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Our Lady Peace at Live 8
Our Lady Peace (sometimes called OLP for short) was
founded in 1992 when Mike Turner placed a "musicians wanted"
ad in a Toronto newspaper. Responding first was Michael (Raine) Maida,
a criminology student at the University of Toronto. Later, 17-year-old
Jeremy Taggart and Chris Eacrett joined the band. Eacrett left in 1995,
replaced by Duncan Coutts. Turner left in 2001, replaced by Steve Mazur.
Jamie Edwards, a keyboardist, would join in 1996 and leave in 2002, shortly
after Turner left.
Our Lady Peace first won recognition with their debut album Naveed, released
in Canada in 1994 and the United States in 1995. "Naveed" became
a hit in Canada and "Starseed" a hit in Canada and the United
States. ("Starseed" would later appear on the Armageddon film
soundtrack.) Their second album, Clumsy, released in 1997 and including
the tracks "Clumsy", "4 AM", "Superman's Dead",
"Carnival" and "Automatic Flowers", established OLP
as a leading band in 1990s rock music in Canada, and a notable group internationally.
Their music explored often deep intellectual and emotional themes with
powerful orchestration and the unique singing voice of lead vocalist Maida,
called "strange" and "paranoid".
1999 saw the release of Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch,
featuring "One Man Army", "Thief" and "Is Anybody
Home?". The title track, "Happiness & The Fish", was
not released as a single but is credited for spawning the catch phrase,
"Talking is just masturbating without the mess." In 2000, the
band released Spiritual Machines, a concept album inspired by Ray Kurzweil's
The Age of Spiritual Machines, and featuring "In Repair", "Life"
and "Right Behind You".
In the early 2000s, some critics contended that Our Lady Peace's new music
changed significantly, adopting an increasingly mainstream sound, with
Maida's voice perhaps losing its "paranoid" edge. Critics of
the band's fifth album, Gravity, called it "overproduced" and
"too mainstream". That said, its first single, "Somewhere
Out There", became the band's top-charting international hit to date.
Our Lady Peace also became a big hit within the wrestling based fans,
as they provided the theme tune for "The Crippler" Chris Benoit
and provided the backing music to Jeff Hardy's WWE Desire with the track
In 2003, Our Lady Peace released the album Live, a compilation of fourteen
tracks from live performances. Our Lady Peace also released a DVD under
the same name, featuring 22 tracks, including all the tracks from their
Our Lady Peace's next record, titled Healthy in Paranoid Times, is set
for release on August 30, 2005. The first single is "Where Are You?",
released in Canada on June 28, 2005 and released in the United states
on July 18, 2005.
Our Lady Peace were added to The Rolling Stones' tour dates in Ottawa,
Ontario and Moncton, New Brunswick in late April 2005.
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