to assess their lack of talent honestly so some rankings might seem a little generous.
It’s hard to argue with most of this list. I’d say the Barenaked Ladies shouldn’t count, only because they’ve enjoyed considerable success in the States, where, obviously, the laws of Canadian Content don’t apply. He’s dead-right about many artists–one-dimensional Northern Pikes (though I used to like them, and played ‘She Ain’t Pretty’ in a high school), Alannah Myles (though I had a crush on her–loved that ‘Black Velvet’ video’), and Gowan (I never liked him)–but others deserve better. The Grapes of Wrath and the Crash Test Dummies had redeeming features, and I still really like Spirtit of the West.
Still, the whole list was a trip down the 80s Can Con memory lane. Where are Sue Medley and Bootsauce these days?
Hmmm…this guy’s lost all credibility. While briefly surfing around his site, I found this page, where he actually defends Rush. Rush, of course, is indefensable.