Michael Barclay has worked for Maclean's, CBC Radio's Brave New Waves, and Exclaim!. He co-authored Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995, which told the stories of the Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, k.d. lang, and dozens more. He lives in Toronto.
PRAISE FOR HAVE NOT BEEN THE SAME "This great book is the Trans-Canada Highway of post-punk rock journalism, connecting all the dots on the map." Joel Plaskett "This book will be required reading at Canadian universities by 2085. A thoughtful and detailed document of a groundbreaking time in the country's musical history." Jay Ferguson, Sloan "This is a must-have for any discerning Canadian music fan." Grant Lawrence, CBC host and author of Dirty Windshields "It should be read cover to cover by anyone who is thinking of making music for a living in this country." Paul McEwan, Toronto Star "A survey of unprecedented generosity and breadth." Quill & Quire "It fills a gaping hole in the written account of Canadian popular music." Rob Bowman, Grammy-winning author of Soulsville U.S.A. "There is, without a doubt, no better book on the rise of popular Canadian music in the 1980s and 90s than Have Not Been The Same. . . . The exhaustively researched and referenced text gives readers a front- row seat to the spectacle of the burgeoning Canadian rock and pop music scene as it began to exert significant influence internationally for the first time ever." Scene Magazine "[A]n insightful and penetrating look at the roots of the Canadian underground rock scene . . . anyone with a curious interest in Canadian music will appreciate this well-researched book, which is largely culled from players in the scene at the time, and it's a credit that the authors were able to gain access to so many people in compiling the book." Pop Matters