S5E14 – Un-Canadian Content? Bryan Adams and the Waking up the Neighbours Controversy



In 1991 controversy erupted over the epic Bryan Adams album “Waking up the Neighbours.” The controversy surrounded the issue of whether the album qualified as ‘Canadian,’ despite the fact that Bryan Adams was and is Canadian. The controversy shook the Canadian music scene to its core and challenged ideas of Canadian content and the Canadian music industry as a whole.