Great song! Can't wait to hear the official version when the new album comes out.
My two cents regarding Gord's antics: I don't think it takes away from the music at all. It certainly didn't take anything away from the raw energy that was on display in Edmonton the other night. If anything, it only heightened it. Those guys still rock harder than most bands half their age, and that was definitely one of the best Hip shows I've seen in recent years. Gord can do no wrong in my opinion. He's like a crazed lunatic who's out on a day pass from the asylum, and you never know what he's gonna do. His weird spasmodic dancing has actually been a part of their live show since the beginning. In fact I distinctly remember him doing some bizarre form of tap dancing in '92 at the Max Bell Center in Calgary during an epic 10-minute version of "New Orleans is Sinking". Maybe it's because he's older, but these days he's just a bit more graceful at it, and he seems to do it more often. Also, his clever, unique, and hilarious use of the mic stand as a prop is incomparable. He seems to come up with a new way to use it at every show. I think it's great, and it gives their live show a wholly original dynamic that you don't get with any other rock band. The dude is the best frontman in the biz, hands down.
"I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."