Barenaked Ladies – Enid

Well, it had to happen eventually that I would miss things, in my alphabetical run through this stuff. I’ve waited until the end of the Beasties to add in these last couple of BNL things I found in the stacks…

This is a cassette single of the song Enid, from their first album (Gordon). Yup, cassettes are so hot right now… Anyway, Enid is a fun, bouncy, end-of-romance-type song, and this is just the album version. I think I read/heard somewhere that the name came about because the guys were in a restaurant, saw a sign that said DINE, reversed the letters, and wrote a song about ENID.

But it’s the b-side that’s interesting: it’s their perennial hit If I Had $1000000, which we’ve all heard a zillion times. However, this one is live, recorded April 27, 1991 by CFNY Discovery Mobile Recording Studio at the El Mocombo, on Spadina in Toronto. It was unavailable on the album.

For that reason, I don’t know if this cassette single is rare, there aren’t any copies available on Discogs, nor is there information on previous sales. The CD single version, which contains these two songs plus two more, seems to start around $20 CDN (today), so who knows.

 

OMG they’re so young!

2 thoughts on “Barenaked Ladies – Enid

    1. keepsmealive says:

      Ha probably. But then I’d have to maintain it and I always forget to add/subtract. I have a .txt file of everything here, but even that’s probably not complete.

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