Age of Electric

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Age of Electric
Origin Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1989–1999
Past members Ryan Dahle
Todd Kerns
John Kerns
Kurt Dahle

Age of Electric was a Canadian alternative rock band from Lanigan, Saskatchewan, founded in 1989. The members were singer/guitarist Todd Kerns, guitarist Ryan Dahle, bassist John Kerns and drummer Kurt Dahle. Ryan and Kurt also provided backing vocals.

AOE were one of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands of the mid-90s.[citation needed] Their commercial breakthrough came with their independent EP Ugly in 1993, which spawned several hits and set the stage for the major label release of The Age of Electric in 1995.

In 1996, the Dahle brothers released an album with their side project Limblifter, which was also commercially successful in Canada.

The band then regrouped for Make a Pest a Pet in 1997. The album produced the radio rock hit "Remote Control", which peaked at No. 9 on Canada's Singles Chart[1] and was later featured on MuchMusic's diamond certified compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 2. Although the album was a hit, tensions within the band led the group to break up after a 1998 tour as the opening band for Our Lady Peace.

Upon the break-up of Age of Electric, the brothers Kerns would go on to form Static in Stereo with other members including their brother Ryan. Kurt Dahle went on to work with The New Pornographers. Todd Kerns is now the lead singer and guitarist for the Las Vegas based band, Sin City Sinners.

Discography[edit]

  • Electric (1990)
  • The Latest Plague (1991)
  • Ugly (1993)
  • The Age of Electric (1995)
  • Make a Pest a Pet (1997) No. 78 CAN[2]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart peak Album
CAN CAN
Alt
1991 "Aphrodisiac Smile" - - The Latest Plague
1995 "Ugly" 80[3] - The Age of Electric
"Untitled" 50[4] 24[5]
"Enya" - -
1997 "Remote Control" 9[1] 10[6] Make a Pest a Pet
"I Don't Mind" 59[7] -
"Don't Wreck It" 42[8] -
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 65, No. 14, June 09 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 65, No. 23, August 11, 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 61, No. 9, April 03 1995". RPM. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 61, No. 23, July 10, 1995". RPM. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 61, No. 19, June 11, 1995". RPM. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 65, No. 8, April 28, 1997". RPM. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 65, No. 20, July 21, 1997". RPM. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 66, No. 22, February 23, 1998". RPM. Retrieved 9 May 2012.