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The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans are a four-piece Canadian indie rock band. The band was formed in 1997 in Winnipeg, Manitoba by John K. Samson, after heleft the punk band Propagandhi to start a publishing company. Samson joined forces with bassist John P. Sutton and drummer Jason Tait, bothfrom Propagandhi's Winnipeg-punk-scene mates Red Fisher, and created The Weakerthans as a vehicle for a more melodic and introspectivebrand of songwriting than their previous projects.One origin story for the band's name, as quoted in the liner notes of Fallow, is a line from the 1992 film The Lover: "Go ahead, I'm weaker t ...read more

The Weakerthans are a four-piece Canadian indie rock band. The band was formed in 1997 in Winnipeg, Manitoba by John K. Samson, after heleft the punk band Propagandhi to start a publishing company. Samson joined forces with bassist John P. Sutton and drummer Jason Tait, bothfrom Propagandhi's Winnipeg-punk-scene mates Red Fisher, and created The Weakerthans as a vehicle for a more melodic and introspectivebrand of songwriting than their previous projects.One origin story for the band's name, as quoted in the liner notes of Fallow, is a line from the 1992 film The Lover: "Go ahead, I'm weaker thanyou can possibly imagine." The band's name may also refer to a Ralph Chaplin quote from "Solidarity Forever": "What force on Earth can beweaker than the feeble strength of one?" The band alludes to this line in the song "Pamphleteer" from the album Left and Leaving. « hide

Similar Bands: Laura Stevenson, Propagandhi, Jets to Brazil, John K. Samson, Cheap Girls

LPs
Reunion Tour
2007

3.9
141 Votes
Reconstruction Site
2003

4.3
297 Votes
Left and Leaving
2000

4.2
258 Votes
Fallow
1997

3.7
86 Votes
Live Albums
Live At Burton Cummings Theatre
2010

4.4
49 Votes

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