I’ve been a fan of The Tragically Hip for, what, fifteen years. I’m biased, but I think they’ve been one of the country’s seminal and most influential bands over the past two decades.
So where’s the Tragically Hip tribute album? Gordon Lightfoot’s got one. So does Murray Mclachlan. Same with Neil Young. I guess they’re all considerably older than the Hip, but heck, even Stars have one. Kind of.
That would be a cool project, actually, to drive interest in such a tribute album. You set up a site that enables fans to vote on what songs they’d like covered, and which bands should cover them. Then you take that (and the mailing list and RSS subscribers you’ve got from the site) to the top vote-getting bands themselves, and see if they’ll contribute a song. Then you put all that together, and you’ve got yourself a Hip tribute album.