Song of the Day: Cannon Heath Down - Bone (of Contention)

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It’s amazing how one can listen to music for years, decades even, and still find an obscure gem from days gone past that was missed out. Vancouver’s Cannon Heath Down only released one album: 1987’s Heart-Throb Companion (and a cassette demo 2 years later). The self-produced album was only released on LP, and its stellar take on indie pop will appeal to fans of The Ocean Blue, Morrissey, Game Theory, Riverside, The Mighty Lemon Drops, etc. The album fetches top dollar too, as I’ve seen copies listed at triple digits.

While the band’s connection to Christianity isn’t fully understood, at least one song on their demo, “Norman’s Kitchen,” essentially tells the story of a conversion. If anyone knows more about this band or their story, I’d love to hear it!

“Bone (of Contention)” features jangly post-punk/college rock guitars and angular moving bass lines, replete with hushed vocals and snappy drums. Check out the promo video.

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Timo Cuoco
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May 28, 2021 11:22 pm

was Norman’s kitchen a cover of Randy Stonehill? sounds like a familiar name.

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