Living in Canada, if you have not heard of the "Hip" you may have been living under a rock!
That being said, I have always heard or had the impression that "the rest of the World" never really liked or warmed up to them. Could be that they are too Canadiana in their music videos, may be bad marketing or that you just don't like the type of music they play. I am not really sure.
I am not painting everyone with the same brush with my above statement, as I know there are lots of people in the States and the rest of the world that do like them.
I guess I am wondering why they never made it big outside of Canada.
Of course what you like and what I like can differ, but there really seems to be a disconnect with the Hip and the rest of the world.
(I can take criticism about my self and my taste in music, but I would appreciate it if you would not put down Canada or Canadians in your comments as to why you do not like them. Thanks, Greg)
Here are a few vids of their music which in my opinion gives a good range of what they have done and can do.
New Orleans is Sinking (1989)
Grace Too (1994)
Ahead By a Century (1996)
My comments about them being to Canadiana relate to a lot of their songs having Canadian locations, people, events, historians, hockey, etc.
What do you think of the "Hip"