Canada Week continues with this Strangely forgotten hit
Who could stand up to Loverboy and Rush as the top Canadian bands of the '80s? Well, Strange Advance gave it a try and their finest moment was the Canadian hit We Run.
Strange Advance was formed in Vancouver in the early '80s, and when Bryan Adams heard their demo tape, it fast tracked their recording career. In 1985, they were nominated for a Juneau Award for Best Band and hoped to end Loverboy's three-year reign as Top Band in Canada. Both bands would end up losing to the very poppish Parachute Club, but still it was a good year for Strange Advance as they would hit the Canadian Top 40 for the first time with We Run.
While there isn't much to the video for We Run you can never fault a music video when it tries to incorporate a mannequin theme and at worst, it's still a fine new wave flavored song that might remind you of mid-'80s Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. Strange Advance didn't make an album past the '80s and broke up in 1995.