Friday, June 10, 2016

Song of the Week: "Heavyweight" - Our Lady Peace

I'll come right out of the gate by saying I've never been a big OLP fan.  They have about a half-dozen songs I like, but their constant exposure on the radio and on Much Music while I was growing up soured me on them, and singer Rain Maida's occasional bouts of self-righteousness were enough to make my eyes roll right out of my head.  

However, the lead single off their 2012 album Curve, "Heavyweight," grabbed me right away.  The song is about Canadian boxer George Chuvalo, and the album bears his picture, which gives me an excuse to point you to this interesting story about Chuvalo's fight with the late Muhammad Ali. 

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