- Released: October 3, 1995
- Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
- 1.Heart Like Mine
- 2.Rose-Coloured Glasses
- 4.Joker's Wild
- 5.Piranha Pool
- 8.5 Will Get You Six
Blue Rodeo: Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor (vocals, guitar); Bobby Wiseman (piano, acetone); Bazil Donovan (bass); Cleave Anderson (drums).
Personnel: Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy (vocals, guitar); Bob Wiseman (piano); Cleave Anderson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Phil Martin.
Recording information: McClear Place Studios.
Unknown Contributor Role: Bob Wiseman.
Arranger: Blue Rodeo.
The first album by Toronto's Blue Rodeo suggests what would happen if one of the Paisley Underground bands of early '80s California--say, Opal or the Dream Syndicate--had gone from their psychedelic influences into a deep examination of MUSIC FROM BIG PINK and the orchestral folk-rock of Neil Young's self-titled solo debut.
Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor write--separately--songs which lean slightly towards folk and country influences, but while later records would display a much more overt country flavor, these ten tracks are electro-acoustic pop songs along the lines of the Buffalo Springfield or late-period Byrds. The closing "Floating" is probably the album's best track, but none of the nine which precede it are in any way weak. It's easy to play spot-the-influence in places, but even at this early stage, Blue Rodeo show their strengths.