Turn that music up louder !
The Nahanni trips have always been accompanied by great music. There are many wonderful songs and albums that are definitely associated with our Nahanni Camping and Fishing trips.
During the early Nahanni trips to the rocky mountains the number one favorite was the Eagles Desperado album. Desperado was the Eagles 1973 theme album based on outlaws of the wild west. What better music to hear while traveling through the heart of the Rockies! The album is said to draw comparisons between western outlaw’s lifestyle and the lifestyles of modern rock stars. This album introduced the group’s penchant for conceptual songwriting. It was during the recording sessions that Don Henley and Glenn Frey began writing with each other, co-writing 8 of the album’s 11 songs, including two of the group’s most popular songs: “Tequila Sunrise” and “Desperado“. Throughout the album, the story of the notorious Wild West Dalton gang was the main focus, featured in the songs “Doolin-Dalton,” “Bittercreek” and “Desperado”.
Another Nahanni classic from the southern rock music genre is music by the Outlaws. Originally formed in 1967 the band still performs today, lead by Henry Paul, one of their early band members. The Outlaws’ earliest well known songs were “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Green Grass and High Tides”, both from their 1975 self-titled debut album. Their 1980 cover of “Ghost Riders in the Sky”from the album Ghost Riders was their biggest single chart success, reaching #31 on the Billboard “Pop Singles” chart. And yes, since the horses still snort fire and their hooves are really made of steel, Ghost Riders is the definitely the very best song to listen to on your way to go fishing!
After a long day of fishing,followed by a great campfire dinner, nothing fits better then some great Pink Floyd music. This famous English band produced albums from 1967 to 1994. The most famous of these are “Dark Side of the Moon” (1973), “Animals: (1977) and “The Wall” (1979). During their years of touring this progressive rock band became pioneers in the use of laser and light shows as well as large video presentations. Their concerts also had large balloon puppets including ones shaped like a pig, which became a symbol of Pink Floyd after being used on the cover of the “Animals’ album. Another symbol was a prism with a light shining through it. This was used on the cover of “Dark Side of the Moon”, one of their most popular albums.
More Music stuff to come soon!